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My Brain Is Dead

As proof, I offer the fact that I spelled "dead" as "ded," above, when I started this message.

We're RPGing on Saturday night for the second weekend in a row, in an attempt to get the monthly game back on its pre-summer schedule (it has now become a space opera game; I am an uplifted dog ... who happens to be a fantastically skilled paramedic). And the Young Lady is in a high-intensity driving/driver safety course that runs 10:00am-1:15pm on every weekend (both days) for the rest of the month, and it's located in Rockville (= 40-minute drive).

And between dropping her (and her best friend) off at driving lessons tomorrow and going to the game, I am driving to Glen Air to visit my sis-in-law who is recovering from a hip replacement. So I am not going to be able to mellow out for a day any time soon (hmmm ... maybe Columbus Day, although TYL has school, so I will still be waking up early).

And also! Sunday is the Takoma Park Street Festival. Which will make it hard to get in and out of our neighborhood, because they block off the end of our street near the main drag and set up one of the stages there ... .

No wonder I can't get any creative thinking done ... .

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chomiji
Oct. 4th, 2009 10:38 pm (UTC)

Actually it went very well, although we stayed up too late. I'm glad we're going to be back on our once-a-month schedule with it - I don't have the stamina I used to for this, when I used to stay up until 2 or 3 in the morning twice a week to RPG!

redbrunja
Oct. 3rd, 2009 07:48 pm (UTC)
They always do Driver's Ed at SUCH miserable times. Seriously.
chomiji
Oct. 5th, 2009 12:01 pm (UTC)
driver's ed

And they don't have it as part of the school curriculum anymore, which means we had to find one that she could either get to herself, or that we could take her to outside of our work hours - which is how she ended up in Rockville. (But this is a very well-regarded course.)

redbrunja
Oct. 6th, 2009 01:50 am (UTC)
Re: driver's ed
That's good. I had to take Driver's Ed three days a week early in the morning one summer. It was such a waste of my time.
chomiji
Oct. 6th, 2009 02:34 am (UTC)
Re: driver's ed

When I learned to drive, I was already 27, and the EZ Method lessons were nothing but hands-on ... we were responsible for learning the traffic laws etc. on our own, so there was no classwork at all ... .

redbrunja
Oct. 6th, 2009 02:35 am (UTC)
Re: driver's ed
That sounds so nice... I wish I had just had my mom and the driver's ed book... that was what taught me to driver anyway, the other was just a waste of time and money.
vom_marlowe
Oct. 4th, 2009 02:47 am (UTC)
No wonder you brain is ded! Be good to yourself.
chomiji
Oct. 5th, 2009 12:06 pm (UTC)
busy cho

It's not even that all this stuff is bad or stressful - the game actually went off quite well, much more intresting than his previous dungeon-crawls - but its not leaving me with the quiet down time that lets my imagination work. For example, I was driving on Saturday, all the way to Glen Air, then directly to the RPG, and then home. Usually I would have been a passenger to and from the game, and that's great thinking time (the Mr. isn't into talking when he drives much). But I can only think about things other than the traffic when I drive when it's a very familiar route - and certainly not while navigating a completely unfamiliar route.

smillaraaq
Oct. 4th, 2009 02:55 am (UTC)
Y'know, if you'd just left the original typo in place and not called attention to it, a lot of folks would have assumed you were riffing on LOLcat-speak, a classic Fandom Wank trope, or both at once (as in the famous "DED FROM TURCHWAD" Torchwood/Lolcat crossover crackfic)... ;)

They didn't have any Driver's Ed associated with her school, or even any closer than freakin' Rockville? Wow, that's insanely craptacular.

(But why do you have to get up early even on your rare day off? I thought Care took the bus...?)
chomiji
Oct. 4th, 2009 04:14 am (UTC)

It's this accelerated police-taught highly recommended class. And no, you can't take a bus to Rockville from here. She could take the subway, and she may be condemned to that on the return leg at some point, but I can't see insisting that she get up at about 7:00 both Sat. and Sun. to do that (it's from near the end of one line to the other) - I wouldn't want to do it myself. We're sort of rotating it among the 4 parents, so no, I don't have to do every leg myself.

But that was a lot of driving today. And I don't usually do that much of it.

smillaraaq
Oct. 4th, 2009 04:27 am (UTC)
Oh, no, I do know that Takoma -> Rockville is one of those annoying end-of-line Metro commutes that goes so far out of the way that it's probably even faster to drive! I was just puzzled why you had to get up early on Columbus Day, because I didn't think you drove her to school. *is confused, etc.*
chomiji
Oct. 4th, 2009 04:34 am (UTC)

OH. (Why am I not in bed? You see how much sense I'm making.)

The Mr. will be getting up (his place doesn't get that as a holiday, so I should have been more clear and blamed it on him as well), so that will wake me up, and so I will most likely toss her lunch together and see her out the door.

But I'll probably go back to bed at that point unless I'm feeling unusually chipper.

(When he gets up early on a weekend, he just puts on his bathrobe and slips out and goes down to watch TV and read the paper - he doesn't need to knock around getting a shower and work clothes etc.)

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