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Note To Self

I am Not Allowed to get sick until this afternoon. I have to go to market and then I have a dance performance at the market. Therefore, the pesky sore throat will just have to wait its turn, thankyouverymuch.

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dot_o_choillmor
Sep. 24th, 2005 02:16 pm (UTC)
You'll just have to give yourself a stern talking-to ;-)

The worst thing about a sore throat is that it's usually the start of something. Let's hope it comes to nothing or that you scare it away. Dancing at the market? You've mentioned this market before and it sounds like a fun place. Is this a market that just takes place once a week or is it always there? I'm having visions of colourful stalls, lots of goodies and happy people milling about!!
bodkin_ra
Sep. 24th, 2005 02:42 pm (UTC)
Is your computer fixed now?
dot_o_choillmor
Sep. 24th, 2005 04:12 pm (UTC)
Yes! I got it back on Thursday. I'm still finding odd things that they did to it but at least they fixed it. For 110 euro... But Elliska says that's a normal price and I'm just happy to have it back :-) It'll take me a little while to catch up with things - I couldn't believe how many people decided to update the same week, not to mention several chapters of a certain story!!
bodkin_ra
Sep. 24th, 2005 04:27 pm (UTC)
Several chapters - but very short!

I really ought to get my CD drive fixed - but I can't face losing my computer for however long it takes. And it's not as if I use it much. Well, certainly not since it decided not to read CDs.

Today's been quite quiet so far. Although it's still early morning in the USA. I'm often tempted to put something up when it's quiet - but I shall control myself!
dot_o_choillmor
Sep. 24th, 2005 04:40 pm (UTC)
I really ought to get my CD drive fixed - but I can't face losing my computer for however long it takes.

Wait until the next time you're going away anywhere and send it off to be fixed then! I need to go and figure out how to change my keyboard back to UK settings - they've put it to American and my " and @ keys have swapped places...

I'm often tempted to put something up when it's quiet - but I shall control myself!

If you're feeling creative, go for it! A new Bodkin chapter is always welcome :-) I'm actually kind of glad that it's quiet because I have a lot of swotting to do this weekend. But yes, I keep having to remind myself at weekends that even though it's after 5:30pm here, our pals in the US could still get pretty lively soon! We'll have to get FP to tell us about her dancing when she comes back. I hope she has nice weather for it - it's pouring here with gale force winds and I have to go out in it in about ten minutes :-/

frenchpony
Sep. 24th, 2005 05:25 pm (UTC)
I hope she has nice weather for it - it's pouring here with gale force winds and I have to go out in it in about ten minutes :-/

Cool and overcast. Best weather for doing bouncy active folk dancing, because you don't end up sweating like a pig into your Hobbit dress.
frenchpony
Sep. 24th, 2005 05:15 pm (UTC)
Is this a market that just takes place once a week or is it always there? I'm having visions of colourful stalls, lots of goodies and happy people milling about!!

Yup. You got it. That's exactly what it looks like. It's a once-a-week Saturday morning market arranged like so: State Capitol building (standard-issue white marble, dome on top, picture the U.S. Capitol building, only smaller), with a wide lawn around it. Market stalls arranged along the sides of a big square around the Capitol. Political people/arts performances at each corner. A little arts-and-crafts fair halfway down one block off one of the corners. Lots and lots of people, farm-fresh veggies, bakeries, coffee carts, smoothie carts, honey, maple syrup, gourds, meat (frozen), flowers, herbs. . . it's as much a social event as a place to acquire groceries.
dot_o_choillmor
Sep. 24th, 2005 06:35 pm (UTC)
Oh that sounds wonderful!
bodkin_ra
Sep. 24th, 2005 02:42 pm (UTC)
At least you have an excuse drink honey and lemon. Or hot toddies. On the other hand, you could try banning the sore throat to a more convenient time.

But I don't know if you'll have much luck!

Hope you manage to convince yourself.
frenchpony
Sep. 24th, 2005 05:18 pm (UTC)
I survived, both sets! We did the longest, toughest dance first, and then I asked the lady-in-charge to schedule the one dance I wasn't doing in the middle of the set so I could run get a drink. I was a little dizzy during some dances, but I kept smiling and kept dancing, and we did just fine. Now I shall have some tea.
dawtheminstrel
Sep. 24th, 2005 02:46 pm (UTC)
Good luck with that, Pony! What kind of dancing?
frenchpony
Sep. 24th, 2005 05:20 pm (UTC)
Scottish Country dancing. I've been doing it regularly for about three or four years now, and the Grad School Town group tends to get called on to perform maybe three times a year or so. Men wear kilts, and women wear these costumes that look like Hobbit dresses.
fafojoy
Sep. 24th, 2005 03:57 pm (UTC)
What kind of dance does one do at the market?

Hope the sore throat listens, or that you can at least ignore it :/
frenchpony
Sep. 24th, 2005 05:22 pm (UTC)
Our Scottish Country Dance group was asked to perform. One of the nice things about the market is that they often have local bands or folk dance groups performing. Today was our turn. Having survived both sets, I think I shall have a nice cup of tea. I've earned it!
ns_tulkas
Sep. 24th, 2005 04:28 pm (UTC)
Suck on a sweet candy. That'll keep you going for at least a couple more hours.
frenchpony
Sep. 24th, 2005 05:24 pm (UTC)
I ended up drinking lots of water, as I didn't want to choke on a candy during a fast dance. Fortunately, there was a public drinking fountain on the corner of the square where we were dancing. During the one dance I wasn't in, I got to nip over for a drink, and then I was okay for the last two dances.
ns_tulkas
Sep. 24th, 2005 08:46 pm (UTC)
But how are you now? Throat still hurting you?
frenchpony
Sep. 24th, 2005 08:52 pm (UTC)
Not so much. I'm tired and cold, so I think I'll stay in tonight. That should take care of things.
elliska
Sep. 24th, 2005 06:19 pm (UTC)
Well, I'm glad you beat off the sore throat until the dance was over--sounds like a wonderful market and dance! Now my suggestion would be some nice orange juice with lots of vitamin C to stave off whatever nasty northern, beginning of the semester cold is trying to take hold of you. There's really a lot to be said for just telling yourself, 'I will not get sick.'

Hope you feel better. :-)
frenchpony
Sep. 24th, 2005 08:51 pm (UTC)
I am going to wrap myself up in my warm red shawl, have a hot cup of tea and read a book for my seminar. Unusually for this professor, it's a book that is readable, non-jargony, and actually interesting. I think the germs are going around the school. It happens, germs and school.
saadiira
Sep. 25th, 2005 03:06 pm (UTC)
Eccinacea and chicken soup wishes. And if the sore feeling doesn't clear up, or is really foul, don't forget to make sure to get it treated.


That market sounds like TONS of fun.

*HUGS*

-Dira-
frenchpony
Sep. 25th, 2005 04:07 pm (UTC)
I danced, and then I went home and did seminar reading in the comfort of my own soft chair with a shawl and several cups of tea. Did wonders for my outlook on life, as did the miniature huckleberry pies I made.
meggins
Sep. 26th, 2005 04:53 am (UTC)
Hobbitt dresses. I'm still laughing. I managed to miss the closest Scottish fesitval this year, but next opportunity I get I will have to look at the dancers and see about this.

I hope the hot tea and semi-relaxation work and that your throat clears up and remains untroubled.
frenchpony
Sep. 26th, 2005 11:36 am (UTC)
I don't know if the dancers at your Scottish festival will wear Hobbit dresses; that might be just our group. But we really do look like Hobbits. It's great.

I'm already feeling a lot better. And, since I've spent the weekend reading, much more edjimacated as well.
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