June 30 – July 4: This Week at SilverPen Publishing

I know that I haven’t gotten any stories done, but that doesn’t mean that there’s nothing to read at SilverPen Pub. If you’re looking for some books to check out from your local library, you could do worse than investigating the DragonLance Saga. I had two reviews go live this week, first on book 3 of the Legends trilogy, Test of the Twins. I followed that up with a review of Dragons of Summer Flame, possibly my favourite book in the Saga. Let me know what you think of the reviews (especially since I’m so new to reviewing and don’t really know what I’m doing), and I hope you check the books out sometime too.

I responded to Lorelle’s challenge today and wrote in the tech section about how my computer hardware and usage has changed over time. I think I’ll do a follow-up article next week about my experience and history with blogging, both on the hardware and software side. I’ll also have an article going live in the tech section next week about statistics gathering programs that display information about your visitors. Stay tuned.

Tonight, we’re having a LAN party at Metagames in honour of Cody’s week home, and tomorrow night April and I will be joining him at his parent’s house for a 4th of July party. I knew I was leaving that night open for something, and while I had assumed it was in anticipation of dying from exhaustion, it turns out it was because I had assumed a month or so ago that we would be having/attending some sort of party. Forethought is awesome, even when I forget that I thought forward.

Week of Cody

Last January, Cody left us for Orlando, Florida so he could attend some crappy school to learn something completely worthless. This week, for one week only, he has returned.

I’ve been preparing for a couple of weeks now, buying the requisite books, planning a LAN party, making phone calls and scheduling people, etc. And I had hoped to get a set of stories together so they could go live this week, because I knew I’d be unable to write.

Then last week hit. I was able to keep up with writing, but I wasn’t able to get ahead. I couldn’t focus on Thursday night, and on Friday we went out for fondue with some people I work with, followed by a movie at church. Early on Saturday, April and I began the trip to Kansas City so we could attend my old friend Justin’s wedding, and immediately afterwards we went to an Asian Lawn Party with April’s brother, Adam. When we arrived back on Sunday, we had enough time to unload the car, eat, and sit for at least half an hour (maybe even a whole hour, I don’t recall) until I was required to put on my robe and wizard hat and do some role-playing at Dan’s. Suffice it to say that when I got home after 11 p.m. on Sunday, I elected to sleep rather than write.

So, it’s Tuesday, and still there are no new stories for this week. Last night, April and I went to see a house (more on that tomorrow), and then spent the rest of the evening looking up houses online. Tonight, I’m running a new game of Dungeons & Dragons (4th edition) in honour of Cody’s week back in Springfield. I’ll be hanging with Brenda tomorrow evening, and then throwing a LAN party for Cody on Thursday. I might write on Friday, but I might also spontaneously combust. Only time will tell.