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March 11, 2005

i'm gonna hurl

My friend Seamus once told me, "Jimbo, I don't think you're as robust as you think you are," which seems to be a recurring theme in my life. Last night I wanted to go to rugby practice, but it turned out to be a bad idea. I thought my after-work tiredness was, well, from being tired from work, but I was mistaken. On Wednesday I got home and passed out for two hours, then woke up feeling nauseous the whole evening, with no appetite. It should have been a clue that I'm still getting over the snotty cold.

So last night I was beat just from the conditioning drills, something that normally would simply get me warmed up for the rest of the practice. Then I felt like I was going to hurl again, a feeling that stuck with me for most of the evening after I left practice early. Now today I feel worse than yesterday having tried to push it. I think I will avoid Saturday's practice so I can get over this shit.

Anyone catch Wil Wheaton last night on CSI? He played a crazy homeless man and was on the show for less than 5 minutes. But it was good to see him acting, and CSI is also mildly addicting. Will also writes geeky columns for Dragon Mazazine and has a somewhat famous blog.

Speaking of child actors, Fitz pointed out to me yesterday that Alison Arngrim, a.k.a. Nellie Olesen, is also going to be in that film Surge of Power. But then I realized I'll already be in Tuscon by then (DAMMIT!), so I hope y'all enjoy the film. I'm also flying on St. Patty's Day, so I never get to do anything fun.

And here's a stupid ill-substantiated article about D&D and the Israeli Defense Force. Read the article about the actual point, which is poorly supported. What is getting the geeks all riled up is that the photo for the article shows people LARPing around, which is different than playing D&D. See, when I tell people that I play D&D, what I'm afraid most people think is that I get together with Burl, Gurl, Jon-Jon, Woodchuck, Sketchy Dwight, Lich Queen Doug, My'ra, Nick and Bubbles is that we dress up in plate mail armor and run around DC and pretend to fight orcs. No. That is called Live Action Role-Playing (LARP) and we don't do that. We don't fuck each other while wearing plush animal outfits either, fyi. Instead, we sit around with dice and character sheets with stats on them and eat lots of carbs and gossip and talk about men and tricking and dating. That's Dungeons and Dragons to us. It's kind of like a bridge club with dice and handbooks. Oh, and we like roll dice for maybe a half hour or so and act out our characters - WITHOUT dressing up in a frikkin' elven tiara! For this reason, I am often more leery of telling people I play D&D than that I am gay.

Today I move into my office with a window!

Posted by jimbo at March 11, 2005 10:16 AM

Comments

People have a crazy notion about those who play D&D that they run around thinking they are Elves, Dwarves or Shadow Demons in the service of Venger, same misconception about Trekkies/Trekkers, that we all run around reading Klingon love poetry or live in our parents basements.

My husband noticed Will Wheaton last night on CSI. And of course that Mr Baldwin has gotten chunky. I love that show.

p.s.
The term in reference to engaging in sexual intercourse while wearing a large fuzzy animal costume or "Furry Costume" is called "Yiffing"
Its using the result of "Scritching" which is a form of playfull scratching between Furries.


Posted by: Dax at March 11, 2005 12:07 PM

Happy moving day! I wish my cubicle had a window.

Posted by: homer at March 11, 2005 12:56 PM

LOLOL!! Loved the clutching-pearls quote you left. I shoulda said that. ;)

That totally sucks we missed each other in Tucson by just a couple of weeks. What a coinkidink!

Yes, b-bball is conducive to twisty ankles, but based on your predicament, rugby makes you sick and nauseous. I hate being sick!! And that barjy picture scares the crap otuta me. Hahaha.

Posted by: R-R at March 11, 2005 6:17 PM