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  1. Randomness XIII: Cognitive Dissonance While You Wait

    Waiting at the school gym for the band and orchestra concert to start. Boy are bleachers uncomfortable.
  2. Randomness XIII: Cognitive Dissonance While You Wait

    I thought quince was vaguely pear-like? I think I saw a fresh one once, my Dad experimented with a lot of fruit trees. As for the rest, golden raisins are at my local grocery store and I don't make tarts either. The ravening hordes devour baked goods too fast so I make very few fussy things. I should really make butter tarts some day though.
  3. Randomness XIII: Cognitive Dissonance While You Wait

    I will admit that I am more likely to provide feedback if the topic title says something like "ReaperCon entry" or "Feedback needed". Honestly most of the stuff that I paint I don't really need feedback on, I know what I need to improve and it's a matter of practice time. Sometimes I just post stuff to prove that I actually get painting done, or because there's not a lot of painted examples. Yay! Fingers crossed for you! Just remember that if you're in northern Canada in the summer to bring lots of DEET spray. The bugs have a short season so they're intense, and the mosquitos are relentless. And sympathies on being a little more on your own during the festive season. I persuaded Wise Kraken to go visit his parents the week before Christmas, and while I'll still have 4 kids at home that's not really the same. Hopefully he has no travel problems.
  4. Randomness XIII: Cognitive Dissonance While You Wait

    Depending on your life circumstances family obligations can really take over this time of year. I know I wouldn't be painting at all if I wasn't making a gift. As for criticism, you have to know your audience. If ten people each make one suggestion, that's a lot of feedback. If ten people make an itemized list it can be overwhelming. Most people can't simultaneously improve every skill at once anyway, and some skills require other prerequisite skills. There is also the time investment in writing up a good, helpful review. As more people join the forums there is simply too much content to cover. I suspect lack of time also contributes to there being less robust criticism. Okay, speaking of time, there were things I was going to do today....
  5. Randomness XIII: Cognitive Dissonance While You Wait

    I went looking for the thread this morning and no hint of it, so I guess it's gone. Can't really blame Reaper, moderating Facebook is a losing war so pruning heavily and fast is the best option.
  6. 12 Days of Reaper Begins December 6th!

    Same! Although I wasn't expecting a bottle of paint, so I'm a little concerned it got too cold. Will have to check it. And there's some irony here, because the only freebie Christmas paint I ever get is Christmas Wreath green. I love it, but I think this is my fourth or fifth bottle. Variety is the spice of life and all that.
  7. Randomness XIII: Cognitive Dissonance While You Wait

    I'd say allergy shots make me sleepy but it's probably all the antihistamines I have to take... I think it's time for more coffee, some chocolate and my book. Not going to get anything important accomplished right now.
  8. Randomness XIII: Cognitive Dissonance While You Wait

    Grog can be any kind of punch you want... Did a pirate themed birthday party once. We got black water balloons and called them cannonballs, played he Pirates Cove board game, generally dressed up and ran around with balloon swords, etc. It was April, though.
  9. Randomness XIII: Cognitive Dissonance While You Wait

    So much this. Every evening. Except mine aren't tiny anymore, just Halfling sized. I just want to sleeeeeeep. I managed to get a fair bit done on my Nativity project today. I'm actually kinda impressed with how much I got done in two hours of solid painting. It might even get done in time to give my Mom.
  10. Randomness XIII: Cognitive Dissonance While You Wait

    Congratulations!! BC happens to be my favorite province, and there are plenty of mountains. Probably too many mountains.
  11. 01430- The Nativity

    The anti-shine additive tends to sink to the bottom of Reaper's brush-on sealer, so you might need to shake the bottle more. Really. And then shake it again. It's not properly matte, but it should at least be satin. Hope that helps.
  12. Randomness XIII: Cognitive Dissonance While You Wait

    By any chance, does your boss know how much overtime you put in? Because I think he should, even if you don't get paid extra for the work.
  13. Randomness XIII: Cognitive Dissonance While You Wait

    You can get a nice lanolin wash that makes wool nicely water resistant without the stink. It's used these days to make fancy diaper covers for the cloth diaper crowd. No reason you couldn't adapt the techniques for another purpose. As for cars with fast acceleration, nothing beats an electric car.
  14. Randomness XIII: Cognitive Dissonance While You Wait

    Yay!! Can just get my filling replaced! Much cheaper than the alternatives. No point in putting it off since my dental insurance has an annual limit that I exceed most years.
  15. Randomness XIII: Cognitive Dissonance While You Wait

    Further inspection hints I may have lost a filling. In which case it's better to get it replaced ASAP. I once avoided going to see a dentist and ended up needing an emergency root canal. It was the worst pain I've ever experienced and I've had five kids. We can pay for dental work if absolutely necessary, I'm just so sick of needing it.