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flash_cxxi wrote:
Gobble Leaver wrote:
Too tough and stringy...
Not if you marinate them and leave them out to hang for a day or so.

Delectable.


Hannibal Lecter wrote:
flash_cxxi wrote:
Gobble Leaver wrote:
Too tough and stringy...
Not if you marinate them and leave them out to hang for a day or so.
Delectable.

A meat injector with a nice wine and garlic marinade does wonders as well.

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The roller coaster continues for Tracy and her family -

Update from Mom "Tracy had a rough day today. Steroids saved her life, but they come with a cost. We are very tired. She is weak and discouraged. Thankfully, there is an end in sight. Her #'s keep improving. She has to push herself so hard, though, to do such basic things. We really need to focus on the physical therapy and get her up and moving a bit. If you could keep those prayers coming a bit longer! God bless!"

Thank you all for keeping her in your thoughts and prayers.


Time to make the donuts.


Devlyn, Jack o' Nine Dales wrote:

Glee.

I hear this odd thunking sound as I finish the last mile of my drive to work. I get to the office and park, and discover a lovely hex bolt jammed to the hilt in one of my tires. I'm now waiting for the phone call from the tire place nearby telling me I have to get a new tire. And the federal holiday this week bumped our paychecks to next week instead of today....

YAY.

[Sigh]I guess all I can do is laugh about it. Happy Friday all... ;P

[EDIT]: I stand corrected - I need all of my tires replaced. And I have to cough up a kidney to replace just the one for right now.

Joyous....scratching off 'laughing' as an option for the next hour....

Ouch. Is it too late to say "Discount Tires?"

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Emperor7 wrote:

The roller coaster continues for Tracy and her family -

Update from Mom "Tracy had a rough day today. Steroids saved her life, but they come with a cost. We are very tired. She is weak and discouraged. Thankfully, there is an end in sight. Her #'s keep improving. She has to push herself so hard, though, to do such basic things. We really need to focus on the physical therapy and get her up and moving a bit. If you could keep those prayers coming a bit longer! God bless!"

Thank you all for keeping her in your thoughts and prayers.

I'm glad she is getting better. We will keep praying for her.


David Fryer wrote:
Emperor7 wrote:

The roller coaster continues for Tracy and her family -

Update from Mom "Tracy had a rough day today. Steroids saved her life, but they come with a cost. We are very tired. She is weak and discouraged. Thankfully, there is an end in sight. Her #'s keep improving. She has to push herself so hard, though, to do such basic things. We really need to focus on the physical therapy and get her up and moving a bit. If you could keep those prayers coming a bit longer! God bless!"

Thank you all for keeping her in your thoughts and prayers.

I'm glad she is getting better. We will keep praying for her.

+1 Keep the faith bro!


Patrick Curtin wrote:
David Fryer wrote:
Emperor7 wrote:

The roller coaster continues for Tracy and her family -

Update from Mom "Tracy had a rough day today. Steroids saved her life, but they come with a cost. We are very tired. She is weak and discouraged. Thankfully, there is an end in sight. Her #'s keep improving. She has to push herself so hard, though, to do such basic things. We really need to focus on the physical therapy and get her up and moving a bit. If you could keep those prayers coming a bit longer! God bless!"

Thank you all for keeping her in your thoughts and prayers.

I'm glad she is getting better. We will keep praying for her.
+1 Keep the faith bro!

Will do. I'm staggered by the number of people I know that need prayers. You guys in your job searches, those with emotional items, and a HUGE number of people with major health issues. I keep you all in my thoughts and prayers and wish I could do more.


Emperor7 wrote:

The roller coaster continues for Tracy and her family -

Update from Mom "Tracy had a rough day today. Steroids saved her life, but they come with a cost. We are very tired. She is weak and discouraged. Thankfully, there is an end in sight. Her #'s keep improving. She has to push herself so hard, though, to do such basic things. We really need to focus on the physical therapy and get her up and moving a bit. If you could keep those prayers coming a bit longer! God bless!"

Thank you all for keeping her in your thoughts and prayers.

More prayers will be sent, and I hope that everything continues to improve!


Mairkurion {tm} wrote:
Devlyn, Jack o' Nine Dales wrote:

Glee.

I hear this odd thunking sound as I finish the last mile of my drive to work. I get to the office and park, and discover a lovely hex bolt jammed to the hilt in one of my tires. I'm now waiting for the phone call from the tire place nearby telling me I have to get a new tire. And the federal holiday this week bumped our paychecks to next week instead of today....

YAY.

[Sigh]I guess all I can do is laugh about it. Happy Friday all... ;P

[EDIT]: I stand corrected - I need all of my tires replaced. And I have to cough up a kidney to replace just the one for right now.

Joyous....scratching off 'laughing' as an option for the next hour....

Ouch. Is it too late to say "Discount Tires?"

I'm using a Kauffmann Tire that's just a mile away, and they normally do right by me. It's just the perfect storm of Old Tires + No Moola + No Choice (on getting the repair done).

Meh - At least I caught it before my 25-mile insterstate commute home. It's annoying as hell, but better than having a blowout and possibly wrecking the car. I'll just get the other tires replaced one at a time if necessary - and I may even be able get one done this weekend, if I'm lucky.

And they just called to say my car's ready. Well at least that's done. :)

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Devlyn, Jack o' Nine Dales wrote:

Glee.

I hear this odd thunking sound as I finish the last mile of my drive to work. I get to the office and park, and discover a lovely hex bolt jammed to the hilt in one of my tires. I'm now waiting for the phone call from the tire place nearby telling me I have to get a new tire. And the federal holiday this week bumped our paychecks to next week instead of today....

YAY.

[Sigh]I guess all I can do is laugh about it. Happy Friday all... ;P

[EDIT]: I stand corrected - I need all of my tires replaced. And I have to cough up a kidney to replace just the one for right now.

Joyous....scratching off 'laughing' as an option for the next hour....

Happy Friday the 13th.

Sorry to hear about your tire/pay troubles. If it helps, find a co-worker to give up their kidney.

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Patrick Curtin wrote:
David Fryer wrote:
Emperor7 wrote:

The roller coaster continues for Tracy and her family -

Update from Mom "Tracy had a rough day today. Steroids saved her life, but they come with a cost. We are very tired. She is weak and discouraged. Thankfully, there is an end in sight. Her #'s keep improving. She has to push herself so hard, though, to do such basic things. We really need to focus on the physical therapy and get her up and moving a bit. If you could keep those prayers coming a bit longer! God bless!"

Thank you all for keeping her in your thoughts and prayers.

I'm glad she is getting better. We will keep praying for her.
+1 Keep the faith bro!

+2 Still praying for her continued recovery.

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Good morning everyone. I hope things are going well for you all otherwise.


Mornin' Badgerman.

I wanted a new blog post today, but other than being kind of sleepy, I'm okay. You?


Even though it's the 13th, TGIF! I don't even care that I have to work tomorrow morning. IT'S FRIDAY! IT'S FRIDAY! And it's payday, too!

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Mairkurion {tm} wrote:

Mornin' Badgerman.

I wanted a new blog post today, but other than being kind of sleepy, I'm okay. You?

I'm doing OK. Working from home today, since I'm feeling a bit under the weather.

I'm hoping there will be a new blog post sometime soon today.

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Emperor7 wrote:
Even though it's the 13th, TGIF! I don't even care that I have to work tomorrow morning. IT'S FRIDAY! IT'S FRIDAY! And it's payday, too!

I don't believe in that superstitious nonsense.

<Knocks on wood, adjusts horseshoe, rubs 4-leaf clover, avoids the black cat crossing path>


Friday the 13th. My wife's cousin (really sweet girl from a really good family) went to graduate school in the Netherlands. The program was in English. We both threw her some academic support, as it was a big step going from Thai undergrad to European grad in her second language. She got worked over by a professor, and told she would not be allowed to graduate from the program. We helped her write a couple of letters, just asking for basic fairness in assessing the situation: lettering her repeat a class and have an exam re-evaluated (the graded reproduction was illegible). Long story short, the committee went way beyond these basic requests and after deliberations, she was informed that she would be graduating. So happy for her.


taig wrote:
Emperor7 wrote:
Even though it's the 13th, TGIF! I don't even care that I have to work tomorrow morning. IT'S FRIDAY! IT'S FRIDAY! And it's payday, too!

I don't believe in that superstitious nonsense.

<Knocks on wood, adjusts horseshoe, rubs Mairkurion, avoids the black cat crossing path>

EDIT: fixed that for you.


Anybody know, or what to know the origin of "knock on wood"?


Mairkurion {tm} wrote:
Anybody know, or what to know the origin of "knock on wood"?

Is it dirty?


Emperor7 wrote:

<Knocks on wood, adjusts horseshoe, rubs Mairkurion, avoids the black cat crossing path>

EDIT: fixed that for you.

All I ask is for folks to be gentle. And if your a dude, for Pete's sake, don't aim low. :S


Emperor7 wrote:
Mairkurion {tm} wrote:
Anybody know, or what to know the origin of "knock on wood"?
Is it dirty?

Nope.

Liberty's Edge Contributor, RPG Superstar 2012

Mairkurion {tm} wrote:
Friday the 13th. My wife's cousin (really sweet girl from a really good family) went to graduate school in the Netherlands. The program was in English. We both threw her some academic support, as it was a big step going from Thai undergrad to European grad in her second language. She got worked over by a professor, and told she would not be allowed to graduate from the program. We helped her write a couple of letters, just asking for basic fairness in assessing the situation: lettering her repeat a class and have an exam re-evaluated (the graded reproduction was illegible). Long story short, the committee went way beyond these basic requests and after deliberations, she was informed that she would be graduating. So happy for her.

Congrats to her!

Liberty's Edge Contributor, RPG Superstar 2012

Since I'm not a poodle, you don't have to worry about me doing that, M.

So, what is the origin of "knock on wood"?


Mairkurion {tm} wrote:
Emperor7 wrote:
Mairkurion {tm} wrote:
Anybody know, or what to know the origin of "knock on wood"?
Is it dirty?
Nope.

Is it connected to the term 'graveyard shift' and the bell strings they connected to coffins?


Emperor7 wrote:
Mairkurion {tm} wrote:
Emperor7 wrote:
Mairkurion {tm} wrote:
Anybody know, or what to know the origin of "knock on wood"?
Is it dirty?
Nope.
Is it connected to the term 'graveyard shift' and the bell strings they connected to coffins?

Nope. Do you want a 3rd guess? B/c Taig wants to know.


Mairkurion {tm} wrote:
Emperor7 wrote:
Mairkurion {tm} wrote:
Emperor7 wrote:
Mairkurion {tm} wrote:
Anybody know, or what to know the origin of "knock on wood"?
Is it dirty?
Nope.
Is it connected to the term 'graveyard shift' and the bell strings they connected to coffins?
Nope. Do you want a 3rd guess? B/c Taig wants to know.

No 3rd guess. Enlighten us, o'Green Man.


It's an appeal to the wood of the cross of Christ. So, it's kind of like crossing yourself. Or for that matter, crossing your fingers, which was a hidden way of crossing yourself.


Mairkurion {tm} wrote:
It's an appeal to the wood of the cross of Christ. So, it's kind of like crossing yourself. Or for that matter, crossing your fingers, which was a hidden way of crossing yourself.

Aha. Makes sense.

Liberty's Edge Contributor, RPG Superstar 2012

Mairkurion {tm} wrote:
It's an appeal to the wood of the cross of Christ. So, it's kind of like crossing yourself. Or for that matter, crossing your fingers, which was a hidden way of crossing yourself.

Neat. Thanks, Mairkurion.

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This is what I found here.

Origin of popular phrases wrote:
The exact origin of the phrase "knock on wood" is unknown, however many speculate that is could have come from rituals in early times where trees were considered sacred spirits. Others believe the phrase originated in Ireland. To knock on wood was to alert leprechauns that you were thanking them for giving you good luck. Another popular belief is that by knocking on wood you prevent the devil from hearing what you have just said, which in turn prevents the action from occurring. It is possible that the origination of the phrase "knock on wood" is derived from Christianity and the wood is a reference to the cross on which Jesus was crucified.


Yay! I shared! :3

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Hmm...iTunes just downloaded a new Atomic Array episode. I'll have to give that a listen.

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Can somebody help me with this problem?

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Another origin I read was that, during the Spanish Inquisition, Jews would use a secret knock to gain entrance to a synagogue.


Has anyone else noticed that when you search for people now on Paizo, it doesn't seem to work worth crap? "Search: ________ > Messageboards" used to work swell. My happiness has been infringed.

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David Fryer wrote:
Can somebody help me with this problem?

Since I don't play 4e, I can't help. I'm sure you'll be told why it's easier to make a three-member party in 3e, though. :)

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Mairkurion {tm} wrote:
Has anyone else noticed that when you search for people now on Paizo, it doesn't seem to work worth crap? "Search: ________ > Messageboards" used to work swell. My happiness has been infringed.

Meh. I've just gotten used to searching on Google using "site:paizo.com" to find stuff.

Edit: >>For example<<

Top of the page, ma!


Sorry David, can't help with 4e. Unless you will submit to the whole "Friends don't let friends..." thing. (I know, you didn't need that, but I feel like I have to give something when asked...)

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Oh I'm sure, but the store where we will be playing only sells 4E and they really want me to use the system that people can buy from them.

Liberty's Edge Contributor, RPG Superstar 2012

David Fryer wrote:
Oh I'm sure, but the store where we will be playing only sells 4E and they really want me to use the system that people can buy from them.

Your mission, if you choose to accept it, is to convince that store to sell Pathfinder. :)


I have a busy day today. Laundry, dishes, packing my stuff for the next week. I'm gonna miss seeing Bryce over the weekend. :(
But at least I'll get to see him some during the week since I'm gonna be picking him up from school.

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taig wrote:
David Fryer wrote:
Oh I'm sure, but the store where we will be playing only sells 4E and they really want me to use the system that people can buy from them.

Your mission, if you choose to accept it, is to convince that store to sell Pathfinder. :)

Trust me I'm trying. However, RPGs aren't their main focus so they are reluctant to branch out right now, until they see how the market is. It took a lot of discussion to get them to let me run anything there.


taig wrote:
David Fryer wrote:
Can somebody help me with this problem?

Since I don't play 4e, I can't help. I'm sure you'll be told why it's easier to make a three-member party in 3e, though. :)

lol. yeah, 4e sux 'cause it requires you to have 4 party members. [j/k]

Can't help you, though. No 4e experience.

Liberty's Edge Contributor, RPG Superstar 2012

Work beckons. Back later.

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taig wrote:
Work beckons. Back later.

You suck. :) Rub it in that you have a job.

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Emperor7 wrote:
taig wrote:
David Fryer wrote:
Can somebody help me with this problem?

Since I don't play 4e, I can't help. I'm sure you'll be told why it's easier to make a three-member party in 3e, though. :)

lol. yeah, 4e sux 'cause it requires you to have 4 party members. [j/k]

Can't help you, though. No 4e experience.

Actually the default is five party members. That is what all the encounters in written adventures are built off of.


Hey, who have we not seen lately? Twin Dragons? Dare I say it

Spoiler:
the Poodle?

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