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Last challenge, I got ready to perform in Edinburgh's Samhuinn Fire Festival. It's currently... 7 and a bit days to go till the performance date, so this post is mostly me fantasising about having things to do that aren't costuming and rehearsing. More detail will follow when the challenge actually starts (which will be the 2nd of November for me).

 

Goal 1: Lifting. 

The Edinburgh Nerd-Up in October was fantastic, and at the lifting session I hit a new deadlift best of 70kg. I've not touched a barbell since because I'm terrified of wrenching my back before the festival, but in November I'll be free as a bird to completely screw my spine over. Not that I plan to. But I'll be able to lift without fear.

So, the usual: Lifting 3 x per week. 

 

Goal 2: Eat right

- 1600kcal/day

- 5 freggies

- 2 litres water

- Do food prep once a week

 

Life Goal 1: Prep the Barr Cave

Everything is chaos in my flat right now. I'm moving house next summer and it's time to gut the place.

- Sell, donate or chuck everything I don't need or really want. (KonMari that mess.)

- Get everyone who has stored their stuff at mine to take it back

 

Life Goal 2: Set up two Etsy shops

I have lots of items I've made or painted that I'd like to sell. I want one account to get rid of that stuff. Then, I want to start a small craft business. So, nice and restful, this challenge. Not daunting at all. No. Definitely not. 

 

I'm going to go back to costuming now. See you in November!

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10 hours ago, Sarah Barr said:

Life Goal 2: Set up two Etsy shops

I have lots of items I've made or painted that I'd like to sell. I want one account to get rid of that stuff. Then, I want to start a small craft business. So, nice and restful, this challenge. Not daunting at all. No. Definitely not. 

 

I've done this, it's not as daunting as it sounds! Let me know if you need any advice about any of it, I'd be delighted to return the Edinburgh favour! 

 

Good luck with your challenge and not screwing up your back! 

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I'm more than adequate. Leave Kanye out of this. 

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I need to set up an Etsy account too. I'd also like to shop in other Doodlie Etsy shops so do please share.

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I need to set up an Etsy account too. I'd also like to shop in other Doodlie Etsy shops so do please share.

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Race: Amazonian Ogre Princess | Class: Ranger | Profession: SuperHero

Level: 19 Ranger | STR 36 | DEX 29 | STA  35 | CON  43 | WIS 35 | CHA 23|

 

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Epic Quest Avatar Lifting profile | D&D Character Sheet

Accountibillibuddies: Doodlies setting the world alight

Roadmaps: 2016 | 2017 | 2018 | 2019 | 2020 | 2021

 

I am not saying I am Wonder Woman. I am just saying no one has ever seen me and Wonder Woman together in the same room.

 

Current Challenge: Shello Finally Fitnesses (sort of) and does some other things

Challenges: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 789, 10, 11, 12 , 131415, 1617181920, 21, 2223242526272829303132, 33, 3435, 36??

Starting weight = 290.4; Current weight = 269; Total pounds lost: 21.4

 

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12 hours ago, deftona said:

 

I've done this, it's not as daunting as it sounds! Let me know if you need any advice about any of it, I'd be delighted to return the Edinburgh favour! 

Ooh, thank you! 

 

Today's costuming hell involved meaning to get up an hour early to varnish some masks, sleeping in, having to varnish the masks anyway in a mad panic, then realising I forgot to bring the last few flaps of leather I need to decorate to work with me so I can sew them at boyfriend's flat tonight.

 

Sleep will come soon. Soon will come sleep. Then rum and jam and making rum jam and making rum jam flapjacks.*

 

I may be bringing interesting marine thing updates soon, though! There's a conference about Scottish seas at the zoo tomorrow and I had the presence of mind to buy a ticket. It includes a hot buffet meal and sandwiches. I may be as excited for the free food as I am for the zoo entry and the interesting speakers. 

 

 

*Rum jam is basically homemade pumpkin marmalade with Kraken rum and extra orange in it. Rum jam flapjacks are regular British flapjacks (rolled oats, butter, golden syrup) with rum jam mixed in with the golden syrup. It is the best thing on a freezing morning. 

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Sarah Barr - Level 13 Warhobbit

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10 minutes ago, Sarah Barr said:

I may be bringing interesting marine thing updates soon, though! There's a conference about Scottish seas at the zoo tomorrow and I had the presence of mind to buy a ticket. It includes a hot buffet meal and sandwiches. I may be as excited for the free food as I am for the zoo entry and the interesting speakers. 

 

This sounds fun, let us know how it goes! 


And if you see the pandas, please flip them the bird. We waiting all day and they didn't bother making an appearance for us. Bastards. 


 

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4 minutes ago, SpecialSundae said:

You come lift with us soons?

Yes! 

Esp. since the Pay as You Go charges for the CSE are only £4 a pop for graduates. Looking into membership if I can re-jig my budget. But yes!

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STR 18 | DEX 7 | STA 17 | CON 38 | WIS 28 | CHA 12


 Challenges:  1   2   3   4   5   6   7  8  9  10  11  12  13  14  15  16  17  18  19 20  21  22  23  24  25 (Current)

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On 25 Oct 2016 at 0:28 PM, Sarah Barr said:

Yes! 

Esp. since the Pay as You Go charges for the CSE are only £4 a pop for graduates. Looking into membership if I can re-jig my budget. But yes!

 

17 minutes ago, GingaNinja said:

Yeah man. Gonna look into getting membership when I get back dead keen to keep going.

 

I should find a job in Edinburgh just to be able to join the CSE Nerds!

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22 minutes ago, Tash said:

as an artist myself I'm wondering how good Etsy works...

 

Not too well these days. It used to be fine but they changed their algorithm that decides how they do it and who they show your stuff to. Without paying for advertising (pretty expensive too, and they give you very little control over it), fewer people view my items compared to this time last year and my sales have naturally dropped too. It's a shame because it used to work really well. 

I'm more than adequate. Leave Kanye out of this. 

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IT'S TODAY, IT'S TODAY, IT'S TODAY

Breeeeeathe Sarah, good Sarah.

 

My boil-hardened leather greaves haven't even dried, let alone actually hardened, so this morning is going to be spent stress-eating lebkuchen and blow-drying some bits of dead animal peelings.

 

Can't wait for performing and scaring the underpants off people. Can't wait to show you photos! Can't wait for about 11pm tonight when it's finally over!

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Sarah Barr - Level 13 Warhobbit

STR 18 | DEX 7 | STA 17 | CON 38 | WIS 28 | CHA 12


 Challenges:  1   2   3   4   5   6   7  8  9  10  11  12  13  14  15  16  17  18  19 20  21  22  23  24  25 (Current)

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My boil-hardened leather greaves haven't even dried, let alone actually hardened, so this morning is going to be spent stress-eating lebkuchen and blow-drying some bits of dead animal peelings.

 

If I had to read this sentence and guess which one of all my friends could possibly have said it, there would be only one person in the world who would spring to mind and that would definitely be you and this is why I love you. 

 

Good luck for tonight and have a wonderful time! 

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I'm more than adequate. Leave Kanye out of this. 

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All your hard work will pay off!  Enjoy it! 

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I am not saying I am Wonder Woman. I am just saying no one has ever seen me and Wonder Woman together in the same room.

 

Current Challenge: Shello Finally Fitnesses (sort of) and does some other things

Challenges: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 789, 10, 11, 12 , 131415, 1617181920, 21, 2223242526272829303132, 33, 3435, 36??

Starting weight = 290.4; Current weight = 269; Total pounds lost: 21.4

 

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HI GUYS!

 

IT WAS FANTASTIC!

 

Official pictures aren't up yet but here's the photo that boyfriend took of us before we then got drenched by the torrential rain:

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When my armour finally dries out I'll be able to take pics of the embroidery - worked out it took me about 70 hours of sewing in total to do all the gold stitching you can't see in that photo!

 

Am completely knackered - had yesterday off to recover, really should've taken longer. Scared the absolute crap out of a bunch of people, though, was great - we had the bucketeers hand out little bottles of bubbles to the little kids that they could blow at us to ward us off, and our rule was to basically ignore any small child that didn't come up to us with a gleeful expression, so we didn't scare any children deliberately. I think people also found it pretty funny watching a tiny child chasing the hulking great monsters, blowing bubbles at us and watching us squeak and run away.  Was also fun engaging with adults who attempted conversation by replying with "MEAT" and a hungry expression.

 

Rest of the performance was fantastic! You can find live videos and eventually photos on the Beltane Fire Society Facebook page if you're so inclined. 
 

Right. Challenge. 

 

What am I what?

 

Yes

 

Okay

 

I am ready.

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Sarah Barr - Level 13 Warhobbit

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That sounds truly amazing.  I'm glad you enjoyed it so much.  And that costume!  Can't wait to see more pics. 

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Accountibillibuddies: Doodlies setting the world alight

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I am not saying I am Wonder Woman. I am just saying no one has ever seen me and Wonder Woman together in the same room.

 

Current Challenge: Shello Finally Fitnesses (sort of) and does some other things

Challenges: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 789, 10, 11, 12 , 131415, 1617181920, 21, 2223242526272829303132, 33, 3435, 36??

Starting weight = 290.4; Current weight = 269; Total pounds lost: 21.4

 

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Official pics happened! I'll not bombard you since the link in my last post takes you to hundreds of photos, but here's the one of me!

 

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Sarah Barr - Level 13 Warhobbit

STR 18 | DEX 7 | STA 17 | CON 38 | WIS 28 | CHA 12


 Challenges:  1   2   3   4   5   6   7  8  9  10  11  12  13  14  15  16  17  18  19 20  21  22  23  24  25 (Current)

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