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Gaming in Vegas

Apr. 25th, 2008 | 01:27 pm

We just got back from the GAMA trade show. Since there were no games for us to run, I actually had plenty of time to look at all the manufacterer's booths and check out some new games. On the flight out, Chris spilled soda on my camera (and some of you may remember how much I loved to take pictures, well that hasn't changed. So there was a little tension there, but it seemed to work fine till the flight home.... )
The first day of the trade show was seminars, so we spent the day attending those. There was lots of interesting information. Some relvant to us, some not so much, but all were worth attending.
Anyway, we were able to pick up copies of some new games to possibly add to our line-up (Blasphamy... need I say more) and lots of other flyers, swag, etc. We'll be trying them out over this year, as we are all done scheduling events for Origins and GenCon. With all the game related stuff we had/were able to do, there was little time for gambling. We'd only spent $8 between 3 people (we were there with out friend Tadd) till Thursday when we finally blew $20. Oh and Chris spent $50 in a Hold-em tournament, that would have been SOOOO sweet if he'd won, oh well.
We also went to Cirqu de Solei's (or however you spell it) KA. That was really awesome!!!! And we went to the show at the Excalibur, Tadd's friend Tom took us. Thanks Tom!!!!
I'll have some pictures to send to some at a later date, we have to head back to WI. (We flew out and in of Indy.)
Hopefully, we'll be able to do again next year!!!!!
Any thing else that happened in Vegas has stayed there :)

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Gaming in Vegas

Apr. 25th, 2008 | 01:27 pm

We just got back from the GAMA trade show. Since there were no games for us to run, I actually had plenty of time to look at all the manufacterer's booths and check out some new games. On the flight out, Chris spilled soda on my camera (and some of you may remember how much I loved to take pictures, well that hasn't changed. So there was a little tension there, but it seemed to work fine till the flight home.... )
Anyway, we were able to pick up copies of some new games to possibly add to our line-up. (Blasphamy... need I say more) We'll be trying them out over this year, as we are all done scheduling events for Origins and GenCon. With all the game related stuff we had/were able to do, there was little time for gambling. We'd only spent $8 between 3 people (we were there with out friend Tadd) till Thursday when we finally blew $20. Oh and Chris spent $50 in a Hold-em tournament, that would have been SOOOO sweet if he'd won, oh well.
We also went to Cirqu de Solei's (or however you spell it) KA. That was really awesome!!!! And we went to the show at the Excalibur, Tadd's friend Tom took us. Thanks Tom!!!!

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RHDS citing

Oct. 4th, 2007 | 03:55 pm

I have started substitute teaching in Kenosha and today I worked at a certain school attended by one RHDS. :)
I saw the name on the class list and recogized him before the students enteresd the building.
He claims he doesn't get dizzy by spinning around in circles, we'll be testing that theory tomorrow in class, as I am subbing there again. :)

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Interesting.... technology

Aug. 1st, 2007 | 01:42 pm

RT (particularly)

http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/health/4817848.stm

"Rob says, "Interesting application of an old technology"

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GAMA and Mayfair Games looking for games donations

Jun. 20th, 2007 | 02:52 pm

(June 19) Mayfair Games will be working with the Game Manufacturers
Association (GAMA) to collect games for the Kids Wish Network at
Origins! And, both gamers and companies can get involved!

During the Origins International Games Expo (held July 5-8, 2007 in
Columbus, OH), GAMA will be contacting companies to collect donations
for the Kids Wish Network. All donations will be used to support their
goals of "infusing hope, creating happy memories, and improving the
quality of life for children." More about the organization can be
found at http://www.kidswishnetwork.com/.

In addition to company donations, we're inviting gamers to help in the
cause! Simply bring complete, usable games to the Mayfair Room
(located near Hall E of the convention center) and they will be
gratefully included.

Mayfair Games is offering a "New Start Incentive" to fans of our
games! Bring complete, usable copies of any in-print Mayfair game, and
we'll give you a 50% off coupon to replace that copy of the game! This
is your chance to get a new edition or fresh copy of a game you enjoy,
and help children at the same time!

We look forward to seeing you at Origins!


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For those of us old enough to own vinyl...

May. 16th, 2007 | 04:45 pm
mood: amusedamused

USB Turntable - Set Your Old Vinyl Free... for Only $99.99
It's a sad life being an outdated media format like the vinyl record. Don't let your vinyl die a slow an lonely death moldering in your basement for years. Liberate it digitally with the Ion USB Turntable. Simply plug this high-quality turntable into the USB port on your PC (Windows or Mac) and use the included Audacity software to rip your vinyl directly to MP3 (or WAV format) for playback on all your newfangled devices like the iPod. Now your vinyl can fade away happily knowing It's brain has been transplanted digitally into the future. If only it were so easy for all of us.
http://www.thinkgeek.com/electronics/mp3/90a0/

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Joe Normal

Feb. 19th, 2007 | 02:08 pm

And yet nerds, geeks and dorks are my favorite people....
but I am in the 99th percentile for my age and gender. :)


Joe Normal
43 % Nerd, 43% Geek, 34% Dork
For The Record:

A Nerd is someone who is passionate about learning/being smart/academia.
A Geek is someone who is passionate about some particular area or subject, often an obscure or difficult one.
A Dork is someone who has difficulty with common social expectations/interactions.
You scored less than half in all three, earning you the title of: Joe Normal.

This is not to say that you don't have some Nerd, Geek or Dork inside of you--we all do, and you can see the percentages you have right above. This is just to say that none of those qualities stand out so much as to define you. Sure, you enjoy an episode of Star Trek now and again, and yeah, you kinda enjoyed a few classes back in the day. And, once in a while, you stumble while walking down the street even though there was nothing there to cause you to trip. But, for the most part, you look and act fairly typically, and aren't much of an outcast.

I'd say there's a fair chance someone asked you to take this test. In any event, fairly normal.

Congratulations!

If you enjoyed this test, I would love the feedback!


Also, you might want to check out some of my other tests if you're interested in any of the following:

Buffy the Vampire Slayer

Professional Wrestling

Love & Sexuality

America/Politics

Thanks Again! -- THE NERD? GEEK? OR DORK? TEST




My test tracked 3 variables How you compared to other people your age and gender:

You scored higher than 99% on nerdiness

You scored higher than 99% on geekosity

You scored higher than 99% on dork points



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If you liked my test, send it to your friends!
The Nerd? Geek? or Dork? Test
http://www.okcupid.com/tests/take?testid=9935030990046738815

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