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July 12th, 2006

02:37 pm - Wonka's Night Out and CONvergence
Y'all, we had an amazing time! Thank you, thank you to everyone that stopped by to see us (even if I pressed them into working - sorry, sil!) We'll definitely be back next year.

I took over 80 pictures this weekend, so if you really want to see them all, they're at Wonka's Night Out 2006. That's an awful lot of traffic for a Geocities site to handle, so if it's down when you try to look at it, just check back again after the hour.

Here's a few of my favorites, though.

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February 6th, 2006

07:23 am - Thanks
Thank you, everyone, that urged me to go back to Supercon this year (lookin' at you, arthos). I had a wonderful time, and I really felt like you all welcomed me back with open arms. Thank you, everyone, that told me (over and over again!) that I was being silly to think that you would hate me because of the divorce. I had a great, great weekend.

(And what pictures I took are over on my blog - arianrose.blogspot.com)

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January 12th, 2006

10:02 am - Wow
Wow ... 6 months.


Any road, I'm still alive, if anyone else is still around. I'm just not using LJ anymore. I can't access LJ at work, but I can access Blogger. So if any of you feel the pressing urge to keep up with my life (knitting, school, work. That's about it.) you can find me at my new home:


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June 15th, 2005

11:11 am - Land of the Jobless no more!
Yay! Okay, okay. I need to back up...

*begin flashback*
A week ago I decided I just couldn't handle my job anymore, and quit. Yeah, without notice. The company sucks, and I only have a teeny amount of guilt to deal with about it. I called up Apple One, which is a temp agency that I'd registered with, but never actually worked for. They talked to me about a number of things.

*back to present*
That phone call? That was Apple One. :) Calling me with an offer from the place I interviewed with, starting Monday. So. A little over a week from initial looking to interview to offer. I like this agency.

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June 4th, 2005

(That was an excited screech.)

Book 11 of Wheel of Time, "Knife of Dreams" will be released October 11. That's in theory, of course, because Tor's release dates on WoT consistantly suck, but, but...

Book 11!!! And the prologue is already available in the paperback copy of "New Spring." I have the hardcover...do I buy the paperback just to read it?

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May 29th, 2005

07:21 am - Almost...
I'm almost, almost ready to start the Circe novel. Finally. I only have a tiny bit more research to do on Ramses II, and then I'm ready...

Or not. I know the entire middle part. I could write that right now. I know the ending, which is an essential thing for me before I begin. I don't have a title, which is a bit worrisome, since I've always been able to come up with titles before. I'm thinking "Daughter of the Waves" right now, since Circe is the daughter of Helios and Perseis (a sea-nymph), but I'm not completely wedded to the idea.

And I have no idea how to begin. Well, that's not strictly true. This is what it says in my loose outline:
1 - Aeetes finds Circe playing with poisonous plants (again), asks Perseis what to do with Circe, but receives no answers. Takes Circe to the temple of Artemis. Circe enters service, takes vow of chastity.

But I have no idea how to actually write that part. And, truth be told, I'm not too thrilled about it. I want to get to the interesting bits, like the Exodus from Egypt, and the Odyssey. *sigh*

And Amy's going to want a chapter or two to read on Wednesday...

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06:45 am - Oh my god. I'm....cool?
Great article at City Pages about feminism and knitting. While I'm not exactly a huge feminist, I really enjoyed what it had to say about reclaiming the ability to be female - and feminine - without shame.

"There's guilt and conflict inherent in being a modern girl--how does one attain gender equality without devaluing the skills our mothers and grandmothers cultivated? If being successful means devoting oneself solely to "man's work," then what does that say about women?"

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May 27th, 2005

04:36 pm - FO: "The Force" Socks
You know that one lonely sock I knit? It's officially a pair now. Yay!

EWT calls them "The Force" socks, because I have a light side and a dark side. I learned my lesson about not checking dye lots before I start a project.

They were fun to make, though, and I've already started on another pair of socks. I think I'm addicted...
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Current Mood: accomplishedaccomplished

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May 21st, 2005

05:46 am - Books 29 - 35
So. Part 2 of my recent reading list.

29. Coyote Blue - Christopher Moore
30. Lamb: The Gospel According to Biff, Christ's Childhood Pal
31. The Stupidest Angel - Christopher Moore
32. Banewreaker - Jaqueline Carey
33. Star Wars: The Phantom Menace - Terry Brooks
34. Star Wars: Attack of the Clones - R. A. Salvatore
35. The Princess Bride - William Golman
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04:32 am - Books 22-28
I got a little behind, so this is the first of two entries that I'll be making. I've been reading, but I haven't been logging. :)

22. Dark Prince - Christine Feehan
23. Bloodsucking Fiends: A Love Story - Christopher Moore
24. The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy - Douglas Adams
25. The Restaurant at the End of the Universe - Douglas Adams (re-read)
26. Master of the Moon - Angela Knight
27. The Lust Lizard of Melancholy Cove - Christopher Moore
28. Star Wars: Labyrinth of Evil - James Luceno

That's enough for this post.
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