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Oh, nekkid gifts!

Dances to Jingle Bell Rock in the buff.

The Exchange

lynora wrote:
Moorluck wrote:
And it reminds me I was supposed to pick up the stuff for our gingerbread house. Crap.
We stopped making gingerbread houses about the time the kidlet started asking if we could make a gingerbread AT-AT instead....My gingerbread assembling skills were barely enough to manage houses. I managed to make a gingerbread train the one year, but that was the absolute upper limit of what I can manage. :)

The AT-AT is easy, the trick is...

Spoiler:
Gorilla Glue, that s$~! will hold ANYTHING together!


lynora wrote:
Moorluck wrote:
And it reminds me I was supposed to pick up the stuff for our gingerbread house. Crap.
We stopped making gingerbread houses about the time the kidlet started asking if we could make a gingerbread AT-AT instead....My gingerbread assembling skills were barely enough to manage houses. I managed to make a gingerbread train the one year, but that was the absolute upper limit of what I can manage. :)

Lynora, I bought a SONY VAIO from Wal*Mart last August and save from two minor glitches, it has performed perfectly well for a little as $750 dollars. That including warranty. You might want to look into that particular model.

Liberty's Edge

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aeglos wrote:

My Girlfriends Uncle has died today after a difficult heart surgery.

He was a good man, he leaves behind a wife, 2 Daughters and 4 Grandsons.

Ralf Braun 1951-2011 Ruhe in Frieden

Sorry to hear aeglos, I hope that your girlfriend and her family are holding up ok.


Also, congrats to the Moorluck household!!!


Also, Lynora, I think you should consider netbooks. They're great for getting online. What do you use your laptop for, mostly?


BluePigeon wrote:
lynora wrote:
Moorluck wrote:
And it reminds me I was supposed to pick up the stuff for our gingerbread house. Crap.
We stopped making gingerbread houses about the time the kidlet started asking if we could make a gingerbread AT-AT instead....My gingerbread assembling skills were barely enough to manage houses. I managed to make a gingerbread train the one year, but that was the absolute upper limit of what I can manage. :)

Lynora, I bought a SONY VAIO from Wal*Mart last August and save from two minor glitches, it has performed perfectly well for a little as $750 dollars. That including warranty. You might want to look into that particular model.

Thanks. I'm actually looking at a mac mini, which I can get for around $700 since I can just use my tv as the monitor, but it will probably be months before we can get the money together. And I just realized I need to rearrange my class schedule. Taking a computer class when I only have an ipad at home would be silly. : /


Freehold DM wrote:
Also, Lynora, I think you should consider netbooks. They're great for getting online. What do you use your laptop for, mostly?

Kidlet has a netbook. I borrowed it once right after my laptop broke. *shudder* It was awful. It's soooo slow, and constantly kicks you out of programs and makes you restart from the beginning just because you changed one little thing.

For getting online I have my ipad. What I need a computer for is things like Word and Excel and art stuff. Also managing my music collection....is currently driving me nuts that I have no way to get stuff I buy on itunes onto my ipod. Oh, and my other email account. Comcast doesn't play nice with my ipad so I can't access that email at all. It's mostly spam, but there are a couple of important things that use that account. And I'd really like to be able to watch netflix on my tv again. I was streaming it through my laptop, but now, not so much. (We have cable boxes for the tv in the living room and the one in Dan's room, but not really wanting to pay for a third box.) It's all pretty basic stuff, but it's the stuff I can't do with the ipad.


Creepy Puppet wrote:
I heard my cousin Sock passed through a while back.

Where?!

Liberty's Edge

Freehold DM wrote:

Okay...I haven't been posting as zealously as I normally do in the past few days, and I feel the time has come to explain why...I'm going for my GRE today. I've been off work the past few days and I have been primarily studying math, which is my weak arm, but I haven't been ignoring the reading and writing...I tend to go on a tangent when I write, so I have been struggling to keep myself on topic. Anywho, today's the day, so I should be posting more often after the test is over. There have been some other things going on as well- good stuff, don't worry- and I'll share more after today. Wish me luck...and a few prayers wouldn't hurt.

I don't know what a GRE is, but it sounds important, good luck.


GRE is a "Graduate Records Exam;" you take that before you go to graduate school.......

Liberty's Edge

And happy birthday for yesterday FHDM.

Shadow Lodge

*sigh* Had they not changed the point system again this month, reducing my total by 98, I would be getting promoted on the 1st.

Liberty's Edge

Tordek Rumnaheim wrote:
Vacation temporarily on hold as we sit at a Honda Dealership in Homestead, FL while they diagnose a check engine light that just came on. It's been 2.5 hours now I am growing concerned.

Urgh.

On the bright side, I find Honda's usually fairly reliable, and their service centre's also quite good, at least here in Sydney.


So glad my "check engine light" kicked back off last week.....

Liberty's Edge

Moorluck wrote:

Okay guys and gals, guess who has been sent a letter from Duke University.

** spoiler omitted **

How friggin AWESOME is that!?

That sounds great! Congrats.

Liberty's Edge

Moorluck wrote:
Did you give up Mothman?

Nope, caught up on the 583, now reading the ones posted since I started.


Spanky the Leprechaun wrote:
Mairkurion {tm} wrote:
Houstonians: You're welcome.
tangential: Lone Star Comics in Dallas.....just got Bestiary 3 there. HUZZAH!!!

I keep forgetting you're in Houston. You seem far too sane for a Houstonian.


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Spanky the Leprechaun wrote:
So glad my "check engine light" kicked back off last week.....

You found the black electrical tape, eh?

Silver Crusade

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TOZ wrote:
*sigh* Had they not changed the point system again this month, reducing my total by 98, I would be getting promoted on the 1st.

That sucks.

I'd promote you.


Happy birthday, Freehold. Congrats, Moorlucks. Condolences to the many who seem to be having car trouble. I cringe at every odd noise, hoping it's nothing mechanical.


TOZ wrote:
*sigh* Had they not changed the point system again this month, reducing my total by 98, I would be getting promoted on the 1st.

They're jerks. Listen to the angel.

Shadow Lodge

Doesn't change anything, I'm still going to keep working for it. Just means I don't get a big raise next month. :(


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That thread got me thinkin....

Before William Gibson came up with cyberpunk, so's he could come up with steampunk in the Difference Engine,......

Hanna Barbara came up with something called "flintpunk."

Just sayin'.........

Liberty's Edge

Spanky the Leprechaun wrote:
GRE is a "Graduate Records Exam;" you take that before you go to graduate school.......

Cool. Well, hope it went well FHDM

Liberty's Edge

TOZ wrote:
*sigh* Had they not changed the point system again this month, reducing my total by 98, I would be getting promoted on the 1st.

That very much sucks. What's the rationale for the change?


TOZ wrote:
Doesn't change anything, I'm still going to keep working for it. Just means I don't get a big raise next month. :(

:(


Mothman wrote:
TOZ wrote:
*sigh* Had they not changed the point system again this month, reducing my total by 98, I would be getting promoted on the 1st.
That very much sucks. What's the rationale for the change?

It's the Army. They don't need reasons. Just PowerPoint.

Shadow Lodge

Mothman wrote:
TOZ wrote:
*sigh* Had they not changed the point system again this month, reducing my total by 98, I would be getting promoted on the 1st.
That very much sucks. What's the rationale for the change?

They want well-rounded leaders. The military education section of the system has been maxed with online-based courses since they became available, and it was decided that it needed to be broken up into separate sections. So they now have online courses, resident courses, and NCO schools as the three categories. Since I haven't been to many resident courses, I took a big hit, and can't recover that until I can get into some in-person courses that qualify for promotion points. Which conflicts with my college courses next semester, so I probably won't get a chance to further my military ed until after April. :(

I understand the reason, and can agree that online courses have been too big a part of the system, but the timing of the change did not help me in the slightest.

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Spanky the Leprechaun wrote:

That thread got me thinkin....

Before William Gibson came up with cyberpunk, so's he could come up with steampunk in the Difference Engine,......

Hanna Barbara came up with something called "flintpunk."

Just sayin'.........

You come up with the coolest ideas.... what a great world that would be. though I would not want to RP Fred's bowling.... Just saying.


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Yeah, because sitting in a class with your thumb up your second point of contact listening to some douchey pogue who hasn't passed a P.T. test legitemately in 16 years tell you stories about how awesome he was 20 years ago, stories that are complete and utter b!###$#&,......THAT is education.
Not reading s@#& on a computer. That's booklearnin. It's high tech booklearnin, but booklearnin nonetheless.


Crimson Jester wrote:
Spanky the Leprechaun wrote:

That thread got me thinkin....

Before William Gibson came up with cyberpunk, so's he could come up with steampunk in the Difference Engine,......

Hanna Barbara came up with something called "flintpunk."

Just sayin'.........

You come up with the coolest ideas.... what a great world that would be. though I would not want to RP Fred's bowling.... Just saying.

Yabba Dabba Doo!

Scarab Sages

Congrats to Moorluck and Solnes on the good kid news. If I missed anything else, congrats on that as well.

Been busy getting packed for tomorrow's flight to New Orleans.

Dark Archive

Moorluck wrote:

Okay guys and gals, guess who has been sent a letter from Duke University.

** spoiler omitted **

How friggin AWESOME is that!?

CROM!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


Kajehase wrote:
So SAAB filed for bankruptcy yesterday - going to be a bleak christmas this year, around here. :(

Does this mean no more awesome Swedish fighter jets? T_T

Liberty's Edge Contributor

Merry Christmas, Everyone!

(Figured I should post in here at least one more time, this year.)


Tordek Rumnaheim wrote:
Bitter Thorn wrote:
TOZ wrote:
Dwayne Dibbley wrote:
Moorluck wrote:
Dwayne Dibbley wrote:
Any time you feel squirrely, boah.....go ahead and jump.
I look at that avi and think, "I bet I could knock his eyes straight."
If you ever kick my ass in a dream, you better wake up and apologize.
How would you know?

Hi TOZ. I'll be going through Waco on my way down to College Station before Christmas Friday or Saturday.

Houston FAWTLs, maybe we can grab some beers before new years.

** spoiler omitted **

Hey BT I would have loved to meet you in CS, but I'm away in FL all vacation. Have a safe journey.

Dohp! :)

The joys of holiday travel.


Emperor7 wrote:
Spanky the Leprechaun wrote:

Tree's up.

Now it's Yule.
Thanks for noticing.

O_o


Celestial Healer wrote:
Tordek Rumnaheim wrote:
Vacation temporarily on hold as we sit at a Honda Dealership in Homestead, FL while they diagnose a check engine light that just came on. It's been 2.5 hours now I am growing concerned.
That's really sucky. I hope it's something they can get fixed and get you on your way.

+1


Mothman wrote:
Crimson Jester wrote:

Planning on a new game. The players are all old D&D 2, VtM and GURPS players.

All will be new to pathfinder, and the one player who I have the most contact with is a big anti adventure path person who prefers heavy sandbox games. One of the players is a rules lawyer who hated gurps and bogged down the combat till they were tired of that game.

Let see how well this plays out. I am thinking of Crimson Throne and just not saying a damned thing about it being an AP. I have the Korvosa booklet so I could do it very sandboxish. I am not sure that they would know the difference.

Our group is currently playing CotCT in a somewhat sand-boxy style, at least in parts (and also our GM kind of threw out the plot as written at some point and introduced a whole bunch of other stuff).

I post our campaign journals here if you are in the mood for some (hopefully) inspirational reading. I think we leave the rails in about the second or third session and only come back to them on brief occasions.

Yep - take what you want from the AP and use them as events to spark the sand box play from your players.


BluePigeon wrote:
lynora wrote:
Moorluck wrote:
And it reminds me I was supposed to pick up the stuff for our gingerbread house. Crap.
We stopped making gingerbread houses about the time the kidlet started asking if we could make a gingerbread AT-AT instead....My gingerbread assembling skills were barely enough to manage houses. I managed to make a gingerbread train the one year, but that was the absolute upper limit of what I can manage. :)

Lynora, I bought a SONY VAIO from Wal*Mart last August and save from two minor glitches, it has performed perfectly well for a little as $750 dollars. That including warranty. You might want to look into that particular model.

I got the cheapest Compaq that they had at Wal mart for under $400 for work and it has worked fine for me. I have no clue what your requirements are, but mine are pretty minimal.


Mothman wrote:
aeglos wrote:

My Girlfriends Uncle has died today after a difficult heart surgery.

He was a good man, he leaves behind a wife, 2 Daughters and 4 Grandsons.

Ralf Braun 1951-2011 Ruhe in Frieden

Sorry to hear aeglos, I hope that your girlfriend and her family are holding up ok.

+1


TOZ wrote:
Mothman wrote:
TOZ wrote:
*sigh* Had they not changed the point system again this month, reducing my total by 98, I would be getting promoted on the 1st.
That very much sucks. What's the rationale for the change?

They want well-rounded leaders. The military education section of the system has been maxed with online-based courses since they became available, and it was decided that it needed to be broken up into separate sections. So they now have online courses, resident courses, and NCO schools as the three categories. Since I haven't been to many resident courses, I took a big hit, and can't recover that until I can get into some in-person courses that qualify for promotion points. Which conflicts with my college courses next semester, so I probably won't get a chance to further my military ed until after April. :(

I understand the reason, and can agree that online courses have been too big a part of the system, but the timing of the change did not help me in the slightest.

Bummer!

Liberty's Edge

Paris Crenshaw wrote:

Merry Christmas, Everyone!

(Figured I should post in here at least one more time, this year.)

And to you Paris, hope all is going well.

Sovereign Court

Pathfinder Adventure Path Subscriber
Mothman wrote:

Our group is currently playing CotCT in a somewhat sand-boxy style...

Say, did you hear about those paper minis for Crimson Throne...

;-)

Sovereign Court

Pathfinder Adventure Path Subscriber
TOZ wrote:
Mothman wrote:
TOZ wrote:
*sigh* Had they not changed the point system again this month, reducing my total by 98, I would be getting promoted on the 1st.
That very much sucks. What's the rationale for the change?

They want well-rounded leaders. The military education section of the system has been maxed with online-based courses since they became available, and it was decided that it needed to be broken up into separate sections. So they now have online courses, resident courses, and NCO schools as the three categories. Since I haven't been to many resident courses, I took a big hit, and can't recover that until I can get into some in-person courses that qualify for promotion points. Which conflicts with my college courses next semester, so I probably won't get a chance to further my military ed until after April. :(

I understand the reason, and can agree that online courses have been too big a part of the system, but the timing of the change did not help me in the slightest.

Bummer. Out of curiosity, what is your rank?

Liberty's Edge

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Callous Jack wrote:
Mothman wrote:

Our group is currently playing CotCT in a somewhat sand-boxy style...

Say, did you hear about those paper minis for Crimson Throne...

;-)

Why yes I did.

Hurry up and put out the set for Book 6! I expect we'll have got back to somewhere in the vicinity of the actual AP plot by then and might have some use for them (we are in 'Book 5' at the moment, but no-where near the Cinderlands or Scarwall).

The Exchange

Paris Crenshaw wrote:

Merry Christmas, Everyone!

(Figured I should post in here at least one more time, this year.)

About damn time.

The Exchange

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Outside of certain actors from a old sci fi show, and our own illustrious Jeremy... RED GREEN is the best damn import from Canada.


Crimson Jester wrote:
Outside of certain actors from a old sci fi show, and our own illustrious Jeremy... RED GREEN is the best damn import from Canada.

You forgot Rush, hoser.

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