May 20th, 2003



A very special jottopuzzle today. You'll have to solve it to find out why.

The living room is now officially all picked up. The last bit was stuff from my backpack that I had dumped out before going on the Walk for Hunger. I don't have much time at home before my mom gets here on Thursday, so I need to spend that cleaning up the dining room and kitchen. Shouldn't take too long, though, since it really isn't all that bad. Yay! Even though I've told my mom I do pretty well at keeping things clean now, I think she'll be surprised. We'll see.

Lights out by 10:30 last night. Awake several times during the night, too hot with the big blanket but too cold with just the small blanket. Lots of dreams. Not scary, just a little disturbing.

Boston PerlMongers meeting today, also Diesel. Going out to a bar tomorrow to watch the Red Sox. D'oh, I just saw that they lost last night. Hope people I know who were there had a good time, though.

Since I just wasted 20 minutes doing this . . .

Ultimate Roleplaying Purity Score
CategoryYour ScoreAverage
Warrior needs guts... Badly!
Sensitive Roleplaying84.81%
Occasionally remembers to name their PC
GM Experience96.38%
"Um... You guys are in a 10'x10' room..."
Systems Knowledge97.74%
Played in a couple of campaigns
Livin' La Vida Dorka68.97%
Goes nuts on the weekends
You are 88.27% pure
Average Score: 66%

I'll note that the roleplaying I've been doing for the past . . . umm, I guess it's 2 years now . . . is so far from what is apparently the norm, if this test and Knights of the Dinner Table are any guide.

Milk Allergy Self-Test

Get resting heart rate. Drink milk. Wait 20 minutes. If heart rate has risen by more than 10 beats per minute, then there's an allergy.

Mine went down. Of course, I wasn't resting that long. I think I might wait until this weekend to do it, when I can take my heart rate just after getting out of bed, drink some milk, then lie back down for 20 minutes. We'll see.

Of course, if after 20 minutes of rest, my heart rate is only 62 beats per minute, I'm probably not having an allergic reaction to the skim milk I drank. I'm not physically fit enough to have a heart rate much lower than that. So, hey, maybe I can safely drink skim milk (well, allergy-wise, anyway. There's still the whole lactose intolerance thing). So maybe I'll also try yogurt and cheese, separately, to see what I can more safely eat. Hmm, I wonder if this means I can go ahead and have baked things with milk in them on occasion. That would be good.