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  1. eldamir

    Randomness XV: 'tis a silly place.

    Having had several brothers that have served missions and seeing active ones each week at church, I'm pretty sure I've never seen a first name. Also, if you look at the order form on the BYU store site, it only has a place for last name. It's also not going to be a regional thing as missionaries almost never serve near where they're from - the closest I've ever known was the brother of an ex-girlfriend who had fairly serious health issues crop up during his mission in the Atlanta area and was reassigned to a mission at church headquarters - so was only 6 hours away from home for the last half of his mission. What is probably happening is that seeing a first last name sticks in your memory .. Elder Scott, for example when the fellow next to him is Elder Scwhannhoufer :D
  2. eldamir

    Randomness XV: 'tis a silly place.

    Actually, both nametags will read 'Elder LastName' and sister missionaries do proselyting missions as well, they're just a minority in the mission field, so aren't as likely to be seen out and about. Members are referred to as Brother or Sister LastName in conversation, with a few exceptions (male missionaries and senior church leadership mainly)
  3. eldamir

    Randomness XV: 'tis a silly place.

    I had a friend who serviced gas station soda machines as part of his job delivering to the same gas stations. He said that part of regular maintenance was replacing all the feed lines, adapters, nozzles, etc. every month (or maybe every other month) because they corroded to the point of failure in that time... Also, growing up, my dad's primary means of cleaning battery terminals was a coke bath..
  4. eldamir

    Randomness XV: 'tis a silly place.

    Because when they're not being little suicide machines or little poop machines, they have the potential to be rather cute..
  5. eldamir

    Randomness XV: 'tis a silly place.

    This - my HF kickstarter order, with something like 24 minis (plus the usual candy) was about the size of a 3x5 index card pack.. I had no idea what the package was initially because I was expecting something much larger from them..
  6. I'm sure this has been asked before, but my search-foo is weak and I was unable to find it.. Is there a list of who sculpted what in Bones IV ?
  7. eldamir

    King Cobra

    It's a Snek!! Because he came pre-glued and sat on my desk staring at me for a week, he became my first Bones IV miniature .. I tried for an 'awakening statue' feel, but am not sure that I pulled it off to my satisfaction, but either way, fun to paint. Painting this guy, I had the wild idea for a diorama that will never see the light of day.. A pair of these fellows at the top of a grand staircase tomb entrance.. but the second one (and this is why it'll never happen) is bent and twisting towards the adventurers that have just passed between the two snake guardians.. Unfortunately, I have no friends with mad wood carving / 3-d modeling / sculpting talents :)
  8. eldamir

    Randomness XV: 'tis a silly place.

    Living in Wisconsin, with a very much NOT Mediterranean climate, we have them all over the house.. My kids hate them, but they're innocuous, so I let them be..
  9. Old boy's been stomping grapes! Sure he's not Dionysus? :) also, this is pretty awesome!
  10. I think plants would have to be added at pour-time and held vertically somehow to get the wavy look ...
  11. eldamir

    Randomness XV: 'tis a silly place.

    My last order from them was in July of last year, was 2 weeks between ordering and shipping.. given their staffing issues and that they were still trying to wrap up the kickstarter fiasco, I didn't think that was too bad.
  12. eldamir

    Randomness XV: 'tis a silly place.

    Yup. I remember a while back I had a shampoo that had caffeine in it. What was that supposed to accomplish? Keep your hair awake?
  13. eldamir

    Randomness XV: 'tis a silly place.

    Sir ForScale knows when to run, it looks like!