Previously, in Trip's Life...

31 December 2009 - Thursday

Work: Some companies are doing business today, but it's New Year's Eve, dude.

Gaming:Ayse, Ken, Julia, Marith, and I went over to Earl and Cat's for NYE, so there were many games while we waited for the calender to flip!

I was the first one there, so Cat, Earl, and I played Pandemic, which is a cooperative game of the players against the rules. We got cures for three of four plagues, but ended up losing (probably due to getting all four Epidemic cards in the first half of the deck) so everyone died. Good thing it's bad luck to believe in omens!

When Ayse and Ken (and Julia, but she can barely play with her hands, never mind cards and stuff) arrived, we played some Martian Fluxx (Ken won both times) and original recipe Dominion (I tied Earl for victory points, but he had had one fewer turn than me by the end of the game, so he won). Later, Earl won Munchkin Booty by being in the lead when we had to make room for chocolate fondue.

I had like five Gold cards by the end of Dominion, but I didn't do as well as I should have because I bought them instead of Mining them up from Copper. Cellar would have been a fine card, except Earl was Milita-happy and so no one ever had useless cards in their hand. Bah!

Food: Fondue! Then, more fondue! And for dessert, additional fondue! Earl fed us beef/buffalo/chicken with broth, then bread and veggies with cheese, and finally fruit and cream cheese balls with chocolate! This is (a small part of) why we like Earl!

Visual Entertainments: We watched the episode of new Dr Who about Rose's father, and it was deemed sufficiently moving.

Cats: Cat and Earl's kitties have a very sleek and modern cat tree! Or at least the ones who get to use the living room do; Seeker (paws 9-12) is still mostly hiding in the back room. He is very sleek and pettable, though!

Writing: HOLIDAY.

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30 December 2009 - Wednesday

Work: Jobs applied for: 8 (!)

Visual Entertainments: Finished the first disc of Venus Versus Virus. They seem to mostly be telling the same story, but abbreviated and in a different order. Sumire hasn't yet grown out of being too stupid to live, but I think she's still doing better than Usagi. The yuri element is being played up a bit more, I think, but it's still well below the text line.

Cats: After playing Choco-Cat Chase, instead of fuzzling Ghirardelli's belly I draped a blanket around him so he had a little cave with only his face peeking out, and he sat there quite happily for a couple of hours. Awww, warm purry kitty!

Marmalade never used to be a lap-kitty, but he has been lately, and not only when I sit in front of the space heater!

Aspen still hates and fears me. :(

Writing: Check.

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29 December 2009 - Tuesday

Work: Jobs applied for: 1. (Sad, but it's the holiday season so most companies I'm looking at are shut down.)

Visual Entertainments: Sniff! No TNA because Dave is having fun without us!

Started watching the Venus Versus Virus anime, which seems to begin in about the second manga volume, although with a character from even later volumes already part of the team. The personalities seem a little off, but I have to wonder if that's just the effect of different translators.

Cats: Twelve adorable paws!

Writing: Double check, with usual disclaimers.

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28 December 2009 - Monday

Work: The company I had a phone interview with this afternoon was wonderfully efficient! They were able to reject me within twenty minutes of the interview ending!

Cats: Twelve paws!

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27 December 2009 - Sunday

My, the Internet really is full of things:The Battle of Pelennor Fields (via truepenny@ LJ).

Food: Ken has fed us again, because he is just that awesome.

Gaming: Ayse crushed us all in a mix of original recipe and extra-crispy Dominion! I think I bought too many cool cards and not enough money, so I ended up with plenty of exciting chains... that ended with not enough money to buy a province.

Visual Entertainments: Finally the Princess Resurrection anime deviates from the manga, although perhaps only for one episode.

Cats: Twelve fuzzy paws!

Writing: Check.

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26 December 2009 - Saturday

Textual Entertainments: Graceling (Kristin Cashore) is very much in the same style as Fire, but has somewhat different doom and somewhat different romance, so that's good!.

Visual Entertainments: Finished Magikano. Not that great of an ending, alas.

Cats: Twelve paws!

Writing: Check.

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25 December 2009 - Friday

A Nifty Newtonmas to All!

Food: Saturnalia feast! Maple-mustard-glazed ham! Home-made stuffing! Dinosaur kale! Roasted roasted root vegetables! Leeks and savoy cabbage! Jansson's Temptation! Only the eggnog spice cake was not made by Ken!

Gaming: More Dominion: Intrigue! Bridge is an awesome card, although I don't think I needed as many as I ended up with. Tribute is also pretty swell, although I suppose it might be less so in a game without action/victory cards like Great Hall and Nobles.

Ken crushed us like bugs, of course.

Visual Entertainments: Finished the second disc of Magikano. Look, the harem is growing!

Cats: Hm. I tried moving the food dish around some on the cat tree, but apparently it's now on the wrong side of the finger. Even back in pretty much the original position, they still seem unenthused by it. I wonder why.

Writing: HOLIDAY.

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24 December 2009 - Thursday

Work: I suppose some places are still doing business today, but dude, it's Christmas Eve!

Gaming: Finally got around to extending the battlemap from last weekend's kobold fiasco, so that the PCs can cause trouble anywhere in the area.

Visual Entertainments: Started the second disc of Magikano. It is still ideal for parasites with no brain.

Food: Marith took me to Thai City Restaurant, where we have not been in ages. They were quite surprised to see us, but gave us tasty tom ka khai and pineapple fried rice and duck anyway.

Cats: Perhaps I spoke too soon! Marmalade played quite excitedly with one of the new toys for several minutes!

Writing: Check.

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23 December 2009 - Wednesday

Work: Interviews conducted today: 1. They need someone to automate and monitor their expanding collection of boxes, and I can do that!

That's my story and I'm sticking to it.

Gaming: We tried out the first Dominion expansion, which has many strange cards. Ken got more victory points than the rest of us put together, so apparently the game works as designed!

Food: Reubens and chicken soup! Three cheers for Ken!

Cats: I got them some new cat toys, but so far they seem unimpressed. Oh well!

Writing: Check.

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22 December 2009 - Tuesday

Work: Responses to resumes sent last week: 2. Interviews scheduled for tomorrow: 1.

Visual Entertainments:

  • Oh! Edo Rocket 12: My, that was surreal!
  • Code Geass 20-21: My, that was eventful!
  • Darker Than Black 9: My, that was unfortunate!
  • Avatar 11-12: My, that was eventful!

Cats: Twelve adorable paws!

Writing: Double check.

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21 December 2009 - Monday

Work: FAIL.

Ineptness: Oh, look, aeriodisconnect has broken SSH logins to Again.

Textual Entertainments: The Killing of Worlds is the second half of Scott Westerfeld's "Succession" duology. I had remembered one plot twist (which was pretty good when I first read it!) but had completely forgotten about that other one. Also: awww!

Flesh Circus is the fourth book in Lilith Saintcrow's "Jill Kismet" series about a tougher-than-nails female demon-hunter with a boyfriend who doesn't understand her and unwanted ties to a cute but evil demon— you know the drill. The boundaries of the genre are not being pushed, or even touched, but that's not necessary for entertainment.

Visual Entertainments: More Princess Resurrection. Oh yah, I was going to steal those monsters and use them for evil.

Silly Computer Games: Sniff, Protector is bogging down spore something awful. I would like my economy back so I can afford a modern computer.

Cats: Ghirardelli seems to be working on become Most Demanding Cat Ever! I'm not sure what it is he wants beyond pettins, though.

Writing: FAIL.

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20 December 2009 - Sunday

Gaming: The PCs rolled well on their Phantom Steeds and ended up with horses that could travel over difficult terrain at a speed of 15, so instead of starting at one end of the kobold siege and working their way along, they came in from the side and alerted the entire troop at once, which was more than they can handle. Then they tried coming in from one end, but since the kobolds were already alerted to their presence, that didn't work very well either. Morale declined. Then we ran out of gaming time.

But, I think I have a plan for next time that will make them think they can take the kobolds, and possibly even be right in thinking so.

Visual Entertainments: Started the second disc of Princess Resurrection. Still following the manga pretty closely.

Silly Computer Games: I like Chain Factor, so I went looking for things recommended by people who recommended Chain Factor.

  • Matter requires you to arrange a set of odd-shaped pieces (tangrams) to match an outline, as quickly as possible.
  • Planned is a puzzle game where you get a bunch of squares that you have to make grow in the right order so they all connect.
  • Protector is a fairly complex tower defense game. With zombies!

Cats: Twelve paws!

Writing: Double check.

Never tell me the odds! by Carl (Mon Dec 21 23:12:10 2009)

"How," said Tazendra. "And miss a battle of six against thousands? When will such a chance come again?" -- The Phoenix Guards, Steven Brust

Balldrop by Carl (Mon Dec 21 23:14:01 2009)

I'm not that into computer games, but Balldrop has a rather addictive nature.

Re: never tell me the odds! by Trip (Tue Dec 22 11:30:10 2009)

Brust may have based some books in that setting on D&D, but I don't think The Phoenix Guards was one of them. Very sad.

Re: Balldrop by Trip (Tue Dec 22 11:40:45 2009)

Neat! Although it would probably be better if I had a modern computer. :(

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19 December 2009 - Saturday

Gaming: Now I am kind of ready for tomorrow!

Reading The Plane Below (4th ed supplement for the Elemental Chaos) actually helped slightly.

Visual Entertainments: First disc of Magikano, which is shallow and silly.

Cats: Aspen seems to have decided that I'm going to eat her again.

Writing: FAIL.

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18 December 2009 - Friday

Work: Jobs applied for: 5.

Visual Entertainments: Finished off the first disc of Princess Resurrection. Maybe the anime doesn't actually have more fanservice, or at least not Reiri fanservice. I still think the CGI'd flame of life is not as cool as royal blood, though.

Silly Computer Games: I tried to play a bit of Chain Factor, but I still suck at it and I think it has a memory leak.

Maybe I can get a new computer if I sell one of my kidneys...

Cats: Twelve paws!

Writing: Check.

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17 December 2009 - Thursday


Work: Jobs applied for: 4. Recruiters who saw my resume somewhere responded to: 1. But every time I look at a job description and think, "Maybe I could do that," I remember the Dunning-Kruger effect and have to wonder if I'm actually full of it.

Textual Entertainments: The Risen Empire is the first half of Scott Westerfeld's "Succession" duology. I read it when it came out several years ago, but Ken read it recently and liked it enough that I decided to reread it.

Westerfeld uses the quantum-entanglement ansibles so beloved of hard-SF writers of the past decade or so, but to give him props, he does at least try to work around the fact that you can't transmit information that way. His idea still doesn't work, but at least he thought about it a bit.)

Visual Entertainments: Last disc of Full Metal Panic FUMOFFU. I think that's all the FMP.

Food: One order of mushu at Chef Chu's is in fact more than a meal. But extremely tasty!

Cats: Twelve paws!

Writing: Check.

it doesn't work like that by Graydon (Thu Dec 17 19:42:37 2009)

God bugger a moose.

People who aren't competent aren't self-aware enough to worry about the Dunning-Kruger effect. If you're worrying about it, you're not at risk of being full of it in the "no detectable ept" direction.

Recall that the other part of the effect is that the competent people are plagued by doubt and under-estimate themselves. (And generally undercharge, too.)

ME! by Sherilyn (Thu Dec 17 22:30:10 2009)

Thank you for celebrating my day!

only if the moose is a consenting adult by marith (Thu Dec 17 22:53:36 2009)

What Graydon said! Trust your friends when we tell you that you underestimate yourself all the time.

Re: pearl-handled dueling moose whangs by Trip (Sat Dec 19 10:58:13 2009)

Yes, well, imposter syndrome would be easier to avert if there were any evidence I have skills valueable to anyone.

Today's fortune cookie: "Your genuine talent will find the way to success." (Sure, but what about my imitation talents?)

Fortune cookies by Jeremy (Sat Dec 19 11:36:48 2009)

My fortune the other day was something like, "You deserve the respect of your friends and will eventually get it." Which just, I dunno, confirms a lot of my suspicions about my life.

Re: Fortune cookies by Trip (Sat Dec 19 12:01:08 2009)

I respect your l33t statistics skillz! Is that close enough?

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16 December 2009 - Wednesday

Work: FAIL.

Dentistry: Check. Marith very kindly not only drove me to the dentist she uses (Dr Diane Casey) but fronted me the money to have my broken tooth capped. My jaw was pretty sore after having the tooth trimmed down and the temporary cap put on, but the procedure itself didn't hurt at all. Also, Dr Casey is good about explaining things.

I'm not supposed to chew on the side with the temporary cap, but that's the only side I have to chew on, so I guess I will just have to live in trepidation until I go back on the 12th for the permanent cap. Serves me right for not getting that other tooth taken care of during any of the times when I had perfectly good dental insurance.

Gaming: I guess I better start actually writing up monsters. Raar.

Textual Entertainments: The first Spice and Wolf light novel (Isuna Hasekura) mostly follows the same story as the first few episodes of the anime, but with more exposition.

The Hunger Games (Suzanne Collins) is good, but pretty darn grim. (Yes, I know there are real people who live in even worse conditions. There is no bottom to that pit of despair.)

I suspect the extra-horrific bit people were talking about is the last rival getting <rot13>rngra nyvir ol jrerjbyirf</rot13>, although <rot13>qrngu ol zhgnag jnfc fgvat</rot13> probably wasn't much fun either.

Visual Entertainments: Third disc of Full Metal Panic FUMOFFU. Yay, some of the other people from Mithril showed up!

Food: But what if eating food makes my temporary cap explode?

Cats: Twelve paws!

Writing: Check.

exploding teeth by kit (Thu Dec 17 13:16:55 2009)

eat soup for the next three weeks?

Re: exploding teeth by Trip (Thu Dec 17 15:59:20 2009)

It's not quite that bad, but no caramel for me! More importantly, probably also no nut-based goodies. Bah.

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15 December 2009 - Tuesday

Work: Phone Screens Conducted Today: 1.

Imminent Dentistry: A big piece broke off one of my teeth while I was trying to eat. Bah. Quadruple bah!

Textual Entertainments: Flesh and Fire by Laura Anne Gilman. Wine-based magic!

Visual Entertainments:

  • Oh! Edo Rocket 10-11: Some boat crashes are more pleasant than others.
  • Code Geass R2 19: Why no, there wasn't enough doom before! Not even close!
  • Darker Than Black 7-8: Some people carry their own genre with them wherever they go.
  • Avatar 10: Looks bad for the good guys!

Food: Yogurt. And white bread.

Cats: Twelve adorable paws!

Writing: Check.

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14 December 2009 - Monday

Work: Phone interviews scheduled for tomorrow: 1.

My, the Internet really is full of things: Like strange Cthulhoid entities!

Visual Entertainments: Second disc of Full Metal Panic FUMOFFU, in which the origin of the name is revealed.

Cats: Twelve paws!

Writing: Check.

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13 December 2009 - Sunday

Food: Or maybe this should be filed under "Architecture"? I was too intept to get to Jeremy and Rachel's Nth Annual Gingerbread Extravaganza on time, but I did eventually get there. More than one person was surprised at my face, which I changed back in like June. Apparently I see no one, never. Before Marith showed up to spirit Dave and I away to Monkeycatland, I tried to help Earl build Baba Yaga's Gingerbread Hut, with limited success. But the entrails dangling from its roostery beak were a big hit!

Random Encounters: Approximately a jillion people at the gingerbread party, although perhaps those were actually planned encounters.

My, the Internet really is full of things: Especially things with tentacles!

Gaming: We were pretty lame about getting started with Thrace, so we only had time to deal with an Excess Lava Disposal Chamber. Next time we'll deal with those goblin invaders for sure! Or maybe find the Excess Lava Production Chamber.

The spider-infested fey grove doesn't seem to be an immediate problem, although since we're all playing evil characters, I'm sure eventually we'll want to clear-cut it.

Textual Entertainments: Beautiful Creatures (Kami Garcia and Margaret Stohl) is kind of like a Nina Kiriki Hoffman book seen from the mundane's side, with small-Southern-town doom and maybe some extra small-town doom.

Food, Cont'd:Three cheers for Ken, provider of braised shortrib yumminess and SQUASH!

Cats: Twelve paws!

Writing: Double check.

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12 December 2009 - Saturday

Work: Talked to a guy about a thing on If he decides to give the work to me instead of someone else, it could be a fraction of a month's rent.

Seething Hatred: The new washing machines still, after some months, suck completely. Their latest trick (which apparently they have been doing to other people all along, but not to me until today) is to never do a spin cycle. The leaves the clothes soggy, which can be worked around by feeding even more money into the driers, but also apparently still full of itchy soap residue.

I'm sure it's true that the proximate cause of the malfunction is people putting in too much detergent, but a washing machine that breaks when you do that is just as worthless a piece of crap as one that breaks if you bump the card reader or close the door too hard.

Visual Entertainments: Episodes 3 and 4 of Princess Resurrection because I really wanted to watch something. I think this may be one of the rare anime series that has more fan service than the manga; in the manga, Riza isn't shown fighting the tvnag svfuzna at all, never mind doing it while wearing a bathrobe. Nevertheless, so far I like the manga better. Perhaps I will not show this at TNA after all.

Cats: Twelve paws that are happy it's not so cold any more!

Writing: Double check.

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11 December 2009 - Friday

Work: HUGE FAIL. I didn't even try to look for more employers to reject me today. Instead, I went over to keep Ayse company all afternoon, so that she could talk to someone capable of responding in complete phonemes for a while. It's almost like we're friends!

Julia Report: Still a baby!

Visual Entertainments: One episode of The Muppet Show, with Nancy Walker. It was very silly and also so very 70s.

Food: For lunch, Ayse treated me to Satsuma in exchange for my fetching it, and Ken made posole for dinner. I win!

Cats: Jinian and Aime are still very fine cats, almost as fine as my cats.

Writing: Check.

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10 December 2009 - Thursday

Work: The company I interviewed with on Monday don't want me (no reason specified). The other position the recruiter guy who got me the interviews with the company in SF a few weeks ago was trying to get has decided to only accept candidates with degrees. So, HUGE FAIL for me.

My, the Internet really is full of things: It's that time of year! (via James Nicoll)

Visual Entertainments: First disc of Full Metal Panic Fumoffu, which continues the silly exploding-high-school genre of the first two serieses but not the serious war genre.

Cats: Twelve paws!

Writing: Check.

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9 December 2009 - Wednesday

Work: FAIL.

Visual Entertainments: Finished Full Metal Panic Second Raid, and also the "bonus OAV" which was pretty much fanfic with animators and voice actors and fanservice.

Cats: Twelve paws!

Writing: Check.

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8 December 2009 - Tuesday

Work: Apparently the reason the company in Sunnyvale didn't get back to me last week is that they were busy reorging to eliminate headcount that might be used to hire people like me.

I talked to another guy who sent me email, but he wants a team lead, which is not me.

Visual Entertainments:

  • Oh! Edo Rocket 9: They really do seem to have trouble with the idea of keeping a low profile.
  • Code Geass R2 17-18: That's probably not as doomed as it looks!
  • Darker Than Black 6: More mysterious doom!
  • Avatar 3.8-3.9: Preparatory doom!

Cats: Still do not approve of cold!

Writing: FAIL.

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7 December 2009 - Monday

Work: I interviewed at a place in Burlingame today that wants someone to do build/release automation monkeys, which is something I can do and am in favor of. I think it went okay. The guy I interviewed with was a really good guy, and I didn't embarrass myself more than usual.

My, the Internet really is full of things: Yay science!

Food: Due to overenthusiastic safety margins, I arrived in Burlingame almost two hours early, so I got lunch at a Burmese place I passed on the way from the train station. How could I not find out what okra and egg curry is like? (Okra (mmm, slimy) and hard-boiled eggs in a thick red curry sauce. I don't know that the okra and eggs went together very well, but curry okra and curry egg are both good!)

Cats: Twelve paws that really don't like the cold very much!

Writing: Double check. I still suck.

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6 December 2009 - Sunday

Weather: What happened to all the thermions?

My, the Internet really is full of things: Yay tentacles of New England!

Visual Entertainments: Kirikou and the Sorceress, an animated African fairytale. It was peculiar, but not more peculiar than European fairytales. Bonus points for the question "But why is the sorceress evil?" being asked.

Sadly the disc was kind of crappy, but I did get all of the story.

Cats: Twelve paws that appreciate the space heater very much!

Writing: Check.

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5 December 2009 - Saturday

Gaming: Jeremy and Rachel and their cookies aren't available tomorrow, so we played D&D today. I was completely inept, without even the excuse of drug withdrawal, but it turned out mostly okay anyway.

I started off by being late, but that gave the players time to reconstruct the battlefield based on iPhone pictures taken when we had to knock off in the middle last session, so that was okay and we could get right back into the fight against orcish river pirates.

The orc leader got it into his head that he should kill the wizard, which may have been a good idea but he couldn't hit even once in half a dozen tries. (The summoned frosthawks he got from somewhere did better, especially when most of the PCs gathered into a blast 3 clump, but not enough.) Another of the orcs got immobilized (save ends) and spent at least that long stuck in the ice in the bottom of his leaky rowboat. Finally the leader showed why he was in charge by escaping alone. He did leave the ship burning behind him, but only because the wizard used Flaming Sphere. Being an orc is harder than it looks, I guess!

Sometime toward the end of the fight, I knocked a glass of water off the table with my elbow. Fortunately(?) almost all of it ended up in a metal ammo box, thus limiting the damage... to the cardboard miniatures of our people. Oh well, they can be dried out and anyway we hardly ever use them.

I need to get some clear stiff plastic sheets in a variety of colors and sizes that we can slide under miniatures to represent zones. Or something; maybe square fences would be easier to put on the map and move around? But they wouldn't overlap well. Can I have my e-ink battlemat now?

My, the Internet really is full of things: Like this thing!

Food: Today Ayse was finally able to celebrate her birthday with takeout tapas! Nom nom nom! Then we hung around admiring Julia and searching for the lost art of conversation, and I showed my respiration fail.

Cats: Jinian now has fewer teeth, but otherwise seems happier after her visit to the dentist earlier this week. Hurray!

In other cat-related news, Cat and Earl have closed the paws gap! Obviously I need to get another cat! And a new apartment to keep sixteen paws in...

Writing: Check. The thing I can practically always write 250 words on might be running out, though. I should try to suck less.

Limited damage by Jeremy (Sun Dec 6 18:38:12 2009)

The miniatures are all fine. We lost some of the rectangles with strange names and stats on them, for some system (of Chrisber's?) that I never played - the glue dissolved and the printed bits came off the cardboard backs.

Re: Limited damage by Trip (Mon Dec 7 17:18:06 2009)

Huh. No idea what those might have been. I'm okay with blaming Chrisber.

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4 December 2009 - Friday

Work: No progress on the Sunnyvale front, but I have an interview in Burlingame on Monday.

Random Gaming: Out of the blue, I got email from someone who read one of my game design sketches from a jillion years ago, intends to use it, and wanted clarification on one point. Buh.

I have been pretty lame about putting game design ideas into writing for the past, er, decade, haven't I?

Cats: Twelve paws!

Writing: Check.

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3 December 2009 - Thursday

Work: Still nothing from the company in Sunnyvale, and nothing about the debacle with the company in San Francisco, but I got called by another recruiter so I am not completely without leads.

Textual Entertainments: The Islands of the Blessed is the third book of Nancy Farmer's post-Roman-Britain historic fantasy trilogy that started with The Sea of Trolls and The Land of the Silver Apples. It's a weird mix of Norse and Celtic mythology, with some elements that I think of as modern thrown in, but pretty entertaining. Bonus points for the female lead being not even slightly nice.

I guess "forced marriage" is a good way to address the subject in a book for kids; anyone too young to get the implications will still understand that it's Not OK while remaining blissfully unaware.

Visual Entertainments: Third disc of Full Metal Panic Second Raid. Well, that can't be good. On the other hand, Kaname is kind of scary.

Cats: Twelve paws!

Writing: Check.

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2 December 2009 - Wednesday

Work: Still no progress. Bah.

Textual Entertainments: Unleashed is the third in John Levitt's series about a hapless jazz musician/magician and his dog-like familiar solving mysteries in the magical subculture of San Francisco..

Visual Entertainments: Finished the second disc of Full Metal Panic Second Raid. Oh dear, that can't be good.

Cats: Twelve paws with associating miauing!

Writing: Check.

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1 December 2009 - Tuesday

Work: Last I heard about the job in San Francisco was the Friday before Thanksgiving week, when everything seemed to be going swimmingly. This morning, I heard from the recruiter that they have decided not to move forward with me. No feedback, no notification to the recruiter that the position is filled/closed. Buh.

Time to poke the company in Sunnyvale, and respond to a couple of new recruiters who have appeared in my inbox over the past few days!

Visual Entertainments:

  • Oh! Edo Rocket 7-8: Holy cow, she flew!
  • Code Geass 16: The doom is not escaped that easily!
  • Avatar 3.7: Toph still rules, but it is true that she's only like twelve.
  • Darker Than Black 4-5: Doom for you, and doom for you, and here's some doom for you over there...

Cats: Today I played many games of Chococat Chase, and one or two of Chococat Cuddle. Also, Marmalade came and slept on me, preventing me from doing anything until he woke up and noticed something that needed his mighty investigatory abilities.

Writing: Triple check. But probably more than triple suckage.

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