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  1. I've finally put on my hunting gear and am pursuing the sometimes elusive prey "new job." I still have my old one, but given that the past couple of months especially have been akin to taking a cheese grater to my soul, I finally decided to move on. I love the company and the place I work, but both the position (front desk receptionist / clerk / processor of whatever paperwork other people don't want to do) and the general work situation (chronically un/under trained, little to no supervision, essentially all new front desk staff) has become too much to handle. I was in
  2. *tries to figure out how a medical coder would even go about coding that* ............. *utterly fails* Huzzah! --OneBoot 😄
  3. Wow, I was like, waaay behind on this thread. My first crown was gold. It makes me giggle every time I think about the fact, though unfortunately it's a molar in the very back where nobody can see it usually. What a waste of a perfectly good pirate accessory. Huh. I didn't realize I'm as old as Mario. I'm...not sure if that makes me feel old or not. A very interesting article, which I could comment on more coherently if I weren't so tired. Work has been hitting me like a truckload of bricks, and I'm star
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    Home safe

    Forgot to post that I got home safely yesterday! Started showing a touch of some kind of crud Monday morning, but I feel mostly better today. Waiting on Covid test results. Update: it's negative! Unfortunately that means I can't justify staying home from work all week. Huzzah! --OneBoot :D
  5. Next year I'll be more on top of scheduling a Forumite dinner and picture. I didn't do either this year because I was constantly fighting with my conscience about encouraging large gatherings of my friends. Yes, we'd all been around each other all weekend, but I just couldn't do it because I'd blame myself if any of my friends got sick. I'm already planning out my teaching schedule and entries for next year! Huzzah! --OneBoot :D
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    Home safe

    Landed in Seattle. Now a 2 hour layover, then a short 1 hour flight home. :) Huzzah! --OneBoot :D
  7. Cheddar's is only a 5 min walk from the hotel. I'm getting a late lunch there now. Huzzah! --OneBoot :D
  8. Oh, I checked in yesterday and didn't get the hotel minis; I'll have to look into that. Huzzah! --OneBoot :D
  9. There is, and they're not doing breakfast coupons anymore, thank goodness. Setup pictures!! Huzzah! --OneBoot :D
  10. An epic battle occurred between my crabman army and the baggage handlers. My army won, but there were some casualties. (For the record, Bones Black minis with sticky-out bits do NOT travel well) Time to play "Dude, where's my arm?!" Huzzah! --OneBoot :D
  11. I answer to both OneBoot and Lauren, though at ReaperCon I'm more likely to respond to the first one. Here's what I'll look like on Saturday! Huzzah! --OneBoot :D
  12. Let's start things off right with a good breakfast! Huzzah! --OneBoot :D
  13. It appears I'm having a "circular" night. This means I'm feeling anxious about several things I really need to get done, but I can't prioritize between them, so then I get more anxious because I'm not getting anything done. Repeat until a) it gets so late I need to go to bed, or b) it gets so late I need to go to bed but frantically try to get something done anyways. It appears tonight's option will be #2. What's most frustrating is I haven't had one in a rather long time, and this is rather inconvenient timing. Huzzah! --OneBoot :D
  14. I would highly recommend using "talk to an artist" as the filler box; a lot of the artists don't get many visitors. :) Huzzah! --OneBoot :D
  15. Update: Fully assembled, and looking delightfully horrifying. I'd highly recommend assembling all of the creature befor attaching it to the post. It slides up through a couple of tentacles that are sculpted curled to hold it, and once on they actually create a surprisingly sturdy grip. It's so tentacle-y and bug eyed and creepy and I love it. Huzzah! --OneBoot :D
  16. Yog-Sothoth, unsurprisingly, is a bit of a nightmare to assemble. I eventually had to resort to using rubber bands to hold bits together while the glue dried, since the chunkier pieces didn't tend to stay put long enough, and my hands were getting tired trying to keep them squished together sufficiently. I've just got the tentacles left, then I get to try and attach the whole thing to the pillar. I am not comforted by the fact that I know eventually I'll need to half pull it apart again when I have time to paint it. Huzzah! --OneBoot 😄
  17. I laugh because I'm Californian grown, though we did get some glorious thunderstorms in the Sacramento area where I grew up. I miss those. Eastern WA just doesn't seem to get the hang of storms. They tend to end up as just cloud cover, or a half hour of mild precipitation if we're lucky. It's like nobody told it to change the settings from default. That rain dial has a whole RANGE of numbers on it! Try something other than one! Huzzah! --OneBoot :D
  18. The number of voicemails we have left on our phones that essentially just say "please call me back," yet leave neither a name nor a phone number, are unbelievable. Luckily, our phones are super fancy and have an option to read off the number that the call was received from. Yes, our phones have saved you from getting mad because we "never called you back." You're welcome. Check your state and local requirements. Here's WA state's: https://www.doh.wa.gov/Newsroom/Articles/ID/2896/Third-dose-of-COVID-19-vaccine-recommended-for-certain-immunocompromised-individua
  19. MrBoot and I still have our first smartphones; both Samsung Galaxy S6's we got almost 7 years ago. When we rolled up to a Black Friday sale with our old flip phones, the clerk looked more than a little panicked. Oh yeah, I've had one of those sneak by my spam filter too. I will give the person kudos for using accented versions of every single letter in the email. The result was surprisingly decorative. Huzzah! --OneBoot :D
  20. Table update: Finally got in contact with the actual company to confirm that yes, we were supposed to have 4 boxes total, and that the 4th one is on its way. The tracking number they provided showed it landed in Portland today, so it should be here in a couple days or so. Why box #4 is arriving so much later, when I assume all 4 were shipped together, shall remain a mystery for the ages. I suspect the Almond Overlords (the merciless and terrible) of California of being involved. I assume they are still displeased with my relocation north to an agricultural a
  21. Unfortunately, this is exactly what I've been seeing in my area the past couple of weeks, but it got bad very quickly this past week. I'm back to having stacks of positive Covid hospitalization patient records on my desk over a foot tall, and it's giving me terrible flashbacks to where we were in November/December of last year. I don't want to go through that again, but other than encouraging everyone I know to get vaccinated and wearing my own mask (even though I'm fully vaccinated), I truly don't know what else to do to help stop this. Things were looking so good just a few weeks ago, maskin
  22. Update on the table(s): Apparently, I should have opened a couple of the boxes before contacting customer service, because after opening two boxes, I discovered a different issue: I don't have 3 tables in 3 boxes. I have most of two tables spread over 3 boxes. Even though the labels on the outsides of the (identical) boxes all state that they contain "AIK so 1p 1dw din tab 081mc_A", it looks like the pieces were all picked separately and shipped in multiple boxes. So my assumption, based on the label, that each box contained a single table is understandable.
  23. I'm not quite sure what we'd do with 5 full-sized dining tables, but I'm sure I could find uses for them. Perhaps one could be devoted entirely to displaying all of my ridiculously big minis, of which by now I have...several. Huzzah! --OneBoot 😄
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