Monday, February 18, 2008

Daily Thing, Space Opera, and a Meme

Daily Things that I used as PIF's. All of them have been received. Here is the lavender I scooped into each sachet.
I tired out fairly early (concerning the chores), but contented myself by reading the majority of the day. It was a such a pleasure to sit without being disturbed-- completely immersed in the adventures of Honor Harrington in Honor's War by David Weber. Weber's Honor Harrington series is considered space opera (Space opera is a subgenre of speculative fiction or science fiction that emphasizes romantic, often melodramatic adventure, set mainly or entirely in space, generally involving conflict between opponents possessing powerful (and sometimes quite fanciful) technologies and abilities. Wikipedia).

The HH series is a "subset of space opera that overlaps with military science fiction" and deals with Honor and her role in the Royal Manticoran Navy. The series is often compared to C.S. Foresterer's Horatio Hornblower series. Larry Niven, Stephen Pournelle, and Frank Herbert (Dune) are also authors of space opera in the military vein. Most familiar of all space opera would be Star Wars (I can hear the music every time I see the words).

I've been tagged for the 7 Things Meme again by Marie and Nana B. and have had a difficult time coming up with 7 more things. It was hard enough last year.

Here are the simple 'rules' for this round of tag:
1. When tagged place the name of the person and URL on your blog

2. Post the rules on your blog
3. Write 7 things about yourself

4. Name 7 of your favorite weblogs

5. Send an email letting those bloggers know they have been tagged!

1. I'm a voracious reader and always have been. Love both fiction and nonfiction.

2. Science Fiction is one of my favorite genres. After the above paragraphs, that shouldn't be a surprise. :O

3. In recent years, I've become almost addicted to bread puddings. As a child, I would never even taste bread pudding because it brought to mind that awful white bread I hated. Such a shame to have been so prejudiced and to have missed out on all of the opportunities to appreciate the finer things in life.

4. My food of choice as a child was the potato -- fried, baked, mashed, scalloped. Hated anything green or colored.

5. Now, my favorite foods include spinach and eggplant. Go figure.

6. I'm always interested in self-improvement, but more in theory than in practice.

7. I'm a dreadful procrastinator.

This is a fun and interesting little meme, so I'm tagging anyone who would like to play.


  1. I recently came across reference to a book called His Majesty's Dragon, the Napoleonic wars with dragons. Sound like what you're reading. Do you know it? The sachets are sweet (no pun intended). Keep feeling better!

  2. Oh... that reminds me I've been wanting to try -

    Paula Dean's chocolate bread pudding

    Love the sachets. Feel better.

  3. love those sachets and all those crazy things about you. i will have to investigate bread pudding a bit.

  4. Kay -- That series is on my list, but under fantasy. I've heard it's very good, and I'm eager to try it. I'm fully recovered and enjoying the sunshine - thanks, Kay!

    Kim -- I thought my white chocolate bread pudding was rich! One serving of Deen's recipe would meet my caloric intake for several days!

    jude -- You really should try bread pudding...really, really good stuff!


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