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post #21 of 549
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Originally Posted by Maiasaura View Post
When my ds complains like that, I pull out the same tired old brain-dead phrases..."I guess it's time to get rid of all the toys and books in your room, then, to make room for more", or, "I can give you a big list; I've got plenty of chores that need to be done" He sure comes up quickly with things to do!
Yeah, I've tried that many times. All he does is whine and complain.
post #22 of 549
Anyone ever hear of this neopagan underground temple complex in Italy? The tapping guy posted this link on facebook:

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/arti...eccentric.html

Here are some more images and info:

http://www.thetemples.org/

I am happy to realize that so much spiritual creativity abounds in the world. I mean, I already knew that it did, but, wow
post #23 of 549
Hey nonny happy Imbolc week!

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Of the group I'm the only female of course and the only female character (and as a gnome, by far the smallest character). I'm still trying to figure out why the immediate solution to things always seems to be "strip the gnome and throw her in the middle as a distraction!"
Have you seen The Gamers Dorkness Rising? It's a fantastic farce about gaming... and most of the "extras" are actually big names in the gaming industry. Netflix has it and we watched it a week or so ago. It's a lark!

Rosencrantz & Guildenstern Are Dead- a play by Tom Stoppard that was adapted for film (by Stoppard). It's in my top three movies of all times list. It's basically what Rosencrantz and Guildenstern do while not "on stage" during Hamlet (they're Hamlet's driends, brought in to see what is wrong with him... Hamlet has them killed and the classic play ends with the line "Rosencrantz and Guildenstern are dead" by Fortinbras). The only Elizabethan english happens when characters from Hamlet are sharing the stage, otherwise R and G speak modern english. And really, it's a blast if you're into brainy/referential/play within play within play/absurdist silliness. My brother and I memorized the screen play and would re-enact the movie over and over and over.

Yes. We were geeklettes. And it's a VERY quotable script. With yummy actors to watch. I should stick it on my netflix queue.

The love/blood/rhetoric comment came from the Player (Richard Dreyfuss) who is describing the types of plays his troupe performs:

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We're more of the love, blood, and rhetoric school. Well, we can do you blood and love without the rhetoric, and we can do you blood and rhetoric without the love, and we can do you all three concurrent or consecutive. But we can't give you love and rhetoric without the blood. Blood is compulsory. They're all blood, you see.
Hmmmm.... there were other things I wanted to remember. Errrr... yoicks for white knuckle drives! Yay for avoidance of radioactive rooms! Welcome Shadowlady! We're having cheese/rice balls and a cream of corn soup for Imbolc dinner tomorrow along with a baked custard (which takes TWO DAYS to make! go me!). It's going to be calorie dense but yummy. I used to do soda bread with fresh butter but the gfree versions I've made just don't taste the same so better to start a new tradition I think.

Feb 13 is our anniversary... we eloped 11 years ago! We thought a friday the 13th anniversary would be fun, the restaurants have their lover menus but no crowds, and if one of us forgets there is always a V-day do over!
post #24 of 549
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Originally Posted by Aubergine68 View Post
Anyone ever hear of this neopagan underground temple complex in Italy? The tapping guy posted this link on facebook:

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/arti...eccentric.html

Here are some more images and info:

http://www.thetemples.org/

I am happy to realize that so much spiritual creativity abounds in the world. I mean, I already knew that it did, but, wow
omg wow. I've never seen such beauty all in one place! Thanks for the link
post #25 of 549
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Have you seen The Gamers Dorkness Rising? It's a fantastic farce about gaming... and most of the "extras" are actually big names in the gaming industry. Netflix has it and we watched it a week or so ago. It's a lark!

Rosencrantz & Guildenstern Are Dead- a play by Tom Stoppard that was adapted for film (by Stoppard). It's in my top three movies of all times list.
Awesome! I have two new movies in my Netflix instant queue.
post #26 of 549
oh, gracious. so much to catch up on...

r&g: ahhhh. happy memories. we used to play the q game. miss that! (my mind is no longer quite so... agile... )

aub: hugs, first of all, about your aunt. i'm so sorry. second-- oh, opening new dangerous time spenders for me! i'll check out that link, thanks!

aeress: hugs and vibes to your uncle! hope his recovery is fast and complete.

maia: vibes sent to M, and hugs for you! this has probably been discussed, but would he do a TM? thinking of you both. xoxo

clay: ouch! ouch! ouch! & thank goodness t's safe!!! & yay etsy! i cant wait to see!

house: it's splendid. more splendiferous that i would have thought possible. i didnt manage to get the seeds tossed out... was too busy chatting with the owner about the plants! fingers crossed the $$ works out.

month o' love: added a new "thing"... a daily schedule of love... things i love to do in the morning, things i love to do mid-day, things i love to do in the evening... and trying to do them, with love, each day!

celebrating-- we got some beautiful potatoes from the farmer's market... they'll get roasted and tossed with some local butter and local wine will be imbibed... celebrating a closer relationship between the place where seeds are planted and food is consumed. ahhhh.

hugs and vibes and kisses to all!!!
post #27 of 549
FullofGrace- enjoy! I feel like Dorkness Rising lasted maybe 20 minutes too long, but when it hit it REALLY hit. DH and I were literally laughing so hard we snarfed a few times. One thing to keep in mind is that this is a sequel... and according to the director it actually has a bigger budget and better production values that the first film! It was wonderfully silly, and the "newbie gamer" (the only woman in the store) rocked. I know these people in real life (well, not the actors, but the characters) so it was a lot of fun.

And Ros&Guil... it's the movie I'd take into exile because it is just so jam packed with silliness and wit that even after years of regular viewing you'd find something to talk about. Like the game of questions (part of the film)...you have to ask questions, and then answer those questions with more questions. No statements, repetition, rhetoric, non sequiters allowed. My brother and I would play this for days. In the movie they "play" this on an indoor tennis court with the two characters running back and forth to "volley" their questions. Mmmmm.... it's on my netflix now so thank you Maia for bringing it back to mind. I've been bugging DH all night with long winded quotations. You're all lucky you're not within earshot!

Oh, and the rice/cheese balls are basically these. When I was little we called them "telephone wires"... they use a lot of cheese and oil and kind of look like eggs or seeds, so they seemed like a fun option for Imbolc. We don't have the wiggle room but our grocery store carries sheep cheese and maybe next year we'll do that.

One of my resolutions for 2010 was to do more scratch cooking and it's actually kind of fun trying to come up with big, hearty, filling meals that appeal to the whole family using limited resources. It sort of makes the whole thing feel less like cooking and more like.... oh... survival of the fitest or something.
post #28 of 549
Evening mamas

Clay and anyone else who uses Netflix, is it worth it? Right now I am buying my movies used, buy 2 get 2. I always see ads for Netflix, but don't know anyone who uses it. Do you need a CC. I have one just DH likes to pay for things, no debt??
post #29 of 549
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Feeling the love today? I am. For some reason it seems to be in the air for me.

I have never started the monthly thread before. It tickles. .
Hehe I used to sneak on & post it on MY 1st for fun.. since I'm a day ahead hehehe.

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Happy February First!!!

01022010 neat!
That's major cool .. and I'm a total geek

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Amanda, I must apologize. I was reading the last of the January thread and read your menu, and when I read "God Balls" my mind slid straight back to a teenager and I couldn't contain a giggle. In my defense I'm tired and sick and well, honestly, there is no defense!
No defense needed I dont' think.. I am sure several of us did that I know I did LOL. Sorry, not munching on any Gods balls

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Yeah, I've tried that many times. All he does is whine and complain.
Such is the nature of kids. Lucas does the I'm bored thing all the time... ESPECIALLY when he cannot have wii, computer of tv. He has become very lazy about entertaining himself. WHen he pulls that on me I give him a list of possibles (read a book, drag out art stuff & see what he can create, go OUTSIDE) and leave it up to him to pick one and follow through. I tell him I do schoolwork with him, bake & cook with him, and make all his food, clean the places he plays etc.. that after that I'm pretty sure he can manage playing without my direction!

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Anyone ever hear of this neopagan underground temple complex in Italy? The tapping guy posted this link on facebook:
I have, isn't it gorgeous! I'd love to see a map of how far they spread!

Ok.. I sorta forgot to his submit LOL
post #30 of 549
Clay, WOW! It's all so beautiful. I could very easily go broke. I don't think you are going to have any trouble selling anything. Really fantastic I would be buying one myself right now if I wasn't saving for a car and insurance for the kids! Maybe one day
post #31 of 549
I'm doing for an Imbolc fortnight. So many yummy Imbolc-type foods that I can't squeeze them all into one week. Might as well include the new moon into the celebrations. It is really feeling like spring here!

redveg - we love netflix here. we do the 1 movie at a time plan ($10 per month?) but that includes a bunch of "instant play" - which works if you're not using dialup. dh... well.... uses his own magick and gets them on our media server and we view later. I watched "The Good Witch" the other day while dh and ds were in the basement. we don't have cable so this is our way of being couch potatoes.

Autumn Breeze: ahem. did you forget about your blog? ahem.

I surf crafty websites and started feeling panicked this morning - the "I should be doing that" sort of panicky feeling. but then i remembered how much i really don't like the whole Valentine's Day thing and i shouldn't do what i am not really in tune with. no more panic!
post #32 of 549
Awwwww.... thanks!

netflix- well, it's worth it to us, but it may not work for others. Due to the remote/wooded nature of our homestead, we are tv free. And streaming video doesn't workj due to the type of internet available. So dvds are kind of "it". We sometimes buy episodes of shows off amazon unboxed, but for the most part netflix is our tv/movie supplier. Also, the girls have odd quirks when it comes to what is or is not "ok"... for example, dd2 is 100% terrified of Wall-e. But loves Cars. So we use netflix to preview movies we might buy in the future. It lets us try out a film without any real penality/ We have a three dvd plan so there is always something to watch... right now we have Night at the Museum II, the newest Star trek, and Primer (a time travel/dark movie) that Mike had heard about. Often I'll just go through one of those "best/worst/silliest" movies of X and we'll watch everything on the list. I certainly wouldn't do that if we had to "keep" the movies, but since we're returning them it's a bit easier. And our local library has been flat broke for many years now.... they don't have the budget to buy new media, so the only dvds you can get there are NOVA specials or BBC costume dramas from the 80s. Not that there is anything wrong with NOVA or the BBC.

I guess it depends on what your options are. We have had netflix off and on since it began... when we have cable or a satellite system we cancel netflix but when we're cut off from general media we always go back. Netflix does offer tv shows and streaming play as part of their packages so I do know people who have choosen netflix instead of tivo. But I think local options are the key factor.

Ok... dh and I just had a talk about "maybe we want a 4th babe". Ack! Nothing definate (and I'm still LAM), but I remember having these sorts of "gee...what do you think we'd do if we had a third?" type conversations before Tor's "accidental" conception. And we just had a "gee... what would happen if we had a fourth?" conversation. Any suggestions on how to find clarity on this topic within a pagan framework? I'm not in the "open to life" camp, and I'm not in the ZPG camp. But where does that leave me in terms of guidance on family planning?
post #33 of 549

Feeling the love

February started on a great note for me...
I got two "presents" in the mail. They were prizes from a raffle and a contest that I won, but it sure was nice seeing something besides bills and tax documents in the mail!

I think this marks a great start to a celebratory week!
post #34 of 549
I am going for an Imbolc Week too! Love all the yummy food.
post #35 of 549
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Autumn Breeze: ahem. did you forget about your blog? ahem.!

Yes and No! lol. I have lots to put up. Hopefully after all I did today I can make a post or two tomorrow.

And for those laughing at "god balls" yeah, dh and I got a chuckle out of it too. I mean...can we leave that out? call them what the are. Are they cake, fruit, what?! lol

I still haven't come up with anything.
post #36 of 549
YIPPEE! My insurance is gonna cover most of the meds for the fertility stuff!!
post #37 of 549
Happy February everyone!
post #38 of 549
Yay Heather! I'm happy for you!

Braided Brigit Bread is a success! I'm so going to make this recipe again but will skip the braid and make loafs. This bread will make wonderful sandwiches!!!

My improvised meatball's and cabbage soup was delicious too! (maybe I could have called it god balls soup? )

Today is Crepe Day! I might make buckweat crepes for lunch. And tonight is Stuffed Crepes then Sweet Crepes and/or Pancakes.
post #39 of 549
Have to go somewhere humiliating this morning. It's a monthly thing and although I don't like it, I need to go. Bah.

After that, I'm going to see if I can exchange a language dvd I bought. I bought two in the series and they are too mature for ds. The receipt says they won't even exchange after 2 weeks but I'm going to try anyway. While we are there, we will stay for story time.

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YIPPEE! My insurance is gonna cover most of the meds for the fertility stuff!!
That's fabulous, Heather!
post #40 of 549
Uncle update- He is home and recovering. Time and therapy will tell how much movement he gets back to the elbow but he is very hopeful and happy to be home.

Gun- That is good news!!

Clay-such pretties!

Aweyn- sending get the house vibes!

Maia- thinking of you and how you have had more storms than us and we are in the area people remember for their blizzards.

Happy Imbolc! The girls are going to a friends for a playdate and so I think I will take advantage of that and made bread and soup.
We are planning to have a more formal celebration of Friday when everyone is home. We will make our candles today though
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