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19 September 2007 @ 10:09 am
many things, or as many as I can write before needing to work  
I've begun to get photos up from Geni and Kevin's visit (as well as at kitsnaps, where the better stuff is posted). It was a good visit; we went to Cashel and Fota and Cobh and did a wander around Cork on the hop-on-hop-off bus, which wasn't nearly as entertaining as last year's bus to Blarney, so we'll have to do that again some other time. I did learn some stuff about Cork, though, so that was cool enough. Ted brought them to the museum, and I'm told that I should really go (maybe this weekend when Mom and Dad are here). We found traditional music successfully on Sunday night and somewhat less successfully on Friday night (but now I know what time the music is on Friday, which is good!). We spent one evening pretty much sitting around reading, which is, as far as I'm concerned, the mark of a very fine vacation. :) All around an excellent visit!

I bet this vague ookiness in my stomach is an announcement of hunger too long ignored. Food. Must get food.

(*returns, with food*)

I did not get a box of *my* books in the mail yesterday, but I did get a copy of jimhines's GOBLIN QUEST, about Jig the reluctant goblin adventurer, which I am greatly looking forward to reading. :)

irishkate and I went to ballet class last night. I'm enjoying the class, though I'm a little bemused by it. It's not *nearly* as hard as I expect it to be. I mean, I'm tubby and badly out of shape, but I'm accustomed to the first days of dance classes leaving me crippled, and subsequent weeks leaving me sore. I haven't even gotten sore, much less crippled. OTOH, yesterday people came out of class gasping over how much their feet hurt from the releves and from the leaps, but mine didn't hurt at all, so apparently YMMV. The teacher puts too much emphasis on pretty arms and too little emphasis on learning to do movements on both sides of the body IMESHO, and I think if she's going to have us work on doing splits, which is fine, that she should either give us barre work to stretch the hamstrings or do the floorwork for the splits at the end of class when everyone's genuinely warmed up, because we're not getting enough warmup for the muscles to have any fluidity before she puts us on the floor. I also wish it was 90 minutes long, instead of 60.

...I should teach my own damned dance class, eh? :)

But I am enjoying it, and between it and two yoga classes, maybe I'll regain some of my former flexibility. I'm supposed to go to a yoga class this afternoon to get the €5 that the teacher didn't have in change for me last week, but I don't quite know if I will, since I'm meeting irishkate for coffee and a walk around 3, and we seem to be very good at spending long periods of time just hanging out chatting. :)

And now, a poll!

Should I rewrite a scene in HOUSE OF CARDS so Margrit's dress matches the one on the cover?


miles to Minas Tirith: 302
Current Mood: coldcold
Current Music: marion raven
Jannejanne on September 19th, 2007 10:48 am (UTC)
Lovely pictures, but I couldn't spot any Kits in them!
kitmizkit on September 19th, 2007 11:42 am (UTC)
That happens a lot, since I tend to be behind the camera. :) I have no idea if there are any pictures of me from the weekend or not. :)
xnamkradxnamkrad on September 19th, 2007 10:49 am (UTC)
Have you visited Cork City Jail? The first time I was there the hairs stood up on my head - and you know how difficult that is.
kitmizkit on September 19th, 2007 11:42 am (UTC)
I haven't, though I know where it is now so I can!
xnamkradxnamkrad on September 19th, 2007 02:41 pm (UTC)
I hope the audio-visual display in the tower is working when you do. It was very emotional.
desperancedesperance on September 19th, 2007 11:16 am (UTC)
Covers are transitory; text is forever. You know that every time they print a new edition they'll go with a new cover; you're not going to rewrite every time to match the picture, so why start? It's the artist's job to make their vision match with yours, not the other way around.

Etc. *is firm*
kit: negotiatormizkit on September 19th, 2007 11:43 am (UTC)
An excellent point. :)
Jeri Smith-Readyjer_bear711 on September 19th, 2007 12:40 pm (UTC)
I rewrote the entire main setting based on a cover, not because I wanted it to match, but because what the artist had come up with was much cooler than my original vision. I had to re-block a lot of scenes, but it was worth it.

Rewriting a dress seems like not a lot of effort, and if it creates coherence in the readers' minds, why not?

Go, you, on the yoga and ballet! Glad your feet aren't hurting.
dqg_nealdqg_neal on September 19th, 2007 02:03 pm (UTC)
"I did not get a box of *my* books in the mail yesterday, but I did get a copy of jimhines's GOBLIN QUEST, about Jig the reluctant goblin adventurer, which I am greatly looking forward to reading. :)"

This is next on my TBR shelf bumping a lot of other books, since we just got our copy.
I'm really looking forward to it.

Tripspace_parasite on September 19th, 2007 04:41 pm (UTC)
It would be on my list if I had it, but instead I only have the second one, Goblin Hero! Bah!
Tripspace_parasite on September 19th, 2007 04:41 pm (UTC)
Yay! Geni isn't dead!
sammywolsammywol on September 19th, 2007 10:04 pm (UTC)
Good god! Don't tell me you have joined Madame Aruba's little band of solemn-faced toe-twinklers?! Or are you dancing elsewhere than the Firkin Crane?
kitmizkit on September 20th, 2007 08:26 am (UTC)
I'm dancing at the Cork Dance Academy, which is on Pope's Quay. :)