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  1. now has a wall-mounted (and slightly more cat-resistant) monitor.

    1. stryper


      That sounds AWESOME.

    2. hereticzero


      Wait until you find the cat sleeping on the wall-mounted monitor!

    3. Astreja


      That's why I specified cat-resistant rather than cat-proof, HereticZero.


      Because *nothing* in the known universe is cat-proof. :-D

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  2. is starting to relax as the January cold snap eases off.

    1. asanerman


      Winter has become just a "cold snap"

      in the USA!

    2. Astreja


      We've been spoiled this year in Winnipeg -- In January we actually had above-freezing temperatures, which is almost unheard-of. The whole city went into shock when the temperature went back to the usual range, with nighttime lows of -28℃ and even scarier windchill values. Brr...

  3. has a deer-in-the-headlights look in Her eyes after trying to sightread "Commando March" by Samuel Barber.

  4. is practicing Concerto in E Flat by Karl Stamitz.

  5. watched the movie Ed Wood tonight.

    1. Thought2Much


      I love that movie. Martin Landau was definitely the best part of the film.

    2. Foxy Methoxy

      Foxy Methoxy

      Awesome! Have you seen Plan 9 From Outer Space? Watching that movie made Ed Wood even funnier to me.

    3. Astreja


      Já, Foxy Mexthoxy, I'm a proud (??) owner of a VHS tape with Plan 9 on it. It's so very, very bad that it's one of the funniest movies I've ever seen.

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  6. made tiramisu tonight.

  7. is rehearsing for holiday band gigs.

  8. is getting ready to start NaNoWriMo 2011. Woohoo!

    1. stryper


      Good Luck. I always sign up every year and then never do it. One of these days.

    2. Yask


      Make that 2 WOO HOO'S! ;-)


    3. Astreja


      Thanks! I'm on Scene 2 already, and having a blast.

  9. went on a road trip tonight to play a band gig.

  10. went on a road trip tonight to play a band gig.

  11. is currently being Sat Upon by Her cat Frey.

  12. is fixing stuff around Her house.

  13. is decluttering Her house with extreme prejudice.

  14. is playing Her 5-string bass Spiny Norman.

  15. is getting ready for a 3-hour band gig on Saturday night.

    1. hereticzero


      what kind of music?

    2. Astreja


      A lot of dance music, because it's a "Dancing on the Avenue" gig, but also some Sousa and rock medleys. It's a 40-piece community band (brass, woodwinds, drums) and I play 2nd clarinet.

  16. has been working on Her garden.

    1. hereticzero


      I have a veggie garden of squash, lettuce and turnips. I have iris and tulips growing all over the place.

    2. Astreja


      Right now, I just have flowers, some fruit-bearing shrubs (Raspberry, blueberry, cranberry, gooseberry and Nanking cherry), some rhubarb, and perennial shrubs.


      Back yard is a bit shady for most vegetables, but I have aspirations of getting at least a good crop of beans.

    3. NaturalMary63
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  17. and Her violin Vilma Wiolin Deutschesfiddle sat in on an Irish jam this evening.

  18. wishes one and all a happy equinox!

    1. asanerman


      Thanks Astreja! And happiness back at you!

  19. wishes one and all a happy vernal equinox!

  20. passed Her Royal Conservatory Grade 6 clarinet exam!

    1. foolish girl

      foolish girl

      Clarinets rock. They rule in swing and jazz.

    2. Margee


      Right on! Congrats!

    3. Astreja


      Thanks! Along with beginning to study for the next level, I think it's time to hook up with a community band and get more playing experience.

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  21. baked five kinds of cookies this afternoon.

  22. has won NaNoWriMo for the sixth year in a row!

    1. noob



    2. buffettphan
  23. just reached the 30,000 word mark in this year's NaNoWriMo.

    1. ilovemybrain


      Good job!! I tried NaNoWriMo once and only got about 5000 words in.

  24. brewed mead tonight.

    1. Fuego


      Well done! Email me some.

    2. Journey


      that's a type of beer??

    3. Astreja


      (quickly writes an extension to TCP/IP called Mead Transfer Protocol and dispatches a virtual bottle to both Fuego and Journey)


      Journey, mead is essentially fermented honey water; it doesn't have hops or other beer-like flavourings; it's closer in taste to a medium-dry white wine.

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