Sallyann
 member, 1497 posts
 go away and don't come
 back til a tree hugs you
Tue 2 Oct 2012
at 21:45
Re: More good stuff!
my firstborn has a job.  A real paid for work job that he got on his own without assistance from the school, etc.  1st day is over and he's still employed. On top of that, the hours they've given him so far are ones he can do and use the bus to get there.
praguepride
 member, 747 posts
 Asker of Questions
 Finder of Answers
Tue 2 Oct 2012
at 22:42
Re: More good stuff!
I found a brownie!
TheWarriorPoet519
 member, 1309 posts
 Resident porch-squatting
 stick-shaker
Wed 3 Oct 2012
at 01:42
Re: More good stuff!
Running at night listening to the Rocky IV score.
ShadeTheFallen
 member, 169 posts
 Live in the Light of Hope
 Not in the Shadow of Fear
Wed 3 Oct 2012
at 02:05
Re: More good stuff!
The Gorillaz.

and Jun Maeda.

and, well, music period.
cero1
 member, 106 posts
Wed 3 Oct 2012
at 02:21
Re: More good stuff!
Playing Deadpool in MHR and writing ooc stuff as dialogue, thanks to him breaking the fourth wall and cracking (bad) jokes whilst doing it! I really need to play him in more games :)
flakk
 member, 454 posts
 Dark Heresy!
 Warhammer Fantasy RPG (2)
Wed 3 Oct 2012
at 02:25
Re: More good stuff!
Reading a big ole' stack of Alpha Flight=:)
Queenmandikat46
 member, 296 posts
 another one who met her
 love through RPOL
Wed 3 Oct 2012
at 05:14
Re: More good stuff!
Finding proof that there are still gamers out there that want to just have fun.
adrasteia1
 member, 844 posts
 Time you enjoy
 wasting isn't wasted
Wed 3 Oct 2012
at 12:11
Re: More good stuff!
I got a form signed yesterday in the city so I could begin my course (it was more of an ordeal than it sounds... red tape etc), only to just realise that in the process of sorting it out and getting utterly drenched in the rain coming home, it and my other forms for my course are sodden (realising this the next afternoon)!

Thanks be to ballpoint pens. The ink hasn't run! And the pages are now drying out.
bigbadron
 moderator, 13212 posts
 He's big, he's bad,
 but mostly he's Ron.
Fri 5 Oct 2012
at 09:28
Re: More good stuff!
Finally!

Got a rare, randomly dropped item that I've been after for ages in DC Universe Online.  A Green Lantern hoodie for my main character.  Been after one for months, but they've only been dropping for alts that don't have hard light powers, and they can't be traded.

Now, at last, my hard light using main character has a GL symbol on his chest...

All is right with the world.  :)
facemaker329
 member, 5114 posts
 Gaming for most of
 30 years, and counting!
Tue 9 Oct 2012
at 07:13
Re: More good stuff!
Had two of the performers I work with for our Halloween season at the park tell me about the number of compliments they get each night about how awesome their makeup and costumes are.  While I'm not responsible for every aspect of all of that, I did come up with and okay the initial concepts for makeup...helped put together all the costumes (and in at least one case, built a significant portion of the costume from scratch, including making my own modifications to a pattern so it looked right).

When park patrons are favorably comparing your work to the stuff they see at Disney and Knott's, etc, you're doing something right.  I knew the performers liked the makeup stuff...but it's nice to hear that the park patrons are impressed by it, as well.

(Now, if only the guy who actually signs off on everyone's pay rates was hearing all this praise...my rent went up this summer, I need a raise!)
Wyrm
 member, 232 posts
 Age 31
Tue 9 Oct 2012
at 13:56
Re: More good stuff!
My incompetant boss finally put in her notice after seven long months of ineptitude hell. I'm poised to have a pretty good shot at her position and double my pay.
Even if I don't get it, Ding Dong! The Witch is dead!
Pyrate
 member, 128 posts
 Excellent! Now I can
 attack in all directions.
Tue 9 Oct 2012
at 19:13
Re: More good stuff!
Gleeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee! ^_^
There's a new series of Museum of curiosity out!
facemaker329
 member, 5116 posts
 Gaming for most of
 30 years, and counting!
Mon 15 Oct 2012
at 08:27
Re: More good stuff!
Enjoyed a most excellent Halloween party over the weekend.  Even if I hadn't enjoyed the rest of the party (which I did), it would have been worth sitting through for the last ten minutes.  Been a long time since I had a good-night kiss like that...
rubberduck
 member, 3198 posts
 Apocalypse World
 will save your soul
Mon 15 Oct 2012
at 11:36
Re: More good stuff!
Just discovered that one of my favorite book series (Tales from the Age of the Solar Clipper) has a new book out. I had more or less resigned myself to the fact that it might never happen. Great!
habsin4
 member, 575 posts
 Putting old paper in new
 boxes since 2005
Mon 15 Oct 2012
at 13:25
Re: More good stuff!
Did any of you guys hear about the man from Turkey who was planning a trip to India, but ended up going to Europe by mistake?

His whole trip was occidental.
DaleN
 member, 51 posts
 "We aren't slavers...
 just ask the Wookie."
Mon 15 Oct 2012
at 14:34
Re: More good stuff!
In reply to habsin4 (msg # 98):

Ba-dump-bump!
nuric
 member, 1797 posts
 Love D&D,superhero games
 Not very computer savvy
Mon 15 Oct 2012
at 21:37
Re: More good stuff!
In reply to habsin4 (msg # 98):

Much like the man who traveled the country with a hatchet in his mouth.

His trip was Axe-in-dental.
DaleN
 member, 52 posts
 "We aren't slavers...
 just ask the Wookie."
Mon 15 Oct 2012
at 22:21
Re: More good stuff!
In reply to nuric (msg # 100):

That one does NOT deserve a rim-shot.
DarkwindStriker
 member, 490 posts
 Better known in many
 places as Gatewalker.
Mon 15 Oct 2012
at 22:33
Re: More good stuff!
Sometimes laziness can be a virtue. Like when I just found a $50 gift card I'd gotten for my birthday over a month ago that I apparently couldn't be bothered to find something to spend it on. Time to order a couple things online~
habsin4
 member, 576 posts
 Putting old paper in new
 boxes since 2005
Tue 16 Oct 2012
at 01:46
Re: More good stuff!
In reply to DaleN (msg # 99):

He tried to find his way home, but he couldn't orient himself.  After a long Kuwait, he ended up stuck between Iraq and .....

Can you complete the sentence?  Because I sure can't.
Evil Empryss
 member, 179 posts
 Your Game Choices:
 1) Take it; 2) Leave it
Tue 16 Oct 2012
at 17:51
Re: More good stuff!
Effie Trinket costume for Halloween so awesomely coming together.  Lady at the wig store sold me a discontinued $130 human hair wig for $25!!!  It's perfect!  I can't wait to dye it pink!

"May the odds be ever in your favor!"
habsin4
 member, 579 posts
 Putting old paper in new
 boxes since 2005
Fri 19 Oct 2012
at 20:49
Re: More good stuff!
Paternity leave workplan finished.  Assistant now has tasks to keep her busy while I'm home with the Little Squish for 5 weeks.  Looking forward to a relaxing, easy month-long vacation watching a 4 month old.  <gulp>
facemaker329
 member, 5119 posts
 Gaming for most of
 30 years, and counting!
Wed 24 Oct 2012
at 03:22
Re: More good stuff!
So, I was a little stressed out about my finances, this month.  One of my jobs wrapped up the pay period early, last month, because the accountant was going out of town, so that check (which really isn't for much, anyway) ended up being just a few bucks.  And since they've raised my rent, my paycheck for the first half of the month is pretty much shot in the process of paying that.

So, I hung on by my fingernails until my second check came in...and by the time I payed my bills (some of them overdue), I was down to just a couple of dollars again.

AND THEN...

I got the paycheck with the missing hours from the end of last month.  AND I got the check for one of the freelance jobs I did.  AND it was for more than I was expecting.  I've gone from "I might just scrape by if I live off Hot Pockets and Ramen for the rest of the month" to "I can actually afford to buy something tasty for dinner tonight."  I can pay my dental bill.  I can even pay most of what's left of the bill for my root canal.  And our season's almost over, so I should be getting a bonus check from my primary job in the next pay period, as well.  Been a long couple of months of trying to hold on, but I think I'm gonna make it.
Sallyann
 member, 1499 posts
 go away and don't come
 back til a tree hugs you
Wed 24 Oct 2012
at 21:06
Re: More good stuff!
last week my secondborn got a fulltime job.  Today, the house is no longer ours, we dont' have to send bunches of money back to pay for a place we no longer live in.

breathe, just breathe.

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Evil Empryss
 member, 202 posts
 Silently critiquing your
 spelling and grammar.
Mon 29 Oct 2012
at 21:48
Re: More good stuff!
Raw cookie dough right out of the tube on a rainy day.

Mmmmmm.....