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Keeping on keeping on...

This weekend went pretty well, all told. Great to break out of the relative rut for a bit.

The D&D game didn't quite go off as planned, but we got characters made for vlosk and Jen, and played them both into a position to meet the rest of the party. I imagine they will all get along, and we all seem to be having fun. There are entirely too many Chaotic Neutral characters in the part for me to be entirely comfortable, but nobody ever said my job would be easy. :) After the abbreviated session, celarus, vlosk, Jen, and I went to Tommy's place for an impromptu-as-always 22nd birthday party. Nobody got him a present, but I frankly think that he was happy enough for the opportunity to show off his beast of a new laptop. :) The usual geekfest ensued - Andy and Jen left early as expected, but the single among us quite happily partied into the wee hours, heh.

My History grade is still not in, and I wrote the exam two weeks ago. It's not as if I'm worried about it, I just want to know my GPA for this term. Not that I'm really worried about that either. All I need to do is pass History to finish Winter term with a 3.0, and an A will give me a 3.4. This is so very heartening, and I really feel like I've turned over a new leaf. Rather late about it, but I was always the sort to procrastinate. No sense bitching about it now.

My sister, on the other hand, is getting her acceptance letters back. After receiving acceptances from Pace University in New York, and Baylor University in Texas, and after I managed to convince her that I wasn't going to make the decision for her (while doing a debatable job of concealing my utter distaste for Baylor), she seems to have decided on going back to NYC and attending Pace. Now the difficulty shifts from "getting into a school" to "getting her US student visa, and getting a hold of the US$30-40k she'll need to attend her chosen school. This year."

Of course, I shouldn't talk. Helping out with Ral's school applications has led me inexorably towards my own. I'm going to have to prepare those materials I have control over (personal statements, recommendations, etcetera) over the summer, because applications for Ontario law schools start in September/October. I have to figure out which schools I even want to apply to, at that. Right now I have geographical locations in mind, and I know that I want a school with a good international law program, and I have to parlay those two facts into a list of names. Advice is being sought.

The job search proceeds apace. A couple of interviews waiting to be scheduled with government departments, a few resumes sitting in some HR office's inbox to be duly ignored, a hell of a lot of empty time and obsessive phone and email checking. In the interests of not going crazy...or at least any crazier than I already am...I've been doing a fair bit of gaming. Aside from World of Warcraft, the usual suspect, I've finally finishing off the main quest of The Elder Scrolls IV: Oblivion after about 45 gameplay hours in the past month-and-a-half. I think I had more trouble with "not killing my allies with misaimed lightning bolts" than "actually winning the final battles" . In deference to certain people whose characters considered an invasion by rampaging, genocidal demons to be slightly less of a priority than mine did, I will provide no further details. :) Furthermore, there's still a spectacular amount of content to explore, so I am by no means done with the game.

I have also, spurred by some great times playing through the co-op campaigns of Halo 2 and Ghost Recon: Advanced Warfighter (which is, BTW, an utterly awesome and realistic squad combat game with great team dynamics), gone and downloaded the PC version of Halo 1 to play through for nostalgia's sake. Well, that, and hearing its Aural Sex quality soundtrack in its natural habitat.

When not ingame and insufficiently inspired to write (though I should get on that, as I have another fourish pages of poetry and the full 10-15 of prose to deliver before end of month), it's really an ideal time to, instead of simply obsessively clicking refresh on websites and my inbox while chatting idly, make a dent in the staggering amount of TV I' 've been recommended to catch up on. For your edification, here is The Infamous List in its current form, rendered from its original Cthuloid form into a neatly sorted list in order of when I plan to get to them all.

Season 2 of House, M.D.
Seasons 1 and 2 of Lost
Seasons 2 through 4 of Crest/Banner of the Stars, if I can find them.
The remainder of .hack
The remainder of Invader Zim
The bizarrely-named Samurai Champloo
My-HIME and Mai Otome
FATE
Seasons 1 and 2 of the new Battlestar Galactica
The 2005 and 2006 seasons of Doctor Who
Stargate SG-1
The Office
More shows that I have either forgotten, or will promptly be nagged about by viewers like you. :P

-D.

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tabloidman
May. 8th, 2006 09:41 pm (UTC)
In my perspective, you should promptly move Seasons 1 and 2 of the new Battlestar Galactica up to the TOP of your list, and follow it up right close with the Doctor Who seasons. BSG is the best show currently on television, and Doctor Who is just damn fine fun, with a lot of good creepy, tense moments mixed in.
paleshadow
May. 9th, 2006 02:31 am (UTC)
I've seen about half of the 2005 Who, and a couple of episodes of Galactica, so I know whereof you speak (which is why those are on the list at all), but I adore House, and Lost has some very fervent advocates whose judgment I trust. Anything below those two is malleable, however. :)

-D.
chantillary
May. 9th, 2006 02:39 am (UTC)
Watchings
Then I suppose that I should not mention that one of the gifts I got for my birthday yesterday (sunday) was a 5 DVD set of Firefly and a copy of Serenity. :)
paleshadow
May. 9th, 2006 03:33 am (UTC)
Re: Watchings
Except that I've seen all of those, so you are entirely safe in mentioning them. :P

-D.
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