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12 minutes ago, Chaoswolf said:

Medicine is not an exact science

... except in the sense that half the time, doctors seem to have exactly no clue. Particularly true in orthopedics, believe you me. They're all so bloody clueless I may need to save up to fly down to Birmingham, AL and see if Dr. Andrews is as good as the Tide pay him for.



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Believe it or not I found that picture searching for Gazebos. (It's a long story...)

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8 minutes ago, TGP said:

Believe it or not I found that picture searching for Gazebos. (It's a long story...)

Given what Google has fed me with other innocent search strings, I wholeheartedly believe this.... 

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3 hours ago, Chaoswolf said:


That's some serious dedication right there!::D:


I thought the cat WAS the owner. It's just graciously allowing it's servants a little relaxation.


Oh, she's got them well trained. They once told us that she would only eat the most expensive of cat food and absolutely nothing else. I didn't have the heart to tell them that she frequently ate the bread that we were putting out for the birds <_<


The party next door has finally stopped! :bday:


I didn't realize quite how much I missed the silence until now. The only noise is the howling wind from the passing storm, which is positively tranquil compared to the last couple of days. Time to chill and get some painting done.

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My wife's cat was a very picky eater unless my wife had some bread and butter! Then she would do whatever she felt was necessary to beg/cajole/plead for bits of it!

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6 minutes ago, Corsair said:

My wife's cat was a very picky eater unless my wife had some bread and butter! Then she would do whatever she felt was necessary to beg/cajole/plead for bits of it!

Khatt won't take it if offered, but will steal it if you leave it unguarded. ::P:

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2 minutes ago, Arc 724 said:


...as...?...substitute cat food?

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Used the Accidental Water Trap last night, which was fun.


I couldn't believe they actually fell for it.


If you find a door that is literally OOZING around the edges, and had been so long that the walls and floor have gone GREEN, would YOU open it?


They did, even though they needed a 25 Str roll to open the lock. They went and used a Strength spell on the fighter.


As soon as they got the wheel to turn the door gave way, and released about a million gallons of stagnant water, sweeping them all down a vertical flume for 7D6 damage and a chance of Filth Fever.


They all took damage, and the wizard died, her body continuing down stream at a good speed.


They will need to retrieve it if they want to res her.


Sorry, not sorry, Becca! :lol:


Disused and forgotten cistern, if they could have gone around and up they could have gone swimming in the reeking water to their hearts's content.


They would still have been risking Filth Fever, though. :devil:


Just because it's hard to get through doesn't mean you should go there.

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2 hours ago, TGP said:

Believe it or not I found that picture searching for Gazebos. (It's a long story...)

See, this is why people attack those on sight!

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23 minutes ago, Arc 724 said:

Back to work after having 2 weeks off. Cheese-n-crackers

Same here. Now begins the Long Suck. I don’t have a paid holiday off until Memorial Day in May. 

Oh wow. Just realized my son will be graduating before I get my next holiday. That’s disturbing and such. 

But let’s turn this around to something more interesting. In the late 70s and early 80s, the OKC zoo had these marvelous machines stationed around the park. Put in your money and it made a wax figure of the animal in the exhibit! My seven year old brain was blown, and was fascinated by them! Collected every one I could.


Got home, and had a problem. I needed to display them right proper, and I only had screw together metal shelves. Not posh enough. My grandpa was getting into wood working and said he could build me a little shelf unit if I gave him the size I needed. I sat down and did so, and a few weeks later had the most wonderful shelf to show off the figures. Sure, it was simply a board cut and nailed into a box shape with two shelves and given a routed edge, but it was beautiful with all the colorful animals for all to see. 


Roll time forward 39 years. The animals are long gone. Trashed in one of my step mother’s purges of things that “you didn’t need” of thr past two decades. I find the shelf unit in a pile of things my step mother is planning to toss in another purge after my father’s passing. Obviously I bring it home and have it safely in my basement, scheduled to be mounted. But there is another aspect to the story. 

I was cleaning out a box of grandma’s stuff we brought home from her funeral. I find a manilla envelope filled with cards my grandfather got from “me”. Mom wrote the cards, and I scrawled my name on most of them. My brother signed with circles and squiggles, so we were very young. Grandpa kept these treasures safe for 30 years, then grandma another 10. Included in that package of cherished mementos was a sheet of white paper, the dimensions of a shelving unit scrawled in crayon by a much younger me. My favorite was “8 inches, for the giraffe” for the bottom part.


I have a double treasure now to put up and display my current collections on, the shelf and the soon to be framed first “design” I ever did. 

Now I’m off to see about getting a giraffe, less than 8” tall.

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50 minutes ago, Arc 724 said:



47 minutes ago, TGP said:

...as...?...substitute cat food?


I think all of our cats will eat cheese if my wife is having it.  The boys now recognize the sound of the plastic the cheese is wrapped in...

And at least one of them will eat bits of the crackers.  Mel likes to crunch things.


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8 minutes ago, PaganMegan said:

If you find a door that is literally OOZING around the edges, and had been so long that the walls and floor have gone GREEN, would YOU open it?


They did, even though they needed a 25 Str roll to open the lock

The physics of this situation is interesting. It is a wonder the door didn't swell shut. But 25 Str to open sounds about right for swollen shut...


The volume of one million gallons...  A 51x51x51 foot cube, approximately. (Thinks...) that is a space on a (contemporary) dungeon map 10x10 squares by 10 squares tall. Or maybe 11 tall to account for the rounding off I just did. That is a 50 foot diameter cylinder a smidgen over 68 feet tall. 


I wonder how long it would take for one million gallons to ooze away assuming the stored water was not being resupplied.

But you stated "cistern" so presumably it was being topped up by periodic rainfall, or a dedicated aqueduct, or inflow from a spring.

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25 minutes ago, Pegazus said:


Now I’m off to see about getting a giraffe, less than 8” tall.




You can still get those plastic animals at some zoos and other locations.  Good luck reviving your collection. 



Our house cats won't eat "people" food.  They're very interested and will smell and lick, but not eat anything.  The exception being the baby food we give to the one cat with allergies and no teeth. 


The feral cats outside, on the other hand, are NOT fussy.  One of them really loves stale bread and corn chips I dump in the compost bin. 


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