trickster

Meeting people

I'm at a party in Berkeley and I saw both Al Billings and Elena. This is very cool. I thought I might go to a party and not know anybody. Well, so much for that. *gryn*
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trickster

power outage

So, we are without power here in Northgate. The other houses in the area are also dark. Reported this to Seattle City Light about 30 minutes ago. We're still not on the outage line. Someone else has power twelve blocks south on the same cross street. Hmm.

It's been raining a bit hard today and then about 8p, we had a flicker. The about five minutes later, we had two flickers in a row and the power has stayed out so far, thirty-five minutes later…

P.S. Still without power. I'm posting from my G1.

Update: City Light updated the outage line about three minutes after I called. The outage is from 100th to 120th. It was from a power pole fire, presumably from lightning. They say most power should be rerouted within the hour and the pole replaced by midnight.
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ai (sorrow)

Thoughts on disability and mourning

A brief conversation that reflects some of my state.

A co-worker today asked me how I was doing and I talked about how my dad is doing; about how he's just really not there much any more; about the five minutes of lucidity that he's granted a day. Goodheartedly, he said Well, maybe it will get better.

It told him, Unfortunately, it won't. It will only stay the same or get worse. And eventually my family will be able to mourn the man that he was. But he won't ever get better.

Possibly this was unfair to someone who was trying to give comfort. But it just sprung forth from me and really does reflect where portions of my thoughts are these days.
trickster

Gaming Night at TELS on June 3rd at 7.00p (Last one at TELS)

It's the final Gaming Night at TELS on Wednesday, June 3rd at 7.00p. We will eventually have gaming again some place else but this will be it for TELS.

It's okay to just show up for a few minutes and say goodbye to the place. We, of course, will exhort you to stay.

If you need directions to get there, please ask.

In the past, we've played Primordial Soup, Duel of Ages, Game of Real Life, San Juan, Cricket Cricket, Settlers/Seafarers/Cities & Knights of Catan, Apples to Apples, Nodwick, Fluxx, Chrononauts, ImaginIff, Falling, Snits Revenge, Awful Green Things, Illuminati, Lunch Money, and others. It depends on what the folks that show up prefer as well as what they bring. Folks are welcome to bring their own games as well.

Note that many people _haven't_ played these games. Most of them are not overly complex and some can be taught on the fly. We do teach the rules before we play, so don't worry if the games aren't familiar.

It's okay to show up a little late to his since we usually play something light first, waiting for folks to show up.

Please feel free to show up. Bring snacks if you'd like although some snacks will be provided.
trickster

Regular Gaming Night at TELS on May 20th at 7.00p

It's Gaming at TELS on Wednesday, May 20th at 7.00p. If you need directions to get there, please ask.

Yes, it's still at TELS. The space there is significantly bigger and more amenable to our group sizes.

The following are the dates that I expect to gaming to happen for the rest of May and into June:
5–20 — Gaming night at TELS
6– 3 — Gaming night at TELS
6–17 — Gaming night at TELS
In the past, we've played Primordial Soup, Duel of Ages, Game of Real Life, San Juan, Cricket Cricket, Settlers/Seafarers/Cities & Knights of Catan, Apples to Apples, Nodwick, Fluxx, Chrononauts, ImaginIff, Falling, Snits Revenge, Awful Green Things, Illuminati, Lunch Money, and others. It depends on what the folks that show up prefer as well as what they bring. Folks are welcome to bring their own games as well.

Note that many people _haven't_ played these games. Most of them are not overly complex and some can be taught on the fly. We do teach the rules before we play, so don't worry if the games aren't familiar.

It's okay to show up a little late to his since we usually play something light first, waiting for folks to show up.

Please feel free to show up. Bring snacks if you'd like although some snacks will be provided.
trickster

Leaving on a Jet Plane but I -do- know when I'll be back.

klicrai and I are flying out to DC today and we'll be there for two weeks for our honeymoon. We're going to meet my parents and spend most of the time at the Smithsonian. Much fun will be had. I realized a few days ago that I've never taken a two week vacation before…

I would like it if I could get everyone's address. Christina and I want to send out Wedding Announcements. We'd also like to announce a potluck on May 30th. I say like because we just don't know that we'll have enough time to do it when we come back. We should've done this a bit ago. But this does mean that you should reserve the 30th of May for a potluck and you should provide me with your physical mail address:
Poll #1389868 Your Address

The name your mail should come to

Your address

Possible more text for your address

Random other text you might want to add

Clicky?

Yes
7(21.2%)
No
2(6.1%)
Maybe
5(15.2%)
Mu
11(33.3%)


As you can see, it's only visible to me.
friends, cuddly

Summary of Today (tattoo, marriage, food!)

So, what happened today:

  • Woke up late.
  • Went with klicrai to Slave to the Needle and got ring tattoos. Pictures later when I pull off the plastic wrap.
  • Christina and I got married at the King Co. Courthouse with Tami, Jim, John, Kelci, and Deb as witnesses.
  • All of us then went to Saffron Grill and had really good food

Yay! *bounce*

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bunny & balloon

Flash games - Poke-A-Muscle

I've never been very good at memorizing the muscle names. I just don't do names that well. I can make some guesses based on the Latin names but that's about the best I can do.

klicrai pointed me toward a really cool flash app called Poke-A-Muscle which works pretty well. Possibly over time, I might even learn some of these, enough to recall them on demand. It's one of many apps written by a PE teacher in Melbourne. Very cool.