There was a time when I listened to podcasts, particularly RPG podcasts, religiously. They accompanied me during my home improvement projects, on my walks to work, on long road trips, and even at the gym.
I decided to upgrade my Savage Worlds collection with two new purchases: Savage Worlds Deluxe Explorer's Edition and Beasts and Barbarians: Golden Edition.
I've had trouble sleeping since college. Initially that took the form of insomnia, but more recently I've fallen into a more disruptive, two-part sleep pattern. When this happens I sleep for four hours, get up for an hour or two, then go back to sleep for another two or three (or, if I'm really unlucky, I stay up the rest of the night).
The federal government is shutdown. While I'm sympathetic to the smaller government impulses driving the Republicans behind this particular charge, I think it's the wrong way to go about it.
In some ways I am glad to see things finally come to a head -- Congress hasn't passed a budget since 2009, so it's not like things have been running along smoothly. Congress had almost refined can-kicking to an art form, and I for one would like them to actually, you know, do their job.