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    I'll risk the lynching and start this up. Why? Because my life isn't horrible at the moment for a fucking change, and I'd like to revel in it a bit.

    One of my best friends is visiting from San Francisco. The owners of the comic book store we both shopped at as kids instructed him to bring me by. They've known me since I was 12. We hung out and chatted for over an hour. They are awesome. I think I want them to adopt me.

    We dined on awesome kosher sandwiches of brisket. On my way home I retrieved the art portfolio I'd somehow left in the Manhattan bus depot two days prior, which nobody stole, and was instead saved for my return.

    Saturday, I met up with some people for the Pillow fight in Union Square. Afterwards, on the walk to eat at my favorite burger place in all of NYC, strangers asked us to pose as the cover of Abby Road for a photo scavenger hunt. That night, I and others went to a club in Crown Heights where a conversation involving Fred Gwynne and the "Car 54 Where Are You?" theme led to strangers sharing blunts.

    So. Those were, well, not today, but the Good Things That Happened to Me Yesterday, The Day Before, and The Day Before That.
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      CommentAuthoroldhat
    • CommentTimeApr 4th 2011
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    Saw those pictures, Rachael. I'm jealous as all hell of Melissa's pillow mace.

    This past weekend was...actually quite relaxing. I decided to skip on going to the home brew store and brew something up on Saturday in favour of going to the Goodwill store with my mo to get some Spring clothes. It was there I found a snazzy polkadot shirt (I rarely ever wear anything in other than solid colours, so this was a big deal) and a BEAUTIFUL light coat that, while a little small in the arms, is nicely form-fitting and comfortable (also a rare thing. After losing so much weight, I've been sticking with my old coats that are like blankets on me). After shopping we went to our local pub for some late breakfast consisting of sausage, back bacon, soda bread, potato scones, eggs and DELICIOUS black pudding. Yum!

    Sunday I watched a couple of things (The A-Team movie and Pee Wee Live On Broadway) and worked on the garden for an hour or so. The backyard has been a forest of weeds for about 15+ years and mom and I are finally sick of it. We cleared out ten feet of garden space, which turns out to be about 1/16th of the yard. Over the next month we'll be clearing up, adding new soil and hopefully have something that we're both proud of (I wanna grow sunflowers and vegetables!).

    And tonight I'm off to the Bell Lighthouse, where art students and computer science students have joined forces to make some games and are showcasing them for free. Can't wait to see how it looks!

    So that's me. Nothing terribly exciting, but it was nice to feel like I've had something of a break.
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    Sigga won a free meal for two at one of Iceland's most prestigious restaurants at her works lottery today. So we will be having a luxurious meal on her birthday in a couple of weeks... and i don't have to pay for it!
    • CommentAuthorDarkest
    • CommentTimeApr 4th 2011
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    I made some money selling trinkets at a local thing. 30 quid might not seem like much but to me it's a very positive step.Things are going my way. Also it is Summer time and the sun always makes me feel better, blighty spends too long being grey and windy.
    • CommentAuthorArgos
    • CommentTimeApr 4th 2011
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    I took my first spinning (indoor cycling) class today. FFFFFFFFffffff what an amazing workout. I'm excited for this, as much as it hurts my legs. I've been letting some stupid trivial things get to me emotionally lately, so i'm excited to have this to focus on, and good exercise always makes me feel better about myself.

    I have dreads now. I'm so happy I finally have them in. Took 2 sessions of about 3 hours each. I'm not sure how sold I am on the look but I do like it.

    I'm now on my last quarter of college. WOOO!!!

    aaand, tonight I'm doing character creation for my first D&D game as the GM. I'm both excited an terrified. Wish me luck.
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    Finally had a day off of work for the first time in about six months. Used that to find an artist for my 3 issue mini that does Lovecraft like Alan Moore, minus the years of comics experience and, you know, the penises. Found a place that makes good stuffed shells finally (good Italian is scarce in North Carolina). Played some bass, did some writing. Good day so far.
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      CommentAuthoroldhat
    • CommentTimeApr 4th 2011
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    Argos let us know how D&D goes!
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    My ex has finally moved out, now although this is a joyous occasion because the eggshells that were strewn around the whole of the flat have been cleaned up, I am a bit bemused by living alone. As is witnessed by this message at 2:15am GMT, my sleep pattern is off kilter somewhat as I remember all the thigns I can do without having to go and become overly hot next to a nother persons body. Though that nasty feeling of being alone is always there, which might also explain my not going to bed, there not being anyone there.

    In the coming weeks, find motivation.

    If anyone's in London and wants to meet up for a pint let me know!
    • CommentAuthorRenThing
    • CommentTimeApr 4th 2011
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    My son, who was a week late, was born on 4/1 at 6:10pm after a twenty-three hour labor. My wife gave birth to him after four hours of pushing. Two into it, the midwife and nurse looked at her and said, "You've been pushing for two hours...do you think you can continue?" which is code for C-section? My wife, who'd just been howling her lungs out, stops dead, looks the midwife in the eye, and informs the woman that she could do this all day, as long as it takes, in order to give birth to her son. We spent almost three days in the hospital due to some complications but apparently the story got around to the rest of the staff because they'd say "Oh...you're that woman. We heard about you." I love her, and the new boy.
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      CommentAuthorFauxhammer
    • CommentTimeApr 5th 2011
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    @RenThing: Your wife is hardcore. Congratulations!
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      CommentAuthorsneak046
    • CommentTimeApr 5th 2011
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    I saw a real no fooling double rainbow all the way over Nottingham on Sunday.
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      CommentAuthordorkmuffin
    • CommentTimeApr 5th 2011
     (9722.13)
    GOT MY FIRST REAL JOB. SALARY AND EVERYTHING. AND I LIKE IT. AAAAAAAAAAAAH!

    I will now have money for the occasional fun things like booze and comic books. YES.
    • CommentAuthorDarkest
    • CommentTimeApr 5th 2011
     (9722.14)
    Finally own the building my shop will be in.
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      CommentAuthoroldhat
    • CommentTimeApr 5th 2011
     (9722.15)
    CONGRATULATIONS, RENTHING!! Wow, your wife is a champ!

    CONGRATULATIONS, DORK!!! Booze n' comics!

    Congratulations, all around!
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    @RenThing congratulations on both the baby and your amazing wife.
    • CommentAuthorRenThing
    • CommentTimeApr 5th 2011
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    @dorkmuffin

    Congrats!

    @all

    Thanks!
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      CommentAuthordorkmuffin
    • CommentTimeApr 5th 2011
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    @RenThing, AHHH CONGRATS!

    @everyone, thanks!
    • CommentAuthorArgos
    • CommentTimeApr 5th 2011 edited
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    omg so many good things!!! Congrats to everyone!! :D :D

    One of these days I'm gonna start a thread for venting about the horrible things that happen to us and warren's gonna sticky it so he can delight in our misery (also to spite us).
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      CommentAuthorAlan Tyson
    • CommentTimeApr 5th 2011
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    The novel I'm working on has exceeded 150 pages and 70,000 words. This is the longest single thing I've ever written, and I'm not sick of it yet. This is pretty amazing.

    I'm going back in to work tomorrow after recovering from a nasty toe injury. So, you know, that kinda sucks, but it means money, which I hear is a nice thing to have.

    @Argos: Have fun and good luck with running your first game! I played about fifteen sessions of D&D before I tried my hand at running one myself - I haven't looked back since. Do not be afraid to use the Sledgehammer of Story when appropriate!

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