Friday, April 6, 2012


It's Friday, and I feel ok. Aside from a severe jones for a donut earlier (which I just satisfied by buying a cheese danish), today has been pretty uneventful. Work is work. Some small tasks, but nothing to shake the pillars of my office. Finished my midterm exam and turned it in early. Even made a call to a lady in Alaska who is looking for help in getting her grandson out of a bad situation (that was work-related).

Tonight, it's back to our D&D game. One difference, though; my wife won't be there. You see, my 16-year old daughter is visiting from Vegas for Spring Break this week. And tonight, she and my wife are headed to Milwaukee for a concert. Why didn't I go, you ask? Well, frankly, I would just be an embarrassment. I would stick out as that dumpy dad who is only there because he has to be. My wife, on the other hand, has an edgy hairdo, cool clothes, and looks at least 10 years younger than she is. She and my daughter get mistaken for sisters all the time. Besides, the bands they are seeing are about as far from my taste as you can get and still be called "Rock" (and I use the term loosely). And although they aren't exactly my wife's taste either, they're a bit closer. Now, if it were another Bon Jovi concert...

Anyways, it will be just me and the little ones headed over to the DM's house for an evening of pain, mayhem, and destruction. Plus our D&D game.

And tomorrow is even more D&D. One of my friends (who is also in tonight's game group) is running a 12-hour marathon of AD&D (1st Ed.). We're going through the "Against the Giants" modules, and, if possible, into the Demonweb Pits. Should be a blast! Especially considering that, despite all my years of playing, I have never been through those modules.

Of course, I am playing the hulking fighter. Because that's who I am. I'm always the big brute.

On Sunday, my daughter flies back to Vegas. Not "home" but back to Vegas. And I get to miss her dearly until Summer. Fortunately, that's only eight weeks away!

So, what are your plans this weekend? Anything fun?


Paul R. McNamee said...

Sister-in-law visit starts tonight. Rest of the in-laws on Sunday for kids' Easter egg hunt and dinner (pork roast in the crock pot - I'm chef.)

But, while s-i-l is here to entertain our children - er, I mean, visit her niece & nephew - I plan on a big shopping excursion in sales-tax-free NH. Need to pick up miscellaneous stuff - hopefully including books & comics.

Hope to squeeze in some reading. That's about all for plans.

Keith said...

Have fun.

My son was invited to spend the night with a friend a little while ago. Finally a quiet night.

Joe Bonadonna said...

Hope you have a great Easter weekend, Tom. Tonight: writing. Tomorrow: taxes, writing, Wrath of the Titans, and some old film noir. Easter Sunday: writing and more pirate movies. Arrrrrr. . . .

Charles Gramlich said...

I'm hoping for sleep