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Re: The King's Paws (with one holding a bottle of Peri Peri sauce.)
« Reply #11295 on: November 30, 2018, 12:07:31 AM »
Storm is still going strong. Town is half-submerged in white. Tomorrow morning is going to be an adventure in digging my car out, then crossing my fingers and just hoping it will actually make it out onto the main road.

This was me a couple of hours ago:




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Re: The King's Paws (with one holding a bottle of Peri Peri sauce.)
« Reply #11296 on: November 30, 2018, 01:16:45 AM »
I keep thinking "winter Fremen"

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Re: The King's Paws (with one holding a bottle of Peri Peri sauce.)
« Reply #11297 on: November 30, 2018, 07:59:09 AM »
Argh, I can't see the photo via the work server and wanted to check it out last night at home and totally forgot...

OMG! It’s a hooded man fantasy book cover!
Now I really want to see it ;D
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Re: The King's Paws (with one holding a bottle of Peri Peri sauce.)
« Reply #11298 on: November 30, 2018, 01:14:55 PM »
Well.

This morning I put on my snowsuit and went to get my car loose, and found it more thoroughly snowed in than ever in my life. And you want to hear the funny part? I keep my snow shovel in the trunk.

I got another one from a neighbour and dug and dug around and beneath the car, and then dug away the snowdrift directly behind the car. The one that was at least as big as the car itself. I then finally managed to back out of the lot and into the driveway, where I got completely and utterly stuck. I dug and dug, and got some help from another neighbour, and finally a third one called someone with a car powerful enough to drag me loose.

That was three and a half hours after I started digging.

I then drove to the nearby supermarket to park in the lot there, my go-to place under these circumstances as the snowplowers sometimes take days to get to my area. Except they hadn't gotten to the supermarket yet, and so I drove to the next market over. There I bought a candy bar just so I would have the energy to walk home, as well as a cheap pair of gloves, since mine were soaked through.

I'm now home. I was going to go to the gym today, but fuck that. I've had my workout.

It's still snowing hard, and last I heard the town entry/exit roads are closed.

At least it looks festive...
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Re: The King's Paws (with one holding a bottle of Peri Peri sauce.)
« Reply #11299 on: November 30, 2018, 06:02:11 PM »
Argh, I can't see the photo via the work server and wanted to check it out last night at home and totally forgot...

OMG! It’s a hooded man fantasy book cover!
Now I really want to see it ;D
WOW :D
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Re: The King's Paws (with one holding a bottle of Peri Peri sauce.)
« Reply #11300 on: November 30, 2018, 10:53:11 PM »
^ ;D

@Nora, in the contest thread you mentioned being very busy and classes: give us an update of your life now, you're also being missed in the forum :) Are you studying, then? What, exactly? And still at Waterstone's?

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I'm studying Japanese. I'm struggling, my brain is not as supple and fresh as it once was. Also it's christmas time now and the shop is horrible. I often come home drained with no desire to either write or write about writing, so I've been extra lazy, even with my lurking.
Also I've been planying Warframe, and that does suck up time!

Speaking of time I have very few minutes left before compulsory bed time, so I need to go work on the ending of my monthly short!
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Re: The King's Paws (with one holding a bottle of Peri Peri sauce.)
« Reply #11301 on: December 01, 2018, 01:59:33 AM »
Wow, sure haven't seen you in a really long while @Nora. Welcome back!  :D Just here in time for Christmas.

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Re: The King's Paws (with one holding a bottle of Peri Peri sauce.)
« Reply #11302 on: December 02, 2018, 04:37:02 PM »
Wow japanese! That sounds *very* difficult!

It's December! I've just put up my Christmas tree and decorations: I don't have that many, and it's just in the living room, but it looks great :D
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Re: The King's Paws (with one holding a bottle of Peri Peri sauce.)
« Reply #11303 on: December 02, 2018, 10:07:04 PM »
It's.

Still.

Snowing.

And I mean pouring down.

I just got home after crossing a mountain pass that is a notorious nightmare in winter. There was a nice, long stretch where I could barely see anything.

On the bright side I was coming back from a day with my family. They have standing permission from a farmer to cut down a pine tree or two on her property, and make a bit of a ritual out of going there together. This was only the second time I took part. We were wading snow up to our waists, but they found themselves a nice tree, and cut some branches to hang about the house for aroma. I also did something I've never done since moving away from home and got an organic tree of my own. It's a small one, but then so is my apartment. I expect to feel quite nostalgic just to have the smell around.
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Re: The King's Paws (with one holding a bottle of Peri Peri sauce.)
« Reply #11304 on: December 03, 2018, 07:59:10 AM »
^ wow, that's quite a different experience from going to a big shop and get an artificial tree, or a big plot with a few real trees all bunched up together...
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Re: The King's Paws (with one holding a bottle of Peri Peri sauce.)
« Reply #11305 on: December 03, 2018, 12:38:38 PM »
Finally finished all the paperwork around it and I'm now officially a home owner.  :D
Now for all the painting, electricity work and moving furniture that comes with it.

And I have the obligatory private library stuffed with sff books  :P

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Re: The King's Paws (with one holding a bottle of Peri Peri sauce.)
« Reply #11306 on: December 03, 2018, 01:00:54 PM »
Finally finished all the paperwork around it and I'm now officially a home owner.  :D
Now for all the painting, electricity work and moving furniture that comes with it.

And I have the obligatory private library stuffed with sff books  :P
Yay, congratulations :D
Just think that you don't have to do everything at once, hehe

Is your house like this? ;D
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Re: The King's Paws (with one holding a bottle of Peri Peri sauce.)
« Reply #11307 on: December 03, 2018, 03:14:23 PM »
Finally finished all the paperwork around it and I'm now officially a home owner.  :D
Now for all the painting, electricity work and moving furniture that comes with it.

And I have the obligatory private library stuffed with sff books  :P
Yay, congratulations :D
Just think that you don't have to do everything at once, hehe

Is your house like this? ;D

I still have to get a baby dragon but I don't want it to grow up while we're still painting and such. Will get one once things settle down.

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Re: The King's Paws (with one holding a bottle of Peri Peri sauce.)
« Reply #11308 on: December 03, 2018, 09:39:22 PM »
I honestly don't understand restaurants here: why are there so few open for lunch on Sundays? You'd assume that's when they make most money, people going out for a weekend meal at lunch time and  staying home in the evening because they're working the day after, and yet most are just open for dinner instead of lunch...
I'm trying to book a birthday meal, it's a sunday this year, and I have almost no choice... I think it'll have to be a dinner.
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Re: The King's Paws (with one holding a bottle of Peri Peri sauce.)
« Reply #11309 on: December 04, 2018, 12:22:18 AM »
Wow japanese! That sounds *very* difficult!
It is. It really is. @Nora, ganbatte!
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