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I thought I was coming down with the flu on Friday. And I felt kinda bad Saturday evening, and still punky on Sunday, but.. yesterday was fine, and today's fine. So either I had some minor cold bug, or my immune system absolutely mugged the virus.
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A million little things to take care of today, stuff that my co-workers piled up for me while I was gone, and.. I'm okay with that. If I had a 22 day weekend EVERY weekend, this work thing would be a breeze.
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One more day..
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A few hiccups this morning. Things are quieting down now, though, so maybe I'll have a nap on this soft, lovely keyboard..
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At least they're getting pasta for the food. I like pasta.


Dec. 17th, 2012 11:14 am
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Tired. Somewhat depressed. Not sure why, as to either.

Had a fun session on Saturday, of my Legion game. Probably should have recorded that one, but ultimately, I didn't feel like making the effort.

Really looking forward to vacation..
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I've been in a pretty bleak mood for the last few days - and I can't really pinpoint anything that specifically triggered it recently. I don't think my usual ironclad optimism ever fully recovered from the quadruple whammy of "Grandmother dying, City of Heroes closing, Emergency room visit for possible kidney stone, and a week of being unable to eat normally due to bad medicine reaction."

So it was nice to get a little bright spot this week. Someone figured out a hack you can use atop existing City of Heroes installations - it lets you get into character creation, meaning that CoH's world-class costume creator is accessible, even with the servers down. I'd already deleted my installation, but was able to download it anew.

It's not much, but it helps.


Dec. 12th, 2012 09:54 am
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Well, in ten days or so, we'll know if the Mayans were right, or they just ran out of stone.

I am already feeling this winter's gloom - it's been rainy and crappy weather for a while now. I seem to recall that there used to be this big, fiery orb in the sky - or so the legends tell me. Perhaps it will return before the end of the world.


Dec. 11th, 2012 09:43 am
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One of the folks I used to play D&D with emailed me yesterday - suggested I trek up to the game store for a demo of Malifeux, which is a skirmish-sized miniatures battle game. In the spirit of being more social, I decided to do so, despite the crappy weather. Fun game, and much less of a money sink than Warhammer.
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Got the holiday wrapping down yesterday, and did most of the tree decoration the day before that; my collection of nerdy holiday ornaments is fairly impressive. Mostly Star Wars and Star Trek, but there are a few superheroes scattered within, plus a Harry Potter.

Regrettably, my pre-lit tree does not have bulb sockets that are compatible with the ornaments that plug in to light up; I may have to address that in future years with an additional ordinary light strand. The tree-topper I selected is also too heavy to balance properly atop the tree - I'll have to think about some clever solution to that.

Cleaning Up

Dec. 7th, 2012 09:53 am
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I deleted City of Heroes yesterday - after backing up my screenshots and saved costume files. I'm pondering where to put the screenshots - I have a Tumblr and a Photobucket, but I also tried Picasa way back when - maybe I should give it another go.

I could probably stand to delete DCU Online and Star Trek Online as well - the likelihood of me getting back into either is pretty slim.
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I'm pondering potential resolutions for the New Year. Normally, I disdain the tradition, but I feel like maybe some change wouldn't be bad. My top three in consideration :

1.) Be more social.
2.) Give up soda.
3.) Learn to draw.

The third might be challenging to find time for, amidst my other hobbies; other than that, it's probably the easiest. Then again, the second takes no time whatsoever, and no money - just a major adjustment of personal habits. I don't drink a lot of soda, and I never drink it before lunch - but I suspect it's the next easiest 'brick' to remove if I want to progress towards weight loss.

Being more social is the hardest, unquestionably - because when it comes down to it, I really don't like most people. One might argue that makes it more important to be social - so I can find more people I do like.
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I've written once or twice on this journal about how I dislike office parties - the mandatory, prescribed fun and forced social interaction with people whose company I tolerate, rather than enjoy - it's not my ideal situation. I'm hardly a social butterfly under optimal conditions, and those conditions are sub-optimal, to say the least.

But! My pal Eric has invited me as his plus one, to his office party. I have decided to go, because over the past two years, I have learned of Eric's work environment. It is filled with people so petty, so horrible, that they would not be out of place as the "bullies" and "mean girls" on a high school television drama. They are nominally adults in the real world, but could not be more like teenage caricatures if they tried.

I am going, to give Eric moral support, and so that I can finally put faces to the names of the people I've heard so much about.
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Diamond, Pearl, and Platinum : Done.

SoulSilver : Eight Gym Badges.

HeartGold : Barely started.

Black and White : Eight badges, Hall of Fame, Story complete.

Black 2 and White 2 : Five and Six badges.

I might actually finish Generation Four before Generation Six comes out!
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I was incredibly saddened by the loss of City of Heroes. I logged in for the last few hours and just hung around with other members of the Straight Dope supergroup that made it online. Went to bed miserably sad.

On Saturday, I put up a Christmas Tree in my house for the first time. My parents are actually bringing Christmas to me this year. That should be a nice change of pace.

The End!

Nov. 30th, 2012 09:09 am
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City of Heroes shuts down at Midnight, Pacific Time, tonight. I hope another game like it comes along.

Hoo, Boy

Nov. 29th, 2012 10:16 am
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I was down with a headcold yesterday - feeling better today.

So, I notice that, like Blogger, LJ seems to be phasing in a new posting interface. And like Blogger's, it is formless and hideous and awful.

Another reason to switch to Tumblr?

The Last

Nov. 27th, 2012 09:17 am
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City of Heroes ends Friday. I've been wanting to get back into it since the end was announced, and I finally made some time last night to log in and re-familiarize myself with the controls. Hopefully tonight and tomorrow I can play through a few more of the awesome missions before it shuts down for good.

One of the things I will miss most? The game's ragdoll physics engine, wherein you could send a bad guy flying and his unconscious body would get snagged on a tree, twitching hideously, until it de-spawns. Never fails to make me laugh.


Nov. 26th, 2012 01:02 pm
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I'm back!

I am still pondering my proliferation of blogs. I may move to Tumblr, fully, despite its disappointing lack of real comments. But I would miss my icons...
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Probably won't post again until Monday, so this is the best time to do this. I am thankful - very thankful - that ignorance did not win the Presidential Election. Now, we may be in for a few more years of gridlock in Washington, but at least we didn't lose yardage on this play.


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