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deadDMwalking
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Sucky. Next time you lose air, you can crash at my house in Knoxville.

I saw the below on FiveThirtyEight:

66 Atlantic hurricanes have occurred since the last to hit FL (Wilma-2005) - twice the previous record of 33 between David-1979 & Elena-1985

Which is pretty cool, I guess.

MinusInnocence
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I'll be heading out of town early Friday and won't be back until Monday evening. I won't have my computer with me but I can tentatively make updates from my phone.

"Every normal man must be tempted, at times, to spit on his hands, hoist the black flag and begin slitting throats." - H.L. Mencken

MinusInnocence
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We're driving to Houston tomorrow morning and won't be back home til Sunday evening. But this time, we have a kid and three dogs with us, so my availability may be limited.

"Every normal man must be tempted, at times, to spit on his hands, hoist the black flag and begin slitting throats." - H.L. Mencken

Fixxxer
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This weekend is a home game for FSU, the bigwig college football team in the city I live in. Tomorrow is going to be one hell of a busy night for me at work, and I'll probably be there for 14 or 15 hours. Then I've got busy-ass brunch service on Saturday and Sunday mornings. Directly afterward, I'm taking a short mini-vacation to Orlando to visit EPCOT for the International Food and Wine Expo from Sunday until Tuesday. I'm going to have my phone and my laptop with me throughout, but my responses might be a bit delayed.

deadDMwalking
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Have fun!

drumandfight
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This work week turned out to be busier than expected and this weekend will be just as time consuming socially. I will be able to get posts in for my established characters, but I won't be able to get to the new PC for Darker's game until, most likely, my Monday. Sorry for the delay.

MinusInnocence
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This week is kicking my ass and it's not over yet. I'm en route to Houston this morning and won't be back until Monday night. Updates for 2EE incoming; if not NC n Saturday, then first thing next week.

"Every normal man must be tempted, at times, to spit on his hands, hoist the black flag and begin slitting throats." - H.L. Mencken

Fixxxer
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I just got the news that my best friend's father died. He was in some ways like a second father to me, and a man I respected greatly. My friend doesn't know yet. He's currently en route to his father's house in Jacksonville for a visit and will be there in about 90 minutes, where his stepmother will break the news to him. I don't trust giving him the news while he's on the road. My heart breaks for my friend.

At some point in the near future, I'll be driving across the state to attend the funeral. I'm not sure when that will be exactly, but I assume I'll spend a day or two with my second family, where I'm not likely to be spending a lot of time dicking around on the internet. I'll post again before I leave.

Talanall
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I'm sorry for Andrew's loss, and yours.

Wæs se grimma gæst Grendel haten,
mære mearcstapa, se þe moras heold

drumandfight
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Fixxxer wrote:

I just got the news that my best friend's father died. He was in some ways like a second father to me, and a man I respected greatly. My friend doesn't know yet. He's currently en route to his father's house in Jacksonville for a visit and will be there in about 90 minutes, where his stepmother will break the news to him. I don't trust giving him the news while he's on the road. My heart breaks for my friend.

At some point in the near future, I'll be driving across the state to attend the funeral. I'm not sure when that will be exactly, but I assume I'll spend a day or two with my second family, where I'm not likely to be spending a lot of time dicking around on the internet. I'll post again before I leave.

This is surreal. A good friend of mine's father passed away around this time. I had grown up with him as well. I'm really sorry for yours and your buddy's loss.

Fixxxer
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So because of the timing near the holiday and because of the fact he's being cremated, the funeral will be held off until a week from tomorrow, so I shouldn't be disappearing before then.

MinusInnocence
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I'm so sorry for both of you. It's a stupid, shitty club to belong to. :(

"Every normal man must be tempted, at times, to spit on his hands, hoist the black flag and begin slitting throats." - H.L. Mencken

drumandfight
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At least now we all have matching jackets.

Talanall
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I'm traveling a bit. Unless things get crazy, I expect that I will have regular Internet access at least until sometime Tuesday, Dec. 6; after that, I don't know for sure, but I suspect that I still will be able to participate in games as normal.

This said, if I don't answer within my usual time frame and it is holding up a game, please NPC me.

Wæs se grimma gæst Grendel haten,
mære mearcstapa, se þe moras heold

Talanall
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More travel this weekend; there's a pretty good chance that after about 3:00 PM on the afternoon of 12/16/2016 (and certainly by mid-morning on 12/17), I will be out of touch until sometime on the evening of 12/18 or morning of 12/19. Holiday stuff.

Similar things pertain to next weekend, as well.

Wæs se grimma gæst Grendel haten,
mære mearcstapa, se þe moras heold

drumandfight
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I am heading to California for the holidays from Tokyo on Wednesday (Tokyo time). I am going to be in Cali from then until January 5th, so expect my posting to drop significantly in that time. I will check and update when I can, but it might get sporadic in areas. If need be, please NPC my characters. If there is a big decision that you need me to make, GM's have my facebook info and can always send me a private message. I'm sure I will be checking Facebook regularly.

Talanall
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More travel and holiday obligations for me, starting this afternoon and persisting until Sunday. I may update Ancestral Burdens and Cataclysm (but probably won't), and I expect that I will be able to participate normally in 2EE.

Wæs se grimma gæst Grendel haten,
mære mearcstapa, se þe moras heold

Fixxxer
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I once ate an entire pinecone.

Darker

Did it hurt more coming in or coming out?

Fixxxer
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Yes.

Talanall
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I'm back. Will proceed normally in my games starting tomorrow.

Wæs se grimma gæst Grendel haten,
mære mearcstapa, se þe moras heold

Fixxxer
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I fly out tomorrow morning and will be out of town until Thursday. I'm bringing my laptop and should have internet access, but I'm also planning on doing some significant drinking while I'm away (distillery tours, mostly), so it's possible that game updates might be a tiny bit slow from me for the next couple of days.

drumandfight
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Hey all. I hope the holidays went well. I am back home in Japan and will get caught up ASAP.

deadDMwalking
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I'm heading to our corporate office in Atlanta, GA for a few days. I'm driving down today and driving back up on Friday. I'll be checking in evenings at the very least, but may be unavailable during the days.

drumandfight
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Aly and I are going to the oldest ryokan (traditional inn) in Japan today and tomorrow. I won't be able to get a post in until Monday (Sunday Stateside) most likely.

Talanall
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That sounds incredibly cool. It is on my personal bucket list, and I am legitimately envious of you. I hope you guys have a great time, and I will treat Georgie as an NPC until then. Enjoy yourselves.

Wæs se grimma gæst Grendel haten,
mære mearcstapa, se þe moras heold

deadDMwalking
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And I'm back to normal availability. Ideally, nobody noticed anything.

NINJA!

MinusInnocence
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drumandfight wrote:

Aly and I are going to the oldest ryokan (traditional inn) in Japan today and tomorrow. I won't be able to get a post in until Monday (Sunday Stateside) most likely.

This reminded me of this boardgame I saw on TableTop one time: https://boardgamegeek.com/boardgame/123540/tokaido

"Every normal man must be tempted, at times, to spit on his hands, hoist the black flag and begin slitting throats." - H.L. Mencken

Fixxxer
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Oh yeah? Well... well... I'm going to a trampoline park tomorrow! So there!

Talanall
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Unless there will be boobs at this trampoline park, I think it safe to say that none of us are impressed.

Wæs se grimma gæst Grendel haten,
mære mearcstapa, se þe moras heold

Fixxxer
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I live in a city that has not one but two major universities, plus five other smaller colleges. There were boobs. So...many...boobs.

Darker

Today it seems like many of the boobs are mad though....

deadDMwalking
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Men of quality don't fear equality.

Darker

I don't fear equality.... however, I do fear angry feminist.

drumandfight
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Talanall wrote:

That sounds incredibly cool. It is on my personal bucket list, and I am legitimately envious of you. I hope you guys have a great time, and I will treat Georgie as an NPC until then. Enjoy yourselves.

It would have been incredibly cool if you and your wife could have come visited during Aly and my tenure here. Even still, when you come I highly recommend the Ryokan in Houshi where we stayed. It was really amazing. The couple's private onsen was beautiful and relaxing as anything can be. Traditional dinner and breakfast was really good, but truth be told I would have rather had some yogurt and a piece of toast for breakfast.

The grounds are lovely and everything about it was just really relaxing and refreshing.

Talanall
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I would expect nothing less than excellence of an establishment that has been in operation in excess of 1300 years. I'm really glad that you two had the opportunity to go.

Wæs se grimma gæst Grendel haten,
mære mearcstapa, se þe moras heold

drumandfight
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Really busy weekend followed by a really busy day for me today. I will hopefully get caught up and posted again by tomorrow.

Fixxxer
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This is set to be a really busy work week for me. Counting today, I'm scheduled for 70 hours through Sunday. It's not gonna be pretty. I don't anticipate being absent, but my responses this week might or might not be a little slower than usual. If my absence is holding a game narrative up for an unacceptable amount of time, please feel free to NPC my character as required.

deadDMwalking
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Leaving town for a few days - going to Savannah GA with the family. If I cause and delays, please feel free to NPC me.

Fixxxer
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Savannah's nice. I imagine it's beautiful right now.

deadDMwalking
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Sure, but the weather isn't. It was drizzly and cold today, rainy but warmer tomorrow. That leaves Tuesday as our best hope for a good day on the town.

drumandfight
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On the 23rd (Japan), Aly and I are heading to Okinawa for five days of R&R. I don't expect to post at all during that time. Please NPC my characters.

deadDMwalking
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Have fun!

drumandfight
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Thanks, Brett. We are really excited about this trip. If all goes as planned, we will have hit every main region of Japan before leaving except for Shikoku. Stupid, sexy Shikoku being forever out of reach...

deadDMwalking
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Probably no surprise to anyone, but I almost certainly havr pnemonia and I am almost certainly going to be admitted to the hospital. I may lose access to my electronic devices at some point - probably without prior warning. NPC me as necessary.

Darker

Wow, that sucks! Keep us updated as you can. I can't remember how far away you are, but if it's still Macon, let me know if you need anything, I can try to drive up.

Talanall
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Get well, dude.

Wæs se grimma gæst Grendel haten,
mære mearcstapa, se þe moras heold

deadDMwalking
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Thanks. I'm in Knoxville these days. I feel like I'm mostly wasting my time, but there are some underlying infection that needs to be dealt with. Looks like I'll be here another day at least. Hopefully some of the cultures will start coming back with a clear indication of what's causing it all.

deadDMwalking
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I was released from the hospital today. I guess I was never really gone, but I'm officially 'back'.

For anyone who cares, my oxygen was 88-90% on Monday morning, probably due to 'crud' in my lungs. With supplemental oxygen it was 92%, which still isn't great. As of today it is 95% without any assistance, which is pretty okay. There is still medicine to take and follow-up, but if the recent improvements continue with the current regimen, we should be in good shape.

Board Rider
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