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22 December 2011 @ 05:50 pm
My other nephew's book has arrived! Squee! Christmas is sorted! Except one other thing for my brother-in-law, but besides that, sorted! And, er, y'know, putting the tree up and finishing wrapping presents. And I'm realizing just how many copies of the first nephew's book I should've ordered but didn't--there are a *lot* of kids in the family who are the right age range for it. So I'll have to get a few more and send them out after Christmas. In the meantime I've got all the immediate needs dealt with, and I'm happy about that. *does a little dance*

Young Indiana and I went to the zoo today. A peacock thought his snack looked pretty tasty:

That looks yummy!

Also, Santa was there, so we had his picture taken with Young Indy:

Visiting Santa, 2011

The new gorilla grounds are fantastic. I got a great picture of Daddy Gorilla, but I haven't gotten it off the phone yet. I'll post 'em later. Oh! Right. Someone asked for me to post a picture of my new hat:

big-brimmed fedora

Yesterday I made fudge worthy of giving to my family. It's all the fudge I'm making this year. (Sarah said, "But. But!" and I said no, no, the problem is butt! BUTT!)

I had some stuff--not wrong, just not fully right!--about the Maya calendar: We're coming up on not just the end of the 13th b'ak'tun, but also the 5125 year long count, which is...I mean, c'mon, lads, that's worth celebrating, innit? Even if we're not of Maya descent.

Unlike, say, the lovely folk who built Keinmer Mound in northern Georgia, where archaeologists have apparently found the ruins of a Mayan city from ELEVEN HUNDRED YEARS AGO! HOW COOL IS THAT!!!! (Upon seeing this story, I said, "I think I feel a new fantasy novel coming on!" Evidently that's not a normal response. Who knew?)

I think that's all for now. :)
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Kari Sperringla_marquise_de_ on December 22nd, 2011 06:06 pm (UTC)
You look fabulous in that hat!
kitmizkit on December 22nd, 2011 07:41 pm (UTC)
Thank you!
Alix (Tersa): Torchwood 1920 (tersa)tersa on December 22nd, 2011 06:15 pm (UTC)
I think that is a most normal respose. :D

Your child is ginger! I think that's fantastic. :)
kitmizkit on December 22nd, 2011 07:40 pm (UTC)
He's really truly not. The light is deceiving. :)
Geek of Weird Shit: sensualgows on December 22nd, 2011 07:08 pm (UTC)
Your hat is very Carmen Sandiego. :)
kitmizkit on December 22nd, 2011 07:40 pm (UTC)
It is! It is *massively* Carmen Sandiego. You should see it with the red leather coat. :)
Geek of Weird Shit: statlerwaldorfgows on December 25th, 2011 05:14 pm (UTC)
Oh my, indeed! Instant Halloween costume! :)
mikaela_lmikaela_l on December 22nd, 2011 10:16 pm (UTC)
A. Your son is cute.
B. I think you would like 1491 by Christopher Mann. It is about how North and South America looked before the Europeans came. It is really interesting and thought provoking.
kitmizkit on December 22nd, 2011 10:17 pm (UTC)
I've read it, and it was very enjoyable! Also thank you. :)
Cynssha on December 27th, 2011 07:47 pm (UTC)
Funnily enough, I received that book for Christmas!
Bryantbryant on December 24th, 2011 03:18 pm (UTC)
Trent the Uncatchableknappenp on December 30th, 2011 10:47 pm (UTC)
You have many fabulous hats, but I like this one the best. As far as I can remember.