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Cranky Dog

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  1. We got poutine and beaver tails. Butter tarts and Nanaimo bars. Ketchup chips and maple flavored everything. A two-four of chilled Molson Canadian beer (or Canada Dry ginger ale) and a seat around the camp fire for our buds from south of the border or across the pond. 🍁🍁🍁 Happy Canada Day! 🍁🍁🍁
  2. It's a mixed bag. There are critical fumbles that are sometimes sadly more memorable than the natural 20s. I generally like surprising happy events that can concern many people, in the "I didn't know this thing I like is coming out/coming here. Awesome!" or "X and Y are having a baby." What I don't like as much are total surprises that concern me specifically. Historically, they have been less than stellar. i.e. "Your blood work is telling us X-Y-Z is happening to you." or "How about I suddenly lose traction on this patch of ice."
  3. Number of minis painted in your collection? Time spent painting in the last 2 months?
  4. Wow, if it were from the 80's, it would've been a top tier model for that style. Now that I know the name, Google brought me back to Reaper's forum KS page: Kobold Press Bestiary - A Collection Of Fantasy Miniatures from late 2016.
  5. I was using them for wet palette long before I remembered their original purpose. Now I *do* use them as a liner for many things that go in the oven/toaster oven. It's far easier to clean up any drippings.
  6. Question. Looking at Growtix, should we expect a first draft of the game/event schedules soon? Seeing as there are dozens of classes I'm interested in, I know I'll have to greatly cut down my selection and mix it up with the other activities. I also remember the mad dash to register for every wanted class as some of them fill up in instants.
  7. Don't have a pet, but... If it's a dog, I'd be something like this: Spot? Wanna walk? Who's a good boy? If it's a cat, I would be more like this: Whaddya mean there's no more food? It's right there! Why did you want me to open the door if you don't want to go outside? Why did you bring that dead thing in here? (And I'm a cat person.)
  8. What people need more of : an emotional support Grogu.
  9. Knowing myself, it would probably take me a while to even realize something went wrong, yet be unsurprised. I'd probably take the path of the wise, yet crazy, hermit. I'll live at the fringe of society, sometimes mingle. I'm surprisingly diplomatic, so I'd help mediate in conflict resolution. Also, I grew up in the pre-internet age, so I know how to live without being connected 24/7. I have not. We had a late game last Thursday, and had to cancel Sunday's game (one of the player's birthday). But planning for another game this evening.
  10. 4 points, 104 total. It's been too long. I couldn't get pool ball #4 = green out of my mind. Fun fact, I visited Ulaanbaatar in 2012.
  11. I'm a pack rat. Stuff just piles on and on. It's one of those habits my dad and I shared (and drove mom crazy). There are probably enough dust bunnies for me to qualify myself as a ranger/druid/sheepherder. On occasion, I do roll up my sleeves and get to cleaning. At the same time, I produce surprisingly little waste. You won't find leftover food, or any weird stains or smells. I'm untidy, not gross.
  12. Australia: "Everything changed when the Emu nation attacked."
  13. Last book I read was The Gift of Imperfection, by BrenΓ© Brown. I was given it to read last year by my social worker. I could recognize myself in only a tiny part of it, or in a "spell out stuff I already knew" kind of way.
  14. We had to slay the dragon part of the boat. Otherwise, it was like the one you see on the water behind us. A long canoe for twenty rowers, one steerer in the back, and one optional drum beater in front (in our case, the daughter of a coworker) Before the event, I expected the boats to be more festively decorated.
  15. Here's something unexpected from my part, last Saturday I participated in a dragon-boat racing charity event with some of my coworkers. (I'm in the centre row, first one on the right with the open jacket 85 teams of 20 rowers, three 200m races spread over the day. Everyone had sore shoulders for two days, and we weren't the best synchronized team. Strong start, but lacking in the middle part of the race. And the weather was miserable! Unseasonably cold (max 13C/55F), rainy and windy. And because of some delays, we had to wait longer than expected before our turn came. Luckily, some of the team brought some insulated curtains and a propane heater to our team booth, otherwise we would've lost some participants to hypothermia (I mean, they would've went home before freezing more). The bosses catered our participation, so we had plenty of food, snacks and beverages (including micro-brewery beer) to go around. Only thing missing would've been hot coffee for the whole team (I brought my own in a thermos). My sister is still in disbelief that I even considered participating.
  16. The smell of food cooking. Various flavours can be included. Be it fresh bread, a hearty vegetable soup, bacon. All invoke pleasant memories of family gatherings. It's a shame my sense of smell has degraded so much in the past several years. Everything is much more bland now.
  17. My immediate personal preference for these sculpts is the square base.
  18. Dust... mostly dust. 20 years ago, comic books and various RPGs or related material. Today, I have no other growing collection aside from miniatures and paints (over 400 colours!). And calling them collections when most are hidden away in crates is being generous.
  19. Must be Monday as I have to declare myself to be a money launderer. Literally. I forgot to remove money from my back pocket before my laundry load, and when I went back to add fabric softener, I opened the lid to see a bunch of neatly folded floating currency. Considering it was over $100 in bills, I was suddenly quite glad that Canada went for the "plastic play money" we now use.
  20. Search for the artist Jeff Lee Johnson (/jeffleejohnson.com). He has a bunch of similar themed pictures.
  21. With travel restrictions removed, the World Tour can start again!
  22. Declare that day to be "Apple Fritter Day" and everything is good again.
  23. 5 points again, I cracked the 100 mark! A... warble? And aside from the standard 100m/110m hurdle, I never even considered longer distances.
  24. With so many combinations, I don't think I can settle on one. By coincidence, we had a charity boat race yesterday, and I discovered that I wasn't crazy for the vegetarian option sandwich the caterer made. Maybe if it had a decent condiment sauce with it, but that one tasted very bland. If it involves YouTube and the many channels I follow, it's a regular thing. My evenings go by fast.
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