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Who just got to spend a day transcribing a Latin song about a prior and an abbot getting completely drunk and puking all over the flowers? I did!

Man, I love my job.

Libraries like the one I visited today do give me a chance to practice some of my more unusual hobbies, like staring at other people's books. A woman behind me was looking at a lovely one with huge full-page full-color fifteenth-century heraldic signs. I didn't have a chance to gawk at that one very long, though, because then I noticed a man about my age who was looking back and forth between the manuscript on foam pads on his desk and two modern printed copies of The Book of Margery Kempe. Fortunately I managed to contain my fangirl enthusiasm. The reading room was just not the place for it.

London's lovely, even if much warmer than advertised. I spent last night hanging out with the delightful [livejournal.com profile] gramarye1971. We discussed late twentieth-century Welsh politics, obscure pieces of paper, gratuitous foxes and the joys of geekery. Gramarye, by the way, as I was walking back from the station last night, I happened to pass the Quaker building. The Quaker building has iron gates. The pattern on the iron gates is a circle, quartered by a cross. I was scared.

Also, in the three years since I last stayed in this dormitory, it acquired Ethernet access. (In 2001 it had dialup, and one paid by the minute and through the nose.) The Ethernet access is working. This makes me happy.

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Date: 2005-06-22 08:37 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] muchabstracted.livejournal.com
Yay Ethernet access!

That's all, as I'm at Marah's house.

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Date: 2005-06-22 09:50 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] elettaria.livejournal.com
Which flowers?

I'm going to be in London next month, will you still be there? I'll be there 2-4 (excluding travelling days) and then 13-16.

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Date: 2005-06-23 12:24 am (UTC)
ext_27060: Sumer is icomen in; llude sing cucu! (Default)
From: [identity profile] rymenhild.livejournal.com
You'll miss me both times, I'm afraid. From 2-4 I'll be traveling around the West Country, and I leave on the 13.

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Date: 2005-06-22 10:04 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] cataptromancer.livejournal.com
How d'you do thorns and yoghs on LJ?

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Date: 2005-06-23 12:25 am (UTC)
ext_27060: Sumer is icomen in; llude sing cucu! (Default)
From: [identity profile] rymenhild.livejournal.com
I just type them in Word and paste them into LJ. Of course, someone without a good medieval font wouldn't be able to see the yogh and might not see the thorn.

also

Date: 2005-06-24 01:04 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] ex-greythist387.livejournal.com
For a thorn in HTML, type þ (or Þ for the capital)--that is, & thorn ; without the spaces. You can get the same character via þ. (Ampersand itself is &--recursive if one wants to display the damned thing.) Thorn and eth are part of ASCII, thanks to modern Icelandic.

If you use Windows, find the Character Map app (or type "charmap" in the Start > Run... dialog window). It's a bit harder on a Mac but still possible; I don't remember how, offhand.

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Date: 2005-06-22 10:31 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] vitabeata.livejournal.com
Fortunately I managed to contain my fangirl enthusiasm.

You are a stronger woman than I.

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Date: 2005-06-23 12:31 am (UTC)
ext_27060: Sumer is icomen in; llude sing cucu! (Default)
From: [identity profile] rymenhild.livejournal.com
I haven't really been studying her, though. If it were someone I had been studying now, that would be different...

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Date: 2005-06-23 12:56 am (UTC)
gramarye1971: a lone figure in silhouette against a blaze of white light (Default)
From: [personal profile] gramarye1971
*grins* Once I'm back from Hull, we'll see about getting together on Friday or somesuch. *looks longingly at DVDs*

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Date: 2005-06-24 12:50 am (UTC)
ext_27060: Sumer is icomen in; llude sing cucu! (Default)
From: [identity profile] rymenhild.livejournal.com
Excellent. My cell phone may or may not be working, so if something weird happens and you can't get in touch that way, email me. :D

(Also, it occurs to me that I have no objection to seeing the first few episodes again anyhow!)

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Date: 2005-06-23 02:24 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] ex-greythist387.livejournal.com
Yay! Glad to see that things are going well.

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Date: 2005-06-24 12:55 am (UTC)
ext_27060: Sumer is icomen in; llude sing cucu! (Default)
From: [identity profile] rymenhild.livejournal.com
Excellently, thank you.

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Date: 2005-06-23 03:00 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] navelofwine.livejournal.com
Have a great summer!

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Date: 2005-06-24 12:56 am (UTC)

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Date: 2005-06-23 08:45 am (UTC)
ashen_key: (English for crack and fic)
From: [personal profile] ashen_key
Eeeh, so cool!

Have fun, my dear!

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Date: 2005-06-24 12:55 am (UTC)
ext_27060: Sumer is icomen in; llude sing cucu! (lemony snicket by cannons_fan)
From: [identity profile] rymenhild.livejournal.com
Your icon is a thing of great beauty and wonderment.

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Date: 2005-06-24 06:32 am (UTC)
ashen_key: (English for crack and fic)
From: [personal profile] ashen_key
*GRINS*

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