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Just figured out a charge from the “App Store” was a phishing email. JMackson shares our Apple account, but he didn’t buy the game. So... I played Sherlock for a few minutes and foiled their nefarious scheme!  >:(

Meanwhile, all else is good, if not, actually, pretty damn good. JMacksdotter is home, and JMackson with girlfriend on his way from Ohio. There’s a fire going, presents already under the tree, and I had a nice glass of spiked egg nog. Good, and getter even better.  ;D

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General Discussion / Re: Member birthday calendar
« on: December 24, 2019, 12:10:46 AM »
Oh wow! @ScarletBea is 50!
And I just sent off your Christmas card  :(

I’m going to have to tell Mrs. JMack the date. It will never be forgotten again in the history of the world. (Her to-do lists breed like rabbits and conduct psychological warfare like mosquitoes. You can’t ignore them.)

Congrats, Bz!!!

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Fantasy Book & Author Discussion / Re: What are you currently reading?
« on: December 24, 2019, 12:08:03 AM »
Started “The Bear and the Nightingale”, getting a jump on the January book club.
Page 52. I have no idea where this is going or what the actual plot skeleton is.
I broke down and read a tiny bit of the back cover blurb, something I try not to do.

Enjoyable so far.

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Arrived yesterday.
Lovely writing so far.
But the winter setting leaves me cold.  8)

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I’ve just been to the gym. So where am I now?
The best bakery in 50 miles.
 ;D


And I work for a diet company!  :o

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So Mrs. JMack wants two things for Christmas. One is a new CD player for her car. Believe it or not, this would cost me over $500. Can’t quite bring myself to that one. (I wonder why?)

The other is to sing her Keith Urbana’s new song, I’ll Be Your Santa Tonight.
So.

I bought the mp3, and downloaded software that let almost fully drop out Keith, leaving a sort of karaoke track. I loaded it up in GarageBand, plugged in my Yeti microphone, and...

I’ve lost my voice.

I have a developing cold, for one thing, plus I tried to sing tenor for the Hallelujah Chorus at a party Sunday night and sort of blew out my chords. Should have stuck to bass. Now I only have bass, and no control over my tone.

How many days til Christmas?  :-\

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Except when you have to work... :-\

In my area we have really strong winds today, and then rain which comes horizontally! I'm supposed to go out for lunch with a friend and we normally walk to Subway, but I was telling him he might be driving today, hehe

Shouldn’t it be called Underground in the UK?

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I’m happy that I am a writer, though I have yet to write a novel.  What’s stopping me is both time and confidence.

Time is a matter of having truly higher priorities: mostly, spending time with Mrs. JMack and, also, earning a living. I have a time-consuming job and commute. I enjoy it, and I’m paid well.

Confidence is trickier to understand. I can write a 1,500 or 5,000 word short story, and give myself permission for it not be perfect. I’m writing with the time I’m willing to give it, so I accept the limitations. But a novel? It needs to be better and hang together in ways my short stories don’t have to.

I do keep saying “one day”, and usually follow that with “when I retire.” The reality is that I’m happy writing, but I don’t have to write to be happy.

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A fine actor who gave the DS9 role real dimension.

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I already have 35k plus posts in another forum. A Big Wee Hag here and I may as well forego real life  ;D

There’s “another” forum?  >:(

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Maybe the rank after Big Wee Hag, the penultimate rank, the one to which any factioneer would aspire, should be:

“Scarlet Saint”

since you would be beatified.

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I guess this is the right place to make my 7,000th post.
Big Wee Hag, am I!!!

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General Discussion / Re: How likely it is that Mrs. JMack will...
« on: December 07, 2019, 10:17:52 PM »
What kind of cookies?

Russian tea cake dough with Hershey kisses in the middle.  8)

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General Discussion / Re: How informative are you about other posters?
« on: December 07, 2019, 05:11:44 PM »
Hmmm. With @ScarletBea excluded from the fun, what’s the profile on me? And maybe there is no Mrs. JMack, no JMacksdotter, no Castle JMack. Maybe I made it all up. Maybe I don’t exist. Maybe I’m just a placeholder for some evil goat god.
You forget we once had a quick skype video chat! I can confirm @JMack is a real person ;D
Unless you used a plant... an actor... could it be... could it be Atku pulling the strings on a human zombie!
Maybe the cards I've sent all these years are like letters to Santa Claus, they all end up in a Post Office back room :o

And why am I excluded? :o

Because you know all the secrets.

Maybe.

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General Discussion / Re: How informative are you about other posters?
« on: December 07, 2019, 01:00:19 PM »
Hmmm. With @ScarletBea excluded from the fun, what’s the profile on me? And maybe there is no Mrs. JMack, no JMacksdotter, no Castle JMack. Maybe I made it all up. Maybe I don’t exist. Maybe I’m just a placeholder for some evil goat god.

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