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27th-Jun-2008 05:48 pm - Meme
Post 3 things you've done in your lifetime that you don't think anybody else on your friends list has done:

1. Been licked on the knee by a lion.

2. Got so bored on a river cruise that I jumped into the river at the half-way mark and caught a train home.

3. Took 3 steps with a taipan? wrapped around my shoe before I realized what it was. (Didn't get bitten, which was a good thing as I was in the middle of nowhere).
25th-Jun-2008 12:06 pm(no subject)
Based on the lj interests lists of those who share my more unusual interests, the interests suggestion meme thinks I might be interested in
1. cables score: 6
2. fair isle score: 5
3. fiber score: 5
4. dorothy dunnett score: 5
5. noel streatfeild score: 4
6. josephine tey score: 4
7. alpaca score: 4
8. ellen kushner score: 4
9. ursula k. le guin score: 4
10. octavia butler score: 4
11. dodie smith score: 4
12. l.m. montgomery score: 4
13. knit score: 4
14. dorothy sayers score: 4
15. susan cooper score: 4
16. dorothy l. sayers score: 4
17. joan aiken score: 4
18. pamela dean score: 4
19. peter s. beagle score: 4
20. jane yolen score: 3

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(via fred_mouse). All authors and knitting for me, so no surprises there. I was amused at the number of groups that list computer cables as an interest. WTF? (That said, I did think the "inside things" group that posts photographs of machines with their cases off could be interesting).

I can't help imagining the Pythonesque in-fighting between the dorothy sayers and dorothy l. sayers splinter groups.
14th-May-2008 02:32 pm(no subject)
What we have here is the top 106 books most often marked as "unread" by LibraryThing’s users. As in, they sit on the shelf to make you look smart or well-rounded. Bold the ones you've read, underline the ones you read for school, italicize the ones you started but didn't finish.

Like lauredhel, I'm not doing the underlining. Bold means I've read it. Italic means I started and didn't finish. Plain text means I haven't even tried. Cut especially for mortonhall, because it contains my opinions on the ones I have read.

3rd-May-2008 09:29 pm(no subject)
You know the Bible 85%!

Wow! You are awesome! You are a true Biblical scholar, not just a hearer but a personal reader! The books, the characters, the events, the verses - you know it all! You are fantastic!

Ultimate Bible Quiz
Create MySpace Quizzes

I was really surprised to find that if you put 2 cuts on LJ you can see both if you open one, so I'm only going to put a single cut from now on. The one below contains:

-A photo of our celtic knotwork dining room table and a ramble about its genesis from clutter and built-in obsolescence

-Another Extermiknit dalek (pattern and copyright by penwiper http://www.entropyhouse.com/penwiper/who/extermaknit.html)

13th-Mar-2008 02:45 pm(no subject)
Ta Daaaaaaaa! Finally got around to setting up an LJ account. I'm not intending to use it much except to comment on  friends' posts (I know, just like everyone else).

I have also had time to do lots of craft stuff - yay for sleeping babies and maternity leave. Most of it is the kind that, as Saki would say, is "made at home and repented at leisure" but I must proselytise about the ingenious EXTERMIKNIT pattern from Penwiper (link below).

I have come across lots of wonderful geeky knits that most of you have probably already seen multiple times (don't you hate newbies finding stuff that is *so* last week/month/year):

Dr Who patterns from Penwiper - Tardis, Dalek, Cybermat

knitted Cthulu

knitted 3D DNA helix

Art student knits life-size ferrari (video)
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