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#26 2016-08-12 12:13:26

Kia
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Re: QM - California

Peter wrote:

Despite the not too hot weather, yesterday was the first day for 3 months that it felt cool enough in the apartment to take a hot bath.

Luke warm baths on hot days are also quite nice - they cool you down quite a bit without withing you a heart attack :)

Peter wrote:

But hot bath's are nice, especially because I get to focus on reading.

I have quite a collection of bath salts and essences for the fragrances do add to relaxtion. Take a big glass of fresh ice tea with you and 'voilá' - mini spa  :)

 

#27 2016-08-12 12:19:40

Magpie
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Re: QM - California

Oh - Monday is a holiday! I completely forgot about that! Best friend mentioned it on the phone just now, and if she hadn't, I might just have gone to work on Monday. Now I just hope my boss remembers it too, and doesn't wonder where I am.


Basically, I'm Prince Josua in jeans and sneakers, or a different flavor of Renie Sulaweyo.
- Tad

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#28 2016-08-12 12:28:04

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Re: QM - California

He'll probably realise as soon as he notices you aren't there and starts wondering :D . I am not good at remembering public holidays either. Never have been.


"hitting the snooze button is totally an act of worship and not laziness"  -Magpie, slightly out of context

 

#29 2016-08-12 12:30:13

Magpie
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Re: QM - California

Since his wife is on holiday, I'm not sure anyone will point it out to him. And I'm not convinced he'll notice on his own.
But oh well. If he doesn't notice, I'm sure he'll call to ask where I am, and I will not be the one who has to be embarrassed about making a mistake.


Basically, I'm Prince Josua in jeans and sneakers, or a different flavor of Renie Sulaweyo.
- Tad

Master of Gardening, Mistress of Kingdom Plantae, Defender of the Seedlings, Guardian of Root and Bough
Scrollbearer and offerer of some very useful opinions

 

#30 2016-08-12 12:31:30

Peter
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Re: QM - California

Kia wrote:

Peter wrote:

But hot bath's are nice, especially because I get to focus on reading.

I have quite a collection of bath salts and essences for the fragrances do add to relaxtion. Take a big glass of fresh ice tea with you and 'voilá' - mini spa  :)

I don't like most bath ingredients because they cling to the skin or leave some sort of smell, but I'd probably find more if I was will to experiment.


"hitting the snooze button is totally an act of worship and not laziness"  -Magpie, slightly out of context

 

#31 2016-08-12 12:32:04

Magpie
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Re: QM - California

Hm, what should I blog about today? Yásira making-of? Cursed Child? Try to finish that fairytale-ish thing? Or just random flowers?


Basically, I'm Prince Josua in jeans and sneakers, or a different flavor of Renie Sulaweyo.
- Tad

Master of Gardening, Mistress of Kingdom Plantae, Defender of the Seedlings, Guardian of Root and Bough
Scrollbearer and offerer of some very useful opinions

 

#32 2016-08-12 12:38:29

Peter
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Re: QM - California

Forgot to mention that I love that Jiriki doll. Very feminine in appearance, but that is probably just right for a Sitha.


"hitting the snooze button is totally an act of worship and not laziness"  -Magpie, slightly out of context

 

#33 2016-08-12 12:47:51

Magpie
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Re: QM - California

Magpie wrote:

Hm, what should I blog about today? Yásira making-of? Cursed Child? Try to finish that fairytale-ish thing? Or just random flowers?

Never mind. Going to blog about story ideas (or about having story ideas again, anyway. Not about the actual ideas, because I really like them and don't want to risk them being stolen.)


Basically, I'm Prince Josua in jeans and sneakers, or a different flavor of Renie Sulaweyo.
- Tad

Master of Gardening, Mistress of Kingdom Plantae, Defender of the Seedlings, Guardian of Root and Bough
Scrollbearer and offerer of some very useful opinions

 

#34 2016-08-12 13:20:39

Kia
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Re: QM - California

Peter wrote:

Forgot to mention that I love that Jiriki doll. Very feminine in appearance, but that is probably just right for a Sitha.

(^_____^) In fact I do have pictures, where he wears trousers...or the traditional japanese version of it, which is more of a pleated skirt....wait...uhhh

 

#35 2016-08-12 13:21:08

Kia
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Re: QM - California

Magpie wrote:

Hm, what should I blog about today? Yásira making-of? Cursed Child? Try to finish that fairytale-ish thing? Or just random flowers?

*votes for Yásira making-of*

 

#36 2016-08-12 13:23:35

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Re: QM - California

I am offically on vacation for the next three weeks and started by drinking one of my bosses under the table tonight. After 5 cocktails she admitted defeat!


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#37 2016-08-12 13:26:02

Magpie
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Re: QM - California

Kia wrote:

Magpie wrote:

Hm, what should I blog about today? Yásira making-of? Cursed Child? Try to finish that fairytale-ish thing? Or just random flowers?

*votes for Yásira making-of*

Well, I already wrote something else, but I can do that tomorrow? Or maybe even write it today and post it tomorrow.


Basically, I'm Prince Josua in jeans and sneakers, or a different flavor of Renie Sulaweyo.
- Tad

Master of Gardening, Mistress of Kingdom Plantae, Defender of the Seedlings, Guardian of Root and Bough
Scrollbearer and offerer of some very useful opinions

 

#38 2016-08-12 13:26:43

Magpie
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Re: QM - California

Olaf wrote:

I am offically on vacation for the next three weeks and started by drinking one of my bosses under the table tonight. After 5 cocktails she admitted defeat!

Yay for vacation! And yay for outdrinking your boss, I guess, even though I don't have any experience with that...


Basically, I'm Prince Josua in jeans and sneakers, or a different flavor of Renie Sulaweyo.
- Tad

Master of Gardening, Mistress of Kingdom Plantae, Defender of the Seedlings, Guardian of Root and Bough
Scrollbearer and offerer of some very useful opinions

 

#39 2016-08-12 13:38:41

Peter
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Re: QM - California

Olaf wrote:

I am offically on vacation for the next three weeks and started by drinking one of my bosses under the table tonight. After 5 cocktails she admitted defeat!

Somehow that doesn't fit the usual Olaf picture you present here :D

Any plans for the vacation?
(I initially typed "Any planes for the vacation?", which kinda works too)


"hitting the snooze button is totally an act of worship and not laziness"  -Magpie, slightly out of context

 

#40 2016-08-12 13:45:42

Kia
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Re: QM - California

Magpie wrote:

Well, I already wrote something else, but I can do that tomorrow? Or maybe even write it today and post it tomorrow.

Whenever you feel like it - I'm looking forward sewing mistress details :)

 

#41 2016-08-12 13:47:03

Kia
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Re: QM - California

Peter wrote:

Olaf wrote:

I am offically on vacation for the next three weeks and started by drinking one of my bosses under the table tonight. After 5 cocktails she admitted defeat!

Somehow that doesn't fit the usual Olaf picture you present here :D

You know what they say: still waters run deep ;)

 

#42 2016-08-12 13:59:02

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Re: QM - California

Kia wrote:

Magpie wrote:

Well, I already wrote something else, but I can do that tomorrow? Or maybe even write it today and post it tomorrow.

Whenever you feel like it - I'm looking forward sewing mistress details :)

Well. Not too many details, because I'm not really good at this whole sewing thing, and the fewer details Cyan can see, the less I have to be embarrassed. ;)


Basically, I'm Prince Josua in jeans and sneakers, or a different flavor of Renie Sulaweyo.
- Tad

Master of Gardening, Mistress of Kingdom Plantae, Defender of the Seedlings, Guardian of Root and Bough
Scrollbearer and offerer of some very useful opinions

 

#43 2016-08-12 14:09:36

Peter
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Re: QM - California

You don't think she'd agree with stapling butterflies to a dress? :D
It was definitely quick and efficient!


"hitting the snooze button is totally an act of worship and not laziness"  -Magpie, slightly out of context

 

#44 2016-08-12 14:13:32

Magpie
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Re: QM - California

Peter wrote:

You don't think she'd agree with stapling butterflies to a dress? :D
It was definitely quick and efficient!

Not the stapling so much, but the sewing of the dress. So many mistakes and shortcuts....


Basically, I'm Prince Josua in jeans and sneakers, or a different flavor of Renie Sulaweyo.
- Tad

Master of Gardening, Mistress of Kingdom Plantae, Defender of the Seedlings, Guardian of Root and Bough
Scrollbearer and offerer of some very useful opinions

 

#45 2016-08-12 14:17:39

Peter
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Re: QM - California

I lack the knowledge to be silly about that. I am amazed by anyone who can craft anything or do any form of art.

Wasn't the original plan to have a hoop in the skirt, so there was a "tent" around the "treetrunk"? Would have been super impractical of course.


"hitting the snooze button is totally an act of worship and not laziness"  -Magpie, slightly out of context

 

#46 2016-08-12 14:23:30

Magpie
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Re: QM - California

Peter wrote:

I lack the knowledge to be silly about that. I am amazed by anyone who can craft anything or do any form of art.

Wasn't the original plan to have a hoop in the skirt, so there was a "tent" around the "treetrunk"? Would have been super impractical of course.

There actually was, but just a small one (that came out of my mosquito net). It didn't work too well, and turned out not to be really necessary.


Basically, I'm Prince Josua in jeans and sneakers, or a different flavor of Renie Sulaweyo.
- Tad

Master of Gardening, Mistress of Kingdom Plantae, Defender of the Seedlings, Guardian of Root and Bough
Scrollbearer and offerer of some very useful opinions

 

#47 2016-08-12 14:44:47

Peter
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Re: QM - California

Looking at it again, the skirts seem very round, but the effect isn't very pronounced.


"hitting the snooze button is totally an act of worship and not laziness"  -Magpie, slightly out of context

 

#48 2016-08-12 15:03:13

Magpie
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Re: QM - California

Honestly, I'm glad it wasn't bigger. Going to the toilet was tricky enough as it was. Especially with all the butterflies falling off. (I'm surprised I only dropped one in the toilet.)


Basically, I'm Prince Josua in jeans and sneakers, or a different flavor of Renie Sulaweyo.
- Tad

Master of Gardening, Mistress of Kingdom Plantae, Defender of the Seedlings, Guardian of Root and Bough
Scrollbearer and offerer of some very useful opinions

 

#49 2016-08-12 15:22:50

Magpie
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Re: QM - California

Okay, I think I've written down most of the story ideas I had today, so off to book, bath and bed...


Basically, I'm Prince Josua in jeans and sneakers, or a different flavor of Renie Sulaweyo.
- Tad

Master of Gardening, Mistress of Kingdom Plantae, Defender of the Seedlings, Guardian of Root and Bough
Scrollbearer and offerer of some very useful opinions

 

#50 2016-08-12 16:25:06

Ostrael Firsfronson
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Re: QM - California

I'm at Oakynland International Airport, waiting for the dragon home.

 

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