Christmas Eve

Winding up my work for the day — I spent about half the day prepping some forthcoming Adamant releases (next week and first week of January stuff, for the most part), and the other half all-but-vibrating with enthusiasm while I outlined some future 2009 projects that I’m incredibly jazzed about (most of which are non-gaming-related, in fact).

Bit of a conundrum there, really — I’d love to geek out all over this page about the plans that I’m hatching, but I’m struck with a desire to play everything close to the vest and not give any heads-up until the unveiling. Not just to forestall any potential competition, but also because I find that keeping that enthusiasm bottled up and directed at the actual projects (instead of talking about the projects) is often a better choice. Still, though: AAAARRGGGHHH!!!!

Expecting a light schedule through the end of the year — Christmas tomorrow with ‘s family, and then the kids come to visit on Friday and stay through to the 3rd. Expecting a great week, but not a lot of work getting done. :)

Lastly, my yearly Christmas tradition — a posting of my favorite seasonal post, which sums up my feelings nicely:

`There are many things from which I might have derived good, by which I have not profited, I dare say,” returned the nephew: “Christmas among the rest. But I am sure I have always thought of Christmas time, when it has come round — apart from the veneration due to its sacred name and origin, if anything belonging to it can be apart from that — as a good time: a kind, forgiving, charitable, pleasant time: the only time I know of, in the long calendar of the year, when men and women seem by one consent to open their shut-up hearts freely, and to think of people below them as if they really were fellow-passengers to the grave, and not another race of creatures bound on other journeys. And therefore, uncle, though it has never put a scrap of gold or silver in my pocket, I believe that it has done me good, and will do me good; and I say, God bless it!”
— Charles Dickens, A Christmas Carol

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