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2 hours ago, Paradoxical Mouse said:

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!

 

Congrats on the tea infuser and the new meds. Hope you like them both.  What kinds of tea did you get?  Black tea with jasmine pearls is a favorite of mine. 

 

 

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24 minutes ago, Inarah said:

 

Congrats on the tea infuser and the new meds. Hope you like them both.  What kinds of tea did you get?  Black tea with jasmine pearls is a favorite of mine. 

 

 

I got two teas. A chocolate mint herbal and a mix of two different varieties of chai.

4 hours ago, Kangaroorex said:

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.

I didn't know anyone else did this! I do this a good portion of the time

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Oddly, the forecast was correct, so all of the snow has melted and it was 12C and foggy when I was out at lunch.

Wandered down to the flgs and acquired a few things.  Went to the market for Korean for lunch, but they are closed this week so tried out the Shawarma place instead.  Was tasty.

 

Was unable to access the forums for about 3 hours, but luckily that crisis seems to have passed.

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13 minutes ago, Paradoxical Mouse said:

I got two teas. A chocolate mint herbal and a mix of two different varieties of chai.

Good for you!  congratulations on the new meds.  I hope they work out well for you.  I probably get to start mine next week.  (No fun but they keep me alive...) 

 

If you get the chance to try a Golden Yunnan, I recommend the experience, definitely one of my favorites of all time.  Unfortunately, it also tends to be pricy.  The only flavored tea I drink is an organic blueberry of all things.  I am often disappointed by the difference between the smell and the taste of herbal and flavored teas to I tend to steer clear.

 

My better half likes the Chai teas and her favorite is the chocolate iguana (I am not making that up!) 

13 minutes ago, Paradoxical Mouse said:

I didn't know anyone else did this! I do this a good portion of the time

 

and  now there's two of us.  Do we have to start a fan club? ::P:

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12 hours ago, Pezler the Polychromatic said:

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.

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

 

11 hours ago, Unruly said:

 

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.

 

I guess I'm late to the party then... It only just showed up for me the other day so I thought it was new.

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9 minutes ago, Jasper_the_2nd said:

Oddly, the forecast was correct, so all of the snow has melted and it was 12C and foggy when I was out at lunch.

 

 

We have plenty.  We can send you some of ours.

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Can I have some? We only had rain and there's a hard freeze expected to turn it all to ice tonight. So of course work hasn't closed because people can get to work just fine, getting home from work isn't their problem <_<

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Weather-wise here, other then a very cold October (20s, into the teens some mornings), it's actually been nice here. Currently 46 & cloudy, but no wind & no moisture. No snow on the ground (good) either. I'm happy for that, not just for myself but for the neighbor bunny. I know she's got a heavy fur coat, but I hate to think about her in the snow & such. 

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1 hour ago, Kangaroorex said:
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I didn't know anyone else did this! I do this a good portion of the time

 

and  now there's two of us.  Do we have to start a fan club? ::P:

I crunch through my vitamin M. 

 

I did try the melt method once, got annoyed waiting. 

 

1 hour ago, Jasper_the_2nd said:

Oddly, the forecast was correct, so all of the snow has melted and it was 12C and foggy when I was out at lunch.

My windows are fogged. Don’t know what it’s like outside. 

 

1 hour ago, Jasper_the_2nd said:

Was unable to access the forums for about 3 hours, but luckily that crisis seems to have passed.

I noticed the same thing. “Down for everyone or just me” said it was down for everyone. 

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We got new phones at work. Galaxy S10+ to replace the S9+ we had, because we switched carriers. AT&T was blocking notifications from our equipment because it's a blanket broadcast to about 8 devices, so it fell into their new robocall filtering that they put into place a while back. For the first 3 months they told us that nothing was wrong and that it should be working fine, then they told us it was the filters blocking it and they'd fix it, then they told us it couldn't be fixed unless we switched to some business messaging app. So we did, but then it only worked on 2 of the phones. And it only worked half the time.

 

So the boss switched us to US Cellular because they told him that we shouldn't have those issues with them. Initial tests seem promising, but we'll see if it stays functional after a few months of getting mass alerts sent out every couple days.

 

Right now I'm waiting for the phones to charge fully so I can take one and start working, because when I came in they had barely gotten everything setup on them after unboxing them, and we're testing to make sure that stuff was working. But I'm also not in a hurry because it's below 30 outside, with wind chill taking it into the mid-low teens.

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Greetings Programs and all the NEFOites out there. Worked this morning for a couple of hours. Been home alone for a while. Decided it was Taco Tuesday!!!!!! Now just waiting in the family to get home to eat dinner. Hope everyone had a great day. 

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1 hour ago, Corsair said:

@Unruly heated socks and neoprene gloves tonight buddy!

 

Knit thinsulate fingerless gloves. Gotta be able to work a touch screen phone because that's what we use to do everything, and those phone gloves are trash. They don't work for crap because the little bead is never in the right spot. My feet don't do too bad with my boots.

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5 hours ago, Kangaroorex said:

Good for you!  congratulations on the new meds.  I hope they work out well for you.  I probably get to start mine next week.  (No fun but they keep me alive...) 

 

If you get the chance to try a Golden Yunnan, I recommend the experience, definitely one of my favorites of all time.  Unfortunately, it also tends to be pricy.  The only flavored tea I drink is an organic blueberry of all things.  I am often disappointed by the difference between the smell and the taste of herbal and flavored teas to I tend to steer clear.

 

My better half likes the Chai teas and her favorite is the chocolate iguana (I am not making that up!) 

 

and  now there's two of us.  Do we have to start a fan club? ::P:

Which immediately causes an image of an iguana being dipped in chocolate by the tail and then immediately  suspended in a steaming hot cup of water.  I opine that the cup of water would quickly be overturned with water and blobs of chocolate being flung far and wide.

GEM

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No game tonight - because people did not want to drive in the 'snow'. (Maybe 1/2 inch accumulation... <_< )

 

Me, I've walked two miles through two feet of snow, with Megan on my back! (This was on one of our not-a-date dates... In retrospect pretty clear where this relationship was going. ::): )

 

Then again, I am a bit like Calvin's dad from Calvin & Hobbes.... I enjoy trudging through snow with Megan on me back!

 

So, we could sit down and watch a good movie... But Bubba-Hotep is free on YouTube right now.  :;,;:

 

The Auld Grump

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