|Ahhhh, my old friend insomnia.
||[Apr. 19th, 2010|05:11 am]
|||||San Jose, CA||]|
|||||Donovan - Happiness Runs||]|
Where have you been all this while? Ohh, right.
Anyhow, April is starting to wind down, and it was an, overall, pleasant month all told. I've got a few leads on jobs I'm looking into, and perhaps if I snag one shortly, I'll get my sleeping schedule back in order. Quite frankly, I'm really, /REALLY/ bored now. It's not for lack of anything to do, no. I can always keep myself busy, but it's that latent feeling of the lack of responsibility and pressure.
Admittedly, I needed a lot of decompression. Lots of problems aggregate over a seemingly long period of time, but I think I've come as clear on any issues or problems as I'm going to for some time. My brain feels well ordered and relaxed, and my skin has cleared up a lot since the relief of stress. It's amazing what hormones and other bodily chemicals can do to you.
Let's see, what else is going on... D&D! I'm down from being involved with four games to two, one on Wednesday, one on Thursday. The Thursday one is going swimmingly, we rotate GM duties, and I get to play my favorite bat character (my only bat character,) Iosif. It's good stress relief for me to get to play a hedonistic, proud individual now and again.
Wednesday is the game that I run, and I love spending so much time writing for it. There's a very good, well established party chemistry that I enjoy screwing with from time to time, the plot is cogent enough, and my players seem to be really enjoying themselves! There's a substantial amount of player-level contributions in addendum to the GM work. Honestly, I say I write a ton for it, and I /do/, but realistically, I mostly have to ad-lib and improv act through many of my games when my players do things. I'm getting really good at that, though I think my character definition needs work. Gotta practice my silly voices in front of a mirror.
Coming up the first week of June this year, I'll be heading up to Canada to hang with my good friend Ollie and bike 'cross-country with him. That should be a hell of a trip, likely ending up in my legs falling off. ;) But I'm going to take the old draft horse with me; A 1994 Schwinn Traveler frame, donated by another friend and gussied up by me for a more tourishly inclined duty, with roadbike gearing. 2x10 speed SRAM Rival setup and a nice, cozy Brooks B17 for the long hauls. It should do the job juuuust fine.
I've been looking at replacement motorcycles lately, too, and if I land this job that I'm thinking of, I'll likely pick myself up something used in the 3-5.5k range, probably Italian, since I like working on bikes, and naked.
Anyway, that's about all that I have on my mind for the time being. May the wind be always at your back and the sun upon your face!