The girl is gone this weekend. I’m starting to feel like the house is just a place where she keeps her stuff and does her laundry! I suppose that’s normal for any parent of an older teen, and good practice for when she goes off to college. It doesn’t mean that i have to like it, though!
Sam has been Mr. Podcasty tonight, recording a roundtable discussion for someone else’s show, then recording a new Square One episode with Bill Walton. I’m tempted to do a Fibrant Living again. It’s certainly been long enough!
I have hopes of rearranging the living room to some extent tomorrow, to make the house more inviting for guests and make it easier to play the piano. I’m really tempted to reclaim the back bedroom as “office space,” but Sam will kill me if I ask him to move the big sofa again. I just have this feeling that as long as our computers are out here in the public area, we aren’t going to be very successful at keeping the public areas uncluttered. I’d need a desk to move my computer in there, though, or we’d need another table.
We really, really need to improve the lighting in the living room. One of the torchiere lamps has a broken switch, and we don’t really have any task lighting at all. I’d much prefer the sort of lamps that have those adjustable heads, so some point up and another points down at whatever you’re reading or stitching.
Yep, I’m totally random tonight. This is Cyn on breakthrough meds. Whee!
Sam has started another podcast in cahoots with Bill Walton. This one, Square One, is for completely new gamers. Check it out — they’ve done a good job. I’m in one episode, though I don’t think that one’s up yet.
Sam and I are part of a group playing Out in the Black, a Serenity RPG module, that’s being recorded for the After Serenity podcast. The first episode has already been put out on the feed, and the second episode should be out soon (we’ve already recorded it).
At home we’re still playing Ravenflight together. Silken Moonlight is on hold ’til Sonji can join us again. She’s always too busy to play from about September to January each year. Sam reconnected with someone we gamed with in the past recently, and we have hopes of gaming with a group he’s part of before too long.
We (Sam and Katie and I) have been watching the first season of Veronica Mars on DVD. It’s a good show, with a bit of a non-supernatural Buffy feel. We’re also watching the last episodes of Alias. The contrast is interesting, to say the least. Since we get around to watching maybe one episode of one or the other a week, it’s slow going.
I finally finished watching Rent, too. Sam and I have both found that movie to be a dreadful earworm generator. I picked up the soundtrack CD at the library this weekend, and will try listening to it ’til I’m sick of it. Maybe that will help.
Sam has a small TV in the kitchen, and he always has some other series going in the DVD player there to keep him company while cooking if someone isn’t in the kitchen with him. The current one is Penn & Teller — Bullsh*t! The Complete Second Season. I thought I’d watched that, but apparently I misremembered. Penn is awfully attention-getting, even without a visual.