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    Randomness XV: 'tis a silly place.

    I'm with you on the maintenance. A long time ago in a lifetime far, far away I was an avid tropical fish fancier - freshwater only. At the time saltwater was for people who wanted a second job and not just a hobby, and who had ready access to a regular supply of ocean water to boot. I'm mulling over the possibility of an aquarium once we complete our big move to Nevada. For the serenity of the thing and as a method to increase the humidity level of the house. Northern Nevada being a bone-dry place many months of the year. GEM
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    Randomness XV: 'tis a silly place.

    The polite, and accurate term is "thrifty". GEM A handy Flow Chart for selecting a pet: From Caldwell Tanner via College Humor GEM I now know why the hamster @Crowley drinks so many cups of coffee: GEM
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    ReaperCon 2019 tickets

    I have a hunch that the tickets won't go up until the Kickstarter is all out the door and on its way to the backers. Reaper has a lot of extra balls in the air trying to accomplish fulfillment on the Kickstarter in addition to all their regular business. Adding Reapercon Tickets to to the workload could be like adding chainsaws to the grapefruits and watermelons that are already in the air. GEM
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    Randomness XV: 'tis a silly place.

    Was it one of the models with a switch on the bottom/side so it could generate either tones or clicks? I remember those phones from my younger [but not actually youthful days]. GEM
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    Randomness XV: 'tis a silly place.

    They are now making retro style phones where the numbers, including the # and * keys are included. Some are actual rotary dial and others have the keys [push buttons] arranged in a circular pattern in imitation of the traditional rotary design. These kids who are now growing up with Alexa and similar would probably have an easier time grasping the operation of the even older crank phones where "Central" [the operator] would complete the call than in how to deal with the protocols of a rotary dial based system. Whether they would have the patience required to stay on the line while a call was negotiated, particularly if it had to go through multiple switchboards, is a whole 'nother discussion. GEM
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    Randomness XV: 'tis a silly place.

    Any model Rotary Dial Phone will confound 90% plus of today's digital kids. GEM
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    Randomness XV: 'tis a silly place.

    Translation: "I'll be bringing a coffee grinder and brewing equipment." GEM
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    Happy Birthday SamuraiJack!

    Happy Happy Birthday! GEM
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    Dungeons & Doggies Kickstarter

    My Kickstarter package just arrived. Two sets. The person who specified, or failed to specify NOT, black for the blow molded tray needs to carefully examined for their color sense and perception of the world around them. You don't put chocolate brown things on a black background [the blow molded tray] if you want people to actually see what is in the package. Overall, the individual miniatures are pretty nice. I think they could have done a little better job of the facial features for most of the sculpts though. The rules and class guidelines that are supposed to be available at Steamforged.com don't actually seem to be there. Overall, I'd rate these a B- until I actually see the promised rules set. GEM
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    Randomness XV: 'tis a silly place.

    They make tools that would make manipulating the pieces easier. Look in the garden tool department of the big box hardware and lumber stores and you will find a tool called a Grabber which is basically a pole with a two prong claw that can be closed with a trigger grip. Very handy for getting stuff off the top shelf without having to go get a ladder. GEM Whose Friday feels way to much like Tuesday
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    ReaperCon 2019 tickets

    Last year tickets went on sale in April. I didn't check exact date but I know I bought ours the first week they were available. GEM I hope they have the bugs worked out of the class registration system this year.
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    Randomness XV: 'tis a silly place.

    Which poses the question: How do you punctuate a yodel? Which is needed for the next line. GEM
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    Randomness XV: 'tis a silly place.

    Yeah, just ask Oliver Wendell Douglas* GEM *Hint ; Green Acres
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    Randomness XV: 'tis a silly place.

    Could this possibly be M.E.O.W. Secret Headquarters? GEM
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    Randomness XV: 'tis a silly place.

    In the later middle ages the really powerful crossbows that required a windlass to cock had metal reinforced stocks. GEM Who has been having intermittent problems all day with internet and cable and land line.
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    Dungeons & Doggies Kickstarter

    I just checked the tracker, which has been indicated delivery today for ever since it went up, and now it is indicating Friday Delivery via USPS. GEM
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    Randomness XV: 'tis a silly place.

    I hope you are getting OT for your inconvenience. GEM
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    Reaper Bones 4: Enthusiasm and Commentary Thread

    Unless they announce the release date for Reapercon Tickets. GEM
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    Reaper Bones 4: Enthusiasm and Commentary Thread

    Meanwhile, at another port hundreds of miles away, a ship is tied off at the keeside and massive cranes start lifting big steel boxes full of goods onto waiting trucks. While Glitterwolf is standing there looking out to sea a laden truck roars by giving a massive blast on its airhorn on the way to the local Distribution Center where smaller lorries await the precious cargo to be trans-shipped to the Postal Authorities for final delivery. Glitterwolf, still standing at the waters edge, is unaware that a brown cardboard box with red lettering has been deposited on his doorstep. Finally, exhausted and hungry from his vigil, the discouraged Glittery One slinks home, only to find joy waiting for his return. Leaping and capering in his extacy the now overjoyed wolf triumphantly carries his box [of 20] filled with miniature examples of the sculptors craft inside. GEM
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    Randomness XV: 'tis a silly place.

    No fair feting the hand that bites you. GEM
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    Randomness XV: 'tis a silly place.

    With me, it isn't just "nice" but a medical necessity due to Hyperacusis. GEM
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    Randomness XV: 'tis a silly place.

    Around me, that would be an invitation to the operator being on the receiving end of an injunction. Not just disturbing but demonstrably injurious to my health. Sorry for your problems. Perhaps Mary Poppins advice concerning "a spoonful of sugar" need be applied. GEM
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    Reaper Bones 4: Enthusiasm and Commentary Thread

    Actually, they drop into the category of "things that want to kill you". GEM
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    Department of Acquisitions and Enablement, the Second

    This arrived today: and Dungeons and Doggies should be here tomorrow. Around the end of the month I am expecting the Reaper KS GBBOB* GEM Spring is good *GBBOB = Great Big Box Of Bones
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    Reaper Bones 4: Enthusiasm and Commentary Thread

    And then it will be time to release tickets for Reapercon. GEM
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