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I just accidentally swallowed a cherry stone, and I'm having this totally irrational fear that a cherry tree is going to start growing out my ears. My grandmother - and possibly my mother, too - used to tell us an old wives' tale to that effect when we were kids. Although I think it was oranges, not cherries, at the time.

I've been doing Jade Quarry all night in GuildWars. I had never done it at all until about a week ago, because when I tried before there were never people available to fill up both sides to do it. (It's a sort of a hybrid PvP-mission kind of thing. You're playing against other players, but you also have an objective you have to do. In this case it's about keeping control of (guess what) jade quarries, and whoever gets a certain amount of jade back to their base first wins.) Columbine may be surprised to hear that I was doing this because we never used to do these missions. But I've been racking up the faction and I may get the Friend of the Luxons title this weekend if I keep it up.

Rob asked me what I wanted for Christmas. Usually he gets me things like DVDs and sometimes a piece of jewelry, and I usually wrap up a couple of odds and ends I bought for myself, if I suspect I need it to balance things out. (I sort of try to make our gifts to one another match in size, if you know what I mean - I usually buy him a bunch of books and DVDs, and he tells me what to buy there, too. So I figure the expenditure should be more or less consistent for each of us, although I'm not stringent about it at all. In fact I don't really total it up at all except in the very roughest way. Some years my stuff costs a bit more, some years his does.) This year is a bit different, though, because of me not working, and while we're not out of money, we are definitely watching the purse-strings much more carefully now than we were. So when I thought of getting a Kindle I thought no, that's too expensive. Only it turns out that I have quite a large credit with Amazon, almost large enough to pay for the whole thing, if I get the Wi-Fi one. Although I'm thinking I might even go for the 3G one. The amount we'd have to pay in cash to get the 3G version would be roughly in the range of say, the MST3K box set I've got put away for Rob, anyway. Anybody have any opinion on this? If you do, speak up fast, I may be ordering something soon. (Too late, already, that ship has sailed. I got the 3G.) They say "In stock" but I don't entirely trust them. (Late word: I got an e-mail already that says that it has shipped, due in Wednesday.)

Poor Rob got called in to work today. That's been happening pretty regularly lately, at least sort of once a month or so. He went in and worked about 5 or 6 hours, but he told them that if the person who was missing doesn't come in tomorrow, they're going to have to find somebody else to cover then. Which I think is wise. We can use the OT, sure, but he needs a day off, too.

One of the things I've been reading, or re-reading (do you consider it re-reading if you listened to the audiobook the first time?) is A Game of Thrones, and I just stumbled onto replicas of the swords in the book, on Amazon. I guess I should not be surprised, but I am. Wonder if these were around before HBO announced the miniseries.

Anyway, here's Arya's sword Needle, for example. (I've started on the 2nd book but I'm not even far into it. So if you have anything to say about those books, be careful with spoilers, please! I would welcome non-spoilery discussion.)

Arya Stark's sword

Needle, Sword of Arya Stark. Licensed from George R.R. Martin

Date: 2010-12-06 07:23 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
Relax! I nearly always swallow my cherry stones. Have done so for years, and no cherry trees are growing in me yet. I should be a whole orchard by now.

(Though if they were growing within, it would explain why dieting is so damn hard. Chocolate couldn't possibly have anything to do with it, nope nope nope.)

Date: 2010-12-06 07:53 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
I could feel the thing in my stomach, that's what caused my weird reaction. But it's gone now. (We won't discuss where it's gone, no no.)

Date: 2010-12-06 04:04 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
Have some chocolate; you'll feel better. :-)

A Game of Thrones

Date: 2010-12-06 02:12 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] (from
Hi, I just stopped by from Holidailies. I just wanted to say, you're in for a treat with the Song of Ice and Fire books. You're also likely in for some frustration when you finish book 4 and he still hasn't written book 5 yet, even though he said he had it half-written back in 2005. Still, it's an excellent series and I trust that if Martin ever finishes it, it will be great. And the HBO miniseries looks very promising as well.

Re: A Game of Thrones

Date: 2010-12-06 03:39 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
Boy, he's not a young man, either - hope he doesn't die without finishing!


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