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Celestial Healer wrote:
I have an audition this evening. Leaving details out for now, but it could be an exciting opportunity for some (non-professional) fun. I expect to break all of my legs.

Didja get the part, didja didja didja huh huh huh?


Bah. The graphics card won't run my games. My new graphics card needs a different power supply cable. I have a power supply that will run the graphics card, but the mobo plug is wrong for this system.

I ordered a PCI splitter that should work for the old power supply and my new graphics card - there's room on the power supply - but it won't be here until next week. My local Microcenter didn't have one.

This effort is starting to roll downhill. :(

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Treppa wrote:

I'm a fogey who finds gift cards so... sooooo.... impersonal? Cold? Unthinking?

I definitely get how some would get that impression, especially if the card is for a generic store like Wal-Mart or insert local mall here.

A card to a place someone who knows me well will know I'll appreciate fur more than just its monetary value, like the local used books and games store I love, is less empty-feeling as a gift.

Definitely not knocking cash, tho! 100% with you on cash. Well until the drugs and Hamilton bit. >.>


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The only time I want gift cards are when I need to go to my FLGS and they offer them for like great amounts. :)


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I am subtle like a falling anvil and simply throw a link to the newest game I would want before my birthday on the birthday party facebook thread.

It worked once... (XCOM 2)


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Orthos wrote:
Definitely not knocking cash, tho! 100% with you on cash. Well until the drugs and Hamilton bit. >.>

And germs! Don't forget germs. There's a reason it's called "filthy lucre".

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Drejk wrote:

I am subtle like a falling anvil and simply throw a link to the newest game I would want before my birthday on the birthday party facebook thread.

It worked once... (XCOM 2)

That's option two - point to Paizo and/or Steam wishlist


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And Hamilton is dreamy. I will fight you.


Which reminds me, was the release date of Battletech revealed yet?


Apparently not... :(

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Treppa wrote:
And Hamilton is dreamy. I will fight you.

I have no reason to inhibit your preferences, I merely state I do not share them. =)


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Treppa wrote:

I'm a fogey who finds gift cards so... sooooo.... impersonal? Cold? Unthinking?

So I give cash. There's something about cash. It's green and crinkly and full of drugs and germs and, if you're lucky, there's a picture of Alexander Hamilton on it.

Mmmmm... Hamilton. Our hottest founding father.

Mmmmm... cash. Crinkly and sans provenance.

ill shovel some cash in an envelope and send it to you.

Im sure it will be better received than the turkey.

Also, you could use the cash to buy turkey.

I will send only crinkly ten dollar bills.


Treppa wrote:
And Hamilton is dreamy. I will fight you.

i went to school with the guy who did the show, i think.


Freehold DM wrote:
Treppa wrote:
And Hamilton is dreamy. I will fight you.
i went to school with the guy who did the show, i think.

Seriously? That's awesome. I am forever indebted to him for saving Hamilton on the $10 bill. I couldn't believe they were going to remove him - his own department! Backstabbers! At least Burr shot him from the front! But the musical saved him. Hooray!

I'm getting all worked up. Need to go rest now.


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Freehold DM wrote:
Treppa wrote:

I'm a fogey who finds gift cards so... sooooo.... impersonal? Cold? Unthinking?

So I give cash. There's something about cash. It's green and crinkly and full of drugs and germs and, if you're lucky, there's a picture of Alexander Hamilton on it.

Mmmmm... Hamilton. Our hottest founding father.

Mmmmm... cash. Crinkly and sans provenance.

ill shovel some cash in an envelope and send it to you.

Im sure it will be better received than the turkey.

Also, you could use the cash to buy turkey.

I will send only crinkly ten dollar bills.

You are awesome. I will name my bicycle after you.


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Hamilton makes talking to people about money interesting.

Actual conversation I have had:
"Why would they change the bill? All our money has presidents on it, and it should stay that way."
"...that...is very not true."

One of these days, I'm going to just roll with it and make up nonsense about the Hamilton and Franklin administrations.


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Scintillae wrote:

Hamilton makes talking to people about money interesting.

Actual conversation I have had:
"Why would they change the bill? All our money has presidents on it, and it should stay that way."
"...that...is very not true."

One of these days, I'm going to just roll with it and make up nonsense about the Hamilton and Franklin administrations.

you would.

Make sure to tell people Franklin made peace with the Neanderthals.


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Why would I do that when I could tell about the Illuminati War? They halted their assault on Philadelphia when Franklin's kite got crucial orders through to the defenders, and we commemorate the victory by putting their pyramid on the back of the dollar bill.


Scintillae wrote:
Why would I do that when I could tell about the Illuminati War? They halted their assault on Philadelphia when Franklin's kite got crucial orders through to the defenders, and we commemorate the victory by putting their pyramid on the back of the dollar bill.

that's just cruel.


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Don't forget to talk about the people living in the center of the Earth. How their navy of Atlantean submarines sank the British fleet. :D :D :D


The problem with this is that I'm incredibly deadpan, and people are likely to believe it.


The children need to learn how to detect BS some time or other. Better now than later. :)


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John Napier 698 wrote:
Don't forget to talk about the people living in the center of the Earth. How their navy of Atlantean submarines sank the British fleet. :D :D :D

*takes notes for future games*


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LOL!

When it comes to birthdays.,...
I just say that I'm celebrating my 31st, 20th birthday.

What? 20 was a good year. I see no reason not to continue it.


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Ed Reppert wrote:
Haven't finished the first one yet. :-)

Hah!

I've actually said this.
To my X-Mother in law. ;P

(PERSPECTIVE- This was AFTER arguing with me for over an hour on whether or not my children were coming to my second wedding or going on vacation with her)

<X-Mom-in-law>"You are playing games all weekend with your friends"
(True)
"You are sword fighting in the park on weekends too!"
(ALso True)
"When are you going to grow up and get out of your second childhood?!?"

Me- "HAH! I'm not done with my first one yet!"

The rest of the conversation was,... brief. :)


Whelp,...

Contractor came, prepped, and removed all of the old paneling in my front room.

I have come to the conclusion that;

1) Uncovered house walls are UGLY
And;
2) There are certain arguments that I will never win with my wife. Which is why the old paneling is being replaced by sheetrock instead of new paneling.

Speaking with my mother today, I came to realize that she and I are, perhaps, the last 2 people on the planet who still like paneling. :P


Ragadolf wrote:

Whelp,...

Contractor came, prepped, and removed all of the old paneling in my front room.

I have come to the conclusion that;

1) Uncovered house walls are UGLY
And;
2) There are certain arguments that I will never win with my wife. Which is why the old paneling is being replaced by sheetrock instead of new paneling.

Speaking with my mother today, I came to realize that she and I are, perhaps, the last 2 people on the planet who still like paneling. :P

Two of the bedrooms in my house have paneling. I don't mind it, but I wouldn't say I'm a fan of it either. Apparently neither were the previous owners, since they painted one of the rooms white. Why they didn't just replace it with drywall, I don't know. It was kind of odd at first, because I would be laying in bed half-asleep and then jolt awake thinking the wall was cracking. But I got used to it.


And regarding birthdays, every year my Mom asks me to give her a list of things I want for my birthday and Christmas (my birthday was actually yesterday. Yay me?), and every year I tell her "I don't know". I don't do this to be obnoxious or anything, I just really don't know what I want. Like Orthos, if I need something or just want it badly enough, I'll figure out how to buy it for myself. I would prefer if we just stopped giving anything, but if I have to get something, I like cash or Wal-Mart gift cards since I shop there almost exclusively. This year, though, I got Carcassone as a gift, and it's pretty dang good.


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You got a whole city as a gift? Cool! :-)


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gran rey de los mono wrote:


Two of the bedrooms in my house have paneling. I don't mind it, but I wouldn't say I'm a fan of it either. Apparently neither were the previous owners, since they painted one of the rooms white. Why they didn't just replace it with drywall, I don't know. It was kind of odd at first, because I would be laying in bed half-asleep and then jolt awake thinking the wall was cracking. But I got used to it.

Lol, Yeah My front room WAS all very dark paneling, which the previous owners painted a dull beige. (It was either just a cr@%%y color, or cr@%%y paint, either way, ugly) I understand WHY they did it, the front room must have been a dark hole, even with the huge window in the front wall. I just don't understand why anyone would put ugly paint paint over beautiful wood paneling. :)

My dining room on the other hand only has the paneling up to the chair rail, so my wife is gonna have to live with that. (And it matches the dark cabinets in the kitchen too. And NO WAY can I afford to replace those! So deal with it!) :)

I keep telling my wife, when we win the lottery (LOL!) we can live anywhere she wants, BUT:
1) I'm building a castle,
and
2) MY personal study will be wall to wall beautiful wood paneling
;D

Silver Crusade

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Treppa wrote:
Celestial Healer wrote:
I have an audition this evening. Leaving details out for now, but it could be an exciting opportunity for some (non-professional) fun. I expect to break all of my legs.

Didja get the part, didja didja didja huh huh huh?

I made it to callbacks. I think the audition and callback both went well. Fingers crossed!


Celestial Healer wrote:
Treppa wrote:
Celestial Healer wrote:
I have an audition this evening. Leaving details out for now, but it could be an exciting opportunity for some (non-professional) fun. I expect to break all of my legs.

Didja get the part, didja didja didja huh huh huh?

I made it to callbacks. I think the audition and callback both went well. Fingers crossed!

YEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEESSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSS

Silver Crusade

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Scintillae wrote:

Hamilton makes talking to people about money interesting.

Actual conversation I have had:
"Why would they change the bill? All our money has presidents on it, and it should stay that way."
"...that...is very not true."

One of these days, I'm going to just roll with it and make up nonsense about the Hamilton and Franklin administrations.

Why do you hate President Benjamin Franklin so much?


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Celestial Healer wrote:
Scintillae wrote:

Hamilton makes talking to people about money interesting.

Actual conversation I have had:
"Why would they change the bill? All our money has presidents on it, and it should stay that way."
"...that...is very not true."

One of these days, I'm going to just roll with it and make up nonsense about the Hamilton and Franklin administrations.

Why do you hate President Benjamin Franklin so much?

The Bifocal Bill was horrible and don't get me started on his taxes on kites!


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Sharoth wrote:
Celestial Healer wrote:
Scintillae wrote:

Hamilton makes talking to people about money interesting.

Actual conversation I have had:
"Why would they change the bill? All our money has presidents on it, and it should stay that way."
"...that...is very not true."

One of these days, I'm going to just roll with it and make up nonsense about the Hamilton and Franklin administrations.

Why do you hate President Benjamin Franklin so much?
The Bifocal Bill was horrible and don't get me started on his taxes on kites!

Better than Hamilton. I mean...what was he thinking about that Floridian Treaty? There was no need to cede Roanoke Island in exchange for gunpowder.


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President Dwayne Elizondo Mountain Dew Herbert Camacho was our best president.


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And, let's not forget President "Dirty" Harry Callahan's War on Crime. :)


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Benny should have been our first prez. No offense to GW, but DAMN the whole tenor of our Executive branch would have been different. We are a nation of precedence. Having a scholar, scientist, and writer as First president would have been a great start


I wonder if he would have had the same popularity as Washington.


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Scintillae wrote:
I wonder if he would have had the same popularity as Washington.

Popular doesn’t always mean effective. I think BF would have put some good laws into action. He was a very forward thinker. Who knows? Plus he wasn’t from the Virginia plantation set. I’m not a fan of them. Give me my Boston/Philadelphia guy!


So would I. Mr. Franklin was a Diplomat. General Washington was a War Hero. War Heroes tend to stand out more. But that's just my observation.


Patrick Curtin wrote:
Scintillae wrote:
I wonder if he would have had the same popularity as Washington.
Popular doesn’t always mean effective. I think BF would have put some good laws into action. He was a very forward thinker. Who knows? Plus he wasn’t from the Virginia plantation set. I’m not a fan of them. Give me my Boston/Philadelphia guy!

Oh, I agree that he would have done a good job. Popularity is a major factor in getting elected, though, and Franklin's efforts with getting allies and treaties weren't quite as flashy as being general during the Revolution.


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I think things were still relatively loose with elections at that point. He might have ended up a good compromise candidate if Washington hadn’t been able to stand for office


True! Certainly would be an interesting alternate history to speculate.


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Like perhaps a focus on a chain of scientific establishments to foster learning in the new country.? There’s a good alternate history for you: steam power and the like gets much more attention, possibly jump starting the industrial revolution early. Perhaps with better farming implements the agricultural South isn’t as Hell-bent on preserving slavery and settles for a buyout scheme. Racism would still exist, but the constant oozing wound of the Civil War’s legacy would be gone, with all that entails. Having been recompensed and left with their plantations, perhaps Jim Crow would not have been so virulently advocated by the Southern elites.


Ooh, I like that.


Highly unlikely- if anything, eugenics would probably have started earlier. Remember, non whites were not people. The science of the time would have encouraged that thought. It would take a lot more than steam power to remove that type of thinking.


Then again, it sounds like we are going into Deadlands Pre Sequel territory here- any Deadlands players here to flesh this out more?


This guy must have been an awesome history teacher.


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Aw! Did someone steal your sweetroll? Or did you take an arrow to the knee?

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