Lots of quick thoughts:
-Playing with oakenguy as my brother was quite fun - we did a lot of little riffs off each other; and the fact that Valdis thinks she's at the school to look after him, and Donal quite clearly thinks he's there to keep her out of trouble is going to be quite fun.
-Our family dynamics and all the related daddy issues are proving to be hilarious to play out. IPlus we've found other brother/sister teams to commiserate with in game, which proved to be quite fun.
-Favorite line of this "I'd rather have you choose a tattoo to put on my body, then ask daddy about that"
-Having only just recently met my half brother Labhras, to discover that a Fallen wants to beat us up, so she can give him a black rose. Yeah, that lead to some interesting conversations. :P
( Read more... )Overall a fun time, and great people to interact with. I think I may have blundered something last night slight ly with sleep deprivation and running about -- but I suspect a quick letter may fix that.
"It's pitch black when it hits ice and it kind of discolors the ice and hangs off of it," Brower said. He saw some jellyfish tangled up in the stuff, and someone turned in what was left of a dead goose -- just bones and feathers -- to the borough's wildlife department."
Okay, that just sounds like the beginning of a horror movie...(it's not actually eating the geese though, it was just brought in covered in goo).
It also reminds me vaguely of the Dark Water in the Pirates of Dark Water - which I'm still sad was never finished. Plus Tim Curry was one of the voice actors - how can you beat that?
Years ago, when I lived in Amherst and then Northampton, my friend jandrewworld introduced me to the Falcon Ridge Folk Festival, a couple of days of live music in the Berkshires just over the NY/CT/MA border.
I haven't gone in awhile, but every year at this time, I find myself invariably thinking about the festival - sitting in the summer sun, listening to music, eating latkes, and finding some of the best new artists in folk music around. Its because of Falcon Ridge and Andy, that I became a fan of Dave Carter and Tracy Grammer (who often performed there), fell in love with Erin McKeown's music, and gained an appreciation for Janis Ian. It is in short , a great music festival.
I'm thinking about going again this year- as its been too long - the festival is July 23rd-26th, and camping space is available on site. I don't think I want to go for the whole 4 day she-bang, but I may either day trip it or head out for a day or two. If anyone else is interested, please let me know. Conversely, if anyone has plans to go and wouldn't mind me tagging along - please drop me a line. :)
Its been a long time since I spent a day in a summer field listening to live music and hanging out with friends. I miss it.
" Same-sex marriage became legal in Maine on Wednesday as Gov. John Baldacci signed a bill less than an hour after the state legislature approved it.
"I have come to believe that this is a question of fairness and of equal protection under the law and that a civil union is not equal to civil marriage," said Baldacci, a Democrat.
But he raised the possibility that the residents of the state would overturn the law, saying, "Just as the Maine Constitution demands that all people are treated equally under the law, it also guarantees that the ultimate political power in the State belongs to the people.""
I had heard that this *might* happen this week, but with this sort of thing, I've taken a wait-and-see attitude if it really happens. That brings the number of states up to
4 5(*) and NH looks like they have a similar bill that may pass later this month.
(*) Massachusetts, Connecticut and Iowa. And Vermont - how could I forget VT? Oh yeah, right I live in NH.
"Overall, the vaccine does not raise the odds of developing Guillain-Barre syndrome (GBS), a disorder of the peripheral nervous system, says Nizar Souayah, MD, of the University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey in Newark.
“But there is clear evidence from our database of an increased incidence of Guillain-Barre syndrome in the first six weeks, especially the first two weeks, after vaccination,” he tells WebMD."
Most people will have heard of Guillain-Barre syndrome as its one of the reasons you don't give young people aspirin anymore.
I did a double take on the animals at first I thought there were 2 dogs- one pug and one -- wait?? Dogs don't have horns?
My mind went - wait, what? horns- check; upright long ears- check; brown vertical goat eyes - check, long hairy coat- check, obligatory bell around goat's neck - check - definitely a goat.
Not what I was expecting to see being walked on the side of a busy road.
It was bemusing to watch as the goat and the pug seemed to be best buddies too...and I could completely see them going off and having adventures together; perhaps with the goat getting them out of tight jams by eating their way out.