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Annual April Bash tomorrow! [Apr. 2nd, 2010|09:31 am]
Mama G
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[Current Mood |embarrassedembarrassed]

Our annual April Bash is happening tomorrow from 4pm onward!

Sorry to anyone who didn't get the word by other means -- I have been remiss with invitations this time around!

Email me at mamagrainne at gmail dot com to RSVP and for address if you need it!
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Well, I could have done without THAT [Oct. 18th, 2009|04:45 pm]
Mama G
[Current Mood |aggravatedaggravated]

Home from the ER a bit ago - Will had the classic forehead-to-coffeetable-corner encounter.  Four stitches and he is just fine  - he says he was not even scared - but I need to go rock in a corner for a little while.
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Sad news [Oct. 12th, 2009|09:10 am]
Mama G
[Current Mood |sadsad]

With great sorrow, I must announce the passing of Owen's father, Robert Hutchins.  He died on Friday morning after a brief and very difficult fight with esophageal cancer.

He will be profoundly missed.  Information on a memorial celebration to come.
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coming out of lurkdom to say [Apr. 13th, 2009|09:42 am]
Mama G
[Current Location |work]
[Current Mood |chipperchipper]
[Current Music |clickety-clack of keys]

Happy birthday, auntiero!  Hope you have a great year!

(and I'm right behind ya....)
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Wow. [Nov. 5th, 2008|10:07 am]
Mama G
[Current Mood |ecstaticecstatic]

anyone ever see "A Knight's Tale?"

"You have been weighed. You have been measured, And you have been found oh, so wanting.

Welcome to the new world."

Now the really hard work begins!
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Writer's Block: Eat Your Vegetables [Oct. 6th, 2008|03:08 pm]
Mama G
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[Current Mood |nauseatednauseated]

The fall harvest is showing up in markets now, including many of the green vegetables children find so disgusting and yet are forced to eat. What is the most disgusting thing you’ve eaten, either by choice or against your will?

Uni (that's sea urchin, for those not conversant with sushi.) Hands down, the nastiest thing ever. Sandy-textured seaweed-flavored goo.
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It is raining... [Sep. 6th, 2008|06:43 pm]
Mama G
[Current Mood |gloomydamp]

like a cow pissing on a flat rock, as my father so quaintly puts it.

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Is anyone else as amused as I am... [Jul. 25th, 2008|10:21 am]
Mama G
[Current Mood |cheerfulcheerful]

by the media frenzy over ComicCon this year?

Comic Con coverage

Yet again.... the Geek shall inherit the Earth.

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Investiture! [Jun. 30th, 2008|12:06 pm]
Mama G
[Current Mood |contentcontent]

woodwindy and the LC are now officially Baron and Baroness of Bhakail.  Vivant!  Vivant!  Vivant!  Yippee!

It was a good day.  Their Excellencies ran their First Court as smoothly as if they’d been doing it forever -- not a cue missed, not a transition botched, and they easily commanded the attention of the room.  There was some schtick with the Wetlands Alliance group that had me fighting madly not to laugh out loud.  Suffice it to say that it may be an interesting Fall… our new Baron has decided to shake things up a bit. (“Alliance? Us?  No thanks. I’ve read your treaty and we don’t need your little alliance limiting us to our borders…”).  HRM Konrad had to break it up and command that hostilities be deferred until after Pennsic.

The event overall was incredibly well run.  I had the rare treat of being there with no kids, all day (Owen took them to Toys-R-Us and a birthday party), and no responsibilities.  I went with the intention of making myself useful, but everything was entirely under (someone else’s) control.  Props to [info]suba_al_hadid the event steward, and the too-many-to-name-even-on-LJ who did it!  Also a shout-out to [info]baronessjuliana, who cooked a fabulous feast I didn’t get to eat nearly enough of (because I kept wandering off to talk to people). 

auntiero gave me a ride, and performed her duties as chief lady-in-waiting with her usual grace and formidable organizational skills.  kevinarcher, their Excellencies’ Grand Vizier major-domo looked less stressed than he might have been, which is always a good thing … for everyone else.

 I got to catch up with people, including [info]gustavvs and [info]bearassed, whom I don’t see often enough, and have conversations that consisted of more than “howhowareyougreattoseeyougottogochasemykidbye!”

Being at loose ends at one point, I went and poked my head into the Musician’s Room (have I mentioned how well-run the event was?  A whole room for musicians and our stuff?  Dude!).  E.G.I.S. handed me a sheet with a song I’d never seen before, in a language I don’t know, and said “Here!  Want to sing this at dinner tonight?”

… and that is how I wound up at High Table, singing a Sephardic love song, in Ladino, for the King, Queen, Prince and Princess of the East, the Queen of Northshield, Duquessa Isabella of York, and our new Baron and Baroness, while EGIS played backup on the oud.  All things considered, we didn’t sound too bad.

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Acoustical Liberation of Books in the Public Domain [Jun. 27th, 2008|02:40 pm]
Mama G
[Current Mood |enthralledenthralled]

This is an amazing project: LibriVox

A bunch of folks got together and decided to record audiobooks of public-domain works and publish them free on the Internet.

You can volunteer to read books to the world!
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