Monthly Archives: November 2008

Steam Posts

I’ve decided that I would post steam-related goodness to my blog. While I am disappointed that Steampunk is now mainstream, it does mean there are more talented artists out there making amazing things. Take for example, this new phone. It works with punch cards that one uses to store phone numbers or commands for the [...]

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Happy Thanksgiving!

Early this morning, I joined Chad and his visiting family to watch the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade (Paul and Damien didn’t drag themselves out of bed).  It was quite chilly from the wind, but it was worth it to watch such an iconic event.  I didn’t know most of the stars on floats, but I [...]

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Happy Thanksgiving!

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Medieval Help Desk

This video is quite funny. It is a staple amongst medievalists. But it is universally funny: I decided that I would post several of my favorite bits of medieal humour.  You may have seen these, but you may not. Geoffrey Chaucer Hath a Blog Fragment of a Greek Tragedy – ok, this is for my [...]

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Yeah, it’s been a while

I haven’t had much to write about since my birthday. Last week was a regular week, four classes in three days, and five days of Starbucks. Friday, we went to see the new Bond; it wasok but nothing to write home about. Still, Daniel Craig is an awesome Bond; the writers/director/etc need to work it [...]

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Etsy is the best ever

Etsy is an online venue for crafters to sell their wares.  Until you peruse Etsy, you have no idea how creative people are.  Here are a couple of my favorites that I found today: Knitting Biology 101 Princess Leia Hat (this one a found a while back, but it’s still great) Baby Sushi There is [...]

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Birthday weekend

I had off on Friday and so stayed up late Thursday watching movies. Friday, instead of going to Michaels for cake decorating stuff and getting some lunch, I dawdled until the last minute and had to rush to a 2pm meeting. After the meeting, I got something small to eat, knowing I would be having [...]

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Cupcakes

I’ve had cupcakes on the brain and off for a couple weeks. It first started when I noticed a friend on Facebook had posted images of Milwaukee’s Iron Cupcake Challenge. Then I made cupcakes for medieval movie night/my birthday. Then I found out another medievalist and friend has a sister who is a baker of [...]

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2008: A New Hope

Today at work, Starbucks was giving away a free cup of coffee to anyone who had voted. We stayed rather busy. After work, I had two classes today, which went fairly well. Gettng out of school about 6:30pm, I stopped for a burrito on my way to an old friend’s place for an election party. [...]

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The system is disappointing

So, back in September, I applied for my absentee ballot using Chris’s address as my home address.  The town of Brown Deer contacted me to say I wasn’t registered there and that I would have to apply for a ballot in Milwaukee using my old address in Bayview. I did. Milwaukee never sent me a [...]

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Ha!

I just emailed out my godd@m essay. That also means I got no other schoolwork done this weekend. But I deserved the time off on Friday and Saturday nights. I did.

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Talking Politics at Texas Renaissance Festival

(Copied from an article from KBTX) There were no political signs in front of the shops at the Texas Renaissance Festival, but Tuesday’s political clash between John McCain and Barack Obama wasn’t far from people’s minds, even here. “Unfortunately there’s eight other people in the race that nobody knows about,” said Maurice Guergin of Magnolia, [...]

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Halloween

Halloween was fun. Went to a friend’s house and then to a bar. Pretty much all people from the history dept. I posted photos. Tonight, I’m going to the movies with folks. Oh, and work on my paper.

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