Des (thagirion) wrote,

So many great things

Even though I've been kind of sick the last few days things have actually been going great. I have a lot to catch up on here so we'll see if I remember everything. Chris and I went to see Jurassic World 2 on opening night. The movie itself was ok and a bit of a disappointment. I won't go into details yet since it's a new movie and don't want to spoil it but I'll post a review later on with spoilers behind a cut. Unfortunately many things were't a surprise for me since I'd gotten so many spoilers myself. I really tried to avoid it but it was impossible with youtube "recommending" videos where the thumbnail and the title showed me stuff I didn't mean to read and with "friends" telling me about it because they know I like Jurassic Park. Very annoying. Oh and even walking into the stores was a spoiler because I couldn't look at the toys but well I saw them all. But more on that in another post.

Chris and I built a fire pit out of cinder blocks. We had a fun time going back and forth from Lowe's and buying all the blocks and caps. I enjoyed painting them with spray cans. We have a lot of debris to burn so it will be very helpful. Unfortunately it rained and all the wood is too wet to catch fire now. We finally got around to buying some cheap outdoor folding chairs so we can set and enjoy the fire. We plan to clean out the old pumpkin patch garden and add some outdoor concrete couches and concrete raised beds. Get rid of all the grass and just have gravel or stone walk ways. It will be a slow process but it will be nice when we finish it up.

My plants are all doing great. Many of my nepenthes are pitchering. I've also built a very nice three tiered shelf that I painted pretty tropical colors. I will get a pic of that soon. I think all the amorphophallus have come up now too. No flowers this year. I was bad last year and neglected them so my biggest ones actually shrank and were set back. But this year I will take good care of them, fertilize them once a week and hopefully next year I'll get my first flower because of that. I don't remember if I talked about this or not but I also built my first trellis for dragon fruits. I hope to plant another set of dragon fruits so it will be nice to make another set.

Bullet is doing well despite her illness. She's been very happy and screaming happily. I'm so glad of that. She flies around and plays with her toys. I hope this tumor won't affect her too much.

And I have been playing Jurassic World Evolution PS4 which is way better than the movie. I've unlocked Isla Nublar now which is my 4th island. I'm very happy about that. That's a sandbox version. Not sure what all that means yet. I know what sandbox games are but perhaps that's the actual Jurassic Park with everything already built for you and you can just explore and manage. I need to review this game too though I haven't finished it. I got my first T-rex on my first island which I think is Isla Matanceros. I was so happy about that last night, but it was late and I had to call it quits. Time flies when you play this game. You don't realize you've spent hours in it because it's not a fast game. I am enjoying managing ever little detail of all my islands. Though I'm getting annoyed at my big herbivore cage how often feeders go empty. Man those trikes, and duck bills are gluttons.
Tags: gaming, gardening, jurassic park
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