August 22nd, 2010

Dead Dog Cat

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We were very busy, yesterday. I opened up getting out of the house relatively early to go get my brakes worked on, and it took about two hours.

Home again, we got a variety of items ready for a weekend workshop for props and costumes for Dungeonmaster; the play will be starting a new season next month. As it turned out, themodeinliz and a new cast member showed up, and a number of terrific new pieces were completed. I pulled out the Dremel, and my wood carving kit to make a crude sign for Diggins' Pub, a new pre-show activity...

Once the folk left, I pulled out the Netflix disc we'd been watching of Young Indiana Jones and we finished watching the last two special features lectures which were once more excellent. Then, I finished watching another disc of ST:DS9 season five.

Today, we're going to be open to further costuming work, after we stop at the optometrist's for an eye checkup for each of us. I think we both need new glasses...
Dead Dog Cat

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While I awaited the brake job, I finished reading The Art of War for Writers: fiction writing strategies, tactics, and exercises by James Scott Bell. It gave some useful suggestions, and stimulated me to get back to work on a piece I've been puttering with.
Dead Dog Cat

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So, after getting my eyes examined at the optometrist's (no change in prescription!), and having them dilated, I had to basically veg out, since I couldn't see. Ack. That lasted a few hours, and then I hit the books:

I finished reading six Osprey books:

First was Osprey New Vanguard #161: Ships of the American Revolutionary Navy which was pretty good.

Second was Osprey Men-at-Arms #399: Medieval Scandinavian Armies (2): 1300 - 1500 which deals with a period that I find useful.

Then, Osprey Men-at-Arms #409: The Hussite Wars 1419 - 36, which dealt with history of which I knew nothing.

Next, I've got a hankering to peruse what they have on the Middle East wars, next of which was Osprey Men-at-Arms #128: Arab Armies of the Middle East Wars 1948 - 73, which gave some background which explains why the Arab armed forces acted as they did.

Then Osprey New Vanguard #93: Modern Israeli Tanks and Infantry Carriers 1985 - 2004, which I found fascinating, especially when they used their stockpiles of captured Russian-made equipment to make their APCs.

Lastly, I completed reading Osprey Elite #18: Israeli Elite Units since 1948, which details some history about the Palmach that I'd never known. Nice.
Dead Dog Cat

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We are having another day of costumery, here, and we've had a couple of cast and one audience member avail themselves. Should be some good stuff coming out of this saga...