Sunday, May 31, 2009

Because I haven't wasted enough time lately...

1. Do you like bleu cheese?
It's blue because it's moldy. Ick. And it's spelled wrong to, so it's right out. Silly French people, the u comes before the e.

2. Have you ever been drunk?

3. Do you own a gun?
Sadly, no. I like noisy things.

4. What do you like to do on weekends?
Everything, particularly, FIRE, sewing, reading, biking, riding other people's motorcycles, FIRE, stabbing people with swords, running around in rainstorms, and FIRE.

5. Do you get nervous before doctor appointments?
No. I go to the doctor very infrequently.

6. What do you think of hot dogs?
Absolutely disgusting unless they are good and burnt over a FIRE.

7. Favorite Christmas movie?
Any of the old clay-mation ones

8. What do you prefer to drink in the morning?
Earl Grey tea. Oh yeah.

9. Can you do push ups?
I'm with Anne on this one: yes, but why?

10. What's your favorite piece of jewelry?
My trade beads from Wade. Ooohh.

11. Favorite hobby?
All of them

12. Favorite novel?
Must I pick one? Lord of the Rings is pretty high on the list.

13. What's your favorite shoe?
My new sandals are pretty awesome.

14. What is your middle name?

15. Name 3 thoughts at this exact moment?
Kaia is home.
The Olive Garden sells it's salad dressing over the counter.
Heidi keeps leaving her dirty socks all over the apt.

16. Name 3 drinks you regularly drink.

17. Current worry?
What in the world I'm going to do all week at work

18. Current hate right now?
Not having anything to do at work.

20. How did you bring in the New Year?
In the car on a street corner in Tea, SD, lost, with Sarah, Hagan, and a pair of ice skates

21. Where would you like to go?
Everywhere, but particularly everywhere

22. Name three people who will complete this:

23. Do you own slippers?
Yes, the ones my aunt made me for my twelfth or thirteenth or fourteenth or somethingth birthday.

24. What color shirt are you wearing right now?
grey. Blah

25. Do you like sleeping on Satin sheets?
I guess I wouldn't know.

26. Can you whistle?
Well, yeah

27. Favorite colors?
Green and blue

28. Would you be a pirate?
This is a silly question. I am a pirate, of course I would be one.

29. What songs do you sing in the shower?
River in Judea and Wild Mountain Thyme

30. Favorite Girl's Names?
Nice ones

31. Favorite boy's names?
Nice ones

32. What's in your pocket right now?
a kleenex

33. Last thing that made you laugh?
reading anne's answers to this

34. Favorite summer activities?
see number four

35. Worst injury you've ever had?

36. Do you love where you live?
South Dakota...yes. My

37. Who is your loudest friend?

39. How many dogs do you have?
Cry. None

40. Does someone have a crush on you?
Hopefully, but I'm not getting my hopes up.

41. What is something you are really looking forward to?
Lily's War

42. What is one thing you do several times a week?
shower :P

43. What song do you want sung at your Funeral?
What a morbid question. Good thing I like morbid questions. "How Great Thou Art"

44. Name something or someone you love.

Update, I guess

I suppose it wouldn't be a bad idea to post an update of sorts, since I haven't blogged in awhile, and it seems that I don't usually actually blog about what is going on in my life. I don't know if my life is interesting enough to post a blog update about, but I'll do it anyway.
It's summer. Yay. There would be an exclamation point there except that entire row of keys doesn't work on this keyboard. Except the 6 and 5 keys. See? And I'm too cheap to go and buy a new keyboard since this isn't even my computer. Sorry Rachel. Love ya, thanks for letting me borrow the "airplane." Anyway...summer...I'm planning on having tons of fun this summer, since last year's was, let's not lie, a bit dull. I spent the whole thing in hotels for work...which was kinda my fault, cuz I was being a dull, depressed and boring person last year, and didn't even feel like going anywhere on my own. BUT...this year, I don't care how much time we're away from home for work; I will go exploring whatever town we are in to keep from getting too bored. And I will do things on my weekends off...things like SCA events, biking--since I now have an awesome and spiffy new bike--, campfires--since I now have an awesome and spiffy new park sticker--and yes, even studying. I want to become super smart about nerdy things like Old English, and medieval geography, and the Sami, and herb gardens. So it is going to be a very good, busy, nerdy summer.
Lately I'm busy sewing. First I was helping Kaia make garb for the Other Rachel so she could have a pretty dress for her squire ceremony thing. She certainly looked pretty, so I'm glad I got to help out with that. Was also making garb for myself for Quest, since I've decided that One Dress is not quite enough garb for an Aethelflaed who has been doing this for over 5 years now. Still working on that goal, since Kaia and I are going to be going to a week long event in Missouri in a few weeks. Do you know where Smithville is, Sparkles? :D Also making a dress for the next Queen of Northshield; I have been enlisted to help supplement her wardrobe as well. I feel honored to have been asked. Sigh. I'm such a geek.
Other news, let's see...meine kleine schwester is living with Kaia and I for the summer, since she has a job up here in SF until classes start again. A wee bit crowded in our little flat, but everyone is getting along very well, happily. Hmm...and I'm also planning on trying to make the Viking event in Moorhead/Fargo in July. Uber excited about that, so I hope nothing comes up to ruin that plan.

I'm sure there's more, but this post is already getting a bit tall, so I'll stop for now, and just try to post a little more regularly.

Love ya's, take care,

Friday, May 8, 2009


You know that horrible, unexpected flash of pain, and then that throbbing numbness in your brain that is followed by more pain, only not flashes, but constant, when you are bending over the sink, and stand up and hit your head on the cabinet really hard? There you are, minding your own business, when you are suddenly, unexpectedly attacked and are rendered completely immobile for a space of time that might be forever, or might just be a few seconds, it's really hard to say.

It's really getting old.

Friday, May 1, 2009

"Real Archaeology"

I'm in a much better mood these days. We've been doing fieldwork for most of the last weeks, and have more to come. Hopefully enough to keep us in the field the rest of the spring, or at least enough to keep us busy inside once we collect more notes, photos, artifacts, etc.
Lately we've been doing mortuary survey. There's numerous previously recorded historic and prehistoric burial sites in the surrounding area which have been neglected for some time. So we're simply going out and relocating them, and updating the status of the sites. My favorites so far have been the Elmwood Cemetery--in what used to be the township of Texas, South Dakota, which in it's day was a stop for riverboats on the Missouri to load up with wood--and two of the sites where T.H. Lewis--at least I think it was T.H.--recorded prehistoric mounds. Those have been frustrating and fun at the same time, because they've been cultivated for so long that it's difficult to even see the mounds, after years of plowing. Some of them used to be up to three feet high; now the highest one we've recorded so far might have been a foot. So it's difficult; but once you figure out where one or two of them are, we can figure out fairly well where the others are, because Lewis took detailed notes on the distances and compass degrees each was from the other. So I've been getting used to reading a compass today. It's been very interesting. And Elmwood...well, it may sound morbid, but it was very soothing. It's just such a quiet, restful place, with a beautiful view of the Missouri River bluffs, away from any towns or heavily traveled roads, with a few elms, and tall cedars shading the worn and leaning gravestones. I think I needed that survey.