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Phenomena (do doo de-do do)

So, week one of the medical leave is over. I went to my doctor, got her to fill out the appropriate paperwork, and she referred me to a neurologist. So now I'm going to a brain doctor (will on Feb. 11th). Whee! She also adjusted my preventative meds (again), and they are helping a bit.

Yesterday, Eric and I played in a tournament at our local game store. There were tons of people there that were new to the game (Pirates of the Spanish Main, a game involving pirate ships that you put together and send after each other for treasure), so many faces I didn't recognize. And, as per usual, I was the only girl playing. Now, by and large the rest of the folks at the game store are used to me, and no longer see me as Eric's hanger-on or some dumb girl or anything like that. The new folks, on the other hand, were quite confused by me. I mean, a girl? In a game store? Surely you jest. The fact that I actually played well, to boot (I was in first place going into the last round - go me!)...well. I mean really. It was like the entire fragile gamer world was coming down around their shoulders. They tried to compensate by referring to me as "the girl" (and at least once "the chick"), and showing immense amounts of shame when admitting that "the girl kicked my ass." I also managed to gain a reputation - at least one of the new folks (a rather sweet 14-ish year old boy) was absolutely terrified of me when we played the last round (which I lost, miserably). All in all, a most amusing day.

And then I find out that not only is Steve Vai (guitar-player extraordinaire) is coming to Seattle in April (I've already got tickets), but also coming to Seattle the week before Steve is Joe Satriani, another guitar player extraordinaire. Squee!

So, how are you?

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milestogo13
Jan. 30th, 2005 11:37 pm (UTC)
Eeew, a girl in a gaming store? Like, ohmahgawd, they have to sterilize the whole place now. It's covered in cooootiieeesss.

Ok, yeah, that's quite enough of that. I've always found that particular trait among some really hardcore gamers incredibly stupid.

Good luck with the appointments, and Steve Vai/Joe Satriani? *drools*
zzinnia
Jan. 31st, 2005 06:04 am (UTC)
congrat, "girl." Hehehehh!
pict_shrink
Jan. 31st, 2005 06:27 am (UTC)
If you don't read "Something Positive" (http://www.somethingpositive.net/index.html), you should. Especially the story arc where Mike freaks out over the girls. Heh heh heh...

Have fun with the gitar-pickers!

waml,
~me :*
fireballof3
Jan. 31st, 2005 08:13 am (UTC)
*dies a guitar god death*
crispengray
Jan. 31st, 2005 04:02 pm (UTC)

You and Michelle could swap stories.

She still enjoys going into arcades and showing the video-game kids that girls can kick tush on video games, too.
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