A Current Obsession

10 points to anyone who gets the title reference…

So last time I attended Animania, I cosplayed Beyond Birthday from the Deathnote book. It was good fun but there was little effort involved; the biggest being getting all my hair cut off and buying red contact lenses. Recently Valmy and Matrix of The Evolution of a Cosmic Spacefish webcomic introduced me to another webcomic that can only be described as epicly awesome!. I am now obsessed with cosplaying the main character, Zee Captain! As such I have already purchased an appropriate hat and I am looking at masks and goggles. Never mind that Supernova is at least 9 months away – at least I will be ready in plenty of time!

Also my  favourite colleague at work finished up today – heading on to a government department that is lucky to have him. Although he and some others at work had their differences, he and I got along and worked together really well. I had the day off, but I checked my email when I got home and he had sent me a farewell email. At the end he included this:

Thanks for being the best system admin ever. Never worked with anyone so talented or keen to be useful. Happy to help anytime you need a reference!

Made me feel all warm and fuzzy, which was nice since my boyfriend has recently split up with me and left for good this morning!  I spent the day at the zoo hand feeding big cats and other exotic animals but even that couldn’t totally take my mind off it; stupid multi tasking organ!

End transmission.

P.S. Pizza is not a vegetable!

And so it begins!

So I guess this is the part where I introduce myself. I’m an IT professional (Systems Administrator/CIO for those interested) working for a not for profit organisation with a very small team and plenty of work to keep me busy. In what little spare time I have I’m also a hobbyist photographer and make chain mail jewellery and various other items. I mainly started this blog to familiarise myself with the platform for a project at work but have since decided I like the idea of a more flexible website than my dA one. I’m not promising I will actually update regularly; but at this stage since I have no followers to promise that to, I guess it’s all good. 😉 I figure this will be a good place to put some of the stuff that I make/produce that doesn’t really qualify for going on my dA site.

While technology is my main passion, I have a wide variety of interests including writing, cars, planes, history, ice hockey, militaria (past and present) and various other geeky pursuits like star wars role playing and gaming. I can’t wait for the release of SW:TOR, though my favourite games at the moment are Portal 2, Call of Duty 5 and minecraft.

I guess that is it for now but I’ll go through my photo archives and find some pictures of my chain mail shirt to upload this evening.