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Scheherazade in Blue Jeans
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7th-Oct-2011 10:22 am
State of the 'Song
Oof. I had a very busy few days, then utterly crashed yesterday, as I should have predicted. Still feeling a bit slow today, but a walk ought to help.

I have decided that the collective noun for a group of changelings is a transposition.

A transposition of changelings.

Please make a note of it.

Winter is coming
and so I must do my semiannual closet changeover! Hello, long-sleeved shirts; I've missed you.

House Stuff
Really, I should have been documenting this process from the beginning. We have mucked out so much stuff. We'll be working on Adam's room again tomorrow, to get it to a point where we can get the board games that are currently occupying half the dining room back in there in some sort of organized fashion.

I really, really want it to be new house time already. Cleaning out our current spaces = good. Getting our house set up the way it's going to be until we can buy a house would be even better. Late May (when our lease ends) is a long way away. *sigh*

Link Soup
* One of the most intensively studied objects in space has been identified as an impossibly powerful neutron star.
* 3M’s solar films can be pasted onto windows.
* India launches the $35 Aakash tablet computer.
* Chicago is so screwed this winter.

Friday Memeage
Wearing: Flannel pajamas! And knee socks with sparrows on them.
Reading: I am right in between books right now, having finished two yesterday. My to-read pile is upstairs. I'm not sure what I'll grab next!
Writing: Less writing than reading over the stuff I've written already, plotting and planning.
Knitting: Have just begun the auction winner's shawl. My travel project while I'm doing that will be hexipuffs.
Planning: Today I need to write stuff for the workblog, put in some time on that shawl, do Sindrian Arts stuff, do the closet changeover, and figure out/prep for family dinner (we've decided to do a proper Family Meal on Fridays - me, Adam, Elayna, sindrian, gwynraven).
Otherwise, we have an unusually-free weekend. House stuff will happen. Also under consideration: Rebecca Loebe's Saturday night concert in Franklin, a wander out to Ikea, or apple-picking at Russell Orchards. Bostonians, anything else going on?

7th-Oct-2011 02:54 pm (UTC) - Stark had it right.
Winter is coming.
7th-Oct-2011 03:16 pm (UTC)
Darn those hexipuffs. They are insanely cute. How hard are they? (Can barely knit & purl still. Maybe today I will try again to teach my fingers.)
9th-Oct-2011 04:51 pm (UTC)
Not hard! I promise! They're sindrian's first knitting project.
9th-Oct-2011 06:03 pm (UTC)
Aw, sindrian just got cuter!
9th-Oct-2011 06:08 pm (UTC)
I know, right? And I didn't think that was even possible.
7th-Oct-2011 03:27 pm (UTC)
Wearing: I'm working from home and totally still wearing my PJs. I'm sure i'll get dressed eventually.
Reading: Blind Sight by Meg Howrey, and What Witches Do by Stewart Farrar
Writing: as usual, reports for work, bleh. But I've also been a bit more active lately in my other blog, <a href="http://heartacheintobeauty.wordpress.com</a>Heartache Into Beauty</a>. Crafting: I've been quite prolific in my cross-stitching. I'm about 2/3 done with my napping puppy piece. Planning: I have no idea about tonight. Tomorrow will be cleaning, especially the pantry (it's infested with Indian meal moths. Ew.), then we're having a small party here. Sunday I'm planning on watching the Eagles game, but other than that...?
7th-Oct-2011 03:28 pm (UTC)
aw. HTML fail!
7th-Oct-2011 03:30 pm (UTC)
No plans on Saturday. Russel Orchards is tempting, but there needs to be like a convoy (unless hammercock and Xander do not mind multiple visits).
Sunday will be spent with taura_g.
7th-Oct-2011 03:35 pm (UTC)
I like "a transposition of changelings" very much!
7th-Oct-2011 04:27 pm (UTC)
So do I.

I've used "a snatch", "a clutch", and "a rapture", and "an abduction" in the past.

Since nouns of aggregation are arbitrary and fun, I support as many as are interesting.

(For instance, the famous contest to produce one for Canadians. Top three winners:

An apology of Canadians
A politeness of Canadians
A hatred of Americans.

7th-Oct-2011 04:52 pm (UTC)
Those are excellent aggregations of changelings. I like them all! And I do like a politeness of Canadians, as well :D
7th-Oct-2011 11:48 pm (UTC)
I like "a politeness of Canadians"
7th-Oct-2011 08:57 pm (UTC)
yes, i *love* "a transposition of changelings." perfect.
7th-Oct-2011 07:26 pm (UTC)
I have decided that the collective noun for a group of changelings is a transposition.

This pleases me :)
9th-Oct-2011 07:17 am (UTC)
I just told Brekke that I shall watch for your new noun to appear in printed fiction in the next year or two. After all, I had someone (outside my age group and a stranger to me) at Steak N Shake tonight tell me she understood, as she's "rather gimpy too."

Then I got to your "Chicago is screwed" link. Living less than three hours east of Chicago, I clicked.

Oh. Fuuuuuck. (And several other expletives besides.) See, we get a lot of the Lake Effect snow off of Lake Michigan that Chicago DOESN'T. So... that weather, looking at the jet stream, plus lake effect...



I have to find snow pants for Brekke.
9th-Oct-2011 12:43 pm (UTC)
Wanna spend the winter in Boston?
9th-Oct-2011 04:48 pm (UTC)

I've decided that My Little Pony: Friendship Is Magic is set in IKEA. (IKEA is magical, yo.)
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