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Pronunciation of a few more Polish names and surnames.


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I'd rather be naked if those were ladies names.


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High of 13 degrees here. Where's my Spring I ordered?

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It's got stuck in a backlog, it'll be about a month and a half arriving


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Spring won't arrive here until the end of March, if we're lucky.


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I mean, we could take the groundhog hostage.


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John Napier 698 wrote:
High of 13 degrees here. Where's my Spring I ordered?

Hanging out here in California. Please come pick it up! We need some snow and rain!


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Scintillae wrote:
I mean, we could take the groundhog hostage.

F****ng rodent. Turn it into fertilizer, I say.


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Our groundhog is a surly cuss that regularly bites the mayor of Sun Prairie and I don't think has ever correctly predicted s&*#.

So, he can stay.


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Honestly, I wish they would scrap the whole day.

I'm pretty sure meteorology has already surpassed rodentia predictions anyway.


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OK. Schadenfreude is up to 11 this morning.

2016 Net Rental Income for the family (NobodysHome managing): $23,733.60
2017 Net Rental Income for the family (management company): -$1931.66

So in their greed the family cost themselves over $25,000.

But wait! What's that, you say? We're getting a higher rent?

Yes, we are. That entire fiasco was to get an extra $489/month in rent (after fees). So in just 52 and a half months, the family will be able to rub it in my face that they're finally making more than they would have been if they'd left well enough alone.

I feel shamed.

Sort of.

Oh, OK. Not even a little bit.


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That's assuming they keep it rented or someone doesn't turn it into a meth lab. :-)


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Or require other expensive maintenance/repairs.


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Just a Mort wrote:

It's one of my loremaster quirks. I pickup odd bits of information. Besides in a certain way I share some similarities with mob bosses.

I keep my connections with my vendors amicable and friendly so I can get what I want out of them(and sometimes at discounted rates), and both sides do business happily. Even if I am generally not a people person.

I willingly share food recommendations with others, so that they'll share them with me in return. As I said earlier, you scratch my back, I scratch yours.

Did I tell you I started a Milo Van lookout group in the university? I had eyes all over the campus looking out for the Milo van distributing free milo. The requisites for the group was simple. All you needed to do is to inform the other groupies by txt if you see the milo van around where you are on campus, and where you are. Then we'd form a small mob and jump the milo van for free milo =)

i would prefer horlicks, but thats just me.


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NobodysHome wrote:
Sharoth wrote:
NobodysHome wrote:

The sheer chutzpah of my family knows no bounds.

So, as I've mentioned over many posts over the pages:

  • My parents, without telling us, charged us for every single penny they ever spent on us: Birthday presents, Christmas presents, college fees, weddings, etc. There were no "gifts": Everything was totted up, and then when our inheritance came, we had to pay up to receive anything. Not fun.
  • Once my father died, my mother and sister-in-law started charging everyone for family trips down to the last penny. It was seriously at the level of, "We ordered potstickers and there were 8 on the plate and NobodysHome's family ate 5 of them, so we should charge them for 5/8 of the plate." One Sunday morning the two of them spent THREE HOURS re-creating the bill from Omar's (in Ashland) just to make sure "everybody paid their fair share".
  • When my family learned that I was undercharging the tenants of our jointly-owned home, they fired me as property manager, evicted my tenants, and brought in a more mercenary management company to "maximize their investment" (of which there was none, since the house was fully paid-off before my father died).

  • So, my mother is a firm believer in euthanasia and has a full set of Do Not Resuscitate orders, but she doesn't trust either of my brothers to pull the plug on her if anyone ever tries to keep her alive. So she wants me to have all the legal docs. Being paranoid, she has copies of them in a safe deposit box at a bank near my house.

    Well, she just sent me the bill for the safe deposit box fee.

    I responded that I'd happily burn the documents, shred the documents, or put them in my off-site storage, but there was no way in **** I was paying for her Safe Deposit Box.

    If you're going to be a mercenary a$$hat to your family for your entire life, you can't expect them to turn around and do you monetary favors.

    IMHO there might be some mental illness going on with them.

    When one person does it, it's a "mental illness".

    When a whole group of people do it, it's a "culture".

    EDIT: More seriously, my father believed that money should always stay in the family and that giving money to charity was a sin. My mother believes that giving money to family members makes them weak and lazy, so you should give away everything to charity. Is it any wonder my brothers are screwed up?

    As for my sister-in-law, I have no explanation.

    what?

    But...

    What?

    Are they inquisitors of Abadar or something?


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    NobodysHome wrote:

    When one person does it, it's a "mental illness".

    When a whole group of people do it, it's a "culture".

    EDIT: More seriously, my father believed that money should always stay in the family and that giving money to charity was a sin. My mother believes that giving money to family members makes them weak and lazy, so you should give away everything to charity. Is it any wonder my brothers are screwed up?

    Wow, that is all kinds of f@*$ed up, and I can't imagine being part of a family like that.

    Ever learn how your parents came by their family 'values'? Like was it something they learned or reacted to from their own parents, or perhaps something from a radio talking head or a family-management self-help book, a prophetic vision of That Which Dreams Of This World In The Deeps of Time, etc.?


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    John Napier 698 wrote:
    High of 13 degrees here. Where's my Spring I ordered?

    i put it on back order. It will arrive late April.


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    Scintillae wrote:
    I mean, we could take the groundhog hostage.

    Only if hes one of those early spring groundhogs.


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    The Champion In Ruby With The Emerald Blade. No, I am not teasing Orthos, why would you think that?


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    Tequila Sunrise wrote:
    NobodysHome wrote:

    When one person does it, it's a "mental illness".

    When a whole group of people do it, it's a "culture".

    EDIT: More seriously, my father believed that money should always stay in the family and that giving money to charity was a sin. My mother believes that giving money to family members makes them weak and lazy, so you should give away everything to charity. Is it any wonder my brothers are screwed up?

    Wow, that is all kinds of f!&&ed up, and I can't imagine being part of a family like that.

    Ever learn how your parents came by their family 'values'? Like was it something they learned or reacted to from their own parents, or perhaps something from a radio talking head or a family-management self-help book, a prophetic vision of That Which Dreams This World In The Deeps of Time, etc.?

    Thinking out loud, so probably way too long:

    My father's an interesting case study. He grew up in a working-class family in Michigan, led a rather unremarkable life, but worked hard, got a Ph.D., got a tenure-track professorship, and he was set. His sister, on the other hand, went from man to man, battled various addictions, was constantly unemployed, and constantly needed her parents to bail her out of trouble. So my father got to watch as his sister nearly financially ruined his parents. To cap it all off, when they died, they left everything to her, because he didn't need it.

    To say that he was bitter would be a massive understatement. He cut her off, and never mentioned her again. Suddenly I had no relatives on my father's side.

    I think watching his sister formed his extremely conservative outlook on life: "It's every man for himself, and trying to bail anyone else out is foolishness because they'll just waste your generosity."
    Watching his sister cemented his idea that charity was fundamentally evil and unhelpful, so you should never give money to anyone "needy".

    Instead, he heaped generosity on family and friends. He made sure the fridge was always stocked with Coke and ice cream for anyone who came over, invited our friends to come on our family trips with us all-expenses paid, and was the living embodiment of generosity... to friends and family, NOT strangers. Guess which part of his quirkiness *I* got?

    My mother is the one I don't understand. She grew up in the worst of the Great Depression in the California central valley. Seriously. Her parents had to legally adopt two of her cousins just so they wouldn't starve to death. They all would have starved if it weren't for the fact that they lived on a ranch and could barely eke by on the food they grew themselves. Her mother (my grandmother) was a classic heartless Puritan taskmaster: Everything in life had to be earned through hard work and "pushing through" the bad times. Sick? Too bad! Nobody's coming to help! You'd better get up and tend the orchards anyway, because you have a choice: Work while sick, or starve. My mother still tells horror stories of her mothers irascible, unmerciful nature.
    So she worked hard. All I need to say about her is that she was born in 1931, not exactly a stellar time to be a woman in the U.S., yet through sheer stubborn hard work and determination she got college scholarships, went on to get an M.D. and a Ph.D., and landed a job at U.C. Berkeley. She was no slouch.

    So I understand where "pinch every penny until it bleeds" came from: It was the defining tenet of her childhood.
    But after seeing her family's generosity (taking in the cousins) and her husband's approach to family (nobody pays), I have no idea where the whole, "Everyone pays their own way down to the penny."
    It probably has to do with the whole, "Giving someone else something makes them weak" that she got from her mother, but that doesn't explain her desire to give away all of her money to charity. Both of her adopted brothers left their entire estates to charity. Of course, those charities were not charities that helped people: We're talking the San Francisco Symphony or the De Young Museum.

    I guess that's it: BOTH my parents were raised to never help those in need.

    Who the heck knows where I got this whole volunteering/donating thing? I've always been the black sheep in the family. The rental thing is just one more example.


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    NobodysHome wrote:
    John Napier 698 wrote:
    High of 13 degrees here. Where's my Spring I ordered?

    Hanging out here in California. Please come pick it up! We need some snow and rain!

    Well unless you are in an area stripped bare by a fire.


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    My family's history of early arthritis means that cold weather ( i.e. Winter ) makes my joints hurt. Sometimes constantly. My fingers are the joints most often hit. F*** Winter.


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    Yay! The snow has started! Bringing more normalized temperatures with it.

    Oh 25 degrees, I thought I'd ever see you again!


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    It's pretty rare when the temperature starts rising as the sun starts setting.

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    NH, if I were your Dad, I'd cut his sister out of his life as well. I'm not into the charity thing either, especially with all those scandals.

    I personally think charity is a bottomless pit, so I don't do the giving thing.

    We did also cut one side of the family away from ours because they kept running into gambling debts.

    You'd have thought the first time they'd been bailed out, they'd learn...

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    Freehold DM, if you're a student, you take whatever that's free. Besides Milo > horlicks to me, though I'm having horlicks now.

    Also - they don't do the milo as thick as they used to in the old days.

    *Grumbles like a grouchy cat*


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    Drejk wrote:
    The Champion In Ruby With The Emerald Blade. No, I am not teasing Orthos, why would you think that?

    THAT IS AWESOME!


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    NobodysHome wrote:
    Tequila Sunrise wrote:
    NobodysHome wrote:

    When one person does it, it's a "mental illness".

    When a whole group of people do it, it's a "culture".

    EDIT: More seriously, my father believed that money should always stay in the family and that giving money to charity was a sin. My mother believes that giving money to family members makes them weak and lazy, so you should give away everything to charity. Is it any wonder my brothers are screwed up?

    Wow, that is all kinds of f!&&ed up, and I can't imagine being part of a family like that.

    Ever learn how your parents came by their family 'values'? Like was it something they learned or reacted to from their own parents, or perhaps something from a radio talking head or a family-management self-help book, a prophetic vision of That Which Dreams This World In The Deeps of Time, etc.?

    ** spoiler omitted **...

    Amazing family history.

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    captain yesterday wrote:
    It's pretty rare when the temperature starts rising as the sun starts setting.

    I'm not sure of the science, but I know it always felt like it got colder at sunrise rather than warmer.


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    We haven't been back to my favorite East Bay brunch place in eleven and a half years. And every (rare) time Whingey Wizzard has suggested we go out on a Sunday afternoon, I've suggested it in a hopeful voice, only to say, "Just kidding, it's too expensive".

    So today he called my bluff.
    And, yes, it was expensive, but DEAR GOD IT WAS SO GOOD.


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    lisamarlene wrote:

    We haven't been back to my favorite East Bay brunch place in eleven and a half years. And every (rare) time Whingey Wizzard has suggested we go out on a Sunday afternoon, I've suggested it in a hopeful voice, only to say, "Just kidding, it's too expensive".

    So today he called my bluff.
    And, yes, it was expensive, but DEAR GOD IT WAS SO GOOD.

    WOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO


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    The snow is really coming down now.


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    Captain Yesterday, FaWtL 6 News wrote:
    The snow is really coming down now.

    STOP HOGGING THE SNOW


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    Freehold DM wrote:
    Captain Yesterday, FaWtL 6 News wrote:
    The snow is really coming down now.
    STOP HOGGING THE SNOW

    Nope.


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    A sledding we will go in the morning!


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    Cap'n Yesterday, FaWtL Tourism wrote:
    A sledding we will go in the morning!

    shakes fist

    Damn you captain yesterday!!

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    CD Runelords Update

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    Sample Recruitment thread wrote:


    “This will be the first PBP I run on these boards and I prefer to have a game with fewer players as I find it can make for a richer storytelling experience in PBP style games. I will be selecting only 2 recruits, and the character creation rules will generous to support fewer players. I am looking for long-term, active posters that can tell a rich story.”
    Posting requirements:1-2 posts Monday-Thurs, 1 on weekends, more is better.

    Comments from me: For someone with less then a 100 posts under his belt, and no PBP experience at all, are YOU sure you can commit to that kind of posting requirements. Do you even KNOW what is required to run a PBP on the board, having no prior experience on PBP gaming on other aliases as well? Lesser players – fine – Too many players can cause a system overload, I can understand that.

    And if you want to really move fast – you should vet for compatible timezones, like I did. I told European players – sorry your timezone and mine is not compatible. I don’t expect people posting in the middle of the night, and neither, as a GM would I do so myself (unless I happen to be up late due to other reasons). Or you waste time waiting for the other player to wake up and post.

    Sample recruitment thread continued wrote:


    “To me, an excellent backstory shows a number of things. It goes a long way to showing writing skills, and investment in character. It shows how well versed a person is in the shared lore of the world (Golarion in this case.) When it is also written in the spirit of the upcoming campaign (eg. taking cues from the Players Guide), it further shows an interest in contributing to the shared story.”

    Comments from me: Sure – what you’re trying to say is just a check on how much money the player in question has spent on paizo buying splat books. Biased towards rich people, aren't we? What shared story? If you get people pushing the plot, you get story. If you get inactive/argumentative fks, forget about it.

    Yes, I sound like a Cyinical cat now.

    Ok, Rant over. Pfft.


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    Slow day. also not seen anything from t-lion in awhile.


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    Well, since 2nd shift didn't feel like doing her job, I just cleared the snow from the main entrance. It was about 3" deep, with some drifts over 5". And of course it's still snowing, so I'll have to go and shovel some more later. Hopefully not too much, but some.


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    That sounds like my second shift.


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    I wouldn't be quite so upset if she hadn't told me to my face that "I saw how much there was, and didn't want to do it".

    You better believe I've left a note for the manager.


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    And since there was only an inch at my house, I didn't bring my boots. So now my feet are cold and damp. Ugh.


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    No snow here just real cold.

    Yeah I do the passive aggressive thing to people like that and leave work that I know they will have to do. Current crew isn't to bad about it.


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    NH: It seems to me we all want what we can't have. To someone who never had enough, giving to charity is confirmation that you CAN do that -> starvation is far away.

    Add to this that millimeter-justice between siblings comes naturally to someone who never had even a hint of it, and I think it's understandable.

    It all sounds like a perfectly horrible situation. Still, you aren't forced to take part now, right?

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    Boards are fking slow now. So much I don't feel like posting. It feels like swimming through treacle.

    Now I've got sticky stuff all over my fur.


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    Yeah the boards keep breaking atm. don't know whats going on.


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    *yawn*

    Morning. Lots of dreams (forgotten). Not enough of sleep. The night would be smoother if I wasn't waking up every dream or two.

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    I can't shovel snow! I'm too small! I'd say sorry guys, I'm too small to shovel snow.

    I mean gran, I'd tell you to your face I'm too small to shovel snow!


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    with all the constant im to small stuff My mental image of mort is now a 6 inch tall snow leopard.

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