Mid-year Update

It’s hard to believe we are already halfway through 2015! Where did the time go? I’ve been busy working, finishing class, traveling, and working on my 5 nerdy goals for the year. Here’s where I am so far in my goals.

  1. Podcasts. I’ve been listening to some new-to-me podcasts this year, notably The Secret Cabal Gaming PodcastSimon Mayo’s Confessions, and Throwback Reviews. I’ll probably be adding a few more to the list before year’s end.
  2. Tabletop Gaming. With the opening of a new game store near where we live, our game collection has exploded. We’ve picked up Shadows Over Camelot, Marvel Dice Masters, The Resistance, Star Wars: Imperial Assault, Lords of Waterdeep, all the expansions for Firefly: The Board Game, King of Tokyo, among others. We’ve also been hosting semi-regular game nights with some friends at least once a month. The past two months have been a bit full, but we’re hoping to start up another one soon.
  3. Reading. I still haven’t done much reading outside of my class work so far this year, but I’m taking the summer off from school to recharge my batteries. More reading is definitely on the menu. My favorite book from the past year is Ernest Cline’s Ready Player One, so look for a review at some point in the near future. Over the weekend, I also picked up several of John Scalzi’s books. I’m planning to tear into Red Shirts sometime soon.
  4. Conventions. I had a wonderful time at ConCarolinas this past weekend. I had the pleasure of meeting Michael Hogan (Col. Tigh on Battlestar Galactica) and John Scalzi, picking up some beautiful art and a pile of new books, and learning from other writers and authors. I’m definitely planning a return trip for next year!
  5. Retro Gaming. I’ve picked up a couple of new cartridges for my Sega Genesis, but haven’t really had much opportunity to play so far this year. I’m most interested to try out my new Gargoyles game, as this is probably my favorite animated series of all time.

How are you doing on your resolutions? It’s never too late to start nerding out!

About The Nerdy Blogger

Ashley Thomas is The Nerdy Blogger. She holds a B. A. in English Literature from Maryville College in Maryville, Tennessee (c/o 2007) and completed her M. A. in Literature and Language, concentrating in Imaginative Literature at Signum University in Summer 2017. Ashley blogs, reads, writes (for fun and for hire), and spends time with her husband, Ryan, and their two cat-monsters, Luna and Oliver. She and Ryan reside in Charlotte, North Carolina with a large quantity of board games, comic books, and polyhedral dice. She would like to be Brienne of Tarth, Leslie Knope, and Hermione Granger when she grows up.
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