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DungeonmasterCal wrote:

That's right, Patrick! Feel the burn!

How is everyone today? Except for excruciating back pain, yesterday and today have been great. It's my birthday weekend and I get to do whatever I want!

Happy birthday and I hope your back feels better soon.


Ragadolf wrote:


I hope you get to go (and enjoy) your trip to Cape Cod. Just out of curiosity, what cool/famous/popular/etc stuff is there to do in Cape Cod? I hear about all the time, but I know no details!

Get over the Simian Flu quickly Monkey! Those abs aint gonna flex themselves! ;P

Well, weather and illness have conspired against me. I’m staying home this weekend:(

So, Cape Cod is known for: Beaches, Kennedy’s, The island of Nantucket and the whaling that once went on there, more restaurants per square Mike than almost anywhere else in America, and more alcoholism too. Oh, and a pernicious opioid epidemic.

To expound further on Nantucket, which is an interesting story: this little island is over an hour by ferry to get to. It’s residents call taking the ferry ‘going to America ‘, which kind of highlights their isolation. In the early 19th century, the demand for whale oil skyrocketed, which the fishermen of Nantucket were fortuitously poised to take advantage of. They built the American whaling fleet, and the ship owners built lavish mansions on the island (their boats and crews for the most part were quartered in the blue collar mill city of New Bedford in Southern Massachusetts). When the discovery and utilization of petroleum came into being, Nantucket’s economy crashed. The island was left in an almost deserted state for decades, with just a few native families eking out a living fishing and farming.

After WWII, the vacation craze began to hit. Nantucket began to become a very hot spot. It was secluded, it had an interesting history, and what’s more the fact that there had been little or no urban renewal since the mid-19th century meant that there were scads of beautiful mansions scattered about just waiting for restoration.

So now Nantucket has been reborn as a haven for the ultra-wealthy. It’s small size makes property values skyrocket, to the point where almost no natives live there anymore. In fact, the billionaires are buying out the millionaires now. It’s an insane housing market. But the rich enjoy the fact that you really need a reason to be there. Cuts down on the crime rate, I guess.

typical listing


A week of feeling meh-ish. Repeating headaches connected to weather change. It's getting misty, rainy, and all-hallows-iny.

I also probably caught some low-level virus with repeating periods of probably-a-fever and mild muscle pains that distracts me from working... I should finish 9 pages of translation. Thankfully, two of those pages are one/two line photo descriptions with a blank line between them.


Mine is a cyclical cough-sniffle thing. No muscle ache, no fever ... yet.

And it is the season here too. One week sweat-inspired weather, the next bundle up in a coat weather. It always jars my equilibrium


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Poor guy.

I was sick yesterday after I ate a piece of cheese. But 2 hours of violent illness plus a 3 hour nap, and I'm fine. I think I prefer that to dragging along with a cold/flu.


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As weird as it sounds, I love working outside this time of year.

Less human to human contact means less germ exposure.


Sharoth wrote:
Happy birthday and I hope your back feels better soon.

Thank you!


Yes happy birthday DMC. May your back improve!


Sharoth,

My major problem right now is the fact I'm in my mom's bed instead of my own. Plus my room faces AWAY from the front of the house so sunrise is a little less...sunny.

But regardless, only THREE more days. YAY! :)


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Tormentroll, a troll raised by kytons...


Patrick Curtin wrote:
Yes happy birthday DMC. May your back improve!

Thank you very much!


I too hope your back improves Cal.

Right now I'll settle for quiet dogs for the next 48 hours...


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Patrick Curtin wrote:
A lot of cool stuff:

OK, now THAT's cool. Sounds like a place I'd like to visit.

And Nantucket, I like history, (I'm no good at it, I just like it) :)
AND I like old houses. Most of the new(er) ones have no soul. Or enough lumber in them. (Silly cost-cutting developers. WHY would you build a large house in the middle of Tornado Alley and use nothing larger than a 2X4 in it?!?!?) ;P

It's funny (And sometimes sad) how the housing market develops in certain areas like that.

Mini-history of Sarasota Florida.
Sarasota is built on one of the most beautiful white sand beaches in the world. It used to be settled by one group of Native Americans who believed that it was magically protected due to how often the hurricanes left it alone. The town itself was primarily built by Carnies as a place for them to live in the off season. THEN it was 'discovered' by the retiring baby-boomers, who all had fat pensions. When they found that all of this land next to this beautiful beach was owned by Carnies, they promptly began buying it all up. (And trying to kick out the carnies) Now few of the people who work IN Sarasota actually can afford to LIVE in the city limits. I rented a house there for ONE year, and I paid almost twice as much as I am now paying to BUY my home, (larger) in central Louisiana.

To this day, you can still find a few die-hard carnies families living there. You can tell when you've found them, due to the high-wire and trapeze equipment set up in their backyards!
:)


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Yeah it’s a shame when the crowds descend on the truly beautiful places and drive out the folks that grew up there. Most born and bred Cape Codders live in Florida or Georgia now. Their children won’t be Cape Codders. In fact, I’m certain that within the next few decades there won’t be any working-class people on Cape Cod period. The temptation to sell the ancestral land for big bucks and go live somewhere with a much easier cost of living ratio will be too much. I know I’ll never be back to live there.


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In case anyone here heard about the shooting in Pittsburgh, I'm fine. I was nowhere near there.


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That's good to know!


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Thanks, Cal. It's 12:30. Clocking out from the Library to go to work. Have no hotspot time. So' I'll be online again tomorrow.

Silver Crusade

Patrick Curtin wrote:
Ragadolf wrote:


I hope you get to go (and enjoy) your trip to Cape Cod. Just out of curiosity, what cool/famous/popular/etc stuff is there to do in Cape Cod? I hear about all the time, but I know no details!

Get over the Simian Flu quickly Monkey! Those abs aint gonna flex themselves! ;P

Well, weather and illness have conspired against me. I’m staying home this weekend:(

So, Cape Cod is known for: Beaches, Kennedy’s, The island of Nantucket and the whaling that once went on there, more restaurants per square Mike than almost anywhere else in America, and more alcoholism too. Oh, and a pernicious opioid epidemic.

To expound further on Nantucket, which is an interesting story: this little island is over an hour by ferry to get to. It’s residents call taking the ferry ‘going to America ‘, which kind of highlights their isolation. In the early 19th century, the demand for whale oil skyrocketed, which the fishermen of Nantucket were fortuitously poised to take advantage of. They built the American whaling fleet, and the ship owners built lavish mansions on the island (their boats and crews for the most part were quartered in the blue collar mill city of New Bedford in Southern Massachusetts). When the discovery and utilization of petroleum came into being, Nantucket’s economy crashed. The island was left in an almost deserted state for decades, with just a few native families eking out a living fishing and farming.

After WWII, the vacation craze began to hit. Nantucket began to become a very hot spot. It was secluded, it had an interesting history, and what’s more the fact that there had been little or no urban renewal since the mid-19th century meant that there were scads of beautiful mansions scattered about just waiting for restoration.

So now Nantucket has been reborn as a haven for the ultra-wealthy. It’s small size makes property values skyrocket, to the point where almost no natives live there anymore. In fact, the billionaires are buying out the millionaires now. It’s...

John did his college internship on Nantucket. He is always raving about it.

Silver Crusade

Afternoon all. What did I miss?


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You.

How did the closing go?!?


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Do you have your dimensional anchor all set?

Silver Crusade

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Couple more weeks yet.


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John,

I didn't think you lived in Squirrel Hill, thus I didn't ask. I can say I'm not pleased about things that happened there and are going to be happening there tomorrow...

But I am happy tomorrow evening my mom will be home. :)


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Thomas Seitz wrote:

John,

I didn't think you lived in Squirrel Hill, thus I didn't ask. I can say I'm not pleased about things that happened there and are going to be happening there tomorrow...

But I am happy tomorrow evening my mom will be home. :)

I live in Mt. Oliver. Another friend saw the news report and asked if I was okay. I thought I'd save time if I told everyone that I was alright. But, I occasionally take buses that go through Squirrel Hill. Such as when I go to my local non-society Pathfinder Game.


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I’m glad you were not involved in the tragedy, John


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Glad your safe John,

Seriously, I just,...

God bless all involved. that's all I'm saying.


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Strange days we live in

It’s hard to be living in a time historians will endlessly dissect in future university lectures.

Silver Crusade

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Drejk wrote:
Tormentroll, a troll raised by kytons...

I love this creature.

It makes me miss my Ravenloft PbP. I had a future adventure site planned where this baddy would have fit right in.


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Celestial Healer wrote:
Couple more weeks yet.

when you have closed we go to katz'.

Silver Crusade

Freehold DM wrote:
Celestial Healer wrote:
Couple more weeks yet.
when you have closed we go to katz'.

Absolutely!


Firstly to John,

I'm glad you weren't near there...

But in a RELATED story; I went to pick up my mom from the Pittsburgh Airport. Her flight was supposed to get in around 7, so I figured I'd try to get an early start. I did stop around Morgantown before I left, because I wanted to get gas in her car (just so I wouldn't stop on the return trip) and pick up a new lead for my dog.

Upshot of that was, I stood in line at a GetGo for like 20 minutes while two guys got their tobacco chew. Which honestly, I don't understand...but whatever.

So I drive like kind of a mad man because I wanted to get out of town before 6...and I probably got out of Morgantown around 6:10 while they are STILL supposedly paving a part of the interstate.

So finally, as I see the clock winding down, I get to the last exit BEFORE I turn onto the other interstate that connects I-79 to the one at the International Airport. ONLY I DON'T GET ON DOWN THE RAMP!!! Why you ask? Because the freaking COP at the bottom of the ramp was STOPPING us. So...for 15-20 minutes I'm basically parked there while a certain...thing... that might have been reported in the US national news....drove to the airport as well.

Needlessly to say I wasn't thrilled and Mom wasn't either.

But she's home, and I don't think I have to worry about that again any time soon.


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Happy Thursday folks!

Taking tomorrow off and traveling to Charlotte NC to visit a friend. Enjoy your weekend

*blink*


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I'm glad you got your mom home, Tom.


Hey, Fortsters! How is everyone today?


I didn't sleep as well as I slept yesterday, but way better than I have the past two and half weeks. So...yeah I'm good.

John,

Yeah it wasn't fun for either of us. But we got through it and now she's home, I get meals I don't have to cook and some one else to help me with the dogs.


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Wow, I thought MY week was crazy!
(Well it was, but not as much as some obviously) ;P

Have a safe trip Monkey Man! And Have fun!

Glad your mom is home safe and sound Thomas,

Happy ALMOST weekend everyone!

(I still have to work, but still, WEEKEND!) ;)


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It's a weekend for me. I might have to get up because of dogs, but nothing says I have to DO anything. I mean Mom might but...


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Hah,
I'm over 50 years old, and when my Mom 'asks' me to do something, I still hop to it! :P

(Granted, she lives in another state and it doesn't happen often, but still,...) :)


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You don't cross Mom.


While I'm not 50, living with Mom means I do what she says...

Mostly...


Treppa wrote:
You don't cross Mom.

mutters something under breath


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Were she still living, today would be my mom's 90th birthday. I'm 55 and should she still be alive I'd still jump when told to... lol


Hi, Cal.


Hey, John! How's the weekend treating you so far?


Okay. Got another game session tomorrow. How's your weekend?


Not too bad. Back pain is better but not totally gone, so I'm glad about that. No game this weekend, so I'm sitting on my duff and avoiding any and all chores that truly, badly need doing.


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About to go home and have dinner with mother. Will try to post Tomorrow.


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Actually, my mother drove down to South Louisiana Last weekend, from Oklahoma, because My daughter invited her to the 'family night' football game. And my mother likes college football.
(Heavens knows why, I've worked here 10 years and havent been to a game before this) ;P

But it was fun, and as best I could tell it was actually a good game. (Were pretty evenly matched) Good time was had by all. :)


I went to two football games the entire time I was in college. Didn't stay for the first one and was asked to leave the second one. I miss college so bad.

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