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3 hours ago, kay13 said:

Coffee is currently being consumed.  More will be required!

 

2 hours ago, Crowley said:

Ben & Jerry's Ice Cream Social at work today. I had Coffee Coffee BuzzBuzzBuzz! and The Tonight Dough. Both were excellent! 

 

Okay, it sounds like @kay13  needs to have some buzzy coffee ice cream!

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received an empty package from Vietnam today, with nothing but a postcard with a 'thanks for shopping with us' and an outlook.com customer service address. 

Customs label said it contained clothing product samples.....

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10 hours ago, PaganMegan said:

I was just about to give up on the Halloween map sale, but then I found something PERFECT for my Norse game! ::D:

 

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My wights and wraiths have a home now!

 

 

Thanks for Spoilerizing that. ::):

 

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4 hours ago, redambrosia said:

Yeah, it was a pretty weak video. He even hand waved her hair growth as magical, because it would take 150+ years to grow 70 feet of hair at the average human rate. 
 

His video about frozen was much better. Of course, I say that because I loath those trolls. 
 

https://youtu.be/rc6NgT_6jGE

I could not get past his opening.

 

At least not without stocking up on flaming ammo.... He is a more annoying troll than the ones in Frozen.

 

By a lot.

 

The Auld Grump

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 Getting some rain up here now, probably gonna get that storm Missy mentioned eventually.

 

In other news, I work with a real live Kender... 

Seriously - her name is Monique, she's about five foot...one?, and she... literally... does... not... Stop... TALKING.   :devil:

She talks to herself all the time - most of the time you can't even tell if she's speaking to you or herself. She wears her inner monologue on the outside, and has no brain-to-mouth filter. She's like a cartoon chihuahua or something.

 

 I'm reasonably certain I'm going to need to find a space to bury a body at some point. :zombie:

 

 

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1 hour ago, Weird-O said:

Week is almost over...and good thing, too. The office has run out of coffee, with no word on restocking.

How..... How does an office run out of coffee? O_o

 

...Says the guy who's job it is to make sure such never happens with his customers - well, I move all the boxes and put things away, I don't do any ordering, cleaning, or servicing of machines.... 

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19 minutes ago, Mad Jack said:

 

 Getting some rain up here now, probably gonna get that storm Missy mentioned eventually.

 

In other news, I work with a real live Kender... 

Seriously - her name is Monique, she's about five foot...one?, and she... literally... does... not... Stop... TALKING.   :devil:

She talks to herself all the time - most of the time you can't even tell if she's speaking to you or herself. She wears her inner monologue on the outside, and has no brain-to-mouth filter. She's like a cartoon chihuahua or something.

 

 I'm reasonably certain I'm going to need to find a space to bury a body at some point. :zombie:

 

 

 

It rained first, then the wind hit and tore all the leaves off of everything. Sounds like the window is being repeatedly pun ched by the North Wind. So, pretty standard. According to the old brass barometer we keep in the window the pressure fell to about 984 mb which, to be fair, is a pretty decent drop. 

 

At least you can hear your Kender upon approach? If you can hear her you can defend your stuff from filchy fingers :ph34r:

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I've totally lost track of what page I was on. It's difficult when I have to share a laptop. Hope all is well, I've been crazy busy, I need a nap.

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1 hour ago, TGP said:

Calling the IRS can be like that. 

Oh, it wasn’t the irs. It was the Wyoming health department. I’m trying to sign sephy up for CHIP until one of us get health insurance we can put her on. 
 

Medicaid = worse than the IRS. 

 

1 hour ago, TheAuldGrump said:

Thanks for Spoilerizing that. ::):

 

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I could not get past his opening.

 

At least not without stocking up on flaming ammo.... He is a more annoying troll than the ones in Frozen.

 

By a lot.

 

The Auld Grump

Oh, yeah, he’s pretty annoying. I only watched them because I wanted to hear what nonsensical stuff he was trying to ruin the movies with. Like I said about his video in tangled, it was too weak to matter. While the frozen one was good, because I already hate the trolls. And the Moana one managed to add another layer to that story which appreciate. I didn’t watch his other videos though.

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Rain is just about done here. Managed to drag the girls for a walk. The party tonight was a blast. Sadly, it's just Wednesday. Hope I can get some solid sleep tonight... 

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Just now, redambrosia said:

Oh, it wasn’t the irs. It was the Wyoming health department. I’m trying to sign sephy up for CHIP until one of us get health insurance we can put her on. 
 

Medicaid = worse than the IRS. 

 

At least with the IRS you can send in a letter and someone will be assigned to work your case directly and personally. No matter how odd the letter. I've heard of some doozies :blink:

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1 hour ago, Cygnwulf said:

received an empty package from Vietnam today, with nothing but a postcard with a 'thanks for shopping with us' and an outlook.com customer service address. 

Customs label said it contained clothing product samples.....

Did you order something from there...??

 

 

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1 hour ago, TGP said:

Calling the IRS can be like that. 

Oh, it wasn’t the irs. It was the Wyoming health department. I’m trying to sign sephy up for CHIP until one of us get health insurance...

 

I didn’t think you were calling them. Just that it’s a similar experience. To be fair** I have gotten through on two or three instances. When I did the operator/agents took their time and tried to be thorough and helpful. 

 

(** nods at @NebulousMissy  )

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40 minutes ago, NebulousMissy said:

 

At least with the IRS you can send in a letter and someone will be assigned to work your case directly and personally. No matter how odd the letter. I've heard of some doozies :blink:

I've been through it from the other side of the desk - when trying to get the retreat back to being a functioning entity.

 

Seriously - I doubt that D&L could have fouled up the accounts worse if they had actually been trying. (They used their personal bank account as the banking account for the retreat - funds were hopelessly intermingled.)

 

It might have gone on for years longer if they hadn't managed to almost kill their core audience - deciding that a retreat that had a 30% core of families would be better served as an adults only event.

 

Suddenly the retreat had no money.

 

And because of the mess they had made of their accounts... neither did they.

 

I managed to hook up with the Unitarians as cosponsors, but did some pretty drastic restructuring to make it work.

 

The IRS was an enormous help in this process.

 

Again, seriously - they bent over backwards. (They had some requirements - including hiring an actual accountant to make sure accounts were kept separate. That alone was worth the price of admission, it kept Dave away from the accounts. We appointed a board.)

 

It may have helped that we were restructuring as a non-profit. (Much, much tighter requirements and restrictions - and all sorts of safeguards that, again, meant that Dave could not get creative in his accounting. I honestly don't think he was trying to run a scam - he was just that incompetent. When it comes to flaky pagans, he would have made an excellent pie crust. <_< )

 

When you hear my whinging on about the business end of the retreat, it is entirely because of the work needed to prevent it from melting into a pool of red ink. We have been in the black for years, but the irritation remains.

 

The Auld Grump

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