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  2. Mad Hatter

    RogueLibrarian trains like a Jedi

    I know - but it still sucks when it's happening. No apologies needed!
  3. Mad Hatter

    Mad Hatter navigates the event horizon

    I honestly don't think I push hard at all! I just get carried away sometimes. Unfortunately.
  4. We got more groceries so we didn't have to go later in the week if we don't want to. The white rolls, sugar laden yoghurts, quiche and peshwari naans are TH's. You might notice a pattern here... Dinner! Turkey chilli, avocado and corn salad with lime and corriander dressing and tortilla.
  5. Tuesday Update We had more errands to run yesterday morning and it just rained the whole day which was pretty miserable. We're both on annual leave now which is why we're not at work again. It seems like we're never at work doesn't it... I had to go into town so I got my eyebrows done but I was feeling incredibly tired because I had to stay awake until the early hours so I could lie in wait to wake TH up to ask him if he wanted to see my boobs then refuse - PLOT TWIST - IT WAS ME ALL ALONG! (jk it really wasn't) and as she was doing it she was making me furious which was a bit rich because I had asked her and paid her to rip the hairs off my brow. I felt this weird energy in my hips that made me want to run so much I had to really fight it and I think I squirmed in my seat a lot because she kept asking if I was ok. Don't get me wrong, threading definitely hurts but I gotta say, I'm a bit of a bad bitch so it doesn't normally bother me. I have no idea what was up with that. We picked up some storage before we came home so we can do some of the organising from the pizza list, then I read on the sofa all afternoon because little things are still massively tiring me out, while TH played video games. I finished A Brief History of Seven Killings which was fantastic. It's a fictionalised history of Jamaica set around the assassination attempt on Bob Marley in the 70's and I have a vague memory of knowing this happened but I wanted to read up on the facts when I had finished the book so it didn't detract from the amazing world James created so I did that for the rest of the afternoon. It's weird how there is so much legend around Marley but nobody really talks about the assassination attempt. After this I went into the library to touch some books and rub them on my face so I could find my next novel which is The God of Small Things. It's very good, I like it already. We watched an Aerosmith gig on YouTube while I cooked dinner.Then we talked about music for most of the night listening to the rain on the conservatory. Nourish Banana and cashew butter on toast for breakfast (this was amazing) followed by the leftover vegetable curry mixed with some daal to thicken it, served with two fried eggs on top (and a couple of nibbles of TH's peshwari naan because I'm naughty and it doesn't count), and turkey chilli with an avocado lime salad with a flour tortilla and peaches and cream for dessert. Relate Nailed this, so to speak. Need to keep it up though (so to speak)
  6. ElizeElvinFoxRyder

    elizevdmerwe - ElizeElvinFoxRyder >>> 7

    Missy took total advantage of the extra treats. I got a lot of nose pushes from her whenever I was in the kitchen. Neither Brandt, nor I like hunting ourselves, but we sure like the meat. We agree with controlled hunting, and in natural areas where the game has a chance of 'beating the hunter', and not canned hunting where the animal is in a small enclosure or half drugged. With controlled hunting they make sure that there are enough animals, they are not endangered species, and yes, they are treated, and looked after well. We'll have the first pack of chops tonight. We've had some kudu and eland biltong (jerky) and drywors before, and yes, it was great! I do however like something with a bit more fat. White meat is good for you I'm so glad that Missy has no symptoms or any illnesses left. The vet is still scratching her head about this one ------------------------------------------------ Brandt's mom has decided that this year we'll all have to take a ride on the new Toboggan ride that has opened in the mountain pass close to Sabie, where she lives. I don't know whether you guys remember, but last year she took us all to the Graskop Glass Lift, which we enjoyed. This photo is from the Toboggan place's website. There was also an add on our HS email for fencing. I'm taking the boys for the first lesson, which will only be in July, so that they can see what it is like. Rocco is of course very excited, while Adam says "nah". We'll have to see how that goes. It is close enough to our area, and I don't have to traverse road blocks, road building projects, or other frustrating situations like this (touch wood, cross fingers, cross toes...). I have some errants to run in town today, and then have another book to proof read. I did a "secret project" book for this author last week, which is part of another "surprise" project she has for her readers (of which I am one). I'll have to finish it before tomorrow evening. We'll be leaving for Sabie on Friday morning early (5am-ish), and will only be back Tuesday night. I won't have access to a computer while there so will only be able to chat tomorrow still and then when we come back. I'll put a new challenge together in the mean time, ready to 'launch' then. Hope you guys have a great weekend!
  7. aramis

    Battle Log: Eira vs stuff

    Have you heard of futo-maki? It's traditional XL version of most common hoso-maki (sushi rolled in algi). Maybe it was this.
  8. I did! And this was another part of my argument as to why it was definitely out of character, therefore definitely didn't happen. I don't think I have ever said no when he has asked to see my boobs. Mi boobies su boobies.
  9. Diadhuit

    Casbin - regenerate, reevaluate, reestablishes things

    Hi, welcome back! What have you been up to? I love the 'doing less' intention!!
  10. ElizeElvinFoxRyder

    Pack. Move. Unpack: Tanktimus Relocates Forum Headquarters

    Good luck with the move and the new place. May this be your forever home and be greatly blessed from the start. LOL, what you said about moving! I totally agree, although it has only worked out once (since being married) that we paid movers and didn't have to do anything - when we moved cross country within South Africa. The other times we did it mostly ourselves, with a rented truck. The first thing I read when I found out about moving across oceans, is that all the companies insist on packing your stuff, taking down curtains, etc. for insurance purposes. And that is absolutely fine by me. I've moved too many times in my life, but I have to admit... I've never had pizza (and beer) after a move. EDIT: So sorry to hear about the break in to your truck! That sucks. The inconvenience and irritation of having to deal with this extra stuff (fixing/replacing) is usually worse than what they were able to steal.
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  12. aramis

    Ye Not-Quite-Olde Ranger Guildhall [General Chat]

    Donk! Donk! Donk! ... crackle... ... FIZZZ!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! A cloud of pressurized steam shoots from behind the bar and disperses under the ceiling. Tall, skinny gentleman crawls from behind the counter. "Your espresso machine should be ok now. I added milk steamer, blender and mousetrap for your convenience" he tells barkeep while hiding his mallet. "Can I have my coffee now?" He nods at everybody muttering "laidies", "gentleman" as he goes to his table by the window, where he starts toying with a gaslamp.
  13. Lateral Planet

    Rookie Eats Baguettes

    I'm here for curry recipes and French holidays. Hope you have an amazing time!
  14. ElizeElvinFoxRyder

    Fonzico eats like a Goddess

    Let your inner goddess come out! Good luck. Will pray and hope things work out. You've been thrown around w.r.t. jobs a lot this last year/two years. Hope your back feels better soon, too!
  15. Lateral Planet

    Flea Learns How to Human, Part 2

    Nothing at all wrong with starting from the super basic stuff, especially if that's actually working for you! And it seems like it really did work in the last challenge, you crushed it Wholeheartedly approve! I'm also allergic to my pet but the extra cuddle time is totally worth it. Mega kudos for your goal of more laundry, laundry is the worst!
  16. ElizeElvinFoxRyder

    Annyshay Resettles

    Ooh! So happy for you! Enjoy this bit of a break that you've been given and go explore a little bit (like finding a secret store that sells your incense or candles or special treats)! I'm so excited for you! Is your mom still with you, or has she gone home? Hugs to Dragon from me and Stampy.
  17. Mortimer

    Mortimer's battle logs.

    Breakfast: 3 eggs 266g hami melon (aunt didn't care for it, told me to clear it out of the fridge) 250ml sweetened walnut milk(can't find unsweetened version) Walnut milk is thicker and creamier then Fresh milk, but also rather sharp tasting of walnuts. But I think I hit the jackpot after the teaspoon of cinnamon went into it. It was just thick, creamy and delicious after that. I didn't know that would happen! I skipped the spinach deliberately. With the amount of hami melon eating - I will run into a vitamin A overdose, which I still did, but not a biggie in the big scheme of things. Did 1h les Mills body combat before heading to work. Weights: 50 lb shoulder press(x5), could only do x4 on last set  Goblet squat - bar +2.5 kg (x5) for 3 sets, then 50 lb barbell (x10) for 2 sets 100 lbs deadlift 10 push ups  Chest press with 50 lb barbell  50 lbs clean and press (x4) Single arm rows with 10 kg dumbell(x12) (12 kg one in used)  1 min plank  5 sets done total, the shoulder press I failed on the very last rep. Guess still not quite up to scratch, can't do 110 lb deadlift either. Did not do any body weight rows or hanging from bar as bars and Smith machine were both in use. Anyone wants to suggest alternatives to those? Lunch 150g cauliflower 100g brocoli Black bean stew made with tomatoes and chayote (sprinkled the cumin liberally, it does beat drinking it in water form) 60g chickpeas 90g sesame chicken Dinner will be: 150g cauliflower 100g brocoli 250g tau kwa 1 tablespoon singlong chilli sauce
  18. ElizeElvinFoxRyder

    Annyshay Leaves the Great Plateau

    Yip! That is all you need for now So glad that things are going to plan, and that Dragon is starting to settle. Enjoy exploring your new area and may you have great adventures and a blessed life here.
  19. ElizeElvinFoxRyder

    Elastigirl :The Joy Continues

    Oh that is very frustrating! and unfair! Because if they weren't cheating other teams would actually stand a good chance, and it really motivates you to put effort in. But if teams are cheating you may have a 'fatalistic' thought of why even try. But in general it just makes me angry. Good going on hubby for still putting in all effort, and you obviously for supporting him. Great going on this challenge! It's in your personality to want to stick to the rules, so even though you give yourself a little bit of a break some days, it is always in your thoughts (subconsciously), so I totally understand that any thing you focus on (like hunger cues), can lead to burn out. Maybe taking a bit of a break from tracking for only this break week, will help to alleviate a little bit of the pressure? You won't go crazy on food. That isn't like you.
  20. Endor

    Run along now

    Run 3 for the first week of 10k training. 30 mins steady run, I got around 5k which surprised me, I was pretty knackered at the end, didn't have much left in the tank. Running is turning out to be a learning experience, today I learnt about Runner's stomach at the end of my run, pretty unpleasant. I think I was quite dehydrated before I ran and I don't take any water with me, guess I have to get in the habit of that. Do people generally take water on runs? How far is it worth it for? (e.g. you wouldn't bother for 3k but you might for 5k?)
  21. Lateral Planet

    Lateral Planet: The Long Night

    Endgame is totally going to be the title of my next challenge!! Haha don't be fooled! I wrote up my challenge last night AND booked a dentist appointment (so grown up!) but I also spent a good hour prancing around in a tiara (not so grown up). My bridal jewellery arrived in the post so I just had to do a test run and I haven't yet been able to convince myself a tiara is too over the top
  22. ElizeElvinFoxRyder

    Wolfie, What Have You Done? [A Wolfpool Chapter]

    I haven't allowed the boys to play Doom (yet), but they've been watching YouTube videos on it. Brandt also played the original version years ago, and he seems keen to start playing it again. I'll have a look at Taran Tactical's Youtube channel. I think that is where Donut Operator went, because he was excited that he was able to get some shooting advice "from the people and at the place where Keanu Reeves were trained". I have to admit, I'm keen to see how Hall Berry handled fire arms in the movie, because it seems they had her shooting normal sized 9mm's. I still get some raised eyebrows because I use a full size CZ instead of some compact 9mm, which is smaller and lighter. And nice going on your challenge! Woot! Woot!
  23. Lateral Planet

    Lateral Planet: The Long Night

    Oh man, the tea thing has been an ongoing battle for years. On the one hand, liquid calories are sneaky and evil, but on the other hand: 1) Tea is delicious and I want it 2) Tea is a source of warmth and it's the middle of winter right now 3) I'm bored to death at work and making a cuppa is just something to do Of those, 2 and 3 are soon coming to an end (hopefully) so I think I'm ready to go cold turkey on 1 for a while. I've done a good job at slowly reducing my intake to a much healthier level. Back in my high school and uni days, it would not be unusual for me to have four or five cups a day with three sugars in each (that's a buttload of sugar). Now I'm down to two sugars and one cup a day, if any. I've tried a few different types of tea to find one I like without the added calories of milk and sugar, but so far without luck. I'm sure I've tried that and it never lasts! The thing is, if I just forbade myself from eating chocolate or whatever I'd be absolutely miserable, which is a totally unsustainable lifestyle. Sure I want the seamstress to have to take my dress in a bit, but not at the expense of delicious chocolate! Everything in moderation is fine, but figuring out the definition of "moderation" is a work in progress
  24. Tanktimus the Encourager

    Integration: The Protector Rises

    Incredibly good story!
  25. Jean

    Sloth gets some miles in

    You, sir, had the weirdest day. I'd have used the $272 to pay the Google Streetview to photoshop my nose picking out of the picture (and add a few muscle on me while they were at it). You truly have a heart of gold.
  26. aramis

    The next step

    Thanks Cheetah, definitely will check this app. Cheers
  27. Mad Hatter

    WhiteGhost is Nephalem

    I got such a great visual from that list of a majestic wizard playing ukulele in his swimming trunks.
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