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Sat, May. 9th, 2009, 08:00 am
The First Day of the Rest of My Life

Today is Saturday. In 6 hours I'll be sitting in the Fieldhouse, waiting for them to call my name and give me a diploma. 12 hours from now, I'll be heading down to Sandusky, Ohio, which will become my home for the next 6 months...


... Holy crap.

God, if there ever was a time where I needed to know that Your plans are in motion, that I'm not making a dumb move here, now would be the time.

Wed, Dec. 13th, 2006, 06:57 pm
Christmas Time!

Hello once again, LJ folk. I've been rather busy lately, but I have managed to find time to share some links with you. This post features links about my favorite holiday: Christmas! Enjoy!


http://www.northpole.com/

Geared towards the young (and maybe the young at heart), this site features a tour of Santa's Secret Village, complete with workshop, mailroom (write a letter to Santa!) and even a weather station.


http://christmas.howstuffworks.com/christmas.htm

This guide from How Stuff Works answers every question (and I mean  every question) about Christmas. Now you can impress people with your knowledge of why we "deck the halls with boughs of holly".


http://www.bronners.com/

Online home for Bronner's CHRISTmas Wonderland (yes, that's how it's really spelled), billed as "the world's largest Christmas store". The actual store itself would make any Christmas lover wet themselves. This site sells everything Christmas all year long.


http://www.nyise.org/moore/

The ever-classic poem "A Visit From St. Nicholas" (also known as "Twas The Night Before Christmas") with a brief bio on the author, Clement C. Moore.


http://allrecipes.com/recipes/holiday-cooking/christmas/main.aspx

Impress Grandma with your cooking this year and check out this site, featuring more Christmas recipes than you can shake a candy cane at. (Of course, you can always just look at the pictures and drool, but don't get saliva on your keyboard.)


http://www.christmas-carols.net/

This site contains all the lyrics to almost every Christmas song known to man (even the ones you didn't know existed.)


http://www.newadvent.org/cathen/03724b.htm

Catholic Encyclopedia entry for Christmas which traces the history of the holiday (because we should all remember the Reason for the season).

Well, that's it for now. May you all have a wonderful Christmas and a blessed New Year.

Sun, Nov. 19th, 2006, 03:29 am
Commedia dell'Arte

Hello again, everyone. This week's entry focuses on commedia dell'arte. This style of theatre dates back to 16th century Italy, and utilized different masks for different characters.

Check out some of these sites:

http://www.shane-arts.com/commedia.htm

This site is run by a modern commedia troupe. The site also includes information on the characters and a brief history of commedia.

http://www.commediamask.com/

Home of Newman's Commedia Mask Company in Oregon. Real leather masks that look really nice (but are kind of expensive).

http://www.maskartists.com/

Webpage for Semmerling and Schaefer Mask Studios, based in Chicago. These masks are very nice as well, and a bit cheaper than Newman's

http://www.czuppa.com/

 Allison Williams and Todd Espeland are a husband and wife commedia troupe known as Commedia Zuppa. They perform commedia, teach commedia, and make commedia masks. (Just our luck then that they are coming to AQ to teach the mask class, which will be sweet...)

http://www.dell-arte.org/core.html

Site of the Accademia dell'Arte, a school in Arezzo, Italy that teaches commedia, contemporary mask, and other forms of theatre. Learn commedia in the country where it started!

http://www.isebastiani.com/

Commedia troupe from Boston that bills itself as "the greatest commedia dell'arte troupe in the entire world". Well, I can't comment on that claim, but  I can say that their website is worth taking a look, especially in the "commedia resources" section.

Enjoy!


P.S. In future posts, you may see a little cat in the mood section. Her name is Arlecchina, and her mood may not necessarily reflect my own. If she's good, I may let her stick around; you never know...

Sat, Nov. 11th, 2006, 03:18 am
Hello!

Welcome to my LiveJournal! I am AQ_linkmeister. This is the place to go for funny, informative, or just downright unusual links to websites. I try to cover a wide variety of websites, but nothing offensive.

Here's a couple of sites to start off:

http://www.phatmass.com

Awesome Catholic website. Best features include the Phorum (yes, that's how it is spelled) and the Defense Directory. Has a youthful bend, but one can find a few adults lurking about the Phorum.

http://www.netdisaster.com

Ever see a website that annoyed you so much you wish you could destroy it? Well, this site gives you the chance. Simply type in the site, pick your weapon of mass destruction, and go nuts! (my personal favorite: Acid Pee.) This is a great anger management tool, in my opinion.



That's all for now. I'll have more sites to come shortly.