ginny
 member, 75 posts
Fri 25 Jan 2013
at 14:50
Re: More Good Things
So after getting an eviction notice due to a busted pipe, a week before Christmas, taking the next 1 1/2 months looking for a new place and being turned down by everyone, we finally found a place this morning.  My husband and I sign the lease tonight with the new landlord and can start moving in anytime  ^_^

*Does a happy dance*  :)  I feel like the world has been lifted from my shoulders, I can finally start to relax and calm down.
DarkwindStriker
 member, 504 posts
 Better known in many
 places as Gatewalker.
Fri 25 Jan 2013
at 16:59
Re: More Good Things
TheWarriorPoet519:
I'm going to be a guest lecturer at an International Swordsmanship Symposium next month, doing a panel on writing Medieval Martial Arts in fiction.

That I'm getting to a point in my career where people want to have me stand in front of a room and talk is beyond bizarre to me.


It's not quite as bizarre to the folks who've watched you progress over the years.

-------------

Anyway, as for my own bit of "yay", this may not seem like anything to be happy about, but I accidentally popped a filling out while flossing last night. The good thing, that I'm quite happy about, is that it doesn't hurt and isn't preventing me from eating normally. So I can basically just carry on as normal until I get to the dentist next week.
Dottie_V
 member, 14 posts
Sat 26 Jan 2013
at 06:05
Re: More Good Things
I only need to wear my retainers at night now! I'll be rid of this horrible lisp that has plagued me since I started wearing braces! *happy balter*
DarkwindStriker
 member, 507 posts
 Better known in many
 places as Gatewalker.
Thu 31 Jan 2013
at 07:21
Re: More Good Things
So just played 7.5 hours straight of Ni No Kuni after picking it up today.

Considering the effort it took to put it down even now, when I'm dead tired, I think I can say the game is officially very good.

Haven't really had one of those "sit down, play FOREVER" video game sessions in a long time. Felt pretty good~
ginny
 member, 76 posts
Thu 31 Jan 2013
at 17:42
Re: More Good Things
Thanks to the horrible wind we're having today, I dont have to spend a couple of hours taking apart my storage shed.  It did it for me :)
facemaker329
 member, 5294 posts
 Gaming for most of
 30 years, and counting!
Thu 31 Jan 2013
at 20:09
Re: More Good Things
Just got back from the dentist.  No new issues to report!  And I've got an appointment for late March (the first time I'll have some downtime to recover!) to take care of two of the three issues that are still pending (a replacement for a chipped filling and taking out a wisdom tooth...)
bobbofeet
 member, 47 posts
Fri 1 Feb 2013
at 02:21
Re: More Good Things
Effective tomorrow, I have been married 21 years!  Officially more than 1/2 my life in wedded bliss!  :)
facemaker329
 member, 5295 posts
 Gaming for most of
 30 years, and counting!
Sat 2 Feb 2013
at 02:29
Re: More Good Things
Okay, I realize that getting excited over a one-night-a-week, usually-2-to-4-hours-a-night job is kinda silly, but I am, anyway.  Not because I got it...I've had it for years (I'm the guy who changes out the films when we get new titles at the local movie theater).  I was about to lose it, however, because they're upgrading to digital which means my job will cease to exist.

However, they've been so impressed with my work ethic and reliability that they want to keep me around...and THAT is what excites me.  I don't know if they feel the same way, but they've become kind of 'extended family' for me, and I've really grown fond of showing up at the theater and having some part of that be 'mine'...my domain and responsibility.  So, they're training me for some new positions and keeping me on after the transition.

Nice to be appreciated enough that they'll ask you to stick around.  Even nicer that they didn't just assume, either...gave me the option, up front, to walk away when they changed over.  Wish my other, 'day' job was anywhere near as cool in how they treat employees...
Dottie_V
 member, 17 posts
Mon 4 Feb 2013
at 19:37
Re: More Good Things
I forgot how exciting it is to get ready for a trip. ^_^
st_nougat
 member, 117 posts
Wed 6 Feb 2013
at 17:55
Re: More Good Things
Snog vs. The Faecal Juggernaut of Mass Culture

The name of that album just makes me happy


What i've heard off of it is pretty good as well.

This message was last edited by the user at 18:03, Wed 06 Feb 2013.

facemaker329
 member, 5299 posts
 Gaming for most of
 30 years, and counting!
Wed 6 Feb 2013
at 18:49
Re: More Good Things
Just made my first bottle mold (working on a show that needs break-away bottles, and for the cost of three of them, I bought a mold kit and all the supplies to cook up a supply of them.)  Had a bad moment this morning...I mixed up the silicone for the mold LATE last night, and the instructions said it should be cured in five hours.  Apparently, having my apartment 5-10 degrees below their suggested working temperature equates to several more hours of curing time for the silicone, because it wasn't quite done setting up when I woke up this morning.  Been stalling going into work so I could get the whole thing ready for the next step, but we're good to go now.

The weird stuff I end up doing in my career field...last night's other project was making a fake chicken drumstick (to go with the fake hamburger I made two nights ago...)
bigbadron
 moderator, 13397 posts
 He's big, he's bad,
 but mostly he's Ron.
Wed 6 Feb 2013
at 18:58
Re: More Good Things
quote:
last night's other project was making a fake chicken drumstick

Couldn't you have just bought some from KFC?  :p
Spuddies
 member, 57 posts
Wed 6 Feb 2013
at 22:19
Re: More Good Things
Rolling a d100 because your GM demands a die roll, and you land on a 42.


So long and thanks for all the fish!
cero1
 member, 236 posts
Wed 6 Feb 2013
at 23:47
Re: More Good Things
The 9000 things I'm not allowed to do in an RPG thread on this very forum... It's anecdotes have been getting a smile out of me recently ^^
habsin4
 member, 594 posts
 Putting old paper in new
 boxes since 2005
Thu 7 Feb 2013
at 01:18
Re: More Good Things
Homeless hatchet surfer dude.  There's still heroes in the world.

Also, smash, smash suhmash!!
facemaker329
 member, 5301 posts
 Gaming for most of
 30 years, and counting!
Thu 7 Feb 2013
at 10:05
Re: More Good Things
This is a post-script to my earlier Vent...

Second time around?  SOOOO much better.  Still lots of room for improvement (I think I cooked the batch up too quickly, the color's a little off and they say heating it up too fast caramelizes it and turns it brown.  But the details came out beautifully!)

I just added another skill to my array of abilities that would be almost useless in any other field...in theater, they make me the go-to guy when you've got a weird project and don't know how to get it done.  I'll have to write in a bit about busting bottles over someone's head for my friend's fan-film, now that I know how to make the bottles...*grin*
Masamunekaigen
 member, 1188 posts
 In Soviet Russia, quests
 pay you to go on NPCs.
Tue 12 Feb 2013
at 02:58
Re: More Good Things
Got a job interview tomorrow. Sure it's just for a call center that will hire pretty much anyone, but still... in this economy and with the local job market being one of the worst in my part of the country any job is welcome.

I've been trying to find employment here for 3 years now and it looks like I might finally have a chance of getting one. Wish me luck!

This message was last edited by the user at 03:00, Tue 12 Feb 2013.

facemaker329
 member, 5309 posts
 Gaming for most of
 30 years, and counting!
Tue 12 Feb 2013
at 10:24
Re: More Good Things
This is jumping the gun just a little bit, but...

Got my birthday plans nailed down tonight.  I'm turning 45, so I wanted to do something memorable (at 40, the burlesque troupe I design for pulled me up on stage at one of their shows and had the whole audience sing 'Happy Birthday', so this milestone has to be unique to stand out in its own right...)

Found out that the tour of 'Evil Dead: The Musical' is performing locally on my birthday!  Got my ticket (in the Splatter Zone, of course!) tonight...and some friends of mine, who own an old church house that they've been renovating, and LOVE to host big parties, gave me the okay for an after-party at their place.  Karaoke...maybe some hot tub time...who knows what might happen there?  (This is the same place where, just a few months ago, I played Spin The Bottle for the first time in my life, so it could be an interesting night!)

I don't usually make much of my birthday...because, usually, anything that I plan falls through in a spectacular fashion.  The circle of friends I've built here in the area over the past four or five years?  They've actually been consistent enough that I dare try and throw an occasional party or two...so I'm guardedly optimistic about this one.  But, I suspect, even if the afterparty completely fell through, the show on my birthday would be awesome enough.  Never thought I'd be excited to be turning 45...*grin*
OceanLake
 member, 607 posts
Tue 12 Feb 2013
at 12:53
Re: More Good Things
'Tis better to reach 45 than not. So Happy Birthday then, even if you're contributing carbon dioxide to the atmosphere. (But breathe on a plant; its gratitude will increase our karma.)

P.S. Is it sexist that there is "karma" but no "karpa"? Wrong again; Karpa is a village in Poland. Couldn't sleep so wound up writing, in this post, my contribution to the welfare of humankind.
facemaker329
 member, 5311 posts
 Gaming for most of
 30 years, and counting!
Tue 12 Feb 2013
at 17:55
Re: More Good Things
Yeah, getting older has its drawbacks...but it beats the alternative.  I'll keep doing my best to stir up good karma...maybe add a few more houseplants to the one that I've somehow managed to not kill off over the winter, but I think I'm done rescuing birds with broken wings for a while...the one I adopted is MESSY.  I keep finding little feathers all over the place...

(And I'd never considered the 'karma vs. karpa' question before.  Thank you for enlightening me...*grin*)
ginny
 member, 78 posts
Tue 12 Feb 2013
at 23:32
Re: More Good Things
I found someone I used to go to school with years ago using FB.  I love Karma  ^_^
adrasteia1
 member, 1005 posts
 Even a small star
 shines in the darkness
Wed 13 Feb 2013
at 01:22
Re: More Good Things
Like karma, synchronicity is interesting. It could be anything, but that thing will crop up time and time again in some form or another.

And then there's running into people you know when the odds are very slim (a person msgs you out of a web site of thousands, and after talking you realise you already know each other).

This message was last edited by the user at 01:24, Wed 13 Feb 2013.

Brianna
 member, 1640 posts
Wed 13 Feb 2013
at 01:41
Re: More Good Things
Happy birthday, facemaker!  And 45 is a very good age, enjoy it.

*wishes she were 45*  *sigh*
Masamunekaigen
 member, 1189 posts
 In Soviet Russia, quests
 pay you to go on NPCs.
Thu 14 Feb 2013
at 06:26
Re: More Good Things
I got the job I previously mentioned! Also, though the schedule will require that I take the bus to work, I just so happen to live only a mile away from the central hub of the bus system, where all routes depart from. So I have an easy ride to work and can get in some exercise on my way to work every day. Boss.

Sadly, I have to work Sundays, which no buses run on, so I'll have to arrange something there. All in all though, good goings on.

This message was last edited by the user at 06:26, Thu 14 Feb 2013.

facemaker329
 member, 5315 posts
 Gaming for most of
 30 years, and counting!
Thu 14 Feb 2013
at 07:16
Re: More Good Things
Congrats on the new job!  Always a good thing to hear someone getting a job that they wanted...