I am rather easily amused. Especially by interesting boxes and containers.
Pictured to the right is my new dice container for the roleplaying games I'm in (as a player). Someone (and I'm trying to remember who) gave me four (4) tins of Penguin mints a while back. I've only eaten a few of them (mainly because a) i'm not all that fond of pepperment and b) these things are strong), but as I was cleaning out the office closet today, I happened upon the tins and noticed something: these boxes (about the same size as an Altoids tin) are exactly tall enough to contain a normal d20. Upon further experimentation, I discovered that the boxes are sized such that they can neatly hold about 14-18 dice, which is enough for 2 standard sets plus an additional die or two. The size and shape of the box also makes it easy to carry in a pocket or the blue notebook box thing I generally carry. Plus, it has a penguin. How could it be more perfect?
As I partially alluded to before, I spent most of today cleaning out a closet, a filing cabinet drawer, a bookshelf and my desk. The end results are a basically organized gaming drawer, a clean workspace, some new dice containers, and a bedside shelf.
I've also been kicking around some game proposal ideas for RuchtCon II, which is now officially scheduled for March 25th-27th.
I was looking for something the other day and was unable to find it in my closet.
So I decided to (finally) begin the massive undertaking that was cleaning out my closet. After about 3 hours, I was a bit more than half done, but ready to call the operation off for a while. There's still a few boxes on the top shelf i need to go through...
Still, the office closet looks at least 327% better, and I know where stuff is now (which has the added bonus of preventing things from falling on my head while looking).
The picture shown is roughly a third of the former contents of the closet. A lot of it got boxed up and put downstairs or just thrown away. Mostly what was in there was *ton* of old/useless/semi-functional computer parts that are boxed up and i'm still deciding what to do with and at least as many old cds (burnt & otherwise), some of which were unidentifiable. I even found an old mix cd kev & i made our sophomore year at milligan.
Anyway, its almost a usable space now. Hopefully i'll get the chance/motivation to finish it up sometime soon.