GreenTongue
 member, 982 posts
 Game Archaeologist
Fri 2 Jul 2021
at 16:53
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I guess it is only right I add my own "Good Stuff".
We remodeled our master bathroom and when we were done, it was all paid for.

As for gaming, I created a mod for Tabletop Simulator and over 400 people have subscribed to it. It makes me happy that people find it useful.
Isida KepTukari
 member, 387 posts
 Elegant! Arrogant! Smart!
Tue 6 Jul 2021
at 08:50
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The new kitties are settling in a month or so after their adoptions, and we have finally wrangled and medicated some bugs one picked up in the shelter.  They're cute as buttons, and are providing us with a lot of fun and affection (and chaos).
ranna
 member, 87 posts
Tue 6 Jul 2021
at 20:58
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My 11-month-old gave me a smooch on the cheek for the first time ever yesterday.

Needless to say, my chest is ten times too small to contain all the feels about it.
Life is good. <3 :)
Fyrerain
 member, 105 posts
Tue 27 Jul 2021
at 07:01
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So my home was burglarized in spring of 2020. One of the many things stolen that day was my trusty Necchi sewing machine (a birthday gift from my mother). It was bought used, and nothing fancy, mostly just basic stitches, but it was a solidly reliable machine. I've missed it.

Today, I got a smoking deal on its replacements. Some lady was dealing with her late father's effects, which included over 40 sewing machines (she has no idea why he was collecting sewing machines). Nothing new, but all working, and cheaply priced. So I bought a nice little Kenmore, with a small selection of computerized stitches. And a slightly less computerized Euro Pro, with manuals, for $25 each. :)
Fyrerain
 member, 109 posts
Mon 16 Aug 2021
at 22:25
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Good weekend. I rescued a lost dog, and made some folks' weekend a great deal better than it started out. :)

Found the dog Friday night a few miles from home. I thought it was a vulture or raven standing at the edge of the road, heading into the sunset. Only as I passed did I realize it was a little Chihuahua-mix dog. He look very lost and unsure. So I turned around and went back. It's all farmland there, more than a mile to the nearest home, too far to be safe for a small dog (we have coyotes, foxes, hawks, and owls, never mind the cars). Surprisingly, he didn't immediately run away (like the last little dog I stopped for in almost the same spot). So I sweet-talked him and coaxed him to me. He was shy and uncertain, but not really fearful.

I took him on to my friend's house, so we could post him on the community pages on FB and Next Door, in case he had a family who wanted him back. We get a lot of dumped pets, sadly. He was small enough to take home for the night (I live in an RV; size matters). My dogs weren't sure what he was doing there, but he didn't have a Napoleon complex, so they were tolerant. My cats, OTOH, were variously offended, mortally offended, and fascinated by a dog no bigger than they are. :D

There were no bites on the ad in the morning, so my friend posted in a few more community pages -- and just before noon, the dog's people called. Turns out they live about three miles east of us, and he'd disappeared three days prior! He'd traveled nearly 5 miles across the desert, and only had one minor wound. No wonder he looked lost when I found him!

Happy ending all around. :) (My Aussie was seriously clingy that night; evidently he felt the need to remind me I already belong to someone. Heh.)
GreenTongue
 member, 1002 posts
 Game Archaeologist
Tue 17 Aug 2021
at 10:50
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Dogs are wonderful. That is all.
SunRuanEr
 subscriber, 404 posts
Tue 17 Aug 2021
at 13:52
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My 3 year-old crawled up into bed to read her 3 month-old baby brother a story this morning, of her own accord.

...and held still long enough for me to get pictures.

However crappy the rest of this day may or may not be, it'll be a good day. =)
Yaztromo
 supporter, 447 posts
Tue 17 Aug 2021
at 21:10
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In reply to SunRuanEr (msg # 868):

Sounds awesome!
Zag24
 supporter, 708 posts
Sat 21 Aug 2021
at 05:11
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In reply to SunRuanEr (msg # 868):

That's terrific!  My son, who is just shy of two years older than my daughter, used to read to her all the time -- from when they were 3 and 1 up through when they were 7 and 5 and she could read for herself.  Today they are 36 and 34, and are still very good friends.  They live about 15 minutes from each other and they have 'sibling dinner' once a week (in addition to them coming to my wife's and my home for dinner once a week).  I couldn't be prouder of them.
facemaker329
 member, 7357 posts
 Gaming for over 40
 years, and counting!
Sat 21 Aug 2021
at 05:21
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Let's hear it for doing stuff that scares you, a little bit...

My second job is at a movie theater, where, among other things, I manage one night a week and a couple of weekend shifts each month.  Tonight is one of those weekend shifts...

Last night, our ticketing computer died.  So did the smaller kiosk-console that we tried moving from one of the concessions counters to replace it.  Replacements are coming in tomorrow...but tonight, we had to make due with one Point-of-Sale console between the ticket counter and both concessions counters.  It's also opening night (here) for a couple of movies that should be pretty big draws for us...so it was bound to be busy.

Well, hey...the late shows are all a couple of hours into playing (one of them is about to end), and we survived.  Nobody threw a major fit, nobody got in my face and complained about the inconvenience of how we ran things tonight...and we had what may be one of our busiest nights this year.  I'm brain-fried...but we did it!
ShadoPrism
 member, 1386 posts
 OCGD-Obsessive-Compulsive
 Gamer-Disorder
Sat 21 Aug 2021
at 12:37
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I have finally started to put my short stories out. Site called Royal Road, free to read site that also allows people to publish their own original works and fan fictions. I got 3 stories there now and have read several other really good works by others.
I encourage you all to check it out.
Yaztromo
 supporter, 448 posts
Sat 21 Aug 2021
at 14:56
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In reply to Zag24 (msg # 870):

You have very good reasons to be very proud of them! :)
Piestar
 member, 953 posts
 once upon a time...
 ...there was a little pie
Sat 21 Aug 2021
at 15:57
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In reply to ShadoPrism (msg # 872):

Congratulations! I came very close to selling a few  of my stories years ago, and I remember the high. I can't exactly say I've never gotten one accepted, one story was officially 'sold' I guess, but they pay on publication and went out of business before my would gotten printed. Sigh...

Still, better than nothing but rejections!

If I go to Royal Road, how will I know which ones are yours? Is ShadoPrism your name there too?
ShadoPrism
 member, 1387 posts
 OCGD-Obsessive-Compulsive
 Gamer-Disorder
Sat 21 Aug 2021
at 16:40
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In reply to Piestar (msg # 874):

My nick there is Shadow Prism. My Stories, from oldest to newest: Adventures in Wonder - A Wish of a Life Time, Alternate Worlds (This one I got 3 stories done), Beyond the Gates of Death and Time.
For some unknown reason, the first person to look at my last story gave me a 1 star rating, which is hurting getting others to even look at it.
They are all Isiaki type stories in the short or light novel kind of set up as I am not good at longer stories. Though I got around some of that with Beyond the Gates by making 3 seperate 'books'.
Alternate Worlds is set up so I can show case some of my alternate writings ideas. Something I do from time to time, take the same character and then alter the plot around them. I just finished putting out the first group of these.
I am putting them out 1 chapter a day. Mostly to draw it out and hope to pull in more readers.
Piestar
 member, 955 posts
 once upon a time...
 ...there was a little pie
Sat 21 Aug 2021
at 16:50
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In reply to ShadoPrism (msg # 875):

That makes sense. I only ever wrote short stories too, which made me stick out whenever I joined writers groups, everyone else was doing novels.

I'll go read them soon!
GreenTongue
 member, 1022 posts
 Game Archaeologist
Fri 15 Oct 2021
at 15:35
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It's nice to have the option to retire but not _have_ to.
V_V
 member, 983 posts
 Read my biography...
 Feel free to Rmail me :)
Sat 25 Dec 2021
at 14:23
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Merry Christmas! I for one (and I know I'm not the only one) love the holiday themes. i know some users dislike them, but they make me so happy. It's like I know they'll be coming up, but when I see them, it's still such a pleasant surprise. In fact it helps warn me on April 1st "Beware" ;) Thanks jase and mods for this place. Not posting anything else on here today, just reading, but I wanted to post this. :D
Gatecrasher
 member, 76 posts
Sun 26 Dec 2021
at 01:03
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Merry Christmas to all!
donsr
 member, 2460 posts
Sun 26 Dec 2021
at 01:34
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 whether one loves the themes or not?  they are  there for only one day..its not like your  on the  site 24 hours!

 i like it, because it adds to the flavor of the seasons.
Evil Empryss
 supporter, 1583 posts
 Insert witty and
 appropriate quote here
Sun 26 Dec 2021
at 01:36
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In reply to donsr (msg # 880):

"its not like your  on the  site 24 hours!"

Speak for yourself, honey.  ^_^
ShadoPrism
 member, 1394 posts
 OCGD-Obsessive-Compulsive
 Gamer-Disorder
Sun 26 Dec 2021
at 02:09
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This is my home page, so yeah I am here ALLOT.
donsr
 member, 2461 posts
Sun 26 Dec 2021
at 04:45
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::chuckles:: well? i'm on alot..askmy players!..by not  near 24 hours!
ladysharlyne
 subscriber, 3258 posts
 Member before Oct 2005
 A Pox on Vanishing Player
Sun 26 Dec 2021
at 11:50
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Wishing ALL Members a Happy Holiday Season no matter what you believe!!

As for the theme colour Chang’s I too love them and look forward to them each time they are done!

May 2022 be a much better year for all of us!!!!

xxx
GreenTongue
 member, 1069 posts
 Game Archaeologist
Sun 26 Dec 2021
at 12:48
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Happy Holidays!
May all the gatherings stay healthy.
ShadoPrism
 member, 1395 posts
 OCGD-Obsessive-Compulsive
 Gamer-Disorder
Sun 26 Dec 2021
at 16:08
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In reply to GreenTongue (msg # 885):

My best friend came over and fixed us spegetti with her own special version of a sauce, no tomatoes in it. Turkey, green and red pepper, onions, small amount of butter, all fried together, the juice out of the veggies made up the majority of the liquid in it. Was really good.
Had grands crescent rolls for the bread portion to.