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from luciab :
Isobel, would you please write me at s.l.arthur at gmail.com? I hae a question for you about parchment and iron gall ink. (This isn't for That Damned Paper; it's for the *other* one, the one I'm looking forward to.)
from genvieve :
Deep down I always thought you'd make it back onto the field fighting. Anything can happen, even if not just right now.
from scatristan :
Well you COULD put cheese ON the french fries and call it a compromise...hehehe
from scatristan :
Low sugar, low carb...welcome to the club! We can sneak french fries together ;)
from luciab :
Errr... CROWNING touch. So to speak.
from luciab :
Heh. Cuan eating all the hamburgers was the crowing touch.
from scatristan :
mmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmm. Cheese...
from belfebe :
Wow. That makes a lot of sense.
from damenora :
The Soul Crusher is pleased. Carry on. I have the opposite problem with 15th-C hats. People *will* call them hennins, even though there's excellent evidence that the French (and English) actually called them _atours_. It would be so much easier if we could just reprogram brains wholesale.
from celynen :
It's a pretty easy dream to crush. If it's not in the OED, it wasn't used in period. The OED is like the Shoes and Pattens book, if cork soled shoes aren't in there, cork soled shoes didn't exist :)
from celynen :
And because I can't stop: "atiffement" n. Adornment, decoration. 1330 R. BRUNNE Chron. 152 A pauillon of honour, with riche atiffement.
from celynen :
But "atiffe" is: v. To adorn, deck (the person). c1230 Ancr. R. 420 {Th}auh heo atiffe hire nis nout muchel wunder. Ibid. 360 Let o{edh}re atiffen hore bodi.
from celynen :
You probably know this already, but it's not in the OED.
from belfebe :
It may be that "attifet" was a term used in France and not in England for the coif, and missapropriated later. It's very intriguing. I'd love to learn what you found out about it.
from scalisette :
Howdy...did you get my email about the stomacher? Think I might be able to come over before practice Thursday and chat about it?
from mistressrhi :
Oh, finally!!! I was having seizures over not being able to communicate with you! Your email wasn't working for me either. Drop me a note at corvusrhi at yahoo.com sometime...
from belfebe :
Thanks for the link!
from rosine :
I couldn't use the guestbook. I am SO glad you are uninjured! (I do not say "unhurt".) My goodness, what a terrifying close call. I hope the rest of the day and into the weekend is totally unexciting. Well, at least not that kind of exciting.
from luciab :
Today I had the distinct pleasure of writing on Tom Cruise's face.... he's on the cover of GQ, and the library got two copies, and I needed to note on the cover that one was a extra copy. So now Tom Cruise has "DUP" written on his forehead. Heh.
from bluperspex :
hope you're feeling better soon.
from bluperspex :
mmm... i'm thinking we could probably come up with a really juicy consp. theory... one that'll tilt the stock market and shit :) aah. yes. i'm thinking on it...
from pirate-cat :
I'll take some jam. I've discovered recently that I've somehow developed an allergy to pesticides. No more fresh fruit... :(
from courtney-d-h :
Thanks for the note! And no, not proteged to anyone... just have a problem with the helium hand, and responding to need. Thankfully, I am all caught up with stuff now, and can breathe for a while. Even my pennsic sewing is mostly under control! And you are right, it is hard to keep myself in the forefront of my mind, especially with a child and husband that have needs, but I am working at it.
from knitgeek :
OK, so it's got f**k all to do with the main point of your entry, but there's a really cool Thai demon who's name transliterates as something like "Pwa-toung-chi." It appears as a disembodied head dragging its entrails behind it on the ground. I always thought it would be cool to see one in a zombie movie.
from courtney-d-h :
Hi! You had such fabulous stuff at Twelfth Night! It was nice chatting for a minute. Also wanted to let you know that one of your English pound coins was left behind in your merchant area. Connor and I have it and will be happy to either return it to you, or to send you renumeration so we can keep it. I was coveting one but never did buy it. Thanks!
from omnipre5ence :
AGH! I JUST HATE JOHN MAYER IN GENERAL!
from squirrelx :
I think 'White Noise' is gonna be a fascinatin' and in some ways very accurate film. You've inspired me to search for an online version of the trailer. :-) Thanks!
from squirrelx :
I feel amazed and blessed that you still read my diary. Thank you, and thank you for your support. I sure enough need it. If I had antennas, they'd be bent today.
from pirate-cat :
i appreciate the hand advice from last night. I intend to follow through on some of your suggestions. And I should be up at practice next Tuesday as well.
from pirate-cat :
Thanks. I am definately going to make it to practice tonight. Unfortunately, after talking with you on Saturday, and making out a large and detailed plan of attack to various practices in the area, I realized that, starting next Tuesday, I have a night class until mid-November. Not long as these things generally go, but still. Aggravating to say the least. Honestly, I'm not always such a whiney thing. I have just been significantly overwhelmed since coming home from Pennsic, and realizing that it really isn't 'home.' See you tonight.
from pirate-cat :
*grin* I am a fencer from Ponte Alto, by the name of Catalina dell" Acqua. I am the one who generally wears a black hat with a puppet mouse stuck in the hat pin.
from halimadances :
Thanks for the resource re:families. I like to say we put the "fun" in dysfunctional <g>.
from halimadances :
We have met a couple of times, although I'm sure it was quite hectic both times. I'm a fencer, and old friend of Frederick's (who speaks highly of you). I was the knucklehead who fell and broke her tailbone at Academie of the Rapier last September (and cooked the feast). I have enjoyed your pithy turn of phrase since I discovered diaryland.
from redswanne :
Thank you so much for taking the time to leave your thoughts. This dilema is something I have been mulling over forever, or at least that is what seems like. I have had a very difficult time finding those who are willing to talk with me, either they do not understand my art, or just too busy in their own circles. A bit daunting, and although I take brief rests from it, I am still determined to forage ahead. Any thoughts and wisdoms you would be willing to pass along would be most appreciated. I would very much like to speak further, with you, on this. Again... Thank you. Alianor
from influence :
Ah yes, historical accuracy. I'm a big believer in the idea that movies should not be allowed to be "based on a true story".
from los-veces :
Oh my! Funny story about the plasma, I tried it and apparently my veins are too small to donate! But thank you for that. A good story of someone eating nothing but jam for a week and surviving is exactly what I need to hear right now. You've just made my day. :-)
from squirrelx :
I'm glad you had a good time in England. Thanks for writin' about the trip in your diary, and thanks for writin' the lovely words you left in my guestbook. I hope you don't mind if I quote 'em. Love, Xtine
from squirrelx :
You have tremendous grace under pressure --- and under all other circumstances too. The main reasons I love readin' your entries are 'cause they're interestin' and often hilarious, but they also inspire me. Thank you for writin'. As ever, Xtine
from luciab :
Thanks for the ideas and encouragement. I know it's possible to make healthy food good, but sometimes I sure seems like a lot of trouble!
from marness :
Elsworthy, thank you. I am very touched that you've donated to the jog for the jugs. Oh, man, reading about your friend sent a shiver down my back. Here's hoping that they find both a cure for existing cases and a form of prevention in our lifetimes. No woman should ever have to face what your friend has faced.
from rosine :
Just so you might feel better - the rapier fighters who loyally gave up Academie to compete for Baronial Champion of Marinus did *very* well - we ended up sucking in two more interested parties and of our two yellow-scarves, one was the Marshall, and the other one ended up becoming our champion. No chance for authorizations, but a fantastic turnout from the Tir-YDonians too, who couldn't travel for work tie-ups. I think they carpooled to us. And they _All_ regretted missing Academie - but like the gentle people they are, they smiled through their disappointment and gave eachother a good run on the list field.
from bootkiller :
I tried giving blood. They won't let me, because I lived in the EU in 1991. They're afraid I'm gonna give somebody mad cow disease, or something. Feh!
from maggies :
Oh Queen of Elizabethan, I'm glad to know that you get sick of sewing too - sometimes I just want to scream. And here I was thinking that my problem was not enough backbone and too much whining... it gives me hope that I'm somehow more normal than that. In answer to your question, I do black and white, mainly cemetery angels (which some think are an odd subject, others love them), and other subjects as the Muse leads me. Pictures coming soon ...
from ladysusanna :
In that case, a sincere and heartfelt thank you. And as to the dress... I meant the little black dress as an institution. Any little black dress. If you're wearing it.
from ladysusanna :
I appreciate your giving Colin permission to reprint your conversation. It gave me much to think about, to decide whether I agree or disagree. As to what you wrote about me (if Suzie was me)... I hadn't realized that you noticed at all. I had not put to words what you were describing. Reading it was both enlightening and flattering. (Speaking of flattering, eight people sat around Saturday night discussing your inimitable way with the Little Black Dress. I wasn't even there, and I agreed.) If, in fact, this had nothing at all to do with me, then chalk it up to vanity and accept my apologies, please.
from floodtide :
What you left on my notes page: wise words, succinct, well-said. Thanks. Love, flood
from squirrelx :
Thank you for believin' in me. I have trouble believin' in myself, but yeah, David's helped a lot with that problem. At the rate I'm improvin', I might actually hit pyschological maturity before I die. As ever, Xtine
from squirrelx :
Your kindness and your uncommon common sense are sincerely appreciated. I think I'm capable of puttin' Mama in her place. I hope I am. But ... I do have my doubts and that's why your support is so precious. With affection and gratitude, Xtine
from bluering :
thanks for the note...i very much appreciate the sentiment.
from squirrelx :
I think you're right about the weather, 'specially in my case. I've become just like Timmy and Nadia --- can't seem to hold onto my happy thoughts while it's precipitatin'. Love, Xtine P.S.: you wouldn't believe how Robert E. is pickin' up! He's still sufferin' quite a bit of pain, but all the love and attention he's gettin' has transformed his world. He's gloryin' in it.
from ormswyn :
Hi ...found this...thought you might like it <grin> http://www.4degreez.com/misc/dante-inferno-test.mv have fun Steve(currently residing in the seventh level)
from desertrose17 :
Hey there....just saw the whole "review" conersation going back and forth! Pretty interesting....they sound like a bunch of teenyboppers to me. :) I like your diary, so you can thank them that you have yet ANOTHER new reader!! *~Much love, Amber
from damn-reviewz :
I changed the fucking language thing for your title. So stop bugging me about it.
from marsist :
haha. wow, the free speech movement in this country has really gone down the toilet hasn't it? I blame the Republicans.
from purpurerose :
Ok, I must admit that reading the kids whining was a bit ammusing. I happen to enjoy your diary so I will keep reading it :)
from damn-reviewz :
This isn't the Elsworthy Dictionary so please don't tell me what the things I say mean. You got a bad review because it was OUR opinion, not everyone's. Get over it meaning simply that. I didn' say anything bad about you and neither did Megan. It seems that you just read inbetween the lines. Lines that weren't even there. I'm glad your friends had a good laugh over the fact that you got a bad review. It's always good to make your friends laugh and apparently you're good at that. Now, as I said before: "Get over it."
from damn-reviewz :
I think that you care more about what your review from us said or else you wouldn't be leaving us notes all of the time. It bothered you, it amused you, whatever. It's over and it's done with. Deal with it. -Amanda
from marsist :
um... you have a right to your opinion of e's diary... and I have the right to think you're an ignorant shithead. what a country, huh? :) you should give up and shut up.
from damn-reviewz :
I guess you also didn't know that "that Amanda girl" didn't review you diary. Megan (me) did. So don't bash her.
from damn-reviewz :
Hmm... I don't quite understand what I "deleted". Your explanation of what I didnt understand? I know what dorsal and veneral mean, but I found it sort of weird. I absolutely loooved what you wrote about my review. Just becasue I am fourteen doesn't mean that I don't hahve a right to my opinion of you diary. You were the one who asked for a review. If you don't like what I wrote, then you don't have to broadcast it by mocking me. Just like I "can't take a poor review" YOU obviously can't take the fact that your diary sucks. Sorry. In the words of you *snicker*. Maybe you should read rule #5, since you obviously didn't before. I have a lot on my mind without you leaving rude comments in your diary and in my notes. Tahnk you for your time and I am sorry if I have caused you any "inconvenience".
from los-veces :
So, even though getting your diary reviewed may have been a GIANT PIECE OF UNEDUCATED Sh--nevermind, I wanted to see how that Amanda girl's reviews held up, and well, she got just about everything wrong about your diary that she possibly could have, from what I've seen so far. I hope it's alright if I come back a few times, you seem awesome (haha, even if all I did was read through your profile and a couple entries!)!!!!
from damn-reviewz :
Hey I was just wondering if you would like to be reviewed? Let me know! -Amanda- :)
from floodtide :
No, no, you're right to ask that question: I constantly ask it of myself, since I tend to empathize more easily with males than females at that age. I remember so well how it feels to be a loner adolescent male, and rationally females' sense of isolation must be similar, yet it feels more alien sometimes. Depends on the person. Anyway, what I'm trying to say is I am very introspective and self-honest in these situations, always trying to make sure I'm being objective. But tonight at the cast party the young woman confirmed for me that my instincts are right - keep my distance from her. Thanks for the note. Love, Flood
from squirrelx :
I very much appreciate the wisdom of your advice and I definitely intend on followin' it. Thinkin' in terms of courtroom proceedin's and legal confrontations doesn't come naturally to me, but the current situation demands that I do. There's no alternative. Thank you for bein' in my corner! Best, Xtine / Squirrel X
from squirrelx :
I want to thank you for the gracious mention in your diary. Your kind words and moral wisdom are most sincerely appreciated! Just two very small points I'd like to make though. First, I'm from Virginia rather than West Virginia. Is that really so important? Probably not. I'm just fiercely proud of my home state, birthplace of General Robert E. Lee. :-) Second point --- I turned 39 this past Halloween and flatterin' as it is to be taken as younger than I am [even over internet], I'm long, long, long out of grad school. Given the subterranean level of my composition skills, I can easily understand why somebody'd mistake my diary for a student project. Sad truth is, it's actually the best I can do at expessin' myself and recordin' events from my life. Once again, THANK YOU for readin', and for bein' so kind to me. Best, Xtine / Squirrel X
from floodtide :
Meant to tell you - I, too, saw the Rothko retrospective at the National Gallery. When I was living in DC (working at The Shakespeare Theatre) that was my favorite place in the entire city. I would go every week on my day off. Their collection of Rothkos is huge, and they rotate them a lot, so I was always hoping that when I went downstairs in the East Wing I'd see one I hadn't seen before. Love, flood.
from tuxedo :
OH GOSH! THE PEAS ARE THE BEST PART!

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