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Aug. 12th, 2008 @ 08:37 am This thing is two for two
Current Mood: amusedamused
(nicked from sovay, who it pegged correctly as well)



You Are Fencing



You're competitive but not brutally so. You compete to make yourself better.

You find having an opponent to be challenging and rewarding.

You are fierce when you're in a competition, but you don't wish your rivals any real harm.



And I get the only olympic sport that I was involved in for 2-3 years. In 5 questions. I'm fairly impressed :)
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Palantir
Aug. 6th, 2008 @ 11:35 pm Moving
Current Mood: tiredtired
Moving sucks.

But it's better when you have a wife.

That is all.
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Palantir
Jul. 14th, 2008 @ 08:41 pm I am married
Current Mood: indescribableindescribable
It was so wonderful and amazing that I cannot describe it.

I am a married man. This has still not sunk in, and won't for a while I'm sure.

Thank you to everyone who was there. It would not have been half the event it was without you. (Okay, it would have been, but that's just because my wife is that amazing. You guys still improved the day immensely.)

I'm now going to go pack and figure out if we need to purchase another memory card for our camera before leaving tomorrow.

There will be plenty of pictures and more posting once we return.
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Palantir
Jun. 6th, 2008 @ 10:05 pm This seemed appropriate
Current Mood: amusedamused
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As a 1930s husband, I am
Very Superior

Take the test!

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Palantir
Apr. 13th, 2008 @ 10:15 pm a post from my fiancee
Current Location: Petting the kitty
Current Mood: amusedamused
This post brought to you by my lovely, wonderful, amazing, (and FUNNY) fiancee:

In a fit of bridal related enthusiasm and excitement over finally getting a public library card I took out two books on weddings from the library and recently finished both. The first was "One Perfect Day: The Selling of the American Wedding". This book was extremely interesting and details the modern American wedding's origins and consumer culture. My favorite line from the book was a quote from a clergyman in which he stated that he hates the "narcissistic cleavage culture" that characterizes the modern wedding. It certainly made me rethink many of the choices I've been contemplating about the wedding and had me take a step back to reexamine what it is I really want and what a wedding is about.

On a funnier note, the second book was the "K.I.S.S. Guide to Planning a Wedding" . I only ended up flipping through this one because, even though it was published in 2003, the author talked about not wearing shoulder pads in the wedding gown if you have broad shoulders and all of the pictures looked like they were straight from the mid eighties. Also, reading this one after "One Perfect Day" was probably a poor choice on my part. The best part, however, was that there was a chapter on "Canceling the Wedding." The first tip in the list that the author enumerated was to tell your fiance. Because you know, most people decide they don't want to get married and call all of the vendors first and let the groom be the only one who shows up on the big day.

But... the best line of all in the whole book regarded the deposits you've plopped down with the vendors. First the author suggested having a friend or relative who's getting married transfer the deposits into their name. But, her second suggestion was, and this is quoted verbatim, "Ask how long these businesses will keep your deposits "active". Perhaps the next time you get engaged you can use their services."

WHAT!!! Is perhaps what you're thinking, and was indeed what I thought as well. Because, you know, as soon as you stop planning one wedding your immediate next thought is, "where's the next man I can get my hands on, because gosh darn it, I just can't be out the thousand dollars I put down in deposits." The time line for how long your deposits can be active makes for a wonderful, pressure free, re-entrance into the single world and is most certainly good incentive for being oh so much more careful about your choice for a fiance considering the reasons the author gives for canceling the wedding include "you love the idea of a wedding, but don't care too much for the groom" and "perhaps the groom has wandering eyes or has emotionally or physically abused you, or is a criminal." I don't know though, I always thought a man being a criminal was kind of sexy. Also, if you're wondering, if the reasons you're canceling the wedding are the latter you can keep that four carat engagement ring, but if it's the former you better be ready to give it back baby.

Now, back to figuring out what colors exactly match the green of the grass at Clermont and the muddy blue of the Hudson River.....
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Palantir
Apr. 4th, 2008 @ 05:02 pm an interesting exchange
Current Mood: hopefulhopeful
So, I found this article earlier today, and I thought "Wow, that's great, I'm glad there are still reasonable people out there".

I thought about it, and figured that plenty of people would e-mail the author saying "You're crazy! You're a terrible person!" so I emailed her myself saying that I'm glad she wrote it and thanking her for doing so.

Her response surprised me. She said: "it IS a wonderful day...lots of people agree with us. yay! L. "

And now the day seems a little bit brighter.
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Palantir
Mar. 12th, 2008 @ 02:33 am Boggle Inspired Flash Fiction
Current Location: At Home
Current Mood: amusedamused
The rules were: Go to http://www.wordsplay.net (an online multiplayer version of Boggle), take all of the words in their first board. Construct some kind of flash fiction using only the words in that board. All two and one letter words are allowed, but anything 3+ must be from the board.

Minimum completed length 250 words. I have linked rarer words to a dictionary for their first usage.

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I'll post a substantive update later. I just wanted to get this up once it was finished :)
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Atreyu
Dec. 16th, 2007 @ 11:05 pm wedding website now live
Current Mood: happyhappy
http://www.thefuturemrandmrsfried.com

is now live and pretty much set.

There may be more added to the quiz eventually and/or more photos might go up, but it's essentially set.

So I thought I'd share :)

Incidentally, my beautiful fiancee is the one who actually designed and wrote the website. So any and all praise really should go to her.
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Palantir
Oct. 5th, 2007 @ 10:16 pm stream of consciousness game results
Current Mood: amusedamused
Boutros Boutros Gali golly oxenfree radical muslim taxis down the runway model airplane glue your fingers together to pray to the lord of the dancing bears win the superbowl snacks on carrots of diamonds in the sky diver for muffs warmer climate to the very top of the world of warcraft is for losers of gold sparkles like the sea is for cookie. And that's good enough for us.

(Becky and I started this in an impromptu fashion. We alternated. I leave it up to you to decide who came up with what. I bet you're wrong.)
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Atreyu
Sep. 26th, 2007 @ 01:57 pm fun little meme
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What is your medieval vocational personality?

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Palantir