TheWarriorPoet519
 member, 1297 posts
 Resident porch-squatting
 stick-shaker
Mon 9 Jul 2012
at 04:32
Re: More good stuff.
My company's kickstarter campaign got its funding, and I'm getting a nice fat advance on the next project. Life is good.
truemane
 member, 1588 posts
 Firing magic missles at
 the darkness!
Thu 12 Jul 2012
at 17:22
Re: More good stuff.
Got my Order of the Stick Kickstarter package in the mail! Every book, autographed by Rich Burlew himself. And beside every autograph? A little OOTS picture!

SO AWESOME.

*fanboi*
persondude
 member, 229 posts
 I collect hobbies.
Sat 14 Jul 2012
at 22:02
Re: More good stuff.
After a great interview Wednesday, I was told I would know if I was hired or not "Friday at the latest."  Sent the lady an email Friday at 5pm after never getting a response.  She finally answered today: I'm to show up for training Tuesday at 9am.

After a year and two months since graduation, I've finally found full time employment (okay, 36-38 hours a week isn't quite full time, but I WILL TAKE IT!).  I can finally start blasting away at this loan debt!  And buy things like the cigars, beer, and Gushers I'm currently celebrating with!
Wine Guy
 member, 291 posts
 So many reds...
 So little time.
Tue 17 Jul 2012
at 20:30
Re: More good stuff.
Popped open an outstanding Old Vine Merlot from Kestrel Wineries.  Normally, not a big merlot fan, but this one is exceptional.  Now I wish I'd bought a whole case of it.
DarkwindStriker
 member, 485 posts
 Better known in many
 places as Gatewalker.
Mon 23 Jul 2012
at 19:31
Re: More good stuff.
It is not nearly hot enough today for the cold shower I just took on account of not having hot water in the house right now to have felt refreshing intsead of annoying.

This was initially going to be a vent. However...

It is not nearly hot enough for the cold shower to feel good. And I'm *totally* okay with it not being that hot.
wyldchild
 member, 303 posts
 While I breathe, I hope
Fri 27 Jul 2012
at 01:37
Re: More good stuff.
*cheers*  Hurray for being so insane about the care of my own teeth that I might actually make it the four years I need to wait for treatment without any serious repercussions (I hope.)
SomewhatOperational
 member, 50 posts
 60% of the time
 I work every time
Fri 27 Jul 2012
at 04:59
Re: More good stuff.
My son can roll over.
My son can roll over.

I can say it one million times, I can see it one million times and it never gets old.
GreenSerpent
 member, 121 posts
 Casting darkness at the
 Magic Missiles!
Sat 28 Jul 2012
at 16:18
Re: More good stuff.
Got my laptop infected with a nasty piece of scareware. Managed to remove it.
Brygun
 member, 1410 posts
 RPG since 1982
 Author, Developer
Sat 28 Jul 2012
at 23:38
Re: More good stuff.
The parachuting Queen of England.

Q E 2 my kinda gal.
XxSoulReaper97
 member, 1 post
Mon 30 Jul 2012
at 04:33
Re: More good stuff.

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Utsukushi
 member, 1038 posts
 I should really stay out
 of this, I know...but...
Mon 30 Jul 2012
at 16:29
Re: More good stuff.
Yay!  My thrift-store box of Dungeonquest does have all the pieces!

Well, it's missing a d12, apparently, but we have those.  And one of the characters has lost his feet, but he can be replaced, too.  I've got a box full of pewter miniatures that would love to have his job, for half what we were paying him.
Serrational
 member, 132 posts
 Ponies! Trees! Hooray!
 Hee hee hee. Smile!
Mon 30 Jul 2012
at 23:28
Re: More good stuff.
Discovering that you can work twitch-shooters slightly better than you thought. It's kinda yay. YAY all over.

'specially when Avernum has been wearing thin recently.
facemaker329
 member, 5014 posts
 Gaming for most of
 30 years, and counting!
Tue 31 Jul 2012
at 07:40
Re: More good stuff.
It's nice to have friends who know you well enough that you can make potentially awkward jokes and have them take it as a joke, rather than as awkward (telling a woman half your age that she makes you feel like a dirty old man sometimes is definitely a risky thing to say...)
facemaker329
 member, 5019 posts
 Gaming for most of
 30 years, and counting!
Fri 3 Aug 2012
at 08:01
Re: More good stuff.
Man...I can't believe how fast this summer's gone.  Seems like yesterday, I walked into an audition.  Two months later, and we're a week out from performances.  Been awesome, watching this stuff come together...and I feel incredibly lucky/blessed/what-have-you for the cast I'm working with...for a community theater production, they're remarkably professional about stuff, and everyone has been very good-spirited about changes being made, rehearsals sometimes running long, rehearsing out in the heat of the day, etc (the one complaint I've heard consistently is from the guy playing Treville...his teen-aged daughter is in the cast, and it's been REALLY hard on him to watch her flirting with a guy twice her age, even though it's just part of the scene...)

I'm both excited and just a little scared at this one...I've never played a character important enough to appear on the show's promotional posters, before, and if this isn't the largest role I've played on stage, ever, it's definitely in the top 3.  I feel like I've got the general gist of everything that needs to happens...I just need to get to the point where I'm not struggling to remember all my lines.  There's just one or two scenes where the word flow of my dialogue gets unwieldy and I'll say what I remember and as I'm saying it, think, "Now, I KNOW that's not the way that line goes, even if I'm saying the same basic thing..."

Four more run-throughs...We can do this!  (After that, there's an audience...)
facemaker329
 member, 5023 posts
 Gaming for most of
 30 years, and counting!
Sun 5 Aug 2012
at 07:06
Re: More good stuff.
I know, I know...I post these things in clusters.  What can I say?  A lot of good stuff happens in my life...

A friend of mine hired me to help her figure out what to do for her role as the Witch in Into The Woods (for those unfamiliar with the story, she starts out hideously ugly...partway through the show, a curse that she cast gets broken, and she goes from being the ugly old hag to being young and beautiful...and the change happens in a few seconds, on-stage...)  She was having visions of having to put makeup on and take it off and all kinds of stuff that would make the process far more challenging than it needed to be...

I came up with a simple, cheap, extremely effective option that didn't require gluing anything to her face.  When she made her first entrance of the show, the lady sitting next to me gasped in surprise...'cause she was REALLY ugly--a mass of gray hair with a massive hooked nose and a long chin that poked out past in, when she stood in profile to you.  It looked even better than I thought it would...and she had NO trouble with it at all.

I love it when plans work out smoothly.  I love it even more when those plans are the cheapest, simplest option and they work as good or better than some really elaborate, time-consuming, expensive, laborious options would.
SomewhatOperational
 member, 65 posts
 60% of the time
 I work every time
Sun 5 Aug 2012
at 07:10
Re: More good stuff.
The owner of our apartment building didn't tell us it was being forclosed on. We have to be out in 90 days. Why is this good news? Bank just offered us $2,500 to be out by the 17th. We had already saved up to move and signed on another place anyways.
Brygun
 member, 1442 posts
 RPG since 1982
 Author, Developer
Thu 9 Aug 2012
at 19:15
Re: More good stuff.
TCM channel is doing one of their dedicated to actor days.

Today is:

Toshiro Mifune!

Wooo! Samurai overdose!

*goes play Shogun Total War 2 while watching*

This message was last edited by the user at 19:15, Thu 09 Aug 2012.

Malakhon
 member, 1981 posts
Fri 10 Aug 2012
at 05:13
Re: More good stuff.

<GOOD>

I have been permitted to become a volunteer author on Christwire/Daily Bleach and write humorous articles for them!!




</GOOD>
TheDemonIslington
 member, 176 posts
 RPoL's UN
 Peace keeping you to Hell
Fri 10 Aug 2012
at 06:20
Re: More good stuff.
Got made redundant at work...

Already had a job lined up anyway.

BOOM!
facemaker329
 member, 5032 posts
 Gaming for most of
 30 years, and counting!
Fri 10 Aug 2012
at 22:38
Re: More good stuff.
Just got a chance to read the review from our opening night.  Granted, theater around here is pretty tight-knit, so reviewers aren't terribly cut-throat...after all, most of them are theater folk, themselves, and it would be really awkward to end up auditioning for someone who you tore apart a week earlier in a review...

But, even with that consideration in mind, we got a great review!  Nice to know that, while we're having fun on stage, the audience is enjoying what we're going, as well.  That's what it's all about!
Bigun Eagle
 member, 55 posts
Sun 12 Aug 2012
at 00:20
Re: More good stuff.
Last night I had a bolt of lightning hit very near my house. It ruined my fathers car, badly damages my mother's minivan, destroyed the phone connection box, threw 10+ pound rocks over 20 feet, likely killed a 50 foot tall hickory tree that stands less than 30 feet from where I was sitting at the time, and dug an 8 inch deep crater.

Yet everyone at my house is alive and well, including the outside dogs that usually sleep on the porch right less that 6 feet from that crater.

Makes you get real humble real fast when you see the power of nature.
facemaker329
 member, 5061 posts
 Gaming for most of
 30 years, and counting!
Sat 1 Sep 2012
at 18:48
Re: More good stuff.
I woke up sore and stiff this morning.  Why is this a good thing?  Because I got sore and stiff helping execute a show the likes of which have never been seen in this area.  And, all things considered, it went off pretty smoothly (there were a lot of things that I noticed that went wrong, but I was 'in the know' and on the inside...the audience didn't notice anything hugely problematic).

What's so special about this show?  Well...first off, we didn't ever get to do a full rehearsal (or even group read-through) of it.  It was at a public pool, and the producers couldn't afford to rent the venue for more than the one night.  It had high-divers, mermaids, aerialists performing from an anchor that was raised above the pool during the show, pirates, singers, dancers...

Man, when I start describing it in those terms, I feel kinda like I'm doing the initial pitch that leads into 'Spectacular Spectacular' (from Moulin Rouge)...

And I got to go swimming for the first time in years (and it was even intentional).  Found out I'm in better shape than I thought, but in worse shape than I'd like to be...
Killer Rabbitt
 member, 296 posts
 He's got huge sharp fangs
 Run away! Run away!
Sat 1 Sep 2012
at 23:27
Re: More good stuff.
I found out yesterday that I don't need surgery. While thAt's good news to begin with for most people, it's especially good for me. I have a congenital heart defect, and at 26 years of age have already had 5 open-heart surgeries. Since last October they've been tracking some findings on various tests that were pointing to the possibility that my valve is calcifying, which would mean replacing it. While valve replacements are, at least as heart surgeries go, fairly routine, because of the number of other replacements I've had there would be a lot of very troubling complications. In particular there's a good chance the heart's electrical regulators could fail, requiring the additional installation of a pacemaker; and the surgeons would have to cu into the base of where the coronary artery branches from the aorta (itself more than a little risky without all the other problems). So anyway for the past year they've been running a battery of tests to determine what's going on, and evidence was piling up that it was as we'd feared and I'd need surgery. So yesterday they did a cardiac catherization and flouroscopy - short of opening up the heart the best way to see what's going on inside. And turns out there's nothing to worry about. There is some calcification, but it's minor and no more than what's typically to be expected. Oddly enough I don't feel super elated. I guess I was so prepared for bad news that the good news hasn't really sunk in yet.

This message was last edited by the user at 23:28, Sat 01 Sept 2012.

cero1
 member, 81 posts
Sat 1 Sep 2012
at 23:37
Re: More good stuff.
It was my birthday recently and over two days the Landlord of my local has been really cool, on the day I got a free pint on the house. I was out last night and he was equally accomodating.
I enjoy my local immensely, I really feel like I'm becoming a regular, even though I only really pop in every other day for a single pint. Really good people who have been great to me since I first popped in on an off-chance after a job interview to get rid of the post-interview butterflies :)
shady joker
 member, 1456 posts
Sun 2 Sep 2012
at 00:25
Re: More good stuff.
I had a deepfried oreo sundae. With a beer. COOKIES AND BEER! it was so cool.