June 2015 Practice Log

6/1: 50 minutes
6/2: 30 minutes
6/3: 20 minutes
6/4: 15 minutes
6/5: 30 minutes
6/6: 30 minutes
6/7: 20 minutes
6/8: 15 minutes (I burned my arm on 6/7 and the burn is exactly where I rest on my ukulele. I may be short practicing for a few days as a result.)
6/9: 20 minutes
6/10: 30 minutes, including videos from the online class
6/11: 10 minutes
6/12: 0 minutes. I failed. 57 days out of 100.

Restarting the 100-day challenge.

Day Date # of Minutes Notes
1 6/14 15 Mostly watching videos on http://csukuleleacademy.com/
2 6/15  20  Noodling around, picking out some more challenging songs to learn.
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June 2015 books and games

Books #50bookchallenge
#14: The Strange Birth, Short Life, and Sudden Death of Justice Girl, by Julian David Stone (m)
#15: Station Eleven, by Emily St. John Mandel (f)
#16: Sourcery, by Terry Pratchett (m)

Games #51in15
#50: Community Radio (4 players)
#51: Passport (2 players, horse in the race, 50% female designed)
#52: Love Letter Batman edition (2 player, <30 minutes)
#53: Actual Cannibal Shia LaBeouf (5 player, 2 hours)
#54: Ashen Stars (5 players, new campaign)
#55: 13th Age (5 players, new campaign)
#56: Whispering Road (2 players)
#57: Spirit of 77 (4 players)
#58: Batman Love Letter (4 player, 2 hours)

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ENnie Nomination!

Ennies_medal_goldOne of the blogs I write for, Contessa, was nominated for a Best Blog ENnie award! The ENnies are a tabletop/RPG gaming award, which holds the ceremony at GenCon every year.

It’s a huge honor to be part of something nominated for recognition! I’m proud of the work we do at Contessa, and especially proud of the work Sarah, Ethel, and Stacy do running the show!

Congratulations, Contessa! Voting starts next week– let’s hope for a win!

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Con XP – Contessa Blog

I wrote a post for the Contessa Blog about convention-going experiences, what to expect, and how I structure my time when I’m planning and attending a con.

Ideally, I’d like to stay across the street– staying at a different hotel gives me a mental and physical break from the convention, and I’m enough of an extrovert that, without an external pressure, I’ll stay swimming in the gamers indefinitely.

Useful advice for anyone during the busy convention season!

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Short Story from Elegy

thumbI wrote a short story, prompted by the Elegy for a Dead World game. It’s called The Ruins of Byron’s World (super-original, I know), and you can check it out here.

I also made a project group for when I add more of these stories, if you’re interested in them.

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