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Good morning to all FaWTLies, wet and dry. The wimmin of FaWTL greet you.

AZ, there are a couple of ways to get the water away. Burying a perforated drainage spout is not that onerous of a task, and once it's done, it's done -- except for the spring and fall chore of flushing leaves out of the line. There are also drainage tiles that can be buried around the foundation to direct the water away and keep that soil locally dry. In both cases, be certain they are slanted away from the house to properly direct the water.

It works. In fact, I think I need to do that here. We have a basement window that has caused a foundation crack. Unfortunately, there is a large bush and the air conditioner directly outside it, making installation of drainage tiles very difficult. :-(

Liberty's Edge Contributor, RPG Superstar 2012

I hope no one got offended by my wimmin comment. I was totally kidding around, and it's not a reflection of my real views. :)


And with my plans hatched...
GOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOD morning Fawlty House!!!!!!!!!!

Well, I danced with Dame Fortuna today, and as usual, she walked away a better woman for it. Pouring rain and high winds this morning means I don't get to ride the bike to work. I take the bus, but due to a handicapped woman's fight with the bus driver and a passenger over seating(don't feel bad- she started it, actually), even that's taking too long. I hop out at the parkway to take a cab and it looks like I just might be on time...but no. The guy needs to turn around to pick up another passenger. At first I was all ready to leave my fellow commuter in the drink, but I just couldn't. Despite years of being taken advantage of for it(or burgeoning paranoia that I MIGHT be one day taken advantage of for it), I decide to be a nice guy and let him turn around to pick up the guy. I end up being late to work anyway. However, that doesn't matter, because I have to turn around and head back out to pick up stuff for my job's snack bar. Which ends up being quite fortunate because I realize as I'm stripping off rather wet street clothes that I have forgotten my work attire at home!!!!! Both the top and bottom I picked today were black and must have blended in with my couch. Damn.

Keeping my jean jacket on, I go around doing inventory, putting forth a "I'm already wet, not going to get my office wear wet as well" attitude. I'm not questioned on it(don't know if that's a bluff or diplomacy check I had to make there), and before I know it I'm on the road, quietly taking the company van the long way to the store so I can go home to pick up my clothes. I surprise the crap out of my wife, who was in a state of undress when I barged in. She admonished me about this surprise visit, as she was expecting her hot latin lover, Rohelio, to be by shortly. I laughed, and then felt strange as I realized my uncle's name is Rohelio, but by that time I was already downstairs and back in the van, gunning it to the supermarkets.

Now when I say "gunning it", I mean "driving as quickly and carefully at possible in the deluge". I think I noticed someone collecting two of every animal he could find in the background somewhere. The sky turned a weird greyish purple that was so pervasive that it seemed like there was some type of mist rising from the road as I drove. Someone should have reminded God today was the 1st, not the 31st, and that if I am to be transported to a TSR/Fantasy setting, Ravenloft is NOT in my top 5 choices. Still, it was a surreal experience as I busted my hump to get stuff back to work in a timely fashion with none the wiser.

My heart was in my throat as I finished my rounds because I ran into my boss as I made for the elevator with all the stuff in tow. Fortunately he paid me little heed, and soon my supplies were away with no hint of foul play. I've got even more paperwork waiting for me, but I think I can squeeze out a victory before clocking out.

Here's hoping I'm the one who gets to give the dame the laugh next time...


taig wrote:
Urizen wrote:
taig wrote:

Forgot to say hi to Patrick and Devlyn. Hi!

Charnie is in Scott Gable's hands. Hopefully, it'll show up soon on the website. My portion of the detailed outline for exciting, secret project 1 is done. Next come art briefs and some rules development. Wheeeee!

Ah yes! Good luck, Badgah! Maybe someone could .... throw Shiny a bone?
The bugs have been placed in the appropriate ears. There are definitely a couple of pieces I could see Mr. Shiny, um, shining on. :)

Shine on you crazy diamond encrusted badgah!


taig wrote:
I hope no one got offended by my wimmin comment. I was totally kidding around, and it's not a reflection of my real views. :)

I'm offended. What about us min? You're looking awfully spry this morning.

Liberty's Edge

Hand cramps everyone!

Hope the day greets everyone well, it's sizing up to be a nice cool day here. If only the dog would stop nagging us. She's fed, gone to the bathroom, and everything else in her moring routine. Why is she still at the top of the steps crying?

She won't show me what's the matter either. I can't figure it out.


Pathfinder Companion, Starfinder Roleplaying Game Subscriber; Pathfinder Roleplaying Game Superscriber
taig wrote:
I hope no one got offended by my wimmin comment. I was totally kidding around, and it's not a reflection of my real views. :)

Not offended here those wimmin know nothing about sports. ;D

I don't think it was so much she didn't know what was going on as she was slowed enough by alcohol to appear off.


Urizen wrote:
Mairkurion {tm} wrote:
I was only given four f@@*ing tutoring hours this next week. FOUR. I doubt that I'll be doing anything, and lucky if I'm not cutting subscriptions.
One would think when they get the prestigious doctorate that the doors would be opening up as you march triumphantly across the Rubicon. Meh. I feel for you, Prof. :/

Thanks. I should have gone into the postal service. That way, when I finally snap, no one would have been surprised.

Liberty's Edge

Mairkurion {tm} wrote:
Urizen wrote:
Mairkurion {tm} wrote:
I was only given four f@@*ing tutoring hours this next week. FOUR. I doubt that I'll be doing anything, and lucky if I'm not cutting subscriptions.
One would think when they get the prestigious doctorate that the doors would be opening up as you march triumphantly across the Rubicon. Meh. I feel for you, Prof. :/
Thanks. I should have gone into the postal service. That way, when I finally snap, no one would have been surprised.

Don't you teach? Isn't that the second highest profession that might end in a bloody frenzy of staplers and letter openers?


Treppa wrote:

Good morning to all FaWTLies, wet and dry. The wimmin of FaWTL greet you.

AZ, there are a couple of ways to get the water away. Burying a perforated drainage spout is not that onerous of a task, and once it's done, it's done -- except for the spring and fall chore of flushing leaves out of the line. There are also drainage tiles that can be buried around the foundation to direct the water away and keep that soil locally dry. In both cases, be certain they are slanted away from the house to properly direct the water.

It works. In fact, I think I need to do that here. We have a basement window that has caused a foundation crack. Unfortunately, there is a large bush and the air conditioner directly outside it, making installation of drainage tiles very difficult. :-(

Dang, what is up with Fawtly basements? It's good I don't have one, I guess.

Howdy to all the WEEMONZ.


Boo.


taig wrote:
Mairkurion {tm} wrote:
I remember some TV people interviewed the Bushes about their Crawford ranch. The house is very intelligently designed. I remember a lot of blah blah about water. Except, of course, for what the blah-blah was. I always thought I'd get hold of that and watch it again if I was were suddenly inundated with money and needed to build a house with a lot of expensive design put into it.
So, the Bushes favor Intelligent Design, then? :)

And lead me not into temptation...


Mairkurion {tm} wrote:
Urizen wrote:
Mairkurion {tm} wrote:
I was only given four f@@*ing tutoring hours this next week. FOUR. I doubt that I'll be doing anything, and lucky if I'm not cutting subscriptions.
One would think when they get the prestigious doctorate that the doors would be opening up as you march triumphantly across the Rubicon. Meh. I feel for you, Prof. :/
Thanks. I should have gone into the postal service. That way, when I finally snap, no one would have been surprised.

Ha!

Scarab Sages

Celestial Healer wrote:
Morning all. What did I miss?

Well, a sudden deluge of rain and wind across the city disrupted Scott's plan for a relaxing Friday, and threatened to end his hoped for evening spent watching cool s%$# on TV. Meanwhile, Brian finally got through with the cost estimate for inspection of the city's telephone poles, following the summer invasion by woodpeckers. And, across town, Carl and Todd were patiently planning their next step in....No, wait! That's my soap opera.


Pizza for lunch. Real Brooklyn pizza. I have no idea how those of you FAWLTyites living outside of perhaps Chicago and that one cool place in New Mexico I saw on Diners Drive-Ins And Dives cope with having inferior pizza. Poor scalawags. OMNOMNOMNOMNOMNOMNOMNOMNOMNOMNOMNOMNOM

Scarab Sages

Freehold DM wrote:
Pizza for lunch. Real Brooklyn pizza. I have no idea how those of you FAWLTyites living outside of perhaps Chicago and that one cool place in New Mexico I saw on Diners Drive-Ins And Dives cope with having inferior pizza. Poor scalawags. OMNOMNOMNOMNOMNOMNOMNOMNOMNOMNOMNOMNOM

Well, I came from Louisiana and moved to Philadelphia. So for me, the improvement in pizza has already been awesome.


Aberzombie wrote:
Freehold DM wrote:
Pizza for lunch. Real Brooklyn pizza. I have no idea how those of you FAWLTyites living outside of perhaps Chicago and that one cool place in New Mexico I saw on Diners Drive-Ins And Dives cope with having inferior pizza. Poor scalawags. OMNOMNOMNOMNOMNOMNOMNOMNOMNOMNOMNOMNOM
Well, I came from Louisiana and moved to Philadelphia. So for me, the improvement in pizza has already been awesome.

Your accent confuses the hell out of me, but it's more Philly than LA, isn't it?

Silver Crusade

Freehold DM wrote:
Pizza for lunch. Real Brooklyn pizza. I have no idea how those of you FAWLTyites living outside of perhaps Chicago and that one cool place in New Mexico I saw on Diners Drive-Ins And Dives cope with having inferior pizza. Poor scalawags. OMNOMNOMNOMNOMNOMNOMNOMNOMNOMNOMNOMNOM

Brooklyn pizza is garbage. Try it in Naples sometime.

*waits for a fight*


taig wrote:
Forgot to say hi to Patrick and Devlyn. Hi!

Yo. ;)


Celestial Healer wrote:
Freehold DM wrote:
Pizza for lunch. Real Brooklyn pizza. I have no idea how those of you FAWLTyites living outside of perhaps Chicago and that one cool place in New Mexico I saw on Diners Drive-Ins And Dives cope with having inferior pizza. Poor scalawags. OMNOMNOMNOMNOMNOMNOMNOMNOMNOMNOMNOMNOM

Brooklyn pizza is garbage. Try it in Naples sometime.

*waits for a fight*

waits patiently outside CH's office with a Brooklyn Dodgers baseball bat


taig wrote:
Forgot to say hi to Patrick and Devlyn. Hi!

Yo. ;)


clobbers Devlyn's clone by way of practice

RPG Superstar 2012

Freehold DM wrote:
Celestial Healer wrote:
Freehold DM wrote:
Pizza for lunch. Real Brooklyn pizza. I have no idea how those of you FAWLTyites living outside of perhaps Chicago and that one cool place in New Mexico I saw on Diners Drive-Ins And Dives cope with having inferior pizza. Poor scalawags. OMNOMNOMNOMNOMNOMNOMNOMNOMNOMNOMNOMNOM

Brooklyn pizza is garbage. Try it in Naples sometime.

*waits for a fight*

waits patiently outside CH's office with a Brooklyn Dodgers baseball bat

You totally need to do that scene from The Untouchables.

Um, sorry CH.

Liberty's Edge

Studpuffin wrote:
Ambrosia Slaad wrote:
Sadly, I don't believe BttH can help ease your pain. :(
You'd be amazed what they can do at the temples even if you don't like them...

Like fluffy pillows.

Silver Crusade

taig wrote:
Freehold DM wrote:
Celestial Healer wrote:
Freehold DM wrote:
Pizza for lunch. Real Brooklyn pizza. I have no idea how those of you FAWLTyites living outside of perhaps Chicago and that one cool place in New Mexico I saw on Diners Drive-Ins And Dives cope with having inferior pizza. Poor scalawags. OMNOMNOMNOMNOMNOMNOMNOMNOMNOMNOMNOMNOM

Brooklyn pizza is garbage. Try it in Naples sometime.

*waits for a fight*

waits patiently outside CH's office with a Brooklyn Dodgers baseball bat

You totally need to do that scene from The Untouchables.

Um, sorry CH.

Pfft. I'll just be sure to stencil "Los Angeles" on his bat to bring him up to date. Then I'll spread the pics around on Facebook where he can't do anything about it.


taig wrote:
Freehold DM wrote:
Celestial Healer wrote:
Freehold DM wrote:
Pizza for lunch. Real Brooklyn pizza. I have no idea how those of you FAWLTyites living outside of perhaps Chicago and that one cool place in New Mexico I saw on Diners Drive-Ins And Dives cope with having inferior pizza. Poor scalawags. OMNOMNOMNOMNOMNOMNOMNOMNOMNOMNOMNOMNOM

Brooklyn pizza is garbage. Try it in Naples sometime.

*waits for a fight*

waits patiently outside CH's office with a Brooklyn Dodgers baseball bat

You totally need to do that scene from The Untouchables.

Um, sorry CH.

You want me to hold up his unconscious body and shove pizza in his mouth to intimidate an accomplice?

Okay. CH, I'm going to need you to inhale some paint fumes for me. Don't forget to breathe deeply.

RPG Superstar 2012

CH, CF is doing a poor imitation of Hannibal Lecter.


Celestial Healer wrote:
taig wrote:
Freehold DM wrote:
Celestial Healer wrote:
Freehold DM wrote:
Pizza for lunch. Real Brooklyn pizza. I have no idea how those of you FAWLTyites living outside of perhaps Chicago and that one cool place in New Mexico I saw on Diners Drive-Ins And Dives cope with having inferior pizza. Poor scalawags. OMNOMNOMNOMNOMNOMNOMNOMNOMNOMNOMNOMNOM

Brooklyn pizza is garbage. Try it in Naples sometime.

*waits for a fight*

Grraaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaahh!!! Accursed Facebook!!!!!!!!!!

Shadow Lodge

Pathfinder Rulebook Subscriber

Good afternoon FAWTLers. I'm on vacation today in Santa Fe, NM and I get to make a rare mid day post. Sat in on my son's music composition class this morning. The format of St. John's classes is unique. The classes are led by tutors but its actually the students teaching each other. Definitely NOT a lecture based approach. I see the students really developing their critical thinking skills. This afternoon, I go to my son's Greek class. And then tonight is a lecture on Benito Cereno. Which reminds me, I better go and finish my assigned reading.

Silver Crusade

Is your son studying music or is he taking that as an elective?

Liberty's Edge

Treppa wrote:
alleynbard wrote:
Thanks for all the kind words of concern. I am feeling better but I still feel like I am fighting down a headache. My stomach is still wonky as well. I can't wait till tomorrow so I can sit down and discuss this with my doctor. Migraines of this intensity are a new thing for me.

Stomach stuff is not fun with a migraine, particularly with the associated pressure changes in the head wreaking havoc with the pain levels.

I hope your doc is able to help. I found Imitrex to be totally awesome and, for the moment, completely out of reach financially. It has some side effects and warnings, so scrutinize it carefully before you go with it. But if it's offered, definitely something to consider.

There are lots of preventive measures you can take and some non-drug things. Acupressure near the thumb joint and top of the orbit is actually effective (for me) for both pain and nausea - but it stops as soon as the pressure is removed. Ice can help. Avoiding some foods (and all alcohol) can help prevent them. Good luck with the doc. May he be sympathetic!

Thank you for the advice. I will see what he says about Imitrex. If it comes in any kind of sample version, he is pretty good about giving that to me and saving me some money. Not sure if the drug is controlled, however, so that may not be possible.

I have been meaning to look into acupressure for my fibro, so I think it is definitely time to get off of my duff.

Well, I am heading off right now so I will catch up after my appointment. Let's hope some good comes from it.

Silver Crusade

Best wishes, AB.

Shadow Lodge

Pathfinder Rulebook Subscriber
Celestial Healer wrote:
Is your son studying music or is he taking that as an elective?

Neither - he is studying the classics. All students take the same curriculum, they begin with the ancient Greeks and proceed forward. They learn math, science, music, literature, etc. this way. The idea behind the program is that you are taught to think as an undergraduate and then specialize as graduate student.

Shadow Lodge

Pathfinder Rulebook Subscriber

and now I'm off to the bank, a local game store, and then meet my son for his Greek class.

Silver Crusade

Tordek Rumnaheim wrote:
Celestial Healer wrote:
Is your son studying music or is he taking that as an elective?
Neither - he is studying the classics. All students take the same curriculum, they begin with the ancient Greeks and proceed forward. They learn math, science, music, literature, etc. this way. The idea behind the program is that you are taught to think as an undergraduate and then specialize as graduate student.

That sounds really interesting.

Silver Crusade

I'm taking my car to get all fixed up on Tuesday. The sick lady's insurance company is accepting all liability and will be fixing it up and providing a rental in the meantime. Not bad.


Hmmm...I was wondering when that particular phenomena was going to happen to me.

Freehold DM wrote:
clobbers Devlyn's clone by way of practice

Ow!

Hey now, I can't help it if I spontaneously erupt into multiple Dalesmen. It's not my fault... ;P

Dark Archive

I started buying the terrain features from warhammer, I think the painting assembling, will help me clear my mind on off nightsThe stuff is only like $40 a pop, and you get like a grove of trees or a hill. So I'm actually looking forward to building up my 3d wilderness terrain.


TORDEK: Sweet.


Pathfinder Companion, Starfinder Roleplaying Game Subscriber; Pathfinder Roleplaying Game Superscriber
Jeremy Mcgillan wrote:
I started buying the terrain features from warhammer, I think the painting assembling, will help me clear my mind on off nightsThe stuff is only like $40 a pop, and you get like a grove of trees or a hill. So I'm actually looking forward to building up my 3d wilderness terrain.

Once you get going it is easier and way cheaper to just build your own terrain. Let me know if you need any ideas.


Justin Franklin wrote:
Jeremy Mcgillan wrote:
I started buying the terrain features from warhammer, I think the painting assembling, will help me clear my mind on off nightsThe stuff is only like $40 a pop, and you get like a grove of trees or a hill. So I'm actually looking forward to building up my 3d wilderness terrain.
Once you get going it is easier and way cheaper to just build your own terrain. Let me know if you need any ideas.

I've been meaning to get back into putting Gundam kits together again. They really do help to get my mind off of things. I'm thinking I'll pick up a few more kits at next week's con and see if I can get into it again.

ANd with that, I'm off for the weekend, folks. Here's hoping everyone has an AWESOME weekend!!!

Tomorrow is Ptolus, Sunday is Darklight Sisterhood. Will have updates on Monday, let me tell you.


Justin Franklin wrote:
Jeremy Mcgillan wrote:
I started buying the terrain features from warhammer, I think the painting assembling, will help me clear my mind on off nightsThe stuff is only like $40 a pop, and you get like a grove of trees or a hill. So I'm actually looking forward to building up my 3d wilderness terrain.
Once you get going it is easier and way cheaper to just build your own terrain. Let me know if you need any ideas.

I've been meaning to get back into putting Gundam kits together again. They really do help to get my mind off of things. I'm thinking I'll pick up a few more kits at next week's con and see if I can get into it again.

ANd with that, I'm off for the weekend, folks. Here's hoping everyone has an AWESOME weekend!!!

Tomorrow is Ptolus, Sunday is Darklight Sisterhood. Will have updates on Monday, let me tell you.


Pathfinder Companion, Starfinder Roleplaying Game Subscriber; Pathfinder Roleplaying Game Superscriber
Freehold DM wrote:
Justin Franklin wrote:
Jeremy Mcgillan wrote:
I started buying the terrain features from warhammer, I think the painting assembling, will help me clear my mind on off nightsThe stuff is only like $40 a pop, and you get like a grove of trees or a hill. So I'm actually looking forward to building up my 3d wilderness terrain.
Once you get going it is easier and way cheaper to just build your own terrain. Let me know if you need any ideas.

I've been meaning to get back into putting Gundam kits together again. They really do help to get my mind off of things. I'm thinking I'll pick up a few more kits at next week's con and see if I can get into it again.

ANd with that, I'm off for the weekend, folks. Here's hoping everyone has an AWESOME weekend!!!

Tomorrow is Ptolus, Sunday is Darklight Sisterhood. Will have updates on Monday, let me tell you.

Now they cloned Freehold DM, where did he put that baseball bat?


Justin Franklin wrote:
Freehold DM wrote:
Justin Franklin wrote:
Jeremy Mcgillan wrote:
I started buying the terrain features from warhammer, I think the painting assembling, will help me clear my mind on off nightsThe stuff is only like $40 a pop, and you get like a grove of trees or a hill. So I'm actually looking forward to building up my 3d wilderness terrain.
Once you get going it is easier and way cheaper to just build your own terrain. Let me know if you need any ideas.

I've been meaning to get back into putting Gundam kits together again. They really do help to get my mind off of things. I'm thinking I'll pick up a few more kits at next week's con and see if I can get into it again.

ANd with that, I'm off for the weekend, folks. Here's hoping everyone has an AWESOME weekend!!!

Tomorrow is Ptolus, Sunday is Darklight Sisterhood. Will have updates on Monday, let me tell you.

Now they cloned Freehold DM, where did he put that baseball bat?

*Runs in, steals all the baseball bats, the leaps to safety before the explosion!*


Justin Franklin wrote:
Freehold DM wrote:
Justin Franklin wrote:
Jeremy Mcgillan wrote:
I started buying the terrain features from warhammer, I think the painting assembling, will help me clear my mind on off nightsThe stuff is only like $40 a pop, and you get like a grove of trees or a hill. So I'm actually looking forward to building up my 3d wilderness terrain.
Once you get going it is easier and way cheaper to just build your own terrain. Let me know if you need any ideas.

I've been meaning to get back into putting Gundam kits together again. They really do help to get my mind off of things. I'm thinking I'll pick up a few more kits at next week's con and see if I can get into it again.

ANd with that, I'm off for the weekend, folks. Here's hoping everyone has an AWESOME weekend!!!

Tomorrow is Ptolus, Sunday is Darklight Sisterhood. Will have updates on Monday, let me tell you.

Now they cloned Freehold DM, where did he put that baseball bat?

*Runs in, steals all the baseball bats, the leaps to safety before the explosion!*


Justin Franklin wrote:
Freehold DM wrote:
Justin Franklin wrote:
Jeremy Mcgillan wrote:
I started buying the terrain features from warhammer, I think the painting assembling, will help me clear my mind on off nightsThe stuff is only like $40 a pop, and you get like a grove of trees or a hill. So I'm actually looking forward to building up my 3d wilderness terrain.
Once you get going it is easier and way cheaper to just build your own terrain. Let me know if you need any ideas.

I've been meaning to get back into putting Gundam kits together again. They really do help to get my mind off of things. I'm thinking I'll pick up a few more kits at next week's con and see if I can get into it again.

ANd with that, I'm off for the weekend, folks. Here's hoping everyone has an AWESOME weekend!!!

Tomorrow is Ptolus, Sunday is Darklight Sisterhood. Will have updates on Monday, let me tell you.

Now they cloned Freehold DM, where did he put that baseball bat?

*Runs in, steals all the baseball bats, the leaps to safety before the explosion!*


Tordek Rumnaheim wrote:
and now I'm off to the bank, a local game store, and then meet my son for his Greek class.

You're all over the map as of late. I should be providing you my wish list of stuff I'm scouting for that's OOP.

Liberty's Edge

Celestial Healer wrote:
Best wishes, AB.

Thank you!

Edit: I am making this a habit.

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