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Ported my Journal over from LiveJournal and this is my first DreamWidth Entry:

LJ Birthday


Sep. 13th, 2011 11:54 am
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Have you had the same hobbies for years or changed many of your hobbies as you aged? Are many of your friends really into their hobbies? What hobbies do you enjoy, what hobbies do you no longer enjoy, what hobbies do you enjoy but don't currently have time or the $$ to pursue, what hobbies do your friends and family enjoy? Are you really into sports, music, art, crafts, reenacting, gaming, etc?

Right now I'm enjoying:
  • piano

  • mosaic glass

My 8 yr. old also does these with me.

She is also taking classes in:
  • dance

  • kenpo & jiu-jitsu

And lasty, she is also doing:
  • juggling
and I'm tagging along and enjoying it too.

In the past, I've tried cross-stitch, sewing, plexiglass art, painting with acrylics, drawing, cycling, boating, waterskiing, snow-skiing, colonial re-enactment, pottery painting, violin, mandolin, etc.

My husband has tried chainmail, blacksmithing, wood lathing, furniture upholstery, colonial re-enactment and even fencing.

My brother and my husband's best friend are really into cars and have been for years. He always has multiple project cars and they are always in various stages of restoration.

My cousin is also a car person, and even has one that he races. He also does model railroading.

I have many friends (male & female) into reenacting and gaming.

I have many female friends and female family members that are really into gardening, spinning, crocheting and knitting right now. Like these are the "in" hobbies to be doing.

I also have a few friends that are scrapbookers, collectors (comic books, stamps, coins, antiques, etc.), photographers, and painters.

I also have some friends that don't do hobbies. They go to work, come home, spend time with their families and that is about it.

Just wondering what your favorite hobbies are, and what you notice those around you doing.
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Finished my mosaic glass picture frame I'm donating to the Fantasy Ball.

So here's my "MSFB 2011 Steampunk 8x10 Picture Frame": (and a picture just doesn't do the 3-D details justice)

and for more photos click here: http://dreamaastrid.multiply.com/photos/album/187/Mosaics
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His family is fine, but his house is now condemned.


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You Are a Roller Coaster

You live for excitement, adventure, and the most intense of thrills.

Nothing is better than feeling you're truly alive, and you're willing to take risks to feel this way.

In relationships, people often feel a bit nervous about what they're getting into...

But generally, everyone enjoys the wild ride you take them on. Unless they stay with you too long - then they're apt to feel a bit nauseous!

Your life has more low points and high points than most people's lives.

But that's okay - you love them. You figure that a smooth ride is boring!

Besides, you know that super high highs only come from knowing super low lows.

You cherish every emotion you feel and feel it fully. Why deny what life is truly about?

At your best, you are loving life and sharing your wild times with everyone you know.

You are able to open your friends up to a whole new world of experiences.

At your worst, you feel extremely disoriented and even a bit dizzy.

There's only so much intensity a human (even you!) can take.


Nov. 24th, 2008 09:47 am
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As seen in fairerhiannon's LJ:

You Are a Gingerbread House

A little spicy and a little sweet, anyone would like to be lost in the woods with you.

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once you get put in the hell of an automated attendant and have pushed 3, 2, 5, 1, 2 and tried zero a zillion times and can't get a human being and are ready to scream..

I'm NOT calling to get the balance on my account, I don't want to cancel my account, I don't want new service, I don't want option A-Z, I want a freakin' human being for another reason and can't fucking get one.


and they wonder why you get upset!!!
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Magali's gown came in the mail today...

It coordinates with mine so well and matches her American Girl's Blue Colonial Gown perfectly..

all four gowns

Magali's gown, and the dolls' gowns

the doll's gown and the mini doll

the mini doll

the pinner hats and the bottom side of Magali's Straw hat

Straw Hats for Magali & Mommy, and pinner hats for Magali and the dolly

mini doll

doll's gown

Magali's gown

Mommy's gown

doll-size corset, pockets & pocket hoops

doll's corset compared to Magali's bodice

So who has made Colonial Pocket hoops and can help me make a pair for Magali?? I have mine and the doll's pocket hoops we could use as patterns
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A ten year old public school boy was finding fifth grade math to be the challenge of his life. Science? A piece of cake. Geography? No big deal. Spelling? Ha! Give me a break ... but MATH? It was devastating! To not only him, but his mom and dad, too! And not that they weren't doing everything and anything to help their son ... Private tutors, peer assistance, CD-Roms, Textbooks, even HYPNOSIS! Nothing worked.

Finally, at the insistence of a family friend, they decided to enroll their son in a private school. Not just ANY private school, but a Catholic school. Nuns. Weekly mass.

Well, the first day of school finally arrived, and dressed in his salt-and-pepper cords and white wool dress shirt and blue cardigan sweater, the youngster ventured out into the great unknown. His mother and father were convinced they were doing the right thing.

They were both there waiting for their son when he returned home. And when he walked in with a stern, focused and very determined expression on his face, they hoped they had made the right choice. He walked right past them and went straight to his room - and quietly closed the door.

For nearly two hours he toiled away in his room - with mat books strewn about his desk and the surrounding floor. He only emerged long enough to eat, and after quickly cleaning his plate, he went straight back to his room, closed the door, and worked feverishly at his studies until bedtime. This pattern continued ceaselessly until it was time for the first quarter report card.

After school, the boy walked into the home with his report card - unopened - in his hand. Without a word, he dropped the envelope on the family dinner table and went straight to his room. His parents were petrified. What lay inside the envelope? Success? Failure? DOOM?!?

Patiently, cautiously the mother opened the letter, and to her amazement, she saw a bright red "A" under the subject, MATH. Overjoyed, she and her husband rushed into their son's room, thrilled at the remarkable progress of their young son!

"Was it the nuns that did it?", the father asked. The boy only shook his head and said, "No."

"Was it the one-on-one tutoring? The peer-mentoring?", asked the mother.

Again, the boy shrugged, "No."

"The textbooks? The teacher? The curriculum?", asked the father.

"Nope," said the son. "It was all very clear to me from the very first day of school, that these folks in Catholic school meant business!"

"How so?", asked his mom.

"When I walked into the lobby, the first thing I saw was that guy they'd nailed to the plus sign!"


Apr. 6th, 2007 04:04 pm
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And here are more car pictures:
(New Volvo)

and I've added more Denmark and Sweden and Legoland pictures since



(Legoland Miniatures)
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the first of the pictures:



hundreds more to follow...
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