Birthday wishes.

Lol not that anyone will get me anything and that’s perfectly cool with me! I thought I’d post some things I’ve been wanting for my birthday lately.
A new phone is one of them. My phone is 4 years old and is crashy as all get out lol! I also need a new chair for my desk, this one is also around 4 years old. I usually get a new chair every 3 years because I destroy chairs.
There are things I’d like to do but can’t afford, of course. I’d love to go skydiving or bungee jumping again! I’ve made a wish that I really want prime rib, because ya know… I’m turning 35, but that will probably freak the parents out because they’ll say it’s too expensive. I’m also thinking I’m going to make a cake this year but I better get my crap together and come up with a recipe, because we’re going grocery shopping again at the end of this week. One more thing, I also want someone to help me through a Linux install etc. I’d like to learn Linux, if not just for fun, but I need to go through the install process first.

Nope, I didn’t make it to the end.

The stream ended up taking a 5 and a half hour long technical break last night, (which is really unnecessary, especially in the middle of an event with people watching.) I got frustrated with waiting and ended up going to bed around 1 something, mostly because they didn’t start on time.
That would’ve been around hour 35 for them, if they were going straight through, (only taking short process breaks. It was around hour 41 for me, because I was up 6 hours before the stream actually started.

28 and counting!

I just had dinner, (left over pizza,) so that was pretty epic. Lol when I was getting my pizza out of the fridge, I was moving something else down to another shelf. It was on top of the pizza box, so it got stuck. I started laughing hilariously lol, it’s still funny! After that I went to send a text and Siri said put the car in park. I laughed even more after that. Lol I’m still having laughing fits!
Right now they’re taking a technical break to switch the stream etc. You can only stream a few hours at a time on Youtube, and then it has to be switched. There’s also video rendering involved. I know absolutely nothing about this! All I know is videos have to be rendered and processed.

Status update hour 23.

I finished lunch about an hour ago. Yay for having lunch! You guys, I can’t believe we’re almost done with the first 24 hours! Right now, they’re taking an hour long technical break, which is kind of like cheating, isn’t it? Oh well, it gives me time to well um… do the stuff I haven’t been doing for the past 23 hours. I have a lot of articles to ready from the past day, I might take some time to catch up on those, or I might just leave them until after the stream. Taking an hour break isn’t something I recommend while partaking in a long event. I know this is kind of random and since we’re at hour 23 maybe it should be. That long of a break will stop any event flow. This means that everyone will have to stop what they’re doing and get back into things after the break is over. Shorter breaks are best because you can just get up, stretch real quick, grab something, and get back to the event.

What? Are you telling me I’m behind?

OK OK yeah I understand I was supposed to do this last hour. So far I’ve counted that I’ve tweeted 125 times on Antipentrap, and 17 times on my personal account. I’ve posted to Facebook 7 times which is a lot more than I ever post normally! I also took some time to take care of a couple bills during one of the breaks.
I’ve already had breakfast, and just realized that I should really take my morning meds, (woops!) I ate around 6, so I’ll probably be having a snack soon. I tend to eat every 3-4 hours during long events. Yay for making it through the first night! We still have 33 hours to go.

Quick update as we approach hour 12!

So instead of writing it out, I did myself a favor last hour and recorded it. Not that I don’t like writing them out, but breaks are short and I’m not wanting to fall behind, it’s not always easy to catch back up. Besides being really, really loopy last hour, I had Pepsi and spuds about an hour before that. I just remembered to take nighttime medications, (woops!)

Status update for hour 7.

It’s 11:07 here, and normally I would go to bed around 12. Needless to say I’m getting to the tired point. No worries though, I have a feeling I’ll get my 2nd wind in an hour or 2. It’s the 3rd, 4th, and the 5th that I’m somewhat worried about.
I did have pizza! It was worth the hour and a half wait for delivery, (it was quite epic!) So far, I’ve tweeted 44 times, and posted on Facebook 3. I’ll probably post this status update over there. I plan on making coffee in a couple hours, so we’ll see how that goes. I really do enjoy the taste of coffee during long events!

Status check at break #3.

At this point we’re 3 hours into the live online vigil for Julian Assange. So far we’ve had 3 epic interviews from all sides of the political spectrum, I’ve tweeted 25 times, (@antipentrap,) and posted on Facebook twice. I’m about to do the traditional thing I usually during long events, yep, I’m about to order pizza!
Earlier today, Melissa and I had an extremely effective round of Supermarket Sweep, and we were back here with 40 minutes to spare, and we even got lunch! I also recorded
this quick pre-flight recording. I’ll do one at the end for comparison, so you can hear what I sound like after 50 hours.

Today and tomorrow’s plans.

This morning I went to bed at around 4, so I could start adjusting to starting a 50 hour event at 4 in the afternoon on Friday. Usually, I tend to participate in events that start around 5-7 in the morning pacific time. My plan was to get up around 12 or 12:30. That was ruined when at almost 11, my sister came knocking on my door asking if I was OK. It was nice for her to check on me, but my first thought was noooooo, I’m not supposed to be awake yet!!! I probably should’ve told her what the plans were.
Unfortunately, I get the pleasure of going grocery shopping tomorrow, which is unavoidable. I actually do normally like grocery shopping, but tomorrow it’s going to be a bit of a race. I’m doing the whole go to bed at 4, and sleep in until 12 or 12:30 process again. This time, I did tell my sister what’s happening so she doesn’t worry.
I’ll get up just in time to grab something to eat, take meds, and get ready. Melissa should be here around 1 or 1:15. . After that, it’s off to the store to play a round of Supermarket Sweep! Hopefully, if all goes well, we should be back around 2:45.

I’m going to be doing something fun this weekend!

So I’ve been derelict in my blogging duties over the past 3 months lol. I’ve failed to write about the #Unity4J movement, which is bringing people together to support freedom for Julian Assange. Every month, there are a series of online vigils that include live streams, lots of tweeting etc. This coming weekend they’re doing a 50 hour vigil! There was a 36 hour one at the beginning of this month, but unfortunately I was swimming in headache land all that weekend, (blah!!!)
Yep you guys, I said 50 hours! I’ve never stayed up that long before on purpose. I accidentally stayed up for 48 hours by staying up 24 hours the night before Blogathon 2009, because I was extremely nervous and excited about volunteering as a site monitor. So no, I’ve never stayed up that long on purpose for an event before. I have lots of candy here probably more than I’ve ever had before, a decent amount of coffee, and will be able to order pizza during that weekend so yay for that!
The rest, we’ll just have to see what happens. I’ll probably slide into hilarity around hour 18 or so lol. I bet I could lengthen the process and push it out to hour 25-26, but since I’ve never done anything like this before, I have no idea! I’m definitely going to try and sneak in a blog post every 3-4 hours or so, and that’s my plan. It may end up being every 4-5 hours because of the adrenaline of constant tweeting etc. By the way, if you want to watch me attempt to tweet liek crazy while my Twitter client fails epically over the weekend, you may want to follow @antipentrap.