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32 minutes ago, Chaoswolf said:

I had some weird dreams last night; something about having to go through boot camp again, but at my current age and the rank I retired as. It didn't really make a whole lot of sense.

 

I dreamt that I woke up(getting a lot of those recently) and I had to catch all the sheep because the local golfers has gone through the pasture and left the gates open AGAIN. Except the 'sheep' were sheep sized chickens and I had to find the leader, heft it up on my shoulders and get the rest to follow me that way. Unfortunately the boss sheep/chicken looked exactly like all the rest and our cats(who were the size of sheepdogs) were refusing to do their assigned herding duties as they didn't want go out in the rain and wouldn't tell me which was the boss sheep as they were feeling disrespected.

 

I do not live on a farm, have chickens or have a golf course next door. 

 

I do have disobedient cats that probably feel disrespected though.

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17 hours ago, kristof65 said:
22 hours ago, PaganMegan said:

Grump and BD have three days apart too.

My son and I are two days apart. And then I went and did the dumb thing of giving him the traditional family first name.  We have different middle names, but it's still alarming how many people and databases get us confused. 

My Dad's birthday is three days after my sister's and six days before mine...

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13 hours ago, ratsmitglied said:

I should know the first - considering that my paternal grandparents lived through it

On the other, my condolences (and by weird coincidence my mother passed away on May 5th 2009)

Right back at you, of course it's been years.

I might say I'm over it, but this year it got to me.

 

We remember our Fallen during May 4th and Liberation day at May 5.

As it happened, I was a volunteer to remember the Fallen at a ceremony in 2007.

Next morning I got a call from the hospital with the bad news, then I got to drive to Rotterdam to bring my father the news and take him with me to the hospital to say goodby to my mother.

And now Mother's Day is coming up and maybe with all the restrictions this year, I dunno, I started thinking of my parents again.

Opened up the vault so to speak, not feeling too well about it all.

I remember when I rang the doorbell that morning my father saw me and shook his head, he knew I wouldn't drive 2 hours early morning just for fun.

Oh well, remember the good times indeed.

 

Work is slow today so I'm painting on the side, one of the benefits of working from home.

There are also downsides, like getting the feeling that I'm locked up like a caged animal who can go out for some air a few times a day but nothing more.

 

 

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2 hours ago, Chaoswolf said:

I had some weird dreams last night; something about having to go through boot camp again, but at my current age and the rank I retired as. It didn't really make a whole lot of sense.

Please!  Don't give my sub-conscious brain any ideas like that.

I'd need six months of remedial physical training just to get into shape enough to go through that again, plus bilateral knee and hip replacements, bilateral shoulder replacements, and a new left ankle.  "Uncle" would be loosing money on me.

GEM

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I remember dreaming last night. My brain seemed especially active. I usually don't recall any of my dreams, or having them. Most of the details fade even now, but at one point my buddy's parents lived next door in my parents' irl house, but they'd rented it out to an enormous wedding party, and I'd somehow accidentally saved the wedding and had been made a guest of some honor. The bride and her many conventionally attractive bridesmaids brought me in and made me take off my shoes to measure my feet so they could make sure they got me the right shoes for the ceremony. They were all very impressed with how big my feet were. I'm sure there's no psychological interpretation of this to be made. None whatsoever.

 

Anyway, then dream me went home and closed all the blinds and hung out with my mom whilst planning to skip the ceremony, because apparently whether sleeping or awake I still hate crowds. Good times.

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Reading Starfinder, and trying not to panic about my final.

 

Starfinder is better than I expected, we've had it for years, but Grump ended up using straight up Pathfinder for his Darkjammer game.

 

I guess my experiences with PF2 left me expecting that Starfinder would suck, but there seems to be a distinct lack of suckage.

 

Not planning a campaign yet, but happy to say I am considering it.

 

Looks like it could be fun.

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Today is a day off. I took the day off because I needed to drive my wife to and from a medical procedure. That's done, and we're back home. I could technically leave now and get to work in time to work a half day, (I did think about it) but I'm already off, so I'm just going to enjoy the day.

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I'm also in the weird dream camp today!

 

We were at ReaperCon and folks were asking us why we got such a little booth in the corner. I explained that the horses couldn't stand the mosquitos.

 

The mosquitos were the size of a person's head. Why did I have horses at the con and why were they the only ones worried about the mosquitos?! :lol:

 

(There was quite a bit more, but since I woke up still tired, the dreams fade quickly)

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4 hours ago, Chaoswolf said:

I had some weird dreams last night; something about having to go through boot camp again, but at my current age and the rank I retired as. It didn't really make a whole lot of sense.

I've had similar dreams about having to go through boot camp again - at my current age, but various ranks.  They've been more frequent now that my son has his enlistment date. 

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1 hour ago, PaganMegan said:

Reading Starfinder, and trying not to panic about my final.

 

Starfinder is better than I expected, we've had it for years, but Grump ended up using straight up Pathfinder for his Darkjammer game.

 

I guess my experiences with PF2 left me expecting that Starfinder would suck, but there seems to be a distinct lack of suckage.

 

Not planning a campaign yet, but happy to say I am considering it.

 

Looks like it could be fun.

I had a good time running it. the weakest part was ship to ship combat, the system as written is pretty slow, to the point where you need to either make enemy ships retreat or surrender instead of fighting to the death unless you want the space fights to be a whole session.

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7 minutes ago, Werkrobotwerk said:

I had a good time running it. the weakest part was ship to ship combat, the system as written is pretty slow, to the point where you need to either make enemy ships retreat or surrender instead of fighting to the death unless you want the space fights to be a whole session.

I'm not a big fan of the space combat rules.  they try very hard to make sure that each crew member has somehting to do so they arent bored but in the process everything slows down because you can have a discussion over who is doing what at each round.  its nice to see the group scientist can run the tech portion or the guy with comm skills has something to do but it can be 6 rolls to move the ship.

 

Of course my luck during the first ship combat skewed all of that.  they faced their first enemy in space and that enemy managed to confirm 3 fumbles in a row (i am NOT discussing the probability of that event)  Anyway by this point i had the weapons systems fail completely and catastrophically, leaving a smoking husk in space.  so we didnt get our first taste right and after that i sort of streamlined the rules so the shooters shot, the pilot piloted and the others only rolled when something went wrong and let them just set things like sheild strength and power distribution.  not as rolly but it was a lot faster!

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1 hour ago, Chaoswolf said:

Today is a day off. I took the day off because I needed to drive my wife to and from a medical procedure. That's done, and we're back home. I could technically leave now and get to work in time to work a half day, (I did think about it) but I'm already off, so I'm just going to enjoy the day.

 

Hope all went well!

@haldir You thought you were smart to send out your agents, right?

Well we bribed them!!!

 

 

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