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  1. Getting to Know You, Jan 2018

    I agree with @Dilvish the Deliverer.
  2. Getting to Know You, Jan 2018

    Pepperoni. The sliced stuff in pouches ostensibly for making pizza. However, they're not good for me and I'm bad at portion control, so I will eat the entire thing. This isn't good, so I've been avoiding buying it. Hormel makes pepperoni sticks, which will work in a pinch and are easier for portion control. The turkey pepperoni sticks, which don't taste quite the same, are healthier than the normal ones, but eating the entire bag (five sticks) in a single setting still isn't recommended.
  3. Getting to Know You, Jan 2018

    I would like to be prompt. I don't like making people late. By myself, I even manage it most of the time. Adding in other people invariably means I end up being a little late because I'm no longer in charge of planning. Or, I can be in charge of planning, but no one else listens so any actual timing in the plan goes out the window. I've learned not to stress about it since I have no control over it.
  4. Randomness XIII: Cognitive Dissonance While You Wait

    I used to use it at work. Unfortunately, I'm interrupted so much that it never worked as a focus technique. I suspect it'd work better on personal projects. I do want to get back into the use of it, not as a focus technique, but as a reminder to get out of my chair and walk around.
  5. Getting to Know You, Jan 2018

    I choose to believe that people are fundamentally good and therefore trustworthy for most things by default, unless observational or empirical evidence suggests otherwise. There are still many things which I wouldn't trust to someone unless I knew them to be reliable. And there are still many things I wouldn't trust to anyone beyond my wife because it's none of their business. I trust my wife completely. She's my best friend and my life partner and we're very open with each other.
  6. [SPLIT] CMoN orders

    Same here. But at least it's progress. Nothing yet on my second order but I can be patient. Honest.
  7. Getting to Know You, Jan 2018

    I love snow. I have always enjoyed snow. When I first moved to North Carolina, I was disappointed it didn't snow in winter. Everywhere else I'd lived (that I'd remembered), it snowed every winter. That said, I dislike how other people handle snow. I dislike how people around here insist on driving in snow when they don't really know what they're doing. I dislike how some people have to choose between risking their lives to go in to work and not making ends meet because they can't afford to lose hours. I am grateful I can work from home so I can tell my boss "Look, the secondary roads here suck. I'm sure the primary roads are safe but the secondary roads aren't. I'm not going to risk driving in to the office."
  8. Getting to Know You, Jan 2018

    Depends. There are a few things I believe I'm really good at. For those, something like "The Game Has Changed" or "End of Line" from TRON: Legacy. Something nice and dramatic and vaguely electronic, something that says "Why, yes, I'm here to save the world. And I can." For most of the time, something calm and unassuming. If this isn't one of the few places where I really might be awesome, let's not play the awesome music. How about "Balto" from the album Creid, one of the Xenogears rearrangement albums? It also sounds Celtic too, which can be a plus. Or, if that doesn't work, "Papillon (On the Wings of the Butterfly)" by David Arkenstone? Fun fact: "Balto" is a rearrangement of the piece "Bond of Sea and Flame" from the Xenogears game. There is another rearrangement album for Xenogears, Myth, which is a collection of orchestral versions of pieces from Xenogears. My wife and I used the version of "Bond of Sea and Flame" on Myth as the processional music for our wedding. Fun fact #2: In the Myth version of "Bond of Sea and Flame," there is a music shift around 2:40. We didn't plan it this way but that started the exact moment my wife started walking down the aisle. Fun fact #3: I was overwhelmed. I'm the one who almost cried during our wedding.
  9. Randomness XIII: Cognitive Dissonance While You Wait

    Which anime? And how bad is it? Is it really bad so you're stuck watching it like a train wreck? Or is it only moderately bad? Can you move to another room?
  10. Getting to Know You, Jan 2018

    I don't know. I'll probably see whatever's on when we visit my wife's parents. My wife enjoys watching the Winter Olympics. We don't have cable or an antenna so she's limited to whatever we catch while we're out or, like Cyradis says, whatever makes it to Youtube.
  11. Getting to Know You, Jan 2018

    I... don't have one. I've never done karaoke deliberately. I do have some songs that I have instrumental versions of and I end up singing the lyrics I know sometimes. I don't think that counts. I like singing. I'm just not very good at it.
  12. Randomness XIII: Cognitive Dissonance While You Wait

    Well, we finally heard back about the car. The insurance has declared it a total loss so it's time to buy a new car. Only trouble is that my wife and I have never actually bought a car from a dealership, so this is going to be an adventure. My wife's parents will probably help us. The annoying thing about this is that the insurance has had the repairs estimate for a week and my wife only found out because she called the collision place yesterday trying to find out if they'd been able to look at the car yet. The insurance didn't mail the paperwork until after my wife spoke with her, so we won't have their check until Monday maybe. And they're going to stop paying for the rental car on Sunday so... Like I said, this is going to be an adventure.
  13. Randomness XIII: Cognitive Dissonance While You Wait

    And this is on your new car? Oof. I hope the dealer fixes it for free.
  14. Randomness XIII: Cognitive Dissonance While You Wait

    That's neat. I'll have to read that. I'm recently started reading through Exalted 1st edition sourcebooks. I'm trying hard not to buy the 2nd edition bundle from DriveThruRPG, at least not for a few months yet. (Figmentius doesn't apply to just minis, right?)
  15. Randomness XIII: Cognitive Dissonance While You Wait

    Which sourcebook?