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From [profile] haamel :

I Am A: Neutral Good Elf Wizard (4th Level)

Ability Scores:
Strength-11
Dexterity-11
Constitution-10
Intelligence-14
Wisdom-13
Charisma-12

Alignment:
Neutral Good A neutral good character does the best that a good person can do. He is devoted to helping others. He works with kings and magistrates but does not feel beholden to them. Neutral good is the best alignment you can be because it means doing what is good without bias for or against order. However, neutral good can be a dangerous alignment because because it advances mediocrity by limiting the actions of the truly capable.

Race:
Elves are known for their poetry, song, and magical arts, but when danger threatens they show great skill with weapons and strategy. Elves can live to be over 700 years old and, by human standards, are slow to make friends and enemies, and even slower to forget them. Elves are slim and stand 4.5 to 5.5 feet tall. They have no facial or body hair, prefer comfortable clothes, and possess unearthly grace. Many others races find them hauntingly beautiful.

Class:
Wizards are arcane spellcasters who depend on intensive study to create their magic. To wizards, magic is not a talent but a difficult, rewarding art. When they are prepared for battle, wizards can use their spells to devastating effect. When caught by surprise, they are vulnerable. The wizard's strength is her spells, everything else is secondary. She learns new spells as she experiments and grows in experience, and she can also learn them from other wizards. In addition, over time a wizard learns to manipulate her spells so they go farther, work better, or are improved in some other way. A wizard can call a familiar- a small, magical, animal companion that serves her. With a high Intelligence, wizards are capable of casting very high levels of spells.


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I'm guessing the Elf is from the short and slim physique, certainly not any particular attractiveness on my part!  Was pleased (not very surprised) to come up as a Wizard.
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You remember the stories in the news (I got it off the radio) some months back about how it's a good idea to sterilize your dish sponge every so often by microwaving it for a couple of minutes?

Okay.  So I have this handy-dandy rubber/silicone bulb that I use for nasal rinses.  I've had it for, um, quite some time now, and I've done my best with it by rinsing it with pretty hot tap water.  (We have no dishwasher, which could potentially be used for sterilizaton.)  Turns out that the bulb is rather less resistant to microwave heat than a standard sponge is.  No, I didn't set anything aflame, I just made a really interesting stench and have a (nonfunctional) nasal rinse bulb.  Woops.  Hopefully I've now done my Really Stupid Thing for the day, and won't make any more particularly destructive mistakes.

As the huz said after I told him what happened, "You really shouldn't try to do anything innovative when your brain isn't awake yet."
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I'm probably the only person on my friends-list, who upon seeing the slightly redesigned Safeway logo



immediately thought it looked like a C. elegans dumpy mutant



(this isn't quite the image I had in mind; there's a dumpy mutant out there that has an even more foreshortened nose and tail than this guy!).

...Yep, I thought so.

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