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Ada Lovelace Day October 17, 2017

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Today, we celebrate Ada Lovelace Day.

It is actually a celebration of all women in all fields of science.

I’m very glad there’s a site like Trowelblazers, that reminds us of all the brilliant women in archaeology, palaeontology, and geology.

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National Fossil Day October 11, 2017

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Today is National Fossil Day.

National Fossil Day is a celebration organized to promote public awareness and stewardship of fossils, as well as to foster a greater appreciation of their scientific and educational value.

So check out some fossils at some point today. And even if you couldn’t visit a museum or park this National Fossil Day, ancient creatures will be glad to see you whenever you can meet them at a museum or other venue of your choice.

Happy Birthday, Ellie! June 24, 2017

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Happy Birthday, Ellie!

Today is my goddaughter, Ellie’s, birthday. I’m not allowed to say how old she is, but speaking as a godfather, I have to say they grow up so fast!

You’re growing into a great young woman, and I am so proud of you and happy for you on this, your birthday. I hope you have a terrific day on this, your special day. May the Goddess bless you with happiness, good health, fortune, may you always have a warm breeze at your back! – and may your presents today be those that you want.

Happy Birthday, Ellie! 🙂

Free RPG Day June 17, 2017

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Today is Free RPG Day.

So don’t forget to go down to your local rpg or hobby shoppe, and see if they’re giving away the various Free RPG Day quick-start rules and adventures for any of your favourite games.

And don’t forget to pass the word on Free RPG Day to folks. This is the perfect opportunity to get some of those non-gamer friends and loved ones involved with the hobby, and to introduce them to some great rpg systems out there.

And a Happy Free RPG Day to all! 🙂

Current Mood: awake awake
Current Music:Annie Haslam – “Pool of Tears”

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Happy World Oceans Day! June 8, 2017

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Today is World Oceans Day.

World Oceans Day is a global day of ocean celebration and collaboration for a better future. World Oceans Day has been around since 2002, and was officially recognised by the United Nations in 2008, recognising June 8th as the day. This year’s theme is “Our Oceans, Our Future”, and individuals and organizations across the planet are taking action for prevention of plastic pollution in our ocean.

The oceans are a necessary, nay vital!, part of our ecosystem, and it’s the only one we’ve got. Be kind to the environment, not just the oceans, but also enjoy the oceans today and everyday.

And remember, healthy oceans = healthy planet!

Happy Birthday, Tim! :) June 6, 2017

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Happy Birthday, ! 🙂

Today is my friend, Tim’s, birthday. He’s another year older today. Like the rest of us do once every year (except those born in a Leap Year, but that’s another matter). 🙂

May the Goddess bless you with good health, happiness, prosperity, and may a warm breeze blow at your back for the coming year.

Hope you have a terrific birthday, that today’s birthday is the best ever, that all the prezzies that came your way were ones you wanted and that some of them involved gaming things, and that the celebration of your birthday was good and rowdy! 🙂

Happy Towel Day! May 25, 2017

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Just want to wish everyone a Happy Towel Day!

While it is a celebration of the life of Douglas Adams and all that good stuff, there is a message in there as well for everyone, even if one doesn’t see it. So do something towel-ish today, and celebrate all things Hitchhiker. 🙂

Happy Mother’s Day! May 14, 2017

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Happy Mother’s Day.

Today is the day we celebrate our mothers and thank them for everything they’ve done for us throughout our lives. Those of us who are older have more to be thankful for than the younger folks out there whose mothers have yet to share all the joys and sorrows that their children bring over the course of years.

I will be giving my mother her card today, have flowers that are being sent to her, and am taking my mom out for supper this evening, but those are just the physical tokens that we give to our mothers on this day. It’s important today to spend some time with our mothers, to cook them a meal or take them out to a restaurant, but above all to share some quality time with our mothers.

Hug your mother today, if you live close enough to do so. Make sure you give her a call today if you do not.

I want to wish a Happy Mother’s Day to all the mothers out there. We may not show it year round, but you *are* very much loved and cherished by us, your sons and daughters.

Goddess Bless.

A Saturday Night of Board Gaming April 30, 2017

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As noted elsewhere, yesterday (Saturday) was International Tabletop Day.

In order to honour all manner of gaming, spending time together, and having fun, I managed to get the Friday gaming group together for the evening, and we played some board games. Yay! 🙂

Once the players arrived at my place, we started the evening off in fine fettle with a game of Dragonriders of Pern, a board game that I never tire of. I ended up playing Telgar Weyr, and had a good game of it (relatively speaking). We spent the first few Turns making some quick deals here and there with Lord Holders, and fighting Thread (of course). Several flights of dragons got seriously injured in a couple of Threadfalls, but we managed to hang on, though a couple of people got greedy and tried to change the loyalty of some of the Lord Holders. This led to a flurry of Duels between Weyrleaders, and a few weyrs (such as Telgar, I might add) that had to take on some extra load during subsequent Threadfalls. We ended up stopping the game after 2-1/2 hours, but were managing to hold our own against Threadfall. So that’s a win! 🙂

The players decided to finish up the night with a game of Tales of the Arabian Nights. As usual, this was a fun game. Needless to say, we didn’t finish the game, though Angela was found at the end of the game time to have come the closest to victory. I’m not going to go into detail about the game, but will say that I had a blast playing the game, and had fun watching my character suffer the slings and arrows of Fate. Even caught Kathy mumbling about wishing she had an Icon to pray to for help! 🙂 I only got Lost once during the play of the game and didn’t get shape-shifted, so I can’t complain. 🙂

Overall, I had a fun night of board gaming with the Friday night group, and it was a lovely way to spend a good Saturday evening with friends and to celebrate International Tabletop Day.

April Fool’s Poem April 1, 2017

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Given that it’s April 1st, and we all know what that means, I thought I would share this with you. Jean Wells Rogers, a long-time reader of the “Dear Abby” columns in the newspaper, wrote this wonderful poem for today. Fitting, don’t you think?

APRIL 1

No one goes hungry
All people are fed
The oceans are clean
Lake Erie’s not dead.

The Irish aren’t fighting
The Arabs love Jews
The swords are now plowshares
Now ain’t that good news?

The water’s delicious
The air is so clear
On top of a mountain
You see to next year.

Couples stay married
Children are jewels
Sure got you going!

APRIL FOOLS!