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    On This Day

    All Hail Simon Pegg. Now there is someone who is really "living the dream".
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    Getting to Know You, Feb 2019

    I have never needed a specific day on which to tell my spouse how much I adore her. And, when I am smart enough to spot a gift that I think she will appreciate, I give it to her with little delay.
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    Randomness XV: 'tis a silly place.

    Are you sleeping well? If not, then despite feeling low in energy I would advise something like half an hours brisk exercise to tire you enough to get better sleep.
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    Getting to Know You, Feb 2019

    Perhaps the Stealth feat explains things: You crept up on the barnacle, surprised it and, quite naturally, it bit you.
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    Getting to Know You, Feb 2019

    Intelijunce.
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    Don't ask me anything. Tell me something.

    I do know that in sub-saharan Africa that more fatalities are caused by Hippopotami than any other large animal.
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    Don't ask me anything. Tell me something.

    Ah, I could believe this is true for USA, but when you include what spiders, snakes and other scary beasties get up to in Australia I should think deer are a long way down the world lethality list.
  8. Surely both actions were part of the extended Guadalcanal campaign? Hornet is lost during the Battle of Santa Cruz. (Finally torpedoed by the Japanese destroyers Akigumo and Makigumo. So I really think this is a legitimate battle loss.) And Hiei is sunk at the Second Battle of Guadalcanal. The land battle for Guadalcanal lasts from the landing of 1st. Marine Division on 7th. August 1942 and ends when the Japanese finally evacuate the island on 7th. February 1943.
  9. Respect to the veteran. The quality of the pictures they are showing are stunning.
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    Don't ask me anything. Tell me something.

    Genuinely surprised by this. I'd want to see the statistics.
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    Randomness XV: 'tis a silly place.

    Congratulations, Tovarich. You are hereby awarded "Hero of Miniature Painting Labour" (1st Class)
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    Bears Head Miniatures - Fantasy Series 1

    In for the Druid, Bard and Unicorn. ...And the bull. I've decided that his slightly diminutive stature explains his BAD attitude.
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    Happy Birthday odingrandson

    Many happy returns.
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    Bears Head Miniatures - Fantasy Series 1

    I think this is the nicest figure in the kickstarter too... But if you compare it to the group shot of all the figures it does look a bit.. small.
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    Getting to Know You, Feb 2019

    As I'm the ships safety officer I echo everything crankydog said, I'm pretty fanatical about this. I get to see too many people who have "It will never happen to me" attitudes stumbling off to the sick bay with broken heads and squashed thumbs. I even read PPE catalogues for pleasure... especially when I'm spending the company's money!
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    Bears Head Miniatures - Fantasy Series 1

    Yes, I'll be having a couple of these myself. (Looking forward to seeing the beholders I backed for earlier.)
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    DSM8110, Scottish Fold Cat Cleric with Warhammer

    Scots wha hae wi' Wallace bled... Very good indeed.
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    Yes, I did.

    Congratulations and enjoy your well-earned "rest".
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    Getting to Know You, Feb 2019

    Books. I don't seem to be able to walk past a bookshop. Fly-tying gear. Really well made fishing reels.
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    Getting to Know You, Feb 2019

    FTFY
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    Getting to Know You, Feb 2019

    This in a nutshell.
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    Getting to Know You, Feb 2019

    Same name, Different mugshot.
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    Randomness XV: 'tis a silly place.

    Not many chances to go ashore these days. As you can see, a lot of our port calls are a long way from land, and launches are not cheap. Added to that now that I'm THE BOSS there are inspections, surveys, Port State visits, coastguard checks, stores to load etc. etc each time we hit port, so I'm always on call for something. Add to that the likelihood of a random blood test and there is no real chance to enjoy any jaunt ashore that might happen. Like most other professions, the last 20 years of cut-throat competition has taken most of the enjoyment out of life at sea.
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    Getting to Know You, Feb 2019

    I visit Lead Adventure, but very rarely post anything. Nothing else.
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    Randomness XV: 'tis a silly place.

    Just starting a ship-to-ship cargo discharge. Off the coast of Malaysia and just north of Singapore.
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