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  1. 7 points
    So, this happened yesterday. Here are the happy couple in the Gothic Hall in the Oud Stadthuis in Brugge. Lovely day.
  2. 7 points
    RemoteVoices pinged me on twitter so I could check this thread specifically. Black cat lovers unite! Always have been a dog person here, not to say I don't like cats, I do, but never got a relationship as deep as I ever got with my previous dog. Until last year, where being alone most of the week at home, I realised I would like some company. I scouted cat rescue organisations around and met different felines, until I "met" Zed, probably 2 years old, hidden between the bed frame and the mattress of her rescue family, that no one wanted because scaredy cat + black cats mean bad luck. Instantly fell in love with her tiny shrimp derpy face. She spent the first week hidden in the coats or behind the fridge, to the point I was scared she really couldnt adapt to her new home. I guess that time is long gone now :
  3. 7 points
    TM and I had dinner with db and Pigkilla, here in Honolulu! Good food, good conversation, good time had by all.
  4. 6 points
    (it works. Yay!) Such a happy happy photo <3
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    @Garage: Haha, yeah, hard to cosplay a character that hasn't been officially converted from text into some visual medium like film. Using the force in the Pacific Degobah. The old-Mark Hamil face involves attempting to imitate an angler fish - jaw out and buggy eyes. The motorcycle-accident nose is tough- you need your buffest friend to righthook you in the face -- I'm not that hardcore a cosplayer. geekcred --; Spoiler alert: I'm her daddy!
  6. 6 points
    Crocheted octopoid invasion
  7. 6 points
    I now know i am a HT 2xl- it's a cute skeleton-
  8. 6 points
    I hope that all you guys will be coming to visit Pigkilla and me when we've settled in in the California desert, but meanwhile, we are planning to be back in Vancouver for a week in August for my birthday (also, my cousin is getting married that week). So if your travel possibilities include Vancouver in 2016, please consider being here Wednesday, August 17, because there will be celebrations of my half-century.
  9. 6 points
    Ilya and Hayley Wickenheiser! many fewer of her as she's a bit less social.
  10. 6 points
    My second Dan certificate finally arrived!
  11. 6 points
    I am sure this was listed "on the other board", but I do not think it hurts to have it here too. The Concept Art Vincenzo Natali ordered for his Neuromancer project... Several views of the Sprawl Night City Senze Net Straylight Others, including Riding the Kuang
  12. 6 points
    I went to this bar/pizza place call the Mighty Mo- They have a fish theme this being montana- I really want to art bomb them, with my fish- I want to do a big koi headdress, i got carried away planning it-
  13. 6 points
    My best friend had stomach troubles and nothing we bought or did fixed it- finally on sat she went into the walk in clinic, which turned into surgery for her gallbladder- She texted me about it- Being without a car there is little i could do but text her words of encouragement- Mean while i would look over at her house where i knew her kids and hubby where, on occasion and wonder if i should go over and keep the older two teen in line and watch the toddlers- But, I thought, no it's the weekend and with her hubby home all should be well- She came home on Monday, i went over after dialysis to see how she was- she was in pain felt weird from drug and tired- I could tell some thing was up, so i got out of dodge and told her i would be over to take care of her toddlers on tues- Yeah, you figure that lot would figure out that if i run for cover it is time to get yur shit in line- but they never do- I guess she blew her top about the house being a disaster and things not being taken care of while she was in the hospital- I feel like one of the those animals that know when the volcano is going to blow- So I went over today, took care of the toddlers and exiled her to her room until she had a shower and a couple hour nap- picked up the house a little- made her a little coffee and food- waited til her older son got home gave him a chore list, watched him do it- Waited for the daughter gave her chores made sure she did them- made snacks for the toddlers- and waited til the hubby got home- clocked out- my question is when did i marry my best friend and why don't i get anniversary gifts- or one of the fucking kids as a tax write off-
  14. 6 points
    Thank you- i really need to start doing these with wood or metal- maybe working with a thicker cardboard and metal tape- a fish- finished with copic and glue-
  15. 6 points
    some gifts i made for my friends at the coffee shop-
  16. 6 points
    I haven;t gotten handle on posting pics here but like a unruly demigod- i am getting it down- this two of the birds from my bird summer- i walked around the park and hung them on the trees- I enjoy doing this-
  17. 6 points
    More animations! Yay! Now definitely in crunch mode with a couple months to launch. Going to have to get out the cookie cutter and the hue-shifter soon to make a whole bunch of characters in a jiff.
  18. 5 points
    Guy in that photo with bow tie was Meru's step father. Damn it was a wonderful two days. I forget how much I love spending time with WGBers.
  19. 5 points
    Went to my first court case, and won. Yay! I spent several hours rifling through state statute sections and subsections (with no Watson AI to auto-parallegal for me, mind you!) and essentially eviscerated the charge against me (not stopping at a crosswalk for a pedestrian) with 3 written witness testimonies, a live meat-witness at the stand, and even had copies of the statute there to refer to. Probably I have been watching too much Better Call Saul and have had my OCD giving me sleepless nights overpreparing for this hearing thing, but I've never had to go to court before and wanted to be safe rather than sorry. A potential $150 ticket is one thing but the lifetime bump of even $50 on 30 years of insurance premiums would be a major bummer. TL:DR you have to go full razzle-dazzle and nuke those moving violations from orbit --said everyone I know who has had one. It was interesting to see the way that most of these small-fish traffic court hearings come down to essentially 30-second self-help sessions. Like kicking the kickball through your high school's chemistry lab window and causing a small magnesium-bunsen burner fire with Bromide chaser. You get pulled into the counselor's office, are sternly asked if you learned your lesson, you nod, your parents come pick you up and ground you from Tinder / Netflix Binging for a week, and you move on. Dressing up with my Hawaii 'aloha-executive' aloha shirt / proper slacks wear and speaking haole (white-people talk) actually kind of backfired on me a little, and another guy who had like an entire legal defense. The judge, and perhaps he is more on the 'Judge Judy' side, more activist, 'teach you a lesson' side really mostly wanted to hear people's life stories, and how they're sorry and will never do it again. I brought a 70+ year old aunt and that, it seems, had a greater impact on the verdict than anything else- more than any of the HS-296c subsection 3 references and properly-constructed legalese defense I had worked so hard on. The judge had a plain face when I explained why I thought my actions (stopping quickly without entering the crosswalk) did not violate the word of the law. Then the judge asks, 'Who's this?' I'm like, 'This is my senior retired aunt whom I was driving to help get her groceries and medication.' And he's all big smiles and getting the feels. Then he's like, 'The officer has drawn out a diagram of the incident showing your car, coming to a screeching halt, inside the crosswalk, very close to the pedestrian.' I of course say I stopped before the line, which I did. Then he turns to my aunt, smiles again, 'So did he enter the crosswalk'. 'No your honor,' nice old ultra-conservative church lady face. 'Case dismissed,' just like that. I definitely feel like having gone through the extra trouble to bring her in with me into the courtroom made the difference between freedom and being haunted by a fairly serious, however false, citation. Take that under advisement, future-self. Watching all of the other cases, it was apparent virtually everything at the traffic court level is hearsay. Very little in the way of actual evidence. So it's basically a, 'Did you learn your lesson? Do you know what you need to do now? Ok. Next." The one other guy with this crazy, 5-minute trial-speech on the height differential between the specific model of the city police department's sedans and his 2015 Mercedes SUV, which explain why it would be impossible to provide evidence of 'texting while driving'... He was the most thorough, and he was the one with the biggest fine -- and the judge forced him to take the full fine, plus drivers ed. He probably would've faired better just talking pidgin, showing up in the t-shirt and board shirts that most everyone else was in, and telling it with an apologetic tone. He was also pulling out his cell phone and tap tapping away right as the trial started, like he had VERY IMPORTANT BUSINESS that silly lower-court rules were in the way of. It's like if you're trying to look like you're beyond reproach, like the law can't touch you, then you get touched, and reproached. At least in this particular court. Reminds me of Benicio Del Toro's line in Sicario "You should move to a small country town where the rule of law still exists." Because while this court session seemed pretty fair to me, I don't know how the hell you go from that to the nine most august, senior judges in the US rationalized the Citizens United verdict. A very educational experience, all around. And I won my dismissal! Woohoo.
  20. 5 points
    Made all my under-resourced students look up who is running for president, what the candidates have said, and decide whether they agree or not. 90% of kids heard of, "The Donald Duck guy. Donald Trump? Trump." Maybe 10 or less percent heard of "Hillary Clinton." "That lady who marry George Bush," --direct quote. Most of these kids are in Section 8 and are immigrants, so when they looked up and found that Donald Trump wants to send basically everyone "back where they came from", the kids were real pissed off. Then one of the girls found a quote by The Donald, "It doesn't matter what the media says about you, as long as you have a beautiful piece of ass standing next to you." I had to cover the word up because of the foul language, but she'd already read it. She shared it with everyone eventually, and the responses went mostly like this. "What kind of President say the bad words! He is evil!" "That guy is a bad guy! He cannot be President!" "I hate that Donald Duck!" And several others described colorfully how they would 'remove him' from office, and from living, if he ever won. I of course had to encourage them not to hate or commit violence against anyone. But, you know... it's good to see at least the children have not lost their senses, unlike a lot of Trump supporters. They were happy to see Bernie was planning to make college free. Especially the university-student volunteers.
  21. 5 points
    Obligatory cat photo. New country, new tree. by Marshdrifter, on Flickr
  22. 5 points
    Today I wired cash to pay for a house and took home a new, to me, car.
  23. 5 points
    I don't do much writing, but I love using my daughter's pencil-sharpener. Industrial-grade sharpening, with a cute face.
  24. 5 points
    I woke up several hours early and rediscovered a lost civilization.
  25. 5 points
    I noted that lithos joined this board today. Welcome, compadre. The steak is marbled and well hung, and there is cunningly curved and polished glass.