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A Diabolically Delicious Halloween

Well, hello there my pretties! Mwehehehehe~

The ever-so-lovely, absolutely NOT evil Administration of Vicarious would like to take a moment to update you on the happenings of our little community, as well as urge those of you who have drifted away to come on back! If you’re on the fence about whether we’re worth your while, allow me to ensnare you in my wicked little spe—er, breakdown of community events. ;)

Why don’t we first start with a humble bragging of what you may have missed if you have been away from us for the last month:

September brought forth the RETURN OF THE DEAD.. er.. Hoarders. Return of the Hoarders. It is of course thriving and you are more than welcome to come on back and jump in on the fun! A little birdie even told me that there were SIX new decks added this month! Shh.. it’ll be our little secret.

We also had our very first Vicarious V-Crate! I’ve heard nothing but good things from the recipients, so I think it’s safe to label that one a rousing success! Boy, I bet you wish you would have been there.. Alas! Perhaps you will have your chance in the distant future…

Now for October.. there are many tricks and treats patiently awaiting your arrival!

Our main bloodline for activity is our Deatheaters vs. Aurors event! You don’t know it yet, but you’ve already been sorted into your house (Yes, even YOU!) though you’ll just have to wait and see later today where you fall. Which will it be.. good or evil? Let the hand of fate (or a randomizer, fate’s hands are a liiiiittle busy currently) decide. Whether you are the evilest of Deatheathers or the most pure of Aurors, you will share a forum within your house where you can discuss your life choices and prepare yourselves for participation in the ACTIVITIES! (This is to be announced, we’re not spoiling ALL of the fun, guys..) Each forum will be accessible only to the members of that house, so there will be no Deatheaters in the Auror common room and vice versa.

Our first set of activities will be for our houses to get to know each other. So, for the week of October 3-9, we will be appointing the Head Girl of each house as well as engaging in “Get to know you!” activities.

For ACTIVE participants of the October festivities, there will be a superawesomefantastical Grab Bag full of goodies! OooooOooooOooo.. doesn’t it just make you giddy with delight?! You MUST be active and really giving it your all in order for your Grab Bag to make it your way, but I promise it’s so very worth it!

Last but not least, for the entirety of the month of October, we are offering FREE (yes .. free!) username changes! In order to take advantage of this amazing offer, just go into your Board Preferences and select ‘Change Username’ on the left-hand side! Once you have had your username changed, you will need to notify an Administrator so that you can regain access to anything you may have been a part of before (ie: Hoarders). Take advantage of this offer before it goes away!

And that is everything I dare give away to you for now.. unless you come on over and check things out yourself!

Now doesn’t that just sound like the start of something.. magical?

Interested in joining the community? There’s a nifty little button in the side bar under JOIN ME that will transport you to the fun! Keep in mind, it’s advised you fill out your profile information as fully as possible so the Administrators know you’re not a bot/spam. ;)

It’s Starting to Feel A Lot Like…

HALLOWEEN… ?

Oh, look a new theme! I’m honestly surprised I had the motivation to craft such a thing of beauty given my lack of motivation but, I did it! Sometimes, I amaze myself, okay I always amaze myself but that’s beside the point. ;) With that in mind, it’s likely this theme will be up for the next several months. I make no promises that I’ll have the creativity to switch this layout up in month and a half’s time but, we shall see.

There hasn’t been too much going on that’s worth blogging about but I’m caught up on school (finally) and right now doing some review before I go in and take my exam. This year has been difficult and stressful so I haven’t been my usual, on the ball self. I’m hoping that will change as we get nearer to the end of the year but time will tell.

After a lot of begrudging and fighting, I have finally given in and joined the Planner bandwagon. Unfortunately, I have a planner that I’m not 100% happy with but that should be changing in the next few weeks and I am so excited! In the meantime, I’m trying to get a grasp of using my Silhouette and making stickers. Once, I have that down back, I hope to graduate to wash strips and then hopefully more in-depth things like clothing, but we will see. All of these aspirations are time dependent which I am sorely lacking.

Right now we are in the midst of finishing up some remodeling in the house. We have finally decided on what we want to do in terms of a pantry in the kitchen and are working to get that installed. Once we’re done with that, we’re going to put tile into the family room and hallway and then after that focus on getting the bar built out in the backyard and putting in sod. As you can see we have a lot on our plates but it’s exciting to feel comfortable enough to WANT to put this much work into our home. This was NEVER the case with our old house so it’s definitely a nice change and it has made a difference in our relationship as well.

Speaking of relationships, Alecia is come out to visit for Thanksgiving and I am super excited. Thanksgiving is my favorite holiday followed by Halloween so I can’t wait. I still need to work on a menu to figure out what we’ll be serving but we have a little time for that so I’m not too worried.

Well, I’m off to see to my duties on Vicarious which presently has open membership with Administrator approval, so if you’ve been dying to join or just interested in checking it out, now is the time. As a tip, be sure to fill out your profile, it’ll ensure that you’re not immediately flagged as spam. :D

The One Where She Fails At Life

So my attempt to set up some type of blogging schedule completely failed. Namely because with work and school, mostly work, any motivation to do anything beyond eating and sleeping flew away like that damn car in the Harry Potter novels. More than a bit like it actually. It pretty much embodied everything about that car. The erratic flight pattern in which there were instances when motivation would strike but then just as quickly fly away.

I figured my best bet was to roll with it and not force it. I mean, who wants to read a blog that’s clearly been forced? I know I don’t. I figured I’d show some kindness and not inflict that pain on the few people who still stop by, because you know, I’m nice like that. Well, mostly.

Life hasn’t really deviated much from the eat, work, sleep routine, unless you count my completely neglecting anything related to school. It seems that damn car just keeps making its rounds. I’m hoping to get a little more motivation and plan on stopping by Target or some equally cute notebook having store where I can stock up and start reading and taking notes. The class isn’t difficult, I’m familiar with the content because I lived it, I just need to get familiar with the terminology and the stages. Of course it would help if I actually did something. I’m hoping to remedy that so my next call with my mentor will be of the “I’m amazing.” variety and not the “I fail at life and I’m a useless human being.” kind. We’ll see if I’m successful, though I’m not holding my breath.

Old On a less real life note, after months of neglect and distance, some of us1 got it into our minds to try and revive Vicarious. Yes, I know, message boards are a dying art, but we’re stubborn and keep trying. I have no idea why other than a sad attempt to relive our glory days and maybe ignore the fact that we’re old.

None of us are quite willing to embrace it, however, and that tends to lead to nights of drunken debauchery, where we end up cursing ourselves in the morning.

Let’s face it, we do not bounce back like we used to. Half a day of recovery has now become a 2-day recovery, if you’re lucky. Generally, if I’m honest, we’re looking at 3 days and that just doesn’t make the one night worth it anymore. Hell, it stopped being worth it once we surpassed the 1-day threshold but we’re still desperately clinging to our youth, or what’s left of it.

Laugh all you want, you’ll be here soon, and then very quickly you will understand and curse the day you laughed at us old folk. Meanwhile, we’ll be old, miserable and cursing your existence. Oh, who am I kidding, we do that now; the cursing your existence part, not being old and miserable, at least not yet.

Now that I have, to my mind, created a sufficient blog, with all the appropriate “I fail at life”, “This is what I’ve been up to”, and “This is what I am up to” segments, I’m going to putter off and pretend to do something as equally productive. Though, let’s be honest, I’m probably just going to take a nap and pretend that I actually did something meaningful today.

Us, old folk tire much more easily so it’s not wonder we can’t actually get anything done.