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Looong time since last update, so it's about due.

Rhi and I celebrated our first glorious year on Monday. We combined a romantic (and rather swish) morning tea with scouting for a wedding location. Beautiful grounds and view, but a bastard to get to. It's off the list. Ah well, we enjoyed going, all the same.

Work still haven't given me a single shift. Bastards.

Got back a rejection from Fisher Library about the position for which I applied. No reply at all from anywhere else.

Sent off an email to a recruiter whom Tanith ([livejournal.com profile] sad_frog) recommended. Maybe nifty things will come of that. Rhi says she has a good feeling about it, so here's hoping.

Necro was good fun. I had a great time helping Rhi run a reprise performance of Request the pleasure. I rather like running freeforms, they're just so much effort to write.

Played lots of top-shelf games over the long weekend, with my highest praises going to the two other previously-run games: Hydra and A third world war. Gripping stuff. I dug them.
The last dragon was outrageously 80s hijinks. Nice.
Born of fire and lightning has some cool experimental content, including unprecedentedly cool sets, very interestingly laid out and in-depth character sheets and a bardic wrap-up, which I thought was a particularly intgriguing experiment, which didn't quite come out right.
Bunnies, bunnies, bunnies! had a vanishingly (and disappointingly) small amount of the titular bunnies. We somehow avoided encountering the character for whom these bunnies were made mention. Ah well. Wacky Cremaine antics, as per Zombies, zombies, zombies. Character sheets could easily have been a lot more informative, though, as they really threw players new to Vampire in at the deep end with little to nothing to work with. Shame, that.
A new world was another fairly experimental freeform, with a very cool-looking version of random character allocation. Ended up a little too paper-chasey, but the concepts were kind of neat. I had an especially interesting typo on my character sheet, which suggested that I would gradually change from Hate into Love, over the course of the game. I was a little sad that this was not so, when I checked with the GMs, but c'est la vie.
James' ([livejournal.com profile] sim_james) The bells was a stirling intro to the world of Stephen King's The dark tower, if a little linear. Jo - with whom we were playing - seemed to be railing quite hard against the linear nature, but it wasn't too problematic. Especially if one considers the themes of destiny present in the game and setting. I enjoyed it. Good to see Unknown armies put to good use. Gogo Hardened/Failed!
I also ran several games of Strange synery, at Riley's ([livejournal.com profile] reborne) behest. It was fun to break that out again. Nice game.

Speaking of board games, last week I received three new ones: Snit smashing, Snits' revenge and King's blood. So far I've only played the latter. It's a fast card game of the "get rid of your hand" style, but includes forming genealogies, which meant I was able to very quickly get Rhi on-board to try it out with me. :)

Jaime's "crappy movies based on video games" day of last Friday was a good time, even if we did watch the deplorable trio of Mortal kombat, Mortal kombat : annihilation and Street fighter. Terrible. Just terrible.
It did mean I got to see Jaime and Alice's new place, plus see them for an extended duration.

I finally managed to run another session of Worlds apart : the same tree last Sunday. It was a little quiet, with no real "plot" per se, but people seemed to enjoy the chance to say "what the hell are we doing?". Even hoity nobles question the duty that comes with power, apparently.

Now, home, to prepare for dinner, I think.
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Mostly for Bez: Alatriste

Stuff's been happening.

Helped Tanith ([livejournal.com profile] sad_frog) and Phil move last Friday.
Their new apartment is nice. VERY close to uni, which is what Phil was looking for. A fair amount of space.

Then helped Greg ([livejournal.com profile] sim_puyo) and Lucy move on Saturday.
Their new house is gorgeous. Some of the little fittings aren't what I'd choose myself (they look like they come from a trendy bar, rather than a real person's living room, for instance), but it's big and has beautiful hardwood floors and quite a pleasant, rustic-feeling kitchen.
I look forward to seeing more of them, now that they live here in the real world. :)

Saturday evening I went along to Age of Aquarius for Ordo Mundi.
Played the Rabbi Loew, which was fun. Toddled around trying to put together a mighty claw defender for my people.
Watched it all go to hell.

Lazy Sunday spent with Rhi, lazing about. I read and fiddled with things online, she played Pandemonium. All good.

Monday I frittered away the day, watching The Brothers Grimm, Flightplan and Gigli.

Monday evening was spent, as per usual, with Rhi, with us intent on catching Grey's anatomy.
Tennis precluded this plan, however, so we caught Supernatural instead.
It's not too bad. My GOD, but the elder brother is such a PC. He casually defrauds law enforcement officers and flees custody with nary a thought that this might be a bad idea in the long run. He's completely focussed, but completely flippant at the same time. Typical PC.

Tuesday, I went to Flodge for the first time in months, then went and saw Broken flowers with Andrew ([livejournal.com profile] andrewaskew). Good film. Strange.

Yesterday, I was going to go and pick up my new washing machine, but Rodney (the guy in whose ute I'll be going) was unavailable.
Same goes for today.
*twiddles thumbs*
Should be tomorrow.

Happenings

Nov. 3rd, 2005 05:57 pm
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Just about to head into web design. Hope it will be okay.

Tuesday, I went to the cinema by myself, for the second time ever. The first time was almost ten years ago and I disliked the experience so much that I'd eschewed it ever since.
I decided - for reasons that aren't completely transparent to me - to try and berak through what seemed like an almost phobic aversion, so after learning to cover books neatly in contact (and doing a damn fine job on my copy of Archangel, if I do say so myself) I trotted up Broadway and - after a fine lunch at the Landsdowne hotel - into the 1 pm session of Serenity.
Fine film, though I found the waft of Buffy slightly too rank. Enjoyed it a whole hell of a lot, all the same.

Yesterday, Rhi and I went out to lunch with her dad. She - like last time I met him - seemed to dread it more than I thought was really necessary, given how things turned out.
Sure, he likes to talk about the fencing scene a whole lot, but still, I had a pleasant enough time.
Got to see Rhi's old house, which was cool.
I shall be indelicate and say that it made me want to break out the garden shears, but that this is hardly a negative thing, as this domestic urge warms me.
Sure do want this Rhiannon lady in my life, hoo boy. :)

And now, if you will, Mister Music! )
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My computer decided to crash and eat my enormous post. There goes 45 minutes I'm never getting back. Sigh.

So instead of the glowing prose I'd intended, I'll do a little dance!
...or just sum up )

  • Today:
    I'm feeling many a furlong better.
    So far all I've done is risen, read a bit more of Blood music, written a verbose entry, had the computer crash and thrashed this little piece together.

    But later:
    • Shopping!
    • Cleaning!
    • Work!
    • An evening with my amazing lady!
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    As it's been more than two weeks since I actually updated, I thought I'd post before I wink out of existance. :)

    More... )
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    Time for an actual update, hey what what? )
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    Previously, on ... whatever this show is )

    That's my day, as planned.
    Now, sleep.
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    Cut for people who can't be arsed reading about my week )
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    In the golden future time!! )

    Today:
    It's raining. Still.
    This is bad for my plans of doing washing, so I'll have nice, clean pants to wear for my interview tomorrow.
    Woe.

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