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Old 12-15-2022, 11:23 PM   #4381
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Nothing better than to see a little kid totally love something you gave him.

Handmade a little plush ghost for my own nephew last year. Never made a plush before in my life, but far as I know has held up pretty well, albeit now wearing that "worn out a bit by a kid" look. He's always been into "monsters," but last year was a little wary over the idea of "ghosts" and I wanted to give him one that is friendly. It probably mostly hangs out in his room or whatnot now, which is fine, but he was quite attached to it for a long while and got to go to a bunch of places with them and made me happy to see. I even made up a little jar that was a mix of mini marshmallows and light green rock candy (ectoplasm of course!) as ghost food, safe for him to eat as well, and I think he mostly just kept it for the ghost.

edit: Still proud of making this little thing, so here's pics.
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Old 12-16-2022, 01:17 AM   #4382
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The sheer idiocy of this website.

What the actual heck?
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Old 12-16-2022, 01:21 AM   #4383
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Nothing better than to see a little kid totally love something you gave him.

Handmade a little plush ghost for my own nephew last year. Never made a plush before in my life, but far as I know has held up pretty well, albeit now wearing that "worn out a bit by a kid" look. He's always been into "monsters," but last year was a little wary over the idea of "ghosts" and I wanted to give him one that is friendly. It probably mostly hangs out in his room or whatnot now, which is fine, but he was quite attached to it for a long while and got to go to a bunch of places with them and made me happy to see. I even made up a little jar that was a mix of mini marshmallows and light green rock candy (ectoplasm of course!) as ghost food, safe for him to eat as well, and I think he mostly just kept it for the ghost.

edit: Still proud of making this little thing, so here's pics.
Awwww, that’s so sweet.
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Old 12-16-2022, 04:24 PM   #4384
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The sheer idiocy of this website.

What the actual heck?


WHAT is that.

$99 each. May as well just cut to the chase and rob people directly. Though I see it's already "sold out." Were they ever actually for sale, or only very few available, because what better way to look popular than to make people think something sold out too quick.

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How? Are they immediately deleted from the computer they were made on and from the system that delivered it?


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“limited edition cards featur[ing] amazing ART of my Life & Career”
Yeah, he's definitely done all those things in that fan art, including being like Superman and going to space.

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Old 12-17-2022, 07:10 PM   #4385
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I went and got a haircut a couple weeks ago. My bangs were still too long, so I went in today for another trim and the guy didn't charge me. I still insisted on tipping him. Stuff like that is partly why I've been going to the same place for almost 25 years.
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Old 12-23-2022, 07:12 PM   #4386
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Quite a few things have made me happy recently

signed up for a kids book project, and hopefully, that will give me more art experience

while some physical health issues have been happening, I managed to successfully swallow pills for the first time (I usually just dissolve them, because I used to not like the texture of taking pills traditionally, but this time I managed to successfully take two of my iron meds)

got back into a cartoon from my childhood and it ended up with me having some realizations about the positive impact it has had on me over the years

and I'm just improving generally when it comes to looking after myself, managing my stress levels, sorting deadlines and trying to overthink less.
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Old 12-23-2022, 11:20 PM   #4387
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I managed to successfully swallow pills for the first time
Kudos, from someone else who has always had trouble.
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Old 12-23-2022, 11:35 PM   #4388
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Exchanged Christmas presents with one of my favorite people.
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Old 12-24-2022, 10:50 AM   #4389
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My brother, who’s in the Air Force, coming home for Christmas.

Having a white Christmas for the first time in years.

Getting gifts.
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Old 12-24-2022, 10:54 AM   #4390
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Aw, lucky. No white Christmas here, and rarely do, we'd only gotten rain.

But on the other hand, I'm happy that I don't have to worry about the roads or go clean any of it off my soft top vehicle in these ridiculous cold temps or deal with it Monday... so technically a win.
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Old 12-26-2022, 10:23 PM   #4391
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Spent Christmas alone, but not lonely. It's an important difference that I'm appreciating right now.
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Old 12-26-2022, 10:36 PM   #4392
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Spent Christmas alone, but not lonely. It's an important difference that I'm appreciating right now.
That's really good, Rose.
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Old 12-30-2022, 02:25 PM   #4393
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Ooph, post-holiday work done, thank goodness. Already ended up in "%#^& this, burn the world down" mode by yesterday evening, so am grateful it was the last of them to tackle and just the small accounts to hit up today.
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Old 01-01-2023, 03:01 PM   #4394
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My year isn't really off to a good start, but I received some good news on when the movie Sidekicks would be getting a 4K release that also comes with a Blu-ray copy. It hasn't even been released on DVD in North America. So I might get it.
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Old 01-07-2023, 01:15 PM   #4395
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Saw my nephew's drama group do The Lion King Jr. this afternoon. Knew he was supposedly going to play one of the hyenas, but being a 6-year-old goober and the youngest of the bunch who is still getting the hang of keeping focused, etc, I figured they probably made him Ed. Nope. They made him Shenzi, and had way more lines than I expected, far more than his last two experiences putting on a show, and the kid did great!
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Old 01-11-2023, 09:26 PM   #4396
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Old 01-12-2023, 12:09 PM   #4397
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Ran to Target to check on any chance in hell they might have those big classic TMNT figures. If not, well, I DID also have a properly adult reason of hoping they might have restocked their bags of fruit... hopefully the little oranges, and maybe the rarely available pears? Was there a couple days ago and all they had were bags of apples and more apples. Meh. (I do like apples, but dislike the skin and honestly not feeling any motivation to spend time peeling them.)

So the happy maker... Holy crap I won 3 for 3. Leo figure, oranges, AND the pears.

What gives, Universe? Too often Target doesn't have what I'm after, so is Thursday the 12th increased luck to offset its sibling Friday the 13th? I'd almost be willing to believe it. lol

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Old 01-18-2023, 05:16 PM   #4398
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Well I couldn't stand it, I went and found myself an original giant Leo (via eBay) to go with the smaller remake.

Wish he was a little cheaper, but looks like he's in really nice condition and was still a decent amount cheaper than others on there that have more wear and tear. No belt, like most, but it's such a simple design I'm just going to make him a new one! Preferably with real leather if I already have or can find some thin stuff that's dyed black.



1/19 -- Order from China took 12 days from date orderd, ordered 4 small pieces, still got the one they were supposedly out of and canceled, and got a bracelet as a freebie. What world is this? lol I was ordering a few little trinkets for Easter gifts and did so now expecting it to take the usual month or more. Didn't even know it COULD be that fast. lol Guess that seller is going in my faves list.



1/21 -- More of a positive sort of "wait, what?" than a happy maker, but... long, long ago, in a decade that doesn't feel all that far away, way back before Facebook and the like, I'd run across a guy online distantly related and living in some other country and briefly exchanged messages with this distant cousin. Both of us high schoolers at the time, think he was maybe a year older. Bring Facebook along years later and my mom had friended him, still seeing what he was up to as he was getting involved in community stuff, then local office and the like... (Also because she's nosy.) Now it's hard to wrap my head around the fact that the kid I'd simply said a brief "hi cousin!" to is apparently becoming prime minister of his country! Boggles the mind a little. lol


1/23 -- The '89 giant Leo is here! In amazingly good shape, so glad I was able to hunt this one down. Now to see about making a new belt for him.


2/1 -- Omg snow does still exist here. Didn't get a single flake in January, but woke up (unintentionally) a little before 5am this morning and we had a dusting of it. Most of it gone by morning though.

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Old 02-18-2023, 05:46 PM   #4399
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As if owls weren't cute enough already, today I learned that some owls make cat-like noises...

Hoot hoot...meow... (Audio is really low on this one)



Impersonating one of those more raspier-voiced cats...




Can't forget little kitten owls.

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Old 03-07-2023, 01:51 PM   #4400
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Neeeeat. Pretty sure we just saw a couple osprey helicopters/planes (which are they?) go through.
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