October 13th, 2004

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Whoa-ho, the Ludic Log is finally back after the great Philadelphia Hiatus! I'm gonna try like hell to keep the thing rolling, but if we end up moving, the next two weeks are going to be hectic to say the least. Anyway, here's what we got:

Friday: a Fotoblog Friday featuring people, places and things from my trip to Philadelphia for the 215 Festival. Note in advance that my camera was dysfunctional during much of this trip and I am a bad photographer, so many pictures are missing and the ones that remain are blurry and crappy.

Saturday: Special Philadelphia/215 Festival-related lists and sausage for your dining pleasure.

Sunday: as usual, Sunday is just a link, but you should check it out nonetheless, because unlike most of my links, this one is useful and interesting.

Monday: a recap in incomprehensible, rambling high-Pierceian style of my sojourn in Phila and my comings and goings at the 215 Festival. Or at least as much of them as I can remember given how drunk I was, so please forgive me if I failed to mention you or the four kilos of cocaine you sold me.

Tuesday: okay! Enough of the goddamn 215 Festival already! Fine then. Here's another one of those dumb-ass comedic dialogue things all the kids are crazy for. It's called "Frankenfood, or, Guess What's Coming To Dinner?"
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Geek alert!

Our Settlers of Catan game board arrived yesternight. It's actually pretty damn cool; the pieces fit in perfectly on a light, thin, portable board, and the way it's laid out, there's no need for the edge pieces, which I've always found awkward. It's built for Settlers instead of Cities & Knights, so there's no slots for a few of the cards, and the pirate hex dangles over the handle somewhat, but otherwise I'm very pleased with it. Now we just need to take it for a spin...any takers? This means you, rum_holiday. Keep in mind that when I opened up the package it came it, I cut the living fuck out of my finger on one of the rough plywood edges, so it's already been consecrated in my blood, which I believe ensures that I will never be defeated using this board.

So, who else finds it deeply disturbing that a senator has evacuated his Capitol Hill office and the Justice Department had a very high-level, hush-hush conference with all its law enforcement branch directors recently, all right before the election? NOT ME HA HA I TOTALLY TRUST THE GOVERNMENT AND THINK OCTOBER SURPRISES ARE FOR CRAZY NUT CONSPIRACY THEORISTS.

Anyway. Tonight we go look at the apartment in Hollywood Park. thaitea and I are both inclined to take it if it turns out to be a good apartment in a decent neighborhood rather than dick around until July and roll the dice on lucking into a situation as good as we have now. Wish us luck, comrades: by this time tomorrow, we could already be packing...