Quarantine: Week Thirty

Thirty Weeks. Two hundred and ten days of me sitting at my desk in my home office instead of commuting downtown to sit at a desk in a bigger office. It still blows my mind that it's been this long, and that we're not currently looking at going back into the office until probably January. … Continue reading Quarantine: Week Thirty

Top 5 Sanity Savers

AKA, things I'm enjoying while in isolation! Although I'm not in true isolation, Alabama is under a Stay-at-Home order as of Saturday evening. This order doesn't actually do anything, as you're still allowed out to do various things (like grocery shopping, going to parks, etc) but I hope it comes with serious fines for those … Continue reading Top 5 Sanity Savers

Gaming While Female

I know, I know, I've been slacking a little. Thank you for waiting for me, though! I'm going to be honest with you -- today's topic is something I've been stewing on for a few days. Namely, it's something I've been stewing on since Sunday afternoon at my latest X-Wing tournament. Now, I want to … Continue reading Gaming While Female

Another Trip to Atlanta?

Yes, you read that right! I took yet another trip to Atlanta this weekend for -- you guessed it -- another X-Wing Miniatures tournament! This time, it was the Giga-Bytes Cafe Store Championship. Steven & I added another person to our car for this trip, Joel Killingsworth, who runs the Birmingham Barons Podcast with Steven … Continue reading Another Trip to Atlanta?

2018 Excelsior Store Championship

Good afternoon, everyone! Please forgive any formatting issues with this one, as I am writing on my phone, still at the championship and watching the semifinals match. Speaking of which, check out the live stream here! Today was a fun day. I ended up going 2-3, which was slightly worse than my goal for the … Continue reading 2018 Excelsior Store Championship

X-Wing Regional @ Giga-Bytes Cafe

This past weekend, I went to a regional tournament for this little tabletop game I play called X-Wing. As Steven puts it, you push little plastic spaceships around an oversized mousepad for an hour until one of you loses more ships than the other. This is going to be a (probably not quick) write-up of … Continue reading X-Wing Regional @ Giga-Bytes Cafe

Game Obsession: Risk of Rain

I bought this game several years ago (April 2014, to be exact) because some of my friends at work were talking about it and discussing how much fun it'd be to get together and play it. So I went home, bought it for $2.99, and sat in front of my computer, fuming. It was only … Continue reading Game Obsession: Risk of Rain

Book Review: “Ready Player One” by Ernest Cline

I hope you've got enough money saved up, because once the apocalypse hits, you're going to need to buy the best virtual reality gaming system out there. Toss your student loan debt out the window (not that that government institution is still functioning...I hope), because you need to be ready to compete in the world's biggest … Continue reading Book Review: “Ready Player One” by Ernest Cline

Game Obsession: Stardew Valley

Here's a relatively-new series of posts that I'm hoping to start: talking about games I'm interested in or have been playing recently. Remember how this is called Books are Only the Beginning? Gaming has been a large part of my life for a very long time, so this is just another part of that "beginning" that … Continue reading Game Obsession: Stardew Valley