My weekend

May. 10th, 2015 02:50 pm
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I took Friday off to go to the Friends School Plant Sale with [livejournal.com profile] iraunink. We got a rhododendron, some hosta, a couple of daylilies, a bunch of marigolds, some basil, and a mint. She's trying to get a bunch of that in the ground today - the rhododendron is apparently seriously root-bound, so she's dealing with that.

Don & Margo are moving to Washington state, leaving later this week. We'll miss them - they've been our Thursday night dinner companions for many years now. Saturday he came over for games - we were joined by Pat B., John S., David & Erin, and Peer. Don, Peer & I played a game of Quarriors while waiting for everyone else to show up, then we played RoboRally. It was fun, if longer than we initially planned. We declared Peer the winner. Margo came over before we were done, but after she was done playing duplicate bridge - we ordered Chinese delivered for dinner.

As previously mentioned, [livejournal.com profile] iraunink is planting today. She's currently off trying to find her notebook - she thinks she maybe left it at the Baker's Square she had lunch at yesterday. I'm doing laundry and will be doing dishes later.
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Did I mention going to [livejournal.com profile] papersky's signing at Uncle Hugo's on Sunday? I had a delightful time at it and the meal at the Java Restaurant afterwards (let's see - attended by me, [livejournal.com profile] papersky, Z (who's LJ handle I've forgotten), [livejournal.com profile] iraunink, [livejournal.com profile] naomikritzer, [livejournal.com profile] carbonel, [livejournal.com profile] arkuat, [livejournal.com profile] lydy, [livejournal.com profile] dd_b, and [livejournal.com profile] pameladean - I would have sworn there were eleven of us, but I can't think of who the eleventh person was).

Have I mentioned I really like my doctor? )

Wednesday was the weekly Spirit of the Century gaming - Don, Steve W, Dave M (WANOLJ that I know of) and me - we were missing Martin. We were headed into the Amazon jungle, near what is now the border between Colombia and Brazil. We have encountered the Un-Aging Golden Emperor of Rome. This could get interesting.

Thursday was dinner with Don - no Margo, she wasn't feeling well. We cooked an 11 pound bone-in ham.

Friday was dinner with [personal profile] kalmn and her SO (does he have an LJ/DW account?). That was pasta with red sauce, diced ham (left-overs) and green beans, and they brought garlic bread and dessert. Good dinner.

Today was grocery shopping, laundry, and assorted kitchen clean-up. Shopping included Penzey's - we got a free bottle of Cinnamon Sugar, Mural of Flavor, Sunny Paris, Chinese Five-Spice Powder, Bouquet Garni and Italian Herb Mix. Tonight is supposed to be starting caramelized onions in the crock-pot, and Sunday I'm making French Market Soup in the crockpot with the left over ham bone.
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[livejournal.com profile] pgdudda, [livejournal.com profile] sevenmpls, [livejournal.com profile] quility, [livejournal.com profile] trochai and I were playing Corsari at the Minn-StF Pool Party. A discussion of MMORPGs came up.

[livejournal.com profile] pgdudda tried to pronounce MMORPG. It came out something like MORE PORG.

My reply was "I will have to call them Ankhs from now on.

I got several confused looks. [livejournal.com profile] quility said, "Angsts?". "No, Ankhs - A N K H."

There was a pause of several seconds.

And then much groaning. And congratulations, and claiming that it had to go up on LJ, Facebook, and Diaspora.

Explanation, in case you haven't figured it out yet )

ETA: put in forgotten LJ handle
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Let's see:

Thursday morning I had an MRI of my brain. This was part of my most recent Cardia visit - I spent an hour flat on my back in a tube just a little bigger than me. They did provide a support to hold my legs bent - I don't know if this was a win or not. I did come out with a fair amount of lower back pain. It mostly walked/ worked out between walking to the car and driving home. I took three Ibuprofen and went to bed - the pain was totally gone when I got up.

Friday morning I got home from work and went out to do some frozen water removal (mixed ice & slush). Unfortunately, there was this nice patch of glare ice that I slipped on. I slipped, landed on my ass, flopped back and bounced my head off the concrete. OUCH! More ibuprofen, made certain [livejournal.com profile] iraunink woke me up about three hours later. No sign of concussion, there's still this distinct pain in my rear end, especially when I'm putting all my weight on one leg and stretching for something. Still no sign of a bruise.

Friday night we went to the Minn-StF New Year's Eve at Doug's. Lousy turnout, but we enjoyed it.

Saturday we went to [livejournal.com profile] prettymuchpeggy's birthday party & housewarming, and [livejournal.com profile] lsanderson's Hair of the Dog party. Both were fun.

I did laundry in the wee hours of Sunday morning. The visiting dog went home about 4pm. And Don B and Gin N (WANOLJ) came over, and we played several games of Race for the Galaxy. Much fun!
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Monday I agreed to temporarily work the graveyard shift. This is Tuesday through Saturday, 10pm to 8:30am, except Wednesday I start at 12:00am Thursday. This is until he gets more head-count, so he can hire people who want a graveyard shift. This could be anywhere between a couple of weeks, and around late May.

I'll have to get a new watch - I'll need one has day-of-the-week on it. I know this from past experience - graveyard shift rapidly destroys all my sense of what day it is, and it will take me years to recover - it took somewhere between 10 and 15 years last time.

Wednesday was gaming - we rescued a bunch of IB's, but not all of them, and two of the three big bad guys got away. Along with a number of their nefarious experiments.

Thursday we went to Thanksgiving at Don & Margo's (WANOLJ). Also in attendance were [livejournal.com profile] fmsv, [livejournal.com profile] cowfan, [livejournal.com profile] jolest, Jeanne, Gin, Julie, and Deanna (WAANOLJ).

Friday we made Turkey with 4+ Heads of Garlic. A 13 lb. bird, put about 2/3rds of the garlic inside and the rest outside, rubbed down with olive oil, sprinkled with thyme, kosher salt, and fresh-ground black pepper. Baked until it was falling-off-the-bones. We ate 2/3rds of a baguette, cut in about 1/4" slices, liberally smeared with the roasted garlic; and the drumsticks and thighs. The rest went into the refrigerator or freezer to be left-over turkey or stock-starter.

Then we went to [livejournal.com profile] ambartil's birthday party, where much fun was had by all. (Hey, [livejournal.com profile] ambartil - you promised to update your bio!)
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I have a quantity of cards (Revised, Dark, whatever the enchanted objects release was, at least one release more from that era). For at least two of the releases, I have a minimum of one of everything. If I wanted to find out what they're worth, where should I look?
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I bought the DriveThruRPG Gamers-for-Haiti bundle last Friday. I got an e-mail Tuesday that it was available for download now.

I started in on it yesterday afternoon, and finished earlier this afternoon. 201 items, about 2.5gb of data. Wheee! I'll be a while going through it!
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So, if you were a rich pulp hero in the 1920's, what would you use for your kit?

The hero in question has a strong mystic bent, and a country estate. So far, he's got a touring car, journal, pencil, pen, flashlight, magnifying glass. In the car he keeps a metal-shod ironwood quarterstaff.

What would you think a hero should carry on his person? And what should be in the boot of the car?

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