Entering the month of October for most people means there’s a lot going on from anticipated video game releases to more fall shows returning or debuting for the first time on television. October for me and the blog will be an especially busy time and I want to outline what you can expect from me this month.
Before I begin with what I have coming up as far as writing goes on simpleek, I want to address a blog award nomination I recently received. The always charming Cary of Recollections of Play nominated me for the Blogger Recognition Award. I’ve actually gotten this award in the past, but I didn’t want to let it go unaddressed. Being recognized by your peers is always an awesome thing to receive and I’m ever so grateful for these small gestures. Thank you very much, Cary, for nominating me. Your long time support for me and this blog is one of the things I cherish greatly from you! Be sure to check out and follow Cary’s blog if you haven’t already. She’s just amazing and one of the loveliest people you’d ever hope to meet in the blogging community. Now onward with the bullet points!
- New York Comic Con. I’m a New Yorker and anyone who has followed my blog for an extended amount of time will know I pretty much go to this event at the Jacob Javits Center every year in October. Comic Con will be happening later this week from October 6-9 and because of another terrible year at securing tickets, I’ll be attending for just one day this year on a Saturday. Expect the usual convention highlights with photos.
- Video Game Challenge. October continues my extended game challenge run with Dual Destinies from last month. I’ve been steadily plugging away at the game, but not rushing my experience with what I consider to be an extremely fun time with Phoenix Wright, Apollo Justice, and newcomer Athena Cykes. An end of the month report will track how many more cases I manage to complete in a month or if I finish the game completely. I have a feeling I’ll need another month to be fully done with the game.
- TV Show Watch. Somewhere between my New York Comic Con and video game challenge report, I hope to do a general impressions post on the new TV shows I’ve been tuning into this season. Among the shows currently on my radar are The Good Place, This Is Us, and Luke Cage. I realize I don’t do enough posts on TV in general for this blog and I’d like to change that.
- Blog Hiatus Starting October 31st Through November 21st. I think this post is a good place to say I’ll be taking an extended break from simpleek due to a three week vacation I’ll be on. I’ll be out of the country and on a cruise ship during this time and won’t have much access to the Internet or computer. Besides, it’s a long overdue vacation I’ve been needing personally for a while to recharge and place myself in new places with equally new experiences to uncover. By the time I come back, it’ll be Thanksgiving week and it should give me plenty of time to readjust to my regular life and resume blogging.
This should cover everything that will be happening this month and next. It’ll be a relatively busy time for me, but I hope this update will give readers something to look forward to before my end of the month break.