In short, things were incredibly stressful right up until my flight, but I did get most of the things done (but not all). And then proceeded to forget important items at home that were meant to be Christmas presents. And I will save the teapot saga for sometime when I have a LOT of time to type a LOT of text. It is full of tears and agony.
Also managed to do the character creation party(?)/get-together thing for the 5th Edition D&D Game I'm attempting to put together. Members of my previous game will be pleased to know that this game will be taking place in the same world, because my players are okay with this. (Max has soothed the pain of knowing I now need to buy new books for this game by getting me the 5th Ed. Dungeon Master's Guide, LOL. But man, the new books not be cheap D: Yikes.) This is going to be the most anti-social conglomeration of loners and weirdos ever, and by that I mean their characters, not the players themselves (because they're actually quite sociable). Max, for example, is a psionic ant colony. Mike and Kerry are (respectively) a dwarf and a half-elf stuck in a third person's body (whom I will be rolling up sometime before the first game), where control of said body is determined "randomly" by their son, who will almost certainly be calling for one of them at all times. (Almost always will be calling for Kerry, actually. It's not the most fair of randoms.) And then we have a traumatized gnomish loner, a hermit monk wood elf who doesn't like other people, and a lone wolf druidic tiefling. And I am working on coming up with a believable premise for bringing the whole lot of them together in the D&D equivalent of Las Vegas for hijinks and adventure. Yeah.
So far after arriving here, I've managed to attend edgecase
's wedding (it was on the beach, and the weather was great, and the people were really lovely) and I've managed to actually sleep (HUGE POSITIVE). Turns out my internal clock is much more attuned to Hawaii time. (Not the biggest surprise.) Also, I bought a new watch to replace my old one which was being held together (literally) by a scrap of yarn from the mini stockings I was knitting, and then forgot to distribute -_- I'm being eaten alive by mosquitoes here, I should add.
And I finally made a decision on a new phone (the Nexus 5, which isn't so "new" per se, but would be new to me and seems like a good fit for me) only to discover that a couple of weeks ago, it was discontinued. Back to limbo and wondering if I should settle for the Samsung 5S. (First world problems, and yes, it really bugs me. I also didn't realize another item I've wanted for a while was being discontinued and missed my opportunity to get that, so the sting is worse. Needless to say, I'm watching the Play store like a hawk for any sign of re-stock.)
Finally, I am apparently the last person in the world to get a DropBox account. If, by some miracle, you haven't yet created an account and want one, please use my referral link
so I can get the free increases in space... (Yes, I sink that low, but I may wish to use DropBox to distribute some of my D&D world info at some point in the future.)