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Ramblings of a steampunk witch

My other broom is a TARDIS.

I went shopping today...
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Found out a store not to far away that I haven't been to in YEARS now has loads of pagan-y stuff in with the old teacups and jewelry and other estate things. I picked up two orange glass pieces (another goblet and a small ?salt? ?finger? bowl) to keep the goblet of fire company. There will, eventually, be pictures. :-p

At the rate I'm going, there may, eventually, be an entire fire altar. Which I'd love. I'd love to have separate altars for each of the elements. Do I have room for that in my wee apartment? Noooooooo! LOL!

Trying to catch up :-p
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As Week 3 of my self study program begins, I find myself woefully behind. It's still fixable. One of the things distracting me from my studies concluded last night; another will continue for another three weekends (which just eats up two days of the week that I might catch up during.)

This week, I'm shifting my studies (since Monday was lost to the weekend event), so I cover topics Tue-Fri instead of Mon-Thurs. I'll see how that goes. If I can't make some significant progress by the end of week 4, I'm not sure if I can recover to get back on the original schedule. :-/ But barring additional issues, I *should* be able to claw my way back on schedule.

Back to the books and notes now...

Note to self
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Remember to rejoin witch wares community after the pr0n spam gets removed. :-p Do. Not. Want.

This sounds about right! :)
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I'm bad at math, but isn't that over 100%? :D

Your result for The Steampunk Style Test...

The Citizen

43% Elegant, 17% Technological, 77% Historical, 28% Adventurous and 34% Playful!

You are the Citizen, the embodiment of steampunk’s everyday side. You realize that there is far more to a rich, living environment than adventurers and lunatic engineers. For every gentleman-scientist or airship fleet admiral there are a dozen or more “ordinary people” who prevent the genre from devolving into a mass of cardboard caricatures, and you take pride in exploring the great diversity of a steampunk world’s population. Your clothing could easily come from any social group or society, and you are equally liable to dress upper, middle, or working class. However, the unifying feature to your fashion sense is that it does not get carried away with “looking steampunk,” instead creating a person who could have just stepped out of the crowd in a novel. Some people may claim that your style is too close to historical accuracy to be steampunk, but fortunately you know better.



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Telescope night!
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One of my neighbors saw me cleaning up leaves from the driveway late this afternoon and invited me to come with him and a friend out to a park up the street for a look at the night sky - they'd be bringing telescopes!    That sounded lovely, so at the appointed time I gathered up a red lensed flashlight, warm clothes, and binoculars, and headed to the park up the street to meet them.

When they got there, his friend Jeff commented that it wasn't a good night after all because of the cloud cover, but they decided to try for a look at Jupiter just for a few minutes.

Funny how the clouds started to part and clear up shortly after they set up. :D  Jeff kept exclaiming that he couldn't believe how it'd cleared up.  We had good looks at Jupiter, the Pleiades and a few other things.  Clem, who had apparently had success with his telescope other times, couldn't get it to find anything (it's got a neat autofinder, which wasn't finding, well, anything) and spent most of the time fussing fruitlessly with the remote, only occasionally allowing us to pry him away to Jeff's telescope (which Jeff was aiming at things manually), so he wouldn't miss out on everything.  

All in all it was a lot of fun; even though Clem refused to give up on his autofinder and adjust the thing by hand, he was in good spirits about the whole thing and kept us entertained by telling us things like how marvelous the reflection of his eyelashes looked in the lens, or "I've got dots!", and the phrase of the evening "It's skewing", as it made another series of mechanical noises attempting to position itself.

We finally packed it in, and I took a book over for Clem to read (he said he didn't have any books on astronomy/stars and I had one that's been sitting here).  There will be more telescope nights, hopefully his telescope will cooperate better next time!

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