The doctors have scheduled my surgery for November 11th. I’ll go in in the morning – no idea how long they’ll actually be rooting around inside me. Man, it’s weird knowing that someone’s going to cut me wide open – with my permission, yet.
VTSFFC has announced plans to hold a Technicon in 2010. I realized this morning that the first part of my last post could be a bit impenetrable if one doesn’t know at least a little gamer slang. Luckily, there’s not many people reading my journal who don’t… and the rest are sharp enough to work it out from contexts. Thanks to everyone for the support! This is weirding me the hell out, but I have no intention of getting all drama-queeny over it (even if sometimes I want to). Having you folks watching my back helps an enormous amount.
GM to me: “Roll your Body dice, target number 5, and we’ll see what the doctor says.” Me: “Okay, that’s 3d6 – ” GM: “Inflating your stats a little?” Me: “Shut up. I rolled a 4, a 3, and a 1.” GM: “No successes, huh? Checking the chart… okay. You have kidney cancer.” Unfortunately, the GM isn’t talking about my game character, either; looks like I’ll be going in next month for surgery after all. The surgeon’s very optimistic, and I should still keep the unaffected portion of that kidney. That’s one of a long list of ways I’m fortunate … Continue reading →
Randomly landed on “A New Hope” on Spike HD. Wow, that movie never gets old. Shame about the unfortunate editing error in this copy during the Greedo scene.
I filled in a quiz meme: “What if LiveJournal Were An Anime?” and got the following: The performer of the opening theme: southernsinger The magical girl: tango The talking animal: nviiibrown The lecherous old man: stephaniesmom The teenager who uses ancient magic to win games: aylinn The fifteen-year-old Japanese girl with blond hair and a D cup: rubinpdf My only comment is that I really want to hear Keith compose and perform an anime soundtrack. I’d buy copies to give to my friends. Still woefully behind on my anime watching: I’ve got all of Fullmetal Alchemist and Macross Frontier to … Continue reading →
Friday morning on the way to work, I listened to an Astronomy Cast show on dark skies: areas far from cities where one can still see an amazing number of stars plastered across the sky. My own most amazing dark sky experience occurred on a 1am drive from Roanoke to Bluefield: it happened to be a perfectly clear winter night, and as I looked up through the windshield for a second, I saw more stars in the sky than I’d seen in my entire life. Darn near wrecked the car, I was so transported by the sight. At any rate, … Continue reading →
Yesterday, I had to take a replacement keyboard to a customer. The weather was great, so I figured I’d just walk the keyboard over. I ended up having to go back to the same building for another customer, and out of curiosity I checked the Google Maps Pedometer site; the round-trip was a half-mile walk, so I figured I’d gotten my mile in for the day. Turned out I had to go back to that building 3 more times yesterday, and in a spirit of stubbornness, refused to drive for any of the trips. Ended up with 2.5 miles of … Continue reading →
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I am, though I’m not yet sure what I’m going to wear. A lot of the costumes I’ve been wearing to cons lately just aren’t especially appropriate for work (though I got away with one of them at my last job, years ago). Last year I wore a Starfleet uniform to work, and it went over well, but I’d hate to repeat the theme. If a costume has to be made, I plan four or five months in advance – the more lead time the better. If I’m planning to buy, more like a month. As I’ve sucessfully (if sloppily) … Continue reading →