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#26 2017-05-09 17:30:59

Jeremy_Erman
Pilgrim
From: California
Registered: 2012-06-24
Posts: 290

Re: My great adventure!

Wow! Congratulations, Magpie!

 

#27 2017-05-10 01:15:55

Auros
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From: San Mateo, CA
Registered: 2001-11-23
Posts: 7615
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Re: My great adventure!

Wow, cool!  Congrats on moving towards becoming your own boss. :-)


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#28 2017-05-10 02:12:43

Kia
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From: Germany
Registered: 2014-06-08
Posts: 1122
Website

Re: My great adventure!

That sounds awesome, Magpie! Congrats!

 

#29 2017-05-10 13:04:31

Magpie
Mantis
From: miraculously thistle-free town
Registered: 2006-03-27
Posts: 32884
Website

Re: My great adventure!

Thanks, everyone!


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 2017-05-12 06:21:41

Peter
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From: Austria
Registered: 2001-08-23
Posts: 39617
Website

Re: My great adventure!

A very nice second blog post, Magpie! :)


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

 

#31 2017-05-12 10:50:51

Magpie
Mantis
From: miraculously thistle-free town
Registered: 2006-03-27
Posts: 32884
Website

Re: My great adventure!

Thanks!


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 2017-05-13 01:43:55

Tad
Hierarch
From: California
Registered: 2001-05-30
Posts: 7618
Website

Re: My great adventure!

I hope it's a wonderful, wonderful adventure.  Like all such, it will probably have its dire moments, but you have an ample raiding party here and in RL, from what you've said, so I have confidence you will soldier through to at least a Tad-style happy ending -- not perfect, but a hell of a lot better than getting eaten by something.

Nah.  You'll do great.

Love and best wishes to your new (green)house from ours.


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-- Dylan

 

#33 2017-05-13 05:27:00

Peter
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From: Austria
Registered: 2001-08-23
Posts: 39617
Website

Re: My great adventure!

I'd set up some Bukken defenses in your place, Magpie...


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

 

#34 2017-05-20 05:23:57

Kenan
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From: Gothenburg, Sweden
Registered: 2005-06-19
Posts: 8976
Website

Re: My great adventure!

Did you write the blog post? If so, how do I access it with the password you so kindly sent? :)


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#35 2017-05-20 14:05:41

Auros
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From: San Mateo, CA
Registered: 2001-11-23
Posts: 7615
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Re: My great adventure!

Peter wrote:

I'd set up some Bukken defenses in your place, Magpie...

Heh, I just was meeting with a termite inspector at our new place.  Termites seem a bit like tiny, tiny bukken.  They hide in the soil, and sneak up to eat your house. :-/


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#36 2017-05-20 14:24:26

Magpie
Mantis
From: miraculously thistle-free town
Registered: 2006-03-27
Posts: 32884
Website

Re: My great adventure!

Oh god, imagine ghants instead of aphids...


Kenan, if you go to nettlenursery.wordpress.com and scroll down a little, you should see "protected: [post title]" followed by a field for the password.


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

 

#37 2017-05-20 14:39:39

Magpie
Mantis
From: miraculously thistle-free town
Registered: 2006-03-27
Posts: 32884
Website

Re: My great adventure!

New blog post, by the way.


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 2017-05-20 14:48:32

Firsfron of Ronchester
Mantis
From: Ronchester
Registered: 2001-06-04
Posts: 23404
Website

Re: My great adventure!

Magpie wrote:

Oh god, imagine ghants instead of aphids...


Kenan, if you go to nettlenursery.wordpress.com and scroll down a little, you should see "protected: [post title]" followed by a field for the password.

Thanks! (And thanks, Kenan, for asking the question I was wondering myself).


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#39 2017-05-21 01:13:00

Kenan
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From: Gothenburg, Sweden
Registered: 2005-06-19
Posts: 8976
Website

Re: My great adventure!

Magpie wrote:

Oh god, imagine ghants instead of aphids...


Kenan, if you go to nettlenursery.wordpress.com and scroll down a little, you should see "protected: [post title]" followed by a field for the password.

Ooooh, I went to that other website of yours. Thanks!


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

 

#40 2017-05-21 03:19:35

Magpie
Mantis
From: miraculously thistle-free town
Registered: 2006-03-27
Posts: 32884
Website

Re: My great adventure!

Whoops. Guess I should have made it clearer that it was a new blog.


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

 

#41 2017-06-02 13:27:38

Magpie
Mantis
From: miraculously thistle-free town
Registered: 2006-03-27
Posts: 32884
Website

Re: My great adventure!

Just posted a new blog post.


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

 

#42 2017-06-02 13:39:23

Peter
Pilgrim
From: Austria
Registered: 2001-08-23
Posts: 39617
Website

Re: My great adventure!

Thanks for the heads up. Another excellent post!


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

 

#43 2017-07-13 23:51:52

Magpie
Mantis
From: miraculously thistle-free town
Registered: 2006-03-27
Posts: 32884
Website

Re: My great adventure!


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

 

#44 2017-07-14 03:02:08

Sahi
Mantis
From: Assendelft (the Netherlands)
Registered: 2001-06-04
Posts: 44993
Website

Re: My great adventure!

So exciting!


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#45 2017-11-29 13:19:58

Magpie
Mantis
From: miraculously thistle-free town
Registered: 2006-03-27
Posts: 32884
Website

Re: My great adventure!

After many months, I have finally written another blog post to sum up all the things that are going on currently. I'm not sure how interesting it is to read, because it was written out of about 20% intent to update you guys on everything, 40% desperation to write words that I am bloody well going to count towards my NaNoWriMo wordcount, and 40% need to write it all out to feel a little less anxious.

Password is the same as it was, let me know if you don't have it/lost it or something.


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

 

#46 2017-11-29 13:54:29

Peter
Pilgrim
From: Austria
Registered: 2001-08-23
Posts: 39617
Website

Re: My great adventure!

That is a lot of stuff going on indeed.
And I don't think there are many people well versed in creating companies. After all your boss and his wife created their company ages ago, so they'll have forgotten just about everything and whatever they do remember is out of date.


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

 

#47 2017-11-29 22:27:44

Magpie
Mantis
From: miraculously thistle-free town
Registered: 2006-03-27
Posts: 32884
Website

Re: My great adventure!

True.
I'm still going to worry that I will do something wrong and it will be impossible to fix...


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

 

#48 2017-11-30 00:04:57

Sahi
Mantis
From: Assendelft (the Netherlands)
Registered: 2001-06-04
Posts: 44993
Website

Re: My great adventure!

Well, at least a website is something that can wait for a little while. There will be no major red alert if that isn't in place on the first of January. *hugs*


"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 2017-11-30 00:07:56

Firsfron of Ronchester
Mantis
From: Ronchester
Registered: 2001-06-04
Posts: 23404
Website

Re: My great adventure!

I am too stupid to figure out what the password was.


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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

 

#50 2017-11-30 01:26:52

Merenwen
Pilgrim
From: Germany
Registered: 2014-05-12
Posts: 2384

Re: My great adventure!

Wow, that really is a lot of stuff going on, Magpie. I would be overwhelmed as well. Fortunately you have people at your side to support you and help you with figuring all this stuff out. I am sure you can go through this and everything will be fine in the end. Good luck! :)

 

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