(originally written 020513. Supplemented on 021013)
is it nobody saw fit to tell me about something like the Aquabats
earlier? Instead, I gotta find about them by trolling thru Netflix at
three in the morning. Not cool.
*So far, I have managed
to replace one of three lighting fixtures without electrocuting myself.
Hopefully I will keep that streak intact tomorrow.
hate Ebay. Or maybe I love it. I'm not sure. I do know that when a
complete copy of Fireball Island or Dark Tower comes up for sale and
starts out at $120+, I hate it. But, when I find a copy of Sea Command
starting at $3, I love it. The fool who has the auto snipe set on the
copy of Monsters Menace America I could just punch right in the neck.
*Gonna open up the Blue Moai Room on Thursday evening. Hopefully shenanigans of some sort will ensue.
*Mom had her cataract surgery today.
still have yet to give Bart the specs on the dice tower I want him to
build for me. Of course, I would also like for him to make me a game
table. Guess I need to start saving my pennies.
the closet light replaced with only a reasonable amount of swearing.
The light on the kitchen fan I opted not to replace, which was the best
solution for that. The light over the dining room table....just sucks.
They put a switch box in the ceiling, which is half the size of a
standard fixture box. That means that I can't tighten the fixture up to
the ceiling with the hanging bolts. It also means that the crossbar
doesn't fit right. I had to step away from that one before I tossed the
whole mess out the door into the back yard. We'll see what happens with
it later this week. And for alll the doubters out there: not a single
electric shock was had by this amateur electrician.
is the biography of Freddie Mercury. Given the subject matter, I had
thought this would be a fascinating, or at the very least, an
interesting, read. Unfortunately, the author's rather odd writing style
managed to overcome my enthusiasm for the subject matter. I gave up on
this one after barely making it through a third of the book.
folks leave for their cruise to Hawaii on the 15th. Still have no
reasonable plans on how I can stow away on their ship. (Or is it
considered a boat? I can never remember...)
sure why it is that I am unable to convince the other person living in
my house that a 40 blood sugar is a bad thing. But, the blackout she had
Saturday morning might help to drive that point home.
from Left Coast Brewing is giving Matilda from Goose Island Brewing a
challenge for the top spot on my "Favorite Belgian Style Beer" list.
Also looking forward to trying the Wee Heavy from Alesmith in the near
*Bad weather and illness kept folks away from the
last open evening at the Blue Moai room. And it looks like it'll be a
couple of weeks before I can do it again. No problem, since that gives
me more time to acquire some new games.
*My copy of
Carrier Strike is almost ready to play! For the moment I gave up on the
idea of painting the wings of the planes and the decks of the carriers. I
just decided to use the stickers that were in the box. Maybe later, if
those start to fall off, I could go after giving them all a custom paint
job. Also managed to get all the superstructures glued onto the
carriers. Right now, I've got books stacked on the game board trying to
get it flattened out. After that, should be ready to go. Unless....I
decide to dry brush all the numbers on the pilot skill chips so they're
easier to see.
*Hopefully all that is currently wrong
with Sheri's car will be the battery. All the other possibilities are
quite a bit more expensive to deal with.
taking out the big wall mounted workbench in the indoor studio. That
would give me easier access to the windows. If it were easier to get
more natural light in there, it make it more conducive to me spending
more time there. Plus, that workbench is mainly a crap catcher. Maybe I
could just take a folding table out of the other room to put there
instead. Might be able to put up some more shelving. I could also move
my drafting table to in front of the windows. Probably have to move the
track lighting as well. If nothing else, getting rid of it would make
the layout of the room a little more flexible. And hopefully more
condusive to art work. Regardless, the comfy couch stays.
eye surgery went well. Said she could see improvement the same day.
Have to give her a call tomorrow and see how she's doing.
our first decent snowfall of the season a few days ago. Nothing like
what hit the east coast, though. But today I woke up to pouring rain, so
it's going away almost as fast as it arrived. But so far, there's
enough still down to keep the dogs from coming in with muddy feet.
of the scary movies on Netflix are direct-to-video pieces of crud. This
one, oddly enough, wasn't. It was pretty creepy. They kinda went
bananas with the hand held camera cinematography, but I liked it. I
liked the way the sub-stories were all separate vignettes just embedded
in the main plot. A couple of them would have made decent stand-alone
stories. Anyway, if I were you, I'd definitely watch this one in the
*Why is it that I have such a hard time getting rid
of old magazines? I must have 5-6 years worth of Games magazine alone
sitting on my bookshelf, just taking up space. So I decided to get rid
of them. Or at least most of them. OK, I decided to keep part of all of
them. So I'm going through all the issues and taking out all the
traditional game reviews as well as the rules for new games. The part
that's left over gets pitched. Or recycled, in this case. That will just
leave me with Skeptic to deal with. And Tricycle. And Smithsonian. Then
there's Scientific American. Probably Mental Floss too.