Well, well, well.
It is good to be back doing this, and it is rather cathartic. First though an explanation is needed with the sudden longer then expected vacation. It is a fairly long story that came to a head. Here is the cliff notes.
My roommate and I both played a lot of trading card games and we actually did fairly well at them. We worked best in a two on two format called two headed giant and this was far enough back that it was one of the bigger events at the mtg state tournament. He had blown up thinking I was going to pass his ability. We run two different styles so I don’t really think it is even possible. Anyway, we had to break the team and shoot our best chance of winning in the foot. The wound only stung more when the champs were a team we had thoroughly trounced before. So I was sickened seeing everything go south that I went to work on my cooking eventually going through school and taking contracts on a mountain in Washington.
After the second time the same person had asked me to get back in the fold after so many years because his singles career had sputtered and seemingly to help a friend I decided to do so. A year and a half of battles with little actual progress with other team members whose talents were not focused on any level turned all of our events where the one person who had been out for a few years having the best record. In short this all went down the tubes as he thought it was better to be stoned then to actually practice and try. On top of that he thought that buying weed would be more important then the sake of finances and decided that he could just couch surf while removing himself from the lease when we had to sign next. I may still be slightly bitter, but I do not find a good mood out of a waste of a good chunk of time. So soon I will be in a new place and getting that hammered out I can keep going on my little projects.