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So there are a bunch set to White and Nerdy, some to the Proclaimers' 500 Miles, but no one has done one with the Doctor, Rose, and Mickey to the Saw Doctors' Chips. If I had any vidding skills, I would try it myself. "So I'm left standing out in the cold/wondering where all them couples are going/My only companion on the way home/Is just a big bag of chips and a burger to go."
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So what is the best iPad app to use if I want to transfer writing over to Scrivener?
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Notes to self for next Rhinebeck:

1) bring all the thermal silk underwear
2) more cash and more tote bags
3) park and enter at Mulberry Street lot
4) if camping next time, make sure I have
A)two pair of handknit socks for both nights and one pair each to wear and show off during the day
B) fleece or flannel sleepwear
C) the Minnesota winter-weight red hat and red&black biking gloves
5) bring the red alpaca sweater that I bought at Rhinebeck 2015 (lace weight and really warm and good looking)
6) a shopping list of:
A) yarn to look out for with respect to my pattern library & Ravelry queue
B) vendors I really want to see (spreadsheet this)
7) no free wifi at fairgrounds
8) my bite guard!!!!
9) smaller purse or just a wallet

What was successful:
1) my local yarn shop bag
2) two small shawls and one larger for under coat
3) sending non-knitting spouse biking out on the local rail-trails on Saturday
4) wifi at campground
5) breakfast at campground
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In heaven there is a bar where the cyclists hang out. Simpson, Casartelli, Pantani, Taylor, Moss, Sanders, and Lapize were sitting around one night in July arguing about bike racing...


Moss and Sanders:
http://bicyclecorps.blogspot.com
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Just got done reading The Black Count by Tom Reiss. The plot bunny it turned up is "what if Thomas-Alexandre Dumas had managed to get assigned to the Peninsular War in Spain as a general/commanding officer?" Like I know enough about the Napoleonic Era to actually find the right turning point for the AU....
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So I'm trying to track down a story which I remember from an anthology which I think was published in the late 1960s or early 1970s. The theme/plot was that somebody invented "combat football" as an alternative to the NFL. The teams wound up being based on racial/ethnic/political stereotypes directly, and the games wound up becoming "watch in person at your own risk." Im not entirely sure if the theme of the anthology was combat/war or not. I'd really like to show it to my spouse if it's out in digital form somewhere...
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Jean Johnson's SF series Theirs Not to Reason Why -- checked out book 2 from the library, then proceeded to immediately buy all 4 in e-book version after I finished the library book. Hit the sweet spot for MilSF that I was craving. Love, love, the heroine (Ia). Now happily awaiting Book 5.

Linda Przybyszewski -- The Lost Art of Dress. Makes me a) want to learn how to sew b) make every fashion designer on this planet read it and apply the lessons c) go out and buy myself some sharp-looking cotton gloves d) knit myself a suit e) got out and get some sharp-looking hats f) go polish all of my shoes g) go through all of my knitting patterns to search for collar accessories. I love the idea of aging into autumnal majesty.
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I am really, really looking forward to regrowing my chipped front tooth as well as the cavities and the crown....
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So my *mumble*th college reunion is past, and not only did I run into Disliked Freshman Year Roommate right as I came into the dorm to register, several of my fellow majors were on campus that weekend. Spouse and I are partially convinced now that one of my fellow majors is in Opus Dei....

And after all my planning/plotting, the sole picture I have of myself with Idiot ROTC Fellow Major and Big Smart Ox Fellow Major has me in decidedly informal attire. Ah well. Next reunion. At least they saw me in the devastating black/white/red dress during Saturday dinner, with Spouse by my side.

Seeing potential paths not taken had me alternately relieved and melancholy all this past week, although I understand the quote about middle age being where you are content with where your choices took you a lot better than when I was younger.
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Thesis: Law & Order etc. as propaganda to reinforce the Fox News views of life....Discuss.
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So I finished off the new David Drake RCN book tonight. Now I really, really, really want Daniel/Miranda/Adele fic. Or at least Adele to finally realize that she is the last Mundy of Chatsworth and she needs to reproduce herself as the ultimate revenge against Corder Leary, dammit!

Work: busy digging out of deadline holes. Once I do that to an acceptable level, it will be a wild ride for the six months following as I enter a review period for promotion.

Other: trying to get ready for my *mumble*th college reunion (something like Gaudy Night for the non-US readers, hopefully with far less crime), at which detested freshman year roommate and Idiot ROTC Fellow Major and Annoying Brother-in-Law will definitely be there, and Big Ox Genius Fellow Major may be there. So I want to be a) in better shape and b) looking feminine and formidable (whilst still on the casual side as I run around the campus) which will involve c) shopping for new clothes and makeup and shoes. Where are Lady Alys Vorpatril and Estelle's as clothing consultants when I need them IRL?
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Somebody needs to give Peter Jackson copies of Lynn Kurland's Nine Kingdoms series....

(As I wait for the third/ninth book in the series, after having devoured River Of Dreams...)
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I am getting the urge to knit a blanket. Maybe the great American Aran afghan? http://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/the-great-american-aran-afghan

Or one of those sampler afghans involving knitting oodles of squares http://purplekittyyarns.com/pattern-squares/vol34-no3401

I have been obsessed with knitting small triangular shawls for most of the past year. I only need a gray one and a solid tan one at this point, although I probably have enough yarn for 30+ other colors....and my kuura black ice is now huge now that I washed it, so maybe I need a smaller black shawl as well. I need my proper blocking squares and I think they are still at my parents house.

And then there is my wrapped in comfort knit-my-way-through the entire book and the entire color spectrum to boot....plus an urge to knit a gray hat to match my conductive gloves and then a fair isle hat/scarf/mitten set.

I also have a strong urge to buy much flannel sleepwear and sheets for spouse and myself. Yep, I am in a cocooning mood.
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An attachment to the tailpipe that treats carbon dioxide emissions http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/105742033/co2ube-the-worlds-first-carbon-dioxide-filtration

Yes they do have a patent. No I was not in any way involved with the patent.
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Miles Vorkosigan meets Amaranthe Lokdon (from the Emperor's Edge series by Lindsay Buroker.)

Barrayar will wind up owning the entire Nexus...
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It looks like an AU:
The Boleyn king, Laura Andersen....
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I suppose that most of the US patent law community has seen this by now, but if not, head to http://www.patentlyo.com/patent/2013/04/dont-write-this-letter-to-the-patent-office.html and read this. It's made one of the CBS news blogs. I'm surprised it hasn't made Roll On Friday....
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Is there any fic where Mercedes' son is also Dantes'?
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Wedding is in Galveston in May. Catholic cathedral, mid-morning. Probably should have short sleeves or else have a shrug/shawl. Any ideas or suggestions for online shopping? I've looked at ModCloth, eshakti, Victorian trading co., and Recollections. Not finding anything that really grabs my eye....
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How long until somebody starts cloning the dead (e.g. kings, queens, saints, etc.)?
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