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Credit given to Brawl In The Family

Credit given to Brawl In The Family

For as long as I’ve known, Nintendo and its many fun games have been a huge part of my life. From receiving my very first system when I was a little kid for Christmas (the SNES – had to share it with my big brother) to the endless tournaments and Smash Brothers battles with my friends after college, Nintendo had shaped my childhood and has given me the best friends I could ever ask for.

To say that I was sad to hear that Satoru Iwata had passed away this weekend is an understatement. I’ll admit, though – I don’t know a lot about the behind-the-scenes of Nintendo; I just play the games. But that doesn’t mean that I’m not appreciative of all the hard work, creativity, and ingenuity that Nintendo and its many wonderful people possess. I learned, though, that many of the games I grew up with were thanks, in one way or another, to Iwata-san. Hearing that the person who had his hands in many different games I love had died shook me, my husband, and my many gaming friends.

Last night, I started thinking about all the games that Iwata-san touched and the memories I have because of those games. Here are some of my favorite games/memories:

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Midna sitting next to my "Detroit Tigers" baseball plants. :)

Midna sitting next to my “Detroit Tigers” baseball plants. 🙂

Today is my sweet beagle’s birthday! Midna is now 3 years old today – it’s hard to believe that she’s three already!

Midna was born in a puppy mill three years ago today along with countless other dogs, but luckily, she was rescued by Posh Puppies, a company in St. Louis that is dedicated to saving dogs and finding them “forever homes.” I saw a picture of Midna and her sister online and fell in immediate love, especially with Midna. Her sister, who was a “typical” color of beagle, was already adopted when my husband and I got there the day after I saw them online, which is a shame because I wanted to have “Zelda princess sisters,” haha. But it actually turned out for the best in the end – one beagle is tough as it is!

When we first met Midna, she was timid but loving. She lay on my lap and casually licked my hand as I pet her and held her. She also took to my husband, scooting closer to where he sat and onto his lap. Needless to say, we fell head-over-heels in love and had to adopt her that very day! Within an hour and some paper signing, Midna was finally ours to take home and love on!

Midna right after we adopted her and on her way home! :)

Midna right after we adopted her and on her way home! 🙂

Since the time of her adoption, Midna has really grown into a fantastic little beagle with a vibrant personality. If I didn’t know better, I’d say that she’s a human trapped in a dog’s body and can understand every single thing that we say or that she hears (as she has timely groans of protest and such to whatever we’re saying). She loves to run, take cool walks, and go on car rides and tries to stalk birds, cats, and squirrels but never will bark at a dog or human. Her only reaction toward people is nothing but unabashed, unbridled happiness. Whenever my parents, my in-laws, or my friends come over to see us, Midna will whine like mad and sometimes howl with joy and give them a ton of kisses whenever she sees them, and eventually, she will wind up curling up and sleeping by that person on the couch or on the ground by them. She is very much a “people dog” and doesn’t care to be left alone, especially for a long time. When I’m home, it’s typical of her to go for a walk with me every day, try to play with me (and subsequently NEVER give up her toy, no matter how much I tug!), and curl up beside me on the couch while I read, play Nintendo, write, draw, or do anything else.

This dog is my best friend, and I know that I could never live without her. I’m so glad we got her almost 3 years ago and that she was rescued in the first place. Though she has been challenging at times, especially to potty train, she is an absolute joy to have around! I hope that she will live a long and happy life with us!

Happy 3rd birthday, beagle baby! 😀

(And yes, Midna is named after the Twilight Princess, Midna, in The Legend of Zelda: Twilight Princess – one of my favorite video games! Much like the character in the game, Midna is a pretty vociferous little pup. ;))

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It's all wolfworkSo I know I have been sort of absent lately, and that is honestly due to things being super crazy lately in my life. I apologize! It’s been kind of hard to stay motivated lately, so in order to get through, I have to think happy thoughts.

Here’s a typical list of happy things that grace my mind on a tough day:

*My awesome husband and his adorable smile and gorgeous blue-green eyes

*Wolves and how pretty they are

*Baseball season is getting closer!!! GO, TIGERS!

*Legend of Zelda games

*Michigan and those captivating Great Lakes

*Sufjan Stevens and his hauntingly beautiful voice (okay, and his gorgeous face, too)

*my adorable little beagle Midna

*driving on a nice warm day with the window rowed down

*swimming in the Great Lakes or envisioning myself canoeing or rowing on the Great Lakes

*possible future vacations like visiting Kansas City or Yellowstone or all of Japan

*snuggling on the couch in a fuzzy blanket with my beagle and a good book, sipping hot chocolate

*goofing off with my friends, playing PacMan or board games or Nintendo Land

That’s kind of what gets me through the day, haha. I promise I’ll get some actually good content soon! O_O*

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