Journal Entry 2022-09-15

I, like most other people, hate the DMV. You would think that in this day and age, it would be simple to get your vehicle title taken care of. Holy smokes, what a high waste of time today was since I now have to go back next week just to finish the process. Ugh.

32 Nirvana’s Prank

I went upstairs and looted the sheets, pillows, and blankets from the spare rooms. Then I went to the vanity of the room I was in and cast another scry spell, targeting Auntie. As soon as the image appeared, Auntie looked up and waved at me. So I teleported to her. I looked around the […]

31 Illiteracy and Education

It takes me longer to put everything away than it does to clean it – but it goes a lot faster as I figure out that I can put everything into my inventory and then go from cabinet to cabinet and take out whatever goes there. I am also pleased that I can use the […]

Journal Entry 2022-09-13

I think I have decided to make these entries at lunch. Sometimes my evenings get skewed and I don’t get to follow my full routine. Sunday and Monday night both were very late and I just couldn’t justify spending the time to post when I was already looking at less than five hours of sleep. […]

Markus, Hammer of the Earth

[Shouting] Stop beating on my door! I already told you bastards… [Jerking the door open] Oh, sorry, your eminence, I thought you were those crusaders; here to pester me about their gear again. Come in, Come in. You look like you need a drink. Shit, I need one, and you haven’t even told me why […]

Young Master Monkedil

The midwife gave me to the temple when I was only a few hours old, telling the monk that my parents refused to raise a cursed child. They didn’t know how right they were. There was something very different about me, even if I wasn’t cursed, and as I grew, it started to show. The […]

Journal Entry 2022-09-11

I’ve been messing around with HubSpot, trying to see if it was going to simplify anything for me. Nope. Free is very limited, and the 1st level of the paid version only gives me one blog – I’m a multi-blog (or at least category) kind of guy. Oh well, there’s lots more fish in the […]

30 Miracles

“Thanks, Lurch!” I separated from him to approach Evelyn at the reception desk. “I think it will do nicely, and you said one gold a year?” Evelyn nodded, “That’s correct, Sir.” I placed fifteen gold on the counter. “I’m committed; five gold deposit. What else needs to be done?” Ignoring my funds, she pulls a […]

29 Bellboy or Butler?

It only took two times going through the song before I had it memorized, and while Greyson was teaching it to me, almost the entire wagon sang along. Our accompaniment kept their hands wide open or clasping something so they didn’t invoke the cantrip. I played along, knowing that I needed to help keep Nirvana’s […]

Journal Entry 2022-09-07

I missed a few days and spent most of today at the hospital, passing a kidney stone. #15 isn’t any easier than #1, other than I know what to expect during the process. Most of the reason I missed a few journal entries is that my OCD kicked in, and I had to read some […]

28 An Old Dog, A New Trick

I’m walking back to the road where the bus carts are, and I realize I don’t need to. I could teleport back to the guild. Then I want to smack myself in the forehead at that stupidity. Then I smack myself in the forehead, saying, “I could have had a V8!” A cold can of […]

27 My Foot and the Gun

Leaving William’s shop an hour later with my order placed, it was time to check on a couple of leads for training. Two of them were in the same general direction, so I started that way, looking for a decent-sized street to follow along. As I came upon an intersection, I saw something that made […]

Journal Entry 2022-09-01

Grunge survived another day! Players around the table learned that Grunge really is the First Dwarven Druid, over 4,000 years old and reincarnated 732 times. Things got a little dicey, but he didn’t drop unconscious for the first game session since I started; it ended with 6hp! Guess I have to post some adventure stories […]

Journal Entry 2022-08-31

Missed a few entries this week due to insomnia and then late nights at work. I finished my character, Zane, and his familiar Tails, for the bi-weekly Saturday campaign I’ll start this week. The person I’ve been working with to get the character ready to play won’t be at the session due to a work […]

Journal Entry 2022-08-27

Missed a couple of days. Thursday was game night and came back late and then got caught up in raising Grunge to level 4. Friday I had a late lunch and when I got home I sat on the couch and started reading. I soon fell asleep. When I woke up, I just turned right […]

26 Making a Scene

Laughing, “That was awesome! I don’t know what you are going to do to attract attention Auntie; I am going to ride my light cycle over to the Explorer’s Association and then vanish! That should get tounges wagging and provide enough of a distraction for me to get my base settled and finish my other […]

Journal Entry 2022-08-24

It’s been a quiet day for me today. Finished another chapter in Second Life, a big one, to keep the unpublished queue on RR at 7. It feels like somebody is going to get hurt in the next chapter. My friend Linda had to take her dog to the vet today. He fell down the […]

25 Mending Fences

Nobody is in the parlor when I come out this morning, so I head downstairs to the dining room. Auntie Emma is placing a platter of pancakes on the table. There are already some scrambled eggs and bacon out, and the explorers are chatting and eating. “Good morning, everyone.” Pleasantries are exchanged, with Auntie Emma […]

Journal Entry 2022-08-23

Second Life took an interesting turn today. Sometimes when the story is writing itself, the author can be surprised! I needed a break to think about the implications and how they may change my mental outline. So, I watched ‘Parallel World Pharmacy’ through episode 5, all that’s out on Crunchyroll. An interesting alternative to ‘alchemist’ […]

24 Introspective Musings

Following the explorers upstairs, I find myself drifting into introspection mode…  I can create enough wealth to buy anything I want. With that, I have everything I need to survive in the city and to live extravagantly if I want to. I could set myself up as a local power, but that would tie me […]

Journal Entry 2022-08-22

Went to pick up prescriptions today. Walgreens is still suffering, they only had 3 of my 6 medications. The staff was really trying though, they were able to ad-hoc add my sensors since they were in stock. Lots of other people were leaving without what they wanted or needed. I was asked, so I’ll just […]

23 I’ve Got a Secret

I look at the explorers and say, “You can keep eating. Nirvana is unlikely to join us for a while. If my guess is right, she’s going to wait until I prove something I’ve started to suspect unless I stumble into something else. Bring out both handbooks, and I’ll show you where to spend some […]

22 Willing Distraction

The explorers looked at each other, smiled, and shouted, “Itadakimasu!” I laughed! “How awesome is it that particular Japanese custom has apparently become mainstream!” Auntie Emma replied, “It never carried a heavy religious connection and thus stuck when many western phrases dropped out of favor. The third drawer from the left, Jeb, has the serving […]

21 Finding a Bed

“Ok, I promise not to do anything else I think will attract Nirvana’s attention today – let’s get to the obelisk, update, and find lodging.” Grumpy nods, “Let’s go. I’ll take us to a place where we may be able to get a suite of rooms with a common area.” He stops when he notices […]

Journal Entry 2022-08-21

One of the worst airport days in a long time. Delayed flight by an hour, spent 90 min circling the airport waiting to land, and then 2 hours getting luggage and to the car. At least I finished a chapter of Second Life before the flight and two more while in the air! Getting close […]