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By Y (Wed Nov 22, 2006 at 07:06:46 PM EST) fortunes, cookies, Chinese food, renfest, rusty swords (all tags)
Mrs. Y and I ordered Chinese delivery for dinner tonight from a place down the street, and when the time came to pick fortunes, my pick read thus: "Rarely do great beauty and great virtue dwell together as they do in you."

Not really a fortune, per se. More of a flattery cookie than anything. My wife's pick, however, was a real fortune.



Hers read: "You will live a long time, long enough to open many, many fortune cookies." Comforting, in a way, I suppose, but a little on the mercenary side. At least it was a prognostication.

Since both our folks live in the area, we'll be visiting both over the holiday. I'll be dragging my guitar to my folks to jam with my brother since he's coming down from New York. We're also dragging along extra Gamecube controllers for post-turkey Mario Kart and Smash Bros.

In other gaming news, we've long since beaten Katamari Damacy, but today I unlocked eternal mode for the world, having unlocked it for the home and the town yesterday. I feel particularly accomplished for having accomplished something of no intrinsic value whatsoever.

Coming down off a sinus infection, enjoying the Azithromycin. Usually around Thanksgiving, my folks will break out a bottle of wine, but I will probably have to abstain. I looked over the product literature that came with my antibiotics, and it doesn't say anything about alcohol impairing or deep-sixing my liver, but best to be safe. I seem to remember this happening last Thanksgiving or the one before that.

I'm thinking the sinus infection came from our trip to Renfest this year. The smoke from wood fires and cigarettes and cigars was especially heavy, and coupled with the fact that I left my jacket in the car and stayed out past sunset, I imagine it was an inevitability that I come down with something. Mrs. Y and I took a look at some of the real swords for sale at the fest, and were impressed by the swords but overwhelmed by the price ($1295 and up for gladii).

We were not so impressed by the guy selling rusty blades with cracking scabbards for $10, especially when Mrs. Y pulled a sword and dropped it in surprise when it started coming out the edge of the scabbard. The salesm^H^H^H huckster said, "Did you cut yourself? If you did, you buy it. If you cut me, you have to get me a new sword." He may have meant it in jest, but if it was, it was half-joking. Luckily, Mrs. Y did not cut herself as I am currently the only one of us protected against tetanus.

Well, that about wraps up this sporadic update. We're both glad to have a four-day weekend at last. Y'all have a great Thanksgiving!

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Racist by chuckles (2.00 / 0) #1 Wed Nov 22, 2006 at 07:56:00 PM EST
What about those who prefer the katana or the wakizashi?

"The one absolutely certain way of bringing this nation to ruin [...] would be to permit it to become a tangle of squabbling nationalities"
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