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I give up! I can't think of a clever post title and I need to get this shtuff dumped outta my brain.

First up – Amongst The Ruins jam session! (Last week had to be cancelled by yours truly.)

For some reason, we decided to let the RNG of Rock Band decide the majority of the setlist, as you will soon see.  Sideshow and Syrana started with 2 warm up songs before the Kow got in, too.

The Setlist:

Rush – “Witch Hunt” (and I did hunt… for hittin' the pitch 🙁 )

The Clash – “Should I Stay or Should I Go?” (We only got started, stay prz.)

Foo Fighters – “Learn to Fly” (I got the message, I'm working on Aly's epic flyer, sheesh!)

The Replacements – “Alex Chilton” (Who?)

Disturbed – “Inside the Fire” (Devon is a Forsaken, I think.)

Offspring – “Come Out & Play (Keep 'em Separated)” (Don't do tha crime if ya can't do the time.  That under 18 bs doesn't net you a “Get Out of Jail Free” card no more no more no more!)

Lamb of God – “Laid to Rest” (Please don't try to imagine my sweet voice trying to growl this one out.)

Ratt – “Round and Round” (Classic.  And no, I have no idea why I decided to add commentary to each song this time.)

David Bowie – “Suffragette City” (Wham bam, thank you ma'am!)

Mighty Mighty Bosstones – “Where'd You Go?” (Noneaya.  None a ya damn business.  Stalker.)

Duran Duran – “Rio” (Oh Rio come bounce wit' me, bounce wit' me.)

Testament – “Souls of Black” (I prefer my souls purple, kthx.)

System of a Down – “B.Y.O.B.” (Booze and bombs are never a good combination for a party.)

Stone Temple Pilots (STP) – “Vasoline” (…. I'm tapped out.  I gots nothin'.)

We (All) Have Heads, But Not Necessarily Brains

Ok, quick background on “we have heads.”  A few years ago, when Sideshow and I were visiting my parents, a friend from high school came over to catch up and brought her son with.  He was about 4 years old at the time, if I remember correctly.  We're all talking and he abruptly exclaims as he puts his hands on his head “We have heads!”  He was proud of this observation.  And, now it's sort of a running inside joke.

But yar, those heads don't always have brains.  Ok, this is the ramble part.  I decided to leave work a bit early since I was caught up on paperwork, etc.  Well, it ended up taking me twice as long to get home, so it was almost like I didn't leave early.

So, I'm driving towards home.  Out and away from the ‘big' city.  Until I get near one of the high schools I drive past twice a day nearly every day.

There are cop cars everywhere.

The road is blocked off.  I see a ton of people milling around outside the school and a few seated on their arses and handcuffed.  Because of the area I work and such, my first thought was there had been a shooting.  (Thankfully this was not the case.)  So, the cops were diverting traffic off onto a small residential street (we're talking going from a 4 lane major street) that can barely handle so much traffic alongside the parked cars.  And, not necessarily the nicest and most pleasant of areas.  The traffic is nuts because it is during rush hour.

Although I tend to know and find my way around there, I was off on some road I hadn't heard of, and it turned and looped funny (because I decided not to wait behind the long line continuing on and decided to follow some other people on their detour).  Yeah, so I got discombobulated and disoriented with direction.  I'm going along, making turns (right, because left was hell with the traffic) searching for another major road I recognized.

However, at that time of day, traffic is crazy, the bus stops are FILLED with a gazillion people and it's just… not a good time to not know where you are.  Eventually I got to a familiar road and figured out a way around the big blocked off mess.  And, here, I give you the reason for the mess (that resulted in 10-13 squad cars responding):

“The fight started between two girls in the school's auditorium during a pep rally at the end of the school day. The fight spilled into the hallway, and then outside of the school, where a number of adults apparently joined in.”


And no, I didn't make this up.

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We are a family of gamers. Mom (Darcy/Syrana) and Dad (Brian/Sideshow) have been gaming for as long as they can remember back when you only had a joystick to use and saved your games to cassette tapes.

They've been gaming together since they met in 2002. Sometime after 2006, they both started playing World of Warcraft and did that for many years. They started this blog, originally called Sideshow & Syrana which has now transitioned to the new Stay-At-Home Gamers site, while keeping all of the original content.

Starting in 2010, two more gamers came along (now known as Princess Boo and Mr. X) and they are now old enough where they both enjoy playing games and watching others play games. They are both excited to have others to watch them play their favorite games. Come along with us and let's enjoy these games together!