Our Shadowrun Game Night rolled around last night. We’d missed the last few due to various logistical issues, but finally we had everyone except Lewis and Amy. So what did we do? Spent the evening catching up with each other. Heh. Can’t say I minded too much. It’s good to hang with one’s friends for whatever reason. Of course, the tornado warning last night added a little drama – apparently the center of the ‘red zone’ passed right by Jesse’s house. no damage done, though, and she was able to relax a bit after the worst passed. Well, we’ll just … Continue reading →
“Very much what I imagine a small college town with crappy weather would be like, back on old Earth.” – Captain Vanderdecken, Space Rogues Yes, we’ve got nice thick fog, accompanied with that fine, voluminous rain that coldly soaks everything in no time. I may not find my way to the con without leaning out the car window and yelping sonar pings into the blankness. At least I feel pretty decent this morning. Yay getting up just before the end of the continental breakfast.
07:41 Mythbaby: “Mythbusters” Build Team member Kari Byron is pregnant! Congratulations! Guess she’ll be missing some of the rougher stunts. # 14:50 Walked to client and back, about 10 minutes each way. Great day for it, 70 degrees out. # Sent subspace radio by LoudTwitter
Yes, it’s raining this dark morning, and I commend your decision to drive several miles under the speed limit. Your caution and knowledge of your limitations as a driver are an example more people could stand to follow. Now get out of the bloody passing lane!
Langley is closed for the day, which surprises me. There’s a dusting of snow outside, but it sure isn’t anything I couldn’t drive through. Perhaps the bridge-tunnels are unsafe. Our e-mail notification system is a tease, though: “Check Sunday at 7pm.” 7pm Sunday: “Not sure. Check Monday at 5am.” 5am Monday: “We’re definitely closed until Monday at noon. Check at 10am for more.” 10am Monday: “Yeah, okay, we’re closed.” The upshot is that I have a day off, and for once Starr’s not working today either. We didn’t see much of each other this weekend, so this’ll be nice. We … Continue reading →
09:31 @meiran Awesome! Very well done! Are you going to shoot for “Elder” in the last couple days you have left? # 09:44 A 32-degree morning seems much balmier compared to the 12-degree ones last week. # 10:05 Dangit, I have just accidentally spammed Starr’s work address with the invite to the Shadowrun tonight. Hurr, me use computer good. # 11:47 @meiran I picked up the coins for all of Kalimdor yesterday (not counting capital cities). The Horde outposts were a bit exciting 🙂 # 12:01 I think the guy two people ahead of me in the lunch line was … Continue reading →
This morning Chesapeake got its first real frost of the season. Combine that with a very light fog, and the drive to work was just generally washed out a bit. Just a little bit dim and faint, as though the world was fading in around me and had gotten stuck at 98% complete. On the other hand, at least I got to make the entire drive with the sun up. This has nothing to do yet with the longer days, but with the fact that the new kitten fall asleep on my chest this morning as I read the night’s … Continue reading →
07:51 Woke up this morning on Riff & Magenta’s home planet: Land of Night (and high electric bills!) # 13:02 Ozzy Osbourne for WoW: tinyurl.com/6drrfj Guess his race / class. Go on, guess. # 19:57 Still unpacking. A bit stunned at the amount of STUFF one can extract from a three-bedroom apartment. # Sent subspace radio by LoudTwitter
Local weather is trying to be obliging. “You don’t have a light jacket right now? Okay, we’ll just drop the morning temp to 45 degrees so you can wear your winter coat, does that help?” Had a very weird dream the other night where I climbed down a narrow drainage pipe to find myself in a secret underground studio where they were filming the return of “Mystery Science Theater 3000” to the cable channels. I was privileged to sit in on one of the sessions where they watch the movie and write the jokes; I started ad-libbing along, and they … Continue reading →
Well, fall has arrived in Hampton Roads. We’re getting our usual ration of violent, brief evening thunderstorms; and the leaves are beginning to give up the struggle and drop from the trees. The change I found most notable is the 55-degree morning I walked out into; especially since my White Plectrum jacket has finally given up the ghost, and my Starfleet denim jacket isn’t quite what I want to wear to work. (Oh, and the Starfleet jacket’s falling apart too.) Looks like this weekend will include shopping for something to keep my arms warm. After reading my tweet about last … Continue reading →