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April 22nd, 2002

Game Day

Played D&D Today, just like every sunday. I'm a nerd, btw. We've been playing for 4 years now, every weekend. We used to have a group of about 12 or so people, and now we're down to 4. It was so fun back in freshman year, we had everyone and their girlfriends playing in my apartment, from like 3 to like 12 straight. We'd drink and smoke, curse and fuck around. We'd fight all the time, and get a lot done. Now, we're lucky to get one or two fights in, and get anything done. Only one of us still has their girlfriend, and she doesn't play anymore. We just sit around and do nothing. We've changed locations and days lots of times, and gone through several players and characters. I won't be around for much more of it, and I'm not sure if they'll even keep playing anymore. Scott's staying in BR, but going to grad school, so there goes the DM. I'm leaving town, and I'm the only other person who has any experience DMing reasonably. Either they'll play sporadically, or they'll finally give up the ghost, which will be really sad. The game was the staple of my college career. Even more than going drinking with those guys (which I did pretty much every week, twice or thrice a week) I enjoyed playing with them. I'll try to keep some games going when I come back into town (which'll be maybe around once a month). I wondered how well we'd all have kept in contact with each other if we weren't forced to see each other once a week...

I got up today at 4:10 pm. I woke up at 1:10, but for some reason went back to bed. I hate getting up late on Sundays. I hate sundays anyway, because I always feel like it's an uncomfortable pause in a conversation, just after the discourse lulls and just before someone makes a forced and awkward comment to get things moving again. At least I had something to look forward to, in the afternoon.

Is this the sort of things other people put in their journals? I don't really read other people's journals, so I wonder if I'm just being terribly boring. Probably. That wouldn't suprise me very much. Hmm.. I should think of a way to liven it up...later.

I have a feeling that I'll be online a shitload more come next fall, because I'll be away from all my friends. I'm fiercely independant, but There's not gonna be enough time to do anything by myself. I'll be online anyway doing work, so why not Alt-Tab over to a muck?

Nothing day.

Didn't do much today, I got in from my game late last night, and decided that I would just skip sleeping. Then at about 3:15, I changed my mind and went upstairs to bed. I woke up at 6:00 and took a shower, got dressed, and left for 7:30 class. Got out early ( I only had a little bit left to do in my Atomic Absorption lab) and cleaned out my truck on campus waiting for Biochem. My truck was -full- of crap; little bits of dirt and filth everywhere. Anyway, after class I picked up my sister and we met my mother at the attorney's office to sign some documents pertaining to our law suit. We may actually get some money this time! I'm almost broke, and my debts are chewing me away. I really need to get something.

Got a phone call from some guy at the Dept. of Pharmacology and Toxicology at UTMB letting me know that I 'have a place here' in their program. I'm glad they finally called. He asked if I had made a decision yet, and I told him that they were my first choice,and that I'd probably accept their offer. Ha! Imagine that - me accepting _their_ offer. Never thought I'd be in such a position. I got letters from 2 more schools today , one rejection and one acceptance. Both Southern schools, and I wasn't really considering going to either of them.

I'm going diving this weekend! Soo nice..

It was earthday today. I didn't do anything particularly earthy. But I didn't do anything unearthy, really, either. I have become a more consciencious person in regards to recycling over the past few years, tho. I think that it's more of a distaste for waste, personally. I was thinking, a great idea for a company would be one that sifts through landfills for recyclable material. Not a particularly fun job, but it could be worthwhile. Maybe it could be forced labor for prisoners. I am wholeheartedly in favor of forced labor for inmates (very close to free for the state); make 'em work for our tax dollars, damnit! Recycle, you dirty wife-beater! Pick up my trash, crack dealer! Keep the US beautiful, thief! Two birds, one stone.

It reminds me of this idea I had so many years ago. I wanted to start a charity called Worldwide Toothbrush Commission. Basically it gives every indigent in the US a free toothbrush (and toothpaste). Then after that's been established, it gives every indigent in the world the same. Of course, they would be cheap brushes and cheap toothpaste, but I followed the assumption that cheap was preferential to absent. Imagine how much the cost of healthcare would decrease if everyone could brush their teeth..Imagine how the average life expectancy would increase. Something so simple that it could actually be reasonably implemented. Maybe when I get rich.