This was the month I thought my computer died on me. My beautiful, hardy, gutsy broad that has been with me when I was writing in closets and posting pictures of my brand new baby. Me and this computer have gone rounds and we’ve made up and we know each other. The way a driver might croon to their old truck that chokes as hard as it runs, I whisper to my iMac.
I was afraid. Then I gave her some RAM and finally upgraded past 2008 and she thanked me for it. “It’s 2014, Nina. Please, feed me.” We cried together. It was an emotional night.
And we’re LIGHTNING now. It’s crazy. I mean, we’re like 2012 fast at the least. It’s fantastic.
We actually went to see a movie this month. In a theater with other people. My local place now has a bar. Maybe it’s had that bar for a long time, because it is Downtown Disney and they got all sorts of ridiculous stuff, but all I know is I went to see Vampire Academy and I got to drink a full glass of wine out of a plastic cup and it was everything I wanted out of life.
Valentine’s Day was the usual grown-up business of high-fives before work and then scraping all the chocolate into my mouth. I made a TARDIS out of chocolate. Not to blow your mind or anything, but I actually made several. As well as some Daleks. Maybe I’ve done cooler things in life, but I definitely have not.
My kids were super impressed and honored to be my valentines.
We took the whole fambam out for a day of Disney. It’s kind of our thing. It’s what we do. We don’t care if you’re tired of Disney, because we’re never gonna be tired of Disney. Hi, welcome to Florida. This is what we have.
Yes, my hair has gotten long and wild and free. It’s funny that you should ask.
I dove heart first into a new fandom this month. One I’ve circled and avoided, because of the heartbreak of a highly premature cancellation, but man, I wanted to know. I couldn’t deny myself the knowing anymore so I did what I had to.
I watched Firefly.
God. How have you Browncoats COPED all these years. My dad watched it when it aired and I remember buying him the DVD set and movie, but now I know and I hurt with all the possibility, but I’ll take those episodes and cradle them close to my chest and cry. I’m really good at the fangirl crying.
So, February. Our last shot at cold fronts and soon we’ll be putting our tupperware of sweaters away. Because it’s time and it’s also taking up way too much room in my closet and I’m tired of stubbing my toe on it. Winter clothes, man. I don’t know how you guys deal with all of it. Your closets must be huge.
Spring is coming. It’s gonna get so hot, y’all. Like, so hot.
Enjoy the breezes.