So, it seems that the Stress Fairy is visiting everyone this week. It's been a very up-and-down few days, which is why there hasn't been an entry all week - it would have made awful reading. The practical upshot at this point is that things are better than they have been for a few days, and seem to have stabilized.
Later today, Alex and I will be meeting up with Kevin and Collette and heading off to Port Townsend - yay! I can't say what kind of bargain Alex had to strike with his bloody-minded boss to get the day off, but it was legal and it did the trick... I'm just glad we're going, as Alex would be unbearable if he missed this chance to visit this damned town he's been reading about for years.
So no journal entry until July 5. And would-be burgalars take note, Dave will still be in the house and everything we own is covered in dog fur, so there's no real point to breaking it. :)
And now that we're going, maybe my daily migrane will decide to go packing. I was really falling apart earlier in the week - picking up more of Alex's stress than was good for me, I guess - and it was damned inconvenient.
Aragon is chugging along nicely, although I had a bit of an 'eek' moment this morning when it seemed that Alex hadn't been recording people's Influence use in Grapevine, thus leaving me wondering how we're tracking who has accomplished what and how... At this point, I'm hoping he's got a list he's keeping somewhere else. I ask you, what's the point of having a game-administration tool if it's never used?
Ah well, it's a minor thing, really.
Once again, I'm taking on another foolish online project... The domain name vampirelarp.com was just sitting there... So I'm picking it up and building a very simple portal site, starting with a directory of active vampire LARPs in North America and Europe. It's amazing how many dead/waaaay out of date vampire sites are out there. About 80% of all the sites I surfed (I think I hit nearly a hundred, yesterday) came up either 404 or the most recent game listed was over six months ago... Dear reader, if you're part of an active Vampire LARP, drop me a line and I'll add 'em to the list. I've no idea when the site is going to be fully functional but I'm shooting for mid/end of July.
For those who can't afford the InterNic fee (down to one-year up front, btw) check out NameZero. They'll pay for your domain name and set up a POP3 mail account for you, but you've got to carry their ugly-woo banner on your front page. Of course, I agreed to this before I found out Internic only wants $35 a year, now... Still, if I want to break the deal, all I'll have to do is pony up $15 to the service and $35 to Internic and, heck, I can cope with a silly banner for a while...
Well, another day beckons... Yesterday I made a page for the MM intranet. Okay, all I did was build a table and slap it into a template, but it counts!