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jkaymartin
Portland
Interests: Animal lover, artist, beader, crafter, gamer, happily married (to a nerd), knitter, nerdette, quilter, reader, Robin's mom, writer
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OMG!!! You're going to be on Enterprise - wow, I'll have to go back and watch it again! It's all good, as long as you know where your towel is ;-} jkm
Toggle Commented Apr 3, 2010 on from the vault: april's fool at WWdN: In Exile
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Argh! No, that's not the pirate in me verbalizing; it's me expressing my serious disappointment that w00tstock will be in Portland while I'm out of the country! See what happens when I plan life without checking in with the Royal Geekdom first? (i.e., Wil Wheaton, Paul and Storm, etc.). Please, please video tape! Or better yet, plan a return engagement a couple weeks later ;-} jkm
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Wow. Just Wow. I don't think her hips ever stopped moving. If one could bottle that energy, it would have to be named "Coochie Coochie Caffeine". Tag line: Poo poo pi do!
Toggle Commented Feb 5, 2010 on Connect the dots! LA LA LA LA! at WWdN: In Exile
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I'm on my second playthrough. I played a warrior first, and am now playing a rogue. Possibly surprisingly to people who don't know me, my rogue is quite the sentimentalist, and I believe that she will do anything to make sure the team stays together. If it takes sex and violence, well, so be it. For my mage playthrough, I suspect that I may go through every team member as each one deserts me because I'm such a douche canoe - there's just something about magic that makes one arrogant and deserving of the title "Your Assholiness". I play it as it lays, but have been known to go back and play a "what if" because I'm just that obsessive. And after playing the end the way I think it should go, I always go back and try out the alternate endings (MYST? Even though I played it saving Atrus as my original playthrough, when I went back and trapped myself with him on D'nai? I was ashamed and embarrassed when he gave me that look.).
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Very cool! I got 58 out of 100 - mostly board games. Although my favorite was Zork ;-}
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Mmmm. Our favorite harvest meal is butternut squash soup with corn and hominy - it's only matched by the "Everything Veggie" Harvest soup to which you add squeezes of lemon and some sour cream (and sprinkle some parmesan or romano on top). Gotta make some this weekend now. Yet another vote for the Guinness bread recipe - lay it on us, please! Dogger sometimes doesn't even have to say anything for me to know what he is saying - he just comes over and claps his teeth together, and I leap to do his bidding ;-}
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He could still ship them to you! Sigh - I remember someone saying "we're going to Dimension Door out on the count of four" and boy, was the Count of Four mad when the whole party landed on him!
Toggle Commented Oct 29, 2009 on senses working overtime at WWdN: In Exile
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Dude - when I read the blog post title, I all thought you were going to get a restraining order on me. I'm still worried. . .
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All kinds of awesome!
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Crying again. I closed the office door this time. Maybe Nolan needs comforting as much as you do? I remember my first major loss, being bewildered when my grandpa died because I never saw my dad cry, and he never said anything. It was actually kind of scary. Of course, I was a lot younger than Nolan, so maybe it was just my age that made it seem that way. In later years, my dad told me that he never knew how to handle grief, and he didn't know how to offer us kids comfort that he couldn't find. He still doesn't, but he does at least talk about it now. And no, I don't think you're projecting - I think Riley feels how much you hurt, and wants to make you feel better. A rope is as good as a hug. jkm
Toggle Commented Aug 26, 2009 on in which some comfort is found at WWdN: In Exile
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Sigh. My boss just walked in and asked why I was crying. Even though I don't know you, I told her my friend's dog died. And having never met Ferris, I know she and I would have been friends, given the opportunity. I certainly feel as if I knew her, through your posts. Hang in there, jkm
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How scary and difficult that must have been - and how wrenching it is now. I'm so sorry for your loss. I'm in tears thinking about it, and also from remembering the loss of my last dog; and knowing that someday, my Robin-dog will leave me, too. But even though the hole in my heart never really closes, the good memories eventually fill it, and even overflow. *That's* what makes the pain bearable.
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Having lost another of the coolest cats in the world to renal failure a couple years ago, I totally feel for you. It was pretty devastating when Thanatos lived (well, er, something like that) up to his name. He was more of a Binaca lover than beer lover, but I can see him lifting one with Freddy, wherever they are. My condolences to you and your brother and your families.
Toggle Commented Jul 21, 2009 on RIP Freddy Snowpants at WWdN: In Exile
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Welcome to Portland! If you get the chance, you should check out the Deschutes Brewery & Pub on NW 11th; and Stumptown Coffee is *the best*.
Toggle Commented Jun 16, 2009 on LEVERAGE: day zero at WWdN: In Exile
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Drat! I'd really hoped to make it, but Dr. Medici has plans for me - I won't be in any shape to make the trip from Stumptown this weekend. Ah well, maybe next year . . .
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Long-term games and the inability for the same group to get together regularly was one of the reasons that D&D dropped out of my life - my husband and I both play, but we have better things to do when there's only two of us ;-} We turned to CRPGs and have a lot of fun playing a character with one of us running the keyboard and one of us running the mouse - but I still miss the dice! The local gaming groups are all very intense, and consider us dilettantes because we can't play every week. Maybe Dungeon Delve would be a good way for us to get back into it, in our dilettantish way. . .
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However, in this economy, it may come down to that. In which case, I suppose I'd best hold onto them, just in case.
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So I'm from the Northwest Conglomerate, and what I want to know is, how does one find out (in advance, with enough time to actually get to the same place at the same time as you), where one can throw one's underpants at you? Assuming, of course, that one can get them off one's head. . . Because although I'm happy to add this to my collection of Wheaton books through the miracle of Print on Demand, it would be way cool to be able to get an autographed copy of one of your books for my partner-in-geekhood ;-}
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freakin' *love* the Far Side reference! Oh, yeah, and I just got off the phone with my Dad...
Toggle Commented Jan 30, 2009 on of angels and angles at WWdN: In Exile
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