15 December 2009
24 October 2009
Def: A beggar.
Mendicant is one of my favorite words. When I was a boy, my father would meticulously record expenses. One day, looking at his notes, I saw "gift to mendicant" and asked what that meant. He explained and I remember thinking how nice it was that he had given money to someone in need. Only later did I learn that "gift to mendicant" was his code phrase for my allowance!
and i found this one very interesting:
Def: Something cheap and showy, of little use.
The old song De Blue Tail Fly comes to mind. There has been much debate over the meaning of "Jimmy Crack Corn". To note, in the original version the lyrics read "Jim crack corn". "Jim crack" has traditionally been used in reference to shoddily built items. Additionally, "corn" is considered an American euphemism for "corn whiskey". Other possibilities include:"Gimcrack corn" cheap corn whiskey; That it refers to "cracking" open a jug of corn whiskey;
anywho, words: i like them
08 April 2009
30 March 2009
For Those Who Fight the Flooding
Chorus: My heart, it builds the longship
We know the water's faces best
10 March 2009
monday, march 2, 2009:
i was not feeling so well. i think i was coming down with a cold - the boss kept looking at me and telling me to go home and go to bed. i didn't want to give in to that evil virus, so i fought it off as best as i could.
tuesday, march 3, 2009:
yup, had a cold - and it kinda won. didn't drive to the fort for a half-day of work like i thought i would. instead, slept and drank fluids as my voice started to trickle away. i think i had a fever, but was afraid to confirm, so i didn't bust out the thermometer.
i was on a quest. i was going to see not only my little sister, mother, one of the adopted sisters and some of my friends at home, but also one of the most awesome bands. ever. i was headed to see Gaelic Storm. that's right. two nights in a row.
i left the frigid north and ventured down to meet up for supper at little italy's, first making a stop in h2otown for the thing that saved my life: tylenol severe cold and sore throat blue liquid miracle drug. after i finally got out of walmart and took a swig, i felt almost 100% human again, and continued the drive. i met up with kaia and aethelflaed in sf and continued home. we picked up my mom & dad, went to town for dinner (the chicken fettuchini alfredo was delicious!) with doom and hagan. doom gave me the hat she made for me: it's awesome!
after dinner, we dropped dad back at home and headed to akron for the first concert. it was at the old opera house, and i had a blast! this was my first GS concert, and i can't even tell you how excited i was. the band was awesome - they put on a really good show, and really get the crowd involved (though i think the opera house crowd was a bit different from their usual - more sitters than dancers etc..). i know i had a great time, and i'm glad that my mom got to come along. here's a photo of two of us crazy fan girls, my mom, and some random passers-by in front of ye olde opera house:
after spending the night at mom & dad's we headed into town and visited with doom, hagan and doris at the u before we had lunch with tom at whimp's. two hours of lunch and chat with tom, we headed to omaha; the scene of the next concert.
28 February 2009
here's the cover for my first album: what kind of music do you think i sing? or am i just in the band? what do i play?
- Go to "wikipedia." Hit “random”or click http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Special:Random The first random wikipedia article you get is the name of your band.
- Go to "Random quotations"or click http://www.quotationspage.com/random.php3 The last four or five words of the very last quote of the page is the title of your first album.
- Go to flickr and click on “explore the last seven days”or click http://www.flickr.com/explore/interesting/7days Third picture, no matter what it is, will be your album cover.
- Use photoshop or similar to put it all together (You can use picnik http://www.picnik.com/app#/home/welcome , it's free and easy to use).
27 February 2009
so, i've have these for quite some time, and i know you're all dying to see them, so here they are. i LOVE them! the are sooooooo warm, and not too thick or crazy or anything! thank you alpaca wacka for knitting them, and big sister for dyeing the yarn!
here is the requisite "blog modeling photo (the only good one):"
27 January 2009
if the video isn't showing up, here's the link: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VT5MFdAB7fI
Um, I am amazed! I love Neil Gaiman and all of his books, and the books of his that I have seen in movie form as well (aka Stardust), and am really excited to see Coraline, so i went to the website, which is really fun to play around at, and I found this. Enjoy!
and here's the pattern for the sweater: http://www.coraline.com/images/sweater_pattern.pdf
17 January 2009
Your result for The Princess Bride trivia Test...
Inconceivable! You scored ###!
Thank you. Its people like you that give me hope for humanity.
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