March 17th, 2008

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Day dawns. Beeper shrills. Sigh.

Yesterday, brushette added a certain silliness to Dungeonmaster; the show was fun, though I think that the ending wasn't all that was intended. Window to Sky, as the opening act, was pretty good. I think that's a cool direction for the show to be taking, as there were a number of new folks in the audience who seemed to enjoy the show as well.

I'll be remaining oncall for another whole week. Joy.

The cough remains, but I'm feeling a bit better.
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Exhaustion and illness has made me a lesser fellow, as far as creativity is concerned, and I've been forgetting to post about happy little things that I experienced over the weekend, so I now mention that on Saturday, as the rain came down, I observed a double rainbow; I could even see its end, as there was an empty field rather than a lot of buildings in the way. Beautiful.

Wesley, the indoor/outdoor cat (who sneaks in and out the dog door) didn't die, thank goodness. He's a bit unwell, but it wasn't a severe, surgery requiring problem. He slept all curled up between us, at about knee level, and purred. I'm glad he felt so secure with us.

The equines broke into our backyard, again, Saturday, causing mass ruination of the vegetable garden. We'll have to see what survives. Tomatomania is coming soon, however, and the tomato plants will be purchased soon.

We must have had hail, Saturday, as when forestcats and I returned home, there were areas of remaining sludgey icey matter...
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Oh, yes, and don't expect brushette to be a frequent addition to the Dungeonmaster cast, for all that she was delighted to get onstage and hang with the actors and players; she just happened to have gone to an agility show, getting some ribbons, and she came with forestcats.
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I feel like crap now because I've discovered that I didn't give birthday greetings to two folks who I should have posted to on the 8th.

Happy belated birthday, dearest_b. I know times are hard, and I want you to know that we care about you.

Happy belated birthday, risyasha. I'll do better next year...
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#36, 37, 38, 39, 40, 41, 42, 43

I had a chance to find and pick up some more Osprey books this weekend, allowing me to wallow in them and read them in the last two days; they are listed below. However, first I finished the new David Drake novel, When the Tide Rises, another book in the Leary series of space operas. Nice read.

The Ospreys include Warrior #81: Hungarian Hussar 1756 - 1815; someday, maybe, forestcats might make me a hussars uniform for some sort of costume, and we'll need research materials for it. Then, Warrior #115: Condottiere 1300 - 1500: Infamous Medieval Mercenaries might just be useful at some point in my Rolemaster game, were it ever to occur again. Then, New Vanguard #132: Ancient Greek Warship: 500 - 322 BC IS useful, since most of the navies in my world use triremes and quinqueremes. Great materials in this, including photos of aship recently built to the standards of the time. Then, Fortress #47: Fortifications of the Incas: 1200 - 1531 gives me some ideas for mountainous wizard's keeps and what-not. Then, it was off to more modern times with Elite #156: World War II Combat Reconnaissance Tactics which was very interesting. Next was Warrior #125: Pirate of the Far East: 811 - 1639, which I have no doubt will be rifled through for campaign ideas. Finally, Fortress #67: Japanese Castles in Korea 1592 - 98 will be more of the same, as I have thoughts of sending my players into a China/Japan/Korea place in my world.

Whew!