aquatique

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Hello! If you visited this blog and website for the last month, you may have found it unreachable. Now, I have returned and my posts are still here! Yay! I am generously hosted by a friend of mine who has a reseller account for an web host called A Small Orange. We've been with this host for over a decade. I was unable to use FTP or my CPanel and had NO access to my…

Hello! It recently came to my attention that my Feedburner RSS feed was no longer updating. It's been broken for months. I have tried to fix it myself to no avail and learned that Google offers no support for Feedburner. I have had to switch back to using my Wordpress feed exclusively. I am very disappointed because I will lose some subscribers from this. However, I have done my best to change the links on…

In Flanders fields the poppies blow Between the crosses, row on row, That mark our place; and in the sky The larks, still bravely singing, fly Scarce heard amid the guns below. We are the Dead. Short days ago We lived, felt dawn, saw sunset glow, Loved and were loved, and now we lie In Flanders fields. Take up our quarrel with the foe: To you from failing hands we throw The torch; be yours…

Hello, everyone! It's been awhile since my last post. I have not been blogging or reading very much the last couple of months. In fact, I've been trying to read Kipling's Kim for over a month now. It's not engaging me, but I actually do not have time. I have been preparing for a trip to China. In fact, I will be gone from the blog and most of the internet until June 4th. The…

Hello! This week, I read Pride and Prejudice & Zombies: Dreadfully Ever After, Love & Freindship and The History of England, and Death Combes to Pemberley. I haven't started anything in the last couple of days as I have been busy trying to finish this blanket I've been working on since May. Today, I do want to start and read as much as possible in The Wind-Up Bird Chronicle by Haruki Murakami. This will be…

From 2007 to 2009, a Wordpress weblog existed here at aquatique.net. It was hacked in early 2009 and at the time, I was doing my Masters degree and had no time to fix it. Since then, I've put off due to life and general procrastination. It always did come back to my mind though because I knew all my entries were in my database though I had deleted most things. When I finally got around…

[caption id="" align="aligncenter" width="468" caption="Image courtesy of RSC / Daily Mail / Alastair Muir"][/caption] Due to the beauty that is the Royal Shakespeare Company's special student rates where you can see £5, I was able to score two tickets for their 2008/09 London season at The Novello Theatre on the Aldwych. Words can not contain how much I wanted these tickets when I first heard about the cast and the fact I was going to…

At the end of this week, I will be moving to London, England for at least one year to do my graduate studies. The blog will change as my life does. My life will have less knitting (will be too poor for yarn), less time for books, and possibly less blogging overall as it usually the case when I am in school. The blog will include posts of London centric things from museums, galleries, parks,…

I got this meme from Chris. What kind of soap is in your shower right now? LUSH Fig N Leaves. Very moisturizing. Do you have any watermelon in your refrigerator? Not in this cold season. What would you change about your living room? I'm going to agree with Chris that it needs more bookshelves, and a Persian rug. Are the dishes in your dishwasher clean or dirty? We don't have a dishwasher. What is in…