Thoughts drifting to the top of the Pop-o-Matic I call my head
Thursday's trash day. It's always been trash day. Somehow trash day sneaks up on me, though. I'm somewhere between Friends and ER (and although I have allowed myself to start watching Scrubs and Good Morning, Miami, I'm resisting their pull) and the realization asserts itself that I have a chore to do.
So, I gather up the bag of trash and head out to find my garbage can, which I will take to the end of the road... except, wait, where's the garbage can? Look in the carport, nope, look in the usual places... oh, look, in the middle of the front lawn is the lid. This portends badly.
Mind you, it's dark.
Mind you, it's wet.
I look around the yard some, to no avail. I go inside, turn all the lights on from the house. No help. I go inside, find a Scully-worthy flashlight, and return to the jungle that my lawn has turned into over the winter. I'm sure that if the neighbors were awake, they thought I was a criminal or crazy. Possibly both. They don't know me well enough to choose yet.
After a good five minutes of searching, I find the can. I've just gotta say, I don't envy the work of the folks looking for spaceship pieces in Texas, if I can't find something the size of a trash can on my own property.
I'm hosting a game night soon. I do these every couple months or so, some of my readers might remember a tradition called BMW that I'm still proud of (and miss). This game night thing grows out of a similar urge - that of getting folks together on an ongoing basis. It's trickier in my current lifestyle, as none of my friends live less than 20 minutes drive away. Hm, I forget driving times in Cambridge, but mass transit is a good thing.
Anyway, I host these things. Folks come over, they play boardgames. This one's starting in the afternoon, so my friends who are getting old and need to catch early boats back to their homes can do so.
I'm looking forward to this one. I always do, even when I have to do a lot of cleaning to make the house presentable. I'm jonesing for a good game of Monopoly right now. Plus, I've got a pile of games that I'd like to get around to playing, like my own copy of The Lord of the Rings. I've only played that once, and that was with somebody else's set. I like the mechanic where all the players are united against the game. I guess the Jumanji boardgame is similar - I'd like to play that, too.
I had a dream last night that I was pitching hiring Mike Jittlov at my company. The company that pays my bills, not the company I own. Mike, if you're reading this, drop me a line. I'm not convinced it's a bad idea.
I probably shouldn't go into too many of the details, but there's a super big demo that we've been preparing for for the past week and a half. It's been moved back about 4 times, and that's permitted us to pull in several new features and fix some bugs, which is good. I just find the whole demo cycle draining. Then again, if we weren't preparing for this demo, we'd be preparing for E3, which is a demo, too. Surprisingly, not as big as the demo we're working on. Or so it seems to me.
I think now I'm just procrastinating everything else I should be doing today. And I was thinking that I might pull myself away from the computer, too...