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I forgot to put coffee in the coffee maker. I have a pot of hot water. It's slightly tinted brown.

 

Now I have to make coffee again.

 

Also I should probably clean out the coffee maker at some point. Need vinegar...

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Morning all! I've got to adult today. I'm not enthused about this. Cleaning, unpacking, and grocery shopping. Grocery shopping is priority because we cleared out the fridge before we left so we wouldn't come back to any science experiments. 

 

On 9/19/2017 at 5:01 AM, redambrosia said:

I just don't think she really cared. She barely listened to us when we voiced concern and she constantly interrupted. Like, I'm not dumb. I may not have an advanced degree, but I'm not an idiot.

 

Anyway, another cool thing that happened yesterday was getting to see my oldest niece and hang out with her for a while. It's so weird, not that long ago she was a teeny, tiny baby. Now she's a teeny, tiny woman (she's short, really short). 

 

I'm not old! :blink:

 

Our nieces just visited in August. They are now 6 and 10. It's so weird watching them grow up. I've known the 10 year old since she was 3 and the 6 year old since she was born. So watching kids get bigger is definitely an interesting experience. Especially when you don't see them that often.

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15 minutes ago, FaekiasDracon said:

I have spread the stroopwaffel addiction beyond the forum. The grocery chain that I work resets for has started carrying them in two packs of full sized ones and bags of mini ones that are a bit bigger than a half dollar. I bought a bag of the minis on Monday and gave them out to co-workers at break time. This morning one of them told me she was addicted and had already eaten two bags of them. 

 

I have yet to try a stroopwaffel even though Pezler told me where to find them locally. The two times I've been to that city I was too busy to stop at the store where he found them. Someday.

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12 minutes ago, NebulousMissy said:

I forgot to put coffee in the coffee maker. I have a pot of hot water. It's slightly tinted brown.

 

Now I have to make coffee again.

 

Also I should probably clean out the coffee maker at some point. Need vinegar...

I just cleaned mine out last night. Made the whole apartment smell like hot vinegar. 

 

Getting ready to run Tales from the Floating Vagabond: Parrot Head-Case at the FLGS instead of D&D tonight.

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It isn't yet noon, I can make more tea. And I have three hours of teaching coming up, plus a colloquium to attend, then geo beer... I mean... social hour.... then research to do before tomorrow morning. OH FUN. Actually, most of that is fun. But it is exhausting. 

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28 minutes ago, FaekiasDracon said:

I have spread the stroopwaffel addiction beyond the forum. The grocery chain that I work resets for has started carrying them in two packs of full sized ones and bags of mini ones that are a bit bigger than a half dollar. I bought a bag of the minis on Monday and gave them out to co-workers at break time. This morning one of them told me she was addicted and had already eaten two bags of them. 

 

*** Leans back in comfy chair, folds paws, smiles evilly....****

 

*** Gooooddd gooodddd gooooddd****

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2 hours ago, redambrosia said:

@Zink :hugs:

 

thank you everyone for the moral support. I was pretty down last night. I mean, he's known me my entire life, but apparently he doesn't actually know me -_-

 

2 hours ago, Loim said:

Family can be the best or the worst. I don't really talk to any of mine anymore outside of my parents, one cousin, and my Sister's family. 

 

I don't feel the lack. When my grandparents were sick my parents, with a bit of help from me, did most of the sacrificing/helping. My dad quit his job to be there to take care of them. My middle uncle did a bit, but he was always "too busy" to be there much. My older uncle, his wife, and two sons didn't even show up to my grandmother's funeral. Thus my grandfather disowned them. But in the end they said we "unduly influenced" my grandfather during his illness. Hence court, lawyers, lots of expense. 

 

1 hour ago, Zink said:

 

This is what hurts the most. It nearly killed my dad when people he'd tried to help all his life turned on him. Gave me a nervous breakdown when my brother flipped on me. I didn't really like the cousins that attacked my dad before it happened so it wasn't a huge shock/disappointment. Still hurts but not nearly as much. When somebody you think is on your side starts accusing you of all kinds of things it kind of blows your mind. Luckily my dad was still healthy then and he told my brother what he thought of it. So of all my evils I didn't take advantage of a dying old man. :rolleyes:I just brainwashed him before that. :angry:

Coming from large catholic families, I can sympathize with all of you guys. There are stories, and extended family stories.

 

When my maternal grandparents passed away (within six weeks of each other), there was some drama. 25 years later, you can still feel some of the aftershocks. Like my aunt who believes she had it *way* harder than the other 13 kids. Abused even, by my under 5ft tall grandmother! Even though she was neither the oldest, nor the youngest, and that no one else can recall these "tragic" events. And my mother simply cannot stand her immediate older brother (he is a bit of a douche in love with his own "grand thoughts"). Mind you, my mother will never turn on any family member, and will be there for them. But for some, she won't feel the need to rush to the hospital to be the first by their bedside.

 

I like to think that with my own siblings we won't have those sorts of problems. None of us are materialistic or money obsessed. At least I don't expect to have problems with the others. Though my sister does have a tendency to imagine worse case scenarios.

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Oooooooohhhh..... the priorities on the bus (I'm being tossed under) go round and round, round and round. The priorities on the bus (back tires this time) go round and round, all across the town. 

 

I love it when a plan falls apart completely!

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1 hour ago, Glitterwolf said:
2 hours ago, FaekiasDracon said:

I have spread the stroopwaffel addiction beyond the forum. The grocery chain that I work resets for has started carrying them in two packs of full sized ones and bags of mini ones that are a bit bigger than a half dollar. I bought a bag of the minis on Monday and gave them out to co-workers at break time. This morning one of them told me she was addicted and had already eaten two bags of them. 

 

*** Leans back in comfy chair, folds paws, smiles evilly....****

 

*** Gooooddd gooodddd gooooddd****

*** Watches the price of Stoopwaffels everywhere going up... up... up... ***

*** Leans back in chair and checks stock market ***

*** Smiles wickedly through saber teeth ***

"Gooooood.... gooooood.... goooooooood!"

 

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Never go grocery shopping hungry. I should know this by now. Luckily, we only got a few things that weren't on our list. We also got lunch. So that's one thing down.

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7 hours ago, Crowley said:

Sometimes I'm really glad I have such a small family.

 

In other news, throwing a demonic manscorpion at my party did not go like I expected...

 

http://towerofthearchmage.blogspot.com/2017/09/demon-disappointment.html

I feel your pain; my wife and a couple of friends wrecked what was supposed to be an entire night's gaming in 20 minutes with a color spray spell and a potion of speed.

I say wrecked, but it wasn't horrible or anything, fun was still had, but I hadn't developed the campaign any further than that, so I switched into 'make it up as I go along' mode.

Always fun for me, sometimes not so much for my players.:devil:

 

5 hours ago, redambrosia said:

My cat keeps stepping on my boob. :zombie: Why do cat feet feel like they have fifty thousand pounds of pressure :zombie:

That's because they do when they're stepping on tender bits.

---says the guy who has had an 18 pound cat jump onto the bed and land on a rather sensitive area...::o:

 

4 hours ago, FaekiasDracon said:

I have spread the stroopwaffel addiction beyond the forum. The grocery chain that I work resets for has started carrying them in two packs of full sized ones and bags of mini ones that are a bit bigger than a half dollar. I bought a bag of the minis on Monday and gave them out to co-workers at break time. This morning one of them told me she was addicted and had already eaten two bags of them. 

You know that this is actually a Dutch plan to quietly take over the country, right?

 

4 hours ago, Glitterwolf said:

 

*** Leans back in comfy chair, folds paws, smiles evilly....****

 

*** Gooooddd gooodddd gooooddd****

SEE?!?!???

 

3 hours ago, Pegazus said:

Oooooooohhhh..... the priorities on the bus (I'm being tossed under) go round and round, round and round. The priorities on the bus (back tires this time) go round and round, all across the town. 

 

I love it when a plan falls apart completely!

Burn that mother to the ground!

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1 hour ago, Chaoswolf said:

You know that this is actually a Dutch plan to quietly take over the country, right?

 

 They're still ticked off about that whole New Amsterdam New York thing... ::D:

 

 

 Re:  Accidentally destroying DM plans...

 

 I am notorious for this - countless times over the years DMs have uttered the words, "You do... what???", lol. ::D:

I once rolled a barrel across a room to try to knock a wizard into the portable hole he'd been reaching into when the party found him, to give the party a round to regroup and try to heal some guys who were down while the wizard climbed out of the hole...

Unfortunately, the wizard apparently had a bag of holding.

Oops.  :wacko:

The wizard, the maps, the plot devices, the treasure, even the secret portal to the next area... All gone. lol.

 

 

Re: Unpleasant family members...

 

I've been fortunate enough to have been able to distance myself from all my unpleasant relatives long, long ago. My father's family is from New York, so only one uncle was local. My mother's side was all in the same town, though, and had some real winners in there - including my own mother. But I've never had a problem making it clear what I thought of any of them, including her, and calling them on their BS.

I started to withdraw from family events and holiday get-togethers during my early teenage years, and for the past two decades aside from an occasional wedding and my mom's funeral I haven't seen or spoken to any of them. Hell, my mother's sister has known me my entire life, but I haven't spoken to her in so many years that she doesn't even recognize me when I occasionally walk past her in the supermarket.

 

At the moment, I only interact with my father and brother (and my brother and I have gotten along well most of our lives). Quit honestly, I've pretty much lost track of how many of my aunts and uncles on either side are still alive. For the most part, I don't much give a damn.

 

 


 

 

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10 hours ago, aku-chan said:

I'm somewhat disappointed by the portion sizes in this new recipe box I'm trying.

One chicken breast per person is the norm isn't it? Or is this the reason I'm overweight?

 

Only one? You're doing something wrong, I think. I eat at least two before I'm full.

 

9 hours ago, Cranky Dog said:

The guideline I recall is that meat portions should be about the size of a deck of cards.

 

Now, being mostly gamers around here, if you're using Magic the Gathering, Fluxx, Cards Against Humanity, etc. as your reference, you *might* have a problem. :poke:

 

I use my old Trivial Pursuit deck, which included modern updates and a kid's pack. It means when I eat a steak, it's about the size of the full Trivial Pursuit box...

 

8 hours ago, redambrosia said:

My cat keeps stepping on my boob. :zombie: Why do cat feet feel like they have fifty thousand pounds of pressure :zombie:

 

Right? I had my cat step on a deep bruise once and I swear it hurt almost as much as when I broke my arm. Little bastard only weighed 12 lbs at the time, but it felt like someone had just dropped an anvil on me.

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