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John Napier 698 wrote:
captain yesterday wrote:

So, I can get a job making twice what I am now per hour, but would require Pea Bear to give up five or six hours a day of her summer (her first as a teenager even) watching Tiny T-Rex.

That seems harsh.

You could pay her for it. Her first job as a Teenager.

beat me to it.

Teenagers love money.


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Almost as much as I hate clothes.


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Ridiculous User Name wrote:
Ridiculous User Name wrote:
Deep Thoughts, By Cap Yesterday wrote:

Occasionally, you think to yourself that if you didn't have so many aliases then maybe people wouldn't come up with such ridiculous user names.

But then you spend time out in the world, and you realize having so many aliases probably wouldn't change anything. People will still come up with ridiculous user names.

Like, for example, the literal Ridiculous User Name...

I was surprised this one was available.

*Envious that I didn't come with that first*


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Freehold DM wrote:
Almost as much as I hate clothes.

+1


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You'd be amazed at what's still available.


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What, like HOTPANTS?

HUZZAH!


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Ugh. Just had to take the afternoon off work. Getting worse. Saturday is NOT looking good right now...
...we'll see how I feel after an afternoon of lying around babbling incoherently...


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Tacticslion wrote:

Look, if anyone asks about the Campaign stuff, I was tending my sick child.

(Got called in at 11:15 on the day we were going to head out of town to see family that he had an over-100-degree-fever...)

So this is a thing.

We were going to be out of town to hang with my wife's family until Monday, and go to a Star Wars thing tomorrow with my wife's brother and his wife (just adults! how awesome!).

We are definitely not doing that, now. Over 17 people, all of whom have reasons for avoiding getting sick (expensive tickets to things, in the middle of a long trip, lingering complications from "fixed" heart problems, and so on) are planning on being crammed in the same house as our Eldest was going to be in, and to bring him so close to a pool and deny him entry is also just too cruel... especially when all the other kids will be enjoying it.

So... we're home, he's fevery, and we are missing family stuff. Also a Star Wars thing we've planned for most of a year.

:/


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Just imagine the "Star Wars thing" is a marathon of the prequel trilogy. Maybe that will help?


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NobodysHome’s Life of a Chaperone, Part V: Put a Shirt On!

OK. I get it. Somewhere between the ages of 15 and 25 you're going to have the best body you will have in your lifetime, with very little effort because your metabolism is working overtime on your behalf. Even Impus Major, whose sole claim to "exercise" is 3 days of P.E. a week and whatever moving about he feels like doing, boasts a little 6-pack.

I hate kids.

So, you're young, you're naive, and you want to show off the killer bod that nature is giving you essentially for free. It's why "shirts vs. skins" is so popular among high school and college guys, and vanishes (except among the truly desperate) by the time men are in their thirties. I know I'm guilty of it: Back in my Tae Kwon Do days I'd go up on backpacking trips in the summer, then lie around shirtless showing off what 22 hours a week of working out can do to a 22-year-old body.

But kids, a high school choir trip is NOT the place to run around scantily clad, lie around in great heaps of humanity, or otherwise take advantage of your enviable youth. You know why? Because us beleagured chaperones, who have been up since 2 am trying to keep you safe and sound and fed and happy, are now going to have to spend what's left of our fading energy chasing you around, trying to get you to put something on over that magnificent 6-pack or that perfectly-flat belly. It's our job. I'm sorry, but it is.

The Clothing Wars:

Thursday, April 6, 5:00 pm - midnight
The first part of the evening went relatively smoothly for me. I was on "food duty", so I set up all the pizzas, salads, and other sundries in Ms. S's room and started making sure all the kids got fed. Even better, my room was right next door so beween waves of ravenous teens I was able to claim a bed and unpack my suitcase. A couple of my groups dutifully texted me that they were going out (I do like chaperoning high schoolers because you can give them a lot of independence: "OK. If you know where you're going and you're in a group, just text me when you leave and when you get there and you're good."), and while the other chaperones had duties that took them all over (Downtown Disney and the pool), I was assigned "hotel duty", which I figured would be easy. How little did I know!

Perhaps my favorite moment was when one of my "veteran" groups (I'd had them the year before) returned from a Target run with a gift for me: Two of the guys were named "Kole" and "Cole" (so I can't make up good names. Sue me), and gifted me a "Cole soda". I thought it was very cute, and promptly dubbed them, "Team Awesome Soda!". Since I was naming one group, I had to name the rest, so we got "Steve's Amazone (and some other guys)" "You never call, you never write" (Impus Major and Z, who were both staying in my room), and "Team NobodysHome's Thumbs are Tired". (Much to my glee, they never objected to this name.)

Once I had dutifully named my groups, I started my "patrols", only to find the mass of human skin that is a bunch of teenagers in Southern California on a trip. One bed held a massive pile of 7 girls and Cole (a sophomore who so epitomizes "stereotypical good-looking teenage guy" that it's scary). While I did that sort of thing when I was a teen (I seem to recall 12 of us on my parents' waterbed, and nothing untoward ever happened), I figured my job was to be as conservative as the most convervative parent, so I went to Ms. S for guidance. She gave me awesome advice: "If they wouldn't do it in my choir room, they shouldn't be doing it here."
So back I went and broke up the pile. They were disappointed, but what was awesome was telling that to them ("I have to be as conservative as the most conservative parent on this trip"), and they all showed understanding, and broke it up with a, "Thanks, NobodysHome!"
Perhaps the most bizarre room was the one with a guy in his boxer shorts, towel tied around his neck like a cape, capering across the beds. He was not surprised when I informed him that this was a no-no. And on it went across the 8th floor, going into every room, getting the kids to stop rampaging about, put a few more clothes on, stop lying in huge heaps, and so forth.

Up to the 9th floor I went, only to nearly plow over Alexia (one of ma girlz), a petite Asian girl in a perfectly-reasonable dark blue bikini, which would have been fine... if she were anywhere near a pool. I glanced into ma girlz room and most of them were in a similar state of undress (nothing R-rated, fortunately, or even PG-13 for that matter), either back from the pool, going to the pool, or dressed for a very hot summer day. Before I could even suggest that maybe they should close the door when changing, Alexia mentioned that she wanted to go out, and from behind me I heard Ms. S exclaim, "Well, first put a shirt on!"
Alexia stormed into her room to put on the required garments, but of course didn't close the door. I had to shoo a couple of guys from their perches, then continued my patrols.

The rest of the evening passed relatively uneventfully. Team Awesome Soda had brought home enough candy to slay an entire diabetic convention, so in every hallway I ran into kids with candy hanging out of their mouths. It was really kind of amazing how much candy and soda was being consumed. As the night got colder, clothes got put on (our kids may be vain, but they also have some sense), I got 9-10 pm pool duty, and we finally had our first chaperone meeting from 10-11. From 11-11:30 was getting the kids safely in their rooms with lights out at 11:30, then a second patrol to make sure they were actually quiet. Thursday night ended for me around midnight, marking a 22-hour day for my first day of chaperoning.


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I was very concerned with checking your spoiler. But I gave you the benefit of the doubt, because you're you, and I was not disappointed.

You were awesome, dude!

(That said, were it me, I could have easily convinced them all to put theirs on by threatening to dress to match...)


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Tacticslion wrote:

I was very concerned with checking your spoiler. But I gave you the benefit of the doubt, because you're you, and I was not disappointed.

You were awesome, dude!

(That said, were it me, I could have easily convinced them all to put theirs on by threatening to dress to match...)

Er... now I'm *really* worried -- what did you THINK I might do?

Ponders TacticsLion's darker side...


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Nobodyshome's journey through Tacticslion's darker side..


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"I'm always just so intense!!" - Tiny T-Rex, raising his fists above his head and cackling madly, after possibly having too many sugar cookies.

Grand Lodge

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Freehold, keep an eye on this guy. I would link you to his posting of his FFVII art but it's in that place you will not go.


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Is it bad, that I would like to watch Hobbit merely to see Thranduil?


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Drejk wrote:
Is it bad, that I would like to watch Hobbit merely to see Thandruil?

Yes, it is.

Peter Jackson is an unprincipled whore.


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captain yesterday wrote:
Nobodyshome's journey through Tacticslion's darker side..

The Cap'n wins the internets for today.


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When did he steal that title away from me.

begins plotting Samwise's death in the reboot of LotR that will inevitably tie in to the MCU as retaliation.


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Yay! I managed to notice spelling error minutes before the 1-hour window closed!


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Drejk wrote:
Yay! I managed to notice spelling error minutes before the 1-hour window closed!

How dare you remove something that would allow us to mock you for eternity! You ought to be ashamed of yourself!


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Drejk wrote:
Yay! I managed to notice spelling error minutes before the 1-hour window closed!

Haha! It still lives on in lisamarlene's response.


Tacticslion wrote:

I was very concerned with checking your spoiler. But I gave you the benefit of the doubt, because you're you, and I was not disappointed.

You were awesome, dude!

(That said, were it me, I could have easily convinced them all to put theirs on by threatening to dress to match...)

NobodysHome wrote:

Er... now I'm *really* worried -- what did you THINK I might do?

Ponders TacticsLion's darker side...

Hah! Not what you might do, but what the content might be. But then again, I figured whatever happened, it would be presented in a tasteful manner. I was not disappointed. :)

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*covers her eyes*

TL I don't want to see you dress to match! My sanity >.< Noooooooo!

Funnily I get the opposite problem here, people have been saying that I dress too conservatively.

Well, I mean I do wear dresses, sleeveless, but I won't reveal anything more then THAT.

Definitely NO exposing of tummy or anything. And too short shorts...Nadda, that ain't gonna happen.

Mostly I go around in a T-shirt and short pants(that's 3/4th way to the knee).


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Rawr! wrote:
Drejk wrote:
Yay! I managed to notice spelling error minutes before the 1-hour window closed!
Haha! It still lives on in lisamarlene's response.

Shush, you masked menace.


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I was never really comfortable revealing too much of my body, myself, though I get better in recent years.

It might have something to do with being mocked in elementary school by colleagues on P.E>, when I was bigger and fatter than anyone else from my class.


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I'd go out naked if I was allowed too.

Too many years lacking the confidence to do it, I guess, until I stopped worrying.

I was too fat, too thin, too pale, whatever. That are all insecurities. Nobody is perfect, so I don't care anymore.

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*offers hugs*


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My HEMA group was considering a 'Calendar Girls' style venture next year.

It might have been a joke, but knowing the people involved, there's a strong possibility that we might end up getting photographed in the nudds, bar a fencing mask and perhaps a discreetly positioned buckler.


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Tacticslion wrote:
Tacticslion wrote:

Look, if anyone asks about the Campaign stuff, I was tending my sick child.

(Got called in at 11:15 on the day we were going to head out of town to see family that he had an over-100-degree-fever...)

So this is a thing.

We were going to be out of town to hang with my wife's family until Monday, and go to a Star Wars thing tomorrow with my wife's brother and his wife (just adults! how awesome!).

We are definitely not doing that, now. Over 17 people, all of whom have reasons for avoiding getting sick (expensive tickets to things, in the middle of a long trip, lingering complications from "fixed" heart problems, and so on) are planning on being crammed in the same house as our Eldest was going to be in, and to bring him so close to a pool and deny him entry is also just too cruel... especially when all the other kids will be enjoying it.

So... we're home, he's fevery, and we are missing family stuff. Also a Star Wars thing we've planned for most of a year.

:/

heal up, eldest little one.


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Limeylongears wrote:

My HEMA group was considering a 'Calendar Girls' style venture next year.

It might have been a joke, but knowing the people involved, there's a strong possibility that we might end up getting photographed in the nudds, bar a fencing mask and perhaps a discreetly positioned buckler.

In Freehold is in


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Kileanna wrote:

I'd go out naked if I was allowed too.

Too many years lacking the confidence to do it, I guess, until I stopped worrying.

I was too fat, too thin, too pale, whatever. That are all insecurities. Nobody is perfect, so I don't care anymore.

*looks enviously at Nobody*


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lisamarlene wrote:
Drejk wrote:
Is it bad, that I would like to watch Hobbit merely to see Thandruil?

Yes, it is.

Peter Jackson is an unprincipled whore.

I am torn between wanting you to tell us how you really feel and spending a night out on the town with Peter Jackson.


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The Whedonverse wrote:

When did he steal that title away from me.

begins plotting Samwise's death in the reboot of LotR that will inevitably tie in to the MCU as retaliation.

put down that copy of the hobbit or you will get the spritzer!


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TriOmegaZero wrote:
Freehold, keep an eye on this guy. I would link you to his posting of his FFVII art but it's in that place you will not go.

I shall. Thank you!


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captain yesterday wrote:
Nobodyshome's journey through Tacticslion's darker side..

I cannot find it, but I thought his darker side was the Simpson episode where Ned Flanders got a rude houseguest, so he, obligated to give all his guests a drink even those who were uninvited, intentionally gave him a beer that was mostly head.

In fact, I think tacticslion is just ned flanders wearing a final fantasy tactics shirt. Probably under the green sweater.

Where he got the shirt, I have no idea.


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NobodysHome wrote:

NobodysHome’s Life of a Chaperone, Part V: Put a Shirt On!

OK. I get it. Somewhere between the ages of 15 and 25 you're going to have the best body you will have in your lifetime, with very little effort because your metabolism is working overtime on your behalf. Even Impus Major, whose sole claim to "exercise" is 3 days of P.E. a week and whatever moving about he feels like doing, boasts a little 6-pack.

I hate kids.

So, you're young, you're naive, and you want to show off the killer bod that nature is giving you essentially for free. It's why "shirts vs. skins" is so popular among high school and college guys, and vanishes (except among the truly desperate) by the time men are in their thirties. I know I'm guilty of it: Back in my Tae Kwon Do days I'd go up on backpacking trips in the summer, then lie around shirtless showing off what 22 hours a week of working out can do to a 22-year-old body.

But kids, a high school choir trip is NOT the place to run around scantily clad, lie around in great heaps of humanity, or otherwise take advantage of your enviable youth. You know why? Because us beleagured chaperones, who have been up since 2 am trying to keep you safe and sound and fed and happy, are now going to have to spend what's left of our fading energy chasing you around, trying to get you to put something on over that magnificent 6-pack or that perfectly-flat belly. It's our job. I'm sorry, but it is.

** spoiler omitted **...

well.

Now I can finally say it.

PICS OR IT DIDN'T HAPPEN!

More seriously, I was never in the kind of shape you speak of as a lad- I had lots of energy, but I was awkward and clumsy, always tripping and falling. I had a bike that I couldn't ride as a kid because I lived in a bad neighborhood(that wasn't true until later on, but mom has always been overprotective), and I really didn't have many friends to play with (kids at school socialized with me because they had no choice, I was alone on the weekends). I didn't really get into shape until martial arts years later, and my god...yeah my body was good. Just shy of awesome. If not for something awful that happened, I
might have had that six pack and rippling body. I do go to the gym nowadays, and I am saving up for another bike and I can do martial arts on my own, but it isn't the same. Then again, change is the only constant.


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Kileanna wrote:

I'd go out naked if I was allowed too.

Too many years lacking the confidence to do it, I guess, until I stopped worrying.

I was too fat, too thin, too pale, whatever. That are all insecurities. Nobody is perfect, so I don't care anymore.

see above.


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I'm definitely into modest dressing myself. It's a combination of factors really. I sunburn super easy and heal super slowly. Also I have hypermobile joints, so at any time I may have to perform strange gyrations to pop a joint back where is it belongs. The last thing I'm going to worry about in that situation is wardrobe malfunctions, so I prefer to wear things that will keep me covered regardless. And I'm short so it's easier to find skirts and pants that are long. I love Capri pants. They hit right at the ankle so I don't have to hem them. It's not that I'm not comfortable with my body. I wear skimpy midriff baring outfits for renn without a second thought (albeit with a crap ton of sunscreen), but for everyday, comfort wins every time.


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In my case it is also a matter of comfort. I feel so free when wearing light clothes or no clothes. I don't wear jewelry or make up because I feel constrained by anything that I'm wearing. I hate cold and I have to wear so many layers of clothes at winter. So I love to spend the few hot months of the year wearing the less clothes that I can.

Actually, when I am at home in the summer I'm naked 90% of the time. Just because I can.


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This is a great day.


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Well, don't expect much from me today.

Woke up feeling even crappier than I did yesterday, and that's after spending an afternoon and evening in bed and a date with Prince Nyquil.

I'm *trying* to get in 1/3 of a day of work just to wrap up this week's tasks (thank goodness for my habit of getting ahead), but if the group does its planned trip to Rivoli tonight, I won't be joining them.

Too sick to go to Rivoli? That's just evilness, right there.


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NobodysHome wrote:

Well, don't expect much from me today.

Woke up feeling even crappier than I did yesterday, and that's after spending an afternoon and evening in bed and a date with Prince Nyquil.

I'm *trying* to get in 1/3 of a day of work just to wrap up this week's tasks (thank goodness for my habit of getting ahead), but if the group does its planned trip to Rivoli tonight, I won't be joining them.

Too sick to go to Rivoli? That's just evilness, right there.

Is Prince NyQuil the brother of Princess (sorry; it's the hair) Prince Valium?

Sorry you're sick.
And not just because I can't game,
And not just because I don't get Nobody's Cooking,
But actually because I'm sorry that you're sick. Bleah.
Feel better!
Hugs (from a lengthy distance).


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Thanks for the sympathy. Yeah, started work. Took a shower. Had to sit down in said shower to avoid passing out. Decided it was time to call it a day. Going back to bed.

Have a better Friday than I'm having, FaWtLers!

(Impus Major, on the other hand, is going to have a GREAT Friday because I'm too weak to make him do homework, and he's going to take my spot at Rivoli. Curse him and his abs!!!!)


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NobodysHome wrote:

Thanks for the sympathy. Yeah, started work. Took a shower. Had to sit down in said shower to avoid passing out. Decided it was time to call it a day. Going back to bed.

Have a better Friday than I'm having, FaWtLers!

(Impus Major, on the other hand, is going to have a GREAT Friday because I'm too weak to make him do homework, and he's going to take my spot at Rivoli. Curse him and his abs!!!!)

heal up, progenitor of the youngest one.


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Get well!


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Get well, NH.


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Yes, get well soon!


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So, anyone *else* feel like cooking me awesome food tomorrow night?


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Limeylongears wrote:

My HEMA group was considering a 'Calendar Girls' style venture next year.

It might have been a joke, but knowing the people involved, there's a strong possibility that we might end up getting photographed in the nudds, bar a fencing mask and perhaps a discreetly positioned buckler.

Well you'd want to do it in summer lest your sabre turns into a dirk.

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