Monday, 14 July 2008

dnner dnner dnner dnner batgirl!

for daisy (aka batgirl), originally uploaded by spugmeistress.

i haven't made any new hama bead things in aaaaages but daisy's birthday was a special occasion and gave me good excuse to unpack the craft stuff :) me and daisy both have excellent taste in comics!

me, her, izzy and jo had a very girly weekend in, well to the extent that geeks can be girly anyway - it basically just means we were playing singstar and wii fit instead of halo :P speaking of wii fit - i'm doing pretty well on it now, my wii fit age is consistently lower than my real one, and it's actually working at making me fitter! i was slightly disturbed by my (male) yoga trainer (the girl is annoying) having the worlds tinyest ponytail, but on daisy's game it wasn't there! jo didn't even believe me! when i got home, my trainer had longer hair and no ponytail either, but it was back today... i haven't figured out if the trainer changes (but keeps the same voice) or whether he just likes having his hair up some days and not others...

tested out a bit of brawl too which was fun, mario kart wii which is haaaaaard to get the hang of, and played an awesome zombie board game called last night on earth too.

we are also all slightly obsessed with animal crossing, so the DSs came out on sunday :D daisy had lost her village like I did with mine a while ago, so I could feel her pain, but we helped make her a new one and brought her spare things for her house, and everyone came round and brought fruit to Tallaght to start my new orchard, and helped me with the last bit of the weeding, but the big news in Animal Crossing land came when we went to visit izzy's village, sunidale. izzy is slightly more careful with her games, and thus still has a well established village and didn't need much help, so i had a wander and met her villagers. After a bird called Robin introduced himself to me with a squee, I began to get deja vu. It turned out Robin was one of my long-lost villagers from Aceville! I hadn't the heart to do a Zaphod Beeblebox and tell him his home town was destroyed, never to be seen or returned to again. What broke my heart is that he didn't even recognise me - with a new face and hailing from a new village, why would he? I don't know how the Doctor does it....

ace weekend though, lots of gaming, good food and fun times :D

Thursday, 10 July 2008

folksy rules!

it's a folksy ruler!, originally uploaded by spugmeistress.

i hope that after all this time, you can excuse the horrendous pun :)

Folksy just went online this week, and were kind enough to make me one of their first featured sellers on the front page!

*waves to any newcomers who found their way here as a result*

so, since i was getting the free promo, i figured i'd better update this thing and let you all know what is going on in the world of the OMEGAZOID. item one - i've moved! OMGZ HQ now resides in the sunny(?) climes of Milton Keynes, and whilst it meant that the Etsy shop was offline for a while, we are now internetted up and back in business :) custom orders and alchemy are still somewhat off the cards until i get round to unpacking all my craft gear (i have a huuuuuge dresser to fill with all my hama beads and bits of paper and wool, yay) but i've started re-listing things in the shop and fulfilling orders, and hope to get on to making and listing some new stuff very soon. am going to miss manchester a lot (especially since the manchester craft mafia girls just opened up membership and have all sorts of fun things planned, but the new job i moved for is totally worth it (christian youth publishing if you're interested) so things are pretty good in the land of the OMEGAZOID.

item two! oooh let me think where we left things off... so many good gigs since then, mars volta, bjork, 65daysofstatic (with errors supporting), iliketrains (with kyte supporting), we are scientists, foo fighters, ben folds (at the shepherds bush empire - first london gig and a gorgeous venue to spend it in) and the awesome, always amazing radiohead where i bought the most comfortable t-shirt in the world (made from organic cotton and recycled plastic bottles!) with the uber-cool typography from in rainbows on it (i got lyrics from house of cards - the only IR track they didn't play that night!). also of note, i played this is it as part of the hide & seek festival in london town (i love being only 40 mins away on the train, there's so much going on there, but it *is* threatening to explode my social budget and bankrupt me) which was awesome fun - running round london trying to stealthily avoid chasers and not get lost/left behind as you travel closer to the secret surprise after party featuring a gig by imperial leisure who i *love* and am going to see live again in a couple of weeks.

item three! this one will be shorter, promise! i got back into animal crossing again after my irish friend ger gifted me with his town, Tallaght, to take over the running and refurbishment of, so that's been fun. other people would find it soul destroying to have to start all over again with the months worth of weeds and the mortgage and the collections and everything, but i am still finding it really fun the third(?) round. i also *just* managed to get my hands on wii fit (it's sold out like crazy everywhere) which is also fun, and got super smash bros. brawl the other weekend which is ace, but been too busy to get much playtime in so far :s but all of that is because i'm busy on a top-secret mission, helping to produce a game all of our own with some friends, which will be unveiled this summer and hopefully raise a lot of cash for Cancer Research UK.

so! all in all, incredibly busy but uber-exciting times :) so please forgive me if i don't update too often, but be assured that OMEGAZOID is still alive, just lying dormant, ready to pounce with some really cool stuff as soon as possible :)