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Boozhoo nindinawemaganaag! Happy Candlemas/Imbolc/Brigid/Groundhog Day etc. depending on your tradition preferences! For the none-of-the-above types, happy Friday!

I hope the Boston authorities can see this, because I'm doing it as hard as I can. I have been alternately LMAO and OMSO (outraged my socks off) since the bomb scare the other day. The climate of fear the gub'mint has been fomenting for the last 6 years was made manifest and of course they're doing everything they can to put the blame elsewhere. I think we'll see more of this in the future, and it'll only result in more clampdowns on freedom of expression, movement and privacy. Berdovsky and Stevens should have all charges dropped (or at least reduced to illegal flyering and littering) and the City of Boston should eat the rest of its crow and get on with life.

My hubby will be back tonight, which is nice. It's weird not having him around. Tonight is [livejournal.com profile] feralbear's SCA farewell party, so I got a car reserved; it's out near the airport, which is convenient -- I can go out to the party and then when Ron's plane lands, I'll go pick him up and bring him back to the party. He is coming back with carry-ons only so he shouldn't get held up by Philly's notoriously bad baggage handling.

This weekend: not much going on, I think. Ron is planning to head up to NYC for a Saturday day-trip for a hobby-related thing, and I will probably clean our bathroom! I know -- Chris, don't overdo the fun, moderation in everything, blah blah blah -- but it would be good to head off the microbes before they take over. Sunday is the Super Bowl and the Liberty Bears' social so I will probably watch the game at the bar and then hang with da other bears.

Oh. I lemminged and started a bearciti.com account. In a stunning reversal of my usual MO, I'm on there as "Chimakwa". The site looks OK but the performance SERIOUSLY lacked last night. I eventually gave up after it refused to bring up the message box a fifteenth time. I was even using IE since it says it's not Firefox compatible; I was using IE6 but if that was the problem, well, they'll have to make IE7 not suck sweaty goat balls before I'd consider upgrading. Even hot bearflesh is not worth bending over for an unlubed MS upgrade. Also, in the rush for the exits, don't forget to check out the not-sucky performance of [livejournal.com profile] psifire's www.bearlix.com. I'm on there as Anglicub (in an not-stunning not-reversal of my usual MO.)

Oh! (part II!) I just got an email saying that one of my favorite bands that's not from the 80s and is still together (Roger Clyne and the Peacemakers) is putting out a new album in March. Woohoo! Their frontman was the frontman for 90's one-hit-wonders The Refreshments (well, two hits, if you count the theme to King of the Hill.) Here's a sample from an earlier album, that always cracks me up a little: Jack vs. Jose.

Later 'gators!
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A week has gone by with little to write, but I'm still kickin'.

We ("we" being [livejournal.com profile] bearon68, [livejournal.com profile] dreamingbear,[livejournal.com profile] chemicallcrow, [livejournal.com profile] phillyvixen, [livejournal.com profile] phillyfyre and I) went out for sushi last night with our friend Dave from Ontario (who is LJ-less as far as I know!) phillyvixen discovered the joy that is spicy temaki, and I ate just enough fish. I tried the eel and, while it's not as bad as the first time I tried it, I prefer the fishes over the sea-snakes. Aquatic creatures fear me yet!

This weekend I decided to punk out on the SCA event we were going to; I know that if I go I won't get my third and final paper written for class Monday, and that would be a huge blow to my grade. As it was, I got a B+ on last week's paper -- not because she didn't like it, but because I didn't rely enough on the readings she gave us in class. I'm a little annoyed at this; she never said we had to rely on those readings alone, and quite frankly, the readings we had last week weren't appropriate for the question I wanted to find out more about. I'm finishing up a bachelor's degree, not writing a freakin' third-grade book report, and if it's an A paper, give me an A. </rant> Anyway, Ron's going to Southern Region War Camp but I'll be home writing and then getting started on reading the four memoirs I have to read by the week after next. (Thank god next week is Movie Week and those memoirs are the only reading I'll have to do for class!)

Work: stressy. But fortunately I'm sensing some movement on my part towards getting the work done that I have looming over me. I've got two projects, both of which are creative projects, but I have been thoroughly uninspired and can't seem to get moving on them. I think I know what I'm doing now, though. I have requested four days off (Friday the 4th and the next Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday) to try to give myself a real mini-vacation; that weekend is the second Bears weekend up at the Woods campground, and we are going to see about going up Friday and coming back Tuesday, to get a little quiet time up there too.

OK, Illustrator beckons. Later gators!
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Well, today went better than we feared.  It was the annual "Something Fishy" event that our SCA subgroup puts on every year at historic Fort Mifflin out by the airport.  We weren't really looking forward to it; the weather looked like it was going to be miserable, I hadn't prepared for the class I'd said I would teach, Ron wasn't terribly excited about running a thrown weapons range at a site where non-SCA folks would be around (including kids who don't know what "HOLD!" means).

Read'st thou anon?... )

Now when I'm not writing on LJ I'm studying for my midterm on Tuesday.  I missed two lectures while we were in Chicago so I have catching up to do before the test!

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