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#51 2016-08-12 16:30:09

Peter
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Re: QM - California

Hope you get a good seat, Firsfron. Would that be a wing seat in this case?


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#52 2016-08-12 16:30:56

Merenwen
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Re: QM - California

*waves at Firs*

 

#53 2016-08-12 16:37:28

Magpie
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Re: QM - California

*peeks back in after bath*

Save the pope, Firs!


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#54 2016-08-12 21:58:01

Olaf
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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

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

I usually don´t drink alcohol at all, but I still have the ability to drink large quantities of it. This sometimes surprises people:-)

I have lots to do in the next three weeks, but I am not going away. I´ll spend some time with my family in my hometown, though. Lots of resting, doing nothing, reading books, watching tv....


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#55 2016-08-12 23:04:10

Firsfron of Ronchester
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Re: QM - California

Peter wrote:

Hope you get a good seat, Firsfron. Would that be a wing seat in this case?

Riding on the wing doesn't sound very aerodynamic. ;)

I had a Save the Pope, and am now tucked in bed. Zzzzzzz!


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#56 2016-08-12 23:46:59

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Re: QM - California

Getting ready for day two of our hiking weekend. My knee is giving me some twinges, so I'm glad we'll have for days to recover after this. I'm guessing it was caused by all the word steps we head to take because of the extremely much path yesterday. So I'll just bring my hiking poles today.


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#57 2016-08-13 00:10:57

Peter
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Re: QM - California

Weird steps and muddy path maybe? Your mobile posts are like puzzles sometimes :-D
Swiping or just plain autocorrect silliness?


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#58 2016-08-13 01:13:38

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Re: QM - California

I can never decide whether to be jealous of people who have a high tolerance, or thankful that I can save money by getting thoroughly tipsy on just one drink (and outright goofy drunk on two).


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#59 2016-08-13 01:29:56

Magpie
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Re: QM - California

Sleep is so nice...


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- Tad

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#60 2016-08-13 04:49:14

Kia
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Re: QM - California

Firsfron of Ronchester wrote:

Riding on the wing doesn't sound very aerodynamic. ;)

Maybe not - but it is more fuuuunnnnn ;)

 

#61 2016-08-13 04:52:38

Kia
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Re: QM - California

project 'BJD uchikake' started :) I finished the patterns this morning and cut the outer fabric. Next is neaten the fabric and plan embroideries...yay

 

#62 2016-08-13 05:04:41

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Re: QM - California

Ad1tu wrote:

Fictional worlds crossed in my dreams last night. I watched the first few episodes of Kings, plus I've been reading A Feast for Crows. So somehow these two merged, and I was talking to Jack while walking down a road through a city, telling him he shouldn't be jealous of King Tommen, that being a king wasn't all it was cracked up to be.

It might've had something to do with the maple syrup french fries I had... My husband went to go hang out with a friend last night, and on his way back, he asked if I wanted anything from Wendy's, because he was going to stop. Yeah, sure, an order of fries, it was going to be later so I didn't want much food, just a little snack. One Wendy's was closed, the other had their drive thru closed and there was a huge line of people inside, so we went to McDonald's. And apparently they had some... issue... because when he got home and gave me my fries, they tasted a bit like maple syrup... And because he was still hungry, he made cheesy garlic bread, so I had some of that, too :D

Just remembered this, and something from Tad when we were talking on Skype: "We're building a wall, to keep those Canadians out! They steal all our jobs and put maple syrup on everything!"


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

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#63 2016-08-13 05:28:39

Marian
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Re: QM - California

Good maen!

It is going to be super hot. It is already 80 (26.7C) at 7:30!

 

#64 2016-08-13 06:23:10

Magpie
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Re: QM - California

I'll gladly take some of that heat!


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- Tad

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Scrollbearer and offerer of some very useful opinions

 

#65 2016-08-13 06:43:07

Peter
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Re: QM - California

Firsfron of Ronchester wrote:

I had a Save the Pope, and am now tucked in bed. Zzzzzzz!

Hope the dragon didn't stop for a snack or a village burning on the way home. I hear they are really hard to train.


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

 

#66 2016-08-13 06:44:37

Peter
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Re: QM - California

Good luck with your project, Kia!

Time to go back to my own. Which right now is to make things blurry, because for some silly reason I think that will look good.


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

 

#67 2016-08-13 07:23:14

Merenwen
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Re: QM - California

Kia wrote:

project 'BJD uchikake' started :) I finished the patterns this morning and cut the outer fabric. Next is neaten the fabric and plan embroideries...yay

Yay! I am curious how it turns out. The doll is very pretty. :)

 

#68 2016-08-13 07:24:59

Marian
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Re: QM - California

*Waves a big fan around to send heat to Magpie*

Don't know if this is working....

I got groceries. I made it a quick trip by getting off across the street (giant American busy street, probably .25 miles from one bus stop to the other) 10 minutes quickly shopping while the driver took her break, and catching the bus when it got to the grocery store. It seems more efficient than waiting for the bus to get to the grocery store, then have an hour to wait for the next. (Though I do like to chill at Starbucks...)

 

#69 2016-08-13 07:30:04

Merenwen
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Re: QM - California

So everyone is doing something productive, huh?

As always, I am just being lazy and haven't planned anything this weekend. I am going to spend my time with eating, sleeping, more eating, watching Fullmetal Alchemist and playing Dark Souls II.

 

#70 2016-08-13 07:32:02

Peter
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Re: QM - California

An hour in between busses is pretty annoying :/
Walking there and timing it for the bus back seems like a solid plan to deal with that.


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

 

#71 2016-08-13 07:33:04

Merenwen
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Re: QM - California

Marian wrote:

*Waves a big fan around to send heat to Magpie*

Can I have something, too? We already had to put the heating back on here!

 

#72 2016-08-13 07:33:10

Peter
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Re: QM - California

Merenwen wrote:

So everyone is doing something productive, huh?

As always, I am just being lazy and haven't planned anything this weekend. I am going to spend my time with eating, sleeping, more eating, watching Fullmetal Alchemist and playing Dark Souls II.

Ha. No. I am going to work on my "game". Which may never be a game. And it's certainly not productive :D

Are you making good progress with Dark Souls II?


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

 

#73 2016-08-13 07:41:15

Merenwen
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Re: QM - California

Peter wrote:

Ha. No. I am going to work on my "game". Which may never be a game. And it's certainly not productive :D

Are you making good progress with Dark Souls II?

I have some problems with a boss, so I am going to explore another area first and come back at a later time when I am stronger or have better equipment. But my progress isn't that bad so far.

However, it is certainly not as good as the first game, I think.

 

#74 2016-08-13 07:49:43

Marian
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Re: QM - California

Merenwen wrote:

So everyone is doing something productive, huh?

As always, I am just being lazy and haven't planned anything this weekend. I am going to spend my time with eating, sleeping, more eating, watching Fullmetal Alchemist and playing Dark Souls II.

One of my goals is to embrace laziness more easily on the weekend. :) I am just sitting on my balcony now. It feels really nice in the shade! But the sun is creeping up on me, and I am sliding over like a vampire trying to avoid it.

 

#75 2016-08-13 07:51:23

Marian
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Re: QM - California

Peter wrote:

An hour in between busses is pretty annoying :/
Walking there and timing it for the bus back seems like a solid plan to deal with that.

Yeah, I think it's going to be my  new plan, unless I want to enjoy a leisurely breakfast at Panera.

 

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