Ok. Things just are NOT going the way I want them to right now.
Coleen’s birthday last week bombed. Didn’t really do much the day of but get her a card. Had planned to have a blast at the Ingleside, TX ren-faire over the weekend, but that sort of fizzled. We went. It was a pretty poor excuse for a ren-faire, and then we went to dinner. Not really all that exciting. Was nice to spend time as a family, but still, I’d wanted something to just make her say, “Wow!”. Then we went to see the USS Lexington, and the TX State Aquarium. The Lexington could be described as an experience where-in you feel like a hampster in Alaska. It’s cold, and you go through tiny passages and look at the walls around you. It was so cold in the on-ship movie theatre that Coleen actually had to warm her nose in her jacket.
The bright point in the trip was the Aquarium. I actually really enjoyed it, and I think both Coleen and Jacob did too. Coleen was feeling a little iffy, but I could tell she still enjoyed the dolphins and other interactive parts of the place. Jacob wasn’t too excited about the dolphins, but loved the stingray and shark petting pool.
Get home, and the dogs have been sick all weekend. So, I get to clean up puke. That’s always fun.
Oh. And I bought WoW on Friday. Installed it using the disks in the box. 45 minutes to an hour to get that done. THEN there’s a download that literally took all night Friday to download. Install it on Saturday morning, and next thing I know, another patch. This one takes half an hour to download. I JUST bought the game. What? They couldn’t make it a six disk set? Bastards. But I got online with it, and did enjoy the smooth gameplay. Then went off for the weekend. Get back, want to play the character I started out with. There’s a queue of 45 minutes of wait time (about 800 people) keeping me from getting that character out again. So, I make a new character on another server. Play him for a few hours. Log out to let Coleen use the puter for a while, and when I go to log back in, can’t access the new character because of a queue of about 400 people. THEN, I try going back to the original character, and the file for the character itself is unavailable. So, I end up creating yet another character. Paladins are dum.
And then, last night was teh suck. Gaming, for the first time in years, let me down. I truly had a rough time last night. Everyone was grumpy. Half the group was trying to be the GM, rather than letting me run the game. People were freaking out over the tiniest of semantics. Two players cussed at me. I couldn’t keep the game organized. Hadn’t prepared as well as I’d have liked. Just felt “off” in general. And the combat went for crap. Just felt like I’d let myself down, and was frustrated with my players. I know the majority of it was my fault though. I’m the one runnin’ the game. If I’m off, it’s going to show, and it did. No slackin’ on game prep this coming week.
And in other news: Damn do I need to get my shit together.