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Found this little half-minute video, and it just made me laugh.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZdUoZJvdipA

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I've been getting back into archery these last couple of weeks. It's been four of five years, but I'm managing to scrape off the rust. Just earlier I tried maximum range again, and managed to nail the bullseye a couple of times. Not bad, considering I'm using a plain old longbow.

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And yet half the people to die to animals ever were killed by horses. The most dangerous beasties.

I can't think of a single fantasy character killed by their horse offhand

Theoden.

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Aside from all the venomous critters I'm pretty sure I'd spontaneously combust the moment I stepped out of the airplane.

I consider 20 °C to be hot, uncomfortably so if it's sunny.

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Well, my grandfather has passed away.  He took his time with it, even after falling unconscious and it becoming clear that he was on his way out. But then he was always the quiet, slow-moving methodical type.

His name was Kjartan Jóhannesson. Six of his children were present. Two more were at work and one lives abroad. The funeral will likely be on Saturday next week, in his quiet little hometown of Húsavík.

I'm not sad, as such. It would have been best for him to go a few years earlier. But I do feel solemn.

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General Discussion / Re: Politics and other ailments of the real world
« on: October 04, 2019, 09:34:27 PM »
Sooo... you Americans...

Things certainly seem to be heating up around President Lear.

I'm curious how the general feel of this whole thing is outside of shouting news clips.

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Thanks, everyone. But I'm not upset. As I said, it's his time to go and it would have been best for him to go a few years sooner.

There has been nothing extraordinary about his life, but I'd say it's been a good one. He's a working class bloke from the days of Iceland's slow march into modernity. He was part of an accordion band, was quite handy in working with wood and made various household items and decorations for himself and family members. The paper towel stand in my kitchen is one of his. And he had ten children, one of which was lost to crib death after a couple of weeks. The other nine have been diligent in visiting him, especially these last few years.

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My grandfather seems to be on his death bed.

He is, if I remember correctly, 93 years old. His wife of about seventy years died last year, and he's been weak and semi-confused since well before then. There is nothing left for him in this world and it's just time for it all to end.

Several of his children, my mother included, have been staying with him as much as they can.

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Eh, we had the first frost of the winter. No snow, but all the grass was white and glittery in the morning sun as I walked to university.


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I'm dealing with a nasty cold, or possibly a somewhat mild flu, with ever-changing symptoms.

The first day was just discomfort. The second day was the kind of sore throat that causes a feeling of unquenchable   thirst. Yesterday was a LOT of coughing and sneezing, and accompanying stiff muscles from all that rough movement. Today is a bit milder in that regard, but I just generally feel weaker. Also I have an awful mouth sore from all those sugary cough tablet, making eating or drinking anything really painful. And I managed to burn the inside of my mouth with chicken soup in a cup.

Overall, things could be better.

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General Discussion / Re: Politics and other ailments of the real world
« on: September 24, 2019, 09:14:44 PM »
So....

Boris Johnson has been found to have broken the law and Donald Trump is being accused of flat-out treason, which apparently by US law carries the death penalty.

Thoughts?
This will of course go the way of the Panama Papers and the Epstein scandal.  :P

Well, Epstein is dead.

Have they just dropped investigations into all his cohorts/clients?

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General Discussion / Re: Politics and other ailments of the real world
« on: September 24, 2019, 05:53:53 PM »
So....

Boris Johnson has been found to have broken the law and Donald Trump is being accused of flat-out treason, which apparently by US law carries the death penalty.

Thoughts?

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I'm not sure what's going on with me this evening. The notion has been creeping up on me that I need to be more socially active, as safe and comfortable as the rut I've made for myself may be. Disappointment fatigue has held me back.

But that crafts place I spent some time at last spring has opened for the winter, and today I made myself some fingerless gloves out of leftover materials. And I've been looking into my options, including archery and karate, while also angsting over fitting either in with university and writing.

(I tend to stress out way too much over time and schedule-related things)

I spend the evening further exploring my options and ruminating and down a bit of a rabbit hole of negativity, feeling that familiar old panic over the prospect of situations I don't have the manual for. Then somehow I just... calmed down. And suddenly I'm feeling fairly optimistic and actually WANT to take some emotional risks. Currently I feel like doing a bit of an experimental phase for the rest of the year, before hopefully settling on something come January.

I have no idea where this is all going, and it's kind of weird.

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Eli, I saw people on the news unable to travel, is all ok with you?
You're lucky ;D

Actually, I AM lucky. Seeing as we've been barely affected while there's been flooding and destruction all around us. Eye of the storm I guess. I took a stroll to the beach this morning and found it totally demolished by the storm.

I get up at five next morning to drive to the airport, and will get home about 16 hours later.

Sorry about your day, Bea.

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Well, yesterday was quite rainy. In fact this was apparently the worst storm to hit Spain ovef 100 years. The  ews had footage of streets turned to rivers, flooded houses and spewing toilets. The torrent and thunder and lightning reached us in the evening, and only just got better now in mid morning.

On the bright side: No sunlight-induced headache and I made some great strides in my writing

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