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Cranky Dog

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About Cranky Dog

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    Neither cranky, nor a dog
  • Birthday 08/25/1971

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    Six hours north of Ottawa

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  1. Cranky Dog

    Randomness XIV: THE FLOOR IS LAVA!

    You know what looks a lot like spaghetti squash? Keep reading. As I went to the groceries, I walked by the squashes and found some of the spaghetti squashes to be amazingly bright yellow. "Wow, that's really yellow!" I thought. And as I picked one up, it felt... wrong. Spaghetti squashes feel much heavier. As I look closer at the label, the words Canary Melon are written on it. Those were melons mixed in right next to the spaghetti squashes, nearly identical. Looking at the shelf price tags, only squashes were mentioned. So the stock boy/girl mixed them up without realizing it. Canary melons Spaghetti squashes Nearly identical color, size and shape. Stem area and weight differ, but a casual glance can easily confuse them both. I informed a staffer about the mistake, but it did amuse me at the thought of someone mistakenly buying one thinking it was the other.
  2. For the Twelve Days, nothing. On the 17th, plenty of stuff considered. Like all of the Christmas dragons in a single order, and the fundraiser dwarf (already in my shopping cart, just in case).
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    Iron Wind Metals Mercury

    It almost reminds me of a quarterback about to slam into me. [Goes and looks up ramming rules for mechs]
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    Randomness XIV: THE FLOOR IS LAVA!

    @Glitterwolf is Patient 0! I'd go into finer detail, but then he'd be Patient 000!
  5. Hooray, my custom sized window/patio door blinds have finally arrived! For some reason, every single store in the area I went to had no blinds that would fit my windows. So I *had* to get them customized. I can finally walk around naked by the windows worry free! I mean, I was already doing it, but I won't be receiving those letters from concerned parents and pet owners anymore. Though I will miss getting that "Thank You" note from the Audubon Society (something about have less birds crash into windows because of me).
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    Randomness XIV: THE FLOOR IS LAVA!

    Knowing this group, it would probably be HO scale with glitter.
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    Randomness XIV: THE FLOOR IS LAVA!

    Never heard of that one (Water Margin?). But now I *want* to watch it.
  8. Like many gamers, there are so many unrealized characters or plans that never saw the light of day. Be they PCs who died too soon; backstories that never came into play; NPCs who were totally ignored or killed; those maps no one ever saw because no one even went there; or that cool mini you just painted but never used. The prepping may be fun, but it's the execution that everyone remembers.
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    Randomness XIV: THE FLOOR IS LAVA!

    Closest thing I can find was a show called "Monkey" or "Monkey Magic". https://youtu.be/J-SUoHmpRdM I remember seeing the name thrown around in the past, but never actually saw it. But looking at the style of the time, and the fact I was around 10 years old back then, I would've watched the hell out of that series.
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    Randomness XIV: THE FLOOR IS LAVA!

    I'll be the first to admit that my knowledge of prenatal nutrition is quite limited. But what's in tacos and bacon that is so terrible, yet chips and salsa are OK? [P.S. Now I want chips and salsa.]
  11. Yeah, I'm in the RPG D&D/Pathfinder category. Either as a player or a DM. As a player, the character building, looking at all the options, preoccupied many of my thoughts. And as a DM, preparing for all the possibilities the players would throw at me... I've created maps, special rumour tables, NPCs galore, assembled and painted minis, created my own DM screen, hauled around tons of books and props and rolled so many dice that they melted from the heat generated by friction... for fun! NO REGRETS! (No sanity left either. )
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    Randomness XIV: THE FLOOR IS LAVA!

    So that's a *tad* higher the standard two weeks vacation we have around here. Current job, I'm at three weeks paid vacation (and one bonus week for my first year of hire), four floater days, 10 holidays, plus one freebie for your birthday. I tend to maximize my off time by scheduling my vacations with holidays. With my current schedule, I'm off sixteen days for the holidays, and it'll cost me the equivalent of only one week's vacation time. My company's vacation calendar resets in April, and as it stands, I'll curiously have a vacation surplus unless I plan a trip somewhere.
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    She Who Sleeps With The Dragon

    That is a truckload of AWESOME! [And a hint of jealousy] The more I look at it, the more amazing it is. The theme, the design, the cloth patterns, the converging alternating geometric shapes, the colour variance. A "Higher Purpose" indeed. This is *way* beyond a simple weekend project.
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    Randomness XIV: THE FLOOR IS LAVA!

    Different Chevrolet, but it *did* rust. How ever did you know? Me and my dad fixed a lot of rust holes on those cars. We used different techniques like using epoxy putty, sanding, priming, painting... GASP! My first mods weren't miniatures, they were the family car!
  15. I loves me some good Paranoia references! This makes me happy. [And happiness is mandatory.] Finding Paranoia themed miniatures is really difficult. But these Heresy "Inspectors" will go on my list.