TheNewIAP, The Grandmaster of the Written Word

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What can I say about myself?  I love to read, write and play the guitar (flatpicking and classical, mostly, but I do enjoy folk tunes and Civil War diddies, as well).  I have a lot (and I mean a lot) of varied interests and hobbies.  I won't bother to bore you with a long list, though.  And I'm also on constant lookout for "real life" adventure wherever and whenever I can find it.

I haven't published anything yet, but it's not for the lack of trying.  I've gained a few wrinkles, a few white hairs and a bald spot (from tearing my hair out in frustration) because of it, too.  There are always too many ideas flooding me while I write that I just can't seem to hold on to a single one long enough to see it through.

Anyway, I've been a member here longer than this profile would indicate, so if there's anything I can do to help, just let me know...

















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Riddles on 6/14/2017 8:56:41 PM
I would've guessed a deity, but it seemed like a lost cause.

Riddles on 6/14/2017 3:41:37 PM
That's your opinion...

Health food or something idk on 6/14/2017 3:22:11 PM
Okay so after finally weeding the garden after having neglected it for so long, I found and picked enough lettuce, mustard and swiss chard for several days worth of salads. I also found the jalapeño and tomato plants that I knew I'd planted but had lost track of. It won't be long before the green tomatoes are big enough for frying and there are tons of tiny peppers. Sadly, with all the rain we've had everything else was shaded out by weeds or else the seed just rotted in the ground. Oh well, maybe next year. As far as sugar goes, I've never really had a sweet tooth so I don't even buy that junk. Also, (as far as I'm concerned) fast food is generally undercooked, tasteless and contains more salt per bite than I probably use in a week cooking for myself so I've quit even going to most places. Subway is about the only place I even bother with anymore and only when I'm away from home. Most things I cook are in big pots and enough to feed the average family for a week, but I'm a hog and it doesn't last me more than three days (if I'm lucky). I've always had a high metabolism (probably from working at a run for most of the day and not being able to sit for more than fifteen to twenty minutes at a time) and have never had to worry about gaining weight. I'm not looking forward to having my cholesterol checked, though. With all the fried food I eat, they'll probably have to name a new scale after me.

Riddles on 6/10/2017 10:01:06 PM
An opinion?

Riddles on 6/10/2017 3:45:13 PM

Riddles on 6/10/2017 11:39:26 AM

Riddles on 6/9/2017 10:50:14 PM
Is it a cavity?

Boardgame Suggestions on 6/4/2017 10:59:03 AM
I usually headed out right after school on Friday and didn't head back until late Sunday, which left all day Saturday open. I may have stretched it just a bit, because the thirty mile treks weren't just for gaming, there was also a mall there that had a bookstore, video arcade, and twin cinema so I could let my inner nerd have a little breathing room. And, yeah, I didn't have a lot of friends growing up so I had to play most games solo. Sorry, I don't have anything to add to the OP except HeroQuest, Car Wars and various RPGs (which I doubt a group of Wal-mart soccer moms would be too interested in). Anyway, good luck with trying to manufacture a bunch of gaming nerds. I never was able to, but you may have better luck. Let us know how it works out. :)

Boardgame Suggestions on 6/3/2017 9:15:28 PM
The extents we nerds will go to to do nerd things... Like every weekend back in high school, walking up to thirty miles each way to various gaming groups just to DM AD&D. Many times during thunderstorms and at least once in freezing rain and sleet. Ahh, the good ol' days.

Incomplete link in Commendations on 6/2/2017 6:11:23 PM
I noticed that the link to Claire's Day Out in my Commendations is incomplete, possibly due to the game having an apostrophe in its title. The link in my point history where I rated the game is fine.