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NOTE: if you have a strange LJ name, you might need to tell me who you are.  If I don't add you as a friend it most likely does not mean that I do not like you, I just may not know who the heck you are.

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What am I reading?

Taken from spranglady.

What are you reading?
1. Grab the nearest book.
2. Open the book to page 23.
3. Find the fifth sentence.
4. Post the text of the next three sentences in your journal along with these instructions.
5. Don't dig for your favorite book, the cool book, or the intellectual one: pick the CLOSEST.

Closest Book: The Name of the Rose by Umberto Eco

     "We haven't seen him at all, have we, Adso?" William said, turning toward me with an amused look.  "But if you are hunting for Brunellus, the horse can only be where I have said."
     The cellarer hesitated.


Knocking wildly on wood

Heard from the plumber and he believes that it was just a broken fitting on our water pump because he doesn't see anything else wrong with the pump except for that, and he said that broken fitting would cause the water to not be pumped properly.

So, I'm knocking on wood that is the issue and replacing the fitting will fix the issue and he said the cost should just be the service call unless he finds something else or if that doesn't work.

Crazy Monday

I have determined that today is crazy since tomorrow is a full moon.  It seems like several people are having some "special" Mondays today given their LJ posts.  So, maybe it's a lunar thing.  I can only hope.  :)

Beware the yellow wind...

This week is not starting well.  

Yesterday I was attacked by roaming pollen clouds.  It is a bit frightening when you look up and see a large yellow cloud of pollen coming your way.  Yikes.  I don't really have much in the way of allergies (very grateful for that right now) but still, a giant cloud of the stuff will affect me too.  I had to use my windshield wipers this morning to be able to see out my front windshield.  Yuck!

This morning I awake to find out we've got some water issues at our house that most likely involves either 1) our water pump or 2) the well.  I'm hoping it's the former because I can't imagine that it would be more costly than dealing with a dry well but I don't know much about that.  *sigh*
So, we just have a trickle of water coming out of our taps.  On the bright side, probably means I'll go to the gym more this week to take a shower.  :)

I am also not very happy with the embroidery for my Byzantine sleeves so I think I am going to ditch that effort instead of investing more time on them and not liking them.  I'll probably spend this week working on the neck stuff for the Dalmatica.  Other than that, the outfit is pretty much done.  Oh, I gotta hem the veil too...crap....forgot about that.

On the good side of things, I finally got the bed where the vegetables will go cleared out.  It was a pain in the butt but now I just need to put some more soil in there and plant the veggies.  Yippiee!

I just hope the water thing will get fixed and won't be TOO expensive.  *sigh*

Be very afraid...

I am extremely frightened by the upcoming Showtime series on Henry VIII.

Here are some choice exerpts from the CNN article about the show:

"Henry VIII is coming back to the throne. And this time, he's bloody gorgeous."

"Rhys Meyers defends the copious flesh and bumping 'n' grinding in "The Tudors" as on the mark. 'These people had an awful lot of sex, more sex than we have today,' said Rhys Meyers....'Once the sun goes down there's very little to do in the Tudor kingdom. There's no TVs, no iPods, no nightclubs, no motor cars, no bowling alleys,' he said. 'So you either read, talk, laugh, drink, sing -- or shag the devil out of each other!'"

"In other words, he's [the actor playing Henry] nothing like the pale, square-headed fattie in the famed Hans Holbein portraits."

"The first two hourlong episodes suffer from the clunky dialogue typical of historical epics, as characters are obliged to announce obvious bits of background to each other for the viewers' benefit."


For the whole article: http://www.cnn.com/2007/SHOWBIZ/TV/03/29/apontv.thetudors.ap/index.html

My friend test too...

Everybody's doing it...guess, I should follow along!

Create your own Friend Test here

What kind of nerd am I?


Tip of the Day

So here are a couple tips for today...

1. Don't try to embroider while watching a foreign film with subtitles.  Bad things happen, and it's usually to the embroidery.

2. Don't embroider in bed.  I seem to be missing a needle and I'm a bit frightened as to where it may have gone.  Don't worry, I'm sure I'll find it - I just prefer to not find it the way I usually find needles and pins. (Remember, I am the one who sewed a pin into the side seam of my dress and I had to be rescued from it).