How Gaming Helped Me Get a Job

How Gaming Helped Me Get a Job

When I started my job hunt back in November, I knew I was going to need a way to make myself stand out.

All I could think about was how long it had taken me to get that job—about seven months of solid searching—and this time, I was looking around Christmas time. Which is just about the worst time to try to find a job.

I had no idea if Shane and I could financially handle almost a year of only one income. We had no savings, credit card debt, and no idea how much we’d get from the system, if we got anything at all.

It was just a bit stressful. Continue reading “How Gaming Helped Me Get a Job”

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The New Superstars: Mario and Luigi’s Remade RPG

The New Superstars: Mario and Luigi’s Remade RPG

About two months ago, my sister asked to borrow my DS Lite. She was on a nostalgia spree, and wanted to replay Mario and Luigi: Superstar Saga, but well, since her GBA went the way of every console whose buttons ceded to the hands of less-than-gentle kids, that was the only way she could.

About three weeks ago, I got a very enigmatic message from my sister the night before she was to come for a visit, saying she had something new to show me.

The next day, she showed up with my DS Lite, her copy of Superstar Saga—and a 3DS cartridge with art that looked suspiciously similar to the GBA cartridge. Continue reading “The New Superstars: Mario and Luigi’s Remade RPG”

Why I Can’t Go On the Internet on April Fools

Why I Can’t Go On the Internet on April Fools

Some holidays, like Christmas, I spend months in advance planning for and counting down to. Including a daily “countdown” that my sister and I started doing when she lived across the country and flew home for the holidays.

Some holidays, like April Fools, I think of once or twice late in March with the vague revelation that it’s coming up soon and then totally forget about again until someone dyes my milk green or something. Continue reading “Why I Can’t Go On the Internet on April Fools”

On Inspiration, Unemployment, and the Right Answers

On Inspiration, Unemployment, and the Right Answers

When I was working in retail, people would always ask how I was. I knew they were just asking to be polite, but if I was having a particularly bad day, sometimes I’d ask them if they wanted the real answer or the right answer.

I didn’t think much of it at the time, because it was my teenage angsty way of not-so-subtly expressing myself, but it was epitomal of the struggle that many of us face every day—saying what we think, and saying what we’ve learned to say. Continue reading “On Inspiration, Unemployment, and the Right Answers”

Q&A with Erin

Q&A with Erin

So lately, I’ve been getting all kinds of messages from you guys asking about me, my gaming habits, my Instagram secrets, and more.

It’s really sweet, but I have to be honest here for a minute; I really didn’t expect so many people to be curious about lil old me!

I do my best to get to everything, but sometimes I just run out of time. So, to address that, I thought it’d be fun to take some time today and answer some of the common questions I’ve been getting! Continue reading “Q&A with Erin”