Diatribes of Clouded Sun
I needed an update. Too much swirling around right now to pin down what's going on. So instead I'll offer some bits of random flak.
- I've actually been watching some of the more prominant campaign speeches lately and taking greater interest in the upcoming election than I ever have before. I won't dare post my thoughts on the subject anywhere online, as I've got good friends—and family—on both sides of the political fence...and most of them are just too testy about it. Rather than choosing a side and slandering the other well in advance, as many of them do, I really like to give each side a listen first. I generally hold a skeptical opinion of politicians anyway; they're more about persuasion and charm than about solid plans for change. And already I've said enough.
- This Saturday comedian Brian Regan (one of the best, if you ask me) will be premiering his new show Epitome of Hyperbole on the Comedy Channel this Saturday at 10pm EDT. And if y ou miss it, again on Sunday at the same time. If you've never seen Brian Regan before, I recommend him highly. So if you're not around to watch this show, TiVo it or whatever it is you people do these days with your fancy television sets. At minimum, type in "Brian Regan" on Youtube and have fun.
- On the writing front, I haven't much to say yet. I have a handful of projects simmering below the surface, trying to decide which will rise first and which I should make rise first.
- I know I stand alone in saying this, but I'm very glad the summer is on its decline. I need cooler air to get me outside. I'm contemplating a lot of things right now, and one of them is forcing myself (possibly even by paying money) into an exercise routine. My day job has me in front of a computer and my writing job has me in front of a computer. That's much too much sitting around. All in all I need to learn to unplug more.
- GenCon has left a lingering desire in me to do some more gaming. Goodman Games East, a squadron of Goodman Games fellow authors and editors who live in and around the New York and New Jersey area, have been meeting on and off recently for some one-session games, like Gamma World. My weekends are already mostly booked for the coming months, but I keep eyeing the calendar and wondering if there's a way I can make one of these games.
So...how fares the rest of the world?
posted on 09.04.2008