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May 30th, 2008
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Yesterday morning I had some great and wonderful revelation as I was pulling out of the parking lot of my apartment complex. Or, at least, I think I did. I can’t seem to remember it now. It must not have been terribly important, as my mother would say.

We are NOT to ‘surf the internet’ at work this week. I am assuming we must avoid even the appearance of same, so I am a little leery of even putting in my time (that’s online), or looking things up on the Intranet Portal. But it does mean I am not keeping up with LJ. Nor can I get my home mail, as I use the internet to do that. Surviving so far.

I am really enjoying listening to The Chronicles of Narnia on my trips to and from work – it really makes the time go by so much better. I hardly even notice if my fellow drivers are being courteous or not. This makes for so much less stress. I am still in driving zen a great deal of the time, but I don’t get lost in my own thoughts quite so much (as then I would lose the thread of the story). I think I am going to have to keep feeding this ‘books on CD’ habit, probably from the library (I hope.. cheaper that way) but I have no idea what I might want to listen to, that I wouldn’t buy as a book. Perhaps more books from my youth that I might have forgotten. I wonder if the Taran Wanderer series can be found…

OH! I was so amused. It was about 2/3rds through Voyage of the Dawn Treader when I swear I heard Edmund say “They might be giants.” It might have been “It might be giants’ however. Still, I do wonder if the band got its name from there. Anyone know?

There are gorgeous, hardy, rose-colored rose bushes all long the walls of the courtyard here at work. I literally stop and smell them as I go by, in or out of the building. They are getting past their prime, however. Now the miniature white ones are starting to bloom. It’s interesting. The rose colored roses have larger leaves, and the miniature ones are shinier.

Momma tells me I am missing the blooms on G’ma G’s ‘attack roses’. This is a rose that grows so fast, you would swear you can see it grow and that it’s reaching out to attack you. No, really. And my parent’s deliberately started a bush of it in THEIR backyard. :O But it smells so good - it’s stronger than the ones in the courtyard, for instance.

Oh booger! There’s a hole starting in my shirt and it’s not the first piece of clothing showing its age. I fear I am going to just have to admit I haven’t gone clothes shopping in a VERY long time and pretty much replace my wardrobe. :( Phooey. I hate clothes shopping so much.

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From:geekmom
Date:May 30th, 2008 11:15 pm (UTC)
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They were named after a movie of the same name.
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From:affreca
Date:May 30th, 2008 11:35 pm (UTC)
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It looks like the Lawrence Public Library has all the Pyrdain chronicles as unabridged audiobooks (housed in the childrens audiobook section). I might have think about those.
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From:emessar
Date:May 31st, 2008 02:04 am (UTC)
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If you have some way of playing mp3's on your drive you might check out www.podiobooks.com There are titles available there that are not yet published and some of them are excellent. I really enjoyed 7th Son by JC Hutchins, Heaven by Mur Lafferty, and Singularity by Bill DeSmedt (as long as you skip the prologue). There are alternate sites where you can download these, but it's kind of nice to have a centralized place where you can find them all.

I think the phrase "They Might Be Giants" originally came from Don Quixote in reference to windmills. (*references Wiki*) ... okay, named after a movie that took it's title from Don Quixote.

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From:sherwood21
Date:May 31st, 2008 02:29 am (UTC)
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If you'd like, you could come clothes-shopping with me and Lisi and Tara. We all three have a hard time finding clothes, so we could support each other. :D
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From:solan_t
Date:May 31st, 2008 11:55 am (UTC)
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I think I would enjoy that. You wouldn't happen to have an expedition in the offing soon, would you?
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From:sherwood21
Date:May 31st, 2008 03:58 pm (UTC)
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I'd like to go in about two weeks, actually. How do Friday evenings work for you?
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From:solan_t
Date:May 31st, 2008 08:38 pm (UTC)
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That can work, but we would have a bored 10 year old with us.
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From:sherwood21
Date:June 3rd, 2008 12:51 am (UTC)
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Which is okay with me, or we might be able to get my cousin to babysit, if you'd like to let him hang out and play videogames at our house. :)
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From:solan_t
Date:June 3rd, 2008 01:33 am (UTC)
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He'd likely be perfectly happy with the videogames, it's true. ;)
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From:sherwood21
Date:June 7th, 2008 04:45 am (UTC)
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James said he might be willing to babysit - but next Friday is when Lilies War starts, and Lisi is going to be at that. I'd still like to go shopping though, if your schedule works out. :)
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From:solan_t
Date:June 7th, 2008 12:04 pm (UTC)
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Next Friday should work fine. It will have to be around 6 or later, if that's okay.
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From:sherwood21
Date:June 7th, 2008 04:38 pm (UTC)
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That works for me! Emailing you my phone number, and we can sort out details a little later in the week. :)
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From:clevermanka
Date:May 31st, 2008 12:56 pm (UTC)
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I hate clothes shopping so much.

Darling, this is why we sew.
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From:solan_t
Date:May 31st, 2008 01:51 pm (UTC)
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Very, very true, but I love knit tops for work and I just don't see me sewing those well.
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From:clevermanka
Date:May 31st, 2008 01:55 pm (UTC)
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With that lovely serger of yours, you should at least give it a try!
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From:silverfae
Date:May 31st, 2008 09:39 pm (UTC)
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If you'd like to pick out an audiobook from audible.com, I have an extra credit this month. I think I could burn it to a cd set for you.

Let me know what you'd like.
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From:solan_t
Date:June 3rd, 2008 01:34 am (UTC)
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Let me know what you'd like.


That's the hard part, isn't it?
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