Ooh boy, time to write about my day as Democrats yell at each other in the background again.
Last night I mentioned going to swim in the pool today.
I made good on that promise, because how could I not?
It’s a beaut.
The water was also perfect today. Just cool enough to counteract the heat without freezing my toes off.
Fun fact, while I was getting that picture of the pool I noticed all of these cute old pictures of my grandparents that made me smile:
Also there’s a terrifying cat statue.
It’s fine. Don’t worry about it.
A return to the pool also meant a return to one of my favorite pastimes: Watching geckos climb all over the mesh fencing.
Look at this little guy, he’s so sweet.
Yet in a jarring turn of events, I found it was easier to watch the geckos than ever because I’m officially too damn big for the pool.
The deep end is 6 feet. I’m 6’2 or so.
Last time I came to Florida I was definitely not tall enough to stand in the deep end with my head above the water, which means it has been longer since I’ve been here than I thought. That blew my mind.
But before going for a swim, wading in the existential dread of time and noticing my growing collection of bug bites, I helped Grandma throw together french toast.
A nice, hearty breakfast. The kind of breakfast that I needed because part of my day was spent working out computer issues for both grandparents.
For Grandpa I simply helped update their computer software and readjust his settings back to normal.
But for Grandma… Poor girl… I had to show her that she could scroll further down the website she was on to get to a link.
I finally understand what it’s like for my Dad to be technical support.
Luckily, after that technical supporting and writing the next portion of my Pokémon fanfiction (because that’s still a thing and you can read the first six chapters here), I reaped the reward of some BBQ from Lucille’s.
But if you’re like me and thinking about this Lucille’s, you’d be wrong.
We went to THIS Lucille’s, which also happens to be a BBQ restaurant chain.
Except this Lucille’s is better because the staff wore shirts that said, “The Biggest Rack in the Business.”
It was a hilarious joke on the female employees, but even more hilarious on the male employees. Equal opportunity racks.
During the time in-between these events, today was a good day for video games.
Fire Emblem Heroes dropped a banner for the newest game’s loli dragon prophet:
My only real issue is that her dragon form is just… Herself?
Also I spent some orbs and just got my fourth Legendary Lyn, so I’m salty and moving on.
Moving on to Super Smash Bros. Ultimate, which dropped its newest DLC fighter just last night!
Hero is one of four protagonists from different games in the Dragon Quest series.
My personal favorite of the four choices is Eight from… Dragon Quest VIII, appropriately enough. He’s got a sweet bandana and a little mouse friend.
Plus he’s very photogenic. Check this out:
I actually like the Dragon Quest additions a lot. The stage based on the tree of life Yggdrasil is cool, the music additions are solid and the character is fun to play as.
He’s got a mix of Link’s swordplay and Robin’s charging magic attacks. But then he also has a Metronome-style RNG wheel of magical spells that are insane.
Just look at this thread:
How Sakurai allowed this character to exist is beyond me.
Then again he also has the option to literally kamikaze himself, so 10/10 amazing character.
Now we wait for Banjo to show up. In the meantime, I’ll be in Florida for a bit longer.
Supposedly we’re hitting up a museum tomorrow. So stay tuned for that!