August 17th, 2006


Yeah, I still live

Yup, still around.

Fortunately, the weather's been improving lately. It's still pretty humid out, but it's thankfully cooling down.

As a side-note, something I've kind of been saving for a bigger, non-gaming post to share with some other observations is the notion that I might skip Origins next year. With the summer I've had, I've legitimately wondered if I would have been better off just saving myself the cash and going to Gen Con instead. I mean, sure, it involves a crappy plane trip instead of a 3-hour drive, but well... nobody goes to Origins. I mean, I go to Origins and wind up stuck alone in a hotel room when I'm not at the convention center. At Gen Con, though, there's folks I can split a room with and hang out with at the con (and saving a buck in the process, which would help make up for the plane ride).

Gen Con is when the better books come out, and I had an overall better time at the one Gen Con I attended than most of the Origins weekends I've been to. I think one of the things I'd genuinely miss about it as opposed to Origins would be the trip to Mitchell's Steakhouse that I treat myself to every year. And I'm pretty sure that Indianapolis has to have some sort of insanely-expensive restaurant where I could spoil myself.

And now, since I've been tagged for a meme...

Instructions are: Go here to this site and pick 5 quotes that describe you or your belief system. Then tag 5 friends to do the same.

Here's mine:

Nobody realizes that some people expend tremendous energy merely to be normal.
Albert Camus

The greatest mystery is not that we have been flung at random between the profusion of matter and of the stars, but that within this prison we can draw from ourselves images powerful enough to deny our nothingness.
Andre Malraux

Happiness comes of the capacity to feel deeply, to enjoy simply, to think freely, to risk life, to be needed.
Storm Jameson

In times like these, it helps to recall that there have always been times like these.
Paul Harvey

Try not to become a man of success but rather to become a man of value.
Albert Einstein

And now, I tag... rick2tails, mafiabass, mwinzi, swordlily, palominomule

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That's about it for the moment, I think. On a parting note...

Am I the only one that thinks that Comedy Central should be banned from doing roasts? Seriously. They've taken a time-honored tradition and turned it into one of their seven-million shitty little stand-up comedy specials that nobody really wants to see. If I want to see a real roast, I'll catch the Friar's Club. But what they call a 'roast' is nothing more than a theme episode of one of their stand-up shows.