Live SMOKE free or die

The House today approved a smoking ban bill 224-117 and sent it to Governor. According to an article over on WMUR the Governor has said that he will sign it. “Nashua Sen. David Gottesman, the prime sponsor, said a ban will protect workers and customers from the health risks of secondhand smoke.” This is more government thinking people are too stupid to know that smoking and being around smoke is bad for them. The more responsibilities and freedoms we take away from the people the more problems will result. Parents and adults should be held responsible for their own actions or in-actions. Making laws taking away the freedom of choice is not the way the government should be heading.
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I’m the Doctor, now run for your life!

There is an article over on Slashdot touting the demise of Dr Who after the next season (4) is done. Apparently the article is being run on a UK tabloid site The Sun. Feel free to check it out, but this is by no means official. Fret not until the BBC announces the same thing.

I really wish that stupid garbage like this wouldn’t make it onto slashdot. I have never considered them a rumor site, and publishing this trash just doesn’t help.

source: the sun,,2001320029-2007250185,00.html
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Home from the event…

Home from Creathorne. We had pretty good attendance this year. I can also say that although the PC populace may be a bit frustrated, most of them had fun. As usual I went out of my way to ask a few people, and they all assented they had fun. The reason that I say they PC population may be frustrated is because they actually failed the night quest(s). They also let the bad guys free into the realms. Hopefully Damien will do follow up event(s) and plot to give the PCs the chance to fix their mistakes in a semi-timely manner.

Idaris placed 3rd in the War tourney again this year. However this year they had to work for it. It is nice to see something that you have created and labored on come to some type of fruition. Celeste has been elected the new leader of Idaris until Sir Dark can be dealt with by the PCs. Airforce received his tabard (a year in the making). They also have several new petitioners; Mitch and Salvo. Both placed well in the newbie tournaments sweeping many of the 1st – 3rd places. This has been a good start to our eventing season. I’m proud of all of you.
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NE Tornado!

We are under a tornado warning! The National Weather Service has issued a Tornado warning for Southern NH. More specifically the warning is for Cheshire County (West of us), and will last until 6pm. This is the first time in my recent memory that this has happened.

Article Source: WMUR

On a completely unrelated subject, it looks like Nashua Fight Practice is canceled tonight due to thunderstorms.

So long and thanks for all the meat on a stick

Recipe for success…

Decent Salad bar
(price included in meal)

Neat side dishes like fried plantains, rice with carrots and peas
(price included in meal)

Unlimited meat on a stick,,,
Worth every penny of the $24.95 per person.

What do you get when you put 26 Realmsies in one restaurant besides over an 1k bill? A great way to send a friend to Iraq, and a great way to welcome another friend home.

When I say meat on a stick I am generalizing terribly. Servers walk around with meat on a rotisserie skewer, and a sharp carving knife. They bring it to you and cut it off right in front of you. Choices include Prime rib, Short rib, Chicken, Lingüiça, Lamb, Flank steak, Sirlion, and my personal two favorites Filet and Turkey wrapped in Bacon. Yum-tas-tic!

Among those in attendance this evening were Cain, Vawn w/ wife, Gideon, Sir K w/ Family, BH, LHoffman, Kyome, Dan K, RRoberts, Mike & Michelle, Shawn & Joanne, Werner, Leanne, some others I am forgetting their names, and of course Freesia and myself. And lets not forget the two men of the hour, Guillium and Kheldar! Special thanks to Talia for organizing the whole evening!

For those interested you should definitely check this place out!
Gauchos Brazilian Steakhouse

Good luck my friend, come home to us safely. Welcome home my friend, we’re glad your back.


ps: We so have to throw a feast in this style!

Musings on homelessness, and government

Today I attended the 2007 HUD New England Regional HMIS Conference at the University of Massachusetts in Boston. HMIS stands for Homeless Management Information System. It is essentially HUDs answer for collecting and tracking date related to the Homeless.

I think that many people equate the homeless with the jobless. This is a common misnomer. Over the past few years of working for my current employer my view of the world have been challenged, and I dare say broadened. There are several items that once realized forever change the world for you. The number of homeless veterans for example is staggering. So is the number of homeless whom are also mentally ill.
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Gold and Green

This weekend was the 9th annual Green and Gold. Much fun was had by all. Kathy and Cheech as usual ran a smooth and professional event. Some highlights included some members of Thorne Valley showing up to tell the realms of Blackwood invading them. A bunch of mini-quests and a night Quest thrown by the Adventurer’s Guild. They are some good people.

I’m very tired, very sunburned, and very glad to have had a chance to help out again at this staple and historical event for the community. If you didn’t go you missed a lot of fun. See you all next year!

ps Freezie pops FTW!

To StarWars, or not to StarWars? that is the question… is carrying a story (pseudo-interview) with George Lucas. Here are some of the high lights

  • “It’s Silly” (in reference to Spiderman 3)
  • Sean Connery has still not signed on for the cast of Indiana Jones 4.
  • he plans on making two more live action Star Wars movies. “But they won’t have members of the Skywalker family as characters,” he said. “They will be other people of that milieu.”

Really? Interesting. Both movies are expected to be about an hour long, and will be made for TV. No idea what channels they will air on at this time though. As much as I love the idea that there will be more Star Wars movies for me to collect and own, I cant help be listen the the voice in the back of my head. The one that is saying “Ewok Xmas Special Redeux”. Let’s face it everything that was made for TV so far to date (that wasn’t animated) has been complete garbage.