Neopets Update: 1 Month In

I’m still visiting my neopet!

Ice Queen’s current state

I’m not gonna lie, I have no idea what I’m doing. Like most of my time is spent clicking on the map to visit places and trying to buy pretty things for my neopet but always missing out and so then I just leave the site.

I’ve been lucky a few times and have arrived at shops in time to buy some things for my pet. Mostly food to keep them fed but that’s about it.

I have also tried my hand at the battle dome a few times but…nothing has come of that. I have no idea what I’m meant to be doing there and I don’t know how to level up my pet so it’s been pretty useless and the stats are real weak.


Then the website does have games you can play to earn neopoints, but I’ve been earning quite a lot just by logging on everyday and doing the dailies. Now I know from reddit that it is a lot easier to earn neopoints now, which is nice to hear because I remember struggling by all the time with like none. But at least now I don’t have to play the same 5 games everyday hoping to buy my pet some food.

Aside from that, I’m not really sure what to do. I mean sure I could sit and click through the whole map every single day like I used to but that’s not really what I want. I want to be able to do something with my pet.

Oh, and my petpet? What is that? What do they do? I have never known…


But yes, I think it’s an accomplishment that I’m still going. I suppose it’s a bit to do with habit more than anything. Though when I think about it, maybe I would be better off going back to my Nintendogs. Because at least you could interact with them and take them on walks and stuff…

Not sure if I’m ready to abandon my neopet again though, so I guess we see how it goes…maybe I will find more to do…or try balancing more than the one pet…

~ Courtney x

Grey’s Anatomy Season 7 Thoughts!


Here we are, at the end of another season of Grey’s Anatomy. This one was a wild one with everyone recovering from the shooting, some needing to take more time than most. Here were my thoughts as the season unraveled:

  • Derek the adrenaline junkie – huh, can’t last long lol
  • Cristina and Hunt married ASAP – damn. But glad that they both made it down the aisle.
  • Alex and Lexie are over hallelujah.
  • Bailey taking time away from her man 😦 I hope they make it work. She deserves this.
  • Of course, McDreamy hated Chief lol but he held out for quite a while so good for him.
  • Cristina’s PTSD from the shooting is saddening to see – she used to be so focused and now she’s just floating around. I hope she gets better.
  • Callie and Arizona are leaving? That sucks :/ I mean I’m sure they come back but come on guys.
  • Spoke too soon only Arizona is going lol – still sucky for Callie though – SHE DESERVES BETTER
  • I wonder if Arizona comes back…
  • Alex was super cute in that documentary episode with that kid – he totally belongs in peds.
  • Cristina quit?! Damn – someone talk some sense into her stat.
  • Callie and Cristina’s unlikely friendship is nice to see – guess they were more than just roommates – but why did Callie think Cristina cutting hair was a good idea lol
  • Cristina went fishing with McDreamy lol okay sure
  • But also Cristina working as a bartender was fun for a hot minute
  • Fistula is a weird word lol
  • Arizona came back! But things with her and Callie are iffy…are they gonna make it work? Callie needs a good love!
  • But also Callie having Mark’s baby? Never saw that coming but also wanna know how it turns out
  • Honestly, Bailey tweeting during surgery is me
  • Can’t believe that Teddy married that patient lol – also I guess I know why Jake Ballard left Scandal for a while…
  • I am actually loving this Mark/Callie/Arizona thing please don’t let it end
  • I guess Meredith and Derek don’t end up having a baby right? I mean the hormones are making Meredith go blind so like I can’t see that going anywhere
  • Bailey and her new guy – I guess she could never go back to the other one after the incident? He just kind of disappeared tho – and no I don’t know either of their names lol
  • Avery and Lexie? Is that gonna last? I have no idea but you know what Avery needs someone
  • The new peds guys is weird…I don’t know how to feel about him
  • You can’t ask someone to marry you while you are driving a car wtf Arizona
  • Why are they singing though like this is hilarious
  • Oh my God McDreamy with a baby – dying this is too cute
  • Meredith and Derek have officially gotten married!
  • And Callie and Arizona’s wedding was like super cute – also love how none of the parents are really the biggest fan of Mark just being there but honestly love him
  • Also can they pick a Chief Resident already because the race is getting old and no one is evenΒ really being that competitive – it’s just Alex really gunning for it and Cristina not being able to do anything because of Teddy lol
  • So Teddy’s gonna piss off to Germany and we need to find yet another heart surgeon? Ugh
  • Of course Alex told, it was only a matter of time. Soz Meredith but you broke the rules
  • Damn Derek you being harsh on Meredith
  • And she alone with the baby?! Wonder how that’s gonna go
  • Also can’t believe Cristina was just so not gonna have her baby with Hunt. Like he should get a say. At least she could have considered what he had to say.
  • I suppose she never told him about what happened the last time she was pregnant…
  • Also Teddy and that guy were so cliche. Of course, she falls in love with the guy she married on a whim. That’s how it goes lol

So as far as seasons go, I feel like this was a calm one. No one dramatically exited the show, and it was chill. I mean sure there were things that annoyed me, like Cristina taking forever to get back into surgery and the Lexi/Sloan situation but that’s to be expected. Can’t love everything.

That being said as always I’m excited to see where the next season goes. No time to waste – season 8 here I come!

~ Courtney x

Reread: Thirteen Reasons Why by Jay Asher


I first read this book when I was around 16. I actually made a blog post about it at the time on an older blog. I decided to read it again after watching the Netflix series and seeing how it compared to the book.

Everything is pretty much the same, except that Clay listens to the tapes in one night in the book and in the TV series he takes FOREVER to get through the tapes. They also play out the Hannah/Clay romance way more on the TV show as well as Clay having more interaction with Tony.

Aside from that, going back and reading the book was interesting. I got through it probably a lot faster than I did the first time reading it, apparently when I first read it I got confused about when Clay was listening to the tape and when he was not, I didn’t have trouble with that this time haha.

I also think the second time reading it was a bit boring, I guess because I knew what happened and so nothing was really new.

So it’s not worth a re-read. And also I guess since it’s so close to the TV series if you’ve watched that you don’t need to read the book. That being said, if you want to know what happens in a less graphic way, definitely side with the book. In the book, Hannah swallows pills and does not slit her wrists open. That actually traumatized me watching it…and the book also does not depict graphic scenes of rape like the TV show does either.

And of course, the book does not have a sequel, which means all the stuff that happens in season 2 doesn’t happen in the book world. It just ends with Clay sending on the tapes and reaching out to Skye. And in my opinion, I think the show should’ve stuck with the one season, I wasn’t the biggest fan of season 2 and if the graphic scenes are going to continue I think I’ll be okay with not watching it.

Anyway, I rated the book 3/5 on Goodreads. I think it’s good for what it is but I do think I prefer the TV series. And of course, it carries an important message about how you never really know how you can affect someone’s life. So it is important to be kind and treat others well.

The next book I have decided to read is China Rich Girlfriend, it is the second book in the Crazy Rich Asians series and I’m excited to find out what happens next πŸ™‚

~ Courtney x

My Sim in the Snow

A random picture of my Sim in the snow – I posted this on my Sims Instagram and I really like the way it turned out so wanted to share it here.

I haven’t really been able to play Sims much recently because of uni work but I have plenty of old gameplay screenshots to share with the world.

I have this habit of wanting to document everything so why not document my Sims lives online as well as my own?

The above Sim is called Sapphire – she is the 3rd generation of my Jewel Legacy. I have had this save game for about 2 years now. My plan is to have each generation complete an aspiration and a career – so Sapphire’s career is an art critic, though I might have her open an art gallery too. I forget what her aspiration is but I’m pretty sure it’s just the painting one.

If you want to follow more of Sapphire’s journeys you can check out my Sims Instagram, Tumblr or Twitter. I tend to live-tweet when I play and then Tumblr is updated later, and Instagram gets sprinkles of posts here and there.

And while I’m shamelessly plugging everything I might also note I have a Sims YouTube channel where I post Create a Sim videos and Speed Builds. I don’t do Let’s Plays though, mainly because I get bored of them and it’s a lot of commitment.

So there you go, now you know I spend way too much time playing Sims and I spend just as much time talking about it on social media lol

Grey’s Anatomy Season 6 Thoughts


First of all, I know this is my 3rd(?) post about Grey’s Anatomy lately but I’m obsessed. I swear I will get some non-Grey’s Anatomy blog content up soon I’ve just been busy with uni and this show is one of those things I watch when I’m taking a break from uni work. Also, it’s super easy to quickly write some bullet points in between episodes.

So yes, I have just finished season 6 and it wrecked me. Like starting with George leaving and ending with a massive disaster. I cried so much.

Here are my thoughts on season 6 of Grey’s Anatomy:

  • I SO would have preferred if Izzie had gone instead of George – like oh my God. GEORGE WAS BAE – this is what happens when you don’t get enough screen time. I mean I get it but I’m still not okay with it.
  • A merger? Did you mean – a good way to kick off old cast members and replace them with new ones? This should be good…
  • Wow I already hate all the new Mercy West people – No one will beat the original interns, not even Lexie is growing on me.
  • I can’t believe that Meredith gave her dad part of her liver and then he was kind of never seen or heard from again the entire season – cool. I guess we got more important things going on then.
  • I love that they’ve now just shoved Bailey, Sloan and Lexie to the sidelines for these new people – get out I miss Bailey going off on everyone.
  • Just as I think that Bailey’s dad shows up…
  • Sloan has a daughter and she’s pregnant? Lol okay.
  • We got a new heart surgeon…let’s see how long she lasts.
  • Yeah I definitely would have rathered Izzie died at the start of the season, the way they wrote her out was so weak. She wasn’t even in half the episodes before she made her exit.
  • So the Chief is drinking again and now McDreamy is the Chief – guess the war is over between them and McDreamy clearly won.
  • Lexie slept with Alex and Sloan slept with Addison…so honestly, their relationship is nothing to me. Like they have no real story. They had some moments, but it’s not an epic love like Meredith and McDreamy or Izzie and Denny…it’s just there…so the fact they aren’t together anymore does not bother me.
  • Sloan’s daughter doesn’t hang around and also wants to get rid of the baby – lol not a surprise. Didn’t see her sticking around for long term or seeing Sloan trying to take care of a baby.
  • Why is Lexie an awkward character that I don’t see with anyone? Especially Alex. Why is this a thing lol?
  • Also her blonde hair is not cute.
  • Sloan and Teddy…meh nothing exciting there.
  • Yasss Bailey you get your man!
  • Okay but like Cristina and Meredith have such a good friendship and I love it
  • Are Teddy and Hunt going to get together or are they just screwing with Cristina because they can? I need this love triangle to be over. Thanks.
  • I can’t believe Arizona doesn’t want kids – that’s so mean and honestly, Callie deserves better she needs something real after George and Hahn
  • Sloan and Lexie get back together right? I mean he still loves her, she clearly still loves him…bound to happen – still not the epic love I was hoping for but eh
  • OH MY GOD!
  • Okay so I just finished the season 6 finale and here are a bunch of bullet points I have to make on the last two episodes alone:
  • Again, this is one way to get rid of a lot of cast members – I see they weren’t fond of some people from Mercy West either…
  • I didn’t expect this to happen, like one minute some guy is wandering around looking for McDreamy, next thing you know he’s shooting people…cool…
  • ALEX – yo okay I forgot while watching the episode that he’s still present in season 15 so like he doesn’t die but man he had me for sure there…
  • MEREDITH – SWEETIE – is she gonna tell McDreamy about the baby? She just had a miscarriage and like was actually happy about being pregnant and it would have been cute for her and McDreamy to have babies and now… well now I don’t know
  • MCDREAMY – okay not cute, he was definitely not dying today oh no. I know he makes his exit later on, thought I was second guessing myself BUT DID THAT STOP ME FROM CRYING? NO! I’m an emotional wreck right now.
  • Hunt made a choice! Good for him – if he hurts Cristina again tho he’s on my list
  • Bailey! If they had killed her off I would have been done with this show. Would not have been having that.
  • And yasss Callie and Arizona are back together – didn’t really see them being apart for too long and they weren’t – literally an episode or two lol
  • And now…now I need to recover because that finale was a lot.

I am desperate to start season 7 now so I know how everyone recovered from this because I surely haven’t. So expect me to be back ASAP with another Grey’s Anatomy blog post lol

~ Courtney x