Comments for Hoyden about Town http://hoydenabouttown.com HOYDEN (hoid'n): woman of saucy, boisterous or carefree behavior Mon, 27 Oct 2014 05:11:40 +0000 hourly 1 Comment on Welcome to McHappy Day – No Crips Allowed by tigtog http://hoydenabouttown.com/20141020.17275/welcome-to-mchappy-day-no-crips-allowed/comment-page-1/#comment-259790 Mon, 27 Oct 2014 05:11:40 +0000 http://hoydenabouttown.com/?p=17275#comment-259790 Appalling, all of it. It’s probably happened every year in some places, but this year they got some social media pushback. I hope it does some good.

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Comment on Welcome to McHappy Day – No Crips Allowed by Jo Tamar http://hoydenabouttown.com/20141020.17275/welcome-to-mchappy-day-no-crips-allowed/comment-page-1/#comment-259788 Mon, 27 Oct 2014 03:55:07 +0000 http://hoydenabouttown.com/?p=17275#comment-259788 AAGH. That is all terrible.

I am consistently disappointed, although unfortunately not surprised, by such complete thoughtlessness (quite literally) and selfishness.

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Comment on Otterday! And Open Thread by Mindy http://hoydenabouttown.com/20141025.17299/otterday-and-open-thread-301/comment-page-1/#comment-259783 Mon, 27 Oct 2014 02:20:43 +0000 http://hoydenabouttown.com/?p=17299#comment-259783 After a start that lulled us into a false sense of security, hayfever season has hit with a bang. It would seem that Mr 11 is even more allergic than his Dad. He is, on medical advice, on an adult dose of hayfever tablet, eye drops and a nasal spray. It just keeps it in check although he is still often a little red and puffy around the eyes. I suspect that this may be an ongoing battle.

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Comment on Otterday! And Open Thread by angharad http://hoydenabouttown.com/20141025.17299/otterday-and-open-thread-301/comment-page-1/#comment-259780 Sun, 26 Oct 2014 22:05:26 +0000 http://hoydenabouttown.com/?p=17299#comment-259780 Good to hear tigtog. Keep an eye out for similar symptoms in future. My gran got gallstone like pains 30 years after she had her gall bladder removed. They did every test under the sun before eventually discovering that she did have have a gallstone – it had formed in the tiny bit of bile duct she still had!

As for me, I spent most of the weekend feeling like those otters. I was interstate on a course all week, and came back to Adelaide to find it hot and full of pollen (seriously I started sneezing the minute they opened the plane doors) and then the Boy Who Will Not Sleep was sick.

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Comment on Otterday! And Open Thread by tigtog http://hoydenabouttown.com/20141025.17299/otterday-and-open-thread-301/comment-page-1/#comment-259779 Sun, 26 Oct 2014 21:07:40 +0000 http://hoydenabouttown.com/?p=17299#comment-259779 Back home! I was discharged yesterday about lunchtime, had a lovely lunch with the family, then pretty much retired to bed. I took the laptop with me, but ended up not switching it on. My own bed was just too comfy, so I luxuriated in it.

Apparently I had 7 gallstones, one of which was pretty huge. I didn’t get to see them or keep them, they don’t do that any more. Interesting that I’ve become so used to having a dodgy neck-upper back that I disregarded longstanding gallbladder symptoms, assuming that they were just another variation in my musculoskeletal woes. It’s really not a good thing generally to become too accustomed to chronic pains.

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Comment on Sydney Hoyden Meetup: Sunday October 26 in Camperdown by Orlando http://hoydenabouttown.com/20141021.17282/sydney-hoyden-meetup-sunday-october-26-in-camperdown/comment-page-1/#comment-259774 Sun, 26 Oct 2014 09:48:50 +0000 http://hoydenabouttown.com/?p=17282#comment-259774 So sorry I didn’t make it after all. Family things ran over. Hope you had a great day out.

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Comment on Otterday! And Open Thread by eilish http://hoydenabouttown.com/20141025.17299/otterday-and-open-thread-301/comment-page-1/#comment-259772 Sun, 26 Oct 2014 06:54:51 +0000 http://hoydenabouttown.com/?p=17299#comment-259772 I have just started playing a ‘new’ RPG Divine Divinity: Original Sin. (Did someone say “shouldn’t you be writing transition reports, eilish?”)
If I want, I can have two female PCs. Guess what? I will! If you have a male PC, he defaults as the leader.
Also unsurprisingly, the female PCs have skimpier clothing than the male ones who are bulky and muscular while the female avatars are yes, you already know.
Truly funny thing: when sneaking in this game, you turn into a rock. You see two rocks creeping along. Fantastic.

I love RPGs. If only they loved me back.

But GassyGoat is totally about ethics in gaming journalism.

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Comment on Sydney Hoyden Meetup: Sunday October 26 in Camperdown by Mary http://hoydenabouttown.com/20141021.17282/sydney-hoyden-meetup-sunday-october-26-in-camperdown/comment-page-1/#comment-259768 Sun, 26 Oct 2014 05:20:49 +0000 http://hoydenabouttown.com/?p=17282#comment-259768 Thanks to everyone for coming along on an unexpectedly hot spring day! Thank goodness for the breeze that picked up around 1:30.

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Comment on Sydney Hoyden Meetup: Sunday October 26 in Camperdown by Mary http://hoydenabouttown.com/20141021.17282/sydney-hoyden-meetup-sunday-october-26-in-camperdown/comment-page-1/#comment-259755 Sat, 25 Oct 2014 01:28:44 +0000 http://hoydenabouttown.com/?p=17282#comment-259755 Forecast for tomorrow looking good so far.

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Comment on Media Circus: RIP Gough Whitlam Edition by eilish http://hoydenabouttown.com/20141021.17295/media-circus-rip-gough-whitlam-edition/comment-page-1/#comment-259752 Fri, 24 Oct 2014 23:47:25 +0000 http://hoydenabouttown.com/?p=17295#comment-259752 http://www.theguardian.com/australia-news/2014/oct/24/more-than-1000-pregnant-women-could-lose-newstart-under-budget-plan

I see these things and think “They cannot be serious” but they are.

Scott Morrison is trying to quietly legislate the Refugee Convention out of existence.

http://www.theguardian.com/australia-news/2014/oct/24/temporary-protection-visa-deal-with-palmer-united-party-looking-shaky

I’m going to look at pictures of kittens for the rest of the day.

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