Too Much Turkey

I’ve been quiet, haven’t I? Well, the eating of Thanksgiving foodstuffs took a few days. It was our first one with just the two of us, and I might have made far too much of everything. We’ve been in a food coma, taking naps, and playing video games for days. Been kinda nice, actually!

Last night was the first night we ate something other than turkey, green bean casserole, potatoes au gratin, and stuffing. I made taco salad. I wasn’t hungry at all, in fact I may never be hungry again, but the husband feels it important to eat at least one or two meals a day. I suggested we finish off the pecan pie for dinner, but he wasn’t into the idea. Said it wasn’t “healthy” or some such. Pfft!

The other reason for so much silence is the redux versions of the No Man’s Sky expeditions have started, and the very first one … Exobiology … is my all-time favorite. Naturally, I just wanted to do that and nothing else, which I did for 25 hours and 45 minutes. In between the naps and eating, of course. I started the thing knowing I’d want to keep playing the save, so I took longer than usual to get through the scenario goals. There was also a lot of time spent shambling around on planets watching sunsets and seeing pretty views, because those are both integral to my No Man’s Sky experience. My original Exobiology save is now the one hopping through galaxies (have recently arrived in #50), but I’m not sure what life mission I will give this one. Maybe I get back to base building? I haven’t done much of that lately.

Anyway, here’s my favorite moment from the expedition … contacting a space sentience. I saved it for last, because it leaves a memorable experience.❤️
A small, boxy, chrome and pink spaceship with vertical solar panels for wings encounters an enormous spherical space sentience, it’s outer skin transparent with a hexagonal texture, its interior filled with dancing points of light, and at its center a roiling mass of pale blue ribbons glowing brightly.

And now it’s Monday, and I have a million things I need to get done this week. I’m not wanting to do any of them, of course, because it’s impossible to get moving after four entire days of eating and extreme laziness. Holidays are great, until they’re over!

Addendum: I am still working on setting up a newsletter for all my friends who are now spread everywhere on the internet. It’s been more of a bother than expected, but I’ll eventually get it sorted out. Or I’ll find some other solution to the problem.

Found Civilization!

So I did find civilization in Galaxy 42! A lot of it, 820,000 light years from the galactic core. Tons of bases and communication balls. I visited some of them, but this one was AMAZING!

A large, golden, circular space station hovers over an red alien landscape.

Funny thing … I decided to see what the weekend quest was, so I summoned the Anomaly, decided it wasn’t anything I wanted to do right then, and went to the teleporter to return to my freighter. The amazing base I’d just been at? A featured base at the Anomaly. So I’ve spent all this time and energy getting there, and Lin will be popping right over this weekend, right in the heart of a civilization. I’d be cranky about it, but I’ve had fun getting through all those galaxies. A journey is more than the destination.

I’ll be hanging out in Galaxy 42 for a while. I want to build a nice base to add to the collection here, though mine will in no way compete with this one.

Latest NMS Base

Behold the Nip-N-Sip Portal View Pitstop, a simple base I recently built in No Man’s Sky. The husband built mines and farms on all the planets in this solar system, but he also wanted a public portal base, so I solved that problem for him. Not quite done with the decorating, but the building is finally finished.

A space base built on a monochromatic world, consisting of one small wood and stone building surrounded by biodomes growing useful plants.