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David M Mallon wrote:

Of course, you shouldn't try for both. Because only losers drink Paragade.

Brought to you by the makers of Tupari Sports Drink.

I know I'm wearing you down.


This is awesome.

Just sayin'.


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Orthos wrote:
Quote:
For the record, though I submit that Empire was a better film, Jedi was always my favorite of the OT. It finished the saga, Luke (and his lightsaber) looked freakin' awesome, and it was over-all a great experience... that couldn't have worked without the first two films (and doesn't, if you try to take it as a story by itself)
Oh goodness I'm not alone!!

No way, Buddy! No way! :D


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Freehold DM wrote:
David M Mallon wrote:

Of course, you shouldn't try for both. Because only losers drink Paragade.

Brought to you by the makers of Tupari Sports Drink.

I know I'm wearing you down.

With your nudity?

(I mean, you are, technically, on the forums a hot dancing female drow with a sword, so...)

^ I should clarify, that this is your avatar, which you have clarified is because you like looking at ladies. But still. :D


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Tonsils strike back. Urgh.


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So just how big is this thread going to get before it enters its next form?


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Not until it's over 9000!!!


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pmg fixed things so we no longer break the forums, so this is liable to be the last one. Shame we won't have The 7 Fawtlai.

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Kobold Cleaver wrote:
So just how big is this thread going to get before it enters its next form?

They contracted out for extra space in a spare dimension. My rates are very reasonable. Just shake my hand!


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gran rey de los mono wrote:
Not until it's over 9000!!!

What?! 9000!?!


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captain yesterday wrote:
Celestial Healer wrote:

I personally don't murder anyone because I have a moral code. Fear of punishment really doesn't factor into it.

Now I know who not to hang out with if The Purge were ever to become reality.

If you hang with me I'll set you up, people that can count ammunition will become as valuable as ammunition after the fall.

Hey if civilization collapsed I have the keys to a corporate armory and lots of ex military types who like me.


I learned a new word, recently.

I... really need to get for free time.

Steady, TL... steady... keep 'er aimed straight toward "after the new year"...


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Calipygian is my favorite word

I love that there is a word for something so specific.


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Aranna wrote:
captain yesterday wrote:
Celestial Healer wrote:

I personally don't murder anyone because I have a moral code. Fear of punishment really doesn't factor into it.

Now I know who not to hang out with if The Purge were ever to become reality.

If you hang with me I'll set you up, people that can count ammunition will become as valuable as ammunition after the fall.
Hey if civilization collapsed I have the keys to a corporate armory and lots of ex military types who like me.

Together, we shall rule the new world! Guns and Twinkies for all that join us! No cannibalism, that s&!+ is gross.


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Must...not...eat...coworker....


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Is it something you could possibly outsource to another country.


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thegreenteagamer wrote:

Calipygian is my favorite word

I love that there is a word for something so specific.

I always liked the word Regurgitate, but I hate actually regurgitating.

Also the first word I learned to spell was Catapult, at least it's my most memorable, I'm sure there were others before it.


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Various notes of interest (to me) this morning:

  • My brother appeared on my doorstep last night, looked over the garage situation, and suggested 25-50 pounds of concrete to fill in the one sunken corner, followed by around 100 pounds of leveling compound to create a smooth, even surface. Considering the magnitude of my plans, this seems reasonable and financially feasible.
  • After not having seen me for a little over 6 weeks, he was definitely looking at me askance, as if wanting to ask something but deciding not to. This is the second such incident (at Christmas dinner my father-in-law asked whether I had a new haircut), so I think the jig is about to be up, at just over 25 pounds lost. I'm fairly sure it'll happen today, as I'm meeting my (gay) retired co-worker for lunch, and I'm sure he'll notice and ask. Not because he's gay per se, but because he's one of those uber-fastidious, very-in-tune-with-personal-appearance gay men who goes to "the City" every 2 weeks to have his hair done by his personal stylist, etc., etc., etc. He's all about men's appearance, so if he doesn't notice and ask, I'll be seriously concerned about a conspiracy.
  • Today is, "Remove the drywall" day. Smashing out the drywall on the walls will be fun and easy. Smashing out the drywall on the ceiling will be... unpleasant. Removing the hundreds of nails that were holding the drywall in and all the electrical wires on will be... unbearable. If all goes well, more pictures this afternoon!

  • All in all, have a good day, FaWtLers! I'll be in a 35-degree garage with a big rubber mallet for the next few hours...

    Silver Crusade

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    David M Mallon wrote:
    Anyone have any experience looking for a job in a city on the other side of the country?
    CH wrote:
    It's rough. I have experience looking, but not finding.

    The furthest I have looked is from Ca. to NV. and that is hard. It is all about who you know. Where you looking at?

    Silver Crusade

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    Reads following posts

    Yep plaster the town with resumes, sadly a bunch of companies make you fill out an application that has all the same info as your resume which kinda sucks.


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    Why don't I file as I go, instead of piling up paper and having to sort/file a ton at the end of the year?

    *headdesk*


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    Treppa wrote:

    Why don't I file as I go, instead of piling up paper and having to sort/file a ton at the end of the year?

    *headdesk*

    *shrugs* I dunno. I'm just better at sorting through piles, personally. Like, I legitimately lose things once I move them out of their piles into a file. I can easily reach into one of my organization piles and pull out exactly what I need with pretty much no hassle. File? Not so much.


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    The IRS doesn't approve of piles.


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    Well, that shouldn't say much about the worthiness of piles.


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    captain yesterday wrote:
    thegreenteagamer wrote:

    Calipygian is my favorite word

    I love that there is a word for something so specific.

    I always liked the word Regurgitate, but I hate actually regurgitating.

    Funny you mention that now...

    Because adventurers love to travel far away by being swallowed by a huge toad and spit at the destination... Unless the toad reneges on the contract and simply digest them: >Abductor toad< (today monster blogpost).


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    Treppa wrote:
    The IRS doesn't approve of piles.

    That looks like is a sound recommendation...


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    thegreenteagamer wrote:

    Calipygian is my favorite word

    I love that there is a word for something so specific.

    I like that one too. We shan't go into the reasons why.


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    One of my Christmas presents this year was a silicone bread pan that I saw on Pinterest with a recommendation that it's really good for making gluten free bread. It's cool because it folds out to a bowl that you can mix the ingredients in, then you fold it up and fasten it and it becomes a baguette shape that the dough can rise in and be baked in. This is especially good because gluten free bread is delicate to say the least and the less you have to disturb it the better your chances of having something edible at the end. So I tried it out the day before yesterday, and it worked! I ended up with edible bread with decent texture that did not taste like sadness! Woohoo!
    Even better, yesterday the kidlet and I realized that this meant we could have toast!!! (It's the little things. You try going without toast for two years and see how excited you get about it. :P) We ate the rest of the loaf for breakfast and lunch and snack because TOAST!!! :D
    But now we're out of bread so I need to make more. :)


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    Gods below, I read that as "silicone breast pan".


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    I read that first as "silicone bread"...


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    Treppa wrote:
    Gods below, I read that as "silicone breast pan".

    I think Captain Yesterday worked at that bakery...


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    Treppa wrote:
    The IRS doesn't approve of piles.

    The IRS is a pile.

    I'll leave it to your mind to figure of what.


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    Ouch. You KNOW you've been working too hard when you're less than 45 minutes in and your right arm is too tired to hold up a rubber mallet.

    On the other hand, one wall down, one (and a ceiling) to go...
    ...just have to remember that it's not going to get done this week, so physically harming myself is contrary to recommended practices...


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    NobodysHome wrote:
    Treppa wrote:
    Gods below, I read that as "silicone breast pan".
    I think Captain Yesterday worked at that bakery...

    Well, lookie here...


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    thegreenteagamer wrote:
    Treppa wrote:
    The IRS doesn't approve of piles.

    The IRS is a pile.

    I'll leave it to your mind to figure of what.

    NobodysHome's Story Time:

    I keep records meticulously. Alphabetized, categorized, and stored in a file cabinet for 10 years.

    When we bought the house, Wells Fargo wonderfully forgot to check the checkbox that said, "These people are cashing out their IRAs to pay for their first home," so the IRS came after me for thousands in penalties for early withdrawal. (Makes Will save to avoid truly foul joke here.)

    I responded with 30 pages of documents, including photocopies of each check, the account it came from, the account it went to, tracking the IRA cash-out from cashier's check to escrow fund to the absolute penny.

    I received a letter of apology from the IRS, telling me they were sorry to have bothered me.

    I should have framed that thing.


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    Treppa wrote:
    Gods below, I read that as "silicone breast pan".

    I wholeheartedly approve of this product.


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    Freehold DM wrote:
    Treppa wrote:
    Gods below, I read that as "silicone breast pan".
    I wholeheartedly approve of this product.

    I prefer more natural...baking products. You can always tell the difference.

    Silver Crusade

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    Drejk wrote:
    I read that first as "silicone bread"...

    As in - a pan in which you make silicon bread?


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    captain yesterday wrote:
    thegreenteagamer wrote:

    Calipygian is my favorite word

    I love that there is a word for something so specific.

    I always liked the word Regurgitate, but I hate actually regurgitating.

    I like the cut of your BLAAAAAARRRRFFFF!!

    ...jib.


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    NobodysHome wrote:
    Treppa wrote:
    Gods below, I read that as "silicone breast pan".
    I think Captain Yesterday worked at that bakery...

    Yup, that was me.


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    The Vicar of Vomit wrote:
    captain yesterday wrote:
    thegreenteagamer wrote:

    Calipygian is my favorite word

    I love that there is a word for something so specific.

    I always liked the word Regurgitate, but I hate actually regurgitating.

    I like the cut of your BLAAAAAARRRRFFFF!!

    ...jib.

    It's like looking into the future!


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    Commandant Happy Hour wrote:
    The Vicar of Vomit wrote:
    captain yesterday wrote:
    thegreenteagamer wrote:

    Calipygian is my favorite word

    I love that there is a word for something so specific.

    I always liked the word Regurgitate, but I hate actually regurgitating.

    I like the cut of your BLAAAAAARRRRFFFF!!

    ...jib.

    It's like looking into the future!

    Bow before me.


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    For you, Orthos. (The link, not the song. I'm neither that Asian, nor that talented... probably in the reverse order, though. And I'm 0% Asian.)

    ... also for all those other CT fans out there!

    (Like mmmmeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee~!)

    And, hey, while I'm ruining the lives and stealing the time of CT fans...

    Secret Forest
    "Trance" Remix of Schala's Theme
    Lovely Vocalization of Corridors of Time (song seemingly titled, The Fall)
    Lovely Vocalization of Schala's Theme (no title, from what I can tell)

    Part one of listening to Square's Biggest Mistake
    Part two of listening to Square's Biggest Mistake

    For the record, as the company that owns the IP and Copyrights, they are, of course, entirely within their rights to act with it as they so-choose. Doesn't stop said decisions that are, by law and sense, rightfully theirs to make, from being poorly thought out and bad decisions for a number of other reasons. They acted to protect their IP and Copyright. They did so in a manner that I find ill-conceived.

    Unrelated to the above:

    So useful for talking about redeemed villains in settings like Blue Rose or Star Wars. Muwahaha. Er...

    (Or, uh, I suppose if you're normal, it could be talking about other addicts, I guess...)


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    Well, the jig is finally up! But it wasn't my retired friend; it was a friend of my brother's who went through her own weight loss journey a couple of years ago, so I'm not surprised she noticed the moment she set eyes on me. But it was fun to listen to her gush. "How could anyone NOT have noticed? You're like a rail! I don't think you HAVE another 25 pounds to lose!"

    Very gratifying!

    Anyway, here we go:

    NobodysHome's Self-Improvement Journey:

    Discovery
  • Days without alcohol: 213
  • Days of dieting: 91
  • Current weight: 177.2
  • Weight lost so far: 25.6 lbs
  • Weight to go: 22.2 lbs (or less)
  • Total days of fasting: 0
  • Best weight since: May, 1999
  • Thoughts and musings:
    The two things that really stand out to me are that:

    (1) It took losing almost 15% of my body mass for anyone to notice, and that was someone who hadn't seen me in 3-4 months! Try going by a supermarket or what-have-you and find two items that differ in mass by 15%. It's really pretty obvious which one is bigger. So it's amazing to me that it took so long for my change to be noticed. It was pretty funny: One night we were going to TSO concert, so I got in my new jeans (admittedly the 34" rather than the 32") and a nice microfiber button-down shirt. I tucked it in, then went and met everyone. I looked at myself in the mirror and thought, "Wow! No WAY no one will say anything! I can really see the difference!" But nope... not a word from anyone. Just goes to show -- if people aren't concerned about your health, they're far less likely to notice that there's less of you around... 'til you've lost a LOT of weight. I even did one day in my 32" jeans and a tucked-in T-shirt, but... nothing!

    (2) We're traveling into uncharted territory in terms of my weight history. I know that my fighting weight in December of 1989 was 155 pounds. I know I gained 30 pounds in January of 1990. (Welcome to the wonderful world of eating like a fighter, but working out like a marshmallow.) So by Feburary of 1990 I was at 185. Over the next few years I fluttered between 175 and 200, but then in 1999 I had a nice cushy job at Saint Mary's College, so I was doing aerobics 6 days a week and weighed in at 178. So from here until I hit 175, my weight history is nothing but a bunch of guesses. I'm almost certain I never got back into the 160's after I quit Tae Kwon Do, so we know the final 15 pounds are all from 1989... if I really decide to go that far.

    My heaviest adult weight ever was 223 in March of 2006; my lightest was 154 in December of 1989. That's a pretty darned big range to choose from...

    A couple of other interesting tidbits: I'm definitely noticing a loss in strength. I've always lost weight by exercising before, and that's kept my strength up. Even with the daily half-hour workouts, I can tell I'm not as strong as I was just a couple of months ago. Dieting has its price, obviously. Easier and less time-consuming than exercise, but I'll be weak for a couple of months until I can build my strength back.
    The other thing is a subtle rebellion in my subconscious. I've weighed in over the line 3 times now. All 3 times it was on days I was going out to dinner with friends, so I couldn't fast without giving away my game. On the bright side, every time I've still managed to get back under the line the very next day. And so the journey continues.

    Finally, we're starting to hit really, really hard days. It used to be very easy to have a single meal in an entire day. My body has finally started rebelling and making me really uncomfortable if I don't eat enough. It may well be that I have to "take a breather" at 165 or 170 for a couple of months to let my body adjust to the new weight before proceeding. Time will tell... I'd MUCH rather just get it all out of the way.


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    And... life just got better!

    Impus Major is in the garage knocking holes in the wall, because he thinks it's "fun". Impus Minor wants a turn next. So I'm sitting around relaxing.

    Ah, Tom Sawyer, eat your heart out! (Or was that Huckleberry Finn -- I forget which of them actually pulled off the "work is fun" con...)


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    As someone who spent 12 years running a snow shoveling crew professionally, my complaints against the company that does our neighborhood are detailed, concise, and vast, so, so, very vast.

    But no one listens to me, because the Midwest is filled with some cheap ass m*!#~~+~%!&%s, and no one is cheaper than the stupid a!!~~+% that does our neighborhood, he also doesn't pay s~%@, like laughably little, as in I make just as much working at a toy store.


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    NobodysHome wrote:

    And... life just got better!

    Impus Major is in the garage knocking holes in the wall, because he thinks it's "fun". Impus Minor wants a turn next. So I'm sitting around relaxing.

    Ah, Tom Sawyer, eat your heart out! (Or was that Huckleberry Finn -- I forget which of them actually pulled off the "work is fun" con...)

    Wait! How is knocking holes in walls not fun? Are you still using your tiny kiddie hammer. :-)


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    Honestly, if we lived within 50 miles of each other, I'd be over there in a minute (or closer to 60 minutes actually, driving safe and what not) I love working, especially demolition and the little detailed s#%#.


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    Only in Wisconsin would someone look at the 27 degree temperature, and decide it's nice enough to drive with the top down.


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    captain yesterday wrote:
    Honestly, if we lived within 50 miles of each other, I'd be over there in a minute (or closer to 60 minutes actually, driving safe and what not) I love working, especially demolition and the little detailed s#+@.

    If we weren't in (somewhat) dire financial straits right now, I'd fly your sorry butt out here and pay you to do my garage right now... along with David.

    Unfortunately, we look to be barely scraping by through January, starting to get comfortable around April, and will have actual money to spare around July, just in time for Disneyland!!

    So if I don't manage to finish the garage in 2016, look out!

    EDIT: Yeah, considering what other people on FaWtL are going through financially, my straits are "dire" only in my own mind. I have to delay paying my relatives their share of the rent money because I borrowed from the rental account to pay the property taxes. But there's food on the table, a roof (albeit a shoddy one) over our heads, and a house we own. So "dire" is only because it's the worst shape we've been in that I can remember...

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