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Dec. 30th, 2010 03:50 pm
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I missed yesterday's daily! O well, it was an uneventful one anyway.

Today though... It started drizzling while I was at work. Being as this adds to the problem of ice and snow on the roof (and oddly also helps with that situation), I went up there this morning and dug a trench in the snow and much around the periphery of the flat roof, then salted the hell out of that area. Hopefully, the roof will drain better now, and the section where the flat roof abuts the peak won't flood, freeze and get inside. By the time I was done my back was screaming- shoveling wet snow sucks.

Before next Friday I need to clean the house some- nothing real hard, just a general picking-up-of-things and the usual sweeping and vacuuming. The party approacheth! I'll be going out today and ordering the subs from Cousins in a bit- four of them. There will be a LOT of food, and more than likely a lot of leftovers! I definitely don't mind that. As usual I'm gonna recruit people to help get the munchies (chips, pop, cheese and such), and I should make those calls tonight too.

Lastly, in an odd twist of fate I'm back on City of Heroes- Going Rogue was on sale on Steam for $10, and given that the price includes a month of play, I couldn't pass on it. I'm having fun in Pretoria with my new Energy Melee / Willpower Brute. :)

Oh- the New Years plans aren't fixed as of yet, but I should know whats up tonight, and we may be gaming in the Sunday Group this weekend. Woot!
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Nothing particularly bad going on right at the moment. I'm over the cold, though the dregs don't seem to want to leave- not unusual, but I'm getting sick of the coughing. Other than that things proceed. On Thursday I went with [livejournal.com profile] khirsahdrgn, [livejournal.com profile] joshuwain, [livejournal.com profile] foeclan, [livejournal.com profile] feezlekahn and others for 'Dining Out For Life', which is (correct me if I'm wrong) an event where restaurants donate the proceeds of the meals served that day to an AIDS charity organization. We went to Tickles, which is a Minneapolis piano bar.

I enjoyed the evening, and had an odd meal- three appetizers served as my entree, with two beers. Chicken strips, breaded mushrooms and popcorn shrimp. I'll do this again if we return there, but there were too many of the breaded mushrooms for my tastes (really, it IS meant to be shared), so I'll get the mozzarella sticks instead. When I got home I was utterly beat and ended up passing out in my chair for four hours- not a problem, my sleep schedule is still hashed anyway.

Friday was basically just playing games on the computer (I re-upped City of Heroes, but mostly played Champions) and getting groceries. I once again got some sliced deli beef, a mozzarella ball and some hard rolls to make beef sandwiches with- excellent and fast!

Today is just lazy. My brother mowed the lawn for the $20 bribe I usually give his daughter Maggie to do it- the job and money was offered to Sam as well, but as predicted she passed on the easy cash. I go back to work tonight, too. Bleah. At least tomorrow is the Buffy Horror run, where I will supply pizza rolls!

Lastly, I'm playing with a campaign idea using the World of Darkness system. Its modern-setting, sort of noir/fantasy/horror/action in tone, and I think it'll be fun once I get it done. I'll prolly testrun it with the House Crew and maybe some the Local Group. And that's about it.
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I'll be back. Really. I've just been... Just not in the mood for MUCKing. Its not Champions Online- I MUCKed and played City of Heroes easily enough, I've just felt out of place and out of sorts on the MUCKs recently. I honestly think that a lot of this stems from my completely SCREWED sleep schedule. I don't seem to be able to top four restless hours asleep currently. It'll eventually pass (I hope), and I'll be back. I have all of next week off, so I have a shot at getting straightened out, and on top of that a lot of MUCKing time available. See you all soon!


May. 29th, 2009 08:06 am
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Thursday is the usual "Furry Night Dinner" gathering. I was planning on attending, and left [livejournal.com profile] joshuwain and [livejournal.com profile] foeclan an email with a suggestion in the morning, then crashed. I finally woke up around 3 or so (at the time I thought it was significantly later) with a killer headache. I got up, and sent out an email suggesting Big 10 or Smashburger (a new burger place nearby), but warned that I might not be going due to the headache.

In the end it cleared enough that I went, and [livejournal.com profile] joshuwain treated me to a belated birthday dinner at Big 10. I need to eat there more often I think. :) Thanks for the meal!

After, we ran over to Best Buy, where I spent the money I'd held onto (birthday cash from the folks) on a pair of CD's- They Might Be Giants- Flood (to replace the one that vanooshed with a bunch of others a few years ago) and The Pogues- Love & Peace.

After that, I went home, and ended up playing City of Heroes (Villainside) til about 20 minutes ago. Wolf John is now level 42. Rrargh. ;)

If I don't have another headache, the mowing will happen tonight. If I do, I'll get it tomorrow, or later tonight after I get it under control.

This weekend is the Sunday Group, and the next installment of the 7th Sea game! All hell's about to break loose with vanishing loot and flying poop- literally!
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Today I decided, since I had some extra cash that I was going to go out and get a new DVD. Or something. So, to that purpose I ran over to Best Buy to just kinda browse. What I ended up with was a bit more than I planned, and not exactly a DVD...

I picked up V For Vendetta, and some music: Steely Dan- The Definitive Collection, Aerosmith- O Yeah! Ultimate Aerosmith hits (basically a new Greatest Hits collection) and The Beatles- Sgt. Peppers Lonely Hearts Club Band. This last I had previously, but it vanooshed years ago. So for the most part I have more tunage, and I'm currently dumping them into the laptop. :)

Oh... And last night after dinner at Applebee's we did do City of Heroes to all hours. As for dinner itself, I had the Mini French Dip Sliders... Which now seem to be living up to their unfortunate sobriquet... :P

Never again. Good taste, bad side effects.
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Last night I made a roast and had [livejournal.com profile] joshuwain and [livejournal.com profile] feezlekahn over to share it- I'd invited [livejournal.com profile] foeclan as well, but he had other plans. His loss. Anyway, I think it came out pretty good, though I'm going to adjust the cooking time a bit- Having it a bit rarer wouldn't be a bad thing. Afterwards, I dozed a while, then played City of Heroes with [livejournal.com profile] zxizaraxii And [livejournal.com profile] auroraniteshade til... 5 AM or so. We were villainside, and did the entire Johnny Sonata arc plus some radio missions- I was playing Wolf John. Fancy that, me playing a male. ;)

Thence, I slept like the proverbial rock til 2 PM.

Tonight, I didn't have any real plans, but a bit ago [livejournal.com profile] joshuwain called about going to Applebee's. As all I was doing was dozing in my chair, I said I'd go and went to clean up. After that,[livejournal.com profile] zxizaraxii called them back, pushing it back an hour so [livejournal.com profile] mirrdae could come as well. So, That'll be tonight. Prolly more City of Heroes after.

Tomorrow is... LAUNDRY DAY. (discordant fright sting here)

O well...

Apr. 11th, 2009 12:22 pm
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No chance on the new laptop from extra cash from previous year's returns. My old preparer apparently left such a cluster-fuck that my new preparer considers it a challenge to try and figure out exactly WHAT he did. O.o

So, unless the property refund gets me something for last year, what I've got is what I get. No biggie. At least next year'll be better.

On other topics, I've screwed up my sleep schedule, so I'm going to have to try and get straightened out again. Its partly my fault this time, and partly just circumstance- I had to stay up late for the tax-preparation, then stayed up later playing City of Heroes while I waited for him to give me a call. Once again, no biggie. This isn't insomnia, as I AM sleeping- just not when I SHOULD.

Today I got groceries, and I may get some people together for home-made malts here this evening. I have chocolate syrup and strawberries, so I'd need someone to bring vanilla ice cream and maybe malt powder... And any other flavorings/toppings needed. :)
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On Friday at 6 PM the Mana Dragons and the affiliated Supergroups are aiming to do the Lady Grey Task Force in the Rikti War Zone! Level is 45 to 50, and we NEED eight to start! Right now there are three tentative players: Me (Playing Capriline, a L50 Willpower/Super Strength Tank), Aurora Nightshade (AKA FEY) Playing something and Ununnilum (AKA Bloop), ALSO playing something. ;)

WE NEED EIGHT. We prolly have three. PLEASE don't let us be forced to to a LGTF with a PUG!

PUG=Pick Up Group for those who don't speak acronym-ese.

Hope to see people there!


Jan. 25th, 2009 01:41 am
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Not a lot went on, though I got Shadowmatch (Dark/Dark Scrapper) to level 48 (She started at L42) between Friday evening and the play today, and also got Coalesced (Archery/Psychic Blaster) up a level as well. I also did a bit more work in the base. Yeah, lots of City of Heroes on double-exp. weekend. ;)

Other than that, I've started the process of upgrading and fixing the Ibook up to make it last as long as I can. I've now got it running Mac OX X 10.5.4, which works nice, and allows me to once again install .dmg files, which the older version couldn't read due to a more recent format-change. Bad thing, I may have to replace or at least reload my copy of Photoshop. Oh well, its old anyway and I can find a copy of CS on ebay for a tolerable price.

Next up will be upping the memory stick from 512 mb to a gig- that'll be about $20 to $40. After that its a new hard drive, which is probably the most expensive given I may have it installed at the Apple store. After that its a new keyboard and fixing the damaged USB port and power cord connection port- both have finicky connection issues. Lastly, A new battery and maybe a new power supply, but those can wait.

Also today I picked up the WALL-E soundtrack, and a replacement copy of Fleetwood Mac's greatest hits- my old copy had a bad gouge across a few tracks from being carried in a cheap CD player. :P

Other than a nap before work, that was the day. I'm now at work, and looking forward to the Traveller campaign tonight!

Just Stuff.

Jan. 8th, 2009 03:45 am
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I should note a few things that I neglected to note in my post after the party- [livejournal.com profile] firecatmn and hubby brought cookies, which were nommed into nonexistence before we even got to the actual meal, [livejournal.com profile] joshuwain brought a pasta dish that I didn't have any of due to me stuffing myself with other stuff- It looked and smelled good though! It was a pasta-and-cream-sauce dish with (I think) fettuccine noodies, peas and something else. Thanks to you for bringing stuff!

As to other things, Life has been life. I've mostly managed to keep the house neat-ish so far since the party. I need to do dishes (again), and after I take the tree down (after [livejournal.com profile] ataramos gets home) I really ought to vacuum. What I SHOULD do is tear the damn carpet out and get new, but I'd need money for that.

I picked up Batman: The Dark Knight and Prince Caspian on my disc-swap run, though I need to try another store to replace one movie. Also, the Target I went to the other night was OUT of plain white tube socks and black work socks of the type I wanted! A run on socks! (No apology for the minor pun!)

I also used my gift certificate for the Source to get Mutants & Masterminds. I'm reading through it and learning the system- Not bad, though it IS quite a bit different from what I'm used to in a supers game. I also picked up the Wild Cards supplement for M&M. Even if I don't ever use M&M, the Wild Cards supplement is damned comprehensive.

Beyond all that, I'm at work, its my Friday and I'm looking forward to my nights off. Oh! I ordered the Mac Upgrade for City of Heroes! It was cheaper to do that to get the goodies and the month of paid time than it was to wait and buy the goodies in 2 months! Besides, I wanted the goodies. :)


Nov. 15th, 2008 08:09 am
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Well, I PLANNED to get started on the cookies last night... But during the Silver Mantis Strike Force I started not feeling too hot- mostly a relentless headache. I know what it was from- being low on sleep for two days! So I ended up crashing at about midnight or so... I woke at 7:30 AM today. O well, at least I'm feeling better!

Today is the Vanguard campaign, and tonight is day one of the last three before the con. I might not get as many cookies done as I wanted, as they have to be done and with [livejournal.com profile] joshuwain before I leave Wednesday morning, But I'll at least have some. :)

Oh I got a little more good news- due to how the new mortgage was calculated, I didn't have to pay November's payment either! So a lil extra cash in the bank.

Tomorrow is the next Buffy run, so its a busy weekend.
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Is 1:00 PM Friday. I'll get up around 10:30, and head out an hour later, thus giving me an hour to get lost and then locate the place. ;)

Actually, it should be easy. But better safe than sorry.

Then, LATE Friday night, after the Strike Force, I'll be baking cookies. Somewhere after the closing I'll get groceries, make the last payment of the current mortgage, and maybe sell my class ring.

Oh! Earlier tonight (Thursday) I went out to eat with [livejournal.com profile] foeclan, [livejournal.com profile] joshuwain and [livejournal.com profile] feezlekahn as a sort-of mini-celebration of the retirement of debt. :)
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Today I'll learn when and where the closing will take place. It'll be Friday for the day, what's unsure is the time and location. I know the title company, and so far I know it's on 2nd Ave. South, downtown... I think. That could easily change if an office is decided on in another location.

I have to write closure letters for Citicard and the computer loan (and get them printed out), and I'm debating closing the Chase/Amazon Visa as well... But on that I'm waffling. If they want me to close it, its gone. Otherwise I'll put it away and not use it, just to have the record of it existing on the credit score. I also need to get the most recent credit card/loan statements together. Not really a big deal.

The remaining cash after the cards and loan are paid gets direct-deposited into the account after the 3 day right of recission... Meaning it'll hit my account Wednesday. :)

So its about done. I can't wait. :)

In other news Saturday is the Vanguard game, and SUnday is the next run of the Buffy Horror campaign- I'm looking forward to, and dreading, both. ;) Friday night will be a Strike Force with the Mana Dragons/Kyn Empire City of Heroes group.
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Weren't all that exciting. I had the meeting (this time he showed up RIGHT AT 9:30) on the refinance, and things look good for it to proceed. I need to get a bunch of things together for him to look over (W2's, last two paystubs, last two bank statements and I think one other thing), and from there he'll set up the assessment- apparently it has to happen due to new rules that have come out of the housing bust.

Other than that, Friday night was the Mana Dragons sort-of regular meet on City of Heroes/Villains. We did the Cap Au Diablo Tarikoss Strike Force; we had a total of 6 players, myself playing Wolf John (Super Strength/Invulnerability Brute). It was a lot of fun but given how rusty I was playing him I sort of felt like I was letting the others down- I died a LOT. At least 5 times. I did finally get the hang in the last two or three missions though. Wolfy is gonna get a respec, I think.

After that I Trick-Or-Treated with Capriline (Willpower/Super-Strength Tank) til I got the last of the Halloween badges, then randomly joined a team for the Citadel Task Force. It went mostly well, though the team was heavy on inexperienced players, had some drama that resulted in a player being booted from the team and had one other just randomly quit halfway through. Still, it was fun too.

Today was mostly me sleeping. I got laundry done and made a batch of chicken thighs and mashed potatoes, but I was the only one home for 'em. O well. Leftovers!

And now I'm at work. I may start writing up the Buffy run from last Sunday, and tomorrow will more than likely be... I dunno. I've some chores to do, and I need to start cleaning the house for the Halloween party on Friday- I managed to get Thursday and Sunday morning off, so I have a 4 day weekend and at least a day to get whatever's left to do, done.

So far, I'm making the turkey (14#, a little small but oh well) and mashed potatoes, and I'll get the cranberry sauce and gravy as well. [livejournal.com profile] foeclan is supplying a nice ham, while [livejournal.com profile] joshuwain is bringing some kind of beverage... I can't at the moment recall what. If you're coming and want to bring something, it'd be appreciated- if its something like chips, cheese, crackers, chips or anything that needs to be there before things get started, you can drop it off Thursday. You DON'T have to bring anything tho- but I do need to know if you are bringing stuff, so I don't go out and get it. :) I'll contact people this week too, to confirm invites and stuff. No, there weren't actual invitations- this year has been kinda tight, and I'm not as focused on things as other years.
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Endure, my Claws/Willpower Stalker on Pinnacle hit Level 50 this morning! Rar!

That is all. :)
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Well, my eyes eem about the same, and I'll have two new pairs of glasses sometime before the 26th. Yay! I also have the money, or most of it, for MFF too. So things proceed apace. A little while ago I got back from dinner with [livejournal.com profile] joshuwain, [livejournal.com profile] foeclan and [livejournal.com profile] feezlekahn at Sarna's. Nice little place, I just had the burger and a Fat Tire (its a beer!). It was a nice meal and a nice conversation, and now I'm on City of Villains playing Endure again. She's now Level 47!
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I'm pretty much recovered I think. Still the residual cruds from the cold to hack out, but I've finished the meds and I feel pretty much okay, if a bit wiped out. I did have one side effect of powerful antibiotics show up Sunday evening... Which I won't go further into... But I think I'm lucky it didn't hit til after the last pill was taken.

Currently I'm at work, day two of my workweek. Not a lot is happening, other than the usual stuff. Parking is even worse than usual, as now I can't park on the meters around the damn building because they've bagged the damn meters- they're working on the building facade. Fooey. I hope this crap is done before first snow, or this is gonna really suck.

In City of Heroes, I've set myself a goal of getting my recent Villain on Pinnacle, Endure (Claws/Willpower Stalker) to level 50 so I can play with the VEATs (Villain Elite ArcheTypes) finally. At the moment she's halfway to level 46, so if things go right (and I play WAAAY too much this week) I could possibly do it by Friday. :)

In terms of my actual 'to do' list, I still need to finish the damn garage doors and clean/vacuum the back room and my bedroom, and get the last 7th Sea for the set written up. Next Sunday we start back into the Buffy Horror campaign, with all the requisite anticipation and dread that entails. ;)

On Saturday we continue the Vanguard Campaign's wind-down to the end, though thats a few runs to come I suspect. I REALLY want a denouement on the campaign when we get that far! Goblin is a character that I'd like to revisit at some point- not as a character, but as the character in this game.

And that's pretty much what's going on right now. Right on the edge, I am.
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Not a lot going on right now, really. I'm looking forward (not really) to painting the windowframes of the house and finishing the garage doors, and mowing the lawn after picking up all the crap that was trimmed from the bushes when the painting was done. The house looks a lot better now! Inside, I have to vacuum and move furniture (still), and do some other general cleaning. Adventure! Excitement!

Not really.

In CoH news I got my villain on Pinnacle to 35 tonight, the goal being to get her to L50 before Halloween. I should be able to do that, especially if I get in some good teams. :)

In terms of the Sunday Game writeup, I've not been in the mood to write of late, but I will have it done before the next run, which is a week from Sunday.

Other than that, life continues in its path... Oh. Thats right. I also have two birthday gifts to arrange... And I'm a wee bit scant financially. So, they'll be late. One is ALREADY late. Bleh. But I'll get 'em!
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Here is where to find images of my City of Heroes/Villains characters- Issa tinyurl!


Characters no longer around are Dawnshade, Flaretrail, Jetline and Wyldlife- Either because I didn't play the character and wanted to make something else, or because I just didn't like what I'd gotten. I should put up the newest versions of Skull-Buster (his 1930's look), Shadowmatch (Her costume has changed a LOT) and Lupinar, and one of Lady Aliah (Lady Vhala's cloned 'Sister').

Thanks to [livejournal.com profile] feezlekhan for putting together the paired-view images for me!


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