Feb. 13th, 2010

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4. Invader by C.J. Cherryh -- The second book of C.J. Cherryh's Foreigner series. While Cherryh's writing style continues to annoy me, the story she tells is simply amazing. I also enjoy how she makes the aliens so...well...alien. Yep...definitely planning on reading more books from this series. Also, [livejournal.com profile] doomsey, [livejournal.com profile] almeda, and I had a conversation about the Foreigner series last Friday. [livejournal.com profile] almeda, who has read most of the books, says that she purposely makes her writing somewhat difficult to parse at times in order to highlight the difficulties of translating between atevi (a language spoken by an alien race) and Mosphei' (a human language). Not all of the concepts can be easily translated from one language to the other because the psychological and biological wiring of the two species is so different. She also mentioned that her writing style tends to vary from series to series. Interesting...


Feb. 13th, 2010 11:04 am
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Woke up this morning to pain in my front tooth. Said tooth has a cap on it because I chipped it back in second grade. Anyhow, I suspect that I might have a cavity under the cap. Joy. I tried calling the dentist this morning, and unfortunately, they weren't able to squeeze me in until Monday. Also, the only time they can give me is in the morning, during my class. I don't think I'm going to be able to wait much longer than Monday, so I guess this means I'm going to have to miss my German class.


Why does shit like this always have to happen on the weekend?

[Edit: I just had [livejournal.com profile] doomsey look at the tooth in question, and he thinks it's a bad join. He said they're probably going to have to clean things up a bit, make a new filling, and then cement it. Or something like that....I don't know].
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* Watching last night's opening ceremony for the Olympics online. Okay...let me get this right. Lichtenstein has an Olympic team but Luxembourg doesn't? And why do I care in the first place? Because some of my ancestors hailed from Luxembourg.

* Okay, some of the special effects they used in the ceremony are amazing. I particularly enjoyed the part with the whales swimming across the stadium floor.

* And they have Loreena Mckennitt singing "Old Ways" for the Montreal portion of the ceremony. WIN!!! I LOVE that song.

* Also love the fiddlers and tap dancers. They're also saying that the creative director for this was messed up on a strong drink called Screetch when he saw fiddlers tap dancing in Newfoundland. During that time, he came up with this segment. I have to approve. And yes, you really can come up with some good creative insight when you're drunk off your ass / stoned off your gourd. The music and dance steps remind me a lot of Irish dance. (Can you say River Dance?) I wonder if you had a lot of Irish/Scottish settlers move into that particular area....

* Hey look! It's the Flying...er...Canadian!

* Hah hah hah! Cauldron fail!

* I'm so glad Chicago didn't win the Olympics in 2016. You thought Illinois was in debt now...

* The Slytherin scarf I'm started several months ago is coming along now that I'm finished crocheting that blanket. After this, I think I'm going to make a matching hat, and then a Ravenclaw hat for [livejournal.com profile] doomsey. Once I'm finished with all those things, I think either I'm going to try my hand at making a shawl or another project that requires intarsia. Either of those projects should be suitably challenging.

* Speaking of knitting and crochet, I really should take a picture of that afghan...

* I am now on the "Ow! My Tooth Hurts" diet. I wonder what I should have for a late lunch. Shoop? (And only a handful of you will get that reference)

* Enh...going to have noodles instead.


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