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Another gym day up, and another gym day down. Butterfly Press is awesome. Argh! but awesome.

Started working on an in-game Crossover LARP story yesterday.

I picked up a box of munchkins for the office this morning.

Finished enough leaf pick up this weekend to be satisfied. In time, too!

Album for today is Kate Bush's "50 Words for Snow." Huh, Stephen Fry is on the title song. New information for me. Very cool and moody album.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/50_Words_for_Snow

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Running a small LARP means I can e-mail my players 1-1 and discuss casting choices and preferences personally.

"Maui Man, you can try, try try, but you can't expect a demigod to beat a decapod (look it up)" – Shiny, Jemaine Clements on the Moana soundtrack

We have a new boss at the office. He seems reasonable, but I have “Don’t get fooled, again” running through my head.

In The Name of the Wind, my current audiobook, Kvothe is being vindictive. It is enjoyable, vicariously, and I realized it is a truth about realistic heroes. Even the best people, heroes, suck sometimes. Also, the internet tells me that Kvothe Meme is a thing.

I really enjoyed Sam Adam’s HOPFLAKE WHITE IPA from the Winter mix. When did I become an IPA guy?

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I got out of the habit of posting my list of 5 good things. Attention can be hard to muster, and some days FIVE is hard to come up with. The things is, though, this practice is a good focus for the heart and a pretty good way of journaling the outline of your activity. Plus, in the social media arena, it gives you an outlet to frame your life and concerns to your friends. So, here it is, five good things that come to my mind today.

1. Moana – A great movie on many levels; good music, a romance free story, a female chieftain assumed to take power without conflict

2. Dark chocolate – This week out office has a selection of Dove Milk and dark chocolates. Bess has fully converted me to the dark side.

3. Nonny has an informal interview for Kids4Peace this weekend. She is interested and dedicated to communication between various religious groups and is more civics-minded than her parents. I am proud of her.

4. The Standing Rock Go Fund me page has exceeded their goal. They will need it, but it is important to recognize that despite hushed media coverage, they have gotten support and people have stepped forward and care about them. Stay vigilant. Stay supportive. Stand strong. This is a long fight. They need all the help they can get. https://www.gofundme.com/sacredstonecamp

5. Still alive. It is worth noting that I never expected to get old when I was a kid. It wasn’t something that I thought of, but I always kind of assumed that something stupid would happen to me before I reached the age of 30. Here I am well past that, and chugging on. Borrowed time? Who knows, but in any case, I am glad for each moment. I am reminded of one of my favorite sorrowful Sarah Mclachlan songs, "Hold On."
We’ll see another day and we will praise it
And love the light that brings a smile across your face
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZN0jDwg0UW0


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1. Fossils by Aoife O'Donovan (of Crooked Still)
2. Facebook Like filtering (I can Like-Like something which is amusing)
3. Commedia Show TOMORROW in Berlin (C'mon Camelot folks, see you there?
4. Working on a new LARP for Intercon Q (sort of 2 games, actually)
5. Ira headed back to school after being sick (Strep is not pretty)

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1. 49 Degree HEATWAVE!
2. Characters for INTERCON! Excitement!
3. New Debit Card and Credit Card
4. Went to SAVERS and Chunky's yesterday
5. Merengue Rojo on the HARP!

To break out #4 a bit, bought 4 dress shirts, 2 ties, a belt, and a stretchy teal sheet for costuming and packets. Savers was CRAZY because it was in 50% off Presidents Day Sale mode. The we say The Good Dinosaur, which was good, but not great. Lots of internal logical faults, but a good story.

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Back on that bandwagon...

1. Intercon is over, and I have free time. Maybe.
2. My game, Venting Day, ended differently every time - awesome.
3. For Those in Peril on the Sea was tear-tatstic
4. Too agreeable/insecure is deadly - Spring River life lessons
5. Next year... P is for PIRATES!

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This has been a hard couple of days. Nothing DOOM-ridden - 1st world stuff, really. In any case, I need a few happy thoughts. Feel free to add more in comments.

1. Hot shower. (our shower has been luke warm - not today!)
2. Getting some time alone with Nonny yesterday.
3. Looking at new possibilities for 5th Gate LARP
4. Bess - always and forever - Bess
5. The Dowager Countess of Grantham (should have her own series)

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Busy day today, but a few happy things...

1. [livejournal.com profile] somehedgehog rocks.
2. Bess taking on the driveway while my lungs revolt
3. Clearing off the desktop
4. A nice, if slippy commute
5. Bryan Ferry - always excellent- Send in the Clowns
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=c6rzOl4ZDfo

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For Friday...

1. Ricola is a much more pleasant drop than sucrets
2. Casting Bess in a run of Venting Day - never done that
3. My Deltoids got a SNOW WORKOUT (good, even if they are loud)
4. My sore throat has improved my Johnny Cash impression 150%
5. Bess seems to be feeling better - Yay!

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Five great thoughts for Friday

1. Workout was good. 1st time on my own in gym.
2. I got TWO LARP castings – Spring River & For those in Peril on the Sea! (Karma!)
3. I’ll sing this with [livejournal.com profile] redfishie!
4. Noah’s new PBS obsession, The Odd Squad
5. Friday, just Friday!

PS: I am having a metric tonne of fun listening to different versions of "The Parting Glass." I am going to sing the heck out of this song - sometime...

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Five Happy Things -

1. I have cast both runs for my LARP, Venting Day, at Intercon O
2. I produced dinner last night including a decent smoothie
3. Birka SCA event and Occams role-play night on Saturday
4. The Best Fitness Food Journal is keeping me honest
5. Getting sore muscles rubbed by a sweet spouse

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5 Good thoughts for the day...

1. Warm sweater, fuzzy and brown
2. Made and completed my 6AM workout. A start!
3. 1 millionth use of google docs - allowance spending
4. Big Nonny snugs this morning.
5. Downton Abbey - CZARIST RUSSIANS!

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1. I joined a Gym! Best Fitness. First One EVER for me.
2. Into the Woods - I almost prefer the movie (heresy!)
3. Long Trail Brewing Stand Out American Ale ~ Yums
4. Playing Super Smash Bros with Noah
5. [livejournal.com profile] dreda and the Laurel Writ of Summoning
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Friday Five Things inspired by Friends here and elsewhere

1. BPALS – London, Delphi, Morocco, Bengal, El Dorado (I like Wanderlust)
2. Flight of the Concords (on Amazon Prime on Repeat)
3. XKCD and screwdrivers
4. Munchkin Donut Holes
5. The photography site 500px https://500px.com/

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5 Happy thoughts for the Day

1. Growing Daylight - palpable at 5PM!
2. Two new sweaters for sweater weather
3. Cottington Woods Playlist I put together
4. Sleepy Hollow - Cheesier than Wisconsin
5. Taking a cheerful Ira to school

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1. It is Noah's Birthday - 6 - flies so fast
2. Reading "Hop on Pop" still amuses Noah endlessly
3. Simple tastes - Noah loves McDonalds & Cliff Bars
4. Funny tastes - Noah enjoys JoCo and Weird Al
5. Learner: Reading, Math, Skiing, Tennis, Video Games- quick study

Overall, I am a lucky dad.

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1. I don't post happy thoughts on the weekend, because I don't spend much weekend time online, which is happy thought #1
2. According to Amazon Music, I have 142 Kate Bush Songs
3. Noah's face upon receiving Skylander Trap Team
4. Cottington Woods was a lot of fun. Top Hat! Foods! Polka!
5. Bess' parents are wonderful and fabulous folks.

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Five happies for Friday

1. 29F, it is a heatwave!
2. Midwinter LARP season begins tomorrow!
3. Having a good, steady, non-insane job
4. Early shuteye last night - needed that!
5. Heard "Birds Fly (Whisper to a Scream)" by Icicle Works on radio
(new song for my 5th Gate Playlist)

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Five quick happy thoughts

1. Hot showers on freezing days
2. Hand-knit scarves and hats from an amazing mother-in-law
3. Wisteria, by Richard Shindell (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Zixh3oZsVmk)
4. Standing Bow Yoga Pose, always one of my favorites
5. Peanut Butter Toasty Crackers – SNACKING!

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Five Good things

1. My tailcoat, which looks splufty even with patches
2. Noah goes skiing today - Yay winter fun
3. Amazon music service, I stream all day these days
4. Bess made super-delicious pork last night
5. LARP floon (CW, 5th gate, OR, Intercon, ALLtheGAMES)

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Five bits of Happiness

1. Heating! I can't imagine this weather without it - even wood fires - yipes!
2. Over breakfast Nonny was wrapped in her cloak. She looked like a Jawa
3. Ira started a D&D campaign at school, as a DM!
4. Birches, by Bill Morrissey - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Xnp5E1Hm3Lw
5. Sewing patches for my costume for this weekend's Cottington Woods

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1. Kids reasonably cheerful about going back to school
2. Having the right, and good, snow shovels
3. Gallivant! (a year's supply of dick jokes per episode)
4. Cider Donuts
5. Plans for getting a new (to me) car

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I got out of the habit of doing this, and it is a pity. I fear that 2015 will need me to "Accentuate the Positive!"

1. 2 parties in 2 days, with engaged, interested kidlings, no less!
2. Playing the "One Night Ultimate Werewolf" game
3. Some good sleep for a change
4. A new (to me) show - Miss Fisher's Murder Mysteries
5. Bess, who ends this list, but is my alpha and omega in all things.

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2014 in review...

Played in two campaigns, Cottington Woods and Occam's Razor. They were awesome, and very different. I staffed Shadows of Amun and we threw our players back in time.

I went to The LARP FORUM and represented Shadows and further ensconced myself in the greater LARP community.

Shadows had a player leave, and get banned, after reports of sexual assaults withing related communities.

Went to Intercon. Bess and I reran The Wreckers. I played A Mayfair in the Colonies, Planetfall, Blackfyre Rising, Dragon Palace, and Star-Crossed! What a bunch of great games! Good Con - great costumes - fun games.

Visited the Legoland Center in Yonkers. Crazy family times.

Went to Carolingian Family Day and had a great time.

I bought & started using an electric lawnmower.

I bought a new phone

I talked about LARPS a lot

We went to Pennsic. I did a few commedia shows. I cooked. I cleaned. We went to Reptiland. It was fun. This was our vacation for the year. It was a busy and taxing year.

Went to Coronation with the kids.

Ira had his Bar mitzvah

Went to a local SCA dance event.

We had Thanksgiving and the holidays happen

So, overall, I am doing family stuff apace. I am doing a lot of LARP stuff. I do minimal SCA stuff & Pennsic. And I do lots of LARP stuff... that was 2014. I did not do a lot of exercise or many outings. I need to get into the outdoors more, as an outdoorsy person. I mean, yeah, the boffer games are in the woods, but other camping and outdoors stuff would be good.

My social media use is crazy inconsistent. Work has been okay. Friends should be seen more.

Overall, life is good.

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1. Tomorrow is a Holiday filled with fun parade and visiting friends
2. I signed up for Fitocracy, to schedule and start exercising
3. Amazon is having a HUGE MP3 sale, which I abused - 16 new albums SNAG!
4. Lots of noodling around with new LARP character concepts
5. Nonny is a ray of energetic sunshine - part of that is being 7, but mostly her.

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1. Getting up after sunrise
2. A new basketball
3. Our standard of living
4. A healthy family
5. Our fragrant patches of Astilbe

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1. Getting up after sunrise
2. A new basketball
3. Our standard of living
4. A healthy family
5. Our fragrant patches of Astilbe

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1. Hot Showers
2. Camper Van Beethoven
3. Comfy new shirts
4. Red Dwarf (started watching on Netflix)
5. Flowers in the backyard jungle

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1. Hot Showers
2. Camper Van Beethoven
3. Comfy new shirts
4. Red Dwarf (started watching on Netflix)
5. Flowers in the backyard jungle

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1. Blueberry yogurt
2. Avoiding a big traffic delay
3. A good family-filled weekend
4. Summer weather
5. Crooked Still (fun music)

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1. Blueberry yogurt
2. Avoiding a big traffic delay
3. A good family-filled weekend
4. Summer weather
5. Crooked Still (fun music)

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1. Excellent performances, stage and song.
2. Tea, in a cup, pot and the time.
3. Good books and many of them.
4. My family, biological and chosen.
5. Life, every ounce and minute of it.

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1. Excellent performances, stage and song.
2. Tea, in a cup, pot and the time.
3. Good books and many of them.
4. My family, biological and chosen.
5. Life, every ounce and minute of it.

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1. Opera Filk for 7V - I am embarrassing in so many ways
2. Work sponsored lunch from Panera - NOM!
3. Taking Nonny & Noah for a ride last night
4. Good coffee
5. Funny friends

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1. Opera Filk for 7V - I am embarrassing in so many ways
2. Work sponsored lunch from Panera - NOM!
3. Taking Nonny & Noah for a ride last night
4. Good coffee
5. Funny friends

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1. iPod on shuffle keeps playing NSFW songs. (Enormous Penis)
2. Finally collecting songs for performances at 7V.
3. [livejournal.com profile] rigel, the best little sister I've ever adopted.
4. A visit from our kindly Swiss overlords at work.
5. Tea; Earl Grey, hot.

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1. iPod on shuffle keeps playing NSFW songs. (Enormous Penis)
2. Finally collecting songs for performances at 7V.
3. [livejournal.com profile] rigel, the best little sister I've ever adopted.
4. A visit from our kindly Swiss overlords at work.
5. Tea; Earl Grey, hot.

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(One thing about doing this list is that it is consistent content)

1. Some new music recommended by friends - different stuff
2. Birthday Cake leftovers tonight!
3. Saw Doctor Who episode "The Empty Child" on Mother's day - Irony.
4. New empty journals to fill
5. Upcoming 7 Virtues Larp (sorry if this eats my brain/blog)

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(One thing about doing this list is that it is consistent content)

1. Some new music recommended by friends - different stuff
2. Birthday Cake leftovers tonight!
3. Saw Doctor Who episode "The Empty Child" on Mother's day - Irony.
4. New empty journals to fill
5. Upcoming 7 Virtues Larp (sorry if this eats my brain/blog)

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I am sitting in my car as Noah sleeps. Sometimes it is easier to stop everything and wait. We just came back from the lake where we ran into Perigrinning and his heirs. Before that we had our first Woodman's of the year. A very summer day for May 2.

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I am sitting in my car as Noah sleeps. Sometimes it is easier to stop everything and wait. We just came back from the lake where we ran into Perigrinning and his heirs. Before that we had our first Woodman's of the year. A very summer day for May 2.

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1. Vacation
2. Dr. Pepper
3. New clothes
4. Headphones
5. Good cheese

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1. Vacation
2. Dr. Pepper
3. New clothes
4. Headphones
5. Good cheese

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1. Taxes are already submitted.
2. I currently have enough gadgets.
3. More beautiful weather today
4. Mixed case of Ipswich Ale
5. Sunshine on our cherry tree

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1. Taxes are already submitted.
2. I currently have enough gadgets.
3. More beautiful weather today
4. Mixed case of Ipswich Ale
5. Sunshine on our cherry tree

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1. Successful sniping on the 7V sign-up
2. "Me like Hockey" (love the Arrogant Worms)
3. Snack food from whole paycheck
4. Sunshine Warm
5. http://xkcd.com/726/

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1. Successful sniping on the 7V sign-up
2. "Me like Hockey" (love the Arrogant Worms)
3. Snack food from whole paycheck
4. Sunshine Warm
5. http://xkcd.com/726/

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1. My office is quite clean
2. http://www.freelancewhales.com/
3. Good Rumbas on DWTS - love the rumba
4. 7V preregistration tonight
5. Vacation planning

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1. My office is quite clean
2. http://www.freelancewhales.com/
3. Good Rumbas on DWTS - love the rumba
4. 7V preregistration tonight
5. Vacation planning

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Books: If you give a Moose a Muffin
Magic School Bus in the Arctic
Charlotte's Web : Chapter 4-5

Songs: Golden Slumbers
Random Numbers (improv)
St. Judy's Comet

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