I need to spend a few more hours grinding out some pixel candy to buy a pixel ghost cat for my kid. -_-
(Spouse keeps griping that I'm not advertising stuff enough -- especially that Crucible is out. 'Cept I dunno where I'd ask to see if they'd care to review it, y'know? O:p )
All I know is money means coffee. And sweets.
( INwatch+Bookwatch )
( Dragons under fold )
There’s no formal officiant. Instead, this is an opportunity for her family and friends to get up and share our memories of Velma. We’re still working on the details of the planning. If you know you’ll want to get up and speak, please tell Vicki, by email at firstname.lastname@example.org. Or if you just want to be with people, please let Vicki know you’re likely to attend so we can get a head-count for food and drink.
Washington Hall is in the Central District, at 153 14th Ave Seattle, WA 98122. We will be in the Lodge Room. The space is wheelchair-accessible and easily accessible by mass transit; there is also a parking lot. We have the room from 1:00 p.m. until 5:00 p.m., including set-up and clean-up time; if you want to come early and help with set-up, please let Vicki know.
RSVPs to Vicki at email@example.com please; I’m trying to reduce the burden on Scraps.
Please pass the word to people who you think should know about this.
There will also be a memorial in New York City, on November 18. Here's information about that: http://elisem.livejournal.com/1896533.h
Do I love the Web?
For twenty-five years I've lived with it
Fought with it, yelled at it
Twenty-five years I'm in this biz
If that's not love, what is?
This terrible video remix idea brought to you from the realization that every time someone asks me what my languages are and I respond "Perl and Python" I get earwormed by Nicki Minaj:
Perl and Python
I'm angry but I still love you
I grew up in a place that had very few Hispanic people but a really strong French Catholic population, so the first time a Hispanic friend ranted about white people celebrating Dia de los Muertos I was really confused until I realized that in the wider world of white people it is not actually common to be the kind of person who skips Mass on Christmas and Easter but goes to church two or three days in a row for Allsaints' and Allsouls'.
What can I say? It happened in my home parish. And tonight I'm pulling my candles out.
my hands and back! It also tidily explains why my SI joint constantly
dislocates, and some of the funky skin issues I have.
The bad: the working theory is psoriatic arthritis.
The odd: I exhibit almost all of the symptoms... But my blood tests don't
The hopeful: I have an appointment with a rheumatologist scheduled.
The freaking awesome: my rheumatologist's surname is Erskine. I look
forward to getting the super serum, and to my new Dorito-shaped torso.
4:40pm: Buzz Lightyear, A Jedi?, and Katniss Everdeen. I'm a soft touch, Katniss wanted the variety of candy I hadn't opened yet...bottom line: I will not be returning anything.
4:52pm: Jason Voorhees, and two others too bundled up to discern.
4:58pm: A princess and a monster.
5:14pm: A monster, a princess, and three parkas.
Ice pellets are coming down again.
5:26pm: A panda with an 8-bit sword, a pirate girl, Superman, a princess in a parka, and a couple more "in a parka" costumes I couldn't identify. Maybe 6-7 total.
5:37pm Two Green Army men, a scarecrow, The Punisher, and several others. They seem to be coming in packs, huddled together for warmth. "Kingsize! WOW! Thanks!"
5:41pm: Jack Skellington, A Ninja Turtle, A little girl in medical garb that I am choosing to label a doctor, and a few more in parkas too thick to see their costumes. Mom was very strict that they all observe the forms: no candy before they said "Trick Or Treat!" and you better say thank you.
The light is gloaming now.
5:45pm: A Ninja Turtle. He was too short to reach the bell and I almost didn't hear his tiny bemittened knock...
5:48pm: SO Many! Two groups following each other. Two Power Rangers, gory makeup, a princess, a little girl in a skirt with a hoop so it stood out.
5:52pm: Mad Hatter, Violet Beauregarde! (inflated blue suit! Blue facepaint! She really was almost spherical; her friend was carrying her bag), Dia De Los Muertos Sugar Skull, and one more I didn't catch.
5:54pm: Princess Tiana.
6:05pm: A Christmas Present, a cat mask, two more. And they instantly noticed that the candy is full size, with many amazed thank yous.
6:09pm: A Man In Black and some sort of agent with mirrored sunglasses and a cardkey badge with some sort of government insignia, on a lanyard.
6:20pm: Some sort of tiny superhero in a giant thick parka.
6:42pm: A Ninja.
7:12pm: A green witch. She was clearly having a bad night, with tears in her eyes. She got two bars.
And that's time. Two boxes of 36 bars, 16 left. 55 kids.
If you're interested, I think these are:
champerty = paying costs of a civil action you have nothing to do with as an investment in order to get some of the money if you win
barratry = stirring up quarrels in court
common scold = disturber of the peace (apparently only for women)
praemunire = sending tax money to the Pope, or submitting to his jurisdiction in civil matters (yes, this was made illegal in 1392)
embracery = bribing jurors.