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I'm afraid of the implications of smelling like chocolate for anyone haha. Seems like the premise to a B movie Zombie esque film haha.

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1 minute ago, cn3wton said:

I'm afraid of the implications of smelling like chocolate for anyone haha. Seems like the premise to a B movie Zombie esque film haha.

 

You say this like it's a bad thing.

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21 hours ago, sarakingdom said:

*looks around furtively* Are you looking for a hookup?

 

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1 hour ago, sarakingdom said:

Here ya go: Choco Musk Concentrated Perfume Rollerball, currently $5.50 on Amazon. Cheaper if you want to get two. three, or six. (I got a bunch for Christmas stockings. Choco Musk is big on the 'Tok lately.) 

 

This is what happens when you're not on the 'Tok, you completely miss  out on what all the cool kids are wearing! 😭

 

 

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20 minutes ago, athousandwords said:

This is what happens when you're not on the 'Tok, you completely miss  out on what all the cool kids are wearing! 😭

 

I am not on the 'Tok myself, so I'm taking full advantage of my accidental cool cred.

 

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I felt like I could run forever, like I could smell the wind and feel the grass under my feet, and just run forever.

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10 hours ago, Sovalis said:

I start Hogfather this weekend. 💀🎄

 

First time or annual reread?

 

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Current Challenge: #24 - Mrs. Cosmopolite Challenge

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I hope you get all the sleep. I also have problem sinuses. Not sure why, but I think alcohol makes them worse. Not always, though 🤷‍♀️

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Week 0 Day 4

 

🎄 Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat Sun
Hours X 6.5 6 5:45      
Quality X 2 2 3      

Current deficit

X 13.5h 14h 15.5h      
Liters of water X 3 2 2      
Sinus hydration X 1 0.5        
Sinus exercises X 1 0        
Yoga nidra X   1 1      
Nap X 1 0.5 1      
Sleep aesthetics X            
Rest alerts X X X Ok      
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I felt like I could run forever, like I could smell the wind and feel the grass under my feet, and just run forever.

Current Challenge: #24 - Mrs. Cosmopolite Challenge

Past: #1, #2, #3, #4, #5, #6,  #7#8, #9#10, #11a & #11b, #12, #13, #14, #15, #16, #17, #18, #19, #20, #21, #22, #23

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2 minutes ago, Harriet said:

I hope you get all the sleep. I also have problem sinuses. Not sure why, but I think alcohol makes them worse. Not always, though 🤷‍♀️

 

Probably dries them out. Maybe also a volatile chemical they dislike?

 

I need all the sleep. My deficit is going the wrong way.

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1 minute ago, sarakingdom said:

Probably dries them out. Maybe also a volatile chemical they dislike?

 

Yeah or histamines. Or possible link with acid reflux. More data needed. 

 

1 minute ago, sarakingdom said:

I need all the sleep. My deficit is going the wrong way.

 

Alas, really sorry to hear that. I have no suggestion, only mitleid. Not to be confused with mitlied ("with-song" which, if it existed, might be something like Christmas carols?)

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15 hours ago, sarakingdom said:

Hooray! I approve of this. :D

 

Have you read Jingo before, or is this your first time?

 

You absolutely should. Also, tis the season for Hogfather. 🎅

It is my first time reading Jingo. I got all the City Watch books for Cidran when he said he liked "Guards, Guards!" but to read them at work, I get the eBooks. He's still stuck in Feet of Clay because he hasn't picked it up in a while. I finish these books lickety split because I love them. X3

 

11 hours ago, Sovalis said:

I start Hogfather this weekend. 💀🎄

I read it last year! It's a great one!

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34 minutes ago, MaeradCase said:

It is my first time reading Jingo.

 

So, uh, just make a note of the date and time you wished you knew what was going on in the other trousers of time. :D

 

35 minutes ago, MaeradCase said:

I read it last year! It's a great one!

 

You might be in the market for the TV adaptation this year, then! Low budget, but very faithful.

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I felt like I could run forever, like I could smell the wind and feel the grass under my feet, and just run forever.

Current Challenge: #24 - Mrs. Cosmopolite Challenge

Past: #1, #2, #3, #4, #5, #6,  #7#8, #9#10, #11a & #11b, #12, #13, #14, #15, #16, #17, #18, #19, #20, #21, #22, #23

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It is cold today. I may need to find real socks and shoes, and maybe boots. Also, I deliberately sat near a heater, and I feel maybe it hasn't got the memo yet and is trying to be a fan. I have literally had to wrap my winter shawl-coat around my legs.

 

I should be home under my duvet.

 

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I felt like I could run forever, like I could smell the wind and feel the grass under my feet, and just run forever.

Current Challenge: #24 - Mrs. Cosmopolite Challenge

Past: #1, #2, #3, #4, #5, #6,  #7#8, #9#10, #11a & #11b, #12, #13, #14, #15, #16, #17, #18, #19, #20, #21, #22, #23

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57 minutes ago, sarakingdom said:

It is cold today. I may need to find real socks and shoes, and maybe boots.

 

Yes, that is a good plan. It is going to get colder and you will appreciate having real socks and boots. Also warm sweaters and scarves.

 

I just ordered two pairs of fleece-lined leggings to help with the same problem.

 

57 minutes ago, sarakingdom said:

I should be home under my duvet.

 

Good plan.

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1 hour ago, sarakingdom said:

It is cold today. I may need to find real socks and shoes, and maybe boots. Also, I deliberately sat near a heater, and I feel maybe it hasn't got the memo yet and is trying to be a fan. I have literally had to wrap my winter shawl- coat around my legs.

 

I should be home under my duvet.

 

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I feel this.  Upstairs in my house feels like the North Pole.  My husband refuses to run the heat upstairs because "hot air rises".

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31 minutes ago, Everstorm said:

My husband refuses to run the heat upstairs because "hot air rises".

 

That's going to be an expensive lesson he learns from the upstairs bathroom pipes.

 

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I felt like I could run forever, like I could smell the wind and feel the grass under my feet, and just run forever.

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2 hours ago, sarakingdom said:

 

That's going to be an expensive lesson he learns from the upstairs bathroom pipes.

 

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😂  We live far enough south that freezing weather makes the news and causes a run on milk and toilet paper.  It's not a huge concern.  We had such an "event" (a hard freeze) 2 nights ago, but he just ran the taps overnight and it was fine.

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9 hours ago, cn3wton said:

I'm afraid of the implications of smelling like chocolate for anyone haha. Seems like the premise to a B movie Zombie esque film haha.

 

9 hours ago, sarakingdom said:

 

You say this like it's a bad thing.

 

...or the only thing...

 

I'm pretty sure I'll be able to apply some to Husband's neck while he's sleeping. He sleeps through anything...

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33 minutes ago, Scaly Freak said:

...or the only thing...

 

I'm pretty sure I'll be able to apply some to Husband's neck while he's sleeping. He sleeps through anything...

 

Exactly. Could be a vampire film. I don't judge.

 

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So you'll report back whether it's unisex, yes?

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1 minute ago, sarakingdom said:

 

Exactly. Could be a vampire film. I don't judge.

 

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So you'll report back whether it's unisex, yes?

 

 

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“I've always believed that failure is non-existent. What is failure? You go to the end of the season, then you lose the Super Bowl. Is that failing? To most people, maybe. But when you're picking apart why you failed, and now you're learning from that, then is that really failing? I don't think so." - Kobe Bryant, 1978-2020. Rest in peace, great warrior.

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On the principle that the more work I have, the more rest I need, I'm going to attempt an early bedtime instead of trying to power through one more thing. I've done reasonably well. I'll try to finish this one small thing I'm doing now, and I'll try to do some flashcard review in bed, and call it a night.

 

For some reason, this work makes me think of that Voyager episode where they're all in 1990s LA with Sara Silverman. That is a random association with computer science crap. Tuvok should be bringing me snacks and Hawaiian shirts, guys. My lifestyle is slightly deficient in that.

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2 hours ago, sarakingdom said:

Tuvok should be bringing me snacks and Hawaiian shirts, guys. My lifestyle is slightly deficient in that.

 

But would he be willing to wear the hot chocolate and marshmallow perfume?

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12 hours ago, Scaly Freak said:

But would he be willing to wear the hot chocolate and marshmallow perfume?

 

If it's logical, he certainly would.

 

Or culturally significant. It might be historically significant on Vulcan to smell like hot chocolate and toasted marshmallow. You never know.

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Week 0 Day 5

 

It is December 1st, placing us undoubtedly in Hogswatch season, so let's have a trailer:

 

 

🎄 Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat Sun
Hours X 6.5 6 5:45 4    
Quality X 2 2 3 1    

Current deficit

X 13.5h 14h 15.5h 15h    
Liters of water X 3 2 2 2    
Sinus hydration X 1 0.5 0.5 1.5    
Sinus exercises X 1 0 0 1    
Yoga nidra X   1 1 1    
Nap X 1 0.5 1 0.5    
Sleep aesthetics X 0 0 0 0    
Rest alerts X X X Ok Meh    
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1 hour ago, sarakingdom said:

It is December 1st, placing us undoubtedly in Hogswatch season, so let's have a trailer:

 

 

OMG, I didn't know this existed .... bring on the popcorn!

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On 11/30/2023 at 8:05 AM, sarakingdom said:

 

First time or annual reread?

 

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Annual re-read. As one does. 

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