Random Thoughts #89

It’s a day late and there isn’t a dollar in sight, but I can’t break the tradition of subjecting folks to the chaos that swirls around my head. These are random thoughts.

  1. There are few things as distracting as the pain caused from trimming your fingernails too short.
  2. I don’t understand people who get upset when people enjoy a different game then they like to play. It appears, to me, the insecurities of adolescence never really leave us.
  3. After the last decade, and the last year in particular, I can no longer refer to Conservative Evangelicalism as “Christianity.” It’s Conservative Evangelical Nationalism.
  4. My current stress level can be summed up as, “There is a ledge in front of me, fingernails are involved.”
  5. Decision, compassion, and empathy fatigue are real problems. It’s gotten to the point where I can do one “big” task before I need to reset 1.
  6. The Phillies should be up on charges of torture from the Geneva Convention.
  7. Had an old high school friend die of CoVid-19 last week. Haven’t seen him in years, but it still hurts. It’s a double-whammy because I’ve also found that his family is anti-vax. So now I’m grieving and pissed at the same time.
  8. I get to play Basic Fantasy RPG with the Bearfoot Mauraders tonight. This is stress relief for me. And I got to play with the Monday Murder Hobos on Monday, which is also stress relief 2.
  9. My treadmill desk may be a life-saver, to tell you the truth.
  10. I am slowly growing a nice collection of table top role playing books. I haven’t collected anything in a while, so it’s kinda fun, but I still only pick up things I may actually use. This is something that’s been ingrained in me for a long time, since I’ve not had a lot of disposable income.

  1. The problem is, there’s no space to reset. 

  2. Though at the start of that session I was tired and didn’t have energy to role play, so I blew an ambush and started with a combat I wasn’t intending. I managed to get my footing, though, and the session ended up being ok.