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Sheesh,I'm 49, (WAY too close to 5-0 to say it out loud) and I'm so far in the hole I have to look up to see the bottom of my shoes!
My shoes that need to be replaced, but I don't because the rest of my family needs things more, and this pair isn't <quite> dead yet,...
If this job would let me have a day off, I would get a second job. But this job keeps me too busy to look for a real job! :P
Ah heck with it, Happy Early Thanksgiving all! :)
As typical with PbP's, we ended before finishing book 1. But it was a lot of fun with great player and PC interactions.
My favorite moment (of many) has to be;
Spoilered for length. I'm long-winded. Deal with it. ;P
My wizard made a spectacular declaration of soon-to-be-realized mayhem and vengeance upon the quasit. Then used a transposition spell to trade places with his captive familiar. His final line of the speech was, "NO ONE touches my familiar!" Intended to be in the quasit's surprised face.
During the casting of the transposition, Quasit used it's readied action to fly closer to party to begin it's casting attacks, so my wiz ends up standing on the edge of the Runewell (we didn't know what it was/did yet) facing empty air. DM said roll a dex check. He fails and slips, INTO the runewell. Note, he is still bleeding (IE=Slightly wounded and still down a few HP) from the previous encounter with invisible Imp who kidnapped the familiar. Yes, you know what happened next.
Cue summoned Sinspawn IN the runewell, With my Wiz. :(
(Still don't why I did the following) o_0
Cue yakkity sax music, Wiz bouncing around trying to drink potions and finally climb out of Runewell, Sinspawn and Wiz taking fire dmg while Spawn tries to claw Wiz,... all while the rest of the party were dealing with teh lil quasit of doom. Quasit finally turns invis, Party retreats, licks their wounds, and after MUCh healing and good RPing, we returned to sneak up on the lil Quasit, tackled it, held it down and beat it to death. Finally.
Yes, the wiz survived, No thanks to his dex rolls. :/
captain yesterday wrote:
I also have never watched Titanic, Although my Wife did, and she enjoyed/suffered through it. The ONLY film she has ever 'liked' that she insists I do NOT ever buy her a DVD of! :/
Cannot confirm the authenticity of the following tale, but this story SOUNDS probably true; :)
I heard that few High-schoolers were in line to see the film when it was hot. And the Old(er) folks in line for tickets were talking about the tragic ending of the actual event. The high-schoolers actually got upset and shouted "Thanks for ruining the ending for us! Sheesh Spoiler alert!"
I weep for todays youth. :/
Do you want to narrate the: 'Danny (tries) to teach the Fae a Lesson in Living' night out? Or did you want me to write some of it and you fill in Laverna's reactions? Or some other combo?
As I mentioned, My/Danny's plan was pretty simple. The Fae are always looking for the lie, (In his opinion) So he plans to show Laverna how people really live in the moment, relieve stress and basically make the best of living for a few hours. In situations where people are at their most open and honest (Intentionally or otherwise)
So, a rave/dance party (NOT one of those head-banging things, an actual Dance-rave-TGIF-party, something Danny could find blindfolded but I would never know how to get to.) Then the rest of the night at a 'real' blues club, drinking and listening to people bare their souls through music.
It might not be Laverna's style of fun, but if she doesn't confess that she's learned SOMEthing about humanity/living then Danny will eat his freakin' leather jacket! :P
MAinly I'm asking because I'm going out of town for the week, (Taking the family on a vacate, got a weeks stay at a Condo and enough $ scraped up to go to Universal for a few days) And probably won't be posting til after thanksgiving.
So yeah, Happy Thanksgiving to all in advance!
Heh, interesting observation. And probably true.
I've noticed that as I've gotten older, I tend to 'blow up' (IE=yell and shout), at whatever goes wrong, little things. But when something BIG actually happens, (Say, flat tire in a thunderstorm) I'm calm, cool and just deal with it. I'm the one calming everyone else down. (I know, crazy right?) :)
I tell my wife it's because I don't bottle up the little stuff. So when the big stuff happens I don't have full tank of stress and I can deal with it. :)
I think in reality it's much simpler. I have very little self-control. (Or I'm just lazy) So I don't waste it on the little stuff. ;P
My kids are 12 & 16 and they found out last night.
I managed to make a VERY short visit to both parks shortly after Islands opened. (Was there for work) I literally ran through both parks in 4-5 hours. Missed a lot, but had enough fun to know that I wanted to go back!
My dilemma is that the wife is a die-hard Disney fan, and the kids wanted to return as well (Wife used to go all the time when she was a kid) But I showed her the price difference and she agreed it was smarter choice.
PLus, HARRY POTTER WORLD! I mean come on! :D
I've visited Boston, twice I think, for work. Got to spend a LITTLE time walking around the waterfront and such. Found a huge bookstore within walking distance of what may be the oldest, original Jewish sandwich shop in the city. (Sorry, I'm bad with names and don't recall what it's called) It was a good sandwich. :)
Hope things keep getting better Pat. Best wishes and prayers.
Speaking of getting better, I will actually get to take my family on a vacate for Thanksgiving. I have been gifted with a weeks stay at a condo, and we chose this week at Kissimmee. (Only time wife and kids arent in school) And we've managed to scrape together enough $$$ to spend a few days at Universal Studios while we're there. I'm looking forward to trying some Harry Potter Butterbeer. ;P
My finances are a hot mess, and I hope to heaven we dont regret this, but it's been a long, stressful time since we had some family fun together (Not counting the usual visits with family for CHristmas) :)
SO, since it's likely I won't even check my email starting tomorrow night, Happy Thanksgiving in Advance! :D
I really didn't want to discuss the big pile of money. :/
It is depressing cuz it reminds me of my current money troubles! :P
If this was RL, No brainer. I'd keep at least a portion of it. Not trying to be evil or anything, just because I'm so broke that I'm willing to risk a little Mob-angry-reaction if it took care of all this nonsense! ;P
Hrm yeah, now re-considering my next post to deal with THAT elephant in the room. :/
I've never really decided if Danny was a classic Do-anything, ends-justify-the-means PC, or a 'real person'. o_o
Darn you for making me think! NOW my brain hurts even more! ;P
Heheh, Yes, waiting in a waiting room for forever can be very frustrating! I have trouble not blowing stuff up and I don't have any magic. (Much to my dismay) ;P
KNowing DSXM, I'm guessing he's having fun watching us write our way through (Out) the end of the chapter. I'm betting that's where he gets half his ideas for the NEXT chapter! ;)
Will post soon, have to come up with something good to keep up with you guys!
Ah yes the dreaded post-muncher-monster. I don't miss him at all. :P
Thanks for the tip on the Inhuman Recovery, I didn't know that little technical tidbit. :) (Or I knew but forgot a long time ago) ;P
True, 'Technically' Sal is better off than Kenneth until recovery time. But 'normal' people would still be going to the hospital, getting it splinted/cast and or pain pills. (OK, In Sal's case maybe not pain meds. Some NICE inner character work there!) :)
I do enjoy the fact that our 'recovery' from injuries is more or less instant, since they all happen at the end of a scene/chapter. WHich would take days/weeks/etc in 'real' time. ;P
('m a big fan of NOT-real time now. I have a hard time watching my TV shows that aren't pre-recorded. I HATE watching them as they are broadcast and not being able to speed through the commercials!) ;P
Sigh. Darn all these good TV shows, and Netflix. I'm turning into a friggin couch potato. I need to go back to Karate classes. :/
AND enough of MY soap opera! Now back to 'As the York Freezes Over',...
Right after this word from our sponsor. :)
Rosita the Riveter wrote:
Does drinking an $8 bottle of pinot out of a chardonnay glass while eating frozen chicken nuggets and watching reality shows on Spike TV in a sty of an apartment make me white trash?
Now, if you were drinking a $3 bottle of anything and etc etc,... then the answer changes to probably yes.
That's why I never watch reality TV, only my super-hero shows, and eat only the finest Medium cheddar with my $3 bottle of wine. And I'm such a putz I don't even know WHICH kind of wine glass I'm drinking it from. It is wine-glass shaped, and I drink wine from it. All of my various wine-y flavors.
Why is it that your holidays always sound more,... cool, than ours?
And why do they always involve food?!?
Not complaining about the food, just observing. :)
(This coming from a guy who observes Thanksgiving almost as religiously as he does Christmas!) :)
It also sounds as if your area makes it a point to maintain not only the history of the event, but the family-together-ness of it as well?
I'm willing to bet the dwarfling had fun!
Heh, sounds a lot like me, :)
I like what I do, really,...
I'd just like it a lot MORE if other people (who have NO idea what I do) would stop trying to tell me how to do my job and keep adding things for me to do because they don't think I actually DO anything!
Oh, and, you know, if they actually paid me a decent wage. That too.
If it wasn't for panic, I sometimes think nothing would get done around here. :/
"No minute like the LAST minute!" :)
An all you can eat buffet for $10? I'd be putting on weight like crazy. :P Thankfully I only enjoy them when on holidays in the States. :) Non-existent here.
See above post. :(
Yes, NOT having the temptation available is also a good thing!
CY- I do remember Ponderosa! Vaguely, but I do recall it.
LOL! I wish I had that problem with my kids!My sister on the other hand, won't let her kids eat what I call 'real food'. Only fruits and veggies and such. So when they get to stay with grandma, she takes them to McDonalds and Red Robin! :)
I really like food too.
Your welcome! :)
(Admit it, who doesn't want to pay $10 for an all you can eat, instead of $12-15 for a single plate lunch?!?) :P
Or is that just me?!? :/
Dieting is not something I have ever had to do, not really. But then it was usually the meat they had trouble getting me to finish not the yummy veggies.
Yummy veggies?!?What kind of a sicko are you?!?!?
(Just Kidding!,... MOstly) ;P
I've been called a 'Meat and potatoes' guy.
I'm glad your succeeding NH. Dieting has always been a major pain for me.
Particularly since, when I was young, I had the metabolism of a hummingbird. AND my mother trained me that I HAD to clean my plate. ;P
Now, At (Not-quite) 50, my metabolism is closer to the sloth than the hummingbird. But i STILL want to eat as I did when I was 20!
Still, I am far from 'obese' I don't CARE what the BMI index BS says. :/
Sadly, the best method I found for losing weight I do not recommend. :/
When I had two surgeries, (first to remove kidney cancer) I lost weight both times! It was amazing.
For me, eating 'right' is not as much of the problem as eating too much. I can like healthy food, even rabbit food as long as lettuce isn't ALL I get. I can be good for breakfast, I can be good for lunch. But by the time Dinner rolls around, My body is telling me it's starving, (I know it's not! but still,) and instead of one serving of dinner, I eat 2 or 3. All good work for day gone. :P
MY respect to those with more willpower than I, And please keep posting of your success. Hopefully I'll re-invogorate my own willpower! :D
Sorry. New government, been absolutely ridiculous amounts of work -- would have been relatively easy to have a quick reactive post, but instead, I have to deal with the whole sister and her boyfriend thing... Plus, you know, the fae. ;)
I hope at least it's good work?!?
Or at least pays well? :)
Wow. And I thought I was busy!
Oh wait, I am. But my life is just busy-at-work + busy-with-older-kids + cruddy paying job. ;P
In other words, nothing is wrong with my life that big pile of money couldn't cure! :)
I hope things settle down, or get better, (or better yet, BOTH) real soon Pat. ;)
On the plus side, I got to visit Boston once or twice with the AV company. (Pre-Katrina) Seemed like a nice place to visit/hang for a while. Good luck with the new schooling semester!
Freehold DM wrote:
Yeah I know right? I mean, I don't think I've had to wear a tie since Katrina, (Onstage as Gomez Addams didn't count!) As my stage technical job doesn't call for that thank goodness. But all of my ties are Disney Collectibles and such. (I have a fairly large collection of ties, but they all have Disney, Star Wars, Star Trek, etc on them. My wife used to work at the Disney retail store.) ;)
Yeah, I don't wear a tie often, but if you cut one of THOSE ties, your goin' down! o_0
Oh, you mean Wal-Mart?
Or the rodent? (Disney?) ;)
Oh, sure, and so is the car. Only stuck for now. After all the curves and hills and drifts we got through without problems, it slid sideways on a flat, straight stretch of road. D'oh.
Holy snow drifts Treppa! ;P
Glad your ok.
As opposed to working for the Evil Empire (IE=Microsoft)Where ties are Verbotten! :)
Seriously , My AV company had a salesman that landed us the Microsoft AV business for a few years. He made the mistake of showing up at MS HQ with his usual tie on. They walked up and said hi, took out a pair of scissors, and Cut his tie off right there in the lobby. :)
He never wore a tie to MS again. :)
Very cool. I don't think anyone in my family has the patience to sit down and write a book. Maybe I should talk to my wife about it? Her family history may not interest a lot of people, but it would be a shame to lose it all just because we didn't tell the stories to our kids enough.
Funny story, My mother-in-law had been searching for the ancestral family home (IE=Castle) for years. It was the Chateau that My wife's Grandfather's family left behind when they had to flee Italy to get away from Mussolini. (Grandpa was like, 2. But he said that he remembered it.)
Well, after years of searching and trying to talk on the phone to people in Italy to help her (she didn't speak Italian) She had about given up. Then she found it. In a celebrity news article.
Yes, BradGelina bought the family chateau for a 'summer home'. The family name is still over the doorway. ;P Italy claimed that there were no surviving family to claim it and sold it to them. They didn't look hard enough. :(
So much for THAT dream! :/
I like to cook. I love to eat. Unfortunately neither is conducive to losing weight, which I really should do. ;P
Eventually I may join the Evil Empire (IE=Facebook) But for now,... people don't seem to have any trouble finding out my info as it is, without me putting it out there! (I just had to cancel my bank card for the 4th time in 8 years) ;P
SO,... Did everyone survive Monday? Have a good rest of the week! :D
Patrick Curtin wrote:
Going to get a paralegal cert. I figure I can do the detail work and the legal profession is pretty immune to downsizing ;)
LOL,Yeah, nothing like job security! ;P
Good luck Sir. :)
EDIT- Although, I am a big fan of one line in Back to the Future 2,...
"The legal system works much faster since we abolished all lawyers!"
But until then,... CARRY ON! ;)
OMG those are both,.... Yes! ;P
Treppa, That looks redonkulous, yet I'll bet you a Coke-Cola that if I shared that with a couple of people in the music department where I work, ONE of them would be trying to get it performed within the year! :P
And yes Limey, it COULD, I suppose, be worse. ;)
I do not THINK this is true. ALthough I am no expert. :)
But on many media sites and I believe on Microsoft website itself, they said (Paraphrased) That they were discontinuing the Windows Media Center because of lack of use or interest by the public.
I cry BS, because that is the ONLY thing about Microsoft that I liked. That the Media Center was fairly user friendly. That's what I use to burn CD's to my PC, or burn Cd's FROM the PC so I can play them in my car. So much easier than ITunes.