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I finished the Portfolio last night. Criz's picture arrived in time, too. Sent it off today.

And of course I feel strangely vulnerable now.
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Oxonmoot ~ The Report (Second attempt)

I have been very busy with my portfolio of which more at another point and so haven’t got round to doing the report thing until now. But since I want a break from learning and teaching and not being able to find the references that I want to find, here’s my Oxonmoot report instead.

Hobbitish Endeavours )

Oxonmoot

Sep. 20th, 2004 12:31 pm
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Finally made it back from Oxonmoot at about 20.45 last night, instead of 19.45 as originally hoped.

Weekend was enjoyable despite the fact that I seem to have spent most of it in accident-prone land.

'twas nice to see the Usual Suspects: [livejournal.com profile] pellegrina, [livejournal.com profile] foradan, [livejournal.com profile] emperor, and various Taruithornians (including [livejournal.com profile] dreiviertel, and CTS people, and SocT people. Also met [livejournal.com profile] megamole and [livejournal.com profile] atreic who I'd only known via lj up to that point.

After Enyalie we also caught up with [livejournal.com profile] alitophilus, [livejournal.com profile] jane_somebody, [livejournal.com profile] skordh, and [livejournal.com profile] parrot_knight.

Before I get carried away and write a longer report, however, I am going to do some work on my portfolio...

Argh!

Jul. 29th, 2004 11:56 am
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Can't concentrate... Got so much to do... don't want to move... the portfolio needs more work... my office needs to be tidied up...

UPDATE (15:26): it's not getting any better, I think I am going to pack some stuff and head home. Sigh.
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While I monopolise the internet connection and phoneline in our house, the Marquis often plays a computer game called Diablo, which is a sort of 'Buffy goes to the Hellmouth to give the demons some trouble'+ D&D type of game. He's been playing this rogue character called Xenatu for the last several weeks, but today decided to start a new character. A warrior in fact. I suggested he call him Fred, and the Marquis called him Fred. And I am absurdly pleased again, which is -- as Polly remarked -- something one should be more often.

Na'Lon's Sunday )
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Okay, so it's about 20 to eleven, and I have wet hair and so need to stay up a little longer if I want to avoid the evil hair-dryer (which make my hair frizzy), but I am tired.

What I really want to do is sit down and start writing the beginning of Ch. 3 of GoN-WiP, 'cos I finally had an idea about how to get it started, but since I am also tired and want to updat my lj, I'll start with that.

Today, then... today's been one of those days for me as well as [livejournal.com profile] pellegrina although in different ways )
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Not that much of it is left.

I have spent far too much time on the phone this weekend, while the Marquis was away on TS business. I spoke to Viala, Malaheed, Pellegrina (2x) and to Alitophilus (2x but one time was short). Most of it was game and writing talk but some it was also good ol' fashioned gossip. :-)

Apart from that I did so much laundry I have almost managed to catch up with my backlog. Except now I have to wait for some of it to dry.

I also added tat, chi, tsu, te, to, na, ni, nu, ne, and no to my collection of Hirigana. I can therefore now write Tsusuki (Tatsumi will have to wait) in Hiragana, and Osaka, and Kana. But I am also helplessly confused now. I can usually write them all if I keep them in the correct order, but the moment I try to adlib, about half of them disappear from my brain. But hey, perseverance....

I have earlier edited Chapter 2 of my and Pellegrina's WiP -- it still needs input from Pellegrina, but we are getting closer to the completion of the chapter, despite being at opposite ends of the country. We've also started a new emither ("Midnight Snack"). I have the first bit in my inbox (not read yet at time of writing this) -- really looking forward to this one, but I think it is going to be a toughy...

Dinner was one of the two frozen meals that Parrot Knight gave us as a gift last time he was here visiting. It was very yummy. Thank you, Sir Knight.

Time to post this and read my emither...

Japanese

May. 1st, 2004 03:54 pm
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I have been meaning to start learning Japanese for ages now, so on Friday I swung past the public library and picked up a language course for complete beginners and a big book.

So far all I have been doing is learning to read and write hiragana (katakana to follow shortly). I can now recognise a, i, u, e, o, ka, ki, ku, ke, ko, sa, shi, su, se, and so. I can reliably write them in I do it in that order, but still get a little confused one in a while if I start with the syllables at random and try to write the correct corresponding kana. But at least I know how to write the strokes in the correct order for these fifteen kana. :-)

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