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I had no idea that Dumas could be so, well, juvenile:

Milady was no longer for him that woman of fatal intentions who had for a moment terrified him; she was an ardent, passionate mistress, abandoning herself to love which she also seemed to feel. Two hours thus glided away. When the transports of the two lovers were calmer, Milady, who had not the same motives for forgetfulness that d'Artagnan had, was the first to return to reality, and asked the young man if the means which were on the morrow to bring on the encounter between him and de Wardes were already arranged in his mind.

But d'Artagnan, whose ideas had taken quite another course, forgot himself like a fool, and answered gallantly that it was too late to think about duels and sword thrusts.

Oh yeah, I bet it was.

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I feel certain that this Post-it just had to have been vitally important once. I just don't have a clue for what.

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(right now in Cambridge it's 0dF, or -24dF with the wind chill factor)

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Conversation with Quinn during down time at Arisia '11, taking a break from walking around the dealers' room with his brother:

Q: "What's this?" (holds up a Fox Trot panel featuring Jason's math homework)

Me: "It means 'the square root of 9.'"

Q: "What's that?"

Me: "It's the number that makes 9 if you multiply it by itself. So in this case it's three. See, three times three is nine."

Q: "Oh!"

Q: (thinks)

Q: "Well, that doesn't sound so hard."

Me: "Maybe not in this case. But it can be tricky. Like, what's the square root of 81? See? There isn't a really easy way to figure that out except by trial and error."

Q: "Isn't that just 9?"

Me: "..."

Me: "Yes."

Me: "Quinn, how did you figure that out?"

Q (exasperated): "I don't know! I just thought of nine because nine times nine is 81!"

Me: "You just remembered that nine times nine is 81."

Q: "Yes."

Me: "Okay."

Next stop: the Steampunk World's Fair in May, I think.

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Happiness is a new iPod. Thanks [livejournal.com profile] qnetter!

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Awesome:

Hilariously less awesome:

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My family is preparing to dispose of four bar stools, about 27" high. Is anyone interested in them? We have to arrange transport from Maine but could work something out.

Weird old guy not included.

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[livejournal.com profile] palmwiz on his bike trip home from Montreal.

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Twelve.

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Twelve.

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Perley's theory is that the more chairs we put on our porch, the more visitors we get.

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Watching "The Empty Child" on DVD.

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But the common house has a generator! It's like a big sleepover in here.

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