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*Gets dressed*

Relief Effort


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NobodysHome wrote:

Terrifying true fact: I have eaten at McDonald's for 45+ years, and yet have never even tasted a McRib.

We hadn't eaten at Burger King in 25+ years, so the kids had never tried it. They went with their friends, and their conclusion was, "Burger King SUCKS!"
They never want to go there again.

It surprises me. Back in the 1980's it was better, but more expensive, than McD's.

1980's?

try 2000's.
it is only recently that they've started really going downhill.

Also... I've no desire to eat a McRib (La gasp!). I'd rather eat a real piece of rib...(burn him! burn him!)


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TOZ wrote:


You madman

TOZ - I'm currently running Strange Aeons now. What do you think?

The Exchange

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I can't really take much fast food. All that oil just makes me feel so guilty...

Yes I'm trying to lose weight, I've more or less cut sugary drinks out of my life.

I try to avoid anything deep fried.


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The Game Hamster wrote:
NobodysHome wrote:

Terrifying true fact: I have eaten at McDonald's for 45+ years, and yet have never even tasted a McRib.

We hadn't eaten at Burger King in 25+ years, so the kids had never tried it. They went with their friends, and their conclusion was, "Burger King SUCKS!"
They never want to go there again.

It surprises me. Back in the 1980's it was better, but more expensive, than McD's.

1980's?

try 2000's.
it is only recently that they've started really going downhill.

Also... I've no desire to eat a McRib (La gasp!). I'd rather eat a real piece of rib...(burn him! burn him!)

If I burn you it would only be to take your ribs.

Lucky you, I don't have to resort to such things as the General makes amazing ribs.


Sharoth wrote:
Tacticslion wrote:
captain yesterday wrote:
I am thankful my wife is incredibly allergic to cats.

I am, too. Both.

Both allergic and thankful she is allergic, that is. And thankful that I am.

Mostly, I'm thankful she is allergic because you're thankful she is allergic.

I'm thankful that I'm allergic because it's a great excuse not to purchase and pay for an incredibly expensive thing that I'd have to take care of; I'm a dog person, but I have the detachment to allow us to go without an (extremely expensive) pet. Since I'm not bought the dog, and no one else is going to buy the car, that's money in the bank, baby~!!

Look: we all know that's a lie. I do t actually have money in the bank. ;D

~sends Tact five kittens~

You monster.

How could you leave those kittens starving in the bitter cold blistering heat, like that?!

Shadow Lodge

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GM Mort wrote:
TOZ wrote:


You madman
TOZ - I'm currently running Strange Aeons now. What do you think?

Is it also going to be done in a year?


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I dunno, we'll see how the group goes and if RL bites me in the bum.


I ruined it~!


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I've run open recruitment before for PFS scenarios without credits(due to some wonky rules I was testing out which are not PFS legal). I'm not sure why there weren't many applicants. I'm wondering if the board only wants to play APs.

Anyway these days I really am not keen on open recruitment, since I'm...a tad prickly personality wise. Basically I'm blunt to the point of being rude, since it saves time. But you can always count on me on telling you what you need to know. The delivery might be snarky as heck though.

And also a great stickler for the rules.

I dumped Cha, have no ranks in diplo.


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Never had a McRib, but my Filipina college roommate was crazy about them.

NH, tell Shiro that the appropriate beverage pairing at BK is the FROOT LOOPS shake, not the vanilla. Get it right. Sheesh.

I let the kids sleep in this morning and eat pancake sandwiches for breakfast and we all got to school late and things were decidedly better all the way around. Even though we had to stay until 6:45 as a result.

They're not going to fire me for being late now and then; I'm the head teacher, Licensing supervisor, admissions/marketing person, the trainer who handles all AMI student teachers, the one who gives most of the parent education classes (which is a huge laugh, but apparently I'm the only one who (a) isn't terrified of lecturing adults, (b) can assemble a coherent set of talking points and (c) stay vaguely engaging, so I get the honor), and the de facto principal. And I do it for less than minimum wage, after they've deducted half-tuition for my kids from my paycheck.

Okay, to be honest, I'm late now and then just to say "Suck it; fire me."

But it felt soooo good to give the kids a lazy morning.


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lisamarlene wrote:
NH, tell Shiro that the appropriate beverage pairing at BK is the FROOT LOOPS shake, not the vanilla. Get it right. Sheesh.

Oh, gosh. I forgot about those things. Yeah, okay, if he wants bad, that's it.

>.<

lisamarlene wrote:
And I do it for less than minimum wage, after they've deducted half-tuition for my kids from my paycheck.

>:I

Not cool, your school. Not cool at all.

(I say this as one who believes all teachers should generally be paid better. But blech.)

EDIT: I will say that it's possible your school is validly short of funds - but I believe that there is a serious problem in financial allocation to whom and how. Of course we pay our bards actors many times more than we do our emergency service providers, and it sort of makes sense (fewer actors, more service providers), so it's hard to guess the right way to handle things. But still. Blech.


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Game went fairly well tonight, although the player we all thought had dropped out came back. So now we have 7 PCs. Whee. This means I need to toughen the encounters up even more than I already have, which means more work for me, and more pain for the PCs.


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The kids demand a less railroady experience, lisamarlene? More of a sandbox? Well, use the techniques all railroad GMs use to make the PCs stay on the rails: Illusionary choices, hiding the rails and so on. And if it doesn't work, you may have to kick...

What's that? GM theory doesn't apply? Kicking your kids from the group isn't a good idea? Hmmmm. Maybe you're right.


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My daughter wants to go as something really scary for Halloween, so she's going Trick-or-Treating dressed as a kid with a school fundraising kit.
*shudder*


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My son wants $20 so he can go through a corn maze with his friends. That's $20 more than I usually spend to walk through a field of vegetables.


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Pro-tip: If you see a woman eating ice cream straight from the carton, don't ask her how she's doing.


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As always, please don't take offense. Or a fence.


gran rey de los disclaimer wrote:
As always, please don't take offense. Or a fence.

I feel like cy's Johnny Fencesitter alias should say something, here.

But I'm posting something else anyway!


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Anyway, Daredevil is... excellent.

S2 was slower than S1, but 'dat ending. Wow.

So good.

And yeah: I'm there for any future series.

WELP. Luke Cage is up next, but that'll be tomorrow.


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I saw three deer, yearlings, I think, across the street as I was coming home.


Scientific brag, spoilered for the kiddies:

Spoiler:
My penis is so large, it has to be travelling close to the speed of light just so that its Lorentz contracted enough for you to be able to process the size of it.


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Speaking of ribs, last week I ordered boneless spare ribs from a local chinese place. When I arrived to pick them up, they were in fact boneful ribs, and that was when I discovered that this must be the one chinese place in all of America that doesn't have boneless ribs.

I sent them back and ordered something else instead because I do not understand the appeal of (1) paying for something that is 50%-75% bone or (2) eating something sticky that must nevertheless be eaten without utensils. I did feel bad though, because an ESL person can hardly be blamed for interpreting "something something ribs" as "the one ribs-item on the menu," so I ended up paying for them with my tip anyway. :p


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ummmm... boneless ribs is a thing? Really? Is that like skinless bacon and meatless beef?


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no...
Its like a very tender piece of pulled pork that stays together.


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Sissyl wrote:
ummmm... boneless ribs is a thing? Really? Is that like skinless bacon and meatless beef?

And jumbo shrimp, yes.

...Wait, bacon is skinless by default where I'm from. Which implies there is skinful bacon, which I do not like the sound of.

But yes, 'boneless ribs' is another one of those contradictory terms beloved by the [U.S.?] English language.


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Well, there's bacon with rind on and bacon without rind - maybe that's what's meant?


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Bacon often comes with a brown, tough streak at one side, meaning the outermost skin layer itself. This is often removed today, but understand that mammalian skin is several layers deep and consists of mainly fat. Much of this is what makes up bacon fat, and it is also a reason for the taste of bacon.

As I understand it, anyway. Plus, I dunno why eating a pig's skin is so much worse than eating its muscles.


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Great! Now I want bacon!!

Checks Pokemon field guide for something similar to a pig, accidentally walking into his own trap.

Great! Now there's that!!


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Tepig, already crisp with bacon taste. Fire types are lovely!


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There is Spoink also.
the pig part should be nice and tender, as it only uses its tail to move around.


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The Game Hamster wrote:
NobodysHome wrote:

Terrifying true fact: I have eaten at McDonald's for 45+ years, and yet have never even tasted a McRib.

We hadn't eaten at Burger King in 25+ years, so the kids had never tried it. They went with their friends, and their conclusion was, "Burger King SUCKS!"
They never want to go there again.

It surprises me. Back in the 1980's it was better, but more expensive, than McD's.

1980's?

try 2000's.
it is only recently that they've started really going downhill.

Also... I've no desire to eat a McRib (La gasp!). I'd rather eat a real piece of rib...(burn him! burn him!)

according to the murderous mcrib handbook, you die first. In exchange for a tasty mcrib. Of course.


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The Game Hamster wrote:

There is Spoink also.

the pig part should be nice and tender, as it only uses its tail to move around.

...i don't think I want to know what spoink is. Or eat it.


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lisamarlene wrote:

Never had a McRib, but my Filipina college roommate was crazy about them.

NH, tell Shiro that the appropriate beverage pairing at BK is the FROOT LOOPS shake, not the vanilla. Get it right. Sheesh.

I let the kids sleep in this morning and eat pancake sandwiches for breakfast and we all got to school late and things were decidedly better all the way around. Even though we had to stay until 6:45 as a result.

They're not going to fire me for being late now and then; I'm the head teacher, Licensing supervisor, admissions/marketing person, the trainer who handles all AMI student teachers, the one who gives most of the parent education classes (which is a huge laugh, but apparently I'm the only one who (a) isn't terrified of lecturing adults, (b) can assemble a coherent set of talking points and (c) stay vaguely engaging, so I get the honor), and the de facto principal. And I do it for less than minimum wage, after they've deducted half-tuition for my kids from my paycheck.

Okay, to be honest, I'm late now and then just to say "Suck it; fire me."

But it felt soooo good to give the kids a lazy morning.

is it possible to be a cool mom and a hot mom at the same time? Because you're doing it.

You're a room temperature mom with all your temperature extremeness.


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McRib


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It may not be a wall, or a soccer field, but I grade a peanut butter and jelly sandwich like a mofo.

Not that Tiny T-Rex will notice.


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gran rey de los mono wrote:
Game went fairly well tonight, although the player we all thought had dropped out came back. So now we have 7 PCs. Whee. This means I need to toughen the encounters up even more than I already have, which means more work for me, and more pain for the PCs.

One of the things I've concluded is that GMing for more than 4 people just isn't fun. There's far less of a PC-NPC dynamic, you have to beef up the encounters, and the combats are just endless cycles of, "Oh, is it finally my turn again? Let me review the situation and all my abilities and take a few minutes to figure out what's going on before I decide what to do..."

...leading to the combats taking much longer, leading to people stopping paying attention, leading to their turns taking longer when it is their turn, leading to the combats taking much longer...

The games where I have 3-4 players are fantastic. The games where I have 6-7 players are a chore. And it has nothing to do with the players, is has to do with the massive drop in roleplaying and increase in combat time that occurs when you get that many players around a table.

And it's kind of scary that I'm running FOUR games right now: 3 players, 3 players, 6 players, and 7 players. All of them run this week. I'm tired!


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Tequila Sunrise wrote:

Speaking of ribs, last week I ordered boneless spare ribs from a local chinese place. When I arrived to pick them up, they were in fact boneful ribs, and that was when I discovered that this must be the one chinese place in all of America that doesn't have boneless ribs.

I sent them back and ordered something else instead because I do not understand the appeal of (1) paying for something that is 50%-75% bone or (2) eating something sticky that must nevertheless be eaten without utensils. I did feel bad though, because an ESL person can hardly be blamed for interpreting "something something ribs" as "the one ribs-item on the menu," so I ended up paying for them with my tip anyway. :p

I live in the "heartland" of Chinese food in the area (Solano avenue has something along the lines of 10-12 Chinese places in a 1-mile stretch, most of which are excellent), and yet I have not heard of boneless ribs at a Chinese place.

It's interesting how even international cuisine gets localized...


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Ah, ambition, you wonderful thing, you!

After my brother's failed attempt to help me put up the drywall (he helped with one piece, and installed it crooked because he was in a hurry), I went ahead and bought the drywall lift. Since I never throw away the packaging until I'm sure the item I purchased works, the 18" x 48" box top is sitting on our kitchen floor.

Our Calico has decided that she is going to fill it entirely. So she's sitting in the middle of it, stretching out, moving around, and desperately trying to fill the entire space. And looking cranky that she can't.

"It's a cardboard box! I MUST fill it! What foul witchery is this?!?!?"


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Sissyl wrote:
As I understand it, anyway. Plus, I dunno why eating a pig's skin is so much worse than eating its muscles.

I don't know either, just like I don't know why the thought of eating crickets is so much worse than eating a creature with more genes in common with me. But I'd have to get mighty hungry to do it.

NobodysHome wrote:

I live in the "heartland" of Chinese food in the area (Solano avenue has something along the lines of 10-12 Chinese places in a 1-mile stretch, most of which are excellent), and yet I have not heard of boneless ribs at a Chinese place.

It's interesting how even international cuisine gets localized...

Whoa. Yes...weird indeed.


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Localised international cuisine is very weird, and all the things that are invented by international restaurants in other countries and then that food becomes an iconic example of they countries cuisine when it wasn't even invented in that country.

I think the corma curry and duck spring rolls are examples of this. Or perhaps I invented that in a dream.


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So I'm organizing a basic gun safety & shooting private/closed class at a local range...spoilered for politics:

Spoiler:
With a group of progressive acquaintances & friends, so that we don't have to potentially deal with extreme NRA types who want to talk about supporting Trump's postponement of the 2020 election, or whatever.

...And my mother-in-law wants in, after seeing me post the event on FB, and I'm not sure how I feel about that...again spoilered for politics:

Spoiler:
Because, as my wife says, she can be libertarianoxious.


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Well I knew you were cool, my dude, but...

#ignores spoilers because can't believe that that's really a thing


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NobodysHome wrote:

Ah, ambition, you wonderful thing, you!

After my brother's failed attempt to help me put up the drywall (he helped with one piece, and installed it crooked because he was in a hurry), I went ahead and bought the drywall lift. Since I never throw away the packaging until I'm sure the item I purchased works, the 18" x 48" box top is sitting on our kitchen floor.

Our Calico has decided that she is going to fill it entirely. So she's sitting in the middle of it, stretching out, moving around, and desperately trying to fill the entire space. And looking cranky that she can't.

"It's a cardboard box! I MUST fill it! What foul witchery is this?!?!?"

Cats are awesome, aren't they?


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John Napier 698 wrote:
Cats are awesome, aren't they?

At the moment, NobodysWife might disagree a bit.

We got a new honest-to-goodness down comforter. The Calico has declared it "hers". To the point that when NobodysWife tries to sit on the bed the Calico hisses at her and tries to bat her away.

It's a king-size bed. But it's all hers.


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Just distract her with some catnip or a laser pointer. Grab the sweater while the cat's playing.


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My cats ignore laser pointers. It amused Mieko for about 3 minutes, then she "caught" it, realized it wasn't real, and traced the ray back to my hand. She then attacked the pointer device itself. Hasn't played with a laser pointer since.


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Tequila Sunrise wrote:

So I'm organizing a basic gun safety & shooting private/closed class at a local range...spoilered for politics:

** spoiler omitted **

...And my mother-in-law wants in, after seeing me post the event on FB, and I'm not sure how I feel about that...again spoilered for politics:
** spoiler omitted **

texts Fritzy as I am on my way to con


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NobodysHome wrote:
John Napier 698 wrote:
Cats are awesome, aren't they?

At the moment, NobodysWife might disagree a bit.

We got a new honest-to-goodness down comforter. The Calico has declared it "hers". To the point that when NobodysWife tries to sit on the bed the Calico hisses at her and tries to bat her away.

It's a king-size bed. But it's all hers.

allow me a moment to talk to your calico. And your wife. I think we can work something out, give diplomacy a chance.


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How to lose the Great Office Flapjack Bakeoff in two easy steps.

1) Produce a box of very thoroughly cooked oaty teatime treats.
2) Invite your colleagues to admire your crusty flaps.

Captain, did you ever have to make erotic flapjacks, and if so, do you have any tips (if you'll pardon the expression) that you'd like to pass on?

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