Saturday, July 02, 2011

Day 182 of 362

Does this shirt/tie/sweater combination work? In life, it looks iffy. In picture form, it seems okay to me...

WAYYYY late night at the Gopher last night. Skribl and I got home around 2:30AM. Then, after arguing about an earlier situation and winding down from that, it was close to 4AM when I went to bed. I was up by 8AM, due to the situation being argued about. I love my kids, and I will do just about anything for them, but last night was an argument against having them. =P

Ehhh... What's a parent to do?

On the gaming front, nothing is happening this afternoon on the schedule. I kept it open due to the July 4th holiday weekend. I suppose I could have planned some HUGE event for the store, but I figured folks would want to spend time with their families. I know I do even though I gripe about them... =)

-- GopherDave

Friday, July 01, 2011

Day 181 of 362

It's Friday, so it's time for Friday Night Magic... ...and a WAYYYYY late start. As I type this the store opens in about 75 minutes, and I'm still at home with at least two errands to run before I get there. So, today's entry will be brief.

We're at the halfway point today of the 362-day goal. In that time, I've missed ONE day of doing this. That gives me a 99.4475138121547% success rate thus far. If one is all I miss for the year, that rate increases to 99.72375690607735. That's a WHOPPING .27624309392265% difference. Math is fun... =P

-- GopherDave

Thursday, June 30, 2011

Day 180 of 362

Another day, another (sort of) early start... I have a fair amount of outside the store things to do today, and I'm getting a late start on them. However, I'm not certain I care. They'll get done in their own time, and if I sweat it all, I stress out and get NOTHING accomplished.

On the plus/negative side, I had a great conversation with my oldest nephew the other night. It was great because I don't get to see him all that often (he lives out of state), and I know that he genuinely values my company and my opinion on whatever problems are on his mind. I love him dearly and I am always glad to help him straighten out whatever is on his mind. It was bad because, during our conversation, I picked up some previously-unknown-to-me tidbits about our shared family that changed the "family portrait" somewhat, and made that picture a touch uglier to look at. Overall, the conversation was more good than bad, but the bad part just reinforced that I had made a fantastic life decision in distancing myself from the bulk of my (non-wife, non-kids) family over the last couple of decades. The "family" is metaphorically just a black hole of constant drama that I, nor anyone else (especially my nephew), needs or wants to deal with...

In a much more positive light, today marks my 21st "unofficial anniversary" with Loquacious. It was on this day twenty-one years ago that we decided to start dating each other. We'll have been married for twenty years this August, and while it's been a roller coaster ride full of ups and downs, I couldn't ask for, nor dream of, a better partner to share life journey with. I love you, Angel... ...and I've got the ink to prove it.  =)

-- GopherDave

Wednesday, June 29, 2011

Day 179 of 362

It's shipment day, which means I'm getting an early start after a short nap. However, my nap was longer than it should have been in order to give me time to recap KnightErrantJR's *AWESOME* DC Adventures session from last night.

I'm not certain if I'll have time in the next few days to get the gist of it down, except to say we lived when there was a good chance we should have been slaughtered, and we made the best out of a HORRIBLY complicated situation. Yay! Go us!

-- GopherDave

Tuesday, June 28, 2011

Day 178 of 362

Another day, another day looking at the bright, glowing day star...

Tonight is Casual MtG and DC Adventures. Don't get me wrong, I like Casual MtG, but I love superhero RPGs, and the DC game that KnightErrantJR is currently running is one of the best games that I have ever been in. The present situation if the group is pretty much enough to make my favorite cynical telekinetic (Marathon) pull out his hair. That is, if he gets to live long enough to do so...

Now, if we can manage to live through/get out of our current situation, Marathon has a LOT on his mind. Things like...

  1. The state and welfare of his ex-wife and daughter. Based on some recent findings, There's a good chance these two people think that Marathon/Wesley Tolliver is dead. This does not sit well with him...
  2. How to help mold the current group into more of a "family". Right now, all we have is each other, and our various situations and agendas are going to eat us from within if we don't take steps to prevent it. Steps like trusting each other...
  3. Why the hell did Necromancer shoot Black Adam (of all beings) in the face?
  4. What the hell did Black Adam mean with his cryptic remarks about the reckoning? He knows something more than he has said thus far, and that thought has got Marathon curious...
  5. How is Marathon/anyone going to get through Myrmidon's head to adjust his very black/white, one/zero, right/wrong thinking into something that can at least work with a group of people and not endanger them every other time Myrmidon opens his mouth?
  6. Figuring out how to make Amanda Waller disappear, and not get things traced back to him...

Right now, Marathon is a wanna-be Batman-like detective with a different power/skill set. Unlike Batman, Marathon is not trying to figure out how to take out every other member of the group ("just in case"), but rather finding out information to get inside each member's head in order to bring us closer together.

In a lot of ways, Marathon is, as Necromancer has called him on one occasion, a dick. However, Marathon has no problems being that dick, if that gives everybody else a common thread to bond over and unite them.

-- GopherDave

Monday, June 27, 2011

Day 177 of 362

It's Monday... and while I've gotten an earlier-than-usual start, there's a lot to do. I would love to stay and drop something profound on y'all, I just don't have the time at the moment.

peace... GopherDave

Sunday, June 26, 2011

Day 176 of 362

Late day posting... Much drama occurring in terms of external family stuff. With the exception of one person, I've pretty much made the determination that it all is not worth my time and effort to deal with it. I'm pretty much just going to walk the hell away from it all. I could try to talk/beat sense into some folks, but I've tried before, and I know it just won't do any damn good. I'll just choose not to play that game any longer.

Some other short term stuff may or may not put off renovations of the store by a week or two, but we'll know more later in the week.

Beyond that, today was an okay day, and now I'm going to try to relax.

-- GopherDave