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January 22, 2013


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January 22, 2013

I know a lot of you are 1) gamers and 2) have kids, so let me aim you at this Kickstarter for a game called Monster Moos, a strategy game for kids that aims to also be fun for the adults who play the games with them. A lot of my friends who I grew up and gamed with have wanted an easy way to introduce their children to the habit hobby of gaming so every bit helps, I say.

As I mentioned in the previous blog post, yesterday I had a doctor's appointment - a physical, actually. See, it's been a few months shy of a decade since I've had good insurance and, right now, I actually have that. So this month I decided to use it and see how horrible my body's secretly become while I wasn't looking. I've actually had a few doctor appointments this month. One was for an optometrist, so I'm finally wearing glasses again that match my needs. The second appointment was for a sinus infection.

Part of the reason is my dad. I generally don't talk about my personal life here or most places, but the summer of 2011 my father had three stents put in his heart. This past summer he had a pacemaker installed the morning I had to leave for GenCon. Now, he hasn't had a heart attack or anything, so that's good, but it's made me a bit more paranoid about my health. Apparently there are a few people in my life who would find it upsetting if I died. Luckily, there's not a history of heart disease in my family, and I've already (begrudgingly) changed parts of my diet, but I still worry a bit.

The weird thing about the whole physical was learning I apparently have really great blood pressure - 119/65, I think it was. The doctor seemed quite impressed. Considering the last time I had my blood pressure taken was in 2008 I got a lecture from a doctor about considering "lifestyle changes," that's impressive.

I guess the secret is learning to delete emails that are obviously just people trolling or having bullshit tantrums over nonsense.

So, barring any surprises in the blood work, I should be around a long time. This, of course, just guarantees that in two weeks I'll have a blog post starting, "So guess who's apparently has two really opposable dew claws and has feline leukemia?" -R.


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