It’s the week from hell.
I mean, not *PERSONALLY*. I’m having a great week. But I had to be part of The Test at the lab. Like, 24/7, for two weeks, split up into 12 hour shifts. Everybody is expected to take a shift, like, even the suits, managers, and supervisors. And they’re all spread around! While it’s probably true that the drones have more of the crappier shifts than the suits did, the suits were expected to take the occasional midnight shift. The management did a great job of making everybody feel like we’re all in this together. We succeed together if we can, we fail together if we must!
Which means that I’m still recovering from Monday night. Gah. I had to work during the day on Saturday, work at night on Monday night, then be back in the office bright eyed and bushy tailed on Wednesday morning and I worked a 12 today and will work another tomorrow.
Dude. I’m beat.
As such I’m *REALLY* looking forward to this weekend. Even if I wasn’t going to do anything, I’d look forward to it. But I’m going to be gaming. Which is nice. Oooh! I picked up Netrunner which is a Living Card Game version of the most *EXCELLENT* trading card game from back in the 90’s. The upsides: two players, one playing a hacker, the other playing a corporation feels like two *ENTIRELY* different decks fighting in an entirely shared universe. The downsides: it’s a two, and not three or more, player game. So far, reading the rules, I was wondering how they’d have you build decks and it’s pretty straightforward: there are a bunch of generic hacker and corporation cards and those comprise the base of each deck. There are five groups of about half that many cards with distinct hacker/corporation flavors and you add those cards to your deck to make your deck unique. So it’s not quite got the level of customization that the original TCG did… but, jeez. It’s not like that’s around anymore, right? I’ve heard, however, that the game doesn’t feel complete unless you get all of the expansions. So… we’ll see. I’m looking forward to stretching my muscles and playing a game or three this Saturday Night.
Other than that, I’m just planning on *NOT* working a 12.
So… what’s on your docket?