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#1 2017-11-21 00:27:49

Sahi
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QM - The (not so) stuffed turkey

You walk up to where the Mint is located, only to spot a giant turkey. There is a hole that looks as though it was meant for stuffing, which seems to be the only way in. Carefully you walk inside to be greeted by a sight of a roaring bonfire and a trestle table laden with autumn foods. And of course there is also a bar. The whole affair has a joyous atmosphere and you quickly forget about the strange exterior.


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#2 2017-11-21 00:33:59

ylvs
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Re: QM - The (not so) stuffed turkey

Hahaha, a weird one indeed.

*forgets all about the weirdness*

 

#3 2017-11-21 00:46:20

Merenwen
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Re: QM - The (not so) stuffed turkey

*walks in*

*looks around*

Well, that Mint really is... something else. :D

 

#4 2017-11-21 03:15:47

Sahi
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Re: QM - The (not so) stuffed turkey

I just couldn't resist. I'm planning on splurging on books again this Thursday. (A local bookstore celebrates Thanksgiving by giving an extra ten percent discount, which goes on top of the ten percent discount my discount card gives me.)


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#5 2017-11-21 04:36:11

Sahi
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Re: QM - The (not so) stuffed turkey

Hurray, it wasn't raining, so I could go for my lunch walk again. Feels so much better after some fresh air!


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#6 2017-11-21 05:53:45

Peter
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Re: QM - The (not so) stuffed turkey

*waves good morning*

Yes, really. I slept more than 12 hours. Woke up around noon.


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#7 2017-11-21 06:06:14

Peter
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Re: QM - The (not so) stuffed turkey

*looks for pumpkin soup*


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#8 2017-11-21 06:18:55

Sahi
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Re: QM - The (not so) stuffed turkey

Ugh, the project is so messed up right now, I'm just simmering. I just can't stop feeling angry.


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#9 2017-11-21 06:38:30

Merenwen
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Re: QM - The (not so) stuffed turkey

Good morning, Peter!

 

#10 2017-11-21 06:44:08

Peter
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Re: QM - The (not so) stuffed turkey

Still the one that went live on Friday?

From what I could understand, it seems to be a mess with very bad communication? Whenever you need permissions or anything, it takes forever and they keep changing their minds about what they need?


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#11 2017-11-21 06:49:52

Firsfron of Ronchester
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Re: QM - The (not so) stuffed turkey

What a delicious-looking Mint!

*pulls out a knife and fork*

A most excellent idea, Sahi!


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#12 2017-11-21 06:50:32

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Re: QM - The (not so) stuffed turkey

In other news, I will prepare a roast duck again this year.


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#13 2017-11-21 06:58:52

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Re: QM - The (not so) stuffed turkey

*waves at Firsfron*


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#14 2017-11-21 07:04:26

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Re: QM - The (not so) stuffed turkey

Yup, the one and only, Peter. We've just had a planning session again. And it's once again vague, with lots of stuff that can't be done by me. And of the five things that I _can_ do, one of them is a very nasty nitpicky task that I really don't want to do, but will probably have to.


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#15 2017-11-21 07:21:44

Sahi
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Re: QM - The (not so) stuffed turkey

The whole thing makes me crave candy. Which isn't good, as I really should refrain from candy to loose a bit of weight before the holidays. (So I can feel free to gorge myself, guilt-free then.)


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#16 2017-11-21 08:44:30

Merenwen
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Re: QM - The (not so) stuffed turkey

I am a bit discontent with my dermatologist appointment from yesterday. I arrived in time, but the doctor I wanted to see wasn't there - I don't know if he got sick all of a sudden -, and so I was spontaneously sent to another doctor who seemed to be in a hurry, because his explanations were very short and quick. I am unsure what to do now. The treatment would be voluntarily and at my own expense and there is a risk I could get visible scars on my face (I want to get rid of one or two birthmarks), so I will try to get a second opinion. If only the waiting times for appointments weren't this long.

 

#17 2017-11-21 09:34:00

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Re: QM - The (not so) stuffed turkey

My day at work was pretty good, but the way home ruined it a little. I think I'll have to see if I can find an email address to complain, because I'm so fed up with my town's attitude of "cyclists are second-class members of traffic, so never consider them in your planning".


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#18 2017-11-21 09:36:08

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Re: QM - The (not so) stuffed turkey

Peter wrote:

*waves at Firsfron*

*waves back*

Still waiting for the Moot report!


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#19 2017-11-21 10:15:31

Peter
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Re: QM - The (not so) stuffed turkey

I'm afraid there's not that much to report. Lily and I were mostly hanging out, talking, watching Doctor Who and as noted above, buying new clothes for me. And the time in Linz was mostly spent talking along with a short trip to Magpie's Magical Nursery, where she was so gracious as to show us around :)


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#20 2017-11-21 10:34:00

Peter
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Re: QM - The (not so) stuffed turkey

Or maybe I used all my wit for Kassel and need a year or two to recharge.


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#21 2017-11-21 11:37:26

Kia
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Re: QM - The (not so) stuffed turkey

*walks into the mint carrying a pumpkin cake* well, this mint looks really delicious!

Today I overslept for the first time in ages. I was sleeping in my home office (neighbour of doom was having tons guest again. He had the house to himself the whole Saturday, but as it seems, this was not enough *grrrrr*) and somehow managed to not hear the tablet alarm. *sigh*

 

#22 2017-11-21 11:50:43

Peter
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Re: QM - The (not so) stuffed turkey

*waves at Kia*

That sounds like a very annoying night :/ . I hope your wellness escape for the last party worked out better?


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#23 2017-11-21 12:12:23

Kia
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Re: QM - The (not so) stuffed turkey

*waves back at Peter*

the wellness escape was nice - the hotel had a few weak points but taking the price into consideration, it was fine. However, the weather was so terrible that we quit the short walk we were taking because we were freezing. I did heat up in the sauna alone though; Kia-mom can't stand the heat due to her health problems and the pool was closed (which we only learned during check-in).

The best part about the trip was the breakfast we had in a very lovely vegetarian café. They make a great hot chocolate and their own bread. (^__________^) *is rambling about food just as always*

The crazy thing is: this weekend I will go to a (long planned) wellness trip with my best friend. I should be all relaxed when the holiday season starts ;-)

Last edited by Kia (2017-11-21 12:13:47)

 

#24 2017-11-21 12:35:51

Merenwen
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Re: QM - The (not so) stuffed turkey

I am glad you could escape your stupid neighbour over the weekend at least, Kia. He really is a total asshole, it seems. :/

Have fun on your next wellness trip. This sounds like a good plan to me. :)

 

#25 2017-11-21 12:42:18

Magpie
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Re: QM - The (not so) stuffed turkey

Feeling kind of grumpy and anxious about everything today. But at least I made myself write, so I didn't fall even more behind on NaNo.


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