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    BlackSword reacted to Mightybec in A Thread for Random Musings   
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    Today in class, everyone was saying what they are givng up for lent. When it was my turn, I said "I'm giving up gay sex for lent." And then there was alot of silence and uncomfo:D table looks
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    BlackSword got a reaction from death tribble in Quote of the Week from my gaming group...   
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    GM: You recognize the symbol on the priestess clothing, she worships the drow god of...(cue evil music)...vengenace and suffering.
    Me: I was hoping for rainbows and kittens.
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    BlackSword got a reaction from MechaGM in Quote of the Week from my gaming group...   
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    GM: You recognize the symbol on the priestess clothing, she worships the drow god of...(cue evil music)...vengenace and suffering.
    Me: I was hoping for rainbows and kittens.
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    BlackSword got a reaction from Basil in Quote of the Week from my gaming group...   
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    GM: You recognize the symbol on the priestess clothing, she worships the drow god of...(cue evil music)...vengenace and suffering.
    Me: I was hoping for rainbows and kittens.
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    BlackSword got a reaction from Haerandir in Quote of the Week from my gaming group...   
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    GM: You recognize the symbol on the priestess clothing, she worships the drow god of...(cue evil music)...vengenace and suffering.
    Me: I was hoping for rainbows and kittens.
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    BlackSword reacted to Vanguard00 in Musings on Random Musings   
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    Not the person you want to hear from, I'm sure, and this isn't meant to be trite or condescending, but why not just let it go? Do what you're good at (gaming, recipes, what-have-you) and just let it go.
     
    I honestly don't think people are taking sides between you and Doug (or anyone else, for that matter), at least not in generalities (specific debates are another matter). For me, at least, it's gotten to the point where I just roll my eyes when I see Doug take a hack at you and scroll right past it. Doug is just being an asshat when he posts his crap about you; you come across as being an arrogant asshat. His posts don't seem to rile anyone but you (which is not a condonation of said posts); your posts, on the other hand, tend to push everyone's buttons. Your posts reek of arrogance and of a claim to maturity that you're simply not demonstrating. Intelligence and knowledge, definitely, but neither courtesy nor humility nor maturity ranks very highly on your list of "strong personality traits".
     
    Seriously, you can't be better than he is if you persist in fanning the flames, and I'm pretty sure you can be better. Go and cook something, eat something, have a cup of Earl Grey, make a character, watch a movie or do whatever it is you need to do to relax and just let it go.
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    BlackSword got a reaction from Super Squirrel in Musings on Random Musings   
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    For specifics you need to know what governmental agency you will be looking for. Here is what I pulled from the USDA:
     

    So I would guess one year experience above a college education, or a graduate degree in the field they are looking for.
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    BlackSword reacted to Doctor Otaku in Musings on Random Musings   
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    I wonder if there is a toaster big enough to fit all these pop-tarts and their overinflated egos in?
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    BlackSword reacted to Enforcer84 in Musings on Random Musings   
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    Re: James Gillan; Stevie Ray Vaughn would have been 50 Sunday...
     
     
    And ALL of the Backstreet boys are still alive.
    GOD hates us.
     
     
     
    (or he's hoarding all the good musicians for himself)
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    BlackSword reacted to Thrakazog in Musings on Random Musings   
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    And there's always a place for the angry young man
    With his fist in the air and his head in the sand
    And he's never been able to learn from mistakes
    So he can't understand why his heart always breaks
    And his honor is pure and his courage is well
    And he's fair and he's true and he's boring as hell
    And he'll go to the grave as an angry old man
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    BlackSword got a reaction from Just A Guy Name in Musings on Random Musings   
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    See, the internet does make the world smaller.
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    BlackSword reacted to Scary Drifter in A Thread for Random Musings   
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    Sorry to inject this in the middle of the stand up!
     
    I "walked the walk" today, and it was tough! I got together with an old buddy; he and I were homeless together as teens, and saw each other through some real hard times. We shared interest in guitar years ago, and when I caught up with him it was one of teh first things I asked him. Turns out that his ex trashed his guitar, and times have been too lean for him to replace it. I couldn't decide which of mine I could part with, so I took my acoustics to him and let him pick one. So now Valerie 23, the Ibanez A/E has a new home. Like the scripture says, "If you have two cloaks, and someone has none, give him one of yours."
     
    It was awesome to get together with him again, and my family is asleep so I'm telling you about it. We talked about how fortunate we are to be drawing breath after the adventures we went through. We laughed about living for a week on oyster crackers and cocoa packets, reminisced over fights where we backed each other up, shared fond memories of sleeping in the school bus lot, shivered over hitchhiking nightmares become reality, and looked deep into our beers as we remembered the times we got dinner out of a dumpster.
     
    I felt a little bad, because I have gathered more material wealth than he has been able to. I am fortunate to be able to offer my family security that I never had, and I would like for him to have that too. But he's content; he has a daughter he sees sometimes, a couple exes that suck up his money - but he has found peace after all of that.
     
    I see him now, and remember him as a kid and am just amazed that he is doing as well as he is, even though he's sharing a home with some other folks. I mean, to climb up from nothing and earn a place in society is very hard - too many take it for granted. But it also really hits home about just how far I have come. I was street punk just like him, and I, too, take my success for granted far too often. I am no rags to riches millionaire, but my family has a full belly and a roof overhead, and those are huge blessings indeed.
     
    Just remember, fellow citizens: In America you have the right to succeed beyond your wildest imaginings. But with that comes teh right to fail and fall totally unnoticed through the cracks.
     
    There but for the grace of God go I.
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