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Snarky

20:07 Jan 29 2012
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...join in the fun, won't you?


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Mmmm... coma...

16:17 Jan 29 2012
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...last night we hosted Piesta. A festival of pie.


It was fun. Not quite the turnout we were expecting. Morri and I made humus - some of which Morri made a delicious spicy garden salsa to put on top of it. I experimented and made cup-cake sized chicken pot-pies. The experiment looked like it was going to be a disaster, but they actually came out really good. And of course, I made my now world famous pumpkin pecan pies.


Friends brought Irish Carbomb Cupcakes - I still smell the alcohol of them when I walk into the kitchen... a new friend was convinced to try his hand at baking a key lime pie and he did a great job with it.


In all, we had enough sweets and alcohol infused goodness to put us in a sugar coma today.


Meanwhile, outside a storm raged - 50+ MPH winds, snow, lightning....


It was an interesting night.


Now... what for breakfast?


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Canislupus
Canislupus
16:33 Jan 29 2012

Gods I love good humus :) Irish car bombs for breakfast?





birra
birra
16:42 Jan 29 2012

Gawd no.



One of the guests brought an egg-pie - breakfast variety... his wife made it... it's not very good. He constantly boasts about what an accomplished chef she is...



...I dunno. It seems a bit burnt, but maybe that is the way it is supposed to be?



I'm thinking about frying up some bacon and just mashing it all together...





Morrigon
Morrigon
16:53 Jan 29 2012

It's 90% salt. Throw it over the house.





birra
birra
17:22 Jan 29 2012

You're right. I wonder if the chickens would eat it.



I made seafood breakfast burritos. There is one waiting for you...





Canislupus
Canislupus
20:18 Jan 29 2012

Yeah, that does not sound good at all. The seafood does though ;)





Isis101
Isis101
22:13 Jan 29 2012

Oh damn...yummy!

Breakfast should be whatever happens to be left over from the Piesta, with coffee!





RedQueen
RedQueen
23:18 Jan 29 2012

I have a recipe for Guinness chocolate cake. Ever since |I made the first one, I have made dozens for the kids at work. And all I was trying to do was show that wine was not the only thing we could use up in the kitchen if we couldn't use it at the bar anymore.....



If you want a copy, I'll happily send it to you.



There is even guinness in the frosting, although I'm sure your cupcakes had bailey's in it...lol





birra
birra
19:56 Jan 30 2012

Yes, Bailey's in the frosting, and a core of Jameson soaked chocolate gnoche. (sp)



They reek of alcohol worse than Lindsay Lohan on Sunday morning...





brileybeauford666
brileybeauford666
00:48 Feb 01 2012

Pie, Irish carbomb cupcakes, snow with lightning and friends, is there any other way to spend a winter's night? I'm thinking not.





 

I will survive!

03:24 Jan 26 2012
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*Happy Dance*


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sPerAnZa
sPerAnZa
03:27 Jan 26 2012

So I take installing the new router went well then? :)





birra
birra
03:55 Jan 26 2012

Oh, no. Haven't gotten to that.



Survival just joined Limbus. What a great addition to the coven!





Survival
Survival
04:34 Jan 26 2012

*Snort*



Hahah...



Ducky's Baaaaaack!



;)





 

03:31 Jan 24 2012
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Maybe I can sleep it off....


*sigh*


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00:03 Jan 23 2012
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Put the flying bed to good use today. I think everyone will enjoy what they are about to see....


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Bones
Bones
00:25 Jan 23 2012

?





Joli
Joli
05:30 Jan 23 2012

Yeah, what Bones said.





 

18:07 Jan 22 2012
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Sometimes I'm just sucked into this lethargic unambitious state.... not sure what I need to snap out of it...


...probably just because weekends actually do mean a chance to rest for the first time in a decade...


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Isis101
Isis101
22:51 Jan 22 2012

Everyone needs time to do absolutely nothing...

But - when you need to snap out of it, coffee, Jolt Cola, or an ice cube down your back will work.





Isis101
Isis101
22:51 Jan 22 2012

Everyone needs time to do absolutely nothing...

But - when you need to snap out of it, coffee, Jolt Cola, or an ice cube down your back will work.





atyourwindow
atyourwindow
22:53 Jan 22 2012

Maybe it's low T?





birra
birra
00:03 Jan 23 2012

Low T?





atyourwindow
atyourwindow
00:15 Jan 23 2012

The latest research suggests that guys without enough of the hormone face a higher risk of several serious illnesses, including diabetes, osteoporosis, and cardiovascular disease. A simple blood test can reveal whether a guy has low "T,"






birra
birra
01:20 Jan 23 2012

I think the daily blood test... all the blood spontaneously going into my penis... proves that probably isn't the problem.





Morrigon
Morrigon
01:32 Jan 23 2012

Oh it's not spontaneous. There's a reason for it. :)





birra
birra
01:38 Jan 23 2012

Ok, so spontaneous wasn't as appropriate of a descriptor as, maybe... immediate? Effortless? Involuntary?





 

15:31 Jan 21 2012
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Now that is working well.


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16:21 Jan 20 2012
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I gave my 5 honor today to the last members to read my journal. Maybe I will just make a game of this and at some random point during the day give all of my honor away to the last 5 people to read my journal.


Yes. I am being a journal reading favor whore.


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ladySnowStrixx
ladySnowStrixx
16:23 Jan 20 2012

lol for shame !!you are too funny.





Canislupus
Canislupus
16:29 Jan 20 2012

Call it incentive and positive reinforcement to keep up with the smart people on VR ;)





Airianna
Airianna
16:30 Jan 20 2012

lawl?





birra
birra
17:05 Jan 20 2012

Yes. Lawl. Lawl, indeed.



Wait.. what?





Sulks
Sulks
21:23 Jan 20 2012

nah. Bring back the engrish game s'il vous plait :P





Isis101
Isis101
22:52 Jan 22 2012

A lot of people read your journal without expecting any honor though...lol.





 

Yeah... it's a website

02:53 Jan 17 2012
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...I swore I would never have a coven. But now I do. But at least it is a coven with a purpose.


See that "Free Members List" other society masters? See how easy it is to now navigate daily, find free members that actually might be of value?


No more losing a level 56 member that was just dropped from their society in the middle of a list of 3,500 names. No more spending extra time weeding from one free account to another, trying to find someone worth inducting only to discover most haven't been on in 4 years or are suspended forever anyway.


And now, when members do return from an extended hiatus, they're greeted back to the site and have the option of becoming more active members in a society of their choosing, where they will be happier and more likely to participate.


Not bragging - just pointing it out. Once in a while it has to be made about something other than power trips and popularity contests. There are some good societies here, and some good people running them. If you find yourself in Limbus and want to look into joining other societies, I can definitely recommend some worthwhile ones.


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Sulks
Sulks
16:48 Jan 17 2012

well said.



Yup. There are great covens here, I'm in one (twice - I liked it that much LOL).



I hate the power-trippiness thing.





Morrigon
Morrigon
16:42 Jan 20 2012

You're an awesome dude :)





 

Mornings...

20:38 Jan 13 2012
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Unnerving morning.


Usually I get to the kids' house around 7:40 and their mom has just left for work or in the process of leaving, the kids are eating breakfast and watching TV....


...this morning I got there... her van was in the driveway. The door was deadbolted, meaning the dog hadn't been let out. I walked in the house to darkness and silence. No TV on... all the lights still out.


This was so unusual, of course, my mind goes to the worst places first... there was a CO leak, the detector didn't go off and they've been breathing poison all night. I could feel my heart beginning to beat harder and stomach starting to knot. But then the dog greeted me in the hallway so I figured everything was ok...


...everyone just overslept. With the winds and weather shift, power had gone out during the night and no alarms went off. Their mom, of course flipped out when I woke her. The kids - well, except the youngest - woke in an immediate panic they would miss the bus. I simply reassured them to take their time, stay out of mom's way and I would drive them to school, which gives them an extra 30 minutes to get ready.


Have to take these things in stride. I keep trying to convince my kids, time isn't always of the essence. There are times you want to get moving and not waste time, but sometimes you just have to say, taking our time is more important than being on time....


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Canislupus
Canislupus
00:01 Jan 14 2012

Valuable lesson yo gave them. If I was greeted with that scenario my mind would have flow to a break in and I'd have gone for cutlery first then looked around, especially after the dog told you it was not carbon monoxide or something like that. But then I am paranoid to, so that says something about my thought process...lol.



Glad everything turned out ok and you got a chance to teach them something.





 

23:16 Jan 12 2012
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I gave my last 3 honor for the day to the last three people to visit my journal.


It pays to read me...


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Loving Twitter

02:54 Jan 11 2012
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If you're on Twitter you have to follow @GhettoHikes. It is a guy that runs nature hikes for inner city kids and then tweets some of the precious things they say. Such as:


"The earth be like, 'today i feel like makin a river.' That's just motherfuckin' mother nature."


Yo we betta not run into any bears, unless it's Smokey, I bet he cool.


"Yo, how many stars up in here? Next time we campin' i'mma bring me a microscope, peep me some space."


Priceless.


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xRobin3x
xRobin3x
03:17 Jan 11 2012

eeeee k



good luck to him with the microscope :) post what he finds :)





imagesinwords
imagesinwords
03:40 Jan 11 2012

Going to follow this dude RIGHT NOW. I blew some Coca Cola outta my nose reading this.





Requiem
Requiem
12:46 Jan 11 2012

I kind of wish I had twitter, now. I bed it's so rewarding taking those kids out to see things they've NEVER seen!





birra
birra
14:37 Jan 11 2012

You know, it reminds me... a friend of mine is a teacher in the Niagara Falls, NY school district. Niagara Falls, aside from the touristy and park area around the falls themselves on the state side, is industrial, poor and slummy. They say over 3 Million people visit the falls every year - apparently the money raised by tourism doesn't go to improving anything in the city, but that's New York for you.



Anyway, back to my story - in her first year of teaching 2nd grade at this school.... in Niagara Falls... she decided to take her class on a field trip to Niagara Falls State Park.



Many of these 2nd graders.. some of them already pushing 10 years old, got to see the Falls for the first time in their lives.



And they LIVE in Niagara Falls.



Mind you, to go to the Falls state side, there is no admission fee. If you can walk there, you can walk up to the top of the falls and it costs you nothing....



Amazing.





PAGAN
PAGAN
22:02 Jan 11 2012

Brilliant.






Joli
Joli
22:30 Jan 11 2012

The darlings...can't you just register the awe in their sweet utterances?





birra
birra
22:44 Jan 11 2012

That's awe over motherfuckin' mother nature!





Isis101
Isis101
03:45 Jan 14 2012

LMAO. Cute...in a ghetto stupified way, yo.

The great thing is, as these kids keep getting exposure to the great outdoors - and other things as well - their lil' minds will start to glow. Yo.





 

Try not to worry...

15:21 Jan 10 2012
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...little else matters in this life other than leading a life that is fulfilling, raising good kids and doing your best to, as Gandhi stated, "be the change you wish to see in the world."


Making those changes is often difficult. You don't get much cooperation from the people around you - everyone has their own agenda, their own slave drivers, their own struggles to fight against. Realizing this is half the battle.


Those that fail to realize this can never truly hope to understand the greater meaning of life.


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03:15 Jan 10 2012
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HA!


Ok, I'll eat the crow. I'm enjoying the new honor feature based on the fun I can have with it - and in hopes it will become even more fun.


Now I want to work on increasing my status level just so my honor is worth more. Where is my damn autorefresssss.... er... I mean... I'm going to go rate database items!


Heh.


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JackofSpades83
JackofSpades83
03:52 Jan 10 2012

I've had a little fun with it thus far. It surely has potential when I'm on a bender. Both good and bad. Just sayin'





birra
birra
12:22 Jan 10 2012

Nothing wrong with that!





Requiem
Requiem
13:14 Jan 10 2012

Hah! :)





Serenity
Serenity
17:26 Jan 11 2012

what is an ; "autorefresssss" the green thingy that you put in your automobile so it refreshes the interior with a nice pine scent?



Just a dumb question (we all have at least one) what's in the box?





 

00:27 Jan 10 2012
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What is bliss?


Bliss is being the only person in your department to show up for work on a Monday.


Yes, I was busy. But time when by quickly and no one was there talking to me every 3 minutes...


Bliss.


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Just need something here.

15:27 Jan 08 2012
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FYI - the honor system, to me at least, seems like another reward/punishment system for being disrespectful, overly dramatic, dishonest or just an outright douchebag here on the site.


Similar to how blocked/overblocked punishes status for the same - negative honor is more of a billboard shouting, 'I'm an insufferable douchebag - avoid me at all costs.'


Good luck.


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MooniePie
MooniePie
17:23 Jan 08 2012

'I'm an insufferable douchebag - avoid me at all costs.'



This line made me giggle.

I think this should be made into tags and put on the profiles of those who are on the top DISHONOR list.



How fun would THAT be!!!!



birra
birra
17:28 Jan 08 2012

Can we? Please? :)





Sulks
Sulks
21:30 Jan 08 2012

heh.



I like that idea! If the honour is mainly negative, perhaps an automatic VR tag saying just that...?





ToiletBoy
ToiletBoy
07:41 Jan 09 2012

And all of what you three just said is the same mob mentality of clique and DISHONORABLE superiority is what i'm talking about.





Survival
Survival
16:21 Jan 10 2012

heh...





A talking toilet.



;p





birra
birra
16:28 Jan 10 2012

It isn't mob mentality and it isn't a clique. It is about diplomacy, tact, picking your battles and not being a douchehammer to other people in life.



A little empathy and discretion goes a long way.





Isis101
Isis101
03:47 Jan 14 2012

LOL!

I agree - and since we can't hide or delete any of the comments, more of the truth comes out.





birra
birra
04:01 Jan 14 2012

I'm all for truth.



Let's have at it.





 

18:58 Jan 07 2012
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Honor.


Maybe the honor system should have a little more weight around here.


If your honor is 0 to.. say.. 50.. you can give/take 5 per day.


If your honor is 50 to... say.. 500... you can give/take 6


...500 to 1000, you can give/take 7...


...1000 to 2000... 8 etc..etc..


if you're in the negative, you get 0.


If you're significantly negative, you lose things... like... your ability to be a mentor ...your ability to be a coven master...


Hmmm... this could make some serious changes around here, couldn't it?


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Survival
Survival
19:06 Jan 07 2012

I like that idea.






Canislupus
Canislupus
19:09 Jan 07 2012

Or if you go negative you lose the ability to take honor...





Requiem
Requiem
19:14 Jan 07 2012

I like this idea. I do!





Memories
Memories
19:20 Jan 07 2012

I like that idea as well.





EXILED
EXILED
21:05 Jan 07 2012

I have to disagree simply on the fact you can see already how it is being abused. Why should someone face potential loss of ability's because one person or perhaps a small few have a grudge and far too much time on their hands?



A coven Master losing their coven over the actions of someone blinded, traded out or even in disagreement with seems a bit extreme to me when the base system used for that is so flawed.





PandorasBx
PandorasBx
21:28 Jan 07 2012

I'm with EXILED on this one, the gang mentality would shoot that at all to hell.





Morrigon
Morrigon
22:43 Jan 07 2012

How is it being abused? Not being a douchebag will help someone from getting too much negative favor. The system isn't being abused if people just don't like you.





birra
birra
22:46 Jan 07 2012

My thinking exactly.



Oh, your blinded members gang up on you to put you in negatives? Well... maybe some diplomacy and tact is then required. Maybe some society cooperation should be employed to trade members to societies they want to be in.



Just thinking out loud....





ChocolateBananaWaffles
ChocolateBananaWaffles
02:51 Jan 08 2012

i agree completely with the part about having more honor equals giving more honor and etcetera - i do not agree though with the part about you lose things like your ability to be a mentor or whatever just because your honor is negative ~





Isis101
Isis101
03:51 Jan 08 2012

This looks like an excellent idea, birra.

I bet that the ones here who are assholes will switch to a different tune real quick!





birra
birra
04:02 Jan 08 2012

Hey - why should it be some undeniable right to have a mentorship? Fuck that. Too many of them and half the mentors don't know jack shit about this site. They're popularity contests. If you're a big enough douchebag that people feel compelled to dishonor you to deep in the negative numbers, why should you be allowed to mentor anyone or have your own society?





CarnelianMyst
CarnelianMyst
16:07 Jan 08 2012

For those disagreeing with this post, you have merely to check the Honor standings. See those in the bottom ten, with all sorts of negative honor? See any admins or anyone on this site who is considered honest and decent? Nope. That's because all the douchebags are there who belong there. I'm with Birra on this.





ToiletBoy
ToiletBoy
21:03 Jan 08 2012

Well I appreciate your opinions in thinking that I deserve to be on the dishonor list. Except I'VE been bombarded with group dishonor from the zombie hoard. I'm merely calling people out on their crap and hoping against hope that they will wake up and change. So that makes me dishonorable and deserving of being on the bottom? Ok fine I don't want to be a coven master, or an admin. If thats the way you people think I DON'T want to be associated with you.





ToiletBoy
ToiletBoy
07:39 Jan 09 2012

Another flaw to your system as I've just realized, If someone fails to rate a pissy little kid a 10 they will come and take honor from you. As was just done to me. I rated another zombie profile a 1, they came rated me a 1 and took 10 honor. You ask how the system is being abused? THAT'S how it is being abused. No diplomacy issues at all. No words were shared, merely a 1 rate back and the taking of honor. It seems the attempt to make something everyone can do only so many times was a great one, but like any great idea flaws are had. Don't make a NEW popularity contest out of one that is soon becoming another way for people to make self worth.



The fact is most people these days don't even know what honor is. Its not being petty, jealous, and vindictive. It most certainly isn't having a haughty attitude about ones status, tact, and the way they compose themselves over others. Honor, and humility actually go hand in hand.





 

14:36 Jan 01 2012
Times Read: 1,297


I woke up to find my cell phone full of text messages from friends wishing me a happy New Year.


Almost makes me sad I was asleep well before midnight and couldn't reply in kind.


But then I think about all the sleep... ahhh.. much needed.


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Survival
Survival
16:30 Jan 01 2012

Sleep is more important! Plus, you reply when ya wake up anyways.



Happy New Year! :)





Morrigon
Morrigon
16:38 Jan 01 2012

You are a hard worker ;)





Requiem
Requiem
16:50 Jan 01 2012

Sleep was definitely more important. ... I was asleep by 9pm. Heh. o.o





Survival
Survival
19:16 Jan 07 2012

And Badger missed out on one hell of a show, too.



;p








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