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It’s been a long, wierd week. I’m not going to go into a lot of details as to what’s been going on, but it’s certainly been abnormal. The web site redesign project has been put on hold indefinitly. There’s been a lot of poitical flak about it and basically we’ve been shut down until some of the political involvement shifts. It sucks, but it doesn’t. We were supposed to have something live by Sunday and, well, realistically I didn’t see that happening at all.

OwlCon, like I said, was pretty fun, except for the dying bit. I spent way too much money, ate too much crap, and actually gamed myself out. By the time we got to the last session, with the ammount of gaming and the death to account for, I just wasn’t in the mood anymore. I feel a little bad because I think Nick was really looking forward to the last game, but I really liked the idea of getting home before midnight. We actually got back to Denton just after 9:30 and I was home again home again jiggity jig by 10. It made the weekend all that much better.

Monday, not much happened. Same for Tuesday. Tuesday night was a harsh reminder that I died at OwlCon when I showed up for the game at Talon and determined that I was too low level to play with those folks. I coudl have played if I really wanted to, but it would have involved taking less xp at a greater risk of life. Not a fair trade off to me. So instead, Heather and I stayed at home, recorded “24” and watched Lost in Translation. I throroughly enjoyed it. I didn’t even realize it was by Sophia Coppola until the end, but when I go back and think about it, I can kind of feel The Virgin Suicides within it. Bill Murray was great, as was Scarlett Johansson. Maybe I should start a movie review blog, just for the movies that I watch, even though I’ve been watching fewer and fewer. I think I’d be an okay reviewer, even though I’m not as critical as most.

Wednesday we watched “24.” The episode was really one of the best ones this season. I was throroughly impressed and was clinging to my seat through the entire episode. After that, we watched Intolerable Cruelty. I don’t feel like it was on par with most of the other Coen Brother’s movies, but it had some good points, and taken on it’s own (not compared to, say, Oh Brother… or Raising Arizona) it fared quite well. George Clooney was very fun and quirky, almost a reprise of his role in Oh Brother… and Catherine Zeta-Jones, well, lets just say I didn’t hear a lot of what she was saying, I was otherwise distracted. Holy handgrenades!

Tonight, however, I actually do get to play Manthuu again. We’ve got some other low level people signed up, so the APL will be in range for me. I need to at least get to 6th level so I can have the option of retiring. I’m still not sure I’ll be going that route, but I want that option available to me. Maybe like the threat of retiring my dice, he’ll start doing incredibly well.

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