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Pig Pen
This is my Pig Pen. No, I'm not talking about the dirty-but-lovable Peanuts character. Nor am I talking about a cage in which to keep swine. It's an actual ink pen. For writing. See?

It's just a vendor giveaway from some conference C went to. But I love my pig pen. I take it with me to all of my meetings and conference calls and such. I feel it makes the whole painful experience more whimsical. A pen, shaped like a pig -- who could not be cheered?

When I am especially bored during conference calls, I amuse myself by attempting to hang the pig part on my nose. The pig shape is almost a closed circle, so it hangs on hooks and such very nicely. Unfortunately (in this instance) my nose is not hook-shaped, so it doesn't work. It generally falls off immediately. But at least it's something to do. Just sitting around listening to people talking over a speakerphone gets old after awhile.

Edit: This is cool...Toogle! text picture of me, text picture of my cat
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pi3832 From: pi3832 Date: August 20th, 2004 01:00 pm (UTC) (Link)

A response to something you nuked.

You should play Moria. It's highly addictive, in an '80s kind of way.

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I may make a run at the Balrog next week. My character:
 Name        : Raspberry               Age          :     26   STR :  18/20
 Race        : Half-Elf                Height       :     61   INT : 18/100
 Sex         : Female                  Weight       :    123   WIS :     18
 Class       : Mage                    Social Class :      1   DEX :  18/90
 Title       : Wizard (7th)                                    CON :  18/96
                                                               CHR :     18

 + To Hit    :     10       Level      :      37    Max Hit Points :    297
 + To Damage :     11       Experience : 1154554    Cur Hit Points :    297
 + To AC     :     38       Max Exp    : 1154554    Max Mana       :    149
   Total AC  :     70       Exp to Adv : 2100000    Cur Mana       :    149
                            Gold       :  285500

(Miscellaneous Abilities)

 Fighting    : Superb       Stealth     : Fair         Perception  : Superb
 Bows/Throw  : Superb       Disarming   : Superb       Searching   : Good
 Saving Throw: Superb       Magic Device: Superb       Infra-Vision: 20 feet

Character Background
 Your father was a Green-Elf.  You are the illegitimate and
 unacknowledged child of a Serf.  You are a credit to the
 family.  You have dark brown eyes, straight red hair, and
 an average complexion.

[Character's Equipment List]

  a) You are wielding   : a Dagger (Misericorde) (HA) (1d4) (+7,+5) [+4] (+4 to STR).
  b) Worn on head       : a Silver Crown of Might [0,+5] (+1).
  c) Worn around neck   : an Amulet of the Magi [+3] (+10).
  d) Worn on body       : Metal Lamellar Armor (R) (-3) [23,+6].
  e) Worn on shield arm : a Large Metal Shield (RC) [5,+6].
  f) Worn on hands      : a Set of Leather Gloves of Slaying (+1,+3) [1,+2].
  g) Right ring finger  : a Ring of Speed (+1).
  h) Left  ring finger  : a Ring of Intelligence (+2).
  i) Worn on feet       : a Pair of Soft Leather Boots [2,+4].
  j) Worn about body    : a Cloak [1,+4].
  k) Light source is    : a Brass Lantern with 6990 turns of light.
  l) Secondary weapon   : a Two-Handed Sword (Espadon) (HA) (3d6) (+10,+8) [+1] (+3 to STR).

  [General Inventory List]

a) 2 Books of Magic Spells [Beginners-Magick].
b) 3 Books of Magic Spells [Magick I].
c) 3 Books of Magic Spells [Magick II].
d) 3 Books of Magic Spells [The Mages' Guide to Power].
e) 30 Rations of Food.
f) 20 Flasks of Oil.
g) 17 Potions of Restore Life Levels.
h) 21 Scrolls of Word-of-Recall.
i) 16 Scrolls of Phase Door.
j) 38 Scrolls of Magic Mapping.
k) a Wand of Lightning Balls (0 charges).
l) a Wand of Lightning Balls (0 charges).
m) a Wand of Fire Balls (2 charges).
n) a Wand of Acid Balls (2 charges).
o) a Wand of Drain Life (4 charges).
p) a Staff of Curing (4 charges).
q) a Staff of Teleportation (4 charges).

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Though, I must admit that I cheat. A cow-orker whom I got addicted found that in the PC version of Moria, you can copy your save files, so that if you die, you can go back to your most recent save.
polaron From: polaron Date: August 20th, 2004 07:03 pm (UTC) (Link)

Re: A response to something you nuked.

infernus1218 From: infernus1218 Date: August 20th, 2004 01:10 pm (UTC) (Link)
What do your fellow co-workers say about your attempts at hanging a pen off of your nose during conference calls?
renniekins From: renniekins Date: August 20th, 2004 01:23 pm (UTC) (Link)
They usually just laugh silently -- they can't say anything, or it will be heard! There are usually only 2 or 3 of us on our end of the phone, and we're all friendly. The folks on the other end do most of the talking, and we mostly need to listen, with occasional input. So we tend to spend the time figiting, writing notes, looking out the window, etc. Somewhat like trapped schoolchildren. Occasionally we've played hangman.
polaron From: polaron Date: August 20th, 2004 07:06 pm (UTC) (Link)
Hangman. I love it :)
encorecrazay From: encorecrazay Date: August 20th, 2004 01:24 pm (UTC) (Link)
I'll try to find one of my Texas pencils for you.
pkthunder From: pkthunder Date: August 20th, 2004 02:00 pm (UTC) (Link)
When would it be fortunate to have a hook-shaped nose?
renniekins From: renniekins Date: August 20th, 2004 02:04 pm (UTC) (Link)
When you needed or wanted to hang a pig pen off of it. That's the only case I can think of....
polaron From: polaron Date: August 20th, 2004 07:05 pm (UTC) (Link)
When you're frustrated, do you ever sit at your desk, throttle the pen, and yell "curse you, you filthy SWINE !!"

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lahabiel From: lahabiel Date: August 20th, 2004 08:01 pm (UTC) (Link)
Re: Toogle for text images ... OH, THAT'S F***ING COOL!

Teach us all how immediately, I'm begging you on everyone's behalf.
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