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#26 2017-09-21 11:49:54

Diorna
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Re: QM - The new office

ylvs wrote:

And Diorna. I think a playground is no place that requires makeup or dressup or anyup.

*nods*

*snorts*
Tell that to the stepford wives assemblage ... no, I think it was me. Underdressed for the playground. *sigh*

Yay, Magpie! I always feel so much better when that recycling center stuff is gone!

 

#27 2017-09-21 11:55:26

Magpie
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Re: QM - The new office

I've watered my plants and packed my stuff for this weekend. Very resentfully. Now, vacuuming.

Not sure I want to bake. I was thinking I'd bring some cake to work and to Munich, but I already have too much stuff to carry tomorrow. And I need to walk to the train station instead of taking the bike, because LG will pick me up from work and we'll go to Munich from there, so I'd have to leave the bike at the train station, and then I would definitely forget about it and leave too late on Monday, and stand in the bicycle room wondering if someone stole my bike, and then miss my train.

Whoops. That was a long sentence.


Anyway. It's still early, so I don't really have an excuse not to bake... and I could ask LG to stop by my place before he comes to pick me up and bring the cake with him.


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

 

#28 2017-09-21 12:30:59

Marian
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Re: QM - The new office

*waves*

Cyan, welcome to the curly hair club! Sooo easy to care for, just scrunch and go. Can be a cute bob, or layered a little longer. Or you can be lazy like me and do pony tails a lot. :)

 

#29 2017-09-21 12:58:23

Sahi
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Re: QM - The new office

*waves*


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

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You may call me the Porcupine Lady, or if you are feeling generous the Erinaceous One.

 

#30 2017-09-21 13:07:48

Magpie
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Re: QM - The new office

*licks a bowl*


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

 

#31 2017-09-21 14:03:16

Sahi
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Re: QM - The new office

Ooh, did it work?


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

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You may call me the Porcupine Lady, or if you are feeling generous the Erinaceous One.

 

#32 2017-09-21 14:10:44

Magpie
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Re: QM - The new office

Did what work? The licking? The baking?



I know this is a thing my brain does, but it still always surprises me how much better and more comfortable I feel in a room that is properly clean. I like being in my kitchen so much right now. I can go in and just look around and feel better.


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

 

#33 2017-09-21 15:19:01

Rook
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Re: QM - The new office

Two people across from us are selling their houses.  (It's a pretty new development we live in, so it's kinda concerning.)  Anyway, I suggested we buy them and then build tunnels.

My wife laughed.  But come on... how would that not be the most awesome thing ever.


“The past,” they say, “is now truly like a foreign country. They do things exactly the same there.” --- Douglas Adams

Rooktopia! (Personal)

 

#34 2017-09-21 16:23:30

Peter
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Re: QM - The new office

And make a copy of castle black?


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

 

#35 2017-09-21 22:56:30

Magpie
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Re: QM - The new office

Busy, busy, busy, preparing the last few things for this stupid Munich trip. (No, I still don't want to go.)


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

 

#36 2017-09-22 00:00:55

ylvs
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Re: QM - The new office

Gmaen Mint.

You'll find something good in the weekend, Magpie.Try to be as chilled as possible!

*huggles*

 

#37 2017-09-22 00:01:35

ylvs
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Posts: 13406

Re: QM - The new office

And I miss my well deserved glitter so much.

*sobs*

 

#38 2017-09-22 01:01:30

Sahi
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Re: QM - The new office

*glitters ylvs for 13k* Welcome to the 13th floor!


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

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You may call me the Porcupine Lady, or if you are feeling generous the Erinaceous One.

 

#39 2017-09-22 01:47:38

Peter
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Re: QM - The new office

*rolls out the glitter cannon*
*salutes*
*fires*

Congratulations, General Ylvs!


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

 

#40 2017-09-22 02:16:52

Peter
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Re: QM - The new office

*waves good morning*

I needed to be up at a reasonable time today and I slept almost enough, so maybe I can claw back a few hours today. Slowly getting into The Witchwood Crown, though as usual I am having a hard time starting on a book.

Some of the early dialogue doesn't work for me at all, though I will most likely get used to the "voices" in a bit.


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

 

#41 2017-09-22 02:18:41

Peter
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Re: QM - The new office

Also need to decide what I will play next.

Might be Thief - The Dark Project, or Dark Souls, or maybe I will resume Borderlands 2.


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

 

#42 2017-09-22 04:25:03

Magpie
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Re: QM - The new office

*yawn*

I feel slightly less negative about this trip than I did a few days ago, but I still wish I could go home to my bed and sleep as long as I want, without thinking of other people or plans.


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 2017-09-22 04:33:17

Peter
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Re: QM - The new office

Best of luck with the trip, Magpie!
Hope it works out alright :)


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

 

#44 2017-09-22 07:15:42

Ad1tu
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Re: QM - The new office

Rook wrote:

Two people across from us are selling their houses.  (It's a pretty new development we live in, so it's kinda concerning.)  Anyway, I suggested we buy them and then build tunnels.

My wife laughed.  But come on... how would that not be the most awesome thing ever.

Spooky.... I have a coworker who, when the house behind them went up for sale, told us him & his wife jokingly talked about buying it and building a tunnel between the two.


If you should do what makes you happy, and no one can tell you what makes you happy, then that means no one can tell you what to do!

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#45 2017-09-22 08:25:40

ylvs
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Re: QM - The new office

Sahi wrote:

*glitters ylvs for 13k* Welcome to the 13th floor!

Thankee!

*bathes in glitter*

It's my second fav floor!

 

#46 2017-09-22 08:26:42

ylvs
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Posts: 13406

Re: QM - The new office

Peter wrote:

*rolls out the glitter cannon*
*salutes*
*fires*

Congratulations, General Ylvs!

*dances in glitter*

*seriously wonders how she earned that title*

 

#47 2017-09-22 08:33:33

ylvs
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Re: QM - The new office

Peter wrote:

Slowly getting into The Witchwood Crown, though as usual I am having a hard time starting on a book.

Some of the early dialogue doesn't work for me at all, though I will most likely get used to the "voices" in a bit.

I know what you mean, Peter. I felt like that as well when I read the very first manuscript. Simon and Miri just did not sound right. It was much better the second time though. now I wonder if so much really changed inbetween manuscripts or if it was just because it was a reread then and I was used to their older selves by then. Interesting question.

 

#48 2017-09-22 08:38:26

ylvs
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Re: QM - The new office

Magpie wrote:

*yawn*

I feel slightly less negative about this trip than I did a few days ago, but I still wish I could go home to my bed and sleep as long as I want, without thinking of other people or plans.

Now, that's a start. Have you found out where the botanical garden is? You really should have a lovely Autumn afternoon there while everybody else is going to stupidly crowded Oktoberfest.

 

#49 2017-09-22 08:50:15

ylvs
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Posts: 13406

Re: QM - The new office

Ad1tu wrote:

Rook wrote:

Two people across from us are selling their houses.  (It's a pretty new development we live in, so it's kinda concerning.)  Anyway, I suggested we buy them and then build tunnels.

My wife laughed.  But come on... how would that not be the most awesome thing ever.

Spooky.... I have a coworker who, when the house behind them went up for sale, told us him & his wife jokingly talked about buying it and building a tunnel between the two.

I live in a trerrace house (Row house? Town house? No idea about the right translation), they were built 100 years ago for the  staff of the hospital across the street. All houses have three windows on the outside but inisde there were doctor's houses with two rooms per floor (4 windows)  and nurses houses with one room (two windows). Over the decades owners actually sold rooms to each other sometimes even whole houses. I would love to have the opportunity to buy an additional room. Not very likely though ... not that I should complain ...

 

#50 2017-09-22 11:18:17

Merenwen
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Re: QM - The new office

We have a surgery appointment for tomorrow. I am so scared for my little one. Cross your fingers for him.

 

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