WARNING, PEOPLE OF THE FUTURE: If you’re scrolling down to read old posts and found this one, do not play this video during the game; it contains LDB and will kill you dead. Happy Holidays.
I did my final 2015 check-in with Cody and Melissa at Good Day Sacramento this morning.
I’m still waiting a few days past the holidays for folks to fill out the official reporting form and post their victory LDBC-elfies to the Facebook wall so that I can do the official tally and game-end wrap-up. However, right now, as I say in the interview, it looks like we have about a one-in-five win rate (around 19 percent for you sticklers). And the deadliest environmental categories are home, retail/restaurant, car, and work.
Once again, for easier reporting, I’m embedding the form below. And since I’ll give it a while for the more casual LDBCers to report in, the final wrap-up may not appear until a week or so into the New Year.
Speaking of which, Happy New Year! (I like to get these things out of the way early.)
Click to watch: Good Day Sacramento video
Just checked in with my pals at Good Day Sacramento, live from the LDBC Florida satellite office (better known as my mother’s house). Here’s how dangerous this game we play is: when I spoke with them, there were 30 LDBCers down. As I type this, we’ve added four more—and that’s only the people who’ve filled out the form. Never mind those who’ve only reported in via Facebook.
As we’ve already mentioned, Ringo Starr claimed our First Fallen, Craig Barker, this year. So let us never forget the battle cry. (Or never forget it ’til next year, anyway.)
Click to watch: Good Day Sacramento video
DON’T WATCH THIS WHILE THE GAME IS IN SESSION (BLACK FRIDAY TO CHRISTMAS EVE)! CONTAINS LDB! YOU’LL LOSE! YOU’LL COLLAPSE INTO TEARS! I’M MAKING THIS AS UNPROFESSIONALLY RED AND NOTICEABLE AS I CAN—OBNOXIOUSLY RED AND NOTICEABLE, IN FACT! ALL FOR YOU! (YOU’RE JUST LUCKY I CAN’T MAKE IT BLINK.)
The good folks at Good Day Sacramento, continuing our tradition (now in its second year!) of inviting me on to talk all things LDBC, plastered my mug across the screens of California’s capital this morning. Thanks again to Cody Stark and Melissa Cabral for the hospitality. (They were even kind enough to let me plug my non-LDBC-related novel.) Here’s to another season of holiday
fear cheer. May the odds be ever in your favor!
Oh, LDBCers. It’s only the second day, and the blood-dimmed tide rises anew. Susan Campbell Beachy, Sean and Nikki O’Connor, Sarah Wenk, Lee Ann Shollenberger, Michael Santoro. We’ve already lost both veterans and rookies alike to the usual suspects—Bing and Bowie, Faith Hill, the Harry Simeone Chorale, Bob Seger. And our fellow warriors have fallen at home, in retail establishments, at live events, in the car, while ice skating, and even at the library.
Of course, my grief didn’t prevent me from once again shoving my mug into the trusty old iSight for a Skype interview with the good people of Good Day Sacramento, however. They cared enough to check in on how this year’s
struggle game is going, and they were able to patch me through from our East Coast Annex, better known as Mother LDBC’s house. So there’s that.
Anyway,as Mrs. LDBC has long said (or has said since at least yesterday, when she thought of it), may the odds be ever in your favor.
Let’s be careful out there. But if that doesn’t work out, please be sure to report it via the official form as well as on the Facebook page.
FOR THE LOVE OF GOD, DON’T WATCH THIS WHILE THE GAME IS IN SESSION (BLACK FRIDAY TO CHRISTMAS EVE)! CONTAINS LDB! YOU’LL DIE! I’M MAKING THIS AS UNPROFESSIONALLY RED AND NOTICEABLE AS I CAN—OBNOXIOUSLY RED AND NOTICEABLE, IN FACT! ALL FOR YOU! (YOU’RE JUST LUCKY I CAN’T MAKE IT BLINK.)
In a sweat lodge years ago, I saw a man-sized turkey, a beauteous Miles Standish, and hordes of people running in terror from a small child. I refused to tip my spirit guide, insisting that it was nonsense.
I really need to trust my visions more.
It all turned out to be true, thanks to my appearance with the good folks of Good Day Sacramento this morning. (And apologies for the extra click to their site to watch the video; I’m not able to do the embed here.)
Black Friday’s just around the corner, people. Let’s be careful out there.