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This weekend we were all waiting with bated breath for the cyclone… - Tactical Ninja

Mar. 17th, 2014

12:59 pm

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This weekend we were all waiting with bated breath for the cyclone that never came. Well, technically it did come, but not until last night. The harbour was glassy and there was little wind and I could've gone fishing but I'm glad I didn't.

I was running low on energy and it was nice to have a weekend of snuggling and blobbing and pottering, and beta-ing the Dragon Age Keep. Yes, I'm in the beta. Yes, it's started. I'm not allowed to tell you about it though, suffice to say I did some. ;-)

And we did a thing. Pics!




We don't know what it's called. There was a move in the adagio vid I posted the other day where she did this on one side and that was pretty easy, so Happy, tieke and I thought it'd be fun to try two flyers. Ta da!


Also, I made a thing.




Got a text from Kiri going "How much would it cost to make a foam Labrador?" Turns out, not much. Probably about $75, materials only. When Muttley is finished (she's getting fur later this week) she will be gracing the window of a hunting shop with some ducks, to advertise in preparation for duck shooting season.

She still needs some work to smooth off the jaggedy bits and also to improve the shape of the shoulders, but most people can tell it's a dog so that's a good start...


And I've made an appointment to see a doctor about my back. I've been suffering from morning back pain for about 6 months. It happens randomly and goes away with movement. We've changed the mattress, I sleep with a pillow between my knees, and I stretch regularly and keep fit. So it's time to rule out actual conditions.

I hate doctors. Well, that's not true - doctors are pretty good people I reckon. I just hate having to go to them, the whole diagnostic process, and the fairly high chance that it'll just be one of those things and not really fixable. And the cost.

But yeah, off to get poked and prodded, and there's a slim chance it might improve things and stop me freaking out Dr Wheel with my squeaks and moans as I try to put my undies on every morning. One can hope.

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From:fbhjr
Date:March 17th, 2014 12:15 am (UTC)
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Those are quite some things!

Both are very impressive!
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From:tatjna
Date:March 17th, 2014 12:17 am (UTC)
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Maybe if we repeated the pose but including the foam dog we would reach a singularity of impressiveness!
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From:pombagira
Date:March 17th, 2014 12:41 am (UTC)
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yay foam doggy...and errr...and my friends are cool balanceing.. *nods*

i made 4 wall hangings... .. .. and then promptly sold two... *coughs* luckly i have lots of fabric, and will be cutting out more this week.. *skips*..i have plans to take some to canada.. but i suspect that i should not put their photos on my fb if i want to not sell them.. O.o

gosh!
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From:tatjna
Date:March 17th, 2014 12:46 am (UTC)
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Yeah, it seems like you've cottoned to a thing lots of people want, and if you want to keep them then not letting people know you have them might be a good plan, eh? ;-)
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From:pundigrion
Date:March 17th, 2014 01:56 am (UTC)
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Super impressive!

Also, I thought you made a butter sculpture at first and then was pondering that you must not have very hot summers!
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From:tatjna
Date:March 17th, 2014 01:59 am (UTC)
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Mostly we probably could to butter sculptures, but this month has not been butter-compatible.
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From:nessainwe
Date:March 17th, 2014 04:16 am (UTC)
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Very cool things :D
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From:tatjna
Date:March 17th, 2014 07:54 pm (UTC)
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They made a fairly quiet weekend feel pretty good. ;-)
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From:ecosopher
Date:March 17th, 2014 06:15 am (UTC)
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That is a really amazing sculpture! I'm so impressed :)

I really need to see someone about my back too. It's better than it was but still not awesome. And the cost bothers me too. Even though I only have to pay some of it, it's still money.

I hope you get some relief from the pain, anyway!
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From:tatjna
Date:March 17th, 2014 07:54 pm (UTC)
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It seems that non-specific back pain is really common, and if my reading on the internet is anything to go by, I've about a 10% chance of pinning any actual diagnosis. What'll probably happen is that I'll get told to do more stretches or something.
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From:nick_101
Date:March 17th, 2014 07:00 am (UTC)
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Back pain is no fun, but it should be treated.
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From:tatjna
Date:March 17th, 2014 07:55 pm (UTC)
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Yeah - hopefully they'll find something to treat!
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From:khaybee
Date:March 17th, 2014 08:53 am (UTC)
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Tonight at class, the warmup was the dreaded tag game. Following on from our previous conversation, I decided to refuse to participate. There was some initial confusion about what I was saying (I had to clarify that I was not going to participate, I was not trying to get them to change their warmup, just letting them know that I'd be doing something else instead). Once everyone was clear about what was going on, the instructors were supportive and never asked me any questions (or for any explanations) about why I didn't want to play tag. I mostly ran in a big circle around the tag game.

Just thought I'd let you know that I tried saying no and it was (relatively) painless.
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From:tatjna
Date:March 17th, 2014 07:55 pm (UTC)
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That's really good to know. Thanks! And also, kudos for your bravery.
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From:pythia
Date:March 17th, 2014 09:36 am (UTC)
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"stop me freaking out Dr Wheel with my squeaks and moans as I try to put my undies on every morning."

Stop wearing undies. Problem solved. :D
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From:tatjna
Date:March 17th, 2014 07:55 pm (UTC)
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Hahaha you're a lateral thinker! ;-D
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From:meathiel
Date:March 17th, 2014 11:39 am (UTC)
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Ugh ... I hate going to the doctors as well ... Hope it's nothing ...
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From:tatjna
Date:March 17th, 2014 07:57 pm (UTC)
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I haven't been to a doctor since before I finished my degree, so there's an element of "Ugh, how much are you charging?" (students here are free - or, at least prepaid as part of student fees).

I'm kind of hoping they find something, so it can then be treated. I'm a bit afraid of the "We don't know" diagnosis, because that sounds like a sentence to spend the rest of my life struggling to put my undies on.
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From:jaelle_n_gilla
Date:March 17th, 2014 02:38 pm (UTC)
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The thing you did should be called the three headed lobster or something :) Very impressive!

Also impressive is the Labrador! So beautiful and well done. Even though it's foam and not wood as I first thought, that's quite a good carving!

I want one, even though I don't know where to put it.

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From:tatjna
Date:March 17th, 2014 07:57 pm (UTC)
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Haha three headed lobster! I will suggest to Happy that he now tries to chase people around in this position.
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From:downwardlashes
Date:March 17th, 2014 09:09 pm (UTC)
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The man holding you two up, I can't tell if he looks pleased with pulling off the move, or kind of terrified. Hehe!
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From:tatjna
Date:March 17th, 2014 09:10 pm (UTC)
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I think that's his "I'm not looking at the camera NOOOoooo!" look.
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From:adam_0oo
Date:March 24th, 2014 12:49 am (UTC)
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It looks like a dog with no skin. So metal!

And awesome! Finally you show us pictures of your cool ass poses! You do a "sport" that is kind of made to take pictures of, keep it up!
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From:tatjna
Date:March 24th, 2014 12:51 am (UTC)
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Heh. Mostly I forget about pictures, but luckily this time there were enough of us to remember. Also, we were doing something cool enough. Usually it's more like "Whose leg is whose?" or "Get off the floor, you're making the place look messy."
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