Tuesday, July 21, 2015

Recent house portraits

 Watercolor above, pen and ink below.

Three different depictions of Virginia Chance School

I created the first two.  The third, the cake, is not mine, and I can't remember the name of the lady who did it!  It's very well done (and was delicious).  I thought it would be fun to put up pictures of Chance in different media.

Wednesday, July 08, 2015

"It's a Bird, It's a Plane, It's Superman!"

 Last Friday Kim and I saw a play at the Alley Theater on Main Street. It was rarely-performed musical from 1966 called "It's a Bird, It's a Plane, It's Superman!" The first musical based on a superhero, it was fun to watch. I can see why it's not a well-known play: the music wasn't the most memorable, and the plot didn't make much sense (though that doesn't matter; like most superhero stories I've been exposed to, plot holes, silly character motivations, and poorly devised premises trump realism). But the actors sailed into with energy, and the intimacy of the small (and crowded) theater made it a good experience.

Tuesday, July 07, 2015

RPG gaming group

I missed a roleplaying game session with friends last Friday night. I don't regret it; I had a nice date night with Kim. But it's one of the few game nights I have missed.

I have been playing RPGs with the same core group of friends for years. Some people have dropped out and new people have joined, but we've had what I consider the same gaming group since about 1988. The newest member of our group has been with us for 15 years.

I lived half way across the country for 2 ½ years, and of course missed out on our game nights then. Except for that period of time, I think I have missed only six or seven game nights over the past 26 years.

That track record isn't as impressive if you consider that our gaming is actually fairly intermittent. When we started, we played every 1-2 weeks, but that has declined. Over the past decade we have probably averaged about once every six weeks, not counting the occasional hiatuses from gaming that spanned months as game masters got tired and took a break.

I have a few old photos of our game nights…someplace. I have been trying to find my trove of old photos for a while now.

I'd also like to compile a list of all the people who have gamed with us; there have been quite a few people who played with us for a while and moved on.

Wednesday, July 01, 2015

CFAC art show

My daughter with her tree painting at the re eption for the Children's Free Art Classes art show. The walls were packed with very good kid's art.