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A Semi-Tronkie Travellogue - Day 5 of 6

12:45:
Deuteronomy 34:1-4
1 Then Moses climbed Mount Nebo from the plains of Moab to the top of Pisgah, across from Jericho. There the LORD showed him the whole land-from Gilead to Dan,
2 all of Naphtali, the territory of Ephraim and Manasseh, all the land of Judah as far as the western sea,
3 the Negev and the whole region from the Valley of Jericho, the City of Palms, as far as Zoar.
4 Then the LORD said to him, "This is the land I promised on oath to Abraham, Isaac and Jacob when I said, 'I will give it to your descendants.' I have let you see it with your eyes, but you will not cross over into it."





12:50:
Outside of a Wegman's, cookbooks are a TEUNC's best friend...
    ... inside of a Wegman's, they won't let you take pictures.

I snapped the following before I was asked to cease und desist by a store manager:



20:00 - 22:00: Saw House of Flying Daggers (aka Shi Mian Mai Fu, or Ambushed from Ten Directions - and Trasked with Bamboo Spears). This movie was on VCD (it has not opened theatrically in the USA yet). It's the 2005 Chinese entry for a foreign language Oscar. Certainly, it's pretty as Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon, as beautifully choreographed yet vapid of dialogue and deeper message as Hero reputedly is. I have only seen this and CTHD, and I liked the plot of CTHD better, though this one was very thought-provoking. When you get around to seeing it, take note of the ending. I told my family that it resembles nothing so much as Othello and Romeo and Juliet without the uplifting bits at the end. Constable Leo's fate is, as I see it, the real dagger that he cannot pull out.

22:00 - 00:15: more LJ; send and activate GMail invites for family

01:00 - 03:45: NaNoWriMo - Archniniei totems; skirmishes on Mt. Kolunos

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Banazir

Comments

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sui_degeneris
Nov. 26th, 2004 06:32 pm (UTC)
Aw, poor sweetie!
So close, and yet you couldn't go inside?

Poor, poor sweetie.

Well, I don't think there'll be too much arm-twisting needed to get everyone to agree to this one: if you ever moot in New York or Boston (assuming no extra demands on your time), we'll schedule an entire day of lurking in bookstores.

Okay?
banazir
Nov. 26th, 2004 06:37 pm (UTC)
So close, and yet so far
So close, and yet you couldn't go inside?
*sigh*
Yep.
I had to settle for zooming that Nikon CoolPix 4500 way, way in and taking the shot across the Wegman's lot.

Well, I don't think there'll be too much arm-twisting needed to get everyone to agree to this one: if you ever moot in New York or Boston (assuming no extra demands on your time), we'll schedule an entire day of lurking in bookstores.
Okay?

k.

Thanks,
Banazir
sui_degeneris
Nov. 26th, 2004 06:52 pm (UTC)
I like that new icon, btw
The expression says both "long-suffering" and "good-humored".

Considering that you're still in the orbit of the Shopping Goddess Aunty and it's Black Friday, this is saying something!

Actually, I do like the photo. It's a more serious expression than I've seen on most photos of you, but it doesn't look stern or severe at all. You might keep this one in mind for the next update of the image on your professorial homepage.
sui_degeneris
Nov. 26th, 2004 06:55 pm (UTC)
Oops.
I stand corrected. I didn't realize that you were doing your traditional backdated entries routine.

Thought you were still in Rochester.

However, that just negates the Black Friday aspect of things. You were still in the land of the Scary Shopper Aunty, right?
banazir
Nov. 26th, 2004 07:27 pm (UTC)
Eep! Soylent Green is Shopping!
The expression says both "long-suffering" and "good-humored".
Wlokay. I can live with that.

Considering that you're still in the orbit of the Shopping Goddess Aunty and it's Black Friday, this is saying something!
Heh.
As if I would daaaaaaaaaare.
Come not between a 4-yi and her prey, or she will not buy thee in thy turn!

Actually, I do like the photo. It's a more serious expression than I've seen on most photos of you, but it doesn't look stern or severe at all.
Thank you.

You might keep this one in mind for the next update of the image on your professorial homepage.
Thinking about it.
My mother suggested either the one that was the base for that icon or this one, which she snapped with my digicam ("it's the leaning hobbit of pizza!").

I stand corrected. I didn't realize that you were doing your traditional backdated entries routine.
Thought you were still in Rochester.

Heh, yep.
I came back on Tue 23 Nov 2004 and have been Nanowrimo-ing my little heart out ever since. 50K or bust!

However, that just negates the Black Friday aspect of things. You were still in the land of the... Aunty, right?
I was in Rochester for 5 days, but shhhhh-- I'm sending them these URLs!

They're great hosts!
And my aunt's cooking is yummy, and the bestest!

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Banazir
sui_degeneris
Nov. 27th, 2004 10:58 am (UTC)
Uh oh.
(*clicks on link*)

(*sees photo*)

(*rightclicksave*)

(*opens photo in image editing software*)

(*crops to remove extras, like the restroom sign headpiece*)

(*blinks*)

Errrrr....

Hobbit wings?

Oh my.

Or is that the cloak from Lothlorien, perhaps?

As for your aunt, I will say only this: Banazir did not call you a scary shopper. I did, after he told us of the type of bargains you can find. I stand in awe of your shopping skills.
banazir
Feb. 24th, 2005 05:29 am (UTC)
Hehe
Seeing as I haven't gotten e-mail from the aunt asking who the trask that Sui person is, I think you're safe. ^_^

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Banazir
sui_degeneris
Feb. 24th, 2005 11:16 am (UTC)
Re: Hehe
Oh-ho!

So you're in Stealth Hobbit mode, replying to replies long after they're posted....

Very sneaky!
banazir
Feb. 24th, 2005 11:42 am (UTC)
Yee, stealth!
It's knot my falut! 'tis acos somebuddy (Dlanod? yesh, him) mentioned House of Flying Daggers in teh Yeehaa Grope and made me go look up this entry, which has my review innit.

Stealth hobbit! Go see my review of The Breakfast Club in the Other Place. (False advertising, protests the hobbit!)

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Banazir
zengeneral
Nov. 26th, 2004 07:26 pm (UTC)
a single tear
*tears up*... we need a bookstore like that in Manhattan

(... tomorrow I go to Microcenter where they sell Dover books... :Jumps: :Jumps: :Jumps:)
banazir
Nov. 26th, 2004 07:30 pm (UTC)
Dang me, dang me, they oughta take me out'n'hang me
... high, from the highest treeeeeeeee...
KDD will weep fro me!

I will make it weep... for bookstores!
We need a crying tronkie, like that crying American Indian in the anti-littering ads.

(... tomorrow I go to Microcenter where they sell Dover books... :Jumps: :Jumps: :Jumps:)
Teunce like a monkey on CHOKLIT, boy!
KC is da shiznit.
(THERE! I win! I said it with a straight face!)

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Banazir
chaosinaskirt
Nov. 26th, 2004 07:39 pm (UTC)
Re: Dang me, dang me, they oughta take me out'n'hang me
there are many many bookstores here.

but if you want to cry... the patuxent river/california/hollywood area of maryland has NO bookstores. there are a few books at the nex (navy exchange), walmart, and target...

it was a very long 3 months. i had to pretty much go to dc to go to the bookstore.
chaosinaskirt
Nov. 26th, 2004 07:40 pm (UTC)
Re: Dang me, dang me, they oughta take me out'n'hang me
and now i'm really tempted to go and run to b&n :P
banazir
Feb. 24th, 2005 05:27 am (UTC)
Barnes and Noble... my kingdom for a Barnes and Noble's
there are many many bookstores here.
Wheeenh!

but if you want to cry... the patuxent river/california/hollywood area of maryland has NO bookstores. there are a few books at the nex (navy exchange), walmart, and target...
Wow.
No seriously, really?
It's never that bad in a college town...

it was a very long 3 months. i had to pretty much go to dc to go to the bookstore.
Oh, cry me a river!
Reiters!

and now i'm really tempted to go and run to b&n :P
*wah*

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Banazir
chaosinaskirt
Feb. 24th, 2005 05:40 am (UTC)
Re: Barnes and Noble... my kingdom for a Barnes and Noble's
*blink* that was a time warp!

but hey, my summer employment (should i not find a FT job between then and now) is in a Real City that i'm sure has Lots Of Bookstores (namely san diego).

mmmm miramar! navy men, the pacific ocean, and warm sunny days....what could be better (besides not having to pay rent at two places!)?
spoothbrush
Nov. 28th, 2004 12:34 pm (UTC)
I did not know you could not take pictures in a Wegman's. Hmmmm. But I still love Wegman's. Yum.
banazir
Feb. 24th, 2005 05:29 am (UTC)
French vanilla ice cream with pomegranate seeds
I did not know you could not take pictures in a Wegman's. Hmmmm.
Well, maybe just that Wegman's.

But I still love Wegman's. Yum.
Yum, indeed.
Samples! All I got that day was French Vanilla ice cream with pome seeds - a cutesey gimmick - but it was good.

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Banazir
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