July 27th, 2006

Japan - Autumn Leaves Geisha

Something a Bit Different

Something you may not know about me: I'm fascinated by anything to do with pioneers, and have been since I was a little girl. I'm particularly interested in the experiences of women who came West, and collect books on the subject. Last night I was reading a volume of Wagon Train Women, this one dealing with letters and diaries of women from 1860-65. There's a whole series, but I picked up this one since it was the time period my great great grandparents came to CA (Something I only discovered a few years ago when I found a copy of my great grandmother's marriage certificate in the B.C. Provincial archives. I about fell over when I saw place of birth listed as Grass Valley CA). I'm also rereading 'The Gentle Tamers' and Isabella Bird's 'A Lady's Life in the Rocky Mountains', which her first person account of her trip in 1873. Another favourite, though it got packed with most of my books that went to Utah, 'They Saw the Elephant: Women in the California Gold Rush'. Now that book I really wanted to reread... need to refresh my memory for a specific purpose :)

Japan - Autumn Leaves Geisha

Trying Again

I'm trying out the LJ Talk thing again, but this time I'm doing it from Trillian Pro. If I can manage it, I'm really going to try and write tonight. Maybe.
Japan - Autumn Leaves Geisha

So Much for That

Well, either Trillian with LJ Talk isn't working for me, or no one wanted to speak to me. No idea which. I switched back ot the website version, so maybe I'll have better luck -- or not. Oh, right, so anyway, I won't IM anyone again, so as not to be a pest, in case it's the latter. so if you want to talk to me, let me know.
Japan - Autumn Leaves Geisha

Goat Post!

Since I'm easily amused, I have to try out 'Goat Posting' from LJ Talk. No point, just because!

Later: that was much more fun that one should think it would be :) Not sure the use of posting from chat, but fun. I haven't been entirely idle! I've written a little on 'Pines', having decided it needs to be finished before I start on the... what shall I call it? The 1840s fic. That works. The 1840s fic, having become much more involved than I ever thought, including me needing to order a book, at least one, and some other research. So, 'Pines' then '1843'. A plan of sorts.