I hurt my hand a few weeks ago, while giving the dog a bath. Although it’s not as bad as it was for the first few days after the injury, it’s still bothering me. Eventually, I’ll probably need to have it looked at.
Although, if any of my health issues from the last few years are any indication, there’s probably not much that could be done to make it any better.
It’s like being nibbled to death by ducks.
My boy is now in his last year of Cub Scouts. It’s been a fun ride, but I kind of wish I’d turned over the den leader job a year or two back. As much fun as I’ve had, I’ve gotten burned out on it.
Still, I only have to get through February. At that point, he can cross over into regular Scouting, if he so desires. I will not, however, assume any kind of leadership or volunteer position. I’m done with it.
Huh! After doing a little thread surfing, it seems I’m now in the position of “no longer buying Paizo products before it was cool”. Although, my reasons for stopping subscriptions and such we’re for completely different reasons.
Still, the whole thing is kind of making me hungry for popcorn.
On a side note, I hope the shenanigans currently going on in and (especially) around Paizo don’t interfere in any future potential fixes to possible bugs in that new Wrath of the Righteous video game. I look forward to probably playing it a year or two from now.
As I close in on 60,000 posts, and not failing to notice the many old faces popping up, I went and looked back at my earliest days here.
My first post was over 16 years ago. It was not polite. Still, that’s a long time to hang out in one place. Even if I’m mostly little better than a hermit these days.
My life over the past few years has lead me to understand being angry about shit all the time. That being said, I’m also sure some people would be surprised at how not angry I am about certain topics and ideas.
Clint Eastwood apparently has a new movie out. It popped up available for viewing on HBOMax.
Perusing some of the threads regarding the recent….events, and I realized I cancelled my subscriptions before it was cool.
For entirely different reasons, however.
In perusing certain threads, I’ve seen reference to someone putting out an actual Golarion-related box set. That’s cool.
I still have a bunch of old 2E box sets. It was always one of my favorite formats for new gaming material. In the old days of a few years ago, I might have actually considers buying something like this.
Alas, this isn’t “the old days” anymore. I don’t game nearly as much as I used to, and what little gaming I do is confined to video games (played mostly by myself) and 5E D&D played over the computer with my old Philly group. Not to mention, since I’m mostly a shiftless layabout these days, I’m hesitant to spend money on something I’d likely never make use of.
Still, the idea of a new box set is really cool.
Yesterday, just for shits and giggles, I watched The 7th Voyage of Sinbad and Sinbad and the Eye of the Tiger. I love that old Harryhausen trilogy.
Technically, I own all three, but only watched two. I originally bought the second and third movies on DVD, and still have them. Awhile back, I bought 7th Voyage through Amazon, and not too long after I discovered my DVD of Eye of the Tiger was corrupted. So then I bought that one through Amazon as well.
I watch them periodically, in the (I suspect) vain hope my children will come to appreciate them as much as I do.
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This is what I do when I’m bored and don’t want to do anything else. The Paizo forums, like much else in my life, has simply become another tool I use to keep myself from being too bored.
Trying to psyche myself out of apathy to work on some maps. It’s not working.
Doing a little research, and now I wonder if the land of Hyperborea from Sinbad and the Eye of the Tiger was partly inspired by the Savage Land from Marvel. It would be cool to think that the comic book concept had inspired Ray Harryhausen, since I’m pretty sure some of his work has probably inspired many comic book writers.
Yesterday, whilst playing Kingmaker, I'm pretty sure I muttered the words "f!%+ing owlbears" about 20 times.
My Cub Scouts, being at the Arrow of Light level this year, have organized into a patrol. It's one of the requirements for earning Arrow of Light.
Anyway, I gave them a six patrol patches to choose from. By a happy coincidence, they are now Phoenix Patrol.
I love all the old Harryhausen Sinbad movies, but tonight I’m watching my favorite - The Golden Voyage of Sinbad.
Ye gods! I’m nearly done rewatching Babylon 5! Once it’s finished, I’ll have to find yet another way to occupy my brain.
Time for a Stress Test!
Next week I get the ultrasound on my heart.
Ye gods, that testing took forever.
Arrrggghhh. I’m at the end of Babylon 5! Only one of the greatest sci-fi series ever. Luckily, I’ve got some new shoes to watch, but beyond I think it’ll be hard to find something else.
I’m pretty sure one of the new kids at the comic book store doesn’t like me all that much. Thankfully, I could give two shits less what she thinks.
Besides, I freely admit I’m an a#~@!. Often very loudly.
The boy got some new glasses, and apparently the wife sprang for transition lenses.
Despite all the crap in my life, I still try to maintain a positive outlook as much as possible. Some days it’s easier. Today started off as a rough day, but now has tapered off to not so bad.
I’ve got a brine simmering on the stove, for use with some turkey breast tenderloins. Those will go in the smoker tomorrow.
“We do not put glitter on the dog.”
Things I never thought we’d have to tell our daughter.
Sweet! Found an article on National Review this morning about a new book of (supposed) Tolkien writings. It’s called The Nature of Middle-Earth, and was described in the article as kind of like a DMG for Middle-Earth. Judging from further descriptions, I think he should have said “source book”, but I forgive him.
The one thing I truly dislike about the in-laws visiting is that my father-in-law is practically deaf (even with his hearing aids), and he has to turn the TV volume very high.
Huzzah! The in-laws went back home yesterday! Life can get back to, what is for us, normal.
Not that normal is all that great these days.
Still, I look at other things touching upon my world, and can’t help but think “Damn! And I thought I didn’t have much of a life.”
It’s a beautiful day in the neighborhood, even if my back is still bothering me.
Took advantage of the kids being off from school today to get them over to the store for some new clothing items. Conveniently, one of my daughter's shoes chose yesterday to become in need of replacing.
Now the boy wants to get his hair cut. I have succeeded in training him to like short hair.
Watched the new Dave Chappelle show on Netflix the other night. It was pretty damned funny at times.
Bought the new Nature or Middle Earth book, which apparently has some previously unprinted (or printed in obscure locations) material from Tolkien.
I also bought the D&D hardcover book Dungeon of the Mad Mage. I’ve always liked Undermountain, and have a bunch of old material for it, so this seemed like something I might enjoy.
Plus, I was jonesing for some new gaming material.
I have a big collection of minis that I don’t use for gaming these days. Today, I figured out a one-off use for some of them.
I took a bunch of undead minis and put them in a jar. Tonight, at our pack meeting, I’ll let the scouts try and guess how many. Monster in a Jar. Huzzah!
I am so sorely tempted to break out one of my old message board aliases in relation to the current shenanigans at Paizo. Just for fun, of course. However, since I really have no skin in the game (I don't buy Paizo products anymore, and cannot foresee doing so), it would probably be interpreted as a dick move.
Best to restrain myself.
Sweet! They dropped the first to episodes for season 4 of Young Justice on HBOMax today. I've never been a fan of the way Mars has been handled in the show. Still, it's cool to see Jemm, even if he isn't the Son of Saturn in this show.
And it looks like we're getting both the Legion and more Darkseid. Maybe some hints of the Great Darkness Saga?
Last night was a Universal monster movie night: Creature from the Black Lagoon (always one of my favorites) and The Mummy.
Tonight I may do a Hammer horror night.
This morning I had a Facebook memory of the boy earning his Bobcat badge in Cub Scouts four years ago. Which was cool, considering last night we attended the first of several Scout Troop meetings to see which troop he’d like to go into.
Until last night, he seemed hesitant about continuing in scouting, but some time hanging with older scouts at their meeting seems to have awakened his interest.
Second troop visit went off well. Now the boy is heavily considering that particular troop to join. I told him the decision of which to go with was completely up to him, but that he doesn’t have to make a decision right away.
This Saturday, we’ll attend a big event for 4th and 5th grade scouts, with multiple troops putting on various activities and demonstrations. There will be opportunities to camp with a troop, but my current back problems put the kibosh on that for us.
There are some days when I’m very glad I choose not to interact with some people on these boards. F#~*ing drama queens.
And now, speaking of back problems, I should probably get around to my updated PT.
Had a fun but exhausting, day with my boy at our district Webelos Woods yesterday. This is an event for 4th and 5th grade scouts, staffed primarily by various local Scouts BSA Troops, to showcase the adventures of scouting and advertise each troop. The goal is to help younger scouts figure out where they might want to go when the crossover from the pack to the troop level.
My boy had been hesitant about continuing in scouting, but yesterday's event, coupled with some recent visits to troop meetings, seems to have changed his mind. This makes me somewhat happy, because scouting offers some valuable training, often in skills and knowledge that schools overlook. That we now are not ignoring one half of our society, and letting them learn these same skills, makes it even better.
We could have camped at the event with a troop, but my back problems made sleeping on the ground unappealing.
Proof the Universe might not completely hate me.....
Sitting in line this morning, waiting to drop the kids off at school, I was listening to the classic country music station. Some chick was singing. I thought it would be cool if my favorite song, Old Hippie by the Bellamy Brothers, came on next.
And it did. So I cranked up the volume and sang along.