2003 – We were in the thick of the Rosewar Chronicle RPG Game that Scott was running. I was riddled with doubt that I could really get into the game and on reflection it was a lot of fun even if I didn’t have all the details or, to my chagrin, have the ability to not pass out while playing because the turns took a fair while to come around again. When I wrote the entry for this day I was keeping my friend Ryan Abbott up and we were all dog tired. I miss him a lot.
2004 – Friends, Fun, Ahem… moving along… nothing to see here.
2008 – I took some pictures of myself to update my progress in trying to lose weight. I posted them online and then the service they were on was bought out by Google and so, they aren’t online any longer. I was nowhere near where I am now.
2009 – We were still going to Martini’s Restaurant then, after that we caught a showing of Streetfighter. Frankly I can’t remember the movie so perhaps it’s best to let sleeping dogs lie.
2010 – We saw Shutter Island at Rave, when Rave was still open downtown. The cowards turned tail and fled when their tax abatement expired, so, bittersweet. At work a MacBook died because of an incident where the proper charging current wasn’t met and it burned out the charging circuit on the laptop. We were in the thick of playing City of Heroes, again, before it collapsed as well. I really enjoyed CoH, especially when a lot of people I knew played. The game was always fun with other people, way more than it was playing as a single player. March 1st in 2010 was sunny and everything was starting to melt. That March 1st 2013 was still in a deep freeze just illustrates in good relief my assertion that the climate is changing, that the seasons are shifting in their classic dates. Also, March 1st 2010 was when Jay Leno returned to the Tonight Show. I didn’t care then, which just marks the natural continuation of not watching for years and still not watching three years later. There’s a rumor that Jay is going to just retire, well, good for him. Say goodnight, Gracie.
2011 – I was enjoying Plinky prompts for a fair run around this time. It was when I started thinking about destiny and how people suffer when they try to write the story of their lives beyond what destiny has in store for them. Items like “Reflections on a Broken Relationship” are a great place to start, it’s where I did. Also, this was when gasoline was on it’s way up in price, and in 2011, it was $3.55 a gallon, quite the same as it is today. The shock of the gas prices got me posing ideas into the ether, none of them got any commentary. You won’t be able to get a Michigander to part with his car until the price doubles or triples. In 2011 I briefly considered switching the office paper out to A4 to just confuse my coworkers, I never did it, but I wanted to. I find it funny that we use paper that doesn’t make sense, and we spurn paper that does. HA! HA! Americans.
2012 – I tried the Windows 8 Customer Preview. The usual things that I mention when I review Microsoft products are there, the bile and the hate and the sheer incomprehensibility surrounding why anyone would even subject themselves to things so awful as what Microsoft has to offer blow my mind. I noticed early on that the loss of the Start Button would be a problem, that Metro was an albatross, and the experience of the system on a desktop was abysmal because it took all the awkwardness from tablets and made it something everyone has to deal with. Use a computer like a tablet? No touch interface? Use a mouse. Get a swear jar, fill it with pennies. Beyond this, we caught a movie on DVD called “Another Earth” and that was when we discovered the speechless surprise of someone playing a saw. I never thought of saws as musical instruments until that movie. In 2012 Andrew Breitbart died and nobody cared.
2013 – I realized to my chagrin that I could have skipped paying my car loan for a few days and saved myself the trouble of having to run all over creation for a false emergency. There was a lot of work lulz which never ended up being shared publicly, which is all for the best, and at home we had helped Griffin get over his uroliths and started him on Hill’s C/D cat food. That evening we attended a wine makers dinner at Cody Kresta Winery in Mattawan, Michigan. It was pleasant, the food was okay as it was from Zooroona’s in Kalamazoo which makes a lot of arabic food. I had dined at Zooroona’s before, so I had a good idea of what I was in for. We had some suggestions for them afterwards on the next time, as always, we felt very much at home there and really enjoy their wines.