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Dog Moon

Adventurer
I suppose you'd ship off south paws also? 😤
Nope. I have no problem with them. They can stay. (y)

Though to be fair, I don't REALLY have a problem with red heads either. I've known a couple in my life and despite the weird stereotypes you see on tv and the internet, they seemed okay people to me.

Generally, I've been able to see a group of people and said, "There's good and bad people in every group." The only group I struggle with is the Somali population here in Minnesota. I've worked with them for years and I've seen the good and the bad. A couple of them - that I worked for - really ended up f'ing me over a few years back and the anger I get from that has mostly gone but comes back every once in a while. It's really hard to not let emotions take over and condemn the entire group of them even though I have met plenty that were great people.

I was fortunate to be married for about a year and a half a while back. She was half-Somali, half-Arab. The divorce was rough, but in the end we kind of agreed it was better for both of us. We didn't talk for a time, but eventually we became friends again. So we do stuff every once in a while and talk about how things are going. And man, she sometimes complains about her own people and some of the things she's said, it make it really hard to remember the good ones.

Like what is going on with this political and religious situation in America. It's REALLY hard not to see the others as "the enemy", but I am sure there are good people with opposing political and religious views that have been basically shoved into the background by the vocal minority (which basically sums up the internet, hah). I think it is always important to remember those people even with all the other crap going on.

Honestly, I think everyone has the right to be here and the only people that should be shipped off are the people that actively work against that right. Anyone that legitimately says someone should be shipped off due to their own prejudice really should be the ones shipped off themselves. To where? I don't know, I'm sure we can find some empty island somewhere to deposit all of those people.
 

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Dog Moon

Adventurer
From what the police told me, she died in her sleep, where she usually took her post-work nap.

And she had just the day before returned from a trip to NOLA- she got to see her other 2 sons, her grandkids, cousins and other relatives, as well as several of her nearest and dearest friends.

Definitely worse fates, I’m thinking.
I agree; there are definitely worse ways to go. Though it's always sad when someone does go, regardless of the situation. Y'all have my condolence as well.
 

Aeson

Legend
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My mom bought one like the one in the middle. She said they're meant to go in an aquarium. I said now we need an aquarium to go around it. She said no, we don't. It has a big hole in the back so little fishies can go inside it. 😁 Looks like someone cracked his skull open. lol

My wizard's study is going to be awesome if I can ever get my butt in gear and plan the design and make it happen.
 

Aeson

Legend
Nope. I have no problem with them. They can stay. (y)

Though to be fair, I don't REALLY have a problem with red heads either. I've known a couple in my life and despite the weird stereotypes you see on tv and the internet, they seemed okay people to me.

Generally, I've been able to see a group of people and said, "There's good and bad people in every group." The only group I struggle with is the Somali population here in Minnesota. I've worked with them for years and I've seen the good and the bad. A couple of them - that I worked for - really ended up f'ing me over a few years back and the anger I get from that has mostly gone but comes back every once in a while. It's really hard to not let emotions take over and condemn the entire group of them even though I have met plenty that were great people.

I was fortunate to be married for about a year and a half a while back. She was half-Somali, half-Arab. The divorce was rough, but in the end we kind of agreed it was better for both of us. We didn't talk for a time, but eventually we became friends again. So we do stuff every once in a while and talk about how things are going. And man, she sometimes complains about her own people and some of the things she's said, it make it really hard to remember the good ones.

Like what is going on with this political and religious situation in America. It's REALLY hard not to see the others as "the enemy", but I am sure there are good people with opposing political and religious views that have been basically shoved into the background by the vocal minority (which basically sums up the internet, hah). I think it is always important to remember those people even with all the other crap going on.

Honestly, I think everyone has the right to be here and the only people that should be shipped off are the people that actively work against that right. Anyone that legitimately says someone should be shipped off due to their own prejudice really should be the ones shipped off themselves. To where? I don't know, I'm sure we can find some empty island somewhere to deposit all of those people.
Holy cow. I was just asking about left handed people. 😝 That's an autobiography. lol it's cool though. 😎 I think I recall you mentioned being married before but didn't go into great detail. I'm glad you could stay friends.

Teddy Roosevelt's daughter corrected someone once.
"You had four failed marriages."
"No, I had four marriages."

Basically, she's saying just because a marriage ended, doesn't mean it failed. I look at it this way. It's all part of life. Nothing lasts forever. We live, we love, we learn, we grow apart. But, what do I know, I've never been in a real relationship.
 

Dog Moon

Adventurer
Holy cow. I was just asking about left handed people. 😝 That's an autobiography. lol it's cool though. 😎 I think I recall you mentioned being married before but didn't go into great detail. I'm glad you could stay friends.

Teddy Roosevelt's daughter corrected someone once.
"You had four failed marriages."
"No, I had four marriages."

Basically, she's saying just because a marriage ended, doesn't mean it failed. I look at it this way. It's all part of life. Nothing lasts forever. We live, we love, we learn, we grow apart. But, what do I know, I've never been in a real relationship.
I know, I realized I had written a bunch extra and was like "Do I really need to say all of this?" I probably didn't, thought about deleting and then didn't do that. Maybe it was a little cathartic writing that too, to express my feelings on what is going on in America right now. I really wish we could all get along, but everything seems to be getting more antagonistic against each other, which does nothing but make the situation worse. Disappointing really.

And as for marriages, I suppose if you look at it as in "If this marriage did not last until one of you died, then it failed", then yeah, you're totally right, it failed. But the thing is, sometimes people change. Things happen and sometimes you realize things are no longer as you want them to be. My marriage may have ended, but I have times I remember fondly and I learned a lot about myself during that time, so even though we're no longer married, I don't regret it.

That was my first real relationship and - unfortunately - my last. I had almost gotten to the point of giving up hope, but then bam, there she came. And now, I do want another relationship and am trying to get my life straightened out in order to do that because I need to be able to take care of myself because I can consider taking care of someone else! But I don't think it's ever too late, so don't give up hope!
 

Dannyalcatraz

Schmoderator
Staff member
Well, the brothers have officially started bickering. They’re not fighting over dividing their mom’s estate; they’re bickering about how to handle the details of her transport back to NOLA, who needs to sign what…IOW, every detail.

The oldest is good people, but he’s a little slow. A gentle giant. The middle one is the smallest of the three, but he was born grumpy with a hair trigger temper. The youngest is the largest of all, a bit emotionally stunted, and the most volatile. (And since he the one who found their mom, he’s predictably handling it the worst.)

Another cousin and the youngest brother’s dad are here and helping, but the brothers are still talking about cutting each other out of their lives and other threats.

So sometime VERY soon, I’m going to have to gather them and try to smooth the waters before someone says or does something that can’t easily be taken back.
 


Mad_Jack

Hero
I feel like something like that would be clever for an RPG character, but not for a real person.

One of my former DMs named his DMPC warforged fighter "Emuanay" - as in M1A, because he was the party's tank...


I had an idea for a warrior who ritually cut himself after battle if he didn't take damage. I'm still working on why. To honor his ancestors? To honor his opponent? The idea is he feels he should bleed. If he didn't take damage, was it a real battle? Or, His opponent gave his blood, then the warrior should also.

The gods call for it - victory must be bought with blood...



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My mom bought one like the one in the middle. She said they're meant to go in an aquarium. I said now we need an aquarium to go around it. She said no, we don't. It has a big hole in the back so little fishies can go inside it. 😁 Looks like someone cracked his skull open. lol

My wizard's study is going to be awesome if I can ever get my butt in gear and plan the design and make it happen.

The skull in my avatar photo was a b-day gift from my brother a long time ago - it's a cast resin skull just a tad bit smaller than life-sized, which is why my hat looks big on it. It's covered in awesome gold Celtic knotwork.

It's a variation on this guy.
 


Aeson

Legend
An acquaintance of mine wore this shirt Monday.
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I asked if he played, because he never mentioned it before. He said no, but would like too. He said he had never met anyone that actively played. It was always people that used to play back in the day. I got a huge grin on my face. 😁 I said you're in luck. We talked for a bit. He's interested in trying it out. I asked if he wanted to play the version they play on the show or the current one. He didn't know he had options. They're so cute when they're clueless. 😛 He wants to play the one on the show. Now I have to dig out my 1st ed books.🤓 I'm excited about this. I hope we get a chance. I love introducing new people to gaming. I'm trying to talk another into joining us, but he's Jahovah's Witness and very unlikely to do it.

If you were introing people to 1st ed for the first time, which published module would you use?
 

Aeson

Legend
Well, the brothers have officially started bickering. They’re not fighting over dividing their mom’s estate; they’re bickering about how to handle the details of her transport back to NOLA, who needs to sign what…IOW, every detail.

The oldest is good people, but he’s a little slow. A gentle giant. The middle one is the smallest of the three, but he was born grumpy with a hair trigger temper. The youngest is the largest of all, a bit emotionally stunted, and the most volatile. (And since he the one who found their mom, he’s predictably handling it the worst.)

Another cousin and the youngest brother’s dad are here and helping, but the brothers are still talking about cutting each other out of their lives and other threats.

So sometime VERY soon, I’m going to have to gather them and try to smooth the waters before someone says or does something that can’t easily be taken back.
Have an update? Did you play mediator? Did you ever find out the cause of death? Death of family has a way of causing a great deal of stress. Those that are generally unstable to begin, have an even harder time coping. This is a time siblings need to work together. I really hope they can.
 

Dannyalcatraz

Schmoderator
Staff member
They had a powwow without me, but including the youngest one’s father. Things are still tense, but they cleared the air on YEARS of stuff.

Still, hazards remain. The youngest admitted he needed help (for a lot of things, many unrelated), but remains the most volatile. The middle one is the grumpiest, and he’s going through a messy, contentious divorce. The oldest is helpful, but a tad clueless.

And my aunt left no will, despite owning all or part of 3 different houses in 2 states. Each of them involves 3-4 potential heirs. It’s a mess.


We’re still awaiting the coroner’s findings. The labs are backed up due to COVID.
 
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Aeson

Legend
It's weird how that works sometimes. Sometimes a situation like this brings people together and they can heal old wounds. It doesn't always fix everything, but it's a start to build from if they want to work at it.

The estate sounds like a real mess too. I suppose some think they have plenty of time to put a will together. I don't have one. I don't really have anyone to leave my stuff to. I'm thinking of stating everything should be sold and the money donated to a charity. Probably wouldn't be very much.

I used to say soap operas couldn't even compete with the level of nonsensical drama in my family. I doubted if anyone would believe the stories if I told them. I guess a lot of families are like that, we just never see it. I don't envy you and yours on this. I hope it gets worked out with as little damage as possible.
 

Aeson

Legend
My mom told me last week, the cardiologist told her she had a heart attack sometime in the last 6 months. Clearly, it was a very mild one. She thinks she knows when it happened. She wasn't feeling well at work one day.
When I got home from work this morning she asked me to take her to the ER. she said she had chest pains all night. I told her she should have called me sooner. I could have gotten someone to cover at work. Since she told me that last week I started to wonder if I should find a day job. I'm worried about leaving her home alone at night.
 



Dannyalcatraz

Schmoderator
Staff member
The estate sounds like a real mess too. I suppose some think they have plenty of time to put a will together. I don't have one. I don't really have anyone to leave my stuff to. I'm thinking of stating everything should be sold and the money donated to a charity. Probably wouldn't be very much.
People hate talking and thinking about end-of-life stuff in general.

I’m planning on posting a thread about getting your affairs in order soon. I’m an attorney who has handled a handful of probate matters, but it’s not my main area of focus. Basically, I was helping out people who were in desperate need of an attorney to at least get things moving through the system while they continued searching for a specialist…on my advice. And every last estate I’ve been involved with had serious issues (not of my creation). One was messed up in such a way that the probate judge had never seen anything like it in his time on the bench. His clerk had, though…one time in 40 years.

I say all of this even though I don’t have a will (for reasons), but the reasons are slightly outweighed by the reasons I should. My best buddy is in the same boat, and we’ve been talking about it (his dad died a week before my aunt).

Like you, neither of us have anyone in particular to leave stuff to.

But a little careful thought may reveal certain charities that could benefit from your estate, however small. That’s what I’m going to suggest for people like me, my friend, or you.

Also, hope your mom gets better!
 

Aeson

Legend
Someone dun blowed up the Georgia Guidestones. 🤯


First on the list of suspects should be Kandiss Taylor. She's a former candidate for governor and makes the Mad Hatter look sane. She actually filmed a campaign ad at the Guidestones saying she would destroy them if elected. She believes they're satanic and evil.

Check out Last Week Tonight's video "Rocks". I can't post it here. You must watch this.

I cannot believe someone would do this. Those rock ain't hurt nobody. While not the level of the things the Taliban destroyed, it's the same principle.
 

Aeson

Legend
I should have put some money on it. It would be an easy bet. I knew they'd end up keeping my mom for the weekend. They're going to do a heart catheterization on Monday. If my mom has blocked arteries, I know I do. I don't have insurance. I'll never be able to afford the tests or procedures to fix it.

On the recent episode of The Orville, Lt. Malloy was sent to 2015 and trapped in the past. He died in 2068 on what would be my 93 birthday. 😎 I have no chance of making it that far. It was still amusing to hear my birthdate mentioned. I'll hear it media from time to time.
 


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