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by anthroslug
Wed Jan 23, 2019 6:56 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Pet Peeves
Replies: 159
Views: 21805

Re: Pet Peeves

For some reason, my contractors all fail to understand that “comprise” is a standard verb, and should be used as a standard verb and not as some weird-ass reverse verb or whatever the hell they are doing in their reports.
by anthroslug
Wed Jan 23, 2019 6:43 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Grumbly Things Go Here
Replies: 33933
Views: 2212187

Re: Grumbly Things Go Here

My job is stressful at the best of times. Right now, we are beginning a major restructuring. This is adding to the stress. We also work a lot with the federal government, and many of our projects require federal permits, which we can not get right now, adding to the stress. Some of the work that we ...
by anthroslug
Wed Jan 09, 2019 4:26 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Grumbly Things Go Here
Replies: 33933
Views: 2212187

Re: Grumbly Things Go Here

The laws and regulations that I work with make general sense once you understand that they are about process, not outcome (I say they make general sense because the required process creates some weird loopholes and grey areas). Basically, there is no one guaranteed outcome, but rather a lot of poten...
by anthroslug
Wed Jan 09, 2019 12:53 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Pet Peeves
Replies: 159
Views: 21805

Re: Pet Peeves

Lord Foul wrote:Cats - pets for people who don't want the responsibility of keeping a pet...


...but will never admit it.


I will totally admit that I don’t want the responsibility of keeping a pet.

Of course, I also didn’t want a cat, but my wife and daughter overruled me.
by anthroslug
Thu Dec 13, 2018 10:43 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Grumbly Things Go Here
Replies: 33933
Views: 2212187

Re: Grumbly Things Go Here

Well, we got a diagnosis. Diffuse large B cell lymphoma (non-Hodgkin's). My wife starts chemo next Friday. 6 treatments, 3 weeks apart. The prognosis is optimistic, but still, Merry Christmas, huh? I am sorry to hear this. But, at the same time, if the prognosis is optimistic, that is better than l...
by anthroslug
Wed Dec 12, 2018 3:48 pm
Forum: Role Playing Games
Topic: What's your current game doing?
Replies: 245
Views: 46284

Re: What's your current game doing?

My group played our first game last night, and for 2 of the 6 of us, it was our first time playing Blades in the Dark. Somewhat to my surprise, I am really digging it. Technically I played it once before, but it felt more like a rail-roady rules demo than a game. This time, however, it felt nice and...
by anthroslug
Tue Dec 11, 2018 4:08 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Happy Things Go Here
Replies: 32173
Views: 2142813

Re: Happy Things Go Here

Went to a horror game minicon at an allegedly haunted hotel over the weekend.

I ran a fun, creepy game, played in a wackily macabre and hilarious game, played a weighty and contemplative game (using 10 candles), and played in one that left me emotionally spent but very happy that I went.
by anthroslug
Tue Dec 11, 2018 3:54 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Happy Things Go Here
Replies: 32173
Views: 2142813

Re: Happy Things Go Here

Wife just successfully defender her Master's Thesis. It's all done but for the ink to dry on the diploma. Excellent. That is a tremendous achievement. My school had stopped requiring defense about two years before I started, and began again a couple of years after I finished, so I never got to know...
by anthroslug
Wed Dec 05, 2018 10:29 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Laugh About It
Replies: 44
Views: 5675

Re: Laugh About It

I think this thread really demonstrates my love of this older forum model: a thread begun about jokes and funny things changes into a discussion of patent and copyright law, but remains enjoyable.
by anthroslug
Mon Dec 03, 2018 6:42 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Happy Things Go Here
Replies: 32173
Views: 2142813

Re: Happy Things Go Here

Been invited to a weekly gaming group. So, after a year plus of little gaming, I am getting back to it.

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