June 26, 2008
A Strange Life

So I'm pretty sure I got drunk-dialed by my mother earlier this afternoon. She called from NC, and rambled somewhat incoherently at me for about ten minutes, largely about how much she missed me and how I should come to a family reunion again one of these years (I avoid them whenever possible), and I was left with the distinct impression that she was well into a bottle of wine or something.

Anyway! I keep meaning to update, but apparently I have the attention span of a goldfish on speed, which is to say about two seconds. Unwired is finally out, and it's freaking awesome, but I will keep my nerding to myself, as I don't think there are any other SR players reading this XD; Played some D&D 4th Ed, and had more fun than I thought I would. It's become a bit MMO-like, but I think generally in good ways.

In the real world, the weather is finally summer-like, and I've got the first few strawberries from my garden, which have been delicious. Work is still crazy and people are getting stressed out and cranky, but we're hiring new people right now, which should help. Started doing fall course selection today, and wound up wanting to beat my head against a wall in frustration, because apparently the UBC Biology department is full of stupid (although I realized this when they didn't blind-copy the recipients on the major acceptance email - the list of e-mails was longer than the body text). I have a week before I register still, though, so I'll get it all sorted out. I'm trying to go for an English Lit minor, which means of course lots of classes with only one offering time, which complicates things. Ah well.

June 19, 2008
In Other News
I now have a 52oz insulated Slurpee mug, and the strawberries in my fridge have turned, and will assault me with propaganda should I open the door (as they are dirty red Commie bastards).
June 17, 2008
So apparently J doesn't understand the concept of 'no', and showed up to game tonight anyway. Almighty GM apparently doesn't care enough to actively drive him away, but I'm pretty pissed. J is a disgusting excuse for a human being, and dealing with him is starting to take the fun out of gaming for me.
June 15, 2008
Dear Catalyst Games Lab, please stop taunting me with <b>Unwired</b> previews. It looks sexy and awesome, and you guys said it as going to be released in the second quarter of '08. And, well, it's the middle of June now.

Also, while many of the posts on Dumpshock make me wish I had a machine to punch people through the internet with (typical fanboy attitudes of 'because I like it, it must be right, and anyone who disagrees with me is an idiot), I am occasionally reminded of how awesome it, when I come across things like geneticists debating the method of expression of metatypes.
June 14, 2008
Solutions II
So, pre-genned characters were e-mailed out, and J threw another hissy fit, this time via e-mail. I'd repost, but it's not that entertaining and drama-filled for those who haven't witnessed some of his previous behavior (all of three people reading this, tops), and almighty GM apparently basically told him to GTFO. This totally makes up for being crazy understaffed again at work today.
June 13, 2008
The managers came down from their offices on high and decreed that there shall be a firing in the grocery store this week. And there was much wailing and gnashing of teeth by the firee, but it was done, and there was much rejoicing through out the produce department.

In other words, Problem Child is no longer a problem, and apparently caused a bit of a scene on the way out, which I missed. Now if we could only get J to stop showing up to game, life would be good indeed XD

In brief WoW news, I hit Outlands on my mage this week, so in my excitement, I've been spending more time staring at my computer screen than I probably should, especially because Outlands is a pretty weird place, and the surreal is getting to me. On the other hand, Outlands also fulfills my desire to run instances all the time, because I can find groups for the Blood Furnace and Ramparts pretty much all the time. So I've run Ramparts four times, and Blood Furnace twice, in the last four days XD;
June 11, 2008
Life, the Universe, and a Meme
<b>Work:</b> Problem Child is still causing problems. Latest utterly classy act: going on a half-hour long rant about how immigrants shouldn't be allowed into Canada and everyone should speak goddamn English - while the really sweet ESL Chinese immigrant cashier was in the room. The whole department wants a firing at this point.

<b>Gaming:</b> We wiped again in SR (surprise, surprise). Current plan of action is to run a more story-based game, with pregenned characters, which everyone likes - except J (again, surprise, surprise). He threw a big hissy fit about the implication that the GM made better characters than he did (he does), and that he wouldn't be able to just run around killing shit all the time (which isn't entertaining and gets the rest of us killed), and we're all hoping that he decides to never come again. In Earthdawn, we killed the Horror that marked us all, and with the help of <s>V</s> the Illusionist/Troubadour Resistance leader, broke into the Imperial prision and freed our friends, who were not in very good shape at all (there was some nastiness with an eyeball >.o). But we have escaped safely and are now preparing for our next adventure.

<b>Garden:</b> Despite the cold, wet weather, my strawberries are doing great, and I will probably have my first crop in another week or two. My squash, on the other hand, which were supposed to be super-easy to grow and cold-tolerant, are looking small and sad. Tomatoes are an unknown right now - still hoping for some warmer weather out here.

<i>You are in a mall when the zombies attack. You have:

1. one weapon.
2. one song blasting on the speakers.
3. one famous person to fight alongside you.

Weapon can be real or fictional. Person can be real or fictional.</i>

1) I'm going to go classic and say 12-gauge pump-action shotgun, narrow choke, loaded with buckshot.

2) This one's hard - I am an industrial music fan, and 90% of industrial music is suitable for kicking ass and taking names, but I think either KMFDM's 'Witchhunt' or Rob Zombie's 'Dragula' XD Probably Witchhunt if I had to pick just one.

3) Predictable, but Leon Kennedy, because he knows zombies and all sorts of cool Secret Service shit.