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Somewhat ironically, given how rarely I post in my own blog, I have just had a guest blog go up on Book View Cafe

It’s about how to make up slang for your invented cultures. :)

There are some other things that happened last week that I probably should have posted about. (And I would have if I didn’t have so many things happening at once!)

Lets see… I’ve been married two dozen years, now. There’s a nice number. I still haven’t had my anniversary dinner with my husband, however — life has been interfering.

My concertina and I went to a folk sing-a-long. They sing out of folk “Hymnals”, so I can usually follow along with the chords on my concertina. It’s fun, and great practice.

The brakes on our car died. Since we had been planning to replace it, we did that rather than having them repaired, and I am now co-owner of a vehicle (mini-van, seats 7) that is about half the age of our previous one. (So just over ten years old, instead of just over twenty.)

I joined an online tatting guild (tatting is my new hobby), posted pictures of stuff I was working on, and was asked to share the pattern for the little tatted dragon pendants I had invented. I did so, and had bunches of people wanting to try make them. So I have not only blogged, and I have been blogged about: here is one tatter’s take on my pattern (I’m linking to the central of three post so far.)

And here is the original:

Mirrored on My Website.

Date: 2014-07-03 03:03 am (UTC)From: [personal profile] yhlee
yhlee: Flight Rising Spiral dragon, black-red-gold (Flight Rising Jedao baby Spiral)
Oh, how cool! I wish I weren't all thumbs; I would love to make a dragon pendant for the lizard, but I'm pretty sure I couldn't manage the dexterity required.

Date: 2014-07-04 03:33 am (UTC)From: [personal profile] yhlee
yhlee: Flight Rising Spiral dragon, black-red-gold (Flight Rising Jedao baby Spiral)
The lizard's favorite color changes on a daily basis. :D

BTW, progress was slow on "Talon March" because I ran into infuriating music software behavior and then was panic-working on revisions. Now that it's clear I can't get revisions remotely done before Readercon, I've figured out the infuriating software behavior, although I may not be able to get you a revised percussion part until later in the month (we're about to be out of town for a week and a half).

Belated Happy Canada Day? (Am I remembering right?)

Date: 2014-07-03 08:55 pm (UTC)From: [personal profile] lizvogel
lizvogel: Good / Bad (Good Bad)
Good guest post! (FYI, you've got an extra "http" in the links.) I especially like "I think I can stop saving for retirement" -- that may well end up in my personal vocabulary.

Also, very cool little dragon. Aren't you just the social media butterfly lately! ;-)

Date: 2014-07-04 04:26 am (UTC)From: [personal profile] yhlee
yhlee: go game (baduk, wei qi) (baduk 1 (photo: ISa [Flickr])
Aha, I was wondering what I was doing wrong with the link! :D

Date: 2014-07-09 04:23 pm (UTC)From: [personal profile] lizvogel
lizvogel: Good / Bad (Good Bad)
I actually do that sort of thing very instinctively.

So comforting to hear that! I do almost everything in writing instinctively, and it's quite baffling to read these essays where the writer seems to be doing everything up in the front of the brain, intellectually and deliberately.

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