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Head in Hands

A few weeks back, Kevin gave me permission to play with a song he made a long while ago. I’ve been humming and obsessing over "Head in Hands" for several years now, and I’ve always wanted to put the lyrics to Flash. Honestly, it’s more of a compulsion – doodling around, really. But there’s something about the multiple voices cascading…

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Neverwinter: Behold My Nerdishness!

Internet-based multiplayer first-person shooter games are one thing. But Dungeons & Dragons RPG’s are a whole different category. And I need to confess to you my weakness for them. At the heart, these games are just patterns – hack and slash strategies, peppered with obsessive saving and restarting. Every other hour, a little pellet is given when your character "levels…

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Back in Chicago

Eh. Home was home over the holidays – got to hang out with my parents briefly. They’re workaholics, so we only had a little bit of time. Plus, I ended up coming back to Chicago fairly quickly. On Monday night, we watched Lord of the Rings (but didn’t put the tape into the VCR until 12:30 AM). Hehehe – my…

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:waves:

Have a fun few days off! I’m heading home for the holidays, but then heading right back. Since I recently started the job, no real vacation days to speak of. So… I’ll be back in Chicago by Thursday AM, bright and early. Don’t expect many updates the next day or two – might not be much until later in the…

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That Time of Year

Mucking around with some sound stuff, although I’m not sure how much longer I’m planning on working. Lately, a lot of the folks I’m used to talking have dropped off. Were-here is down again, and many have left their DSL connections to travel back home to their families and dialup. It’s just odd – for someone who spends a fair…

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Globe Trekker

Saw a bit of Globe Trekker, and a hysterical episode about Korea, hosted by Ian Wright. Something about the way he balances reverence and comedy in the way he presents other cultures. I think the whole show revolves around several "presenters," but whenever I see him on I stop and end up getting sucked into the episode. Yeah, that’s right….

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Inactivity

The whole day has been a wash. I’ve been watching DVD’s. And to make things worse, I’ve fallen asleep more times than I actually thought was possible in any given day.

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Post Party

On the way home, I grabbed a cab. When I got dropped off, the cabbie turned around, trying to get a better view of the framed photograph I had with me. I ended up giving him Stu’s URL, although I’m not sure if I got it right or not. As a safety measure, I left my e-mail address too –…

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Secret Santa and Stuff

Stu’s house. Fun times, a great apartment, and friends sipping on booze. How can it get any better? Monica and Seth, Dawson sitting far right. All incredibly nice folks. I *think* that Dawson is a friend of Melissa’s, who was the one who set up a meeting between me and her two friends.   Took a break in the night,…

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Cafe Iberico

There was a lot of mixup tonight, for dinner. I got there right at 6:30, and looked around for people I recognized. I knew that Seth and Monica had arranged the dinner, but I didn’t really know them all that well. I walked inside the restaurant, looked around, and then headed outside to wait. A few minutes pass, and I…

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Secret Santa and Stuff

I hadn’t known people were swapping gifts, and only found out about this during the day, talking with Justin. Around 1:00 PM, he and I walked down the corridor to Kaybee Toys, and tried to find some gifts. The rules were that the limit on gifts was $5. I bought some sort of Beatles/Yellow Submarine action figure set; Justin bought…

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