Me & My Muse – Day 2337: Christmas Music

With Thanksgiving over, I think that the time has come to talk about Christmas music. I have actually been listening to Christmas music since November 18th, since Thanksgiving was so late this year and I didn’t want to fall behind.  For the music, I do say. It really does helping in creating the holiday mood.

Today, I went to church. I attended the second service afterwards with my grandparents. I then went shopping for some things at Meijer afterwards.

I will now take it easy for the rest of the day by watching a couple more Star Wars movies with my brother.

Today’s high is going to be 35 degrees and the silver lining is being able to listen to Christmas music.

To those of you who are getting into the holiday spirit, I hope that you all have a fantastic day.

 

Muse:  I  LOVE Christmas Music!  Christmas movies are also fun!  Time to watch a few!

EDIT:  The power is out in my area, so the Star Wars movies will continue at a later time.  Welp, I guess I’ll have to do something else then…

EDIT 2:  Even though the power was out, I was able to watch both Star Wars movies since we had a TV and DVD player hooked up to the generator, so that helped me get through the outage a little bit…

Me & My Muse – Day 2336: Star Wars Marathon

Not an all out marathon per-say, but it’s a work in progress.  With Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker coming out December 19th, I have begun to watch all eight of the Star Wars movies with my brother.

Last night, we saw Episode I: The Phantom Menace.  Tonight, we will watch Episode II: Attack of the Clones.  For Sunday, we will watch Episode III: Revenge of the Sith.  If time permits, we will also see Episode IV: A New Hope.

That is the plan for today.  Besides, that, I have just been taking it easy.  Time to finish getting ready now.

Today’s high is going to be 35 degrees and the silver lining is watching Episode II tonight.

To those of you who fans of the Star Wars franchise, I hope that you all have a fantastic day.

 

Muse:  I can’t wait until The Rise of Skywalker!  I have my Rey costume all ready!  Let me know when you’re going to watch Episode II!  I think that I’ll join you!

Me & My Muse – Day 2335: Shop Till You Drop

If you are currently reading this, then you’re already late for the sales.  The sales that many hope to get on Black Friday.

And fortunately, I can say that I’m not one of them.  I am not a Black Friday shopper.  Never have, and never will be.

Muse:  Neither am I.  I don’t know how some people can even bother to stand in those long lines.  It’s crazy if you ask me.

Twin Muse:  Then call me crazy, twinnie!  I’m hitting all the sales!

You’re hitting them?  Well, I still think it’s crazy.  What are you two still doing up?

Muse:  There were so many dishes from Thanksgiving that it took me forever to get them done.  Even with her helping!  How did it go?

Twin Muse:  Yeah!  Was there a lot of food?  If it’s really good, then I might just help myself to some.  Just sayin’…

It went fine.  All of the dishes that I named were made.  Dessert followed about an hour later.

Muse:  I had about the same here.  With so many to feed, it took a while to go through the table.  Anyway,  I need to finish cleaning.  I’ll see you in the morning, when the company leaves!

Twin Muse:  I’m not going to bed.  I’m hitting all the stores!

What more can I say about Black Friday?  Only this.  It’s a retail holiday that I never want to associate with.  The lines are too long, despite the deals that are promised.  I’m looking forward to Cyber Monday, a day that I prefer much more than a holiday dedicated to the die-hard shopper.

Instead of Black Friday shopping, I will be enjoying my Friday off, since my Christmas list is already done for this year.

Today’s high is going to be 37 degrees and the silver lining will be enjoying this Black Friday off.

For those of you who love cashing in on the deals on Black Friday, I hope that you all have a fantastic day.

Muse:  There.  The dishes are done.  I can finally go off to bed!

Twin Muse:  You can thank me.  I finished the last dish.  They’re all dried and put away.  It’s Black Friday time!  OH YEAH!  I’ll be back later, twinnie!  I’ll definitely be tired later from shopping all night so I’ll probably take a short nap.  Got my doorbuster coupons and now I’m off!

Me & My Muse – Day 2334: Happy Thanksgiving!

It is finally here.  The day of feasts and floats.  The day of family, friends and to some, football.  One of the least commercialized holidays of them all.  Well, almost.  With many businesses trying to extend Black Friday by another day, the tradition of Thanksgiving is at stake.

But for everyone else (and that goes for most of us) it is the day that we go to our aunt’s and uncle’s house, or grandparent’s. On the flipside, it can be a house taken over by relatives.  But wherever you spend it, the takeover is that of love, with the warmth of family filling every corner of the house.

For me, it will be a little different this year.  I will be staying home.  The expected party will include four families. My family, my sister and brother-in-law, my uncle and his girlfriend, and my grandparents. A hungry party of 10.

And the spread would be something that you would expect your typical Thanksgiving Feast to be.  Turkey, stuffing, green bean casserole, cranberry-orange relish, garlic stuffed olives, mashed potatoes, and gravy.

Thanksgiving is also the time for us to be thankful for the things that we have.  Despite how much or how little we have, we all possess the greatest gift of all.  The gift of life.  And that is something to be thankful for.

Muse:  Indeed it is!

So how is your Thanksgiving so far?

Muse:  It’s going good so far.  I can’t talk for long.  I just got up.  I’m getting the turkey out and thawing it.  My sis is helping with all the food prep.

You’re having a Thanksgiving feast for Intangibles?  Won’t this come off to them as weird?

Muse:  They’re perfectly fine with my decision to adopt a few of your Tangible rules.  And this isn’t the first Thanksgiving dinner that I made for them.

Well, it seems like you’re busy with all of your guests.  I’ll let you take care of them.  I’ll let you know how it goes with my company later, okay?

Muse:  Yes.  Now I need to get the coffee going, and the turkey thawed.  And the TV turned on so I can catch the parade.

Oh!  One more thing.  What are you thankful for?

Muse:  I’m thankful that I’m not still captured by Ganondorf…I’m also thankful for all the food that I get to eat today.  We’ll talk later, alright? Happy Thanksgiving!

Happy Thanksgiving to you, too!

Muse:  Oh!  I hear them!  I’m coming!  Who was I talking to?  Just Kyle, the one that I told you about.  Oh.  You want to see him?  Kyle, my sis just wants to say hi.

Twin Muse:  Hi Kyle!  Me and my twinnie are working really hard on the Thanksgiving dinner.  It’s going to be AWESOME!  Gotta get back to the kitchen!  See you around!

Like her, I’m also thankful for that delicious food.  And I almost forgot to mention that the stuffing is made with grandma’s special recipe.  A recipe that my mom has perfected over the years.  For instance, the original recipe used too much salt, so she had to adjust it.

And I also forgot about the desserts.  There will be a couple that my grandma will be bringing over, believe me.

Today’s high is going to be 38 degrees and the silver lining will be eating the delicious Thanksgiving feast.

To all of you who are going to be feasting with your family and friends, I hope that you all have a fantastic day.

Muse:  Turkey?  Check.  Coffee maker turned on?  Check.  TV turned on?  Check.  Time to get Thanksgiving started, everyone!

Twin Muse:  Um, sis?  You might want to make some more coffee!  I kind of…drank the last half potful!

Muse:  I’ll make some more.  Oh, and the bathroom is that way.

Twin Muse:  Like I’m not going to make it!  Stop it!

*Twin Muse gives her sister a shove*

Muse (laughing):  I’m just saying!  It’s happened a few times!

Twin Muse (blushing):  It doesn’t mean you need to bring it up!  Um…Oh no!

Muse:  Told ya!  Hurry to the bathroom.  I’ll clean everything up…

Twin Muse:  Oh no! Oh no! Oh no!

*Twin Muse closes bathroom door behind her*

*Muse cleans up wet trail and quietly sighs*

Muse:  She never grew out of it.  Poor sis…But she’s my twin sister.  I still love her…

Me & My Muse – Day 2333: Thanksgiving Eve

With Thanksgiving being tomorrow and with me being on vacation since Monday, I am in full blown relax mode.

For today, I’m pretty much going to chill at home and take it easy.  I will return some empties and wrap more gifts as they come.  I will also play some more Super Mario Maker 2 and plan to relax all day.

With me wanting to relax some more now, I will end this entry.

Muse: Please do. Family comes first!

Are you looking forward to Thanksgiving?

Muse: Am I ever! I already have all the food taken care of. It only takes a second to prepare everything with Intangible magic. Remedy, Nurture and several other Intangible friends will be coming over.

It should be a fun gathering.

Muse: I know. I need to go on the finishing touches.

Okay. I’ll let you do that.

Today’s high is going to be 50 degrees, with the temperature expected to drop throughout the day.  The silver lining is enjoying the evening before Thanksgiving.

To those of you who are busy preparing for Thanksgiving, I hope that you all have a fantastic day.

Muse: I only have one more thing to make: desserts! Better get on that!

Me & My Muse – Day 2332: Clean Bed and Gifts Galore…

That’s about the gist of it.  I had my dentist appointment, went shopping, wrapped gifts, and got my bedding all washed.  All in a days work.

Today’s high is going to be 44 degrees and the silver lining is getting a lot of gifts wrapped.

To those of you who like getting a lot of things done, I hope that you all have a fantastic day.

 

Muse:  I got a lot of gifts wrapped as well.  Time to prepare the food for Thanksgiving now…

Me & My Muse – Day 2331: Gifts Galore…

Having gotten most of my morning routine done, I am now ready to put my car away for the winter.  After taking care of that, I will then begin buying gifts for everybody…Whoa!

*gets teleported to Hyrule*

Oh.  And I have this Ocarina of Time story arc to finish.  This calls for the most epic abridging EVAR!

*somehow collects two other spiritual stones, opens up the Door of Time, unsheaths the Master Sword and gets frozen for seven years, embarks on various other sidequests, collects all six medallions in various dungeons, and awakens all of the Sages*

Wow!  Somehow, I’m in Ganon’s Castle, in the large, spiral room leading up to the top.  And…What’s that?  I hear ominous and foreboding music…

*runs up to the top of the long and spiraling staircase as the theme of “Ganon’s Castle” repeats on a pipe organ louder and louder as I get closer to the room*

Here we go.  The final room, where Ganondork is…

*enters room to find Ganondorf playing theme on pipe organ*

Ganondorf:  Enjoying my music?  Tough.  I was playing to kill some time until your arrival…

So that’s how it is.  I do admit.  It is kind of catchy…

Ganondorf:  Enough!!! The Triforce parts are resonating… They are combining into one again… The two Triforce parts that I could not capture on that day seven years ago… I didn’t expect they would be hidden within you
two! And now, finally, all the Triforce parts have gathered here! These toys are too much for you! I command you to return them to me!

To you? NEVER!

Ganondorf:  You want to know what the best part is?  I don’t even have to fight!  My pawn will do it for me.  Zalassa!

*Zalassa emerges out of Ganondorf*

Zalassa:  That will be quite enough, Kyle.  You heard him.  Those toys that you both possess.  Both of you can return them now.  I COMMAND it!

So you’re Ganondorf’s lapdog, huh?

Zalassa:  So you’re comparing ME to a mere animal?  I am NOT a lapdog!  I am Ganondorf’s shadow!  I am his sword!  I am his rearguard!  Now both of you are stupid and deaf.  Return the Triforces NOW!

*Zalassa raises her right hand, the symbol of the Triforce glowing thereupon. A stream of dark light surges towards Kyle*

Navi: Kyle! I can’t help you! Because of the waves of darkness, I can’t get close! I’m sorry, Kyle!

*Ganondorf hovers into the air, with Zalassa hovering in front of him*

Time for some tennis!

*Zalassa charges up a powerful beam and launches it at me*

Oh yeah?  Back at you!

*Zalassa strikes the beam back at me*

I could do this all day…

*the back and forth volley continues for a few minutes*

Tired?

Zalassa:  You DARE call me weary?  I am just getting started!

*16 hours later*

*yawn*  I am getting tired of this endless volley.  Take…THIS!

*strikes Master Sword hard, causing beam to hit Zalassa and Ganondorf from an unexpected angle*

Zalassa:  ARGGHH!!!!

She’s down!  Time to strike while the iron is hot!

*jumps over ledge and strikes her 12 times with the Master Sword*

Zalassa:  Urrrr!!!  You will certainly PAY for that!

*does a backflip as Zalassa and Ganondorf gets back up and floats into the air again*

Zalassa:  Can you manage two?

*both Zalassa and Ganondorf charges up powerful beam and launches them at me*

Two?  No problem!

*volleys both beams for 10 minutes*

Really?  I’m getting tired of playing tennis.

*charges up Master Sword*

AHHHHHH!!!!

*strikes both beams, which hit both Zalassa and Ganondorf directly, causing them to fall on the high center platform again*

This should finish you off!

*jumps across cliff and strikes Zalassa 12 more times*

Zalassa:  URARRRGH!!!!!!!!  This isn’t the last that you have seen of me!  Mark my words!!!!!

*Ganondorf lays on the ground, gasping for air, and coughing up blood*

Ganondorf: The Great Evil King Ganondorf…beaten by this kid?! Kyle….!

*Ganondorf conjours a blast of magic that destroys the roof and walls of the room. Thereafter, he collapses*

*the crystal containing Muse disappears*

Muse:  Ganondorf…pitiful man…

Yeah yeah yeah.  After this is an escape sequence that I really want to skip, so that’s what we’re going to do.  One Privilege, ENGAGE!

*Muse and I both teleport to the outside of the collapsing Ganon’s Castle*

What do you know?  The entire castle is collapsing in such a way that it’s forming an arena for the final battle!

Muse:  Do you always have to do that?  As it is, you basically skipped everything!

Well, do you want to do this during Thanksgiving?  Abridging this whole story arc was necessary.  You’re welcome.

Muse:  Um…Thank you?

*Muse looks around and notices the silence that followed after all the dust settled from the Castle collapsing*

Muse:  It’s over…it’s finally over…

Navi:  Kyle…I’m sorry I couldn’t help you in the battle before!

*smirks*  Is it REALLY over?

*a rumble is heard*

Muse:  What is that sound?

*as Kyle draws near the center of the floating island, a ring of fire appears along its perimeter*

A ring of fire?  Johnny Cash, eat your heart out!

*Ganondorf rises from the debris. He uses the Triforce of Power to assume a form referred to as “Ganon” by Navi, in which he appears similar to a large, anthropomorphic pig*

Ganon’s back, huh?  At least I have this Master Sword to take him out!

*Ganon knocks the Master Sword out of Kyle’s hands, to the fire’s exterior*

Not to worry.  I can weaken him with Biggeron’s Sword!

Navi: There’s no way he’s going to hold me back again! This time, we fight together!

Let’s do this!

*Ganon approaches me, but I roll under his legs and spin slash his tail a bunch of times, completely stun-locking him*

There.  He’s weakened.  I can now get to the Master Sword!

*reclaims Master Sword and equips it*

Have at you, Ganon!

Ganon:  ROAAAAAAAAAAR!!!!!

*dives underneath Ganon’s legs again and strikes him in the tail numerous times with a seemingly endless stream of spin-slashes, which completely stun-locks him again*

*Muse strikes Ganon with magic*

Muse: I’m using my power to hold the Evil King! You use your sword and deliver the final blow!

Got it!

*the Master Sword’s blade glows momentarily*

Muse: Use the Master Sword! Destroy Ganon with the sacred sword!

*hoists Master Sword up and drives it through Ganon’s throat*

*Ganon coughs up blood and convulses with pain*

Muse:  Six sages…Now!!

Meanwhile, in the Chamber of the Sages…

Rauru: Ancient Creators of Hyrule! Now, open the sealed door and send the Evil Incarnation of Darkness into the void of the Evil Realm!!

*The Sages become spheres of light and merge together, forming a portal that consumes Ganondorf and drops him into an abyss*

Ganondorf: YOU… CURSE YOU…MUSE! CURSE YOU…SAGES!! CURSE YOU…KYLE! Someday… When this seal is broken… That is when I will exterminate your descendants!! As long as the Triforce of Power is in my hand…

And that’s it!  From here, we just have a very long credits sequence.  Let’s skip that and take a break for Thanksgiving, huh?

Muse:  Certainly!  Nice abridging, by the way!

Thank you!  Playing a hero that was both a child and a teenager wasn’t easy.  I think I’ll turn back for Thanksgiving…

Muse:  I think I’ll keep my form.  Being Hylian will be a nice change for this year.

What about Twin Muse?  She’ll join you for Thanksgiving, right?

Muse:  Of course!  She won’t join us as Zalassa, but as her original form.  The Creator already told me that he was able to restore her form through Thanksgiving.

That’s good to hear.  It’s time that I get going on my to-do items!

*teleports back to reality*

Phew!  With that story arc done, it’s time to begin on that list.

Today’s high is going to be 50 degrees and the silver lining is being able to start shopping for everyone.

To those of you who like to start their Christmas shopping early, I hope that you all have a fantastic day.

 

Muse:  I’m glad that arc is done!  I knew what Kyle was trying to do, but I had to stay in character!  Time to begin my own shopping for this year.  What should I get for Kyle?  Hmm…