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12 hours ago, Inarah said:

Questions for April 13:  Do you consider Friday the 13th to be an unlucky day?  Do you now or have you ever owned a black cat? 

 

 

 

 

Friday the 13th?  Unlucky?  NO!  It's a day to watch Nosferatu and Nightmare on Elm St. (the original).  I alternate. 

 

I have never owned a black cat.  They hate competition for that rampant level of Evil.

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13th: Nope not all. 

 

Black cat: Only cats I've had were a mostly dark long haired with a bit of orange & brown & a Tabby we named Jake due to the Disney movie "Cat from Outer Space". 

 

Jake would attack me if I hummed Vader's theme. Anther quirk was he'd growl at people if you said "Git em!" really odd cat. 

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18 hours ago, Inarah said:

Questions for April 13:  Do you consider Friday the 13th to be an unlucky day?  Do you now or have you ever owned a black cat? 

 

 

 

 

No.

 

(I had forgotten it was Friday the thirteenth yesterday despite being a big fan of Pogo as a kid. (“Augh! Friday the thirteenth come on a Wednesday this month!”). I actually had a bit of weirdness yesterday - developed a scary-looking but harmless subconjunctival hemorrhage - but that is outweighed by the many, many Fridays the thirteenth I’ve lived through where good things or nothing in particular happened.)

 

I do not think so.

 

I seem to recall a childhood all-dark-grey cat named Stover and a mostly black cat named Sneakers, in amongst all the other animals that passed through our house. But my parents were careless about pets and I cannot be certain. We did seem to go through an awful lot of black dogs, though.

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19 hours ago, Inarah said:

Questions for April 13:  Do you consider Friday the 13th to be an unlucky day?  Do you now or have you ever owned a black cat? 

Nope. I don't really have any superstitions. I mean, I've broken plenty of mirrors, opened umbrellas in the house all the time (a nessesity in the PNW when you have an apartment), and even walked under a few ladders. And nothing ever seemed any worse than usual. 

 

My first cat was black. Morgoth, such a cute, sweet boy. :sniffle:

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Weekend Question, April  14-15: What has been your best find lately? Weekend Quest: post a picture..?..of the find, if you can manage such. 

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For purposes of this weekend question A Find is not necessarily an acquisition (...not sure it is still going but I think we had a thread for that...)

 

A Find can be a pocket knife or a ring you thought was lost. 

 

A Find can be an old recipe or an old photo you didn’t know existed. 

 

A Find can be a new place to eat, or get coffee, or a new product you could buy... if only you had the money. 

 

A Find can be those old models you had misplaced or that blister of Skinks you did not know were hiding in with the Dark Elfs. 

 

 

(...but anything to do with taxes is right out..!)

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35 minutes ago, TGP said:

Weekend Question, April  14-15: What has been your best find lately? Weekend Quest: post a picture..?..of the find, if you can manage such. 

Oh, I got a bunch of old lead minis from a local 2nd hand toy store. We had a bunch of credit, and Hubby can't deny me when I give him smoochies :lol: 

 

 

I also found the doll in this link, which was awesome and adorable.

 

 

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Added links since I deleted the pictures from my phone
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1 hour ago, TGP said:

Weekend Question, April  14-15: What has been your best find lately? Weekend Quest: post a picture..?..of the find, if you can manage such. 

 

After the display case catastrophe, I found all sorts of painted minis I had forgotten about...most survived the fall.

Finding things is a daily occurrence with me; re, Old Men are constantly misplacing/dropping things. AND any search through the Vault will produce all sorts of wondrous finds, sometimes even the thing I was looking for.

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4 hours ago, TGP said:

Weekend Question, April  14-15: What has been your best find lately? Weekend Quest: post a picture..?..of the find, if you can manage such. 

 

Aside from some nice purchases I haven't found anything lately

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Found item I already owned: pair of library bookends, so now the books in the kitchen won't keep falling over. 

 

Item I didn't own before:  2 bundles of quilt fabric, approx 9 yards being sold for a total of $8 at a quilter's flea market.  With the average price of quilt fabric at $11/yd this wasn't so much a "find" as a "steal". 

 

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5 hours ago, TGP said:

Weekend Question, April  14-15: What has been your best find lately? Weekend Quest: post a picture..?..of the find, if you can manage such. 

Just yesterday, while looking for a pen in the bottom of my backpack, I found my engineer's iron ring.

 

I lost it last December, on the same day I got laid off from my previous job. I was returning the company laptop from my car, and the charger was in the back pocket of my backpack where I lost my ring. It was below freezing outside, and my hands being cold, the ring was loose.

 

Though the ring itself isn't worth much, and is really plain looking, it was also my late father's (also an engineer), so I'm quite attached to it.

 

Then again, most engineers know not to get too attached to their iron ring, as they are incredibly easy to lose. I know it was at least my dad's second ring. And also my second one.

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5 hours ago, TGP said:

Weekend Question, April  14-15: What has been your best find lately? Weekend Quest: post a picture..?..of the find, if you can manage such. 

I got a great deal on one of the high-end Kitchenaid stand mixers last week. The red ones go fasta.15237207918451098760977.thumb.jpg.c703a774e0a2985a7787b4639f1207ed.jpg

 

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5 hours ago, TGP said:

Weekend Question, April  14-15: What has been your best find lately? Weekend Quest: post a picture..?..of the find, if you can manage such. 

I'll playfully say it was being at the right time to coax higher ups at work to promo a few boxes of both flavours of Revv so we could try them...

 

Oh my, Afterburner is delicious, much better than the old Blue or Green Revvs.

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6 hours ago, TGP said:

Weekend Question, April  14-15: What has been your best find lately? Weekend Quest: post a picture..?..of the find, if you can manage such. 

Can't remember offhand anything that I've found, but a month ago I got a 40k figure for $6 when it retails for $45.

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6 hours ago, TGP said:

Weekend Question, April  14-15: What has been your best find lately? Weekend Quest: post a picture..?..of the find, if you can manage such. 

 

I've had a couple good charity shop finds recently.

Today I got a copy of The Marvel Encyclopedia (to go with my DC one) for £1 and last month I got the first season of Ash Vs. The Evil Dead also for £1.

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