Cyrodiil, since no one really wants to hear me talk about it

I had been planning to leave work at 4:30 yesterday and head to Beaman Park immediately after, where I was going to do the Henry Hollow loop plus the shortcut to the Ridgetop Trail/red clay heart attack hill……..but I ended up running over an enormous screw which embedded itself deeply into the tread in my front tire, so had to go get that fixed on my lunch break (by “fixed” I mean I had to buy a new tire), and decided to get my alignment done and oil changed while I was at it.  All that put me over lunch by about an hour, so no leaving early.

Later at 5:00, when I was getting ready to do just the Henry Hollow loop, I realized that I’d forgotten socks.  Soo I decided to scrap the park and just go home to mow the lawn instead.  Which I did, and I also straightened up the patio and my front stoop area, which both look much better.  Now I need to get some plants for all my empty pots.  I kind of want to start bonsai-ing.  Anyway.  Also washed my car after I finished mowing, which was so long overdue that I can’t even really remember exactly when I washed it last.  I don’t think it happened last summer at all.

So after the outdoor productivity, I came in and made dinner (those veggie burgers from Costco are the shit), and played Oblivion.

I know, I know — I should be making more stuff for my Etsy shop instead.  I know.  Buuuuut, I mean, I had a really good time in Cyrodiil, so I don’t really care.

I had left off in the middle of a Mage’s Guild quest – trying to fight vampires as a Warlock (my latest title).  MAN that was a nice cave to clear, because they all had really sweet weapons and armor.  I am primarily an archer (imagine) and no one really had any arrows, but there were plenty of daggers/maces/short swords/claymores for me to take and sell.  Most were elven or glass, but a few were ebony or daedric.  Was pretty sweet.  I sold most, but kept the glass cuirass to enchant and start wearing.  Way nicer than the Kvatch armor I HAD been wearing!

After killing all the vampires, I went back to the Arch Mage but he didn’t have much to say about it other than telling me he needed to meet with the council.  So I decided to go do more of the main quest, and sacrifice my Sanguine Rose (other two daedric artifacts that I had were too nice to give up – Azura’s star, and the skeleton key…).  Also went to Bruma and helped close another gate.  I upped my difficulty because I’m level 20 at this point and remembered that I had lowered it A LOT a while ago, so figured that I should stop playing with training wheels.  Weeell, the preset difficulty is still a pain in the ass, so now I’m about half-way between 0 and 50 (where 100 is the most difficult, and 0 is the easiest).  It’s just no fun to play if everyone is killing me all the time, or if it takes like 5 arrows to kill skeletons.  Sheesh.

Oh and I also retrieved Tiber Septum’s armor last night.  This guy is well-known as Tiber Septum, but he is also known as Talos (a fact that I had to be reminded of).  So cool.  TES lore is amazing.  I have decided to read all of the books from now on.

It was so rainy-looking this morning on the way to work.  I wanted to stay home and deep-clean the house, with a bunch of candles and music.  Ah well.  Too bad.  Maybe later.  I mean eventually at some point in my life there will be another rainy day when I can stay home and clean.