Friday, June 19, 2015


I'm still alive :P I started a post a few days ago, and I'll finish it at some point. Just don't feel like rehashing through drama at the moment.

Enjoy some cat privates~

Monday, June 8, 2015

X Marks the Tornado

My first week of class went swimmingly. A lot of the stuff we've gone over so far are things I know. However, I have a feeling that most of what I will learn in this class will be terminology. Which is okay! It's stuff I don't know, and it's a class I have to take regardless. So I'm glad I'll get something out of it. Plus, it's fun! I know this is just a lower-level class, but it has made me very excited to take future classes as well. Maybe I will be a "real" developer one day! /dreams

Monday night we didn't play Cullyn's game again. There was talk of Felix planning on murdering the entire party, so I think many have lost interest in playing. We've been working together the entire time, for the most part. Why does it have to change now? We're right at the end, we might as well finish it together as a group. Regardless instead, everyone came over to my place and we all hung out. Good times!

I had insomnia part of last night, so we'll see if I make it out to Cullyn's game tonight. That is, given we're even playing. I believe several people were at Origins this weekend, and may not be up for playing. Not sure if that includes Cullyn or not.

Because Wednesday Night Game night had been moved to Monday last week, skipped out on hosting Wednesday night. Bradd was off work Friday though, so he and Sara, Traechel, Hunter, Brock, and Balo all came over :) Lots of talk about a new Pathfinder campaign was discussed. Even did a character class drawing! Also, might get Rae to play with us :D I'd be super excited if she did!

I'll probably end up playing an Arcanist, since the last one I only got to play a handful of times before the game died. Spent a good portion of my Saturday reading every archetype and Sorcerer bloodline available. Debating between taking the Blood Arcanist Archetype with the Arcane Bloodline, the Occultist Archetype, or the Spell Specialist Archetype with three Bloodline Development Arcane Exploit selections into the Harrow Bloodline.

The Arcane Bloodline allows me to obtain a familiar, which Hunter determined I'd have access to a clockwork spy. The bloodline's innate ability also boosts my spell DCs when I use metamagic feats, which I would when using my metamixing arcanist ability.

Occultist on one hand wouldn't be a big deal if Rae went Summoner, but on the other hand if she wants to play twin characters then it'd be perfect.

Harrow Bloodline access just sounds fun. One of the character concepts I'd thrown around for the Iron Gods campaign healer character was a Harrower. I think the Deck of Many Things is amusing, but using it for something beneficial to the party sounds pretty fun.

Hunter did a bunch of housework with his Mom on Saturday (nothing to do with his once-again mess of a room,) and afterward the three of us went out to dinner at Barley's. Forgot to order the wheat crust, but it was still delicious!

Yesterday afternoon, Hunter and I headed down to a few caches, including the elusive Hello from Hollywood one we've been stuck on :/ Finally posted that we couldn't find it and moved on, only to get a message from the original placer with a few hints. Maybe we can find it now? Did pick up a couple of others on our way to and after the American Museum of Science & Energy. I'd never been before, and I love science museums, so I had a great time! :) Almost lost Hunter in a maze XD

Had a geocaching duofie of us, but apparently it didn't save :(

Happiness is not something ready made, it comes from your actions.

Monday, June 1, 2015

Like lasers with sharks on top

Friday ended up unexpectedly. My lower back had started tensing a bit a few days prior, but it wasn't anything unusual for me. Did my best not to agitate it, and figured it'd be okay. Went out to Dragonboat race practice with Hunter after work... big mistake. I managed to get on the boat, and assist in paddling (got stuck up front, just like last year.) However afterward, I could barely hobble back to the car. It was probably the worst back issue I've had since Russia. Made it home safely, but I was close to tears from the pain. Managed to fall asleep later that evening, but sleep was not extremely pleasant.

Saturday, Hunter and I still went out to the races, and he got to paddle for our team :) I was happy to get out of the house and attend to cheer everyone on. Plus, it's worse for back issues to be dormant for extended periods of time (or at least in my experience.) The longer I spend laying around not moving, the tighter my muscles get, and the worse I feel. Not to say that moving makes everything better- it's still quite uncomfortable, and generally painful. I could stand for about 15 minutes before I'd have to sit, which I could do for another 20 or 30 minutes before needing to stand, or lay down. Fun times!

Our company team fared better than we did last year at the races, but it still wasn't great by any means. But hey, we crossed the finish line! And had fun! :)

Hunter, Balo, and I went over to Michael Looney's place that evening for a grill-out gaming party. A few others showed up including Jay, Calvin, and Clown Guy. Ended up playing One Night Werewolf and Red Dragon Inn (surprise!) Also sampled some beers from around the world!- definitely not all good :d

Sunday, I got to catch up on some Guild Wars 2 stuff while Hunter overslept. We went to PFS for the first time in a month! :o Was good times on a table with Sara, Bradd, and Felix. We owned the scenario for sure!

First class for Introduction to Computer Science at UT today :o Going well so far, but a lot of it I already know from work. I'm sure it'll get crazier! :)

Found it amusing that two opposite seasons' seasonal beers were next to one another :)

Computer science is no more about computers than astronomy is about telescopes.