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Do Not Pray For An Easy Life...

Do not pray for an easy life, pray for the strength to endure a
difficult one.

All Is Well & Walpurgis

Been a while since the last longer bit of writing around here! I've been caught up, on catching up, on reaching up, on dreams and stuff...

Participated in the Flash Forward Jam this year - glad I made time for it this time! Even if it was just a simple thing. On the same week as my nephew stopped by, and good buddy Andreas came over for the weekend, hectic but good times.

Had a killer headache smack dab in the middle of it all, and actually bought a pack of painkillers for it - for the first time in my life. They worked, and so interactions and recreations and rations and all things but inactions went on, though I am a little disappointed I couldn't just weather out the pain as I usually do. It's cause and effect after all. If you get the effect you're better off considering the root of it all, and doing something about that.

Typically these sessions of PAIN seems an ideal time for rest - if you can't just steel up and fight through anyway. On office days I've managed - though maybe I just never actually had that bad a one on a day that really mattered - until now. Not on days I was bound to be a bit more physically active at least. Walking around and stuff. It's easier at the office; especially when you're working from home.

It went well anyway, and on the bright side I do now know that such temporary chemical discomfort reduction drugs really do work, and just that knowledge is bound to reduce the level of stress I feel leading up to more important events... which may end up reducing the amount of headaches I get when said events are over and said tension starts to dissipate. Though sleep's a way healthier opiate.

In other news we're finally welcoming in Spring around here, and Walpurgis! When peeps traditionally gather around campfires and have a good time. I know my nephew did. We've never actually celebrated this day within the family. I'd planned to work today, as I usually do on Mondays, and had totally missed checking the calendar for red days when I planned for some particular happenings this week.

Usually a 'free day' on the office whiteboard's a welcome symbol of rest and refreshment, but this time I met that whiteboard with shock...

But all's been rescheduled. All is good. The shock dissipated, I adjusted plans accordingly aaand I don't think I even got a headache from it.

My exercise regimen isn't going as steadily as I'd like it to otherwise. I'm tired. Maybe it's a Spring thing. You feel like you've been tired enough each winter but then comes this hopefully short-lived phase of yawny days that we on eve face, and until the pollen particles settle and the world's green for real there's always that odd underlying sense of fatigue that permeates all. I slept like nine hours yesterday...

Summer's coming though!

I'm taking my first trip up North next week, and a trip to Poland a week after that - to celebrate a cousin's 30th birthday. I've started taste-testing again, and mystery shopping a bit more, and playing TaskMaker when I should be doing other things - though still going steady with daily movie reviews, and check out this pretty fascinating set of pictures from the past.

If you're ever at the movies Renfield and Dungeons & Dragons really surpassed my expectations recently too - in different ways.
Both feelgood films. Recommended.

Speak to y'all soon. Time to go watch a Peter Pan movie. And/or sleep.

Water Worlds

Even our own oceans are full of alien life, just imagine...

Happy Earth Day Y'all!

Keep on rollin'.

You've Got To Get Up Every Morning With Determination...

You've got to get up every morning with determination if you're going to go to bed with satisfaction.

Happy Easter Y'all

Been catching up on some interesting reading lately, I bookmark too much...

Like for example here are various interesting charts over statistics from the past year, some of the best inventions of the past year, the main reason AI maybe isn't like us at all, the most popular toys for all birth years thus far (mine was the original GB - I do have one! Traded it for a Pokemon card), some powerful psychology-related visuals, interesting info on cola - though I don't fully agree with the aspartame bit - skim PubMed if you wonder why, and this site is pretty cool - you can for example get Snoop Dogg to send you a Birthday message. If you have the dough to spare. Or (cheaper) hire Kanye East for some prime political and/or hip-hop satire.

Also there was a pretty cool Andrew Huang and Rob Scallion thing a while back, and if you still play GTA SA you need the Gangster Sit Fix that Silent released this April. It's a game-changer. Literally.

All mods are literally game-changers aren't they? But... yeah, check it out. Sit down and partake in some of this stuff. Don't fall out of your seat now. Don't babysit. Learn. Grow. Become an evolved adult model humanoid.

In life-related news we've been celebrating a whole lot of Easter this recent weekend. Was away on Saturday, had egg hunts on Sunday, had guests today, have had a lot of sunshine and I really need to get my gym-related routines going for real again tomorrow as to process some of the seasonal surplus of sweet sweet chocolate-related edibles (edibles as in things you eat - they don't get you high - just your blood sugar) I've been binging...

Had some dream I planned on writing about but I forgot 'em.

I've been playing Golden Sun: The Lost Age a bit. Night time.

I'm almost through the game now... initially I loved every second of it, and totally immersed myself in the mystery word thereof, but eventually the puzzles become a bit much... it's a great game, with a good rate of progression, good fight trade and figure-things-out mechanics, great lore, dialog and character building, but it's a little puzzle-heavy - with a bit too expansive dungeon-style puzzles on some parts - and it's easy to get lost. Both in those dungeons and with your progress overall; not know where you should be heading next.

It's an open-world type game and sometimes a bit too open.

I am having fun with it though so that's the main thing. I found my way back to the main storyline yesterday too. Woohoo.

Summer's coming in quick now, I'm attempting to tan up without getting totally burnt, and so far managing! Save for those cheeky spots right under my eyes. Time for cream and selective spot-related shading strategies for optimal spread and progression... it's the same shizzle each Spring. Wonder if I'll get sun blisters this year, or if I'll manage the seasonal UV-raise related pacing and distribution a bit more ideally...

Y'all more thoroughly pigmented peeps have it easy!

See you in a week if the summer breeze keeps fleeting, my sleep does deepen; I don't keep depleting my soul and shun runs for Golden Sun fun.

Also updated the design page a bit. Been thinking for some time that I probably ought appear available and knowledgeable if some people do seek my work there - still more to do in that regard. But it's a start. To move to art. Branch out beyond company time.

Happy Easter! Feaster! Eater! Have some shine.

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