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%.
Evil Empryss
 member, 331 posts
 Silently critiquing your
 spelling and grammar.
Fri 23 Nov 2012
at 05:38
Re: More good stuff!
Got everything I went shopping for at the Black Friday sales -- two of the items even cheaper than they had been advertised!  New TVs and Blu-ray players!  Woohoo!
jait
 member, 231 posts
Mon 26 Nov 2012
at 07:50
Coming Soon - Fate  Core!
http://www.evilhat.com/home/coming-soon-fate-core/

Very pleased to see this coming...  I'll definitely be kicking in to help make it happen!

This message was last edited by the user at 02:38, Wed 28 Nov 2012.

Evil Empryss
 member, 333 posts
 Silently critiquing your
 spelling and grammar.
Tue 27 Nov 2012
at 03:17
Christmas Lights 2012
Forget the Lords of Winter!  Do it Gangnam Style!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9jWN5Myxtwg

Sweet!

ETA:  This one's even better!  It has a singing face!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v...&feature=related

This message was last edited by the user at 04:16, Tue 27 Nov 2012.

truemane
 member, 1627 posts
 Firing magic missles at
 the darkness!
Tue 27 Nov 2012
at 17:34
Re: Christmas Lights 2012
Life of Pi. I'm just happy that it exists. great art makes the world a better place just for being there.
adrasteia1
 member, 922 posts
 Time you enjoy
 wasting isn't wasted
Wed 28 Nov 2012
at 01:54
What to do?
My web design course finishes up in the new year and I'm considering whether to study another after it (they've got courses in Photoshop, PHP and other related subjects coming up) or focus fully on finding another job.

Maybe I should just sign up to a course and keep looking for work, but I don't like taking on a course if I may not stick around to see it through.
facemaker329
 member, 5183 posts
 Gaming for most of
 30 years, and counting!
Wed 28 Nov 2012
at 05:23
Re: What to do?
Just had a first meeting with a new writers' workshop group that a friend of mine is starting up.  We talked about some ideas for stories, about setting some easily attainable goals that will still get us to a good point in a reasonable amount of time, and discussed concepts like knowing your target audience and how to write a 'genre' novel without falling into the stereotypes of the genre.

I think this could be a really big...REALLY big...help for me, to get off my butt and get focused on consistently writing again.
adrasteia1
 member, 923 posts
 Time you enjoy
 wasting isn't wasted
Wed 28 Nov 2012
at 17:42
Re: What to do?
I placed an order for heating oil today, so in a few days it should be warm and toasty instead of utterly freezing. :)
bobbofeet
 member, 34 posts
Thu 29 Nov 2012
at 19:11
Re: What to do?
Finishing up work to go on a week long vacation with my beloved tomorrow morning sans the wee ones.   Good, good, good.
facemaker329
 member, 5200 posts
 Gaming for most of
 30 years, and counting!
Wed 5 Dec 2012
at 07:06
Re: What to do?
So, it's official, as of today (well, tomorrow, technically, since that's when the assignment would start).  I have a third job...freelancing as a copy writer for an online marketing company.  And I might have a big costume project to take care of in the next two weeks...find out tomorrow.  I have a makeup gig on Friday.  The last big hitch I was dreading in the script I'm writing (adapting, actually, from a fanfic story in a Star Trek club newsletter that some friends in the club want to turn into a video project) fell into place because the one person I could think of who used to speak Klingon with any degree of fluency still remembered enough of it to translate the appropriate lines for me.

It's been a pretty awesome day.  I wouldn't even mind if the costume project fell through.  With so many things going right, I don't want to get greedy.  Let the good fortune spread itself throughout the season, y'know?
Evil Empryss
 member, 347 posts
 Silently critiquing your
 spelling and grammar.
Tue 11 Dec 2012
at 16:08
Re: What to do?
My gaming buddies.

I'm taking an exam today that will (finally!) fulfill the last of my requirements to get a bachelors degree. I'm pinging off the walls from nerves, but I've gotten nothing but support and encouragement from all my gaming buddies. Some of these people I've known online for years, others are newer friends, but all of them are awesome.

Is it dusty in here?  I think I've got something in my eyes....

This message was last edited by the user at 16:09, Tue 11 Dec 2012.

Alexei Yaruk-Mundhenk
 member, 1127 posts
 Ad Majorem
 Dea Gloriam
Tue 11 Dec 2012
at 17:36
Re: What to do?
My son is no longer sick and will get to enjoy Christmas!
Tortuga
 member, 961 posts
Tue 11 Dec 2012
at 17:40
Re: What to do?
Proofs for my paperbacks arrive today, and my audiobook is live in Amazon and iTunes!