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Turning off cross posting to LJ...

I imported all of my settings from my old Livejournal, so that presumably folks from there and from Dreamwidth can view my more personal posts.  However, there are just a couple of folks who comment o'er there, and I see them in other sites on a fairly regular basis.  So, I'm finishing up my move to DW by disabling cross posts from here on out.  

Otherwise, I've been having some weird days.  Presently drinking a homemade cherry mead and eating walnut raisin oatmeal cookies.  :)

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Saying goodbye to Acadamia...

... so today starts class, and I find out a couple of fun things.  The Department of Veterans' Affairs was late (again) in paying my college tuition, so I had to get a $75.00 late fee taken care of to lift my registration hold.  Because classes start today, it is unclear if my seat in those classes exists (because of the hold), so I will find out tomorrow morning if I'm even able to attend class.  To top that off, by withdrawing from courses to accept work at the VA Hospital, and having a very bad summer term, I am disqualified from FAFSA.  Even though my old student loans are completely paid off, I was pretty much told that if I wasn't jailed or hospitalized this summer, that I am permanently disqualified.  

So... I'm still processing all this news; my primary thought about FAFSA is that I owe them nothing at the moment and I have no reason to clear a path so that I can owe them something later.  Sure, I'll have to do without loan money every year from here on out - but I think in the long run it's a better move for me.  Still, rejection sucks, and the documentation that I need to send them to appeal their decision is a complete disclosure of all my medical records. 

Anyway, I was told to check back tomorrow to see if the registration hold was lifted, so that I am cleared to attend class.  I'm losing confidence and patience in the system.  Back to work I go...

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Woot... something finally got a bit easier.

Of all the things I'm tugged betwixt, IRC Golf got easier.  I've been grabbing a hold of mathematics by osmosis at an apartment occupied by a student of mathematics.  Just being here has caused me to do lots of fun things with numbers.  Like remove the reasons why we had computer players and making IRC Golf games a lot easier to play.  

So, I still have to update the documentation, but for those that need to know, minimum players for golf is back to two, and the maximum number of players is whatever the referee can (or feels like) handling at one time.  Speaking of, I'm losing games of IRC Golf as we speak.  In other news, today was highly productive in other areas of my life.  More on that later. 

Just a couple days left here in California, many folks will be at Rainfurrest when I get back to Portland.  I return on Friday, and start school again Monday.  Whee!

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Back on dry land...

Fat dragon is fat.  Five course meals daily; 'forgetting' to exercise, and playing for my food (turned out to be three platefuls) at a BBQ today after a 10-day Alaskan Cruise with Da'al has made me pudgier than ever before (except when I was a recruiter - for that, add another 20lbs).  Anywho, I have a few things on my list of stuff... and everything (college, job hunt, medical appts, etc) all hit at the same time; the moment I return to Portland. 

Mortal:  The Victiming is on hiatus, and sadly may remain so.  I'm putting to paper for the first time the back-system for a game I've been working on for a couple of years... which might send some things back to square one.  Blarg.  Hopefully the changes aren't too drastic... otherwise I may be looking at potentially thousands of my dollars, wasted.

Given my perception of the Internet, I prefer to work on games that aren't as present there - ones that can be played in person.  Too many folks who have never become social (in the physical sense) just don't know how to host, be friends, or to interact with other people at large, and I see this almost as a... symptom of far greater problems. 

I look at my own separation from humanity, and I examine how people interacted with one another in both peace and war throughout history.  As people treated one another more harshly in peacetime; the wars of those times became dirtier.  The thought may go 'the less human I am, the more harm to humanity I am capable of', though I think rather that the latter portion would be 'the more apathetic I get'. 

Anyway, it'll be another week before I'm back home.  Temporary work, college, job hunt, brewing, music, game development and everything I keep in my closet will be waiting for me plus two house mates, seven cats, fifty fish and about 3,000 bees.  Whee!  At least the bees will not have missed me.  

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Vacatio Message

In under twenty four hours, I'll embark on a vacation for most of September.  I'm headed down into California then up to Alaska and back this time around.  Nearly everything that I do for lots of fun will be done with additional people.  Be it things in the bedroom, on stage, in the pool or whatnot.  I don't think I've packed as heavy for a vacation ever before, but I love the buffet -style variety in experiences I'm about to receive. 

I'll post again when I get back.

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Peole are annoying and distracting.

So, I set out today to remove a page's worth of stuff off of my to-do list (which is several hundred items long at the moment), only to get volunteered to prepare the wort and do brewing for the next 4-6 hours as two batches of 5 gallons are prepared (we don't have the equipment to cook more than 5 gallons at a time). 

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Grr!

All right, I'm getting ready to quit watching the news all over again.  Although, Monday will be an interesting day, to say the least.  With only 58% of the American working-age population fully employed, and the downgrade coupled with the threat of a second downgrade within two years is just helping my perceptions of the economy look peachy. 

Anyhow, as for m'self, I'm thinking that the only job prospects I have are the ones I make - making games and playing the violin.  At this rate, I don't think anything else is going to go through.

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Slow day...

I haven't had a day this slow in a long, long time.  Today...
- I watched a season of Red Dwarf.
- I re-folded the Merek Dragon.  Tomorrow he will get packaged for shipping.

Tomorrow, I have lots of other things that I need to do too - just confounded about where to start.  So, one thing at a time until everything is more or less done.

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