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By atreides (Fri May 18, 2007 at 11:20:51 AM EST) (all tags)
And while I'm at it, I might just talk about a few other things, too.

The disappointing beginning? Well, some friends of mine and I started a 40K campaign with the hope that it may become a league or something much like. So, the five of us are going to play though a series of preplanned battles with one of us playing twice each round as the sixth player. Well, last night, for the first round, I was the twice player. And I lost both times. :( Both players played well, but what screwed me both times was luck. The first time, I was attacking and had to enter a building before the time limit elapsed. When that magic moment hit, I was literally an inch away from the building. There were 6 specific die rolls (roll 2 dice and take the highest) which, had any one of them been a 5 or better, I would have won. Unfortunately, as an observing player pointed out, after turn 3 of 6, I never rolled above 3. In the second game, I was completely outmaneuvered, but I had hope of putting up a defense. Until I rolled snake-eyes on the one roll where anything else would have been fine and boxcars on the one roll where anything lower would have been fine. I ended up ceding that one on turn 4 and, even though this was a tournament, everyone agreed with my assessment. There was no point. :(

What made all that really tough was that I had promised Welsh Girl that I'd win one for her. When I came home depressed that I failed her, let's just say she took that opportunity to cheer me up and leave it at that. :)

I've picked up a bunch of CDs in the last two weeks or so. I ended up with, among other things, three Leonard Cohen CDs. Now I like Leonard Cohen a lot, but I learned an important truth. Leonard Cohen songs are great but Leonard Cohen Albums (with the exception IMHO of The Future) are tedious. I find that particularly strange because on New Skin For The Old Ceremony, I like every song but it's hard to listen to the entire thing in a sitting. I also got a legit copy of Arcade Fire's Neon Bible. Not a bad album, but I think it's a sophomore slump kind of thing (even though several of the tracks are really good). I'll be seeing them at ACL Fest so woohoo me… More telling is that I can't being myself to fork over the money for The Forgotten Arm...

Did I forget to mention that we got our ACL Fest tickets? As soon as Welsh Girl learned Bjork was playing, it became #1 on the hit parade.

Strange question: I've noticed recently that my heart will start pounding while I'm sitting doing nothing special. This has only started in the last two weeks. It doesn't do it while I'm walking or starting to push myself, but I'll feel it in my chest while I’m just watching TV or waiting for a bus or reading or something… Anyone ever have this happen to them?

I've been thinking a lot about The Prisoner today. Maybe it's getting time to get a box set or something...

Less than a month to Hot-lanta and all systems are go.

The in-laws are coming to Austin this weekend. Since Welsh Girl is going to be working much of it, I'll be entertaining them for quite a bit of it. Tomorrow, we're planning on going to the O. Henry Pun-Off and then going to dinner when Welsh Girl gets off work. I foresee tomorrow being quite ap-pun-tizing or some kind of crap like that.

And that, I think, is all.

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heart by StackyMcRacky (4.00 / 1) #1 Fri May 18, 2007 at 11:41:04 AM EST
that happened to me shortly after i moved to houston.  i learned i needed to cut my salt intake, and up my water intake. 

the times it has happened since, i've started hitting the water pretty hard, and it goes away.

Strange... by atreides (2.00 / 0) #3 Fri May 18, 2007 at 12:16:22 PM EST
I already avoid salt like the plague and drink quite a bit of water, but I'll try the water thing and see what happens...

He sails from world to world in a flying tomb, serving gods who eat hope.

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IAWTP -nt by chuckles (2.00 / 0) #5 Sat May 19, 2007 at 10:07:42 AM EST

"The one absolutely certain way of bringing this nation to ruin [...] would be to permit it to become a tangle of squabbling nationalities"
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The heart by ad hoc (2.00 / 0) #2 Fri May 18, 2007 at 12:00:05 PM EST
You're going to die.

The Prisoner: Most of it holds up pretty well. The final episode is more tedious than I remembered.

i get that too. by LilFlightTest (2.00 / 0) #4 Fri May 18, 2007 at 07:30:48 PM EST
it was worse while i was doing the rest of the effexor withdrawal...but i had it before, and i've had it since. it's just weird.
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