wyrmpuff
 member, 111 posts
Tue 27 Dec 2016
at 07:45
Re: Well, 2016, You Win
*prods games*

It's past Christmas already. Wake up!
nuric
 member, 2913 posts
 Love D&D,superhero games
 Not very computer savvy
Tue 27 Dec 2016
at 10:06
Re: Well, 2016, You Win
wyrmpuff:
*prods games*

It's past Christmas already. Wake up!


Yes, it was weird to see that Boxing Day was less busy than Christmas
ShadoPrism
 member, 1058 posts
 OCGD-Obsessive-Compulsive
 Gamer-Disorder
Fri 30 Dec 2016
at 02:13
reaccuring illnesses
I hate Seasonal Bronchitis. The fevers, the congestion, the inability to sleep and breath at the same time.
wyrmpuff
 member, 125 posts
 I need a name change.
 I want more games.
Fri 30 Dec 2016
at 02:31
reaccuring illnesses
In reply to ShadoPrism (msg # 758):

Better than seasonal pharyngitis. It only hurts when you breathe.
ShadoPrism
 member, 1059 posts
 OCGD-Obsessive-Compulsive
 Gamer-Disorder
Fri 30 Dec 2016
at 03:46
reaccuring illnesses
Actually my next door neighbor has that. Sadly he is only 7. Does not slow him down one bit though, kid has enough energy for 3 other kids his age.
wyrmpuff
 member, 127 posts
 I need a name change.
 I want more games.
Sat 31 Dec 2016
at 05:49
reaccuring illnesses
Darn... Rowdy Rhonda Rousey lost...
LucidWarrior
 member, 34 posts
Sat 7 Jan 2017
at 02:30
reaccuring illnesses
Im tired of not having the atrength to live up to myself. Its like, in my minds eye, theres this golden filter, i see the things i can and sgould do, i have these noble thoughts and feelings... but then when it comes time to do these things, its like theres a crap filter, i f* shizz up, i let down not only myself but others, i keep doing the things i know i shouldnt... i try not to revile myself, to use the dislike that is generated to leverage myself into a better position, but its like i cant find anywhere to place the lever... when youre cauhht in the gap between youre ideals and acrualities, youre hanging yourself on your own weight as you try to climb up... but letting go isnt the answer, because then yoire for sure getting strangled... in my mind, i know that life is a struggle, that good things come with a fight... but when youre oitmatched three times over, getting pounded into the ground, unable to put up any real reaistence, and youve been cursed with the ability to take a beating, to wherw you Just Wont Knock Out? And when your enemy is ceaseless, unrelenting, and tireless?

I try and take things easy, but i cant gelp but feeling like im dithering while rome burns... but the city is way too big, and theres no way i can get enough water to put it out... so i try and write, exploring metaphysics and philosophy, ever trying to peirce my innermost core... which is where my handle comes from, my desire for clear understanding and my resolve to fight for it to the end... Even if i should never make it to the goal with my dying breathe... i cant stop, wont stop, but i feel like im torturing myself. Its better than what would happen if i didnt rry at all, but with all this effort and practoce i put in, i should be an expert by now but more and more i come to realize im still just fumbling aroumd in the dark...

^And whem i try to pull myself out of all this mess^ i end up slipping back into it.
Rockwolf66
 member, 12 posts
Sat 7 Jan 2017
at 04:08
Snow and Ice
Ok I usually love the snow. Alas this year I have to shovel massive amounts of Snow and Chip away at inches of ice as it is literally a matter of life & Death. Hopefully not my life & Death as the drive to work can be nasty.

over the past five days I have over 50 hours on the timeclock and there is more snow on the way. I have used tons of snowmelt and shoveled several more tons of snow. I am dead tired and you know what. What I am doing is worth it. I might not get much thanks but I know that what I am doing matters to my entire community.
LucidWarrior
 member, 35 posts
Sat 7 Jan 2017
at 05:29
Snow and Ice
In reply to Rockwolf66 (msg # 763):

Thank you
drewalt
 member, 53 posts
Fri 13 Jan 2017
at 19:48
In over her head
Had a weird conversation today.  There's some uncertainty at my job brewing (Though the day of reckoning has been delayed), and so I've been going monkey nuts and paid off my car and am saving more money because I might have to coast for a while on whatever I Can save.

I spent some years of my twenties as a Wal-Mart employee who paid cash for graduate school.  I know what it's like to not have any money lol.

That doesn't make me a saint it just means I got my personal economics lessons from the School of Hard Knocks.  And a weird little part of me thinks maybe everyone should have a time in their life like that because it makes you appreciate what you have when life isn't like that.  But back on topic.

I even got myself in really hot water as a young adult because I used to be just like her, and I learned my lesson the hard way so I only buy things I can afford now.  I'm not smart I'm dumb so I made mistakes I had to learn from.  You live beyond what you can afford and your life is a house of cards.

Look, I understand people have to borrow money for all kinds of good reasons.  I wound up taking out a $5000 car loan when I didn't think I'd have to because of an unplanned trip to the ER and an accident within 2 months of each other.  It happens.  But most of the time I don't have personal debt and I try to live that way.  Now I create the appearance of personal debt because I do my best to game the credit system, but that's beside the point.

The new person didn't believe me.  She was like "That's impossible, you have to owe somebody something."

And I pointed out, I went to a public in state college and worked while studying (sometimes multiple jobs), I didn't spend 3 semesters in Europe like she did, I have a small car and not a giant SUV, I drive Waaay less than the average American, I don't go skiing, I don't take vacations in Switzerland Austria and Germany (in fact I don't take vacations at all lol), I don't buy anything with an Apple logo on it ever... why would I owe anyone money?

Looked at me like I was a leper.  Amazing.

She's nice and I like her and all but when the zombies finally come, she will be among the first eaten.

This message was last edited by the user at 19:52, Fri 13 Jan.

Rez
 member, 3470 posts
 So....yeah...sure.....
Fri 13 Jan 2017
at 20:28
In over her head
I love it when my cat of 7 months first sees snow. He look at it in my arms, looks at me. Back and forth for like 15 minutes and growls at me with his ears down thinking I made it 'snow'.

Seriously? It was funny when it happened. Still funny when it snows and he 'glares' at me.
Fyrerain
 member, 63 posts
Fri 13 Jan 2017
at 20:51
Re: In over her head
drewalt:
The new person didn't believe me.  She was like "That's impossible, you have to owe somebody something."


Yup. It's possible. I have no debt. Haven't since I paid off my used truck almost a decade ago. Bought my used commuter car with cash a few years ago. My last real vacation was in 2007.

It's not easy, but it's certainly doable. :)
Brianna
 member, 2108 posts
Fri 13 Jan 2017
at 20:55
In over her head
In reply to drewalt (msg # 765):

People often fit roughly into one of two categories, whether taught by their parents, or learned for themselves.  Some at least try never to owe, may even be horrified if they owe more than things like the rent and utility bills.  Some want what they want when they want it, and will spend and borrow any amount to get it.  Both are extremes, of course, and neither is great.  Those who never owe may pass up opportunities they should have risked, they probably have little credit rating so are in trouble if they ever do need to borrow.  Those who spend may not have much credit rating either, if they are overdoing it, and careless.  Cautious and budgeted borrowing has its advantages if one can do it.

It sounds possible that the one you were talking to was brought up expecting to owe.  I hope she also understands the importance of budgeting and control over what she owes!  It's one thing to owe for big purchases like houses and cars, but another to take a vacation on credit you can't pay right back, or anything else that is gone/used before the bill is paid.

And you probably need a vacation, even if it's not expensive.  ;-)
fireflights
 member, 343 posts
 playing with Fire
 always burns
Fri 13 Jan 2017
at 21:03
In over her head
Actually, then there's the third category where you don't spend, you don't owe for spending but you have crazy amounts of medical bills piling up and ruining your credit so you can't borrow even if you wanted to. I fit into that category...
Brianna
 member, 2109 posts
Sat 14 Jan 2017
at 20:26
In over her head
In reply to fireflights (msg # 769):

Unless you did something to cause the medical issues, that's not your doing though.  The other two are.  And either can end up where you are, not by choice.  Sorry to hear, it's not fair.  I'm glad I live in Canada where that kind of mess is much less likely.
fireflights
 member, 344 posts
 playing with Fire
 always burns
Sat 14 Jan 2017
at 22:24
In over her head
With the fact I was undiagnosed Celiac all my childhood and had health issues stem from that combined with falls and such, nope, I'd say not my fault :P
GammaBear
 member, 719 posts
 Gaymer
Sun 15 Jan 2017
at 00:00
RNG Rage!
Dear Dice Roller,

Die in a fire. Not just any fire, but the coldest possible fire so not only does it hurt, but it's going to hurt for a long time until you die. You have failed me for EVERY critically needed roll tonight for every one of my characters in every game.

Sincerely,
Me
ShadoPrism
 member, 1060 posts
 OCGD-Obsessive-Compulsive
 Gamer-Disorder
Sun 15 Jan 2017
at 00:42
RNG Rage!
In reply to GammaBear (msg # 772):

LOL hehehehehehehehe
MUWHAHAHAHAHAHAHA

Ditto.
GammaBear
 member, 723 posts
 Gaymer
Wed 18 Jan 2017
at 01:56
More options!
Why is the command to post an image in your post not part of the commands at the bottom? I can never remember it and it bugs the crap out of me.
Evil Empryss
 member, 1519 posts
 Try tasting your words
 before spitting them out
Wed 18 Jan 2017
at 01:58
More options!
I keep the command in my scratchpad for when I'm on a mobile device: copy and paste and paste the link in and it's good to go.

But yes, having it be a command link would be wonderful!
GammaBear
 member, 724 posts
 Gaymer
Wed 18 Jan 2017
at 02:14
More options!
What is the command?
Evil Empryss
 member, 1520 posts
 Try tasting your words
 before spitting them out
Wed 18 Jan 2017
at 02:16
More options!
<img src="Www.location.com">

The quotes aren't technically necessary, but I use them.

This message was last edited by the user at 02:17, Wed 18 Jan.

GammaBear
 member, 725 posts
 Gaymer
Wed 18 Jan 2017
at 02:19
More options!
TYSM!!!!!!
wyrmpuff
 member, 138 posts
 I need a name change.
 I want more games.
Wed 18 Jan 2017
at 09:40
More options!
In reply to Evil Empryss (msg # 775):

I concur. While we're at it a URL command would also be appreciated.
ShadoPrism
 member, 1061 posts
 OCGD-Obsessive-Compulsive
 Gamer-Disorder
Wed 18 Jan 2017
at 16:30
More options!
In reply to wyrmpuff (msg # 779):

Ditto on that.