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That's better than other things related to hen butt. Hope you enjoyed your eggs!


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It is raining and I hurt. There's lots of chores I should do and then it's Wednesday, so, it's yarn shop night. And I don't have very many more of them 'cos she's closing the shop. but... I just don't want to do any of it.

feh


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Who's read Norse Mythology? That was an excellent read, the narrative voice that Gaiman assumed was clear and pleasant but deeply reminiscent of the style of the source material, something which I thought was very impressive.
 
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I read it. Enjoyed more of the last tales in the book as they felt more Neil, but wasn't enthralled with the beginning ones. Maybe after I read the Edda my mind might change a bit.


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I have it on audiobook, and I'm enjoying the anticipation. I might not read it for a while, because I just like knowing that it's waiting for me.


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OV,

Having reads the Eddas, what Neil did in terms of tone I thought was a very wise stylistic choice. The language he uses not only makes the text accessible to children or less competent readers, it also mimics without aping the style of the original texts in translation. This, in my view better evokes the feeling of the text and for me made it hugely enjoyable.
 
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OV,

Having reads the Eddas, what Neil did in terms of tone I thought was a very wise stylistic choice. The language he uses not only makes the text accessible to children or less competent readers, it also mimics without aping the style of the original texts in translation. This, in my view better evokes the feeling of the text and for me made it hugely enjoyable.


Maybe I'll have to re-read the book after I read the Eddas. Thank you!


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I have it but I'm worried I'll read it and not like it. I haven't really enjoyed the last few of his.

I feel like an odd one out.


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I have it but I'm worried I'll read it and not like it. I haven't really enjoyed the last few of his.

I feel like an odd one out.


I'll probably pick it up cheap one day.

I've just picked up welcome to the cheap seats because it was cheap and I had been gifted some Google play credits. I them for award another £3 post purchased credit, so bought the first two books in 1Q84.


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the parrot... ...gets tiresome.
the parrot... ...i ate him.


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I have it but I'm worried I'll read it and not like it. I haven't really enjoyed the last few of his.

I feel like an odd one out.


You aren't. I didn't care much for Ocean at the End of the Lane either.


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I realized just now one thing I really miss about the Board. It's knowing that we're all here and someone will be here to mindlessly chat with when you're bored. It's hard to do that on Fb.


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I miss that about the Board too. (and I thought I was the only one who thought Ocean at the end of the Lane was a bit meh)

It's sunny today! I'm sure it'll rain again soon (and make me hurt) but today is nice. Smile


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It is nice! Not quite warm enough to fly outside yet, but it a lovely morning that didn't make me hate getting out of bed early to head to the rig.


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This is the last week the yarn shop will be open! It's time, she just wants to enjoy retirement and be able to do what she wants. (like an insanely complicated table cloth) and I certainly have my stash all built up, but I was perusing Ravelry earlier and saw some hats and thought, oh, I can get some yarn for those later...

er. Nope. Also, my almost-brother and his fiancee want to try to have a baby, so I need yarn for a future blanket.

I know I can buy it online or at fiber festivals, but... I'm so used to just going to the shop when I have a brilliant idea.


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WHY is it snowing in April??

grumblegrumble ArcticFrickinCircle grumblegrumble
 
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I'm sorry to hear about the yarn shop closing, Maeve. It's seemed like a second home for you, from how I've heard you speak of it.

Furilily... what about near 90 degree weather in April? Not cool. Not cool at all.


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90°C? Okay that could be a little uncomfortable... if I wasn't on fire all the time!

FWOOF!

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*douses FurililyOFire with 30 waterballoons*

That should help with that problem of yours!


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Now you know that's not going to-

*ba-doof!*
FWOOF!


You know that's-

*ba-doof!*
FWOOF!


You kn-

*ba-doof!*
FWOOF!


Y-

*ba-doof!*
FWOOF!


I-

*ba-doof!*
FWOOF!


Mad STOP IT!!! Mad

*ba-doof!*
FWOOF!

*ba-doof!*
FWOOF!

*ba-doof!*
FWOOF!



I SURREND-

*ba-doof!*
FWOOF!


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After hiking for a bit in the Sierra's, I am quite convinced that Furi needs a pet Marmot.

Google Image them, they are basically orange mountain otters with more deviousness.

Volcano Otter + Scoot + Furi?!?

...


-Ivan.



 
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