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13 hours ago, redambrosia said:

To be fair, babies can be ridiculously cute, and most people's brains shut down in the face of that kind of cuteness. 

 

Me, I just use nonsense words on a daily basis anyway. This little girl has no chance at being anything but weird :lol:

Brigid has just started calling cinnamon rolls 'cimaninnies' - sadly, this is because she has stolen the term from me. <_<::):

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Hmm, going by the restaurant I ate at last night, while dashing from mone game to another... DenTac.

 

But for some reason... this has me really missing Bugaboo Creek. (Seriously - I liked eating in a place with talking animal heads on the wall. I took Megan there several times during our 'not dating' stage of dating. ::P: The more I think back on it, the earlier I realize how Megan broke through my defenses.)

 

Heading up on our anniversary - less than a month.

 

I don't think either of us will be finished with painting our dragons by then.

 

We have already passed the anniversary of our handfasting - May Eve.

 

We were planning on being handfasted for a year and a day before marrying. It didn't work out that way. :lol:

 

Before the handfasting even took place we were talking about where the wedding would take place with the minister. (A semi-abandoned chapel on Great Diamond Island. The site fee helping keep the place maintained.)

 

Mostly common sense - we had already been living together long enough that each of us knew what we were getting into. I would not change it for all the worlds and time.

 

The Auld Grump - wow... I somehow went from Bugaboo Creek to our anniversary in the course of one train of thought.... I am still a gone gump about her. *EDIT* It was at the 'not-dating' that I switched tracks.... ::D: 

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1 hour ago, klarg1 said:

 

I’m starting to doubt that you are genuinely two people, and not just one really dedicated Internet performance artist. :poke:

We are the DenMeg. All your base are belong to us. :;,;::wow:

 

The Auld Grump - you know, I don't think I have ever called Megan 'Meg'... and I think I will keep it that way. (I like the name Megan better in any event. Meg always calls Meg Maudlin to mind. (And so I sing, bonny boys, bonny mad boys, Bedlamy boys are so bonny, for they all go bare and they live by the air, and they want no drink nor money....))

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15 hours ago, Darsc Zacal said:

Time for a game.

 

First 3 letters of your first name + first 3 letters of the last place you ate out at or ordered food from = Your next adventurers name.

 

Mine will be Darpiz.


So I get Krisub or Kriway.

Yeah, no.  I'm going to go with @Cranky Dog and wish that adventurer an early retirement. 

 

13 hours ago, Kuroneko said:

 

Isn't that a bit insecure? Have your mail out on the street where anyone could take it? Or do the little boxes lock?

 

 

I'm sure that's supposed to be an engine or something, but all I'm seeing is WALL-E ::D:

 

 

I consider myself educated :poke: We have a tiny, mostly boringly temperature little island here. I can't even imagine having to routinely deal with temperatures that extreme.

 

 

So I looked into this a few years back (ok, a decade or so), and it seems it's a change over time as well as regional.   At first the USPS started off with the door slots or door boxes in the towns and cities or PO Boxes at the post office.  Not sure when they started rural delivery and boxes there - that wasn't part of my focus. 

In the booming of the US suburbs after WW2, they moved to more motor carriers and putting the box down by the curb for effeciency sake.  For a long time, each home got it's own box. 

They've since moved away from that, and most new neighborhoods that have been going in for the last couple of decades now get a series of group lock boxes, generally covering  8-20 homes. 

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7 minutes ago, TheAuldGrump said:

We are the DenMeg. All your base are belong to us. :;,;::wow:

 

The Auld Grump - you know, I don't think I have ever called Megan 'Meg'... and I think I will keep it that way. (I like the name Megan better in any event. Meg always calls Meg Maudlin to mind. (And so I sing, bonny boys, bonny mad boys, Bedlamy boys are so bonny, for they all go bare and they live by the air, and they want no drink nor money....))

Make that DenMegBri - Brigid is sort of talking now, so deserves a voice. ::P:

:zombie::;,;::wow: (Calling dibs on the zed-head.)

 

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Well, this is fun...

 

They've got the AC cracked up, and no coffee...

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2 minutes ago, Crowley said:

Well, this is fun...

Is it just boring?  Or is there going to be a story afterward?

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4 minutes ago, Xiwo Xerase said:

Is it just boring?  Or is there going to be a story afterward?

Just boring so far. Another 90 minutes till lunch/coffee.

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Finally got to work after a very late doctor's appointment.

 

Everything is fine with me, but my really good, easy to talk to specialist, and explainer of things is leaving for greener (or at least less stressful) pastures. ::(:

 

*sigh* Maybe I'll go out to an early lunch.

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2 hours ago, klarg1 said:

 

This is true, but can also vary by region.

 

my last few residences all used locked “gang” mailboxes, as Doug described, but my parents’ house, and most of the neighboring homes all have mail slots in the front door.

 

We totally have mail slots in the doors everywhere in our city. Gang boxes are only for apartment buildings.

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18 hours ago, Chaoswolf said:

I never understood the point of baby talk. You sound like an idiot. Are you trying to teach them to talk like an idiot? Just talk to them normally, using normal words. They'll learn faster.

>jumps off soap box<

 

Our kids certainly did. I think they kind of startled strangers with their conversation. It was fun to watch sometimes.

 

(And boy, family dinner conversations have been fun, even before our firstborn became a Youtube explainer.)

 

9 hours ago, OneBoot said:

*climbs up onto language soap box*

 

While that is true once a child reaches a certain point in their language development, there really is a linguistic point to "Motherese" (I didn't name it that, and fathers do it too of course, that's just the term used for it when I was in my SLP program). The language is simpler, the pace is slower, and the pitch is higher. These changes not only allow more time for the baby to process what was said, it also signals to them that they are the one being spoken to, and they will be more likely to attend. There also tends to be a LOT of repetition, which again is helpful for language acquisition. 

*hops off soapbox*

 

Or if you're referring to the "Ooo aht a coo bebe ooo are! Is tumtum hungee, es him is!" variety, then by all means keep being annoyed at it (and I'll join you), lol. 

 

Huzzah! 

--OneBoot :D 

 

Well, we would use high pitch and singsong to get their attention, at least early on, but we also talked to them as though they were human beings with a potential interest in what was going on. They caught on pretty fast.

 

(I can recall Child #1, not quite two years old, charming some old science dudes by chanting to herself - courtesy of Sesame Street - a countdown from 10 to zero, followed by “Liftoff” and a soft foosh noise as she played balance beam on a piece of hotel lobby furniture)

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57 minutes ago, Crowley said:

Well, this is fun...

 

They've got the AC cracked up, and no coffee...

No coffee?  Riot!!, ...Once someone makes coffee so we have energy for an uprising... 

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10 minutes ago, WhiteWulfe said:

No coffee?  Riot!!, ...Once someone makes coffee so we have energy for an uprising... 

 

This? Right here?

It's a key part of my secret plan for world domination.

 

Now who wants a nice, hot cup o' joe? :devil:

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Speaking of children, I'm a firm believer in lying to young kids and calling them by names which are not their own. Most of the young ladies I know are either a Fred or a George. Sometimes I branch out. My best friend's daughter is The Zergling. 

 

 

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18 hours ago, Darsc Zacal said:

Time for a game.

 

First 3 letters of your first name + first 3 letters of the last place you ate out at or ordered food from = Your next adventurers name.

 

Mine will be Darpiz.

 

Nebyee?

 

Susmik?

 

Susyee?

 

Nah...

5 hours ago, TGP said:

An alternative Quick-!-name-that-character rule, again utilizing most recent place one ordered food:

 

First three letters of an item ordered

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Last three letters of the establishment

=

Character name

 

Roaike?

 

Yroroh?

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1 hour ago, WhiteWulfe said:

No coffee?  Riot!!, ...Once someone makes coffee so we have energy for an uprising... 

Exactly...

 

Oh, and now that I've had lunch: Bacuys

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