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  1. Randomness XIII: Cognitive Dissonance While You Wait

    Man, all I have is the time I blew out my left ulnar nerve when I was 12. It involved bare wires, a lot of electricity, and quickly trying to hide everything from the teacher so I wouldn't get detention. Because when you're 12 you're gonna be kind of dumb about these things 23 years later and I still sport a decent ulnar claw. Only minor weakness in the hand, though. I was lucky, there's really no recovery from electrical damage like that. Once you're elfed you're pretty well elfed.
  2. Randomness XIII: Cognitive Dissonance While You Wait

    One of the earlier sources for this recipe call for tossing the giant stuffed camel in a trench over hot coals for two days, kind of like burying a pig. Bet that'd taste better.
  3. Randomness XIII: Cognitive Dissonance While You Wait

    Something I can use. If I can't write I will go insane. My poor tortured laptop is holding onto existence by the tips of its creaking undead claws, it's time to move on to something that still has all its keys and hasn't burnt out the CPU's temp sensors. Also something that can handle this gigantic graphics card my brother gave me. It's an AMD Radeon 7850. He gave it to me before I moved, right after he realized he was gonna have to upgrade to something even bigger because of Mass Effect Andromeda. My big goal is it'll be something I can play Dragon Age Inquisition on. Which, technically, my laptop could do right now if I immersed it in mineral oil to keep it from burning... So, casual gaming laptop, 4 core processor with 16GB RAM. That'll do it. And I have Windows 7 all ready for it. Because 10 can bite me. I should get a new external drive too. Make it easier to transfer files. I lost my old external in the power surge...
  4. Randomness XIII: Cognitive Dissonance While You Wait

    So I'm browsing the Black Friday sales and pondering. Pondering, planning, plotting, perusing, picturing... I can build an entire computer out of parts I have plus $400. I have $400.
  5. Randomness XIII: Cognitive Dissonance While You Wait

    It's a pumpkin pie, lightly sweet, a little heavy on the spices. Tis the season for them hereabouts. It's a good breakfast pie.
  6. Randomness XIII: Cognitive Dissonance While You Wait

    So... I washed my sheets, hopefully I will stop being allergic to my own bed. While medically-induced duckface was funny (and funny looking ) other people here and IRL were worried about my random hive outbreaks and the implications of random things swelling up. After all, what if something important and internal swells shut?! I've been on enough benadryl today to induce a coma in a lesser man and I'm only slightly tired, despite sleeping zero hours last night. This does not give me confidence, histamine is a stimulant (is why antihistamines make you sleeeepy) On the other hand, I know I have not yet taken the standard hallucinogenic dose so I can risk taking a little more. So I have my inhaler, the ER is over there, and when I find out who dumped the 'all natural' allergen-laden likely-soy-based sheet-of-bull into the communal washers I will punch them. Use normal soap, people! It comes in an orange bottle, named after an oceanic phenomenon! Alternatively there's a blue bottle with a stalker teddy bear on it, try that I am a chemist, I do not welcome this invasion of 'all natural' things into my life. Purified chemicals are known chemicals, known chemicals can be verified as safe.
  7. Atypical Hobby Behavior

    Astronaut Ice Cream. Freeze dried neapolitan in foil packets And then years later we learn astronauts never took freeze dried ice cream into space. It was all a marketing ploy
  8. Getting to Know You ... November Edition

    I'm being punished for someone else's good deed right now. Someone else used some pesticide or something in their laundry, in the communal washers, and didn't warn me. So I washed my sheets. [casually scratches ALL OVER] I believe the issue is who gets punished. Right now I'm being punished for someone else's deeds. The best deeds are where only the deserving get punished.
  9. I may have acquired a mild Con Plague. I'm all sore and running a fever. This calls for curling up in a soft and fluffy robe
  10. Atypical Hobby Behavior

    I drank all my Ecto-Coolers... What? I was a kid. They were better than Tang
  11. Randomness XIII: Cognitive Dissonance While You Wait

    It stopped saving for Christmas again? It fell off the diet again, and binged on eclairs? It's dating "that" car again? The one with the taxi bumper sticker? You found it drinking high octane fuel out of paper bags again? Did you trace suspicious rear end damage to seedy nights behind the gas pump with the neighbor's big diesel truck? Has it been selling used tires to some shady Fiats?
  12. Randomness XIII: Cognitive Dissonance While You Wait

    I have a "problem" with reverse-stealing. My partner finds minis she didn't know she had and then leaves them on my painting table for me to work on. We have wildly different styles, you see. So anything organic or flowing or in need of freehanding gets handed over to me while she hoards the robots and space marines.
  13. Randomness XIII: Cognitive Dissonance While You Wait

    But....but....the soup is the best part! Ikr... It's my first year taking on a turkey (or turkey section) on my own so there's also that. I've always done other meats for Thanksgiving or eaten turkey at my mother's place. But I always fought for the rights to the carcass and/or bribed mercenaries (my brother and his friends) to fight for the carcass rights for me. It was easy, all I had to do was utter the 3 magic words "I'll make soup." Gonna have to get my act together and learn a whole (tiny) turkey for next year. Then there can be proper soup. Unless the ribcage and spine I have under this gigantic breast is enough for soup. Then I will be pleasantly surprised.
  14. Randomness XIII: Cognitive Dissonance While You Wait

    I have chili nachos. I am now out of tortilla chips. I need to acquire more chips so I can eat this pot of chili. I need the pot by Thursday.
  15. Randomness XIII: Cognitive Dissonance While You Wait

    We decided on a giant turkey breast with wing and spine still attached. It's still ten pounds of turkey. For two people. No carcass for soup later but still enough leftovers for sandwiches