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24 April 2006 @ 02:14 pm

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Hey gang,
First of all I'd like to give a shout out to our new online members, and invite them to introduce themselves (or not! no pressure!). "Orejen" and "Iamtheeiceworm", Welcome!
In other news, Lydie and I went to the 24 hour Sci-Fi marathon this past weekend in lovely Columbus, Ohio at the Drexel Gateway. It was a blast! It was only my second time attending, but I definitely plan on returning next year.
They played the original King Kong, Forbidden Planet, the Crazies, First Man on the Moon, Batman (Michael Keaton), Invisible Boy, Westworld, Serenity and more! We had a great time, and highly recommend it to you guys for next year. Check it out at their website: http://www.scifimarathon.com/
Also, I thought we could post about our Gang on the marathon message boards. (Located here: http://www.scifimarathon.com/phpBB2/index.php )Obviously those people who love to watch sci-fi movies would love to read it as well. And if not: they suck!
Anyway, hope you guys are enjoying reading "Good Omens" as much as I am, and I look forward to discussions with you about it in the near future, both in cyber space and at the Kafe Kerouac.
 
 
albedo:
n.
1. The fraction of incident electromagnetic radiation reflected by a surface, especially of a celestial body.
2. The spongy white tissue on the inside of the rind of citrus fruit.

Note: I have always been fascinated by the concept of albedo since I took an astronomy class in undergrad. That, and it's just really fun to say. C'mon, say it with me: albedo. Sorta like "alfredo" but not so bad for you.
 
 
 
19 April 2006 @ 02:27 pm
pg. 62 "Still, he mused: it's like riding a velocipede."

velocipede
n.
1. A tricycle.
2. a. Any of several early bicycles having pedals attached to the front wheel.
b. An early bicycle propelled by pushing the feet along the ground while straddling the vehicle.

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[French vélocipède : Latin vlx, vlc-, fast; see velocity + Latin ps, ped-, foot; see -ped.]

courtesy of http://www.dictionary.com
 
 
 
11 April 2006 @ 02:52 pm
So: the first book has been chosen! Please do feel free to post about the book as you are reading, just be sure to use a lj-cut to hide spoilers. Also: for you Columbus gang members: make sure you will still have lots to discuss in person on May 3rd!!
To learn how to use a cut, you can look under the Livejournal FAQ's or wait for Lydie to post a mini tutorial on the subject in the near future.
~ Lauren
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10 April 2006 @ 06:27 pm
The book of the month is "Good Omens" by Terry Pratchett and Neil Gaiman!
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09 April 2006 @ 09:47 pm

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07 April 2006 @ 10:21 am
I will be creating the reading poll tonight and posting it around 11pm.
Monday night L&L will be tallying the votes and posting this months book title.
So if you haven't posted your top three books - do so soon.
 
 
05 April 2006 @ 08:27 pm
We had our first gang meeting tonight.Collapse )

To recap: We are waiting for all members to submit their top three picks; please do that ASAP. Then we will get the poll up, so check back and vote in the poll. Hopefully by the end of the week we will post announcing the book.

Next meeting is May 3rd.
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