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“Deep-Fried, Peanut-Butter Basted, Country Ribs… Unh-Huh!”

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I wish I could come to campus in my PJs every day…

then again, I sleep naked…


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So I was really afraid that I was going to beat Riddick in one day. I played a lot on Saturday and after I’d nearly broken out of prison twice, I thought it best to set it aside for a couple days. I’d hate to actually buy a game for once and beat it in less time that I would normally have it for rent. I have to say, though, I’ve been thouroughly enjoying it. It’s been really true to form and extremely entertaining. The only thing, so far, that seems completely out of the concept of Riddick’s character is the moth gathering. I mean, come on. Richard B. Riddick: Murderer, Escaped Convict, Moth Collector. Whatever.

One final note about the game… Minigun goooooooooood.

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So far, today’s been pretty mild compared to yesterday. We had the storms, yeah, but also, I finished off the shelf in the bedroom to put the TV and DVD player on so we could sell the empty file cabinet they were sitting on before. I also went through my clothes closet and my coat closet to get rid of stuff for the yard sale. Seems like I did some other crap too, but damned if I remember. I just remember that by the time 3:00 rolled around, I already felt like I’d been more than productive for a Sunday.

It’s been really slow at work and now I’m working in the lab, where it’s equally slow. I have some stuff that I could be doing in the office, but since I’m not there, I really can’t do them now, can I? I wish I had a DVD or two to watch while I’m sitting in here. One of our lab attendants was REALLY greatful that I have said that they can watch movies on their shifts during the summer. So long as they don’t make it a habit and continue doing so when the real semester starts.

Nick had his game on Friday, and I have to say, for as little experience at running as he has, and being a bit out of practice, he did a damn fine job. I think Craig and Steve were a little put off by the use of the miniatures and grid, but Nick and Sean pretty much learned through RPGA and I have to admit, I really like the extra effect of visualization and strict strategy. I know he’s reading this, and I hope he doesn’t think I’m just blindly praising him. He really did do a good job, especially when he realized that the NPCs don’t really have to have accents so long as we know who’s talking when. There’s no reason a DMs quality should be in any way tied to his ability to affect accents. And I have to say, both combats were extremely entertaining, even though the first was a cakewalk and a comedy of errors; and the second one was a hair’s breadth from killing us outright, I think the both scored high on entertainment. And that’s really the goal, isn’t it. I’m liking my character, but it’s going to take a few more sessions to get into the groove of him.

On the topic of games, I need to get the missive set for the next Spycraft mission. I think I know what I’m going to do with this one, but I need to get all the details down and get as much planned out as possible without turning it into a railroad. It’s been so long since I’ve had an overly succesful game, I hope I haven’t lost my touch. You know, really, I need to write more. Not necesarily for gaming, but just in general. You know flex those creative muscles. Did you know that David Towhy didn’t get his frist screenplay produced in hollywood until the age of 33? I guess I still have a couple years to go. Surely I can write at least as interesting stuff as that.

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we became one of the powerless for a couple of hours last night… we seemed to be plagued with bad luck. I was trying to cook burgers and Country Ribs and the fire just would not co-operate with me. It kept getting colder and colder. When we finally got the burgers off, they were quite dry from cooking for so long just to get done. The ribs though, having been cooked over a second load of charcoal and wood, looked much better. I haven’t had any yet, but I’m looking forward to them. Then, when we finally had dinner in front of us (dry burgers and slightly chewy tater tots – as they were cooked twice), we started to watch our movie, The Sting. For the first half our or so, we seemed to be stopping every 5-10 minutes for one thing or another (checking the ribs, checking the cookies, checking the weather since we heard the Tornado sirens, checking the animals, etc.) and then, when we finally got rid of all our distractions and got settled in to watch for real, the power went off. Sheesh. Apparently we weren’t meant to watch that damn movie, at least not all in once sitting.

So we went around and unplugged all the TVs and expensive electronics to make sure they wouldn’t get shorted out (yeah, too little too late) we started trying to investigate what the source of the power outage was. We could see that all the streetlights were still on and that all the people across the street still had power. We couldnt’ really see the windows on either of our neighbors’ houses, but we could guess that at least one of them had power as well. When her AC unit outside the bedroom window came on, it was kind of a dead giveaway. So we finally gave up on the night and went to bed. About two hours later, the power came on and while we had turned off or unplugged most everything in the house, a couple of lights did come back on, so I went around and turned them off.

It really wasn’t too big a deal, even though I did forget that we were now on city water. › Continue reading

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