We don’t want to see you either. Like go home, please! It’s twelve for satan’s sake! GO. AWAY.
DMing for the first time
DMing, is hard. I knew this even before signing up. It’s a known fact that running a table-top rpg like Dungeons and Dragons is hard, especially when you’re only friends with maybe half of the room. When I say room, I mean a restaurant’s room we rented out.for everyone. Usually we have about four tables during our slow nights and the other week they sent out a text looking for some more DMS. I, being half asleep and at work, responded since I have been mulling it in my mind for a bit. They accepted with much exclamation. (!!)
It didn’t really set in until my two friends started to talk about it maybe an hour before at our school. (We hung out beforehand because ONE of us has class) Suddenly I was sooo nervous, looking at my highlighted and color-coordinated notes of the adventure and thinking “it’s not enough!”
It was. It was just enough.
DMing went fine. Sure I mixed up the story a bit and had to fix it, but I write and have to do that all the time. The monsters’ attacks I messed up because I had TWO barbarians that when raging (HARD) their damage is different. Oh! And in Part two I saw a note about something they should have gotten by then, and had to very much improvise.
It all went well! I swear! The players didn’t notice and neither did the two DMs watching me. (One at my table playing and one casually checking on me) So either I was really lucky or I actually did good. I’ll believe either. Still, I can’t wait to DM again, though it will maybe twice a week on the lower count days. I’ll be happy either way.
Sleeping in is a natural occurrence for me, but my family would sometimes look at me as I slept comfortable for, well, forever. Why get up? Well now I have a perfect reason to settle any whispering around me.
Yep! I got an overnight position at my local grocery store and it has been a huge improvement in my life. But what goes up must come down and by down I mean being supported by your cap’s lid as you doze off for an hour amist the shift.. Yep!
Pros? I don’t have to deal with rude customers who think they can bully us into doing what they want. Ever. I also don’t have to worry about rushing about when corporate overloads us because “you can handle it” *click*
Cons? I have done a complete 180 for my sleep cycle and have been such a ride. My eyes hurt when they closed. My temper flared when things went differently in the morning. My patience for people have shortened
My parent is a bit worried about me and have been keeping a real hard look at me. With love of course. He makes sure he sees me sleeping (because sometimes I’m too awake and stay up) and makes sure I am eating correctly. Making meals is always fun for him because then leftovers are separated into little meals for me. Ultimate assurance I have food with me, which as a food junkie I can’t complain.
Overnights, it’s really a interesting and calming. Especially when I see that there is 47 order hours set up and only 27 scheduled work hours for that day. It makes me feel better with the whole deal.
I work nights.
I love working nights.
My body does not.
Even after several weeks on this new schedule, my body is still putting up a fight with me. Am I hungry? Tired? Feeling healthy? I couldn’t tell you correctly because while my stomache might be grumbling, but everything I see is bland and unappealing. Sometimes when I go for my scheduled nap before work, my body will feign a high and suddenly I will feel like I won’t need one. Trust me, I will need it.
Recently people have asked if I had lost weight, in a flattering/impressed way, and when I said no, they note that I seem thinner. What?
But the highlight of it all was the other day when I slept for ten hours straight.
Body.. why you do this?
My family just put it to, if your body needs it then it needs the sleep. I, on the other hand, feel very panicked when I wake up after 3. For some reason my body has this unorganized thought of, “OH MY GOSH DID WE JUST DIE?!”
No joke, and to the less extreme I will feel very uncomfortable and disorganized for the rest of the day. Not saying it wasn’t a good sleep. I just don’t like being alive like that.
If that sounded sarcastic, it wasn’t. I am truly happy that everyone came out from this holiday safe and sound. Working from the standpoint of an employee running in a food market, I can honestly say I was a little close towards sacrificing a kid to Krampus. But I didn’t, aren’t ya proud?
But after all of the time spent with the fam, liking it or not, it’s nice to be on the other side and gleefully say, its now 365 days away. I know I sound a bit anti-christmas
I am. But this year we got to see Sanulhu (Santa Cthulhu) at my D&D place so it was worth it. He even gave us sugar cookies! They are adorable!
So in the end it was totally worth it, getting a woman thrown out with her chocolate lab. And telling a kid to shut it with the screaming because their parents like to use the method “If I ignore them, they’ll stop eventually”. And getting eggnog-filled drivers on the road to my job every night. Yep.
I need a few more chocolate chip cookies. Merry Christmas! Stories are going to be delayed so I can also bang pots and scream for New Years Eve. Staying up is now longer a fun thing for me, just a thing I naturally do now.
See you in the new year!
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