I noticed that it's been a while since my last entry, not that I've actually accomplished much.
Work during this time of year has definitely been part of it - lots of things have been requiring my attention, both expected and some that have come out of left field entirely (when someone calls to ask you about a paper that you published back in 2005, it takes a while to reach back that far...). I'd like to say that things are getting better now that we've made it into October, but I know that I've got testing and travel on the way, which means that my free time may be a bit lacking until the end of the month of so.
To waste what time I do have, I picked up a copy of Space Hulk. To those that don't know (and don't feel like using Google) Space Hulk is a game with a kind of an Aliens feel (the tagline is Man Versus Alien in Desperate Battle, even). It comes with twenty some Genestealers, a dozen Space Marines in wonderfully detailed Terminator Armor, and some assorted knick-knacks. Now this would not be a problem, save for one small issue...all of these need painted. All right, technically you don't NEED them to be painted to play Space Hulk, but I just don't think that it would look right, so I've taken it on as my next project. I'm about eight Genestealers into the pile, and I'm saving the Terminators for last - they have so many little touches (which I approve of, don't get me wrong - the plain jane look of standard Terminators really stands out next to the Space Hulk models) that I can easily see them taking significantly longer to get done.
It's unlikely that I'll be wholly without drawing during the Space Hulk effort (I would say project...but that implies planning and foresight, neither of which I'm employing) but it will certainly slow me down. If I like the results enough, I may post some pictures of the work.
Reading: The Fellowship of the Ring
Watching: Homicide Hunter
Drinking: Hawiian Punch