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Goblin Squad Member. Pathfinder Adventure Path Charter Subscriber. Pathfinder Society Member. 12,544 posts (27,709 including aliases). 10 reviews. 1 list. 1 wishlist. 1 Pathfinder Society character. 212 aliases.


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Well, my landscaping buddy isn't pleased. The bus company wants me filling in all this week. But, he did acknowledge that I was just a fillin, I never told him I was all his. I'll help him out when I can, but i need to give priority to my two actual jobs. Then, the bus company wasn't pleased when I told them I was already working Thursday and Friday. But, again, I told them from the outset I had a job. They just thought they could throw all sorts of hours at me and I'd be perfectly free.


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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.

That was my concern as well. Fortunately my employment as a security guard seemed to be the thing they were squiffy about. Mayhap a bit too close to law enforcement? Who knows


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Treppa wrote:
Oh no no, no competition. Just didn't want you to feel alone in having a patchwork of income sources.

Comrades in the new economic paradigm!


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Treppa wrote:

I have no work scheduled for this morning. So, I will do some billing, drop off the CDs that I transcribed, possibly pick up some new work, definitely pick up some checks. Then I will come home and work on some game publishing material. This evening, it's the nanny job.

See Patrick? You're not the only one with a hodgepodge of support endeavors. ;)

Oh I know everyone is busy these days. I get that.

I got released at 11am. My spot landscaping guy wanted me to help him, which I originally agreed to do. Then the bus company called with a need for me this afternoon. So, I had to tell my landscaping friend sorry. Now on to bus training.

I have my PbPs lagging. I wish I had the energy to get them moving


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Treppa, Agent of C.H.A.O.S wrote:
I love jury duty.

Excused. I didn't fit the profile of a good juror. Ah well :P


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It's Monday! And by my twisted schedule the only day this week where I only have one small thing to do!

JURY DUTY!

Yes, that annoying civic responsibility that I will try my best to be disqualified for. For my finances cannot withstand a lengthy sequestration.


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Drejk wrote:
Patrick Curtin wrote:
Drejk wrote:
What happens when you burn books of black magic and forbidden lore... (A new monster)
I like it!
Inspired by an encounter in Rift's Hammerknell Fortress instance, where quest that involved burning forbidden books was followed by fight with a fire elemental boss.

I know a certain fire-tossing wizard who might be quite vexed by one of these guys


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shrug

We spent a lot of time on the Revolutionary War and the Civil War. I don't know if that sucked up the time. Like I said, they seemed more interested in everything either Amerocentric or post 1900.


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Drejk wrote:
What happens when you burn books of black magic and forbidden lore... (A new monster)

I like it!


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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


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Like aeglos also mentioned at a previous time, he lives in a house that has belonged to his family for generations. I don't even know where my grandparents grew up, let alone what the house looked like.


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Drejk wrote:
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By the way, aeglos' appearance reminds me of something. Any of you world builders out there want an excellent template for a tempestuous confederation of micro states do yourself a favor and read up on the Holy Roman Empire. Neither Holy, Roman, or an empire, it nonetheless defined politics in Central Europe for centuries. The member states were a fascinating hodgepodge of governing styles, and the Elector system of awarding the Imperial title was textbook political chicanery. American schools don't even mention this period in history (at least mine didn't). It's fascinating research material for anyone who wants high-level political theater in their games.
Not even to explain "Third" in Third Reich as a context of the World War II?!

Nope.

Let's face it. Aside from a few folks, Americans are rather tone-deaf to history. It comes from living in a large, isolated recent country. We have history, but we are not surrounded by pieces of it like those aeglos referenced above in his hometown and Frankfurt. I live in one of the oldest European-settled areas, and I think the oldest building still standing around here dates to 1670. You can likely rent houses in Europe that old without too much of a problem.

Plus our culture is very forward-facing. It's all about the now, not the then. Heck, we barely covered WWI in school in the 80s. I'm sure they are glossing over WWII at this point.


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Aberzombie wrote:
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Treppa wrote:
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David M Mallon wrote:
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All working towards an eventual goal of a sane 9-5 M-F schedule in a year.
Myth. Doesn't exist.
I've seen it! It's real!!!
It's a fake.
9 o clock till 5 o clock monday to friday ?
That's the dream...
Just don't let them sucker you into never-ending salaried work.
I'm too old and wily for that.
Salaried work ain't that bad. Especially if the salary is high enough....

There is that. Pay me enough and I'm yours for 50+ hrs a week. It'll still feel like a vacation..


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Treppa wrote:
Patrick Curtin wrote:
aeglos wrote:
David M Mallon wrote:
Patrick Curtin wrote:
David M Mallon wrote:
Patrick Curtin wrote:
All working towards an eventual goal of a sane 9-5 M-F schedule in a year.
Myth. Doesn't exist.
I've seen it! It's real!!!
It's a fake.
9 o clock till 5 o clock monday to friday ?
That's the dream...
Just don't let them sucker you into never-ending salaried work.

I'm too old and wily for that.


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By the way, aeglos' appearance reminds me of something. Any of you world builders out there want an excellent template for a tempestuous confederation of micro states do yourself a favor and read up on the Holy Roman Empire. Neither Holy, Roman, or an empire, it nonetheless defined politics in Central Europe for centuries. The member states were a fascinating hodgepodge of governing styles, and the Elector system of awarding the Imperial title was textbook political chicanery. American schools don't even mention this period in history (at least mine didn't). It's fascinating research material for anyone who wants high-level political theater in their games.


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aeglos wrote:
David M Mallon wrote:
Patrick Curtin wrote:
David M Mallon wrote:
Patrick Curtin wrote:
All working towards an eventual goal of a sane 9-5 M-F schedule in a year.
Myth. Doesn't exist.
I've seen it! It's real!!!
It's a fake.
9 o clock till 5 o clock monday to friday ?

That's the dream...


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aeglos wrote:

hi everyone,

nice sunny sunday so far,

they forecasted 28*C/82F today and 12*C/53F tommorow o.O

I see Hessia is very similar to New England in weather variability

There is an old saying here. "If you don't like the weather, wait five minutes"

Living in El Paso and Monterrey were boring though. There might be a bit of seasonal variation, but for the most part it was sunny. All day, every day.


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I have a lovely day scheduled tomorrow, weather permitting. I will be traveling to that quintessential Cape village of Chatham, land of overpriced boutiques and Great White sharks. I have a friend up there with whom I have gamed in the past. She is currently in the throes of early motherhood, so all gaming is in abeyance until her progeny is a bit more self reliant. We'll hit the yard sales and push the wee bairn about the streets.


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On to happier subjects...Plants! I bought some lovely heirloom tomato plants today. Green, gold, and purple fruits. Red tomatoes are so 20th Century


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Lest that post seem overly negative, let me assure those reading that I feel no regrets for my path. I just feel that there is a thread of hostility towards professional jobs in the culture, that somehow having one makes one less free. I used to feel that way, but now I feel that if you must work, you should work a normal schedule with a liveable wage. I don't even have the excuse of an artistic bent. I just didn't want to wear a tie :P.


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Fortune Cookie wrote:
He's going to get to a 9-5 job, work it for about 2 months, and miss the outdoors, the crazy schedules, and the freedom...

I used to think so. I didn't want to "sell out" "be corporate " "be a member of the herd". I swore I'd never wear a suit, and I'd forge my own path.

What I have discovered, Lo these 30 years past, is that you might not sell out in one way, but you end up selling out in another. You pay for your defiance in long hours and financial insecurity. You end up selling your life away in minimally-paid-for chunks. I might work outside, but I weild a trimmer or a mulch fork for 7 hours straight. I might make ok money without being in a cubicle, but I am parked in a parking lot at 2am.


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Finally nap time!


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David M Mallon wrote:
Patrick Curtin wrote:
All working towards an eventual goal of a sane 9-5 M-F schedule in a year.
Myth. Doesn't exist.

I've seen it! It's real!!!


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All working towards an eventual goal of a sane 9-5 M-F schedule in a year.

Besides, I just got a half hour nap in. It felt So good


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Good to hear that's working out for you Treppa.

i have not slept since 7am yesterday. I am feeling a bit stretched.

Still, I am not worried about money, so that's good


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Oh lawdy, another weekend night in bizzaro land


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Is it Monday yet?

***

Damn...


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Another gorgeous day. It's a wonderful time to be alive. Joy fills my heart, and I am grateful for the many small delights life presents me daily. I hope you all experience joy and satisfaction this fine day.

*blink*


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Callous Jack wrote:
Patrick Curtin wrote:

By the way

I PAAAASSSSEEEEDDDD!!!!!!1111!!!

Congrats!

Thanks CJ!


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Time to get up and prep for another day of pick-up landscaping !

It may not be what I would pick as a career, but working in the Spring sunshine outside has its delights.


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Wow. I slept close to eight hours. I feel so decadent


DO NOT STICK FINGERS IN CAGE

Back at 7pm as I surmised. Sadly I have to go back out and do some shopping

So bloody tired


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Another day of mulch spreading accomplished

Now on to shopping

*blink*


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I hope your dad is ok , Drejk. Positive waves!


DO NOT STICK FINGERS IN CAGE

Yeah I know. Interesting and exotic concept:P . Take today. I have to work, then go to a wake after. I'll be lucky to be done by 7pm. I'll need to factor in food consumption and still get to bed early enough so I'm not a mess when it comes to Friday, where I'm working 9-4 then at midnight-8am into Saturday, then going to service my vehicle at 10am ... *sigh*

It is on my radar to get everything going, I swear. It's just so damn hard to find time.


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By the way

I PAAAASSSSEEEEDDDD!!!!!!1111!!!


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aeglos wrote:
happy birthday, Patrick

Danke, edelzwerg!


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Freehold DM wrote:
HAPPY BIRTHDAY MONKEY MAN PASSING YOUR TEST IS THE PLAN!

THEN IT IS BIRTHDAY MARGARITA TIME!!!!!


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Almost there! One section left


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Doodlebug Anklebiter wrote:
Many happy returns, CC!

Большое спасибо!


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Time to prep for my CDL license test!

[SpongeBob]I'M READY!! I'M READY!! I'M READY!![/SpongeBob]


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DSXMachina wrote:
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Aranna wrote:
Happy Birthday Monkey!
Thanks Aranna!
Happy Birthday :D

Thanks DSX!


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Eek! When did I get so gorram old?


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Aranna wrote:
Happy Birthday Monkey!

Thanks Aranna!


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Drejk wrote:
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Celestial Healer wrote:
Also, Happy Birthday, Monkey!

Also, thanks!

BTW, it is tomorrow, but I appreciate everyone's salutations :)

It's today already. Facebook showed me that. It's not my fault you are still in yesterday.

Hush, time dragon!


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Celestial Healer wrote:
Also, Happy Birthday, Monkey!

Also, thanks!

BTW, it is tomorrow, but I appreciate everyone's salutations :)


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Treppa wrote:
Sharoth wrote:
Patrick Curtin wrote:
My daughter got me a Fitbit for my birthday. I have a pretty cool kid
Happy birthday.
Ditto!

Thanks!


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Treppa wrote:

Overhead conversation between adults near me: "I didn't like Deadpool. He said the 'f-u-c-k' word."

There are no children nearby.

Scandalerious!


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Sharoth wrote:
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My daughter got me a Fitbit for my birthday. I have a pretty cool kid
Happy birthday.

Thanks!


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My daughter got me a Fitbit for my birthday. I have a pretty cool kid

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