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General Discussions / Re: Whats the haps?
« on: September 16, 2017, 12:09:51 PM »
You know, ol' Frosty, I've been thinking about a generator all week.  But we really do try and live simply, so we can pursue other things besides work/money.  And a generator is a luxury purchase.  Or so I keep telling myself.  We went an entire decade without a hurricane making landfall in my area.  Now we've had two in an 11 month span.  Maybe it's a necessity after all.

I'm hardly the sort of man you would call "handy", though.  Maybe I've survived for too long off my wit, charm, and good nature.  My wife deserves a little better, perhaps.

I understand your views on it.
With regards to living in a hurricane-vulnerable area, I would personally see it as a necessity that would hopefully never be necessary, if that makes any sense. Losing power for so long affects you greatly, if you're not used to being without it.
Not trying to badger you into it. And don't sell yourself short on handiness. Everyone's gotta start somewhere... If they want to - lol

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General Discussions / Re: Whats the haps?
« on: September 15, 2017, 05:37:48 PM »
Perhaps it's time to invest in a generator? Especially since you've apparently been burned by cyclonic storms before... Or is gas not available yet, either?

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General Discussions / Re: Whats the haps?
« on: September 15, 2017, 02:29:33 PM »
Who?

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General Discussions / Re: Artimicia's Food aid plea
« on: September 15, 2017, 09:57:53 AM »
A blender would probably do a better job, but again there's nothing in the official instructions about needing a blender.  It's kind of deceptive to pretend you don't need one if you actually do.

That's just how it is with those protein/meal replacement/whatever powder drink mixes. They sell 'em under the pretense that you can simply shake or stir 'em up, but of course that will never, ever match the mixing ability of a blender.
Using a food funnel, pour in a little bit of the mix at a time as the blender runs, and it should come out smooth as butter.

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General Discussions / Re: Whats the haps?
« on: September 14, 2017, 10:44:10 AM »
I can only imagine what you saw, based on the term/phrase. Glad I never have.

What can I say?  I enjoy getting kisses.

A valid point, indeed. Still, I could never get rid of mine. My wife loves it, anyway. It has survived the whole hipster-beard and Duck Dynasty phases of 'Murica. The latter was annoying. Never even saw the show (why anyone would actually want to is beyond me), but everybody kept trying to tell me I was influenced by it, even though I've had the beard well before that was even a thing. People are dumb.

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General Discussions / Re: Whats the haps?
« on: September 14, 2017, 10:08:34 AM »
^ Feels good to be back to back to man-boyhood, eh?

^ My brother in law, with his tin foil hat lifestyle, avoided seeing a doctor for a nasty cyst on his back for a long time. It eventually grew to a near-ping pong ball size, and he finally gave in and had it lanced. He had his sister record a video of the lancing, and they asked me to make a DVD out of it. No joke. As much as they prodded me, I never actually watched it, because I can't stomach that kind of thing at all. Damn disgusting. I am rather proud of the title I came up with for it, however: "Sebaceous Maximus".

I've never had much of a problem with that stuff. Probably all thanks to my mom, who had the weird habit of watching those medical shows with actual surgeries before or even during dinner, and we were one of those families that ate in front of the TV, and thus basically all watched. It was like "Yep, that's a beating heart, could someone pass the gravy?"

That said, I do get nauseous when I see people or animals suffering. One of my rabbits once had a cyst somewhere in her belly and they had to drain it with this big syringe. I was this || close to bursting out in tears.

I feel you on that. Suffering of any kind, I cannot handle. I can't watch those surgery shows, though. I saw one once where they were restructuring a woman's face, and I thought I was going to pass out. Yikes.

It's weird how one thing can trigger a negative reaction, but something with a small difference may have no effect whatsoever. Like, blood itself I can handle, no problem. If any kind of pus or whatever is present, I'll need a barf bag.

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General Discussions / Re: Whats the haps?
« on: September 13, 2017, 12:52:59 PM »
^ My brother in law, with his tin foil hat lifestyle, avoided seeing a doctor for a nasty cyst on his back for a long time. It eventually grew to a near-ping pong ball size, and he finally gave in and had it lanced. He had his sister record a video of the lancing, and they asked me to make a DVD out of it. No joke. As much as they prodded me, I never actually watched it, because I can't stomach that kind of thing at all. Damn disgusting. I am rather proud of the title I came up with for it, however: "Sebaceous Maximus".

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General Discussions / Re: Whats the haps?
« on: September 13, 2017, 12:19:56 PM »
As a wearer of a full and long beard, I fully support the existence of yours, Arvis. Think of it as a beautiful birth out of a potential tragedy. Do like Annubis says, and embrace it. Your perceived manliness will thank you.

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General Discussions / Re: Whats the haps?
« on: September 13, 2017, 11:46:18 AM »
I'm sorry you've got it a bit rough now, Arvis... I'm glad it wasn't any worse for you. I've read some people can expect weeks before power is restored. Think you might get it back sooner?

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Game Journals / Re: A Game Journal Reborn
« on: September 13, 2017, 11:43:16 AM »
Took me a gazillion tries, but I finally got all gold in the National A and International B license tests.

I almost threw my controller just reading this

Haha, no kidding. There were several times when I would yell out loud something like: "What the fuck!!?? I did that PERFECTLY!!! How the heck can I possibly do it any faster!!??", and would have to walk away for a bit, hoping my son wasn't within ear shot. Then..., somehow the stars would align after enough tries. The last test on the National A license, when you have to drive a Mazda race car around a few tight corners in the dark, was the absolute worst for me. I must have tried that one literally 30-ish times.
I think of the license tests as the Dark Souls of driving sims. You have to accept the fact you are going to fail a lot before finally nailing some of them, but when you finally do, it feels so very, very sweet.

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Game Journals / Re: A Game Journal Reborn
« on: September 13, 2017, 11:08:10 AM »
Been playing the crap out of GT6 lately. Took me a gazillion tries, but I finally got all gold in the National A and International B license tests. The car you get for doing the former is basically a cheat mode for some of the races in that class. I'm actually almost done with all of the races the National A class at this point. There are a few races for which I don't have a qualifying car, so I'm doing some International B races in the meantime. The Red Bull Challenge races are unlocked at the same time the International B races are, and it's honestly a very easy way to get a lot of money fast. Kind of feels like cheating, but it's the way they designed the game, so there ya go. I'm rich, bitch!!
I think someone else here said it before, but anyone who drives daily, or near-daily should play a driving simulator now and then. Really helps to sharpen your skills.

Also been playing a bit of Rayman Legends with my son. I forgot what a fantastic platformer it is. Anyone who enjoys platforming games really needs to play it.

Gotta get back on Lost Odyssey. I think I've just been enjoying playing non-RPG games, after playing three Tales games in a row...

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General Discussions / Re: Today In The News
« on: September 08, 2017, 11:13:59 AM »
I'd probably give her a second chance, but I'd be wondering if potential embarrassment would win over honesty again in the future. Granted, first impressions are almost everything when it comes to dating, so perhaps it was a one time deal.

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General Discussions / Re: Artimicia's Food aid plea
« on: September 06, 2017, 04:59:06 PM »

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General Games / Re: Underrated Classic Games
« on: September 06, 2017, 03:50:59 PM »
like the best D&D game ever made somehow.

Lie.
Gold Box all the way, son.

EDIT: Specification: Pool of Radiance series.

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General Discussions / Re: Today In The News
« on: September 06, 2017, 12:20:27 PM »
How's this for a first date?

Woman gets trapped in window on first date, trying to retrieve her poop (You read that right).

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