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Me: 13, 13, 14, 16, 18, 17, 11...

[livejournal.com profile] featherynscale: If those aren't somebody's D&D stats, today is going to suck.

Me: No such luck; temperature arc for today.
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Whoops. I alluded earlier this morning to a blow for energy independence encounter with a gas pump this morning, but forgot to put up the story for another 45 minutes or so. Cue distressed phone call from partner...

Anyway. What happened was this; finally got all my junk together for work this morning, fed the dogs, scraped the car, and headed north. Snow/sleet had already started by then, but that's actually not relevant to this story, believe it or not. What was relevant was the proximity of the needle on my gas gauge to the "E" side of the equation. So I pulled into the BP up the road, filled up the tank, and scraped more crap off my windshield. Got back in the car to make sure I had cash for parking downtown, listened for the 'click' of the gas pump. Put my wallet away, put my gloves back on, started the car, and drove out of the parking lot. You may have noticed an element missing in this story... )

So that's the story of Me vs. Big Oil.

::edit:: And my training tonight is cancelled - WIKTORY!
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  • The Democrats have more money.
  • The Republicans are off-message.
  • The party in power didn't properly vett their VP candidate (seriously, the only other options I can see are that they forgot how the Internet works, or they don't care because they've rigged the game entirely).
  • The potential Dominionist-in-Chief is a woman.
  • The Democrats are taking the high ground with respect to family values.
  • A confirmed VP candidate isn't going to be ready to meet the press for another two weeks, almost a quarter of the remaining election cycle.
Seriously, what the hell, kids?

Finally, I'd like to nominate John Stewart for White House Press Secretary, whichever party wins.

He UNDERSTANDS how the media works!
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Any story (real or fictional) whose setup involves 'a plane full of lemurs..." is guaranteed to Not End Well.

Metasleep

Aug. 3rd, 2008 10:37 am
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When your dreams start to catalogue reactions to the stories about two very similar dreams that you may or may not have had earlier in the evening (which were titled 'Rose' and 'Rosé', though I don't remember much else about them)... it's time to wake up!

The line "they're as dissimilar as they could possibly be while still being about the same topic" was interesting, though; I think [livejournal.com profile] uberreiniger 'said' it.
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Had to level up some of the NPCs for the Amnesia Campaign last night (before sending them off to certain doom in the Islands), and a couple of them got new feats and spells. Fast forward to this morning:

[livejournal.com profile] triadruid: Leveled up some of the Amnesia NPCs last night; the lower level ones who've actually been doing things.
[livejournal.com profile] featherynscale: Anybody get anything interesting?
[livejournal.com profile] triadruid: Well, some of the sorcerers got new spells...oh, and Leodd* got Trample.
[livejournal.com profile] featherynscale: ... uhh, great! Because the last thing a half-elf warrior with a greataxe needs is Trampleā€½
[livejournal.com profile] triadruid: He's like a 6/4 Half-Elf with Trample! *grin*


* No, I don't know why he's Welsh either. But it does go a long way toward explaining his weaponry and temperament...
triadruid: Missouri Conservation Department's deer logo plate, with the word "DRAOI" on it (druidmobile)
She drives a gold Honda Accord )
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So we've mashed together Nikolai Tesla, Ben Franklin, passenger pigeons, the French losing WW II, dilithium crystals, and the Statue of Liberty into a causality chain tonight (while stone cold sober, no less).

[Poll #1193020]

The options are, of course, not all mutually exclusive.
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I'm pretty sure "falling asleep while reading Stephen King's Insomnia" qualifies.

Considering I was falling asleep on the way home from work, it's not terribly surprising, though. Now if only I can get *back* to sleep...
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While looking through my Collection O' Business Cards for the contact information for Pepsi's Vending Machine Loss Prevention guy ([livejournal.com profile] featherynscale wants to put her gremlin skills to more lawful - and gainful! - use), I came across a business card for a neighborhood services employee from Grandview. I remembered talking to him 4-5 years ago while attending a Homeowners' Association meeting, and he asked me about the possibilities for moving up in the world by transferring to KCMO, since he'd pretty much hit the ceiling for skills in little ol' Grandview.

"Mike S..., Mike S... why does that still sound familiar?" Oh, right. He's been the Tow Services manager for KCMO for the last year or two. Well done, Mike! (this also may explain why he's always so boisterously enthusiastic when he sees me in the halls, or maybe he's just always that way)

It's weird being in one town for this long, and having a job where even people I don't "know", know me sometimes.
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This has to be the best "not-a-compliment" I've seen lately:
"...probably the best-known practitioner of alternate history working today."

Also, new icon.
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Today's XKCD seemed especially appropriate to pass on as a warning:


In other image news, the deities who rule Google Seppuku are not those you might expect. Aphrodite? page 16 before porn. Guinevere? 1st page. But Lilith rings in with Image 2, so that restores some balance to the universe, I'm sure.
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  1. Konqueror does not work at all with the IE-only mapping software on kcmo.org (this is not a surprise, but I now have confirmation).
  2. Using IE does not necessarily guarantee that the mapping software will work, of course.
  3. May not build a Faraday cage within the City Limits of Kansas City, Missouri.
  4. "Impact Zone", in Zoning terms, apparently means that may be hit by a car/train/bus, since they're all shown in streets and railroad lines.
  5. PBWiki is very clever about many things; however it's a bit too clever about how it adds people to notifications - sorry about that, those who were getting our private wiki's updates. *roll*
  6. There are huge tracts of undeveloped land within the 435 loop that could possibly be had for a song. Eeenteresting....
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And that's sad (even if it did give me the opportunity to do anagrams like Mr. White in Reservoir Dogs this morning - "Yagg Gyrax? Rax Gyyagg. Exyr Gaag? Reya Gax. Ragax Yegg? Tommy Wong. Fuckin' Charlie Chan...").

But what's not sad is that his birthday falls on a Sunday this year. Which means the weekend prior to that is ripe for a Marathon D&D session... but not just any session. [livejournal.com profile] featherynscale and I have been contemplating for several months a one-off marathon based on the shtick that is/was the 1980s TV series... regular encounters with Tiamat, bad DM accents, and patently ludicrous plotlines/magic items.

  • Time: Probably starting the evening of Friday, July 25th, probably ending sometime before 3PM on Sunday, July 27th.
  • Place: Probably E3HQ, though that means its unlikely to be a terribly child-friendly event...then again, the whole concept may not be. :P
  • Edition: As mentioned below, could be anything from 1st to 3.5... will have to decide closer to the date.
  • Organizers: [livejournal.com profile] featherynscale (Dungeon Master), [livejournal.com profile] triadruid (Uni/DM understudy)
  • Possible participants (to be narrowed as needed, to get down to 6): [livejournal.com profile] orcjohn, [livejournal.com profile] archway, [livejournal.com profile] 8elements, [livejournal.com profile] auraseer, [livejournal.com profile] agrnmn ... RM?

Anybody interested? Familiarity with the system/cartoon would be a must, and we may have to audition down to six, unless we can get somebody to play Uni...
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This morning was sort of epic in its failure. I'm not entirely sure how you get "sort of epic", but it looks a lot like this in my world... )
I thought yesterday was supposed to be Monday? Yesterday was pretty good, actually, after about 10:05AM...

Anyway. [livejournal.com profile] archway has given me a pick-me-up meme of sorts to do, which I'll probably wrangle after lunchtime.
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I missed this one on the news at the time, but Dan Savage just brought it to my attention:

Texas Ban on Sex Toy Sales Is Overturned
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Musical cues were not so good on the Emergency Indian-Soda-and-Meds run tonight:
  • Led Zeppelin, "Immigrant Song"
  • Meatloaf & Ellen Foley, "Paradise by the Dashboard Light"
  • Tool, "Enema"
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