December 6th, 2014

A Gloomy Saturday Morning's Thoughts

It's Saturday, a nasty somewhat gloomy day outside with bouts of freezing rain expected on and off.

Last night saw me run a session of the a|state RPG on the Friday night group of players. A good time was had by all, with much gnashing of teeth at some moments. I'll blog about the game session when I finish transcribing my notes and get a chance to post it up here; might be sooner or might be later, so look for it if you're interested.

Last night after gaming, I had a bit of a rough night. I've discovered that I definitely can no longer eat pasta, even if it's a "healthy" one, as it seems to raise my blood glucose a lot. Not giving any numbers here, but a *lot*. I got to bed around 11:45 pm last night, but was woken up by a bad case of GERD around 3:15 am or so. I took some Gaviscon and went back to bed, but couldn't fall asleep that easily. Ah, well...

Not sure what I'm going to get up to for the day. I'm feeling somewhat out of it at the moment, to be honest, and have a bit of a headache. I'd like to watch the Ottawa Senators take on the Pittsburgh Penguins this afternoon in their NHL hockey match, but we'll see whether there's other stuff I want to do or what.

In the meantime, I'm rather looking forward to tomorrow night's debut of the new The Librarians tv series. I guess I'm also going to have to dig out the three movies on which the series is based, too.

In Memorium

A sad day in history.

Remember the 14

Geneviève Bergeron (b. 1968), civil engineering student.
Hélène Colgan (b. 1966), mechanical engineering student.
Nathalie Croteau (b. 1966), mechanical engineering student.
Barbara Daigneault (b. 1967), mechanical engineering student.
Anne-Marie Edward (b. 1968), chemical engineering student.
Maud Haviernick (b. 1960), materials engineering student.
Maryse Laganière (b. 1964), budget clerk in the École Polytechnique's finance department.
Maryse Leclair (b. 1966), materials engineering student.
Anne-Marie Lemay (b. 1967), mechanical engineering student.
Sonia Pelletier (b. 1961), mechanical engineering student.
Michèle Richard (b. 1968), materials engineering student.
Annie St-Arneault (b. 1966), mechanical engineering student.
Annie Turcotte (b. 1969), materials engineering student.
Barbara Klucznik-Widajewicz (b. 1958), nursing student.

'Nuff said.

Friday Night's Game of a|state

Last night, the Friday night gaming group played in their re-launched a|state RPG campaign. This was the first game session proper of the a|state game the Friday night group has played in several years, but it was decided by all concerned that we would re-start/re-launch the game from where it had stopped most recently. Despite the changes in player personnel, I was sure that the game could re-discover its focus and that it could start the player characters, both new and old, on a fresh path of adventure, discovery, and inspiration.

And I was proved right. Last night's game session of a|state was one of the better gaming sessions over the last year or so, and definitely had its moments. I won't discuss those here, you'll have to read the blog entry about the session when I post it up, but there was a lot of stuff going on, some good character roleplaying, and a few small fights that got the players' blood up.

Overall, it was a really enjoyable session of the game, and I'm looking forward to running a|state again next week, weather willing.