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9 hours ago, Grayfax said:

It is a pervasive evil...

I have trained my autocorrupt to recognize its own name (autocorrupt) which it will auto-complete. 

 

You must rule it with an iron will. 

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*headdesk*

 

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I got a call back from the phone company today. They can't do anything because I don't have a phone number associated with it. So I filed a report with the FTC. Going to gather more paperwork from the credit union tomorrow and then file a police report.

 

I just want my money back and to close this phone account. Elf.

 

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There may or may not be smoke coming from my ears...

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Earlier today I found myself thinking the sentence quoted below.  I swear that in context it made complete and perfect sense.

 

"Fortunately, there are no half-orcs in the cows."

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On ‎8‎/‎7‎/‎2017 at 7:09 AM, Pingo said:

Welp, Kid #2 is off to the barber to have his gorious gold Charles II mane reduced.

 

As I repeat to myself the mantra, So long as they keep it clean and tidy we have always let our children have the haircuts they choose ...

 

On ‎8‎/‎7‎/‎2017 at 7:15 AM, Doug Sundseth said:

 

I have discussed the possible impression given by hairstyle choices in various contexts with my son (I think it helps when decisions are made with knowledge), but have left the choices up to him since about the time he became responsible for washing his own hair.

 

So much both of these.  Son #2 has very long, very curly strawberry blonde-ish hair.  Which he currently wears in a ponytail almost to his waist.  Because he was bullied as a child we put him in karate.  Which means he now walks with a "don't mess with me" vibe, and people think he's a troublemaker.  <SIGH>

 

Sympathies to Red and Chaoswolf.  My day was not bad, but exhausting.  Drove 2.5 hours to do government bureaucracy, bu now I don't have to stress about.  Just very tired.  <flops>

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Indignant child:

 

"Hot chocolate is not hot chocolate milk!"

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10 minutes ago, Pingo said:

Indignant child:

 

"Hot chocolate is not hot chocolate milk!"

Actually... that's EXACTLY what it is. But the heat lets you dissolve more chocolate in it. REAL Chocolate. Not powdered mix crap.

 

Hot COCOA isn't hot chocolate milk. It's a thin, sad echo of the real thing.

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But.

 

The great thing about chocolate milk mix (or chocolate flavor mix, which is what it says on the container), is that you can put in way too much and then eat the sugary sludge with a spoon after drinking the flavored milk. Health food. Lots of energy.

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So. Much. Paperwork. And more to come tomorrow!

 

Anyway, it's too hot to paint. I might try to sit down and prime some of the Shadows of Brimstone stuff anyway. I need to release some stress and priming is pretty quick for me. 

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One of my friends convinced his players yesterday that "Magnae clunes mihi placent / nec possum de hac re mentiri" was Gregorian chant...

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I use Ghirardelli cocoa powder which is just chocolate in the ingredients, despite powder form. Then I can control the sweetness. Premixes though are blag. 

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4 minutes ago, Argentee said:

One of my friends convinced his players yesterday that "Magnae clunes mihi placent / nec possum de hac re mentiri" was Gregorian chant...

"Big bottoms please me"? "Nor is it possible to lie of this"?

 

( I had to look up a few of those words.)

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8 minutes ago, Pingo said:

"Big bottoms please me"? "Nor is it possible to lie of this"?

 

( I had to look up a few of those words.)

Or, more colloquially. "I like big butts, and I cannot lie..."

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3 minutes ago, Argentee said:

Or, more colloquially. "I like big butts, and I cannot lie..."

 

I love this. Geez I should get back into translating Latin. It was a blast. If I recall right, the shows Supernatural, and Todd and the Book of Pure Evil actually have half-decent Latin. Simplistic, but tolerable. 

 

On another note, I have a cool roommate. Whenever she gets a craving for cupcakes, the whole house gets delivery cupcakes. I gave her Game of Thrones beer. We're cool. 

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16 minutes ago, Cyradis said:

 

I love this. Geez I should get back into translating Latin. It was a blast. If I recall right, the shows Supernatural, and Todd and the Book of Pure Evil actually have half-decent Latin. Simplistic, but tolerable. 

 

On another note, I have a cool roommate. Whenever she gets a craving for cupcakes, the whole house gets delivery cupcakes. I gave her Game of Thrones beer. We're cool. 

 

You're new enough that you probably haven't heard my rant about "Hulk Smash Latin."

 

The phrase was originally inspired by the game "Ars Magica", out when I first took Latin in college, whose use of Latin was both ubiquitous and atrocious.

 

Basically "Hulk Smash Latin" is Latin that looks impressive to the uninformed, but translates as (at best) ungrammatical random words such as the Incredible Hulk roars out when attacking things.

 

The authors of "Ars Magica" committed the commonest error of failing to properly decline nouns, so instead of the elegant "The Art of Magic" that they intended, the game title is more like someone barking out "Art! Magic!"

 

And then there is a lot more in their spells and incantations.

 

There is a lot of Hulk Smash Latin out there.

 

"Gigas frango!"

 

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