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Randomness XIV: THE FLOOR IS LAVA!

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7 hours ago, redambrosia said:

The cat is trying to squish me into feeding him.

That seems to be a rather odd tactic...

 

5 hours ago, Crowley said:

Alice is comfortable. No more vomiting. Scheduled for the ultrasound shortly. Doc will call after to update me...

 

I feel so powerless. 

Sending positive waves your way; I hope she's going to be ok.

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Good news! The manager at work who has been driving me crazy for the last 18 months is leaving! And the former very competent one will be taking over her position!

 

I kind of want to throw a party!

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Just remember to call it a 'going away' party, not a 'good riddance' party.::D:

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13 minutes ago, Chaoswolf said:

Just remember to call it a 'going away' party, not a 'good riddance' party.::D:

I would rather call it a "boy those threats you were making on Wednesday now seem hilarious" party

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Party still split - Megan is dealing with the folks that are escorting the survivors, as they trek back to the rest of us.

 

And, going by Jamie, Sam's reaction to having a special treat of curried goat was 'I can has goat!'... I think Jamie might be paraphrasing.

 

The Auld Grump - Sam is half SCAdian, on her mother's side. (I have seen Jamie in a chain mail bikini... Intimidating was the proper word, I think. (She fought list for Malagentia about ten years ago.))

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Remember that floaty monster my half of the party is hiding from?

 

I think that the other half of the party has just been found - if our group is close enough to hear Jon's group, I think I may need to gallop to the rescue.

 

The Auld Grump

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1 hour ago, Chaoswolf said:

Just remember to call it a 'going away' party, not a 'good riddance' party.::D:

 

I believe the standard USAF term is a "wheels up" party.

 

The celebration doesn't start until the wheels of the plane taking the person out of town are fully retracted.

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On 6/28/2018 at 8:51 AM, Glitterwolf said:

.Brutus is slowly doing better.

Hope it will all be healed soon.

Hooray Brutus

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 Was compelled to visit my Doctor today...

On 6/28/2018 at 10:50 AM, OneBoot said:

To my surprise, I was able to schedule an appt with my doctor for today.

[... ...]

My little 3-year old niece is very concerned and it's just adorable. :wub:

 

Huzzah!

--OneBoot :D 

Everything my niece did when she was 3 was adorable.

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My Dad had a cat like this. You could rub his little noggin’ with 2-3 knuckles and he would just close his eyes and purr until the walls started to harmonicallly vibrate...

21 hours ago, OneBoot said:

My sister's cat is very friendly and social, and loves to headrub all the things. I'm currently having my head aggressively loved by a kitty. This is a new experience for me. 

 

*is loved* ^_^

 

Huzzah! 

--OneBoot :D 

Even Tigers do this. To each other. It is somewhat like a cat-handshake...

 

...the cat is recognizing you as a fellow cat. (He sees through your human disguise, clever though it is.)

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12 hours ago, redambrosia said:

I'm trying to decide if it's too early or too late to go outside seeking food... 

More importanty... What food did you find?

 

10 hours ago, Lord of the Dish Pit said:

I'm trying to decide if I'm up for a supply run to the gas station.

It is uncomfortably bright outside now, but will be much hotter later. That isn't the issue.

The issue is that I am unsure of the currant location of the "speedy card". This is a weightier problem than it sounds.

Round these parts they take their "we call it a savings card but it's really a way to pacify our OCD Lizardmen Overlords who demand to know who purchases what" program with the serious diligence that would make make an Inquisitor shed a single tear of beaming pride.*

Try to buy something without the card? They'll gladly and desperately foist another upon you.

Refuse the replacement card? Then you'd best hope that you can outrun the clerk, because you're going to be nailed to the overhead sign as an example to the other heathens who try to buy something without a speedycard.

 

* It is whispered that the high turnover rate is due to the fact that those who let folks buy without the speedycard one time too many are fed to the Lizardman Overlords. 

Accept the additional cards. Have several cards. Use fake phone numbers. Memorize disconnected-and-no-longer-in-service numbers and use those. The only way to fight back and preserve your privacy is is to fill their database with confusing, overlapping, incorrect, and fake data. Disinformation for the revolution! and down with the Overlords.

 

8 hours ago, Crowley said:

Alice is comfortable. No more vomiting. Scheduled for the ultrasound shortly. Doc will call after to update me...

 

I feel so powerless. 

Maybe she just got into the Chinese Food while you were distracted. I Hope she gets better.

 

I hope all your critters get better. 

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It turns out I'm slightly far-sighted in my left eye. So, I now have hobby glasses.

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I think I'm slowly turning into Ned Flanders. 

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1 hour ago, TheAuldGrump said:

Remember that floaty monster my half of the party is hiding from?

 

I think that the other half of the party has just been found - if our group is close enough to hear Jon's group, I think I may need to gallop to the rescue.

 

The Auld Grump

 

Remember the floaty monster?

 

Turns out that when they take too much damage from fire, they fall to the ground - right on top of the party, and then explode!

 

Well played, Megan, well played....

 

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Hi! My name's Hindenburg. what's yours?

 

The Auld Grump - no one dead, lots near dead, and we were covered with burning floaty monster goo...

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My mouth still hurts, because parts of my gums that weren't exposed before are now exposed. I took an almost 3 hour nap earlier, then I woke up and put in about an hour and a half of yard work. I was cutting back an overgrown set of evergreen hedges and tearing out a bunch of false grape and some kind of ivy(not poison, thankfully) that I've been locked in combat with since I first moved here in 2010. I cut the equivalent of about 3 huge lawn bags worth of stuff out, and that was just to get the hedges back to the edge of their planter. And that's not to mention the baby maple tree I cut out of there. I've also got a whole bunch more stuff to do, but I haven't eaten and really just wanted to get a start today.

 

In the process of trimming, I told my neighbor, who's yard the planter abuts, that I owed him a case of beer for putting up with it. He's actually had to trim it back a time or two himself because it was getting in his way while he was mowing his lawn, and I've been a bit lazy in the past about trimming it. He thought I was joking, even though when I said that I specifically asked him what he drinks. When I finished up I went to the store to buy myself some food and made sure to pick up some beer. He was pretty surprised when I handed him a 30 pack as soon as he opened the door.

 

Tomorrow I'll probably be borrowing his ladder to work on tearing some of the vines off of my house. I'm also going to try to mow my lawn, mowing around the big pile of fresh-cut hedge trimmings, and then I'm going to go back to trimming out the hedges some more and trying to clear the planter out. Chemical warfare will be employed. Then, in a few days, I'm probably going to start burning the hedge trimmings. I'm also going to employ some more chemical warfare on the planter, lay down some landscaping fabric, and then cover it with a few bags of mulch. Like, I'm going to try and lay that mulch on thick. I want it to choke out everything back there except the hedges and my rhododendron. And I wouldn't even care if the hedges died, so long as the rhododendron didnt.

 

Oh, and I found a box turtle in the planter while I was cutting stuff out. The neighbor was outside with his daughter, so I picked him up and brought him over to show her, because she's only like 5 or 6 and probably hadn't seen one before. I know I haven't seen one in at least 5 years. He was the most chill turtle ever. Hid in his shell for like 2 seconds when I picked him up, then was out and looking around the rest of the time. He didn't even retreat when the neighbor's dog got right in his face and was giving him a good sniff. I made sure that I put him back where I found him, right under the rhododendron, and left him alone after that. After all, those guys are getting closer and closer to being an endangered species.

 

Then, when I came inside, my cat rose was all over me. Normally she's the standoffish one, who doesn't like to be held, doesn't like to cuddle, and rarely stands still to be pet. But I guess she likes sweat, because I sat down and she climbed onto my shoulders, went head down into the small of my back where I was sweatiest, and started kneading and licking my shirt. And she did that for like 5 minutes.

 

Now I'm done for the night. It's food and TV time.

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Finishing up at the vet. Alice is coming home tonight!!

 

I still haven't had dinner yet... *stomach rumbles*

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Only 2 more days of being 'on call' for this quarter ... I love rushing to people aid and saving the day for others ... but a call at 1 am followed by a call at 3 am about parking spots is not why I have a phone ... 

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42 minutes ago, Crowley said:

Finishing up at the vet. Alice is coming home tonight!!

 

I still haven't had dinner yet... *stomach rumbles*

 

I just ate. It was tasty.

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23 hours ago, OneBoot said:

My sister's cat is very friendly and social, and loves to headrub all the things. I'm currently having my head aggressively loved by a kitty. This is a new experience for me. 

 

*is loved* ^_^

 

Huzzah! 

--OneBoot :D 

 

One of my mom's cats loved to jump on my shoulders right as I got out of the shower and rub herself all over my wet head. That was also the only fully clawed cat that could handle balancing on bare shoulders regularly and gracefully. 

 

12 hours ago, Werkrobotwerk said:

My apartment building appears to have bunnies hiding in the gutters

 

We had a squirrel try to claw it's way out of the wall into our dining room at work. 

 

11 hours ago, WhiteWulfe said:

With passwords, I use the XKCD method, which can be rather effective at fooling brute force, but is also relatively easy to remember. Three to four words tied together, with the first letter of each capitalized.  At least as the base for my passwords anyways, I still mix it up. 

 

 

I do this too, but make it incorrectly romanized Japanese phrases. 

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