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Today is many things

Today is the vernal equinox – the days will now be longer than the nights in the northern hemisphere. Hooray! And I think I’ve finally adjusted to this ridiculously early daylight savings time thing. The combination of traveling and time changing was difficult this year, though it did provide more light for driving around in the evenings.

Today is also Sweater Day, in honor of Mister Rogers’ eightieth birthday. We miss you, oh icon of our childhoods! I aspire to have the cardigan I’m knitting done for next year (by which I mean it will be ready to wear 2012, of course).

Today it is not raining. Hopefully it is not raining everywhere, and we all finally get a chance to dry out.

Today I am working on a highly interesting science project that could also be modern art.

Artsy science

Today I will work, have dinner with Nick, and go to an SCA meeting that I do not have to run, having stepped down as president after 5 years. Not running SCA meetings means that I can knit during them. Apparently I should not be allowed out in public unescorted, though, as this past weekend I was coaxed into taking the regional administrator job (and it took embarrassingly little coaxing). I seem to need someone to follow me around and say no. (Apprentice! Where were you???)

Today I learned of a new collection of medieval manuscripts online, organized and hosted by the University of South Carolina. Not only can you view the manuscript pages (distressingly, the collection seems to have many single pages presumably chopped from longer works), but you can listen to the USC chorus performing music from the manuscripts. How cool is that?

4 Comments on “Today is many things”

  1. #1 Laura
    on Mar 21st, 2008 at 2:55 pm

    Yay for longer days!!! Yay for bulb plants!!! Do you have any squill?

    I seem to need someone to follow me around and say no. (Apprentice! Where were you???)

    Well, this apprentice was learning how to wield a big stick. She is rather sore today. She is not good at saying “no” either, though.

    Medieval manuscripts online–there are so many fabulous collections! It *is* sad that so many have been cut apart–sometimes not just pages cut out, but pictures cut out of pages. :(

    Which leads to vellum (since I’ve kind of had bookbinding on the brain). Someone suggested drum heads as bookcovering material. Hmmm. I will have to try this out–either at the leather store, or perhaps the drum store would have connections with drummers who’ve broken their drum heads.

  2. #2 Carrie
    on Mar 22nd, 2008 at 10:22 pm

    You are of the opinion that I have the ability to say no?

  3. #3 Phiala
    on Mar 23rd, 2008 at 7:39 am

    Okay, okay… you both have a point. None of us can say no! I was indulging in wishful thinking – maybe if I had moral support when Caryl caught me…

    No? You don’t think so?

    Okay, probably not…

  4. #4 Tamie
    on Apr 17th, 2008 at 12:40 pm

    ok ladies — spend more time with your cats. They are the masters of “No, obviously you went momentarily insane to trouble me with such a request!”.