dereckc1 FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold Whovian, Gater, geek

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    • Another RTX, Another Journal Entry

      4 months ago

      dereckc1 FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold Whovian, Gater, geek

       So, my life has been pretty eventful over the last few months. Though for people reading this that probably isn't news. 


      In May I was laid off from my job, and began job hunting immediately after that. 


      Went to RTX, got to see a lot of friends and made several more during the con. Got a few things from the con floor, including some new dice that I can't wait to test out. 


      Went to some panels, had a blast at those (the Off Topic panel on the Sunday was hilarious before hand, with the audience and guardians dancing in the aisles (safely) to the music being played). Went to my signings, and got a few others from folks at various times through the event. 


      Saw Luke McKay on the con floor which is always a pleasure, and put an order in with him for some comics after a while. 


      Went to the RoosterSpeak meetup party after the last day of RTX and hung out with a lot of my friends from there.


      And I have hopes to have a job soon now, which is a great thing to end a great weekend off on. 


      So, peace out until the next journal. Probably in a year again!


    • Another year gone by

      8 months ago

      dereckc1 FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold Whovian, Gater, geek

      And so another year has gone by, with all that it entails. 


      I've been to RTX Austin 2016 since then, to the Pokemon Symphony Orchestra and the Trail of Lights with friends as well. 


      Playing D&D with and running a pre-built for folks has been a blast and I hope to keep that going forward by branching out to other RPGs like Call of Cthulu and Pathfinder. 


      Plans for this year are crazy, well crazy for a homebody like myself that is. Go to SXSW Gaming in March, see Alton Brown when his tour comes through Austin, see the McElroy brothers when they do some shows in May, see everyone in July for RTX and all the insanity that surrounds that and then go from there. 


      And I've done something that I've never really done for myself, I've set a list of "goals" for 2017. Mostly things like paying off my student loans, losing weight and things of that nature. Though I've written up a doc for myself on how to achieve all of them possibly by the end of the year.

      So that's pretty much it. Much better than my post last year where I had a lake forming in my apartment. 


      Now, here's to see if anything (myself included) can force me to make another text post here before Feb 2018!

    • Don't let the universe know you're getting older

      1 year ago

      dereckc1 FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold Whovian, Gater, geek

      Been a while since I've last done a journal, and I'll probably keep that trend up.


      Well, today is my birthday and it started out with some good news. My 3-year-old nephew was released from the hospital from his pneumonia so that was good to hear.


      However, I then found I had a voicemail that wasn't very good. Maintenance at my apartment complex had called that a water pipe had burst, that they had gotten in and shut it down but I should get over there (my being away before today).


      Drive straight there, find that the water pump on my AC/heating unit had burst and kept dumping water on the ground until a neighbor saw water coming out my front door.


      Anything and everything touching the floor is soaked, though luckily the water level didn't rise higher than the carpet. Does mean that most of the posters I've been collecting from RT are half soaked and a few were torn when being moved off of the floor. Even though they were in cardboard tubes, those just sucked up the water.


      I'll have to check if my PSU on my main rig is toast or not once everything has dried out, but I'm hoping that it didn't get wet.


      Luckily nothing I really really care about was damaged (pc and posters pending), but that's about the only good thing to say about it. That and I've learned to never put anything on the floor ever again.


      So here's a lesson for everyone, though it's one that I think most might already know:


      "No matter how bad they seem, they can't be any better, and they can't be any worse, because that's the way things fucking are, and you better get used to it, Nancy. Quit yer bitching."

    • 2 years ago

      dereckc1 FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold Whovian, Gater, geek
    • 2 years ago

      dereckc1 FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold Whovian, Gater, geek
    • Going to be one of those days...

      2 years ago

      dereckc1 FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold Whovian, Gater, geek

      A few weeks ago, I started looking through things to get a few items in place for RTX.

      Got my Torchwick cosplay out of storage, cleaned up and hung up so the coat doesn't have as many wrinkles in it for hopefully the RWBY panel.

      Got my lanyard out and put where I won't miss it, etc etc.

      One thing I couldn't find was a little Sidequest button/pin/thingy that I had gotten last year. Was planning on putting it on my lanyard as an extra little thing. Went through my desk drawers, emptied them out. Looked in the few other places I might have put it, nada. Figured I had packed it in a box at some point, thought nothing more of it.

      Today I go to get a new pen out of a desk drawer, shift something aside and there is the pin laying in the middle of the drawer.

      And cue the appropriate theme song:

    • One last journal for Adam

      2 years ago

      dereckc1 FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold Whovian, Gater, geek

      So long old site!

      You've borne us through many years, and you can rest soon!

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    • Raindrops keep falling on my head...

      2 years ago

      dereckc1 FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold Whovian, Gater, geek

      Wonderful way to start out a Monday morning.

      Sitting there, working away. When I hear a tap... tap... tap... noise from the next room.

      I just assume it's the workmen working on a nearby apartment that is being renovated, but it sounds too regular.

      Follow the sound, and it turns out there is a leak somewhere above my apartment and water is dripping down.

      Luckily it was literally no where near anything that cares about water, so Maintenance is working on figuring out where the water is coming from and all.

      Now for a relevant Garfield "I hate Mondays" image

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    • Well, know what I'll be doing for the next day or so

      2 years ago

      dereckc1 FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold Whovian, Gater, geek

      In case you've missed it before now somehow, this: twitter.com/BethesdaStudios/status/605744...

      And this: fallout.bethsoft.com/

    • 2 years ago

      dereckc1 FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold Whovian, Gater, geek
  • Comments (5)

    • burnie FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

      1 year ago

      Hey! As a clear indication of how little I drink, I just now opened the bottle of Jack Daniels you gave me in 2014. Crazy, no? Thanks for the gift and lovely note.

      • dereckc1 FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold Whovian, Gater, geek

        1 year ago

        Well, knew you don't drink too much but am glad you got the gift. :)

    • jennifejz

      5 years ago

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    • Dusty_Dink FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold Pizza 4 Life

      5 years ago

      HAPPY FU DAY!

    • Erkan FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold Take It Easy.... bitches

      5 years ago

      Happy FU Day!!!

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