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ThanosReXXX

@Anti-Matter My sincere condolences. Losing a beloved family member is always hard. Just remember the good times and the person that he was and as long as all of your family keeps him in their hearts, he's never completely gone, and you can carry that with you for the rest of your life.

'The console wars are like boobs. Sony and Microsoft fight over which ones look the nicest and Nintendo's are the most fun to play with.'

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ThanosReXXX

@bimmy-lee Well, it's the Chit-Chat thread after all, so I think it's pretty safe to say that we're vaguely talking about just about anything in here, so if you wanna talk food, have at it. As a true Burgundian, I'll gladly join you. And seeing as it's Saturday, I'm already looking forward to having my snack plate along with a nice Bacardi & Coke later tonight...

'The console wars are like boobs. Sony and Microsoft fight over which ones look the nicest and Nintendo's are the most fun to play with.'

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Anti-Matter

@ThanosReXXX
Oh, thank you.

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5. Final Fantasy VIII PS1 (90)
6. Animal Crossing New Leaf: Welcome Amiibo 3DS (89)

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Tyranexx

Today is my first lazy Saturday in ages. After an insane past...well, month, I daresay I'm entitled to a Me Day. I'm gonna do a bit of adulting in a little while, but past that the day is mine! =3

@ThanosReXXX I don't think something like that would trigger any of my OCD tendencies. I'm more interested in Animal Crossing: New Horizons thanks to this conversation and may pick it up at some point in the future. It's not a huge priority right now as I'm trying to avoid picking up any new games.

In fact, barring any holiday gifts, I'm quite determined to not add to my gaming backlog or my booklog for at least a little while. Both are starting to get a bit large. XD

There IS one exception to that: I'm still planning on landing a Switch in the near future.

@Anti-Matter My condolences to you. It's never easy to lose someone we know well, be they a relative, close friend, or even an acquaintance. I'm not sure how you deal with loss - everyone is different in this regard - but take it easy. Share or dwell on memories of your uncle, play some games, or generate more of that amazing art of yours!

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bimmy-lee

Whew, blew leaves for two hours today, and then pulled everything out of the garage, swept it out, packed away the summer stuff, and unpacked the winter stuff. It’s supposed to be a cold, snowy winter in my parts. I heard the caterpillar folklore explained this week @Tyranexx . The caterpillars here have been mostly solid black or brown, instead of striped with black and brown; which means an abnormally harsh winter.

@ThanosReXXX - Cheers then! I just got back home with a 12 pack of Brewdog Elvis Juice. Brewdog started in Scotland, grew throughout Europe, and recently opened a brewery and tap house a state over which supplies my area. It tastes very multinational.

@Anti-Matter - Sorry to year about your uncle Anti. It’s normal to consider mortality, both yours and theirs, when you lose a loved one. Hope you can feel better in the coming days and weeks.

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limby-bee was a jerk.

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Tyranexx

@bimmy-lee From what I've heard, it'll be a similar case here. Most of my stuff is at the ready, but I'm gonna have to buy more salt. Last winter was pretty mild, so the remaining supply of the year before sufficed. I'm not gonna push my luck this year lol. Especially since it's been cooler than normal here. Heck, we're supposed to get a blast of rain/snow on Monday, so I'll spend more time outdoors tomorrow getting in some exercise and playing PoGo.

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ThanosReXXX

@Tyranexx Well, I'd say everything at your own pace. I can definitely recommend getting a Switch, but I can certainly also understand priorities and/or back logs, especially from personal experience, so suffice to say that I'll see you join the ranks whenever the moment's right for you. Be sure to let us know, though.

@bimmy-lee Elvis juice? That doesn't sound nearly as enticing as it might possibly be in real life...

'The console wars are like boobs. Sony and Microsoft fight over which ones look the nicest and Nintendo's are the most fun to play with.'

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ThanosReXXX

On a side note: damn, I'm well on my way here. I'm surprised my English is still as coherent as it is, seeing as the rum is hitting me pretty hard tonight. Weird how that differs from week to week. Sometimes, it just seems like it has almost no effect whatsoever, and on other times, it literally hits you like a brick.

#mysteriesofalcohol

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'The console wars are like boobs. Sony and Microsoft fight over which ones look the nicest and Nintendo's are the most fun to play with.'

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Tyranexx

I did experience my first buzz/mildly tipsy episode at the evening event of the conference I went to. I limited myself to two drinks as is my tradition at social events. Either the can of beer and then the canned red wine didn't mix too well, or else I should've waited a bit longer before grabbing drink #2. I remember everything that transpired and had no loss of coordination or other faculties, but I did experience the slight uptick in confidence and did feel a little odd in the head (more than usual, anyway). I'm not really sure how to describe it other than I felt mildly floaty for about an hour or two.

All in all it wasn't a terrible experience as I had no hangover symptoms the next morning, but I don't care to test my boundaries past that point.

Weirdly enough, the two servings of Yeungling I had the next evening didn't measurably affect me at all.

@ThanosReXXX Trust me, I'll post a pic or two when I do. I'm hoping to join the legion of Switching sooner rather than later at this point; I originally estimated that I'd get one towards the end of this past summer, then for my birthday, and then towards the end of this month. That day may now slide into December or even into early 2020 now. Besides backlog (I need to not love JRPGs so much), I'm also hoping to have a surgery from earlier in the year paid off by Christmas, plus I'm also using the system as a reward of sorts at this point for getting the ball rolling on something else.

Oh for the days when I didn't have so many of these "responsibility" things....XD

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ThanosReXXX

@NintendoByNature Only six?
I actually AM partially kidding, but being used to stronger alcohol, I'd need a lot more beers to create a similar effect. And I've got Scandinavians in the family as well, so I've learned to hold my beer ever since I was legally allowed to drink it...

But yeah, it is weird how that differs. Some say it has to do with what the Dutch call "laying a good foundation", by which they mean having had a good dinner, which should mitigate the effects of the alcohol, because supposedly, you'd get drunk faster on an empty stomach.

Well, I've eaten pretty well all day, and I'm still getting knocked down, so even if there's some truth to that, it's definitely not the entire story...

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'The console wars are like boobs. Sony and Microsoft fight over which ones look the nicest and Nintendo's are the most fun to play with.'

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@Tyranexx Ah, liquid confidence. And here I thought that was just a male thing...
You know what it actually is? Alcohol removes filters/inhibitions. So, it's actually not gaining confidence, it's actually the inner you. The Dutch have a saying, which goes like this: "only kids and drunkards tell the truth".

And that's as true as it gets. Normally, some words/texts will stay in your head and will never leave your lips, to be thrown into the ether, sometimes also for the better. Alcohol removes all of those restrictions, so you better take care of when you let go, and with whom you let go...

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'The console wars are like boobs. Sony and Microsoft fight over which ones look the nicest and Nintendo's are the most fun to play with.'

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Tyranexx

@ThanosReXXX I've heard that, which is one of the reasons why I'm keen to not completely lose control. XD As some of the conversation with someone I met was related to the job I do, I had to be careful to not give away any personal info about clients, integral components of our software, and the like. I remember I did a pretty good job of describing what the client/server app I work on does without getting too detailed. I did stutter/have to slow down a bit at one point, but that's an occasional occurrence even when I'm sober. It typically happens when my brain is working too fast for my mouth to keep up, or else the verbal dictionary is struggling to find the proper term. XD

All in all, it was a ton of people - mostly software developers - hanging out and having a decent time. The coworker who went with me to the conference also enjoyed it.

As this facility had axe throwing ranges, perhaps it was better that I participated in that before I finished drink #1. XD It was open bar and also had food, but you had to pay for the latter out of pocket. I wonder in hindsight how many walked out of there way more out of it than I was.

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NintendoByNature

@ThanosReXXX lol. Let me rephrase. I had a good amount Monday night. More than my normal, 8-10 which is alot for me these days considering i don't get out much and kids don't make great ( or at all) drinking partners 😉. But 6 is a good amount for me to feel good but not out of bounds/ need to be supervised haha..back in my yout, I used to be able to really knock em back as it was a weekly occurrence every Friday and Saturday night.

I get the "had a drink in my hand at a young age for dinner" thing. Used to get wine ( small amounts) at Sunday dinner, holidays and weddings. But it was a very small amount just to wet the pallett.

In closing, I'm just not the spring chicken I used to be thanos... my mornings pay for it with a house of little ones who have no regard for how loud they are, Or what they want to do bright and early. With that said, 6 is usually the right number for me these days, and will probably be hitting that number on this chilly Saturday night

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ThanosReXXX

@Tyranexx Funny you should mention all that work-related stuff. Far as I can remember, I've only ever divulged personal information when having had too much to drink, so I have never been caught divulging company secrets. The thing is that the removal of filters after having ingested a bit too much alcohol will only ever uncover the unfiltered you, so if you are never prone to reveal company secrets in the first place, you also won't when drunk or inebriated. It might happen under influence of certain drugs, but that's a different story altogether.

No, it's more like you're likely to reveal how you embarrassed yourself once at a party, by doing something that you definitely wouldn't want any of your current co-workers to know, so think more along those lines.

P.S.

Axe throwing ranges and alcohol DEFINITELY don't sound like a good mix in any kind of scenario that I could possibly come up with.

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'The console wars are like boobs. Sony and Microsoft fight over which ones look the nicest and Nintendo's are the most fun to play with.'

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ThanosReXXX

@NintendoByNature Well, I most certainly wasn't the "had a drink in my hand at a young age for dinner" type, which should have been made clear already by me saying "so I've learned to hold my beer ever since I was legally allowed to drink it...". Keyword "legally"...

On a side note: I always wonder how I'm supposed to feel, when people younger than me express thoughts like "I'm just not the spring chicken I used to be", because it either means that I'm a raging alcoholic, or it means that having children adds years double time, which would explain me being able to keep up, and then some, at almost 50...

'The console wars are like boobs. Sony and Microsoft fight over which ones look the nicest and Nintendo's are the most fun to play with.'

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NotTelevision

@Anti-Matter Sorry to hear about your Uncle.

@bimmy-lee For me Elvis Juice is one of Brewdog’s best. Their Jackhammer is okay and the Punk IPA is a bit too light for the style. EJ has a good balenced citrusy flavor.

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NintendoByNature

@ThanosReXXX ah ok then i misread. My bad .. but yea having kids really packs on the years imo. I'm only 32, but sometimes feel like a crotchety old man. Then again, the 11yr challenged me to shoot some hoops and let's just say, I showed him I can still show some flashes of athleticism that I was known for during my life.

Edit: in all fairness, isn't the drinking age in Europe much lower than the state's? Or at least in most countries.

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bimmy-lee

@Tyranexx - Batten down the hatches then, the caterpillars say so. I second everything Thanos had to say about alcohol consumption. The only thing I’ll add is that mixing up your beverages should lead to a stronger, weirder buzz simply because you’re mixing it up. In my experience, throwing wine on top of any alcohol at all leads to a pretty quick buzz. Two lagers won’t hit you as hard as a combination of two different types of alcohol.

@ThanosReXXX - Ha, I love that saying. Consider it stolen with an attribution when I use it. I’ve often had those same thoughts about the varying degrees of affectation the same amount of alcohol can have in the system. I’ve boiled it down to reasoning and intent for me personally.

@NotTelevision - It’s a nice little drinker. I love floral, citrusy IPAs, and this one is pretty much blasting with grapefruit and other citrus fruits. It smells great too. I wish it was maybe a double IPA to back up all the smell and flavor with a little more body, but the current abv and body do give it a nice session quality. Cheers!

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ThanosReXXX

@NintendoByNature Nope, it isn't. At least not over here. It's 18, both for drinking and driving, so in the States, your first ever beer bong (edit: and car accident) is potentially two years earlier...

@bimmy-lee Haha, you're welcome to it, my friend. And it's an absolute truth as well: both kids and drunk people have no filter to speak of, so it's rather undeniable, if sometimes rather uncomfortable as well.

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