Pokemon was a little after my time and I never had much of an interest in the games or the tv show. But I played through all of the last game (Pokemon X) and some of Soul Silver several years ago, so I picked up Alpha Sapphire this morning. The games still

Since the Grand Rapids Comic Convention is this weekend I wanted to get everything set up and ready to streetpass with other players.

I've been working my way through Dragon Age II the last several evenings. All the snow hasn't really motivated me to do much aside from stay indoors where it's warm.

The game is...different. I'm a little bored with all the quests in Kirkwall, which is the town that servers as the main hub in the game.

And another snowy day before turkey day. I'm ready for it to melt now.

..and snowing...

Snow. Ugh.


We are under a winter weather advisory (and have been since last night) so we woke up to some fresh snow. We're supposed to get between one and four inches of snow. 
So since we probably aren't going to go anywhere, or not for very long, I decided to do a little baking this morning. I made some baked oatmeal to divide and take to work for breakfast this week. I'm still trying to decide if I should bake anything else.

I played a bunch of the extra content in Dragon Age Awakening this morning. A lot. And as much as I'd like to play video games all day, I do have to get off my butt and walk around and do stuff. It's way too easy to stay locked indoors with snow outside, but it's only going to get worse so...
We went out shopping to a few different places. We ordered some hardware to replace the handles on the furniture we're going to use in the baby room. Since it's my old furniture from when I was a kid, the handles look a little older so we thought it would be nice to update them. No one actually had enough in stock for us to change everything on a dresser, chest of drawers, and a nightstand so we had to order the handles online.

We also picked up a changing pad while we were out. For some reason it comes with a seat belt. Kids rolling off of stuff is a thing, I guess? I don't know. Since we're not buying a changing table and using the existing table we have in the room, we thought a pad would work fine.

I also picked up Dragon Age II while we were out. That way if I finish up what I'm playing now, I can move right into the next game. All for the low price of $15. I guess that's what happens when you wait three years to buy a game. This is also why I'm very against going all digital. I still want all of my games on a disc. That way I'm not dependent on a server being up, my internet connection, and I don't have to pay an arm and a leg for a three year old video game because you can't buy used copies of digital files.

Dragon Age: Inquisition, the third in the series, comes out Tuesday. And I have so much back content to play before I should really start the third game. Sigh.

I've sat on Dragon Age: Origins, the first in the series, for a long time. Ever since a character I was romancing rejected me I figured the amusing witty conversations would stop and I kind of lost interest. Which is weird, because I love fantasy settings in pretty much every media. I was much more heavily compelled to complete all three Mass Effect games (made by the same company, but in space!) than finish up Origins and I hated my character's romance choice in the ME games.

Well, I finally completed the first game last night. It probably would have been a much more satisfying ending if I'd not let three-ish years lapse between plays and kind of forgot what was going on. But it is still a really good game in it's own right.

So I moved onto some extra content for the first game tonight, which is pretty amusing.