Not much happening on the gaming front, unfortunately. I did get one of the Free Realms beta invites and logged in for a few minutes (small download/install, enough kawaii to set your teeth on edge, probably a lot of fun to play with the kids). I haven’t had a chance to do many of the new dailies with Kit, and I haven’t done more than training in EVE.
I’ve been fighting depression lately. I mean, if I’m honest, I’ve always been a bit emo (without the hairstyle). But this is something worse. So I’ve been like a zombie, getting up early, going to work, coming home late and being good for little for the short rest of the night. It sucks.
Today when I went for a walk at lunch, the weather was gorgeous, everyone was enjoying the day, and I felt a bit better. I like to walk and explore at lunchtime, since I’m not familiar with this area, and I really enjoy browsing in used bookstores – they’re one of my favourite places on earth. I found a great one the other day, very oldfashioned, with heavy carved wood bookcases, some glass-fronted, and dark isles you had to turn sideways to traverse. There were piles of books on the floor and tables, and shelves of the old leather books that I love. It doesn’t really matter what they’re about, I just love heavily gilded leather, worn at the edges, and foxed, darkened pages. There was an old copy of Through the Looking Glass that I would have loved to have, but it was too expensive.
Anyway, today I was in a charity shop looking for books, when I saw a lovely top that I had to have. From the front it was strapless draped transparent cream, beaded with floral designs on the bodice. From the back, it was a laced corset. Perfect for summer days to wear with old jeans. The clerk remarked how pretty it was, and a positively ancient lady tapped me on the shoulder.
“That’s going to go places, that is” she smiled.
What could I say? I smiled back and said “I hope so.”
There are still some days when I’m glad to be alive…this gorgeous spring day was one of them. :)