Hey, LM, do you remember the basic D&D gazetteer, PC3: The Sea People? It has undersea playable races for basic D&D and underwater rules, but it also has a few adventure seeds that you might find useful.
This is why when I had a Chrysler, it was actually a Mitsubishi with Chrysler plating.
Now I have a Mustang and just spent $1,000 and 4 hours of my life on new tires and an oil change. But I LOVE my Mustang!
The last time I went to the hospital for a surgery they had it set for the Food Network. Remember, I hadn't eaten ALL DAY.
Also works with running. Feel like you can't go on? Make it to that tree. Make it to the next sign post after that. Now run to that parked car. Eventually you make your overall goal. For me, that's about 47 feet.
When I was learning to walk again after being in the hospital for a month, that's how I asked the physical therapists to treat me. Point me at an object, and I focused on that -- make it to the sink. Make it to the door. Make it to the basketball hoop. Until eventually I walked 160 feet on a walker.
You need barn cats!
There's a longer version that I took for work recently. I ended up being ISTJ, heavy on the introverted, not as strong on the Thinking. I've been an ISFJ in the past as well (feeling instead of thinking). And like Scint, I've chosen a career that requires me to interact with people: Human Resources. By the end of the day, I don't want to talk to ANYONE.
But the longer version is more interesting to read because it does take into account that you're only a certain percentage of each letter -- like NH is 63% extrovert or what have you.
My college-age daughter asked if we would disown her if she got a B in Organic Chemistry....
I think I did my job too well...
The Princess Bride had a major hand in shaping my sense of humor, along with Animaniacs and Looney Tunes. These are probably not the things to show your impressionable child if you want them to grow up to not be a sass elemental.
But I wanted her to grow up to be a sass elemental, and it worked out perfectly! <cackling maniacally>
(She is an awesome young adult -- gah the age of some of you who are posting!!!)
The Vagrant Erudite wrote:
I'm with you on this one! I can't eat food that looks like someone else ate it first.
We've discussed this! Repeatedly! Stop abusing the poor commas, you filthy heathens!
I have a coworker that I have to ask her to send me anything she writes before she sends it out company-wide. If you're starting a new sentence, you do not use a comma! She runs on all her sentences, and it's beyond frustrating.
So um the leukemia is back. I don't much more than that at this point. The nurse called me late yesterday and said that the damaged chromosome was detectable in my blood, and the doctor wanted me to start treatment again. I have an appointment with him tomorrow at 9 to find out more.
I haven't been taking the medicine for it in almost 6 years. I knew intellectually at some point that I'd have to start it again. If the medicine "flips the switch" (so to speak) to turn the cancer producing cells off, you figure you have to keep taking it to keep the cancer turned off, right? But I went so long without that I was beginning to hope remission was permanent.
I'd appreciate ya'll's thoughts tomorrow...
Hey, NH, your tech company should have a health advocate program. If the insurance company tries to make you pay more than your out of pocket maximum, contact the health advocate. I've been known to sit down with a spreadsheet and calculate out exactly what each charge was and how much the associate owes and what the insurance paid to show that the insurance company calculated the out of pocket maximum incorrectly. It happens, but you should be able to get help -- either from your HR department or the health advocate.
Is there any way to remove the big, bold "SUCKER!!!" written on my forehead? I really need it removed. ~sighs~ Now kittens can read it. Two kitten to be exact.
I'm fairly certain all cats can tell who has CAT SLAVE on their foreheads. We have a feral that we're feeding, and I'm continually astonished that he doesn't seem to see CAT SLAVE all over me.
He actually runs from me!
And then you get a Kindle, because it's so much easier to carry your books that way, and you don't even have to go outside to pick up the box...
What is your gender?
John Napier 698 wrote:
On the insurance front, it seems that the company switched providers a while back, and I simply fell through the cracks. Not a pleasant feeling.
Okay, as a HR professional, I have to jump in and say that sometimes stuff like this happens. You'd think in this day and age, systems would talk to each other, but I can't tell you the number of times I've had to go through a spreadsheet and update the payroll and insurance carriers' websites (all 4 of them!) separately. Mistakes happen; we're all human. :)
Now that your HR department is aware that your coverage was missed, they should reinstate it to the beginning of the year and your hospital charges should be covered. If you'd like more help, please feel free to PM me, and I'll do what I can.
Okay, lurking again...
Oh wow. We were "given" a headless bunny on Easter a couple of years ago, but since then the "treats" have dried up. Either the mafia has given up on threatening our cat, or more likely, he's too fat from "astronaut food" to bother chasing the moles, bunnies, and squirrels. (There was a cute Purina commercial that referred to dry cat food as "astronaut food," and my daughter calls his food that all the time now.)
<de-lurking> I'm so sorry, Kalindlara. I can't speak to trans issues, but I can speak to the negative self-talk which I've had all my life. Please talk to your regular doctor about getting on an anti-depressant. I was first diagnosed with major depression when I was 15, and the first anti-depressant I was prescribed made me feel like the world had been wiped clean. I didn't change, but everything felt better, easier, lighter. It didn't make things perfect -- I still had all the issues that caused the depression in the first place -- but it helped.
I take anti-depressants now to be normal, to function. This is an illness, just like diabetes or high blood pressure or anything else where you would need to take a maintenance medicine. Please don't feel that you've failed somehow if you need this medicine.
And, please, don't harm yourself. I've only interacted with you as I lurked on these boards, and you have so much to share!
Hi! I have some items sitting in my sidecart that I thought would ship with my February subscription order, but didn't. They're also not included on the March subscription email I just received. Is there anything else I need to do to have them ship? Or are they just not available yet?
Thank you so much for your help!!
Where is the goblin when you need him? Summon Comrade Anklebiter! (Did it work? Darn it -- I hate doing links!)
The New Jim Crow: Mass Incarceration in the Age of Color Blindness -- I think you'll find that racism isn't really as settled as everything seems to think it is.
Still Failing at Fairness: How Gender Bias Cheats Girls and Boys in Schools and What We Can Do About It -- Gender stereotypes cause problems for boys and men as well as for girls and women. And so much of it is unconscious bias that people have to be shown that they're doing it before they recognize it.
Lies My History Teacher Told Me: Everything Your American History Textbook Got Wrong -- There's a lot that's taught in school that emphasizes what white men have done to build America, but not the contributions of women and other minorities.
I'm sure the goblin could give even better references than this, though I got the first one directly from him.
Hi! I'm trying to change the payment method for my subscriptions to a different credit card. Each time I click on Change Payment Method, I'm taken to a screen where my options are "Cancel," "Select Payment Method," and "Cancel." I *think* I'm supposed to have the payment options listed on this screen, but I'm not sure. When I click on "Select Payment Method," the website takes me back to the "My Subscriptions" page.
Please help! :)
Me too! (though I only ordered one copy of the print pack) I know customer service has been backed up, so I've hesitated to email again.
It is rather dificult to access them when the website logs you out when you try to follow the link 9 times out of 10.
I was having this issue too. I decided to download the PDFs of the levels that I didn't have. The site made me log in again (grr). Once I'd downloaded those levels, I tried to download the SGG products again -- and it worked! I didn't get that weird "you have to log in" message every time I clicked on the link. I'm using Firefox 26.0 -- hopefully this will help you too!
Wait? Some people actually received the SGG pdfs promised as part of the Kickstarter? I never did -- and sent an email to Hyrum at one point asking about them. I eventually shrugged my shoulders and decided that at least I'd kept the lights on for DaD. I just assumed that no one received the pdfs.
The bad thing, though, is that I stopped buying SGG titles because I wasn't sure if I'd ever receive the promised free ones, and I didn't want to purchase what might end up being duplicates.
I'll email Owen at the email address listed above and let him know my situation.
I haven't done a lot with Adventureaweek.com, though I did pledge the Rise of the Drow kickstarter. I would love to see some kind of compiled PDF with bookmarks for DaD -- doesn't even need to be a hardcover, just everything in one place. If I could get it, I'd love for it to be updated to Pathfinder completely and linked to d20pfsrd.
My father took my brother and me to see Robocop when it came out. I was probably 15 (I think) and my brother was 12. As the intro screens were rolling, a little voice pipes up from in front of us and says, "Daddy, what does that say?" I simply could not believe that a parent had brought their child who was probably between ages 4 and 6 to an R-rated movie!
To stay on-topic :). My husband had our daughter watch Buffy the Vampire Slayer when she was young to show her that bad guys could be defeated. And she's fairly well grounded, though the Hush episode still freaks her out. I'm probably much more protective than he is -- but then I had that experience at Robocop! (As a teenager, *I* was grossed out!)
I may never sleep again, but spend the rest of my waking life flossing and brushing in an effort to avoid that woman.
Hey, at least you only have to go once every six months. I get to go see my dentist (and hygienist) every three months! That's how bad I am!
Well, okay, so I did grow up without fluoridated water, and my mother does have really soft teeth too. But I drink way too much soda.
5 implants (and waiting for the jawbone to heal from the last extraction) plus um 12 (I think) root canals later... all I can say is,
"Love your hygienist, Dungeonmaster Cal, love her; for she is all that stands in the way of doom!"
One of my regular players was always late -- it was just part of her personality. So I'd tell her that the game would start at 11 and tell everyone else that it started at noon (on a Sunday). When she arrived at noon, she was right on time! :)
I don't know if this will actually help in your particular situation, but I agree with the others. Plan for her not to be there and then you're pleasantly surprised when she arrives. Depending on the situation, I might have her character as a "ride-along." She's there, but she doesn't actually do anything until the player is there.
I'm a bit late to this, but have you read the books by Gail Carriger? Soulless is the first in the series. They're set in an alternative Victoria London where vampires and werewolves are common. Our main character is born without a soul, so her mere touch changes vampires and werewolves back to human. Highly recommended.