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MatrissaTheEnchantress

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  1. Popping in quickly before heading off to work this morning with two things I wanted to share: I saw the following on my way into work yesterday: My husband and I are going to see Brian Adams in concert tonight! Squeeee! That is all.
  2. No, there is a Toby Keith song called 'Red Solo Cup" There is a major difference There's also a Glee cover of that song, which is the only reason I already knew the song existed.
  3. Lately? Nothing is coming to mind.... which is weird. There's usually something weird going on around me...
  4. Here I am, up early, on the bus, heading into the gym before work for the first time since mid December. Meant to start back last week but forgot to wash my gym clothes in all that time and was to busy every evening until this past weekend. Oop. Bus stop is coming up. Gotta go.
  5. I sort of caught up. I read about ten pages after my last time here and then read about ten pages before the current last page. But I think there were about 70 pages total so I've actually just skipped 50. Ah well. Been a busy weekend away from the computer as I was either not feeling well (and thus sleeping) or I was out and about. And now I've just realized it's almost 11:30pm and I have to be up early tomorrow morning so I guess I should head off for bed. Be well everyone!
  6. When you say "the first two Star Wars movies" do you mean the first two released (Ep IV & V) or the first two chronologically (Ep I & II)?
  7. Travel-wise, it has to be the Disneyland Resort. I love amusement parks and I love being child-like and doing whimsical things. My husband and I spent half our honeymoon there (the other half was in Maui, HI) Event-wise, gotta be VCON. I love that convention, the guests, the people, the art, the merchandise. I look forward to it every year, whether I'm involved with the organization or not. Every-day-wise, at home, working on hobbies of one kind or another (whether that's at the computer planning RPGs, following up on convention emails, doodling in Photoshop, Illustrator or Flash, or sitting at a table painting minis, sketching, working on a jigsaw puzzle) Friday - came home early after battling the day with a killer sinus headache and went to bed. Got up so I could eat something at 10pm and went back to bed. Saturday - forgot to set my alarm, woke up at 10a instead of 9a and still had a headache. Had a shower, made offspring get up and told to have a fast shower (not an easy task for a 16 year old male!) since the 11a errand was getting him to his Math tutor. Rescheduled the 10:30a errand for 11:15a. Ran errands, came home, reminded hubby offspring needed to be picked up at 1p and went back to bed. Woke up at some point in the evening, headache still around but lessened. Made myself get up to eat and then stayed up for a few hours. Sunday - got up at 8:30a with no headache! (Joy!) Mum picked me up at 9:15a and we went to a brunch for her sorority's founder's day[1]. Helped her sell tickets for the alumnae charity raffle, ate yummy food, listened to a few speeches, saw my mum burst into tears when the other alumnae honoured her loyal dedication to the sorority over the past 50+ years by creating a new award named after her to be awarded annually to collegiates who exemplify the qualities she has, and then won two prizes in the raffle - a copy of the Apples to Apples game and a Chinese silk embroidery of a kitten examining either a grasshopper or a mantis. [1] My mum is an Alpha Omicron Pi. I am not - I'm an Alpha Phi - because the AOII chapter at the University of British Columbia was shut down due to reduced numbers a few years before I started university. They were able to recolonize at UBC four years ago. Came home, started some laundry, lay down for a nap, got up, put laundry in the dryer, ate dinner and am now prowling the Reaper forums. So, it started off poorly but ended well.
  8. Thanks! dsmiles sent me a PM, and it worked like a charm! gmail = 1, Verizon = 0. It looks like the issue is sorted out for the future. I'd love to join in on the next one! 2cp; I vote Ironhammer gets put near the beginning of one of the circuits for next time? Why thank you! It would actually be kind of nice to be a bit further up the chain. I'm a fairly obsessive mini converter, with scads of nicely converted figures which I then never get round to painting, and I've often thought it would be nice to see what someone else could do with some of the stuff I've made. I figured I could drop a few of my pieces into the box, and then see how people paint them up! Being further up the chain means more people would get a crack at it. Actually, wouldn't you want to be right at the beginning then? So you get them in the box and then everyone after you can have a chance to pick one up.
  9. Mmmm. Pocky. My favourite is dark chocolate with crushed almonds. Om nom nom nom!
  10. You think those would be hard to run in? Try these: I mean, sheesh. Srsly? Those are hawt.
  11. You think those would be hard to run in? Try these: I mean, sheesh. Srsly?
  12. It's -1 here... Uh... That's Celsius...so, for you United Statesians that's... Uh... Divide by... 5 times... 9... Add 32... About 30F! (or, I could just have subtracted 1.8 from 32, but it's more fun to do so the math!)
  13. Hm. Have to go with Ancient Egypt. I've been fascinated with the archaeology of the region since I was a wee little sprout. I have a framed, 3'x4' poster of Tutankhamen's funeral mask on my wall which I purchased when "he" toured the US and was in Seattle in 1978 (I was 10). I did go to see the more recent tour and while I enjoyed the exhibit I was rather disappointed when the only posters they had available were a mere 12"x18" and weren't very picturesque either - I had thought about getting a partner for my existing one. My love of Ancient Egypt indirectly led to my first undergraduate degree in Classical Studies (Studies Ancient Rome & Greece). My university didn't have a department that covered Egyptology so it was the next closest thing. (Now why I decided that was the degree to take at all is a whole 'nother ball o' wax.)
  14. Not to mention a werewolf, a puss in one boot, an enchanting sorceress, a talking blue berry and a sentient goblet of red ambrosia.
  15. You're reading Joe Haldeman!? Cool! He's the Author Guest of Honour for VCON 40 (the convention I help ruin run in Vancouver, in October 2015). (edited to fix a rather egregious autocorrect error )
  16. I'm Batman!Always be yourself.Unless you can be Batman. Because Batman is awesome!
  17. Bah. I had about three posts multi-quoted and then my smartphone browser crashed (Windows Phone 8.1 version of IE). As it's been doing this for a couple of days now, and there's a known problem between it and my online banking site, I just installed a new one. In any case: Re eating odd foods, I'm like many who have eaten things that seem odd but aren't really. Kangaroo, Ostrich, Musk Ox, Camel, Escargot. I recently tried deep fried chicken knee tendons at a local, authentic (vs. Americanized) Chinese restaurant. They were actually pretty tasty although I could only eat a few - fried food doesn't agree with me much anymore, since I had my gall bladder removed two years ago. For "normal food eaten in strange ways", I put vinegar (preferably malt vinegar, but any kind will do) on fried eggs cooked over-easy style on toast. I mix it in with the soft egg yolk and let it all soak in. I also love cheddar cheese and blackberry or raspberry jam sandwiches.
  18. Boy, miss a day and a half of reading and there's 60+ new pages. Just finished catching up with the last seven, that's it for this morning for me. And now for something random.... Make a mini meme - replace any word on a movie title with the word "miniature". E.g., Gentlemen Prefer Miniatures The Grinch Who Stole Miniatures The Sound of Miniatures.
  19. I think the thing that amazes me the most is how extensive a conversion you're doing in metal! Back in the old days, when I used Testors enamel paints on 28mm Ral Partha figures, I would never even have considered trying to do any sort of conversion - the idea of hacking up one figure to use parts on another figure was just not something that even crossed my mind. Getting back into the hobby with the Bones KS1 and finding this forum opened my mind to the possibilities .... but I would never be willing to tackle something even remotely like this in metal. So hats off to you, Mr. MetalChaos.
  20. I don't think I've ever seen that many around the Vancouver metro area, but I discovered one in December 2013 in Toronto when I went to SMOFcon the "Convention Runners Convention" out that way. It was in the hotel (The York) and not only did it sell the most gorgeously designed pipes and pipe tobacco the proprieter ALSO collected and sold classic painted metal soldiers! I took photos because I thought some of the soldier paint jobs would be appreciated here, only I don't think I ever uploaded them to be shared.... must go fix this terrible omission. The reason I found it was because of the smell - my Great Grandfather (my mother's mother's father. We called him "Super Gramp" because he was "better than great!") used to chew tobacco and so when I got this whiff of the smell it triggered memories of him (he died when I was 10) and I had to track down where it was coming from. ETA: Link to folder of photographs on One Drive: https://onedrive.live.com/redir?resid=67D9600112D1EE3F!42615&authkey=!AA9CxY_Z5kRuhoQ&ithint=folder%2cjpg
  21. 'lo everyone! My son and I de-decorated (un-decorated?) the Christmas tree and removed our exterior Christmas displays (nothing dramatic - a few lights, a door wreath and a tiny LED light deer). My husband has gone off with the, now nekid, woody perennial of the coniferous type (having wrapped in up an old fitted sheet first because dry needles!) to the local fire department who, for a donation, will take it and put it through a wood chipper. He also has our one steamer trunk and one Rubbermaid container full of decorations, etc. to drop off at our storage locker. We've swept and vacuumed the living room and there is just the barest lingering smell of pine in the air. Another holiday season over and done. And now I'm sitting at my computer, drinking a nice warm cup of English Breakfast tea (brewed from full leaf, using an infuser, steeped 3 minutes) with 1% milk, reading the forums. Ah, bliss. That ... that is totally an excellent idea! I will definitely be following up with you about this, one way or another.
  22. For me, my "family" is almost entirely people who either are, are married to people who are, have been adopted by people who are, or (in my in-laws case) who adopted people who are biologically related to me or my husband (he and his twin sister were adopted). There is also one non-related family whom I personally think of as "pseudo-family" (which, as it happens, would be LittleBlueberry's family).
  23. Okay, so I didn't go to bed. Instead I started creating a Miniatures Inventory Pintrest board.... http://www.pinterest.com/strawbjamm/miniature-inventory/ Now I'm really going to bed. Really. Truly. I mean it. (anybody want a peanut?)
  24. Well folks, I've browsed around for a bit and now it's 1:30a so it's definitely time for bed. Hopefully the increased page count won't be quite as bad when I get back here the next time.
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