||[May. 21st, 2007|10:23 pm]
Yesterday I helped Mike K. playtest the D&D module that Thomas & I contributed to ages and ages ago. It was fun; I got to play the were-tiger. Played with people I didn't know, which is pretty unusual. We usually game within our group, which makes us spoiled because we don't have any 'problem' players. Not that anyone there was trouble -- quite the contrary. But it was different to game with folks I didn't know already.|
Watched All About Eve for Movie Night last night. What a great movie! Bette Davis is a really spectacular actress. There were a number of scenes where volumes were conveyed, effortlessly, with a particular pause or a gesture. I wish that more movies were able to do that. It's packed with great witty and catty dialogue, and then when characters start to get downright evil... man. Good stuff.
Tonight we watched Eddie Izzard, who is a funny funny bloke. In a dress. There were only a couple lines that escaped me on account of British accent, but I had to listen pretty closely.
It's been pretty warm lately, but there were thundershowers today and it's cooling off considerably tomorrow. I'm taking the car in for service again, now that the part is in. Hopefully I won't pop another tire.
It's hard to figure out what to work on during weeks when I have a bunch of things scheduled. I don't want to waste a lot of spin-up time loading all the details of a project into the active memory part of my brain if I'll just be losing it all to the distractions of dentist appointments and meetings in a day. Today I ended up reconfiguring my fetchmail setup and sorting several hundred messages into storage.
I find that reading books can be like that, too; I've been holding off on the end of Rainbows End because it's starting to get complicated and I don't want to read it in little bits and pieces that'll cause me to lose track of what's going on and miss subtle clues about who's doing what and why and what the point of the whole thing is. Hopefully tomorrow at the auto dealership I'll have time to finish it.