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Long time no post [May. 6th, 2014|07:10 pm]
Probably because not much has happened; same old same old. I now live in a two-bedroom bungalow (spare bedroom awaiting furniture to become a place to mess about with robots and/or painting little plastic mans); much nicer than the previous place, no damp, and my landlady seems a decent sort too. The job continues fine; it's the annual pay review next month so am hoping for more of a raise than we all got last year (i.e. 0%, since the company was in poor financial straits at the time).

Fang continues fangy; often bitey, sometimes snuggly. Have just started a Numenera campaign with my local nerd krew; some astonishingly bad dice rolling got my first character crucified, gutted and eaten by a dog in his first session, but the replacement has at least survived an evening thus far.

I have a garden! For the first time ever (the concrete patio in Ann Arbor doesn't really count). It's got an apple tree and a small herb garden already; am pondering what else might be fun to plant. Am also pondering barbequing out; the previous tenant left a simple grill (i.e. big metal hinged cylinder on legs into which one deposits charcoal).

I hope everyone else is having a reasonably non-traumatic life. :)

[User Picture]From: dionysus1999
2014-05-06 06:17 pm (UTC)
Glad you missed the brutal winter we had here in almost Canada. Had a blast at Penguicon this year, still need to do a blog post. My prophet for hire was popular, had people stopping to talk to Jesus, apparently got my photo taken with a (video game) female assassin.
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[User Picture]From: jojomojo
2014-05-06 06:25 pm (UTC)
Yes, I heard it was all a bit Game of Thrones. We had issues with rain and flooding instead in January, though I managed to skip the first lot of road closures by being on holiday in southern Spain at the time O:).

I do miss Penguicon. I need to actually attend a suitable UK equivalent this year...

(I get mistaken for Jesus just walking down the street ;p Or Hagrid)

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[User Picture]From: novapsyche
2014-05-06 09:08 pm (UTC)
Glad to hear you're doing well. Here's hoping for a respectful raise!
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[User Picture]From: airsucker
2014-05-08 01:48 pm (UTC)
Yay for not-surprises!

Tomatoes usually aren't too difficult and you can't beat fresh out of the garden on that. Various forms of squash and cucumber are usually easy and prolific. You could even grill some of the squash. If you plant mint, keep it in a container. It is one of 3 forms of life that will survive a nuclear apocalypse.

Currently our only trauma is when our darling daughter faceplants into furniture, or the floor.
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[User Picture]From: jojomojo
2014-05-09 09:25 pm (UTC)
I know the second form is cockroaches; what is the third?
(Angels? I've been rocking Neon Genesis Evangelion lately ;p)
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[User Picture]From: airsucker
2014-05-10 12:13 am (UTC)
There's a small fly that's more likely to survive than the cockroach. Mythbusters did that one. The tardegard (sp), aka the waterbear that is microscopic were the three that I was thinking of. Its not like an official list or anything,
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