January 9th, 2007


For coffeechica

Saw this on the sign at the Rosemont Horizon Allstate Arena on my way to work yesterday, and thought you'd be interested (if you don't already know about it):

My Little Pony Live! "The World's Biggest Tea Party"
Rosemont Theatre, Jan. 18-21

I'm not confident about my ability to accurately read through the hype, but it looks like it's a new show, the first ever live MLP show, and Rosemont is the second stop of the tour.

Feudalism: Serf & Turf
clone, meme

Proof of the *cough* accuracy *cough* of numerology

Accurate, schmaccurate. Talk about missing the entire zipcode the bullseye was in.

Your Life Path Number is 1

Your purpose in life is to lead others.

You have great drive and determination. Nothing is going to stand in your way.
You seek out challenges and the spotlight. You'll take all the work - and all the glory.
Status and success are important to you. You demand the best from everyone and everything.

In love, you tend to take a protective role. You enjoy being the provider in relationships.

You expect others to be like you, and as a result, you are often disappointed.
A little selfish and vain, you always put yourself first.
Remember, everyone already knows you're great - you don't need to remind them!

Feudalism: Serf & Turf

Brightening up a wintry day

I took this picture the week before Christmas, but only now had the time to get it out of the camera, crop it down, and shrink it for posting.

This marigold started off as a small plant used as a centerpiece at, I believe, reynardine & aota's wedding. kateshort and I also came home from that reception with a rosemary plant. That first winter, we took a trip and didn't arrange to have them watered; the rosemary died, but the marigold hung on long enough to produce seeds, which sprouted when I planted them. The original plant is long since dead, but I've been replanting seeds and trying to keep plants alive ever since. (It helps that marigolds are relatively hardy, but no matter how much I try, I've still gotten quite practiced at accidentally killing them off.) They've had a few remarkably productive cycles in between the mass die-offs over the years; they're currently inhabiting four 6" pots, of which you can see three in the picture.

The flower colors vary from yellow to orange to red, and occasionally the end of a petal will be a different color than the rest of the petal, or petals will be streaked with a different color, but this is the first time I've gotten petals with a distinctive stripe down the middle. Very striking.

Feudalism: Serf & Turf