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...
facemaker329
 member, 5318 posts
 Gaming for most of
 30 years, and counting!
Thu 14 Feb 2013
at 10:31
Re: More Good Things
Preview night...the (almost) culmination of weeks of effort by an awful lot of people.  We only had a scant handful of people show up for it...but it went really well.  Not flawless, by any means...but there were no 'the show's gone completely off the rails' moments, either, and most of the foul-ups were things that the average audience member wouldn't notice, except to say, maybe, "Well, THAT was an odd choice for a sound/light/music cue..." or wonder why there wasn't something more in this spot or that spot.

But, for me, the best part of the night was the director's note, after the show, that even though the breakaway bottles I made aren't completely clear, they're still working right and getting the reaction we want from the audience, so I don't need to worry about it if they're a little amber-colored.  That's good, because I came home and whipped up a batch of the sugar glass...which caramelized on me.  So, they're gonna be amber/brown.

Now I just need to wrap up a truckload of props and costumes for a dress rehearsal for someone else for tomorrow night...
adrasteia1
 member, 1008 posts
 Even a small star
 shines in the darkness
Fri 15 Feb 2013
at 12:52
Re: More Good Things
Not only is my rabbit fine (I was worried about her and wrote in the vent thread), but I just passed my Photoshop certification with 95%.
Kyra25
 member, 1278 posts
 Tattooed Jesus Freak
 From Indiana
Fri 15 Feb 2013
at 16:12
Re: More Good Things
Rarely does my husband surprise me for any holiday or birthday.  He just doesn't have it in him to think outside the box.

Well yesterday was a first.  Not only did he get me tickets to participate in Run For Your Lives again this year but also got me Jesus Culture tickets.

Woot!

(odd combination, I know!)
facemaker329
 member, 5321 posts
 Gaming for most of
 30 years, and counting!
Sat 16 Feb 2013
at 21:04
Re: More Good Things
I did it.  Two shows, same weekend.  It's likely that none of you will be around to do anything about it...but just in case--if you hear me talking about designing for two shows that are running concurrently, stop me, right there.

(But, y'know, it's satisfying to know that I managed it.  Granted, I ended up overdrawn on my bank account because of last minute problems, and would likely have been stuck WAY up a creek without a paddle had it not been for a snafu at my movie-theater job...one of the few times where something going wrong has actually been a benefit...but I pulled it off, bad shoulder and all.)

Now, I just need to catch up on two weeks of severely insufficient sleep...*grin*
Dottie_V
 member, 19 posts
Sun 17 Feb 2013
at 01:55
Re: More Good Things
Ahhh! I have a pen pals in The Netherlands and Russia now! Snail mail pen pals!! So cool~! :D
TheWarriorPoet519
 member, 1323 posts
 Resident porch-squatting
 stick-shaker
Sun 17 Feb 2013
at 07:16
Re: More Good Things
I suppose there are much worse things that waitress could have decided to nickname me.

I'm now known in a Canadian Irish Bar as "Rocker Dude."

I need to remember that my fellow authors have holes in their ankles. Drink with them at thine own risk.
Iammara
 member, 208 posts
Thu 21 Feb 2013
at 09:35
Re: More Good Things
This gen the PS3 really won me over with its quality exclusives, and the Infamous games were my absolute favourites. However, the ending to Infamous 2 created a situation in which no sequel seemed likely. When announcing the PS4, Sony also announced a new Infamous title which has made me super happy :3
Eggy
 member, 31 posts
Thu 21 Feb 2013
at 10:54
Re: More Good Things
I have found a perfume that smells just like blueberry waffles.

I think my 2013 signature scent will be Breakfast. :)
Amyante
 member, 38 posts
 Nobody ever considers
 the feelings of a weapon
Thu 21 Feb 2013
at 13:13
Re: More Good Things
My boss is no longer calling me to tell me my work is lagging behind when it's finished before the end of the day anyway ^^

Yeah... bit of a slow starter in the morning XD
arshes_luna
 member, 22 posts
Thu 21 Feb 2013
at 13:51
Re: More Good Things
Today I have an appointment for having pictures taken with two of my godchildren.  :)
Hoshana
 member, 835 posts
 War's a blueberry.
 Wear a helmet.
Fri 22 Feb 2013
at 06:36
Re: More Good Things
I got my new biometric pistol safe from FedEx today.. approximately two months before I get my first pistol, to allow for adequate testing time of the safe.

The best part is the picture I took of my cat right after he crawled inside. :D
facemaker329
 member, 5338 posts
 Gaming for most of
 30 years, and counting!
Fri 22 Feb 2013
at 21:29
Re: More Good Things
It's a bad news/good news kinda thing, but I'm going to focus on the good aspects of it...

Finally got to a doctor yesterday and got my shoulder checked out.  What I was afraid might be a rotator cuff injury or rheumatoid arthritis is, actually, most likely just severe tendonitis and/or bursitis, and should be cleared up with some anti-inflammatory meds and physical therapy.  The other potential health concerns I had, in talking to the doctor (first non-emergency doctor visit I've had in over two decades), are all things to be noted, but not necessarily concerned about, as none of them sounded severe enough to be alarming and/or I could describe specific conditions that caused them (like my migraines).

The ironic thing?  The day after the visit, I'm coming down with a serious cold...
Dottie_V
 member, 21 posts
Sat 23 Feb 2013
at 18:30
Re: More Good Things
My grades were finally changed, finally another worry off my shoulders. ^___^
Brianna
 member, 1646 posts
Sat 23 Feb 2013
at 20:15
Re: More Good Things
In reply to facemaker329 (msg # 196):

Glad it's not a rotator cuff problem, but I'd suggest when you're in therapy, you ask for some guidelines/exercises for that too.  In your line of work, I'd expect you to be at risk, and some pre-knowledge might avoid that.

And if it wasn't so soon after, I'd say you caught the cold at the doctor's - prime place for exposure!

For myself - had a lovely evening last night with my sisters and daughter, in honour of my mother's birthday.  She died in the fall, but we had always done this (and several others have birthdays around this time), so we've decided to continue the tradition, and it was a great idea!