Checking In: 2024-01-07

Checking in for 2024-01-07:

Had a really great conversation about Interactive Storytelling in a seminar with Chris Crawford. I think there's a lot of potential in this space. I'm hoping to bring this to a wider audience but will need to write up some documentation for Hearsay (my engine for Interactive Storytelling) and explanations of what Interactive Storytelling is for folks who are just idly curious on what this might be. More to come on this front.

This might also be an opportunity to tell my own cancer journey story in a deeply personal way. I'll have to think about how to do this and what that story might be.

Tomorrow I'll be meeting with Dr. Jaiyesimi to figure out next steps. The insurance has yet to bless my prescription of Regorafenib (nee: Stivarga, Regonix) so we're still waiting on that route of treatment.

I played drums yesterday and today. Nothing too complicated but it got the blood flowing. I'm hoping to continue exercising, but I'm having a hard time figuring out where to put it in the day. This may need to be an afternoon / evening thing as playing drums in the morning can really get folks irritated (even if it's just me banging away on some practice pads).

This reminds me of a joke where a guy buys a huge 60" gong / tam tam for his apartment. One of his friends asks "why do you have a 60" gong / tam tam in your apartment?" "I use it to tell time" he replies. "Tell time?" the friend asks. "How is that possible. It's not even near a window?" The man winds up the mallet and hits the gong / tam tam with all of his might. The walls shake with the resonance. Suddenly a voice says "Hey! It's 9:30pm! Stop hitting that fucking gong!"

It will surprise nobody to lean that I had a 60" gong / tam tam on my Amazon Wishlist. And people say that I'm hard to shop for.

More as I know it.