Chapter 2 of the as yet named novel started in 1993. This chapter, we find out what happened at the stroke of midnight, as well as the rest of day.
*** The following is the chapter that follows Chapter 1 from the unnamed novel. (note: this was originally written in 1993)
Festival of Samhain
Halloween originated as a festival to cast out evil spirits from the body, soul, and home. These days, parents send their children out to roam the neighborhoods. It seems some things never change. . . -excerpt from Curtis Tyre’s journal [October 30th]
Plus ça change, plus c`est la même chose. (The more things change, the more they remain the same.) -Alphonse Karr from Les Guêpes [Janvier 1849]
The moment the clock in Greenwich shifted from :59 to :00, there was a loud clap of thunder, and the power went out. Only the candles on the tables lit the room. The entire bar shook and spilled many glasses to the floor, of which several broke.
*** The following is the chapter that follows Prologue.
Fate plays little tricks on us. You might think you have free will, but try as you might, you can’t prevent things from occurring if they are meant to. . . -excerpt from Curtis Tyre’s journal [September 5th]
Iacta alea est. (The die is cast.) -Julius Caesar: from Plutarch, Lives, Romulus, section 32
After he gained the information acquired a day before, Curt made a phone call that would start a new chapter in his life.
After a long wait and many excuses, I finally received the cup holders that I backed on Kickstarter with the rest of the initial table pledge for the Table of Ultimate Gaming (ToUG). The initial commitment was in September 2017 with a delivery of January 2018. Here I am a year after the delivery date and just getting the final part. I am one of the lucky ones. I will make another post with more details, but for the moment, I can say, I have all the parts. Continue reading “Table of Ultimate Gaming Review (Cup Holder Review)”
After waiting a very long time to get the accessories for the Table of Ultimate Gaming (TOUG) from Kickstarter, two of the items (tabletops and deco pack) I was supposed to get as part of the pledge level I ordered arrived the other day. The cup holders that were also part of the initial pledge have not shown, and I had been informed they are back-ordered. [When those arrive, I will have another review and go into my thoughts related to that whole fiasco.] In addition to the tabletops and deco, I received the big pads, The next day, I received the PVC mat. For the previous review, click the link.
As it was actually cold the other day, I decided to make a Dark and Gloomy hot chocolate variant. I used half the alcohol, and it came out better than a regular one because the kick was not as strong. Continue reading “Dark and Gloomy Variant”
What is one to do with all of the extra turducken? Why make a sandwich, of course. The first attempt I made was with a heated version. In the process, it was too messy to hold by hand, so I knifed and forked it within a microwavable storage container.