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I just went to an Opera Benefit, and I am incredibly full. I had two glasses of wine, two cups of coffee, and two Tums. (Plus a yummy dinner.) I disguised myself as Susan Death. (Note: One of the wonderful things about being married to another Pratchett fan is being able to say, "This outfit pleases me. It is very Susan-y," and having him know precisely what you mean and say something like, "Yes, it is particularly Susan-y.") My outfit was divine. I looked like a Victorian schoolteacher/librarian who is perhaps not quite as conservative as she seems.

I will give the Coronet bulletin later, when my brain is working. For now, I give you this

IMPORTANT NEWS BULLETIN!
You all must come and see Pirates of Penzance at the Eugene Opera this year. The Opera will be doing three shows: December 29, 30, and 31. This will be awesome. The really cool part is--get this--you've all seen Disney's Beauty and the Beast, right? Remember the guy who played Gaston? *bounces up and down in excitement, then calms down because her stomach really doesn't like that right now* He's playing the freakin' PIRATE KING. Yes. Gaston is going to play the Pirate King in our town. HUZZAH!

That is all, for now...

PIRATES! SEE THE PIRATES! SINGING PIRATES! DANCING PIRATES! *thud*

*looks up somewhat woozily* Did I mention I had two glasses of wine?

Also, I need some sort of icon that indicates total and complete glee. Said icon should involve pirates in some way. I shall have to ponder that.
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If you get the reference in my journal title, you get a cookie.

I'm in a rather piratey mood at the moment. I expect that this is influenced by the fact that I read most of Pirattitude! this weekend. Good book. It's also partially factual, despite the authors' insistence that most of the information was pulled out of their heads while they were under the influence of barbeque ribs and beer.

School continues and is relatively uneventful. My Medieval Manuscripts teacher's condescending tones are beginning to get on my nerves. The class is not what I expected. I would drop it, but it's upper-division credits, and I need upper-division credits in order to graduate. I'll stick it out, but I don't have to like it.

This last weekend was actually fairly eventful. Jason came down on Friday night, and we all piled in the Jeeps and went out to Cottage Grove. The grey clouds threatened us all the way there, and it was mostly dark by the time we arrived. It was also raining. A lot. We managed to get the tent up, and then we were social for long enough to eat hot dogs (I dislike hot dogs, especially when I am cold and wet and there is no way to keep the buns, which are far too long for the hot dogs, from getting soaked). Then I went to bed. Alex and Jason stayed up for a little bit longer. I was very glad that I had worn layers, including my hooded Playstation sweatshirt, because that hooded sweatshirt saved me from freezing. It rained all night and most of the next day. Rain makes Jeeping fun, though, because it creates mud. We went up and down many hills and over many rocks. We got very, very wet and muddy. We also had to sit and wait a good deal because some people brought vehicles that were not set up for the rough terrain. Here's a good lesson to be learned from this kind of experience: "Four-Wheel Drive" and "Trail Rated" do not automatically guarantee that your vehicle will be able to climb a steep, muddy, rutted hill in the rain. These terms also do not mean that your vehicle can go off-road at all, especially when it is wet and muddy and there are big holes where you can get stuck. Also, Jeeps rock.

We got back late (again, due to many people getting stuck and/or broken), packed up the wet tent as quickly as possible during a convenient lightening of the downpour, packed up, and went home. We got home just in time for Alex to jump out of the Jeep, jump into the Subaru, and head out to get his mother from the airport. When he got back, we watched Starsky and Hutch. That's an hour and a half that I will never get back. The movie itself was rather amusing, but Ben Stiller and Owen Wilson are two actors who play the same roles no matter what movie they are in. It gets a bit annoying after a while. Oddly enough, Snoop Dogg (I think that's what he goes by now) was the funniest actor in the whole thing. He is also the skinniest man I have ever seen.

I am now fighting off a cold with the best weapon known to me: Spiced Cider with a Large Dollop of Captain Morgan's Spiced Rum. The vitamin C in the cider fights off the scurvy, and the rum makes me all warm and happy. Even if the drink doesn't cure my cold, it sure makes me feel better. Arrrrr.

Mia has decided that my typing offends her. Obviously, my fingers could be better employed in getting at that itchy spot just between her shoulderblades. I shall update further later...probably tomorrow.
elfie_chan: MY cup of tea! (Default)
Yarrrrrrrr! It be Talk Like a Pirate Day (in case ye hadn't noticed). Be sure to enjoy it, me hearties! I be going to the dump this day to clean out the bilges. Yeccchhh. A pirate's work never be done, arrr.

Sadly, it has come to me attention that me crew has better hats than I. This must be remedied at the earliest opportunity, yarr and other salty seadog exclamations. Aye.

I finished Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince last night. Let me just say this: I guessed right. I am mighty. *does a woogie dance of triumph* In other news, I'm looking forward to the next book, but I am not looking forward to the hype. Since the next book is the last, the hype is going to be horrific. I may have to go and hide in a cave for about six months beforehand.

I have many theories regarding the future events of Harry Potter's adventures:
It's Spoileriffic! )

All in all, I would say that this is probably the best-written Harry Potter book thus far. It's much, much better than Order of the Phoenix. I was highly impressed. I don't believe that J.K. Rowling is OMG THE BEST WRITER IN THE WORLD!!!!, but I still finished the book and felt quite satisfied. I can see why many fans wangsted, but I believe that their wangst was unnecessary and a result of the mistaken belief that authors should do everything that their fans say they should. Everything that happened was, in my opinion, necessary to the story. Harry's growing up, and so are his friends. Nothing lasts forever. I love how the characters are changing and growing as the story progresses. It makes things more interesting.

That's pretty much what I have to say about that. Now, it's time to fold clothes. In a piratey way, of course. Arrrrr...

EDIT: ARRRRR!



My pirate name is:


Dread Pirate Read



Like the famous Dread Pirate Roberts, you have a keen head for how to make a profit. Even through many pirates have a reputation for not being the brightest souls on earth, you defy the sterotypes. You've got taste and education. Arr!

Get your own pirate name from fidius.org.


That be me, all right. YARRRRR!

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