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(since I was reminded)


He that shall live this day, and see old age,
Will yearly on the vigil feast his neighbours,
And say 'To-morrow is Saint Crispian:'
Then will he strip his sleeve and show his scars.
And say 'These wounds I had on Crispin's day.'
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Care2.com is sponsoring a contest whereby the animal shelter with the most votes gets a $10K donation. Go here and vote for your favorite: http://www.care2.com/animalsheltercontest/
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The US Census is hiring:

MN regional office: http://www.census.gov/rokan/www/emply.html
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Does anyone have a trombone they might be willing to sell? My boss's offspring apparently wants to learn to play.
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I doubt I'll go through a week+ of accumulated posts, so if there's something you think I need to see, e-mail me or comment with the link.

There are photos. Well, there is film, and there will eventually be slides. And possibly a travel diary of sorts.

My tally is:

the Museum of London
the outside of St. Paul's
the outside of the Temple Church
the British Library
Holy Trinity Church in Stratford-upon-Avon and Shakespeare's grave
Hamlet at the RSC Courtyard Theatre
Warwick Castle
Kenilworth Castle
Stokesay Castle
Ludlow town centre
Worcester Cathedral and the Evensong service
Goodrich Castle
the Middle Littleton tithe barn
the Cathedral of St. Andrew in Wells
the palace of the Bishop of Bath and Wells (no sign of either bishops or eaten babies)
Buildwas Abbey
Wenlock Priory
St. Mary's church in Uffingham
the White Horse of Uffington (along with Dragon Hill, the Manger, and Uffington Castle)
the Church of the Virgin Mary* in Great Bedwyn




*I *think* that's the name of this one.

Baaaaa!

Aug. 14th, 2008 12:53 pm
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The Omnivore's Hundred is a list of foods the gastronome Andrew Wheeler thinks everyone should try at least once in their lives.

The rules of the meme:
1) bold those you have tried
2) strikethrough those you wouldn't eat on a bet.
2a) Italicize any item you'll never eat again.
2b) Asterisk any items you'd be interested in trying but have not yet.

Cut, love... )

Yay!!!

Aug. 14th, 2008 09:12 am
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Today is the 39th birthday of my beloved husband [livejournal.com profile] belmikey.

Hoch soll er leben!
Hoch soll er leben!
Dreimal hoch!

Er lebe hoch!
Er lebe hoch!
Er lebe dreimal hoch!
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[ETA an hay-moving song.]

Home.

We have showers. Yeah! We have a nifty drawbridge. Yeah! We have a freakin' long walk to ANYWHERE. Yeah! It's the Northshield Pennsic exercise plan!!

Wow, that's a nifty sunburn. Did we forget that woad blocks sunlight, perhaps?

I'm all about being comfortable in one's body. BUT, when you've costumed it so it looks like a very garish and inexpertly tied-off mis-shapen sausage AND even my uninformed eyes can see you can't dance, could you please not demonstrate this in the middle of the food court?

Is it raining AGAIN??

A breeze! I felt a breeze! [5 hours later] When is this wind going to stop blowing?

Because blowing soot out of your nose for a week is always so much fun.

Hay ho, hay ho, it's o'er the field we go
Northshield's best 'cause we're well-dressed
Hay ho, hay ho hay ho hay ho!

And lastly, with profound apologies to the ghost of Edgar Allen Poe--

Hear the morons with the drums -
Discount drums!
What a world of agony their cacophony becomes!
How they thud, thud, thud,
In the smoke and mist of night!
While the stars that brightly spatter
All the heavens, seem to shatter
With an oscillating fright;
Keeping time, time, time,
In a sort of Runic rhyme,
To the tintinnabulation caused by monkeys without thumbs
Pounding drums, drums, drums, drums,
Drums, drums, drums-
From the thudding and the thumping of the drums.
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It was a Wednesday. We (being Mikey and I) were at a company party, a dinner cruise on the Minneapolis Queen, coming up on the second set of locks by St. Anthony Falls. Mikey and I had just gone inside for some appetizer-type things after having been on the bow watching the river roll by. We were facing the stern, when one of his co-workers jumped up from his seat pointing "What in the fuck is that!!?". We turned, and there was lots of dust. Hmmm? Didn't know they were doing construction or demolition. Went out to the bow, and the people who were still out there were talking about bridges...and then I noticed that we had an uninterrupted view...


...of the 10th Ave. bridge. The one next to the 35W bridge. The one that we shouldn't be able to see because the 35W bridge should be in the way--and it wasn't. The dust cloud was still drifting through the air. There was an eerie silence. We came into the lock, and the lockkeeper ran up and down screaming at us to get out of the way, because emergency crews would need to lock down. The captain announced that he'd called 911 and they told him to stay put in case we were needed. The police started to show up on our side of the river. Then we heard sirens, finally, and emergency vehicles started showing up on the river road on the other side of the river. We went up onto the upper deck and found chairs. Mikey was typing furiously at his cell phone, updating his LJ. I started getting panicked text messages and asked him nicely to post that I was ok--and when he argued I had to explain that most people who read my LJ also read HIS LJ, and it would stop the flood of panicked texting.

It was very frustrating, being trapped on the boat, knowing people were in trouble, and being totally powerless to help, to do anything.

Eventually we left the lock and headed back upriver. We passed several small boats headed downriver with lifejackets and such. Later we found out that the lockkeeper refused to let *anyone* through the lock because he didn't want to release all that water at once right above the accident site. When we reached the dock, we disembarked and went to our cars and drove home. Note that this was a dinner cruise, and we did not get dinner. I found out later that the admin who'd arranged the cruise told the captain to just take us back to dock, and gave him our BBQ. The other boat was still at the dock, and the people on board were eating *their* dinner. Hmph. Mikey and I went to the 5-8 Club to get something to eat, and of course all the TVs were showing various and sundry news reports of the bridge.

Days later I spent hours going through the photos that had been posted, including some aerial shots of one part of the bridge lying across the lower end of the lock we were at the upper end of. We'd left the dock late, because we were waiting for one of the engineers to show up. Eventually he called and said he'd been in a car accident and to go on without us. It is entirely possible that if we had left the dock on time, we would have been in the lock, in the process of locking down, or even in the process of leaving the lock, when the bridge came down.

And really, that's not something I want to contemplate too closely.


My post from last year: http://pixel39.livejournal.com/422057.html, now unlocked for your reading pleasure.


The posts that made Mikey famous: http://belmikey.livejournal.com/2007/08/01/
The post about the posts that made Mikey famous:
http://belmikey.livejournal.com/2007/08/02/
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Dairy Queen Miracle Treat Day is fast approaching!

On Thursday, August 7, participating Dairy Queen locations in Minnesota and western Wisconsin will donate 100% of the proceeds from the sale of Blizzard treats to Gillette Children's Hospital. In 2007, this event raised over $214,000 to help patients at Gillette.

How can you participate this year?

- On August 7, visit a participating Dairy Queen location and buy a Blizzard for yourself and your entire family. You'll have a great time and enjoy a wonderful treat and you'll also be helping kids with disabilities!

- Send this e-m ail to your friends, family and co-workers and ask them to buy Blizzards at Dairy Queen on August 7th too!

Remember, 100% of the proceeds from the sale of Blizzard treats on this date will go to benefit the patients at Gillette through Children's Miracle Network.

To find your nearest participating Dairy Queen location, visit www.miracletreatday.com.

Thanks again for everything you do to help the patients and families we serve.
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Former Sen. Jesse Helms Dies at 86

Cut for shock... )

Um...

May. 7th, 2008 01:19 pm
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Wow. Go and read.

When Living History Becomes "Just History"

[borrowed from [livejournal.com profile] grayhawkfh]
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It is spring, and time once again to thin out the raspberry herd. Anybody who wants, I have goldens and reds that are going to get culled so if you wants 'em, come and gets 'em. I should be home most of the weekend.

If you need contact info, let me know.
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Stuff about crayons, shamelessly stolen from [livejournal.com profile] elfs. Including the hex codes for all 120 Crayola colors. Because this is must-know info.

http://www.colourlovers.com/blog/2008/04/22/all-120-crayon-names-color-codes-and-fun-facts/

Why yes, I'm a dork. Why do you ask?
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So, my license expires next Friday. Which means I have to go get a new one Real Soon Now. And I have a quandary. My last picture was taken before I started coloring my hair, and if I don't change anything (or touch up the current color) my hair will again be a "normal" color in my DL photo.

So, I am debating whether to do it up in colors again, and because I am hugely indecisive I figured I'd ask my flist. Because y'all are all smart and discerning and wise and stuff.

ETA: Now open to all, and also, my hair is currently a medium-ish natural-ish sort of red color. With brown roots. ;-)


[Poll #1158097]
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How many times has someone on your friends list posted about something and you were really confused, but you didn't want to ask because you knew you SHOULD know? How many times have you felt 'guilty' asking an LJ friend a question that should be 'obvious'?

Well, here's your chance. If you've missed a few things, missed an entry and are confused, ask me anything. Even something EXTREMELY basic, like where I live! I'm not going to get irritated at any of the questions - we've all missed things before, so ask away!

Nifty!

Nov. 16th, 2007 03:51 pm
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This is about four different flavors of win: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8QNI3W8UB-s
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"FEATURE" is winning. Unless somebody comes up with an absolutely brilliant idea to talk me out of it.
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Bruce Springsteen is made of win and awesome. That is all.
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