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by Telynor
Tue April 7th, 2015, 7:56 pm
Forum: Travel
Topic: Sailing through the Baltic countries.
Replies: 5
Views: 3712

Sailing through the Baltic countries.

Well, my friends, it is that time of year again. (Time of life, actually) In May I will be away for a couple of weeks traveling through northern Europe. Right now, I am compiling lists of what I should see -- and to avoid. Ports of call include: Amsterdam, The Netherlands Warnemunde, Germany Tallinn...
by Telynor
Tue April 7th, 2015, 7:51 pm
Forum: Chat
Topic: What's it doing outside your window?
Replies: 1228
Views: 65432

Today is soggy outside. And chilly. At least, thank god, it is not snowing.
by Telynor
Mon December 22nd, 2014, 10:10 am
Forum: Chat
Topic: Catherine the Great's daughters
Replies: 8
Views: 3879

I knew about Anna Petrovna (legitimate, by any measure), but not that there was an illegitimate daughter. Catherine did have an illegitimate son, Alexei Bobrinsky, and who was smuggled out of the Winter Palace, wrapped in a beaver skin (hence the surname). This child Catherine did acknowledge. Perha...
by Telynor
Sun January 26th, 2014, 12:23 am
Forum: Chat
Topic: what the heck is 'pack drill?'
Replies: 9
Views: 743

For a particularly visceral look at the term, there's the Sean Connery film, The Hill, where he's on punishment detail, lugging things up and down a hill. In the desert (North Africa, I think), and it's brutally hot.
by Telynor
Sat February 23rd, 2013, 3:34 am
Forum: Movies, Television, Radio, and Music
Topic: What Movies Have You Seen Lately?
Replies: 3275
Views: 193463

Watching an old favourite of mine -- Gosford Park. Let's face it, I'm going through DA withdrawal, to be honest.
by Telynor
Fri February 22nd, 2013, 5:43 pm
Forum: Chat
Topic: Truly absurd book covers.
Replies: 11
Views: 1409

Truly absurd book covers.

I got this post in the latest newsletter from the Folio Society -- some of the most inane book covers ever.

http://causticcovercritic.blogspot.com. ... NjM0NDUyS0
by Telynor
Thu February 21st, 2013, 1:49 am
Forum: Movies, Television, Radio, and Music
Topic: What Movies Have You Seen Lately?
Replies: 3275
Views: 193463

Several films lately -- The ending of Downton Abbey (sob!), Love's Kitchen -- a very bad foodie film, and 1911, a Chinese film about the 1911 Xianbei Rebellion that toppled the Qing dynasty.
by Telynor
Thu December 13th, 2012, 7:01 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: What Are You Reading? December 2012
Replies: 113
Views: 5759

Bouncing between two books right now -- Mrs. Queen Takes the Train, and Ann Rule's new book, Fatal Friends and Deadly Neighbors.
by Telynor
Thu November 15th, 2012, 11:12 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: What Are You Reading? November 2012
Replies: 106
Views: 6724

Finished up with Captain Vorpatril's Alliance, and have now moved onto Palace Walk by Naguib Mahfouz.
by Telynor
Tue November 13th, 2012, 11:34 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: What Are You Reading? November 2012
Replies: 106
Views: 6724

Not HF today, but it's one that I've been looking forward to all year -- Captain Vorpatril's Alliance by Lois McMaster Bujold. About three-quarters of the way through, and having a grand time with it.

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