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Streakin' along, since no one else will.


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Ohh, Syrus, you bad boy.


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Eh. It's fun!! Leave off! :)


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That avatar hardly looks like it's streaking...


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At least mine is ready for the disco. :-)


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Wei Ji the Learner wrote:


That avatar hardly looks like it's streaking...

You have no imagination??!! What are you *here* for???? lol


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So you're wearing a mask and nothing else.

Or is it that it has cat's feet, purple shins, the knees of a mongoose, and six arms.

You're going to have to be more specific then "use your imagination" there's a lot of variance there. :-)


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I really don't!! :D

But: all of the above, and MORE!


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Aranna wrote:
Shopping is only super fun when you are shopping for yourself. I worry too much when shopping for others to allow it to be fun.

Oh, so much this. The only person besides myself that I can shop for and have it be fun is the kidlet. Because I know what he likes so there's no guess work. Everyone else....well, they pretty much end up getting gift cards for all occasions.


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lynora wrote:
Aranna wrote:
Shopping is only super fun when you are shopping for yourself. I worry too much when shopping for others to allow it to be fun.
Oh, so much this. The only person besides myself that I can shop for and have it be fun is the kidlet. Because I know what he likes so there's no guess work. Everyone else....well, they pretty much end up getting gift cards for all occasions.

Yuuuge fan of gift cards.


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I don't understand how gift cards are socially acceptable gifts, but cash isn't. "Cash is so impersonal" doesn't make sense - especially when Visa gift cards good literally anywhere are a thing. It's pretty much cash you paid extra money to spend.

Other kind of gift cards are like telling someone "Yeah, I'm not sure what to buy you, so get it yourself - but only get yourself something from this one place."


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As someone that has only gotten either a big tin of popcorn (I've never liked popcorn, ever) and/or a year's subscription to National Geographic (sometimes multiple subscriptions) from my family every year for twenty years I can say without reservation, I don't give a s+&# where the gift card is from.


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Ugh! I have to work 8 hours tomorrow! Starting at 9:30 no less!

Maybe I'll pull a Duane Allman and have one of the kids shoot me in the foot.


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Had to take my last 4 hours of vacation *today*, and go back in for 6 tomorrow. There is no justice!!!


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thegreenteagamer wrote:

I don't understand how gift cards are socially acceptable gifts, but cash isn't. "Cash is so impersonal" doesn't make sense - especially when Visa gift cards good literally anywhere are a thing. It's pretty much cash you paid extra money to spend.

Other kind of gift cards are like telling someone "Yeah, I'm not sure what to buy you, so get it yourself - but only get yourself something from this one place."

Totally see your point, and I think you do have a good one. But to play devil's advocate, a gift card may show that the giver has at least an inkling of what the receiver's interests are. It's a middle ground between total but impersonal liquidity, and total but possibly misguided thoughtfulness.

Also it occurs to me that I know a couple of shakily recovering addicts, and I would not want to give them cash as a gift.


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Tequila Sunrise wrote:
lynora wrote:
Aranna wrote:
Shopping is only super fun when you are shopping for yourself. I worry too much when shopping for others to allow it to be fun.
Oh, so much this. The only person besides myself that I can shop for and have it be fun is the kidlet. Because I know what he likes so there's no guess work. Everyone else....well, they pretty much end up getting gift cards for all occasions.
Yuuuge fan of gift cards.

I end up feeling like such a failure if I end up getting someone a gift card... So I don't. Instead I work myself into a panic attack finding the perfect gift for everyone.


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My wife wants to do advent calendars this year. I need to think of 25 little presents that cost about two bucks or less to get her. She said no more than 1/5 candy.

I have an idea to throw about 1/5 of it as coupons for free massages, or getting me to watch a chick flick without complaining, or the like.

I need more ideas. Friends? Help!


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thegreenteagamer wrote:

My wife wants to do advent calendars this year. I need to think of 25 little presents that cost about two bucks or less to get her. She said no more than 1/5 candy.

I have an idea to throw about 1/5 of it as coupons for free massages, or getting me to watch a chick flick without complaining, or the like.

I need more ideas. Friends? Help!

Those are stereotypical gifts for women. But she is a person with likes and dislikes. What kinds of things does she enjoy doing?

Edit: Watching a movie she likes without complaint isn't a gift, it is something you should be doing anyway.


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Beats me, I have kids and work at a toy store. So I hate advent calendars.

There's always lingerie, it fits in a tiny box. :-)


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I don't think my wife can watch chick flicks without complaining herself.


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X-Mas Joy Cap'n Yesterday wrote:
As someone that has only gotten either a big tin of popcorn (I've never liked popcorn, ever) and/or a year's subscription to National Geographic (sometimes multiple subscriptions) from my family every year for twenty years I can say without reservation, I don't give a s%*@ where the gift card is from.

The General saw this and helpfully pointed out "what about that time when you got that gift card from the Popcorn store"


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Aranna wrote:
thegreenteagamer wrote:

My wife wants to do advent calendars this year. I need to think of 25 little presents that cost about two bucks or less to get her. She said no more than 1/5 candy.

I have an idea to throw about 1/5 of it as coupons for free massages, or getting me to watch a chick flick without complaining, or the like.

I need more ideas. Friends? Help!

Those are stereotypical gifts for women. But she is a person with likes and dislikes. What kinds of things does she enjoy doing?

Edit: Watching a movie she likes without complaint isn't a gift, it is something you should be doing anyway.

A "be with her while she feels her feelings" kinda thing, right, Aranna? Hopefully a "feeling what she's feeling" thing, shared emotional moments, etc., but being there is a "minimum acceptable commitment".

Though I could be wrong. Women are tough for me to understand. :)


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Aranna wrote:
thegreenteagamer wrote:

My wife wants to do advent calendars this year. I need to think of 25 little presents that cost about two bucks or less to get her. She said no more than 1/5 candy.

I have an idea to throw about 1/5 of it as coupons for free massages, or getting me to watch a chick flick without complaining, or the like.

I need more ideas. Friends? Help!

Those are stereotypical gifts for women. But she is a person with likes and dislikes. What kinds of things does she enjoy doing?

Edit: Watching a movie she likes without complaint isn't a gift, it is something you should be doing anyway.

Yeah, and watching a movie I like without complaint isn't a gift, but she treats it like one, too, so...you know...fair's fair. It's much easier to just find stuff we both like, even though that's a pain, because that is mostly comedy, and Hollywood doesn't make enough comedy (seriously, it seems like they make 9 dramas for every comedy).

She does like stamps and stuff - I think I'm going to throw down a few books of stamps in there.

Grand Lodge

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Day one was solid, six tables yesterday. Didn't schedule enough time for the specials, but managed to get through them for the most part. Today has an extra hour on each slot, should be a better experience.


Aranna wrote:
Shopping is only super fun when you are shopping for yourself. I worry too much when shopping for others to allow it to be fun.

That tends to be the opposite for me. I loathe shopping formsys because it means I have to make sure things look nice or whatever I don't car about that important to society.

Whereas if I'm shopping for someone else (as long as it's not clothes), I probably know them and am getting something that makes them happy, which is fun.

But I don't like shopping in general. It's generally exhausting and I usually end up just wishing I could just manifest what I wanted whenever instead.


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Yay for break time!


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thegreenteagamer wrote:

My wife wants to do advent calendars this year. I need to think of 25 little presents that cost about two bucks or less to get her. She said no more than 1/5 candy.

I have an idea to throw about 1/5 of it as coupons for free massages, or getting me to watch a chick flick without complaining, or the like.

I need more ideas. Friends? Help!

oh man. I hate advent. It's next to impossible to pull off correctly.


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"Advent"? Forgive my rural ways, but what exactly is this "advent"? No Final Fantasy links required. :D


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Theologically?

The lunar month before the celebration of Christmas, the 'advent' of Christ.

There have also been other interpretations of it over the years, including the celebration of the Winter Solstice, etc.


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Ah. Gracias, senor.

Somewhat/sometimes "Christianized" seasonal holiday branding. Got it.

Little Catholic influence in my neck of the woods, and evangelical upbringing = no clue. lol


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Tacticslion wrote:
Aranna wrote:
Shopping is only super fun when you are shopping for yourself. I worry too much when shopping for others to allow it to be fun.

That tends to be the opposite for me. I loathe shopping formsys because it means I have to make sure things look nice or whatever I don't car about that important to society.

Whereas if I'm shopping for someone else (as long as it's not clothes), I probably know them and am getting something that makes them happy, which is fun.

But I don't like shopping in general. It's generally exhausting and I usually end up just wishing I could just manifest what I wanted whenever instead.

Either TL is typing on a phone, or we need to get him a CT scan, stat...


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Syrus Terrigan wrote:
"Advent"? Forgive my rural ways, but what exactly is this "advent"? No Final Fantasy links required. :D

Yes, an "Advent Calendar" is usually just a fun way for kids to count down to Christmas (at least around here).

In spite of it traditionally being a lunar month, an "Advent Calendar" is a thick (usually cardboard) calendar with a small (perhaps 1"x1") box for each day, hidden by a panel for the day.

On each day, you punch open the panel and reveal the "present" for that day.

For kids, it's almost invariably candy or small toys.

For adults, it's a lot harder unless you can afford a different gemstone for every day from December 1-24...


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Do mica, chert, and limestone count?? lol


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Syrus Terrigan wrote:
Aranna wrote:
thegreenteagamer wrote:

My wife wants to do advent calendars this year. I need to think of 25 little presents that cost about two bucks or less to get her. She said no more than 1/5 candy.

I have an idea to throw about 1/5 of it as coupons for free massages, or getting me to watch a chick flick without complaining, or the like.

I need more ideas. Friends? Help!

Those are stereotypical gifts for women. But she is a person with likes and dislikes. What kinds of things does she enjoy doing?

Edit: Watching a movie she likes without complaint isn't a gift, it is something you should be doing anyway.

A "be with her while she feels her feelings" kinda thing, right, Aranna? Hopefully a "feeling what she's feeling" thing, shared emotional moments, etc., but being there is a "minimum acceptable commitment".

Though I could be wrong. Women are tough for me to understand. :)

Sort of yes. Doing stuff together is the cornerstone of a close relationship. You don't have to love the same things but just being there helps a lot... especially with movies. I don't like watching movies by myself.


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thegreenteagamer wrote:
Aranna wrote:
thegreenteagamer wrote:

My wife wants to do advent calendars this year. I need to think of 25 little presents that cost about two bucks or less to get her. She said no more than 1/5 candy.

I have an idea to throw about 1/5 of it as coupons for free massages, or getting me to watch a chick flick without complaining, or the like.

I need more ideas. Friends? Help!

Those are stereotypical gifts for women. But she is a person with likes and dislikes. What kinds of things does she enjoy doing?

Edit: Watching a movie she likes without complaint isn't a gift, it is something you should be doing anyway.

Yeah, and watching a movie I like without complaint isn't a gift, but she treats it like one, too, so...you know...fair's fair. It's much easier to just find stuff we both like, even though that's a pain, because that is mostly comedy, and Hollywood doesn't make enough comedy (seriously, it seems like they make 9 dramas for every comedy).

She does like stamps and stuff - I think I'm going to throw down a few books of stamps in there.

Fair is fair.

Yep if she likes stamps then that kind of stuff is prefect.


NobodysHome wrote:
Syrus Terrigan wrote:
"Advent"? Forgive my rural ways, but what exactly is this "advent"? No Final Fantasy links required. :D

Yes, an "Advent Calendar" is usually just a fun way for kids to count down to Christmas (at least around here).

In spite of it traditionally being a lunar month, an "Advent Calendar" is a thick (usually cardboard) calendar with a small (perhaps 1"x1") box for each day, hidden by a panel for the day.

On each day, you punch open the panel and reveal the "present" for that day.

For kids, it's almost invariably candy or small toys.

For adults, it's a lot harder unless you can afford a different gemstone for every day from December 1-24...

Gemstones aren't expensive... unless you are looking for high quality diamonds or other rare gems.


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Snow!

<.<

>.>

*sigh*


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thegreenteagamer wrote:

My wife wants to do advent calendars this year. I need to think of 25 little presents that cost about two bucks or less to get her. She said no more than 1/5 candy.

I have an idea to throw about 1/5 of it as coupons for free massages, or getting me to watch a chick flick without complaining, or the like.

I need more ideas. Friends? Help!

Would going to a thrift store and finding funny/quirky things for a couple of $ do the trick?


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In other news, a fun little quiz for characters in 'The Savage Sword of Conan':

Q1) Are you female?

(If No) Congratulations! You have passed the SSOC Test. Wear whatever you like. Please click the right-facing button and close your Hyborian browser to submit your answers

(If Yes) Go to Q2

Q2) Are you wearing any clothes?

(If No) Congratulations! You have passed the SSOC Test. Go straight to a heavy night of malodorous barbarian lovin'. Do not pass Go. Do not collect 200 Turanian Dinars.

(If Yes) Take them all off this minute, or be forever banished from The Savage Sword of Conan! In the interests of modesty, you may retain two (2) strategically placed sequins and one (1) exquisite chiffon nether-veil. Now take the test again.


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SSOC? Is that like Gor?
I wandered into a Gor sim once. But my avatar was wearing an armored outfit with a full length skirt and carrying a Goa'uld Staff weapon. It had nicely detailed buildings... and lots of unclothed women in various acts of adult stuff... Not sure they knew what to do with me though. They asked me to leave and I did. Some of the strange stuff people are into. I wouldn't really want to be a slave... not even a pretend one.


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SSOC = Savage Sword of Conan.

Imagine the most '80s low-grade sword & sorcery comic you can, and then make it 150x more '80s and low-grade, and you have SSOC.

I'm sure that I don't know anything about Gor, though.

Oh no no.

Certainly not.

I know what you're saying, though - that sort of thing isn't for everyone, and even if it for you, if you take all the stuff in those books seriously, something's definitely come loose somewhere up top.


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Thank goodness, only an hour left.

sets cruise control to 29 mph, turns on right blinker, stays in the left lane.

Time to coast.


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MY BROTHER IN LAW IS MARRIED~! WOO~!!

:D


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My cousin just got married today! :D


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Isn't it Celestial Healer's big day as well.


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Lesson learned today.

If you stand on top of a ladder and hold something heavy above your head with both hands everyone will be compelled to come over and ask you where something is, even if they have to make something up.

It's worse than those damn mountaintop beacons in Return Of The King.

Also our Santa is kind of a diva.


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I stumbled on my post on facebook feed from over a year ago, in which I shared XCOM 2 trailer...

And saw 8th Dwarf's excited comment.

And then I realized that 8th Dwarf died mere days before the release...

Now I am sad.


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It certainly do seem to be the season for marriages, that's for sure.


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Drejk wrote:

I stumbled on my post on facebook feed from over a year ago, in which I shared XCOM 2 trailer...

And saw 8th Dwarf's excited comment.

And then I realized that 8th Dwarf died mere days before the release...

Now I am sad.

WHAT?!? He died? ~sad look~ I liked him! I miss the 8th Dwarf. And all the absent Paizo people.


I, too, miss all those who are gone.

On the other end of the emotional spectrum: congratulations to all who are married today! Woo!

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