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Three-Day Weekend ...

So everyone else has gone home for the three-day weekend in honor of Memorial Day ... and I was scatterbrained today (what's new?) and still have a few things to finish.

All sorts of folks are going out of town this weekend ... not us! We may do one day at Balticon, just for the hell of it. But it would be nicer to do something with friends too, and not just our li'l nuke'yular family.

Who else is staying in town (near his or her computer), I wonder ...?

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fmanalyst
May. 26th, 2007 02:31 pm (UTC)
I'm not going anywhere, except maybe the garage to start planning a yard sale I hope to have at some point this summer.
chomiji
May. 29th, 2007 02:02 am (UTC)

And I ended up not getting near the computer until tonight ... We did go to the con, as mentioned, and made a couple of trips to bookstores. Sounds like you probably had a more constructive weekend!

dana1witch
May. 26th, 2007 05:54 pm (UTC)
Definitely staying home and doing lots of painting - hopefully.
chomiji
May. 29th, 2007 02:05 am (UTC)

What are you painting? Walls? Furniture?

Our house could use some paint, but I have a feeling nothing will happen 'til we bite the bullet and do some serious renovation work.

dana1witch
Jun. 2nd, 2007 11:05 pm (UTC)
I'm painting the living room, ceiling included. In about a week or two somebody will remove the carpet and replace it with wooden floors and I've gotta finish repainting until then.
chomiji
Jun. 5th, 2007 09:14 pm (UTC)

Our foundation is settling (the house was built in 1929), and a big crack is opening along one wall in the front room (which I use as my home office), and we can't open the side door on that side! So we have some seriosu stuff to do.

Wood floors are nice - I always prefer them.

ipperne
May. 26th, 2007 08:42 pm (UTC)
Staying home... or actually off to a birthday-party today, and going to work for 3 hours and to some official breakfast-thing tomorrow, then staying home with the guy and the doggy and the rest of the zoo, which is my favorite activity... hoping to be up and going for tuesday...
but not really "going" anywhere....
chomiji
May. 29th, 2007 02:07 am (UTC)

Wow - was it a holiday back where you are as well? And what kind of an "official breakfast thing"?

ipperne
May. 29th, 2007 06:59 am (UTC)
Yes it was a holiday over here too. With flags on the buses and everything...

It was the Whit Sunday-breakfast which is a very common thing over here, we raise the flag and sing a song and go have breakfast together. it was all arranged by our neighbor committee, so I kinda had to go, and kinda had to look decent at the same time, but at least it included breakfast, and I was free at 10:30 am again.

And to add something to my holiday in which I ended up not staying home as much as I planned, my mom told me that my godmother was arranging the Whit monday dinner(a thing I hoped that I would be able to skip this year, but when it's my god mother, there's no excuse, she's such a wonderful person.) and I was going, and I said okay, I'm going! I have to listen to what mom says!...

I don't really know what exactly this holiday was all about(I think it has something to do with the Bible, but I'm not sure), but it was nice to see my godmother and her family...
chomiji
Jun. 1st, 2007 02:36 pm (UTC)

Oh! I looked it up, and it's related to the Jewish holiday Shavuot, on which my mother used to make kreplach (cheese-filled pasta dumplings that are a lot like ravioli, except we eat them with butter rather than tomato sauce).

Basically it started out as a pagan festival celebrating the early harvest, when the first spring crops were in and the milk animals were once again giving a lot of milk (which is why those dumplings had a soft, fresh cheese filling). But in Judaism it was later related to the giving of the Law (the 10 Commandments) on Mount Sinai, and even later, the Christians decided that it commemorates "the descent of the Holy Spirit upon the Apostles and the followers of Jesus as described in the Book of Acts, Chapter 2" (from Wikipedia). As a Christian holiday it's also called "Pentecost."

Well, that was educational!!   :-)

ipperne
Jun. 2nd, 2007 07:18 am (UTC)
that kreplach sounds good... now I'm actually hungry...

but yes, thet was very educational, but as my mom always told me; you have to learn something new everyday. And I'm tempted to say that most of your comments teach me something new... ;)
chomiji
Jun. 4th, 2007 09:42 pm (UTC)

Yeah, I'm a knowledge trivia nerd! I love to look things up ... the librarians with whom I work now say I should have been one of them.

I need a food icon ... I have that "Boys Day" SDK chibi illustration with Muramasa bringing Kyo something tasty in a steamer; I plan to use that. I should try making the kreplach, I guess. I make several of my Mom's old specialties, especially matzoh balls (which are also a type of dumpling). Everyone loves my matzoh balls, which makes me both proud and sad, since Mom isn't around to hear them say so.   :-(

ipperne
Jun. 5th, 2007 08:43 pm (UTC)
It's good to nerd around... I do that a lot too... It's fun...(I know, I know, but when I find grammar and sentence structure amusing, then looking different thing up is hilarious)

Which chibi-illustration? I want to see... can't recall seeing that kind of illustration anywhere...

Yeah, try and make it!, and then let me know how it turned out... I'm very curious when it comes to food, and spend much time in my kitchen. I also very often serve "old fashion" food for my friends, and they all go "Oh, how do you do that???" and a couple of years ago i found out that it's only a very small part of the danish young people around my age that actually know how to cook that kind of food. And I must say that i think that is a really sad thing, because if that continues then all the specialties of my country will go into the "good old days, but we don't care"-book... but I poke my friends on a regular basis... hoping that it's contagious...
chomiji
Jun. 5th, 2007 09:56 pm (UTC)

The chibi stuff is in those extras that Kamijyo put into things like the DVD packages, the tankoubon volumes, the calendars, and also (it seems) from some issues of the magazine it was in.

Here's one for Boys' Day

And here's one where they're all at the beach

And one for Christmas

There are some more on love_deeper - check under the tag list for "mod-sama's favorite person": blue-hobbit scanned in a whole bunch of stuff from her tankoubon volumes, including stickers and things.

theloomofmoira
May. 26th, 2007 09:04 pm (UTC)
Marty the Zebra:
I'll be here all week. In fact, I'll be here my entire life. 365 days a year, including Christmas, Hannukah, Halloween, Kwanzaa...
chomiji
May. 29th, 2007 02:08 am (UTC)
Re: Marty the Zebra:

Awww ...! Not even trips to relatives? (I realize travel for your family could get pretty complicated ... .)

theloomofmoira
May. 30th, 2007 05:48 pm (UTC)
Re: Marty the Zebra:
we usually get out once or twice a year. especially if it's on Southwest Airlines lol. and really, this is WHY we live in (a place like) San Diego---there's enough to do and see here without us having to go other places. (and we have all year to try and introduce a "new" place to them as well.)

I usually end up taking the kids to see their grandparents et al in Texas during part of the summer break. once we even took them to see their *other* grandparents in Egypt. our flight that time was cancelled and we were re-routed through England and France before we got to Cairo and then had to drive three hours to Alexandria.. BUT... we had one great month if you don't count the trip. that was, um, four years ago. we're still saving up energy for a second trip there!

on a side note, one day I'm going to fly over Victoria Falls in a helicopter, and climb Mt Kilimanjaro, and hike the wine country in South Africa (for starters; I'll start with that continent lol)---without the kids---all in a wild spree just to make up for being so home-bound for so many years
chomiji
Jun. 1st, 2007 02:28 pm (UTC)
Out and About

We don't tend to go anywhere exotic more than every few years either. Last year was a huge travel year for us for some reason - we went to Arizona for spring break and London for a week in the summer, as well as our usual week in Cape Cod, where we sponge off my friend K and her family, who own a summer home in Eastham. But this year, the Cape Cod trip will be the only one. (Well, we did one overnight for the anime/mange convention Katsucon, but that was right here in town.)

I'd love to go to Denmark, Holland, and Corfu (Greek island) - all for rather weird reasons (the first two because of their role during WWII and the Holocaust, and Corfu because I fell in love with naturalist Gerald Durrell's descriptions of it in his memoirs of his childhood). We don't travel well as a family either, and we don't have any good reasons for it - we just whine a lot when we aren't well rested.

artillie
May. 26th, 2007 10:54 pm (UTC)
My family is staining the cabinets, its doors, and the kitchen counter. What better use for a three-day weekend is there?
chomiji
May. 29th, 2007 02:14 am (UTC)

I'd've been better off doing something that useful, I think ... . Except for the SF con on Saturday, the main things I did were (a) the chores I would have had to do anyone (like the wash and the grocery shopping), (b) buy some manga (xxxHolic and Fruits Basket), and (c) lie around in bed feeling rotten for some reason. Maybe I'm developing grass pollen allergy, although it would be weird to develop it this late.

It was humid enough down here that staining anything would have been a bad idea, come to think of it ... or maybe the latest generation of stains aren't so sensitive to that sort of stuff?

b3nitora
Jun. 27th, 2007 08:07 am (UTC)
I don't ever go anywhere! Well, legally I cant drive myself anywhere anyway.
chomiji
Jun. 27th, 2007 08:24 pm (UTC)

Have patience, Grasshopper! All that was lost to you will be restored if you chill and take the long view ... .

:-)

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