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Location: Vancouver, CA

Postby Lauryn » Fri November 26th, 2010, 2:28 am

Happy Thanksgiving to those who celebrate it today (a month late ;) )

The best thing today was getting kicked out of the office to go home early by the most elegantly curmudgeonly man I have ever known, who insisted that my 45-minute commute wasn't going to improve with age. (It was snowing pretty heavily at the time, and Vancouverites are NOT known for their level heads on snowy roads. Most of us emigrated from more tropical climes.)
Even the mighty oak was once just a nut that held its ground.

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Location: Charlotte, North Carolina

Postby wendy » Thu December 2nd, 2010, 2:55 pm

My missing cat returned. I have got what I wanted for Christmas! Thanks Santa.

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Location: Vashon, WA

Postby SonjaMarie » Thu December 2nd, 2010, 6:00 pm

"wendy" wrote:My missing cat returned. I have got what I wanted for Christmas! Thanks Santa.

Whoo hoo! Great to hear!

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Location: London, UK

Postby sweetpotatoboy » Fri December 3rd, 2010, 1:52 pm

Probably won't be online much for a few days. We're having an extended Golden Wedding celebration for my parents. All the family's over in London for a weekend together, then a big party for all their friends on Sunday lunchtime, then we've hired a large country house in the middle of nowhere for the extended family for three nights. Not quite the weather for long country walks but it will still be very nice.

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Location: Brooklyn, NY

Postby fljustice » Fri December 3rd, 2010, 4:33 pm

[QUOTE=sweetpotatoboy;75279We're having an extended Golden Wedding celebration for my parents.[/QUOTE]

How wonderful to make it to 50 years. Congratulations to your parents!
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MLE (Emily Cotton)
Interest in HF: started in childhood with the classics, which, IMHO are HF even if they were contemporary when written.
Favorite HF book: Prince of Foxes, by Samuel Shellabarger
Preferred HF: Currently prefer 1600 and earlier, but I'll read anything that keeps me turning the page.
Location: California Bay Area

Postby MLE (Emily Cotton) » Sun December 12th, 2010, 3:47 pm

We had a caroling party last night and on the spur of the moment went to see the biggest light display in town. (might be the biggest in California, it's that huge.) Anyway, there was a long, wide line, and our voices were all warmed up, so we started singing just to entertain ourselves, and it ended up with the whole line -- over a hundred people -- spontaneously going through about half an hour of carols. It was great!

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Favorite HF book: Welsh Princes trilogy
Preferred HF: The Middle Ages (England), New Kingdom Egypt, Medieval France
Location: Temple of Isis

Postby Nefret » Sun December 12th, 2010, 4:13 pm


Visited historical buildings in a lovely coastal town. :D
Into battle we ride with Gods by our side
We are strong and not afraid to die
We have an urge to kill and our lust for blood has to be fulfilled
WE´LL FIGHT TILL THE END! And send our enemies straight to Hell!
- "Into Battle"

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Location: Maryland

Postby princess garnet » Mon December 13th, 2010, 12:59 am

Worked my last Sunday for the calendar year

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Currently reading: "The Black Friar" by S G MacLean & "Little Women" by Louisa May Alcott
Preferred HF: Plantagenets, Victorian, crime
Location: Essex/London

Postby Madeleine » Mon December 13th, 2010, 10:51 am

Visited Strawberry Hill, home of Horace Walpole - politician and writer, best known (probably) for writing "The Castle of Otranto" (considered the first Gothic novel) - it's still under restoration but some of the rooms have been papered and decorated very ornately, gorgeous colours and spectacular ceilings, so it's still very much a WIP; nice cafe too!
Currently reading "The Black Friar" by S G MacLean, "Little Women" by Louisa May Alcott & "The Seagull" by Ann Cleeves

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Location: California

Postby Michy » Wed December 15th, 2010, 4:55 pm

On my way home from work last night I discovered a wonderful little candy shop. I've driven by the sign a million times, but for some reason last night it caught my attention and I decided to find the shop and check it out....

It's part gourmet chocolate shop, part old-time candy shop (remember Idaho Spuds?), part gelato shop. Before I got out the door I had spent $20 on candy! :eek:

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