• Had a thought today that my intense dislike of money is more than just a philosophical position on the tyranny of scarcity – I will often find myself interested in taking trips or doing activities that cost a lot of money, and I will essentially instantly commit to them in my mind, rather than weigh the monetary costs.  I suppose I could say I believe strongly in having experiences and trusting in the financial side to work itself out sooner or later, but I do find myself restricted from doing some things (buying a house, investing in my own company, etc.) where if I was a better financial planner, perhaps I could be more at ease about those sorts of things?
  • I’ve been enjoying making prototype games at work.  I kind of feel like I would do it more efficiently if I had a developed system for how to go about creating a game prototype’s “pieces” (whether analog or digital) but I also think I would have less fun doing it.
  • I got a massage at work yesterday, as part of Employee Appreciate Week.  I don’t think I’ve had one before.  I felt a little bit better in my neck and back afterward, but nothing super significant.  Today, however, I woke up with a sharp pain in my upper back that hasn’t really gone away – either I slept on it wrong, or I have been otherwise mistreating myself, or the massage is the culprit.  Regardless, I guess I expected a massage would not be a panacea for pain, but I was still hoping for miracles.  It’s not *that* bad, but it’s annoying.
  • Speaking of Employee Appreciation Week, it’s been pretty sweet so far.  Extra cupcakes for snacks, tons of free Magic loot at a special sealed tournament, and even a Mirrodin lunchbox.  Bam!
  • I need to spend some time late tomorrow and Saturday assembling my MC Frontalot costume to tag along with the Rock Stars gang (Brandon, Keridwyn, Barclay, etc.) >_>