Nuno - b&w

Keats, you say? Why, yes!

Oh what can ail thee, knight-at-arms,
Alone and palely loitering?
The sedge has withered from the lake,
And no birds sing.

Oh what can ail thee, knight-at-arms,
So haggard and so woe-begone?
The squirrel's granary is full,
And the harvest's done.

I see a lily on thy brow,
With anguish moist and fever-dew,
And on thy cheeks a fading rose
Fast withereth too.

I met a lady in the meads,
Full beautiful - a faery's child,
Her hair was long, her foot was light,
And her eyes were wild.

I made a garland for her head,
And bracelets too, and fragrant zone;
She looked at me as she did love,
And made sweet moan.

I set her on my pacing steed,
And nothing else saw all day long,
For sidelong would she bend, and sing
A faery's song.

She found me roots of relish sweet,
And honey wild, and manna-dew,
And sure in language strange she said -
'I love thee true'.

She took me to her elfin grot,
And there she wept and sighed full sore,
And there I shut her wild wild eyes
With kisses four.

And there she lulled me asleep
And there I dreamed - Ah! woe betide! -
The latest dream I ever dreamt
On the cold hill side.

I saw pale kings and princes too,
Pale warriors, death-pale were they all;
They cried - 'La Belle Dame sans Merci
Hath thee in thrall!'

I saw their starved lips in the gloam,
With horrid warning gaped wide,
And I awoke and found me here,
On the cold hill's side.

And this is why I sojourn here
Alone and palely loitering,
Though the sedge is withered from the lake,
And no birds sing.
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    Band of Brothers Soundtrack - Michael Kamen
Nuno - b&w

Christmas meme....yeah, I said Christmas. :)

Dear Santa...

Dear Santa,

This year I've been busy!

Last Sunday I saved a busload of nuns in Angola (326 points). In July I set hamlettethedame's puppy on fire (-66 points). In April on a flight to Vancouver, I stole the emergency flight information card (-40 points). Last week jordanmckenzie7 and I robbed a bank (-50 points). Last Tuesday I broke lanyn's X-Box (-12 points).

Overall, I've been nice (158 points). For Christmas I deserve an XBox 360!


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spiers2 - exsequar

Holy hot cops, Batman!!

If you're not watching Southland on TNT, what the hell is wrong with you???

Cancelled by the morons at NBC, thankfully TNT had the good sense to pick the show up. And I'm so beyond hooked on this thing it's not even funny. Not to mention all the wonderful new friends I've made in the fandom.

Guess googling/cyber-stalking Michael Cudlitz was a good thing after all.....just sayin'...

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spiers2 - exsequar

Isn't he delightful?

Really no reason for this post, other than to show of the exquisite icon that EXSEQUAR crafted and is generously allowing me to use. :-)

(and for some reason, I can't put the little lj icon beside my friends' name any more, so I'll just put their name in all caps....hmmmm)
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Nuno - b&w

Just when you thought it was safe to read my journal....

I have a new crush! A ginger-haired, blue-eyed lad, even! :-)

Band of Brothers was on tv last week, and I managed to catch the majority of it and immediately fell in love with Damian Lewis, who portrays Major Richard Winters in the miniseries.

So, what do I do? I spend waaaaay too many hours scouring YouTube for anything about DL. It's not considered obsession when you sit up til 0500 watching the talented Mr. Lewis, right? Right??

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Nuno - b&w

To all my friends, writerly and otherwise (and you know who you are)

Thank you for all your support. In a moment of insanity, I listened to lanynand signed up for NaNoWriMo. Then I sobered up. ;-)

Seriously, I am rather enjoying participating in NaNo. I managed to get my word count just a bit over 5K tonight, and even though my fingers are itching to go back and edit, I won't.

(Partially because lanynhas threatened dire consequences if I do, but still.....)

So thank you, friends. Onward and upward!! Even if I don't make 50K this time out, I'm writing shiny new words, and that's always a good thing, right? Right??

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