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3rd-Jul-2014 08:42 pm - life is good
(This is copied from my Facebook page. Some things just bear repeating. :)

Check out what Kes just bought for me!

I have the best wife in the world!!!!

14th-Feb-2013 08:14 pm - Baconator!
My Sweetie made me a bouquet of BACON ROSES for Valentine's Day!

She really knows the way into a man's heart.

mmmmm.... bacon....
14th-Feb-2013 06:35 am - My Precious
Illuminated Menken
Happy Valentine's Day Sweetie.

Love you!

jamaica sunset
3rd-Feb-2013 10:32 am(no subject)
Illuminated Menken

Yesterday at Tournoi du Couer de Glace, the armoured combat and rapier tournaments were fought at the same time, with alternating use of a single list field.  Her Highness of Ealdormere, Princess Kayla, took advantage of this to compete in both tourneys simultaneously, doing quick changes from her armour into rapier gear (and vice versa) between each round.  This an impressive feat in itself, but she also managed to WIN both tourneys!  I can't recall anybody doing that before.  And lest anybody think it was an easy list, I can't speak for the rapier fights, but on the armoured side she not only defeated a number of strong and worthy unbelts, but also myself, Sir Evander and Sir Nigel (in the final) along the way.  Not bad for a girl! :)

the view from our deck this morning:

how we spent some of the afternoon:
27th-Nov-2012 05:58 pm - wow
Graham Hughes visited every conuntry in the world, 201 in total, in just under four years.  The most amzing thing about this is that he did it without ever travelling by airplane: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2239087/Graham-Hughes-British-man-person-visit-201-countries-WITHOUT-using-plane.html

Strappy's very impressed - he's only visited 17 countries.

This isn't new (it's from the US coverage of the Winter Olympics), but I just saw it for the first time today.  An interesting viewpoint:

Baron's Howe
Happy St. Crispin's Day!

Here's a unique take on the famous St. Crispin's Day speech from Henry V:

17th-Oct-2012 06:13 pm - my left foot
We're back! 

It was a great trip, although we had a bit of last-minute drama which had us worried that we might have to cancel.  A few nights before we were to leave, I stepped on a sewing needle which broke off and imbedded itself in my left foot, in the fleshy part on the ball of the foot. We spent all night in Emergency - it took over six hours to get to see a doctor! The needle was in too deep for him to get out, so I had to go in for out-patient surgery the folllowing day. They had to make an incision and dig around for it (I saved it as a souvenir :). There were only a couple of stitches and didn't hurt at all, but being on the bottom of my foot it was a bit awkward.  Thankfully, I was still able to get around, albeit a bit more slowly than usual.  It didn't impede our sight-seeing at all.

Here's the x-ray of my foot, - the arrow shows the needle:
foot x-ray 2
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