It’s the end of the month and I haven’t posted anything which really only means I didn’t see any movies since Force Awakens.
I started off the month taking the CCDP (Cisco Certified Design Professional) test in order to renew my CCNP certification. I debated letting the cert expire but discovered I needed them when the city’s changed the Police IT pay plan for 2016 and told us with 3 days left in 2015. I had an old Maron gathering where I inquired about jobs (they’re available) in case the city’s pay change falls through. Also at work we started playing board games during our Friday lunch hour. So far we’ve played Ticket to Ride, Tsuro, King of Tokyo/NY, Sushi Go and Forbidden Island.
I had book club in Chicago at Rachel’s place where I was conscripted into her C2E2 Princess Jedi cosplay group. I will be Russel from Up. When I jokingly suggested it there were squeals and high pitched communications and instantly had several facebook notifications indicating I would do this. I have subsequently purchased a Karate gi which I plan to dye yellow, hair extensions to use as my padawan braid and a toy light sabre. Danielle skipped that book club but the group saw her for her wedding on the 17th. The book we picked for next club: On A Wicked Dawn a romance novel and Valentine’s tie-in. I think the girls thought it was funny to see Steve squirm at the thought of reading a romance novel. I had admitted to reading them before. Virgin River was not very raunchy but Never Seduce a Scoundrel made up for it. Wicked Dawn is also kinda raunchy.
This week was kind of busy. I was on call through Tuesday evening and went out Wednesday through Friday. Drawing night was Wednesday, James Rollins at Andersons on Thursday, and Monthly Meat night at Twin Anchors on Friday. I was up until 3AM Friday night/Saturday morning and didn’t do much Saturday but had dim sum with my mother and sister at the newly opened Ming Hin in Naperville. My boss at work is a big dim sum fan and I also went there for lunch last Wednesday.