2021 Resolutions

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Vark if your cartoons don't pan out, have you considered purchasing things from Ikea to assemble and donate?
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Well, maybe on a monthly basis, like a subscription thing?

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Ok, my issues have been in the way of my happiness for a while. I didn't want to just list them in January because I wasn't serious about fixing them. I am going to be serious about fixing them. I have issues with my mind and body, so here we go. Here are my RESOLUTIONS.

#1 Calm down and control my work-related anxiousness. I am a goddamn lunatic about my job. Nothing I do is good enough, nothing I accomplish is good enough. This is all a great deal of bullshit. I am going to work hard during the day and let it go. No more hopping on the test servers are night to "see how the tests did" after my wife goes to bed and try to fix things for a couple hours I am going to have a start time and a finish time and RELAX. The thing I do, I do reasonably well and people like me.

#2 Calm down about non-work related anxiousness. My aunt and uncle had some money saved up. They died in February and March of last year. That money was going to go to my mother and father. My father stated, "I might be able to retire." The money from my aunt and uncle's estate has not arrived, it did not arrive in time for my father to enjoy it. However, three days before he passed, I gave my dad a "Happy Retirement Card" and put $200 in it. Now, he wasn't working a lot his last couple of years. Limited hours and he reported to my brother. But one of the things that has kept making me sad is that he has an idea in his head that he was going to create a giant barn on his property with the estate money. That will never happen. But... there's enough money to pay off the rest of the house I grew up in, so my mom won't have to move. Her expenses will be below what social security will give her so she'll make money each month. I'm paying off bills in the mean time because it makes me feel helpful. All this to say - it's not realistic to think that my mom will get foreclosed on and be out in the streets. It is NOT realistic. I have had bad things happen in terms of death lately but death is unavoidable. It wasn't the case where everyone was going to live forever and they didn't. Death is part of the circle of life and I am not going to let fake anxiety affect me any longer.

#3 Try to be happier and make jokes on-line. It used to be that is ALL I did. I will try to do that again. I don't know the last time I posted a joke on this forum. Thank you all for still coming here.

#4 Eat vegetables and take care of myself. I have not broken the barrier I wanted to with my weight but in eating a giant pan of vegetables every day except for a handful for almost 5 weeks I can't deny that I feel better and look better.

#5 Remember the delights of my chosen hobby and make creating Cyberganked enjoyable I think a large reason why my hobby output tapered off is because I was in "the good old days" where a bunch of text game creators posted on usenet and people would come up with new games and experiments and it was all new and we all made time to talk. I loved it. I am the kind of guy that will keep missing the scene long after the scene is dead. Well what else is there? I have been struggling for a month on a part of Cyberganked where the characters enter an Energy Park. I have been lost - due to failing at all the other stuff above - in just writing something, anything to get the players to the fun bit. The creators of Bard's Tale didn't try writing something for every room. But that's what I have chosen to do and I will find the fun again in this.

I will check in with these 5 resolutions at the beginning of May.
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I loved text adventure games. They we're like which way books but better. If Cyberganked were playable on Android I would play it excitedly but I just don't have the chance to play games on my computer anymore.

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Casual Observer wrote: Mon Apr 26, 2021 3:19 am I loved text adventure games. They we're like which way books but better. If Cyberganked were playable on Android I would play it excitedly but I just don't have the chance to play games on my computer anymore.
There's some on-line that people here have done at this location! http://textadventures.online
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Thats awesome, I'm gonna try them today. Thanjs ICJ!

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Thanks. I was mostly okay with the first one today, because Melissa and I took our bicycles out. I turned off Slack while we did so. So while I had bad headaches earlier in the day, I got some exercise which always makes me feel better. I have read that exercise helps with anxiousness, too.
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