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Colony of the Day #2542

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Colony of the Day #2542

This was taken moments before the pivotal dice roll that spelled doom for our colony in the wintry zombie apocalypse. With morale low, our refugees near starving and the zombies closing in, we needed one survivor to journey out from the colony and secure the hospital. There was a 1 in 12 chance that he wouldn’t survive, but the die came up with a foreboding human tooth, and that last refugee’s death lead to the collapse of our colony.

I wonder how we’d do in real life.

Anyway, Anton is back for good now, and made it out to see us even after a flight across the country. It’s good to have him back with us again.

So ends our little vacation – tomorrow works begins again, and I won’t catch quite enough sleep before then. So many things to do, always, always.

mega man 2
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September 8, 2015 at 12:55 am

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Lobby of the Day #2499

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Lobby of the Day #2499

Jacob says the superhero movie bubble is going to burst someday, but so far it’s still growing strong. I had to race to reach the theater in time for Ant Man today, far out near Jack London Square, and there we watched a tiny person run around in giant landscapes, backed by some lovely giant ants.

We’ve seen enough movies like this now that we’re familiar with the plot devices and tropes – all the little hints thrown in that you know will end up being key later. Watching movies changes as you grow up: when you’re small everything surprises you, sucks you in; when you’re older it’s more about the craftsmanship of the film, how well they tell a story you’ve heard many times before.

Today’s been a day. A visit with Emily and a movie with Jacob and his friend, and everyone’s lives are still changing. I hope things go well for them all.

you don’t mean that

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July 26, 2015 at 11:57 pm

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Smash of the Day #2463

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Smash of the Day #2463

Along with Lee, Jacob invited some of his comedian friends over for Smash tonight. As we started playing they immediately began to riff on each other’s jokes – the comedy equivalent of musicians jamming together, perhaps. There’s a sort of chemical reaction that happens between personalities when they’re thrown into a room together – these three would be very different to meet individually, or in groups with non-comedian friends.

It was a good crowd tonight, though – and I perhaps have a little training to do for the next time we meet.

wake up

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June 21, 2015 at 12:56 am

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Smash of the Day #2408

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Smash of the Day #2408

A more mundane evening tonight after yesterday’s festivities: coffee cake, partially popped popcorn, Smash Bros, Mario Kart, and a board game that left the four of us stranded in the desert despite our best efforts. Small parties like this are good, and much easier on the vocal cords than 120-person weddings.

The weekend has worn me down, and unless tonight’s sleep is especially rich, I may need another day home.

winning love

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April 26, 2015 at 11:57 pm

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Song of the Day #2406

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Song of the Day #2406

Jacob has mastered the art of emphatic karaoke, pouring himself into the songs, and even in a room full of strangers his efforts are well appreciated. Mike here sang backup; he’s in his own band and I hear he’s fantastic in it, but I think at least on karaoke night Jacob’s fiery passion wins out.

This afternoon was Brian’s pre-wedding picnic, and this evening Jacob’s karaoke birthday fest. These were both full of so many new people, many of whom live in a completely different headspace than I do. It was great to meet and get to know them, but I am dizzied from the experience; it’s time to get to bed.

you got what I need

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April 25, 2015 at 1:26 am

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Snapshot of the Day #2276

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Snapshot of the Day #2276

I have only this one quick snapshot, when Pearce put down his berries-and-granola to pick up the controller. I was so preoccupied the rest of the day – I need to be more attentive.

But this was a good evening; after work I was able to have Jacob over for some games, with no particular obligations to devour my time. Work is good – a bit tough getting everything under wraps, but I’ll get it – and it seems like, for the most part, I will be able to leave work at the office, and home life will be its own distinct entity. It’s a Mundane thing, but really rather exciting; now it is up to me to use my free time well.

warmth and creeks

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December 15, 2014 at 11:31 pm

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Feast of the Day #2254

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Feast of the Day #2254

We had a proper Friendsgiving feast at the haus tonight, replete with delicious dishes for everyone. Laurel and I made ratatouille; Kendra provided a set of pumpkin pies; Mitch made an astounding assortment of foods, a fantastic display of his skill as a chef.

Well-fed, heavy with food, our party parted earlier in the evening than usual, ready to sleep deep. These holidays are a welcome thing.

too many cooks

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November 23, 2014 at 10:42 pm