I told you that.
The billboard poster says December 08. It means the eighth of December but some people might reasonably think it means December next year. To resolve the issue Fozzie suggested we prepare new artwork. Then we hire the Zucchini Brothers to shoot Animal into the printing press. Under cover of the fracas, Gonzo can sneak into the press and exchange the artwork. When Fozzie said “we” he meant “you” (meaning “me”).
I suggested we get some stickers made which say 08 December and stick them over the date when the posters are mounted. Fozzie was unresponsive. While I was preparing the new artwork Scooter announced all non-performance hiring had to be approved by J.P. Gross. I asked Fozzie how to get J.P’s approval. Fozzie was unresponsive so I asked Scooter. Scooter said Kermit handled it. I sent the Zucchini Brothers’ contract to Kermit for J.P. Gross’s approval.
Kermit summoned Fozzie to ask:
1. why are we planning to assault a service provider with an employee;
2. what makes him think Gonzo is a ninja;
3. what is wrong with knocking on the door and saying "we have to change the artwork, please"; and
4. aren’t we just getting some stickers made to resolve the ambiguity?
Fozzie turned to me, repeated the interrogation, and asked:
5. why I had sent the contract to Kermit?
I said, "Because you, you, you, you and Scooter told me to."
He replied, and I quote*, "Oh no! You know, I remember, the thing, whatever."
Then he said he would smooth things over and make it all good with Kermit because “we” had arranged to print stickers all along. I suspect I am supposed to be getting some stickers made, but Fozzie is unresponsive.
*Apparent parody may be authentic.
Insert birthday wishes below.
Amongst my loot I received such diverse elements as:
0. The day off work.
1. My favourite hat.
2. My second favourite scarf (which may improve its rank shortly).
3. A book called Spicy Sex
4. A book about celts called Celts
5. A book called The Collected Dork Tower
Volume IV: Livin' La Vida Dorka
6. A book called The Collected Dork Tower
Volume V: Understanding Gamers
7. Musical compact disc recordings of Count Basie
, Xavier Cugat
, Kenny G
, Woody Herman
, and Oscar Peterson
8. A twelve inch tall Bender
9. A ticket to the stage show Broad
10. A ticket to a movie at Dendy Cinemas
11. A stack of pancakes
12. A pineapple upside down cake.
13. A box of chocolates, which I can't seem to find anymore...
Don't know. Malaise?
Somehow I just don't feel the urge to write it all up.There's always games.
Alex, Emma, Gavin, James, John and Shy played my Dungeons & Dragons
game on Saturday. After they decided* to abandon the dragon's lair and return to town for reinforcements, and more money, I introduced some political intrigue. I was concerned the characters might use player knowledge but my plot was so thin they saw through it immediately and it wasn't really an issue. John's new character was introduced over lunch and we played the whole session without a round of combat. I have noticed the players who like politics will still put in to a fight, but the players who like combat failed to engage in the intrigue. This might be because my fights are better than my plots; so I should put more plots into practice.
I played Burning Wheel
with Dave, Emma, Jimbo and Simon on Tuesday. It is good. The mechanics are many but they are starting to make sense and cheat sheets are evolving. When we collaborate on a scene I forget to pay attention to my own character and sometimes Declan misses out on the action. I hope I get better at this. Fortunately it is fun.
*Actual conclusion may have been forgone.