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    Thursday, July 10th, 2014
    1:41 pm
    Another one for Hawklady

    Supposedly more accurate for an entire year than the 10 day forecasts by Weather Channel.
    Sunday, June 22nd, 2014
    5:20 pm
    For Hawklady

    In the end, though, the paper reveals far fewer differences between the genders than it does differences, which is a nice change of pace.

    If you have more examples of excellent academic work on fandom, please send them to me at or send me a link Twitter: @k_trendacosta.
    Monday, March 24th, 2014
    3:12 pm
    "I despair." She said
    to the unheeding
    "I watch." She said
    as attention was paid
    "I believe." She said, "the first time."
    while watching the same thing
    happen the fifth time.
    "I don't care." She said
    and left.
    "Huh? What just happened?" The unheeding asked
    before turning away
    Saturday, November 2nd, 2013
    6:59 pm
    Picking Apples for the Summer Queen

    It always struck me as odd to be picking apples for the Summer Queen. She only eats the Galas as they're one of the few that are ready during the summer. Most are Autumn fruits and she is gone by then.

    Where does she go? I do not know, none follow her through the door. None really care, she'll be back again in nine months and that days will pass quickly if one doesn't think about it. And the Autumn Prince and the Winter Queen and the Spring Prince are there to think about instead.

    Someone makes a speech about how those who don't know the names of the lost aren't feeling anything really. You can't feel grief unless you know the names of the dead. No one knows the Summer Queen's name. Only the title. So when the time has passed there's no grief, no loss, no reasons to mourn so wave hallo to the incoming Autumn Prince.

    But I, I miss her dreadful when she goes. And the looks of non-comphrension on the faces of those around me really ticks me off. I pick apples for the Summer Queen after she goes through the door, my favorite varities that ripen after she is gone and I spend the rest of the year searching for her.
    Thursday, July 26th, 2012
    1:17 am
    Last Birthday Party of the 2012 Season
    [personal profile] alaric 's birthday
    Saturday August 4, 2012
    Noon until Whenever, crash space available
    Caer Llewys in New Hampshire

    RSVP so I know how many racks of ribs to buy and if I need to make one or two cakes.
    Tuesday, July 10th, 2012
    2:14 pm
    Quiz Thingy

    Your Inner European is Italian!

    Passionate and colorful.

    You show the world what culture really is.

    I'm still giggling madly.
    Sunday, April 8th, 2012
    3:21 pm
    I looked out at the sudden snowstorm. It hadn't snowed in weeks so the ground had been mushy and brown. Now it couldn't be seen from the snow flying. There was a wail of a siren and suddenly there was a Town pickup truck in my screened porch and what looked like a run-away semi track in my yard.

    The Townie got out of the cab and stepped up in to my kitchen and placed a sheaf of papers on the bar and demanded to know if I knew where my daughters were.

    "The smallest two are in the playroom and the eldest is in the bathroom." Just then the bathroom door open and Eldest looked over then scurried for her room.

    "It is good that you know where your children are at." the Townie said grudgingly.

    I shrugged. "And your visit?"

    "I'm here to go over this month's purchases with you." Townie said.

    I looked down at those papers and saw they were my credit card statements.

    "Some of these purchases are not from Town businesses."

    "They weren't available at Town stores when I needed them." I replied.

    "Some of these are prohibited by the Town." Townie said.

    "But there are no illegal purchases as the Town I bought them in made them available for sale." I returned.

    "It does not matter. Town demands you give up your purchases with no refund."

    "I can't. I already used those purchases. They were last night's supper."

    (That's all I've got right now. Might be more later but for now, this is it."
    Saturday, February 11th, 2012
    9:06 pm
    Huh. That's different
    Retook the Which D&D Character Test. Different result this time.
    Actual ResultsCollapse )
    Monday, January 30th, 2012
    9:44 pm
    Except it isn't a test, baaaa.
    I'm running a test to see who's reading my posts. So, if you read this, leave me a one-word comment about your day that starts with the third letter of your LJ USERNAME. Only one word please. Then repost so I can leave a word for you. Don't just post a word and not copy - that's not as much fun!

    "Forwarded" from fair_witness (not RachH, you dummy. :-P)
    Friday, December 9th, 2011
    1:55 pm
    Tuesday, October 11th, 2011
    10:30 am
    I am SICK and TIRED of being told

    "Although your credentials were very impressive, the position was given to another candidate."
    Tuesday, September 27th, 2011
    5:22 pm
    So what I've learned today...
    So what I've learned today...
    I really liked my jobs. The work was interesting and I got to use my mind and my OCD tendencies to good effect. I also liked most of my co-workers. But some of them were cow-orkers and they made life unpleasant. I'm willing to put up with cow-orkers if the work is interesting or if the co-workers are interesting.

    I've known this for awhile but I really didn't learn it until today while filling out an application. Second interview is tomorrow.
    Monday, August 1st, 2011
    9:30 am
    This Amused Me
    Get your own fairy names from The Fairy Name Generator!My fairy name is Nettle Yewtree
    She casts spells of enchantment.
    She lives in brambles and blackberry bushes.
    She can only be seen when the first leaves fall from the trees.
    She wears purple and green like berries and leaves and has russet-coloured wings like a brightly coloured butterfly.
    Get your own fairy names from The Fairy Name Generator!

    Except that it is more blue and green and it is my hair that is russet colored. Also, the reason you don't see except when the first leaves fall from the tress is that it is either too bloody HOT or it's cold and I'm bundled against it.
    Friday, May 27th, 2011
    10:16 am
    Writer's Block: Revenge of the midnight movie

    What is your favorite cult film, and why?

    View 966 Answers


    ETA: I forgot about the why....

    Gorgeous men in kilts with Scottish accents. (Oh wait... that was Alaric when we got married... :-)  Guess Highlander is that Immortals are nicer to fantasize about than vampires.
    Monday, March 14th, 2011
    11:23 am

    You were born during a First Quarter moon

    - what it says about you -

    You like to make up your own mind. You may find it hard to relate to mainstream opinions on issues, and you definitely don't always like what's popular. You can work out solutions and give birth to big ideas when left to yourself, and other people will be impressed with your conclusions even if they're not sure how you arrived at them.

    What phase was the moon at on your birthday? Find out at

    You probably don't care about any of this stuff, but...

    This algorithm is slightly less than perfect. To even out the quiz results I'm assuming the short phases (full/new moon, quarters) last just as long as the transitional phases (waning crescent). I mean come on how many times have you looked up at a full moon and wondered if it was really only 98% illuminated?

    In addition, if you were born in between phases it might be a bit off because it doesn't consider the location, time of day, or timezone you were born in. If you care deeply there are more accurate ways to get this information (like this).

    Also, my algorithm does not take into consideration the fact that the sun's gravity sometimes makes the moon's orbit more or less eccentric, changing the length of a synodic month by nearly 13 hours. So while the algorithm is good if you were born in recent history, it may drift off if you're a vampire or something, so you should consult NASA's tables of moon cycles covering the last 6000 years.

    Final note: the personality descriptions are based on astrology, which is not really scientific. But you probably know that.
    Tuesday, February 1st, 2011
    6:19 pm
    go go gadget AWD Volvo XC70
    [12:43] < Alaric> go go gadget AWD Volvo XC70
    [12:50] < Alaric> so, schools are closing early, and Cymru went to get the kids from the school bus stop, as I was clearing the plough berm with the snowblower
    [12:50] < Alaric> I just finish digging out the mailbox, and turn around in time to see her go sailing merrily up the road, straight past the house and on up the mountain.
    [12:51] < Alaric> ...Towing a Toyota Avalon.
    Wednesday, January 26th, 2011
    7:48 pm
    Mushroom Soup
    1 small onion
    6 medium sized button mushrooms
    2 tbsp butter
    1 can condensed chicken broth
    1 can of water
    2 cups of black eyed pea pot liquor
    1/4 cup of duxelles
    1/8 tsp hot smoked paprika
    Sour cream

    Dice the onion finely and saute in half the butter. Slice the mushrooms and add to the onions along with the rest of the butter. Saute until the mushrooms are brown. Add the broth and pot liquor and duxelles and paprika. Let simmer for 30 minutes. Dish up with a spoonful of sour cream on top.
    Tuesday, January 4th, 2011
    6:09 pm
    Antique Roses
    Hey, pernishus how far are you from ? Pockwock Rd, Halifax, Halifax County, Nova Scotia B4B 1M5, Canada

    They'll start selling bare root rose bushes in April. I'm tempted to drive up there because I know those roses will do well here. But I'd like a first hand account on how nice their roses smell and how potent. Photos are good but image isn't the reason I buy roses.
    Wednesday, October 13th, 2010
    11:35 pm
    Joke I was told
    Went to a craft fair with lwj2 and his lovely wife. Ran in to a jewelry maker from Center Barnstead, NH. She told me this great joke.

    A guy from Maine, a guy from, Vermont, a guy from New Hampshire, and a guy from Massachusetts are in a car. The guy from Maine throws out a bag of potatoes. The others ask why. "Because we've got so many potatoes in Maine this is the only way to get rid of them." A few miles further on the guy from Vermont tosses out a jug of maple syrup. "Why'd you do that?" "We've got so much maple syrup in Vermont this is the only way to get rid of it." punchlineCollapse )
    Saturday, October 2nd, 2010
    6:39 pm
    Offer Letter Received
    So yes, I've got my offer letter. Laundry is being done. Soon as it is done, I'll pull out my suitcase.

    Anyone wanting to meet up while I'm out there, comment.

    Current Mood: giddy
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