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I'm having a hard time looking forward to Pennsic as much as usual this year. I think it's just because there's been so much else going on, lots of it stressful and depressing. The usual giddy "almost time for Pennsic" feeling is getting buried.

Maybe looking at the class schedule will help.
jennythereader: (Default)
I'm having a hard time looking forward to Pennsic as much as usual this year. I think it's just because there's been so much else going on, lots of it stressful and depressing. The usual giddy "almost time for Pennsic" feeling is getting buried.

Maybe looking at the class schedule will help.
jennythereader: (we can live as many more lives and as ma)
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Any place that is a gathering of my tribe. Pennsic and Arisia are the best examples I can think of.
jennythereader: (we can live as many more lives and as ma)
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Any place that is a gathering of my tribe. Pennsic and Arisia are the best examples I can think of.
jennythereader: (Clef Note)
Following up on this post, I think I've come up with a better song for me to try to learn.

Tramps And Hawkers isn't particularly period, but it's no worse than Old Dun Cow, which gets sung around campfires all the time. I already own two different recordings of it, and there are a dozen or more other versions I can get. I'm not sure I'll be ready to sing it by Pennsic, but maybe by Hunter's Moon.
jennythereader: (Clef Note)
Following up on this post, I think I've come up with a better song for me to try to learn.

Tramps And Hawkers isn't particularly period, but it's no worse than Old Dun Cow, which gets sung around campfires all the time. I already own two different recordings of it, and there are a dozen or more other versions I can get. I'm not sure I'll be ready to sing it by Pennsic, but maybe by Hunter's Moon.
jennythereader: (Clef Note)
I sort of want to have a song or two that I'm comfortable singing around the fire at SCA events. The Beggar Laddie, especially variation E, seems like a good one.

The only problem is that I don't think my usual song learning method will work for it. I learn songs by listening to them over-and-over-and-over. For something I'm just going to be singing along with the radio, listening to only one version is fine. For this, where I won't have a radio or other people singing along, I think I'm going to need to hear lots of different versions. Unfortunately this only seems to have been recorded a couple of times. There's the Ewan McColl version, and the version from A Folk Song A Day.

If not this one, then I'll come up with something else.
jennythereader: (Clef Note)
I sort of want to have a song or two that I'm comfortable singing around the fire at SCA events. The Beggar Laddie, especially variation E, seems like a good one.

The only problem is that I don't think my usual song learning method will work for it. I learn songs by listening to them over-and-over-and-over. For something I'm just going to be singing along with the radio, listening to only one version is fine. For this, where I won't have a radio or other people singing along, I think I'm going to need to hear lots of different versions. Unfortunately this only seems to have been recorded a couple of times. There's the Ewan McColl version, and the version from A Folk Song A Day.

If not this one, then I'll come up with something else.
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- hit the ATM
- drop stuff at Goodwill
- Target for assorted odds'n'ends
- Hannaford for groceries
- house chores (I'm trying out a new app for keeping track of what should get done, when. Once I've used it longer I'll do a review.)
- start packing for Roses (mostly the big stuff: tent and bedding. Garb can wait till tomorrow or Friday.)
- collapse
jennythereader: (Default)
- hit the ATM
- drop stuff at Goodwill
- Target for assorted odds'n'ends
- Hannaford for groceries
- house chores (I'm trying out a new app for keeping track of what should get done, when. Once I've used it longer I'll do a review.)
- start packing for Roses (mostly the big stuff: tent and bedding. Garb can wait till tomorrow or Friday.)
- collapse
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(In rough order of likelihood.)

- See a show on Broadway
- go to an actual beach (that is, one where the water and sand were there before humans got involved. Grafton does not count. I can't tell if Taconic does.)
- Go to a couple of non-camping SCA events
- Take voice lessons
- Go to Readercon
- Go to Lunacon
- Visit the family in Michigan (this is less likely than the cons because I'd need to take at least 3 or 4 days off work for it to be worth the drive)
- go to Cedar Point
- Go back to school. (I'm actually looking into a couple of different "University Without Walls" type programs. They seem like a better fit for me than traditional programs.)
- lose some weight
- get a different job
- buy a house (this is much more likely to happen in 2012, but we might have enough saved by late 2011)

I notice these are mostly travel related.
jennythereader: (Default)
(In rough order of likelihood.)

- See a show on Broadway
- go to an actual beach (that is, one where the water and sand were there before humans got involved. Grafton does not count. I can't tell if Taconic does.)
- Go to a couple of non-camping SCA events
- Take voice lessons
- Go to Readercon
- Go to Lunacon
- Visit the family in Michigan (this is less likely than the cons because I'd need to take at least 3 or 4 days off work for it to be worth the drive)
- go to Cedar Point
- Go back to school. (I'm actually looking into a couple of different "University Without Walls" type programs. They seem like a better fit for me than traditional programs.)
- lose some weight
- get a different job
- buy a house (this is much more likely to happen in 2012, but we might have enough saved by late 2011)

I notice these are mostly travel related.
jennythereader: (Default)
Body: My feet and legs are still recovering from war, but nothing else is really bothering me. I need to keep up the habit of walking lots every day.

Reading: TNT: Telzey Amberdon & Trigger Argee Together (Federation of the Hub, 2)

Hearing: Just music today. The iPod is throwing lots of the Doors and the Kinks at me today.

Project Follow-up: I got my errands done, and a tiny bit of knitting, but mostly I just goofed off online.

Tonight's Project: Dinner, maybe more knitting.

Randomness: What was a high point of the last few weeks for you? For me, the first glimpse of Pennsic through the trees as Tom & I drove past was wonderful.
jennythereader: (Default)
Body: My feet and legs are still recovering from war, but nothing else is really bothering me. I need to keep up the habit of walking lots every day.

Reading: TNT: Telzey Amberdon & Trigger Argee Together (Federation of the Hub, 2)

Hearing: Just music today. The iPod is throwing lots of the Doors and the Kinks at me today.

Project Follow-up: I got my errands done, and a tiny bit of knitting, but mostly I just goofed off online.

Tonight's Project: Dinner, maybe more knitting.

Randomness: What was a high point of the last few weeks for you? For me, the first glimpse of Pennsic through the trees as Tom & I drove past was wonderful.
jennythereader: (Default)
Body: My feet and legs are still achy from all the walking I did at war, but other than that I feel pretty good.

Reading: TNT: Telzey Amberdon & Trigger Argee Together (Federation of the Hub, 2)

Hearing: Just music today

Project Follow-up: Pennsic was good, but not great this year. I didn't make it to a single class, but had lots of fun wandering and hanging out with friends.

Tonight's Project: Dropping some clothes off at the Salvation Army, figuring out what the heck I'm making for supper, and maybe some knitting.

Randomness: What creative hobbies do you have? Which ones do you want to learn? My main ones these days are knitting, embroidery, and cordialing; but I also do a little bit of beading, drawing/painting, kumihimo (a Japanese method of cord making), decoupage, and writing. I want to learn crochet, weaving (several different methods), how to read music and sing, and how to dye; I also want to try gardening again.
jennythereader: (Default)
Body: My feet and legs are still achy from all the walking I did at war, but other than that I feel pretty good.

Reading: TNT: Telzey Amberdon & Trigger Argee Together (Federation of the Hub, 2)

Hearing: Just music today

Project Follow-up: Pennsic was good, but not great this year. I didn't make it to a single class, but had lots of fun wandering and hanging out with friends.

Tonight's Project: Dropping some clothes off at the Salvation Army, figuring out what the heck I'm making for supper, and maybe some knitting.

Randomness: What creative hobbies do you have? Which ones do you want to learn? My main ones these days are knitting, embroidery, and cordialing; but I also do a little bit of beading, drawing/painting, kumihimo (a Japanese method of cord making), decoupage, and writing. I want to learn crochet, weaving (several different methods), how to read music and sing, and how to dye; I also want to try gardening again.
jennythereader: (Bear: Nap Time)
The drive was uneventful, except for meal breaks taking longer than expected.

Soon a shower will happen, then bed.
jennythereader: (Bear: Nap Time)
The drive was uneventful, except for meal breaks taking longer than expected.

Soon a shower will happen, then bed.
jennythereader: (Blue Fractal)
Body: My hands have been weird lately. Not hurting much, but randomly going a little numb from time to time. Bright side, that's the only thing that's bothering me today.

Book Review: Last night I read this collection of some of Oscar Wilde's short stories: The Happy Prince and Other Tales. The only one in this collection I'd read before was "The Selfish Giant," and even that one I only half remembered. They were all lovely little stories, and I wish the collection had been longer. 9 out of 10.

Reading: I just barely started Oliver Twist

Hearing: One episode of Dan Carlin's current events show Common Sense, one episode of Celtic Roots Radio, then music for the rest of the day.

Tonight's Project: Loading the car for Pennsic. There's a slim chance we'll leave tonight, but a 99%+ chance it will be early-ish tomorrow morning.

Randomness: For the first time ever I packed a box of alcohol to take to Pennsic: 2 bottles of my homemade cherry cordial, 1 bottle of chocolate vodka, 1 bottle of rum, 1 bottle of an apple mead from Johnstown Winery (they don't seem to have their own website), and one bottle of Hillbilly Mountain Mash from The Saratoga Winery
jennythereader: (Blue Fractal)
Body: My hands have been weird lately. Not hurting much, but randomly going a little numb from time to time. Bright side, that's the only thing that's bothering me today.

Book Review: Last night I read this collection of some of Oscar Wilde's short stories: The Happy Prince and Other Tales. The only one in this collection I'd read before was "The Selfish Giant," and even that one I only half remembered. They were all lovely little stories, and I wish the collection had been longer. 9 out of 10.

Reading: I just barely started Oliver Twist

Hearing: One episode of Dan Carlin's current events show Common Sense, one episode of Celtic Roots Radio, then music for the rest of the day.

Tonight's Project: Loading the car for Pennsic. There's a slim chance we'll leave tonight, but a 99%+ chance it will be early-ish tomorrow morning.

Randomness: For the first time ever I packed a box of alcohol to take to Pennsic: 2 bottles of my homemade cherry cordial, 1 bottle of chocolate vodka, 1 bottle of rum, 1 bottle of an apple mead from Johnstown Winery (they don't seem to have their own website), and one bottle of Hillbilly Mountain Mash from The Saratoga Winery

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