Thread Necromancy!

Well hello there world. It’s been a long time and here I am back again with yet another attempt to focus the swirling thoughts inside my head. I still don’t have enough time in the day to really give this site the attention that I want but I’m going to try a more minimalist approach and see where it takes me.

I still have a lot of great plans for the site, but the lack of updates, and backlog of things I wanted to do or had planned on trying was a monkey on my back for so long that it just became almost insurmountable. Even my attempt at a theme change last year sat there untouched because it was just too much.

So with that in mind, I’ve stripped back the theme to something more basic (but still somewhat palatable) and  I’m going to narrow the focus of the blog to three things and keep it simple.

First up. My friends and I are playing an Edge of the Empire Star wars campaign. While I’m going to keep the bulk of the campaign information contained over on it’s page on Obsidian Portal, I may reference it here from time to time.

I also have my standard fantasy campaign world, ‘The Realm of Tarsere’, but as it’s currently on hiatus the only thing that I plan on doing is to use the source material to build a series of stories I’ve been writing. I may even share them here.

Lastly, thanks in part to my daughters, I’ve rediscovered the joy of painting miniatures and am now trying to recover my painting skills to at least a shadow of their former glory. Progress is slow but I’m having fun, which is all that matters. While I doubt I’ll ever do a stream of me painting, I will probably post a few pics of works in progress and finished works.

I’m sure I’ve removed some functionality when I switched the theme but at this point I’m okay with it. I’ll address the broken links if and when I need them. In the meantime. Enjoy your stay.

Let The Douchebag Games Begin!

In an effort to retain my sanity while my store goes into liquidation I’m going to compile a list of all the memorable douchebags that treat myself or my staff without any human decency and I will post them here for your enjoyment.

Wish me luck. I may need an alibi.

Warning: Contents Under Readjustment!

Cleaning out the pipes and tweaking the intertubes. Don’t mind the mess.

In other words. I had to reinstall WordPress on the backend of the blog because it wouldn’t manually update and it ended up breaking a few things. I will be working on it over the next little while to restore a semblance of functionality but there is no real timeline at this point. Stay tuned.

Who knows, I may even start posting more again. *gasp*

The Future Is Now

So I’m sitting here at 2:33 in the morning because, like always when I should be sleeping, my brain is in idea overdrive. I’ve written about 2 or 3 pages worth of words for my book (an action scene that takes place later in the sequence and some rough ideas of how things might play out) and while the ideas are still flowing, I’m starting to lose focus and get distracted. I think I’ll call it a night and see if I can get some sleep before work in the morning.

Before I go, I will leave you with this idea that I’ve been toying around in my overactive imagination for the past day or so. If there was one science fiction franchise (TV series, Movie, Novel, RPG, Video Game, etc) that you would like to be real, what would it be?

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I’m Batman!

I shall refrain from excessively commenting on my lack of posts. It’s become too repetitive really. The TL;DR version is: Computer broke and life happened. Moving on.

Bringing you up to speed from my last post to this one is as simple as this: Healing from gall bladder surgery took about a month to be truly back to my old self. I got fed up with Mark’s as they weren’t giving me the promotion that I’d been trying for. Got a new job at Target as of this past February as a Hardlines Team Leader and have been loving it ever since. Kids are growing like weeds. Wife is as hot as ever (despite her belief to the contrary). About the only thing that hasn’t gone overly well is that as an unwanted and somewhat inconvenient after effect of my gall bladder surgery back in September, I have some possibly damaged vocal cords that make me sound like I have a permanent case of laryngitis. Think of Christian Bale’s Batman. That is essentially how my voice sounds on a regular basis, except that I can’t project over any distance with my voice. Other people have described it as I sound like Patti & Selma from The Simpsons. I’m going to go with Batman… He’s far cooler.

While it doesn’t hurt, it is definitely damned inconvenient, especially when you work in a retail environment that sort of requires constant conversation.

On the plus side, I recently got around to having a doctor look at it and the guess is that there is a lesion of some sort on it and now I’m waiting to see a specialist soon to properly diagnose and treat. I know some of you are wondering, why the hell I didn’t get it seen sooner than this if my surgery was last September. Simply put, I got lazy and the aforementioned “life” happened. It didn’t hurt and I kept thinking that it would heal on its own. It hasn’t and I finally got around to doing something about it.

And that brings you up to speed on my life for the time being. Now carry on with your lives and I’ll carry on with mine.

If you do come back, I will promise to have fixed all the dead and dying links on the sidebar… Meh, who am I kidding, They’ll get done when they get done… aka eventually.

Tales From Post-Op

So my gall bladder came out last night. Apparently the surgery was more difficult that usual.

I feel old and worn out today. But drugs are helping ease the pain. Just wish it didn’t take me 20 min to get into bed.

Least its gone. And I’m on the broth and jello diet now. Yum!

Soon I will be having the slurpee I crave and my mum’s vegetable soup. I can’t wait.

Pax

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The Tale of The Inflamed Gall Bladder

So here I sit in the local hospital waiting to have my gall bladder removed. I’ve been here for a little over 36 hours now and am kind of bored (hence this post).

To sum up, for those of you who are interested. Went to sleep monday night. woke up around 2am tuesday morning with some intense pain in my abdomen. Whimpered through the night and came into hospital around 7am. After a flurry of tests, it was determined that I had gallstones and an inflamed gall bladder. Doctor put me on antibiotics and kept me for observation, with the intent of getting it out if at all possible.

Surgeon says he will fit me in today at some point so now I just sit here and wait.

I’m happy that its happening and I’ll finally be free of the pains that I occasionally get, but there is a big part of me that wanted to leave this life with the same parts I came in with.

According to the nurses, I’m one of the calmest patients they’ve had.

I am, but only on the surface.

The thought of going under the knife scares me a lot. I know the chances are very slim but every what if is running through my head right now.

Anyways, not much I can do about it now. See you lot on the other side.

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Ghosts Of Bloggers Past

So hi. Been awhile now hasn’t it. This is probably the longest stretch that I’ve gone without so much as even a whisper.

Such is life. I’m back now however and will be infrequently rambling on about the stuff in my head as I see fit.

Won’t really go into the reasons for my absence from the blogosphere other than to say life happened.

One of the things that has occurred during my time away from the world, is that I’ve apparently gained an alter ego. There is apparently another Greg McFall who is American and lives in Vietnam working for a charity of some sort. I get his emails sometimes.

Based on the emails I get, I’ve discovered that my alter ego is gay (or at least very bisexual) and has a number of boytoys scattered throughout Southeast Asia.

For the most part I have generally ignored them as its business stuff ” we need to change the meeting location from room x to room y at hotel c” sort og thing. Occasionally I get one or two very explicit ones from one of the boytoys but for the most part its fairly mundane.

The latest episode of living vicariously through my gay alter ego was an email from a Hoang My. Apparently she’s Miss Vietnam or Miss Universe or something. She wants to get involved in my doppleganger’s charity. I have to answer this one. the shit disturbing bastard in me is going to have fun with this. I’ll keep you posted.

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Obligatory Baby Pic Post

My daughter turned 4 months old at the beginning of the month and now tops the scales at 14lb. 9oz. and is 25¼” long. Putting her in the 75th Percentile for weight and 80th for height. Yes, she’s a big baby and is already outgrowing 6-9 month sized clothes. She’s happy, healthy and is almost always smiling. Now if she’d only sleep through the night…

Here’s a few pics we had done recently. They’re cute, but we thought they were far too impersonal and posed for our tastes which is why we have so few of them. Still,  she’s my baby girl and I have to show her off every chance I get so here they are.

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