This is another one of those eclectic posts, so buckle up, I’ve got a lot to cover and I’m going to do it in as few words as possible.

At the moment I’m either sitting in a coffee shop staring out of a window at the wintery landscape, or walking around a museum with Katie. Yes, this post was written ahead of time and scheduled, try not to destroy the illusion, okay? I know when this post is supposed to go up, I’m not sure how far along today’s agenda real-time me is going to be at the anointed hour. Downtime is not something I do well, so let me try to have a day off, okay?

There’s a one-day transportation strike here in Finland, so the buses aren’t running. Which means we need to walk everywhere. That’s not a big deal. There’s  saying here that there’s no such thing as bad weather, only bad clothing. So we’re dressed appropriately. It’s supposed to be -10 degrees and it takes maybe 30-40 minutes to get down to campus, and another 10 minutes to get downtown from there.

Last week I release the fourth volume of the Foragers Guild Guides, and next week I’ll release the fifth. I’m not sure which one it will be, because I have a few queued up. I’m slowing working on being ahead of schedule, so I can take more time off and whittle away at some larger, long-term projects. The Foragers Guild stuff is really my way of addressing pet peeves I have about tabletop roleplaying games. I’m not attacking anyone’s style of play or the way any specific system does things, but I am trying to offer some new perspectives and add value by suggesting that there might be other things people might do other than repeat the same cliches we’ve been flogging to death for the past 40 years.

Come to think of it. HUBRIS is me addressing my pet peeves about modern culture. I’m sensing a theme here. Write the change you want to read in the world, or something. There are always better ways of doing things. Strive for continual improvement.

I’m working all weekend. Enjoy yours. There will be a new “favorite things” post on Sunday, so stay tuned. Subscribe, tell your friends, share this on social media, all that jazz.

7 thoughts on “Addressing My Own Pet Peeves

  1. We did! It was -12 and snowed the whole day!

  2. My tropical butt still shudders at such temps, but I’m glad you both had a good day. 👍

  3. There is a saying in Finland, there is no bad weather, only bad clothing. You just have to dress properly. There was 4 to 6 inches of snow on the ground, people were out walking and riding their bikes, school kids were out playing at recess. It’s practically springtime!

  4. That’s truth. In 3 years in the Midwest, I never learned to dress properly for the cold. I was always over- or underdressed, which made me miserable.

  5. After I got frostnip a couple of years ago (the forecast said -17, I was dressed for -20, but it hit -27) I’ve learned that I’d rather sweat because I’m overdressed. I would still rather be here than in the dry heat of the American Southwest, because I can only take off so many clothes and point so many fans at me.

  6. I’ve also come to discover that I miss the cold over the eternal heat of Florida.

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