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Randomness XII: Eighteen! Purple! Squirrels!

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19 minutes ago, ShadowRaven said:

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Dude, if I was SEEING them do this it wouldn't be a problem.  I'm going to put up an obnoxious sign and if it doesn't stop I'm getting a camera.  Then I will shame them on the local community website with footage.  It's a small town and there are a lot of dog owners.  

 

Hell hath no fury, yadda, yadda.  

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3 hours ago, Zink said:

Been a rough couple of days with us. Newborn baby girl on the 21st. Couple of complications made our lives more interesting than I'd ever wanted. Baby Katelyn was fine from the start but mom tried to leave us. Got to learn about "code blue" up close and personal. Never been so scared in my life. We've been together in the hospital for the last three days. Mom's doing fine now and we'll likely be going home tomorrow. I want to write up what happened sometime but I just found out I'm still a bit too emotional over it. Need to get over that before I start facing friends and family. They don't need to know how close it was but I think I need to share it. Get the shakes and fear out of my system. It makes for an interesting story I think if I hadn't been in the middle of it. Had 3 hours of sleep the first day and a half and another 4 or 5 today. I'm on what might be the world's most uncomfortable hide a bed which hasn't helped any. Time to try for a nap while everything is quiet.

 

Good lord!  I'm glad everyone's okay.

 

Congratulations to you, also.  

 

Naps will be very useful. Get them while you can.

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@Zink :hugs: I'm glad everyone is safe! 

 

The ball of himilayan hate is now in his crate in the living room. He wasn't coming out or eating, so hubby wrapped his hands in towels and managed to get him out. Cat started biting the towels and must have hurt himself, cause there was blood on the towels. 

 

Right now falazure is sitting in from of the crate. I'm not sure if he's trying to reassure him or mock him. Either way, it's hilarious. :rolleyes:

 



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I mentioned in the "Shakespeare Summarized kid" thread, a stranger recognized my daughter on the street by her voice and sense of humor.

 

(Her Youtube channel has been getting lots more subscribers; I guess it was only a matter of time.)

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I got into a discussion on Facebook after I shared her summary of Romeo and Juliet. Seems I was not the only fan of hers in that group, and I know she ended up with a few more by the time the discussion was over.

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16 hours ago, Kangaroorex said:

 

That's an awful lot of denial around eating and planaria.  There something you aren't telling us?

Well I wasn't going to tell you about the planaria I put in your breakfast, but since you asked.

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So ... I have finally been to the giant furniture maze that is IKEA.

.... I should /really/ stay out of there, it's dangerous.

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4 hours ago, redambrosia said:

@Zink :hugs: I'm glad everyone is safe! 

 

The ball of himilayan hate is now in his crate in the living room. He wasn't coming out or eating, so hubby wrapped his hands in towels and managed to get him out. Cat started biting the towels and must have hurt himself, cause there was blood on the towels. 

 

Right now falazure is sitting in from of the crate. I'm not sure if he's trying to reassure him or mock him. Either way, it's hilarious. :rolleyes:

 

 

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If you can, you should actually try to keep them in completely separate rooms for at least a few days. Introducing new cats, especially two adult cats, to each other can be tricky. The older they are, the harder it is.

 

Anyway, went to an SCA event today. Didn't do a whole lot, because I got about 4 hours of sleep and, despite being in central PA in late September, it was still about 90F. So once I armored up, the heat sapped what little energy I had and I didn't fight much. I just kind of wandered around aimlessly, tried napping and failed, and was otherwise a lump. I also dropped my helmet on my big toe, and I think I bruised the bone. Then, I made the mistake of going to the royal court, where my friends decided to torture me by giving me a hat and a piece of paper. And after that, they had me sit at the royal table with them during the feast, just to rub it in because they're jerks that know I didn't want any awards...

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Ugh. Game almost ended in a TPK. End of adventure, end of story, end of game.

 

The players were down one PC, the orc bard. Player has issues with being able to show up to game. I consider him a semi-regular player at this point.

 

The PCs have been padding their abilities with NPC friends for awhile. They're taking advantage of the adventure, yes, but it makes some sense. Otherwise there'd be half a dozen NPCs sitting on their butts in camp while the 4 lower level PCs do all the heavy lifting: monsters, cannibals, undead, plot, adventure. This time they head into a dungeon without any NPC backup.

 

Second encounter. Two lacedons against 3 2nd level PCs. Difficult encounter, sure. Made more difficult when I couldn't roll below a 15 on the dice to hit. Ranger gets taken from full hp to -12 in one round. The two remaining characters, the gnome rogue and the dwarf witch, are no match. I math it out in my head, I'm looking at a TPK in less than 2 rounds. Cue swearing. Stop the game. Lay out the problem.

 

In the end we agreed to retcon the dungeon. They didn't enter. Instead they're going to get XP elsewhere and wait for when/if orc bard returns. Then retry the dungeon as a full party.

 

Ugh, I will kill that dwarf witch though. Low hit points, AC of 7, I tried to give him free armor but he wouldn't take it. Because the 5% spell failure chance is not worth it, not when it means a 5% chance his ineffective spells won't even cast right. 

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10 minutes ago, NebulousMissy said:

Ugh. Game almost ended in a TPK. End of adventure, end of story, end of game.

 

The players were down one PC, the orc bard. Player has issues with being able to show up to game. I consider him a semi-regular player at this point.

 

The PCs have been padding their abilities with NPC friends for awhile. They're taking advantage of the adventure, yes, but it makes some sense. Otherwise there'd be half a dozen NPCs sitting on their butts in camp while the 4 lower level PCs do all the heavy lifting: monsters, cannibals, undead, plot, adventure. This time they head into a dungeon without any NPC backup.

 

Second encounter. Two lacedons against 3 2nd level PCs. Difficult encounter, sure. Made more difficult when I couldn't roll below a 15 on the dice to hit. Ranger gets taken from full hp to -12 in one round. The two remaining characters, the gnome rogue and the dwarf witch, are no match. I math it out in my head, I'm looking at a TPK in less than 2 rounds. Cue swearing. Stop the game. Lay out the problem.

 

In the end we agreed to retcon the dungeon. They didn't enter. Instead they're going to get XP elsewhere and wait for when/if orc bard returns. Then retry the dungeon as a full party.

 

Ugh, I will kill that dwarf witch though. Low hit points, AC of 7, I tried to give him free armor but he wouldn't take it. Because the 5% spell failure chance is not worth it, not when it means a 5% chance his ineffective spells won't even cast right. 

*facepalm*

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8 hours ago, LittleBluberry said:

 

Makes my rage at the people letting their dogs poop in my front yard seem petty, but dangit, I'm the one cleaning it up and I'm sick of it.  :grr:

 

I think there's a system that hooks up a sprinkler to a proximity detector, saw something like that anyways on an episode of my cat from hell where Jackson had the family set one up to scare off the local outdoor cats from using their lawn as bathroom which was freaking out their cat. Should work on dogs to and has the benefit of maybe hitting the walker as well.

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Thanks for the congratulations and sympathy everyone. Mom's pretty close to 100% now. We both got some sleep today and baby's doing fine. Mom got rid of all the tubes earlier today and some of the nurses are amazed how fast she recovered. We were discussing what happened and she wanted to argue with me that it wasn't that bad. I gave her a step by step commentary on exactly what I saw and did. She said I don't remember a bunch of that. I'm like, yeah, I was here, you weren't for about 10 minutes. Damn glad you came back. One dumb mistake on her part, (not leaving home sooner) me not pushing to correct it and a slight mistake by the paramedics and almost a tragedy. I know the one paramedic from karate and I know he'll feel terrible when he finds out what happened. He's a really good guy. He was the driver so not entirely his fault but he was also the senior partner so it was. I thought about being a paramedic when I was younger but decided not to because of this exact thing. I didn't want anybody's life in my hands and to suffer if I made a small mistake.

 

I'm writing a detailed report of it all. Kind of helps me get through it but don't think I need to share here. Short version. She gave birth at the wrong hospital because she didn't think she could wait until the city. Everything seemed fine but she had some internal bleeding that wasn't easily noticeable. By the time she got to the proper hospital she had lost so much blood that she collapsed right in front of us. Thankfully it's a brand new, fully equipped hospital and the maternity ward nurses and trauma team did a good job saving her. Slightly less happy with our doctor because he didn't check her out good enough, soon enough which lead to a few extra hours of blood loss. But at least by that time she was already getting a transfusion so the risk was much lower. Sitting there helpless while this was going on was a terrible feeling. I'm a fixer and a doer but I've got enough first aid training to know to get out of the road when the professionals are working. So close. A few minutes difference and ... Trying not to think of what might have been. It's all good now.

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@Zink hope you two can now enjoy your new mini!!!

 

So..sunday...I will paint a little.

Later today visiting my girl's parents.

 

The aunt diagnosed with colon cancer is my girlfriend's dad's sister.

He has no other sisters and brothers left anymore, all deceased..

So he got quite the shock hearing his sister has C.

Now hoping it will be a slow spread, so she can live a little longer in relatively good shape.

But we don't know...

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For a while now I've been listening to this band.

They are from Canada, didn't know that.

 

So Thx Canada !

 

 

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@ZinkGlad everything's turned out okay! And congrats on the new mini!!

 

It's supposed to get up to almost 90 today... :zombie: Not really great weather to be cooking in... *sigh. 

 

It should be a good excuse to sit down for a couple of solid hours at least and get some painting done!!

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