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Boston Cream Pie for the Boy’s birthday. Made in concert with baihu13. Pretty, no?

Adventures in baking! This frankly turned out better than I ever expected, which is good because it was fairly labor intensive. My sister is a damn good baker, and I helped. This followed steak which I broiled (we were interested to see how well broiled steak turned out. Verdict- pretty damn good!) in a red wine and mushroom reduction with some pasta. All of this basically took the whole day, along with getting groceries. It was a fun day ^_^

agarthanguide:

Boston Cream Pie for the Boy’s birthday. Made in concert with baihu13. Pretty, no?

Adventures in baking! This frankly turned out better than I ever expected, which is good because it was fairly labor intensive. My sister is a damn good baker, and I helped. This followed steak which I broiled (we were interested to see how well broiled steak turned out. Verdict- pretty damn good!) in a red wine and mushroom reduction with some pasta. All of this basically took the whole day, along with getting groceries. It was a fun day ^_^

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A drunk guy came in right before closing, trying to find a cheap laptop with great sound that had a mid level processor. I tried to meet his ever changing demands (he had ruined his old laptop that night by drunkenly walking with it into a pool) before he settled on the first computer I showed him. 

When I left after closing, he was pulled over in our parking lot for drunk driving. 

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I have conceived a cunning plan. 

Step 1: Become friendly with every dog owner in the complex, so they don’t get irritated when I stop to pet their dog.

Step 2: Have dog like me more with treats I carry around.

Step 3: Steal dog’s love and affection so it follows me home willingly.

Step 4: Completely steal dog.

Step 5: Love dog while pretending I didn’t just commit a crime.

Fool proof. 

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I’ve never been artistically inclined, but I’ve been around them long enough to tell the difference between art that is made for other people and art that is made for the artist themselves. I really hope that the majority of tumblr learn this soon, because I’ve seen too many unsolicited criticisms and negativity where there aren’t wanted or needed.

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So we’ve been going over MBTI results, and what that means in terms of our personalities, at least in sweeping generalization. I’m an INTJ and apparently I’m pretty evil. At the very least all the characters associated with mine are villains. Kinda funny, because I actually really like helping people.

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This is my fourth attempt at a post. I wrote one about cowardice, one about the crazy retired man politician who fancied himself a roman philosopher economist who ranted at me for 41 minutes, and one about the song Sit Down You’re Rocking the Boat, and none of them worked. 

Tonight I just don’t have much to offer. I’ll be back with something better tomorrow, chaps. 

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mineapple:

whoops couldnt stop myself i just love pokeshaming so much
ignore the minimum effort background
i cant draw cats

mineapple:

whoops couldnt stop myself i just love pokeshaming so much

ignore the minimum effort background

i cant draw cats

(via retroactivebakeries)

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I played around with the Destiny Beta today. I know I’m a bit late on the ps3 beta, but I liked what I saw. As my friend Kurt put it- “It’s like if Halo was wearing a Borderlands shirt and an MMO hat”, and I agree, and that’s not a bad thing. I’m not very excited for how much grinding will be required, but that’s an MMO hat for yah. It will pass the time until the November release of Dragon Age Inquisition. 

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It really does seem like I could tell a story from work every day, but I will do my best to refrain. I had a woman in today looking for the least expensive computer we had for her son for school. I found her a good one in her price range, but she had serious concerns about blocking porn from her son. This lead to the most fascinating twenty minutes I’ve yet had with a customer.

I let her know that there’s not a real perfect way to block everything, which she was well aware of, and she even knew her stance on it wasn’t perfect. What she didn’t know how to handle was her son’s questions. He saw some on a pop up and thought the girls were “really beautiful” and was happy that they were getting paid to have fun. At this point, nearly choking on water, I pointed out that while some porn workers are, the industry is exploitative. Once again, she agreed, and came to the point that she didn’t know how to tell her son what that meant, or what sex meant, or that it didn’t have to mean anything. 

I was kinda blown away. I didn’t expect the talk, much less her fairly sex positive views given her approach of silence when talking about sex, and so I just advised her to use the parental controls, but just talk to her son and try to explain everything. 

Most bizarre twenty minutes selling a computer I’ve ever had. Nice tlak though. 

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Work and gaming related thoughts in the cut. 

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I don’t feel angry often. Annoyed is usually closest I get. When I’m angry I stay angry, and it takes me a long time to come down, so I do my best to turn my anger into something else, like a noncommittal response or just tiredness with the concept. This song sums up anger to me, though from a different cause. Also it has great lyrics. That’s all. 

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I don’t seem to have anything to say, so have a picture of Mago.

I don’t seem to have anything to say, so have a picture of Mago.

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I apologies for the lack of a real post, but I have to be up super early for a meeting tomorrow and I am absolutely not a morning person. On the plus side, free chocolate milk and donuts.

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Last night I was thinking about the weird ethical situations I’ve been put into in games. My current obsession is Fire Emblem Awakening, where I’m basically designing super children with selective breeding programs, but in recent games I have- flirted with my daughter (Bioshock infinite), killed a close friend (Dragon Age II), traded the life of a stranger for the temporary freedom of a debatably human girl (Bioshock burial at sea), released a bunch of humans to be test subjects to a deranged AI (Portal 2), and destroyed several factions and declared myself the de-facto ruler of a large swath of a post war Las Vegas (Fallout New Vegas).

All of these are truly great experiences that are more than just these moments, it’s just a strange thing to sit back and realize that I’ve done some awful things in games. So what morally fucked situations have you guys run into in games?

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You can do it tomorrow!! <3 Dont give up

By the power of Procrastination, I shall defeat thee, confusing healthcare options!