It was a nice four-day vacation that got mellower as the weekend progressed once the holiday was over. No, I did not go shopping on Black Friday. I have better things to do, like sleeping. I guess I did do a little shopping at the new Bed, Bath and Beyond store at Gallery Place after seeing Beowulf with OMG DJ TM™. I think we’ll call this one ‘Bed, Bath & Beyonce’, however.
Speaking of DJs, the story I mentioned last week from the Washington Blade made the top story in the print version. Was it a slow news week over there last week or something? After I read the story over again I realized how detailed it was. Kudos to the investigative reporting, but I don’t think it’s a cover story…did someone have an axe to grind with this guy?
Bad news in The District:

One in 20 city residents is thought to have HIV and 1 in 50 residents to have AIDS, the advanced manifestation of the virus.

I managed to finish one chore I had been avoiding for a long time. I had been storing a bunch of boxes upstairs since there isn’t a whole lot of storage space downstairs. I figured out a plan to move all that shit into the crawl space near my bed. But first I had to find a long lost CD of the soundtrack from “Once More, With Feeling” Buffy episode before I put it all away into storage. While I was going through my music collection I realized that we will look back on the late ’90’s and early auts and marvel at that short period of time where you could get almost any kind of music for free. It was easy to find and obtain, and I managed to get a lot of long lost tracks that I had been looking for for ages.
Today, if an obscure track doesn’t make any money, it’s not available to the fan. And if someone were to offer it the music companies would go after them. In the end the dedicated fan loses.
Last night we played D&D, wherein the party entered ‘The Whispering Cairn’ and came across a swarm of acid beetles and a mad slasher:
Whispering Cairn


  1. Boo Augustus says:

    Is the meercat friend or foe?

  2. Brian says:

    I hope your party survived the acid beetles and mad slasher. Especially the giant meerkat/coatimundi/kinkajou – I like furry things.

  3. jimbo says:

    The meerkat is supposed to be Ramen the 1/2 Celestial guardinal lupinal (a good guy), which is supposed to look like a good-looking gnoll or a sexy werewolf. The meerkat is the best we could find so far.

  4. wyocwby says:

    How was the movie rendition of Beowulf? I usually avoid seeing anything on film I’ve enjoyed ready as it tends to get butchered. We’d love a review.

  5. brettcajun says:

    How many people play D&D with you Jimbo? I tried in vain to get my twin brother to play when we were in high school, but he thought it was too geeky. So… I had a D&D set and no one to play with. :( Glad to see your D&D goes to good use.

  6. Brian D says:

    Are those Dark Tower buildings? :)
    How are you liking the Age of Worms adventure path? I don’t think my gaming group would have the patience to go through the entire series.

  7. Stash says:

    Oh god! You play D&D.
    You’re so bookmarked, lol.

  8. cb says:

    WOW– D&D??? ANd you still play? I haven’t since 7th grade or so- but I still have my DM Guide– and dice. LOVE that you have figurines.

  9. atari_age says:

    OMG, you play D&D?!! A cool cute gay guy who plays D&D!??! That is so fucking cool. I don’t even know what to say, I just figure it’s such a rarity that it requires comment.

  10. jimbo says:

    Brian: Yes, those are old Dark Tower game pieces, and yes, it’s the Age of Worms adventure path. Good job! Don’t tell my players Kyuss is coming…
    Atari: There are several hotties in our gaming group, actually.

  11. rodger says:

    Eewwww, you go to Bed,Bath & Beyonce? We prefer Bloodbath & Beyond here on the left coast! I’m sure it lived up to it’s name on Black Friday.

  12. DougT says:

    I don’t have any acid beetles in my collection. I’ll have to keep an eye out for them next time I’m in the field. Perhaps they come to black lights.

  13. Brian D says:

    Have you taken a look at the new Pathfinder series from Paizo Publishing? The first three look like a lot of fun!

  14. Brian says:

    There’s never a good-looking gnoll or a sexy werewolf around when you need one.

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