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RPG Superstar 6 Season Star Voter. Pathfinder Society Member. 17,989 posts (26,582 including aliases). 1 review. No lists. 1 wishlist. 1 Pathfinder Society character. 58 aliases.


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I've actually never had pink eye before this. This morning I couldn't figure out why my eye was so crusty, so I had to Google it. The urgent care doc confirmed it, and I've got the drops working.

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Overall, a good birthday, but the wrap-up would merit Captain Yesterday's list of birthday woes. I went to bed on my birthday and woke up with pink eye.

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Male Celestial Cleric of Myself 10/Radiant Servant of Me 10

Do you play on Casual? I do, and I am not afraid to admit it. You can still get yourself killed if you're not careful.

On the current playthrough I have successful turned the collector base over to Cerberus. I had to take a break from renegading it and am replaying Dragon Age Inquisition before I go back and finish ME3 as a renegade.

To date, the biggest renegade thing I could not bring myself to do was kill Samara. That was just too wrong. But I could sell Legion for parts, working on the premise that Shep doesn't know how awesome Legion is at that point and doesn't know better.

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Also, last weekend I went to a concert at Carnegie Hall which I had been awaiting for months (I purchased my ticket back in September). Renee Fleming singing (among other things) the Four Last Songs of Strauss.

Here is the third, my personal favorite. (The last three minutes or so are especially sublime.)

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The Leroy Anderon links made me think of some of my favorite pieces from the "pops" circuit:

Reinhold Glière's concerto for coloratura soprano and orchestra. The whole concept is a bit cheeky, and I love it.

The Warsaw Concerto (piano and orchestra) by Richard Addinsell. There was a WWII movie called Victory at Sea that the producers wanted to feature a score by Rachmaninoff. He refused, so they hired Addinsell to copy his style. Definitely sounds like a Rachmaninoff concerto.

Also, in honor of Aaron's successful Sabre Dance, here is another piece by Khachaturian: the waltz from his Masquerade suite.

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We are going out for crab legs. I have had a hankering.

And yes, whenever my birthday falls on a Monday, it is Memorial Day. When I was a kid I used to tell the other kids at school that we were having a long weekend because of my birthday.

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Thank you all!

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Also, it's a short work day due to the holiday weekend. Yay!

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Kajehase wrote:
Happy birthday Celestial Healer. May your day bring you plenty of good food, drink, and merriment in whatever order you prefer.

Thank you! I have had coffee and Cinnamon Toast Crunch, which I think meets the first two wishes. Now for some merriment...

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Rosita the Riveter wrote:
By pretty much any other matric, San Francisco has better public transit than my native San Jose, but San Jose has the most comfortable seats by far. Sitting in one right now, and they are nice. They have fabric cushions, while San Francisco has plastic. Then again, they must be hell to clean, and I bet the homeless population wreaks havoc with them. Which would probably be exactly why San Francisco uses plastic.

Public transportation seats should always be something you can hose down. Fabric is just wrong.

I once sat down on the LA subway, and the upholstered seat was wet.

I now refuse to sit on public transit unless the seats are plastic or vinyl.

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The Green Tea Gamer wrote:

Anyone else ever notice that Pachelbel was kind of the original one hit wonder? I mean, seriously, how many repeats of Canon in D is Pandora going to churn out for me? Did the man write anything else?

I once sang a lovely Magnificat by Pachelbel.

But yes - one of a significant number of classical one hit wonders.

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Patrick Curtin wrote:
Celestial Healer wrote:
Patrick Curtin wrote:

Another lovely day! I'm tasked with driving again. I managed to do it yesterday without catching the bus on fire or mangling any children, so I'll call that a win.

It is a stressful job though. I hope the stress will lessen once the routine becomes more familiar

How are the kids? I imagine a bus full of schoolchildren to resemble a horde of rampaging gremlins.
Only the elementary ones. Middle and high school students are quiet for the most part. Smartphones are a wonderful thing..,

Interesting. That is definitely not how it was back in the day. Maybe smart phones aren't all bad...

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With that "eh" on the end, I am now imagining a cosmic horror that speaks with a Canadian accent...

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At least until they wise up and outfit school buses with cages, so each child can be in their own kennel.

Why are you all looking at me that way?

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Patrick Curtin wrote:

Another lovely day! I'm tasked with driving again. I managed to do it yesterday without catching the bus on fire or mangling any children, so I'll call that a win.

It is a stressful job though. I hope the stress will lessen once the routine becomes more familiar

How are the kids? I imagine a bus full of schoolchildren to resemble a horde of rampaging gremlins.

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Ambrosia Slaad wrote:
I think we need Robert Downey Jr to drop off a new robot hand for Treppa.

Better Robert Downey Jr. than Dr. Krieger from Archer...

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Morning, all. What did I miss?

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Kajehase wrote:
Ambrosia Slaad wrote:
Kajehase wrote:
Oh lovely, my employer's parent company has gone into reconstruction. (And the first I hear of it is a news-notice on telly-text!!)
That doesn't sound good. Is that like debt restructuring or a bailout?
Debt restructuring, I'd say. My wage is guaranteed by the state, and the company line is, "it's old debt, once we're rid of it things'll be fine," but I'm going to start to look for somewhere to jump before I get pushed.

That's usually wise.

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Drejk wrote:
Aberzombie wrote:
Patrick Curtin wrote:
Aberzombie wrote:
I like to think my own history education was pretty decent in highschool (5th through 12th grade actually), but that was a private school.

Catholic? The nuns know their bidness.

As for history ... I had good teachers. I don't want to make it seem like there was no teaching going on. It was just more aimed at American history, or Western European history. We just didn't get to Central Europe and Russia, at least pre-Napoleon era. Africa was skipped, as was a lot of Asia. We covered a lot of British history, some French, Central and South America. We covered the 20th Century quite extensively in a global fashion, especially post WWII geopolitics

Not nuns. Brothers. I guess kind of the male version of nuns. They ran the school and did some teaching.
Monks? Not all monks are monastic eremite orders. Lots of them organize schools.

In my case Christian Brothers, which are not the same thing as monks.

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Freehold DM wrote:
Celestial Healer wrote:
I should be getting a jury summons in July. I deferred the one I got in February. I am neutral on the question. I just don't want to get tied up for a long time.

this is news to me!

And also possibly John.

I see what you did there.

There's good tied up and bad tied up.

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Aberzombie wrote:
Patrick Curtin wrote:
Aberzombie wrote:
I like to think my own history education was pretty decent in highschool (5th through 12th grade actually), but that was a private school.

Catholic? The nuns know their bidness.

As for history ... I had good teachers. I don't want to make it seem like there was no teaching going on. It was just more aimed at American history, or Western European history. We just didn't get to Central Europe and Russia, at least pre-Napoleon era. Africa was skipped, as was a lot of Asia. We covered a lot of British history, some French, Central and South America. We covered the 20th Century quite extensively in a global fashion, especially post WWII geopolitics

Not nuns. Brothers. I guess kind of the male version of nuns. They ran the school and did some teaching.

I had both! My Latin teacher was a really soft-spoken, reverent brother with a not-so-secret love for Def Leppard and a wicked temper. He threw a desk out a second story window, so they moved his classroom to the basement. I miss that guy.

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For me, I got into cooking because I like good food, and no one else was going to make it for me, so I had to learn how to make it myself.

My mom is a terrible cook. A typical dinner was pieces of chicken par-boiled and then baked with no seasoning. She's an amazing baker though. That woman's pies could win awards.

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I should be getting a jury summons in July. I deferred the one I got in February. I am neutral on the question. I just don't want to get tied up for a long time.

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Freehold DM wrote:
I just buy my own and grate it myself.

That's the best policy.

It's time to make America grate again!

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NobodysHome wrote:
Tacticslion wrote:
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Tacticslion wrote:
Hmp. Some jerk stole my card number, and has been using it to make all sorts of terrible and frivolous purchases. Daggum thieves. They suck. Fortunately, all of those purchases were canceled. I feel your pain much after-the-fact, Freehold.
did you get your money back immediately?

Never actually lost money, from what I could tell. My bank stopped it pretty much immediately. My bank texted us, and, as I do not respond to unsolicited texts, I called them via the number on the back of my physical card. At that point, I was able to talk to a person and they had frozen all of the purchases, until I could verify them. I rejected all Except for the two that I had actually made that day. Go, Bank of America!

Unfortunately, it looks like I'll need to cast a suspicious eye at one of our favorite local resteraunts, considering that's the only recent place I let my card go out of sight. It's a shame.

The one time our card number got stolen without our knowledge, it did indeed turn out that it was a waitperson at one of the restaurants we frequented. Disappointing.

A few years ago, a friend and I both had our cards compromised around the same time (different banks). We decided it couldn't be a coincidence so compared our transaction histories. About two weeks prior we had gone out to lunch and paid separate checks using the cards in question. We gave that info to the banks, but have no idea if they were able to do anything with that.

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Is it Friday yet?

Oh wait, yes it is. Yay!

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Male Celestial Cleric of Myself 10/Radiant Servant of Me 10

Cortez dropships!

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Best wishes to your dad, Drejk.

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Male Celestial Cleric of Myself 10/Radiant Servant of Me 10

Don't worry. But if you don't write "pants" on your equipment list we will definitely assume you are not wearing any.

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Patrick Curtin wrote:
Eek! When did I get so gorram old?

Just remember: birthdays are not about celebrating being a year older. They are about celebrating survival. Another birthday is another year that you're still kicking, and that's worth celebrating!

Also, congrats on passing the CDL test!

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Also, Happy Birthday, Monkey!

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Celestial Healer wrote:
Also, a hot toddy every hour would surely cost me my job...

I am, however, having one now.

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Also, a hot toddy every hour would surely cost me my job...

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Treppa wrote:
Celestial Healer wrote:
Sore throat slightly better. Coughing worse.

Dr. Treppa prescribes one hot toddy every hour on the hour.

You WILL feel better.

Eventually. Not today, though. Today I feel worse.

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Sore throat slightly better. Coughing worse.

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Ambrosia Slaad wrote:
Patrick Curtin wrote:
Feel better CH!
+1 the get better soon-ness. Dr. Slaad prescribes hot toddies.

If that is the doctor's orders, who am I to say no?

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John periodically buys big roasts to cook on weekends so he can eat the leftovers all week for lunches. This past week he came back with a big slab of beef. I said, "You know that's a tenderloin, right?" And he said, "Really I don't think so..." He bought it on sale at the restaurant supply store when he was there with a friend who had a membership.

No question, it was a full 6 pound PSMO - the un-butchered slab that contains the filet, chateaubriand, and so on. (I can spot that piece from a mile away.) I rescued it - there was no way I was letting John do whatever he was going to do to it. Today he came home from work with a properly trimmed, medium rare beef tenderloin roast on the table. "Wait, I bought THAT?" Yep. That's why I had to rescue it.

Still have a second tenderloin roast in the fridge and some filet steaks to grill, all carved from that slab. I still have to figure out what to do with the "chain" (fatty portion often ground up or made into Philly Cheese Steaks).

Anyway, delicious roast. But I wish it didn't hurt to swallow it.

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It hurts when I swallow :(

I've been sick since Thursday, mostly sore throat plus coughing. Thursday and Friday I also had a fever and lots of aches and pains. The timing is not good, given I had a concert yesterday (singing some particularly lofty Verdi), a paid church gig this morning, and an audition tomorrow. I've managed to get through everything so far passably.

Of course, in my life there is probably no good time for a throat ailment...

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Male Celestial Cleric of Myself 10/Radiant Servant of Me 10

Clearly they should have let a Salarian name them.

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Hestia Harper wrote:

Okay, this might be stupid of me, but I don't get what's going on with ammunition. Looks like it's handled via stunts and aspects. Like, rather than track ammunition, your weapon can get the OUT OF AMMO condition and you have to spend an action to reload? So we don't have to purchase or track ammunition for firearms?

Because if we need ammunition, I want to pick some up for my predator pistol.

I see nothing about tracking ammo. Which makes sense since Mass Effect firearms never need to reload ammo. They do, however, require thermal clips to allow for heat dispersion.

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Treppa wrote:

But would I actually have to know how to code, or would the finger do it for me? I haven't coded fluently in any language developed since about, say, 1980. ;-)

Oh my God, this speech to text program puts in the emoji for "winky face"! Ruffle. But it apparently doesn't know rolling on the floor laughing.

** spoiler omitted **

That seems absurd. Did you check with the insurance company on that? They may cover out if network if no one in the network is willing or able to do the procedure.

Edit: seeing your response to Amby's post, I suppose there are reasons to wait for the good surgeon.

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Treppa wrote:
Eh, it's a prediction. Hoping I'm wrong. And Dragon speech software looks like it will be useful with one hand or two. Could be a good investment!

You might be surprised at your typing speed. I was without use of my left index finger for a couple months, and found I could type at 75-80% of normal speed (which is usually about 85 to 90 wpm). You may be able to work around it, keeping the finger in a splint so you don't find yourself moving it involuntarily.

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The Minis Maniac wrote:
Found out today you're supposed to urinate on a jellyfish sting, not a jelly stain. Sorry lady at work....just trying to help.

Did it help the stain at all?

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Freehold DM wrote:
Celestial Healer wrote:
Treppa wrote:
PC gamer's nightmare.

Ugh.

I was ready to celebrate when I could manipulate the Playstation controller for the first time after my hand injury last year.

didn't we drink to celebrate that?

Probably.

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Treppa wrote:

How has your hand recovered? Is it good as new?

I'm afraid to try the Xbox controller for fear I can't manage it.

It's fully functional. There is still scar tissue adhering to the extensor indices tendon, but I have full range of motion. It can be uncomfortable at times, including large or awkward reaches on the piano (really, Schumann? That's uncomfortable with a healthy hand!), but nothing debilitating.

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Treppa wrote:
PC gamer's nightmare.

Ugh.

I was ready to celebrate when I could manipulate the Playstation controller for the first time after my hand injury last year.

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Aranna wrote:
I always error check the GPS against a map. Ever since that time I went to Cedar Point and it literally was telling me to turn the wrong way at every corner... It is a good thing I am great at finding my way outside or it would have sent me to Cleveland.
when GPS was relatively new via TomTom and similar devices, I was driving to a con for the first time. We were on a bridge going over a sizeable river. Every few feet the GPS would tell me to end it all and drive directly into it. As in hard right (90 degree angle) turn into the river. After that I switched to phone gps.

Serves you right for buying a GPS manufactured by Skynet.

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Patrick Curtin wrote:
Celestial Healer wrote:

One 14-hour day coming up!

Yay for salaried employment?

I guess it all depends on the salary.

I learned a harsh lesson about 'manager' positions in the retail business. 'Low-paid Slaves' is a more accurate moniker. I'll take my hourly rate right now. Hopefully when I flip back to salary it will be more remunerative

In general I have no complaints, and I like the flexibility. Just wondering how I am going to stay bright-eyed and bushy-tailed all through the day and evening. I'm going to say right off the bat that cocaine is not an option.

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Freehold DM wrote:
Celestial Healer wrote:
Patrick Curtin wrote:
Treppa wrote:
Man up and get the pliers.
I had actually considered this, but the possibility of a mouth infection scares me. Less so the pain. Pain is just a sensation. A mouth infection can have disastrous long-reaching effects.
So... That wisdom tooth that broke 10 years ago... You're saying I should finally suck it up and have the rest ripped out? Because I've been putting that off for... 10 years.
yes you should. I dealt with my tooth for as long as I could, and then the lack of sleep from searing agony started to cramp my style.

It doesn't hurt. At all. I think the roots are dead.

But you're right of course.

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Patrick Curtin wrote:
Treppa wrote:
Man up and get the pliers.
I had actually considered this, but the possibility of a mouth infection scares me. Less so the pain. Pain is just a sensation. A mouth infection can have disastrous long-reaching effects.

So... That wisdom tooth that broke 10 years ago... You're saying I should finally suck it up and have the rest ripped out? Because I've been putting that off for... 10 years.

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