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I finally got a guitar on Monday. It's a Fender acoustic ... part of a box set that includes an electric tuner. This fits in well with the fact that my lungs have been opening up some. From being alone so much, I've been doing more (and louder) singing. And the swimming and running has probably also helped, though I missed yesterday.

The tug-of-war is over. I finally got the unclear work task hashed out, so at last I have an acknowledgement of what I'm supposed to be aiming for. Plus I wrapped up something else for another client. Hopefully this will get them off my case for the time being.

And I got to spend some time with my sister last night. She got a cable modem, and the installer was a screwhead. He blamed the problem on "having Windows 98 and not Second Edition". Whatever. I arrived at her house with a Windows 98 CD and a spare network card in hand, only to discover that it was purely a configuration problem. A few minutes investigation and a couple clicks got it to connect to Comcast. Took a bit longer to get their "self-setup" activation software running, but that wasn't a big deal either. But Tuesday nights are also her gaming nights now. She's playing in a Werewolf game I got to listen in on from the back room. Even got to swap stories post-session with the players and GM. I miss gaming, but I'm also a bit out of practice. Not that flights of fancy are hard for me at all, I just haven't been up to date with the common knowledge source material. But you never know ... if space were to open up, they do aim to wrap up at a reasonable hour ...

Whichever. Time to write up YET MORE HELP TEXT for review, then some guitar scales before organizing a small group trip to a local brew pub for some chatting with people I haven't seen much. More my fault than theirs ... between work and busyness I've really pulled back into my shell a bit. Even chatting with folks last night I didn't feel like myself. More to the point, I think I felt more like my old self from a few years ago, uncertain and out of place. Maybe it was that I wasn't sure how I related to the group, maybe it was trying to balance my interest in the game with avoiding being too much of a kibbutzing distraction, maybe it was something else.

Dunno. I better do the work writing before I get lost my inspiration/motivation.

- Pookah


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Feb. 24th, 2005 03:51 am (UTC)
Hello Dave - Melinda here (from Indianapolis - Deb's friend). I found your journal so I've added you as a friend. :) Will you be coming to GenCon this year? And Deb too? You're always welcome.
Feb. 24th, 2005 04:40 pm (UTC)
Heya! Yeah, I'll be coming back to Indianapolis for GenCon. I've already got the hotel room squared up, and it looks like we're bringing quite the Baltimore contingent this year. Deb's not entirely convinced, but I'm trying to get her to come along (as I always do). Will I see you at the convention?

- Pookah
Feb. 28th, 2005 07:53 pm (UTC)
You know...
If I thought you might actually show up to game, I might be coerced into running something. Mainly anything but more Exalted.
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