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Amiable Dorsai

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    Amiable Dorsai got a reaction from The Old Hack in The Weather.   
    Snow, followed by snow, then some frozen, fluffy precipitation. After that, snow. Just got back inside after the fifth iteration of shoveling since yesterday. At least the schools are off today, so the stuff hasn't been packed down by dozens of little feet.
    Last year, the weather gnomes kept predicting snow that would, at the last moment, veer off and hit Indianapolis, rather than Chicago. This year, their aim has been better.
    Bastards.
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    Amiable Dorsai got a reaction from CritterKeeper in The Weather.   
    "Bomb" seems, sadly, topical.
    My digital thermometer is reading "0oF" (more or less), which is how I feel about heading over to the gym right now.
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    Amiable Dorsai got a reaction from CritterKeeper in The I-Can't-Remember-Which-Thread Thread   
    And Marijuana, don't forget the marijuana.
    That is silly, everyone knows the mountains are in the northern part, like Mount Prospect.
     
    (For those of you who don't live here, "Mount" Prospect is just barely out of the swamp.)
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    Amiable Dorsai got a reaction from CritterKeeper in The Weather.   
    "Bomb" seems, sadly, topical.
    My digital thermometer is reading "0oF" (more or less), which is how I feel about heading over to the gym right now.
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    Amiable Dorsai got a reaction from The Old Hack in Story Wednesday December 6, 2017   
    Hi Folks, long time no see.  Been too busy to keep up with either the forum or the comic for quite a while. Just got caught up with the comic, haven't had time for the forums. Forgive me if I've been anticipated by others.
    It looks like there are going to be more players on the board than either Sirleck or Magus anticipates--Sirleck's got six Aberrations coming, but Susan the Vampire Hunter can't be part of his calculations. Where is Voltaire? Will Terra make a belated reappearance? If she's an AU Tedd, she's probably been looking for Magus for the last three years.
    And there are tantalizing hints that Sirleck might not be entirely in control of Ellen.
    It seems I'm back just in time. Pass the popcorn.
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    Amiable Dorsai got a reaction from The Old Hack in Story Wednesday December 6, 2017   
    Hi Folks, long time no see.  Been too busy to keep up with either the forum or the comic for quite a while. Just got caught up with the comic, haven't had time for the forums. Forgive me if I've been anticipated by others.
    It looks like there are going to be more players on the board than either Sirleck or Magus anticipates--Sirleck's got six Aberrations coming, but Susan the Vampire Hunter can't be part of his calculations. Where is Voltaire? Will Terra make a belated reappearance? If she's an AU Tedd, she's probably been looking for Magus for the last three years.
    And there are tantalizing hints that Sirleck might not be entirely in control of Ellen.
    It seems I'm back just in time. Pass the popcorn.
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    Amiable Dorsai reacted to The Old Hack in EGS TvTropes pages   
    Naw, the unwillingness to do so is because you've gotten what you wanted from them, so why spend any more?
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    Amiable Dorsai got a reaction from ProfessorTomoe in What Are You Ingesting?   
    Just polished off an elk burger. The restaurant in the parking lot of this con hotel has some interesting menu choices.  Shame I've sworn off bourbon for the time being.
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    Amiable Dorsai got a reaction from ProfessorTomoe in What Are You Ingesting?   
    Just polished off an elk burger. The restaurant in the parking lot of this con hotel has some interesting menu choices.  Shame I've sworn off bourbon for the time being.
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    Amiable Dorsai reacted to Pharaoh RutinTutin in What Are You Watching?   
    Kitty Carlisle or  Soupy Sales
    Oops, you were talking about the 50s edition whilst I recall the 60s and 70s era of syndicated game shows.
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    Amiable Dorsai got a reaction from The Old Hack in What Are You Watching?   
    Old episodes of What's My Line? a 1950s-early sixties game show. Example here. I find this glimpse into the era when I was born soothing and charming, if slightly alien. The world has changed in so many ways.
    Do Mrs. Dorsai and I know how to party on a Saturday night or what?
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    Amiable Dorsai reacted to The Old Hack in Political Discussion Thread (READ FIRST POST)   
    I do not normally comment in person but once again I feel compelled to make an exception.
    Whatever other issues of policy may be at hand, I am greatly concerned by the president-elect's apparent intention to disengage from old alliances across the world. NATO in particular has been of obvious importance to my homeland. Denmark is a small nation with little in the way of military power and is situated in a position of immense strategic importance to Russia. NATO has helped ensure a long peace in Europe, one which has lasted most of my lifetime with few interruptions. On such occasions where other nations have attacked the US, my homeland has every time reciprocated by placing forces, planes and naval vessels at the disposal of the US. Also, it is worth noting that the esteemed JML of this forum has served the US in Europe for a number of years and thus aided in extending this peace, for which I owe him my thanks and gratitude.
    No alliance lasts forever, of course. But I must confess to feeling strong pangs at the thought of NATO coming apart, not to mention considerable worry at the thought of what Putin and similar strongmen might do to take advantage of it. That other similar detentes around the globe are also in danger does nothing to reassure me, I fear.
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    Amiable Dorsai got a reaction from The Old Hack in Things You Find Amusing   
    Somewhere, Siannis and Royko are sharing a few beers, and Goodman is frantically revising lyrics while listening to their jokes.
    Apologies to non-Chicagoans for references you may need to Google, but Mrs. Dorsai just told me that the impossible has happened. I'm croggled.
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    Amiable Dorsai got a reaction from The Old Hack in Things You Find Amusing   
    Chicago restaurants are serving a lot of goat, tonight.
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    Amiable Dorsai got a reaction from The Old Hack in Things You Find Amusing   
    Somewhere, Siannis and Royko are sharing a few beers, and Goodman is frantically revising lyrics while listening to their jokes.
    Apologies to non-Chicagoans for references you may need to Google, but Mrs. Dorsai just told me that the impossible has happened. I'm croggled.
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    Amiable Dorsai reacted to mlooney in NP, Wednesday November 2, 2016   
    I suspect, if asked, they developed a sudden interest in baseball.  Of course, in canon, that is if you aren't thinking about Grace, but we could generalize it a bit.
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    Amiable Dorsai reacted to Bo Lindbergh in NP, Wednesday November 2, 2016   
    If neither of them imagined that, it must have been a visualisation of what's in the readers' minds.
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    Amiable Dorsai got a reaction from The Old Hack in What Are You Watching?   
    Mrs. Dorsai watched the Cubs, Our Cubs, the Chicago Cubs win the 5th game of the World (yeah, yeah, spare me) Series. Neither of us are sports fans. We both, somehow, care. The Cubs are in the Series. It feels like an alternate reality.
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    Amiable Dorsai reacted to hkmaly in Wednesday, October 26, 2016   
    They always are. What you expect will change? That they will get into visible superposition?
    Note: I suspect that shear determination CAN fuel magic. See here.
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    Amiable Dorsai got a reaction from The Old Hack in Things that make you MAD   
    Oh lord, this happened to a friend whose lab had only one line back in 19(mumble).  Shortly thereafter, we had a salesguy in to demo a new, all-singing, all-dancing fax machine that had all kinds of interesting and useful-looking features. The one he was most proud of was the machine's ability to keep on trying until the fax went through or the Sun died. 
    I insisted we turn that one off.
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    Amiable Dorsai got a reaction from The Old Hack in NP, Monday August 8, 2016   
    So who or what would you choose? This being EGS, and me having knowledge the interviewee almost certainly doesn't have, I think I'd choose to be an Immortal.
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    Amiable Dorsai got a reaction from ijuin in Story Wednesday July 20, 2016   
    Yep. No pain, no gain. I don't have any real feel for how much of a risk taker Sirleck is, but the prize of a quasi-immortal body like Raven's has to be mighty tempting, especially if he thinks all he would have to face after possessing Raven is the Addled Immortals. If he knew someone like Pandora would be gunning for him, he'd probably run away screaming.
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    Amiable Dorsai got a reaction from The Old Hack in The Weather.   
    We were in Glasgow, Scotland one summer when the heat in Chicago was literally killing people (mostly elderly, infirm people with no access to air-conditioning), a Scotsman who was complaining about the 32 °C temperature asked me about how hot it was back home. When I said 40 °C  (104 °F), he exclaimed, "I finally understand why Americans always want ice in their drinks!"
     
     
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    Amiable Dorsai got a reaction from The Old Hack in What Are You Doing Right Now?   
    Just getting back from a new (yet another new) sleep doc.  I actually have some hopes for this one-- he didn't suggest yet another sleep study to see if I have apnea (I do, the CPAP handles it, can we move on?), nor try to prescribe the latest, greatest, new sleeping pill.  Instead, he actually listened to what I had to say, described the course of therapy he recommends, and gave me some homework in the form of a sleep diary.
    This might actually work.
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    Amiable Dorsai got a reaction from Tom Sewell in All Things Ashley   
    Ashley's been in Moperville long enough to form a close friendship with Liz and to have gone to the movies with her the previous summer. She seems to have been so focused on impressing Elliot that the weather was, at best, a secondary concern. Which is an interesting aspect of her personality--she can get so focused on something (the date, a book) that everything else fades into the background. Just a quirk, or does Dan have plans?