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I never shoulda left the mead hall in December. Went to visit wife unit's step mother for 8 days, their "gym" was lacking...I think all the plates combined totaled about 150 lbs and dumbells went to 30. Still got some time in. Got caught on the way home and was confined to someplace called Helgen...it was weird. Now everyone is calling me Dovahkiin or something and its just kinda weird. I swear, the other day I saw what could only have been a dragon, but that's crazy right? I live in Tennessee, not someplace called Tamriel or this Skyrim, honestly, that sounds more like a shot than a place...then last night some guy kept saying I had the look of a "battle mage" or something...things are getting strange...

 

Might as well roll with it I figure. Talked around to some locals found out what this battle mage thing is. Apparently, its using magic (didn't think it even existed, but apparently I can call up things called atronauchs, kinda cool, now I need marshmallows) and melee. So brains and brawn, sounds up my alley, just need more of that brawn stuff...that armor I see people wearing looks heavy...

 

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Heavy Armor

-Continue stronglifts

-Look into a couple training sessions for strict form work on all lifts

 

Speech

-Find a new author to start reading (have burned through malazan book of the fallen, WoT, all of sanderson, GoT, need something BIG and meaty like those series)

-Work on haggling and open, frequent communication with friends and coworkers

 

Breezehome

-Put away all holiday crap

-Make frequent donations to goodwill/salvation army to get things out of the home (apparently thanes aren't supposed to have cluttered dens)

-Maintain home better, develop systems to help manage routines and incoming things

-Set up auto payments for utility bills and garbage bills

-Don't turn on the Switch for at least 45 minutes upon arrival home from work (actually DO something first)

 

Cooking

-Get rid of ingredients that aren't used (historical impulse buys that never get used)

-Start meal planning for dinner during the week (breakfast is always a smoothie and lunch is leftovers plus apple, cheese, and yogurt)

 

 

OOC: Back from winter (Christmas) break. Getting back into the routines of work and checking the boards/emails. Got a switch right before christmas and got skyrim (amongst some other games: Zelda BotW, Mario, Bomberman). Skyrim hasn't left the gamecard slot in about 2 weeks, never played it before (I know I know, it's like six years old...but I can play it on the toilet!) Glad to be back amongst brothers and sisters in arms!

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43 minutes ago, farflight said:

Find a new author to start reading (have burned through malazan book of the fallen, WoT, all of sanderson, GoT, need something BIG and meaty like those series)


You finished all of Malazan? You have a mental fortitude I can only hope to achieve.

 

They're not super big, but it's a long series. The Frostborn series by Jonathan Moeller, or the Kingsfountain series by Jeff Wheeler

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4 minutes ago, Grumble said:

You finished all of Malazan?

Just the 10 of book of the fallen, haven't read the other prequel series. Some of the first books that had me laughing AND crying in the span of 10 pages

 

Wonderful series

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Quest update:

Heavy Armor-got back on the horse this morning. Was terrified that "my" gym would be packed with resolutioners...there were 6 people in the whole gym...it was kinda nice. Deloaded weights about 10% since I essentially didn't lift anything heavy for 10+ days. 

 

Breezehome

-Have gotten most of our new appliances installed. Dishwasher is the last one to get done, hoping to get that finished tonight with a friend. Little nervous about having to essentially origami-ing the copper hot water supply line, but trying to trust my friend (which is a challenge as we set towels on fire while installing the microwave)

-Planning on cleaning before aforementioned friend comes over and put away all packing materials. Possibly drive up and unload fridge and stove/oven to salvation army

 

No movement on other quests

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Oh god...skyrim toilet joke...what'd dovahkiin do when constipated...unrelenting force shout!

 

 

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On 1/5/2018 at 10:20 AM, farflight said:

Quest update:

Heavy Armor-got back on the horse this morning. Was terrified that "my" gym would be packed with resolutioners

 

 

 

I live in terror of this as well. They are conspicuously absent so far, but it is still early January....

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Heavy armor

-pride/ego took a minor hit today as stronglifts recommended a 10% deload due to vacation time and not logging any 5x5 workouts (I did some lifting in florida, but nothing like SL). Got all reps, and form was back the way it should at the lighter weights

-Forgot to ask about new year deals in regards to trainer sessions

 

Speech

-No movement whatsoever in finding a new series to start.

-Had a great social weekend, was only home about 4 hours (outside of sleeping times)

 

Breezehome

-Wife unit wants to "keep christmas up so I can see it," no no decrapping till the weekend (part of the problem with being out of town from 12/25 - 1/1, will plan better this year)

-Got most of the crap picked up from the new kitchen appliance installations, just have to get rid of the burned up towels in the garage

-Got a lot of old stuff out to salvation army

-Got 5 loads of laundry done and folded and EVEN PUT AWAY bitches

-Delayed switch gaming at least an hour each day over the weekend. Wondering if Skyrim is going to live in the system permanently. I kinda want to see Zelda BotW, Bomberman some, but....skyrim...dragons......If anyone else has a switch, my friend code is: SW-5249-7558-4394 (I think)

 

Cooking

-Haven't started cleaning out spices/tools yet, might try that some tonight

-One "meal plan" is that tonight Imma cook 8lbs of pork shoulder, carnitas style. Other plan for a couple weeks from now is steaks (got a 9 lb beef tenderloin for $54 the other day, need to cut that up tonight into steaks (any recommendation on thickness?))

 

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You have conquered the third and by far most challenging stage of doing laundry. Well done!

 

I like my steaks 1.25" thick.

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36 minutes ago, Arcelas the n00b said:

Clothes end up on the floor, and then they have to be rewashed

How long do they have to be on the floor before being "rewashable?"

 

Also, wrinkle resist is probably the greatest thing ever, my work shirts have to be level 100 wrinkle resist light armor. Last week traveled from Florida to Memphis via airplane. Packed all clothes and checked luggage. Unpacked the day after and shirts were like...

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but then they were presentable, granted not the starched shit look (I hate starch in shirts), but not a wrinkled mess

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Well, sure as hell didn't cook anything last night. Ended up eating a pre-game dinner at the parents house last night and cleaned when I got home. I did check in on the bama game (via alexa) near the end of the evening (don't have ESPN and couldn't stream as we don't have a cable provider/didn't know the passwords).

 

House is looking presentable, holiday crap should be gone by Sunday. Back to gym in the morning. 

 

Got some decent time in tamriel...found the tome for summon dremora lord

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I might have to bump up the game difficulty...especially since Imma bout 12 skill levels from having two dremoras

The best part of mondays...are Tuesdays...

 

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7 hours ago, farflight said:

Well, sure as hell didn't cook anything last night. Ended up eating a pre-game dinner at the parents house last night and cleaned when I got home. I did check in on the bama game (via alexa) near the end of the evening (don't have ESPN and couldn't stream as we don't have a cable provider/didn't know the passwords).

 

House is looking presentable, holiday crap should be gone by Sunday. Back to gym in the morning. 

 

Got some decent time in tamriel...found the tome for summon dremora lord

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I might have to bump up the game difficulty...especially since Imma bout 12 skill levels from having two dremoras

The best part of mondays...are Tuesdays...

 

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The Elder Scrolls games are some of my favourites... I was amazed at the depth of Morrowwind (considering it came out on Orig Xbox) and just enjoy the scope of the landscape and the fact I can just wander around at my own pace. I think I'm about 2/3's through Skyrim, but haven't played in a while.

 

Not sure if you've played Morrowwind, but fun story: The last boss fight is against a super large franskenstein-ish monster... somehow while I was running away finding a better tactical position, he fell in a big hole and I could just walk around beating him in the head with a large sword... It was a weird end to the game.

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1 hour ago, Blocky said:

 

The Elder Scrolls games are some of my favourites... I was amazed at the depth of Morrowwind (considering it came out on Orig Xbox)

 

Whoa there. Morrowind and the rest of the Elder Scrolls are  PC Games. That particular one has depth because it's the third in a series that has been on PC since the mid-1990s, which means that by the time Bethesda released Morrowind, they had spent nearly a decade developing the setting where the story takes place.

 

And the best part of the ES games is modding them, which the crippled console versions keep failing to allow. :P 

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3 minutes ago, scalyfreak said:

Whoa there. Morrowind and the rest of the Elder Scrolls are  PC Games. That particular one has depth because it's the third in a series that has been on PC since the mid-1990s, which means that by the time Bethesda released Morrowind, they had spent nearly a decade developing the setting where the story takes place.

 

And the best part of the ES games is modding them, which the crippled console versions keep failing to allow. :P 

 

I have it on both PC and Xbox (wasn't sure which one came first)... the first 2 were kinda lame, but I feel the morrowwind was a breakthrough. I had to get it on PC, because my Xbox disc had a tiny scratch which meant I couldn't explore a small patch of land (it was literally like a 20m x 20m field) without the game crashing...

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Hey if it makes you feel any better, I also just picked up Skyrim for the first time like 2 weeks ago. I basically just sneak around and pick people off with arrows, so I need to find that tome! I also love just popping on there every now and then and bombing around the massive landscape until a dragon starts bothering me. Actually all I do is travel from town to town and make money. I have like 70,000 gold but I feel like I have a million quests to do... can't I just hire someone to go do them for me?

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17 hours ago, scalyfreak said:

And the best part of the ES games is modding them, which the crippled console versions keep failing to allow

I'll take portability over modding for the time being...its kinda nice being able to play the game on a plane, in a box, with a fox, or on a TV (hooray for Switch).

 

Quest progress

Heavy Armor

-Dealoading is still recouping (having some earlier failures plus 1.5 weeks no lifting) has me approaching where I was prior to holidays. Form seems to be improving at the decreased weight ( @Grumble , noticed using noticed a "body english" row (2) this morning and DIDN"T COUNT THE REP....huzzah for accountability). 

-On another note...free weight section was SOO SUPER crowded this morning...

 

Speech

-Have been SUPER SOCIAL since thursday of last week...kinda weird and tiring. Earth people are strange...I'm liking the nords so much better

 

Breezehome

-that beef tenderloin I found at the grocery the other day....yea did some enchanting and it got turned into 14 of these beauties

-new appliances seem to be working and are cleaned up (even the towel fire...sorry towlie), wife says ice tastes funny, so have to look into that

-two days to de-holidaying our house

 

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I love my new dremora lord. 6 more conjuration levels till I'll partner him up with either another lord or one of the elementals. I mighta hafta start using some alteration/illusion skills, I don't think I'll be joining the fights nearly as often (was planning on doing a pet/warrior mage)

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6 minutes ago, farflight said:

-Dealoading is still recouping (having some earlier failures plus 1.5 weeks no lifting) has me approaching where I was prior to holidays. Form seems to be improving at the decreased weight ( @Grumble , noticed using noticed a "body english" row (2) this morning and DIDN"T COUNT THE REP....huzzah for accountability). 

Form makes the weights go round

 

6 minutes ago, farflight said:

-On another note...free weight section was SOO SUPER crowded this morning...

It's been crazy quiet for me too. I'm kinda happy about it.

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28 minutes ago, farflight said:

I'll take portability over modding for the time being...its kinda nice being able to play the game on a plane, in a box, with a fox, or on a TV (hooray for Switch).

 

Quest progress

Heavy Armor

-Dealoading is still recouping (having some earlier failures plus 1.5 weeks no lifting) has me approaching where I was prior to holidays. Form seems to be improving at the decreased weight ( @Grumble , noticed using noticed a "body english" row (2) this morning and DIDN"T COUNT THE REP....huzzah for accountability). 

-On another note...free weight section was SOO SUPER crowded this morning...

 

Speech

-Have been SUPER SOCIAL since thursday of last week...kinda weird and tiring. Earth people are strange...I'm liking the nords so much better

 

Breezehome

-that beef tenderloin I found at the grocery the other day....yea did some enchanting and it got turned into 14 of these beauties

-new appliances seem to be working and are cleaned up (even the towel fire...sorry towlie), wife says ice tastes funny, so have to look into that

-two days to de-holidaying our house

 

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I love my new dremora lord. 6 more conjuration levels till I'll partner him up with either another lord or one of the elementals. I mighta hafta start using some alteration/illusion skills, I don't think I'll be joining the fights nearly as often (was planning on doing a pet/warrior mage)

 

Big post! I love the switch; I kinda wish I would've known it was coming out for switch and I might not have bought it on PC. It was a little cheaper on PC I guess. Oh well! I'll add you next time I'm on the switch... I got splatoon for Xmas but haven't loaded anything up since beating Mario.

 

That meat looks tasty! What new kitchen appliances did you get?

 

I appreciate the Skyrim updates!! I wouldn't even know how to make a character like that. The only spell I use is muffle, despite somehow being the archmage of the wizard college. Don't ask me! 

Stay awhile... we're liftin'

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28 minutes ago, Deckard Gainz said:

That meat looks tasty! What new kitchen appliances did you get?

Fridge, stove, overhead microwave, and dishwasher (all samsung).

 

That pic isn't my character.

 

I'm going pet mode. Right now, running around in heavy armor (original idea was to fight alongside my pets with bound weps). Still learning the game (never played before). I like the leveling system as you level by what you use. Kinda "reveals" your playstyle.

 

If I ever get tired of the conjurations, I might roll a thief or something else, not too terribly excited about sneaking around the whole time. Maybe a thief mage

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That sounds like quite the haul for kitchen goodies. No wonder you had a bunch of cleaning up to do! Samsung is generally pretty good so hopefully they all work well for you.

 

I also have never played before picking it up a couple weeks ago. I usually go for caster/mage type characters, but at the beginning of the game I really liked creeping around and plugging unassuming baddies with arrows, so I just kept playing like that and now I can take out entire caves without ever being detected! I think that's the most fun I have in the game. In one cave, I had to get to this smuggler guy through a huge long cave of enemies. I snuck past a bunch of baddies, jumped in the water and let the current take me all the way to the end, knocked out a few baddies in aggro range, and finished the quest basically skipping the entire dungeon.

 

Dragons can still sniff me out no matter what I do though, so the playstyle kind of sucks for that. I'm grateful to have a mercenary companion that can tank hits while I shoot arrow after arrow, because it takes forever without the stealth bonuses. It's also bad for the magic enemies that flit and flutter all over the place and are practically impossible to shoot. That's why I just roll through townspeople and pick all their pockets and sell it all to my fences.

Stay awhile... we're liftin'

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1 minute ago, Deckard Gainz said:

It's also bad for the magic enemies that flit and flutter all over the place

As I found out the other day, be careful around shearpoint (I think thats it). There be a dragon and a floaty undead mage. Dremora lord couldn't keep up with the bastard, and my aim is terrible (especially when moving). I really like how the enemies seem to miss too.

 

Ended up taking him down with a storm atronoch and finally getting some good shots in with my bound sword.

 

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Decent day yesterday...good lifts, good work...good dinner

 

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Got home a little later than expected. Wife unit had no car so had to pick her up from work and hit grocery on way home...so expensive with her there...

 

Ended up having to buy all ingredients cause I've got nothing thawed (except that big pork roast). Ended up making:

 

Black bean penne with:

sauteed shrimp, onion, red peppers, garlic, portobella, corn, thyme, salt, pepper, paprika

 

30 minutes and BOOM!

 

No lifting today. Got a walk in last night. Was in bed by 1040. For some reason, I cannot seem to wake up on time Thursdays. I don't sleep in any other day of the week and I don't seem to crash on any of my lifting days...it's a conundrum

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