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#26 2017-04-01 10:02:11

Peter
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Re: QM - Master of the Meisterarbeit

*throws golden jelly beans at Magpie and Marian*
Hope you feel better soon :/

Spent most of the day at a small birthday party for my sister's husband. Did get some minor things done, but no cleaning. The next 4 days are going to be fun...


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

 

#27 2017-04-01 11:03:39

Kia
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Re: QM - Master of the Meisterarbeit

Gmaen mint!

after suffering through two 'neighbour-of-doom-noise-nights' in a row, I spent most of the day to catch up some sleep. Still, I feel too groggy to do something useful.

Marian and Magpie: I hope your evil colds will be better soon.

Peter, good luck cleaning.

 

#28 2017-04-01 11:49:39

Peter
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Re: QM - Master of the Meisterarbeit

If it weren't for work, maybe you could just adjust your sleep pattern to sleep during the day and geek out at night...


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

 

#29 2017-04-01 12:00:08

Kia
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Re: QM - Master of the Meisterarbeit

geeking out is only half the fun with a horde of drunken males rampaging in the appartment below, trust me...

 

#30 2017-04-01 12:04:01

Peter
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Re: QM - Master of the Meisterarbeit

Definitely easier than sleeping though...


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

 

#31 2017-04-01 12:24:31

Kia
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Re: QM - Master of the Meisterarbeit

definitely *yawns*
still, I would favor living in the sun on a regular basis...

 

#32 2017-04-01 12:57:41

Peter
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Re: QM - Master of the Meisterarbeit

Sun? Could you explain this foreign concept to an old nerd? :D


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#33 2017-04-01 13:31:19

Sahi
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Re: QM - Master of the Meisterarbeit

*waves* Some days knitting is easier than others. Not today. Oh well let's see if I still can get some done.


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#34 2017-04-01 14:01:24

Firsfron of Ronchester
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Re: QM - Master of the Meisterarbeit

cyan wrote:

Magpie wrote:

Oh my god, you guys. You almost made me cry into my breakfast.

*huggles everyone*

*hugs back*

You deserve it!

Magpie deserves soggy cereal?

*bows to Magpie, Master of Gardening, Mistress of Kingdom Plantae, Defender of the Seedlings, Guardian of Root and Bough*

Congratulations, Magpie! What a well-named Mint!


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#35 2017-04-01 14:03:48

Firsfron of Ronchester
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Re: QM - Master of the Meisterarbeit

Peter wrote:

Spent most of the day at a small birthday party for my sister's husband. Did get some minor things done, but no cleaning. The next 4 days are going to be fun...

I need to do cleaning, too. I've done a tiny, tiny bit today, but it's definitely not enough. And I don't have cake to motivate me...


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#36 2017-04-01 14:06:13

Peter
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Re: QM - Master of the Meisterarbeit

Spent some time trying to clean the extractor hood. The thick layer of dried grease is gone, but it's not perfectly clean yet. Probably no point, since I will use it one or two more times until my guest arrives. It is certainly vastly cleaner than it was before...

Probably going to do most of the bathroom work tomorrow and some other surfaces. Maybe some quick dusting and tidying as well. The floors will have to be the focus for Monday and Tuesday.


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

 

#37 2017-04-01 14:13:17

Firsfron of Ronchester
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Re: QM - Master of the Meisterarbeit

At least you have a plan, Peter!

*tries to think of a cleaning plan... fails*


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#38 2017-04-01 14:21:57

Peter
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Re: QM - Master of the Meisterarbeit

Yeah, hide as much of the mess as I can. That's the biggest part of the plan.
The original plan was "Clean all the things". That fell through due to me being lazy and having a bad shoulder.


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

 

#39 2017-04-01 14:36:17

Sahi
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Re: QM - Master of the Meisterarbeit

Hiding stuff works almost as well. :)


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#40 2017-04-01 14:56:58

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Re: QM - Master of the Meisterarbeit

I was also planning to clean things. On top of doing garden work.

None of that happened. Instead I'm making late-night pizza, which will probably mean I won't do anything tomorrow morning, either.

And then in the afternoon, I'm planning to go to the forest with my best friend. Hopefully my cold will cooperate...


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#41 2017-04-01 16:07:29

Marian
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Re: QM - Master of the Meisterarbeit

Thanks, guys. *hugs* This is really bad. I'm pretty sure I have bronchitis, and am keeping an eye out for pneumonia symptoms. My fever came back, and chills, and I feel so weak and tired.

I spent the morning knitting, and the last few hours in bed listening to a new serial (not Serial, but made by the same team) podcast with an eye mask on. (so good! Go listen to S-Town ASAP.)

I'll pop in later to let y'all know I'm alive. ;) *melodrama*

 

#42 2017-04-01 18:58:41

Pandy
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Re: QM - Master of the Meisterarbeit

Hi everyone!

Love the name of this place!

Marian - take care of yourself, please, thank you.

Firs - I spent 6.5 hours building the printer. Only to discover the power supply blew up when I plugged it in.

GAH.

On the plus side, I smoked bacon today and it was AMAZING. Note for future bacon makers: A little clove goes a LONG way.

Oh, as to 3d printing your own printer, it's possible, but there are parts you can't 3d print with a traditional printer, due to stresses, motors, and computers. Oh, and the extruder tends to melt plastic.


"This is what education does to you. It makes you look forward to cleaning." -Magpie
"I think Pandiqegabenikananoomookmannaq sounds even better." -Firs
Pandy! I found a pop can in the fridge here at work that is a bit dented, has some gunk on the side, and wobbles a bit when you poke it. Thought of you. :) - Ad1tu

 

#43 2017-04-01 22:14:01

Firsfron of Ronchester
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Re: QM - Master of the Meisterarbeit

Pandy wrote:

Firs - I spent 6.5 hours building the printer. Only to discover the power supply blew up when I plugged it in.

GAH.

Well, that sucks! Hopefully, you can get a replacement part relatively easy.

On the plus side, I smoked bacon today and it was AMAZING. Note for future bacon makers: A little clove goes a LONG way.

Amazing bacon sounds pretty amazing. I agree about clove.

Oh, as to 3d printing your own printer, it's possible, but there are parts you can't 3d print with a traditional printer, due to stresses, motors, and computers. Oh, and the extruder tends to melt plastic.

Yeah, I was just kidding, anyway...


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#44 2017-04-01 22:14:56

Firsfron of Ronchester
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Re: QM - Master of the Meisterarbeit

Marian wrote:

Thanks, guys. *hugs* This is really bad. I'm pretty sure I have bronchitis, and am keeping an eye out for pneumonia symptoms. My fever came back, and chills, and I feel so weak and tired.

Sorry to hear it, Marian! Feel better soon!


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Ommu is horrifying; Akhenabi is f**king evil; Makho is Trump with a badass sword; Jijibo is the crackhead version of Towser.  And Saomeji is creepy. --Cyan

 

#45 2017-04-01 22:21:29

Firsfron of Ronchester
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Re: QM - Master of the Meisterarbeit

Tonight was the big organizational meeting for the convention, for vendors, panelists, exhibitors and clubs. Only got a dozen RSVPs, but ended up with around 50 people at the meeting, which was excellent. Now at least half the people will be approximately on the same page. We ended up with 62 vendors, clubs, exhibitors and panelists, which is a good number IMO.

We got a good portion of the map marked out, we answered vendors' questions, we mollified the talent, and we educated people on what to do and not do. This was a really great group! I feel like we just might not be the next DashCon! Now hopefully, people will show up...


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#46 2017-04-02 02:00:40

Sahi
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Re: QM - Master of the Meisterarbeit

Maen mint! Taking my Finnish friend to a garden center later today.


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#47 2017-04-02 02:07:03

Kenan
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Re: QM - Master of the Meisterarbeit

Maen mint.

*hugs for Marian* Get well soon!

Did you all survive April fools? We headed to the woods and escaped society for most of the afternoon/evening.


Wouldn't the plural form of Olaf be Olaves? ;) - Firsfron of Ronchester

 

#48 2017-04-02 03:00:38

Sahi
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I hardly noticed it was April fool's. Only at the supermarket. They are handing out seeds in cups with soil to grow your own vegetables and kids love them so much that they queue outside the doors to beg for them. We didn't get any, but just as we passed one of the kids noticed out loud that it was April fool's. So Ivo stepped back and said "oh yeah, it's April fool's isn't it? I have some seeds for you!" And just as their eyes lit up he said "April fool's!" They were disappointed for a second or two, but then realized they had actually been asking for it. The joke was so stupid it became funny again.


"Because it is scientifically impossible to have enough books." - Patrick Rothfuss

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First member of the Shadowmarch Council of Sages, Official Quiller's Mint Historian
You may call me the Porcupine Lady, or if you are feeling generous the Erinaceous One.

 

#49 2017-04-02 03:12:47

Kenan
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Re: QM - Master of the Meisterarbeit

In Sweden it seems like many news outlets forwent April Fools in light of the fake news epidemic recently.
A couple I noticed on phaseborg though: SAS installed selfie buttons on their airplanes. George Lucas will make a 4th Star Wars trilogy after episode IX. That's about it!


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#50 2017-04-02 03:41:04

Magpie
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Re: QM - Master of the Meisterarbeit

I mostly noticed because LG warned me that his family might try to prank me, but luckily they didn't.


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- Tad

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Scrollbearer and offerer of some very useful opinions

 

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