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dean_r


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Today is one of the blandest days I may live, so I'm trying to spice it up. What I must do is contained here:

I will head to the library to return overdue books.
I will head to my old address to see if some items from Amazon were sent there, and if I can get them back please.
I will do some laundry.

Beyond that, I've got time to kill. I might make something fancy for dinner tonight, though I doubt it.

We're on the last few potentially warm days of autumn here, it's gonna just keep getting grimmer from here. May as well get out while the getting's good and/or until I find thermal clothing. I found the old fluffy hat, and the thermal things from NJ that kept my legs warm, and my scarves and jumpers are in a suitcase to find. It's getting back to that time of year. Time for the Sonic jacket again, and all that.

In other news, I was given $60 by someone who owed me $20, because they may have taken more money than I knew about. I might have to add "investigate to see how much I was owed, to see if he gave me too much" because I don't look into my accounts any more. They're too harrowing to consider. I keep a ballpark figure of where I should be in my head and don't break my finances down beyond that. I've gotten very bad about that, but until I'm not owing some person or some corporation money, it's the only way my mind can handle the situation.

I might buy a frying pan. It came to my attention how little I truly possess. Minimalism is wonderful, but in terms of what is in the kitchen, my worldly possessions equate to a few glasses and an oven glove, and neither of those can be cooked on. I find it cute that in absence of bothering with items to fill a room like tables, my room is still the awkward mess it is. I really am a very low maintenance figure. I think it's from trying to find a second use to any item around. I'm like a bad inventor, with a candy wrapper to hold my change, and gloves to hold my handheld gaming systems, and a suitcase for a nook.

With the football season starting I'm back to playing Football Manager on the PC. Its times between getting to games is allowing me to write as much as I am, I just type instead of wait while things load. My current standing in the game is that I am playing as Aston Villa and we're in February 2019. I have the best squad of players in the league, but my midfield is primarily foreign. So to try to make things harder (and to use some of the cash that keeps rolling in) I'm going to try to get the squad filled with some more British youngsters, like the early 90s era of British football. No more than three Johnny Foreigners in the squad, if I recall the old rules correctly.

Anyway, once I deviate to game talk I know I'm rambling. I'll shush and get on with the first load of laundry now, I think. Head to the library while it washes. It sounds like the kind of plan that is so perfect I need someone with a spade to shout YEAH BOIII at me in admiration of the sheer genius at work here.

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I use a couple of old server tower cases as shelves, they're quite good at it. Also, my desk doubles as the way into my bed.

See, I need someone tech-savvy who just has that kind of stuff lying around. I don't know a person like that, and may struggle to find such a fearsome creature while in Tacoma, home of no tech support that isn't frighteningly opinionated on other matters - the local IT support guy is vehemently anti-Bush, to the point of not wanting to help a Republican.

Ha when I move into my studio, the only possession I will have in terms of household items/furniture is a coffee cup with a cat on it....and I don't have any money at all in which to buy anything for the apartment for another 2 weeks.

Don't you have a few other bits and pieces - I thought you had some things, like a litterbox for Herr Timms? A few of those glasses Astrid & Trudi sent are yours, I think I only have three of them here - did Autumn take any?

It's true, between the two of us, we own very few items that could be considered furnishings. You are in a good spot for hand-me-downs if your apartment hunt goes well in that area you're looking at.

Since my epic FM post a while back, I've had to lay off it for a while, but you're giving me the itch to jump in there again...

It's a damned cheap way to keep yourself entertained. I blitzed through a season in a day or so, and do this every couple of weeks. I have turned your Villa lot from a sleeping giant in the Championship to consecutive Premiership champions. My next plan is to try to find more entertainment in the game by:

1. Taking over as England manager. FM is bugged as hell in that the last three England managers were all non-league bosses with stellar reputations for no reason. I'm the only World Class manager in the game and the only way they could take my application less seriously is if I used crayon. This means adding another manager in, and this has been done.

2. I'm going to make Villa an all-British affair. Kind of how European football was in the early 90s. I remember the rules vaguely, being so young at the time, but believe only three of those Johnny Foreigners were allowed in the match-day squad, or on the pitch, or some type of nonsense the EU would freak out over these days.

Right now, I have two good first elevens - one totally British/Irish and one totally foreign. But no non-EU players. They're just too much of a hassle... actually, no, I have a first team player from Paraguay. That's as continental as I can get, thank you very much. Temperamental buggers, the lot of them.

3. Taking all those foreign players and buying them all for a team in another country entirely, so I can win two different leagues in one season. I don't want to lose these players. I hand-raised way too many of them to just chuck them out at the first meagre offering I get from my Premiership rivals.

But for this I want another team of nearly men - I nearly took over Reims, the French team that nearly beat Real Madrid for the first Champions League trophy (whatever its name was at the time) but didn't notice they were relegated out of my potential management a season ago, and I doubt my players will want to leave to go there unless I bully them all and become hated by my board. The alternative is a team with a kit colour I like the look of - another reason I enjoy Villa is their colour scheme isn't the usual red or blue or white bland nonsense, as you remember from my editing days I do like maroon and yellow for a team's kit, and Villa's as good as I'm getting.

Right now I'm at a conundrum; I'm not the resetting type, but I'm on the last game of the season and if results don't go their way, Chelsea get relegated. Part of me likes this. If results do go their way, odds are Everton get relegated and they've a few British players I could steal away. So I win either way... but do I think it'd be more amusing to see Chelsea a division lower and pay a bit more for these players I'd like to nab.

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