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Month: November 2006

Pre-reg period for Gafilk 2007 ending soon!

Well, as the days grow shorter, it can only mean one thing: Gafilk is coming!

This year’s Georgia Filk Convention will be held 5-7 January 2006 at the Holiday Inn Airport North in Atlanta, GA,

We’ll be jamming in the International Ballroom this year with an array of fantastic guests from around the world. From Canada, Urban Tapestry is our Guest of Honour. Our Toastmistress is the legendary Linda Melnick, and our Interfilk guest is none other than Germany’s Summer & Fall. In addition, we have yet another exciting Super Secret Guest. If that wasn’t enough, all these people will be there too!

The Pre-registration period for Gafilk will end on Nov 30, so send in your membership now before the prices increase. We’re going to have concerts, “My Filk”, theme circles, and of course, the best open filk in town, with plenty of space in the hallways if you don’t like the rooms. Don’t forget to also get a ticket to our banquet, so you can dance the night away with Play It With Moxie, the Gafilk House Band!

Of all the filk cons to be held in 2007, this will be the first. Don’t miss it!

Be Nice to your Sister

This was too cute not to share. My dear friend (WINOLJ) Dina’s son Connor was just overheard in the other room, singing:

You can’t be mean to your sister,
even if you’re a pirate,
you can’t hurt her ears or hit her with sticks
and you can’t annoy her just to annoy her,
because my mommy said so,
she said be nice to your sister,
and even pirates have to be nice to sisters

I think that’s a good song for today.

Ain’t no doubt in no one’s mind….

cadhla points to the anonymous love meme over in queenofthorns‘s journal. So I went and signed up, because everyone needs a little love. Even me. 🙂

How well do you know me?

Picked up from aiela, and eventually many others.

(2 Points) My name:
(1 Point) My pet’s name:
(5 Points) Take a stab at my middle name:
(3 Points) Who is my actor/actress crush:
(2 Points) Do I have any children:
(2 Points) Name three of my best friends:
(2 Points) What did I get my degree in:
(3 Points) What am I afraid of:
(2 Points) Favorite food:
(3 Points) Do I drink:
(2 Points) Do I have any siblings:
(2 Points) How many:
(1 Point) Do I like ’em:
(4 Points) What’s one of my favorite things to do:
(2 Points) Favorite relative:
(3 Points) What’s my favorite type of music:
(4 Points) Am I shy or outgoing:
(3 Points) Favorite sport:
(2 Points) What’s my favorite colour:
(3 Points) Name something I hate:
(4 Points) Name a talent I have:
(4 Points) What kind of shoes do I wear:
(4 Points) Do I have any pets:
(2 Points) Who am I dating right now:
(5 Points) What did I study in university:
(5 Points) What is the colour of my room:
(5 Points) What is my worst habit:
(5 Points on creativeness) If I were stranded on a desert island, what would I bring:

80-85 Points; Stalker Extraordinaire!
70-79 Points; Hard-Working Stalker
40-69 Points; Decent Stalker
20-39 Points; Stalker-In-Training
00-19 Points; Crappy Stalker or New Stalker

Comments are screened, and I’ll only post scores, not your answers, so don’t be afraid to be wrong! I might even post the answers if people participate!


Some of you may know cjdoyle as the guy who did the incredible Serenity model out of LEGO™ blocks. I think of him mostly as one of my sweetie aiela‘s friends. Regardless, he’s a nice guy and I’m glad to know him.

So last night, I’m chatting with aiela on IM, and she says, “Did you see the card cjdoyle did of you?” One of cjdoyle‘s current LEGO projects is “The Brick Tarot“, a tarot set using LEGO models. Apparently, I had missed his most recent post, so aiela helpfully gave me the link to

The King of Cups.

Wow. I’m seldom left speechless, but…

Thanks, Chris!

Go check out the rest of the stuff on his site. He’s done a lot of amazing stuff with plastic bricks!

PSA: Alternate Filknet IRC addresses

Since the message hasn’t gotten out to everyone yet, just a reminder about alternate addresses to reach’s IRC server and the #filkhaven channel:

These are the US and UK servers, respectively, and connect on the same standard ports.

We are having continuing problems with our Registrar, which is why our DNS is not resolving properly. We apologize for the inconvenience.


Today is the day we in the US exercise our civic responsibility to go and vote. If you haven’t already, please make the time to do so.

I actually requested and mailed an absentee ballot, so my vote is already taken care of, which is good because today has shaped up to be utterly sucktastic. So far this morning:

-couldn’t find my keys, which turned out to be in my jacket pocket.
-finally got out the door, got the to gas station, couldn’t find credit card
-drove home, couldn’t find card, eventually discovered it in my wallet (?!?)
-noticed on way back out the door giant bolt embedded in tire
-got gas, got to work 20 minutes late.
-will have flat tire by lunchtime, no doubt.
-no idea about lunch now, since plan had been to go home. kitanzi is going to bring me lunch. I have the best wife ever.

Hope your day is going better. And if you’re in the United States, go vote. It’s important.

The Idiot Box

Good lord, I watched a lot of lousy television as a child.

Newsflash: Your Favourite TV Show May Be Fiction

An amusing thread on rec.arts.comics.strips that telynor suggested I share here.

Someone was commenting on the comic strip Broom Hilda not mentioning Halloween, and finding that odd. This led to the following exchange between me and another poster:

Him: “This was covered in the first season of Buffy the Vampire Slayer; Actual witches, vampires, demons, etc. tend to distance themselves from the tasteless, commercial mess that mortals have made of Halloween.”

Me: “Most of my Wiccan friends delight in the spectacle of Halloween, while still observing Samhain as a religious holiday, in much the same way that many Christians enjoy the festivities of Christmas without forgetting the spiritual reason for the holiday.”

Him: “That was covered on Buffy as well. Willow refers to Wiccans as “wanna-blessed-be’s”. In the Buffyverse, real witches create time rifts, do battle with gods, flay their enemies alive, try to destroy the world, etc. And that’s just one of the “good” witches, mind you. You don’t want to meet one of the nastier ones.”

Me: “Yes, of course. I keep forgetting how Buffy is a documentary”

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