tek2way: Anime - Valkyrie (Music - Keeper of the Seven Keys Part I)
Last night, my roommates and I decided to grill bratwursts and have some beer for dinner. It was fun, but I really got carried away. I had way too much to drink, though I managed to drink water throughout the evening, too. I don't get carried away like that often, and I was beginning my vacation, so I'll chalk it up to that.

Today, I'm hanging out with Troy and Dana. It should be fun, since I *think* the last time I saw them was shortly after I cut my hair short in 2002. Biz is out of town, so no biking for me, unless I go solo (which I might.. there's a park a mile or so away that I've been wanting to check out, since it's basically just bike trails). The rest of the week still looks mostly open, too.

Now, I'm gonna finish my coffee (Ugly Mug™ Good Vibes is the best!) and get ready to head over to Troy's and Dana's.

Ja matta ne!
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tek2way: Anime - Valkyrie (Music - Dead Winter Dead)
I begin my vacation today. Oddly, my internal clock switched on to "day off" mode, so when I woke up at 345a, I didn't feel remotely like going back to bed. Instead, I took my shower, shaved, and got dressed for work. As a result, I have time to do this nifty post. :)

I heard back from a childhood friend, and traded phone numbers. Must find the time to hang out soon.

Tomorrow, I'm supposed to hang out with Troy and Dana, though Troy has yet to get back with me to iron out the final details. I'll be mailing him my cell number soon. Later this week, I have tentative plans to hang out with Maria (& Co., if I know Maria at all :) ) for the midnight release of X-Men Origins: Wolverine. Sometime this week, I hope to nail down a day to hang out with Stephen. Oh yeah, and I should get in touch with Biz about going bicycling!

Meanwhile, Alex is also on vacation, so I hope to rope him into playing some LotRO with me while he's off. If we can get to our 30s, then maybe we can get Scott to come back to the game (Scott's been taking an extended hiatus lately to play Left 4 Dead and Neverwinter Nights 2).

I got most of my payroll work done yesterday, so all I have to do is an hour of opening the safe and putting out tills, maybe one page of errors, and finalize the spreadsheet. In other words, I aim to be walking out of there by 9am. If things don't work out, then 10am will be okay. But the 11am time I'm "scheduled" till? Ain't happening. No reason for me to stay that long. I'm only there to do payroll. If I could avoid opening the safe, and get done by 8am or so, I *would*. :)

OH! And if you're local, and you want to do something, CALL ME! (Or leave a message, and I"ll send you my cell number.) I know I'll spend some time at home this week, but that's no excuse for spending MOST of it at home! :)
tek2way: Anime - Valkyrie (Music - Dark Side of the Moon)
(Crossposted to Facebook; find me there by searching for my name: Anthony Adkins)

This is day #2 of my days off this week. I have just two full days, and a day of doing payroll, between me and a week of vacation. I'm really looking forward to this. I know that, at some point next week, I'm going to meet up with Troy and Dana, two savvy froods I've not seen in years (and why not!? I have no excuse.). I'm also going to see about beginning to go biking with my buddy Bizz. (I might even swallow my pride, and take another look around my home neighborhood for a simple bike route I can do, even though I really don't like street riding.) Oh! And on the night of May 1 (or morning, whatever's appropriate), I've plans to see the midnight screening of X-Men Origins: Wolverine with Maria and company.

My vacation is shaping up to be a rather social one, rather than my typical "vacation so I can play my current MMO nonstop". Let me tell you, that is NEVER satisfying. I am left wondering where my vacation went. That said, I do plan to play a little bit, since I want to get one character leveled up to run high level things with Jason, Heather, Jeremiah, Brandon, and Charles. (Scott and Alex have both put LotRO on hold while they gorge themselves on Left 4 Dead and (for Scott) Neverwinter Nights 2.

Finally, I suspect that next week, since my roommate Charles (no relation to the LotRO player) is quitting smoking, will be a prime opportunity for me to really push my plans to begin eating better, and fill the house with appropriate food (less carbs, more vegetables, less prepackaged stuff).

Well, we're due to get rain today, so I think I'm going to run outside now, and attempt to get the front yard done before it gets here (provided that the ground isn't too wet -- our front yard holds onto water like a sponge sitting in the sink). Take care, folks!
tek2way: Anime - Valkyrie (Music - Beyond the Crimson Horizon)
A list, because that's what I feel like right now:
  • Got in late last night, because I worked till 2am.

  • Slept in, but was still up by 10am.

  • Took a nap around 11am.

  • Met Chuck from work and [livejournal.com profile] strieson for lunch at Buffalo Wild Wings. Had a good time. Chuck just got into Memphis, so we're checking out the awesome things one can do. In the near future: Flying Saucer!

  • Picked up Hammerfall's newest CDs, "No Sacrifice, No Victory" and "Masterpieces"*. Learned on my way home from the record store that my CD player plays CDs louder than my ipod. Left those CDs in the car, AFTER ripping them to my ipod. :)

  • Tooled around a little on Lord of the Rings Online, but logged after maybe an hour.

  • Got home, and found that the dogs had been chewing the carpet near the front door. Punished all of 'em, and got [livejournal.com profile] strieson to agree we'd get an area rug to cover it until we can work out something more permanent ([livejournal.com profile] capedory1181 is out of town, so we also agreed not to bother him with this).

  • Went to Wal-mart, got the rug. I also snagged some house shoes and a new pair of shorts, since I'll soon be biking regularly with my old buddy Biz. (I ain't wearing spandex, but I should be comfortable. :) )

  • Stopped at Best Buy so [livejournal.com profile] strieson could get Left 4 Dead and Neverwinter Nights 2 on the PC, and I grabbed "Forgetting Sarah Marshall [Unrated]", because I wanted a funny movie to watch (and I love Jason Segel on How I Met Your Mother; Mila Kunis is pure bonus).

  • Got Lenny's on the way home (Philly Cheesesteak, extra cheese)

  • Ate dinner while watching the movie. Romantic comedies. I'm a sucker for 'em.

  • Felt strangely cheerful and optimistic after finishing the movie.

  • Going to bed now. I have work in the morning. I hope my good mood hangs around. I could use some self-confidence.
Also, it's been one year since I had my hernia surgery. All's still good. :)

* - Masterpieces is a collection of covers they've done over their 10+ year career. Their cover of "Youth Gone Wild" rocks. A LOT.
tek2way: Anime - Valkyrie (D&D - DL - Raistlin)
Today was a change of pace, for sure.

I woke up, and began to immediately clean my room. Not just pick up things, but I dusted and wiped down and changed linens and did laundry. I guess part of me wanted to begin my vacation in a fresh, clean room. (That's not to say that my room is a wreck. Rather, I did a "pseudo-spring cleaning" on it.)

After I got things mostly done, [livejournal.com profile] capedory1181 and I went to the store, and stocked the house with food and stuff. I came back, grabbed a quick bite, and headed over to [livejournal.com profile] disker's mom's house, which is a little under half a mile from where I live. Since it wasn't really cold (yet), I grabbed my gloves, layered a couple of shirts and a pullover, and bicycled there. Yep, I got some exercise today. :)

There, we just talked a while, catching up about things. A decision was made to go back to [livejournal.com profile] disker's place, so I quickly rode home to drop off my bike. I am definitely happy I rode my bike today, though dang it was cold.

Once at [livejournal.com profile] disker's, we talked a bit, I got some new music, and we watched Rush Hour 3 (pretty fun, though not as good as 1 or 2). Talk afterward eventually got around to RPGs, and how D&D isn't as fun as it once was. We talked about what might have changed, and reminisced about old games and what was fun about them. Before I left, I'd come to the conclusion that I'd like to give a D&D game one last chance before I write it off to something I "used to do in my 20s". Geek mid-life crisis? I hope not. :)

So, I'm going to give some thought to a game. One thing that might be done differently is that we'd do 1-2 adventures, and either take a break or change games/DMs, instead of aiming for these epic-length campaigns that can't be finished in 2-3 years, let alone one. We'll see who is interested, and take it from there, I guess.

Four hours are all that stand between me and a week off from work. Huzzah!

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