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Grammie basically offered to loan us the money we’d need to put a down payment on a house.  I am trying very hard not to take her up on it right the math now.

in the meantime, I am trying to schedule a viewing of the house I’ve been lusting after, because it will either be “yes, it is exactly perfect, we will do what needs to be done and buy it ASAP” or it will be “oh, it’s not actually that amazing, I can totally wait for another one to come along”.  and either of those reactions from me/Martin will help me figure out if we actually need to push along on this or not.

there’s a ranking thing at work, that lets you compare your stats with everyone else.  and for the last few weeks, I’ve been between number 5 and number 3, out of 315 people.

today, I was number 1.

so there, proof I am awesome at my job.

The strangler is a rare poison, which makes the person unable to breathe. The poison is made from plants that are only found on islands in the Jade Sea. The leaves of the plant are picked and aged, then soaked in a wash of limes, sugar water and rare spices from the Summer Islands. The leaves are then discarded, but the liquid is kept and thickened with ash and allowed to crystallize. It turns a deep purple color.

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The head-turning Game of Thrones actress Gwendoline Christie is a towering 6ft 3in tall and admits she often felt she couldn’t relate to women on the big screen because of her Amazonian frame, but is now relishing the opportunity to play a tough, fierce warrior in the medieval fantasy drama.

She said: “It’s really vitally important to me the way women are portrayed. As someone who has always felt at times pretty genderless because of my size, it interests me to challenge ideas of prejudice and femininity, and what it is to be a woman.”

The towering actress reveals that she had numerous setbacks in her career before landing a prized role as Brienne of Tarth in the hit show, adding: “I found it so frustrating, particularly at the beginning, because I would be told, ‘Sorry love, you’re too tall.’ At one stage I was like, ‘I’ll give this another six months and if this persists, ‘I’ll become a nun.’ “

For her role as warrior Brienne, Gwendoline trained how to fight with swords and ride horses and says it’s “empowering” to know she can “break a man’s nose with my elbow.”

"I do all my own stunts and come away with bruises and scratches. After one scene I was absolutely covered in bruises all down one leg and up one arm. But it’s worth it. It’s quite fun. I enjoy knocking around with the boys."

I cannot get enough of this woman. She deserves all the awards.

guys.  wait.  guys.  what if she played wonder woman?

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