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Ahoy-hoy friends!

 

Welcome to my first challenge of the new decade!

 

Starting things off with a mix of every-day goals (teeth, bedtime) and by-the-end-of-the-challenge goals (ride my bike, pay off the credit card, chip away at subject readings for class), the last set of 'goals' are really more like 'get-back-to-pre-holiday-weirdness' (gymming twice a week, going to Auslan practice, DnD-ing).

 

Extrapolation of the goals + GIFs!:

 

Bedtime- go to bed at 10pm each night. Have a warning timer at 9.30 to remind me to take my meds and get myself sorted. Buddy-goal: charge my phone on the drawers, so I don't look at it in the night, and so when the alarm goes off I have to get up to turn it off.

 

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Ride- I have a new bike-to-work buddy. Ideally I would ride to/from work with her twice a week, but to start things off for success I am aiming for five rides total. These can be split into 'in' on one day and 'home' on a different day as I build up my leg muscles. I am fairly sure after my last ride that my brakes are actually constantly on, so I will check that tomorrow, if they are I may not be as unfit as I feel... I hope it's the brakes haha.

 

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Credit card- this was accidentally still linked to one of our food delivery services, and we managed to wrack up $220 in orders and interest before I figured it out. I've chipped away at it, but want to clear the remaining $120 before the end of this challenge.

 

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Teeth- now knowing that SLS is what makes toothpaste feel like it is fire, I will buy a brand of toothpaste that doesn't have it in the ingredients, and try again to build this habit. If that means I'm brushing with baby bubblegum toothpaste, so be it.

 

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Gym - twice a week. Git swole. 2020 goals are to drop bodyweight to 70kg, then lift: Deadlift 140, Squat 105, Bench 70 (2:1.5:1). This will only happen if I am consistent about going to the gym (holidays to America excepted).

 

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Sign/Auslan- this kicks back off next week after the holiday break. I did a little practice over the holidays, but it mainly consisted of watching the live news coverage of the bushfires and trying to follow along with the Auslan interpreter (beardy translator is my favourite, content warning for the faint of heart... our country is on fire) 

 

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DnD- I haven't been throwing myself whole-heartedly into playing lately, and the reason is a bit silly... Duunack (my half-orc barbarian) made a deal with a devil, which (of course) has led to a bunch of chaos and put the party on the road to hell (literally, we're visiting Dis). I was carrying a lot of guilt about it IRL, in fact I cried about it yesterday while discussing it with Mr. After our chat I feel much better and am focusing on playing the game for the game, not to try and /win/ (oh hello, perfectionist).

 

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TLDR, here's my bujo~ 

 

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11 hours ago, GoodDoug said:

In for gifs

 

oh and for supporting a really cool guildie


welcome aboard! Gifs added and naaaaw shucks ^_^

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It’s zero week, but figured it’s time to start giving things a go. I need to figure out how to go to bed on time on DnD nights... it’s half past midnight and I’ve just put myself to bed, our guests are still here, doing a wrap up chat with Mr.

 

However! I did brush my teeth, and I really focused on putting extra effort into the DnD game. There were flowcharts involved...

 

I did one pre-reading, which I’ll not colour in since there are still more than five to read once the challenge starts proper.

 

 

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Wow, your D&D group's a lot more organised than any of mine, check out that flowchart!

 

13 hours ago, Yasha92 said:

Duunack (my half-orc barbarian) made a deal with a devil, which (of course) has led to a bunch of chaos and put the party on the road to hell (literally, we're visiting Dis).

 

That sounds like a great story. Generally I'd say if your choices lead to a great story, you /are/ winning at D&D :)

 

13 hours ago, Yasha92 said:

 

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19 hours ago, Yasha92 said:

TLDR, here's my bujo~ 

Oooh I love how this looks!! Especially how you combined that last three! Might have to steal something similar if I have something like that going on XD Right now my habits are daily stuffs.

 

19 hours ago, Yasha92 said:

now knowing that SLS is what makes toothpaste feel like it is fire

Had to look up what SLS is. But oh. I'm gonna support you on this! As I have a very bad relationship with brushing my teeth as well. (but for different reasons). Currently I'm at brushing my teeth every evening when my BF is home. When he's not than sometimes I still skip out on it.

Just picked up my own toothpaste, which is basically the only one I can handle. It's Elmex (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Elmex) and it doesn't appear to have SLS in the ingredients list?

It's very mild in terms off taste anyway, which is why I use it.

If all else fails: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fcVwcvWePhU go back to medieval times.

 

Also following for D&D mayhem! :) 

 

 

6 hours ago, Jarric said:

Generally I'd say if your choices lead to a great story, you /are/ winning at D&D :)

I totally agree with this!

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8 hours ago, Jarric said:

Wow, your D&D group's a lot more organised than any of mine, check out that flowchart!

 

 

That sounds like a great story. Generally I'd say if your choices lead to a great story, you /are/ winning at D&D :)

 

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haha, we generally aren’t organised at all! But we were going around and around in discussion circles about what our next step should be, so I took control, flowcharted out our options, crossed out the ones we had decided were not options (trading two human babies to a hag for the necessary two souls :disgust:, just because we COULD doesn’t mean we CAN), then utilised the cleric’s phone-a-friend ability to check with his goddess whether the items we needed were in a nearby ruin...

 

We ended up meeting a friendly archmage, the rogue pulled a card from what he thought was a deck of many things (it was a trick deck of illusions haha), we retrieved one soul gem from the ruins which contains a powerful evil soul, and we got the keys to five different planes which means we are now able to use the spell planes shift to proper effect. All in all the best session we’ve had for ages. I should flowchart more often.

 

The story elements, and whether or not people have fun playing is what Mr (our DM) said is important too, to comfort me while I was blubbering about having forced a slow terrible TPK that he was fooorced to let us keep playing (woe! woe!). ... my brain is a fun place sometimes 🙄

 

8 hours ago, Sloth the Enduring said:


Excellent, thanks for the suggestion!

 

7 hours ago, Tanktimus the Encourager said:

Following.


Glad to have you in the party!

 

2 hours ago, Siferiax said:

Oooh I love how this looks!! Especially how you combined that last three! Might have to steal something similar if I have something like that going on XD Right now my habits are daily stuffs.

 

Had to look up what SLS is. But oh. I'm gonna support you on this! As I have a very bad relationship with brushing my teeth as well. (but for different reasons). Currently I'm at brushing my teeth every evening when my BF is home. When he's not than sometimes I still skip out on it.

Just picked up my own toothpaste, which is basically the only one I can handle. It's Elmex (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Elmex) and it doesn't appear to have SLS in the ingredients list?

It's very mild in terms off taste anyway, which is why I use it.

If all else fails: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fcVwcvWePhU go back to medieval times.

 

Also following for D&D mayhem! :) 

 

 

I totally agree with this!


Thank you! Yes, the problem with not brushing your teeth as a habit (other than the cavities and stinky breath etc), is that every habit setting book, podcast, website and Pinterest board says “oh, it’s just like brushing your teeth!” And I’m going: ‘but that’s the habit I’m trying to make!!!’

 

Glad to have you aboard! Please feel welcome to steal any/all BuJo spreads :D 

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You're D&D game sounds awesome, what level are you all at? I've never had the chance to do much plane-hopping, soul-trading crazy stuff. Hang on to that deck of illusions though, that thing's got a lot of possibilities.

 

No matter what choices you make you DM isn't likely to throw you into an encounter that's a guaranteed TPK (though they might give you one where the only option is to flee), because a no-win scenario isn't really fun for anyone. There's a difficult balance between making a world feel real and making encounters level appropriate, but usually DMs come down on the side of letting the players stand a chance!

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1 hour ago, Jarric said:

You're D&D game sounds awesome, what level are you all at? I've never had the chance to do much plane-hopping, soul-trading crazy stuff. Hang on to that deck of illusions though, that thing's got a lot of possibilities.

 

No matter what choices you make you DM isn't likely to throw you into an encounter that's a guaranteed TPK (though they might give you one where the only option is to flee), because a no-win scenario isn't really fun for anyone. There's a difficult balance between making a world feel real and making encounters level appropriate, but usually DMs come down on the side of letting the players stand a chance!


We are level 14 ^_^ we’ve been playing this campaign for 3-4years now. Mr is a good DM, and if I had broke the game he would have just called it, rather than force us to play through to the bitter end.

 

Brushed my teeth with lame normal toothpaste because I forgot to go to the shops and get the other kind.


 Heading to bed now, 10:10 so I’m counting that as a win for zero week ~
 

Started watching the Mandalorian, n’awwww baby Yoda.

 

kay bed bai

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1 hour ago, Salinger said:

Yasha, been thinking about you.... are you safe from the fires in Aus??xx


Hi lovely~
 

Physically I am safe (family too, though they are all packed ready to evacuate if needed). Mentally it is tough. I’ve started watching the news again, though it’s not awesome for my anxiety.

 

Our friend and wedding celebrant lost her property to the fires. It was so hot that the wetlands (swamp) area evaporated. Looking at the type of ash left the fire roared through at over 1000c. I ache for her, and for all the critters lost in the fires. But there is hope, she has been back since the fires and there is still life, baby grass pushing its way up through the ashes, birds calling, little lizards. Very strangely a wallaby and her baby emerged from a giant termite mound where they had found shelter.

 

Its all a bit apocalyptic, and it isn’t likely to get better any time soon (with fire that hot and wind like we are having we need serious rain, not just a sprinkle, to have a chance of getting on top of the fire front. There is no rain like that predicted until Feb at the earliest). But Mr and I live in a big city, so it is unlikely that we will be personally at risk from the fires, just from the smoke which is making the air hazardous. This is part of the reason I only have x5 on my riding goal, if the smoke sweeps in again really bad I will skip riding.

 

 

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Quick update to make it into bed on time (writing this from the drawers where I’ve set up the charger).

 

An excellent first challenge day!

 

Bedtime: on my way. Phone aside as soon as this post is done.

 

Ride: messaged my bike buddy ready to ride on Wednesday.

 

CC: paid $10 off it, which I saved by not having to bus into work today.

 

Read a reading: MaisieMayhem is not a good study buddy (pictured). She likes to run with wet feet over the reading and then steal my pen.

 

Teeth: brushed 

 

Gym: squats

 

 

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Aww, Maisie looks so cute! Well done on a good first day :)

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22 hours ago, Salinger said:

Your little cat is gorgeous colour ❤️ 

 

Great first day well done woo!! xx


She is! If I’m being nice she’s like a toasted marshmallow, if I’m being mean she’s like a sheet of cardboard haha

 

Thankyou! Always good to start things off with a bang!

 

20 hours ago, Jarric said:

Aww, Maisie looks so cute! Well done on a good first day :)


She is so cute, which is lucky coz she’s so naughty!!! Found her drinking out of the toilet like a dog!

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Day 2~
 

Bedtime: yep, jumping in bed now

 

Credit card: I got paid for doing a research participation thing. I put $10 onto repaying the card, then spent the rest taking Mr out for ice cream and beers coz he had a shitty day.

 

Readings: I read a very short reading at work when I had some down time.

 

Teeth: yes indeedy

 

Sign: I’m giving myself a half point, because we went for an hour, but Mr’s depression was being a bum, so we called it early to come home and hang out together instead.


I went for a little walk on my lunch today trying to stretch my DOMS out from my legs and I walked a different way around campus, found a student lounge where they had a pinboard with “take what you need” sticky notes. I took the Oprah giving out High Distinctions one because that’s what I needed. Then I re-checked my marks and I actually (only) need to get 81 instead of 85 in my next three subjects to graduate with distinction. So I’m taking that as a good omen. Thanks Oprah!

 

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3 hours ago, Yasha92 said:


She is so cute, which is lucky coz she’s so naughty!!! Found her drinking out of the toilet like a dog

We had one cat that we quit bothering to put out water for because she exclusively drank from the toilet. 

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On 1/5/2020 at 5:12 AM, Yasha92 said:

Started watching the Mandalorian, n’awwww baby Yoda.

 

Every time baby Yoda is on screen, my wife screams, "I WANT ONE, RYAN!" Hahaha. I have to admit, he is suuuuper adorable!

 

Loving the challenge, Yasha. Keep kicking major butt and I'll be here following along :D 

 

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Quick update at the halfway point to work, waiting for my bike buddy.

 

MY BREAKS WERE CONSTANTLY ON OMG I KNEW IT!!!

 

Tweaked them with an Allen key this morning and fuggin FLEW along the path. Took me 28mins instead of 48. ITS LIKE IM FLYYYYYING!!!

 

Legs are killing me coz of Monday squats tho lolol. Ok I can see buddy baiiiii

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15 hours ago, Tanktimus the Encourager said:

We had one cat that we quit bothering to put out water for because she exclusively drank from the toilet. 

 

So weird!!! I know some cats like to drink running water (one of my sisters cats jumps in the sink and begs you to run the tap for him, and “pet fountains” are a thing), but in my head cats were too clean/picky to drink from a toilet XD

 

10 hours ago, Atrytone said:

Following. :)


 

Glad to have you!

 

10 hours ago, Salinger said:

hahahah love that Oprah note. Such a funny gif too......

 

 

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Keep being awesome xx


Yesssssss!!!

 

I love the Oprah one that is “BEEEEEEEEES!!!” But I’m on my phone and can’t attach gifs

 

8 hours ago, Wild Wolf said:

 

Every time baby Yoda is on screen, my wife screams, "I WANT ONE, RYAN!" Hahaha. I have to admit, he is suuuuper adorable!

 

Loving the challenge, Yasha. Keep kicking major butt and I'll be here following along :D 

 

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I want one too!!! I always call him/her/it “baby Yoda”, but Mr pointed out that timeline-wise Yoda is dead by this stage, so it must be a different one of the same species (Yoda’s baby instead of baby Yoda??? OooOoooooOOO)

 

8 hours ago, Yasha92 said:

Legs are killing me coz of Monday squats tho lolol...


The combination of squats+ride+heels oh my gawsh! My poor knees haha. Next time I ride I’m packing flats!

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