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Oh, and last night we started "Knights of Sidonia", and it's an utterly by-the-book, totally predictable gundam anime. You can quite literally predict major events at least an episode before they happen.

And yeah, we're loving it.

Gundam And kos are two completely different series.... so tired of the comparisons...

I thought that any series with any humanoid giant robots piloted by people were generically called "gundam anime" in "honor" of Gundam. My apologies.

EDIT: Does the naked apology dance. The sky weeps.


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Tacticslion wrote:
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I'm a bad person.

We're at Fairyland.
Hermione is on the mini Ferris wheel. She calls down to me, "Mama, I'm afraid the wood will rot and I will fall through!"
"Baby, you only take 1d6 of hit point damage for every ten feet you fall. You would totally survive that."
Other parents look at me like I'm odd.
I wonder why I don't have more friends.

Nah. Other parents are just jealous that they're not the COOLEST PARENT EVER!!!!

Basically this one.

I mean, a the foot fall, on average, shouldn't even make your girl unconscious, while a twenty foot fall probably would (averaging out that 7 damage on a 1 HD young template commoner v. their typical 5 hp), but would be entirely unable to push her into enough negatives to die, and a simple take-10 on a Heal, especially if (no more than) three others take 10 on their Aid Another, should be more than enough to stabilize.

Don't get me wrong, I'd personally want join her in the mind-bending terror of hellish horror that is a Ferris wheel, but my weight would make said event even more likely, so instead of letting her hug me, I'll just stay on the ground... you know, like a responsible adult... yeah...

>.>

It's a tiny, tiny Ferris wheel. You can't even ride if you're more than four feet tall.

Max drop is ten feet onto soft redwood mulch.
Give me a little credit!


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WEEP SKY WEEP


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Oh, gosh, ten feet. If I were her, I'd be a wrec- I mean, no, I'm cool. I'm cool.

All of my previous post and this one are actively in your support, actually. But, uh, I may have a problem with heights when I'm not sealed into a container ala the Dueling Draings er, whatever they're calling it in Harry Potter world these days. Even the hippogriff ride is terrifying because you only have a bar. The hippogriff ride. For kids.


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Yeah, I'm afraid of heights.

But, in my defense, I wasn't born with wings.

Shakes fist at non avian parents.


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"Hey Kajehase, while we're on a daytrip to this Alp-top, why don't you peak over that edge there and see what the valley over a thousand meters below looks like?"

Ah-ha-hah. No.


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Give a Happy Yodel and everything will be OK.

Or maybe the opposite is true. I don't know.


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Apparently it's 30 years since the first showing of Kids In the Hall on TV, so here's "Steps at the Movies."


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Apparently, because i hop on one toe in the pool i scrapped off some skin on my big toe.

So now i can add rough surfaces to the list of betrayers.


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lisamarlene wrote:
Tacticslion wrote:
NobodysHome wrote:
lisamarlene wrote:

I'm a bad person.

We're at Fairyland.
Hermione is on the mini Ferris wheel. She calls down to me, "Mama, I'm afraid the wood will rot and I will fall through!"
"Baby, you only take 1d6 of hit point damage for every ten feet you fall. You would totally survive that."
Other parents look at me like I'm odd.
I wonder why I don't have more friends.

Nah. Other parents are just jealous that they're not the COOLEST PARENT EVER!!!!

Basically this one.

I mean, a the foot fall, on average, shouldn't even make your girl unconscious, while a twenty foot fall probably would (averaging out that 7 damage on a 1 HD young template commoner v. their typical 5 hp), but would be entirely unable to push her into enough negatives to die, and a simple take-10 on a Heal, especially if (no more than) three others take 10 on their Aid Another, should be more than enough to stabilize.

Don't get me wrong, I'd personally want join her in the mind-bending terror of hellish horror that is a Ferris wheel, but my weight would make said event even more likely, so instead of letting her hug me, I'll just stay on the ground... you know, like a responsible adult... yeah...

>.>

It's a tiny, tiny Ferris wheel. You can't even ride if you're more than four feet tall.

Max drop is ten feet onto soft redwood mulch.
Give me a little credit!

I used to jump from the hay loft to the floor below.

I'm fairly confident kids have slow fall 10'. :-)


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Also more flexible bones, and less body weight to add impact force upon sudden stop!


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Apparently, I also got sunburned.

Although, I don't see it.


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Kajehase wrote:

"Hey Kajehase, while we're on a daytrip to this Alp-top, why don't you peak over that edge there and see what the valley over a thousand meters below looks like?"

Ah-ha-hah. No.

NobodysHome's Story Time:
My mother and I were backpacking in the Sierras, cross-country (as usual), and came upon a sheer 1000' cliff.

I held my mother's legs as she leaned her torso out over the precipitous drop to take pictures. So yeah, lying flat on her belly with her son holding her legs, taking pictures.

They were great pictures.


Okay, so, like, two** three things:

** Cough, I'm good at numbers, you guys, cough. >.>

1) Kingmaker is a really, really, really good AP, you guys. Perhaps it's just because it's us, and how we're playing it, but it's a blast, and I am hype as all to end it and win it!

2) Super-excited to figure out how, exactly, to use my amazing birthday gifts (thanks NH! dang it!) together! So far, I've randomly "rolled"* an Erodaemon adventurer (likely permanently conjured and bound to the will of some wizard using her as a tool for said wizard's own probably-neutral purposes, or something), who has (likely) acquired a template and/or gestalted the spy master class, the assassin class, or some of both, or something else. Anyway, that's going to be interesting! Have no idea if I'll ever get to play it as anything, ever. Ah, the things one does when one has no (well, intermittent/slow) internet but one's badly-cracked phone screen, on the one night you and your wife scheduled individual activities... XD

3) Mix-and-match settings create some of the most unique, diverse, and fascinating concepts, to me, at times. "Take A, and blatantly paste it over B (yeah, I don't even care if it makes sense, just do it), and then sprinkle in tidbits of C and D for weird flavor!" can just sometimes make something that looks dynamic and exciting! ... sometimes! ... even if it's only that way to me!

* One can only barely call what I was doing "rolling" but I am using it for this purpose. I am playing an AP game called "Bounce" in which - I kid you not - the goal is to move a little bouncy ball from left to right as it continues to bounce ever-higher up the screen and break through thin green lines/sticks/thingies that give you highly arbitrary "points" - my high score was 25, so, when I randomly acquired a bestiary as my character source/inspiration-point among the books I had, going the alphabet route meant that it was unlike I would get to "z" but that was okay by me! Anyway, my score determines how "far" I get on a particular list (of books, or the alphebetical or numerical listings of concepts, or similar), and once I hit the maximum number of "things" I'd give myself a single "choose any" option, then roll over (so, if I have seven books nearby, if I got eight points, I'd "choose any" and if I got nine, it'd be the first book, again).


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Tacticslion wrote:

Oh, gosh, ten feet. If I were her, I'd be a wrec- I mean, no, I'm cool. I'm cool.

All of my previous post and this one are actively in your support, actually. But, uh, I may have a problem with heights when I'm not sealed into a container ala the Dueling Draings er, whatever they're calling it in Harry Potter world these days. Even the hippogriff ride is terrifying because you only have a bar. The hippogriff ride. For kids.

I too have a crippling fear of heights, though i once did do that hang-glider up and down ride.

Clinching my teeth.
And tensing my body.
For all four or five minutes.

And yes, it was so that one of my younger sisters could enjoy the ride, because there would be no other reason to torture myself.


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Ravenmore

A friendly, if sassy, aberration-flesh guzzling buzzard.


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I should probably write a blogpost that wouldn't be another monster, but the monsters are easiest when you spend your week boring your brain off at work...


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What size drill bit do you do your brain-boring with?? :D

I knew *exactly* what you meant. Still had to go for the linguistic funny. :) Ah, English -- what a messy tongue.


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Isn't there a weird sect somewhere that drills holes in their skulls.

I remember reading about it in Spin magazine in high school.


I don't know about sect, but trepanation is a thing done to relieve headaches (and/or spiritual unlocks or something) since ancient times, though it's generally frowned upon, today.

Unless your just trying to summon TREPPA, in which case: carry on, good sir, carry on.


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Tacticslion wrote:

I don't know about sect, but trepanation is a thing done to relieve headaches (and/or spiritual unlocks or something) since ancient times, though it's generally frowned upon, today.

Unless your just trying to summon TREPPA, in which case: carry on, good sir, carry on.

the idea that treppa is inside all of our skulls, just waiting for traumatic brain injury to be free, is terrifying.

Also, maybe I have been playing too much dead space.


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Or not enough.


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captain yesterday wrote:

Isn't there a weird sect somewhere that drills holes in their skulls.

I remember reading about it in Spin magazine in high school.

There were some loonies in the '70s who thought that it replicated the effects of LSD and put you in touch with the Fourth Dimension or the Space Brothers or the Great White Masters or something. Possibly they're still about, since stupid ideas like that don't die out easily.


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Yeah, they were still around in the early 90s at least. :-)


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"I can do like forty, or whatever" - Tiny T-Rex bragging about how many sit ups he can do.


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Yet another n00b gm question:

In the AP books, sometimes the stat block for the monsters encountered will be printed in the text of the AP itself (i.e. Carrion Guards), and sometimes there will just be a reference like this:
Gargoyles (2 or 4) CR 4
hp 37 each (MM 113)

I have been assuming that MM meant "Monsters Manual" and that the 113 is a page number, and when I run into one of these, just doing a google string like "Pathfinder Gargoyles cr4" or some such.

But when Pathfinder has FIVE Bestiaries and not one of them is officially titled "Monsters Manual", what book exactly does the MM refer to?


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lisamarlene wrote:

Yet another n00b gm question:

In the AP books, sometimes the stat block for the monsters encountered will be printed in the text of the AP itself (i.e. Carrion Guards), and sometimes there will just be a reference like this:
Gargoyles (2 or 4) CR 4
hp 37 each (MM 113)

I have been assuming that MM meant "Monsters Manual" and that the 113 is a page number, and when I run into one of these, just doing a google string like "Pathfinder Gargoyles cr4" or some such.

But when Pathfinder has FIVE Bestiaries and not one of them is officially titled "Monsters Manual", what book exactly does the MM refer to?

You're running Legacy of Fire - that's the last official 3.5 AP that Paizo ever produced.

Hence, through that AP, you were given stats for the D&D 3.5 Monster Manual, but for all future APs (staring with Council of Thieves), they referred to the Paizo-created Bestiary (or later ones) instead, and made it clear which they were referring to.

For the most part, you can ignore the MM references, and just find whatever it says in various free sources, especially the various bestiaries. The only exception are those creatures that are IP for WotC, but I don't think those are heavily referenced anyway. You can also feel free to find the old MM and use the actual stats from that, too.

This is less a n00b GM question, and more a, "I wasn't there for the transition, eight years ago." question - not your fault in the slightest!


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Tacticslion wrote:
lisamarlene wrote:

Yet another n00b gm question:

In the AP books, sometimes the stat block for the monsters encountered will be printed in the text of the AP itself (i.e. Carrion Guards), and sometimes there will just be a reference like this:
Gargoyles (2 or 4) CR 4
hp 37 each (MM 113)

I have been assuming that MM meant "Monsters Manual" and that the 113 is a page number, and when I run into one of these, just doing a google string like "Pathfinder Gargoyles cr4" or some such.

But when Pathfinder has FIVE Bestiaries and not one of them is officially titled "Monsters Manual", what book exactly does the MM refer to?

You're running Legacy of Fire - that's the last official 3.5 AP that Paizo ever produced.

Hence, through that AP, you were given stats for the D&D 3.5 Monster Manual, but for all future APs (staring with Council of Thieves), they referred to the Paizo-created Bestiary (or later ones) instead, and made it clear which they were referring to.

For the most part, you can ignore the MM references, and just find whatever it says in various free sources, especially the various bestiaries. The only exception are those creatures that are IP for WotC, but I don't think those are heavily referenced anyway. You can also feel free to find the old MM and use the actual stats from that, too.

This is less a n00b GM question, and more a, "I wasn't there for the transition, eight years ago." question - not your fault in the slightest!

No way, seriously?!? That's so cool! I actually have that in a box somewhere around here. I also now have the Pathfinder Bestiary (1) in PDF.


It really is! Enjoy!

Note that the stats are different - 3.5 used a different balance-metric than PF, and the PF numbers are generally "inflated" (not in a bad way, particularly, but just bigger, comparatively) compared to the MM ones. Either way - enjoy!


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GET EVERYTHING IN PDF INCLUDING THE NPC CODEX AND THE MONSTER CODEX AND THE VILLAIN CODEX


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Got home from trip Friday night. Slept Saturday. Yes, all of it. Okay, technically I was awake for like six hours, but they weren't consecutive. Still sleepy today, but marginally awake.
Home is nice. Home is good. Home has wonderful things like air conditioning, working bathrooms, comfortable beds, cooked food, and wifi. Home feels like heaven after four days at my dad's house.
There were some good things about the trip. Got to see my sisters and the kidlet got to spend time with his cousins. We went to the beach a couple of times. We went to a carnival, which was great for the kids anyhow. Maybe not as much for the adults. There were s'mores. And we got to see my maternal grandparents' farm one last time before it gets sold.
I didn't actually get into any fights with my dad, but it came really freaking close twice, and both times had to do with his treatments of his grandsons. You can't leave him alone with them. He thinks it's funny to scare them and pick on them, including physically. I managed to defuse things before it got bad both times, but it didn't leave me with warm fuzzies. And it drove me absolutely crazy that he got them all excited about going out on the sailboat....that wasn't in the water, or even ready to be put in the water. I had to explain to the kidlet that grandpa has issues with organization and prioritization that sometimes means that plans just don't end up happening. On the other hand, it's a small boat and I'm not sure there would have been room for both boys, my dad, and a responsible adult to supervise, so it's likely just as well. :/
Oh, and on the way there I got into a fender bender. My very first ever accident. Not happy. :(
It was my fault, but the damage was minor and the police officer very kindly did not give me a ticket.

So that was my exciting week.


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lynora wrote:

Got home from trip Friday night. Slept Saturday. Yes, all of it. Okay, technically I was awake for like six hours, but they weren't consecutive. Still sleepy today, but marginally awake.

Home is nice. Home is good. Home has wonderful things like air conditioning, working bathrooms, comfortable beds, cooked food, and wifi. Home feels like heaven after four days at my dad's house.
There were some good things about the trip. Got to see my sisters and the kidlet got to spend time with his cousins. We went to the beach a couple of times. We went to a carnival, which was great for the kids anyhow. Maybe not as much for the adults. There were s'mores. And we got to see my maternal grandparents' farm one last time before it gets sold.
I didn't actually get into any fights with my dad, but it came really freaking close twice, and both times had to do with his treatments of his grandsons. You can't leave him alone with them. He thinks it's funny to scare them and pick on them, including physically. I managed to defuse things before it got bad both times, but it didn't leave me with warm fuzzies. And it drove me absolutely crazy that he got them all excited about going out on the sailboat....that wasn't in the water, or even ready to be put in the water. I had to explain to the kidlet that grandpa has issues with organization and prioritization that sometimes means that plans just don't end up happening. On the other hand, it's a small boat and I'm not sure there would have been room for both boys, my dad, and a responsible adult to supervise, so it's likely just as well. :/
Oh, and on the way there I got into a fender bender. My very first ever accident. Not happy. :(
It was my fault, but the damage was minor and the police officer very kindly did not give me a ticket.

So that was my exciting week.

I am so very sorry for the trying week lynora. But I'm glad you made it through.


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Thanks, FH. :)
I'm just happy to be back home and have things be calm for a bit so we can get ready for our actual vacation in a couple weeks. :)
Cause it helps to focus on the positive instead of the stuff I can't change.
Since I already had a good cry about that stuff. Since I'm not actually a robot and can't force myself to be happy all the time. :P


lynora wrote:

Thanks, FH. :)

I'm just happy to be back home and have things be calm for a bit so we can get ready for our actual vacation in a couple weeks. :)
Cause it helps to focus on the positive instead of the stuff I can't change.
Since I already had a good cry about that stuff. Since I'm not actually a robot and can't force myself to be happy all the time. :P

Hurray, that you're back home!

Hurray, that you're not a robot!

Hurray, for the things that are good!

I am really sorry to hear about the trying times, but I'm glad you're back home - home is incredibly important for mental health, and there is no stress quite as hard as family stress.

I'm glad you at least got to sleep so much - I hope it helps!


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I am also a biological life form with an appropriate amount of feelings and fingers and toes.

Hands everyone pamphlets with titles such as Why Resistance Is Futile and Assimilation, It's For Everyone!.

Sovereign Court

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And may the fender bender cause you no more grief either!


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So I've been addicted to this song, lately.

It's funny - I know JoCo's style well, and it's pretty clear that this is supposed to be a bittersweet (at best) ending (highly grim), and the implication is that "all this time" has been (to some extent or another) wasted on work.

But daggum, that refrain gets me thinking about my life, and I can't help but look at my kids and my wife and smile and keep smiling.

And you guys, too. "All this time" is actually, you know, really precious, and I'm glad to have shared what I have with you, and anything I get to in the future.

/sappy

(sorry, not sorry)


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A Catholic Priest, and Protestant Minister, and a Jewish Rabbi were talking about when life begins. The Catholic Priest said that life begins at conception. The Protestant Minister said he was wrong and life begins at birth. The Jewish Rabbi looked at them and said "No, no, no. You are both wrong. Life begins when the kids leave and the dog dies."


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I'm really worried about doing the writing post-first draft for my visual novel project. I should be able to pull through though.

In other, belated news, my birthday went well. Friend bought me my favourite type of chocolate cake, and I watched anime with pals. For once, without alcohol on my part!


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Limeylongears wrote:
Good news! The Count Dracula Restaurant has changed its name to 'Edward Cuisine', and is now selling burgers.

And this years' winner of the Longears Prize for Culinary Innovation is Edward Cuisine's 'Gulas with Nudels', where the waitress comes in, wreathed in spaghetti and covered in a rich, paprika-y sauce and the diners have to go to it with no hands allowed!


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OK, Amazon Prime is officially "evil".

Normally, when I want a book, I go to the bookstore (I can't call it "local", because it's a Barnes and Noble), peruse around, and end up with 3-4 books.

Impus Major is getting very interested in string theory and quantum physics, so I decided to get him "A Brief History of Time" to give him a decent foundation.

Amazon Prime: NobodysHome, you don't have to leave the house! We'll give you the hardcover edition for under $20, with free one-day shipping...

I swear, use Amazon Prime enough and you turn into a pasty-skinned eloi, ripe for the morlock's plucking...


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Limeylongears wrote:
Limeylongears wrote:
Good news! The Count Dracula Restaurant has changed its name to 'Edward Cuisine', and is now selling burgers.
And this years' winner of the Longears Prize for Culinary Innovation is Edward Cuisine's 'Gulas with Nudels', where the waitress comes in, wreathed in spaghetti and covered in a rich, paprika-y sauce and the diners have to go to it with no hands allowed!

Road trip!!!!


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Hey! That's my bit!!


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NobodysHome wrote:

OK, Amazon Prime is officially "evil".

Normally, when I want a book, I go to the bookstore (I can't call it "local", because it's a Barnes and Noble), peruse around, and end up with 3-4 books.

Impus Major is getting very interested in string theory and quantum physics, so I decided to get him "A Brief History of Time" to give him a decent foundation.

Amazon Prime: NobodysHome, you don't have to leave the house! We'll give you the hardcover edition for under $20, with free one-day shipping...

I swear, use Amazon Prime enough and you turn into a pasty-skinned eloi, ripe for the morlock's plucking...

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...


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NobodysHome wrote:
OK, Amazon Prime is officially "evil".

I do not think that word means what you think it means... ;P


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Yeah, Tac. I'm feeling better. It's just that the family history of early arthritis kicks in when my fingers get cold. :)


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NobodysHome's Hosting Lesson of the Week: Do not serve chili dogs and fruit with melted chocolate to a little girl in a white dress.


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Unfortunately, all my arthritis is self inflicted.


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NobodysHome wrote:
NobodysHome's Hosting Lesson of the Week: Do not serve chili dogs and fruit with melted chocolate to a little girl in a white dress.

Captain Yesterday's Parenting lesson of the week.: Don't put your little girl in a white dress. There are always going to be chili dogs, dirt and trees.


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captain yesterday wrote:
NobodysHome wrote:
NobodysHome's Hosting Lesson of the Week: Do not serve chili dogs and fruit with melted chocolate to a little girl in a white dress.
Captain Yesterday's Parenting lesson of the week.: Don't put your little girl in a white dress. There are always going to be chili dogs, dirt and trees.

And chocolate, don't forget chocolate!

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