Just a quick post to say that I have nothing new to report. My semester is wrapping up in two weeks, though realistically I want to be done by the end of this week, since I’ll be travelling for most of next week, and thus will not have much time to do school. Which is fine.
We were down in Portland, Oregon this past weekend, which was really a lot of fun. One of Mickey’s friends from High School was running in the Portland marathon, so we decided to go down and cheer her on. It sort of snowballed during the planning phase, though, and about 10 or 12 of Mickey’s old High School circle of friends ended up coming in for it, from all over the country (which is a pretty darn cool notion in of itself). We hung out and in general had a pretty laid back weekend all weekend, most of which I was amused by, because everyone was feeling pretty surreal about seeing everyone for the first time in 10 years for some. Lots of good conversation and good food and a fun trip to Powells (Powells is a LARGE bookstore in Portland… it takes up 3 stories of a city block). Spent probably $160 when all said and done there between Mickey and I, but I should be able to recoup at least a little of that, since they were books for my upcoming semester of school.
It wasn’t all fun and games (just mostly). Mickey came down with a nasty throat cold (no, not strep), so she’s staying home today and slurping down soup and oatmeal and other soft soothing things, and that kind of put a damper on her really getting to enjoy Sunday as much (though she still had fun, it meant we decided to leave sooner than later). Also, after probably 2 full years since the last time I actually had a case of the hiccups, I had a BAD case of hiccups. Nice big, chest-moving hiccups, for probably a total of 3-4 hours on Saturday, and then another several hours on Sunday, 10 seconds apart each, with the occasional break for a half hour to an hour when I would finally manage to get them under control.
Thankfully, Jojo (one of Mickey’s friends) is a massage therapist. He had me lie down, and massaged my diaphragm, which finally cleared them up (they haven’t been back since). My chest is still really sore from hiccuping for so long, but that will hopefully clear up in the next day or so.
All in all, a really fun weekend. Nice people.
The transition to criticalgames is still planned, but is waiting until my schoolwork is done. Which means, hopefully this coming weekend. One last thing, before I wrap this up: Briar Root Beer, any word on the site? Eager to hear from you.