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Short term:
Completed this f***ing paper on wine imports into England in the 14th and 15th c, get it proofed, and submitted for KAS.
Do the actual write up and documentation of the recipe for the Writing in Period Style entry for KAS
Pick a dish/course and start redacting for KAS.  Thinking of doing Lenten food.
Make a new outfit for KAS
Stop adding new projects for time being.

Get Shadow's viking done.  Must embrodier faster.
Garb for Hubband
Garb for Mar
Garb for Osgar
Early Anglo-Saxon for Shadow
Finnish for me.
Finish original scroll, mail to Midrealm Scroll person-thingy (thus returning what I owe for my own Mid Scroll...slightly late).

Longer term
Laurel presents for my most recently made friends.
Queen's Prize Entry
Viking for Mel
KAS planning for 2012.
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Nobelese Largess Presents...

Virtues or Vices: An SCA Artisan Talent Swap

How it works:

Each participant will be assigned a recipient for whom they will craft something in the SCA art form of their choice. Each participant will also be assigned to another participant as that person's recipient.

Materials cost for the item should not exceed $25. The participant will get their recipient's information shortly after April 20th. Delivery is to be completed by July 31st. Deadline to withdraw from the swap is July 21st, barring last minute major project failure, for which an extension may be granted. Failure to drop out by the deadline or failure to deliver your project will lead to your being banned from all future Noblese Largess swaps, and your recipient will be notified of your failure to fulfill the bargain. Remember, for everyone to get a shiny thing, everyone must make a shiny thing.

Sign up is open until April 20th.  To sign up, visit and fill out the survey with all of your information.  The more detailed you are, the more it helps your secret artisan on their gift for you.  Once we have all your information, you will receive a confirmation email.  Once sign-ups close, you will receive your recipient's information. 

If you find you can not complete an assignment, please email the moderators at so we can try to find a replacement for you.  All matches will be kept confidential, but if you fail to notify us and fail to deliver, we reserve the right to narc you out and you will not be allowed to play the next time.

Have fun, be creative, and bring your A-game.

Constantia Kaloethes and Aline Swynbrook

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Which is a brand new experience for me.  I have never had prescription glasses before.

However, there appear to be people who have influenced my style, however subconsciously.  Mine look like this: (Black and Red Cherry Color Scheme).

One is my laurel, [ profile] evil_fionn , who, when she saw them last night cackled, because despite being a different brand, look almost identical to her's.  And apparently also, my apprentice sister, [ profile] fraumeow has a similar pair.

Also, they look a lot like Penelope Garcia's look on Criminal Minds.

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* We have been off for 3 days, and though the University claims to be re-opening tomorrow, I drove on those roads...okay, rode in the car while the Hubby drove, but I have been on those roads today, and they have upgraded us to a 70% chance of more snow tomorrow.  So I suspect I will get the 5am phone call telling me to stay home.

* I have been horribly unproductive.  I got my silver and pearl netter cauls done as much as I can without four hanks of faux hair, I got part of Peter's wool gown cut out and sewn, and I read, and that is it.  If we are out tomorrow, I think I will reattack the craft room and try to finish organizing it.

* For my SCA friends, Clothiers is right out at this point.  I will miss you, but [ profile] evil_fionn  and I talked and decided it's not worth killing ourselves for. 

* Snow Days are so much better when you don't lose power.  I am just saying.  This sucks way less than 2010 and 2009.
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Scene: Peter and I lying on our bed, in fleece body suits, watching the snow out the window and playing on our laptops.

Me: Oh, look, they're the big fluffy flakes now!
Peter: Yes, they are.
Me: Those are my very favorite kind!
Peter: Duly noted.
A few minutes later...
Me: It's pretty.  Isn't it pretty?
Peter: Yes, dear, it's pretty.
Me: I like pretty things.
Peter: I know.
Me: Especially pretty things that give me a paid day off of work.
Peter: *snork*
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1) Men's clothing for the husband.  Other than the viking style tunic I made him for the event where his Apprentice brother was getting elevated to the Pelican (and he was getting his GOA, though he didn't know it at the time), he hasn't had new clothes since I made him Bedu 4 years ago.  Plus, I want to take our garb up a notch.  So at the moment, I am finishing a hand sewn, linen-cotton cloth/silk thread St. Louis shirt for him.  If I get it done tonight, I plain to start on Braise, and then try to knock out a woolen cote next week.  Then, hosen (I am dreading these).  Ideally, I would like to have a full outfit for him by wInterkingdom at the end of the month.

2) Research for the Trifecta entries for Kingdom A&S.  I am doing one cooking (debating single dish v. course categories), one writing in a period style entery, and one TBD (possibly a beverage, possibly research).

3) Tentative research into the feasibility of next year's Kingdom A&S entry (yes, I am planning that far ahead).

4) Re-fitting the sleeves on two gowns, plus a new neckline on one.

5) Possibly a new sideless for me.
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Hey [ profile] evil_fionn , it's happened again.

An SCA author, who had her work on her website, WITH a copyright notice, discovered a small, ad supported free to comers cooking magazine, Cooks Source.  (Which Begs an Apastrophe, Doesn't it? ).

She contacted the editor, asked for an apology for the unauthorized reprint of the material, and a goodwill donation to Columbia University's School of Journalism.  This is what she got back:
"Yes Monica, I have been doing this for 3 decades, having been an editor at The Voice, Housitonic Home and Connecticut Woman Magazine. I do know about copyright laws. It was "my bad" indeed, and, as the magazine is put together in long sessions, tired eyes and minds somethings forget to do these things.
But honestly Monica, the web is considered "public domain" and you should be happy we just didn't "lift" your whole article and put someone else's name on it! It happens a lot, clearly more than you are aware of, especially on college campuses, and the workplace. If you took offence and are unhappy, I am sorry, but you as a professional should know that the article we used written by you was in very bad need of editing, and is much better now than was originally. Now it will work well for your portfolio. For that reason, I have a bit of a difficult time with your requests for monetary gain, albeit for such a fine (and very wealthy!) institution. We put some time into rewrites, you should compensate me! I never charge young writers for advice or rewriting poorly written pieces, and have many who write for me... ALWAYS for free!"

Ha.  Ha Ha.  HAHAHAHA.

In response, so far, the magazine, which web-publishes from their Facebook page (Classy!) has been hit by a Facebook bomb of angry IP loving folk, who have also uncovered articles taken whole cloth, with or without author attribution, from Paula Deen, Food Network, NPR, and Web MD.  Paula Deen already has her lawyers ready to butter them up with some tender loving tort action.

Please feel free to play along by searching them on Facebook.  Do hold down contacting their advertisers, though.  Many have already posted announcing plans to yank advertising, but the feed is eating them down.

Gotta love Internet Justice.
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Have you met [ profile] eleanor_deyeson ?  She is working on finishing her English Masters and is looking for Middle English source material on dress.  Thought you might be able to help her...
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I am now food blogging.  Here.  It's mainly focused on cooking for two people.  Enjoy!
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For the Bedroom-
King Size comforter set from Macy's in "Taj Mahal" Jacard: 
Original Retail Price- $200.00 
Price I paid: $60.00

For our living room (Because cast iron legged slate coffee and end tables and parquet-wood look flooring with no 'protection' is probably not a good idea)
One 5x7 Indian looking area rug at Target- $99.99
One 5X7 Indian Looking area rug AND 3 1.75X2.75' Indian look throw rugs- $80.00 at Garden Ridge.

I am a very happy panda.
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Projects Left to do before 4:30 PM tomorrow...

1) Finish hem on viking apron

2) Trim seams on Viking Apron

3) Attach straps to Viking Apron

4) Applique Badger to Viking Apron

5) Embroidered Lion of St. Mark on Hem of Tunic...maybe

6) Baklava

7) Stuffed Apricots

8) Ginger Shortbread

9) Breakfast/Lunch  for Saturday

10) Unpack/Sort/Repack the car...

Um, yeah.  A little bit stressed here....

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Is OVER!  Hallelujah!  Now they can just mail me my diploma and it's all good!
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I got a message tonight that HE Ainar Magnusson, former Baron of Northkeep, Chirugeon extraordinnaire, runner of nasty-crat shifts at GW, Marshal, fighter, and all around terrific human being, has been invited to join the Order of the Pelican and will take his place among them at Northkeep's Castellan in 3 weeks.  I am very privileged to call this man my friend, and I couldn't be more thrilled!
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When you spend you lunch hour at work sewing a tiny Calon Falcon tabbard for a rag doll.

Yeah, I am that special...
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Is it easier to bead an Elizabethan once it's a dress or while it's still uncut fabric?
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So, it felt all day yesterday like I was coming down with an ear infection.  This is not the optimal time for it, since I work in advising, next week is Spring Break when students won't come in, and consequently, I am trying to get through a large student population this week.  So, I stayed home from class, and tried an old home remedy of 1 to 10 vinegar/water ear drops.  And it worked!  Woke up this morning, no pain, no discomfort, no weird drainage.  Yay!

And it was all good, until I ran my tongue over my back right upper molar at lunch and found a chunk missing.  It doesn't actually hurt.  It's just...not there.  It feels like it cracked off in front of a filling I had, so the tooth may be a little dead, I don't know.  And my schedule is full full full.  So I made an appt locally for next Tuesday, and we will see how that goes.

Can we stop the world.  I want to get off.

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Where does one go to eat in the Overland Park area?  I don't have a ridiculous Per Diem, but at least one good meal seems like a nice idea...
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I passed them.  Yay!
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So, my big plans to get tons done on QPT this weekend has not really happened.  Thus far, I have gotten a lot of everything else done (laundry, napping, 70% of a wool particolored cotehardie...) and not much else.

So I will probably start working recipes now (since I am drinking caffiene at the moment...).
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