Another completely random thing that I wanted to mention is that I’ve written some test questions for use on Magic and Dreamblade judge tests (they solicit questions from all judges to continually improve their question database), and while it’s taken them a while, not only are a couple of my questions actually being used on tests now, some of them have been translated into some other languages. It’s just kind of neat to see a question I wrote in Italian, Chinese, and Portugese, as I can’t read it but I know what it says, since I wrote it in the first place.
On January 21, shortly after leaving our house on the way to the Planar Chaos prerelease, my car skidded on a patch of ice and took some structural damage. (For instance, the front wheels were no longer pointing in the same direction.) As accidents go, it was probably about the best you could ask for, as nobody was hurt, nobody else was involved, the car was drivable enough to get it home (and later to the shop), and insurance is covering it all so I’ll just need to pay the deductible.
So, I’ve been without a car for the past week and a half, but between occasionally borrowing a car from my parents, my buddy
The repair place is now done with the structural/mechanical fixes, and it’s just the repainting and finishing up that needs to happen now. Hopefully, I’ll get my car back by the end of the week.
- 1/3/07: Judged Magic City Champs season Standard event at Wonderland Comics.
- 1/10/07: Tried to judge at Magic City Champs season booster draft event at Wonderland Comics, but not enough players showed up.
- 1/13/07: Judged Magic Scholarship Series event at TJ Collectibles.
- 1/20/07: Will judge Magic Planar Chaos prerelease at University of Hartford for TJ Collectibles.
- 1/21/07: Will play at that Planar Chaos prerelease in the afternoon.
- 1/27/07: Will play at Dreamblade Chrysotic Plague release event.
- 1/27/07: May play at Magic City Champs season booster draft event at Wonderland Comics.
- 1/31/07: Will judge at Magic City Champs season Standard event at Wonderland Comics.
- 2/3/07: Will play Magic Planar Chaos release event at TJ Collectibles.
- 2/10/07: Will judge Magic Extended Pro Tour Qualifier for Pro Tour Yokohama at the Gamingetc Tournament Center for TJ Collectibles.
- 2/11/07: Will organize and judge WPI Planar Chaos event for the WPI Science Fiction Society.
- 2/17/07: Will head judge a Magic 2 headed giant Sealed Deck event at Templecon, as well as likely work with other events (drafts, Dreamblade) there. (I’m particularly looking forward to this, as it’ll be my first REL3/32k head judging event.)
- 2/25/07: May play in a Dreamblade 1k at Your Move Games.
- 3/30/07–4/1/07: Will judge at Magic Grand Prix Massachusetts in Fitchburg.
- 4/21/07–4/22/07: Will judge and/or play at the Magic Future Sight prerelease.
- 5/5/07–5/6/07: Will judge at Dreamblade 10k Hartford.
- 7/26/07–7/29/07: May judge at Magic U.S. National Championship in Baltimore.
- 12/6/07–12/9/07: May judge at Magic World Championship in New York City.
And that’s just what’s on my calendar so far… I expect it to fill up more as the year continues.
I found my watch in the dryer this morning.
Much to my surprise, they actually voted this time.
Will wonders never cease.