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Posts from ‘September, 2009’

Amsterdam, Part II

And the second half of the Amsterdam highlight photos. See you tomorrow/next year!

Amsterdam Extra

This is a very special extra just for Spacedlaw!

Amsterdam, Part I

This happens every year: end-of-year hell. Last year the powers that be moved the end of the year from, well, the end of the year to the end of the fiscal year, which is different. I like this system better, since now crunch time doesn’t come during the holidays, but it’s still crunchy. You mean […]


Instead of actual content, let alone Netherlands photos, today you get odds and ends from the Internet that I’ve been collecting. First, most important, and showiest: the Staffordshire Hoard, a glorious collection of Anglo-Saxon goldwork. “Better than Sutton Hoo.” Found by a guy with a metal detector – wouldn’t that make your day? Beer from […]

Back in Place

There’s always a settling-in process after a long trip, especially one with a substantial time difference. You need to unpack, return things to their proper places, catch up on sleep, see what has changed or not while you were gone. There’s always a sense of displacement: some things are the same but you feel they […]

Back. Exhausted.

Got home at 3:30 this morning, after an airline incident involving “precautionary fire trucks”. All was fine – that announcement from the pilot was the scariest part of the whole thing. The extra five hours was the worst part – that made the whole trip (bus, train, plane) a 24-hour marathon. It will take a […]

Friday photo-essay

I’m leaving for Amsterdam oh-so-early tomorrow morning. I’ve got my passport, plane tix and credit card – what more could a girl want? I’ve been trying to get a head start on the jet lag problem by getting up earlier and earlier. This hasn’t worked so well, since other obligations have prevented me from going […]

Happy Anniversary and Stuff

Stringpage Supplies is two this month. The web store didn’t go live until January, but the paperwork and the first tentative sales all happened in September 2007. I’m not entirely sure how that was two years ago, but the calendar doesn’t lie. It has been interesting, and entertaining, and bloody hard work sometimes. I think […]