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Greetings, salutations, and all that jazz.

I've been caught up in Wives & Daughters (watching the miniseries AND reading the book) most of the weekend, so everything sounds British in my head. But I've been cooking quasi-Turkish, having discovered a spice blend that comes passably close the seasoning at that Turkish restaurant in Albuquerque. Baharat seasoning. Easy to make, tastes yummy. And Turkish, although it is still not to be compared to [livejournal.com profile] ransomedsea 's lamb. Thus continues my quest to eat my way around the world without leaving my kitchen.

Currently on facebook: an experiment in plovers, statii, and mysteriously changing friend counts.

It was 77* today but only 47* is predicted for tomorrow. But, having spent most of Friday going hither and yon (hither defined in this case as a town thirty miles away, and yon as another entirely different area, not a town but entirely in the middle of NOWHERE the same distance away but in the opposite direction) to find a car part that is outrageously expensive ordered from the dealership and outrageously cheap found in a salvage yard ... I have now forgotten completely where I was going with that sentence, or how it connected with the weather. At any rate. It is warm now, won't be tomorrow, and with any luck I should have Sir Galahad back in fully functioning form within a day or two. Also I stood up to salvage yard guys were all patronizing and trying to tell little old female me that I didn't need X, what I really needed was Z, and I was all OH NO YOU DON'T.

I won.

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If I had to sum up the Norfolk2010 trip in one picture, it would probably be this one:

From Norfolk2010
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I walked into the post office this morning to hear ... chirping! Crates of baby chicks were being mailed. I had no idea that was possible, but they sure are cute. And yellow and fluffy and adorable.
In about two hours I'm driving to Kansas City to meet up with [livejournal.com profile] mainhoonemily , [livejournal.com profile] ransomedsea , [livejournal.com profile] windandtherain , [livejournal.com profile] jkgeroo , and - I hope - [livejournal.com profile] amea ! FUN TIMES. Watch twitter for updates on adventures n' stuff. :D

eleneariel: (Viking)
First of all I must note that it seems that if you are male and attending a Blitzen Trapper show, in order to fit in you must sport either a messy overgrown mop of hair a la Neil Gaiman, an impressive set of sideburns, a mustache of some type, or a very healthy beard. Or all of the above.

Ya'll, I have never seen so much facial hair in one place in my life.

Also I saw a dead ringer for [livejournal.com profile] patrick___ and also a lovable-teddy-bear version of David Duchovny, who I covertly watched throughout the evening (he was with a woman he obviously ADORED and therefore it was adorable d'aaw).

And ... And ... oh my gosh you guys I have never been to a show before where you just pack the house (or dimly lit and slightly smokey music hall, whatever) full of people who stand shoulder-to-shoulder in front of the (small, crowded) stage for 2 1/2 hours and listen to music so heart-stoppingly loud you walk out with aching eardrums also I got a purple lip-print stamped on the back of my hand that proved I was over 21. This seems important to note for some reason.

Also now that I have seen them, I like Venture Brothers and Batman Begins (Christian Bale FTW).

ALSO we went to a huge and rambling (and ramshackle) antique mall which was apparently the hangout for local teens. I find this an interesting social commentary on the town.

Oh and hey I took these pictures of, well, in Missouri apparently people have Mergencies. Also low-budget movies for kids don't seem to spend money on proofreaders.


Also here have a link, it made me laugh and laugh.

The End. :)
eleneariel: (mailbox)
Nothing makes the earth seem so spacious as to have friends at a distance; they make the latitudes and longitudes.

- Henry David Thoreau, letter of May 1843
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First, the important news: I've added three new people to my "LJers I've met" list: [livejournal.com profile] thetsuruchi, [livejournal.com profile] helenmelon, and, at long last, [livejournal.com profile] wistfulmaid!

And here is a picture to prove that I met two of them, at least -

Day 193, with Geoff, Catherine, and Jordan, and Day 194, with nobody at all )

Lots of adventures and LOTS of pictures coming as I have time. :)
eleneariel: (walk)
This picture is particularly for [livejournal.com profile] butterbobbin, who has bequethed me her fedora, Sonni!

Sonni made mango crepes for brunch with me this morning and hid the fact that I haven't brushed my hair.

Day 121: Sonni's first appearance )
eleneariel: (jumping scotsman)

Many, many  thanks to [livejournal.com profile] ruthette  and [livejournal.com profile] krikketgirl  for keeping me entertained this evening!

I feel like I've finally arrived in the LJ world. :D

eleneariel: (women are scary)
Tonight is the night of Random. I have been eating random food and reading and writing random emails (*waves to [livejournal.com profile] ransomedsea *) and randomly cracking up about random stuff (like a random story involving a random man and six McDonald's hamburgers [*waves at [livejournal.com profile] kiwiria *])

Speaking of [livejournal.com profile] kiwiria , I have these three things to say:

1. She is made of awesome
2. Lately I seem to always mistype her name on the first go 'round as wikiria, probably because I have been playing with our work wiki for weeks on end, and
3. Whenever I go to my userinfo to find her among my friends, I always look for her in the list of "Ljers I've met" even though CLEARLY I've never been to Denmark.

There is nothing lonelier than a cat who has been loved, at least for a while, and then abandoned on the side of the road.
I will never read the book The Underneath because it contains (perhaps starts with?) the above sentence, which I somehow find too sad to be born.

/ random

eleneariel: (travel (road))
You GUYS. I have such stories for you. And they'll have to wait, because I'm about to crash into a heap of brainless matter. But I will tell you that the title of the first adventure will be In Which Marie and Jordan Drive Half-Way Across Kansas By Accident And Consequently Go Longer Without Sleep Than They Ever Have In Their Entire Lives.

Stay tuned!

eleneariel: (women are scary)
Danielle asked me some questions! )

When I return, readers, it should be with PICTURES OF THE GREAT PAR-TAY OF DOOM. Because when you get four such awesome people as [livejournal.com profile] windandtherain , [livejournal.com profile] ransomedsea , [livejournal.com profile] main_hoon_emily  and myself together ... well ... strange things will happen. Stay tuned.
eleneariel: (women are scary)
So while [livejournal.com profile] fogwood214  and I were happily chatting, her husband and my brother were across the room with my camera, laughing their heads off. Later I found out why.

I dunno, I kind of like the antlered look, myself.

eleneariel: (movie script ending)
Because I am on my way to/at/on my way home from [livejournal.com profile] equuschick 's wedding!

Back on Monday, everyone.


Oct. 11th, 2008 07:52 am
eleneariel: ((pratchett) i wrote a book)
APPARENTLY, when I say "bacon" people think "[livejournal.com profile] ruthette ".

Hmmm ...

eleneariel: (travel (road))
I've been so busy this week I've forgotten to be excited about my vacation, and here it is the night before and I'm just realizing that I'm leaving tomorrow and seeing [profile] equuschick and attending weddings and having massive thriftstore shopping sprees with the Alliteration Princess to see who can find the best vintage clothing, yay!

... I'm going to need some of that excitement when I drag myself out of bed tomorrow at three in the morning. And some coffee.

The good news is that it is almost precisely ten o'clock, and if I go to bed now, I'll get as much sleep as I've gotten every night this week anyway. You can look at this several ways; none of them are very good. Did I ever mention how much I dislike the way my body eventually demands sleep? Silly mortal shell.

I'll be back Wednesday - don't anybody get engaged or have babies or anything while I'm gone, okay?
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See, [personal profile] savetheolives, [personal profile] beccabug33, and [profile] windandtherain made me really hyper last night, and when I woke up I was still hyper (it still took me half an hour to get out of bed after the alarm rang: this IS my hyper morning face) which meant that instead of stumbling around blearily for an hour I stumbled around blearily for half an hour and then did imitation salsa moves to the music of Los Super Seven. The windows are open, "the morning air is all awash with angels", and I ate a bowl of strawberries with cream.

Also: I have chapstick.
eleneariel: (always)
* [profile] equuschick and [profile] elanortheeldest are awesome, as is the rest of their family. < -- I shall expand on this later, when I can be coherient and expand my vocabulary.

* [personal profile] krikketgirl is awesome for giving up part of her morning and braving the traffic to have coffee with us. (She's fun!)

* Remington Steele is awesome, which means that [profile] fogwood214 and [profile] hddnis are awesome for loaning them to us to Further The Cause.

* Detroit is awesome, although I didn't exactly intend to go there today.

* The underground tunnel at the Detroit airport is awesome because the walls glow pink and blue and green and yellow.

* I am awesome because I am going to bed early.
eleneariel: (us-faces)
1. Are you taller than your best friend?
Hannah: No, but when I wear heels I'm the same height. Booya.
Marie: Yes. But I'm still taller if I wear heels as well. Booya!

2. Do you have a favorite type of pen?
Hannah: YESYESYESYESYES. Pilot G-2. It's awesome.

3. Look at your planner for November 14. What are you doing?
Marie: You think I bring my day planner on vacation?
Hannah: Day of Prayer! Which means no classes! Woohoo!

4. What color are your toenails usually?
Marie: Sparkly pink. Or coral, or purple, or red. Or gold.
Hannah: No comment.

5. What was the last thing you highlighted?
Hannah: A textbook, no doubt.
Marie: book catalogs.

6. What color are the curtains in your bedroom?
Hannah: off-white.
Marie: Black. Very black. But sheer.

53. Last time you saw a semi truck?
Hannah: In front of me going down the mountain and taking both lanes. it was amusing.
Marie: One almost hit me today.

54. Do you remember Ugly Kid Joe?
Hannah: Nope.
Marie: Sounds like that kid in my Sunday school class when I was five.

55. Do you have a little black dress?
Hannah: All my clothes are, by definition, little.
Marie: Yep.


Oct. 12th, 2007 09:49 am
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- It's been a week since I've been at work. That feels really weird to think about. The time to recharge has been such a blessing ... but I do miss it.

- I'm holding off on posting pictures until I get home, but I have some good ones. :)

- This week has gone entirely too quickly.

- My mom misses me, and so do my cats. The male members of the family just say "no comment." Typical.

- I have not been entirely lazy. So far I've read four books, edited a portion of [profile] windandtherain 's novella (Wow, Lizzi, I absolutely loved it and please send me more I am dying to know what happens next), and am in the middle of the book that [profile] jennymae loaned me (I'm really enjoying it,, thank you, Jenny!) I've also been attending [personal profile] savetheolives 's Doctrine classes, catching up on sleep, and working out for an hour every day. Woohoo.

- Tonight we go to the symphony!

- ps: the weather has finally turned fallish. That always messes with my brain, but mostly in a good way. It makes me think more about nearly everything. It also makes me feel more ambitious .... uh oh. I'll probably be making detailed and exhausting To Do lists all the way home.

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