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My family was quite generous with me this year.

I got )
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This year I am thankful to my friends and family. Your support, encouragement, & camaraderie are what have helped me keep going this past year. Thank you all.
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While I did not get to go to O.V.F.F. this year, that meant I was home to go to Halloween Town. The camp where this is held is a half mile from my house, so I walked there in cloak & kilt with glow-lights attached to my walking stick.

There were about 20 - 30 cabins decorated to different levels of scary by local companies & community groups. A local theater group “The Village Players” had one of the scariest: People you can’t see yelling at you through cloth walls, and the sounds of power tools.

One of the cleverest was by “Stone School” they had two windows each covered except for a 3 inch diameter hole. A one-handed pirate then encouraged people to reach in to get their treat, or maybe trick. One window had a bowl of candy inside; the other had a bowl of pumpkin guts, and sometimes people inside the building would touch your hand when you reached in.

There was a lazer-light display behind one of the buildings which was cool.

My favorite by far was a group of teen-girls doing tableaus along a wooded path. Their faces were painted ashen color and they were wearing white gowns. One had a veil like a bride; a second held a two-headed baby (doll); the third sat behind a gilded picture frame, and the fourth was uphill from the trail playing eerie music on a violin by torchlight.

All together it was quite the event.
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I went swimming in the lake, I planted tomatos, I walked and read, I worked on a con flier, I listened to podiobooks, and I cleaned up my painting tools.

So those of you who went to cons over the weekend, please post lots of details, some of us are living vicariously through you.
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I hope you had a very Merry Christmas this year
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So I am going to post my wishlist for gifts this year, not because I expect any of you to get me gifts, but in case anyone asks me what I want I have somewhere to point them.

This year I would like
  • Dubé Stage Balls (vinyl, contact juggling balls 3.5 inch)
  • Digital Camera
  • Bike Panniers
  • Lego Bionicle Figure
  • Yoga Strap
  • Zen Alarm Clock
  • CueCat barcode scanner
  • Books
For those curious which books I want, I maintain a wishlist at Library Thing

I also have a list of books I am willing to give away to friends Swap List.
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Things I am thankfull for:
  • CGC for putting up with me
  • My Family for putting me up
  • The Internet for helping to make the woods more bearable
  • The Woods for helping to make exercizing more bearable
  • My Health
  • And of course My Friends, I am thankful for you all
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I've had a number of friends tell me that they don't like April Fools Posts, so I created a filter to block those who don't wish to see fictitious posts.

If you are able to see my post yesterday (about getting a job fixing computers in prison) and don't wish to see fictitious posts, then comment here and I will remove you from the "Liar's Day" Filter
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Journal entries: Last Year: 327 This Year: 424 (97 since last year)
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Snow!

Dec. 4th, 2009 12:58 pm
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Quote Patty: "Try to catch snowflakes on your tongue. It’s fun."
Lucy Van Pelt: "It’s too early. I never eat December snowflakes. I always wait until January."


It snowed yesterday and unlike Miss Van Pelt my tradition is to catch a snowflake on my tongue during the first snowfall of the season, when they are freshest. This is not as easy as it sounds.

First challenge: a person's mouth is quite warm, so smaller snowflakes will sometimes melt before hitting your tongue.
Second challenge: the heat rising out of a mouth creates a thermal which tends deflect snowflakes away from the mouth.

To deal with these challenges it helps to breath in while sticking out the tongue, but breathing in too hard will cause the snowflake to hit the back of the throat instead the tongue, which is not nearly as pleasant an experience.

The final challenge in catching snowflakes is patience. Bobbing and weaving to catch a snowflake seldom works, and is often counterproductive. It is best to wait and let the snowflake come to you.

Final note in case anyone is curious. I did not detect any difference in the flavor of an Illinois snowflake compared to a Massachusetts snowflake.
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My LiveJournal Trick-or-Treat Haul
maverick_weirdo goes trick-or-treating, dressed up as The Green Man.
apocalypticbob gives you 2 softly glowing raspberry-flavoured pieces of taffy.
chaoticgoodchic gives you 16 dark blue evil-flavoured nuggets.
damedini gives you 16 yellow watermelon-flavoured wafers.
ewin tricks you! You get a rock.
hsifyppah gives you 18 light orange banana-flavoured pieces of bubblegum.
jerusha gives you 1 brown apple-flavoured gummy worm.
judifilksign gives you 12 tan cola-flavoured gumdrops.
kittyguitar gives you 16 tan peach-flavoured wafers.
runnerwolf tricks you! You lose 58 pieces of candy!
selkiechick tricks you! You get a used tissue.
maverick_weirdo ends up with 23 pieces of candy, a rock, and a used tissue.
Go trick-or-treating! Username:
Another fun meme brought to you by rfreebern.
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huh?
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Will be held today at Post Offices all around the United States.

Many USPS offices will remain open until midnight so that people can attend.

I myself decided to be an early procrastinator and dropped off my state taxes paperwork at lunch.

For those keeping score, between Fed & State Taxes, I owe $451.00 (My current employeer has me underwithheld.)

Remember whoever mails their taxes closest to midnight without going over wins.
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May 2009 bring us all closer to those we care about.

Visit

Dec. 31st, 2008 06:41 pm
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Christmas Eve I picked up a rental car and did some errands to get ready for You-know-who )

The Loot

Dec. 27th, 2008 07:42 pm
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The gifts I gave this year were all well recieved (so far, some have not been delivered yet), but to thank those who gave to me, I was pleased to get...

My parents gave me
a Black&Decker Cordless Drill, with drill and screw bits
A new scetchbook and cra-pas

[livejournal.com profile] chaoticgoodchic gave me
Season 2 of Heros
a Yoga bag, with yoga towel and yoga socks

[livejournal.com profile] outlander a rice heat/cool pad

My brother the poet likes to give me unusual movies (ex: Eternal Sunshine on the Spotless Mind, or I <3 Huckabies )
This year he gave me The Darjeeling Limited

Flo gave me a $25 Barnes & Noble gift card

My Boss gave me a bottle of Maple Syrup

My Employeer gave me a $100 Citibank gift card
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God Bless Us Everyone
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I am not expecting gifts from my flist, I am putting this here to have a place to point my family. In no particular order:

  • Liner Socks

  • Liner Gloves

  • Thermal Underwear

  • Bike Panniers

  • Race for the Galaxy: The Coming Storm Expansion (game)

  • Cordless Drill

  • Mandoline Slicer (Adjustable)

  • Digital Camera

  • Digital Music Player

  • Slippers

  • Pillar or Jar Candles
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I have written my Very First Filk Song.

be gentle )

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