kaberett: Euphorbia cf. serrata, green crown of leaves/flowers central to image. (spurge)
[personal profile] kaberett
Sad and insomniac? Focus difficult? Feeling useless? Give it a couple of kilos of loose change in a range of currencies and it'll be happy for hours.

(Reasons to keep facesfriend around: I erupted into a small victory hiss at him as he was saying goodnight on IM, because having earlier found obsolete English shillings I had finally finally a little over an hour later found obsolete Austrian Schilling to go with them, and he appeared to find this hilarious and adorable because he understood exactly why I found it so satisfying.)

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Date: 2015-05-02 03:14 am (UTC)
thatyourefuse: Vanessa Ives from Penny Dreadful, walking along a bloodtrail in the snow. (Default)
From: [personal profile] thatyourefuse
This seems to be more or less how my girlperson accidentally a relationship, too. (I was the one off in the corner going "waaaaait waaaaaait is she implying makeouts what OH NO WHAT IF I'M WRONG AND IT'S TERRIBLE" until a startlingly late point.)

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Date: 2015-05-02 04:53 am (UTC)
From: [personal profile] sorrillia
Heh, I approve and kind of wish I could find a boyfriend that way...

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Date: 2015-05-02 04:56 am (UTC)
From: [personal profile] sorrillia
You collect coins of various currencies, too? If it wasn't for the annoyingness of international mail (and the fact that my collection is currently a mess that won't get resolved until I finish thesising), I'd want to compare want lists and see if we have any ones we should trade. And, to be fair, I send parcels to you and Deepthi from time to time, so once I have a chance to deal with my collection this summer I'd be interested in seeing if we have any coins we should trade if you're interested.

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Date: 2015-05-02 05:52 am (UTC)
birke: (Default)
From: [personal profile] birke
That is charming.

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Date: 2015-05-02 10:56 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] ilanin.livejournal.com
Small victory hiss is always charming.

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Date: 2015-05-02 05:06 pm (UTC)
davidgillon: A pair of crutches, hanging from coat hooks, reflected in a mirror (Default)
From: [personal profile] davidgillon
it'll be happy for hours.

May resemble this statement if presented with any kind of spreadsheet making opportunity....

Not a victory hiss, much more an I-will-bite-you-and-you-will-die-in-agony-hiss but I was amused that I spontaneously hissed when catching a flash of UKIP purple out of the corner of my eye while walking home from the GP's yesterday.

historian catnip is what it is

Date: 2015-05-03 03:04 pm (UTC)
lizcommotion: A black-and-white photo of a Victorian woman (victorian lady)
From: [personal profile] lizcommotion
Yesterday I loved my partner even more because she put up with my random-historical-thoughts-chunterings. (IDK if I even remember them now, but there they were.) Also with my telling my mom, "Oh hey, we could look into this oral history about great-grand-relatives next time I'm in the UK, I thought of a way we could do it, it'd be cool!" and my mom was all, "I don't think anyone's lying, why bother?"

Partner consoled me while I went, "But the wage records might show us all sorts of interesting information! Like what kind of work that person was doing, and for how long, and what they got paid, and maybe even where they lived! Whyyyyyy does she not seeeeeee!" And I'm pretty sure she even held me but I was kind of preoccupied.

(oral family history says a relative helped build the Titanic or at least worked in those dockyards and the other day when I couldn't sleep my brain went I WONDER IF THOSE WAGE RECORDS STILL EXIST AND WHERE, it could show us so much!!!)

It's not about lying, per se, it's about memory and playing "telephone" alters things and what other fun treasure trove of info could we find out!!

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Date: 2015-05-03 03:07 pm (UTC)
lizcommotion: A British stamp of Queen Elizabeth (UK stamp)
From: [personal profile] lizcommotion
would this be a good time to mention that I have a box of old stamps and coins that a relative left me that I haven't had spoons to toy with much, but I do know there's a note from the Wiemar Republic when their inflation went whacko and some coinage from 1919/1920s Lebanon? Also other things IDEK what.

(the Weimar note is the one that gives me goosebumps)

Re: historian catnip is what it is

Date: 2015-05-03 10:02 pm (UTC)
fyreharper: (Default)
From: [personal profile] fyreharper
Ooooooooooh

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Date: 2015-05-05 02:15 pm (UTC)
damerell: NetHack. (normal)
From: [personal profile] damerell
I'll keep these 20 Hungarian forints just for you. (Also I think I have a box of shillings back to George V or so, somewhere.)

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Date: 2015-05-10 06:19 pm (UTC)
rydra_wong: "i like to climb alot". The xkcd stick figure climbs up the side of Hyperbole and a Half's yak-like "alot." (climbing -- alot)
From: [personal profile] rydra_wong
Yes. Last weekend, I had to explain that letting me sit in a corner quietly worrying out all the knots in a rope (it had been used as a fire-escape ladder, so all the knots had tightened into immovability) would actually be soothing and cheering for me and make me happy.

I was only sad there were not more knots.

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