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OneBoot last won the day on August 29 2018

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  1. OneBoot

    Ouroboros Miniatures: Dragon Masters busts

    I'm in for the dude, he looks so cool! :D The lady is absolutely gorgeous, but not really my style, so I'll see what #3 looks like before making my final pledge decision. Huzzah! --OneBoot :D
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    Raise your hand if it's snowing

    Ah, so that's where it all went. My sister was telling me Monday morning that we'd be getting even more that afternoon than we got on Saturday and we were both concerned I'd get snowed in all by myself, so I threw enough stuff into suitcases and coolers to last me all week just in case and headed to their place. Stayed the night and...we got maybe half an inch. So we all shrug, I go back home Tuesday evening, and just a few hours later freezing rain started (about 11pm). I'm not sure when it stopped but when I finally went to bed around 3am it was still going steady and had turned into a delightful "wintery mix." I just finished poking around outside today, and it looks like the ice layer wasn't too bad, with another maybe half inch of snow on top of it. I'm kind of bummed because I was planning to be a Good Neighbor today and shovel the back path to the laundry room (our poor maintenance guy is dealing with at least 6 flooded apts on top of doing a beautiful job of keeping the parking lot and the main paths clear), but the snow shovel I ordered will now be arriving tomorrow instead of today. Probably for the best, though, I seem to have strained the plantar fascia in my left foot sometime in the past couple of days and I don't imagine strenuous tromping around in the snow today in not-terribly-suitable footwear would help that any. I'll probably dig out a pair of MrBoot's heavy work boots for tomorrow and layer on socks until they fit. Just for funsies, here's a pic of the lee side of the hood of my van on Monday morning. It's nosed into some bushes, which held the snow in place so it was able to pile pretty high! This is between my van and the car next to it before I started clearing it away. The drift was, um, that much of my broom handle deep (didn't have a yardstick with me) in the deepest areas. Huzzah! --OneBoot :D
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    Raise your hand if it's snowing

    Where I live does get snow often enough that we have the equipment to deal with it; however, it usually comes in gradually, not one huge heavy dump + gusting winds like we had yesterday. So there are big drifts all over, cars getting stuck because they think that 4-wheel drive will save them. It's just ridiculous. Another couple of inches last night, and it's been lightly snowing off and on all morning. Supposed to be more tomorrow too. Our maintenance guy couldn't make it here to even plow our parking lot, so most people are just stuck here. We're way in the back, too, so even if I could dig out our van, I wouldn't make it half a foot before getting stuck myself. I managed to convince two separate groups of Asian college student neighbors to not attempt to get out (didn't seem like it was urgent), with their lightweight cars and all-weather (or possibly summer) tires. They were trying to clear a path using brooms and dustpans, poor things. The few snow shovels our complex has were being used to dig out a truck that got stuck, and to clear a path to the mailbox. I was passing by a very large drift on my way back to my apt, and decided to make a snow angel, because why not, to the great amusement of the aforementioned neighbors. Trying to get MrBoot to the airport for a business flight has been an adventure in itself, but after numerous phone calls we got ahold of a church friend with a heavy truck, who was able to make it both to us and to the airport. Huzzah! --OneBoot :D
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    Raise your hand if it's snowing

    *flails arms above the snow drifts* It snowed...a fair amount here between Friday and today. It's so windy that it's difficult to tell exactly how much, but I'd say at least 3-4 inches, with drifts up to 2-3 feet in sheltered places. Here's a couple of pictures; I've never seen snow sticking to vertical surfaces like this before. Crazy!! (That gray cinderblock wall poking out of the snow is about 3 feet tall) (Our back porch + storage closet door) (That's our little Saturn in the foreground. It's near the corner of where two buildings meet, so there was a lot of drifting) Huzzah! --OneBoot :D
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    Randomness XV: 'tis a silly place.

    It's possible that feature was removed because the person that originally started it and kept it going (ReaperBryan) is no longer here, and the current admins have enough to manage as it is. Or possibly the changes each time someone joined a House were difficult to implement (I know that Kit said the Bones supporter badges were a nightmare to implement; that's why they never did them again after Bones 1). I don't have any more info than anyone else, I'm just speculating. --OneBoot :)
  6. OneBoot

    So... who's ready for ReaperCon 2019?

    It is! :) Talin gave me a sneak peek of this very picture at Reapercon last year (and we both agreed that this version wasn't quite as cosplay friendly lol, but still very awesome). If I'm able to attend this year, I plan to go as Wild West Sophie from a few years ago. I've already found a pair of feathered wings on ebay that should do nicely (as in they look pretty close and aren't too big). Huzzah! --OneBoot :D
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    So... who's ready for ReaperCon 2019?

    That...uh.....I don't think that cosplay would fit in my luggage. The ballgown and hoop skirt last year were bad enough! Huzzah! --OneBoot :D
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    Randomness XV: 'tis a silly place.

    I'd say by doing quiet and/or peaceful activities. Going on walks, reading books, listening to peaceful music, baking for fun, having dinner with friends. Mostly just getting away from electronics and social media and the news and focusing on one's immediate surroundings. Creating or doing something in the present and taking time to not think about the past or future too much. Just be. That's what I'd say I find most restful to my soul, anyways. Huzzah! --OneBoot :D
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    Randomness XV: 'tis a silly place.

    Painting is...happening again. Which is both mildly surprising, and a good sign. I didn't think I'd be interested in picking up a brush again for awhile, but we had a new person join our Pathfinder group, and I could not in good conscience let her be the only player without a painted figure. I'd forgotten just how much fun it is to paint around non-painters. Most of the group watched me avidly (they did still paid attention to the game), and were amazed by the smallest things. I wasn't doing anything fancy either, just shading and highlighting the cloak to ease back into things (it feels like trying to relearn how to ride a bike lol). I can't wait to blow their minds when I put the eyes on. Huzzah! --OneBoot :D
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    Randomness XV: 'tis a silly place.

    There are some plants that require a dip in temperature to flower, I used to have an orchid that was the same way. It is weird, because nature. --OneBoot :)
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    Randomness XV: 'tis a silly place.

    Only in high doses (over 1500mg) https://www.webmd.com/vitamins-and-supplements/ginger-uses-and-risks I wasn't aware of that myself, good to know. --OneBoot :)
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    Randomness XV: 'tis a silly place.

    Mmm...in my experience it tends to be the slightly older than that crowd. Like around my age (early 30's) and older. Now granted, that could very well be because we have much less interaction with the younger folks (especially since we don't have kids ourselves), so it's very possible my viewpoint is skewed. The high school kids in my area that I do know are quite bright and seem more open to civilized discussion than many adults (we alo live in a STEM-rich area, so I'm sure that helps). --OneBoot :)
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    Randomness XV: 'tis a silly place.

    I hear that. MrBoot has a PhD in Nuclear Engineering, and a double Masters in Nuclear Engineering and Physics, and gets quite frustrated with the general public's (lack of) understanding about his field. I could go on a bit, but that's a discussion best conducted in Beekeepers since it gets into some potentially sensitive topics. --OneBoot :)
  14. OneBoot

    Metal Trade In Approved Company List

    Aha, well I've learned something new. Thanks for the clarification. --OneBoot :D
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    Randomness XV: 'tis a silly place.

    No, silly hamster, this is the Randomness thread. --OneBoot :D