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Jan. 22nd, 2008

Haven't updated in a week. What can I say? Not much going on.

After many years of being a snotty bitch about gaming, I dipped my toes back into tabletop with the all-girl Arcana game. This weekend I enjoyed the first session of a new fantasy game run by drivingblind which was a sprawling 6 hour world-building exercise with a little character creation tossed in at the end (or that's how it felt) and it was good. This game has several things going for it: experienced players (except for me), like-mindedness about play style (to some useful extent), and a design which allows the players to contribute to the world-building. This is quite terrific; it avoids the lecturey part of getting started and everyone is able to be more on the same page. Since it won't be a weekly event, I won't feel so pressured about it. Although if I could build a new world every week, that would be OK, since that was super fun. In fact, if you were an aspiring genre writer, the recorded session would be like gold. :)

After that, though, I got a searing headache which followed me through much of the holiday weekend. Combine that with my natural tendency to laziness and the most useful thing I did this weekend was laundry. Jack and I did go to lunch yesterday and discuss a bunch of things we should do around the house... and then sort of stared at everything in the Lowe's for a while. I stared at Corian countertops. Alot. I confess I'd like to modernize our range/oven and dishwasher although the ones we have work just fine. NONE of this activity got the house any cleaner, which is really what it needs.

When I got tired of Lowe's and Jack was still searching for things, I walked over to Staples. Oh, office/school supplies!! My stated goal was to find a notebook for class which starts in just over a week. I neatly filled a 1-subject college-ruled notebook for BIO 101, and was hoping to find another compact sturdy notebook for this. Since notebooks are all about fashion or economy, this was actually kind of a pain. But apart from my needed notebook, I managed to snag several pens prompted by my post the other day. Due to everyone's fervent adoration of the Pilot Precise v5, I purchased a whole rainbow of those, which I will mail to someone if I hate them. I re-discovered the Varsity disposable fountain pen, and picked up some Parker gel refills for my Jotter. Now I just need some momentous writing tasks. :)

Last night we had the peril_book_club meeting. We all loved the book, which made it less a book discussion and more a social call, but that's OK. Next up... well if you want to know you're probably already in the community!

The only thing on my list of life goals for 2008 I'm doing a good job with is the drumming. Which is the number one thing, so fine!


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Jan. 22nd, 2008 05:55 pm (UTC)
Do they still make the Varsity disposable fountain pen? I used to love that thing! I thought it was discontinued.
Jan. 22nd, 2008 06:13 pm (UTC)
They still make it! It has distracting silver stripes now. It was hidden behind a bunch of other stuff and there was only a few of them there. So I guess they are not as popular!
Jan. 22nd, 2008 06:00 pm (UTC)
Ooh! Are you SERIOUSLY thinking about redoing your countertops with Corian? I'd LOVE to re-do ours with Corian or Granite...
Jan. 22nd, 2008 06:10 pm (UTC)
This is the countertop in the house we are not getting. *sigh* It's deep blue with brilliant sparkles here and there.

Jan. 22nd, 2008 06:48 pm (UTC)
OMG I love silestone and that color. It reminds me of the night sky.
Jan. 22nd, 2008 06:12 pm (UTC)
Are you kidding? You've seen how much countertop we have. I would need to win the lottery, even the very cheapest Corian would cost us like $4000 (very rough estimate). But a girl can dream, right? I just have to touch it every time I go to Lowe's.
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Jan. 22nd, 2008 07:32 pm (UTC)
I DO like nice things...

Though you probably just haven't noticed how crappy our current countertops are.
Jan. 22nd, 2008 10:44 pm (UTC)
You spank us "experienced" players with your fantasticness.

So. Bah.
Jan. 29th, 2008 03:24 am (UTC)
keep up the drumming :)
It's great to read stuff about others sharing my passion too!

All the best.


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