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A quick check-in from the Crazy Old Wizard


Entry 11/24/2012 11:20:28 AM – Mentat 670

I know, I know.. It’s been more than three weeks since the last time I’ve sat down and written a journal entry. Part of the reason is because with the year winding down and the holiday season approaches, I have more of a habit of hiding out and laying low until the new year. Part of the reason is because I’m around the first anniversary of Cricket’s passing (and that sort of thing always hits hard for the first couple of years). And lastly part of the reason is because of the man that I talked about at the end of last month didn’t seem to take the hint when I told him to move on with his life as I wanted nothing to do with him. About a week after entry 668, he tried to get in contact with me and I talked with him for a whole 4 minutes before the call got dropped and he gave up trying. Of course he tried to get in contact with me through more passive channels — namely Twitter and G+ — but I either denied them or blocked them without a second thought or a comment back on it. Hopefully that gave him enough of a hint that I don’t want to deal with him anymore, but somewhere in the back of my mind, I suspect I might have to deal with him one more time before he moves on never to be heard from again. Needless to say, I’ve even debated on whether or not I should be writing this journal entry because it seems that while I’m confident in the thought that he doesn’t read them, it seems strangely coincidental that he always seems to contact me sometime shortly after my posting them. I’ll see whether this is true or not with this entry, eh?

What have I been doing over the last three or more weeks? Pretty much working off my rent for the month with the landlord and his garage-soon-to-be-gallery, and playing games to my heart’s content. Sure a majority of them have been MMOs, but they’re enough for me to enjoy passing the time in either grinding — or in two cases — exploring. I’ve been thinking about whether or not I should try writing a round-up sort of review on the ones that I’ve been playing (or in one case given up, and in another taking a vacation from until they sort out the crap that they had caused with the newest patch). Depends on whether or not I have enough of a muse to give it a go, or just get totally lazy and go back to playing one that’s got my attention (I’ll give a hint for those of you reading this on Deviant Art — it’s inspired on the movies I’m currently having a marathon through).

Other than one incident with a complete nob of the landlord for the property where my landlord’s soon-to-be-gallery that caused me to have a serious ADD moment, it’s been remarkably quiet here in the Tundras of New England. The weather’s been calm and cool (and fortunately for us here, no snow yet). And that’s about it… Don’t expect much of me for the remainder of the year… I like the isolation during the holidays: it’s a good way for me to recharge my spiritual batteries for the new year.

Until the next time. Happy holidays if it’s not within the next 5 weeks.

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