Out at the pub with my gamers tonight. (That's roleplaying -- D&D, etc.) In amongst the endless war stories and "which of your characters are you most like?" we codified the Three Cardinal Rules of Gaming:
Rule 1: Never split the party.
Rule 2: If you need information, ask a beggar.
Rule 3: Never keep a diary or journal.
If you've ever gamed, you'll understand, especially Rule 3. Whenever you're in a dungeon, what do you find? A diary that was kept by the skeleton lying in the corner.
We cannot get out. The end comes...drums, drums in the deep. They are coming.
If you don't write stuff down, you'll have a better chance of getting out alive.
I'm not sure how this relates to LJ. *g*