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Oh man. That is awful. I am so sorry.

Keeping clothes on for this one.


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Tacticslion wrote:
Tacticslion wrote:

We're down to a single fever!

... yay?

... aaaaaaaaaaaaaaand now the lady lion is not doin' so hot.

(I mean, she's still hot, but not feelin' how hot she is, but not in the hot-hot sense, but it's more like hot as in hot, not hot... dang it, English slang, why you so fail me?!)

Firedove is feelin’... notsogud. But went to work anyway, because the idea of having to make up a missed day is more nightmarish than teaching a large number of rowdy, distracted, frustrating seniors while extremely sick. On a Friday. ‘Dat makeup work, yo. School teachers don’t play around. (But school is a terrible beast of a boss.)

EDIT: Youngest finally broke his fever last night, though he’s still sick. Eldest isn’t feeling good, but he’s neither feverish nor vomitious, so in he goes. I’m the sane one, I tell you! ThE sAnE oNE~!

E2: No conspiracy racy theories here! Nothin’!


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Just a Mort wrote:
I like hiking and all that, but not enough to spend a night sleeping on hard ground. I'll only cover distances that can be hiked in a single day, and so far in tropical conditions, a backpack + fanny pack is sufficient. Sorry Drejk.

There should be a nice bottle pouch somewhere in there... I know, I translated description of that darn thing (bidon pouch) :P

Although, I'd expect that transport costs to Singapore might not be worth ordering one or two things only, so yeah, unless you'd found more pieces that you like (waist bag/pouch, flight bag, camera pouch), there might be no point for you in backing this :(


Woran wrote:


I watched the next generation and voyager growing up. But not deep space 9, so we're catching up on that on netflix. In season 2 at the moment. I love Odo.

DE9 was, as I recall, the best of them. Of course, I also recalled TNG as “the serious one” and I’m at a 1 for 2 on that so far, so. Salt grains. Refolleftions. Take together.


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captain yesterday wrote:

New guy is named Brandon, I guess.

He likes to talk, a lot.

Laughing extremely hard for... reasons...


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Look! Look! We won!


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Drejk wrote:

Any fans of hiking, outdoor trips, or travel here?

** spoiler omitted **

It would be nice if it succeeded and not wasted the time I spent translating a lot of it.

If you know anyone who could be interested in such gear, share it with them, please.

OK. That stuff is really awesome-looking... except...

...I used an almost-identical concept to travel Europe for 7 weeks back in 1987: It was a full backpack with straps and waist belt with a zipper panel so you could hide the straps and turn it into a suitcase, and a day pack that zipped onto the back and provided extra volume. So exactly the kind of modular, multi-use luggage that's shown on the site, except using zippers for all the attachments.

The one shown on the site is higher-quality than the one I used, but I just bought a set of dedicated packs for the kids earlier this year so...


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Tacticslion wrote:
Firedove is feelin’... notsogud. But went to work anyway, because the idea of having to make up a missed day is more nightmarish than teaching a large number of rowdy, distracted, frustrating seniors while extremely sick. On a Friday. ‘Dat makeup work, yo. School teachers don’t play around. (But school is a terrible beast of a boss.)

Oof, know that feel. Hope she feels better!


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And very sorry to hear that, Vany.


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Kids have one more workday on their essays. Some have used this time well. Some have used this time to try and elicit my life's story. Unfortunately for them, I am a troll.


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NobodysHome wrote:

Look! Look! We won!

Whoo hoo!!

Sprays San Francisco with fresh manure to freshen up the place.


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Scintillae wrote:
Kids have one more workday on their essays. Some have used this time well. Some have used this time to try and elicit my life's story. Unfortunately for them, I am a troll.

At least they're not trying to illicit your life story.

That can be... awkward... in more ways than one...
...grumble...grumble...stupid adjectives that sound like verbs...grumble


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Well, today is going to be an interesting day in NobodysLand, which isn't necessarily a good thing:

  • I have meetings from 8:30 - 10:00 am, and then maybe an hour's worth of post-meeting follow-up, but then I'm really done with all of my work for today. And I took all of next week off. So I will be sitting there with an entire afternoon at work to kill, with nothing to do. I do not react well to such situations. Fortunately, my manager is pretty reasonable and so she'll either find work for me to do (she's so stressed she's pulling her hair out right now, so if she can offload some administravia to me she'll be ecstatic) or let me quit pretty early (2:30 pm's about her limit). But yeah, I'll probably be posting a lot until I get marching orders.
  • The kids are off from school, so I can look forward to an entire day of harassment from them for things they can take care of themselves. *SIGH*. Teenagers.
  • Our earliest air purifier doesn't arrive until tomorrow (Amazon is sending mixed messages -- the order still says it's been shipped and is arriving tomorrow, but we also got the dreaded, "Your shipment has been delayed" e-mail, which I'm thinking they might have just sent to ALL customers in California who ordered air purifiers), so it's another mask day. I'm going to try to go on a walk over lunch with a mask on. We'll see whether it's effective.

  • Ah, well, at least I have plenty to do 'til lunch...


    Tacticslion wrote:
    That's two characters, by the way. One is the assassin, the other is the psion.

    My wife (in a fevered delerium last night) informed me that I would be making this one character, and promptly left me to figure out how to do that while she fell asleep.

    I ended up adapting an old 3e prestige class, rando-rolling up a doppelganger for race (though I replaced its natural HD, because I mean, really, now), and making him a wilder (eeeeewwwwwww) with a single level of the prestige class.

    We called it, the "Wistful on Buttbuttinator."
    (It's a nod to older and even-more-terrible autocorrection/censoring functions, and derives from the name "Psion Assassin" even though the original class was "Cerebral Assassin" - okay, look, it was hilarious last night, okay?! ... also I love it so very, very much that I wrote it on my character sheet.)

    His world (for reasons that are beyond me - yes, I'm aware that doesn't make sense) seems to be a vague pastiche of Blue Rose, Eberron, Forgotten Realms, and Points of Light.

    He's a chaotic neutral doppleganger assassin (named "Ru") who became chaotic neutral by way of being hit by a powerful psionic effect and experiencing emotions for the first time. This was so profound and impactful, so life-altering, that he simply left whatever dangerous situation he'd been in, purposefully disappearing to obsess over these things for a year, before emerging with strange new abilities and a... sort of self-enlightenment (after a fashion).

    He thereafter sought to find ways to utilize his new powers and chase that "high" of emotional thrill and moments, eventually finding his services useful at assassination.

    He recently had a job go bad... not because it went poorly, but because he didn't complete the assignment. See, he was hired by some person (probably infested with or influenced by fiends or something, I don't know) to kill a little boy; he infiltrated the area and, in disguise, got close to said kid, while reading his mind. When he all emotion'd up and felt the love and trust coming from the child, he found himself unable or unwilling to do it for some stupid reason, and instead fled when the child's older sister showed up (leading to more weird emotions picked up from his own emotional turmoil and the child's adoration). He returned to said person with a, "Nope, kthnx" and got promptly beaten, stabbed, robbed, and left for dead at -5 hp (coincidentally, he stabilized, and that's enough that after a "long" rest, he woke up with 0 hp, and could thus stumble around). After slowly making his way out of allies and stuff, and sleeping for one more full rest in a back alley, he now has a shiny five whole hit points, but needs to find food, real rest, and shelter... faster.

    Now if only I had a game to play.

    (This is not a request. I'm already running two games. I do not actually want any of you to try to solicit me to play a game with said character. I'm just being wistful.)


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    Purchase order submitted to admin for play. This is actually happening. I'm actually nervous now.

    I have no idea what in Desna's name I'm doing. This play is going to be rougher than a sandpaper ocean in a squall.


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    NobodysHome wrote:
    captain yesterday wrote:

    New guy is named Brandon, I guess.

    He likes to talk, a lot.

    Laughing extremely hard for... reasons...

    Yep.


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    NobodysHome wrote:

    Look! Look! We won!

    Sweet holy Crapmonkeys.


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    Last day before vacation, and my students are GOOFY.
    EXCEPT for my weird kid. He's better than usual.

    Oh, and one of my three year olds taught me how to say "Allah bless you" in Arabic when I sneezed this morning, and kept insisting I try to correct my pronunciation until he eventually gave up and shook his head at me.


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    NobodysHome wrote:

    The one shown on the site is higher-quality than the one I used, but I just bought a set of dedicated packs for the kids earlier this year so...

    Have you looked through the adds-on section?

    Anyway, if you know people who might be interested in such sets that can be mixed and matched by piece, and then combined into different purpose sets out of parts owned, let them know.


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    Scintillae wrote:

    Purchase order submitted to admin for play. This is actually happening. I'm actually nervous now.

    I have no idea what in Desna's name I'm doing. This play is going to be rougher than a sandpaper ocean in a squall.

    Ask Ragadolf on Monkey Treefort about dealing with organization of school plays. Then he'll tell you things that will make your hair go gray and wish you never thought of doing that in the first place... :P


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    BTW: Even if any of you isn't interested in the gear itself, you can always watch the video to see some images of Polish mountains, forests, and some castle ruins.


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    And some scenes from Kraków's Main Square near the end.


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    lisamarlene wrote:
    NobodysHome wrote:

    Look! Look! We won!

    Sweet holy Crapmonkeys.

    I am impressed, we have 115 now, though it will get worse and worse as the winter comes and more and more people will burn crap in their homes.


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    Bonus coincidental trivia before I go out: if I recognized the bald guy in the video correctly, he's called "Impus".


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    Drejk wrote:
    Scintillae wrote:

    Purchase order submitted to admin for play. This is actually happening. I'm actually nervous now.

    I have no idea what in Desna's name I'm doing. This play is going to be rougher than a sandpaper ocean in a squall.

    Ask Ragadolf on Monkey Treefort about dealing with organization of school plays. Then he'll tell you things that will make your hair go gray and wish you never thought of doing that in the first place... :P

    Similarly Firedove. Except she probably won't get back to you for a while, as she is very likely to simply go to sleep upon achieving being in her chair at the house, today tonight.


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    I'm so sorry to hear that, Vany. Please remember that you've got family here.


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    Drejk wrote:
    Scintillae wrote:

    Purchase order submitted to admin for play. This is actually happening. I'm actually nervous now.

    I have no idea what in Desna's name I'm doing. This play is going to be rougher than a sandpaper ocean in a squall.

    Ask Ragadolf on Monkey Treefort about dealing with organization of school plays. Then he'll tell you things that will make your hair go gray and wish you never thought of doing that in the first place... :P

    We haven't even started, and I'm already regretting. But if I don't volunteer, no one will, and I think it's important that someone gives the kids an outlet for it.


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    I swear, I should be allowed to sue my neighbor for mental anguish:

    "We are in a state that is ON FIRE because it has had no rainfall at all for 213 days...
    ...and you're watering your garden so much you've flooded my back yard..."


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    That sucks Vany, I definitely misread your initial post. Hope your dad's remaining time is as good as can be.


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    NobodysHome wrote:

    I swear, I should be allowed to sue my neighbor for mental anguish:

    "We are in a state that is ON FIRE because it has had no rainfall at all for 213 days...
    ...and you're watering your garden so much you've flooded my back yard..."

    Are idiots abundant there?


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    John Napier 698 wrote:
    NobodysHome wrote:

    I swear, I should be allowed to sue my neighbor for mental anguish:

    "We are in a state that is ON FIRE because it has had no rainfall at all for 213 days...
    ...and you're watering your garden so much you've flooded my back yard..."

    Are idiots abundant there?

    Last I checked, NH lived on Earth. So yes.


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    Well, I mean, it’s no Florida, but...


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    You know, Scint’s post wasn’t there when I made mine, but I regret nothing. It’s kind of beautiful, really.


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    Drejk wrote:
    Bonus coincidental trivia before I go out: if I recognized the bald guy in the video correctly, he's called "Impus".

    Ah, nope, that's not Impus. That's someone else.


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    Tacticslion wrote:
    Well, I mean, it’s no Florida, but...

    Thank Glebnar for that!

    Resumes futile effort to extract self from thong.


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    Vanykrye wrote:

    Hospice care has been elected. Dad likely won't make it through the day, much less the weekend.

    I'll post something else later. Probably late tonight.

    Really sorry to hear that, Gran.


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    Dad passed away about 30 minutes ago.


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    Vanykrye wrote:
    Dad passed away about 30 minutes ago.

    deepest condolences. So sorry to hear.


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    Vanykrye wrote:
    Dad passed away about 30 minutes ago.

    My friend, I'm so, very sorry.

    Though text words of a stranger are of limited comfort, you and your family are prayed for and cared for. Please feel free to PM me, if you need, or to express whatever you need to here, during this time.

    Love you, my dude.


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    I'm so sorry Van.


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    Deepest condolences.


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    I'm sorry, Vany.
    I wish I were close enough to give you a hug, pour you a drink, and listen to you tell stories.


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    So sorry for your loss!


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    If you want I can see which employees the Tyler's haven't hunted and you can come with on my snow run.


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    Please accept my condolences, Van - best wishes to you and your folks.


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    Yes, condolences. But it sounds like it was the right choice...


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    3 am start time, ouch.


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    Very sorry, Vany. May he rest in peace.


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    In other news, how managers and employees should work together:
    This morning:
    NobodysHome: So yeah, as soon as we have this meeting and I do the follow-ups from it, I'm pretty much done. I'll be out of work to do by 11, and that's really way too early to call it a day.
    NobodysManager: Well, let's see... you could do some of that Java research you said you wanted to do (really? On a Friday?), or... wait!!! I'm doing all kinds of reviews and final edits today! Can you help me with that?
    ...4 hours later...
    NH: OK. All wrapped up.
    NM: Oh, my goodness! I can't tell you HOW much I appreciate you getting that off my plate! That's it! You're done! Go home! You're on vacation! I don't want to hear from you for a week!

    So... I got off work over an hour early, AND my manager was grateful to me for doing it! Win-win!

    The Exchange

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    I hope his passing wasn't too painful. My condolences.

    Take whatever time you need to attend to your affairs, if there's anything we can help with, let us know.

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