Stuff of the Day

Update of the Day: I just didn’t get around to doing a post yesterday.  I thought about it at like, 4:30, and decided, “screw it.”  Had an appointment with Dr. Doctor yesterday.  Was, for her office, remarkably brief, only about 45 minutes including travel to and from.  Which means I only sat around waiting for about 25-30 minutes.  :/  She said my face and eye are looking much better, had some more blood drawn from me to check my testosterone levels again, I’m supposed to hear something next week (and if they’re still low, simply double-up on dosages on the Androgel until I see her next month to get a script for probably a higher dose gel).

Went over to Ivy’s last night to hang out and talk.  Was nice, but irritatingly interrupted by a visit by his sister-in-law, who was pretty drunk.  Obnoxiously so.  I can’t believe I was semi-interested in her at one time.  Certainly no more after last night.  Aside from the drunken obnoxiousness, I’ve seen more of her now than I think I ever wish to.  I know, I’ll probably be considered all stuffy, she was just drinking and trying to have a good time . . . but just being honest here.

I’m beginning to seriously suspect I may have gotten an entire defective batch of Ketosis sticks from Wal-mart.  Not a single one has showed even the slightest hint of pink or purple, and I know I’ve HAD to have been in ketosis lately, I’ve felt like it and I’ve lost weight.  Irritating. 

Looking forward to this weekend.  Hoping my date with K goes well.

Link of the Day: Woot.com – There’s a Woot-off today!

Spam of the Day: “need sleep?” – Yes.  Yes I do.

Funny of the DayThis seems like a potentially useful checklist.

Pic Vid of the Day: 2 Girls 1 Duck!

Quote of the Day: “The worst thing in the world is to try to sleep and not to.” – F. Scott Fitzgerald

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Update on the Wil Wheaton “How we Roll” Dice Shirt

From Wil’s blog:

Happytimes! Reader Steven says:

Come back tonight at midnight and use this link:

http://shirt.woot.com/Friends.aspx?k=8110

It’ll be $15 instead of $10… and it will be that way until it falls below the top 20 of the 27 currently printed shirts.

So, if you want some of the Dicey Goodness, you can still get it – just not for the awesome $10 price.

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Awesome T-shirt, Awesome Price, and Wil Wheaton

Wil Wheaton designed a cool shirt featuring various gaming dice in the model of an atom, and it’s up on was up for sale on shirt.woot! I was going to advertise the shirt here (like my site has any influence power at all, hah!) and encourage people to buy it . . . but it sold out.  By 9:01 a.m. Central.  Glad I bought mine late last night/early a.m. this morning.

So, I’ve met Wil Wheaton twice. The first time was at a Creation Star Trek convention in Midland, Texas, where he was a guest the guest and signed autographs.  The con pretty much sucked a bit, a little because it was when Creation was first starting to take over and monopolize Star Trek cons, and mostly because it was in Midland.

The second time was at True Dungeon in GenCon SoCal the first year I was involved with True Dungeon.  Wil ran through the dungeon with a group of his friends, and he was one of the best and most amusing Bards I saw that con.  Less than halfway through the dungeon, Wil started having a really bad urge to pee.  This resulted in some of the more amusing improv Bard Songs I’ve heard in all the time I’ve been involved with True Dungeon.  I don’t remember the exact details, but one room with a giant spider he was singing something like “kill kill, kill the stupid spider” and worked in something about how he had to pee.

I was coming off shift just as Wil’s group started their dungeon run, and radio chatter started to the effect of, “OMG WIL WHEATON IS IN THE DUNGEON!”  I was tired, and had honestly gotten a teensy bit jaded by seeing some of the Gaming Scene Bigwigs come through True Dungeon (we’d had Michael Stackpole run through the dungeon, a bunch of WOTC folks, including Ed Greenwood, the Hickmans, etc.) – I was like, “oh, that’s cool.  I hope he enjoys it.”  The radio chatter went on, with DMs and Blue Hands talking about how awesome a Bard he was.  So, I wearily trudged back to spy on his group from behind the black curtains.  One of our female DMs started begging to switch with a DM for the Spider Room (she ran it on the opposite shift).  After it was ok’d, she then stated, flat out, “I’m going to kill Wesley!”

She did, of course.  She was unfair, and had the giant spider repeatedly attack Wil’s Bard character.  He was kind of justificably irritated by her picking on him like that – but he handled it with more grace than I would have then.  I think he was more relieved to be able to get to a bathroom than mad.

I hope to see Wil at True Dungeon again.  He was a lot of fun, he seemed to enjoy it, and we’ve made a lot of improvements with the experience.

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