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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.

Tired

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.

12-12-12

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.

Whim

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.

Return

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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