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6 hours ago, NebulousMissy said:


The peanut butter ones are the best. Followed by the almond ones.


But tastes have changed. Too many of them are just too sweet. Been sticking to dark chocolate lately.


My girls are a tad unusual.  My twelve year old decided a couple of years ago that her favorite chocolate is the 80-85% cocoa variety.  That's a tad bitter even for me!  :blink:


I do like the nutty M&Ms, though.  My fondness for nuts is probably why I married my husband.  :;):

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Finally saw Spider Man: Into the Spiderverse and I can say with sincerity, the major thing wrong with the Spider Man movies is they're not animated.


Spider Man is one of those superheroes that really needs animation in order to suspend disbelief and to make it seem internally consistent to the world it's in.

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56 minutes ago, LittleBluberry said:

I do like the nutty M&Ms, though.  My fondness for nuts is probably why I married my husband.  :;):


Does that include peanut M&Ms? Because those are actually beans.


I'm ... not sure what that might say about your husband. :unsure:

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9 hours ago, Green Eyed Monster said:

The boot level security features on the motherboard have to be turned off in order for Linux to install properly on a motherboard where Win 10 has been previously installed.  Since I never deal with it I can't remember off the top of my head what it is called.

If you boot into the settings for the motherboard and rummage around you should be able to figure it out.



Good to know, I have absolutely no experience with Linux. Managed to reinstall Windows and keep it stable for now, but I'll work on it when I can.

4 hours ago, SparrowMarie said:

Bob Ross is on Netflix now! 

We've had it on Canadian Netflix for a year now...........:ph34r:

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37 minutes ago, Pezler the Polychromatic said:


We've had it on Canadian Netflix for a year now...........:ph34r:


He's been on US Netflix for at least the last year as well. Possibly two. It's not a complete collection of his stuff, but it's in collections with names like "Chill with Bob Ross."


I have now decided that I'm going to build a couple Magic decks out of my collection and see if my outdated sense of deck building has any place in the modern world of Magic. I'll take them with me to the FLGS on Sunday and see if one of these young pups that play in there want to try their hand at teaching an old dog some new tricks. One is going to be a blue/black control with a hopeful deck-out win condition, the other is going to be a Sliver deck. Both of these decks would probably have been decent casual play contenders if I still have the cards I remember having. But there's a few thousand cards to sort through before I'll figure out if that's the case.


I doubt I'm going to be getting back into the game with any fervor, but digging through the old cards gave me a desire to try my luck at a game or two. I didn't used to be half bad, but that was back when I kept up to date with the rules, and had a memory that could keep up with all the cards. Now I'm going in with 13 years of new rules and a pretty decent amount of power creep in front of me.

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10 hours ago, redambrosia said:



::o: hazelnut spread = Nutella!!!


Hmmm, Didn't I give you my adress a while ago? Just saying....:ph34r:



4 hours ago, TripleH said:

M.E.O.W. Agent X, reporting:


Human subject has placed the moniker of Buddy on me. This may be due to the result of my being extra cuddly in order to lull him into a false sense of security.


The two W.O.O.F. agents located here still give me wide berth however, the one known as Bandit did condescend to get onto the bed with me this afternoon when the human decided he needed a nap. I  strenuously deny that keeping the human up half the night would have any part to play in the need for a nap. It was his meds that was the cause, yeah, the meds.


The human finally decided to feed us and when I attempted to determine what was so great about dog food, the human put me outside with my own food. How undignified having to eat outside while W.O.O.F. agents eat inside. He obviously can't handle simple pressure as all i was doing was trying to eat while he was filling the feeder.


While he may think that he got the upper hand by putting him outside, I taught him that M.E.O.W. will not be denied. I'll let him fret for a while trying to figure out how I let myself back in while he was having his own meal.


Well...time to figure out what doesn't need to be on the counter as punishment for not letting me on his lap. Just because he was trying to eat shouldn't mean he can deny me. 


Oh!  there are a couple of boxes on the couch, I wonder whats in them? Rats, he hasn't emptied them, but it appears that his gaming group will not be impressed if he ever uses the contents. Let's see what he has here, 1) a box of painted mimics, nasty, 2) a couple of dragons (one painted and one unpainted). My scouting forays last night into his gaming space revealed that he has an excessive number of unpainted minis, he really doesn't need another, but then again it's a dragon. At least one dragon and the Mimics are already painted.



I'm sure our WOOF agents will keep that little lion in check.


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6 hours ago, redambrosia said:

The hazelnut m&ms were a disappointment. The candy shell overwhelmed all the delicious hazelnut flavor. 


Have you tried peeling them?!


And now back to bed.

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4 hours ago, Pegazus said:


Have you tried peeling them?!


And now back to bed.

I will admit to eating M&Ms in an different manner:  I treat them as a hard candy until the outer shell melts off and then I get to enjoy the center after clearing the outer candy shell.

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Back to work.  At least that gives my back a break from lifting and sorting boxes.  It was pretty tired by the end of yesterday.

At least I was smart and have a massage booked for tomorrow.


Started unpacking some painted minis (I don't have enough cases to transport them all anymore, so I need some empty cases to get the ones I took to my apartment).  Only damage so far was minor, the flight stand on a steampunk mechanical flier(West Wind EotD Clicker Flyder)  came off, a steampunk mechanical giant spider thing (West Wind EotD Clicker Harvaster) came off it's base (not surprising with the tiny spiky contact points), and an old GW Minotaur converted for Bloodbowl had an arm come off at the elbow (I guess the ~20 year old super glue had had enough). Should all be easy fixes.

Need to clear space to get a bookshelff in the room so they have somewhere safe to reside.  Hopefully tonight.



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13 hours ago, NebulousMissy said:




Still not there yet but we're getting closer. Close enough that the both of us polished off an entire 8x8 pan :blush:


Fill pan 2/3rds to 3/4 full of filling. Current filling recipe is good. We used half, the other half is in the freezer for next attempt. If anything the filling needs an extra tablespoon of chili powder, can be added next time we attempt.


Bake 10-15 minutes. Pull out to rest 3 minutes, just long enough for the crust to fall flat. Add cheese. We discovered the secret to the cheese is to use the really thickly grated stuff to add weight to the crust to keep it flat. Put back into oven for another 20 minutes. With that much weight in cheese the crust cooks veeeeeery slowly but with enough cheese it doesn't burn. When the cheese is starting to get a brown crust the actual crust is finally done.


Remake the crust again. Go back to the recipe I used last time but with less salt. Add in an extra splash of milk to make it runnier and easier to pour.


Yes I know I'm spending all this effort on remaking a tamale pie. But it was grandma's tamale pie, elf it, and she took it with her. I intend to get it back :ph34r:


I've never even heard of a tamale pie before this post, yet I 100% support it's reconstruction.


For Science!


...and for LUNCH!

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10 minutes ago, Corsair said:

Mmmmm, coffee! Cold here today 16 F I'm not going out unless I have to! Y'all stay warm.


LOL, sounds pretty nice.  It's 10F here, and I have to take the cat for her allergy shot.  But not until 3, so it might warm up a bit by then. 


Got 3 figures finished yesterday, may get 2 more completed today,  and want to get photos if it stays sunny.  Late afternoon sun hits the garage photo booth just right....



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I just got my first tea infuser - and the mall down the street from my apartment had a new tea shop open up that does bulk tea + tastings! Like, super premium. <3 I'm in love. I've been posting nothing but negative, so I thought it was time to say something positive! 


Cold here too -  there were several of inches of snow that dropped yesterday. And I have an appointment at a new place to go to ::(:. But it means I get new medicines to wrangle brain weasels! And get off the medicine that is making me gain weight! Wooot!

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