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Sleepless in the Office

It's a Thursday morning here in Ottawa, and I am at work.

Am I functional? Barely.

I haven't had a lot of sleep for a couple of days, and last night was totally miserable (as the previous post attests). I came in to the office for work today, though I had considered not doing so. I'm doing exactly what I have to do here for work this morning. And have already managed to take a 15-minute nap.

I have no idea how the rest of the day is going to go, but things will certainly be interesting.

Nerve Spasms in the Night

It's 4:20 am in the morning, and I have had a terrible night.

I woke up just after 2:00 am with severe nerve spasms in my left foot just along the side of the big toe (or so it seems, as one can't really tell where the nerve spasms are, can one?). They were severe enough that I tried pretty much everything to relieve them, but nothing has worked. I fell asleep again somewhat, but kept waking up due to the severity of the spasms. I walked around the house a bit, did some stretching exercises, but nothing has eased the spasms, and so here I am at 4:22 am wide awake from them, and unable to go back to sleep.

The alarm isn't set to go off for another 45 minutes or so, but I am unable to get back to sleep as the spasms in the foot nerve continue, and they are quite...painful.

It's going to be a long, tiring, painful kind of day methinks. :(
Seeing as how it's the second Wednesday, normally I would not be gaming tonight with the Wednesday night gamers as they usually game bi-weekly.

However, I've been reading some of the All For One: Régime Diabolique RPG this week at work in preparation for running it again, and Donna has wanted to play that game since I first ran it back in 2010 and so...

The Wednesday night game group will be gaming this evening, but rather than playing their ongoing Chill 3rd Edition game, will be creating their player characters for the All For One: Régime Diabolique game.

I can hardly wait! :)

All For One, and...well you can all finish the rest of that line! :)

Hockey's Back!

And so the start of the 2015-2016 NHL hockey season is upon us.

The Ottawa Senators will not be playing until tomorrow (Thursday), and that's a game that I'm looking forward to, as the Sens will be in Buffalo to face the Sabres and their former goaltender Robin Lehner. But...

Hockey's back!

I can't say that I'm thrilled about how little off-season changes the Ottawa Senators made to their line-up. I'm a die-hard Senators fan, and I like to think (as all hockey fans do at this stage of the season) that the Sens will make the playoffs, though I don't know how deep they'll go and whether they'll be able to drink from Lord Stanley's cup. The altered overtime format for the regular season (where the teams play 3-on-3 before going to shootout) should cut down on the number of shootouts this year, and some of the other rules changes will be interesting. There's a good deal of interesting rookies to watch in the league this year (not including Connor McDavid and Jack Eichel), but from the pov of the Ottawa Senators, the keys are Eric Karlsson, Craig Anderson, and Bobby Ryan. While Mark Stone and Mike Hoffman have to repeat the success they had last year, those three are the big factors. Craig Anderson has to have a terrific year in goal, and return to the form that made him a great goalie. Eric Karlsson needs to have another Norris Award-winning season, and he has to make it last the whole year, not just during "good times with Marc Methot". And finally, Bobby Ryan needs to get back on track and be the goal scorer that Ottawa dealt for in the trade with Anaheim.


Go, Sens, Go! :)

Palaeo Profile: Kerberos langebadreae

What was as big as a bear and cracked bone like a hyena?

Palaeo Profile: Kerberos langebadreae
The high Arctic's "Edmontosaurus" gets a new name...though Ugrunaaluk kuukpikensis isn't going to be easy to say. :)

The Arctic's "Edmontosaurus" Gets a New Name

Wednesday Morning Thoughts

Yesterday (Tuesday), I had a somewhat rough day of it health-wise.

Monday night, I slept awkwardly in the bed, and when the alarm went off on Tuesday morning, I woke to find my right (driving) foot wrapped tightly in the sheets, and the circulation cut off somewhat. The feeling in the leg came back gradually during the day, but I'm seriously bruised on the ankle of the right leg, and was getting spasms in the leg itself. Not to mention my right hip is hurting somewhat, but that may be due to the bulging disc which has been bothering me for a couple of days now.

Work this morning is moderately busy, with both translation projects currently ongoing coming along quite nicely. My leg is feeling somewhat better this morning, which is a good thing, and I was able to go out and walk for about 10 minutes before heading to work today.

Other stuff is happening today as well, but I'll not be going into that here.
Yesterday afternoon, the Sunday gaming group continued to play the Chill 3rd Edition RPG campaign they are involved in. Here are the game session notes. You can read about the previous game session in this journal entry. This post is somewhat long, so I've put it behind a cut so that folks who don't want to read any detailed rpg posts don't have to.

The player envoys continue their investigations, discover new things on the Algonquin trail, and turn a potential enemy into an ally of sortsCollapse )

Sunday's game session of Chill 3rd Edition was a really fun little affair, with some good roleplaying, some new things coming to light in the player characters' investigations, and a bit of menace to the proceedings as well. While it's not all that detailed here in the blog write-up, the interrogation of the characters by Sheriff Griggs was a highlight of the afternoon, with spross stumbling through matters, and looking more and more guilty to the Sheriff. Tammy commented that the game session was a good one, that "stuff happened". So it was a win-win situation.

I'm rather looking forward to how the game unfolds next week, and can't wait for the game session.

Another State of JohnK Post

It's Monday morning. Hopefully a peaceful, good day.

Another day at the office for me. The current translation project is going well, and prep work has begun on the next job in the line, so I'm being kept relatively busy as things progress on both fronts.

Health-wise, I'm doing as well as can be expected. My blood glucose levels are up somewhat, though they've come down a bit since I restarted the Glumetza. I will be speaking to the diabetes nurse educator this week, and I suspect there's a chance that I'll be upping the dose of insulin this week if the sugar levels don't drop off somewhat.

Yesterday's gaming session of the Chill 3rd Edition with the Sunday group was a pretty good one, and I'll be blogging about that later on today (hopefully) once I get the transcription of my notes typed up and all.

In the meantime, c'est la vie. :)

Getting Ready for Sunday Afternoon Gaming

It's late in the morning on a lazy Sunday.

I had a good night's sleep of it last night, seem to have drank enough liquid to make my body well hydrated, and have had a restful morning just puttering around and taking care of a few things.

I've just finished doing some basic groundwork for this afternoon's game session of the Chill 3rd Edition campaign with the Sunday players, and am looking forward to it.

Almost time to have some lunch, but I need to take care of a couple of other things first.

Have a good afternoon, everyone.


John Kahane

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