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26 June 2006 @ 04:54 pm
My Turn  
I've seen this around for a bit, but played on pat_t's and em_kellesvig's LJs today, so now I have to play here.

Look at my LJ interests. Pick one that you find confusing or intriguing, and comment here. I'll explain what it means and what makes it significant to me. Then, if you want, please post this in your own LJ, if you'd be so kind, so that I can learn about your interests.

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Robertarobi_travels on June 27th, 2006 01:41 am (UTC)
How do you find the interest?
Ithithildyn on June 27th, 2006 01:44 am (UTC)
On your profile/user info page. I put in osme of your interests when I set up your LJ, but you can add your own, or delete ones you don't want there.
Mischiefem_kellesvig on June 27th, 2006 03:08 am (UTC)
Okay, Orkney. Go!
Ith: Wildwoodithildyn on June 27th, 2006 03:25 am (UTC)
My fascination with Orkney started when I was a teenager after seeing a documentary on Skara Brae. I was determined I would visit one day. One day came about 15 years ago. it was everything I'd ever hoped it would be. you really have to want to get there -- overnight train trip from London to Inverness, another train to the tip of Scotland, a bus trip to the ferry that takes to Stomness, then another bus to Kirkwall. It's an amazing place that's just oozing history. not to mention my favourite jewelry designer hales from there -- Ola Gorie. It probably won't surprise you to learn that in my mind, this is where Methos comes from [g].

There's a listing of historic sites here. I got to see a fair portion of them. One of them, the Brough o' Birsay, I had to wade out to while the tide was low enough to cross. Then there's the Viking graffiti inside Maeshowe, and climbing in on hands and knees to the inside of the Tomb of the Eagles. And if you like stone circles, they've got those too :) check out the Ring of Brodgar.

Since my comment is turning into a post unto itself, I'll stop there :)
Mischief: Methosem_kellesvig on June 27th, 2006 03:54 am (UTC)
Orkneyjar!!! I love that website! I found it through my Dorothy Dunnett group. And I'm very envious that you got to see it in RL. It's on my list Places To Go. :)

And yes, I can see Methos coming from Orkney...

Thanks for the insight!!
Beccabeccadg on June 29th, 2006 05:54 am (UTC)
Glenn Miller, go.
Ith: Absinthe Posterithildyn on June 29th, 2006 04:17 pm (UTC)
Cool! Another participant!

I love music from the 30s & 40s, and Glenn Miller is a particular favourite. My all time favourite piece of music is "Moonlight Serenade" hands down. My secret fantasy is that I could dance to it with the love of my life one day before I die. So not so secret a fantasy anymore :)
Beccabeccadg on June 30th, 2006 04:25 am (UTC)
Cool. My little brother got into big band when swing was hot. One of the albums he has is a Glenn Miller Christmas album. O:)