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3 hours ago, Chaoswolf said:

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The meeting isn't done until everything has been said.

 

By everyone.

 

Twice.

 

1 hour ago, OneBoot said:

(Also, life lesson #429: when using a leaf mulcher, check that the mulch bag is zipped up BEFORE you turn a big pile of leaves into a lovely drift of leaf confetti all over the lawn behind you :lol: )

 

That is "mulching". :poke:

 

35 minutes ago, Kuroneko said:

I'm getting a severe case of analysis paralysis with minis recently, which is daft because this is my relaxation hobby :rolleyes:

 

That was happening to me to the point that I was avoiding painting at all. Then I started painting up my Bones backlog with the explicit intention of not obsessing and experimenting (with colors and techniques both).

 

Then painting became fun again for me. And all of a sudden my painting quality is up, too. (Which is directly related to butt in the seat time. But that's related to having fun, so....)

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Megan is absolutely right - when I get sick my Intelligence Wisdom* drops several points - I took my Nyquill, then instead of lying down, I started making maps.

 

The Auld Grump - made my Will save this time.

 

* Intelligence is knowing something is stupid, Wisdom is not doing it!

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7 hours ago, Pegazus said:

Took my lunch walk up to a grocery store to get White Lily flour. Apparently it’s the bomb for fabulous biscuits. That’ll be this weekend’s breakfast.

My wife and mother-in-law use it for chocolate chip cookies.  They swear it makes them fluffier.  I have baked so few cookies that I'm not going to debate it with them.

 

5 hours ago, Weird-O said:

 

My painting process unfairly goes like this:

 

*starts painting*

"This looks like broccoli."::(:

*keeps painting*

"This looks like broccoli."::(:

*keeps painting*

"This looks like broccoli."::(:

*keeps painting*

"Holy elf, this suddenly looks awesome!":winkthumbs:

 

Usually the sudden moment of awesome happens near the end. In this case, it happened right at the very beginning.

So where's the WIP thread?

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Shermil the (fantastically bald) inquisitive has achieved level five! And the intrepid party has rode out from Baldur's Gate toward Candlekeep...

 

Meanwhile, the f(ns)lgs is officially hawking Warhammer goods. And I guess it's paying off, perhaps--there were a half dozen people there playing while we played D&D. Hope they do good with it.

 

Unfortunately for me, I've no interest in all that, and they are srsly not replenishing the D&D/PF minis. Like, at all. Ever. It's getting difficult to throw them money. And I ain't buying Magic or Warhammer broccoli. :unsure:

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5 hours ago, PaganMegan said:

Jmm

I'd buy it, Grump would use it! :;,;:

 

Heading out alone to the retreat business meeting, which for reasons incognito is held at 9PM.

 

Grump is too sick to go, and I don't want our friends to come down with The Grump Plague, with fever, coughs, sore throat, aching joints, and a compulsion to say you are "fine". :zombie:

 

Seriously, he was moving like a geriatric sloth, knuckles dragging on the ground. <_<

 

Not looking forward to when it's my turn. ::(:
 

 

I know it's not appealing, but those squeeze bottle saline rinse kits will do more to reduce severity of a cold than anything else I've tried. 

 

1 hour ago, NebulousMissy said:

Pro tip. DO NOT hit 'reply all' on a department-wide email. Don't be That Guy. The entire Treasury Department is currently mad at That Guy.

 

You forgot the people replying that you shouldn't use reply-all, the people asking to be taken off the list and the people telling THOSE people not to continue compounding the problem.  Corporate email going down from an email storm is rather a nightmare to fix.  

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I really don’t understand why Sephy fights so hard to stay awake. She’s just so determined to not be sleepy, then she crashes hard. Oh well. 
 

Made an amazing roast tonight, with tiny roasted potatoes, carrots, and mushrooms. Then I had one of those cup brownies for dessert. Had a really hard time keeping that away from Sephy :lol:

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18 minutes ago, redambrosia said:
3 hours ago, Chaoswolf said:

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I think I know the problem, but you aren’t going to like it...

We're going to have to convene a committee to discuss whether that is the problem or not...

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6 hours ago, Crowley said:

It's only acceptable for a flail snail to wear chainmail if its a bikini. Otherwise, it's just not silly enough. 

 

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This is a mail snail.  The scales are black because they are plated in iron.

 

https://www.wired.com/2015/02/absurd-creature-of-the-week-scaly-foot-snail/

 

The primary difference between truth and fiction is that fiction has to make sense.

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3 minutes ago, kitchen_wolf said:

 

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This is a mail snail.  The scales are black because they are plated in iron.

 

https://www.wired.com/2015/02/absurd-creature-of-the-week-scaly-foot-snail/

 

The primary difference between truth and fiction is that fiction has to make sense.

 

Ok, I want that as a miniature. It's silly enough to have been in the Fiend Folio.

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Grumps are sleeping, and babies too.

 

Dog is under the bed, cats on top of it.

 

Leaving the paperwork for Grump to read when he's awake.

 

He will be happy - he will only need the BLACK ink. ::): We continue to be solvent, and the accountant is happy with losing the two former heads. Transfer of the camp site has been completed, and the three primaries will have received their funds within ten years. Haines and the DuValls effectively selling out, Haines within four years, the DuValls within the ten..

 

And a fund raiser - our first - is scheduled for Imbolc, so the retreat will be getting some additional funds. Kat's idea, and Keith approved. ::):  It won't amount to much, but will raise awareness, which is all to the good. After site fees Keith expects it to clear a whopping $500, if we are lucky. ::P: Groundhog Day used to be IMPORTANT!

 

Money will go to a local guest speaker.

 

And I sent Kat the music and lyrics for My Mother's Savage Daughter, appropriate for Imbolc.

 

Meeting was a LOT less stressful without Dave and Lily. More Dave than Lil.

 

Something in the crock pot smells GOOD!

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Confession: I love hitting Reply All to snide/hateful/rude mass emails and sending sarcastic/confrontational responses out to dozens/hundreds/thousands of inboxes all at once. One of the great little joys in life, imo.

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1 hour ago, Doug Sundseth said:

 

2 hours ago, OneBoot said:

(Also, life lesson #429: when using a leaf mulcher, check that the mulch bag is zipped up BEFORE you turn a big pile of leaves into a lovely drift of leaf confetti all over the lawn behind you :lol: )

 

That is "mulching". :poke:

 

@OneBoot if it were possible to aim that at a flowerbed it'd be good for the soil.

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1 hour ago, Marvin said:

Confession: I love hitting Reply All to snide/hateful/rude mass emails and sending sarcastic/confrontational responses out to dozens/hundreds/thousands of inboxes all at once. One of the great little joys in life, imo.

You are an evil minded little troll, and I approve of this.

GEM

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3 hours ago, redambrosia said:

I think I know the problem, but you aren’t going to like it...

Indeed.  It's going to require a meeting about meetings, and even more so, it will also involve several Lunch and Learns.  Oh, provide your own lunch, we just take up your lunch break with this learning session... 

 

2 hours ago, LittleBluberry said:

 

I know it's not appealing, but those squeeze bottle saline rinse kits will do more to reduce severity of a cold than anything else I've tried. 

 

 

You forgot the people replying that you shouldn't use reply-all, the people asking to be taken off the list and the people telling THOSE people not to continue compounding the problem.  Corporate email going down from an email storm is rather a nightmare to fix.  

Oh gawds, we had a few of those last month.  Was so annoying to have so many people talking, and my phone plinking every two minutes because of the replies...  Until IT magically made the email servers stop working for about twenty minutes, and regional started making calls to branches to just please knock it off.   People couldn't understand why I put my phone on vibrate, and then missed calls from the people that kept that email chain going... 

 

Meanwhile, I sat there the whole time going "and this is why blind carbon copy (BCC) was invented, but nobody ever seems to remember this".  National is all "why aren't these emails being read?" and I'm "look, if my phone LAGS when I open the email, I'm just deleting it, because I'm scrolling for thirty seconds to read a paragraph of text, and it probably isn't important.  Just either bring back the distribution lists we used to have, or better yet, blind carbon copy people so they think it's just them getting the email.. " 

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