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Man my alcohol buzz is fading. You don't feed it frequently, it just dies out. Such A bummer


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David M Mallon wrote:
Patrick Curtin wrote:
David M Mallon wrote:
Patrick Curtin wrote:
David M Mallon wrote:
Relevant.
Signals was my favorite Rush album. I love Subdivisions
My favorite album is still Moving Pictures, but "Subdivisions" is definitely one of my top 5 Rush songs.
Moving Pictures is a great album, but I kinda got burned out on it as s youth. That was THE Rush album when I was in high school. I actually saw them on their Grace Under Pressure tour in '84 which was the album directly after Signals and MP
And... you're old.

Yeah. That was never in question

Now go get your f*&$ing shine box!


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I also want to hit Miami at some point. I don't think I know anyone that far south in FLA. I have cousins in Tampa and an old gaming/Army buddy in Orlando. I have another friend who lives in Daytona Beach. Some winter I'll get down there


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Treppa wrote:
I love Chicago, but I am dying to see New York. I imagine that it is everything I love about Chicago, only moreso. But all these theme bars strike me as odd. Aren't there real corner bars there?

I wish to visit Chicago at some point.

But it's down the list ATM

I really want to hit LA. I have a friend who is high up in the IT department for Disney and another that DJs LA clubs for a living. They both live in Santa Monica and they both offered me spare rooms. :)


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Celestial Healer wrote:

Hey Patrick, remember how I was saying it is important to let yourself be bored and just live in your own thoughts sometimes? Case in point, if I did not let myself do that the other day I wouldn't have come up with a plot for The Princess and the Pee.

** spoiler omitted **

Amazing!


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Celestial Healer wrote:
Orthos wrote:

I honestly could not tell you a whole lot, since as I said I don't tend to go sightseeing. =)

Lookout Mountain is probably the big one, and the attached Civil War battlefields. So if you're a big history or Civil War buff, I hear it's a must-see.

There's the Chattanooga ChooChoo and Ruby Falls (which isn't technically in Chattanooga but fairly close) of the other commonly-advertised attractions.

Beyond that, despite living here I am not the right person to ask. I've been to Lookout Mountain all of once in the five-plus years I've been here, and never visited either of the others.

People never do touristy things where they live. You only do those things when people are visiting from out of town. That is pretty much the case no matter where one lives.

I still need someone to visit me so I have an excuse to go to Nantucket. It's embarrassing that I've never been there


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I am pretty buzzed at this point. Had a good dinner with a friend. First BBQ of the season (in the rain!)


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David M Mallon wrote:
Patrick Curtin wrote:
David M Mallon wrote:
Relevant.
Signals was my favorite Rush album. I love Subdivisions
My favorite album is still Moving Pictures, but "Subdivisions" is definitely one of my top 5 Rush songs.

Moving Pictures is a great album, but I kinda got burned out on it as s youth. That was THE Rush album when I was in high school. I actually saw them on their Grace Under Pressure tour in '84 which was the album directly after Signals and MP


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David M Mallon wrote:
Relevant.

Signals was my favorite Rush album. I love Subdivisions


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And this line of reasoning isn't just a philosophical think piece. There is the issue of nepotism. It is rampant here. Not only family, but those who make up the 'native' group take care of each other. It's impossible to find a town job if you lived outside the town before applying. Being a washashore limits your access in many subtle ways.


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The big argument among locals here is what constitutes a 'native'. The hive consensus on the local FB page for the town is:

If you are born in the local hospital you are a native. If you moved to town at six-months age and have lived there for 99 years you are a 'washashore'. Also if you are born at the local hospital and your family moved to Japan the next day you are still a 'native'

****

So, there is that. The funniest thing is the most rabid purist folks no longer live here. Most have moved to the South due to the depressing lack of jobs and high cost of living.

Oh and there is an even more rabid strain of philosophical thought on the 'native' question that asserts that your family must have lived in the town for 4+ generations to be 'true natives'.

This is why I don't see myself thriving here long term.


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Well, class one is in the history books. Class two ends tomorrow. My CDL license test is any day now.

I am looking forward to a busy summer. But first, a bit of refocusing on my PbPs is in order


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I find there's a pleasing sense of egalitarianism in cities as well. The small town I live in is extremely clannish. Despite living here off and on since 1990, I'll never be a 'true' native. Especially not having grown up here. There are no gamers, I'd have to travel half an hour to find anyone to game with. It can be very frustrating as an introvert with niche hobbies to find friends. Even readers are few and far between.

I am tired of the rural scene. I think when I get my paralegal certification I will be looking to find a job in a more urban setting.


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Orthos wrote:
Patrick Curtin wrote:
And you can feel uncomfortable in a Podunk rural place should you be in the wrong place at the wrong time.

I don't doubt it. It's just never happened to me.

I think the difference, at least speaking personally, is that everywhere in large cities feels like "wrong place wrong time" to me. I lived in the Phoenix Valley for eight years and there wasn't a day that I didn't feel wary or uncomfortable sitting waiting for the bus, even in the quiet parts of Tempe and Scottsdale; the entire time of my life there was just one "hurry up and get to the office/apartment" after another, as those were the only places I felt at all safe.

I've never had that feeling in a smaller town.

I used to think that way about cities. I still have to steel myself to dive into a crowded sidewalk. Still it is worth struggling with. I enjoyed my time in NYC immensely, and I hope to do it again soon


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Time to head into Beantown


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Orthos wrote:
Patrick Curtin wrote:
Freehold DM wrote:
Patrick Curtin wrote:

^Gotcha

One of more successful mental hacks this year has been overcoming my fear of crowds/cities. I just need to work on my perma-writer's block next.

Crowds I understand. But cities? How? Everything is so wonderful here!!!! And open 24 hours!
I grew up in rural areas. I had some bad experiences in cities early on and I decided I didn't like them. It was just a useless phobia I have managed to shed. Now I can appreciate the particular allure of urban areas.

I sympathize pretty strongly, except I wouldn't really call it a phobia, just a generalized dislike. I lived long enough in a big city in Phoenix to learn where I was comfortable and where I'd rather avoid, and given I'm not one for socializing, there's almost zero reason for me to ever spend time in a downtown urban area.

That and I have yet to find something I could only get in a city that I can't get (usually cheaper) elsewhere, or that I just don't want at all.

No, not a phobia in the classical psychological sense. But few things rise to that level in my headspace.

I don't mind crowds anymore. I enjoy the options cities have. And you can feel uncomfortable in a Podunk rural place should you be in the wrong place at the wrong time.


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Aberzombie wrote:
Patrick Curtin wrote:
Aberzombie wrote:
Patrick Curtin wrote:
Your DIY meat and mead pictures are delightful

I know. They taste even better.

Just this Sunday, I cooked a beef roast. Marinated it overnight in a mix of beef broth, Coca-Cola, dark brown sugar, and white vinegar. Then I sprinkled on some Slap Ya Mama seasoning (yes, that's a thing), and smoked it for about 2 hours with some mesquite wood.

I forgot to take pictures, however.

Don't bother with the 'after' shots.. >.<
Very soon, I'm planning on a gumbo. For some strange reason, I have never done that.

I've actually done a pretty good gumbo before. It's tasty. Mine was andouille based, with no seafood


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Freehold DM wrote:
Patrick Curtin wrote:
Freehold DM wrote:
Celestial Healer wrote:
Freehold DM wrote:
Celestial Healer wrote:
Patrick Curtin wrote:
David M Mallon wrote:
Patrick Curtin wrote:
Freehold DM wrote:
Patrick Curtin wrote:
Aberzombie wrote:
Patrick Curtin wrote:
I miss gaming. I came to this conclusion last night. As soon as this week is done I am heading back into the fray
What is this "gaming" of which you speak?
A delightful pasttime I used to indulge in
come back to ny, I'll get a one shot for you and ch and perhaps Dave if he comes and the +1, who is looking to get into gaming.
Sounds good! I want to pull off another weekend to go museum hopping. We could likely fold a game into that.
Not sure if I'm going to be able to handle NY again for a good long while.
We could skip the massive imbibing of alcohol...
Speaking for myself, my liver needs a year or two to recover from that one.
So...no lovecraft later on this month? Maybe in June then? After I get back from conventioning?
We can go. I just need to stop at some number shy of six.
I don't remember what number I got up to.
[The Count] FIFTEEN! Fifteen cider drinks! AH HA HA![/The Count]
you really did sling those back.

I am an Irish-raised Scotsman. I'm basically 90 proof on a sober day


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Freehold DM wrote:
Patrick Curtin wrote:

^Gotcha

One of more successful mental hacks this year has been overcoming my fear of crowds/cities. I just need to work on my perma-writer's block next.

Crowds I understand. But cities? How? Everything is so wonderful here!!!! And open 24 hours!

I grew up in rural areas. I had some bad experiences in cities early on and I decided I didn't like them. It was just a useless phobia I have managed to shed. Now I can appreciate the particular allure of urban areas.


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Callous Jack wrote:
Freehold DM wrote:
Patrick Curtin wrote:
Celestial Healer wrote:
Freehold DM wrote:
Celestial Healer wrote:
Patrick Curtin wrote:
David M Mallon wrote:
Patrick Curtin wrote:
Freehold DM wrote:
Patrick Curtin wrote:
Aberzombie wrote:
Patrick Curtin wrote:
I miss gaming. I came to this conclusion last night. As soon as this week is done I am heading back into the fray
What is this "gaming" of which you speak?
A delightful pasttime I used to indulge in
come back to ny, I'll get a one shot for you and ch and perhaps Dave if he comes and the +1, who is looking to get into gaming.
Sounds good! I want to pull off another weekend to go museum hopping. We could likely fold a game into that.
Not sure if I'm going to be able to handle NY again for a good long while.
We could skip the massive imbibing of alcohol...
Speaking for myself, my liver needs a year or two to recover from that one.
So...no lovecraft later on this month? Maybe in June then? After I get back from conventioning?
We can go. I just need to stop at some number shy of six.

Or we could try that Tim Burton-themed bar

Beetlejuice Beetlejuice Beetlejuice!

LET'S DO IT!!!

Is there really a Tim Burton-themed bar?

*goes off to investigate*

Opening this weekend!!


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Freehold DM wrote:
Celestial Healer wrote:
Freehold DM wrote:
Celestial Healer wrote:
Patrick Curtin wrote:
David M Mallon wrote:
Patrick Curtin wrote:
Freehold DM wrote:
Patrick Curtin wrote:
Aberzombie wrote:
Patrick Curtin wrote:
I miss gaming. I came to this conclusion last night. As soon as this week is done I am heading back into the fray
What is this "gaming" of which you speak?
A delightful pasttime I used to indulge in
come back to ny, I'll get a one shot for you and ch and perhaps Dave if he comes and the +1, who is looking to get into gaming.
Sounds good! I want to pull off another weekend to go museum hopping. We could likely fold a game into that.
Not sure if I'm going to be able to handle NY again for a good long while.
We could skip the massive imbibing of alcohol...
Speaking for myself, my liver needs a year or two to recover from that one.
So...no lovecraft later on this month? Maybe in June then? After I get back from conventioning?
We can go. I just need to stop at some number shy of six.
I don't remember what number I got up to.

[The Count] FIFTEEN! Fifteen cider drinks! AH HA HA![/The Count]


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Aberzombie wrote:
Patrick Curtin wrote:
Your DIY meat and mead pictures are delightful

I know. They taste even better.

Just this Sunday, I cooked a beef roast. Marinated it overnight in a mix of beef broth, Coca-Cola, dark brown sugar, and white vinegar. Then I sprinkled on some Slap Ya Mama seasoning (yes, that's a thing), and smoked it for about 2 hours with some mesquite wood.

I forgot to take pictures, however.

Don't bother with the 'after' shots.. >.<


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Walp, the rain in here is going to bollix my landscraping methinks. Time to get studying for finals

*blink*


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Celestial Healer wrote:
Freehold DM wrote:
Celestial Healer wrote:
Patrick Curtin wrote:
David M Mallon wrote:
Patrick Curtin wrote:
Freehold DM wrote:
Patrick Curtin wrote:
Aberzombie wrote:
Patrick Curtin wrote:
I miss gaming. I came to this conclusion last night. As soon as this week is done I am heading back into the fray
What is this "gaming" of which you speak?
A delightful pasttime I used to indulge in
come back to ny, I'll get a one shot for you and ch and perhaps Dave if he comes and the +1, who is looking to get into gaming.
Sounds good! I want to pull off another weekend to go museum hopping. We could likely fold a game into that.
Not sure if I'm going to be able to handle NY again for a good long while.
We could skip the massive imbibing of alcohol...
Speaking for myself, my liver needs a year or two to recover from that one.
So...no lovecraft later on this month? Maybe in June then? After I get back from conventioning?
We can go. I just need to stop at some number shy of six.

Or we could try that Tim Burton-themed bar

Beetlejuice Beetlejuice Beetlejuice!


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Another day I am grateful to be on this delightful planet of ours! Today I am landscraping and making my final Tuesday sojourn into Boston (until September, natch). The weather may screw me up, but that just gives me more time to study!

My favorite month is here! It won't be long now before the flowers are out in profusion and the weather becomes good enough to hit the beach. Living in Falmouth now gives me many more options for beaching it than Sandwich.

Almost tomato time as well!


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^Gotcha

One of more successful mental hacks this year has been overcoming my fear of crowds/cities. I just need to work on my perma-writer's block next.


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Freehold DM wrote:
Celestial Healer wrote:
Patrick Curtin wrote:
David M Mallon wrote:
Patrick Curtin wrote:
Freehold DM wrote:
Patrick Curtin wrote:
Aberzombie wrote:
Patrick Curtin wrote:
I miss gaming. I came to this conclusion last night. As soon as this week is done I am heading back into the fray
What is this "gaming" of which you speak?
A delightful pasttime I used to indulge in
come back to ny, I'll get a one shot for you and ch and perhaps Dave if he comes and the +1, who is looking to get into gaming.
Sounds good! I want to pull off another weekend to go museum hopping. We could likely fold a game into that.
Not sure if I'm going to be able to handle NY again for a good long while.
We could skip the massive imbibing of alcohol...
Speaking for myself, my liver needs a year or two to recover from that one.
So...no lovecraft later on this month? Maybe in June then? After I get back from conventioning?

I'd prefer a more sober weekend. Perhaps a nice day of museum topped off with Bonchon and some gaming


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Lucifer is a pretty cool show

I'm digging the final episode


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David M Mallon wrote:
Patrick Curtin wrote:
Freehold DM wrote:
Patrick Curtin wrote:
Aberzombie wrote:
Patrick Curtin wrote:
I miss gaming. I came to this conclusion last night. As soon as this week is done I am heading back into the fray
What is this "gaming" of which you speak?
A delightful pasttime I used to indulge in
come back to ny, I'll get a one shot for you and ch and perhaps Dave if he comes and the +1, who is looking to get into gaming.
Sounds good! I want to pull off another weekend to go museum hopping. We could likely fold a game into that.
Not sure if I'm going to be able to handle NY again for a good long while.

We could skip the massive imbibing of alcohol...


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What a bizarre day. I literally just got up an hour ago. My dinurial system is all whacked.

Good news: I should have my CDL by week's end

Bad news: the check I was expecting for my training won't show up until mid-May


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Freehold DM wrote:
Patrick Curtin wrote:
Aberzombie wrote:
Patrick Curtin wrote:
I miss gaming. I came to this conclusion last night. As soon as this week is done I am heading back into the fray
What is this "gaming" of which you speak?
A delightful pasttime I used to indulge in
come back to ny, I'll get a one shot for you and ch and perhaps Dave if he comes and the +1, who is looking to get into gaming.

Sounds good! I want to pull off another weekend to go museum hopping. We could likely fold a game into that.


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Celestial Healer wrote:
Patrick Curtin wrote:
Freehold DM wrote:
Aranna wrote:

Isn't the Freehold mobile a bike?

like I said...

CH! To the Freeholdmobile!
Fun with bikes and Chris Elliot
My brother and I used to be obsessed with that show.

You know what's scary? How absolutely primitive the show looks production wise. Analog non-HD just looks so wrong now


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And done. Now to drive home and nap


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Your DIY meat and mead pictures are delightful


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Oh and Mornin' zombeh!


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Seriously tho. I don't have to study this summer. Time to redirect myself to Oathfinder and Cypher system


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Aberzombie wrote:
Patrick Curtin wrote:
I miss gaming. I came to this conclusion last night. As soon as this week is done I am heading back into the fray
What is this "gaming" of which you speak?

A delightful pasttime I used to indulge in


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Drejk wrote:
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Do dragons have boobs?
If fantasy illustrators taught us anything, is that anything vaguely feminine has boobs.

Mammalocentrism FTW!


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I miss gaming. I came to this conclusion last night. As soon as this week is done I am heading back into the fray


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And now, bus practice


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Freehold DM wrote:
Aranna wrote:

Isn't the Freehold mobile a bike?

like I said...

CH! To the Freeholdmobile!

Fun with bikes and Chris Elliot


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Halfway done
Lots of fun


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Much seams
So binding


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Ah, much tired
So sleepy


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Wet drippy car lot
Lighthouse sounds its mournful tone
Monday marches on.


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Boobs, no boobs, it matters not.

I am more interested in seeing the historical features of the city. If I want to see boobs the Internet spreads out before me in its sleazy splendor


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Do dragons have boobs?


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Ragadolf wrote:
Patrick Curtin wrote:
Ragadolf wrote:

Forget not your trip to the Big Easy!

Mardi Gras is a great time to get wasted,... erm,... see the sights! Yeah, That's it! ;P

I'd rather go in the Fall. I'd like to concentrate on a more sober stroll through the French Quarter, try some local cuisine, sip a coffee and nibble on a beignet early in the morning in a small patisserie, and like that

That can be arranged! :)

I enjoyed taking my siblings on one of the French Quarter buggy rides as well, the really good drivers have a lot of good history and stories to share.

Of course, they also enjoyed the swamp tour, so there's no accounting for taste I suppose. ;P

I still suggest around September, University and schools are back in full swing, BUT I haven't gotten stupid busy yet because it's early in the semester, and no one has any shows ready to go yet. ;)

The Big Easy Monkey Mania 2017 is a GO! ;)

September 2017 it is then! So mote it be!


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Last shift on this madcap weekend. Although technically it's on Monday


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Less than an hour on this shift

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