Today was my “travel and meetings” day. Travel was fine, if cramped. I haven’t been on a plane that was too small for my carryons in a long time.
Maybe I should stop hauling this piano around.
Anyway, the rest of the day was spent in the excellent company of Steve Jackson. We discussed lots of things, including a new and improved schedule for the first of the Schlock Mercenary books. I won’t trouble you with it here, except to say that it won’t be ready in time for Christmas. The good news: the new schedule will work, provided I don’t try to catch the bus with my pants down around my ankles.
I’m not sure that metaphor means what I want it to mean. I need to pee now, though.
I spent the evening with Steve and his local crew of MIBs, employees, and regulars playtesting the planned expansion for the Illuminati game. I’d never played Illuminati before — it’s a hoot. Being able to say things like “The South American Nazis are going to take over Microstuff with the help of the Minions of Cthulhu” in intelligent company is a right treat.
Better still, I looked at the Microstuff card and quickly designed a polar opposite to represent the Open Source community. After all, in any proper Illuminati-based conspiracy, Open Source has to play SOME part.
Okay, it’s bedtime. I took my melatonin, and tomorrow will be a busy day.