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Happy Thanksgiving! November 29, 2019

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Hope everyone had a great day with family and friends!

I certainly did. Forgot to get a picture of several of my Thanksgiving dinners, but did remember on Tuesday.

Gamers Thanksgiving:

Have a wonderful holiday season!

Turkey Day is Coming November 21, 2019

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Looking forward to next week, full of turkey dinners. Found family, gaming family, and friends. Then a weekend of tabletop gaming. I really enjoy having a job that gives time off for holidays.

This month at work has been a lot of getting ready. Prep for a colleague leaving and reallocating her responsibilities. Prep for the archival work starting next month. Gathering accessibility resources for upcoming web and document work. Looking forward to a productive 2020.

At home, I still working on drawing and writing several new stories. If I can get in gear to draw my gaming characters, I might post those next month. When I get more minis painted, I will post those as well.

In listening, I’m still working on Snow Crash, and The Starless Sea is next. I need to catch up on my comics, too, but my focus has been on creating for these months.

Happy Thanksgiving! November 23, 2017

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Fourth Thanksgiving dinner of the week had, and all enjoyed with good friends. Also had a nice lunch with family on Sunday. Was good to see Mom, Dad, Pete, and the kids. So thankful to have so many wonderful people in my life, and such supportive family.

Looking forward to a weekend of silly gaming. We’re using NGS to play various objects in a wizard tower, defending our home from invading animal-featured homunculi.   Should be a fun and relaxing break from work.

Job search continues, and my boss, while glad I’m not leaving yet, is very supportive of my efforts. As are the rest of my team. I am thankful to have such great coworkers, as well, as two jobs that I enjoy.

I am 3/4 done with Mad Ship, and eager to see how Artemis follows The Martian.

Woah…We’re Half Way There…. November 16, 2017

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Mid-November with Thanksgiving next week. I’ve had a lot of lazy this week, with all the cold. But I’ve a very busy next few days. I did make it to an OhioDIG (Digitization Interest Group) meeting this week, which was pretty cool. Even though I had to leave early for an interview which seemed to go well (don’t they all). So, I’m working my way, step by step, to a bigger and better life.

Looking forward to seeing the family on Sunday, and all my friends in the next couple nights. Then a very full, if not super busy holiday week. I’ve got work, of course, and probably lots of Thanksgiving dinners. But it’s all pretty normal. And I’ll be spending the weekend gaming as a flying carpet, which should be amusing at the very least.

As for the lazy part, I haven’t made it to Sprawl this week, so no progress on the Audiobook front. I am excited to get Artemis next week when my Audible credit comes through. A little leery of the character being the same as his previous book, but hopeful that it’ll be fun either way. Thor Ragnarok was just as fun and entertaining as I hoped. The music was great, too, and I don’t usually notice soundtracks. Though Marvel movies have been making them more noticeable lately for comedic effect.

Hope everyone has a great week. I’ll see you all again on Thanksgiving.

 

Advent Begins December 1, 2016

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Today is the first day of December, the first day of Advent. The weather, after briefly warming up Tuesday and Wednesday, has dropped down to winter temperatures. Tomorrow, I will be putting up the last of my curtains to keep it out. With the help of a couple friends.

I had a nice Thanksgiving weekend with the puppy. Watched a very good, very hard fought football game between UofM and OSU, on an actual TV and everything (usually, I’m seeing the poorly broadcast Gamecast on ESPN). I also got my haircut in preparation for my interview tomorrow (good thoughts, please). Not a very Good picture, but here’s what it looks like:

New Hair Cut

This weekend looks to be a quiet affair. Possibly going to watch people bowl tomorrow night. And I’ve borrowed some Lego Harry Potter Wii games from the library. 😉

I’m a good bit into Cursor’s Fury by Butcher, and I got Harm None by Sellars from Audible to listen to next. New D&D campaign has begun in a haunted puzzle house, so that was a really fun start this week.

The holiday season is fully upon us, and I’m still trying to decide about decorating.

Thanksgiving 2016 November 25, 2016

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Happy Thanksgiving to my family, my friends, and all my readers. I hope you had the chance to spend the day with your loved ones, and enjoy good food and good company. I’m just home from spending the day with the puppy, and a watching most of Series 9 of Doctor Who.

It’s been a pretty typical week for me. Listened to a couple of Heinlein books – The Door into Summer and Citizen of the Galaxy. I’ve got another Butcher on the line, book three of the Codex Alera series. As well as, another credit from Audible to spend.

I am thankful for all that I have – for friends, for family, for my home, my job, my car. I am thankful that I can life the life I want. However, I know that I have to do more…

As we sit comfortably at home, horrible things have been happening in North Dakota – Water hoses in freezing temperatures, tear gas, and rubber bullets. Being used against unarmed Native Americans, trying to protect what little they have left, and the water that sustains them.

Busy Times November 17, 2016

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Mom and I had a great visit. Dr Strange was a very fun movie, enjoyed it very much. We got curtains and rugs, and a few other things to upgrade my new place. Thank you, Mom. Pictures will come when I finish getting them up – having a bit of wall trouble, but soon. All it all, a good weekend. This coming weekend will be full of busy, too. Parties with friends, and work, and a meeting. All the things.

Work is going well. Gaming is good, we’re about to wrap up one chapter of our current campaign, and then switch gears to a new one. Next week is Thanksgiving, not sure how many dinners I’ll be having – at least three, and one potluck. Some folks are heading off to weekend conventions, so I’ll get some puppy time. 🙂

Finished listening to Off to Be the Wizard – silly book. Now I’m on The Door Into Summer. Strange so far, but then what Heinlein isn’t. I’ve got a few more holds, and one more Heinlein on the line.

Happy Thanksgiving November 26, 2015

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Happy Thanksgiving to all my Family and Friends!

 

Thanksgiving Dinner

Ralphie tried to save me from myself by attacking the loaf of wheat bread for the stuffing, but I caught it before it was destroyed. I may have roasted the hen upside-down… maybe. All in all, though, it turned out really well. Just ate about half of this (all the hen, not quite half the cranberry sauce) for first dinner. Finishing it in a few hours for second dinner.  😉

Had a really nice weekend with friends this past weekend. Another one ahead. December, funnily enough, will be much quieter than November was. Hopefully, it’ll help me keep up the energy I need to get a job nailed down. A lot of applications to send out there. Still optimistic.

Taking a break from Dresden Files until I can get the Marsters narrated Ghost Stories. (I tried, I just couldn’t do it with Glover.) So, I picked up Neil Patrick Harris’s Choose Your Own Autobiography audiobook from the library. They had to change it up a bit for the audiobook, but it’s just as entertaining as I expected.  Going to take a look for Carey Elwes’ As You Wish, too at some point. It wasn’t at Bexley, when I was, at least.

Enjoying the ridiculous Detroit Lions game today. Wow…

Hope everyone has a happy and safe Thanksgiving weekend.

Happy Thanksgiving! November 28, 2014

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And Black Friday!

Hope everyone had a great Thanksgiving. I had a very nice afternoon with my Brother’s family. And evening with the puppy.

Work today was nice and busy, but I left before it got too hectic. Mall traffic was already awful, but we had plenty of people on hand to help today. So that was nice.

Still working on my last final for Digital Libraries. And then, Break!

Holidays, Here We Come November 20, 2014

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Thanksgiving next week. I’ll be having lunch with my brother, sis-in-law, and their kids. So, that’ll be fun, and tasty.

I do have to work opening on Black Friday – come get your new Nook/Galaxy Tab 4 Nook. But That means I get off work in the early afternoon and can just relax the rest of the weekend.

And by relax, I mean work on my term project for Digital Libraries. So close to done for the semester. 🙂

Not much else going on, really. 🙂