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July 20th, 2009

For any who are interested... George RR Martin's series A Song of Ice and Fire is on it's way to becoming an HBO series... or at least an HBO pilot.  Peter Dinklage has been casted as Tyrion, Sean Bean as Eddard Stark *does a little dance*, Mark Addy as King Robert I Baratheon, and a couple of relative (but match in the looks department) unknowns for Joffrey Baratheon and Jon Snow.  No female characters as yet.  If you are interested in following the updates winter-is-coming.blogspot.com is a fantastic site.  If you like one of the actors, but aren't familiar with the story, it is a good place to get an overview, but avoid the comments.  Spoilers abound!

I'm so very - VERY- excited!  : )  

March 3rd, 2009

Health situation first.  I returned to my doctor this morning for a follow-up visit.  The meds I was given have been working beautifully, however my chest still feels tight.  I will now be on a daily inhaler as well as an allergy/asthma pill, but if it means I get to breathe, I'm ok with it.  My x-rays were all normal.  No pneumonia, collapsed lungs, particulates etc.  I get to do an allergy test to see if it is something specific in the air that is getting to me.  If it isn't, then we'll just have to be stymied.  

On to the freedom!  It turns out that my parents have a spare car.   Due to an unfortunate miscommunication when they first bought the car, I turned it down.  So, they then offered it to my sister's boyfriend -if- he paid to have his license reinstated (long story!) and could show them proof of insurance.  Because of this, I didn't think to ask my mom about the car when my current one stopped working, but my sister did.  She gave the car up because her boyfriend doesn't currently have the cash to get his license (he typically works construction and has been getting unemployment through the winter, but only enough to help pay bills, not to save for his license) and she isn't sure when he would have the money.  So in order to take advantage of this gracious and generous offer I am flying up to Indiana this Friday evening and driving back to Florida with said car early Saturday morning.  My sis will be with me to keep me company and help share the driving.  She will fly back to Indiana Monday morning before I go to work.  It will be a long weekend, but well worth it.  I am very fortunate to have such a giving family.  : )  Crazy, but giving.

February 28th, 2009

Bye-bye Freedom

Epic Fail
Apparently my car was not worth the money I paid for the title.  It has been laid up for the past two weeks while my boyfriend's dad has alternately tried fixing one problem and searched for the next.  He could fix the current problem, but two more already need fixing and I had to have something else fixed the week prior to this current breakdown.  Not worth it.  I love my freedom, but I just don't have the money to keep attempting to fix this.  So, goodbye freedom, hello bus.  

February 24th, 2009

Allergies and Asthma

Epic Fail
  Asthma sucks, and when combined with allergies, sucks even harder.  To make a long story short, this weekend was bad, asthma-wise, so first  thing Monday morning I called a doctor to get an appointment. They scheduled me for the next afternoon.  That night was horrible.  My allergies and asthma started to kick in right before I went to bed.  I used my inhaler once, but it didn't help much.  About 30 minutes later I attempted to use it again, but to my dismay it was out.  I made it through the night with caffeine as a lung opener (caffeine is generally hailed as a quick fix for asthma until meds can be taken).  This morning, I used an inhaler of a guy that I work with to get me through the day until my appointment.  I go to the doctor and she, of course, listens to my lungs.  Surprise, no wheezing.  Since I was still having a hard time breathing, she went ahead and gave me a breathing treatment (the mix of meds and more oxygen made me light-headed and my fingers tingly).  Turns out, my chest was so tight that I wasn't getting enough air into my lungs to cause the wheezing.  Oh good.  She promptly filled out three prescriptions and sent me for chest x-rays.  : (  The results should be back in approximately 2 days.  I have another appointment next week.  I can't decide if I want something to be found that is causing my sudden breathing problems, or if I'd rather it just be my lungs being bitchy.  

January 31st, 2009


Epic Fail
I was attempting to rearrange my apartment by myself.  My old-style, big, heavy tv fell onto my fingers.  Each keystroke is a trial.  : (  Owie!

January 10th, 2009


I recently found out that a favorite book series of mine A Song of Ice and Fire by George R.R. Martin is in the works to be made into a t.v. show on HBO.  It hasn't been picked up for sure, yet, but they do have plans to film the pilot so it has at least gotten the go-ahead to do that much.  I'm keeping my fingers crossed.  I believe they are actually going to call it A Game of Thrones, which is the title of the first book.  I'm not sure why they are doing that instead of the series name, but at this point I'm just happy that it might make it as a show.  The plan is for each book to be one season long.  Now, if only GRRM would finish book 5 I'd be ecstatic!

November 30th, 2008

Finally, a post...

I realize that I haven't posted in quite a long time, but since I've moved, I've been sorely deprived of the internet.  I can get online at work, but only to a handful of sites, this (and my email) not being one of them.  It is quite frustrating.  I had recently made the happy discovery that I could afford the internet on my own and was going to wait until another set of utility payments came in to be sure, but alas, my plans have been thrown awry... in a good way.  A co-worker bought a new car and has decided to give me her old one.  Yes, that's right, -give- me her old one.  Granted, it isn't in the best of shape, but it is a car.  I have researched, and I believe I can afford to pay for insurance and gas on this car.  Not to mention, the car will enable me to go donate plasma until I have snag myself a handy 16-20 hr a week second job.  I will gladly work an extra 16-20 hours if it means the other evenings I can actually meet with friends or drive to the laundromat (instead of biking and being stuck b/c it is now raining, right now) when I want to.  I can drive to the grocery store.  No more worrying about missing the bus.  I don't know that the car is in good enough shape to get me to Gainesville, but it will enable me to get the job that will give me the extra cash so that I can meet up with someone else and go to events again.  HOORAY!!!  I will update again when I actually manage to snag the car.  : )

October 12th, 2008

  I have no car, so in order to get to and from work I take the bus.  Sometimes there are crazy people, sometimes drunk people, sometimes crazy-drunk people.  Friday I do believe it was a crazy drunk person that I had a run-in with.  I was sitting in the second seat, he was in the first.  A co-worker of mine was sitting 2 seats behind me.  The guy in front was alternately sharing secrets with his buddy across the aisle and dancing in his seat to his mp3 player.  No big deal.  I occasionally gossip about work and other things with my co-worker to pass the time, so when the seat in between us was free I moved back and started talking to him.  Apparently, this was the wrong thing to do in the eyes of the dancing, secret-sharing man.  He started talking rather loudly about being ignored for months and how he had thought maybe "she" was a mute since "she" never talked to him - so on and so forth.  I looked at my co-worker and said "I really hope he's not talking about me because I've never seen him before!"  So the ride continued with occasional outbursts and myself trying to ignore them.  The bus finally pulls in to the last stop and the crazy guy looks at my co-worker and says "just give up man, it's not worth it," and angrily leaves the bus.   A lady that was also on the bus informed me that he -was- talking about me and thought that I had spurned him for months and started talking to my co-worker just to piss him off.  Let me reiterate that I have never seen this guy before in my life.  My co-worker and I shook our heads and pointed out our matching shirts, "we just work together, that's it."  She nodded and agreed that he was crazy.  Luckily, he did not join the next bus that I had to take in order to get home.  Of course, that wasn't exactly the end of the crazy day.  There is also a hispanic man, 40's or 50's, who for the past week has tried to get my attention by waving frantically at me.  I waved and nodded the first day to be polite, but as he only speaks spanish and I don't, not to mention he was sitting in the back and myself in the front, I didn't try to carry on a conversation.  He has not given up on his waving and watching.  Now, maybe I'm just paranoid, but it rather bothers me that this very enthusiastic man knows where I get off of the bus every day, and especially after the episode I'd had with crazy-drunk man, I found it slightly unsettling that he was on the second bus.  I would just feel a little safer if I had more than just pepper spray, especially now that I will be living by myself.  

October 6th, 2008

This was passed along to me in an email.  Nos1171 is my friend Jason Hartley.  I mentioned I have crafty type friends and he mentioned his booth at a ren faire type thing.  I'm not acting as a go between for anything except the info.  Feel free to mention that I gave you the info, but please realize that I have no actual involvement (this passage also known as the covering my ass paragraph).  Have fun!

Hello we have a booth for this event...do you or your people have any items they would like to put on consignment...we need to know by November 1st. Have them send me photos of the item and their prices to Nos1171@gmail.com and cc it to fullmoonranch@gmail.com


Sarasota County Fairgrounds · November 15-16 & 22-23, 2008 · 10am-6pm · Rain or Shine




We are returning to our great new location with a new atmosphere and tons of new plans!  We are excited to offer many more amenities with this change, including opportunities for permanent placements, two new Inn's offering items such as Beer, Wine, and Mead, venue enhancements, and many more!  As always, the goal of the Sarasota Medieval Fair is to give accurate historical information to educate our patrons through interactive, immerse family entertainment.


This year's November festival will feature a list of New national Entertainment Acts, Construction & Development plans, a New FALL 2008 Viking Theme, a Sherwood Forest Trail, an additional Food Court, a Children's Realm, PLUS, two new English Inn's featuring beer, fine wine, entertainment, & everyone's favorite mead, AND so much more!  


The festival more than doubled in attendance since our opening in 2005, and we are looking forward to out-doing all expectations for our triumphant return to Sarasota in 2008.  Join in the fun, as we continue to expand upon a new horizon!


We welcome your craft application and product information for consideration to join the Sarasota Medieval Fair!


  1. We are a juried show.  Elaborate Medieval Themed Tents and Merchandise have an upper-hand in the Jury Process. Craft products must be made with materials that existed in the medieval/renaissance era.  We highly discourage imported or mass produced products.  We highly encourage products that are traditional or original in design, function appropriately, are guaranteed by there makers, are well made, and durable.


  1. Tents must be Open, decorated appropriately, and occupied by personal dressed in Medieval/Renaissance Costume at all times during Fair operating hours (10:00am~6:00pm, Nov. 15-16 & 22-23, 2008), Rain or Shine.  Tents must set up and be ready by 9:00am on each festival day.  Tents not set up by 9:00am may be prohibited from participating and will forfeit all fees.  Vendors are responsible for setting up their booths, including medieval design and decorations, signs, and tables.   Your tent/booth, and complete set-up must fit within the measurements you requested and/or paid for.  


Please complete the Vendor Application enclosed, and return to the address below, along with at least two photos/slides of your work and one of your booth/tent set-up (If you have a website, you may include the web address in exchange of sending photographs; website must have pictures of your work and booth/tent set-up).


NOTICE:  Returning vendors, who submitted photos/slides, do not have to submit photos/slides again.


Applications must be received by October 22, 2008.


If you have any questions, please feel free to contact the Director of Vendor Services, toll free at: 1-888-303-3247 ext. 2 or Vendors@SarasotaMedievalFair.com.  We are looking forward to a Fantastic 2008 Festival, and we look forward to seeing you at the FAIR!


Office of Admissions

Sarasota Medieval Fair, Inc.

September 23rd, 2008

Officially started

bad move
My packing started today and is going surprisingly well.  My books are all packed (hopefully thalassak won't get hers done quite so quickly so that I'll have stuff to read before I actually move) as are my movies.  Laundry is in progress.  My plan is to have all of my laundry finished this week so I can pack all of the clothing and sheets that I don't need immediately.  Then comes the paintings and decorations.  Lastly will be my computer, bed, and pets.  (For anyone curious, I currently own the following: 1 ball python, 2 chinese water dragons, 2 crested geckos, 1 paddle-tail newt, and a myriad of fish.)  Oh, I also have to pick up a couch and coffee table from grumpycarrie and a dining room table from a work friend.   Should be fun.  
  I love moving. : (

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