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"There's no point in being grownup if you can't be childish sometimes." -the 4th Doctor.

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My name is Romanadvoratrelundar, but the Doctor says it's too long, so you can just call me Romana.
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Godchild, #4Claymore, Volume 15Godchild, #3Her Majesty's Dog, Volume 2Claymore, Vol. 14Dragon Head Volume 10

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Tuesday, May 31, 2005

woo-hoo!

D.W.Q.M.: Ian: "Frankly Doctor, I find it hard to keep pace with you."
the First Doctor: "You mean 'to keep one jump ahead'- that you will never be!"

Yes, we had fun at Marcon!!!
Yes, I took pictures.
Yes, I downloaded them to my computer (at least the digital ones)
No, I have not uploaded them yet, so I can't post them! ;)

Hopefully I'll get around to that sometime this week. For now, I must try to sift through all the spam I got over the weekend, and go through the pile of stuff on my desk. Ha-ha! Welcome back to work... sigh.

Oh, and just as a little aside-I think that three 'Timewarps' in one night is definitely my limit. *ow!* LOL. ;)
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Tuesday, May 24, 2005

NCIS

D.W.Q.M.: Sgt. Benton: "What are we going to do now?"
the Second Doctor: "Keep it confused, feed it with useless information. I wonder if I have a television set handy?"

As to the season finale, this is all I have to say at the moment: "Bellisario, what the hell were you thinking?!?!?!?!?!!!!!"

NOOOOOOooooooooo!

:p *arrrgggg*

At least the Twins won tonight! So I feel a bit better. :)
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Monday, May 23, 2005

those wacky Time Lords...

D.W.Q.M.: Romana1: "My name is Romanadvoratrelundar."
the Fourth Doctor: "I'm so sorry about that. Is there anything we can do?"

Quiz Me
Romanadvoratrelundar was
a Beloved Dairy Farmer
in a past life.

Discover your past lives @ Quiz Me



...so that's what they're telling everybody... ;)
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Friday, May 20, 2005

Revenge of the Sith?

D.W.Q.M.: Brigade Leader: "You are giving us a great deal of trouble."
the Third Doctor: "I'm delighted to hear that."

I can think of at least a dozen reasons why I haven't seen RotS yet.

...unfortunately, I can think of only two that don't sound too lame.

1. I am currently reading 'Labyrinth of Evil', which is a prequel to the movie-I'd like to finish it before I go see the movie. Of course, I did see 'The Clone Wars on the Cartoon Network, so maybe I don't have to.

Last night, around 7:30pm, Arthur called Persephone and asked to speak to me. When I picked up the phone, he shouted, "READ FAST, IT WAS AWESOME!" LOL.

2. As some of you may recall, back in October, SciFi aired the Peacekeeper Wars. Well, I sorta ditched Perseph and CSI:Miami and stayed at home to watch part 2. So, ditching her and the Quentin Tarantino-directed season finale of CSI was not an option. After all, she knows where I live, (well, when I'm not over at her place). LOL. ;) (BTW, that episode of CSI was messed up. Holy crap on a stick-WOW)

I'm hoping I get the chance to see it this weekend. I'll be shunned at Marcon next Friday if I don't! Yikes! ;)
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Thursday, May 19, 2005

Revenge of the Sith

As my friend Alfred said, Happy Holy Trilogy Day! :-D

May the Force be with us all.
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Monday, May 16, 2005

Huzzah!!!

D.W.Q.M.: "Eurkea!!" -the Third Doctor

Just a quick note (or two): A big Congratulations! to Jerm for getting his Master's Degree! Yay! We're glad you liked the sign! ;) oh, and jello! ;) LOL

Also,
Congratulations to my friend Anthony, who just passed his bar exam! Way to go!
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Friday, May 13, 2005

May night sky

D.W.Q.M: Duke Juliano: "There's this man in Florence- claims that by arranging ground glasses in a certain order, it's possible to see the moon and stars as large as your hand."
Marco:"Is that a good thing?" (from the Fourth Doctor story, The Masque of Mandragora)

Okay, so it's not quite halfway through the month-seriously, I am trying to post these at the beginning of the month...really, I am... ;)

Today's astronomy post is brought to you by Astronomy.

Past events:
May 4th/5th- Eta Aquarid meteor shower peaks. The Eta Aquarids is one of two annual showers that is caused by the debris field of Halley's Comet. :)
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the Moon and Planets
This month, several planets can be found in the sky just by looking around the moon:

May 13th- the Moon is above Saturn (evening sky)
May 14th- Moon is at apogee (251,407 miles from Earth)
May 20th- the Moon is near Jupiter
May 22nd- the Moon is above Mars and Saturn (Saturn will be the brighter planet)
May 23rd- Full Moon
May 26th- the Moon is beside Jupiter, and is also at perigee (226,329 miles from Earth)

Comets
By now, Comet Machholz is glowing at a 9th magnitude. It should be just visible through binoculars under a dark sky, but a telescope will provide you with better viewing. Here in the Northern Hemisphere it lies practically overhead as it crosses the handle of the Big Dipper into Canes Venatici the Hunting Dogs. :)

Comet Temple1 is glowing at about a 10.5 magnitude near Epsilon Virginis the week of May 16th. Temple1 will be blasted by a projectile by NASA's Deep Impact in July. I will probably be writing more about this in June...

This Day in Astronomy...
May 21st, 1965: Physicists Amo Penzias and Robert Wilson discover cosmic background radiation-the "embers" of the Big Bang.

May 29th, 1919: During a solar eclipse, Einstein's theory of general relativity is tested for the first time.

Clear skies and happy viewing!! :-)
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Thursday, May 05, 2005

There's a Python in my FarGate!

D.W.Q.M.: Art Lover #1 (Eleanor Bron): I think, one of the most curious things about this piece is its wonderful... afunctionality.
Art Lover #2 (John Cleese): Yes, I see what you mean. Divorced from its function, I think, purely as a piece of art, its structure of lines and color is curiously counterpointed by the redundant vestiges of its function.
Art Lover #1: It has no call to be here. The art lies in the fact that it is here.
(As they watch, the Doctor, Romana and Duggan run into the TARDIS, and it dematerializes.)
Art Lover #1: Exquisite. Absolutely exquisite.

"It is not a Stargate! It is a Fargate because it goes far!" -Ogelthorpe, ATHF

So, Marcon 40 is coming up, and I am as excited as ever!! Not only do I have 2 costumes to wear, (medieval and doctor who), get to hang out with fellow scifi geeks Arthur and Alicia, but I also get to meet John Levene (Sgt. Benton) from Doctor Who! Yay!! Let the good times roll!!

Anyhoo, one of the ladies from Ohioscapers is part of a panel called 'The Ministry of Silly Sci Fi' at Marcon this year. She's gathering references to Monty Python in various scifi shows-any thoughts?

For example, here are three from Farscape:
John Crichton: "Fetch the comfy chair" (from Nerve, 1st season) I also think he combinded that with "Sir Robinson, beware the chair!" but I could be wrong...I haven't seen that episode in a while. ;)

Crichton: "Hey Stark, you ready yet? I'm stuck out here in Spamland" (from the Green-Eyed Monster, season 3)

Chiana: "It's actually quite good."
Crichton: "That stuff's not going to turn anybody into a newt, is it?" (from Lava's a Many Splendored Thing, season 4)

If you can think of any more from any scifi/fantasy show (like Stargate, Buffy, Andromeda(hey, you never know), Angel, etc.) send me an email or leave a comment. Thanks!! :-D

Oh, and if you are curious, the Doctor Who quote for today was from the Fourth Doctor story, City of Death, another episode written by Douglas Adams. ;)
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Monday, May 02, 2005

cats, chickens, bags, and crazy hats... ;)

D.W.Q.M.: "He's the one you should be talking to, or rather, listening to, if you have the stamina" -Romana1

*heeheee* Yah, the cat is outa the bag! If you've been visiting Persephone's blog, and wondering what the heck she's talking about here, I guess I'll come clean. ;)

I started a knitting blog! I had been considering doing that for a while, and finally just decided to do it. :) I'm calling it Ro Knits, and I'm planning on using it to talk about all things knitting, crocheting, etc. I hope to use it to do more updates on the progress of all my projects. I'll still post about my projects here, at least when I start and finish a project. Perseph and I had been planning on creating a projects page together, and I decided to create this blog as a starting point. (and yes! That means Perseph will eventually be contributing to the blog...and that's where the crocheting comes in-cause she's an awesome crocheter!) Anyhoo, feel free to visit and to comment on it! :)

Speaking of completing and starting projects, I finished the prayershawl I was working on! It was intended for Perseph, and she loves it! She also agreed to model it for me, and I'll use that picture to post here. It may be a few days before I get it up though. :)

I also started a hat and scarf set (also for Perseph) Back when we had the storm in the beginning of April (the one that caused my power outage) Perseph and I were shopping and as we were walking into the grocery store, she said that eventually she was going to get a hat so she wouldn't look like a drowned rat every time she went outside. ;) Since I had started working on a hat and hadn't decided who I was making it for, I thought I'd give it to Perseph. (she likes it to!) Yay!
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Where's my towel?

D.W.Q.M.: "I'll never be cruel to an electron in a particle accelerator again." -the Fourth Doctor

For fans of the Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy radio series, the Quandary Phase of the Hitchhiker's begins tomorrow on BBC Radio 4! If you miss it live, it will be on their Listen Again schedule for one week after it airs. Don't forget your towel!

Have you seen the movie yet? Perseph, Paul and I went to see it on Saturday, and we loved it! For those of you who have seen the BBC miniseries (early 80s, I think?) and/or have listened to any of the radio series: I found at least 3 things that came from the mini series (and, to some extent, the radio show) There are probably more, but I have three that really stuck out-Peresph and Paul just smiled and nodded when I pointed them out. LOL. I won't go into details now since the movie just came out, but I am curious to see if anyone else caught the references. :) Enjoy!

BTW, the quote that I used today came from the 4th Doctor serial, the Pirate Planet, which, incidentally, was one of the episodes that was penned by Douglas Adams. :-D
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