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    • CommentTimeSep 7th 2011
    @Alastair - Awesomeness! My group's summer hiatus is over and it's time to play again! Roll for initiative!
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    Yeah so on monday, sigga and I celebrated our 3rd Wedding Anniversary! Whoo Hoo!

    As it was a Leather anniversary, i got her a spa day and a pair of shoes, as they were cheaper than a leather jacket (which would have busted me moneyz wise).

    That was followed by a lovely evening eatging fine meats and drinking fine wine at a top restaurant, followed by some Martial squishy events... again, more wooo!
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    @icelandbob - Pics or it never happened.
    • CommentTimeSep 7th 2011
    I called the IRS. the men in black were not deployed. The invisible elephant even decreased in size to that of a mouse.


    It wasn't that scary at all.

    I deserve the cigarette of victory* now.

    *cigar in my case
    • CommentTimeSep 7th 2011 edited
    @sleestak. its my second game ever, both of which i'm dming, with a bunch who have never played aside from our last game or even thought of playing.... you have to do some strongarming for dnd up here
    • CommentTimeSep 7th 2011
    I just spent some money I didn't really have at the Top Shelf sale. I now have Infinite Kung Fu and Liar's Kiss on their way to my home, I am excited.
    • CommentTimeSep 7th 2011
    Relieved myself of some stupid crap in my life by putting it down and telling myself firmly that I don't care. Realizing I don't care shouldn't be this hard, but sometimes I miss the obvious. Ah...but I don't care. I can walk away now.

    Worked out a plan for getting to do some of the things I want to this month. Shall require flexibility from me and my budgeting which I tend to find very stressful but I can stop being skittish about just what my plans are. Of course, I'm going to be a moving target for the rest of the month (and I can't fuck around any more, I have to pay attention and work), but I got to take aim at a terrific opportunity and soon it will be mine.

    Felt good about my Japanese quiz today.
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    I don't tend to enter much in here, as I feel too self-congratulatory if I do post, but of late, I'm feeling pretty full of myself. Over the last 2 weeks, with the exception of nights when I haven't been home, I've worked on "art", This might not seem like a big thing, but for me it is. I used to draw prolifically, my house was full of mounds of paper containing bits of work from as far back as my School days, and was constantly added to, I had shelves full of doodles, sketches, concepts, half visualised comic sequences etc.
    One day, in 2004, I got in a colossal argument with my partner at the time, regarding the "Mess" that was was my collection of work, which rather than being a minor issue resulting in me tidying escalated fairly hideously into screaming and bawling proportions, during the course of which, I collected my arrangement of works and threw them in the bin, In a fairly insane act of... I'm not sure what. The next day, when I'd calmed down, I realised I'd better rescue my work, which, whilst it might have been a bugbear to my partner, was rather important to me, but it was gone. Rather dutifully, the binmen had been round and disposed of the contents of our bin, whilst I was at work. This episode has effected my work constantly since, Even working digitally, It's often felt like an uphill struggle, that I'll never ever recover the work I've lost, and subsequently, I lost patience with my work, and have often found myself deliberately convincing myself not to draw, when I've felt the urge to do so.
    and so, aside from the odd foray, I've lost just shy of 6 years.

    I'm not sure what has changed, But I feel massively inclined to work, and am going for it at a pace I find rather suprising, I constantly lose time having to repeat things, due to making technical errors, or having mishaps, and therein the other oddity. I don't mind. If I get set back, rather than looking for something to break, as I would have in my younger days, I seem to simply shrug it off, and continue.
    I don't know if I'll ever be doing much more with this stuff than being a hobbyist, I'd love to give up working in IT and do something with this, but that may be a pipedream and at my advancing age, time is not probably on my time. But, I'm doing stuff, not hating it, and I'm doing it constantly. So, yeah. I feel rather fucking chipper.
    • CommentAuthorDarkest
    • CommentTimeSep 8th 2011
    More small stuff:

    1) Have given carbonated soft drinks up at the start of the month so far so good.

    2) Went into London and had a look around. Bought some books.

    3) As above but I finally got and read Demo 1.
    • CommentTimeSep 8th 2011
    Had a fantastic time at the Russian Red Army Choir & Ensemble concert. Definitely one of the most memorable moments of my life.

    Also got a chance to dress up which, considering how this week has been with self-esteem, cheered me up a bit.
    • CommentTimeSep 9th 2011
    how the fuck am i thirty-seven

    how did this happen
    • CommentTimeSep 9th 2011
    Happy birthday, sir.

    (I'll be joining you in a month, let me know if there's good stuff on the menu.)
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    how the fuck am i thirty-seven

    how did this happen

    Well first you were thirty-five... and then you were thirty-six... and then...

    Happy birthday, regardless of how it happened.
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    Happy birthday, youngster.
    • CommentAuthorArgos
    • CommentTimeSep 9th 2011
    I cleaned out the fridge. That thing was nasty as fuck, been meaning to do it since I moved in. Now I can use the veggie and meat drawers with ease ^_^

    Happy Birthday Fauxhammer!
      CommentAuthorAlan Tyson
    • CommentTimeSep 9th 2011 edited
    Got a LOT... I mean a metric TON of shit off my chest to the friend I keep griping about in the Open Mic Nights. And it felt... really good.

    Better than I've felt in months. Maybe a year.

    The world doesn't seem as grey and heavy and granular as it used to. It's a little more musical, a little more liquid, a little more beautiful.

    Happy birthday, Faux! Hope it's a good one!
    • CommentTimeSep 9th 2011
    Happy Birthday, Faux!

    Plans cancelled, so I had a night to myself. Bought some coffee beans, had a veggie burger and rented Alien and watched it for the first time. Simple stuff, but I feel good.
    • CommentTimeSep 10th 2011
    Happy birthday Fauxhammer!

    Saw friends in the middle of the day when I wasn't thinking I would (their messed up Burning Man plans worked out like that).

    Gave a soul a cleansing, aka went to my company's play of our new show What the Moon Saw, which is our contribution to 9/11 remembrance. It was enough for me knowing that I would put my sorrow and thoughts into whatever i got when sitting through the play, but every media outlet has been making a point of bludgeoning me with remembering 9/11 (like i'd forget). So I needed the play even more. I thought I might get weepy in places. I didn't figure I'd cry for nearly an hour and be unable to speak at the end.

    In any case, it all reaffirms that theatre and telling stories is what I'm about. It's how I make sense of everything and how I can tell the world what I'm seeing. Fuck yeah.
    • CommentAuthorJECole
    • CommentTimeSep 10th 2011
    Me? I'm nearly at the end of the first draft of my first novel. An urban fantasy set in Amsterdam. I'll be finish in the next 72 hours.

    Currently it clocking in at a mighty 297 pages and 137,188 words. The sense of achievement I'm feeling borders on europhic. I'm aiming to have the book finished, edited, illustrated and printed by the last week in March 2012. Just in time for eastercon.
    Christ. I. Have . Written. A. Novel.

    Wow...! :)
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    Strangely, most of my stuff's stayed digital so seeing it printed to A2 and out in the wild always brings a warm glow to my day. Money, what money?..bah, irrelevant...Highlight of my week.

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