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I found a hat I REALLY, REALLY like! *fistpump* It's a brown pageboy/conductor style hat, with little tarnished brass buttons on the sides.  I feel so instantly at home wearing it. <3 It was on sale, too, so I may have to go back and buy the black version for backup, because this kind of serendipity rarely happens to me when it comes to fashion. :D

Aaand, I found a cool black coat, too. At least I think its cool, though it does, admittedly, make me look a bit like a Russian spy, 'specially with the hat. *shifty eyes* But it's got a cool, tall collar, that's actually really very 18th century. (Doesn't come with a cravat, but it keeps your neck amazingly warm, nonetheless!)

*preens and finally haz warmfs*

Now all I need is calf-high boots. (Do any of you guys know where to get dressy women's boots without high-heels on them, or really pointy, uncomfortable toes? 'Cause I sure can't find them. I wouldn't mind a little heel so much, except it would do a number on my back to wear it for long. Meh.)

In other news, I've been writing more steadily lately. Not tons, but at least around 1k most days--and even when its less, it still feels wonderful to see it adding up. :) (Speaking of which, I keep meaning to post that last part of the Temeraire/HH crossover, and I keep forgetting. But I'll get there. :3)

Oh...and the laptop I was using to do graphic art on is dying. Well, technically (ohHAI pun!), it's working fine--it's the power cord that won't stay firmly plugged in. My other (middle-aged) laptop doesn't have the screen quality to design anything on. And...I just can't believe Behemoth is giving up on me, when we've only just found each other! *clings* (Yes, I name laptops things like "Behemoth." And, why no, I don't personify inanimate objects--whatcha looking at me like that for?  ^^) Granted, it is a behemoth of a monstrosity, and a hand-me-down that's got to be at least four years old--and, that being the case, I shouldn't have gone and gotten on such good terms with it--but it's been so nice for graphics. Wah

But, I have a hat. Life is good. ^^
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I just have a little excerpt from the "American Eccentrics" book (by Carl Sifakis) that I mentioned earlier...

"There is a joy in being mad that only madmen know." - David Wilbur

*giggles (quite madly)*

This time dad was the one giving pointed looks in my direction. He actually suggested I should post it to my LJ, with a little quote by myself afterward saying: "It's true." - Nefhiriel

*mutters* Well there IS this bizarre kind of joy in being...mad. Erm, of course, I'm only pretending. Honestly. *g*

While I'm being random and mad, here are some Mark Twain quotes:

Be careful about reading health books. You may die of a misprint.

I must have a prodigious quantity of mind; it takes me as much as a week sometimes to make it up.

I was gratified to be able to answer promptly, and I did. I said I didn't know.

It ain't what you don't know that gets you into trouble. It's what you know for sure that just ain't so.

It's no wonder that truth is stranger than fiction. Fiction has to make sense.

My books are like water; those of the great geniuses are wine. (Fortunately) everybody drinks water.

Only kings, presidents, editors, and people with tapeworms have the right to use the editorial "we."

The rule is perfect: in all matters of opinion our adversaries are insane.

And an insult, also by Mark Twain....

He is useless on top of the ground; he ought to be under it, inspiring the cabbages.


*snickers*

Anyways... Mom has an appointment at the dentist tomorrow, so we're going to town for most of the day (we get to have lunch with a good friend of ours--YAY!). They got even more snow there, so I think I'll try to get some pictures of the "
Minnesota Mountains" (commonly called parking lot snow banks), and maybe post them on here. :)

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