Fires and the Blahs

Today at lunch I critiqued two short stories for the Writer’s Circle writing group that’s meeting tomorrow. I felt pretty blah all day; I’m not sure what’s up with that. Perhaps all the fires are just getting me down. Instead of staying late at work, I went home on time (for once) and engaged in some Morrowind role-playing, and that helped alleviate the mood quite a bit. I also slept well for the first time in several nights.

Best of the day

Again, I didn’t do a lot today that was creative. I did go to see Dot Com play, and enjoyed the show, but left early because I felt under the weather. I did spend some time playing Morrowind, and it is as addicting as I feared it would be. The best part of the day was a graduation party for the children of one of my wife’s co-workers. The kids are triplets, and their father (a single parent) pulled out all the stops for their party. It was a great success. I wish them all the best the world has to offer, and as little of the worst as possible.

Geeking out

Flat Rabbit jam; John wasn’t able to show due to another commitment, but Brad and I went through all our material and played a bunch of other songs and song fragments. I also bought a Creative Sound Blaster Audigy Platinum setup for the computer. It has an SPDIF input and MIDI In and Out so I can interact with my Fender Cyber-Twin Amplifier easily. How does this relate to creativity? It’s a music tool. Perhaps I can make some digital recordings and post them to this site as MP3s. (Being a geek, it also makes me very happy to be able to connect my music, writing and computer hobbies all together. 😀 )

I also bought Morrowind, by Bethesda Softworks. This is the sequel to Daggerfall, and could prove to be a huge time sink if I’m not very careful. Perhaps I could use sessions of Morrowind as rewards for accomplishing small writing goals, as Bruce suggested in his workshop.