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1 hour ago, OneBoot said:

 

I'm very excited! :bday: 

 

I'd never expected to be growing potatoes either, but apparently the random bag of potatoes I'd grabbed a few months ago were organic, and thus were not treated with a sprout inhibitor. Which is why, when I unearthed them from the back of the pantry, they looked like this:

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...Apparently I've already shared this picture, but I have zero memory of having done so. :mellow: So, uh, here it is again?

 

Honestly, these silly little potatoes have been surprisingly good for my mental health, since my sense of reality has been a bit...fuzzy lately. These are real and alive and give me something to look forward to in a few months. Especially since they really can't be affected by this whole virus thing.

 

DO YOU HEAR THAT, YOU STUPID VIRUS! YOU CAN'T CANCEL MY POTATOES! *shakes fist* ::P:

 

Huzzah!

--OneBoot :D

Potato Blight is about the only thing you need to watch out for.

And since there hasn't been an outbreak "recently"] [circa many decades] you should be good.

GEM

16 minutes ago, Chaoswolf said:

Tattoos,  potatoes, biker gangs, and piercings. 

 

I had to double check to be sure what forum I was looking at.::P:

You neglected to mention the Kitty Tank.

GEM

Good to see you 'taking an interest".

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1 hour ago, Paradoxical Mouse said:

Yay! Plant loving is awesome, and I feel like most veggies and herbs are relatively low maintenance. House plants and flowers however...

 

Nice new avatar Mouse... ...it looks comfy. 

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2 hours ago, Dilvish the Deliverer said:

I was watching a bunch of Ink Magazine video interview with tattoo artist earlier this week.  Evidently, it is only recently (last 5-10 years) that people have started designing full sleeves/back pieces from the get go.  It was much more common to decide to get a tattoo and put it somewhere without the forethought about tattoos that come later.  Also many peoples first tattoos are while they are younger, with less disposable income, so they don't tend to be big or done by the "best" or most talented artists.  Especially the tattoo that you get done on a whim after drinking.

 

I could be that the woman in question had already used up most of her 'prime' real estate and wanted that specific tattoo and had to figure out how to make it work.

 

I like the idea of tattoos, I just haven't had an idea of one that I liked enough to have put on my body permanently.  I love looking at other peoples though.

Many people are surprised I actually have a tattoo, simply because I don't seem the type, so they say.  The odd thing to them though is that so many don't know me past my work personality, possibly because of growing up as an air force brat, or possibly due to other things. 

 

My first one, I spent over a year contemplating, almost backed out of getting because that money really should have gone to something else (bills...) but my short friend (4'6", 5' with the Mohawk she would joke) threatened the cast iron frying pan... With that "I'm not kidding around" look.  Still have it, I have the line art for it still hung up on the wall (it was done by a Calgary artist), and I'm proud of it. 

 

Some get... Freaked out by it though, something about how the fox skull looks, and it isn't because of missing lower jaw - MANY have commented that it's almost like there's something hiding within those empty eye sockets, watching from beyond. 

 

It was to be the first piece of many, telling a long story about struggles with various things and overcoming such, doing my best to stick to who I am, what I believe in, and hold dearest to my heart.  I keep meaning to get the rest done, and I have another three years or so for my own personal deadline for such (I want the story inked by the time I'm 40), but I've been warned that the next part to be done I'm going to really want to have at least a week off, because the line work is going to really, really suck due to an element going through three parts of the design AND being two thirds of the upper arm, the shoulder, shoulder blade AND up to the collar line of my neck. 

 

Oh yeah, I wound up giving my first tattoo the simple name of "determination", although it's been called a few other things by friends (demonic determination, defiance, and probably a few others) 

 

I deliberately got my current tattoo where it would be covered up by what I wore at the time (muscle shirt + over shirt), as well as typical work and civvy clothes. 

 

My plans for my right arm, as well as right and left shoulders haven't changed for fifteen years, and I still plan to tell the same story with them, even if some have been all "jeez that's grim and dark" 

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1 hour ago, Paradoxical Mouse said:

Yay! Plant loving is awesome, and I feel like most veggies and herbs are relatively low maintenance. House plants and flowers however...

 

Ha, yeah, my track record with house plants is...extremely poor. Hence my surprise that something I planted is growing. Until now, the only things I've managed to not kill have been succulents, since they don't mind if I forget about them for... *cough* a few weeks... :ik_oops:

 

Huzzah! 

--OneBoot :D 

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I just don’t get some people. Like, why do you insist on wanting someone who doesn’t want you? Being with someone who is excited to spend time with you feels so much better! 
 

I know two women right now who are being sexually harassed. One plays in our d&d game on Friday, the other is my neighbor. My neighbor’s ex is using their son against her to try and force her into a relationship. He’s threatening to move out of state with him. She’s so stressed out right now, she can’t get daycare because of this creep, so I’m gonna watch her son tomorrow. He was born on the same day as Sephy and they seem to like each other. The first thing Sephy did was give him a hug. She saved the hair pulling for later. 

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3 minutes ago, redambrosia said:

I just don’t get some people. Like, why do you insist on wanting someone who doesn’t want you? Being with someone who is excited to spend time with you feels so much better! 

 

It's not rational, it's emotional, is all I can say.  When there's emotional pain involved there's no thinking straight.  It's good your neighbor has a friend looking out for her.

 

23 minutes ago, OneBoot said:

 

Ha, yeah, my track record with house plants is...extremely poor. Hence my surprise that something I planted is growing. Until now, the only things I've managed to not kill have been succulents, since they don't mind if I forget about them for... *cough* a few weeks... :ik_oops:

 

 

 

 

My favorite things to grow are the ones that thrive with neglect.  Bulbs come back every year,  prairie natives survive months without water, those kinds of plants.  

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When it comes to plants, the ones that seem to grow best in this yard are the ones I'm actively at war with. Which is an uncomfortable thought that perhaps I am causing the formation of a Spartan like warrior weed species...despite 6 hours of high heat and flame, the forsythia remains defiant, although I managed to get a couple of deep gashes in with the ax and apply the root killer. Over the upcoming week, the plan is to try and shear off as many of the smaller outlying stumps as possible, simply to make it easier to clear out the fire debris. From the condition of it's inner wood, the enemy is still well hydrated, which I was somewhat expecting. I'm mulling over the idea of trying some homemade thermite next, assuming I can find a source of magnesium...

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51 minutes ago, Inarah said:

It's not rational, it's emotional, is all I can say.  When there's emotional pain involved there's no thinking straight.  It's good your neighbor has a friend looking out for her.

 

Rational and emotional do not communicate well with each other.  Which explains some of my difficulties communicating with the youngest.  I'm (perhaps too) heavy on the "rational."

2 hours ago, Chaoswolf said:

Tattoos,  potatoes, biker gangs, and piercings. 

 

I had to double check to be sure what forum I was looking at.::P:

 

I do what I can!

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11 minutes ago, Lord of the Dish Pit said:

When it comes to plants, the ones that seem to grow best in this yard are the ones I'm actively at war with. Which is an uncomfortable thought that perhaps I am causing the formation of a Spartan like warrior weed species...despite 6 hours of high heat and flame, the forsythia remains defiant, although I managed to get a couple of deep gashes in with the ax and apply the root killer. Over the upcoming week, the plan is to try and shear off as many of the smaller outlying stumps as possible, simply to make it easier to clear out the fire debris. From the condition of it's inner wood, the enemy is still well hydrated, which I was somewhat expecting. I'm mulling over the idea of trying some homemade thermite next, assuming I can find a source of magnesium...

"Classic Cragar "mags" stolen."

GEM

Try underwater flares.  Should be available from a dive shop.

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Ka-thud, as Jasonator used to say.  Watched the extended edition of Lord of the Rings over the weekend.  The 12 and 10 year olds hadn't seen it before and the 17 year old had forgotten a lot of details.  Poor 12 year old was crying so much by the end.  

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3 minutes ago, Pezler the Polychromatic said:

All the hugs to our deerest friend. :wub: What have you been up to lately?

 

Stiiiill working on my brain! Though sometimes my body parts decide they don't want to work either. ::P: I've picked up cross stitching so when I can get back into mini painting sometime soon, my hands are still familiar with small movements even if they're not steady! ::):

 

How have you been? I've missed you and all you lovely folks here so much!

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