Saturday, November 26, 2011

Day 328 of 362

Blue, gray, and black... For some reason, it feels right...

Last night was a long night, but an overall good one. Today promises to be more so.

First, I'm heading to the store for a bit, then Loquacious is going to relieve me, and I will change out of my normal, dapper gear into something more conducive to drumming. I've been invited to Grumpy's house for a a holiday jam session. I haven't truly touched a musical instrument in 20+ years, but that hasn't completely killed the urge. I do like music, and though I am old, out-of-shape, and WAY out-of-practice, I'm looking forward to it.

Once we've deafened ourselves, I'll come back to the store and play in Shady's Star HERO game. It wasn't what I intended, but I believe I have come up with the most racist Asian character ever. I'm going to see how this character ("Xia Ling-Jen", or just "Ling") develops... Depending on what happens, he'll either get spaced by one of the other PCs for his antics or he'll become so indispensable to the ship/crew that they'll put up with his crap. The more I look at this paragraph in writing, the more intrigued I become by the possibilities.

Finally... apparently I won something. You can read about it here. All I'll say for now is "Thanks, JJ! 'Tis appreciated"

-- GopherDave

Friday, November 25, 2011

Day 327 of 362

Yeah, I noticed the giant hair after I took the pictures. It's gone now...

Yep... It's Black Friday... Currently, we have no specials going on at the store, but if you come in and buy enough, GopherDave will make you "such a deal", you'll hardly believe you're walking out with money in your pocket. =P

Seriously, though... Other than normal business, all that's going on tonight is Friday Night Magic.

My day yesterday, though, was Heaven. I got to spend the day with my family and not worry about he store. In fact, I didn't get "store twitchy" like I usually do on one of these days until about 9PM. That's about 2-3 hours later than usual. I'd like to think I'm getting better at letting go, but we shall see.

Take care... shop defensively...

-- GopherDave

Wednesday, November 23, 2011

Day 326 of 362

It's the Wednesday before Thanksgiving at the Gopher, and I expect it to be slow, like every other day has been this week. I do expect things to pick up after the weekend, when holiday shopping begins in earnest.

We're still in "hurry-up-and-wait mode" over the new place. A couple of rounds of negotiation have happened, and now we're in more. With the holiday weekend, we don't expect to hear anything back until Monday afternoon at the EARLIEST. More like it'll be Tuesday or Wednesday before we hear back. Even then, things might not be settled. Instead, it may be off for another round of negotiations.

So, please be patient. Things like this rarely get done overnight. When we know something concrete, trust me, the world will know...

-- GopherDave

Tuesday, November 22, 2011

Day 325 of 362

As the holiday approaches, I anticipate another slow day at the store. As for me... well... I've got some stuff to catch up on.

To help with that, I placed my Champions campaign on hiatus until after the move (whenever that will be). I'm debating dropping out of games I'm currently playing in to help make time for work, but I do know that if I don't play at least a little bit, I will become UNBEARABLY insane.

Beyond that, not much is happening... Casual MtG at the store tonight, as well as the return of Gregghawk. It will hopefully be a productive night. Now to go puck some ducks in a few rows...

-- GopherDave

Monday, November 21, 2011

Day 324 of 362

Monday... 40K tonight so I get to leave early. Still no real word yet from anyone on the new Gopher spot front. Initial things have gone out from our end, but we've not heard anything back yet. So, we're still in "wait mode".

Slow day at the store, but that's to be expected as it's Fall Break at the local university. Not much else going on...

peace... GopherDave

Sunday, November 20, 2011

Day 323 of 362

I had a fair amount to say today, but my lovely wife said most of it best here.

-- GopherDave