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( Saturday, October 13th, 2007 01:50 pm)
I've started posting pictures of our trip on my flickr.com account. I've got about one day's worth up now. They are all loaded onto my computer, but it takes awhile to label and upload them to the web. Keep checking back.

Molly and I are heading to a concert tonight: Loreena McKennitt!!! We are very excited! If you haven't heard any of her music, do listen to some! I recommend The Mask and the Mirror and The Book of Secrets (esp. "The Mummer's Dance") for starters!


"You should respect other religions... the essence of all religions is basically the same: to achieve a true sense of brotherhood, a good heart, respect for others. If we can develop these qualities from within our heart, then I think we can actually achieve true peace." -- Dalai Lama

Every decent man is ashamed of the government he lives under. -H.L. Mencken, writer, editor, and critic (1880-1956)



Your home is a

Futuristic Wizard's Mansion

Your kitchen is manned by a team of Keebler Drow Elves. There's a Chocolatessen, which is rapidly becoming your favorite room of the house. Having one is also becoming a trend among your wealthy neighbors. Your master bedroom is decorated to look like the treetop village of the Galadhrim. Your study has every fantasy novel ever written, including multiple editions of the Silmarillion and advance copies of Dungeons and Dragons Fifth Edition. One of your garages contains a life-sized X-Wing fighter, and KITT. (KITT was a gift from a well-meaning uncle.)

Your home also includes a roost for griffons. You've never actually seen a griffon, but you keep the roost ready anyway. Your guests enjoy your home theater with hi-def plasma screen TV, and the thrones you watch it from. Outside is the moat that protects your home from goblin invaders and extended family.

And, you have a pet -- a unicorn named "Shadowhooves".

Below is a snippet of the blueprints:


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All things on earth point home in old October; sailors to sea, travelers to walls and fences, hunters to field and hollow and the long voice of the hounds, the lover to the love he has forsaken. — Thomas Wolfe

All human life has its seasons, and no one's personal chaos can be permanent. Winter, after all, does not last forever, does it? There is summer, too, and spring, though sometimes when branches stay dark and the earth cracks with ice, one thinks they will never come, that spring, that summer, but they do, and always. — Truman Capote

"How do you want to spend your life? Would you like to be adored by the masses or known by your children? Because you can't really do both." Rosie O'Donnell
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( Friday, October 12th, 2007 03:21 pm)
Just a few more things while I'm wading through everything. Then I'll post pictures and all about the trip.

FYI: JFS = grrrrr!~!!!!!!

If you remember, before vacation, I won a little essay contest. When I got back from vacation, I had a box of books: my prize!!! These are the books I got: The Center of the World by Andreas Steinhofel, The Full Spectrum edited by David Levithan and Billy Merrell, The God Box by Alex Sanchez, The Straight Road to Kylie by Nico Medina, Rainbow High by Alex Sanchez, The Real Life Channel by Robert A. Black, Hero by Perry Moore, Country Girl, City Girl by Lisa Jahn-Clough, and Wide Awake by David Levithan. I'm so excited to read these, esp. since [livejournal.com profile] gwynraven has been reviewing and recommending many of these in her blog.




"We're damaged people praying for something that doesn't come from somewhere deep inside us Depraved souls trusting in the one thing, the one thing, this life has not denied us" - Depeche Mode

Delicious autumn! My very soul is wedded to it, and if I were a bird I would fly about the earth seeking the successive autumns. -- George Eliot

For in the true nature of things, if we rightly consider, every green tree is far more glorious than if it were made of gold and silver. -- Martin Luther

Yosemite Valley, to me, is always a sunrise, a glitter of green and golden wonder in a vast edifice of stone and space. -- Ansel Adams

There are no rules of architecture for a castle in the clouds. -- G. K. Chesterton

"You feel the call. That's the important thing. Now answer it as fully as you can. Take the risk to let all that is in you, out. Escape into the open." --Elizabeth Berg, Escaping into the Open

Translation is the art of erasing oneself in order to speak in another's voice. -David Cole, professor, author, and correspondent (b. 1958)

Nature alone is antique and the oldest art a mushroom. -- Thomas Carlyle

They deem him their worst enemy who tells them the truth. -Plato, philosopher (427-347 BCE)

"I both love deadlines and believe they are absolutely necessary. Even when given a deadline, or told by an editor that 'there's no rush,' I'll create my own deadline. As a matter of fact, creating a deadline in advance of the actual also helps out the editor and publication just in case there's a rewrite involved. If there isn't, you are the writer who turned in a fantastic piece before deadline." --Steve Sears

We tend to overestimate the effect of a technology in the short run and underestimate the effect in the long run. -Roy Amara, engineer, futurist (b. 1925)













What horrible Edward Gorey Death will you die?




You will sink in a mire. You like to think you're normal, but deep down you really just want to strip off your clothes and roll around in chicken fat.
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( Thursday, October 11th, 2007 11:16 pm)
We're are back from our trip around Lake Erie, camping in Ontario. I will post pictures and an account of the trip later, but tonight we are tired and trying to wade through email and such. Maybe tomorrow. So much to say, so little energy!




You're Watership Down!

by Richard Adams

Though many think of you as a bit young, even childish, you're
actually incredibly deep and complex. You show people the need to rethink their
assumptions, and confront them on everything from how they think to where they
build their houses. You might be one of the greatest people of all time. You'd
be recognized as such if you weren't always talking about talking rabbits.




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( Thursday, September 20th, 2007 07:06 pm)
I feel loved when...

The Five Love Languages

My Primary Love Languages are probably Physical Touch and Quality Time

<th colspan="2">My Detailed Results:</th>
Physical Touch: 10
Quality Time: 10
Words of Affirmation: 5
Acts of Service: 4
Receiving Gifts: 1

About this quiz

Unhappiness in relationships is often due to the fact that we speak different love languages. It can be helpful to know what language you speak and what language those around you speak.

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( Monday, September 3rd, 2007 03:24 pm)

NerdTests.com says I'm a Kinda Dorky High Nerd.  What are you?  Click here!
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( Wednesday, August 22nd, 2007 08:34 pm)


You are The Moon


Hope, expectation, Bright promises.


The Moon is a card of magic and mystery - when prominent you know that nothing is as it seems, particularly when it concerns relationships. All logic is thrown out the window.


The Moon is all about visions and illusions, madness, genius and poetry. This is a card that has to do with sleep, and so with both dreams and nightmares. It is a scary card in that it warns that there might be hidden enemies, tricks and falsehoods. But it should also be remembered that this is a card of great creativity, of powerful magic, primal feelings and intuition. You may be going through a time of emotional and mental trial; if you have any past mental problems, you must be vigilant in taking your medication but avoid drugs or alcohol, as abuse of either will cause them irreparable damage. This time however, can also result in great creativity, psychic powers, visions and insight. You can and should trust your intuition.


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( Monday, August 6th, 2007 06:18 pm)
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( Thursday, July 19th, 2007 09:49 pm)
Or the miminalest. I have a sinus headache again. And I am completely worn out by this week, already. Thank goodness for short nap times!

Here is my little entertainments.

This first quiz appeals to my linguist nerd side :)



Your Score: Akkadian


You scored




You are Akkadian, a blend of the incomprehensible symbols of the Sumerians with the unwritable sounds of the early Semitic peoples. However, the writing just doesn't suit the words and doesn't represent everything needed, so you end up a schizoid mess. Invented in Babylon, you're probably to blame for that tower story. However, crazy as you are, you're much loved and appreciated, and remain actively in use by records keepers long after schools have switched to other languages.




Link: The Which Ancient Language Are You Test written by imipak on OkCupid


This one is just cute. You should take the quiz just to see the cuteness within the quiz. What do you mean, you don't know what LOL cat is? Look it up!



Your Score: Longcat


80% Affectionate, 36% Excitable, 44% Hungry




Protector of truth.
Slayer of darkness.
Loooooong.

Longcat may seem like just a regular lengthy cat, but he is, in fact, looong. For proof, observe the longpic.

It is prophesized that Longcat and his archnemesis Tacgnol will battle for supremacy on Caturday. The outcome will change the face of the world, and indeed the very fabric of lolcatdom, forever.

Be grateful that the test has chosen you, and only you, to have this title.

To see all possible results, checka dis.




Link: The Which Lolcat Are You? Test written by GumOtaku on OkCupid
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( Wednesday, July 18th, 2007 10:44 pm)

Your Score: The Prioress


You scored 5% Cardinal, 84% Monk, 55% Lady, and 27% Knight!




You are a moral person and are also highly intellectual. You like your solitude but are also kind and helpful to those around you. Guided by a belief in the goodness of humankind you will likely be christened a saint after your life is over.


You scored high as both the Lady and the Monk. You can try again to get a more precise description of either the Monk or the lady, or you can be happy that you're an individual.




Link: The Who Would You Be in 1400 AD Test written by KnightlyKnave on OkCupid Free Online Dating
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( Tuesday, October 10th, 2006 11:07 pm)
You have 89% Iowa in you!
 

Wow! You're almost all Iowa. No wonder you're such a likeable person. Isn't it great being so close to the greatest state in the country!

Do you have Iowa in you?



compared to . . .

You are 67% Ohioan
 

Well, you know your stuff, but you just didn't try hard enough. You know Ohio, but you just not sure enough to get it right.

Are You a True OHIOan?
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Which is obvious given the amount of time in each state.

And for fun . . .

Which Animal Are You?
Your Result: Cat
 

Cats are curious and agile, as well as highly independent. They also have a distinct mischievous side and can get themselves into trouble. You embody these characteristics.

Mouse
 
Bear
 
Snake
 
Hawk
 
Duck
 
Dog
 
Horse
 
Which Animal Are You?
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( Sunday, October 1st, 2006 10:58 pm)
You Are Romanticism

You are likely to see the world as it should be, not as it is.
You prefer to celebrate the great things people do... not the horrors they're capable of.
For you, there is nothing more inspiring than a great hero.
You believe that great art reflects the artist's imagination and true ideals.



Thanks for your kind comments about the tree. The worst part now is knowing that there isn't anything I can do to bring it back. Plus I feel bad for being angry with the office staff at the rental office when we went to ask WHY?

The ash trees around here were taken down because of the emerald ash borer infestation. There was no good reason to take down this tree. The rental office emphasized that it is the owner's property and he can do what he wants with it. They might notice if we planted a new tree (or put dog doo on their doorstep). Sigh . . .
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( Friday, July 7th, 2006 12:13 am)




What type of Fae are you?

though I think the elf description fits me better sometimes





Find your Celestial Choir





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( Tuesday, May 16th, 2006 06:17 pm)
Your Political Profile:
Overall: 10% Conservative, 90% Liberal
Social Issues: 0% Conservative, 100% Liberal
Personal Responsibility: 25% Conservative, 75% Liberal
Fiscal Issues: 0% Conservative, 100% Liberal
Ethics: 0% Conservative, 100% Liberal
Defense and Crime: 25% Conservative, 75% Liberal





Well, I found out yesterday that I didn't get a job I applied for on campus, primarily because one person in the administration didn't want me to have it. The staff people where I would be working all wanted me, but another candidate was chosen over their preference. To add insult to injury, the announcement about who was getting the position was emailed out before I had heard anything from anyone about not getting the position. I got a hasty form email after I made a little noise about that. GRRRR. . .

Plus then I got a bunch of crud from my insurance company (provided by the school). Now that they are finally looking at my claims instead of vaguely requesting information and looking like illiterate morons, they are paying minimally. Turns out instead of me paying my deductible and them paying the rest, they pay their maximum benefits of $25,000 and I am left with the rest, which is so far over $80,000, which I obviously don't have. Which is partially why I was applying for the full time job on campus -- so I could stay in school part time and get a semi-living wage in a job I KNOW I would do great in. Now I am not sure what to do. My medical bills are so huge. Fortunately the largest bills, the hospital bills, are covered under a program called HCAP, where the hospital will write off 100% of what my stupid insurance won't cover. That is some relief. But what kind of insurance is it that only covers up to $25,000???? Who has little catastrophic illnesses? Now I am having catastrophic medical bills! I don't know what to do. Maybe I'll have to drop out of school and work full time to try to pay the bills. Then student loans come due. They've already been rustling at my door because I wasn't enrolled this semester, so I had to do MORE paperwork to show I wasn't having any income while I was in the hospital and recovering and that I plan to re-enroll in the fall. GRRRR . . . The job on campus would have been great, because I could have still taken 1-2 courses a semester (one of which would have been free) as part of the benefits of the job. But someone got it in his head that I needed to concentrate on my degree and academics instead of survival or, golly gee, knowing my own mind and life, and decided despite all evidence to the contrary that I shouldn't have this job.

I am so tired of having to call the insurance, call the student loans, call the medical billers, etc. It is never ending and frustrating. Now I have to go back to work as a student employee and have my new supervisor be the one who got the job instead of me. Slap on a brave face.

Anyway, sorry for the rant . . . not much else I can do.

Blech! GRRRRR!!!!!
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( Wednesday, May 10th, 2006 05:32 pm)

My Japanese name is 遠藤 Endoh (distant wisteria) 美晴 Miharu (beautiful clear sky).
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What type of fairy are you? -Great Pics-




You are the wise fairy. You know all. People come to you for support and advice; and you love to help them. Just sometimes these people you call your "friends" may take advantage of you and all your power. They may just suck...you...dry."This world is not conclusion;A sequel stands beyond,Invisable, as music,But postitive, as sound.It beckons and it baffles;Philosophies don't know,And through a riddle, at the last,Sagacity must go.To guess it puzzles scholars;To gain, men have shownContempt of generations,And crucifixion known." -Emily DickinsonPlease rate 5 (Thanks)
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Which Disney Princess Are You?




You're BELLE from BEAUTY AND THE BEAST!Warm, kind and caring, you always bring out the best in others, but tend to keep to yourself and a few close friends who you love dearly. You love books and dream of fairytale adventures. You know that beauty lies within and don't depend on looks alone. You think it's good to be individual and different to others, but don't go out of your way to be rebellious - you just naturall stand out. You're a strong person, but also ladylike and intelligent. You look forward to change. You'd definitely break the Beast's spell.Certain as the sun, rising in the East, tale as old as time, song as old as rhyme, Beauty and the Beast...'
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