June 30, 2011
June 29, 2011
June 21, 2011
June 18, 2011
"Playing Board Games" is a much more socially acceptable description than "Geeking out with my entire family for six hours every weekend pretending I'm a brooding fantasy creature with a mysterious past."
There's only 1 level of geekdom even darker than this: LARPing. That's where you not only play Dungeons and Dragons, you dress up as your character and enact scenes. My sister-in-law and I love costumes, and I'd like to dress up even without the acting bit, but the boys are extremely resistant to crossing that line.
June 17, 2011
Though I didn't actually do this to Katie, I've done it to two or three others. This is partly because I LOVE having a well-stocked graveyard in the Sims. At night, they pop out of their graves and roam around. It's awesome. Sometimes I make Sims just to kill them for the ghosts. And if your Sim is enemies with a dead Sim, they get positive mood boosts if they see those particular ghosts (or kick their gravestone). :D Woot.
June 15, 2011
My dad wanted more explanation -- in a previous job, I got medical files for people at an eye clinic. One woman, Katie, was always very rude to me when things went wrong, whether those things were my fault or not (99% not).
I never actually stood up for myself, but I was going to tell her to "stop taking your frustrations out on me or you can get your own files" if she continued to treat me like an incompetent servant. It would have been one thing if I was actually a screwup, but she did this to me over things I had no control over. In the comic above, I'd sent the files the previous week and they just turned up without comment the day they were needed (and I was actually on the phone looking for them from 8am to 1pm, though I was 80% sure I wouldn't find them and something like the above would happen).
I nicknamed her "Cranky Katie." Never actually met face-to-face.