Achillea millefolium

Collection of memorial posts for Abby/tamnonlinear

The memorial service was today. I found a really good flight/hotel/rental car deal, so I was able to go; I'm glad I could.

A few weeks ago I said I would put together a list of all the memorial posts I could find. Here is that list. If you know of other posts that should be included, please comment here and I'll add them. If you'd like a post of yours removed from this list, you can either comment here or send me a message through Dreamwidth or Livejournal, and I'll remove it.

http://jenett.dreamwidth.org/1675797.html "Brownies of Doom"
http://eilonwy.livejournal.com/2011835.html "There are no words, but I'll try to write anyway"
http://sjtuckermusic.tumblr.com/post/153056243173/tam-nonlinear-please-help-my-cats-as-my (Sooj’s note is added at the bottom of the reblogged post)
http://julian.dreamwidth.org/27752.html "not to be a cliche, but I am not resigned"
http://pyrite.livejournal.com/226403.html "The Heart and the Bottle" (does not talk about Abby, but mentions her and is worth reading in times like this)
http://metaphortunate.dreamwidth.org/103459.html "the teind to hell" (n.b. this is a Tam Lin reference)
http://17catherines.dreamwidth.org/1037140.html "Please don't go."
https://akamarykate.dreamwidth.org/418600.html "Hold me fast and fear me not" (this is also a Tam Lin reference)
http://tablesaw.dreamwidth.org/506977.html "Carterhaugh" (also a Tam Lin reference)
http://uilos.dreamwidth.org/448864.html "endings"
http://uilos.dreamwidth.org/449189.html "Know your raccoon status"
http://ashnistrike.livejournal.com/118887.html "May her name be a blessing."
http://jade-kadir.livejournal.com/1986433.html "RIP Tamnonlinear"
http://jazzfish.livejournal.com/589289.html "i can't hold out forever, even walls fall down"
http://ursulav.livejournal.com/1689749.html "A Plea"
http://zenmaster.livejournal.com/183253.html "Give us back the love we don't deserve." (quotes something Abby wrote after one of her cats died—-if you don’t see it, click on “A story”)
https://aedifica.dreamwidth.org/834641.html "Memorial gathering for tam_nonlinear" (many comments from people expressing that they will miss her)
https://twitter.com/matociquala/status/796762970890113025 (the vast majority of the replies are supportive, but be aware there is one string of replies with a persistent troll)
http://sihaya09.livejournal.com/1385393.html "I loved her, thorns and all."
http://thatliardiego.livejournal.com/1214226.html "Farewell, Abby."

Edited on 12/11 to add: There's a song by Carol Montag that came to mind a couple of times yesterday. Carol is a friend of a friend of my family, and did a house concert at their house when I was a teenager. The song is "Uncle John," and part of it goes "Uncle John I never knew you well, but you bring us all together." Some of us knew Abby better than others--I knew her well enough to miss her, but not as well as many people there--but she brought us all together yesterday. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=E28OjB63Yrs

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Summer 2010

Memorial gathering for tamnonlinear

Boston area friends of [personal profile] tam_nonlinear/tamnonlinear, you are invited to a memorial gathering this Saturday afternoon (November 12) at 2pm at the Elephant & Castle in Boston. Anyone who will miss her is welcome, even if you never met in person. Please spread the word.

Directions: http://www.elephantcastle.com/boston It's close to the Red, Orange, Green, and I think also the Blue line. I reserved a semi-private room for us near the bar.

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Ice Palace

Minnesota: it grows on you

This morning my coworker who grew up in Vietnam came in from an errand that had taken him outdoors, and said "It's pretty warm out there. I thought I'd need my jacket, but it was too hot." The temperature outside was just a few degrees above freezing.

*****

Other weather-related things:

This week most of our high temperatures have been a few degrees above freezing (last week, on the other hand, was almost t-shirt weather).

I have a new winter coat! Like my old coat, it's red wool (a bright cheerful color for gray days). It's a little shorter than the old one, but still long--knee-length or so instead of mid-calf. This one has lots of buttons in a way that's probably supposed to look pseudo-military, which makes me think of British redcoats (with vague memories from elementary school history lessons about the American revolution). I like it despite its military leanings. Also I was very pleased to find it on sale for half off (which is why I could afford a new coat this month instead of sometime midwinter), and even more so when the cashier applied a store coupon for an extra $20 off. ($250 coat for $105! Hooray!)

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Religious studies

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Coworker's radio played "They're Coming To Take Me Away" a few minutes ago, and now it's playing a classical piece I don't recognize. I was very confused... but it turns out to be a Halloween theme station. :-)

Later: Now it's playing Mussorgsky's "Night On Bald Mountain" again (it played it yesterday too). I wonder why it thinks that's Halloween-y? And why I haven't heard Saint-Saens' "Danse Macabre" yet? I like "Danse Macabre." (I like "Night On Bald Mountain" too, but I don't have to wish for it because I'm listening to it as I type this.)

A moment later yet: hang on, this is Mannheim Steamroller that's playing "Night On Bald Mountain." Weird.

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Summer 2010

Passing on various offers

Via carbonel:

Amazon is offering $3 free credit for music downloads. No additional purchase necessary.


Via matociquala:

Audible.com is giving away free audiobooks for Thanksgiving. (One per person, alas, and for new users only.)


From tor.com:

Tor.com is giving away chunks of The Year's Best Fantasy 9, you just need a tor.com account (which you can get for free).

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Summer 2010

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elisem makes lovely jewelry and is having a sale! Here is the sale post.

I can safely link to a couple of things that are already sold so you don't have to worry about falling in love with them and wanting to buy them, right? (Except wait, that's the whole point of linking to the sale. Hmm.) Anyway, here are a couple of the pieces I've bought from her in the past:

Patil and the Cloud Engine earrings
Something Old bracelet
Evensong Under Branches earrings

She also makes other things in very different styles from those, but those are some of the items I've liked so much I bought them. (There is also a whole category of other items I've liked so much I would have bought them if I had the money available but I didn't, but that's another story.)

Anyway, go look at lovely jewelry!

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Achillea millefolium

List maintenance

I decided the change of the year (to some Pagans, October 31 is the end of the year and November 1 the start of the new religious year) would be a good time to go over my Dreamwidth access/subscribe lists and LiveJournal friendslist. I removed about 8 journals, mostly ones that haven't been updated in a long time if ever. In the process I also discovered a few people had subscribed to my Dreamwidth or friended my LJ without my noticing--sometime soon I'll go through those and see who they are and if I want to add them back.

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Summer 2010

A friend's fundraising means COOKIES!

lisianthia is fundraising to benefit the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society. Her current fundraiser is this: she's selling frozen homemade cookie dough (she's making it herself, and she makes excellent cookies!). $10 for a batch that will make 4 dozen cookies, or $25 for three batches. She has a post with details here. Flavors available: chocolate chip, oatmeal raisin, and oatmeal chocolate chip (that last one isn't mentioned in the post because it was added later when my mom asked for it).

Non-locals, I don't know if she'd ship but you could always ask. She will deliver in the metro area for an additional $2.

lisianthia and her sister are going to be running a marathon this January in honor of their mother Eileen who died of lymphoma twenty-six years ago. Here is her fundraising page. If you don't want cookies but do want to donate, I know she'd be just as happy to have your donation. She's aiming to reach $4,000.

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Summer 2010

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So I'm reading Clouds of Witness and I get to the part where Peter is telling Parker dirty jokes to cheer him up. (Yes, really. Near the beginning of chapter thirteen.) We don't hear what any of the stories are, of course. Then Peter says "...I'll spare you the really outrageous one about the young housewife and the traveller in bicycle-pumps."

And I'm wondering, what is the one about the young housewife and the traveller in bicycle-pumps? And why haven't I noticed this bit before? So I Google housewife bicycle pump and oh my. Most of the results are just shops selling bike pumps, but a few of them are a bit more, um, risque than that.

I didn't find the actual joke, though. Oh well.

P.S. This post and comments are my favorite search result from this.

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