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Friend and dog coming over tonight for dinner and to watch Ep VII. I made crock-pot lasagna and will make sauteed garlic spinach and fresh garlic bread. Excited to see the puppy. It's the first time she's come over since Shadow died. I don't know if she'll even notice.
And of course, I have my second migraine in 3 years tonight. :/
Freehold DM wrote:
Kinda weirds me out. I mean, Dave has a paladin and looks forward to RP because he knows how to play her? What next? Dogs and cats living together?
It's too much, man.
I'll say. Thank you all for the support.
Writing the notes is bringing back happy memories. I want the families to know how their loved one impacted others, so I'm telling them what I learned from each one. I have lots of fond memories of good times and good people, and I'm very grateful for that. I love 'em all.
Yeah, as long as they're getting a decent diet, I don't see a problem. There are ways to ease kids into adult foods without a lot of battles, and children will develop tastes for new foods after a number of trials (I think 15?). So persist with one spoonful of what you want them to eat every once in a while, and feed them mostly what they already like. Tastes will develop. Patience is key.
Of course, sometimes the best way to get them to try something is to say it's adult food and they're not big enough to eat it yet.
My mom wasn't upset that I wouldn't eat things I didn't like. I'd eat them. My father taught me the "Drejk method" of eating what you don't like first, and I used it faithfully.
I had two issues: there are lots of food I can't eat without a swallow of water to wash them down, and I'd sometimes take too much food. So I'd eat my least favorite food, then my next least, and drink 2-3 glasses of water to get them down... then I'd be full. But the ironclad rule is you have to eat what is on your plate, so I'd be stuck force-feeding myself my favorite foods when I was already full.
For some reason, the last couple bites on a plate are absolutely nauseating when you're stuffed, and they simply won't go down. That's what I sat gagging in front of for hours, to teach me that I need to be more careful about what I take. Food isn't free, you know, and mom spent time preparing it. By not eating the good food I had taken, I was insulting my dad (who worked to make the money for food) and my mom (who worked to make dinner) and everyone else at the table who could have eaten that food except I had already taken it.
And, naturally, it was my own fault because I drank too much water with meals. Nobody has trouble eating without water - that's all in my head. I was a deceptive, duplicitous little drama queen with no respect for anyone else in the family, according to my mom. Hence the insistence on punishment and the extremes it reached.
I believe there's a form of torture in which people are forced to eat after they are full, but I can't find the term for it right now. Mom had also never heard of Sjogren's Syndrome.
Similar things with homework - sit there until it's done and stop tapping and squirming and fidgeting and bouncing your leg and daydreaming and why are you crying? This isn't hard. They didn't know about ADD then, either, or how a 10-minute break to run around now and then would have helped me burn off that jitteriness.
People who remember childhood fondly are kidding themselves. When I had the chance to get out of the house, I shot out of there and never went back.
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I was going to say that those quizzes suck, but
Scarlett Johansson You can be tough, unbreakable and deadly sexy. You exude confidence and poise. You're never afraid to be yourself and you're comfortable in your own skin. Only an actress who is sure of herself could capture your fearless self-reliance and your coolness in the face of any obstacles.
I've rarely seen anything that captured me so well.
I tried to make real pumpkin pie by baking my own pumpkin and pureeing it in the blender.
The blender lid popped off because I wasn't holding it.
Hot cooked pumpkin shot 12 feet into the air. I know it was 12 feet because that's how high the white popcorn ceiling was.
And what goes up must come down.
He'd probably try to bite her. He was pretty much a jerk to other dogs and ridiculously protective of me for no good reason. He wasn't real smart, either, but had a peculiar low cunning that enabled him to do things like decoy his sister away from her food so he could eat it. He sprawled all over the hallway and refused to move, making himself a dangerous obstacle course (particularly at night). He did tricks reluctantly and only if food was readily available. I couldn't take him out to the dog park and have a relaxing chat with other dog parents because he'd be trying to eat their dogs. He'd guard the water dish all damned day so his sister couldn't get a drink. Total jerk.
I miss the dumb mutt already.
I drove through a fried fish stand on the way home from work and managed to eat all of the fish (not the crispy breading) and a few soft french fries. The doggies got the breading and hush puppies (which were like rocks) and the bulk of the fries. I got a sore jaw, but it was worth it. OM NOM.
Probably a stupid thing to do, but you don't really need to chew fish, and real food was nice.
My Baby Mama Kitty Cat is going to live. The vet called me and said that she was not diabetic and her kidneys are coming back. She was looking at kidney failure due to the infection, but they seem to be doing better due to the antibiotics and them rehydrating her. ~sighs~ Another day or two and we would have lost her. As it is, she will probably be loosing a few teeth due to me not realizing that she was that sick.
Don't blame yourself. Animals in the wild don't want anything else to know they are sick, because then they're vulnerable. They have gotten very good at covering when they don't feel good, and that has passed through to our domesticated buddies.
OK, so I'm housesitting this week and away from my home PC, so don't have my tools to update a couple of pbps. I was on a courier run right past the apartment, so I stopped in to update pbps.
Windows 10 is installing updates. Please do not turn off your PC.
Mkay, I'll grab a bite to drink while I wait.
This may take a while.
Waaaal, sheeeeeeeit. I decide to do the hour-long drive and stop back. It's 4% complete when I leave. It's 59% complete when I return. And it stays there.
I look it up under update problems. "You should wait. Ours was stuck at 75% for over two hours, then took off."
So I left it and didn't get pbps updated. I'll text my roommate tonight and have her check. If it's still stuck, she'll have to turn it off and there's a many step fix process I will need to do.
Started approximately 1978, for a couple of weeks on Basic D&D (didn't see the box but the booklet was blue), then our DM transitioned us over to AD&D. So I definitely qualify.
Change 1978 to late 1977 and this is me. Guess I'm a grognard, too.
I did take a loooong hiatus as gaming was seriously frowned upon by my young adult/adult friends, not to mention my family. Got back into it about a decade ago and it was like being reborn. Started back in 3.0 and swiftly moved to 3.5, then PF when it came out. Sadly, I missed the joy that was 2nd edition. :)