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  1. Dude! I can't even figure out what I'm going to purchase with my kickstarter yet! Seriously though, will likely get an extra Sabertooth Pug because one of my group is a huge pug lover.
  2. No. But likely only because I have so many minis to paint already.
  3. That I have personally cooked for? Probably around 30 or so when we did an pseudo-Open House for our then new home. Said cooking consisted of meat that simply needed to be put on the grill as well as two portabello mushrooms for the two weirdos I invited. :p Largest I've arranged/planned for would be my wedding, roughly 125 people or so, but we only cooked a small portion (read: cookies that were given out to all the guests). Not sure this counts in terms of what you were asking of course.
  4. Not sure "punished" is the right word for it, but simply helping to pick up the slack at work, help cover other's stuff when they were behind, etc., and then it becoming expected of me.
  5. Why? You offering? :p Seriously though, I should use it on a bunch of paint. Have plenty of the Reaper line that I need still. But I also would likely spend it on something like Khanjira or DDS2, etc. and then fill in the rest as needed.
  6. How do you mean? How old in actual age, or how old do I act? I'm old enough to have used a rotary phone and "young" enough to hate that Bush appears on Classic Rock/Oldies stations. I'm old enough to not recall having ever ridden in a car seat and young enough to have completely missed the Vietnam War. I'm old enough to have played an Atari 2600 and young enough to have been shocked that my coworkers didn't know what an Atari 2600 is. I'm old enough that my body feels the need to announce the fact that I am standing up and young enough to not quite have my age equal the ultimate answer to the ultimate question. All of which is a way of saying I'm 40. Elf I feel old.
  7. Sadly I still have to go to work. :( At least now, Mondays are usually busy enough that even when I have a case of the Mondays, its not too bad. When I get home though I am generally anything but motivated. :p
  8. Woohoo! Another victim challenger! You can do eeeeet!
  9. Hiking, reading, TV/Movies (to the extent that counts as a "hobby").
  10. Happy happy burstday! Hope its a great one!
  11. My friend, the local pewter crack pusher, finally broke through my defenses: On the plus side, I did get it for 70% off. Of course that will eventually be evened out by all the future purchases. :)
  12. I experienced eclipse related traffic, does that count? In all honesty, was working but it didn't get particularly dark here. Perhaps the most impressive part is that it didn't get dark despite 95% coverage.
  13. This probably depends on who you ask. Sort of like I've been known to hit a little ball around wide open grassy areas with sticks of various lengths, but most "golfers" would say I don't golf. :p Seriously though, I try to remove as much as I can before hand, but I am not nearly as meticulous as many. I will get rid of the extra flash, try to remove mold lines, etc. Invariably I will miss some, or settle for "good enough" rather than perfection, but then I also just paint for myself, so I can better live with the extra mold line, etc. than if I were painting for show, competition, commission, etc. As for what do I use? It does vary based on material. I use a combination of flash cutters, metal files, X-Acto knives, and sanding needles. Or sometimes just my fingers if its an obvious enough and brittle enough piece of flash.
  14. Aye, I know. Was more that even with that, I imagine I will want more than I can really afford. Or rather, more than I can afford while still feeding my other addictions hobbies.
  15. Yeah gonna be hard to pass up the zombie dragon for just $10. The paint set for $18 is also looking great, as is Dreadmere. *sigh* Wish I had a lot more money. :(
  16. Hmm, maybe Shadowrun. Sci-Fi in general just seems to be lacking in the mini's department while fantasy is pretty well represented. Even those fantasy licenses that don't have specific minis for them you can pretty easily find something that will work. I like the Belgariad idea for example, but at the same time, it wouldn't be too hard to find minis for most of what was in that series. Tonight: Hanging with friends, eating real (i.e. Chicago Style) pizza, possibly imbibing a few adult beverages. Tomorrow: Hopefully going on a hike with Mrs. Gargs Sunday: Mostly just relaxing, maybe finally getting back into the hobby side of things. Not sure, haven't had the motivation for several weeks now, but starting to get that itch again.
  17. Yeah it has gotten them into trouble a few times when they went straight for the fight rather than try the relatively easy diplomacy route. Fortunately I should say that my current game has some pretty good players in it who definitely realize the virtue in covering all the bases (particularly good since we are running Kingmaker).
  18. Sadly, 10 is considered a really high Cha for my players as they always dump it. :( That said, I'm really loving the Dreadmere set. This may cause some issues with what else I can get. :P
  19. Pfft. Lightweight. :p
  20. Coffee. Black with 2 equal/sweet n low. I still enjoy the occasional run to the local over priced coffee chain for a mocha or some variant, but I've increasingly found in the last year that my system doesn't respond well to it. This has been the case ever since I had my gall bladder removed and discovered other issues as well. That said, I drink coffee pretty much all day at work.
  21. Speed Paint: Not going to put a specific time frame on it, but obviously just something done to get it painted quickly, sacrificing a bit of quality in the process. Speed is obviously going to be different for everyone. Me, for instance, I'm a very slow painter, so can't even really say I do much of anything as a speed paint. But I guess to the extent I would, it would be sacrificing several steps/layers in the process. Tabletop Quality: That which I hope to achieve. I'm new enough that merely achieving a table top quality is akin to a home run for me. If it looks good to me from the table top distance, I'm happy. Show Quality: The Unicorn. That which I hope to someday possibly achieve. :)
  22. Don't have to worry about the glasses but I do often enter a room in my house, stop, look around, then go "WTF did I just come in here?" The other big one for me is that when I am driving a notable distance (multiple hours) I will take my wallet out of my back pocket and put it in the center console. Invariably, when we stop to eat, get gas, whatever, I'll get out of the car and start heading into the restaurant, store, whathaveyou, take about a half dozen steps then smack my forehead and retreat to the car to retrieve my wallet.
  23. School Play Waaaaaaaaaaay back in the day. Middle of a scene and I just got completely forgot my line, but fortunately, instinct (and a good fellow "actor" on stage with me saved the day): Me: (quickly realizing I've forgotten my line) "I feel like I should say something". Buddy: You know, you really should. Me: Well, if you were me, what would you say right now? Buddy: Well, if I were you, I'd say (recites my line). Me: Hmm, that's good. (Recites proper line). So not really embarrassing since we covered it up (sorta) and got a good laugh.
  24. Man, I go away for one weekend and y'all add like 300 pages to this thread! :P Seriously though, the Dreadmere expansion looks really good and the value certainly seems to be there. Core looking better all the time as well! Definitely going to be parceling money out through July. *sigh* :P
  25. 1. Brush Control 2. Brush Control 3. Brush Control 4. Paint Consistency 5. Brush Control 6. Color Theory 7. Brush Control