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OneBoot last won the day on January 18 2021

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  • Birthday 10/14/1985

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  1. DO DOOOOO DODODODO! (over a week and I can't believe nobody else gave the proper response) It's funny because it's painfully true here. There are downsides to living in a historic floodplain, if one desires to do simple things like, say, put tomato cages in the ground. Poor MrBoot has been out every afternoon this week with an assortment of tools just to accomplish this: a piece of rebar and a hammer to get pilot holes made, plus a trowel, small shovel, trenching tool and a hefty pick to help remove the stones that the rebar finds. We've decided at the end of the season this year, we're just gonna leave the darn things in the ground and cut the dead plants away from them. The awesome fresh tomatoes are still worth it, though! Huzzah! --OneBoot 🙂
  2. Red and green liner are also on that list. Huzzah! --OneBoot 🙂
  3. I'd say you were a bit early, but every day is a good day for Buc-ee's. Huzzah! --OneBoot 🙂
  4. Most recently I put myself forward at work and offered to take on more responsibilities, rather than waiting for opportunities to appear. It's actually gone extremely well! My supervisor was surprised at all these "hidden" logistics skills I have (not much need for them in my current position, which is why she hadn’t seen them before), and it's actually caused both of us to seriously consider changing the course of my position from just a medical records clerk to an administrative assistant (which would also come with a pay increase!). I've also discovered that the more I offer to learn new skills, not only does this make me a more valuable employee, but I'm also really enjoying stretching my brain more than I have in a long time. My top goal in life growing up was to get married and be a mom. While the married thing worked out well, the mom thing has yet to happen. 😞 My secondary goals were focused on what job I wanted, and that changed on a monthly basis. I wanted to be everything, from astronaut to geologist to interior designer; you name it, I dreamed of doing it at some point. I eventually settled on Speech-Language Pathologist after taking some sign language classes, because I loved sign language so much and it was a job I could do and still raise a family. I got my Bachelors in the field and made it halfway through the Masters program before failing out (I was going through some severe anxiety and depression at the time; it was probably the best outcome because it woke me up to how badly I was doing). I'm very happy with MrBoot, and while I didn't end up as an SLP, I eventually landed in a medical-related field (managing medical records) and have been pretty happy with it so far. As far as the family goal, we're still working on the infertility thing. Perhaps we'll adopt eventually, but it's a big decision we're still thinking over. Right now I'm actually trying to figure out what to do with my life next. Maybe I'll go back to school, maybe I'll just focus on my current job, haven't decided yet. I never actually wanted a career, but it looks like I might end up with one anyways. Huzzah! --OneBoot 🙂
  5. This is going on my "Joke of the day" board at work. I'm always on the lookout for good (bad) ones. Dad jokes and puns given highest preference. 🙂 Yay! On the moderator view, it looks like a number pad and an emoji list barfed on each other. 😅 Huzzah! --OneBoot 🙂
  6. Huzzah, got our room booked! I could only get the ReaperCon rate to show if I did Wed-Sunday, so I'll call later and have them add Monday. Huzzah! --OneBoot 😄
  7. I wish Southwest flew out of my airport, but it's probably too small. I will probably end up going with Alaska again, unless there's a clear price difference in Delta. Unrelated, it's 95% certain that MrBoot will be joining me this year! He plans to teach his system-neutral "How to run faster combat" panel that's been very popular when he's taught it in the past. I won't count anything as 100% certain, though, until I see his class on the schedule and/or we've bought his plane ticket. But it's very nearly a sure thing! I know this because he's been occasionally referencing it, like "When we are at ReaperCon," etc. To say I'm ridiculously excited would be an understatement. Huzzah! --OneBoot 🙂
  8. (I know I'm super late answering but I've been off the forums for *mumble* weeks and missed it ) I learned that I need to treat my body like I would someone that I love and care about. I've not historically been very kind or gentle with myself physically, and last year it started to really catch up with me (poor eating, bad posture, terrible sleep habits, etc.) and did a number on my mental health. So I'm striving to "treat myself like someone I'm responsible for" this year and am already starting to feel the results. Huzzah! --OneBoot
  9. (Necro-responding, but I was curious what I'd multi-quoted a month ago and still wanted to respond to this lol) Agh, yes, been in a fairly similar situation. My own policy is to leave a work email unread until I've dealt with it. This is relevant. So, my work has a shared email inbox (several people have access, but only one officially monitors it), where healtcare providers can send secure emails with Covid test result reports. At the beginning of this year, I took over monitoring that inbox, but was out for a week right after that happened, so my supervisor took over during that time. Once I returned to work, I took over inbox monitoring for reals. After I'd been doing it for a few days, I got the odd feeling that I was marking emails read that I hadn't yet dealt with. I chalked it up to post-Covid fuzziness, and it wasn't until I happened to catch an email go from unread to read that I realized what was going on. Someone else was marking them read, without also downloading the reports. (This resulted in me and my team of 2 having to suddenly process nearly 2 weeks of backdated Covid reports at the height of Omicron, all at once. I was NOT a happy OneBoot). I let my supervisor know, they promised to send a message to everyone that had access to the inbox to stop marking emails read if they weren't involved with Covid stuff. The problem continued. 3 more days of this and I was losing my patience. The last straw was when I logged in first thing in the morning, marked all the unprocessed emails unread, then watched in disbelief as all ten got marked read again. So, I composed a brief message in my work email kindly requesting that marking emails read when they weren't processed was severely delaying Covid reporting, and to please stop (I was slightly less polite than this). I sent this to the shared inbox, and since I knew the culprit was online, I waited, knowing they would read it too. Sure enough, shortly that email was marked read as well. Later that day, when a report came in, I let it sit for a bit to see if my mesage worked. Nobody touched it. Haven't had a problem with it since. I'm stealing this for my daily joke board. Huzzah! --OneBoot 😄
  10. Disclaimer: I've never used a contrast/speed paint before, so I have nothing to compare it to. I've played with them some (over a pale gray basecoat), and they're...very odd. Like an interesting cross between a Reaper Liner, Clear, and Wash. Coverage is on the thin side, like a Clear, and the blue I tried mixing with a silver metallic behaved sort of like a Clear, though the result was much less shiny. The feel of it on the brush and as I'm painting with it feels like a Liner, though it certainly doesn't cover like one. Lastly, it's definitely thinner in the bottle than most of Reaper's other paints, but still thicker than what I'd personally call a wash. After trying out all of them, I'm trying to figure out what I would use them for since I have other "tools" in my metaphorical painting toolkit that do what these do, except better. They're not a wash (PLEASE don't call them washes), they perform weaker than the Clears in every test I've done comparing the two (except vibrancy; Liners generally tend to be fairly dark), and the coverage is a bit iffy. I'll continue tinkering with them and post further thoughts here. Huzzah! --OneBoot 🙂
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    Home Safe

    Came down with some kind of mild crud. Multiple Covid tests have come back negative, so probably just a little cold. Huzzah! --OneBoot 🙂
  12. Reminds me of the fact that I somehow never gave my roommate my ribbons until she mentioned that someone had asked why she didn't have them when we were rooming together. I was like...yeah that's a good question. Huzzah! --OneBoot 🙂
  13. I already have my (very first) diorama concept sketched out. It hit my brain while hanging out in the airport during my layover, and since I didn't have paper and couldn't find a store selling journals, I bought a postcard and doodled it onto the back of that. I had to capture the inspiration before it leaked away! Huzzah! --OneBoot 🙂
  14. "OneBoot" has appeared in many different forms over the years (though oddly enough, never in a D&D campaign). I always make her as close to being a kitty and/or rogue as possible. My CG halfling rogue, Etune', has appeared in multiple TTRPG games though, and cheerfully causes mischief every time lol. Huzzah! --OneBoot 🙂
  15. Given the length of a lot of people's ribbon trains this year, I'm seriously considering doing a themed binder clip in place of one of my ribbons next year. @CherylSundseth was very kind and gave me a hairclip and showed me how to roll up the ribbon train and clip it to keep it under control, and it was totally a game-changer. As fun as it is to have the thing flapping around while walking, it can really get in the way! Huzzah! --OneBoot 🙂
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