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Too Many Events [Dec. 10th, 2005|12:08 am]
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We finally saw the Serenity movie, even though I've only seen half the Firefly episodes, and in no particular order at that. Don has seen them all, though, and I don't think I missed any of the film by not having watched the whole series. It's good. You should watch Serenity. I think we were the last ones in the verse to see it, but if I'm wrong, well, you know what to do.

We were going to see the X-games today, but we were just. Too. Tired. John showed up this morning (with 'watch buddy' Leo) just barely after istara left our house. We sort of seduced her over last night with our karaoke machine, and then kept her captive all night. Just as I suspected, she doesn't sleep, presumably because there are too many things to do in one lifetime. Oh, she's such a Sagittarius. (That's a compliment!)

A week ago there was karaoke, as well, with istara, antivert, and dubaiwalla (a better singer than he'll admit). I really enjoyed myself, everybody. Why didn't we do that sooner?

(In related news, mcgillianaire is a dude.)

Earlier that Friday, Don and I (along with neighbor Ben) spent about 10 hours at the Dubai Rugby 7s. It was December, but it was hotter than hell and our skin burned in the desert sun. It was great.


Rugby is "a fine game played by gentlemen."


25,000 people attended! Over 1,000 players represented 150 teams.


Professionals, amateurs, women, and youth leagues competed.


Beverages were consumed.


If it weren't for the shirt, I would have thought him perfectly sharp.


Where does a 500-pound sumo wrestler sit? Anywhere he likes.


"Rugby 7s" are games with seven players on each side.


This was Fiji edging out New Zealand with 0 seconds left.


England won the Emirates International Trophy. Believe me when I say much celebration ensued.

Here's something kind of cool. Crazy, I mean! contrarydevil forwarded me this information on Kilauea volcano - the one I posted pictures of the other day:

HAWAII VOLCANOES NATIONAL PARK, Hawaii (AP) - A 44-acre section of volcanic shelf collapsed into the ocean sending molten rock and massive boulders into the air at Hawaii Volcanoes National Park this week.

The collapse left behind a 60-foot cliff face with a six-foot thick fountain of liquid rock spurting from its side.

However, head of the Hawaiian Volcano Observatory Jim Kauahikaua says the lava tube spectacle is fast disappearing as a new coastal rock bench begins to form.

Tuesday's collapse is the largest since Kilauea began its current eruption 22 years ago.



More wicked pictures are at http://hvo.wr.usgs.gov/kilauea/update/#images if you want to see. I think the "skylight" pictures are particularly cool.

Have you seen this? Why You Should Never Post Your Picture on the Internet

Remember that novel I said I was going to write for NaNoWriMo? I didn't. Yeah, big surprise. There were just Too Many Events. Between a trip to London, a visiting brother, a visiting Swede, safaris and cruises and snorkeling trips? On top of working? That novel was not getting written in November. I'll keep plugging away at it... once I've had a nap.
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[User Picture]From: revjim
2005-12-09 04:06 pm (UTC)
off topic but...

I always forget how cute you are until you post another picture of yourself. You should make this a daily occurrence. :)
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[User Picture]From: chu_hi
2005-12-09 05:00 pm (UTC)
Awww, shucks. =)
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[User Picture]From: joshdavis
2005-12-11 09:05 am (UTC)

Sooozzzz

Well DUHHH.
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[User Picture]From: webwawa
2005-12-09 04:32 pm (UTC)
WOW! 44 ACRES!!!!
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[User Picture]From: chu_hi
2005-12-09 05:00 pm (UTC)
I KNOW!!! Aren't you glad you didn't own any volcanic shelf real estate?
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[User Picture]From: joshdavis
2005-12-11 09:05 am (UTC)

BollKAYnough

No kidding.

It looks pretty.
The Earth continues to grow and change.
It's very beautiful.
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From: sleepinbeauty
2005-12-09 04:38 pm (UTC)
I love those jackets. And a nice picture of you and the man. :)

Nice linkagae, too. Heh.
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[User Picture]From: chu_hi
2005-12-09 05:01 pm (UTC)
Thanks! And those jackets were mysterious to me... some of them had normal names, but some said things like "egg chaser."

Nice icon!
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[User Picture]From: _lackof_passion
2005-12-09 04:59 pm (UTC)
those made me giggle!
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[User Picture]From: chu_hi
2005-12-09 05:01 pm (UTC)
Me too!
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[User Picture]From: hitchhiker
2005-12-09 05:24 pm (UTC)
Rugby is "a fine game played by gentlemen."

"...with funny-shaped balls"!
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[User Picture]From: chu_hi
2005-12-09 05:31 pm (UTC)
Ha! :-D
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[User Picture]From: hitchhiker
2005-12-09 05:34 pm (UTC)
not mine, i must admit :)
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[User Picture]From: mcgillianaire
2005-12-09 09:08 pm (UTC)
I'm glad that's cleared up. :)
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[User Picture]From: joshdavis
2005-12-11 09:08 am (UTC)

TooManyTingsMohn

I REALLY like the Daft Arse shirt. I'd take one for Xmas.

In the WhyYouShouldNever... I like the arabian knight mod best. :)
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