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Wow! That's pretty wild.

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Going to add that to the list of ghostly goings-on to inflict on players dealing with haunts.


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I used to work at the Ludlow Mansion in Monroe, back when it was called The Idle Hour Mansion with one room upstairs that if you look in the mirror you can see a lady peeking at you from the door behind you and she's gone when you turn around.

I had 3 friends I had corroborate it for me to make sure I wasn't crazy.


That is pretty darned creepy, alright.


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Dead mice don't bother me as long as they aren't in my house, in my bed or anywhere within my personal space.

Dead mice outside just mean it's too damn hot.


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There was a dead rabbit on the sidewalk down the street
when I walked the dog last night.


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Another ghost story.

When I was about 13 my mom was a reporter for the Monroe Times covering all the little towns around Monroe and the she struck up a friendship with the police chief of Brodhead (a super nice guy, probably retired by now).

Anywhoo, so he mentioned this old derelict hotel downtown was haunted.

Basically, every once in a while (might be a specific day or date, I don't remember) this light in an upper room turns on and you can see a person watching out the window.

Anyway, since the police chief had a key we all (me, my parents, and the chief) sat outside and waited for the light to turn on, as it did, the chief unlocks the door and leads us upstairs. So we creep up to the room we get about ten feet away and the light turns off, with no one in the room, so we investigate, look around and leave. We get to the stairs and suddenly the light turns back on.

Of course we went back to the room and about ten feet away and the light turns off again. My dad repeated it three or four times, each time the light turning off when we got close and then on again when we walked away, before it just stopped turning on.


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Another Idle Hour Mansion story.

I was cleaning up the kitchen after Sunday brunch and the owner left me alone to finish up so she could go shopping. She'd lock the place down so no one could rob the place. So I was in the dish washer room adjacent to the kitchen and being alone could blast the kitchen stereo as loud as I wanted, so I had Nirvana blasting in the next room and suddenly it just turned down, so I go in the kitchen to see what happened and someone turned down the actual volume knob, so I'm like that's weird and double check the exits to make sure no one got inside and then cranked up the music and bam, the same thing happened with the actual knob being turned down.

At that point I decided if the ghost wanted the music down who was I to complain. :-)


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From The Onion horoscopes, I forgot which one, but it really spoke to me.

A journey of self-improvement ends almost before it starts when you find out there’s a kind of waffle stuffed with cheese and booze.


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Awesome! They saw my Guatemalan insanity pepper thread!


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Thanks the Goddesses this thread exists...peppers and similair types of foods mess up my stomach...it good to know this place exists.


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If you're on a insanity pepper spirit quest, and find yourself talking to a coyote voiced by Johnny Cash, by all means, freak out here. :-)


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Oh I wish I had that man's voice.


I played him for it, didn't end well.


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Next time stop using a golden fiddle.


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Thomas Seitz wrote:
Next time stop using a golden fiddle.

You obviously don't have a golden fiddle! You wanna play for one?


It's a trap!


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Skitters subtly through thread, demolishing a cathedral and hot dog stand.


I have a silver and platinum Stratocaster that is signed by Orcus, Demogorgon and Graz'zt.


Love, Death, and the American Guitar - Jim Steinman


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Thomas Seitz wrote:
I have a silver and platinum Stratocaster that is signed by Orcus, Demogorgon and Graz'zt.

I know who's Bachman, but which one is Turner and which one is Overdrive?


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He's talking about Rush, I think.


No I'm talking about the combined might of Metallica, Black Sabbath and Led Zepplin.


Which Black Sabbath era? Ozzy, Dio, Tony Martin, or the bevy of one shot vocalists before Ozzy got the rights to the name?


Probably Dio but definitely not Tony Martin. Ozzy comes in 2nd.


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The Dio era is far and away my favorite. Tony Martin was a good singer, blowing Ozzy out of the water where that is concerned. But the Ozzy era Sabbath wrote a lot of great songs.


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The song writing from the Ozzy era is what set Sabbath on the path. But for me, Dio is what gave Sabbath the gravitas.


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All I know is the Ozzy era.


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I get to cut pavers today.

Should be fun!


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It is g~@#@!n hot again today.

I ran out of pavers to cut, someone is supposedly bringing me more.


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captain yesterday wrote:

It is g$++~*n hot again today.

I ran out of pavers to cut, someone is supposedly bringing me more.

I think the appropriate thing to do is look for other things to cut while you're waiting...


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It is really sad when you know your kids all too well.

As I mentioned before, as of the start of summer we went from a, "You get $25/week minus penalties for leaving a mess," to a, "You get nothing unless you earn it," allowance system.

Impus Minor, hoping to game the system, asked, "So can we earn more than $25/week if we do extra chores?"
I responded, "First try to hit even the $25 mark. Then we'll talk."

And yeah. They can earn $14/week just by keeping their rooms clean. And they have yet to hit even that low of a bar.

*SIGH*


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captain yesterday wrote:

It is g$++~*n hot again today.

I ran out of pavers to cut, someone is supposedly bringing me more.

I think the appropriate thing to do is look for other things to cut while you're waiting...

It's a diamond tipped saw, the sky's the limit.


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It is really sad when you know your kids all too well.

As I mentioned before, as of the start of summer we went from a, "You get $25/week minus penalties for leaving a mess," to a, "You get nothing unless you earn it," allowance system.

Impus Minor, hoping to game the system, asked, "So can we earn more than $25/week if we do extra chores?"
I responded, "First try to hit even the $25 mark. Then we'll talk."

And yeah. They can earn $14/week just by keeping their rooms clean. And they have yet to hit even that low of a bar.

*SIGH*

What you do is come up with a super complicated, multi colored chart with how much money they could potentially make, and then chart their progress.

Pyramid schemes are illegal for a reason, they work.

The exact same premise is used for school fund raisers.


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NobodysHome wrote:

It is really sad when you know your kids all too well.

As I mentioned before, as of the start of summer we went from a, "You get $25/week minus penalties for leaving a mess," to a, "You get nothing unless you earn it," allowance system.

Impus Minor, hoping to game the system, asked, "So can we earn more than $25/week if we do extra chores?"
I responded, "First try to hit even the $25 mark. Then we'll talk."

And yeah. They can earn $14/week just by keeping their rooms clean. And they have yet to hit even that low of a bar.

*SIGH*

What you do is come up with a super complicated, multi colored chart with how much money they could potentially make, and then chart their progress.

Pyramid schemes are illegal for a reason, they work.

The exact same premise is used for school fund raisers.

Motivational chants and suggesting your competitors are in league with Lucifer also help, up to a point.


Also might help if you just say "I'm not a freaking bank!"

Also I agree with the captain, it's too bloody hot. I miss snow.


The last real snowfall we got here was Christmas Day 2012. As a kid I remember two, sometimes three really good snowfalls of a foot or more. Yeah, that's not a lot compared to some places but in Arkansas it's enough to shut down all signs of civilized life as the residents turn to milk, bread, and egg hoarding and wailing in horrified tones about how they're afraid to drive on it.


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I don't talk about the last snowfall.

The next snowfall is too close already.


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In 2010, Pittsburgh got 21 inches of snow during the Snowpocalypse. It took me three hours to walk home from work. I was struggling to walk on the sidewalk, until I realized that walking in the deserted streets was better.


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The east coast cracks me up! We've had at least three snowfalls of over 21 inches since then, you don't see us naming them.

If a tree falls in Boston, will CNN splash it all over their front page. :-)


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Working solo today! Coworker had to take his dog in for emergency tail surgery.

No fun for him, all sorts of fun for me.


captain yesterday wrote:

The east coast cracks me up! We've had at least three snowfalls of over 21 inches since then, you don't see us naming them.

If a tree falls in Boston, will CNN splash it all over their front page. :-)

Sure we do. Wednesday...Thursday...Sunday...


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Equipment failure, typical.


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They say it happens to everyone sometimes. It's nothing to be embarrassed by or ashamed of.


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The plus side, my finger isn't broken.

The down side, purple fingernails are way more fun if you get to huff fingernail polish.

And I got a refresher course on how far a finger will bend without breaking.

And of course, no exploding testicles, so far.


So you're bruised, but ok. Better than many alternatives.


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Yup, we have a rubber mat we put on the bottom of our plate packer that you gotta loosen a couple of bolts to put on, one bolt didn't want to loosen right away and when it did drove my hand into the cross bar.

And then, just to be a duck, the cord on the plate packer broke.

But as luck would have it, the repair shop was half a mile away and the mechanic wasn't too busy.


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I wonder if my boss would fire me if I put the cheesy emblem the manufacturer sends with every fire pit we install.

Of course the fact that I have to seriously wonder that is why I work here.


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I fear no snow mostly because I think I have Stark blood and perhaps Red Dragon in me. :p

Also I enjoy not having people around when I decide to go outside.


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I've lived on the tundra long enough to respect snow, which is why we live within walking distance of everything essential.

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