Friday, April 28, 2006


I found my UK White Dwarf! There is a games workshop store two blocks from my hotel. I haven't had time to really read the issue, but so far, I've been struck by how much forge world stuff is in it. There is a long article on the Taros Campaign. It also has the staff Mordhiem campaign, which is already available at the Specialist Games Website. Still, it's cool to see Specialist Games Stuff grace the pages of White Dwarf. There are also a lot of ads offering big savings on games workshop products depending on different specials. Strange how we don't get those much state-side.

As far as Dublin in general, I'm pretty inspired by all these old buildings to build some Warhammer (or Mordheim) terrain.

Well, I'm in a seedy internet cafe and this post has already cost me a Euro.

More on all of this soon.

Tuesday, April 25, 2006

Off to Ireland

Today's Topic: Reading

This weekend, I spent a lot of time cleaning my house in preparation for leaving the country (I'm going to Ireland for my brother's wedding). I went through my book collection and pulled out the stuff that I don't expect I'll read in the next decade. Some of the books that got cut are ones that I've read, but have no urge to keep. Some I picked up super cheap at garage sales and have never gotten around to reading.

The whole experience kinda put me in a dilemma. There are a lot of books on my reading list, but I own so many books I haven't read. Plus, when my girlfriend and I moved in together, we integrated our respective collections. This is a whole other set of books in my house that I haven't read.

I decided to actually write down a reading list with two parts: Books that I own, and books that I don't. If I alternate between the two parts of the list, I can read books that I own, but still read new stuff.

At some point, I'll post my complete reading list here and readers of this blog can track my progress (because I know it's so important to you all).

Anyway, then I got this other brilliant idea. I'll take one of the books that I've marked to remove from my library, take it to Ireland with me, read it, and then leave it there. I'll put something in the book that says something like, "If you found this book, please post on my blog to tell me what you think." Something like that.

Anyway, this is a little rambling, and I have so much to do before I leave.

I'll report back when I return.

Tuesday, April 18, 2006

Where I've been..

Topic today: Writing

I've been trying to write more fiction lately, so I've been neglecting this blog. To all three of my loyal fans, I apologize.

It's funny, I had all these ideas at work yesterday for blog entries, but I got up this morning and have forgotten them all. It's always the same thing. I have a great idea and i tell myself to write it down. Then I think, "No this is such a great idea, I'll never forget it!" Wrong.

So right now, I'm sitting at my kitchen table writing this and listening to NPR. There is a story profiling the debate team at Kelly HS on the southwest side. I'm shocked and impressed. Kelly is notoriously shitty. I guess if you didn't grow up on the southwest side you would believe how amazing that Kelly has a debate team.

Sorry, more about writing... I realize, like I've know for a long time, that one has to write every day. I'm not quite there, but I'm trying.