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29 July 2017 @ 09:36 am
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I'm very happy to be reading the travel posts of my friends that are abroad right now. I love that kind of thing. I am excited to meet up with samanthafalco in a few days. Kind of neat that she's so close right now. Only an hour away. We've had such bad luck and well there are so many unforseen events you can't control. Already one has happened to me that is very annoying and was almost a problem. Yesterday they started construction on my street. They are ripping up the road one way and we were blocked off. I had planned to do some errands yesterday and couldn't leave. Today they are back and ripping up the other side. There is no peace and quiet right now which is very annoying. But hopefully they'll go away. The road is now worse and there was nothing wrong with it before so I don't know what the point of all this is. Chris was able to leave for work and I hope I can get out to do those errands today without big machines in the way. I was also going to wash my car but am holding off as it would be pointless and it would end up dirty and white from the limestone sand they churned up. Speaking of meeting people. I'm disappointed that meeting my two new youtube buddies has failed. They were here in Florida and were going to meet us on Sunday for a double date probably at Red Lobster. But they had a small emergency back home so they went back up north today. We are welcome to their place if we are ever in their state. That's nice. But I don't know when we would be up that way. They wanted me to visit when I was on my road trip but I was way too far west so it didn't work out. Some meetings are just very hard it seems even when you are close by. I have been talking a lot to Peregrine through text and have been enjoying sharing photos with her. One thing I loved is she went to the welcome center on I 95 and they have a dolphin statue there too. So we traded statue photos. It was so neat to see they are the same only painted different. The I 75 one was blue for the Clearwater Marine Aquarium and the I 95 one was orange for Clearwater Jazz Festival. I think those are the two major entrances to the state. Not sure if there are any other official welcome centers.

I am very happy to have ordered the Doom board game. I used ACTipton's gift to help bring down the price on it and it helped a lot. I'm very excited about this because they are the best Doom figures I have seen and they come with a lot of them. They are white so you can paint them. I won't be painting them though because it's an expensive set and I suck at painting in real life be it painting sculptures or canvas painting. I also don't like it or have the patience for it. I had my raptor model painted back in the 90s so I may try to find a local artist to do it for me. My raptor model is awesome and I'm quite happy that this guy did it for free and did a great pro job. Wish I'd gotten his contact info but that was decades ago now. I will have to go to hobby stores and ask around. Also I am going to experiment with molds and replicating the figures and try to paint those myself to get some practice in. I'm excited and can't wait to get this in the mail. Hopefully no more major purchases from here on as I need to save money other than the rear floor mats I want for my Jeep. I love my front ones and that you just wash them with a hose when they are dirty and let them dry out. Anyway now that I've outlined and sort of finished Flight of Fire I'm very much into Doom again. I don't know if I'll start to play it again but I'm loving it and the Cyberdemon is quickly becoming one of my fave characters. I'm still stuck on trying to find a nice normal sounding voice for when Pyranax talks. And the new nameless nerds. I can't picture them. I keep imaging them like the two nerd fish from SpongeBob. This is so wrong.



They are humans not fish but this is what my mind sees. Also they are chubby not skinny but my mind puts this in when I write or think about them. Haha. The drawbacks of lacking Ne. I'm sure I'll figure something out. Or not. The voice problem with Pyranax is now a year old problem. I must say I feel a bit lost without something to write now. Since I have finished Flight of Fire and I enjoyed writing an outline per day I feel like I have nothing to do now. But that is feeling I always get when I finish a project. It's the "Now what?" feeling.

I hope to start working on the Fear plush soon. Maybe today. I am a bit nervous about it because I have no idea what I'm doing. I'm afraid to mess it up. But I do have lots of material. I bought extra for mistakes on purpose. Head and hands will be the hardest especially since I want to make him with an open mouth and teeth. I have some idea how to make the mouth. Not much idea how to make the teeth. We'll see. I found my old template for making the eyebrows but it was ripped so I will try to redraw it exactly how it was. I hope I can.

I need to make an appointment with the vet for Bullet. I want a general check up done. I don't like that she hides in her bells so much. Last budgie that did something like that had a serious problem. Also her behavior has changed. She's too nice now and the other day she was acting strange biting the ground and there was nothing there. So I want that done and make sure she's fit to travel.
Oh and in other budgie news. I found out something sad from calzephyr77. Disco the Budgie passed away. I used to watch his youtube channel. He was an amazing talking budgie. Always so sad when one of those passes away.
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actipton80actipton80 on July 29th, 2017 05:12 pm (UTC)
I hope nothing goes wrong this time for your meeting with Peregrine.

That's so sad about Disco. I know he was a 2010 baby so he was 7. I hope his videos stay up because I like them, and Rocky does too.

I hope your vet can figure out what is up with Bullet.
Desthagirion on July 29th, 2017 06:29 pm (UTC)
I do too. The construction just outside the house is very annoying and bad timing.
That's about average for a budgie. He probably just died of old age. Shame though. I don't now Rocky.
Yeah she seems fine otherwise but is acting a bit strange.
actipton80actipton80 on July 29th, 2017 07:08 pm (UTC)
Rocky is my new budgie who I've had for about two weeks now. Right now he's quarantined in our office, so we sometimes put budgie playlists on for him. He was a rescue that was caught flying at a rock concert. A lady at church had him and asked me if I wanted him. I couldn't turn down a lost budgie in need of a home.
Desthagirion on July 29th, 2017 09:33 pm (UTC)
Ok I knew you had a new budgie but haven't learned his name yet. I'll know him soon enough.
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Desthagirion on July 30th, 2017 12:09 am (UTC)
Yes I love hearing about everyone's vacations. So neat.
Yeah I hope it will all wok out. Yes the youtube friends didn't go well this time. Too bad.
I was so impressed when I saw those figures. Had to have them. The cyberdemon is my fave too. It will be great to have a nice figure of him finally. He's not a hard boss actually once you learn his pattern.
I did start the Fear plush today but ran into some problems. The materials I bought for his skin were too soft so I have to go to the store and look for the right stuff.
That's ok. They haven't been posting videos for months and now I know why. It's too bad though. Talking budgies are so amazing.
kabuldur: Asterkabuldur on July 30th, 2017 09:24 am (UTC)
I hope that your meeting with samanthafalco goes well.

That's cool that you ordered a Doom board game. I hope you can find someone to paint the figures.

Sad that the talking budgie passed away.

Hope Bullet is all right!
Desthagirion on July 30th, 2017 11:41 am (UTC)
Thanks. Been looking up the driving directions on how to get here.
I can't wait to get it. I'm very excited abot it.
Yeah it's too bad but at 7 that's an old budgie.
Thanks. We'll see how the vet visit goes.
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Desthagirion on August 1st, 2017 12:34 am (UTC)
The road work is very annoying and there was absolutely no reason for it. There was nothing wrong with the road. Now it's in terrible shape.

I am very impatiently waiting for this game to arrive in the mail for me. I'm not sure how it will work as a board game. I've never played one and only bought it for the figures. Chris came up with names for them. Rochester and Lexington. I thought those were good names so I took them. I need to figure out what they look like now. But I think figuring out Pyanax's voice is more important first.

Oh it wasn't her budgie. I just heard about it from her. It was a famous youtube budgie we all used to watch. Sad to see him go.