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#26 2017-07-31 21:29:19

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Re: QM - The Shadowmarch Fair

Peter wrote:

I hope you enjoyed the party for the couple hours you were there, Ad1tu?

Yes, it was still a good time. Chatted a bit, played some badmiton (poorly, and without rules or scoring), got a tour of their new house. And we stopped for tasty food on the way back. New York has some great food, but there are a few chains that are just not here for whatever reason. In some cases, it's statewide, other cases it's just local.


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#27 2017-07-31 21:31:54

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Re: QM - The Shadowmarch Fair

Also. I got some distressing news at work. Coworker P, the same one who tricked me into eating the jalapeno!, is off for a few days, and I'm going to have to kludge together a freaking maintenance labor invoice that I've never done before. Oh, did I mention there's about 12 different tax rates across 3 different states that I'll have to account for? Yeah. Super fun. I'm so excited for tomorrow.


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#28 2017-07-31 22:19:45

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Re: QM - The Shadowmarch Fair

After werk, I finished mowing my lawn. It now looks quite good!

(But with all the rain, it will look like a jungle again in three weeks.)


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#29 2017-07-31 22:42:51

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Re: QM - The Shadowmarch Fair

Busy, busy, busy. It is really too early in the morning to be this productive!


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#30 2017-07-31 23:44:12

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Re: QM - The Shadowmarch Fair

*hugs magpie* *hugs Ad1tu*

Yeah, instead of doing something useful yesterday I first went walking with my mom. (I had somehow managed to forget it was Monday, so she came to pick me up.) And after I came back Ivo wanted to go and walk to the ice cream parlor. And how can I say no to ice cream? So I got nothing done, other than taking my kimono to be cleaned and one load of laundry.

So tonight will be hectic. Oh well, if I can't finish it all, I'll take tomorrow afternoon off.


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#31 2017-08-01 01:32:38

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Re: QM - The Shadowmarch Fair

*waves good morning from the oven*

9:30 and we've broken 30 degrees...


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#32 2017-08-01 03:34:55

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Re: QM - The Shadowmarch Fair

Ugh, spent all morning trying to get an Ant build to work. First I had to install Ant. Then I had to downgrade Java (it's an old project), then I had to reinstall Ant (older version to work with older version of Java). And now it's still complaining that something is not quite right... I haven't even started on changing the code yet!


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#33 2017-08-01 03:57:34

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Re: QM - The Shadowmarch Fair

Hm, manually removing and putting back a specific file suddenly fixed the problem. Weird! Oh well, at least I can actually get started now (or so I hope).


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#34 2017-08-01 04:26:08

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Re: QM - The Shadowmarch Fair

Peter wrote:

*waves good morning from the oven*

9:30 and we've broken 30 degrees...

And I've forgotten my shorts at home. *cries and melts*

But I think I'll take the spare trousers I have in my locker (which fit badly and have a hole, so I barely wear them) and just cut them off. Because I don't know how I will survive the afternoon otherwise.


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#35 2017-08-01 05:19:04

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Re: QM - The Shadowmarch Fair

Sounds like a good plan, magpie!

It's predicted to 'only' be around 20 degrees C this weekend, so you can cool down a bit again, then.


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#36 2017-08-01 06:46:16

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Re: QM - The Shadowmarch Fair

Ugh, tired.


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#37 2017-08-01 09:14:40

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Re: QM - The Shadowmarch Fair

*zooms by to say*

Lovely new Mint!

 

#38 2017-08-01 11:04:46

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There, the house is as clean as it's going to be. So now it's time to see how far I can get with the decorations of my costume.


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#39 2017-08-01 11:20:19

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Re: QM - The Shadowmarch Fair

Sahi wrote:

Sounds like a good plan, magpie!

It's predicted to 'only' be around 20 degrees C this weekend, so you can cool down a bit again, then.

That sounds lovely! (Will have to bring something to wear under my "water" shirt, though, since that is sleeveless.)


I went swimming again, with LG this time, so I did not have to go by bike, and am still feeling very thoroughly cooled-off.


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#40 2017-08-01 12:44:50

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Re: QM - The Shadowmarch Fair

Glad you found time for the lake again, Magpie :)


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#41 2017-08-01 13:03:32

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Re: QM - The Shadowmarch Fair

Sounds like your weather is more like American south than where you actually live. Hope your humidity isn't as bad!

I'm having a really good day. I challenged myself in my group cycle plan today, and felt like it really paid off. Beginner class went well, too.

 

#42 2017-08-01 13:14:30

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Re: QM - The Shadowmarch Fair

*waves at Marian*

No, humidity in Austria is typically fairly low, but 35°C is still really unpleasant in the city.


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#43 2017-08-01 14:21:58

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Re: QM - The Shadowmarch Fair

Kenan wrote:

*waves*

Nice mint, I like it!

Hope everyone is doing well.... This is my last day at home before leaving for England and coming back on Monday. Going to the lake district, this time bringing the SO. Wish us some rays of sun between the showers ;)

Kenan!! Why are you going to the UK when I'm leaving for the Netherlands??!!


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#44 2017-08-01 14:23:57

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Re: QM - The Shadowmarch Fair

Magpie wrote:

Including these choices:
- instead of buying fabric for the shinies costume, deciding to use some cheap white fabric I already had and just buying dye
- not wearing gloves to dye the fabric, because "I'll be careful, I won't get it on my hands".

Hah. *is blue*

Smurf!!!!


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#45 2017-08-01 16:07:22

Marian
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Re: QM - The Shadowmarch Fair

Peter wrote:

*waves at Marian*

No, humidity in Austria is typically fairly low, but 35°C is still really unpleasant in the city.

Yes it is! We're relatively cool right now, but 30+ is usually the norm here for July and August.

 

#46 2017-08-01 16:20:48

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Re: QM - The Shadowmarch Fair

I always underestimate how long everything will take. Still so much to do... packing will end up being a last-minute thing again after all, despite my plans...


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#47 2017-08-01 18:15:44

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Re: QM - The Shadowmarch Fair

*flump*

*waves tired tail*

allo Mint


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#48 2017-08-01 23:36:36

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Re: QM - The Shadowmarch Fair

Maen Mint!

For once I'm guessing that I won't be preparing until the last possible minute. Tonight I have to fetch my kimono from the cleaner's and get groceries. Then tomorrow before picking people up from the airport, there will only be some minor last minute cleaning to do.


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#49 2017-08-01 23:49:34

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Re: QM - The Shadowmarch Fair

I brought my dress and butterflies to work today, so I could staple some butterflies to the dress on the way.


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#50 2017-08-02 00:02:59

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Re: QM - The Shadowmarch Fair

Kenan wrote:

*waves*

Nice mint, I like it!

Hope everyone is doing well.... This is my last day at home before leaving for England and coming back on Monday. Going to the lake district, this time bringing the SO. Wish us some rays of sun between the showers ;)

I hope you are having a great time in England, Kenan!

I'll tell you, the time I spent in the British Isles in 2015 (mostly in Ireland, though) was amazing. I hope you both just have the best time ever.

I noticed every major town in the British Isles has its own coffee or tea. Enjoy all your cuppas! And enjoy whatever sun peeks out through the clouds! :)


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