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Do something different in October

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A While ago, we had a "Do Something Different" thread.

I beleive Emperor-Fool used to run it (Thanks to GoryDetails for the info)

If I remember rightly. the idea was to do something different a month (bi- monthly, anually. insert own time scale)

This can range from anything like, "I tried a different, cake/restaurant" to "I climbed a mountain" or anything else.

So please feel free to join at anytime. post what you have done different or new.
Please don't feel obliged to join in, it is merely a bit of fun.

(looking at it Emperor-Fool tried to reply to all coments, I can not promise to do that.)

Hope all this makes sense and i am not treading on any one's toes by running it.

link to Jan here: http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/538147
link to Feb here: http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/8893845
link to March: http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/540108
link to April http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/540934
Link to May: http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/8942964
link to June: http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/542617
link to July : https://www.bookcrossing.com/---/543228
link to Augut: https://www.bookcrossing.com/---/544298
link to September: https://www.bookcrossing.com/---/544988

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(text copied form rest of year)

A While ago, we had a "Do Something Different" thread.

I beleive Emperor-Fool used to run it (Thanks to GoryDetails for the info)

If I remember rightly. the idea was to do something different a month (bi- monthly, anually. insert own time scale)

This can range from anything like, "I tried a different, cake/restaurant" to "I climbed a mountain" or anything else.

So please feel free to join at anytime. post what you have done different or new.
Please don't feel obliged to join in, it is merely a bit of fun.

(looking at it Emperor-Fool tried to reply to all coments, I can not promise to do that.)

Hope all this makes sense and i am not treading on any one's toes by running it.

link to Jan here: http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/538147
link to Feb here: http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/8893845
link to March: http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/540108
link to April http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/540934
Link to May: http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/8942964
link to June: http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/542617
link to July : https://www.bookcrossing.com/---/543228
link to Augut: https://www.bookcrossing.com/---/544298
link to September: https://www.bookcrossing.com/---/544988
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mine

This weekend I am doing a 8mile charity walk along the river test. It is an organised walk so hundreads of people will be doing it.

I am aiming to raise money for Parkinsons UK and my husband is doing it for the stroke association.
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But different to staying home. Flying next week to NZ to attend the BC Unconvention on Stewart Island. An island off the south of NZ. A bit remote; likely to the most remote BC (un)convention location yet. Catching a boat from mainland NZ to the island. Only about 400 residents.
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But different to staying home. Flying next week to NZ to attend the BC Unconvention on Stewart Island. An island off the south of NZ. A bit remote; likely to the most remote BC (un)convention location yet. Catching a boat from mainland NZ to the island. Only about 400 residents.



sounds different to me.
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Find a book cover artist for my book - done!
Be a success at the Murarrie State School Markets - postponed until 4/11
Index my vinyl collection - done!
Finish and post off a letter I'm writing to a friend in Toowoomba - with photos included - done!

Now... onto the next few weeks.

Started a painting for a Christmas Present
Organising myself for NaNoWriMo
Try to get my laundry dry (it's raining a lot here)
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...that I somehow never got around to on my own, including:

The lovely Simon Pearce flagship store and glass-blowing workshop in Quechee VT; saw people deftly twirling red-hot blobs of glass, had a tasty lunch in a room overlooking the river, and browsed the stunning (but very pricey) glass collection.

https://www.simonpearce.com/our-stores/

Saint-Gaudens National Historical Site in Cornish, NH: I've admired many of Saint-Gaudens' sculptures, including the magnificent Shaw memorial in downtown Boston, but I'd never visited this site before. It's a beautiful estate with landscaped lawns, hedges, tree-lined walkways, and gardens, and there are full-sized replicas of many of Saint-Gaudens' best-known works, situated in these wonderful surroundings where you can get up close and admire them. Now that I've seen it, I want to go back in different seasons - and I'm urging everyone I know who can get up that way to give it a peek. Marvelous!

https://www.nps.gov/---/index.htm

And for more art, we went to the Museum of Fine Arts in Boston yesterday, and spent most of the day there - only reaching about half of the exhibits in the main building. Splendid artworks in all styles and ages, rooms of old masters and of young innovators, some compare-and-contrast exhibits including Picasso and Pollock, and even a surprisingly tasty lunch in a spacious room featuring a 42-foot-high "icicle tower" in lime-green glass.

http://www.mfa.org/---/lime-green-icicle-tower-551953

Lots of good family-visit time, too - a good visit all around, and "something different" in that we only see them maybe every ten or more years. (The news of the spreading fires in Napa Valley and nearby regions is distressing - they don't live in the immediate danger areas, but know people who do... )
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to a peer reviewed scientific journal, I have submitted / published articles before, but never in an officially peer reviewed journal before.
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Oh, cool! I hope it's accepted.

Are we allowed to know the title, or do we need to wait until it's published (or not)? What have the topics of your published articles been?
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Oh, cool! I hope it's accepted.

Are we allowed to know the title, or do we need to wait until it's published (or not)? What have the topics of your published articles been?


If it is accepted it will be open-access, I will post a link here then.

So far I have published about a number of topics, rather a jumble, as most of them were for paid (research) projects which not always are completely in line with my main research interests, but hey if they pay me for it ^^ Urnfields, Celtic fields, (Prehistoric) Ceramics, Megalith graves, Medieval House Plans and Zooarchaeological material are among the topics so far. On most of them more than one article / publication
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Humans

Ooo...my favorite is medieval house plans. That's the kind of stuff that makes me feel the connection to all those folks that have gone before. Even just the use of the word "plans". I mean, they WERE. Plans, that is. Some real person decided what they wanted where in their home and built it that way on purpose. It's that little day-to-day domestic stuff that piques my interest. I want to run next door and borrow a cup of barley. :)
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RE: Humans

Ooo...my favorite is medieval house plans. That's the kind of stuff that makes me feel the connection to all those folks that have gone before. Even just the use of the word "plans". I mean, they WERE. Plans, that is. Some real person decided what they wanted where in their home and built it that way on purpose. It's that little day-to-day domestic stuff that piques my interest. I want to run next door and borrow a cup of barley. :)


I also applied for a large academic project for Medieval Houseplan research earlier this month, still waiting for a response. Not putting much hope in getting the position, but would be very excited if I do.
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If you get it, may I borrow a cup of barley?
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If you get it, may I borrow a cup of barley?


You may, although I might need to run over to the palaeobotany department to borrow some myself, so I can lend it to you ^^
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Well ... sort of ...
I promissed my niece (who is 7-years-old) we'd go camping in the backyard of her grandfather (my dad) one night this summer.
It just didn't happen until now. Weather seems to be nice enough (reasonably good outdoor temp. + dry) so we're going to give it a try this weekend.
Setting up the tent in the afternoon, getting everything installed, incl. lots of blankets and 2 sleeping bags for the night.
There is still a pretty good chance that niece will want to sleep indoors in a 'normal' bed when she's been outside for about an hour or so. :) But it's the experience that counts.
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That is great. That's what memories are made of.
My children did that ,way back when, at my in-laws. They still remember that Opa came in the middle of the night to check if they where allright.
Have fun, and don't forget your flashlight :-)
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Fun! Camping was a large part of my childhood, so I felt bad that I hadn't exposed my son to it from the start. My solution when he was about five was to take him to a campground that's only half an hour outside my city. If it hadn't sat well with him, we could have gone right home again...but he had a great time. I bet your niece will too!
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Happy Anniversary!!!
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But we married very young ;-)
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Wow! I didn't know you could get married at four years old in the Netherlands!!
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But we married very young ;-)


Congratulations!
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Yesterday I attended a bridal shower, but we didn't play any games. The only real thing they had going was two women doing tarot card readings.

You shuffle the deck and pick five cards. They are the present, the past, the future, your potential and your fulfillment. As it turned out, I had to draw a 6th card because she couldn't get a reading on my potential card. All were pretty good, and I had a large amount of money on three of the cards, ten symbols being the highest you could get, I had a 7, a 9 and a 10. Too bad she couldn't tell me where or when all this money is coming from, lol!
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I love tarot decks! Not for telling the future, but because so many of them are beautifully-drawn - I even collected different decks for a while, everything from themed ones (vampires, dragons, H. P. Lovecraft) to variations on the traditional artwork to not-really-tarot-at-all (Druid-themed cards with trees on them, ostensibly Native American themed ones with animals, etc.) With all of them, I enjoyed the pictures - and sometimes used them to lay out spreads to answer questions, with the images working as a kind of free-association, tell-yourself-what-you-think-the-answer-should-be technique. After some years of not looking at the decks, I offloaded most of them, but I still have a fondness for some of the imagery.
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It seemed cool to learn a new language, so I decided to try French!
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We went to India and Nepal for three weeks. Was both amazing and exhausting, had a fabulous trip but would not go back in a hurry.
Saw the sunrise over the Himalayas, flew around Mt Everest, rode an elephant up to the Amber Fort in Jaipur, rode in a rickshaw around Old Delhi (as terrifying as it sounds!), cruised the beautiful Lake Pichola in Udaipur, and much much more. Oh and the fabulous Taj Mahal!

Another Bookcrosser told me India stands for 'I'll Never Do India Again' lol! It is a riot of the senses, dirty, dusty, extreme poverty and extreme wealth, so much religious fervour and superstition in both countries. They have people starving but will spend more and more money building new temples.

I'm really glad I went though, there were four of us travelling together and we all get on so well. The India leg was an organised tour, but the time in Nepal was just the four of us with our guide and driver.

The sexism is terrible, every woman not totally covered up was leered at openly everywhere we went, I am a 52 year old overweight grandmother and I didn't expect the ogling and leering. Having bare arms caused a sensation in many places. One of the women on our tour was mid sixties and wore a sleeveless top one day. She wasn't showing any cleavage and had long shorts on that went below her knees, but she almost caused a riot. Very odd behaviour that we would expect in the Midlle East, but didn't expect in India.
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So what did you do that was different?
;)
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So what did you do that was different?
;)


Lol! And I already have a few trips booked in for 2018, so not different.
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The sexism is terrible, every woman not totally covered up was leered at openly everywhere we went, I am a 52 year old overweight grandmother and I didn't expect the ogling and leering. Having bare arms caused a sensation in many places. One of the women on our tour was mid sixties and wore a sleeveless top one day. She wasn't showing any cleavage and had long shorts on that went below her knees, but she almost caused a riot. Very odd behaviour that we would expect in the Midlle East, but didn't expect in India.

Some of that would have just been because you were foreign, and that alone makes you a person to ogle. Many years ago I visited Sarawak in Malaysia and stayed with a friend, who was also a local. This was in the days that few westerners visited there. While she was at work I would go off exploring. It wasn't leering, but I was stared at wherever I went. I told my friend about that and she commented, 'Then it's lucky you aren't blonde.' In those days I had dark hair. I was just someone different that they were intrigued with.
The only part of the Middle East I have been to is Dubai in UAE, but that gets so many tourists, that I didn't see people in western garb being stared at. Unless you dressed extreme, such as the woman I saw standing by the water in shorts. While she photographed the view, a Middle Eastern woman in full black covering was photographing her. Behind I was desperately trying to get my camera out to photograph this funny scene of the two of them. Unfortunately, I didn't manage in time :(
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Something I never ever wanted to do.... I have spent this wonderful Saturday evening being the moderator for several rounds of 'The Werewolves of Millers Hollow'.* I never liked that game and try to avoid getting involved in playing it. But well, you have little choice when your living room is full of hyper 12 y.o. girls having a Halloweenparty, who plead you to take that part, because neither of them wants to not play...... :-P


*https://en.wikipedia.org/---/The_Werewolves_of_Millers_Hollow
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I've sort of witnessed this game and have wanted to play it, but I was with another group playing a different game at the time. I suspect I'll be trying it before too long though, as we have pretty active game group. We meet almost monthly, either for D&D, or other games.

Did the kids have fun, even if you didn't?
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I've sort of witnessed this game and have wanted to play it, but I was with another group playing a different game at the time. I suspect I'll be trying it before too long though, as we have pretty active game group. We meet almost monthly, either for D&D, or other games.

Did the kids have fun, even if you didn't?


The girls loved it and had a lot of fun. I was amazed that you can fill up a living room with hyper 12 y.o. girls for six hours and not hear an unfriendly word, other than some grumping about people stepping on fingers during Twister, or a collective 'aaarrggh, you......!' when someone betrays their role during Werewolves.

I love playing board- and cardgames, I just really don't like this one.
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The Werewolves of Millers Hollow


I'd never heard of that before - though after looking at the rules I don't think I'd be very good at it. Might be fun running a game for others, though. (I see it was based on a less supernatural version of the game; I admit that adding werewolves does increase the attraction... a bit!)
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I'd never heard of that before - though after looking at the rules I don't think I'd be very good at it. Might be fun running a game for others, though. (I see it was based on a less supernatural version of the game; I admit that adding werewolves does increase the attraction... a bit!)


In my social circle it is being played a lot, preferably at parties, camps or anything where you stay over night. But several times a year, people actually plan gatherings for the sole purpose of playing this game, either at home, or at night in a park or so. Not my cup of tea, that particular game, I am fine with (games) parties, or being in a park at night ^^
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We did a puzzle/escape room thing, which while not being a new experience we hadn'd done this one.

Afterwards we ended up in a Lithuanian resteraunt (we live in Southampton, England and didn't know it was there, indeed I think it had newey opened.) i don't think we knew it was Lithuanian when we entered, and we confuded the staff who kept trying to talk in their native language to us, It was fun


I also visited the newlew opened Walthamstow Wetlands near London.

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How (and what) was the food?
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we just thought the resteraunt looked nice.
this one appears to be a London version.

http://www.berneliuuzeiga.eu/en/
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I'm confused

Do you mean you didn't actually eat there? The food at your link looks really tasty.
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Do you mean you didn't actually eat there? The food at your link looks really tasty.



Sorry, yes we did eat there. I meant that was the reason we went there. (it looked good from the outside)
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Ah. Then I still want to know! How was the food? Good?
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Ah. Then I still want to know! How was the food? Good?



I enjoyed mine. a few of the others had sharing platters which they seemd to enjoy.

The vegetatian was a little disapointed as there was not much on the menu for her.
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Alcohol, of course. I'm not a problematic drinker, but I like my glass of wine before bed; I wanted to take a break to make sure I'm still the one in control.
It's been more than two weeks now and I can't say that it's hard, so that is a good sign. I will keep it up until the 15th.
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Good on you.
This reminds me of the 'In October stay sober ' campaign
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Always good to know you are still in control of things :-)
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We went to see the stage play version of The Full Monty. I saw the movie years ago, but not the musical stage play. It was performed at a small community theater. It was quite good and very funny. This was one production where I could have been a few rows back!!😃

Later in the month we went to a Blues Festival to raise funds to restore one of the oldest private school buildings in Saint Augustine, built in 1895. It no longer operates as a school. In fact, it looks as though it could collapse at any time after going through two major hurricanes in less than a year. It's a beautiful building, and I would hate to see it torn down. The music was great, and they served delicious bbq'd ribs, baked beans, cornbread, coleslaw and lots of delicious desserts. It was a relaxing way to spend a Saturday afternoon.

Our neighborhood held its first Halloween party. Our community is only two years old and still quite small. The party was a huge success with great costumes, nice decorations, hayrides, games and prizes for the kids and lots of food. Unfortunately it started to rain, but we were able to move everything to a covered area, so nothing got wet.
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Full Monty

I loved the movie!

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