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Pre-Holidailies Sunday Stealing

To gear up for this year's Holidailies, I decided to do this week's Sunday Stealing! 1) Of the various cultures, ethnicities or nationalities you belong to, which most strongly do you consider yourself? I mostly consider myself British, although I have a bit of Irish and a touch of German. 2) Is there a culture you cannot claim heritage from but which you feel quite close to? French -- I've been to France a couple... Read more →


Happy belated Thanksgiving! Joe and I celebrated the actual holiday by ourselves this year -- it was fine. I cooked up a wee Cornish hen and still managed to set off the insanely sensitive smoke alarm, but the homemade stuffing was delish and the pie was, of course, perfect. SonnyeBoy had to work on Thanksgiving, preventing thieves from boosting all the fancy merchandise the Store with the Red Concentric Circles has to offer, so he... Read more →

A Brief Travelogue

Whew! I almost let another month get away from me! So what have we been up to? Well, we're still exploring, so here are just a few pictures of our explorations. First up, we visited Glencairn Museum, an amazing castle full of medieval art and antiques. A fellow named Raymond Pitcairn built it between 1928 and 1939 to be the family home. Imagine! Those windows at the left are huge, beautiful stained glass. (If you're... Read more →