Monday, July 17, 2006

Knights of the Round Table - Star Trek TOS

I just don't quite know what to say about this one...


You scored as XIII: Death. Death is probably the most well known Tarot card - and also the most misunderstood. Most Tarot novices would consider Death to be a bad card, especially given its connection with the number thirteen. In fact this card rarely indicates literal death.Without "death" there can be no change, only eventual stagnation. The "death" of the child allows for the "birth" of the adult. This change is not always easy. The appearance of Death in a Tarot reading can indicate pain and short term loss, however it also represents hope for a new future.

XIII: Death


III - The Empress


XIX: The Sun


II - The High Priestess


XVI: The Tower


VI: The Lovers


I - Magician


VIII - Strength


XI: Justice


0 - The Fool


IV - The Emperor


XV: The Devil


X - Wheel of Fortune


Which Major Arcana Tarot Card Are You?
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Quiz came from Karistan's blog, and overall, I can't really disagree with it. I promise more photos soon from our trip home.

Sunday, July 16, 2006

Well... I managed it!

I made Bloger choke. It posted all 10 photos on Friday, and then wouldn't even let me log in yesterday!
So... today I'm only going to post 5 photos at a time and see how that goes

Saturday morning (Canada Day) we went to see Brian's grandma. She's a wonderful spunky 94 now, so we make sure we go see her every time we're anywhere near home. We spent a couple of hours just talking with her and relaxing.

Then we went to see the parade. Apparently Cambridge has one of the largest ones in Ontario. (According to the radio, anyways.) We were lucky enough to get a seat right at the very start of the parade. We could look down Bishop St where they were marshalling everyone, and see them start out on the route. It was a hot, hot day, and the parade itself was over an hour long. We had fresh cold water from Brian's dad's Pharmacy (diagonally across the intersection from us), and lots of sunscreen. Other than a really horrible incident with an asshole and his dog, it was a great time. I haven't been to the parade like that in years, and I really enjoyed just relaxing like that and talking with the people sitting around us. I took three million photos of the parade, so I'll probably put them up on my proper website. Okay, so that's a slight exageration, but only slight! I even managed to shoot some fairly cool video of the funky shriner cars! Not bad for playing with a new camera.

This young man stood at perfect attention for well over 30 minutes waiting to lead off the parade. He stood so tall and strong and unmoving. It really made me feel proud.

These two girls were sitting beside us, and mom and dad said I could post this photo of them enjoying the parade. They had a blast, especially when they were handing out free freezees! Did I mention it was hot?

The flyby was really neat. Especially since they actually came by four times!

These poor young men spent several sweltering hours in authentic WWI uniforms to go with the equipment. Authentic, wool uniforms! I sure hope they had a cooler hiding in there with cold water for them.

More photos to come, probably tomorrow!

Friday, July 14, 2006

Lets See if I can make Blogger Choke

By uploading too many photos!

This was absolutely a sign of the times for us. It took us about an hour of crawling along to *get* to the sign...

Did I mention we had some rain to deal with in the drive?

But it was better for us than for the flooded areas we drove through. Here you can see the flood waters almost completely up the on-ramp at one of the really pretty park/rest areas on our drive. Scary!

John's Birthday cake, with candles help from Madison.

Yummy! Fresh toes!

Attack of the Kiss Monster!

Happiness is... sitting on the kitchen floor in mom's lap with a cookie for each hand!

A Pegamoose, just for JenJen.

A photo of MillRace Park, where Brian proposed to me all those years ago. Next month will be our 11th wedding anniversary!

Tuesday, July 11, 2006

Vacation Update!

Your Pirate Name Is...

Black Princess of the Reine

Yep, Brian and I went to see the new Pirates of the Caribbean movie today. We thoroughly enjoyed it, and I didn't have great expectations, so that's saying something. Unlike poor Karistan, we didn't have to deal with a bunch of irritating teenagers misbehaving. Only one person with a T-Mobile phone (gotta love that distinctive ring...) who got roundly yelled at by the person they were with!

Okay, so I owe a huge update. Photos are coming (and will likely be a separate post). We just got back from vacation! We went home over the combined long Canada Day/Independance Day weekend. Just a short visit, but good to see family none the same. Here's the short version: Saw Superman Returns Wednesday night after work. Loved it! Left work after lunch on Thursday to start our drive. Had a LOT of problems with traffic/construction delays. Finally made it to Syracuse in about 9 hours (with good luck, it only takes five). Got up in the morning and drove the rest of the way. There was a birthday party for my brother on Friday and we spent most of the evening with my family. Went and (mostly) installed the air conditioner at Bonnie's so we wouldn't melt! (Unlike some of Madison's paintings!) Saturday morning I got up early and went down to the Farmer's Market and surprised Brian with a wonderful breakfast of fresh
fruits and vegetables, followed by a nice long morning visit with Brian's grandma. We watched the parade on Saturday and had dinner with my brother and Kim, followed up with fireworks. Sunday morning we drove to Drumbo to see Tony & Angela's new place, made a quick Costco stop for chocolate, followed by going to Elizabeth and Morley's for the afternoon, a great BBQ, and fun evening. Brian went to breakfast with his mom on Monday morning while I got the stuff picked up and packed up. We stopped at my parents on the way out of town and got to say a quick hello to my Uncle Rob as he had arrived for his holidays. Bonnie and Madison arrived back from camping as well, and I got attacked by the kiss monster before we hit the road! We made it back to Syracuse on Monday night, hit our favourite restaurant for dinner, and finally got to bed at a decent hour. Drove back the rest of the way on Tuesday, and arrived in time for a late dinner. We decided not to go out for more fireworks as we were both tired and looking forward to a night in our own bed! Wednesday was spent doing laundry and running errands. Joe and Jen came over for dinner and a movie (and thanks for looking after Percy). They brought Cheaper by the Dozen 2, and we all enjoyed it!
Thursday morning we got up and headed out for Connecticut for Connecticon. On the way, we made an incredible discovery... a Tim Hortons! We had to hop off the highway and make a stop. Brian got coffee and we both got donuts, and grabbed TimBits. Brian liked the coffee, but we both found the donuts a big disappointment. But, we did find a Timmys! Next stop was a cool little museum where they found a full set of hundreds of dinosaur tracks in the rocks. Just a little stop of an hour or so, but it was really neat! We arrived at the hotel in late afternoon, and decided to try a neat sounding restaurant in downtown Hartford. Then we discovered how horrible the directions were and managed not to get totally lost and eventually find the restaurant. Dinner was *great*! Friday morning the con started, and, well, it was a con! Connecticon is a large SciFi/Gaming/Anime convention. Lots of ... "interesting" costumes, and lots of teenagers. The gaming went really well, and I had a blast running the intros for most of the weekend. We got several books, and a whole lot of minis. Drove back Sunday night and arrived home just before midnight.