Started research on knighthood and it’s origins. Seems there was some influence on the concept from the Middle East, and not crusaders, but their Muslim opposition. Very interesting stuff. And not unique to Europe. Will need to boil down for the StarSea.
Had a really cool dream this morning that seemed like a cool game. Groups of outlaw heroes who kidnap those who hunt them, show their oppressors their true colors, then set up a test in which the outlaws are in danger. If the above-board hero is willing to sacrifice himself to save his enemies, he can be trusted and asked to join up. If not, he’s sent on his way. Seemed like a great, if flawed, set up for a game.
Worked all day. Will be working tomorrow. Need to get to bed. Later.
Work was one of those days that my job (all too) frequently gives me: one in which there is a long time spent waiting in the middle of the day expecting to be sent home followed by sufficient work to end up with overtime. We get sent home early with a regularity I don’t care for, and this has been especially so recently. It was like this last year, too. Makes for difficulty budgeting. And all of this was after a trip to Sacramento for work had been cancelled, which would have guaranteed a full day’s pay. As it is, now I’m not working tomorrow (first Thursday off in a while). Only about 15 hours this week, when a couple of weeks ago I had nearly 30. I’m hating the inconsistency.
Then, I basically was the deciding vote towards not gaming tonight. Half our players didn’t show up, or worse, showed up too late for me to be happy. The FLGS we play at is five minutes from work, and I’d sat in the store waiting for over an hour before anyone showed up. One of the players decided not to show only about the time I arrived at the store (5PM) and only gave notice at that point. Others got caught in traffic. But after an hours wait, I felt like I’d waited long enough. My indigestion (related to weight gain from the past year of a fast-food heavy diet related to work) was flaring, I had a headache, and just ended up not feeling like staying for a game in which our spread of characters were not up to the ask of completing the encounter we’d begun last week.
So I came home and started poking around at the Internet, falling asleep sometime around 9PM and sleeping through until about half an hour ago. And I’m ready for more.
What a day. Blech!
You know, I thought I had something I wanted to cover earlier, but a couple of nod-offs and I’ve now forgotten what they were.
I did update my “About” page since my last post. If you know me, go read it and let me know if there’s anything you think I should add.
Yeah… I can’t keep my eyes open. Later
Today has been a lot of nothing. Well, I did things, but nothing of particular note. Spent time with friends and their kids, watched Night At The Museum, an episode of Bill Maher and Castle. That’s it.
I’ve done some poking around the Internet, finding interesting images and wasting time. Again, nothing to really report on, just cluttering my hard drive.
Yeah, slow, quiet day.
Today I didn’t do much, so the biggest thing I have to report is…
Accounting. As in “balancing the checkbook” accounting. I keep my info in a spreadsheet based on a downloadable file I get from my bank, and I use it to figure out how much I spend on what.
Contrary to what most might believe for a gamer, gaming is not where most (or even a large percentage) of my money goes. It actually goes primarily for food. That’s because of the job. Carrying lunch is a pain in the ass, so I end up buying lunch. And a snack at break time, and often a breakfast. Gasoline and car are the next most intensive, also related largely to work. Then there’s entertainment, which includes not only gaming, but also DVDs and other media.
I spent the evening re-watching the first couple of episodes of Constantine. Pretty good stuff, but I’m amazed that it’s on network TV. Some of the themes seem pretty dark and unChristian for network, but who knows. I suppose if it gets ratings, it’ll continue.
Anyway, it’s late, and while I have nowhere to be in the morning, I think it’s about bedtime. Later.