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Treppa wrote:

So I ate Chinese for lunch yesterday...

** spoiler omitted **...

Sorry to hear of your travails. Especially sorry to hear of those ridiculous Epipens.

Our life seems to be bounded by allergies and reactions and illnesses these days. I'm not a epidemiologist , but I always wonder if there is some meta factor we are missing. Plastics? Petroleum? Foods inoculated with massive antibiotics and hormones?

Meh. It is above my pay grade. Hopefully when 3D printing becomes a mature technology a lot of these contaminants will disappear.


There are worth things in life. It would be nice to have something like diabetics have, with a fixed diet that is generally healthy and a device to measure how the body is processing things.

Disclaimer:
I am not saying: diabetes isn't bad, diabetics have it easy, I'd rather have diabetes than allergies, diabetes isn't serious, diabetes is always controllable, or anything along those lines. Diabetes sucks. Relative predictability + monitoring tool are nice. That's all.

Silver Crusade

Evening, all. What did I miss?


Celestial Healer wrote:
Evening, all. What did I miss?

Well, I am working all the time. But that's not really news.

I am making split-pea soup tomorrow. That should be fun. Part of my resolution this year is to bring food to work with me. Trying to go eight hours without eating is dumb, and only leads to me buying stuff that is expensive and unhealthy. I have turkey soup and ham sammich tonight.

I'm also bus driving tomorrow. Always a fun time. I picked up quite a few shifts there, which is good because there isn't much going on at the hospital. Which suits me fine, I am getting a bit burned out dealing with the belligerent drunken junkie segment of Cape Cod's population.

In local news: Barnstable was named one of America's top 100 most dangerous places to live.. So that can't be good for tourism. Having dealt with Falmouth's seamy underside I can believe it, because whatever Falmouth's faults, Barnstable is an order of magnitude worse.

If any Treeforters are intersted in joining my Opal game, I am opening up two slots. Details are >here<


[ninja dragon]~sneaks up behind Patrick and slips some more belly button lint into his pocket as well as a moldy garlic bagel, then sneaks off again~[/ninja dragon]


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[Shatner]KHAAAAN!!!!DRAAAAAGON!!![/Shatner]


Ah, a lurvely morning. My bus paycheck was $25 higher than expected, and now I have the wherewithal to survive until next Thursday. Huzzah!


Patrick Curtin wrote:
Ah, a lurvely morning. My bus paycheck was $25 higher than expected, and now I have the wherewithal to survive until next Thursday. Huzzah!

[ninja dragon]~slips in and replaces Patrick's real money with Monopoly money, then slips back out~[/ninja dragon]

Scarab Sages

Celestial Healer wrote:
Evening, all. What did I miss?

Well, Patrick's latest round of bus driving duty turned out to be relatively quiet, after he was tasked with transporting a group of mimes. Meanwhile, Holger's efforts to alleviate his son's cold with chicken soup caught the attention of a major restaurant chain looking to expand it's menu. And, across town, Max and Gary's quest to locate a better....No, wait! That's my soap opera!


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Split-pea soup is almost a thing.

I don't know why, but there is something that satisfies a deep thrifty Pictish part of my soul when I can get about twenty meals for and outlay of roughly $10


In another parking lot. It's not so bad now, I don't do the parking lot shuffle as much now that my hospital time is limited. The weather is cool, but not uncomfortable and I should be home by 7pm which will give me a chance to rest before my shift at WHOI.

I'm about to dig into a virtual pile of books I bought with Cthulhu Mythos stories. Pretty stoked about that. Over the summer I bought a couple hard-copy books at GenCon from the Pelgrane Press booth with some good Mythos-inspired stories. One in particular was very well done: It was written by Rob Heinsoo, of WotC fame, and it was set in Polynesia and dealt with the Mythos through their cultural lens. Very well done.

Link to the book for those interested

Silver Crusade

I got some split pea soup myself for lunch. It was delicious.


It's 5 am and I just ate my... Uh... Dinner? It could be a breakfast as I got up around 3 am.


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I try not to label my meals. I am repastfluid


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Breakfast. Second breakfast. Elevenses. Lunch. Tea. Dinner. Supper. Probably should be a couple more in there somewhere.


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Ed Reppert wrote:
Breakfast. Second breakfast. Elevenses. Lunch. Tea. Dinner. Supper. Probably should be a couple more in there somewhere.

"I don't think he knows about Second breakfast, Pippin."


Speaking of odd mealtimes: Just had a bowl of my split pea soup

***

My God, so delicious. I am in a happy food coma right now.

I guess this meal counts as .... Lunch? But as I said, I'm not judgemental. If a meal wants to happen at 150 AM, who am I to tell it it is wrong?

Scarab Sages

It must take great patience and precision to split the peas for that soup. I guess a very tiny and sharp blade is used....


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Indeed. But it all cooks down into a yummy green soup. And I dislike peas as a rule, but this treatment of them doesn't bother me.


Goodnight Treeforters, sleep well. I'll most likely kill you in the morning.


GOOD MORNING TREEFORTNAM!!!


Well, Morning for me. Time to do my 16-hour shift!

*blink*


Sixteen hours?! Man, that's rough. Take it easy, man.


Pish. easy as falling off a log. I'll get off work, then be back for another 16-hour shift on Sunday/Monday! Then School in Boston Monday afternoon followed by work again Midnight Tuesday! ad infinitum.

Best thing is? I couldn't be happier. Why? Because I am forever grateful. By being grateful I remain happy. And happiness is the end state we all strive for, paupers or millionaires. I live in it constantly, and it makes any chore I have set before me light as a feather.


Finally got around to downloading all of the Legendary Planet goodies I had been blowing off. Good stuff! And I see a certain badger's name displayed prominently :)

I'll have some fun going through all of that stuff


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Patrick Curtin wrote:

Pish. easy as falling off a log. I'll get off work, then be back for another 16-hour shift on Sunday/Monday! Then School in Boston Monday afternoon followed by work again Midnight Tuesday! ad infinitum.

Best thing is? I couldn't be happier. Why? Because I am forever grateful. By being grateful I remain happy. And happiness is the end state we all strive for, paupers or millionaires. I live in it constantly, and it makes any chore I have set before me light as a feather.

~SCREAMS~ AHHHH!!! An optimist! Run! Run for your lives!


Well, as long as you can handle the workload. Just be sure that you don't overdo it.


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A wise hippie I know in Seattle always says "Every day is a good day, but some are better than others"


John Napier 698 wrote:
Well, as long as you can handle the workload. Just be sure that you don't overdo it.

Meh. The hours are long, but the job isn't stressful. Plus lots of access to the Interwebz and streaming services. It could be much much worse


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You know what would suck? Being a druid with pet and plant allergies.


Help! I am trapped in a RPG and I am the expendable NPC!!!


I know that feeling...


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Hey All,
Sorry for absence, but I am on a trip with my daughter this week/end.
As I have mentioned, she was at space camp in 2015 the same time they were filming a documentary, "The Mars Generation". And she is featured in the film fairly prominently.

Many thanks to the producers and NETFLIX for making it possible for her to attend the grand premiere this weekend at Sundance in Salt Lake City Utah. The weather here is phenomenal. IF YOUR FREAKING LOVE SNOW ;P

So far My daughter and a few other Space Campers in the film who managed to make the trip have been at two screenings of the film (which seems to be very well received) and done Q&A afterwords. Sunday they have a full day of interviews lined up for them and another screening. Then we have to catch a plane early in the morning to get back.

I, while I admit that I am a little biased because my kid is in the film, think it is a very well done documentary. It gives a bit of history of the space program, of opinions of past and current scientists, mixed in with a lot of footage of the space campers doing their thing. Everything a good documentary should be. And it seems to hold the interest of adults and younger kids alike. Look for it in 3 months or so on Netflix.

So, short version, sorry I'm absent from all of my PbP's, I'll be back to my USUAL level of insanity of work/shows/games starting Tuesday. :)

(My daughter's show of Guys and Dolls is loading into my stage tomorrow, without me, so I'm a little nervous. And I'm currently also in rehearsals of Sweeney Todd. I'm just a glutton for punishment!) :)


Sharoth wrote:
Help! I am trapped in a RPG and I am the expendable NPC!!!

Quick! Take off the Red Shirt!!! (TM) ;)


Battlewrought are back with a huge boom! Sieger, a battlewrought living siege engine...


I've been reading through the Faces of the Tarnished Souk. What a great collection of NPCs


Ragadolf wrote:

Hey All,

Sorry for absence, but I am on a trip with my daughter this week/end.
As I have mentioned, she was at space camp in 2015 the same time they were filming a documentary, "The Mars Generation". And she is featured in the film fairly prominently.

Many thanks to the producers and NETFLIX for making it possible for her to attend the grand premiere this weekend at Sundance in Salt Lake City Utah. The weather here is phenomenal. IF YOUR FREAKING LOVE SNOW ;P

So far My daughter and a few other Space Campers in the film who managed to make the trip have been at two screenings of the film (which seems to be very well received) and done Q&A afterwords. Sunday they have a full day of interviews lined up for them and another screening. Then we have to catch a plane early in the morning to get back.

I, while I admit that I am a little biased because my kid is in the film, think it is a very well done documentary. It gives a bit of history of the space program, of opinions of past and current scientists, mixed in with a lot of footage of the space campers doing their thing. Everything a good documentary should be. And it seems to hold the interest of adults and younger kids alike. Look for it in 3 months or so on Netflix.

So, short version, sorry I'm absent from all of my PbP's, I'll be back to my USUAL level of insanity of work/shows/games starting Tuesday. :)

(My daughter's show of Guys and Dolls is loading into my stage tomorrow, without me, so I'm a little nervous. And I'm currently also in rehearsals of Sweeney Todd. I'm just a glutton for punishment!) :)

So exciting! And I think I saw a picture of our reclusive wizard!(assuming I have the right astro-teen, lol)


Urgh. 10 minutes of playing Risen 3 and I am dizzy and suffering from motion sickness... That does not bode well for the playthrough...


Patrick Curtin wrote:

So exciting! And I think I saw a picture of our reclusive wizard!(assuming I have the right astro-teen, lol)

LOL,

If the guy you saw was wearing a trenchcoat and a Dr Who /Tom Baker long scarf, that was indeed me. ;P

EDIT- My teen is the blond with the very long hair. ;)


My gods ....

Between RPGNow and Paizo, I have a metric sh!tton of gaming stuff. Stuff I've never even had a chance to peruse more than a cursory glance.

I have my work cut out for me .....


Sounds like an awesome problem to have!

Good luck with finding/making time to enjoy it all! :)


I went to Space Camp (technically Space Academy, by the time I got the money together I was too old for camp) back in the day. I don't remember a lot of the specifics, but do recall having a good time. With one exception. We weren't able to launch our model rockets due to bad weather. But, I do now get to blame Seth for everything, so I guess that makes it even.

Seth:

Seth was one of my teammates. Whenever anything went wrong, it was because of him. He didn't do it on purpose, he was just one of those guys who seem to radiate bad luck. Kind of like a Pugwampi, now that I think about it. He made it clear on the first day that he was fine with getting blamed for everything, he even would volunteer to take the blame himself. The dude had the s#!@tiest luck I've ever seen, and yet he owned it. So, to this day, anything that goes wrong still gets blamed on Seth.


Shadows Over Baker Street

If you like Cthulhu and Sherlock Holmes I would recommend this collection of short stories, very entertaining.


Patrick Curtin wrote:

My gods ....

Between RPGNow and Paizo, I have a metric sh!tton of gaming stuff. Stuff I've never even had a chance to peruse more than a cursory glance.

I have my work cut out for me .....

I hear you, I have yet to peruse the giant box of Dungeon and Dragon mags I picked up on the cheap 6 years ago :-)

Good news is I can breathe again and stay up past 9:30 so my PbPs are up and running once more! Yay.


Drejk wrote:
Urgh. 10 minutes of playing Risen 3 and I am dizzy and suffering from motion sickness... That does not bode well for the playthrough...

Reducing brightness and contrast seemed to help a bit.


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The tree that shaped human history


Sharoth wrote:
The tree that shaped human history

Talk about giving a fig...


Another dawn breaks, grey and foggy, here in Innsmouth's crackhead cousin.

Silver Crusade

That's awesome, Ragadolf! Sounds like a great experience.


When I I'm slow on the draw
And I need something to chaw
I hanker for a hunka cheese

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