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#26 2017-10-19 05:37:13

Peter
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Re: QM - The Moot Recovery Station

Good luck :)


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

 

#27 2017-10-19 05:41:29

Merenwen
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Re: QM - The Moot Recovery Station

Thanks. Although hanging out here is much better. :)

 

#28 2017-10-19 06:12:16

Peter
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Re: QM - The Moot Recovery Station

I wish that paid the bills...


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

 

#29 2017-10-19 06:51:09

Merenwen
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Re: QM - The Moot Recovery Station

Peter wrote:

I wish that paid the bills...

In a Smarch commune, maybe?

The meeting ended faster than I expected. Now I am even more tired and I don't like to go back to my tasks anymore. I still have two hours left before Feierabend though.

 

#30 2017-10-19 07:15:17

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Re: QM - The Moot Recovery Station

*waves at weary Moot-goers*


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#31 2017-10-19 07:30:18

Peter
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Re: QM - The Moot Recovery Station

*waves at busy Firsfron*


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#32 2017-10-19 08:10:39

Sahi
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Re: QM - The Moot Recovery Station

*waves*


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#33 2017-10-19 08:28:51

Merenwen
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Re: QM - The Moot Recovery Station

*joins the waving*

Almost time to go gome...

My mother has been to her doctor again, to speak with her about what to do now. I hope it is not too bad.

Last edited by Merenwen (2017-10-19 08:32:08)

 

#34 2017-10-19 11:23:43

Rook
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Re: QM - The Moot Recovery Station

I used to hang around another pop culture website quite a bit.  Last year, they were bought by a very large corporation that had been involved in a scandal regarding another website.  The website I used the comment on suddenly started changing.  It was fine, at first, but everyone finally reached the breaking point just before summer last year when they integrated the old website into the corporate structure.

Anyway, most of the regular commenters jumped ship and decided to just use a message board service to chat about stuff we all used to chat about. 

Yesterday, a huge development: we're going to organize ourselves into an all new pop culture website.  Everyone was ecstatic and I decided to sign on as a writer.

I'm thinking of maybe doing book reviews there, but I haven't decided yet.  I'll let the guys running the whole thing get first dibs on stuff.  (It's not a free endeavor.  Apparently, a lot of money was involved... but one of the veterans who liked the old site decided to pony up the cash to get the site running for a year.  I figure those guys who had the biggest stakes should determine the tenor of the site first.  Still... I don't think anyone's really stepped up for book reviews yet.)

It's all pretty exciting.  The message board service generally got 4K comments per thread, so there's a devoted audience there.


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#35 2017-10-19 11:28:35

Peter
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Re: QM - The Moot Recovery Station

You always seem to have new projects, Rook!

I hope this works out for you :)


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

 

#36 2017-10-19 11:34:57

Rook
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Re: QM - The Moot Recovery Station

Peter wrote:

You always seem to have new projects, Rook!

I hope this works out for you :)

Thanks!

It’s almost a mission of mine, since the original pop culture site that we all abandoned was my original and direct inspiration for my old blog.


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

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#37 2017-10-19 11:42:00

Peter
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Re: QM - The Moot Recovery Station

Can't make the livestream from Stuttgart work on mobile devices, in fact I can't even find it in the Youtube app. Sitting at my PC now.


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

 

#38 2017-10-19 12:37:11

Sahi
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Re: QM - The Moot Recovery Station

*waves some more* Took the afternoon off to relax, but I kinda failed at that... Went to fetch my sewing machine, got some groceries, and did two loads of laundry... Oh well, at least I won't have to do that tomorrow.


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#39 2017-10-19 12:39:47

Peter
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Re: QM - The Moot Recovery Station

Whoops. I should have done some laundry myself. Not that I need any of it immediately, but it's piling up.


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

 

#40 2017-10-19 13:14:29

Diorna
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Re: QM - The Moot Recovery Station

Merenwen wrote:

*joins the waving*

Almost time to go gome...

My mother has been to her doctor again, to speak with her about what to do now. I hope it is not too bad.

I'm hoping with you!

(And please tell me, it's not breast cancer!)

 

#41 2017-10-19 13:19:09

Peter
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Re: QM - The Moot Recovery Station

I do not know of the current problem of course, but Merenwen's mother struggles with COPD, so it is probably related to that.


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

 

#42 2017-10-19 13:27:42

Magpie
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Re: QM - The Moot Recovery Station

*more hugs for Merenwen*


I'm really sad about not being in Stuttgart right now. Also, given how bad I'm with faces, isn't it funny how easy the backs of people's heads are to recognise?


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#43 2017-10-19 13:29:23

Peter
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Re: QM - The Moot Recovery Station

From the Tad Q&A:

Q: Do you think you would have made a good Rock Star?
A: Well... Yeah!


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

 

#44 2017-10-19 13:32:02

Peter
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Re: QM - The Moot Recovery Station

Magpie wrote:

I'm really sad about not being in Stuttgart right now. Also, given how bad I'm with faces, isn't it funny how easy the backs of people's heads are to recognise?

With a bit of light it would not be too hard, since I've seen some of them so recently, but as is I am only sure about Deborah with her sunglasses.


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

 

#45 2017-10-19 13:33:31

Magpie
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Re: QM - The Moot Recovery Station

I saw Lily earlier, to her right.

And now the stream doesn't work any more.


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

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Scrollbearer and offerer of some very useful opinions

 

#46 2017-10-19 13:34:23

Merenwen
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Re: QM - The Moot Recovery Station

Diorna wrote:

I'm hoping with you!

(And please tell me, it's not breast cancer!)

It is breast cancer. I don't know how bad it is yet, because she has the appointment to speak about it with the doctor tomorrow. I messed this up, I thought it was today.

 

#47 2017-10-19 13:34:39

Peter
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Re: QM - The Moot Recovery Station

It's back now. Refresh if it doesn't resume automatically.


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

 

#48 2017-10-19 13:36:03

Peter
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Re: QM - The Moot Recovery Station

I'm so sorry Merenwen :(
*hugs yet again*


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#49 2017-10-19 13:40:43

Peter
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Re: QM - The Moot Recovery Station

I hope it has been detected in an early stage and can be treated easily, so as not to tax your mother's weak constitution too much.


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

 

#50 2017-10-19 13:48:54

Magpie
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Re: QM - The Moot Recovery Station

Merenwen wrote:

Diorna wrote:

I'm hoping with you!

(And please tell me, it's not breast cancer!)

It is breast cancer. I don't know how bad it is yet, because she has the appointment to speak about it with the doctor tomorrow. I messed this up, I thought it was today.

Oh no, Merenwen! *lots more hugs to you and your mother*


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

 

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