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.....
chandlerandrew
 member, 2 posts
Wed 31 Oct 2012
at 23:43
Re: More good stuff!
In reply to Evil Empryss (msg # 108):

Basketball season started yesterday. yayyyyyyyyyyyy
ashberg
 member, 195 posts
 Beware the Groove.
 Groooooove.
Thu 1 Nov 2012
at 06:31
Re: More good stuff!
The site got launched....

Five days of leave; catching up with the oldest of old friends; my besty's's firstborn's first birthday party and a 9 hour drive each way.

Oh yeah. I can feel it.
ginny
 member, 68 posts
Thu 1 Nov 2012
at 11:20
Re: More good stuff!
Day after Halloween, kids are at school
Evil Empryss
 member, 207 posts
 Silently critiquing your
 spelling and grammar.
Thu 1 Nov 2012
at 11:28
Re: More good stuff!
Addendum to Ginny:

Kids are at school and I'm home with their bags of candy. XD
ShadeTheFallen
 member, 174 posts
 Where the tongue slips,
 it speaketh only truth.
Fri 2 Nov 2012
at 10:38
Re: More good stuff!
Passed the hardest test in my classes yesterday. True, it may have been with the absolute minimum score possible, but it was a lot better than I expected to do!
PushBarToOpen
 member, 695 posts
Fri 2 Nov 2012
at 23:23
Re: More good stuff!
I have just been promoted At Work!!!!!!!!!

Fair enough I have Gone From Trainee Design Engineer to Assistant Design Engineer but thats Still something And it comes with a pay rise!!!!

So I'm no Longer a Trainee I'm an Assistant I see Little diferance But i don't care Its still good News!!!
facemaker329
 member, 5140 posts
 Gaming for most of
 30 years, and counting!
Fri 9 Nov 2012
at 02:35
Re: More good stuff!
I love it when friends throw good-paying freelance gigs my direction, even if it is last-minute.  Going to do some fairly basic makeup for a video shoot tomorrow...eight hours of work, and I'm getting paid more than my take-home pay is for an entire week's work at my regular job.

"Why, certainly, I'd be happy to show up and glue on pre-made prosthetics and get paid a few hundred dollars in the process."
facemaker329
 member, 5144 posts
 Gaming for most of
 30 years, and counting!
Mon 12 Nov 2012
at 05:32
Re: More good stuff!
Finally found a way to take the vinyl Predator mask they gave me at the paintball game last fall, and attach it to a paintball mask (all the adhesives and tapes that I had available at the time didn't hold...managed to get it on there long enough for a good photo...but that was about it).  Going to see about coming up with some version of the 'Predator dreds' to finish off the headgear...looking forward to the scenario game this year!  (Hopefully, they do it on a weekend where I do NOT have to work...)
Evil Empryss
 member, 262 posts
 Silently critiquing your
 spelling and grammar.
Mon 12 Nov 2012
at 20:14
Re: More good stuff!
Free dinner for veterans and active duty personnel at the Golden Corral tonight.  There'll be a heck of a line, but it'll be nice to be back in the middle of my fellow vets.  :)
Evil Empryss
 member, 325 posts
 Silently critiquing your
 spelling and grammar.
Wed 21 Nov 2012
at 05:17
Re: More good stuff!
Saw an old geezer getting out of a beat up pickup truck today. License plate:

PLMYFNGR

Grandpa is full of Win!
Tlaloc
 member, 416 posts
 From the island of Nunya
Wed 21 Nov 2012
at 05:24
Re: More good stuff!
Old farm lady in my area.  Plate reads EIEIO.

Her last name McDonald.
facemaker329
 member, 5178 posts
 Gaming for most of
 30 years, and counting!
Wed 21 Nov 2012
at 05:24
Re: More good stuff!
Trying not to count the chickens before they're hatched, but...

Sometimes it really IS who you know.  A college friend of mine (that I'd reconnected with via Facebook) offered me a job writing for the company she works for...basically, writing copy for a website that's promoting some new technology developments.  I have no idea what I'm getting paid, yet, haven't even had a chance to really look, in-depth, at what it is that I'm writing about...but I'm thrilled that she was impressed enough by my writing to offer me the job.  Never expected to get offered something like this.

And, to make my week just that much better, found out that the movie theater isn't changing any films this week.  My holiday schedule got SO much simpler with that bit of news (since Thanksgiving dinner was going to be 60 miles away, and the rest of the weekend was to be spent with friends another 25 miles beyond that!)
Tlaloc
 member, 417 posts
 From the island of Nunya
Wed 21 Nov 2012
at 05:30
Re: More good stuff!
Not getting political or anything but I voted against the person who just won re-election here in the good ol' USA.

The interesting part is that I am a data architect who has extensive experience in the healthcare/insurance industries.  I have been bombarded with so many job offers in the last week it is sick.  By sick I mean good.

It seems that a hardcore campaign against the 1% just propelled me into the 1%.