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via [ profile] mrsbrown and [ profile] doushkasmum

January: Back from South Island wanderings.

February: I'll post the CF summary.

March: The weather gods appear to have heard our posting of house moving stuff and decided to have a giggle.

April: I got to inflict death by powerpoint today.

May: I made it home with a southerly winds starting and the clouds just starting to move in from the south.

June: Mmmmm, Top Gear and David Tennant, how can you go wrong...

July: In the middle of a slight binge at the moment: Finished the 1st 5 Laura Ingalls Wilder books last night (started round dinner time, finished The Long Winter round 12:30am).

August: Just back from WW (we took an extra day) and have work entirely too soon tomorrow, so not going to post about that just yet.

September: Our washing machine has died - well, it still goes, it just gushes water everywhere including over the electrics :(

October: For later...

November: It's not very nice out.. ie there is a howling NW gale and it is pouring down.

December: So, noticed the SA learner driver licence is about to expire and decided that it would be good to see if it can just be changed over, rather than having to do a theory test again/start from scratch.

Should really start on something constructive soon...
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What has surprised you the most about me (if anything) since joining my friends list? Was anything completely unexpected, or have I always fit the picture of me you have in your head? Post this in your own journal and see how you have surprised people!
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(cause it is interesting seeing what people will recognize what...)

You all know the drill :) Some are less random than others if I saw them on the selection screen, so there are some favorites there.

Put your music player on random.
- Post the first lines from the first 32 (I'm going to have to go with 21, cause it is late) songs that play, no matter how embarrassing the song (actually I tended to skip anything off the hard drive which was there out of Z's collection which I couldn't stand...).
- Let everyone guess what song and artist the lines come from.
- Bold the songs (well, actually IDing them seems nicer) when someone guesses correctly.
- Looking them up on Google or any other search engine is CHEATING!

First lines for guessing:

1.There is freedom withinDon't Dream its over - Sarah Blasko cover of the Crowded house song. [ profile] mayela_delarue
2.It's a happening thing and it's happening to you Rain - Dragon [ profile] eftb soft of... (K)
3.A blacksmith courted me nine months and better Blacksmith - Loreena McKennit cover. [ profile] doushkasmum for the song and [ profile] alpha_angel for the version.

4.I don't want to run, I don't want to stay

5.I see a pale moon arising Bad moon rising - Creedence Clarwater Revival version. [ profile] doushkasmum again.
6.Emanual Kant was a real pissant who was very rarely stable Philosphers song - Monty Python [ profile] doushkasmum again
:). (K)

7. I know it is very bad form to quote ones own reviews but I would like to mention something

8. My grandmother called wearing rosary beads and a black braided shawl that she wears [ profile] alpha_angel is probably thinking of the right one but unless she names it...
9. You'll remember me when the west wind moves Fields of gold - Sting [ profile] doushkasmum
10. From here to there to everywhere and back to union square when do I get some sleep? Get some sleep - Bic Runga [ profile] alpha_angel

11. Hello my friend, it's morning time to wake now (K)

12. Once there was this kid who Mmm Mmm Mmm Mmm - Crash Test Dummies [ profile] mayela_delarue
13. Holly came from Miami FLA. Take a walk on the wild side - Lou Reed [ profile] splodgenoodles (K)

14. I was born in Te Awamutu

15. I am just a poor boy though my story's seldom told The Boxer - Simon and Garfunkel [ profile] doushkasmum
16. Good night my angel, time to close your eyes Lullabye - Billy Joel [ profile] eftb
17. I will come for you at night time Throw your arms around me - Hunters and Collectors [ profile] mayela_delarue
18. There's no time for us, there's no place for us Who wants to like forever - Queen [ profile] eftb (K)
19. Beloved gaze in thine own heart, the holy tree is growing there The two trees - Loreena McKennit [ profile] baronsnorri

20. She hangs her head and cries in my shirt

21. Cold the wind on the moors blow Culloden's Harvest - Deante [ profile] alpha_angel

Now bed.

(Edit: Sorry for the delay in replying - try not to post at work. Not many left, though I would have thought people might have gotten some of those. Have marked with (K) the ones off Z's Kaos list cds.
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Wikipedia Astrology meme borrowed from [ profile] micheinnz.
"Take the Wiki definition of your astrological sign. copy and paste it behind an LJ cut, and bold the statements that really agree with your personality. Reply to me saying you've done it so I can go look at yours!"
I've added commentary, cause I'm like that.
Drum roll please.... )
I'll stop sniggering in a while... maybe...
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SCA memeage )
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Whoo hooo, Mad Scientist twice! Must be doing something right... )
(INTJ for those who wish to skip the details....)
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It's all quiet here and has been since 6am (bah!), so I will indulge in a bit of memeage (seen more in overseas LJ lists)
Cause not all of you are interested in costuming memes and it is one of those text rather than pretty picture things )

Groceries, hat, math practice (will be warmer with hat), dinner, sewing/TV.
Usual line up.

Oh, and while I remember, [ profile] alpha_angel, for a kickarse female mercenary leader heroine who wears real armour, read Mary Gentle's Ash series. 3/4 of the way through book two at the momment. Definitely at the gritty muddy detailed end and the author knows her history (or alternate history).
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If you read this, if your eyes are passing over this right now, even if we don't speak often, please post a comment with a memory of you and me. It can be anything you want -- good or bad. When you're finished, if you aren't too busy actually having a life or need a good excuse to procrastinate varnishing the cat, post this little paragraph on your blog (or on the window or in the classified ads) and be surprised (or mortified) about what people remember about you.

I am curious to see how the corridor camoflage holds up/affects things.
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It is time for that 6 random facts meme. There are rules I can't be arsed retyping here. I'm sure you hae seen them elsewhere.

1: I am now (as of just after the General Meeting in the last few weeks) a member of the International Astronomical Union. Which is ironic given I am now no longer being paid to do astronomy. Should possibly try and remidy this, especially now there is an known destination (Adelaide, in case you hadn't heard)

2: The rate and detail in the embroidery goes up when Z leaves town. It will be interesting to see what this does for craft output in the next year or two or three.

3: I know that the world is round because I have been all the way around it and the stars weren't right in the northern half.

4: I associate particular places with particular pieces of music - possibly due to what was on the car stereo when travelling through, though this doesn't quite explain Vaughn William's Fantasia on Greensleeves and Fox Glacier when we weren't in the car at the time.

5: The furthest north I have been is Stockholm, the furthest south Stewart Island.

6: Oddly enough given how talkative I am in large groups, I have no qualms about getting up in front of lots of people for public speaking. I am nervous as hell just before hand, but once I am talking, no worries. I did debating in intermediate and high school to the point where I was coaching a junior team in the last year of high school.

Should you wish to tag yourself, feel free to do so, otherwise, smile at a complete stranger tommorrow... just to really confuse them...
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Sinfest meme... )
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That book meme:

1. Grab the nearest book.
2. Open it to page 161.
3. Find the fifth sentence.
4. Post the text of the sentence in your journal along with these instructions.
5. Don't search around and look for the coolest book you can find. Do what's actually next to you.

The spectrum is computed using eg. (7.16),
[eqn for flux as 2 pi times an integral between negative infinity and infinity of a function involving the source function, optical depth as a function of wavelength, opacity as a function of wavelength and other numbers - I could do it in Latex...]
with Snu(tau0)= Bnu[T(tau0)] in the LTE case, and where the optical depth scales are related by
dx=d taunu/kappanu rho = d tau0/kappa0 rho
[eqn I ain't even going to attempt to try...]

"The Observation and Analysis of Stellar Photospheres" by David F Gray. Yes, I am at work and oddly enough I am writing this while waiting for programs using these equations and others to generate a model spectrum.

And since they have finished running, I should get back to work. I wont waste time in trying to learn HTML markup for greek letters...


Mar. 7th, 2006 10:24 am
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That 30 question meme cause I don't want to swear at IDL yet )


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