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1 hour ago, Sophie was taken said:

 

 

Done, cop showed up, investigated from the safety of his car, gave a case number for insurance, then toddled off to parts unknown.

 

It appears somebody went around the neighborhood throwing bricks at cars. Some were even worse off.

 

At least there was nothing of value inside. I’ll have to cover the insurance deductible now though, so my decision to forgo a swag bag purchase is looking a bit better. Or at least, wiser.

 

Eventhough it is bad, there is a little reassurance that it wasn't an attack directed at you as a person.

It seems to be random.

 

Still bad of course.

 

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I should have gone to Target last night. They had air dry clay listed as in stock. When we got there this morning it was all gone. This means I'll have to make a trip to Michael's some time today if I'm going to get my diorama started (which I desperately need to do). I'll get double the clay for about the same price as I would have at Target because coupons. Not looking forward to another trip out in the rain though.

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I’ve just finished watching The Fellowship of the Ring on TV, they cut the part where Boromir is being hit by arrows and where Lurtz had his head chopped off. It’s 10pm!!

Probably the most powerful scene in the movie ruined by over cautious numpties at the BBC

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34 minutes ago, Beagle said:

I’ve just finished watching The Fellowship of the Ring on TV, they cut the part where Boromir is being hit by arrows and where Lurtz had his head chopped off. It’s 10pm!!

Probably the most powerful scene in the movie ruined by over cautious numpties at the BBC

On that basis, the entirity of The Brothers Grimm would be a one reel short.

GEM

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5 hours ago, Pingo said:

I’m on steroids for a few days after a bit of dental surgery.

 

Today my ability to taste salt went away.

 

Kinda interesting, and weird.  After some odd food experiences I tested it by tasting pure table salt.

 

Near as I can tell, instead of the sparkly normal salt flavor, pure salt tastes to me at the moment like that old “salt substitute”, potassium chloride, or perhaps a bit like baking soda.  Very muted and a little bitter.

 

Also my ears are ringing.  Might be connected.

 

Welcome to my world 2 weeks a month.  Get used to pork and chicken.  Beef depends heavily on salt to being out the flavor.  

 

Water can also taste really strange and muted. (Yes water tastes like something but you don't know until you miss it)

 

Finally, cook with herbs not spices.  The flavor comes out better with no salt flavor.  Onions, peppers, asparagus, tomatoes, and cabbage hold their flavor pretty well.

 

Hope things get better soon

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13 minutes ago, Kangaroorex said:

 

Welcome to my world 2 weeks a month.  Get used to pork and chicken.  Beef depends heavily on salt to being out the flavor.  

 

Water can also taste really strange and muted. (Yes water tastes like something but you don't know until you miss it)

 

Finally, cook with herbs not spices.  The flavor comes out better with no salt flavor.  Onions, peppers, asparagus, tomatoes, and cabbage hold their flavor pretty well.

 

Hope things get better soon

 

Thanks for the information.  I’m sorry you have to go through it regularly.

 

Water does taste weird.  That - and that crackers disn’t taste salty - is what alerted me the first time last month.

 

My husband is making herbed turkey for supper.

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I am back! Clay has been obtained and diorama officially started. Now to wait a few days for this to dry to decide what to do next.

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18 minutes ago, Argentee said:

Have the Reapercon 2018 dates been announced?

 

Too soon?

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6 hours ago, Sophie was taken said:

Awesome, so in addition to dead battery I woke up to discover a brick flung through my back window.

 

kinda wanna die right now.

Good grief. ::o: Glad it turned out to be something random!

 

 

I've spent the day transferring data from an old system to a new one. We've tested this process repeatedly. It worked flawlessly the last 5 times. Today it's already failed 3 times in different ways. I'm about to go reset the machine and try again. If I can't get it to work soon the entire migration will have to be postponed another 2 or 4 weeks.

 

This is not my favourite weekend.

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21 minutes ago, Argentee said:

Have the Reapercon 2018 dates been announced?

Wee bit early. Count on similar dates next year, but nothing will be set in stone for a few months at least.

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2 hours ago, Beagle said:

I’ve just finished watching The Fellowship of the Ring on TV, they cut the part where Boromir is being hit by arrows and where Lurtz had his head chopped off. It’s 10pm!!

Probably the most powerful scene in the movie ruined by over cautious numpties at the BBC

 

And you call us barbarians...

 

 I'm pretty sure that's grounds to have them shot in most civilized countries.

 

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5 minutes ago, Mad Jack said:

 

And you call us barbarians...

 

 I'm pretty sure that's grounds to have them shot in most civilized countries.

 

I've maintained for some time that the BBC is an enemy of the people.

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12 minutes ago, Beagle said:

I've maintained for some time that the BBC is an enemy of the people.

 

:ph34r:

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35 minutes ago, canuckotter said:

Good grief. ::o: Glad it turned out to be something random!

 

 

I've spent the day transferring data from an old system to a new one. We've tested this process repeatedly. It worked flawlessly the last 5 times. Today it's already failed 3 times in different ways. I'm about to go reset the machine and try again. If I can't get it to work soon the entire migration will have to be postponed another 2 or 4 weeks.

 

This is not my favourite weekend.

Cannot like. Sympathies. 

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