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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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Wednesday, February 22, 2006

Doctor Who and other random things...

D.W.Q.M.: Sarah Jane Smith: "Oh, stop being so silly."
the Fourth Doctor: "Remember the French at Agincourt."
Sarah Jane: "But they lost!"

In less than a month Doctor Who arrives on Scifi- Woo-hoo!! :) :) I can hardly wait. :) :)

Also, this June my favorite episode will be coming to dvd-Genesis of the Daleks will be released June 4th (I think) here in the US-the best part is that the two disc set will have the same bonus features as it's UK counterpart, set to be released in April. Yay!!! My Genesis tapes are starting to get a little worn...although I'll have to keep them around for a while, because the Sontarn Experiment is still on the first tape. ;)

Here's a site that is both funny and a bit disturbing: check out
Tom Baker Says (ok, this may be more fun for Doctor Who fans, but others might find it amusing.) ;)

So it was announced yesterday that
RTA will probably be raising their fares this summer, due to fuel costs. Many riders are outraged. RTA points out that there hasn't been a fare hike in 13 years. Well, I wouldn't mind their fare hike if they had good service. The problem is, their service sucks. They've cut back routes, cut their service time-they've even elliminated routes altogether! And this stupid Euclid Corridor project-don't even get me started on that. I laugh everytime I see them talk about ridership increases-the only reason their figures are bigger is because they've taken several routes and split them in two-or cut back on the service of others, so what once took one bus route may now take two or three-and they've eliminated transfers, so there's no way of distinguishing between people who are just transfering onto another bus. grrrr...stupid RTA.

*think more pleasant thoughts* Even though I'm more of a scifi/fantasy reader, I still enjoy a good mystery now and then. What's unusual is that I'm actually considering reading another mystery right after I finish my current book-two mysteries in a row? That's unheard of for me! LOL. Speaking of reading different things, I need to finish the manga series (Nausicaa of the Valley of Wind) that I started awhile ago. I'd like to read more, but I'm still relatively new to Manga-any suggestions out there? :)

Three weekends ago, the weather was terrible, and yet I threw my best game of disc golf at Sims park-not only was it a new course record for me, but it was a new personal record. 23 over par (hey, I never said I was good. LOL). I was using Jerm's Teebird-L. I loved it so much that I got one of my own. I can't wait to try it out!

To cut down on energy costs, the library has installed motion/heat sensors on many of the light fixtures. It's amusing to walk around the library and see the sections where there is little activity...I notice the tech team's area is rather dark again. LOL. ;)

Ahhh, speaking of work, my lunch hour is up-back to an afternoon of cataloging books! I've been on a Beatles kick today-I was listening to the Red Album all morning-so what am I in the mood for this afternoon...? ;)
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Friday, February 17, 2006

T.G.I.F!

D.W.Q.M.: "When everything is new, can anything be a surprise?"
-Cho-je, (from the Third Doctor story, "Planet of the Spiders")


A little Friday afternoon fun:


HASH(0x8b59f5c)
your a flower faerie! your very cheery and bright,
and most of the time your laughing along with
your many friends. nothing ever gets you down
except every once in a while.


what would you be in a fantasy world? (amazing pics!)
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Monday, February 13, 2006

XX Winter Olympics

D.W.Q.M.: "You know, I am so constantly outwitting the opposition, I tend to forget the delight and satisfaction of the arts... the gentle art of fisticuffs." -the First Doctor

YAY! Day 4 of the Winter Olympics!!! I LOVE the Winter Olympics!!!!!!!!!!
Congrats to the women's ice hockey team on their two shut-out wins so far! I got the chance to watch them play Switzerland-it was awesome.

I haven't been able to watch as much as I'd like-I'm still mad at CNBC-they aren't showing the Olympics when it's in the schedule-I got up early Saturday morning to watch some women's hockey, but they were showing world news, even though my guide still said women's hockey. What's up with that?!?!?

I caught some things here and there when I had time-I saw the first run for the men's single luge, and I saw Shaun White's gold medal halfpipe performance-that was really cool. :) I can't wait to see the women's tonight!! (thank goodness all my shows are in reruns tonight.) ;)

Before I forget-congrats to CWRU's hockey team!!! They won their game Saturday night, and are now going to the playoffs! Woo-hoo! I was there watching the game-I was babysitting for some friends of mine who play hockey at the rink, so I had lil'K with me-she enjoyed the pep band. :) They played the Olympic Spirit just before the game started-(the one from the 1986 Olympics?)-I love listening to it-I love playing it even more. But as I pointed out to Rich, who was the lone clarinet for the night, I was on 'kid duty'. *heehee* That's ok, too-lil'K is such a sweetie!!! She's Mellon's age. She cheered when CWRU made their goals-and bounced up and down when the pep band played the fight song. What an exciting game!

*sigh* I love winter sports. :)
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Thursday, February 02, 2006

Happy Groundhog's Day-6 more weeks of winter!!

D.W.Q.M.: Barbara: "Perhaps it's frozen."
the First Doctor: "No, impossible... not in this temperature. Besides, it's too warm."

According to
Phil, there will be six more weeks of winter.

At first, I was a little sad-I know! Me, the winter baby, the snow bunny, the one who thinks temperatures above 30 degrees in January is just plain wrong, I'm sad that there'll be another six weeks of winter, and it's only February 2nd!!!
Well, it's been unusually warm, and I'm itching to play a little disc golf, preferrably at a temperature where my fingers won't get numb so I can still feel the edge of the disc. ;)

Then I decided to check up on the
St. Paul Winter Carnival back home to see how the ice sculptures were holding out. I went to WCCO's homepage and not only found pictures of this years' sculpture, but also pictures from a snow storm that passed through Minnesota last Thursday/Friday.

Suddenly I feel very jipped by the unusual winter we are having. WHERE'S MY SNOW?!?! I miss the snow! I miss winter sports and activities. I can't remember the last time I went sledding or had a snow ball fight. Am I really too old for that? NEVER! ;)

Phil says there'll be six more weeks of winter? I say, BRING IT ON!!

Booya!
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