sff_corgi_lj: (Holidays - Lammas)
Bah. I'm bad with calendars, especially when my head's 'splody. (Mostly better now, diolch.) Ironically, this has been adapted into Christian (high church) observance as a fast in honour of the Holy Mother, and blasted if that isn't pretty much exactly what I did yesterday, will me nil me.

A happy (belated) Imbolc/Bridhid to the Antipodeans, too!
sff_corgi_lj: (Holidays - Litha)
Nearly missed this one - the solstice was officially at 12:26 UTC, which was early morning for North America.

[puts on dark sunglasses]
sff_corgi_lj: (TV - SG's Dr. Janet Frasier)
Not that they actually have anything to do with each other, but I have something to say about both.

First: I have downloaded (alllll night) IE 7 Beta 2, installed it, and am actually enjoying it quite a bit. Nothing has exploded, and I think I turned off the visible Microsoft spyware in it. The lack of the traditional menu at the top is a little disconcerting at first, but you can access what you need from the Tools icon on the menu bar. It has some interesting Tab features, including a thumbnails view of all pages you have open. The Links bar is gone, installed in your 'Favorites Center' instead, but just about as easily accessed. Google is now pretty much built in, if you choose it as your default search engine. The location of the Refresh button is kinda annoying. Maybe it's easier to use the keystroke.

This is obviously not the final release version, but it's probably pretty close. I'm running it on WinXP SP2; your milage may vary.

Second: There will be puppypictures, there will not be many of them (a slow photo week - we didn't do anything really noteworthy), but they will be late. Try to contain your disappointment, dears. ;)

[points to icon] American Flisties, have a thoughtful Memorial Day.
sff_corgi_lj: (Holidays - Beltane)
It's [livejournal.com profile] bachelard's and [livejournal.com profile] philfoglio's birthday! They're Beltane babies!

And the Twa Corgwn are six months old. Birthday box pictures to be posted eventually.

Happy holydays (it's the Feast of St. Joseph the Worker; and the whole month is dedicated to Mary, too).
sff_corgi_lj: (Holidays - Ostara)
Or Eostre, or just-plain-Equinox, however you might call it. I should have posted this yesterday, but... things... and I keep rounding all the astronomical holidays to the nearest '21'.
sff_corgi_lj: (Holidays - Brighid)
Just to say 'Happy and Meaningful Candlemas to you all!' As the light of the sun slowly increases, Imbolc is celebrated with the lighting of candles, small lights to greet the greater one. The day is also called by the name of a Celtic goddess. Brighid is the goddess of the flame of inspiration - poetry as well as learning. I've come to associate this holyday, because of the sacrifices to science, with the U.S. space program tragedies. What higher price to pay for new knowledge?
Quotes and such )
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The frivolous part is GIPpery, except this post isn't exactly gratuitious, but I wanna show these off anyway.

The 'Sad Corgi' icon does for some things, but I've always felt it as more an expression of immediate personal reaction. I felt there needed to be something for, oh, tsunamis and Cat 5 hurricanes.

Nienna of the Valier, called the Weeper

For those who might be insufficiently Tolkeinish to recognise the name, Nienna is referenced in the Valaquenta -- she is one of the Queens of the Valar (the Valier); one of the eight Aratar, the most high of the Valar; she mourns for the hurts of the world, her tears wash away hurt and poison, she comforts the shades of the newly-dead and she teaches compassion and endurance.

---=>°<=---

This one's a lot simpler:

Birthday cupcake

Happy belated birthday, [livejournal.com profile] martinhesselius, whom I didn't mean to miss; and [livejournal.com profile] katinka31 of course, and today's [livejournal.com profile] themorningstarr's! She's a Brigid baby!

---=>°<=---

Anyway, these two make 96.... Here's one more available for adoption if one likes:

NO Cromwells!

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The corglets are starting to take more interest in me, in that they've started to come greet me when I get home from work and follow me out of curiosity, somewhat. It's more a focussed interest, if that makes any sense. Hard to believe they're almost twice the size as when they first got here! Along with this, they're not sounding quite so much like oddly-shaped kittens as they have done.
sff_corgi_lj: (Holidays - Yule)
Twelve drummers drumming, twelfth and last day of Christmas
Graphics originally from Quiltime.com

Adoration of the Magi, artist/origin un-noted
Image borrowed from the 'Saint of the Day' website

Stefan's Florilegium on the SCA approach to Twelfth Night
sff_corgi_lj: (Holidays - Yule)
A few minutes late! Augh!

Eleven pipers piping, eleventh day of Christmas
Graphics originally from Quiltime.com
sff_corgi_lj: (Holidays - Yule)
A day late, if you'll grant me GMT-6 and westwards....

Ten lords a-leaping, tenth day of Christmas
Graphics originally from Quiltime.com


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So much to show and tell, not enough energy yet. I think I broke my record -- not counting catnaps, I appear to've been up for at least 40 hours, ending Thursday morning around 3-ish.
sff_corgi_lj: (Holidays - Yule)
I'd thought I'd posted this... :(

Nine ladies dancing, ninth day of Christmas
Graphics originally from Quiltime.com


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On my way up to [livejournal.com profile] xianghua's, I was chauffeur to, I swear, the cutest dogs on the world. Because of [livejournal.com profile] driveforlife, I was able to hook up with someone who needed to get his dog, Shana (a Catahoula Leopard Dog) to the Dallas area, where she was going to live with another family and a 'Houla puppy. After some frantic re-routing, it turns out my ATL>BHM>MEM path actually worked really well to get Shana where she needed to go. An I-10 route wasn't getting anywhere by the time Deette (that's 'De-Ette') started soliciting the new route.

Shana was a very good passenger! But here's what I'm talking about the 'cute' -- because she's pretty chubby, it was easier for me to load her into the back of Ein-y-Gwyn, where I had the seats down to form a nice travelling dog-apartment, complete with water and cave-let, layered with rubber mats, an old sleeping bag and Shana's rugs. I got D'Argo into the front seat. However, after some time, D decided he'd had enough of the front seat and wanted his nice cushy flat space; he got up, jumped into the back and stood there awkwardly, trying to find some place to put his feet. Shana got up, trying to make some room for herself now. I managed to pull her into the front, where she settled down pretty comfortably. Next break, when the dogs got back in, they swapped places again. Break after that, they swapped again. When I pulled over on not-quite-I-22 to dig out camera batteries -- they swapped! It was all their own idea, no growling or fussing, they just shared the space and took turns.



By the way, I also made wicked good time. Hermes has blessed my new tyres. ;)
sff_corgi_lj: (Holidays - Yule)
Eight and last light of Hanukkah
Hanukkah blessings
Graphics cribbed shamelessly but with appreciation from http://blackdog4kids.com/holiday/chanukah/menorah


Eight maids a-milking, eighth day of Christmas
Graphics originally from Quiltime.com
sff_corgi_lj: (Holidays - Yule)
Better late than never!

Seventh light of Hanukkah
Graphics cribbed shamelessly but with appreciation from http://blackdog4kids.com/holiday/chanukah/menorah

Seven swans a-swimming, seventh day of Christmas
Graphics originally from Quiltime.com

Imani (Faith), seventh day of Kwanzaa
sff_corgi_lj: (Holidays - Yule)
Posting early, due to travel -- and it's valid for Britain anyway *grin*:

Sixth light of Hanukkah
Graphics cribbed shamelessly but with appreciation from http://blackdog4kids.com/holiday/chanukah/menorah

Six  geese a-laying, sixth day of Christmas
Graphics originally from Quiltime.com

Kuumba (Creativity), sixth day of Kwanzaa
sff_corgi_lj: (Holidays - Yule)
Fifth light of Hanukkah
Graphics cribbed shamelessly but with appreciation from http://blackdog4kids.com/holiday/chanukah/menorah

Five gold rings, fifth day of Christmas
Graphics originally from Quiltime.com

Nia (Purpose), fifth day of Kwanzaa
sff_corgi_lj: (Holidays - Yule)
Fourth light of Hanukkah
Graphics cribbed shamelessly but with appreciation from http://blackdog4kids.com/holiday/chanukah/menorah

Four calling birds, fourth day of Christmas
Graphics originally from Quiltime.com

Ujamaa (Collective economics), fourth day of Kwanzaa
sff_corgi_lj: (Holidays - Yule)
Third light of Hanukkah
Graphics cribbed shamelessly but with appreciation from http://blackdog4kids.com/holiday/chanukah/menorah

Three French hens, third day of Christmas
Graphics originally from Quiltime.com

Ujima (Collective work and responsibility), third day of Kwanzaa
sff_corgi_lj: (Holidays - Yule)
Second light of Hanukkah
Graphics cribbed shamelessly but with appreciation from http://blackdog4kids.com/holiday/chanukah/menorah

Two turtledoves, second day of Christmas
Graphics originally from Quiltime.com

Kujichagulia (Self-Determination), second day of Kwanzaa
sff_corgi_lj: (Holidays - Yule)
First light of Hanukkah
Graphics cribbed shamelessly but with appreciation from http://blackdog4kids.com/holiday/chanukah/menorah

A partridge in a pear tree, first day of Christmas
Graphics originally from Quiltime.com

Umoja (Unity), first day of Kwanzaa

(OK, and
Victorian Boxing Day engraving too.)
sff_corgi_lj: (Clan MacMillan)
Rant P.S.:
Regarding secular Christmas, we could always follow (for the value of 'we' that means 'conscious witty intelligent beings') the example of Futurama in which the holida, Santa and tree and all, is knows as 'Xmas'. It wouldn't be a strain on the subconscious (not, of course, SubGenius) masses to adapt to, and would let the religious-origin name (Christ's Mass) be a depending-on-the-individual-church day of solemn and joyous reverence.

...nah. Makes too much sense. ;)
A Laugh:
Nicked from [livejournal.com profile] firedrake_mor, Marna Nightingale's The Ballad of Agincourt Carol, Sweetheart of the Regiment in her [livejournal.com profile] commodorified LJ.
Happy Thanksgiving to those who are celebrating it today. :)
sff_corgi_lj: (Holidays - Yule)
Creepy Coincidence or Merely Bad Reception? You Decide!

I had The Randi Rhodes Show on my radio as I left work. Now, for some reason, that stretch of Miramar Parkway has really bad reception for WINZ AM 940, the Air America Radio affiliate down thisaway. So Randi's sounding faint and fuzzy, being disgusted about something Bush and Cheney said recently. She just said something about them going to '...bulldoze your turkey' when a cross-signal cut in, an ominous male voice muttering 'Nobody listens to the Left,' just before Randi's signal improved as I zoomed south.

Now, that might have been a Cheney cut Randi inserted into her broadcast, I couldn't tell under the audible circumstances. But if it wasn't... isn't that weird?!

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On to the ranting.

It's all Jerry Falwell and Pat Buchanan's faults. So what exactly IS so 'wrong' with saying 'Happy Holidays'? )

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