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otterbyte

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  1. As long as the *bottles* aren’t rusty, you’re doing great! Seriously though, those bartending tricks are cool. Did you once tend bar? Or is it just one of the skills in your juggling repertoire?
  2. Sounds like there are specific things that your body doesn't like. Definitely worth seeing how those things can be modded (as your chair idea), rather than just stopping. I know that in our martial arts classes, the profs are good about giving you modified or alternate movements to compensate for injuries, or as is often the case, just being kinda on the creaky side of over the hill. Maybe yours are willing to do something like that?
  3. Ya, IRL I'd rather fight like Peter Quill - DANCE OFF! Congrats on the interview!
  4. Can’t wait to see the pictures!
  5. Sounds like you were more annoyed about not being able to take out your trash than you were scared of the bad guy. Such hard-core cleaning!
  6. Whew! I'm tired just reading all that! You are having an Assassin Adventure Life™ for sure.
  7. Sounds like you pushed through a tough day and gave it your all.
  8. Sorry your muscles are playing up. Injuries are so frustrating. I'm glad you're going to see someone about them though, it's always best to be careful. But nonetheless, it looks like a lot of progress has been made - look at all those colored bars!
  9. I'm a one-person, one-client business. The guys I work for are amazing clients, they pay right away and they are endlessly patient with my schedule. I will say that the work I do for them is good; I won't let a shoddy piece of code stand and I hate forcing users to work around crappy functionality or UI. Also, I undercharge. Both because I appreciate the guys I do work for, and because I feel so guilty about my lack of reliable output. When I'm on top of things, I put in 30-40 hours a month, when I'm spinning out in a denial/shame spiral, I'm lucky to get 10. I just need to keep applying the lessons I learned when I changed my eating habits and started working on fitness...that starting is hard, but never as hard as I imagine it will be, and that the rewards feel amazing. I have been a lifelong procrastinator (much longer than I've been a poor eater or in poor physical shape) so I have a deep hole to climb out of, step by step. And it is way too easy to get distracted by shiny objects and cat videos.
  10. Oooh, pretty. I see why you feel so accomplished! I was curious, is the butter knife inside for weight or for stiffness? I suppose I would be worried about it possibly popping out during use, but that’s probably because I don’t understand enough about the construction.
  11. But the good news is, you’ll already have bandages on hand. And I’m sure kitty will call emergency services for you. Because cats are super helpful that way.
  12. Like when you have to step off the mats mid-class to assess whether your breakfast is going to stay in place or not. So far, I haven't lost the battle but it's been a near thing.
  13. I do database programming in MS Access (which is VBA, which your hard core coders will scoff at, but after you learn to fake inheritance in it, you can do a lot of fun stuff) The worst part? I *love* programming. That's why I do it, that's why I pushed my way through a ton of books and fora and all that yummy coding stuff. I guess a lot of it is I worry I'll crash against a coding problem I can't slay and then my impostor syndrome will overwhelm me... Brains are stupid, guys.
  14. @zenLara, @Darth Yoga, @Owlet and @SymphonicDan - this discussion is fascinating! Thanks so much for posting all this cool info. I'm going to try to research it some more and try it. Though I am a total weenie about the cold; my optimum state is within a human burrito of blankets (with a good book, of course).
  15. In good news however, @Bighara and I just completed our graduation class to get our gold belts in Muay Thai, and so I'm going to go fall down in bed now.
  16. Aside from my sig line, my favorite saying is from Calvin Coolidge. A little long, especially for "Silent Cal," but full of good wisdom:
  17. Ya, would you mind writing that on a clue-bat and whacking me upside the back of the head with it? Apparently, that's what it's going to take for me to get this.
  18. Ru loves you and just wants you to be the best “you” you can be.
  19. Usually none. I feel so guilty about what I haven’t been doing that it’s hard for me to face it at all. Which means I feel even more guilty, which just worsens the problem. So yeah, I spend a lot of time in the Dark Playground until the Panic Monster shows up. So this should be a huge priority for me. And it *is*, in my head, but my actions aren’t reflecting that. I need to make the mental shift so that getting this done is the first thing i schedule in my day, and that my day doesn’t end until it’s done. Even if it’s only 15 minutes.
  20. Ooh! That would be a great NF workout...
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