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Meme from bonne_a_rienne 

When you see this, post your favorite poem in your journal.

Percy Bysshe Shelley

I met a traveller from an antique land
Who said: Two vast and trunkless legs of stone
Stand in the desert. Near them on the sand,
Half sunk, a shatter'd visage lies, whose frown
And wrinkled lip and sneer of cold command
Tell that its sculptor well those passions read
Which yet survive, stamp'd on these lifeless things,
The hand that mock'd them and the heart that fed.
And on the pedestal these words appear:
"My name is Ozymandias, king of kings:
Look on my works, ye Mighty, and despair!"
Nothing beside remains: round the decay
Of that colossal wreck, boundless and bare,
The lone and level sands stretch far away.

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I am pleased that I scored 100% on my first try, though I suspect most (if not all) of you will do the same.

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This is an excerpt from a guest post by Sean Platt of Writer DadRe posted from Art of Manliness.

"I would tell my son that he must never walk away from what he knows is right, and though it may be hard to stand tall against our enemies, it is even harder to reach for the sky opposite our friends. I would tell my son that he must do both, always and without fail. A man who goes along with that which he knows is wrong, whether it is to be a part of something or simply because it is easier, will see less than he wishes when looking in the mirror...

...A man, above all, recognizes his duty and therefore does not accept it lightly. He understands that his word is his bond, exercised by everyday actions and daily decisions. He will not waft through life selfish or disconnected, like someone who carries a fickle mind. A man, a real man, will not make promises he cannot keep, and chooses his words as carefully as he does his commitments. And because this man honors his words, he is in turned honored in his actions."

During my trip to Huntsville recently, my family and I went to Synagogue together.  While there we went around and reminisced a bit, and one of the things we looked at was my father's (and Grandfather's and Grandmother's) memorial plates.  We also went to his grave, and it made me think a lot about him this last week and how he influenced my life (and continues to do so).  Hopefully you will understand why this resonates so strongly with me.  I'm not sure my father ever said these things to me out loud, but instead showed me through his actions, and how he lived.

Current Location: Work
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Anyone else on my flist also in Huntsville for Thanksgiving?

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My D&D game is this weekend, and I play a druid.  While bored at work today, I've been looking up interesting animals for my druid to turn into...  And found this.  It's a fantastic article about some of the most thoroughly ridiculous monsters ever imagined.  I was looking for the Giant Space Hamster, and that's what brought me to this gem.  The Flumph is pretty good too.

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Rumor has it that this isn't coming out until 2011, and it's a shitty camera (or maybe camcorder) video, and doesn't even stay on the trailer the whole time, but It's still crazy awesome.  26 years is a long time to wait for a sequel after all.


Very do want.

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song chart memes

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It's the book meme everyone is doing this week.  Not that it's a surprise, but I'm apparently a giant book nerd.  I have read 72 of the 100 books on the list.

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