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Been a long time [Jul. 9th, 2015|12:38 pm]
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My friend studiousrex reminded me that I haven't posted to Livejournal in quite a long time. I remember having paid a good deal of money a long time ago to make my journal "permanent". I remember that it made me happy. It still does. I'm glad this little journal is still here, though it is not much used anymore.

Because I need to write a "TO DO" list of the day anyway, here it is for your viewing pleasure (or boredom):

1. Investigate Healthcare.gov thing; send necessary info. Got the ball rolling here. Will hopefully have the needed documents this weekend.
2. Call old doctor, have them transfer records. Also find the new patient paperwork they want filled out. I got the ball rolling. Need to actually call tomorrow morning, but I know what to do now.
3. Organize office.
4. Knit something.
5. Purchase materials for Star Wars course.
6. Take out trash and recycling, or get husband to do so.
7. Work on 3rd speech for Toastmasters.
8. Read something.
9. Do yoga. Shower. Get dressed.
10. Log into Signum; do something?
11. Sign up at Mythgard forums.
12. Go to library, return stuff that's due.
13. Stop by work and pick up lettuce. (One of my coworkers is giving away fresh lettuce from her garden--very tasty, and very nice of her.)
14. Deposit check.

This is what happens when I make lists. They become very long, and then I get depressed, because I know I will NEVER finish the list in a timely manner. It is just too long. I must keep calm and prioritize.

Here's what I have already accomplished today (being a day off from work):
1. Did dishes and cleaned kitchen
2. Broke down boxes for recycling
3. Sorted e-mail, attended several e-mails that needed attending.
4. Backed the Chime Sharp Kickstarter campaign (this is really cool).
5. Posted to my class forum, read the syllabus.
6. Made iced tea for later.
7. Completed reading for next lecture.

When I put it that way, my productivity is actually pretty good. It's only 12:36pm. Lots of time left in the day. But first I must eat something.
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I have an iPhone [Oct. 10th, 2012|10:53 pm]
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[Current Location |43.6110,-96.3650]

This is pretty cool. People might poo-poo the iPhone in favor of android, but for Chinese study, apple apps are the best. Anyway, my husband got me one for our anniversary, yay!

I wonder if anyone still reads eljay.
My love to you all.

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(no subject) [Feb. 20th, 2004|12:39 pm]
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'And what gift would a Dwarf ask of the Elves?' said Galadriel, turning to Gimli.

'None, Lady,' answered Gimli. 'It is enough for me to have seen the Lady of the Galadhrim, and to have heard her gentle words.'

'Hear all ye Elves!' she cried to those about her. 'Let none say again that Dwarves are grasping and ungracious! Yet surely, Gimli son of Gloin, you desire something that I could give? Name it, I bid you! You shall not be the only guest without a gift.'

'There is nothing, Lady Galadriel,' said Gimli, bowing low and stammering, 'Nothing, unless it might be - unless it is permitted to ask, nay, to name a single strand of your hair, which surpasses the gold of the earth as the stars surpass the gems of the mine. I do not ask for such a gift. But you commanded me to name my desire.'

The Elves stirred and murmured with astonishment, and Celeborn gazed at the Dwarf in wonder, but the Lady smiled. 'It is said that the skill of the Dwarves is in their hands rather than in their tongues,' she said; 'yet that is not true of Gimli. For none have ever made to me a request so bold and yet so courteous. And how shall I refuse, since I commanded him to speak? But tell me, what would you do with such a gift?'

'Treasure it, Lady,' he answered, 'in memory of your words to me at our first meeting. And if ever I return to the smithies of my home, it shall be set in imperishable crystal to be an heirloom of my house, and a pledge of good will between the Mountain and the Wood until the end of days.'

Then the Lady unbraided one of her long tresses, and cut off three golden hairs, and laid them in Gimli's hand.

The Fellowship of the Ring, Farewell to Lorien - J.R.R. Tolkien
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