October 24, 2006


Well, I completed my pirate costume for our upcoming (date TBA) pirate party. It is not, in fact, the Halloween party, which I will miss this weekend when I go up to Fargo to celebrate my grandma's birthday. No, this is purely a pirate party. Details will be given at a later date, but suffice it to say that it will be awesome.

Last night, Mel and I went shopping for our costumes, and I must say that I am quite stoked about mine. I got a shirt on clearance on a previous shopping trip at Lany Bryant. Last night, I got a hat with a feather, a collapsable knife (blade goes into the handle), a spy glass, and a ninja sword. I bought an eyepatch when I was out in Seattle, and it has a metallic skull and crossbones on it. I bought fake pirate gross teeth awhile back for a buck at Target. Then we went to Old Navy, and I got a silk vest-like shirt thing to go over my other shirt, and it looks very piratey indeed. Plus, it only cost me $4. Then I went home and raided my drawers. I have this pair of ankle draw string capris that I am going to wear with black nylons and my great big black boots.

I'm also going to see if my mom has any lacey black ribbon, and I'll make a belt out of that and tie everything to it. It's quite exciting. I got lacey black gloves, too, but I think those will be part of next years costume. I('m going as a vampire. I call it.)

And what pirate would be complete without a flask of rum? Not this one. I've got one of those two. :)

So, I will be very piratey this year, even if it isn't exactly on Halloween. What's everybody else going as?

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October 22, 2006

That's the Way We Like It!

For those of you who missed it this afternoon, the Vikings won. Big time. Now I, along with most I talked to, expected the Vikings to get their asses handed to them. But that is not what happened, oh no!

The highlight of the game, for me, was when Taylor ran 95 yards for a touchdown, which, according to the TV, was the longest offensive play in Vikings' history. It was fantastic. I watched it with Danika and Lindsey, and we agreed that our other favorite play was when the Vikes got a touchdown by merely grabbing the ball when the Seahawks fumbled it in the end zone.

Now, I'm not trying to rub it in, as I know at least one Seahawks fan reads this (sorry 10), but I am very excited because I didn't think they could do it.

I don't know if you all have been paying attention, but up until today, the Vikings track record for scoring touchdowns was as follows: Offense=4, defense=3, special teams=1. Yes, that's right. Our defense had scored almost as may points as our offense up until today. In addition, as I heard on the TV today, the Vikes have averaged 8.6 penalties a game.

Plus, I don't know if you've noticed or not, but up until today, Johnson has been throwing passes for, like, six yards every time. Today, he actually threw for a few more yards.

Lindsey made delicious bar-b-que sandwhiches for supper (with cheese), and those were lovely, too. We also enjoyed Oktoberfest Goose Island beer (possibly one of my all-time favorite beers now that I've tasted it) and cherry wine from the Goose Lake Farm Winery.

So, all in all, it was a quite fantastic day. I got to indulge my tom-boy side in a little Vikings victory, and then I watched a little Extreme Home Makeover. It was all excellent.

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October 20, 2006

Who Has Internet at Home???

I DO, I DO!!!

Now, I'm not going to say I'm extremely excited, but I totally am.

I have wireless set up for my beautiful laptop which I love very dearly (thank you Jon, for picking it out).

I figured out that I was spending money on coffee that I didn't really actually enjoy to use "free" wireless. I'm not much of a coffee drinker, and the caffine doesn't really sit well with me anymore, so I signed up for Internet. It makes me so happy I could shout for joy. So hooray!

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October 06, 2006

September Book

The only book I read this month was Mystic and Rider by Sharon Shinn. It was the start of a series, and I enjoyed it a lot. It was a romance/adventure fantasy novel set in a made-up country that is ruled by a king and twelve major "houses." It had a good amount of political intrigue and danger since the country is on the brink of war. The main character, Senneth, is a "mystic," meaning that she can do magic. She and a band of mystics and king's riders set off to discover which of the twelve houses remain loyal to the king. Tensions between the mystics and riders are high because tensions throughout the kingdom between mystics and those without magical powers are high. I always love Sharon Shinn's stuff because she does a lot with predjudice in race and gender relations without being preachy or heavy handed. That's one of the things I love about fantasy and sci fi. They seem to be able to explore topics easily because they set them somewhere else. Thus, we are free to view the scenarios without feeling all the feelings that are tied up in hundreds of years of race relations. Senneth's particular gift is fire, which I thought was pretty wicked cool. On the whole, a very good, if fluffy, read. Feel free to share your own in the comments.

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