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Hi Again

Okay, so a friend has signed up to use LiveJournal and that has inspired me to show up here again. FB has sucked all of my recreational time up of late :)

Hope all of you are well! Hugs!
Ooh! Something Sweet! Wink, Wink ;)

Election Day meme - from Pumaviking

1. Stop talking about politics for a moment or two.

2. Post a reasonably-sized picture in your LJ, NOT under a cut tag, of something pleasant, such as an adorable kitten, or a fluffy white cloud, or a bottle of booze. Something that has NOTHING TO DO WITH POLITICS.

3. Include these instructions, and share the love.

My Boy


I'm totally insane. I have a MySpace account that I only use to check in with my bro, a blogger that I write to about twice a year, a hotmail account, a gmail account, a yahoo account, my work email, a LinkedIn account, this LJ account I just check in to read about other people's lives, and I just signed up for facebook... Um, hello??? 

Seriously, who really needs all of this connection? And am I really getting connected? Or am I turning into a stalker? Maybe that's it. Maybe the internet has given me the easy way to keep in touch with people :)

The good thing is that folks I have missed being in touch with are somewhere out there -- like my family -- who knew that my aunt/uncle/cousins/bros had accounts too???

I must be crazy :)

Am I, or do you guys also have a ton of online connections???

Ack & OMG

Okay, Fall Thyng is literally around the corner. It's going to rain this weekend, and then next weekend I'm having company. There is NO time for anything remotely like preparation for the event -- which our household is hosting. With luck I can roast the three chickens I need for soup this weekend and freeze them, but there is no way to get mowing done also. And I need to have my tent set up early so I can be out there early so we can actually set up BEFORE most people get there and breathe. Must remember to breathe. Oh, and everyone needs garb.

Is it wrong of me to seriously consider bringing the camper??? Yep, you guessed it we bought a camper. And a huge big truck to haul it around with. Huge.

So, I was going to email the Coopers Lake and see what it takes to bring a camper to Pennsic. What do you think? Am I more off my rocker than ever? Oh and that is in addition to not instead of Tentzilla...


Wikipedia Birthday Meme

Wikipedia Birthday Meme - From Knit Princess :)

Go to Wikipedia and enter your date of birth.

Then pick four events, three births, two deaths, and one holiday.

For November 29:

1877 - Thomas Edison demonstrates his phonograph for the first time. 
1929 - U.S. Admiral Richard Byrd becomes the first person to fly over the South Pole.
1944 - The first surgery (on a human) to correct blue baby syndrome is performed by Alfred Blalock and Vivien Thomas.
1972 - Nolan Bushnell (co-founder of Atari) releases Pong (the first commercially successful video game) in Andy Capp’s Tavern

1427 - Zhengtong, Emperor of China (d. 1464
1831 - Louisa May Alcott, American novelist (d. 1888
1898 - C. S. Lewis, Irish writer (d. 1963

741 - Pope Gregory III 
Zeppo Marx, American actor and comedian (b. 1901

Albania - Liberation Day (Dita e Çlirimit)

Omnivore's Hundred

 Stolen from Pumaviking with love :)

1) Copy this list into your blog or journal, including these instructions.
2) Bold all the items you’ve eaten.
3) Cross out any items that you would never consider eating.

1. Venison
2. Nettle tea
3. Huevos rancheros
4. Steak tartare
5. Crocodile - i think i ate gator, not croc -- ditto
6. Black pudding
7. Cheese fondue
8. Carp
9. Borscht
10. Baba ghanoush
11. Calamari
12. Pho
13. PB&J sandwich
14. Aloo gobi
15. Hot dog from a street cart
16. Epoisses
17. Black truffle
18. Fruit wine made from something other than grapes
19. Steamed pork buns
20. Pistachio ice cream
21. Heirloom tomatoes
22. Fresh wild berries
23. Foie gras

24. Rice and beans
25. Brawn, or head cheese
26. Raw Scotch Bonnet pepper
27. Dulce de leche
28. Oysters
29. Baklava 
30. Bagna cauda
31. Wasabi peas
32. Clam chowder in a sourdough bowl

33. Salted lassi 
34. Sauerkraut
35. Root beer float
36. Cognac with a fat cigar ditto
37. Clotted cream tea
38. Vodka jelly/Jell-O
39. Gumbo
40. Oxtail
41. Curried goat
42. Whole insects
43. Phaal
44. Goat’s milk
45. Malt whisky from a bottle worth £60/$120 or more -- does over 100 eyar old whisky count at $30 / shot
46. Fugu
47. Chicken tikka masala
48. Eel

49. Krispy Kreme original glazed doughnut
50. Sea urchin
51. Prickly pear
52. Umeboshi
53. Abalone
54. Paneer
55. McDonald’s Big Mac Meal
56. Spaetzle
57. Dirty gin martini
58. Beer above 8% ABV - i'm pretty sure-ditto
59. Poutine
60. Carob chips
61. S’mores

62. Sweetbreads
63. Kaolin 
64. Currywurst
65. Durian
66. Frogs’ legs
67. Beignets, churros, elephant ears or funnel cake - all four. yum.- ditto :)
68. Haggis
69. Fried plantain
70. Chitterlings, or andouillette
71. Gazpacho
72. Caviar and blini - cavier but no blini :(
73. Louche absinthe
74. Gjetost, or brunost
75. Roadkill
76. Baijiu
77. Hostess Fruit Pie
78. Snail

79. Lapsang souchong
80. Bellini
81. Tom yum
82. Eggs Benedict
83. Pocky
84. Tasting menu at a three-Michelin-star restaurant.
85. Kobe beef
86. Hare
87. Goulash
88. Flowers
89. Horse
90. Criollo chocolate
91. Spam
92. Soft shell crab
93. Rose harissa
94. Catfish
95. Mole poblano
96. Bagel and lox

97. Lobster Thermidor
98. Polenta
99. Jamaican Blue Mountain coffee
100. Snake

I think I would eat almost any of these, for a taste, and for the experience. Ditto, taht. Although I must say it was pretty fun ordering alligator on a stick :)


 FROM: K</a>nitprincess[From Peregrinning]   *** Okay, had to do this one since my name is hard ***
SCATTERGORIES! Copy the text below, erase my answers, then use the first letter of your name to answer each of the following. They have to be real places, names, things. Nothing made up! Try to use different answers if the person in front of you had the same first initial. You CAN'T use your name for the boy/girl name question.

BOY NAME: Zachary
OCCUPATION: zoologists
A COLOUR: zinnober
FOOD: ziti
PLACE: Zaphyr Hill, Mississppi
YOU SHOUT: zounds

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