collapse

Welcome to the Worlds of Katherine Kurtz

Welcome to Rhemuth Castle!

KK Chat is at 7pm Eastern on Sundays, except on the first Sunday of the month, when it is at 5pm Eastern to accommodate fans in the UK and Europe.

To register as a member of RhemuthCastle.com please send an email to: rhemuthcastle @ deryni dot net
One of the Admins will contact you for registration information


Come join us in chat! And Happy reading!

Pin yourself on the member map.

Author Topic: KK Chat -- 28 September 2014  (Read 1328 times)

0 Members and 1 Guest are viewing this topic.

Offline DesertRose

  • Administrator
  • Duke/Duchess
  • *****
  • Posts: 671
  • Karma: 21
  • Gender: Female
  • Favorite Book: Deryni Magic
  • Favorite Character: Rhys Thuryn *sob*
KK Chat -- 28 September 2014
« on: September 28, 2014, 07:00:44 pm »
[Sunday, September 28, 2014] [07:12:37 PM] Join KK has joined this channel.
[Sunday, September 28, 2014] [07:12:41 PM] <DesertRose> Hi KK!
[Sunday, September 28, 2014] [07:12:42 PM] <The_Bee> Hi KK
[Sunday, September 28, 2014] [07:12:42 PM] <jemler> hi kk
[Sunday, September 28, 2014] [07:12:45 PM] <Evie> Hi, KK!
[Sunday, September 28, 2014] [07:12:46 PM] <Shiral> Hello, Katherine
[Sunday, September 28, 2014] [07:12:50 PM] <KK> Hello, all.
[Sunday, September 28, 2014] [07:12:51 PM] <Aerlys> a war tent instead of a cloak? who were you making it for, a mini Andre the Giant?
[Sunday, September 28, 2014] [07:13:00 PM] <Evie> I'm working on a war tent for Alaric, something in a simple Norman tent style.
[Sunday, September 28, 2014] [07:13:02 PM] <Shiral> Hagrid, maybe?
[Sunday, September 28, 2014] [07:13:09 PM] <Aerlys> aka Little Fezig
[Sunday, September 28, 2014] [07:13:10 PM] <DesertRose> Wrong fandom. :P
[Sunday, September 28, 2014] [07:13:23 PM] <Shiral> Oh, picky, picky picky!
[Sunday, September 28, 2014] [07:13:26 PM] <DesertRose> :D
[Sunday, September 28, 2014] [07:13:49 PM] <Aerlys> A Princess Bride/Deryni crossover?
[Sunday, September 28, 2014] [07:13:50 PM] <jemler> how are you tonight, KK?
[Sunday, September 28, 2014] [07:13:52 PM] <KK> A war tent? Wow!
[Sunday, September 28, 2014] [07:13:58 PM] <Evie> I have the main body of the tent cut out and hemmed (just a large rectangle at this point), and need to add the door flaps and the support poles.
[Sunday, September 28, 2014] [07:13:59 PM] <DesertRose> How was your week, KK?
[Sunday, September 28, 2014] [07:14:01 PM] Join cynicalmedic has joined this channel (Mibbit@4FC299.FE1F41.71FC3F.36BB1A).
[Sunday, September 28, 2014] [07:14:03 PM] <DesertRose> Hi cynicalmedic.
[Sunday, September 28, 2014] [07:14:05 PM] <Shiral> Hello CM
[Sunday, September 28, 2014] [07:14:06 PM] <jemler> hi cm
[Sunday, September 28, 2014] [07:14:08 PM] <The_Bee> Hi CM
[Sunday, September 28, 2014] [07:14:15 PM] <Aerlys> How iw are your eyes, KK?
[Sunday, September 28, 2014] [07:14:16 PM] <KK> Week was good.
[Sunday, September 28, 2014] [07:14:21 PM] <cynicalmedic> Evening, all.
[Sunday, September 28, 2014] [07:14:26 PM] <Aerlys> Are...
[Sunday, September 28, 2014] [07:14:31 PM] <Shiral> Yes, I think door flaps are a good idea. You don't want to sew Alaric IN, after all
[Sunday, September 28, 2014] [07:14:32 PM] <Aerlys> Hi CM
[Sunday, September 28, 2014] [07:14:41 PM] <KK> Eyes are doing great--at least the one that now has the implant. I get the other one done on THursday.
[Sunday, September 28, 2014] [07:14:48 PM] <Shiral> Whoopee!
[Sunday, September 28, 2014] [07:14:52 PM] <DesertRose> Yay!
[Sunday, September 28, 2014] [07:14:55 PM] <Evie> It's a simple tent, not a belled marquee or anything like that. I'm working up to fancier for Kelson eventually, but I wanted something suitable for the littles to camp in that would be easy to pitch.
[Sunday, September 28, 2014] [07:15:00 PM] <The_Bee> no double vision?
[Sunday, September 28, 2014] [07:15:04 PM] <Evie> yay, KK!
[Sunday, September 28, 2014] [07:15:16 PM] <Aerlys> Great news, KK
[Sunday, September 28, 2014] [07:15:33 PM] <cynicalmedic> That's wonderful,KK
[Sunday, September 28, 2014] [07:15:42 PM] <KK> My surgeon said he was so pleased with the way the first one came out, that if he could bottle that result and use it for all his future surgeries for the rest of his career, he'd be a happy man. So I guess it came out well. :-)
[Sunday, September 28, 2014] [07:15:52 PM] <DesertRose> We'll be thinking of you on Thursday.
[Sunday, September 28, 2014] [07:15:53 PM] <jemler> will you be able to see for your birthday?
[Sunday, September 28, 2014] [07:16:20 PM] <KK> I keep marveling at how bright and crispy clear things are.
[Sunday, September 28, 2014] [07:16:21 PM] <Evie> That's great, KK!
[Sunday, September 28, 2014] [07:16:28 PM] <DesertRose> Cool, KK.
[Sunday, September 28, 2014] [07:16:38 PM] <The_Bee> I know the feeling, KK
[Sunday, September 28, 2014] [07:16:38 PM] <Shiral> Sounds like he's pretty pleased with his work to me. =o) Francesca has arrived and she's purring, so I think she approves also
[Sunday, September 28, 2014] [07:16:43 PM] <KK> I'll be able to see on Friday. How long it takes to sort out the double-vision remains to be seen.
[Sunday, September 28, 2014] [07:16:48 PM] <DesertRose> Hi Francesca.
[Sunday, September 28, 2014] [07:16:58 PM] <Evie> http://www.pantherprimitives.com/products/tent4.jpg This style of tent is what I'm working on, or that shape anyway. The Norman/Saxon style that descended from the earlier Viking style but is pitched a little differently.
[Sunday, September 28, 2014] [07:17:26 PM] <Shiral> Easier to make than sewing a mini castle, certainly
[Sunday, September 28, 2014] [07:17:36 PM] <KK> So, how will you stake it down?
[Sunday, September 28, 2014] [07:17:36 PM] <The_Bee> I still have some double ision nearly 7 years later, but that may just mean I need a new prescription.
[Sunday, September 28, 2014] [07:17:51 PM] <Aerlys> stitching stone together is rther tricky
[Sunday, September 28, 2014] [07:17:53 PM] <jemler> i didn't know panthers used tents! learn something new every day! :)
[Sunday, September 28, 2014] [07:18:40 PM] <Evie> A central ridge pole supported by a front and rear support pole, and tent stakes/ties all along the bottom edge.
[Sunday, September 28, 2014] [07:18:59 PM] <Shiral> It's also hard on the sewing machine, Aerlys. =o)
[Sunday, September 28, 2014] [07:19:13 PM] <Evie> I want to do some painted seam decoration in the Corwyn colors, similar to the decor on this tent: http://farm2.static.flickr.com/1042/1081668127_8fe88f62c0.jpg?v=0
[Sunday, September 28, 2014] [07:19:24 PM] <Aerlys> :)
[Sunday, September 28, 2014] [07:19:56 PM] <The_Bee> Is that the style of tent you're planning, or will it be more triangular?
[Sunday, September 28, 2014] [07:20:08 PM] <Evie> Not sure whether to cut the ridge pole longer than needed and hang a banner from it in front, or whether to have a separate banner pole
[Sunday, September 28, 2014] [07:20:09 PM] <Shiral> Get the new Medieval magazine, "Tent and Campsite."
[Sunday, September 28, 2014] [07:20:15 PM] <KK> Yeah, but how will you stake it out on a table-top or other rigid surface?
[Sunday, September 28, 2014] [07:20:19 PM] Join Jerusha has joined this channel (Mibbit@OWIRCN-99cba68a.dsl.bell.ca).
[Sunday, September 28, 2014] [07:20:26 PM] <jemler> hi jerusha
[Sunday, September 28, 2014] [07:20:30 PM] <The_Bee> Hi Jerusha
[Sunday, September 28, 2014] [07:20:34 PM] <cynicalmedic> Hi Jerusha
[Sunday, September 28, 2014] [07:20:37 PM] <Jerusha> Hi Everyone!
[Sunday, September 28, 2014] [07:20:43 PM] <Evie> The style in the first link is the tent style, Bee.
[Sunday, September 28, 2014] [07:20:43 PM] <Shiral> Hi Jerusha
[Sunday, September 28, 2014] [07:20:46 PM] <Aerlys> Hi Jerusha
[Sunday, September 28, 2014] [07:20:52 PM] <Evie> And it's meant to be pitched outdoors, not on a table top
[Sunday, September 28, 2014] [07:20:59 PM] <The_Bee> ah. ok. Looks good
[Sunday, September 28, 2014] [07:21:18 PM] <DesertRose> Hi jerusha.
[Sunday, September 28, 2014] [07:21:23 PM] <Evie> Though I could make a Viking version that would work on a tabletop. For an indoor dio, I'd need to make fake ground on a thick piece of foam or something.
[Sunday, September 28, 2014] [07:21:49 PM] * Aerlys envisions Luke going to his litterbox and fining a ten stajke===
[Sunday, September 28, 2014] [07:21:56 PM] <Aerlys> tent staked in it
[Sunday, September 28, 2014] [07:21:59 PM] <DesertRose> LOL
[Sunday, September 28, 2014] [07:22:01 PM] <The_Bee> Do war tents have a carpet or bare ground?
[Sunday, September 28, 2014] [07:22:18 PM] <Jerusha> It depends on who you are
[Sunday, September 28, 2014] [07:22:20 PM] <cynicalmedic> Maybe some of the indoor/outdoor turf carpet would work.
[Sunday, September 28, 2014] [07:22:29 PM] <jemler> the nobles were all wimps. carpet.
[Sunday, September 28, 2014] [07:22:44 PM] <Jerusha> I'm all for carpet
[Sunday, September 28, 2014] [07:23:08 PM] <The_Bee> Surely the king would have a carpet!
[Sunday, September 28, 2014] [07:23:13 PM] <DesertRose> KK, how is the editing process going?
[Sunday, September 28, 2014] [07:23:17 PM] <Aerlys> I prefer roughing it in a carpeted hotel room
[Sunday, September 28, 2014] [07:23:32 PM] <Jerusha> I agree with Aerlys!
[Sunday, September 28, 2014] [07:23:41 PM] <Evie> The Viking tents had a frame that is triangular and would work even on a solid tabletop
[Sunday, September 28, 2014] [07:23:41 PM] <Evie> but I figured that style would be more in keeping with Camber's era or earlier.
[Sunday, September 28, 2014] [07:23:41 PM] <Evie> You'd want a ground cloth of some sort to keep moisture out.
[Sunday, September 28, 2014] [07:23:41 PM] <Evie> and yes, carpets
[Sunday, September 28, 2014] [07:23:46 PM] <jemler> aerlys, you beast! :)
[Sunday, September 28, 2014] [07:23:53 PM] <Aerlys> GRRR
[Sunday, September 28, 2014] [07:24:03 PM] <Shiral> I've been on too many camping trips I didnt particularly enjoy =o)
[Sunday, September 28, 2014] [07:24:04 PM] <Evie> You'd want a canvas or other sturdy fabric cloth under the carpeting, though, I'd imagine, considering the cost of carpets in those days
[Sunday, September 28, 2014] [07:24:07 PM] <KK> I agree with Aerlys, these days.
[Sunday, September 28, 2014] [07:24:49 PM] <Shiral> In High Deryni, there's reference to Kelson's tent having rugs underfoot
[Sunday, September 28, 2014] [07:24:58 PM] <DesertRose> The last camping trip I went on was a bit of an adventure because our tent poles broke.
[Sunday, September 28, 2014] [07:24:59 PM] <Jerusha> And a real bed
[Sunday, September 28, 2014] [07:24:59 PM] <jemler> cooking your camp rations over a burning hibachi, while music plays on the stereo...
[Sunday, September 28, 2014] [07:24:59 PM] Join Dennis has joined this channel (Mibbit@OWIRCN-e00aa7a1.ma.comcast.net).
[Sunday, September 28, 2014] [07:25:03 PM] <DesertRose> Hi Dennis.
[Sunday, September 28, 2014] [07:25:08 PM] <The_Bee> Hi Dennis
[Sunday, September 28, 2014] [07:25:10 PM] <Dennis> Hi!
[Sunday, September 28, 2014] [07:25:13 PM] <Jerusha> Hi Dennis
[Sunday, September 28, 2014] [07:25:13 PM] <jemler> hi dennis
[Sunday, September 28, 2014] [07:25:15 PM] <Aerlys> Hi Dennis
[Sunday, September 28, 2014] [07:25:19 PM] <cynicalmedic> Hi Dennis
[Sunday, September 28, 2014] [07:25:36 PM] <Dennis> How is everyone?
[Sunday, September 28, 2014] [07:25:48 PM] <DesertRose> It was the first time I'd used that tent, so I promptly returned it to where I'd bought it and replaced it.
[Sunday, September 28, 2014] [07:26:08 PM] <DesertRose> Tent poles should not break in sunny Florida weather.
[Sunday, September 28, 2014] [07:26:14 PM] <The_Bee> How are you, Dennis?
[Sunday, September 28, 2014] [07:26:15 PM] <Aerlys> DH and I were camping in northern Arizona when a bad storm broke out...and I was newly preggers with our first. The wind was so strong it blew a picnic table onto us!
[Sunday, September 28, 2014] [07:26:20 PM] <Evie> Having carpets on the floor rather than on a tabletop or wall was luxury in and of itself. So yes, carpets in war camp would be outdoor luxury, but you'd probably want to keep those carpets protected from damp ground by an underlayer of something less costly, which is why I'm thinking a ground cloth underneath everything else would still be in order.
[Sunday, September 28, 2014] [07:26:52 PM] <KK> High-end tents in Deryniland definitely had rugs laid down.
[Sunday, September 28, 2014] [07:26:54 PM] <Dennis> I'm good. Enjoying the Indian Summer, but it's a bit too summery today.
[Sunday, September 28, 2014] [07:26:57 PM] <Shiral> Probably right, especially after you pitched camp in a place where Ariella had been doing her weather magic
[Sunday, September 28, 2014] [07:26:57 PM] <DesertRose> Oh fun, Aerlys. What part of northern Arizona?
[Sunday, September 28, 2014] [07:27:08 PM] <The_Bee> Shiral, were the rugs in Kelson's tent sleeping rugs?
[Sunday, September 28, 2014] [07:27:15 PM] <jemler> the windy part
[Sunday, September 28, 2014] [07:27:28 PM] <Jerusha> You survived the picnic table?
[Sunday, September 28, 2014] [07:27:33 PM] <Shiral> Getting one of the "Good tents" is the whole point to being King.
[Sunday, September 28, 2014] [07:27:50 PM] <Shiral> It doesnt specify, Bee
[Sunday, September 28, 2014] [07:27:56 PM] <KK> No, I''ve always pictured cots of some sort in the royal tents.
[Sunday, September 28, 2014] [07:28:14 PM] <DesertRose> The period equivalent of a raised air mattress. ;)
[Sunday, September 28, 2014] [07:28:15 PM] <Aerlys> Actually, DR, I don't remember, except it was after we left Flagstaff to return to the Bay Area.
[Sunday, September 28, 2014] [07:28:20 PM] <Dennis> Bearand and Llarik were arguing about tents when Bearand had his seizure, right?
[Sunday, September 28, 2014] [07:28:38 PM] <Evie> I found a tutorial for making 1:6 scale ryu rugs, so I might try making one or two of those for the littles. They were first made in Scandinavia as a substutute for fur blankets, since the skins would sometimes get hard over time, but the ryu rugs were fabric backed and didn't grow hard, but they had the long wool pile that felt like fur.
[Sunday, September 28, 2014] [07:28:39 PM] <Dennis> "I'm Protector of the Throne! I get the good tent!"
[Sunday, September 28, 2014] [07:28:46 PM] <The_Bee> I don't recall that.
[Sunday, September 28, 2014] [07:28:47 PM] <DesertRose> Oh, okay. Reason I asked is that I'm originally from Page, AZ, which is a little bitty town on the Utah border.
[Sunday, September 28, 2014] [07:29:01 PM] <DesertRose> So I was wondering if it was anywhere I'd know.
[Sunday, September 28, 2014] [07:29:25 PM] <Evie> I have some craft sticks that I can probably make some simple cots from, or I might even work up to a proper travel bed.
[Sunday, September 28, 2014] [07:29:54 PM] <Shiral> In case the Littles go on an Autumn Stag Hunt?
[Sunday, September 28, 2014] [07:30:20 PM] <KK> It might be that some of them would have used painted floor cloths, which would have been somewhat waterproof, or at least water-resistant. Abd then one could put down more plush rugs on top.
[Sunday, September 28, 2014] [07:30:21 PM] <The_Bee> Beware of Charissa!
[Sunday, September 28, 2014] [07:30:30 PM] <Evie> Maybe a bed for Alaric and one or two elevated sleeping pallets for Derry and Brendan. Or something. Not sure how many littles will fit in the tent yet.
[Sunday, September 28, 2014] [07:30:44 PM] <Evie> That's along the lines of what I was thinking, KK.
[Sunday, September 28, 2014] [07:31:07 PM] <Aerlys> Hence the nickname, Desert Rose? Ayway, It was a dark and stormy night...literally! We needed to stop and rest. But the weather was so bad, and I had such awful morning sickness we gave up and found an all-night diner. Think it was somewhere on the original Route ^^
[Sunday, September 28, 2014] [07:31:25 PM] <DesertRose> Yes, exactly, Aerlys. :)
[Sunday, September 28, 2014] [07:31:35 PM] <Jerusha> Route 66?
[Sunday, September 28, 2014] [07:31:53 PM] <DesertRose> And yeah, the northern areas of AZ can get pretty nasty weather at times.
[Sunday, September 28, 2014] [07:32:26 PM] <Evie> I think cots would make more sense than pallets on the ground for camping, given the likelihood of pallets getting soaked if it rains and the ground cloth doesn't keep all the water out.
[Sunday, September 28, 2014] [07:32:30 PM] <Aerlys> DH still has family in AZ
[Sunday, September 28, 2014] [07:32:37 PM] <DesertRose> Cool. What part?
[Sunday, September 28, 2014] [07:32:39 PM] <The_Bee> don't pitch your tent in a gully.
[Sunday, September 28, 2014] [07:33:02 PM] <Evie> Yes, unless you want to wake up in a river, that would be a bad idea. :D
[Sunday, September 28, 2014] [07:33:09 PM] <DesertRose> Yes indeed.
[Sunday, September 28, 2014] [07:33:27 PM] <Aerlys> Mostly Phoenix and Mesa. His grandparents lived in Cornville, and we ventured a visit to Jerome while we were there
[Sunday, September 28, 2014] [07:33:44 PM] <DesertRose> Oh, okay. I lived in Phoenix for a while too.
[Sunday, September 28, 2014] [07:34:14 PM] <Aerlys> Some live farther south near the border, but I forget where. DH grew up in Phoenix
[Sunday, September 28, 2014] [07:34:20 PM] <DesertRose> Cool.
[Sunday, September 28, 2014] [07:34:21 PM] <Evie> I wonder if Michael's collection of Schleich animals would include a stag in 1:6 scale? I'll have to check. I didn't even think about a hunt scene. :D
[Sunday, September 28, 2014] [07:34:41 PM] <Shiral> Oh there I go, giving her more ideas. =o)
[Sunday, September 28, 2014] [07:34:47 PM] <DesertRose> Evie, you're going to have to get DH to add a room onto your house for the littles at this rate. :D
[Sunday, September 28, 2014] [07:34:57 PM] <Evie> They might need to settle for a rabbit to hunt for the pot
[Sunday, September 28, 2014] [07:35:02 PM] <Shiral> Or at very least their own camper
[Sunday, September 28, 2014] [07:35:02 PM] <Evie> I have the pot already. :D
[Sunday, September 28, 2014] [07:35:17 PM] <Evie> DS has moved out, have I mentioned this? ;-)
[Sunday, September 28, 2014] [07:35:24 PM] <DesertRose> I read that entirely wrong, and was like, since when does Evie smoke pot? :P
[Sunday, September 28, 2014] [07:35:24 PM] <Aerlys> Evie, Cabela's used to have a series of Hunter Dan action fugures and they sold game animals to go with them
[Sunday, September 28, 2014] [07:35:28 PM] <Jerusha> So now you have the basement?
[Sunday, September 28, 2014] [07:35:34 PM] <jemler> but on the plus side evie, the room could be built to 1:6 scale! :)
[Sunday, September 28, 2014] [07:35:35 PM] <Evie> LOL, DR!
[Sunday, September 28, 2014] [07:35:35 PM] <KK> LOL, does he realize he's being ousted by Littles?
[Sunday, September 28, 2014] [07:35:44 PM] <Shiral> And you want to prevent any movings back in, too. =o)
[Sunday, September 28, 2014] [07:36:03 PM] <Jerusha> Castle walls are good for that
[Sunday, September 28, 2014] [07:36:13 PM] <DesertRose> That's right. I thought you said DD was going to take DS's former room and free up DD's room for your craft stuff, but maybe I'm confused.
[Sunday, September 28, 2014] [07:36:16 PM] <Evie> My basement is still a mess, but DD has her sights on DS's former room, and that would mean her current room would become the guest/hobby room
[Sunday, September 28, 2014] [07:36:39 PM] <Shiral> But all your guests would be Little =o)
[Sunday, September 28, 2014] [07:36:43 PM] <jemler> that's the room with the escapre tree right?
[Sunday, September 28, 2014] [07:36:45 PM] <Jerusha> And the basement becomes Land of the Littles
[Sunday, September 28, 2014] [07:36:55 PM] <Shiral> Little-Put
[Sunday, September 28, 2014] [07:37:02 PM] <Evie> we just haven't had time to toss out all of DS's former stuff he no longer wants to keep and move DD's stuff into his old room
[Sunday, September 28, 2014] [07:37:06 PM] * DesertRose smacks Shiral with a goldfish.
[Sunday, September 28, 2014] [07:37:12 PM] <jemler> and Gull-Evie!
[Sunday, September 28, 2014] [07:37:13 PM] <Shiral> Ow!
[Sunday, September 28, 2014] [07:37:22 PM] * jemler ducks
[Sunday, September 28, 2014] [07:37:25 PM] <Evie> My mother IS a little. She's only 4'10". In shoes. :D
[Sunday, September 28, 2014] [07:37:26 PM] <Dennis> It's that an Olympic event?
[Sunday, September 28, 2014] [07:37:27 PM] <DesertRose> Ah, I see. I guess with DH being gone to Huntsville so much for his new job.
[Sunday, September 28, 2014] [07:37:43 PM] * DesertRose loads a catapult with koi and launches it at jemler.
[Sunday, September 28, 2014] [07:37:55 PM] <Evie> yes, and also I get home exhausted during the week and only have the energy for other stuff on weekends
[Sunday, September 28, 2014] [07:38:06 PM] <DesertRose> That sentence got posted before I was done with it.
[Sunday, September 28, 2014] [07:38:08 PM] <Jerusha> So your mother is inspiration for all this?
[Sunday, September 28, 2014] [07:38:20 PM] <Evie> We are understaffed and have a greatly increased workload, so I feel like Jello at the end of a workday
[Sunday, September 28, 2014] [07:38:23 PM] <DesertRose> I guess with DH being gone so much for his new job, stuff is getting put off.
[Sunday, September 28, 2014] [07:38:23 PM] * Aerlys skids a large jellyfish acros the floor
[Sunday, September 28, 2014] [07:38:53 PM] <Evie> it's not so much DH as just not feeling up to doing anything besides eating dinner and collapsing every weeknight
[Sunday, September 28, 2014] [07:38:59 PM] <DesertRose> Understandable.
[Sunday, September 28, 2014] [07:39:01 PM] <Aerlys> cuz jemler is ducking
[Sunday, September 28, 2014] [07:39:13 PM] <Jerusha> New building not filled up with staff, Evie?
[Sunday, September 28, 2014] [07:39:22 PM] <Dennis> Is it time to job hunt, Evie?
[Sunday, September 28, 2014] [07:39:48 PM] <DesertRose> Might be time for Evie's office to head-hunt for some more staff.
[Sunday, September 28, 2014] [07:40:03 PM] <Evie> we'll put it this way. It used to be, in our former location (and with a full staff), we might get 2 or 3 new clients a week on a regular week, and a high of maybe 5 to 8 calls for first-time appointments during a high-stress time like midterms or before finals.
[Sunday, September 28, 2014] [07:40:16 PM] <Aerlys> so long as they bring back more than just the heads
[Sunday, September 28, 2014] [07:40:39 PM] <Jerusha> Sounds like there are more calls now?
[Sunday, September 28, 2014] [07:40:55 PM] <Jerusha> Or fewer people to take them?
[Sunday, September 28, 2014] [07:40:56 PM] <Evie> Now we're two full time counselors short, but because we're centrally located, we're getting something closer to 20 to 30 requests for first-time appointments a week. On top of needing to see all of our ongoing clients.
[Sunday, September 28, 2014] [07:41:12 PM] <Jerusha> Ouch!
[Sunday, September 28, 2014] [07:41:13 PM] <Aerlys> ack!
[Sunday, September 28, 2014] [07:41:16 PM] <DesertRose> Holy crap.
[Sunday, September 28, 2014] [07:41:25 PM] <The_Bee> You definitely need more staff.
[Sunday, September 28, 2014] [07:41:30 PM] <Dennis> Yuck!
[Sunday, September 28, 2014] [07:41:42 PM] <DesertRose> Somebody needs to massage the budget and fix that counselor shortage.
[Sunday, September 28, 2014] [07:41:49 PM] <Aerlys> are they budgeted for more staff?
[Sunday, September 28, 2014] [07:41:57 PM] <Evie> we just hired somoene to be a part time temp working 25 hours a week, but in her first week she already had 20 clients, so now we've already offered her a full time permanent position
[Sunday, September 28, 2014] [07:42:07 PM] <DesertRose> Wow.
[Sunday, September 28, 2014] [07:42:21 PM] <Jerusha> Good for her, I suppose
[Sunday, September 28, 2014] [07:42:46 PM] <Evie> We were planning on replacing the recently lost staff, and also had more long range plans to increase staff beyond that, but now it looks like that's got to be moved from long range to immediate plans
[Sunday, September 28, 2014] [07:43:09 PM] <Aerlys> hope they sort it out soon
[Sunday, September 28, 2014] [07:43:18 PM] <DesertRose> Oh joy. Well, at least there's indication that this short-staffed situation will get fixed soon.
[Sunday, September 28, 2014] [07:43:30 PM] <Jerusha> I don't suppose you could recruit Duncan for the job.
[Sunday, September 28, 2014] [07:43:46 PM] <Evie> Or at least fill the offices we currently have, but that will still mean if this increase becomes the new norm, we'll need to look at expanding the staff (and building more offices) in the near future. Fortunately the building has some expansion space.
[Sunday, September 28, 2014] [07:44:11 PM] <Evie> I would love to recruit Duncan, but I haven't found his 1:1 counterpart with the requisite degree yet. :D
[Sunday, September 28, 2014] [07:44:13 PM] <DesertRose> Well, that's better than it could be.
[Sunday, September 28, 2014] [07:44:19 PM] <Aerlys> Wow, hopefully this means job security
[Sunday, September 28, 2014] [07:44:19 PM] <DesertRose> LOL
[Sunday, September 28, 2014] [07:44:41 PM] <KK> Sounds like fun. Not.
[Sunday, September 28, 2014] [07:44:59 PM] <Evie> "Sir, would you please apply for this job? If you do, I'll make you some spiffy Court garb!"
[Sunday, September 28, 2014] [07:45:06 PM] <DesertRose> LOL
[Sunday, September 28, 2014] [07:45:12 PM] <Aerlys> LOL
[Sunday, September 28, 2014] [07:45:13 PM] <Jerusha> Just be careful on the way home, Evie.
[Sunday, September 28, 2014] [07:45:51 PM] <Shiral> Sometimes you reach a point where it's not possible to "do more with less" because you hit the point where you can only do LESS with less.
[Sunday, September 28, 2014] [07:45:52 PM] <Evie> I once had a John Nivard lookalike walk through our door--he was there to repair a printer--but no Duncan visits, alas.
[Sunday, September 28, 2014] [07:46:00 PM] <DesertRose> LOL
[Sunday, September 28, 2014] [07:46:15 PM] Join TerryOBrien has joined this channel (~TerryOBrie@4CA975.D94A1D.D61925.05859F).
[Sunday, September 28, 2014] [07:46:18 PM] <DesertRose> Hi TerryOBrien.
[Sunday, September 28, 2014] [07:46:23 PM] Part cynicalmedic has left this channel.
[Sunday, September 28, 2014] [07:46:24 PM] <The_Bee> Hi Terry O!
[Sunday, September 28, 2014] [07:46:24 PM] <jemler> hi terry
[Sunday, September 28, 2014] [07:46:26 PM] <Jerusha> Did he use Deryni spells to repair it? :D
[Sunday, September 28, 2014] [07:46:27 PM] <Dennis> You can only push so far before people burn out.
[Sunday, September 28, 2014] [07:46:32 PM] <DesertRose> Well, darn, we lost CM.
[Sunday, September 28, 2014] [07:46:33 PM] <Shiral> "Your excellency, could you try healing our printer?
[Sunday, September 28, 2014] [07:46:35 PM] <Dennis> Hi, Terry!
[Sunday, September 28, 2014] [07:46:36 PM] <Aerlys> Hey, TerryO
[Sunday, September 28, 2014] [07:46:37 PM] <Jerusha> Hi Terry
[Sunday, September 28, 2014] [07:46:38 PM] <Shiral> Hi Terry
[Sunday, September 28, 2014] [07:46:39 PM] <TerryOBrien> Almost forgot about tonight ... had family in town
[Sunday, September 28, 2014] [07:46:40 PM] <Evie> But I swear, the door opened one day, and there was this brown, curly-haired guy with a cherubic face and sea green eyes, and I nearly called him Father. :D
[Sunday, September 28, 2014] [07:46:48 PM] <Evie> Hi, Terry
[Sunday, September 28, 2014] [07:46:51 PM] <DesertRose> :D
[Sunday, September 28, 2014] [07:46:54 PM] <KK> Hi, Terry.
[Sunday, September 28, 2014] [07:47:02 PM] <Shiral> That would have surprised him a lot, I'll bet
[Sunday, September 28, 2014] [07:47:03 PM] <The_Bee> I thought that was Derry!
[Sunday, September 28, 2014] [07:47:15 PM] <DesertRose> Derry has blue eyes, I think.
[Sunday, September 28, 2014] [07:47:16 PM] <Evie> Derry also has curly brown hair, Bee, but his eyes are blue
[Sunday, September 28, 2014] [07:47:25 PM] <Evie> Nivard's are sea green
[Sunday, September 28, 2014] [07:47:45 PM] <Jerusha> "Right. I'll just say a few words over the printer, and all will be fine."
[Sunday, September 28, 2014] [07:47:46 PM] <Evie> of a very light tint that I can't quite capture with paints despite my best efforts. :D
[Sunday, September 28, 2014] [07:48:09 PM] <Shiral> "Let me get my thurifer out of my car..."
[Sunday, September 28, 2014] [07:48:10 PM] <The_Bee> Remind me--are Arilan's eyes turquoise or violet?
[Sunday, September 28, 2014] [07:48:14 PM] <DesertRose> Violet.
[Sunday, September 28, 2014] [07:48:16 PM] <Evie> Violet-blue
[Sunday, September 28, 2014] [07:48:21 PM] <Jerusha> violet blue
[Sunday, September 28, 2014] [07:48:24 PM] <Evie> Or blue-violet
[Sunday, September 28, 2014] [07:48:29 PM] <jemler> bloodshot
[Sunday, September 28, 2014] [07:48:33 PM] <The_Bee> isn't that indigo?
[Sunday, September 28, 2014] [07:48:38 PM] <Dennis> No. That'd DeNore.
[Sunday, September 28, 2014] [07:48:39 PM] <Jerusha> I almost typed violent blue
[Sunday, September 28, 2014] [07:48:44 PM] <Evie> I tend to think of Elizabeth Taylor's eyes when I think of Arilan's eyes
[Sunday, September 28, 2014] [07:48:51 PM] <Dennis> And that's Loris.
[Sunday, September 28, 2014] [07:48:53 PM] <Shiral> Indigo would be more like Michaeline Robs
[Sunday, September 28, 2014] [07:48:55 PM] <Shiral> Robes
[Sunday, September 28, 2014] [07:48:59 PM] <Evie> Well, if he's mad, they'd be violent blue. ;-)
[Sunday, September 28, 2014] [07:49:18 PM] <Shiral> I think Loris's eyes were just blue
[Sunday, September 28, 2014] [07:49:20 PM] <KK> I rather like the sound of violent blue.
[Sunday, September 28, 2014] [07:49:21 PM] <The_Bee> I mean, I thought the color indigo was between blue and violet.
[Sunday, September 28, 2014] [07:49:30 PM] <Shiral> Oh
[Sunday, September 28, 2014] [07:49:45 PM] <Aerlys> I thought so too, Bee
[Sunday, September 28, 2014] [07:49:46 PM] <Shiral> No, I think Indigo is more a dark blue
[Sunday, September 28, 2014] [07:49:48 PM] <KK> I think of indigo as being very dark blue.
[Sunday, September 28, 2014] [07:49:49 PM] <Evie> Indigo is what's used to dye blue jeans, so I picture a very dark, deep shade of blue dye
[Sunday, September 28, 2014] [07:50:06 PM] <Shiral> Thats what my paint box tells me too, KK
[Sunday, September 28, 2014] [07:50:21 PM] <Evie> IIRC it's green until exposed to oxygen, and then it turns that characteristic blue color
[Sunday, September 28, 2014] [07:51:12 PM] <Evie> and it smells awful if you're dyeing with it, apparently. Though maybe that's just if dyeing using period practices.
[Sunday, September 28, 2014] [07:51:19 PM] <Evie> They often used urine as a mordant
[Sunday, September 28, 2014] [07:51:31 PM] <The_Bee> the spectrum is red, orange, yellow, green, blue, indigo, violet.
[Sunday, September 28, 2014] [07:51:39 PM] <Shiral> Ahah, so NOW I know where your mind was earlier, Evie!
[Sunday, September 28, 2014] [07:51:46 PM] <KK> Well, since we live in an atmosphere full of oxygen, I'd think that human eyes tend to be blue.
[Sunday, September 28, 2014] [07:52:06 PM] <The_Bee> or brown.
[Sunday, September 28, 2014] [07:52:17 PM] <Evie> Brown is the more dominant color
[Sunday, September 28, 2014] [07:52:19 PM] <Shiral> Not many people with yellow or orange eyes
[Sunday, September 28, 2014] [07:52:29 PM] <Shiral> OR red, fortunately
[Sunday, September 28, 2014] [07:52:32 PM] <Jerusha> Just cats
[Sunday, September 28, 2014] [07:52:46 PM] <Evie> I met someone last week with black curly hair and amber eyes with just a hint of green to them. Gorgeous eyes!
[Sunday, September 28, 2014] [07:52:48 PM] <Shiral> I have one cat with golden eyes, and one cat with green eyes
[Sunday, September 28, 2014] [07:52:54 PM] <The_Bee> Light brown can look sort of amber.
[Sunday, September 28, 2014] [07:52:56 PM] <Aerlys> though I had a friend with the most amazing golden eyes, once
[Sunday, September 28, 2014] [07:53:21 PM] <Aerlys> These were GOLDEN with a brown rim
[Sunday, September 28, 2014] [07:53:27 PM] <DesertRose> DD's eyes are this really cool golden-green color.
[Sunday, September 28, 2014] [07:53:34 PM] <Jerusha> Wow. That would be unusual
[Sunday, September 28, 2014] [07:53:48 PM] <jemler> take picture dr!
[Sunday, September 28, 2014] [07:53:58 PM] <Aerlys> my kids all range in th blue or grey-hazel spectrum
[Sunday, September 28, 2014] [07:54:15 PM] <Evie> Their eyes too, Aerlys? ;-)
[Sunday, September 28, 2014] [07:54:15 PM] <DesertRose> For years I didn't know where that came from because my eyes are brown and my ex-husband's eyes were blue-gray, but my oldest brother has green eyes, so there must be a gene for green eyes on my side.
[Sunday, September 28, 2014] [07:54:38 PM] <DesertRose> I thought all three of my brothers had blue eyes, but my oldest brother has green eyes.
[Sunday, September 28, 2014] [07:54:39 PM] <The_Bee> I've always thought my eyes were blue, but when I look closely in the mirror they're sort of bluish-green.
[Sunday, September 28, 2014] [07:54:40 PM] <Aerlys> LOL.
[Sunday, September 28, 2014] [07:55:04 PM] <Evie> I want to see pictures of Aerlys' blue and gray-hazel kids!
[Sunday, September 28, 2014] [07:55:09 PM] <DesertRose> LOL
[Sunday, September 28, 2014] [07:55:17 PM] <Shiral> Mine are bluish green too, my sister has really BLUE eyes
[Sunday, September 28, 2014] [07:55:18 PM] <Aerlys> part Romulan
[Sunday, September 28, 2014] [07:55:29 PM] <Jerusha> Cool
[Sunday, September 28, 2014] [07:55:47 PM] <Evie> Mine are brown except when they're blue-green. But they're only blue-green if I'm wearing colored contacts.
[Sunday, September 28, 2014] [07:55:54 PM] <The_Bee> Which cat has grren eyes, Shiral?
[Sunday, September 28, 2014] [07:55:59 PM] <Shiral> Dmitri
[Sunday, September 28, 2014] [07:56:15 PM] <DesertRose> My father had sky blue eyes, and my mother has dark brown eyes, same as mine.
[Sunday, September 28, 2014] [07:56:15 PM] <jemler> kk, i hate to be the bearer of bad news, but...
[Sunday, September 28, 2014] [07:56:23 PM] <TerryOBrien> I have grey-blue eyes, and I've had women literally tell me I have beautiful eyes.
[Sunday, September 28, 2014] [07:56:24 PM] <The_Bee> Melantha has greenish yellow eyes.
[Sunday, September 28, 2014] [07:56:28 PM] <Jerusha> Oops, got to run. Time for Once Upon a Time
[Sunday, September 28, 2014] [07:56:41 PM] * DesertRose tapes a trout across jemler's mouth and a mackerel over his typing fingers.
[Sunday, September 28, 2014] [07:56:43 PM] <Aerlys> bleah, burnt popcorn...
[Sunday, September 28, 2014] [07:56:56 PM] <jemler> frgfujhuljkulohffgu;io.
[Sunday, September 28, 2014] [07:56:56 PM] <Jerusha> See everyone next week!
[Sunday, September 28, 2014] [07:56:59 PM] <DesertRose> Night, Jerusha.
[Sunday, September 28, 2014] [07:57:02 PM] Quit Jerusha has left this server (Quit: http://www.mibbit.com ajax IRC Client).
[Sunday, September 28, 2014] [07:57:03 PM] <jemler> ggjuy!
[Sunday, September 28, 2014] [07:57:08 PM] <The_Bee> bye Jerusha
[Sunday, September 28, 2014] [07:57:31 PM] <Evie> I guess I'll head back home and see if I can work on the tent some more
[Sunday, September 28, 2014] [07:57:33 PM] <The_Bee> Two-minute waarning, KK
[Sunday, September 28, 2014] [07:57:36 PM] <DesertRose> Okay, see you, Evie.
[Sunday, September 28, 2014] [07:57:41 PM] <Shiral> Bye, Evie
[Sunday, September 28, 2014] [07:57:42 PM] <TerryOBrien> BTW, I have some interesting news of the SCA variety: our shire will become a barony next year. I don't know how long its been since this has happened in the Middle
[Sunday, September 28, 2014] [07:57:46 PM] <DesertRose> Oh wow.
[Sunday, September 28, 2014] [07:57:51 PM] <Evie> BTW, KK, I have been giving thought to how to do Duncan's study walls
[Sunday, September 28, 2014] [07:57:51 PM] <DesertRose> That's cool, TerryOBrien.
[Sunday, September 28, 2014] [07:57:54 PM] <The_Bee> congrats!
[Sunday, September 28, 2014] [07:58:09 PM] <TerryOBrien> One of the announced candidates for Baron is Dark Horde
[Sunday, September 28, 2014] [07:58:13 PM] <jemler> terry, are you midrealm?
[Sunday, September 28, 2014] [07:58:24 PM] <DesertRose> My local group became a barony just this past February.
[Sunday, September 28, 2014] [07:58:27 PM] <TerryOBrien> yes
[Sunday, September 28, 2014] [07:58:35 PM] <Evie> I'm thinking if I were a Deryni designing a room with secret passages, wood paneling would be the most sensible way to conceal them and have sections of wall easily slide to one side when triggered.
[Sunday, September 28, 2014] [07:58:40 PM] <Aerlys> DS is looking into joining the SCA, and further his love of blacksmithing
[Sunday, September 28, 2014] [07:58:49 PM] <DesertRose> Oh, he'll have fun, Aerlys.
[Sunday, September 28, 2014] [07:58:53 PM] <The_Bee> good for him!
[Sunday, September 28, 2014] [07:58:56 PM] <jemler> where?
[Sunday, September 28, 2014] [07:58:59 PM] <DesertRose> I'm sure he can find someone with a forge.
[Sunday, September 28, 2014] [07:59:01 PM] <Evie> More sensible than moving whole sections of stone wall, that is, even using magical means
[Sunday, September 28, 2014] [07:59:06 PM] <KK> Whoops, gotta run. Next week!
[Sunday, September 28, 2014] [07:59:12 PM] <The_Bee> bye KK
[Sunday, September 28, 2014] [07:59:12 PM] <jemler> nite kk
[Sunday, September 28, 2014] [07:59:13 PM] <Shiral> Then youll have to start buildinging little secret passages!
[Sunday, September 28, 2014] [07:59:15 PM] <DesertRose> Okay, see you KK. Thanks for coming to see us!
[Sunday, September 28, 2014] [07:59:20 PM] <DesertRose> Have a good week!
[Sunday, September 28, 2014] [07:59:21 PM] Quit KK has left this server (Quit: http://www.mibbit.com ajax IRC Client).
"If having a soul means being able to feel love, loyalty, and gratitude, then animals are better off than a lot of humans."

James Herriot (James Alfred "Alfie" Wight), when a human client asked him if animals have souls.  (I don't remember in which book the story originally appeared.)

 

* User Info

 
 
Welcome, Guest. Please login or register.

* Recent Posts

Re: Ghosts of the Past by Laurna
[Today at 01:54:27 pm]


Re: Ghosts of the Past by Evie
[Today at 01:34:57 pm]


Re: Ghosts of the Past by Jerusha
[Today at 12:57:06 pm]


Re: Out of Character (OOC) Thread by Bynw
[Today at 10:41:44 am]


Re: Out of Character (OOC) Thread by Jerusha
[Today at 10:20:25 am]

* Who's Online

  • Dot Guests: 30
  • Dot Hidden: 0
  • Dot Users: 2
  • Dot Users Online:

* Top Poster

Evie Evie
1974 Posts
Elkhound
1077 Posts
Alkari
696 Posts
DesertRose DesertRose
671 Posts
Laurna Laurna
588 Posts

* Most Karma

Evie Evie
Karma: 28
DesertRose DesertRose
Karma: 21
Jerusha Jerusha
Karma: 17
revanne revanne
Karma: 13
Laurna Laurna
Karma: 12

* Online Time

TheDeryni TheDeryni
115d 20h 24m
Evie Evie
106d 21h 49m
DesertRose DesertRose
94d 11h 41m
AnnieUK AnnieUK
53d 22h 35m
Alkari
32d 18h 16m

* Forum Staff

Bynw admin Bynw
Administrator
TheDeryni admin TheDeryni
Administrator
DesertRose admin DesertRose
Administrator
Evie admin Evie
Administrator
Shiral gmod Shiral
Zipper Sister
Unicorn636 gmod Unicorn636
Zipper Sister
Laurna gmod Laurna
Donor
EvilEd gmod EvilEd
Global Moderator
revanne gmod revanne
Donor
KK gmod KK
Our Queen
gmod Alkari
Donor
AnnieUK gmod AnnieUK
Donor
Jerusha gmod Jerusha
Donor

* Board Stats

  • stats Total Members: 620
  • stats Total Posts: 16871
  • stats Total Topics: 1929
  • stats Total Categories: 13
  • stats Total Boards: 128
  • stats Most Online: 181

* Calendar

December 2017
Sun Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat
1 2
3 4 5 6 7 8 9
10 11 12 13 14 [15] 16
17 18 19 20 21 22 23
24 25 26 27 28 29 30
31

No calendar events were found.