I had a great workday yesterday, and followed it up with a really lousy morning today. Finally, I decided I just needed to get “out of the box,” so I went down to Dragon’s Keep with my drawing stuff, and worked on artwork for cast pages.
It was fun. I knew a few of the people there (including the store owner and the regular staff, obviously), and they liked having me around. The rest of the patrons tolerated me with aplomb.
Mostly I drew and threw non-sequiturs into the conversations to which I was listening. I’m good at that. For instance: I kept quiet during the discussion of Michael’s ex-roommate’s friend and her bouts with the STD of the week, but when the conversation 30 minutes later turned to rock-climbing and the benefits of pants with a “gusseted crotch” I couldn’t help but throw a call-back to the previous conversation. Hilarity ensued.
I mention this (hanging out at Dragon’s Keep, not gusseted crotch and the associated home remedies) because I’ll probably do it again. It may end up being my default workplace on Friday afternoons, with an extension into RPGing in the evenings. We’ll see. I know I have work to do, and piles thereof, but having a planned night out may help get that work done more efficiently, what with the out-of-the-box thinking and the clearing-of-cobwebs.