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5 hours ago, redambrosia said:

 

Procedure went well, kidney stone has been obliterated, I’m home and only in moderate pain, except when I pee, which feels like lava. 

Glad to hear it!

(Well, the part about things going well, at least.)

 

I'm thinking that the chicken noodle soup I made 3 days ago might get frozen, there's still a fair amount left and we're getting tired of eating it.

Also, it's apparent that I might need to learn how to cook for less than 20 people.

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1 hour ago, Sylverthorne said:

 

Oh.. yah. Deadlands. I want to try that.

Mention it? *crickets* . . no. Not *crickets*, actually. More like *dead crickets*

 

*sigh*

Also .. AGE, Cypher, Numenera, The Strange, Shadowrun, World of Darkness ... I've got (literally) shelves full of books for systems or settings I wanna play. Group? What group?

GOT one word... GURPS.......small villages run in terror....lol

5 hours ago, redambrosia said:

Babies usually tell you when they’re interested in starting solid foods. If they’re staring at you and your food while you eat, smacking their lips a little, it’s probably time to start giving them tastes. I had one baby that was so interested in my food that she nearly dived out of my arms trying to get the spoon. Why yes, I was eating theatrically slow in front of her, it was hilarious :lol: :devil:

 

Procedure went well, kidney stone has been obliterated, I’m home and only in moderate pain, except when I pee, which feels like lava. 

 

I am glad you are back to normal. 

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5 hours ago, Crowley said:

 

He's 4 months at this point. As far as "I'm hungry, but not for that" I'm planning on going with my mum's strategy of "you have to eat a little of it, and then you can go make yourself a PB&J"

 


Our son was at 4 months and maybe three weeks when she did that. I think she even had to tie him upright in the high chair with a towel. Little pig ate the entire jar and slept afterwards. His nighttime sleep improved dramatically as well. Just getting flashbacks to our Night of Hell reading what you’ve been going through.

 

My mom's rule was a bite of each thing for every year old we were. Four years old meant four more bites, etc. Very happy she did that to us, and us to our kids. My nieces and nephew are ... more particular. And one of our poor neighbors would work from the home office, then she would cook THREE dinners! One for her, one for the husband, and one for the kids. Madness. 
 

My daughter will not live down her “stomachs” explanation. See, she had a dinner stomach and a dessert stomach. The dinner stomach was full but the dessert stomach was empty, so she needed dessert!

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6 hours ago, redambrosia said:

Babies usually tell you when they’re interested in starting solid foods. If they’re staring at you and your food while you eat, smacking their lips a little, it’s probably time to start giving them tastes. I had one baby that was so interested in my food that she nearly dived out of my arms trying to get the spoon. Why yes, I was eating theatrically slow in front of her, it was hilarious :lol: :devil:

 

For Brigid, it was curried chicken.

 

The look of bliss as she sucked the sauce off the chicken, then the chewing, with a look of intense concentration.

 

She is daddy's little girl! :wub:

 

6 hours ago, redambrosia said:

 

Procedure went well, kidney stone has been obliterated, I’m home and only in moderate pain, except when I pee, which feels like lava. 

 

I seem to recall a cartoon, comparing the methods used for destroying kidney stones to the old video game Asteroids....

 

The Auld Grump - Pew! Pew! Pew! *KABOOM!*

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Rats. I got distracted from the whole purpose I dropped in. 
 

I was going to take the day off and do hobby stuff, even planned to stream it. Instead work piled up yesterday along with two critical meetings so I sacrificed and gave up the painting plans. Those meetings got canceled and I figured I would have a rotten day. 
 

But I turned out to have an excellent day and was very productive. I hope everybody else had a good one.

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Tore apart my keg dispenser to fix a leak. It's got two taps and only one of them had a leak. So while I had it torn down I figured I'd tear the other one down to give it a good cleaning. When I rebuilt the broken tap I hooked up the line to the keg to see if it was working. Unfortunately, I hooked the keg up to the wrong line. I attached it to the line that still had the tap apparatus disassembled for cleaning. 

 

Just imagine turning on a hose of dark Belgian ale and letting it spray all over the kitchen. And the cat that was watching me.

 

I immediately realized what I did and disconnected the line. So I only lost a few ounces. But after soaking the cat in beer, and then again in a bath, I don't think he's going to be friendly around me for a while. 

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17 hours ago, Marvin said:

 

Man. Every time I try to talk to the peeps on our AL Discord about doing something a little different, get outside the box a little, it is met with... deafening silence. I'm not sure what I'm doing wrong.

 

 Sounds like you may just be barking at the wrong tree, so to speak... 

Seems to me like the group has found their One True Way, and you're just the odd man out who's looking for a bit more from time than the standard beer-and-pretzels game they want to play. They look at you funny because from their perspective you're the guy who's trying to rock the boat. There's not a lot you can do if the group is dead set on doing things the same way all the time, except decide whether or not it's bothersome enough to keep you from just accepting the status quo and going with the herd.

Maybe you can save the deeper stories for your writing.

 

 

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1 hour ago, Thoramel said:

Tore apart my keg dispenser to fix a leak. It's got two taps and only one of them had a leak. So while I had it torn down I figured I'd tear the other one down to give it a good cleaning. When I rebuilt the broken tap I hooked up the line to the keg to see if it was working. Unfortunately, I hooked the keg up to the wrong line. I attached it to the line that still had the tap apparatus disassembled for cleaning. 

 

Just imagine turning on a hose of dark Belgian ale and letting it spray all over the kitchen. And the cat that was watching me.

 

I immediately realized what I did and disconnected the line. So I only lost a few ounces. But after soaking the cat in beer, and then again in a bath, I don't think he's going to be friendly around me for a while. 

There is a beer commercial in here somewhere. 
 

The Revenge of Spuds Mackenzie: Agent of W.O.O.F

 

How did you determine the cat wouldn’t have enjoyed a dark Belgian ?  I guess I can Google, “is beer bad for cats?”

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3 hours ago, Chaoswolf said:

 

Also, it's apparent that I might need to learn how to cook for less than 20 people.

I suffer the same problem. I always make too much food, and then we end up forgetting about the left overs. That’s also why I store things in cheap containers. No way I’m opening that mystery container!

 

2 hours ago, Colonel Kane said:

I am glad you are back to normal. 

Well, I wouldn’t say normal. The pain has increased as the day has worn on. I’m beginning to doubt if I’ll be able to return to work tomorrow.

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16 hours ago, TGP said:

 

Is Tempered Masonite crazy expensive?  (Were it me, I would have considered just nailing a piece of it to that wall.)

For a single sheet, no.

For a whole wall, you might want to investigates some alternatives.

Tempered Masonite is the Masonite that has one side treated so that it has a very hard and smooth surface.  I think it's a process that involves oiling the surface and then subjecting it to heat and pressure.  But don't quote me on that as it's been decades since I last looked up how it's made.

GEM

Who is "home" from Stagecoach right now.

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*** returns from Google search ***

 

1 hour ago, TGP said:

How did you determine the cat wouldn’t have enjoyed a dark Belgian ?  I guess I can Google, “is beer bad for cats?”


So apparently wine or beer is dangerously bad for cats...like chocolate is for dogs. But worse. 

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8 minutes ago, TGP said:

*** returns from Google search ***

 


So apparently wine or beer is dangerously bad for cats...like chocolate is for dogs. But worse. 

 

Yes, cats have a small liver and cannot eat many things that humans do. 

 

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Today was amazing as the temperature here hit 74 degrees! Last Tuesday it was minus one! Nearly all of the 14-16 inches of snow we had is now melted. A quite remarkable turn around.

@redambrosia try drinking some cranberry juice to keep from repeat visits from the Kidney Stone Fairy.

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So apparently one of my new hires has a nickname among the other instructors. 'Viking'.

 

Yes she is blonde. She's also tiny. Tinier than my 5 foot lol self. She earned this nickname when she had a baby and showed up for training the next day.

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12 hours ago, Sylverthorne said:

Also .. AGE, Cypher, Numenera, The Strange, Shadowrun, World of Darkness ... I've got (literally) shelves full of books for systems or settings I wanna play. Group? What group?

I am suffering a different issue.  The main group I have will play in a number of systems but I swear it's because no 1 world can hold their chicanery!  Also they seem to have a hard time with being sane thinking beings.  Sometimes I think they are more dangerous to the town than to the monsters!

 

But in the last year we've played CoC, Numenera, 13th age, 7th Sea, pathfinder star wars, dishonored, and one or two others.  The two problems are, I seem to be the GM all the time and they have problems when the plot evolves beyond scorched earth!

 

7 hours ago, redambrosia said:

Well, I wouldn’t say normal. The pain has increased as the day has worn on. I’m beginning to doubt if I’ll be able to return to work tomorrow.

Sorry to hear that, hope you feel better soon.  Of all the nasty side effects. Of living that is one of the worst.  At least gout can be controlled and reversed.  This stuff just has to pass and that hurts!

6 hours ago, TGP said:

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So apparently wine or beer is dangerously bad for cats...like chocolate is for dogs. But worse. 

I would not have guessed.  I've known some 20 year old feline wings in my time but there are always exceptions.  I don't think dousing the cat is really the same as dosing the cat though::P:

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