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Their-they're, Vid. There can't all be as good at Englitch as Ire.

Of course I'm naked, I'm a drow! What do you expect?!


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I blame the TN school system myself.

That and the English language being such a pain. Someone figure out how bologna and pony rhyme?!?!?


Oh, gods of-

*covers him with a blanket*

EDIT: Two blankets for both of 'em!


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Vidmaster7 wrote:

I blame the TN school system myself.

That and the English language being such a pain. Someone figure out how bologna and pony rhyme?!?!?

Americanized acquisition of Italian and then conflated with various slang terms. I know barely anything about Italian and am likely to be wrong (please tell me if so), but I think the city it got its name from is pronounced Bo-lon-ya.


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I am having a spectacular hair day!

Even for me.


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captain yesterday wrote:

I am having a spectacular hair day!

Even for me.

me too.

oils scalp


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captain yesterday wrote:

Because Madison has an "uptick" in thefts from vehicles they're now canvassing various neighborhood and checking cars for valuables and if they're unlocked and then handing out "report cards" if they are.

I dunno, maybe it's because I lived somewhere other than Wisconsin, but it seems like theirs a better way to spend my taxes.

Personally, I don't leave anything in my car and leave it unlocked (no one is going to steal a hail pelted four door Kia for joy riding).

F*#! it, I'd the thieves want my mix CDs they can have them!

Yeah, I have a 1996 Celica and a 2006 Prius, both of which have all kinds of scrapes and dings, and whose paint jobs are starting to pit and peel.

I've had people go through them a few times and take all the loose change and such, and my feelings are:
(1) Since everyone in the city knows that every Monday night we are descended upon by dozens of profit-seekers raiding the recycling bin and checking for unlocked cars, why haven't the police upped their presence for that one night a week? If it's the period of the highest crime rate in a relatively low-crime city, why aren't they doing anything about it?
(And I know the answer, but it's a political third rail I can't even put in spoilers on FaWtL.)

(2) Since we all know the police aren't going to be enforcing the law on Monday nights, we should be making sure our doors our locked. If we don't, we must accept at least partial blame for our losses. The scavengers rarely break into cars (only if you leave valuables visible), but typically go into all the unlocked cars. So "don't use your car for storage" is the lesson.


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I'm old enough that we had no "participation prizes" and teachers could be as brutal as they pleased.

Once we were in 2nd grade, if you got a "they're/their/there" or "to/too/two" wrong, you got a complete 0 on your assignment.

You learned to differentiate them very quickly at that point.

I've always wondered why they weren't as uppity with its/it's, since it is the most confusing, and therefore most commonly missed.


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My guess would be that its and it's have the same letters, and speed-reading can miss those more easily.

Awww, Grammarly thinks I screwed up with that! Learn context, silly bot.


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It does boggle me how often the yours, its, and theirs get mixed up, though. Nails on a chalkboard.


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NobodysHome wrote:

I'm old enough that we had no "participation prizes" and teachers could be as brutal as they pleased.

Once we were in 2nd grade, if you got a "they're/their/there" or "to/too/two" wrong, you got a complete 0 on your assignment.

You learned to differentiate them very quickly at that point.

I've always wondered why they weren't as uppity with its/it's, since it is the most confusing, and therefore most commonly missed.

I strongly doubt there is a correlation between these two, as my participation ribbon for tae kwon do did not keep me from getting my high school diploma from the same school.


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I hated getting a participation trophy for soccer. It was the cheap acrylic equivalent of the Comic Sans "you tried" star and just underscored to us that we sucked. But it made the parents happy...


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Scintillae wrote:
I hated getting a participation trophy for soccer. It was the cheap acrylic equivalent of the Comic Sans "you tried" star and just underscored to us that we sucked. But it made the parents happy...

I love my ribbon.

I learned what a ringer was that day.


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In 6th grade I got a medal for coming in something like 6th or 8th out of around 22 people in the 440 m.

I got home and threw it in the trash. Never regretted it.


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NobodysHome wrote:

In 6th grade I got a medal for coming in something like 6th or 8th out of around 22 people in the 440 m.

I got home and threw it in the trash. Never regretted it.

I came in 3rd in a similar race.


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Just a Mort wrote:
I do need that underwire, else I jiggle, a lot. I'm sure Freehold would be amused, but no.

*Pops out of his shell, looking around…*

Did I hear someone say jiggling??

*Gets a dreamy and mesmerized look on his turtle-face, while his eyes moves in horizontal figure 8's and he paws the air like a kitten playing with its favorite toy*


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Ifrit sorc is gleefully telling me how much he'll resist fire damage and how awesome his fire spells will be as KM continues.

"...Oh, I absolutely cannot wait until you meet a certain character."


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We played Pathfinder last night for the first time since May. (Moving sucks.) It wasn't long enough and I had kinda forgotten where we were, but luckily WW takes good notes.
Best moment of the game: WW hadn't finished his level-up and was in the middle of promising to finish it before our next session.
WW: "Oh! I should add Greater Invisibility for Teensy Valeros before our next big battle!"
Val: (rolls eyes) "Daaaad! That won't work! As soon as I attack, I'm visible! (He's five. I'm proud.)
WW: "Greater invisibility doesn't have that problem."
Val's eyes got really big.


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lisamarlene wrote:

We played Pathfinder last night for the first time since May. (Moving sucks.) It wasn't long enough and I had kinda forgotten where we were, but luckily WW takes good notes.

Best moment of the game: WW hadn't finished his level-up and was in the middle of promising to finish it before our next session.
WW: "Oh! I should add Greater Invisibility for Teensy Valeros before our next big battle!"
Val: (rolls eyes) "Daaaad! That won't work! As soon as I attack, I'm visible! (He's five. I'm proud.)
WW: "Greater invisibility doesn't have that problem."
Val's eyes got really big.

that's one smart kid.


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Never got a participation award.
Homeschool was THE BEST.


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You have to have a high Perception roll to notice our seasons around here, but in the last week we've noticed:

  • NobodysWife's "bring the cats in" alarm went off after dark last night. It was one of those things that sneaks up on you: She turned off the alarm for her time in Portugal, then forgot to turn it on for a while, so last night was the first night it went off when we thought the cats were out. And we realized, "Hey, last time that went off it was barely after sunset, and now it's a good 15-20 minutes after dark. Hmmm...."
  • Twice now I've gotten up in the morning and realized that I shouldn't have left the windows open all night, as it's getting into the low 50s overnight.
  • The trees, in their weird and mysterious way, are dropping dead and dry yellow-and-red leaves instead of their usual yellow-and-green, "Why did you drop that?" leaves. Our trees are stupid. They NEVER stop dropping leaves. The leaves they drop just change in color and consistency.

  • So yeah, maybe it's Fall-ish around here. But it's hard to tell. We still have fog in the morning, and usually by Fall the fog gives way to clear, cold mornings.


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    Sushi for lunch is also THE BEST for the record.
    yes. That is what I had for lunch today...


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    To stop myself from compulsively flipping thru radio stations while I drive, I'm now listening to The Wheel of Time on Audibles.

    Wonder how many books I'll get thru...


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    Tequila Sunrise wrote:

    To stop myself from compulsively flipping thru radio stations while I drive, I'm now listening to The Wheel of Time on Audibles.

    Wonder how many books I'll get thru...

    *If* I had to commute, I'd be an audio book addict. I love the idea of finally reading through a ton of books on my "list".

    Trouble is, with no commute, I always find "more important" things to do, like clean the house, feed the family, shop, work on the house, game...
    ...Grr! Sleep! I NEED those extra hours! Where's my Ring of Sustenance already?


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    NobodysHome wrote:

    You have to have a high Perception roll to notice our seasons around here, but in the last week we've noticed:

  • NobodysWife's "bring the cats in" alarm went off after dark last night. It was one of those things that sneaks up on you: She turned off the alarm for her time in Portugal, then forgot to turn it on for a while, so last night was the first night it went off when we thought the cats were out. And we realized, "Hey, last time that went off it was barely after sunset, and now it's a good 15-20 minutes after dark. Hmmm...."
  • Twice now I've gotten up in the morning and realized that I shouldn't have left the windows open all night, as it's getting into the low 50s overnight.
  • The trees, in their weird and mysterious way, are dropping dead and dry yellow-and-red leaves instead of their usual yellow-and-green, "Why did you drop that?" leaves. Our trees are stupid. They NEVER stop dropping leaves. The leaves they drop just change in color and consistency.

  • So yeah, maybe it's Fall-ish around here. But it's hard to tell. We still have fog in the morning, and usually by Fall the fog gives way to clear, cold mornings.

    Hate. You. So. Much.


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    Limeylongears wrote:
    Vanykrye wrote:
    lynora wrote:
    Vanykrye wrote:
    So Zelda and I attended a blacksmithing class yesterday. That was fun. It was advertised to be over at 3, and she was supposed to be at a salon by 3:30 for hair and makeup before being in a small runway fashion show for her job, and then there was another meeting we needed to get to after that. None of these things were in the same town. And it wasn't quite over at 3.
    That sounds so cool! Not the rushing around part, but the blacksmithing part

    The blacksmithing part was pretty awesome. Hopefully doing it again next month.

    The rushing around part was at least a little enjoyable for me - the only way this worked was if she changed clothes in the car between the blacksmithing and the salon, while I drove at speeds I will not publicly confirm.

    What did you make at the blacksmithing?

    They had the class do 3 projects, all for first time students.

    1) An S-hook, with a curl on the very end of the S, with a couple twists through the straight.

    2) A leaf with stem.

    3) A wall sconce style hook. Split the metal and create a heart at the top end, punch a hole through, indent the sides a bit, then make a hook at the bottom for coats, complete with another little curl at the end to keep it from poking through whatever you hang on the hook.


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    Freehold DM wrote:
    NobodysHome wrote:

    You have to have a high Perception roll to notice our seasons around here, but in the last week we've noticed:

  • NobodysWife's "bring the cats in" alarm went off after dark last night. It was one of those things that sneaks up on you: She turned off the alarm for her time in Portugal, then forgot to turn it on for a while, so last night was the first night it went off when we thought the cats were out. And we realized, "Hey, last time that went off it was barely after sunset, and now it's a good 15-20 minutes after dark. Hmmm...."
  • Twice now I've gotten up in the morning and realized that I shouldn't have left the windows open all night, as it's getting into the low 50s overnight.
  • The trees, in their weird and mysterious way, are dropping dead and dry yellow-and-red leaves instead of their usual yellow-and-green, "Why did you drop that?" leaves. Our trees are stupid. They NEVER stop dropping leaves. The leaves they drop just change in color and consistency.

  • So yeah, maybe it's Fall-ish around here. But it's hard to tell. We still have fog in the morning, and usually by Fall the fog gives way to clear, cold mornings.

    Hate. You. So. Much.

    Did I mention I'm having Joss Whedon over this weekend for a plagiarism scriptwriting session, and we were fortunate enough to get Alton Brown to cater it?


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    Freehold DM wrote:
    NobodysHome wrote:

    You have to have a high Perception roll to notice our seasons around here, but in the last week we've noticed:

  • NobodysWife's "bring the cats in" alarm went off after dark last night. It was one of those things that sneaks up on you: She turned off the alarm for her time in Portugal, then forgot to turn it on for a while, so last night was the first night it went off when we thought the cats were out. And we realized, "Hey, last time that went off it was barely after sunset, and now it's a good 15-20 minutes after dark. Hmmm...."
  • Twice now I've gotten up in the morning and realized that I shouldn't have left the windows open all night, as it's getting into the low 50s overnight.
  • The trees, in their weird and mysterious way, are dropping dead and dry yellow-and-red leaves instead of their usual yellow-and-green, "Why did you drop that?" leaves. Our trees are stupid. They NEVER stop dropping leaves. The leaves they drop just change in color and consistency.

  • So yeah, maybe it's Fall-ish around here. But it's hard to tell. We still have fog in the morning, and usually by Fall the fog gives way to clear, cold mornings.

    Hate. You. So. Much.

    Currently 90 with 44% humidity (which is actually pretty low for us, so I'm happy about that).


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    Hi, everyone.


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    NobodysHome wrote:
    Freehold DM wrote:
    NobodysHome wrote:

    You have to have a high Perception roll to notice our seasons around here, but in the last week we've noticed:

  • NobodysWife's "bring the cats in" alarm went off after dark last night. It was one of those things that sneaks up on you: She turned off the alarm for her time in Portugal, then forgot to turn it on for a while, so last night was the first night it went off when we thought the cats were out. And we realized, "Hey, last time that went off it was barely after sunset, and now it's a good 15-20 minutes after dark. Hmmm...."
  • Twice now I've gotten up in the morning and realized that I shouldn't have left the windows open all night, as it's getting into the low 50s overnight.
  • The trees, in their weird and mysterious way, are dropping dead and dry yellow-and-red leaves instead of their usual yellow-and-green, "Why did you drop that?" leaves. Our trees are stupid. They NEVER stop dropping leaves. The leaves they drop just change in color and consistency.

  • So yeah, maybe it's Fall-ish around here. But it's hard to tell. We still have fog in the morning, and usually by Fall the fog gives way to clear, cold mornings.

    Hate. You. So. Much.

    Did I mention I'm having Joss Whedon over this weekend for a plagiarism scriptwriting session, and we were fortunate enough to get Alton Brown to cater it?

    why are you punishing yourself?


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    Vanykrye wrote:
    Freehold DM wrote:
    NobodysHome wrote:

    You have to have a high Perception roll to notice our seasons around here, but in the last week we've noticed:

  • NobodysWife's "bring the cats in" alarm went off after dark last night. It was one of those things that sneaks up on you: She turned off the alarm for her time in Portugal, then forgot to turn it on for a while, so last night was the first night it went off when we thought the cats were out. And we realized, "Hey, last time that went off it was barely after sunset, and now it's a good 15-20 minutes after dark. Hmmm...."
  • Twice now I've gotten up in the morning and realized that I shouldn't have left the windows open all night, as it's getting into the low 50s overnight.
  • The trees, in their weird and mysterious way, are dropping dead and dry yellow-and-red leaves instead of their usual yellow-and-green, "Why did you drop that?" leaves. Our trees are stupid. They NEVER stop dropping leaves. The leaves they drop just change in color and consistency.

  • So yeah, maybe it's Fall-ish around here. But it's hard to tell. We still have fog in the morning, and usually by Fall the fog gives way to clear, cold mornings.

    Hate. You. So. Much.
    Currently 90 with 44% humidity (which is actually pretty low for us, so I'm happy about that).

    that's...insane!


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    hi FHDM


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    AEGLOS!


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    ...math teacher came in to see if I was okay because I was yelling at the kids so much.

    ...I was just reading one of Proctor's lines. Guess I got a bit too into it.


    Freehold DM wrote:
    AEGLOS!

    Yay! Hello!


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    Vidmaster7 wrote:

    I blame the TN school system myself.

    That and the English language being such a pain. Someone figure out how bologna and pony rhyme?!?!?

    Bolonia - kucyk...

    Nope. They don't rhyme.


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    Freehold DM wrote:
    Vanykrye wrote:
    Freehold DM wrote:
    NobodysHome wrote:

    You have to have a high Perception roll to notice our seasons around here, but in the last week we've noticed:

  • NobodysWife's "bring the cats in" alarm went off after dark last night. It was one of those things that sneaks up on you: She turned off the alarm for her time in Portugal, then forgot to turn it on for a while, so last night was the first night it went off when we thought the cats were out. And we realized, "Hey, last time that went off it was barely after sunset, and now it's a good 15-20 minutes after dark. Hmmm...."
  • Twice now I've gotten up in the morning and realized that I shouldn't have left the windows open all night, as it's getting into the low 50s overnight.
  • The trees, in their weird and mysterious way, are dropping dead and dry yellow-and-red leaves instead of their usual yellow-and-green, "Why did you drop that?" leaves. Our trees are stupid. They NEVER stop dropping leaves. The leaves they drop just change in color and consistency.

  • So yeah, maybe it's Fall-ish around here. But it's hard to tell. We still have fog in the morning, and usually by Fall the fog gives way to clear, cold mornings.

    Hate. You. So. Much.
    Currently 90 with 44% humidity (which is actually pretty low for us, so I'm happy about that).
    that's...insane!

    I finished building and then capped a wall today in the full sun, it was 90 degrees out.


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    Freehold DM wrote:
    NobodysHome wrote:

    In 6th grade I got a medal for coming in something like 6th or 8th out of around 22 people in the 440 m.

    I got home and threw it in the trash. Never regretted it.

    I came in 3rd in a similar race.

    I'd be last anyway.


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    captain yesterday wrote:
    Freehold DM wrote:
    Vanykrye wrote:
    Freehold DM wrote:
    NobodysHome wrote:

    You have to have a high Perception roll to notice our seasons around here, but in the last week we've noticed:

  • NobodysWife's "bring the cats in" alarm went off after dark last night. It was one of those things that sneaks up on you: She turned off the alarm for her time in Portugal, then forgot to turn it on for a while, so last night was the first night it went off when we thought the cats were out. And we realized, "Hey, last time that went off it was barely after sunset, and now it's a good 15-20 minutes after dark. Hmmm...."
  • Twice now I've gotten up in the morning and realized that I shouldn't have left the windows open all night, as it's getting into the low 50s overnight.
  • The trees, in their weird and mysterious way, are dropping dead and dry yellow-and-red leaves instead of their usual yellow-and-green, "Why did you drop that?" leaves. Our trees are stupid. They NEVER stop dropping leaves. The leaves they drop just change in color and consistency.

  • So yeah, maybe it's Fall-ish around here. But it's hard to tell. We still have fog in the morning, and usually by Fall the fog gives way to clear, cold mornings.

    Hate. You. So. Much.
    Currently 90 with 44% humidity (which is actually pretty low for us, so I'm happy about that).
    that's...insane!
    I finished building and then capped a wall today in the full sun, it was 90 degrees out.

    ALSO INSANE!


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    Just finished my 1.8-mile walk in full sun in 25 minutes. It's a blistering 66° F with 67% humidity here. I don't know how I made it.


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    You wanna build a wall?

    I could build another one today.


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    And for those wondering how my 2-mile walk became a 1.8-mile walk, blame politics:

    The single block I walk down Solano typically has 1-3 people begging for change, at least one of whom will try to block your progress. I'm used to that.
    As soon as September hit, they added 3-4 political activists, all of whom try to block your progress.

    I just don't feel like getting stopped 5 times on a single block is reasonable, so I cut my walk a bit short to avoid Solano until after the elections.


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    NobodysHome wrote:

    And for those wondering how my 2-mile walk became a 1.8-mile walk, blame politics:

    The single block I walk down Solano typically has 1-3 people begging for change, at least one of whom will try to block your progress. I'm used to that.
    As soon as September hit, they added 3-4 political activists, all of whom try to block your progress.

    I just don't feel like getting stopped 5 times on a single block is reasonable, so I cut my walk a bit short to avoid Solano until after the elections.

    I just keep walking and say "I'm good, fight the power" they generally leave me alone.


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    Political. And has nothing to do with CY's reply:

    How is it that this administration is so politically tone-deaf that they can't even do something as simple as testing an emergency broadcast system without making it sound like a threat?

    "You will soon be receiving a message on your cell phone from President Trump. No, you cannot block it. No, you cannot opt out of it. This is a test of the new Presidential Emergency Awareness Program."

    Y'know, just saying, "We're replacing the Emergency Broadcast System with one that goes to your cell phones instead, and we'll be testing it on xxx" would have been a LOT less menacing.


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    NobodysHome wrote:

    Just finished my 1.8-mile walk in full sun in 25 minutes. It's a blistering 66° F with 67% humidity here. I don't know how I made it.

    HAAAAAAAAAAATE


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    NobodysHome wrote:

    And for those wondering how my 2-mile walk became a 1.8-mile walk, blame politics:

    The single block I walk down Solano typically has 1-3 people begging for change, at least one of whom will try to block your progress. I'm used to that.
    As soon as September hit, they added 3-4 political activists, all of whom try to block your progress.

    I just don't feel like getting stopped 5 times on a single block is reasonable, so I cut my walk a bit short to avoid Solano until after the elections.

    trying to block progress leads to no money and a fight.


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    I am still at the Longears Family Blunderbuss Swap Meet, Steamroller Pull, Seaplane Herding, Sausage Unfolding and Puffin Exhibition. Yesterday ALL (DE) and the kids and I had a swim in the sea; today, they went back up North and I went to a fort. There were lots of cannons, one machinegun and one rifle and several very expensive tankards, but no swords, apart from the cardboard ones in the gift shop. Boo.


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    Freehold DM wrote:
    NobodysHome wrote:

    Just finished my 1.8-mile walk in full sun in 25 minutes. It's a blistering 66° F with 67% humidity here. I don't know how I made it.

    HAAAAAAAAAAATE

    +1 million

    It's 83 and sunny here. I have plenty of hate to spare. >.>

    spoiler for squicky:
    Me and my overly bendy joints do not do well in the heat. I neeeeed cool weather so I don't have moments like this morning where I looked down while I was drinking my coffee and realized my kneecap was dislocated. :(
    (No worries, I popped it back in, and it was out for less than a minute, so the pain wasn't particularly bad. Just a bit of an ache. Nothing serious.)


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    lynora wrote:
    Freehold DM wrote:
    NobodysHome wrote:

    Just finished my 1.8-mile walk in full sun in 25 minutes. It's a blistering 66° F with 67% humidity here. I don't know how I made it.

    HAAAAAAAAAAATE

    +1 million

    It's 83 and sunny here. I have plenty of hate to spare. >.>

    ** spoiler omitted **

    none of that was squicky though...


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    NobodysHome wrote:
    ** spoiler omitted **

    My first thought when I got that was "S+!&! Where are the kids? Where's the General? We have to get some place safe!! F*$&!! Where's Canada!!!

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