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David M Mallon wrote:
Treppa wrote:
I think it's a stage of life you reach after enough time in relationships. I think perhaps Dave is not there yet.
If I'm not there yet, I'm close. Every so often, I get a nagging feeling that I should get back to it, and then something happens that reminds myself why I stopped in the first place. Maybe once I get my life straightened out, but it's going to be a good long while until that happens.

I honestly don't think it is a necessary thing. When I was younger I was always told that I needed a partner to 'complete ' me. As if I was half an organism wandering around looking for its other half. Marriage was the 'normal' progression of things.

Looking back, I think I made a lot of disastrous compromises to be in the relationships I have been in. While regret is a useless emotion, I do wish that society would put a lot less emphasis on being in a relationship. I even feel it now with people being concerned with my lack of interest in romantic entanglements, as if this indicates some sort of aberrant behavior. I get a lot of the 'just go out and get laid' talk from well-meaning male acquaintances who still subscribe to the fantasy that men can just waltz into a bar, find a sexual partner and move on once satisfied. Maybe some men can accomplish this feat, but I find it impossible without a certain level of deceptive asshattery I cannot summon within myself.

Don't get me wrong, I am not saying never. That just invites the universe to upset your convictions. What I am saying is that it is possible to lead an entirely happy existence solo.


And with your clothing reversed...


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Patrick Curtin wrote:
David M Mallon wrote:
Treppa wrote:
I think it's a stage of life you reach after enough time in relationships. I think perhaps Dave is not there yet.
If I'm not there yet, I'm close. Every so often, I get a nagging feeling that I should get back to it, and then something happens that reminds myself why I stopped in the first place. Maybe once I get my life straightened out, but it's going to be a good long while until that happens.

I honestly don't think it is a necessary thing. When I was younger I was always told that I needed a partner to 'complete ' me. As if I was half an organism wandering around looking for its other half. Marriage was the 'normal' progression of things.

Looking back, I think I made a lot of disastrous compromises to be in the relationships I have been in. While regret is a useless emotion, I do wish that society would put a lot less emphasis on being in a relationship. I even feel it now with people being concerned with my lack of interest in romantic entanglements, as if this indicates some sort of aberrant behavior. I get a lot of the 'just go out and get laid' talk from well-meaning male acquaintances who still subscribe to the fantasy that men can just waltz into a bar, find a sexual partner and move on once satisfied. Maybe some men can accomplish this feat, but I find it impossible without a certain level of deceptive asshattery I cannot summon within myself.

Don't get me wrong, I am not saying never. That just invites the universe to upset your convictions. What I am saying is that it is possible to lead an entirely happy existence solo.

I used to be completely against the bar scene until I started the second job and saw that there really is nothing wrong with trying to meet new people with the help of social lubrication. The evening of cunnilingus only cemented that. It doesn't happen as often as the guys you reference think it does, but it does happen.


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Oh I know it does happen. I'm just saying I'm not especially looking for anything. While in NYC perhaps the magic will happen. But I'm not particularly interested in seeking it out. I am more interested in meeting all of you guys, having a fun evening downing exotic drinks and getting hilariously wasted


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Honestly, one night stands have never interested me. A couple have happened, but they were mostly just kind of awkward and forced as opposed to enjoyable. If I'm going to a bar, it's to drink, not to meet women.


Yep. Companionship is the watchword. And booze. Lots of booze

Silver Crusade

Patrick Curtin wrote:
Oh I know it does happen. I'm just saying I'm not especially looking for anything. While in NYC perhaps the magic will happen. But I'm not particularly interested in seeking it out. I am more interested in meeting all of you guys, having a fun evening downing exotic drinks and getting hilariously wasted

Full warning: the cocktails at Lovecraft are a little on the pricy side, but they're strong so you don't need many. Absinthe knocks me on my ass.

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Celestial Healer wrote:
[T]hey're strong so you don't need many. Absinthe knocks me on my ass.

weak


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The Eldritch Mr. Shiny wrote:
Celestial Healer wrote:
[T]hey're strong so you don't need many. Absinthe knocks me on my ass.
weak

CHILDREN'S BOOZE.


hi everyone,

the Dwarfling brought gastroenteritis home from daycare :-(
I got it full force friday night, had to send players home mid session !!!
wife jzust a bit, my dad and his wife caught it as well, today

now recovering with lots of anise-fennel-caraway tea


do you call it Tea or Infusion if it does not contain herbs instead of tea leaves ?


I think you could get away with either


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Ah children, the great sickness magnets. Every time we have a sick child (or a large middle-aged man) registering at the hospital, I wince. Neither group covers their mouths when they cough or sneeze.


Celestial Healer wrote:
Patrick Curtin wrote:
Oh I know it does happen. I'm just saying I'm not especially looking for anything. While in NYC perhaps the magic will happen. But I'm not particularly interested in seeking it out. I am more interested in meeting all of you guys, having a fun evening downing exotic drinks and getting hilariously wasted
Full warning: the cocktails at Lovecraft are a little on the pricy side, but they're strong so you don't need many. Absinthe knocks me on my ass.

Meh. I'm used to pricey drinks. I live on Cape Cod after all. Even in the winter they charge us tourist prices. Unless you got an in at the Elks.

Absinthe I haven't had before. Thus I am hesitant to try it in such a venue as a strange bar in NYC. I might go a bit safer, maybe a White Russian binge, or a citrusy-vodka style drink. Those I can hoover up no prob


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Patrick Curtin wrote:
Celestial Healer wrote:
Patrick Curtin wrote:
Oh I know it does happen. I'm just saying I'm not especially looking for anything. While in NYC perhaps the magic will happen. But I'm not particularly interested in seeking it out. I am more interested in meeting all of you guys, having a fun evening downing exotic drinks and getting hilariously wasted
Full warning: the cocktails at Lovecraft are a little on the pricy side, but they're strong so you don't need many. Absinthe knocks me on my ass.

Meh. I'm used to pricey drinks. I live on Cape Cod after all. Even in the winter they charge us tourist prices. Unless you got an in at the Elks.

Absinthe I haven't had before. Thus I am hesitant to try it in such a venue as a strange bar in NYC. I might go a bit safer, maybe a White Russian binge, or a citrusy-vodka style drink. Those I can hoover up no prob

nope, you're drinking absinthe. That's the rule. You will chase the green fairy while CH and I cheer and David M Mallon looks exasperated.


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So that spirit animal quiz I took was on the website for an author of young adult novels about teenagers that learn to channel their spirit animals.

Jeri Smith-Ready, in case you're curious.

That'll learn me for picking the fist website Google suggested, still I like the spirit animal they gave me, so I stand by the results. :-)


Hour elliptical: check
Hour dog walking in the forest: check
3/4 mi lap swim: check
Hour in gym: ongoing

Man I need a rest


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Freehold DM wrote:
Patrick Curtin wrote:
Celestial Healer wrote:
Patrick Curtin wrote:
Oh I know it does happen. I'm just saying I'm not especially looking for anything. While in NYC perhaps the magic will happen. But I'm not particularly interested in seeking it out. I am more interested in meeting all of you guys, having a fun evening downing exotic drinks and getting hilariously wasted
Full warning: the cocktails at Lovecraft are a little on the pricy side, but they're strong so you don't need many. Absinthe knocks me on my ass.

Meh. I'm used to pricey drinks. I live on Cape Cod after all. Even in the winter they charge us tourist prices. Unless you got an in at the Elks.

Absinthe I haven't had before. Thus I am hesitant to try it in such a venue as a strange bar in NYC. I might go a bit safer, maybe a White Russian binge, or a citrusy-vodka style drink. Those I can hoover up no prob

nope, you're drinking absinthe. That's the rule. You will chase the green fairy while CH and I cheer and David M Mallon looks exasperated.

Well I guess absinthe makes the heart grow fonder


Well, that's done. Time to do a bit of yard cleanup now


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Blogpost: Ghrribbeet, the interplanar information broker.


Drejk wrote:
Blogpost: Ghrribbeet, the interplanar information broker.

Nice! I think I can use him in my Silver Rose game somewhere. He'd fit right into Sigil

Silver Crusade

Patrick Curtin wrote:
Freehold DM wrote:
Patrick Curtin wrote:
Celestial Healer wrote:
Patrick Curtin wrote:
Oh I know it does happen. I'm just saying I'm not especially looking for anything. While in NYC perhaps the magic will happen. But I'm not particularly interested in seeking it out. I am more interested in meeting all of you guys, having a fun evening downing exotic drinks and getting hilariously wasted
Full warning: the cocktails at Lovecraft are a little on the pricy side, but they're strong so you don't need many. Absinthe knocks me on my ass.

Meh. I'm used to pricey drinks. I live on Cape Cod after all. Even in the winter they charge us tourist prices. Unless you got an in at the Elks.

Absinthe I haven't had before. Thus I am hesitant to try it in such a venue as a strange bar in NYC. I might go a bit safer, maybe a White Russian binge, or a citrusy-vodka style drink. Those I can hoover up no prob

nope, you're drinking absinthe. That's the rule. You will chase the green fairy while CH and I cheer and David M Mallon looks exasperated.
Well I guess absinthe makes the heart grow fonder

It's not hallucinogenic anymore (sadly?). To comply with US law, all it can be is really strong booze. I think their stuff is somewhere around 140 proof.

In the past, I've just done one and then switched to whiskey. They make their own infused whiskeys.


Patrick Curtin wrote:

I might go a bit safer, maybe a White Russian binge

a white russian binge on my 30th birthday gave me the worst hangover of my life

alcohol and milk products are no good in huge quantities

Silver Crusade

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Well, my season of successive musical performances has at last come to an end with the two over the weekend. It was all rather successful, so there's that.

Yesterday's concert, though, people said they had trouble hearing me. I sang the exact same arias at two other venues recently and people said it was a big sound, so I'm going to have to blame yesterday's issues on crappy acoustics.

On Saturday, I was singing in a recital to honor some high school award recipients (who were also each singing something). Lo and behold, a big wig from my company wanders in. It was awkward because I typically keep the job and the music activities separated. It turns out this guy's son was one of the kids getting an award. I decided to make the best of it and actually had more conversation with him than I have in the last three years combined. Maybe it will turn out well, although there's a chance a video may circulate around the office. At any rate, I was spot on for that performance, so at least if a video does circulate people will be more impressed than amused.

Silver Crusade

aeglos wrote:
Patrick Curtin wrote:

I might go a bit safer, maybe a White Russian binge

a white russian binge on my 30th birthday gave me the worst hangover of my life

alcohol and milk products are no good in huge quantities

It just strikes me that getting drunk with stomach full of milk is probably a bad idea.


Weird there are two FaWtL type threads now?

I was never a fan of hard liquor... Not since that time my boss got me and a client drunk on shots of something. And he had to keep his arm around me to keep me from falling out of my seat while the client danced on the table with her top off. The ass even let me drive home like that... It was a miracle I didn't kill someone.

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aeglos wrote:
do you call it Tea or Infusion if it does not contain herbs instead of tea leaves ?

I thought infusion was the same, except with MUCH more herbs and MUCH more steeping.


Celestial Healer wrote:
aeglos wrote:
Patrick Curtin wrote:

I might go a bit safer, maybe a White Russian binge

a white russian binge on my 30th birthday gave me the worst hangover of my life

alcohol and milk products are no good in huge quantities

It just strikes me that getting drunk with stomach full of milk is probably a bad idea.

Meh. I like 'em. Or maybe mudslides.

I could always see if they'd make me a Long Island Ice Tea. But those are pretty dangerous as well.


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Aranna wrote:

Weird there are two FaWtL type threads now?

I was never a fan of hard liquor... Not since that time my boss got me and a client drunk on shots of something. And he had to keep his arm around me to keep me from falling out of my seat while the client danced on the table with her top off. The ass even let me drive home like that... It was a miracle I didn't kill someone.

Welcome Aranna.

I am more of a mixed drink fan. I don't enjoy shots, but I also am not a huge beer/cider/wine fan either. I enjoy experimenting with different recipes. Thinks like Pearl Harbors, Blue Hawaiis, things like that


Long Island Tea! Gimme a half-dozen, please.


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Celestial Healer wrote:

Well, my season of successive musical performances has at last come to an end with the two over the weekend. It was all rather successful, so there's that.

Yesterday's concert, though, people said they had trouble hearing me. I sang the exact same arias at two other venues recently and people said it was a big sound, so I'm going to have to blame yesterday's issues on crappy acoustics.

On Saturday, I was singing in a recital to honor some high school award recipients (who were also each singing something). Lo and behold, a big wig from my company wanders in. It was awkward because I typically keep the job and the music activities separated. It turns out this guy's son was one of the kids getting an award. I decided to make the best of it and actually had more conversation with him than I have in the last three years combined. Maybe it will turn out well, although there's a chance a video may circulate around the office. At any rate, I was spot on for that performance, so at least if a video does circulate people will be more impressed than amused.

boo bad acoustics!

They will be impressed. I know I was.

The man's voice is thunder, folks. Honey poured over thunder.


Aranna wrote:

Weird there are two FaWtL type threads now?

I was never a fan of hard liquor... Not since that time my boss got me and a client drunk on shots of something. And he had to keep his arm around me to keep me from falling out of my seat while the client danced on the table with her top off. The ass even let me drive home like that... It was a miracle I didn't kill someone.

this story was awesome until the last part.

Never let someone drink and drive. That's just monstrous behavior.


Callous Jack wrote:
aeglos wrote:
do you call it Tea or Infusion if it does not contain herbs instead of tea leaves ?
I thought infusion was the same, except with MUCH more herbs and MUCH more steeping.

to my knowledge infusions take FOREVER


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Patrick Curtin wrote:
Celestial Healer wrote:
aeglos wrote:
Patrick Curtin wrote:

I might go a bit safer, maybe a White Russian binge

a white russian binge on my 30th birthday gave me the worst hangover of my life

alcohol and milk products are no good in huge quantities

It just strikes me that getting drunk with stomach full of milk is probably a bad idea.

Meh. I like 'em. Or maybe mudslides.

I could always see if they'd make me a Long Island Ice Tea. But those are pretty dangerous as well.

I will do unsavory things for large quantities of bailey's. But they have to be truly large.

Long island ice teas are a mixed bag. Some places make amazing ones, others just give you a combination of swill and grog.


Freehold DM wrote:
Aranna wrote:

Weird there are two FaWtL type threads now?

I was never a fan of hard liquor... Not since that time my boss got me and a client drunk on shots of something. And he had to keep his arm around me to keep me from falling out of my seat while the client danced on the table with her top off. The ass even let me drive home like that... It was a miracle I didn't kill someone.

this story was awesome until the last part.

Never let someone drink and drive. That's just monstrous behavior.

Yeah the company party a few years ago my assistant had like between one and two dozen vodka Jell-O shots... I insisted that I drive him home.


Patrick Curtin wrote:
Celestial Healer wrote:
aeglos wrote:
Patrick Curtin wrote:

I might go a bit safer, maybe a White Russian binge

a white russian binge on my 30th birthday gave me the worst hangover of my life

alcohol and milk products are no good in huge quantities

It just strikes me that getting drunk with stomach full of milk is probably a bad idea.

Meh. I like 'em. Or maybe mudslides.

I could always see if they'd make me a Long Island Ice Tea. But those are pretty dangerous as well.

LONG ISLAND ICED TEA FTW! ;P

I like those. (When they're properly made. I have had a crappy one (or two) in my time) ;)

Properly made, they taste great, and you forget your drinking alcohol until it sneaks up behind you and clobbers you on the back of the head.

Or maybe that was just the college crowd I was around at the time?!??
;P

Either way, have fun guys! I already have -pre-other-people-having-fun-jealousy! ;)


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Rum.

How doesn't matter so much, but it's gotta be Rum.

Or whatever, I'll try anything once.


Commandant Happy Hour wrote:

Rum.

How doesn't matter so much, but it's gotta be Rum.

Or whatever, I'll try anything once.

Rum is ok. I like it in my Coke. (That or whiskey)

I'll try anything once too. Twice if I like it.

(Yeah. THAT'S what got me into trouble more often than not in my youth.) :/

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Aranna wrote:
Weird there are two FaWtL type threads now?

IT SPREADS


Drejk wrote:
Blogpost: Ghrribbeet, the interplanar information broker.

This guy reminds me so much of St. Julien Perlmutter from Clive Cussler's stories.

Shadow Lodge

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I did the relationship thing backwards. For the vast majority of my first thirty years of life I was firmly in the Do Not Want camp and like Patrick I got a LOT of the patronizing comments about "you'll change your mind when you find The Right Person" and constant attempts to "help" from family and family friends. Until last year i fully expected to grow old with only my cats for company and was 100% okay with that.

Then an extremely long-time friend became my SO and that's kinda derailed my expectations for the foreseeable future off in a completely unexpected direction.

Shadow Lodge

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Part of it, admittedly, was getting an SO who understands that romantic relationship does not by definition need to include sex.

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Or cooties. :)


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But those are the best parts! Especially the cooties!

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I find sharing anime and tabletop experiences to be the best part.


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Nah, it's the cooties.


Celestial Healer wrote:
It's not hallucinogenic anymore (sadly?). To comply with US law, all it can be is really strong booze. I think their stuff is somewhere around 140 proof.

The psychoactive properties of absinthe are almost entirely an urban legend. While the hallucinogenic compound thujone is typically present in the drink, it's present in such small quantities as to have no effect. Despite this, absinthe containing thujone is banned in the United States, resulting in much of the US absinthe market comprising absinthe-flavored liqueurs. Absinthe is typically 90-140 proof, about the same ABV as a good bourbon.


Celestial Healer wrote:
aeglos wrote:
Patrick Curtin wrote:

I might go a bit safer, maybe a White Russian binge

a white russian binge on my 30th birthday gave me the worst hangover of my life

alcohol and milk products are no good in huge quantities

It just strikes me that getting drunk with stomach full of milk is probably a bad idea.

During today's usual discussion of alcohol, my boss mentioned that the last time he drank white russians, he drove his pickup through the side of his house.


But I bet he didn't spill it. :-)


Last time I had multiple White Russians I did bad karaoke

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