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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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Wednesday, March 17, 2010

Happy St. Patrick's Day!!!

Just wanted to take time out and say, "Happy St. Patrick's Day!"
Stay safe, folks!

hmmm...updates coming soon (I hope!) ;)


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Thursday, December 31, 2009

Happy New Year!

Hope everyone had a Merry Christmas! (or Happy Hanukkah or Happy Solstice, or Happy Festivus, etc.-which ever your holiday was, I hope it was wonderful!)

Just wanted to wish everyone a Happy New Year!!! :) See you on the flip side!


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Monday, November 30, 2009

Full of turkey...

I hope everyone had a Happy Thanksgiving! Mine was eventful. Blew a fuse Thursday night, had to get the circuit breaker fixed (thanks to my awesome landlord, that was taken care of the next day) While fixing that, he noticed some roofing had broken loose-yikes! Looks like there will be roofers in my immediate future. ;) Overall though, I had a good Thanksgiving. :) Plenty of leftover turkey! I love turkey!

Saturday I went downtown for Winterfest. I hoped it would help me get into full Christmas mode. ;) I've got pictures, will have to post a couple soon...

Started decorating for Christmas! This is my favorite holiday. I love Christmas lights-had to replace a few this year (which is why after Christmas sales are awesome! I have backups-lights don't work? Just head down to the basement, instead of the store! ;)) I'm no where near done, but at least the is a tree with lights in my window. :)

*heehee* Okay, so I never wrote about how I felt when Brett Favre signed with the Vikings. I won't go into details, but needless to say, I was not happy. Not that this has anything to do with football, but this t-shirt made me laugh:
http://www.linorulli.com/Lino_Rulli/Shirts.html I may just have to get one!

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Friday, October 30, 2009

Tomorrow is Halloween!!!

Oooh! I'm so excited! Halloween's tomorrow!

I'm actually going to try to give out candy at my own home (normally I help Perseph and Paul on Halloween night-but Perseph is currently on a road trip! :))

I have no idea how many kids I'll get-I'm thinking about being a total nerd and Tweeting the events through the night. We'll see. ;)

Until then, I have a few pictures to share:
My pumpkin!

which will soon be turned into a jack-o-lantern...

Some porch decos!

I hope my bat lights survive the wind!!

And this I took last week-it's totally cool-but would be much cooler if I had a telephoto lens:

Can you see it between the trees and the telephone poll? It's the moon-less than 10 percent full! When I first spotted it, I actually thought it was a jet trail (since there were several in the sky) The full size image is much clearer, but, well, that's a pretty big image!! ;)

Happy Halloween!!!

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Friday, April 10, 2009

Another long stretch...

Egaads! Another long stretch. I really need to find time at home to sit down and blog.

Tonight's our first Italian Band gig for the year-the Good Friday procession at St. Rocco's. Hopefully we'll get our summer schedule, too. Hopefully the rain will hold off another couple of hours! ;)

I've signed up for Case's Relay for Life which is next week. I've been meaning to write more about this...*sigh* Where does the time go? ;) Here's my page, if you are interested in my progress. :) I've joined the library's team. Only one week to go!

Already have my ticket for my summer trip to MN. Airfare's are much lower than they were last time I was looking! Yay!

I've decided I'm not going to make my Sarah Jane costume for Marcon this year. (I was going to make her Andy-Pandy outfit from the Hand of Fear) The only weekend I have free in April is the last weekend (even then, it's not-I'm going to a baseball game that weekend), and who knows what May will be like. Oh, well-perhaps next year!

Well, I need to get going-have to meet my ride to St. Rocco's! If I don't get the chance for another update before Sunday-Happy Easter!!!!

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Tuesday, March 17, 2009

Quick note:

First, Happy St. Patrick's Day!

2nd: I've updated the events on my sidebar-more about that later. :)

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Thursday, January 08, 2009

I'm back!

D.W.Q: "Sorry, must dash." -the Fifth Doctor

Just a quick note-I'm back from MN! I had a great time (when do I not?) Now I'm playing catch up at work and home. I need to sit down and really update this blog-I still haven't posted reports from Chicago Tardis, and now I have Christmas and New Years!

I was thinking if I didn't do it before then, I'd have a nice long weekend next weekend-however, I'm heading to Michigan that weekend for a hockey tournament. :)

Gotta run!

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Friday, November 21, 2008


D.W.Q.: "I can see you've been doing the TARDIS up a bit. I don't like it." -the Second Doctor (from the Third Doctor story, the Three Doctors)

I've just done a little template cleaning on my blog-actually, not much-I need to do more. I've finally added some countdowns to my sidebar, and I decided to move my archive list to the end, since it's getting so long. I still have to go through my links to see which ones are still live, but I'll do that another day.

Chicago Tardis is next week!!!!!!!!!!!!! YAAAAAAAAAAYYYYYYYYYYYYY! :) Thanksgiving, too. :) Fall is being overrun by winter, but that's another story.

Been unpacking my boxes-discovered I'm missing a couple of boxes of books, and one of cds. Dang it! Back to storage...

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Saturday, November 08, 2008

Long-delayed updates...

D.W.Q.: "Eureka!!" -the Third Doctor

Well! I'm finally online at home!!! Took me a little over a month, but I'm all set up. (Actually, my computer has been set up for a while, but I just haven't had the energy to get online at home.) *hee*

I'm still trying to settle in-this is actually the first time I've been home on a Saturday night since I moved. I've had something going on every weekend. I've also been busy during the week, so that doesn't help.

I've managed to hook up my computer, get cable (digital! I get BBC America now!), get a wardrobe (the closets here are very small), and a new microwave (My old microwave was really old-I'm surprised it still worked.) Still need a new couch, though. Yah, I gave up my old couch-it was sad, it was the first couch I ever purchased (even though it was used, it was still mine!) Apparently I'm the only one who was comfortable in it (although my friend Mike did sleep on it while he stayed with me for Italian band events-but he was probably just being nice. ;) ) I couldn't find anyone who was willing to move it to my new place (and actually, the way the stairs are, we might not have been able to get it up here). So we put it out on the curb of my old place-it wasn't there 10 minutes before someone picked it up! I warned him it might not be comfortable, but if he wanted it, it was his. He was collecting stuff for charity (I have his card somewhere...)-so I gave him a bag of clothes I had been meaning to donate as well. Perhaps they can fix up the couch before they give it to a family.

Halloween came and went-I didn't get to decorate much-just my bay window (I did manage to get my Halloween village up this year) Since I didn't decorate much, I lent Persephone some of my Halloween decorations. Hopefully I'll get a little more up for Thanksgiving. By Christmas, I hope to have my Christmas stuff out of storage!

Yah, I need to get my stuff out of storage. I don't have any of my books, dvds, cds, knick-knacks, pictures, and my glasses and mugs (well, I do have a few, but not enough to last a week!) I've got my dining room table, but the legs need to be put back on (I"m using a card table for the time being) I'm going to hold off putting it together-I want to move one of my bookcases from the dining room to the living room-it'll be easier without the table in the way. But that has to wait until I get a new couch, because it'll probably be easier to get the couch in without the bookcase in the way! ;) (I really need to get that couch!)

I'm going to Chicago Tardis this Thanksgiving!! (I get to meet Elisabeth Sladen!!!) Normally I wouldn't even try-too close to Christmas-but, but-Elisabeth Sladen! Actually, when I moved, I was so afraid I wouldn't be able to pull it off-it drained all of my savings (my mad-money savings-for fun stuff) However, something unexpected happened, and not only will I be able to go to Chicago Tardis, but I'll be able to fly home at Christmas!!! I had been monitoring airfare (and train fare) since the beginning of August-I meant to post weekly updates here, but never got around to it. This is the first time since August that my flight had been under $400-even though it's still a little high (and I have to pay for my luggage), it's under 400, and I noticed whenever the prices dropped even a little, it was only like that for a week before it went back up.

BTW-I just discovered how AWESOME dvr is!!! I don't think I'll ever go back to the VCR again...(although never say never). LOL ;) I did set up my dvd and vcr so I can watch my Doctor Who stuff (yes, that came over with me-the box never made it to storage, so I guess I do have some stuff to watch. LOL)

I hate moving in October-it's the start of the busiest time of year! One of my friends from work, Michelle, says she noticed I've been looking really tired lately. I'm still not used to the sounds of the new house-some keep me awake. However, there is no one above me now, and the girls downstairs are pretty quiet. They seem nice-they had a big party, not only did they warn me about it, but invited me as well. (I went down and introduced myself to them before hand, but didn't stay-I had a sinus headache, plus, I was going to Cincinatti the next day) They are both CIA (Cleveland Institute of Art, silly) students, so I dont' see them much. (I hear art students spend alot of time in their studios!)

I miss living in the Coventry area-I'm just a tad to far away to walk. I am still able to hear the train horns, though! (that's one of my favorite nighttime sounds) I don't have a front porch (wahh), but I do have a small back porch. There's a bay window in the livingroom, which I love! :)

Well, I've finally finished checking my dreamingheart email-time for bed! :)

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Monday, December 17, 2007

only a week!!!!! (almost)

D.W.Q.M.: "I'm going to be killed by a Christmas tree!!!" -Jackie Tyler (from the Tenth Doctor story, the Christmas Invasion)

Holy crap! It's been almost a month since I last posted!!! Yikes!! Tomorrow morning, I'm off on vacation-yay!!! I'll try to update while I'm away, (I always want to, but almost never have the time). We'll see.

I can't believe that Christmas is almost a week away!!! Panic mode has finally hit me as a realize just how much I need to get done before I go to sleep tonight...sleep? Tonight? HA! ;)

Anyhoo, this was just a quick update to let you know that I'm still around. If I don't get the chance later-Merry Christmas!!!! Happy Holidays!!!!! Happy New Year!!!!!

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Sunday, November 18, 2007

bring on the holidays!

D.W.Q.M.: "You've redecorated!" -Sarah Jane Smith (from the Tenth Doctor story, School Reunion.)

Went to storage today and pulled out all of my Christmas boxes-so I'll be ready for this weekend!! Woo-hoo! :) I still need to get some stuff for the porch-I'm going to put the small tree I've had since college outside this year-I might need to find something for it to stand on, though-when I brought it home from storage, I put it directly out onto the porch (since it's out of the way and will have to go there eventually). It's not very tall! You'll only be able to see the tip from the street. :( I'll figure it out...

Have I mentioned that I LOVE this time of year? We were driving down Euclid Hts Blvd, towards Coventry around sunset-since there was an actual break in the clouds, the sun was peaking through and hit the trees in the neighboorhood. Despite the wind and the rain, many of them are still full of leaves-OMG! It was gorgeous! I wish I had my camera.

Still slowly unpacking-but I have managed to get a few more things up on the wall, and put some stuff away in the built-in china cabinets. I still need to pull my framed posters from storage. I decided that my movie posters will go in my bedroom, instead of the living room (I know, what a shock!) Don't worry, tho-I still have some geeky things in the living room, like my Star Wars and Star Trek collectors plates. ;) Ooh! I've put up my Thanksgiving decorations. I ran into my new-new landlord today (my now new-old landlord was trying to sell the place when I moved in-the new owners are pretty cool, and will honor my lease-yay! Their son will be living on the first floor) Anyhoo, we got to talking, and he's either going to repair the washer and dryer, or see about getting new ones. Yay!!! Until then, it's off to the laundromat...

Greenbay won today-they are now 9-1!!!!!!!!! Woo-hoo!!!
Case won on Saturday-they are still undefeated and will be going to the second round in the playoffs!!!! WOW! YAY!!!! Go Spartans!!

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