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Busy weekend. 16 hours on Saturday and Sunday

I do have a bit of a break today though. No bus trip scheduled. I do have my daughter pencilled in for dinner


Have fun! I am here until noon due to a coworker being sick.


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wow. That was awesome.

Scarab Sages

David M Mallon wrote:
Treppa wrote:
Bald is sexy.
Only if you're Sir Patrick Stewart.

And me. That's why I always leave a thin layer on top and let that grow for two weeks before shaving again. If I shave to the skin, the chicks tend to swarm and swoon.


Patrick Curtin wrote:
Dawn breaks. Yet again

It keeps doing that.

Silver Crusade

David M Mallon wrote:
Treppa wrote:
My mother not only refuses to text, she won't turn on her cell phone. She keeps it in her purse for outgoing calls, only in case of emergency. I don't even have the number. She refuses it give it out.

My sixty-year-old mother is way more tech-savvy than I am. She has her gadgets, and I have my lifelong case of techno-fear.

Both of my parents got iPads when they first came out. I finally figured out how to use the alarm clock on my flip-phone last year.

My mother is a texting fiend. Sometimes she will just send me a string of emojis. It's disconcerting sometimes.

Silver Crusade

Aberzombie wrote:
David M Mallon wrote:
Treppa wrote:
Bald is sexy.
Only if you're Sir Patrick Stewart.
And me. That's why I always leave a thin layer on top and let that grow for two weeks before shaving again. If I shave to the skin, the chicks tend to swarm and swoon.

John is the same way. And I can't have chicks swarming and swooning over him now can I?


Sharoth wrote:
wow. That was awesome.

Yes. Very inspirational. I wish that one of my brothers had read this, and it was around in '97. Perhaps he would have stayed around longer.

Scarab Sages

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Celestial Healer wrote:
Aberzombie wrote:
David M Mallon wrote:
Treppa wrote:
Bald is sexy.
Only if you're Sir Patrick Stewart.
And me. That's why I always leave a thin layer on top and let that grow for two weeks before shaving again. If I shave to the skin, the chicks tend to swarm and swoon.
John is the same way. And I can't have chicks swarming and swooning over him now can I?

Tell him I sympathize. It can be hard to live with such power and use it responsibly.


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Celestial Healer wrote:
Aberzombie wrote:
David M Mallon wrote:
Treppa wrote:
Bald is sexy.
Only if you're Sir Patrick Stewart.
And me. That's why I always leave a thin layer on top and let that grow for two weeks before shaving again. If I shave to the skin, the chicks tend to swarm and swoon.
John is the same way. And I can't have chicks swarming and swooning over him now can I?

I don't know. It might be cute.

Silver Crusade

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Sharoth wrote:
wow. That was awesome.

*nods*

Agreed. Right up there with alongside All Star Superman.


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Rysky wrote:
Sharoth wrote:
wow. That was awesome.

*nods*

Agreed. Right up there with alongside All Star Superman.

Here is another awesome one.


Aberzombie wrote:
David M Mallon wrote:
Treppa wrote:
Bald is sexy.
Only if you're Sir Patrick Stewart.
And me. That's why I always leave a thin layer on top and let that grow for two weeks before shaving again. If I shave to the skin, the chicks tend to swarm and swoon.

And me.

I'm going way to thin to pretend to have actual hair on the tippy-top of my head. I keep it pretty short now. (Sad for me, who used to like his 70's-era long hair)
But if it gets ANY thinner, I'm going Captain Picard all the way!
:)


Ragadolf wrote:
Aberzombie wrote:
David M Mallon wrote:
Treppa wrote:
Bald is sexy.
Only if you're Sir Patrick Stewart.
And me. That's why I always leave a thin layer on top and let that grow for two weeks before shaving again. If I shave to the skin, the chicks tend to swarm and swoon.

And me.

I'm going way to thin to pretend to have actual hair on the tippy-top of my head. I keep it pretty short now. (Sad for me, who used to like his 70's-era long hair)
But if it gets ANY thinner, I'm going Captain Picard all the way!
:)

Picard's a bad-a$$ anyway.


Patrick Curtin wrote:
Treppa wrote:

Yeah, my dad was always ann early adopter - eagerly pre-ordered all the cool stuff and built a lot of his own gear in the early days. He was upgrading his Mac when he went into the hospital for the last time in his eighties. Exact opposite of my mom.

That's one of the reasons I find ageist stereotypes offensive all the way around. I read about what marvels today's kids are with electronics. What they are is good users - sometimes - because they got to start young. Being able to use something does not mean that you understand it. That stereotype puts tons of pressure on kids to perform miracles while ignoring the fact that today's tech was developed by people who are now - surprise! - old.

Ability and interest aren't generational; they're distributed across age, race, economic, and gender lines.

People are stupid. That's also universal.

As someone who has floated through life on a cloud of privilege, I am finding the ageism of society very distressing. Although I have always tried to sympathize with groups that were discriminated against, actually arriving in one is a very bitter pill.

I guess its one of those things you have to experience to truly viscerally understand. And ageism is minor compared to the other 'isms' running around. Plus I am still immune to the worst of it due to my white/male/cis/American status. Isms seem to have an evil synergy when you are included in several categories.

I might have told that story before (probably on FAWTL):

My grandfather at 89 was hospitalized because of heart attack. I went to see the doctor after a few days because she wanted to speak about possibility of moving granddad to nursing home as his ability to take care of himself physically was deteriorating and my brother who was living with him was uncooperative.

I started to explain her that moving the granddad to nursing house would be problematic because he wouldn't be able to take all his computers there... *shocked face* "Your grandfather spoke about all his computers and that internet thing*, but I thought he was confabulating..."

*she wasn't looking to be much older than me, I was 28 at that time, but the way she said that heavily implied lack of experience and skill with computers or at least internet.

That wasn't the end of the story, though. Granddad returned home soon after and I went to get his prescriptions (which were probably written down already by the time I spoke with the doctor). I bought them, brought them to granddad and went to kitchen. And then heard a scream "What have you brought me?!"

So, the whole slew of new drugs? It was intended to minimize effects of dementia and prevent delusions...

Of course granddad wasn't probably helping his case while in hospital because as he was a smartass.


Stumpling. A non-threatening plant creature that might pretend to be a severed stump. Or rummage through your things on a camp.

Until an evil druid sends a swarm of those to trample fields and scare your herds!


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Patrick Curtin wrote:
Dawn breaks. Yet again

It happens.


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Feros wrote:
Patrick Curtin wrote:
Dawn breaks. Yet again
It happens.

Darn thing keeps sneaking up on me!

Every.
Darn.
Day.
:P


hi everyone


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John Napier 698 wrote:
AEGLOS!!! *Hands him a stein full of beer*

Prosit

* takes stein and drink it in one swing *

* puts on smartass glasses *
did you know that "stein", the German word for stone, is not used in German for a beer tankard.
the German name for a "stein" is Bierkrug, Bierseidl, Humpen or if it is 1 liter in size Maßkrug or Maß.
Only the material it is made of is called Steinzeug (not Steingut even though the English Wikipedia calls both materials stoneware, they are different materials in German)


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Patrick Curtin wrote:
Dawn breaks. Yet again

Dawn should learn to be more careful.


Sharoth wrote:
Rysky wrote:
Sharoth wrote:
wow. That was awesome.

*nods*

Agreed. Right up there with alongside All Star Superman.

Here is another awesome one.

nice. Very nice.


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Treppa wrote:
Bald is sexy.

[70s black man voice] you damn right. [/70s black man voice]


Can you dig it?


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aeglos wrote:
John Napier 698 wrote:
AEGLOS!!! *Hands him a stein full of beer*

Prosit

* takes stein and drink it in one swing *

* puts on smartass glasses *
did you know that "stein", the German word for stone, is not used in German for a beer tankard.
the German name for a "stein" is Bierkrug, Bierseidl, Humpen or if it is 1 liter in size Maßkrug or Maß.
Only the material it is made of is called Steinzeug (not Steingut even though the English Wikipedia calls both materials stoneware, they are different materials in German)

Yes, I know. I was stationed in Bad Kissingen for two years from '88 to '90. The only German I was taught was the basics. And the Beer I drank was on post in the Bowling Alley, mostly to wash down that horrible excuse for Pizza. And I don't mind smartasses. I am a bit of one, myself. :)


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I'd humpen some German beer. :-)


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aeglos wrote:
John Napier 698 wrote:
AEGLOS!!! *Hands him a stein full of beer*

Prosit

* takes stein and drink it in one swing *

* puts on smartass glasses *
did you know that "stein", the German word for stone, is not used in German for a beer tankard.
the German name for a "stein" is Bierkrug, Bierseidl, Humpen or if it is 1 liter in size Maßkrug or Maß.
Only the material it is made of is called Steinzeug (not Steingut even though the English Wikipedia calls both materials stoneware, they are different materials in German)

Everything I've ever known is a lie!

*starts smashing drinking vessels*


Commandant Happy Hour wrote:
I'd humpen some German beer. :-)

I'm good at humpen.


Snarky Poodle wrote:
Commandant Happy Hour wrote:
I'd humpen some German beer. :-)
I'm good at humpen.

I was never good at anything, except being bad at everything.......


That's why mama keeps locking me in the crawlspace.


John Napier 698 wrote:
And I don't mind smartasses. I am a bit of one, myself. :)

So say we all!


Prankstar, a pranking fey pretending to be lantern archon, just to steal your shinnies!


John Napier 698 wrote:
aeglos wrote:
John Napier 698 wrote:
AEGLOS!!! *Hands him a stein full of beer*

Prosit

* takes stein and drink it in one swing *

* puts on smartass glasses *
did you know that "stein", the German word for stone, is not used in German for a beer tankard.
the German name for a "stein" is Bierkrug, Bierseidl, Humpen or if it is 1 liter in size Maßkrug or Maß.
Only the material it is made of is called Steinzeug (not Steingut even though the English Wikipedia calls both materials stoneware, they are different materials in German)

Yes, I know. I was stationed in Bad Kissingen for two years from '88 to '90. The only German I was taught was the basics. And the Beer I drank was on post in the Bowling Alley, mostly to wash down that horrible excuse for Pizza. And I don't mind smartasses. I am a bit of one, myself. :)

cool, Bad Kisssingen is not far from me, just beyond the spessart hills, down in Bavaria, a 30 minutes drive

you have been on Snow Whites site of the seven mountains, I am on the seven dwarves side (obviously)


Cool. Depending on how old you are, you might have seen the unit to which I was assigned. The 11th Armored Cavalry Regiment. It had a single rearing black horse on a shield.


101 Spells For The Common Man - publication announcement.


OK, Iron Fist isn't nearly as terrible as people are saying it is. Tom Pelphrey, Wai Ching Ho, and David Wenham (as well as guest stars Lewis Tan and Carrie Ann Moss) are show-stealers, and I know from other films and TV shows I've seen that the rest of the main actors (including Game Of Thrones's Finn Jones) are at least halfway decent. Still, I can't help but wonder if they hired George Lucas as a dialogue consultant. Every time I see Colleen and Danny having a "moment," it feels like at any minute, Danny is going to start talking about how much he hates sand.


Man. I am getting very burnt out.

I cannot concentrate on my homework and I really need to


Ah well. Time to see what glorious clusterfnjord these boards are tonight


Review of the three Star Wars games from FFG.


Ah yes. Five am. Or as I like to call it, the 2pm blahs. Time for a hot cuppa.


Slogging through the homework. And the games. Early Sunday, two 1/2 hours left, and another shift at 4pm as well.

I get a 16-hour stretch of free time Thursday. Yay


As the world turns...


Sunday morning, 631 am. Quality time


I find the computer restrictions at my hospital job frustrating now that I have gotten used to regular computer access


I'm considering restarting my Everquest characters. I dipped into the game the other day, and had some nostalgic fun running about some of the old grounds


I just need to get my laptop prepped for traveling


I'd really love to get a new one, but money is an issue


Plus, time. MMOs are a notorious time sink


But, it would be fun to game again. And it's likely better than TV watching

RPG Superstar 2009 Top 16

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Sharoth wrote:
Something fishy

We're totally looking for aliens in the wrong place.

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