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xiaotien
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Postby xiaotien » Sun February 8th, 2009, 1:15 am

miss marple, hurrah!

today, i framed two orchid paintings.
i always feel a sense of accomplishment when
that happens.

also, dessert tonight with a great editor friend!
SILVER PHOENIX : Beyond the Kingdom of Xia
greenwillow / harpercollins summer '09

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diamondlil
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Postby diamondlil » Mon February 9th, 2009, 7:46 pm

I picked up my car yesterday. Of course there is a bad side associated with that - it cost quite a bit to fix!
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MLE (Emily Cotton)
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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) » Mon February 9th, 2009, 9:15 pm

Actually best weekend -- the Renaissance Symposium is over, and it went very well. Besides teaching, I was able to attend some other presentations this year (last year they had me too heavily scheduled to do anything but my own classes) and picked up piles of facsinating stuff. Kind of a three-way tie between 'humoral medicine', 'instrumental music medieval to the renaissance' and 'the renaissance sailor'.

One of my best things -- all my sessions were packed, and on the last one, I got a hearty round of applause! Not a usual thing in these classes. the Symposium is designed for information exchange, but I always strive to entertain!

Now that it's over, I can collapse and slow down for a few days.

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LoveHistory
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Postby LoveHistory » Mon February 9th, 2009, 9:26 pm

Boys' intensive therapy starts on Thursday. Met most of the team this morning, and everyone is great!

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diamondlil
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Postby diamondlil » Tue February 10th, 2009, 8:22 am

Finding out that I have something in common with one of my work mates! We were very excited today!
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There are two ways of spreading light: to be the candle or the mirror that reflects it.



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diamondlil
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Postby diamondlil » Tue February 10th, 2009, 7:39 pm

Finally finished It!
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SonjaMarie
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Postby SonjaMarie » Tue February 10th, 2009, 7:40 pm

"diamondlil" wrote:Finally finished It!


Did it give you any nightmares?

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diamondlil
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Postby diamondlil » Tue February 10th, 2009, 7:43 pm

No. I didn't read it at night and most of the time I thought it was funny scary not scary scary.



***SPOILER***

To be honest I found it hard to read the last 100 pages over the last couple of days because I was reading about the destruction of this town by a supernatural force when all I need to do to see destruction is to look at the news.

In the end I liked it more than I thought I was going to when I was half way through.
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There are two ways of spreading light: to be the candle or the mirror that reflects it.



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xiaotien
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Postby xiaotien » Fri February 13th, 2009, 6:10 am

i got coldplay tix presale this morning!
they "sold out" in five minutes but i kept
trying and 40 minutes later, two great seats
opened up. i'm so happy, as i couldn't make their
last tour.

also--i painted a cute toad tonight

also--i saw venus before art class

also--i saw a giant moon after art class

i guess that's four things. whoops!
SILVER PHOENIX : Beyond the Kingdom of Xia

greenwillow / harpercollins summer '09



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pat
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Location: Adelaide, South Australia

Postby pat » Mon February 16th, 2009, 10:08 am

Might sound silly, but I am really enjoying my college course! Today we have had the Customer service component, the class is a nice group (todays is anyhow!) and the lecturer is a lovely woman! Really happy!
A good book and a good coffee, what more can anyone want? xx


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