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05 March 2008 @ 10:28 am
wayback wednesday: loose slacks and gygax  
So, I've been holding steady at 235 pounds over the winter, which is great. I was afraid I'd shoot back up because of coldness-induced inactivity, season-affect-disorder-induced drinking, and generally winter-induced cravings for comfort food. Even my vacation during which I must have eaten a pound of delicious Icelandic butter hasn't fazed it. K. thinks it's time I buy some tighter clothes, particuarly pants, but I think I'll see where springtime and being outdoors again takes me first. Of course, she has also expressed fears that the scale may no longer be accurate, but that's lies, I say, damn awful lies.

In other news, the creator of Dungeon & Dragons, E. Gary Gygax, died yesterday. That makes me sad. I can still remember with bizarre clarity playing my very first game of Basic D&D when I was in third or fourth grade, rolling unfamiliarly-shaped dice amidst the abandoned cars in a friend's backyard.

 
 
Current Mood: 235
Listening to: Feist - "Mushaboom"
 
 
 
sugar sweet ladyjackiesadork on March 5th, 2008 05:04 pm (UTC)
"I can still remember with bizarre clarity playing my very first game of Basic D&D when I was in third or fourth grade, rolling unfamiliarly-shaped dice amidst the abandoned cars in a friend's backyard."

awesome visual
Professor Mortisprofessormortis on March 5th, 2008 07:42 pm (UTC)
I just got the visual and text connection. D'oh. Nice pic and good progress! Keep it up man.
misterhumbug on March 6th, 2008 03:09 am (UTC)
I totally agree with you. I played my first game of D&D in the early 80s, and I still play table-top RPGs to this day. I no longer play D&D, nor have I for almost 2 decades, but Gary Gygax deserves credit for everything he's contributed to the art (and science) of group storytelling.
d_eggman69d_eggman69 on March 6th, 2008 05:10 pm (UTC)
0 hit points
Guess he didn't make his saving throw vs. death...