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I’ve been running around like a mad woman, and I keep thinking, “Oh, I want to blog this or that” but usually that thought comes to me when I’m driving or trying to go to sleep, so it never gets done. So if this becomes a bit of a catch-up salad, I apologize. Part of this is just end of semester stress, part of this is because I had car troubles with all three …

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There’s something that I’ve gotten into the habit of doing, called split focus. I can type an email to someone and talk to a student at the same time and mostly make sense. I can multi-task, because that’s how I’ve trained myself. Of course, it’s also probably why when I’m tired I do the first step of things in my mind and continue on from there, but everything has its price. But it’s not …

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This post is backwards, chronologically, because really, what matters more this weekend than the fact that I am now an authorized SCA Light Rapier fencer? What follows: The story of my authorization and a lovely present that will encourage my belly dancing interest, and a time capsule (of sorts) found in the walls of my house…

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I was speaking to my mum this morning, and we were talking about appointments. “You know, I have a hair appointment Wednesday,” I said, which surprised her because I never go to hair appointments, but, you know, sometimes I have pretensions towards acting like I’m a female member of the species. Then I thought for a moment, rolled up a newspaper, and handed it to her. “You should probably whack me when I say …

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Actually, this should be entitled “War College!”  (or “I met someone who was in Master and Commander!”) because that is where I went yesterday.  War College is an event for those fighting in Pennsic, to get people ready.  It also have classes, which I was allowed to take part in, and a fantastic feast.

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Saturday, I went to an SCA event for my shire, Melee on the Mount. When I woke up (and I woke early…I wanted to be there by 9:00, so I woke only shortly after I would have normally to go to work.) the same storm that had made me wakeful since 5:00 was still going on, and I knew that my family would think I was crazy to get up and go to an …

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This could be a meme of sorts, if you wanted to try it out. Because I am a spiritual person, sometimes I try and see how things go through my life, how faith or deity or coincidence or luck play a role in how I’ve gotten to a point. And I was thinking about how I finally got started in fencing, and I could see this silver thread of events through my life that …

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Thirteen Things about 13 reasons why I love fencing… To get myself back into the Thursday Thirteen mood, I decided to discuss my newest passion…sword fighting.1. I have always loved the sharp ‘n pointies. I asked my mother if she could ever remember when I didn’t want to have a sword in my hand…I think the last time was when I was a toddler. (And that was about the same time I had a …

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The Long and the Short of It reviewed my book, and gave it four books. Four books is their second highest rating, so that’s really quite good! Zinnia says some very lovely things. In life news, I think I’m on the upswing from the mire of sticky blahs that have been holding me back. After last Wednesday’s SCA demo success, a lot of the fencing club members will now be going to fencing and …

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I am in the world’s best mood. William’s Fantasia on a theme of Thomas Tallis is playing, and it makes me just…soar. It’s Mission Day, which means that there are no classes, and I have been alone all morning, working hard to get everything caught up. My Myspace player is playing…Feist’s 1234 was just on before this…and I am feeling free and joyful and pleased to be alive. The gentlemen I mentioned, the fencers, …

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