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Green Eyed Monster

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Green Eyed Monster last won the day on October 8 2017

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About Green Eyed Monster

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    Beta Tester of DIRT - - Wearer of The Tentacles
  • Birthday 10/20/1949

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    Mojave Desert
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    RPGs of various flavours - Lifelong Train Nut - Lasagna - Touring Motorcycles - Lasagna- Steam Trains - Lasagna - Active member of the Independent Order of Odd Fellows, currently serving as the Grand Marshal for the Jurisdiction of Nevada and official chauffeur for my wife who is extremely active at the state and national levels.

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  1. Green Eyed Monster

    Randomness XV: 'tis a silly place.

    Check for hidden sliding panels with voids behind them large enough to hold valuables [such as your entire Reaper Collection]. Barring that, check the dimensions of rooms along the same wall. I suspect that the "missing" inches will show up there. In any case, congratulations on having a table that fits the available space, and a space that fits the available table. GEM Welcome Back!
  2. Green Eyed Monster

    Randomness XV: 'tis a silly place.

    Definitely not close by to our desert Hideaway. You would need to drive 45 minutes or more to find that much verdant green vegetation in an upright position, and if you don't pick exactly the right direction to head in, it could be many hours before you hit green growing things in profusion. GEM But we got a quarter inch of rain this month so it's time for the weed control program to kick in.
  3. Green Eyed Monster

    Raise your hand if it's snowing

    Sounds like somebody needs to hear the good word about Electric Block Heaters. GEM
  4. Green Eyed Monster

    Randomness XV: 'tis a silly place.

    I've seen some recent pics from Melbourne. Eldest Nephew there for a Music Festival and the pictures of all the lush greenery were fantastic. GEM
  5. Green Eyed Monster

    Randomness XV: 'tis a silly place.

    Monsoon Season? GEM
  6. Green Eyed Monster

    Randomness XV: 'tis a silly place.

    Does it get any more Canadian than a Zamboni in a ditch? GEM
  7. Green Eyed Monster

    Randomness XV: 'tis a silly place.

    Ah yes, the "wisdom" of cloud storage, and cloud based software..... We're saving so much money! Never mind that it has cost at least a full days productivity company wide on an already shortened work week. Bean-counters. Oy Gevalt! {And I'm not Jewish} [Or Kosher] GEM
  8. Green Eyed Monster

    Randomness XV: 'tis a silly place.

    After you cook the fod what are you going to do with it? In Naval Aviation [and as far as I know every other iteration of Aviation] fod is the stuff you pick up and put in your pocket when encountered and there is a specific flight line walkdown before every flight ops looking for the ever elusive and even more destructive fod. GEM {I know, it was a typo, but I just had to get that out before my brain exploded outward via my eardrums.]
  9. Green Eyed Monster

    Randomness XV: 'tis a silly place.

    You are now a Certified Adult, or Certified as an Adult. GEM
  10. Green Eyed Monster

    Randomness XV: 'tis a silly place.

    I've got a couple of small packages that seem to have hit US Customs and gone into a Black Hole. They are from two different origination nations so there doesn't seem to be a problem on the origination end. Congrats on hitting 1K. GEM
  11. Green Eyed Monster

    Randomness XV: 'tis a silly place.

    In all the discussion about paper/cardstock modeling there is one area that hasn't been discussed, that being proper adhesives, and how to use them. When using paper that needs to be laminated to a backing you want to use a rubber based adhesive. Water based glues, such as regular white glue will cause the paper to wrinkle. For rubber based glue used for laminating I like Scotch 77 or similar which comes in a spray can so you can lay down a real thin coat. For heavier weight materials that don't need a backing I like either the rubber based cements or a fast setting alphatic resin based glue such as Aileen's Tacky Glue. Whenever possible I will weight the items being glued along the joint line. A hint for laminating: Have a piece of stiff cardboard or similar handy that can be used as a squeegee to make a smooth lamination. Don't press too hard and expect your first couple of attempts to come out less than perfect until you learn how much pressure and how fast you can work the material.
  12. Green Eyed Monster

    Randomness XV: 'tis a silly place.

    Yeah, but that stuff is so thin it has very limited usefulness as a carving material. Either the blue or pink foam made for insulation and sold in sheets in the colder climes makes an excellent light weight and easy to carve material. GEM
  13. Green Eyed Monster

    Randomness XV: 'tis a silly place.

    For construction with foam-board and similar it is also good to have a metal straightedge to use as an aid in cutting straight lines. Wallyworld carries metal rulers in various lengths for a very reasonable price, also craft knives, glue [I'm partial to Tacky Glue], foam-board, and all sorts of misc. crafters goodies. GEM If you use the better quality foam-board, like that made by Bordens it will not only stand up to handling better when finished but will also accept paint better than the cheaper material. Stay away from the stuff sold at the dollar stores as it doesn't have a very good glue and will easily delaminate when used for crafting projects. GEM
  14. Green Eyed Monster

    Randomness XV: 'tis a silly place.

    So you are a not just an elderly but ancient Cow with a twitchy hoof? GEM
  15. Green Eyed Monster

    Randomness XV: 'tis a silly place.

    Been doing minor plumbing work all morning. Couple of leaky faucets. One looked just borderline for the stem to be replaced, so a trip to the hardware store later and everything is now tight with no drips. Job would have gone faster if I had the long handled wrench to fit the street valve. Getting a water pump wrench maneuvered in the sidewalk well took up more time than the the actual faucet repairs. GEM
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