Day 13: Your favorite attribute

Right out of the gate, the nerd in me wants to delve into Dungeons & Dragons. I mean, come on. I run one or two games a week. I spend hours reading, watching, learning, and creating. Dexterity is my favorite attribute, and it helps in so many, amazing ways. Acrobatics, Sleight of Hand, Stealth, all great things for a large range of characters. However, there are endless forums to help guide your attribute selection based on the class you are creating though.

Ok, thanks for letting me get that out of my system. To truly answer the question, I would say that there is a small part of me that is quixotic.  This part has a larger effect than it reasonably should sometimes. It is in constant battle with the more major attributes that I hold. The leader attribute focuses on results, and gains. This, while the competitive and courageous attributes see the goals that I set and blaze paths to them. Meanwhile, this little, tiny, quixotic voice whispers in a hushed tone.  Utopian visions of far flung hopes move on the wind. It envelops the other, firm, attributes and entices them with the trappings of the exceeding idealistic hope.

Can a quixotic attribute be helpful?

Sometimes, this is to my benefit. What? A quixotic attribute being helpful? Well, for me, yes. There have been times that I have set my target too low. Not by a little, but by miles. When this attribute speaks, it causes me to reconsider. Wary of pipe-dreams has been my strong suit, but sometimes those whispers are far more on target than I was.

I am just realizing that this entire prompt may NOT have been about my own. I do my best not to be self-centered. But, I look that the posts like Day 12 (Five things that draw you to a person), and Day 1 (Five ways to win your heart). Because of these posts, it is only logical that perhaps this one is about my attributes. Who know?

Live big, love bigger, and be kind, always.

Finally, Friday has decided to make an appearance!

It has been a very long week. But Friday is finally here!  It seems to have taken eight days to get to today since Monday.  But that is neither here nor there.

Game night, and the draft, was a success in my book.  Granted, as a DM it is weird when the top two toons that I thought would be drafted were all “second choice” for many of my players.  But, what is to come is going to be interesting.  I am sure there will be tons of questions, and that is a very good thing.

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Today is a ‘fun’ day at work.  Then again, when it is a Friday that falls on the end of the month, it is always fun. It is even more fun while I wait for SQL queries to finally finish, only to see an error.  From there, the rabbit hole is entered and my day ticks away.

My beloved and I are planning an awesome trip this weekend, and tons of family time.  Spending time with the kiddos as they explore this crazy world is a big part of being a dad. Watching them figure things out, and the thinking faces… ah the thinking faces. There will be a fair amount of that tomorrow when we get to the Craft and Sewing Expo (here). I am looking forward to getting to see my buddy from DadSews, as well as all the ideas that my beloved and I will come home with.

That, my dear friends, is what keeps me looking at the clock.  Knowing what is to come, and excited to see it finally arrive.

Live big, love bigger, and be kind, always.

I may be irrationally excited

Look at that, two days in a row of blog posts! Things are moving right along. That is why I may be irrationally excited today.  See, I have a standing game night every Thursday, and the group and I will be getting back into Dungeons and Dragons (after a LONG hiatus).  As DM, I have been preparing for some time about this, because tonight should be awesome.

The negative about game nights is that I miss time with the kiddos and my beloved.  But, it is something that I do to keep my mind and spirit healthy.  Tonight is going to be crazy, and (hopefully) a ton of fun.  I will be posting more about it later for those other players and DM’s that read my blog on tumblr.

Last night a line of wicked storms rolled through.  The light show was exciting, and the thunder was intense.  Besides the fact that I did not get much sleep, everyone else did. There was a period where the storm was rather intense that David woke up, and crawled into bed with us.  Besides that, all was well.

BTW… I cannot believe that Jacob is 1 month old today!

It is apparent that time is only increasing in speed as our family grows. Perhaps this is the exhaustion speaking, but we are still having a blast.  We are planning a family trip to the Original Sewing and Quilt Expo tomorrow.  A dear friend, DadSews, will be there, and there is so much to see.  It should be a blast.

As for now, back to work.  Hopefully I will be able to keep up with the daily posting.  Time constraints being what they are, I am excited to see all the things that we have going on in our little family. It is exhausting, and awesome, all at the same time.

Live big, love bigger, and be kind, always.

Late night

But it was worth it. I committed to updating, finishing and catching up the dungeons and dragons video series and I am MUCH closer to my goal.

We have a short break in game play coming up, and I want to capitalize on that free time.  So, my hope is by the end of the upcoming week all will be loaded to my channel on YouTube.

Exhausted, but excited!