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I should really get up and go clean the kitchen. It's taco Tuesday after all and the kidlet looks so forward to that.
But the cat just keeps purring and it's so hard to get up......


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Also I think my cat has mastered the sleep spell. Every time I wake up from a nap I hadn't meant to take there she is curled up against my back and purring....


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After a 48 hour migraine over the weekend with back pain that never let up even after the headache eased, I dragged myself to the chiropractor yesterday.
Today I can't stay awake for more than a half hour at a time. I think this is probably a good sign that my back is finally starting to heal. Wish I knew what triggered that whole episode so I could avoid it in future. :)


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captain yesterday wrote:
Kajehase wrote:
For my not-even-any-notes-yet pre-apocalyptic setting, I'm thinking of having cities of decadent, rakshasa-worshiping/ruled jungle elves.
I had an Island ruled over by an Elephant headed Rakshasa and his degenerate family:-D

Sounds like a fun place to visit. :)


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Freehold DM wrote:
lynora wrote:
Leftover za'atar chicken, snap peas, and raspberries.
that sounds magical. Is it magical?

Well, it's not exactly magical, but it's really great to make on nights you don't really want to cook. Za'atar is a spice blend. You can usually find it in middle eastern groceries. Or Whole Foods. Za'atar chicken is a staple at my house. Put a bunch of chicken legs in a baking pan. Drizzle olive oil over them. Sprinkle generously with sea salt. Then I add the za'atar by the handful, thickly coating the chicken with a spice crust. Bake at 350 for an hour while you go do other things that aren't cooking, I generally serve with salad or some other vegetable that doesn't take prep since the whole point for me is to spend as little time cooking as possible. :)


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Kalindlara wrote:
Arcane Addict wrote:
I must be missing something because I don't see a quote button. Really, these forums are a little different from those I'm used to, I'm still trying to figure stuff out.
The "reply" button is at the upper-right of any post. ^_^

Also there's a little button below the text box that shows you all the stuff you can do to format your text.

Post here often enough and you'll find yourself having to edit those out of your word documents....
Not that this happens to me on a regular basis or anything.... ;)


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Jeran bowed his head and there was a long moment of silence from him as he appeared to be thinking things over.

"Sidon. It's not a name that would mean anything to you, but it means the world to me. He was my little brother. He was still very young when our father died, and not much older when he was killed by my uncle out of pety spite. *cough, cough* If you had made me that offer when I was ten, I would have taken it and thanked you for it, I was that desperate to get away from the pain. But I'm not ten anymore. *cough, cough* I remember Sidon every day. I got justice for him, but that wasn't enough. Everything I ever learned to believe about the strong being meant to protect the weak instead of ruling over them, it was all for love of my brother. *cough, cough* Which is why I am willing to sacrifice my life if it will save the people here. I don't want to die, but I accepted that possibility the first time I put on that flight suit. *cough, cough* But I can't accept this offer. I know what I would become without love. A monster. I can't save the people of this world from destruction by becoming a creature of it myself. My answer is no," he said, falling to his knees as a stronger coughing fit shook his body. He wasn't going to last much longer in this poisoned air, especially while talking so much.


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Illithia wrote:
Keme Tokala wrote:

The five tailed fox quickly transforms back into a teenage boy, stepping back and putting his hands up in a placating gesture.

"Hey, now, no need to fight. I wasn't trying to hurt you. Just stop you from making an error in judgment. I know who those things work for and you don't really want to interfere if they're on one of her errands."

The conjured celestial fox bounds forwards and begins to playfully nip at Keme's heels, bouncing in circles.

Meanwhile, Illithia smirked. "Ohhh riiiight. I'm sure the whole school is doomed without the help of that demon. I'm pretty sure we hit our quota for disasters for the week already anyway."

He looked at her in stunned disbelief. "How new are you? That was last week's quota. This week just got started. So far at least one possible apocalyptic event that folks are attemtping to avert. And if the aschen are running around there might be two. Today. That I know of. And that's just potential apocalypse, not just garden variety disaster. We've got some of that going on too." He shook his head. "Maybe we've all been doing too good a job at hiding all this crap.......I really should talk to somebody about that.....or not.....it's.....probably not my responsibility anymore.....huh. That's just......weird," he said, his voice trailing off as the reality of not actually being on call if the world needed saving finally started to sink in. "Is this what normal feels like? I'm not sure I like it."


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Freehold DM wrote:
David M Mallon wrote:
My friend and bandmate is getting married on Saturday. Me, I'm just waiting for the right Shadow Broker to come along.

I literally cannot play mass effect and NOT start a relationship with liara. I tried. It is impossible.

I also choose Ashley every time. Because my GOD, what's-his-face(I have intentionally forgotten his name) is an embarrassment and should turn his manhood in at the start of the game.

Kaidan is definitely creepy stalker dude.

But I can't get on with Liara at all. The awkwardness is almost cute. Almost. But she's just so needy. (I fault the game writers here. They bring on the relationship stuff both way too soon and way too heavy handed as I often found myself screaming at the tv, "but that has nothing to do with the conversation option I picked, I didn't say that!")


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Apparently I got the spelling wrong. They spell it Meelo. Well, it's the same name, anyhow. Which is cool. :)
Here are some highlights of Meelo in the show.


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An aschen appears in front of Ephebe carrying a sack. It carefully empties out the items onto the ground in front of Ephebe, pointing out on the list which one came from who. She raised an eyebrow and it shrugged in a sort of what can you do gesture when it pulled out Fei's pillow. She frowned when it pulled out the piece of Tarka.
"That didn't hurt her did it?"
The aschen shrugged. "One who got that says probably not. Showed no signs of discomfort when it was given. Couldn't get from these ones....This one too talky. This one in middle of battle. Too explodey. This one also in middle of battle. Less explodey, but too pointy. Couldn't get to this one. Bounced off when tried. These ones gave marbles and said to tell you their patron sends regards and they help if you want."
Ephebe nodded and pulled a key out of her pocket.
"I believe you know what to do with this."
The aschen grinned and eagerly accepted the key before disappearing.

Ephebe gathered the items and brought them over to Anwar.
"Okay, so I have a pen from the Champion of Luck, a set of prayer beads from the Champion of Deception, a pillow from the Champion of Courage...he doesn't own much, I think this was all there was, a wrench from the Champion of Creation, a lipstick from the Champion of Love, a bullet from the Champion of Darkness, a small piece of her body from the Champion of Madness, a metal ball from the Champion of Mercy, a notebook from the Champion of Death, and a bag of marbles and an offer to help from the Champions of Dreams."
"The Champion of Life was uncooperative. And they couldn't get at the Champions of Wrath, Justice, and Pride. I didn't send them after the Champions of Light or Hope on account of being at war with them at the moment. Also I didn't send them after the Champion of Knowledge. His fire rats don't particularly like my aschen and confrontations tend to get out of hand. Hopefully what we have is enough."


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captain yesterday wrote:
It's cold, I made pies to warm the place up, that worked for awhile, but now the kids are sluggish from too much pie and bickering, but because of the smoke I can't really banish them outside, so that means an indoor place like a toy store or Barnes and Noble, why not the mall you ask? Tiny T-Rex hates the mall, does nothing but complain the whole time "there's no machines! Where are the trucks?" He won't even go in Build a Bear! According to him stuffed animals are magical creatures that should never be made by the hands and fluff jets of human beings, who "will just a screw it up anyways"

So I've been watching a lot of Legend of Korra the last couple days cause I had to do something while I was too dizzy to stand up. And your description of Tiny T-Rex here has me pretty much picturing him as Milo now. :)


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Anahita bint Tariq wrote:

Dorm Room

Narrator wrote:

The little demon relaxed. "Trade good as long as no contract," it confirmed. "Dunno about list. Is a list of names. We have to borrow things from all people on list. Little things okay. Don't know why. Didn't ask. Leader for today handed out names, gave one to one. Only have your name. Don't know others. Leader knows. Mistress knows too of course. Know there are a few at Avalon though. Leader made sure we would be careful not to cross paths. Too many aschen in one place bad. Mistress forbids except on her orders. No repeats of Akhenaten."

"Coffee good either way. This one likes to munch on beans. Leader say that uncivilized, much fight over how to prepare the precious coffee. Leader says should brew strong into essspresssoooooo." It shrugged. "Is good that way too, but more work."

Nodding as the creature explained further, Anahita says, "It is a particular topic, I've come to understand, amoung my native people, creation of the coffee in various forms. You are a visitor to my ...residence," she motions to the room and the tent/sand, "as such, I should provide you with the appropriate hostly duties. I propose-- as you said you have things to do quickly, though it appears I cannot assist with an item at this time, you may have to leave, or not, but I would dearly like to learn more of what you have shared so far. I leave the option open to you; stay and allow me to prepare some of these beans, or perhaps even provide you with variations of coffee for your consumption, so we can come to enjoy the ritual of entering one's home, as I attempt to replicate it. I rarely have done this, so you'll forgive me if I stumble in the process."

She smiled though, relishing the conversation with this creature.

"You sure you don't have? A button? A ribbon? An earring? Some belly button lint? Anything be fine," the creature asked anxiously.


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Today the kidlet is twelve!!! How did he get so old already?!
We are heading to Dave and Buster's for birthday fun soon. :)


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Imperial Chronicler wrote:
narrator wrote:
In the materials and supplies building, an aschen searches the very austere sleeping quarters of a young monk.

Well, Fei used to have things...let's hear it for exploding buildings. Yay.

(#notbitter)

;P

lol. Glad I wasn't taking a drink when I read that. :D

The aschen gets frustrated, stamps its foot, and grabs the pillow off the bed....hopefully it counted.


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In the materials and supplies building, an aschen searches the very austere sleeping quarters of a young monk.


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Krays wrote:
"Of course, Master. Neither would I. I will be as discreet as possible."

"GOOD. WHEN THE EXCREMENT HITS THE RAPIDLY SPINNING BLADES, IT IS NEVER A GOOD IDEA TO LET ON THAT YOU HAVE BEEN KNOWN FROM TIME TO TIME TO WORK AS A MANURE SALESPERSON."

And with that, Death returned to....whatever it was he did when he wasn't at work.


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Shackled City session was canceled. :(
For very good reason. A player had a family medical emergency. Hopefully everything turns out okay and of course we understand that family comes first.


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captain yesterday wrote:
It's been 4 weeks, but this weekend it's back to Numeria for a good long session, we're at 2nd level, should be a fun time :-)

Good luck and have fun. :)

It can be tough to get back into things after a long break.
This weekend we will be heading to [redacted] as our brave (and more than slightly traumatized) heroes continue attempting to save a generally ungrateful Cauldron in Shackled City. :)


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Limeylongears wrote:

Am trying to make gluten free cookies for PFPL. They've been in the fridge for an hour and a half and are still not firm enough to slice. Something has gone wrong, but what?

This is the first time I've tried to bake since making recreational confectionery at college, so some sort of cock-up was inevitable. Still, never mind. If it doesn't work we'll just eat the dough raw LIKE BEASTS.

Gluten free baked goods are a pain. That said, they will never ever get the same consistency as normal wheat based stuff. Even if you've been fortunate enough to get a tasty version. It's basically like having to relearn baking all over again. It takes five different flours just to make a pie crust that doesn't taste like sawdust and sadness for example. Anyhow, good luck. :)


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Krays wrote:
"Master...we need to talk..."

"I SUPPOSE THIS MEANS THAT SHENANIGANS ARE AFOOT. TO BE FAIR. THAT IS USUALLY MY FIRST ASSUMPTION. WHATEVER SHENANIGANS ACTUALLY ARE, THEY SEEM TO BE QUITE WELL TRAVELED."


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NobodysHome wrote:
lynora wrote:
NobodysHome wrote:

We're three days in to summer break, and the kids are making sure it's going to be a LOOOOOOOOONG summer.

Impus Major was sick on Monday. Impus Minor was mildly sick yesterday, and today is absolutely miserable. Of COURSE they're handing every cold they get off to me, while NobodysWife is off in L.A. at E3.

On the bright side, for an OCD like me life is better when you're so busy that every minute is a, "What needs to get done next?" moment. Whee?

My sympathies. Kidlet got the sniffles during the last week of school and we ended up taking him to the doctor the day after his last day. Turns out the sniffles was actually a sinus infection. So he has spent his summer vacation thus far playing video games to distract himself from how miserable he feels. He's dong a bit better and he's been on the antibiotics long enough now to not be contagious, so I'm planning to take him to the movies this afternoon....gotta get him off of the couch at least for a little bit. :)

I was ecstatic on Monday when Impus Major declared, "I am NOT going to sit around in the house all summer! I'm going OUTSIDE!!!!"

He got dressed, insisted that I acknowledge his state of dressitude, went to the park for a couple of hours... and came home sick.

Hasn't changed out of his "standard" summer wear (tighty whities and a pink fluffy bathrobe) since...

EDIT: Oh, geez. Now I *know* that I need to post his "standard summer wear" and Halloween costume. (A rainbow sparkly My Little Pony dress, rainbow tights, and a dead horse head. Life is good when you're a 14-year-old boy the size of many 7-year-old girls...)

Okay, that's an awesome costume. :)

The kidlet could never pull that off though. He's almost twelve and only half an inch shorter than me (I'm 5'2") and very solid build. He's not overweight, but no one will ever call him skinny. Strong,yes, skinny, no. He's been glared at by parents who think he's too old for the playground equipment since he was nine. *shrug* Not much I can do about that.

His standard summer wear is sadly similar though. Too small flannel pajama pants and an old sweater of mine that he 'borrowed' and never returned....I liked that sweater too darn it.


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Celestial Healer wrote:
Went to the doctor yesterday. He is referring me to a hand specialist to assess why I have so little range of motion 2 months after my injury. Wheeee!

Good luck. Hopefully they will be able to help and your hand will be back to normal soon.


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NobodysHome wrote:

We're three days in to summer break, and the kids are making sure it's going to be a LOOOOOOOOONG summer.

Impus Major was sick on Monday. Impus Minor was mildly sick yesterday, and today is absolutely miserable. Of COURSE they're handing every cold they get off to me, while NobodysWife is off in L.A. at E3.

On the bright side, for an OCD like me life is better when you're so busy that every minute is a, "What needs to get done next?" moment. Whee?

My sympathies. Kidlet got the sniffles during the last week of school and we ended up taking him to the doctor the day after his last day. Turns out the sniffles was actually a sinus infection. So he has spent his summer vacation thus far playing video games to distract himself from how miserable he feels. He's dong a bit better and he's been on the antibiotics long enough now to not be contagious, so I'm planning to take him to the movies this afternoon....gotta get him off of the couch at least for a little bit. :)


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Rawr! wrote:
David M Mallon wrote:
I always forget how awesome Mass Effect 3's Omega DLC is until I play through it. Doubly fun if you're playing a biotic-- more explosions than a Michael Bay movie.
Hopefully, more coherent too.

Depends. Kidlet was playing that DLC yesterday and....it really did look like a Michael Bay movie....his play style is... Well, he's eleven, so, yeah......


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captain yesterday wrote:
At the Zoo, first Monday of Summer, it's rainy so no one is here, of course having lived in Seattle a bit of rain if anything only enhances the experience :-)

Rainy days at the zoo are the best. :)


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Odraude wrote:
So Looking to wait for Florida to make the gay marriage legality more stable, then probably pooping the question to my girlfriend. Should be awesome

Ummm....autocorrect strikes again? :P

More seriously, good luck and I hope you guys are very happy. :)


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Be a responsible adult and keep working on my chores or play Mass Effect? Pfft. Like there was ever any doubt... :P


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I'm sitting on my balcony while typing this and watching a dog try to climb a tree because squirrel! :)


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Yuugasa wrote:
lynora wrote:
Yuugasa wrote:

Thinking of dyeing my hair blonde.

My wife is changing her style right now, but I like her old style, so I'm going to take it=)

Blonde is fun, but take care when bleaching. It's best for your hair health to take off the color a little at a time. Took me the better part of a year to go from black to platinum, but still having hair at the end of it makes it worth taking the extra time. :)

(For the record my natural hair color is a dark honey blonde/ light auburn depending on the time of year. I had dyed it black. I've dyed it a lot of colors over the years.)

Dyeing hair was basically my wife's job for years, I am luckily in good hands. ^_^

Honey blonde? That's awesome!

Lol. I never thought so as a kid. It was a confusing color. I could never figure out if it was blonde or brown...or occasionally kinda red....when of course the answer was all of the above. I have never fit into categories well. :P


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Freehold DM wrote:
lynora wrote:
NobodysHome wrote:
lynora wrote:
Yuugasa wrote:

Thinking of dyeing my hair blonde.

My wife is changing her style right now, but I like her old style, so I'm going to take it=)

Blonde is fun, but take care when bleaching. It's best for your hair health to take off the color a little at a time. Took me the better part of a year to go from black to platinum, but still having hair at the end of it makes it worth taking the extra time. :)

(For the record my natural hair color is a dark honey blonde/ light auburn depending on the time of year. I had dyed it black. I've dyed it a lot of colors over the years.)

Everyone describes me as having "Asian hair". It's thick as tree trunks. It's straight. It's dark brown enough to be called black. Attempts to dye it result in said dye fleeing whimpering into the hills.

As a teen, I finally gave up and just started shaving the darned stuff off. A couple of years ago, my wife finally gave up on me and found me an Asian stylist whose hair is just as thick and black and straight and unmanageable as mine. (Well, not *quite* as thick. If I grow a pony tail, you can hang a horse from it...)

And now I loves me some Tuan...

Heh. I have the opposite sort of. My hair is super fine, but there's masses of it and it curls. Not enough to be cute.

I doubt that very much.

sets black manliness to "Bruno Mars"

Oh that just not playing fair. :)


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NobodysHome wrote:
lynora wrote:
Yuugasa wrote:

Thinking of dyeing my hair blonde.

My wife is changing her style right now, but I like her old style, so I'm going to take it=)

Blonde is fun, but take care when bleaching. It's best for your hair health to take off the color a little at a time. Took me the better part of a year to go from black to platinum, but still having hair at the end of it makes it worth taking the extra time. :)

(For the record my natural hair color is a dark honey blonde/ light auburn depending on the time of year. I had dyed it black. I've dyed it a lot of colors over the years.)

Everyone describes me as having "Asian hair". It's thick as tree trunks. It's straight. It's dark brown enough to be called black. Attempts to dye it result in said dye fleeing whimpering into the hills.

As a teen, I finally gave up and just started shaving the darned stuff off. A couple of years ago, my wife finally gave up on me and found me an Asian stylist whose hair is just as thick and black and straight and unmanageable as mine. (Well, not *quite* as thick. If I grow a pony tail, you can hang a horse from it...)

And now I loves me some Tuan...

Heh. I have the opposite sort of. My hair is super fine, but there's masses of it and it curls. Not enough to be cute. Just enough to be unmanageable. Finding a stylist who can deal with it without tears is challenging. All the dye has calmed it some. It still throws bobby pins when I wear it up, but at a slower velocity. You no longer hear the ping as a pin hits the wall at speed...:)


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Yuugasa wrote:

Thinking of dyeing my hair blonde.

My wife is changing her style right now, but I like her old style, so I'm going to take it=)

Blonde is fun, but take care when bleaching. It's best for your hair health to take off the color a little at a time. Took me the better part of a year to go from black to platinum, but still having hair at the end of it makes it worth taking the extra time. :)

(For the record my natural hair color is a dark honey blonde/ light auburn depending on the time of year. I had dyed it black. I've dyed it a lot of colors over the years.)


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Freehold DM wrote:
Celestial Healer wrote:
Get a room, you two.
it would be good if drejk could come to the gym with me. Even better if lynora could, as it is her day. Even betterest if the entire FAWtL Health Goddess Trinity could come. Preferably as one gigantic Steven Universe-esque amalgamated being.

Yeah, I tried the gym thing. Didn't care for it. Three mile hike over hilly terrain? Yes, please. Tai Chi in the park? Totally there. Yoga anywhere flat enough to set my mat? Awesome. Kayaking? Well...honestly, not really my thing, but I need to work on my arm strength, so sure. Swimming....yeah, I live in Michigan. We don't even try to swim before June unless it's an indoor pool. Which I'm not fond of. In fact, the overarching theme here is that I prefer outdoor exercise. The gym is somewhere I go in the winter because asthma and super cold temps are not a great combo for me. As soon as it thaws a bit, I'm out of there until the next December.

Edit: the only exercise I willingly do indoors is taekwondo lessons, and that kinda has to be done in a dojo. Which always smells like sweat socks. Blech.


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Celestial Healer wrote:

Also, today is John's birthday, and I still need a gift.

I mean, last year was a surprise party and an iPad, so clearly I have some goodwill saved up if this year falls short, but I need to give something...

Books? Or a gift card for purchasing ebooks? I mean, can you ever really go wrong with books? :)


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Orthos wrote:

So ran a NWN event last night ripping heavily from What Lies In Dust.

The haunts? The shadow hounds? The skeletal dragons (in place of the triceratops)? The vampires? The laser-beam firing artifact? Even the floating insane skull that the PCs thought might be a demilich? None of this freaked out the players as much as the soulbound dolls.

Add to this them appearing and disappearing through hidden passages, moving things around behind the PCs' backs, stealing and rearranging discarded items, and other such nonsense, and they were incredibly unnerved by the end of the event. One guy even said he was expecting it to break into a D&D equivalent of a FNAF game.

Hey, that's just sensible.....they know their genre conventions. Monsters you can fight. A murderous doll? Yeah, thanks, but no, I've seen this movie. :)


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Hey, what you do with the Mako in your spare time is your business....but I don't know who's yard you're in. I live in an apartment building. We have parking lots, not yards. :P


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Ambrosia Slaad wrote:
Drejk wrote:
David M Mallon wrote:
A few pages later, there was an ad for an "experienced herdsperson."
10th level shepherd?

I would definitely be interested in playing Mass Effect series as DaveShep.

I do need to eventually play the Mass Effect series at some point.

Do eet!

I'm on my second playthrough. Because it's awesome and I couldn't stay away. :)
I still hate the Mako with a passion though.


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Albatoonoe wrote:

Okay, so I have a question. I guess it's sorta directed towards other bisexuals, but if anyone else feels this way, feel free to chime in.

Do you ever feel like you're not "queer enough" to be apart of the great LGBTQIA community? I came into my bisexuality pretty late, and I've still had the strong attraction to women (possibly being heteroromantic), so I've always been hesitant to put myself out there among other queer folk. Hell, I was even hesitant to post in this thread.

Yes, I definitely feel this way. I often find myself self-censoring because of it. And sometimes I get past it and speak up anyways because that's the only way to 1) not be invisible and 2) to not go insane trying to hide who I am. Sometimes it's hard not fitting neatly into one category. But the folks here are really nice and supportive, so that helps.


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Freehold DM wrote:
Sharoth wrote:
Live action anime over at lynora's place.
I look forward to the Lynora workout now- although I did nothing but catch up on my assassination classroom and sailor moon crystal during today's workout.

Sounds like a good use of time.

I <3 Sailor Moon. :)


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Yuugasa wrote:
Finished coloring my wife's hair for her birthday. Though I prefer her natural blonde she wanted to try bright red, she looks good, kinda like an anime character!(though not on lynora's level)

Awesome! Bright red is fun. I did the fire engine red hair many years ago. It was a good look, but a bit too tame for me now. :)


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David M Mallon wrote:
NobodysHome wrote:
one McDonald's meal a day
^Pretty much my current food intake, especially now that my fridge has been non-functional for almost three weeks.

Holy hell! If that isn't illegal it should be. :(


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NobodysHome wrote:
lynora wrote:

I disagree that eating healthier is more expensive. It just requires some smart shopping and a lot more cooking from scratch. And a lot less meat. That stuff gets expensive quick. But it can be done without starving. Or feeling like you're starving.

Huh. You know, I did not realize that was something I felt so passionately about. Weird. Anyhow, I was raised on 'health food' so I guess that's part of it.

I loved seeing Gwyneth Paltrow's attempt at the $29/week diet, because it really said everything you needed to know.

There was a picture of what she bought. Brown rice. Leafy greens. Some olive oil. Dried beans.

An incredibly healthy, incredibly sensible diet for someone on a starvation budget.

And her food lasted... 3 days before she was out of money.

Treppa's point is excellent -- it's easy to get sufficient calories per day by getting one McDonald's meal a day. It's nigh impossible to do it if you try to eat fresh vegetables.

(Says the man who spent almost $100 on Saturday for fresh produce for his family for the week...)

EDIT: Linky to what she bought. Not exactly, "I'm a spendthrift" fare... Yeah, the limes and parsley show some cluelessness, but it's mostly, "I'd like to eat healthy for a week," stuff.

Oh, I think we can all agree that Gwyneth Paltrow is a bit clueless about shopping on a tight budget. Good first effort though.

Also of course produce for a whole family is that expensive. The more people you add and all that. :)
The article Treppa linked also gave an example of how someone could spend that amount of money, eat fairly healthy, and still get sufficient calories. That shopping list looked very familiar. Not an exact match but pretty similar to how I shopped when money was super tight. So it kinda proves what I was saying, which is that it is possible. Not fun, but possible. Obviously it's a lot nicer when you have more money and can buy nicer stuff and more variety of fruits and veggies. I've just seen a lot of people eat nutritionally poor food because they didn't know they had better options. sometimes with dire health consequences. And I know it doesn't have to be that way.


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I disagree that eating healthier is more expensive. It just requires some smart shopping and a lot more cooking from scratch. And a lot less meat. That stuff gets expensive quick. But it can be done without starving. Or feeling like you're starving.

Huh. You know, I did not realize that was something I felt so passionately about. Weird. Anyhow, I was raised on 'health food' so I guess that's part of it.


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David M Mallon wrote:
Starting to come to my attention that I need to start getting back in shape and eating better. Problem is, a) I have basically no money, and b) my back is shot and my knees are on their way out. Any suggestions?

I second (third...whatever) the suggestions for tai chi and yoga. You can find a bunch of good lessons on YouTube and while a yoga mat is nice it isn't strictly essential, so you can do either with no equipment.

If you want some recipes and/or suggestions for how to not be malnourished while wishing you had enough money to be on a shoestring budget, I can probably help. Been there, done that. I can at least steer you away from my mistakes. Hint: eating nothing but rice for a month, not the best idea. But it does beat going hungry. (Sometimes I wonder how I actually survived my twenties...)


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Asha Soleil wrote:
"It's just a fancy word for sex," she said with a shrug. "The nurse said that if I was going to do that, and I don't see any reason why I shouldn't - it's fun; anyways, she said if I was going to do that I should use 'protection' to keep me from having a baby. That's what the bracelet is for. It has magic on it to make sure that doesn't happen. So I'd rather not lose it."

"That makes sense. I just found out I'm a brother, or still was a brother I guess, I don't wanna be an uncle too."

"So what's sex?"

That poor, poor nurse...

"Well, it's a kind of playing...without clothes on... and usually lots of kissing and stuff....and some people think you should only do that kind of thing with someone you really love, but other people think that it's okay with anybody as long as both people agree that it's okay....you know, I don't think I'm explaining this very well. Maybe we should go talk to the nurse. She had charts and diagrams and stuff. It was way easier to understand."

Yep. Crash course in sex ed part two....not how she thought she was going to be spending her day. :P


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Monkeygod wrote:
Anybody heard from FCD lately?

Yep. Talked to him this morning. He's just been busy with other stuff.


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Lissa Guillet wrote:

Oh geez bummer about the eye. =(

Good news is, you can legitimately wear one of these now:
Steampunk Eye Patch

Very sorry about the eye. :(

But that eyepatch is awesome...what's cooler than a pirate? A cyborg pirate!


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I got my hair touched up today. The blue came out much darker. Kind of an iridescent midnight color, a bit like starling feathers. Which is cool.

My husband is more lucid today which isn't doing him any favors since he is still in a lot of pain. And bored out of his mind. He's so frustrated about not being able to read or watch tv. Not that he can pay attention to anything yet. I've played the same podcast for him twice and he didn't even recognize it the second time... Looks like a longer than predicted recovery.


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My husband had eye surgery this morning. It went well and he is in recovery. Meanwhile I am slowly losing what's left of my mind being cooped up in the waiting room. ADHD and sitting and waiting for hours make a bad combo. I've been getting up and changing seats every so often like it was the mad hatters tea party and I keep tapping my feet and stuff, but still.....waiting room is so boring! Ugh. And it could be hours yet. :(

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