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March 17th, 2013

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11:45 pm - Happy St. Patrick's Day!
For whatever that's worth.  I'm not Irish, not even a little (can you imagine?  FitzWestergaard?)

I've embarked on a few health habits, but they kinda fell apart this weekend.   I'd been trying to adjust my diet somewhat, but have been finding it exceedingly difficult to maintain when I'm outside my own home.  And I've been aping Kirsten/Dagmar on her 100-a-day for 100 days kick... except, like I said, it kinda fell apart this past weekend.

Busy week coming up, on a few levels.  Work that needs completing, home needs some attention, and a few other areas in my life I need to spend some deliberate hard focus upon.

But spring is nearly here, and that's hopefully bringing uplifted moods and regrowth, looking forwards to that. 

I've been gaming again, started a side-line game for the Pathfinder group I'm playing with.  While our main campaign is on haitus (the DM is getting MARRIED, I mean... Priorities!?) I'm running a game about Pirates - episodic in nature rather than deeply plot-oriented, and I see how the play style is different.  It's a little more like improv... I sketch out some major plot points and important encounters, but I also prepare (or at least leave myself open to) a series of side-plot-hooks that can be explored if they come up.  And when they do, (as they so often do with a creative group like this one) I get ideas for other plot-hooks.  Much different from an adventure-path scenario where things follow the rails to a large degree.    My job in those situations is to be astute enough to keep panning the camera to turn the side-plots into main plots when they're worthy and enjoyable. 

Also, watched Unicorn City this weekend (OMG weird and funny), and also 500 Days of Summer, which I found really thinky, about the nature of relationships, and compatibility, and expectation.   Not so deep that I'm still sifting through it for meaning, but it was a bit of a downer and kinda derailed my mood for a while, probably hit me close to where I spend some time.

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Date:March 18th, 2013 10:31 am (UTC)
Huge update here, dude. How did you let that slip out? ;)

I read about your Pirate campaign and it's possible that I have never felt so much deep intense need for a transporter as I do now. I miss gaming so so much. Wouldn't that be so much up my alley? Seriously? I got all excited reading about it, it sounds like so much fun. And you seem like you'd be pretty vibrant while leading a campaign like that, wish I could see it.

Haven't heard of either movie. I think I'll avoid that last one. Just remember that "truth" is subjective - many conflicting truths could all resonate with you - just because this one does, don't conclude it's the only truth, or even that it's the truth most fitting to you. Take from it that which will improve your life and the lives of others, and walk away from the darker parts. Really that applies to pretty much everything you encounter in life. (I hold up Timothy goes to School as an example, because it is playing in the background as a font of eternal kindergarten wisdom.)

I have spent 2 weeks not doing my chiro stretches. I fell off that bandwagon before it started. :( I am going to a high school reunion in May - it looks like the 15 pounds I gained since I moved will be going with me. That's good, I needed a date. :)

Edited at 2013-03-18 10:33 am (UTC)
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Date:March 18th, 2013 04:59 pm (UTC)
Yeah, well. :) I felt like using this icon. :) :)

I don't know about vibrant, but it was fun! It's a change from my usual style/format, so there may be hiccups as I get used to it, but it's a challenge I'm enjoying.

As for 500 Days, I'd give it a shot sometime. It's not a total downer movie, it's actually framed in a really positive light, but it takes you through a fairly dark place that tugged at me a lot on the way to that light place. And not everyone will feel as tugged. For example, I also feel really down watching Dr. Horrible. Not the usual response. :)
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Date:March 18th, 2013 05:18 pm (UTC)
Kieran felt really down watching Repo the Genetic Opera. He said it was too close to reality for him. So fair enough.

I'm sticking with happy romantic drivel right now. I like my fiction drama-free. Perhaps I'll delve into serious stuff next year.
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Date:March 27th, 2013 02:23 pm (UTC)
100 a day for 100 days?

been feeling a tug for an RPG... not sure why. but it's there. been a few thoughts related to that i've wanted to bounce off of you too... but little overlap of time and space these days.

when is a good time to try to touch base?

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Date:March 27th, 2013 03:27 pm (UTC)
Uts: In her case, pushups. In my case, I was going to try crunches.

This week is pretty silly. but this weekend or next week can work!

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