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we're waist-deep in the big muddy; the big fool says to push on

Posted on 2007.03.10 at 12:51
where am I: en mi casa
How I feel about it all: awakeawake
Soundtrack: Pete Seeger - Waist Deep in the Big Muddy
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  • See, now, this is why I get the CBC newsfeed:

    "It's a little bit of a shocker. Not the greatest way to wake up, but beats a cup of coffee, I guess, to get the blood going."

  • Am taking fiddle classes at the Blackstone River Theatre. A world of yay. I finally got my own fiddle back from the Fiddle Fixer Guy. Complete new set of strings and the bridge is back where it belongs (of course, I proceeded to break a string while tuning it and had to get another one). Am going to practise as soon as I'm wearing clothes instead of a post-shower towel.

  • I had a strange dream about Cape Breton last night. I was going with staff and patients from some random unit at work. Apparently we were only going to be there for a couple of days and were staying in a tiny tent with very little room to move around (I think this is the result of reading more of No Man's River directly before going to sleep). We were trying to decide where to go and one of the staff (a woman who reminded me of a cross between mr_t00by's class teacher in grades 3-8 and my psych clinicals professor) showed me a picture of somewhere I'd never heard of and said she wanted to go there. I was all, no, we have to go to Baddeck". I don't remember what was decided. Also there was a female patient (who AFAIK doesn't actually exist IRL) who was obsessed with the colour purple. Everything was purple, her notebook, her pen, her clothes.

    I remember walking around in the sunshine, and at first I thought it was summer but then there was all kinds of snow on the ground so I figured it was late winter/early spring (apparently I didn't know what season I was travelling in) I remember saying, "I can do Cape Breton in the Winter". Which I can, since I've never been there at any other time. We were also at a beach at one point, which was windy and cold.

    I woke up with an awful sense of melancholy that I couldn't quite figure out until I realized that Celtic Colours starts in two days and I will not be there. *sigh* One good thing about not going is that if I'd gone I probably wouldn't have gone to Ottawa, and that was fecking amazing (and necessary, and quite possibly catalytic). See next list item for Another Good Thing.

  • My reason for not going to Celtic Colours isn't melancholy in the least. tapped_trish is expecting her baby on 10/17, and I went with her for her doc's appointment yesterday. croosa was there, too. *g* I was pleasantly surprised when he said he wouldn't check her for dilation unless she wanted to be checked (she didn't). Doc Rating is now up several points.

  • Had another dream last night which I remember almost nothing about except that I'm pretty sure Diefenbaker was in it (this Diefenbaker, not the other one, because well, that would have been really really weird). Now I'm really blaming my dreams on Farley Mowat, because there are wolves in No Man's River.

  • Finally talked to mr_t00by about reinstalling AIM. He told me which version to try. Cross your fingers, patchfire.

  • Speaking of Ottawa (we were, honest, just a few items ago), the other day I was out for a walk around Providence (I took some pictures which I'll post as soon as I have access to a computer that can upload them) and stopped in at Cellar Stories Bookstore. I'd never been there before. It's musty and full of old shelves and tables cluttered with all sorts of books (like a really good-condition version of Lovecraft's Providence which I've wanted forever and would have bought but I didn't want to spend seventy bucks). Anyway, I found Building the Rideau Canal: A Pictorial History, in really good shape. Of course I bought it. I'm a dork, remember? Also I found an old copy of The Library of Parliament. It doesn't list a publication date, but it has to be after 1976 because it mentions the Centennial of the Library, and before August 1979 because the foreward is by John Diefenbaker (now it's the other Diefenbaker. :D), and he died on 9/17/79 (and no, I didn't know that already. I looked it UP).

  • YouTube video of the day (I should really actually post one every day, but I'll probably forget):

    Oh, Pete. *loves*

    "Waist Deep in the Big Muddy" is prophetic and is pretty much how I feel about what's happening today in Iraq.


the day you left was just my beginning
patchfire at 2007-10-03 17:51 (UTC) ()

Trish should totally have her baby on my birthday. Just 'cause it's such an excellent day. Plus she would be pre-40w and could avoid induction pressure. Yes I am weird. They didn't find out the sex, right?
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primroseburrows at 2007-10-03 19:15 (UTC) ()
The didn't want to find out the sex. And your birthday would be awesome because it's also Caleb's cousin Jon's birthday (he's actually OLDER THAN YOU). Doc says 41w 5d for induction. That's actually one of the best I've seen, docwise.
tapped_trish at 2007-10-03 20:38 (UTC) ()
Well according to the ultrasound tech, the due date was the 15th, however I would like the first great-grandchild to not share a birthday with the first grandchild, I want him or her to have their own birthday (it would be even weirder if I have a boy lol), preferably like tomorrow would be awesome or even today.
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primroseburrows at 2007-10-03 21:39 (UTC) ()
Babies have this annoying habit of picking their own birthday no matter what we non-babies think. Silly babies. ;)
icepixie at 2007-10-03 21:50 (UTC) ()
Celtic Colours

I'd never heard of that before, but I think next year I'm going to have to find a way to get myself up there. (I've wanted to go to Cape Breton forever, and that festival sounds like the best excuse ever!)
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primroseburrows at 2007-10-04 10:32 (UTC) ()
Whee, you should! I'll be staying at the Cabot Trail Hostel, more than likely. You could, too! It's cheap and pretty from what I read.
icepixie at 2007-10-04 21:55 (UTC) ()
Cheap is good.

It depends on whether I'll be in grad school next fall or not. If not, no problem; if so, scheduling could be an issue, although at least grad student schedules are more flexible than undergrads, as far as I can tell...
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primroseburrows at 2007-10-05 06:41 (UTC) ()
I've never been to Cape Breton at any time but late December/Early January. If I loved it all cold and freezy and snowcovered, I know I'm going to be completely gone in spring/summer/fall.

Grad school is Important. I'll be doing school most likely (more undergrad, but mneh. It's so I can do stuff like maybe spend thirteen weeks in Nova Scotia travel nursing and stuff).

This is the hostel in Baddeck. It looks like it's right in the middle of lots of gorgeousness. And it's cheap!
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primroseburrows at 2007-10-05 06:42 (UTC) ()
Oh, wait. It's not in Baddeck. It's closer to Cheticamp. My bad.
icepixie at 2007-10-06 23:03 (UTC) ()
The interior of that hostel looks exactly like one I stayed in when I was in Dover. Yay bunkbeds. *g*

Hmmm, now I wonder what the age for car rental in Canada and/or Nova Scotia is. 'Cause I'm guessing there's not a whole lot of public transportation between the airport in Halifax and the Cape...
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primroseburrows at 2007-10-07 06:10 (UTC) ()
There are always airplanes? *g*
peacey at 2007-10-03 23:23 (UTC) ()
...was obsessed with the colour purple. Everything was purple, her notebook, her pen, her clothes...

This would be me.
try to catch the deluge in a paper cup
primroseburrows at 2007-10-04 10:30 (UTC) ()
Heheee! But you are not little and round with dark curly hair. That's what dream!patient looked like. :)
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