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Continuing with a theme...
« Opened on September 10, 2019, 11:37:54 AM »

Yesterday, I showed off my "luxurious" travel. I did, too. I contacted both @Nadeshda and @crazy_eyes off site and said that I was on here showing off.

In my defense, it was a successful gambit! Both of 'em came over and said hello.

This morning, we acquired a car (specifically a loaner from a nearby dealership) and ate a delicious, hearty breakfast. We had our breakfast delivered right to this hotel room.

Except, well, it's a bit of a misnomer to call it a "hotel room." If it  were strictly up to me, I'd be in a cheap Econo Lodge. However, the missus will be along in 'a few days.' She'll be along largely because I bribed her with food and creature comforts. Do note that she hasn't actually reserved a specific flight time, or anything like that. The company we've been using prefers a 24 hour notice, and can't commit to anything with less than 24 hour notice. Well, they can, but boy don't they raise the price!

Anyhow, we are in a fancy hotel room. Wanna see? Open the first attachment!

The bathroom is even kinda fancy. I have a choice of a bidet or a regular toilet, for starters. But, it also includes fancy boxes for the various toiletries you might see at other hotels.

See the second attachment! (I'm not sure the picture will be clear enough to read them all, but you can get the general idea.)

And, the last attachment is my bed. The couch pulls out, if you move stuff around. But, this is the bed where I sleep. It's pretty comfy!

For reasons too mundane to get into, I don't get baby-time until like 15:00. So, we jammed for a while and we're just going to let room service feed us lunch. But, now you can see a bit of what we see when we look around. It's pretty fancy. There's even a kitchenette, but it's not like the kitchenette you get in a cheap hotel. It's got like a dishwasher, real stove, etc..

It also has bottles of water,  just tiny 12 oz bottles, for $2 each. It's not even fancy water. It's like cheap spring  water, Dasani stuff I think it's spelled.

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Re: Continuing with a theme...
« Reply #1 on September 10, 2019, 11:44:38 AM »

I should probably, someday, work on figuring out how to make the images all the same dimensions.

To save space and speed, I just plug my phone in and browse it as an MPT. I open it with my handy dandy gpicview on my laptop and grab a 'selection' with Shutter.

This is actually pretty speedy and it leaves me with the higher resolution files for posterity (or, more probable, eventual deletion when I've become frustrated with the quantity of pictures on there). This is all well and good, but they end up with rather varied dimensions.

I am not OCD, or anything. I just figure someone else probably is and eventually they're gonna be like, "Why the fuck can't you be consistent!?!"

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Re: Continuing with a theme...
« Reply #2 on September 10, 2019, 12:07:53 PM »

Well, I suppose if, after flying in on a chartered jet and obtaining a BMW to drive, if that's the best you can do I suppose it will have to do. I further assume EH is willing to compromise and accept the current conditions. The struggle is real ;).

I'd write more but I have to go clean out my gutters and do my own grocery shopping.

 
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Re: Continuing with a theme...
« Reply #3 on September 10, 2019, 12:24:53 PM »

I also have a bowl of fruit. They 'membered from last time that I want a bowl of fruit every day.

Also, when I look out the window, I am looking down on the pedestrians!

We ordered lunch. I followed EH's lead and we ordered 'comfort foods'. I ordered grilled ham and cheese, tomato soup with saltines, potato wedges, and a side salad.

None of those are on the menu, but they'll make 'em. My cheese better be provolone!

Yup, peak luxury and we ordered comfort foods. She ordered a burger and stuff.

Be safe up on that ladder. You don't want to fall and smash a femur, trust me.

Around 15:00, I'll be gone for a couple of hours and then I will be back (as time allows). I'm going to give my daughter a break and babysit for the night. I think tomorrow I'll take her out to a museum and regale her with stories of my misspent youth, even though she won't understand.

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Re: Continuing with a theme...
« Reply #4 on September 10, 2019, 12:44:31 PM »

Now that's a BDE (again, but baby-better). It is indeed a great thing you are enjoying the things you have earned. You nearly missed the chance to continue to  do so, so live it up.

What type of museum are you considering? Art, music, science, history? Sounds like a great time and will get your walking PT in, but I'd save the jogging for a little later. Precious cargo and all.

Howdy to EH o/. If she gets bored, there's email (hint, hint).

 

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Re: Continuing with a theme...
« Reply #5 on September 10, 2019, 12:55:48 PM »
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What type of museum are you considering? Art, music, science, history?

There's a naval museum not far away, so that's a probable destination for tomorrow. I'll probably also take the baby toy shopping, but that needn't be in the same day. I don't have to be back in Maine for almost two weeks, so we've got a little bit of time to play with. I'm not going to VIR until later this week.

I also just enabled FNGT to show 'insecure' content and, amazingly enough, the quote and quick reply are  now working properly again!

I'm willing to bet there's an "http" instead of an "https" somewhere in there. I don't see me downloading and fixing it, but you never know. 'Snot like I've got tons of things to do that preclude that. It just requires sufficient motivation and a whole lot of searching/time.

And, I shall let EH know - but I'm guessing she already knows. She's all the way across the room, engrossed in some movie or television show. We don't actually get television where I live, so it's abnormal to be able to just use a remote and watch regular television.

Oh, wait... She says she's channel surfing and not watching anything.

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Re: Continuing with a theme...
« Reply #6 on September 10, 2019, 01:47:53 PM »

I am just testing.

I'm testing making a post without an account. It should show up ONLY after COF or TheBuddha approves it.

So, for example, I'd like to request an invitation code please?

 

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Re: Continuing with a theme...
« Reply #7 on September 10, 2019, 01:53:15 PM »

Well, that appears to work. If I knew my FTP password, I'd go fix the content blocked thing. It's loading http instead of https. I found it!

I suppose I can find said password, but I don't see me doing that today.

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Re: Continuing with a theme...
« Reply #8 on September 10, 2019, 02:59:09 PM (Edited September 10, 2019, 03:06:47 PM) »

Questions, questions

Why do we never get an answer   

When we're knocking at the door?       

Because the truth is hard to swallow     

That's what the war of love is for   

The Naval museum sounds interesting. What is quick reply?

The difference in non-nested replies here takes some getting used to, along with a general audience. But at least this site doesn't have access problems 5 or 6 times a day ;). Can non-admin/mods set notifications to their email? Since there's no envelopes or tab notifications it's the only way I know of something new.

As for Biff, I just meant when she's bored and wants something to do. Rarity makes them all the more special.

 

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Re: Continuing with a theme...
« Reply #9 on September 10, 2019, 03:11:18 PM »

VIR = Virginia International Raceway.

Quick reply may require enabling it in your profile settings, but it's at the bottom of every thread (assuming it's enabled). It lets you reply without going to a new page first, thus a quick reply. It also doesn't list the full bevy of bbcode/markdown options.

Everyone can set various notifications.

At the top of your page, there's a link for new comments or new threads. That's handy.

https://fngt.gq/unreadreplies/

https://fngt.gq/unread/

In your profile, or under "attachments and other options" for each reply, you can enable automatic notifications of new replies. On top of that, you can subscribe. Say in "General Discussion" you want notifications of all new threads in that board, just click the "notify" up near the top, listed above the different topics submitted. You may need to mouse-over it, to read the text, depending on the theme you're using.

You can adjust some settings here:

https://fngt.gq/profile/?area=notification (I think that'll work for you. Profile > Notifications is where it should take you.)

I still have no baby. My daughter is running late.

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Re: Continuing with a theme...
« Reply #10 on September 10, 2019, 03:18:10 PM »

@COF



Root around in profile, under Modify Profile, and you'll find tons of options.

If required, I can probably write up some sort of FAQ, but I'm not sure I want to devote time to that. That's a block of time that I don't have. Just poke around in your profile and there's a lot of choices.

Also, note that there are two replies to this, So, scroll up and you'll see my other reply.

If it doesn't inline the image, see here:

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Re: Continuing with a theme...
« Reply #11 on September 10, 2019, 03:24:58 PM »

Also, say you want to get notifications for EVERY new topic in General Discussion. This image will show you how to do that.

http://pix.toile-libre.org/upload/original/1568145229.png

That's in General Discussion (as you can see from the text on the left). That same option is available for every board, and sub-board.

In fact, if you were going to enable such, I'd suggest you do so for the hidden admin board that only you and I can see. Then, should I make a post in there you will automatically get a notification. I should also click that button, and indeed I shall go do so right this minute.

(Yup, I still have no baby)

Also, there are now *three* replies.

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Re: Continuing with a theme...
« Reply #12 on September 10, 2019, 03:36:05 PM »

Thanks. I've already had all of those set. I'm sure others who may see this will be helped and you can use this text if you do a FAQ article.

Also, I figured out what VIR was and went back and edited out that question, so I guess edits take a while after originally posting. Since we're over here for a while, I just keep this tab open and refresh when I get an email of new comment. Works fine.

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Re: Continuing with a theme...
« Reply #13 on September 10, 2019, 05:25:42 PM »



There's that, as well. That'll enable notifications. If you hadn't had that ticked, you can do the full reply and, under attachments and options, tick the box to turn on notifications for this *specific* thread.

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And, I have a sleeping baby. We had a great early dinner with just EH, my daughter, the baby, and myself. Then I purloined the baby! She's sleeping. This baby sleeps too much, and too well. She's got wigglin' figured out. She wiggles and flails about like a pro. Even when she's sleepin', she's got her legs moving sometimes.

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Re: Continuing with a theme...
« Reply #14 on September 10, 2019, 09:48:50 PM (Edited September 10, 2019, 10:20:43 PM) »

Now we know why you picked that room.