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It's here, at last! Now we'll see how long it takes me to break it.

Thanks and a tip of the bunny ears to [ profile] ungulata for bringing this to my attention.

A pic: No one at work even noticed the little wolfie I put on the board today so I finally had to explain Lupercalia. Not that it mattered...

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mondhasen: (mondhasen) old friend [ profile] dogteam! And here's to Lupercalia as well :o)

mondhasen: (mondhasen)
My favorite scene from one of the many Christmas Carol adaptations-
(Albert Finney's childhood reminiscence in Scrooge, 1970)

Go figure! ;o)

I have a black fur bunny chaperone similar to that, which I made in 1997.

Would these represent mummers?

mondhasen: (bigpaws)
Probably my favorite Thanksgiving book is One Terrific Thanksgiving, by Marjorie Weinman Sharmat, and illustrated by Lilian Obligado.

It's not a particularly great story, but Lilian Obligado's illustrations never fail to please me. Her animals are an absolute delight to behold, with sweet expressions and wondrous detail. You can google up her accomplishments in an image search of her name. Of course I love her bunny books, but these bears (all her bears) just make me smile.

Expandable pics from One Terrific Thanksgiving, off the web
All work safe! )
mondhasen: (halloween)
My favorite Thanksgiving image (apologies to Norman Rockwell)!


Have a safe and sane one ;o)
mondhasen: (augustus) my wolfie friend, [ profile] dogteam .

And happy Lupercalia!
mondhasen: (augustus)
Another Wood Horse year... my element/sign is Wood Sheep, but I know at least one two Wood Horses on LJ :o)


Oct. 31st, 2013 07:07 pm
mondhasen: (halloween)
It's a rainy, windy Halloween here in RI. This isn't as bad as the years I took the kids door-to-door with a beach umbrella over them, but it's discouraging nonetheless.

We haven't ever had trick-or-treaters come to the door in the twenty-seven years we've lived here, but we keep a bowl of candy at the ready, just in case. When the kids were young I'd drive them over to the plats where the homes were closer and the roads safer (slow and sparse traffic). Tonight I'm here with just my middle child (24) while the others are all out and about. My wolfling is down to URI at the Rocky Horror Picture Show presentation. Others are off to Roger Williams Park Zoo to see the pumpkin extravaganza or are out among friends in general.

It will be a tv night for me, perhaps with a little Peter Cushing, Christopher Lee, or Vincent Price. On the darker side I'll also 'visit the folks' for a bit and walk among the graves while I reminisce over Halloweens gone by. They always had us over and gave the kids plenty of goodies every year. Ain't afraid of no ghosts! ;o)

Hope your night is safe and happy.
mondhasen: (Thumper)
I've got the weekend off from work, all three days! I don't intend to do very much, but it's nice not to deal with the public for a bit. I did some errands today, and even topped my tank in case things go wacky with O-bomb-a's nervous trigger finger.

plumI bought some Kahlua and some Bud at the local package store, a place I rarely step foot in. When did Kahlua decide to add 'rum' to their label? Apparently it was always made with 'rum' (sugar-cane spirits or some such language): this smacks of the re-packaging names game, like dried plums aren't really prunes... Rum is certainly more appealing than ~coffee liqueur~. Can you imagine Jack Sparrow sousing down a bottle of aperitif?


And I went swimming today, somewhat. I walked around the shallow end at least. It's been cold at night so the water temp is pretty chilly.

The rest of my day was spent either napping with the pooch or getting aggravated with freeware designed for making animated gifs. One of the conversion programs I downloaded (Any Video Converter)  was full of what I term malware, but it at least was honest enough to ask if I wanted to change my browser to some stupid AVG homepage and search screen. Another program I was downloading made me suspicious and when I checked the web I found it was not so upfront with changing your programs around: a lot of folks ragged on softpedia for their 'extras' included in downloads.

The results of my software hunt: I ended up using XnView to grab frames and then paste them one by one into my ancient JASC Animation Shop 1.0  until I gave up. There were 157 frames, and I just got bored after a dozen or so. This was the best I could do, I'm sorry to say: I miss my Pentium 1 with its capture card and primitive software that did these little animations so well.

mildly NSFW )

That said, Happy Labor Day to those who celebrate it!



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