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Fun Sunday, But Busy

We had a quiet Easter. We stayed home because we really didn't have the money to go out for a lunch or drinks, but we had a nice day. While I edited stories and put them up on my archive on Fairie, DH watched The Masters golf tournament and the baseball game while playing Lord of the Rings Online. I even joined him in an orc killing spree later in the afternoon to continue working on increasing a trait that my hunter wants to achieve.





We treated ourselves to Bar-B-Qued ribs for dinner while watching Bubba Watson win the Masters with a shoot-out on the 10th. It was a wonderful tournament. I love watching the Masters, it's always the beginning of Spring for me. Usually I look out my windows and see a snowy and monocolored environment that I'm still dealing with. But not this year. This year our spring came so early that our grass already needs mowing. How wonderful.



And Sunday, amidst all the Easter celebration, I didn't want to lose sight of the fact that it was also the date of the Buddha's birth. Since Easter is a moveable holiday it isn't too often that two major religions celebrate life-changing experiences of their titular heads, so I thought the fact that the Christians were celebrating the death and resurrection of Christ while the Buddhists were acknowledging the birth of the Buddha was an interesting juxtaposition. Walk in beauty today.
it was also the date of the Buddha's birth.

I appreciate knowing that, thank you.
So often we lose track of other belief systems in the celebrations of those more known around us. I was pleased that I found this fact and delighted to point it out to my f-list friends.

- Erulisse (one L)
I'm glad you had such a good day.

"...the Christians were celebrating the death and resurrection of Christ while the Buddists were acknowledging the birth of the Buddha was an interesting juxtaposition."
--That really is interesting. I'm definitely making a note of it.
It was quite rare to have them together like that since Easter is a roving holiday happening on the first Sunday after the first Full Moon after the Spring Equinox (whew...lots of afters in that sentence - LOL). I loved the fact that three major religions all coalesced this past weekend - Christian, Jewish and Buddhist, and also that they were quite close to my own Pagan celebrations at Equinox. It's fun when so much of the world celebrates the joy of life.

- Erulisse (one L)
I hadn't been aware that the two were concurrent this year. That's awesome!

Glad you enjoyed your Sunday. =]
"DH watched The Masters golf tournament and the baseball game while playing Lord of the Rings Online. I even joined him in an orc killing spree later in the afternoon to continue working on increasing a trait that my hunter wants to achieve. "

Oh? *is felithistuioniel on Dwarrowdelf* I wonder if we've crossed paths? *happy* I love LOTRO, lol.

I celebrated Easter by having a quiet day at home, after having a rather hectic tourist-y stuff day Saturday. SF is my 'home' territory (well, almost, being an hour away) but as my close friend and co-author Emma is my houseguest for a time, I thought she'd probably appreciate seeing Alcatraz, Ghirardelli Square, and the cable car. (Fun fact for fellow Americans: a "cable car" in the UK refers to what we'd call a ski lift! Did not know this previously. Also, a "trolley" is a shopping cart in the UK. The San Francisco cable cars qualify as "trams" to Emma. :) )

Kaylee Arafinwiel
How wonderful, I love San Francisco. I wish I had known you when I was there last a few years ago. Hopefully one of these days I can get back there for another class and maybe we can meet for dinner or drinks.

I have characters on two LOTRO servers - Firefoot has my original characters, my hunter, scholar and lore master. Then I have have a couple of lower level characters on Imladris, although I play on that server rarely. My DH plays quite often, usually on Firefoot (at least while he's still trying to level cap all nine of his chars). Then he'll move back to Imladris and get his chars there up to level cap.

I like playing, but I like writing more :-)

- Erulisse (one L)
Well, I actually live in San Jose, and I don't drive (my mum drove us) so I would have to have you come to SJ or else get someone who drives to take me up there. Public transportation is...difficult for me. But San Jose's just as lovely as San Francisco, IMO, and bigger. Don't forget bigger. (SF is #4 population as of the 2010 census; SJ is #3, making SJ #1 in Northern California. LA and San Diego, you can stop gloating now. *pokes them* lol)

Kaylee Arafinwiel
*clarification* #3 and #4 in the population of *California*, if my earlier comment wasn't obvious. US population as a whole, SJ is #10, and SF is somewhere in the teens, I forget what exactly. LA is #2 on that list...only New York City beat it out. Anyway, I'll stop rambling about populations, lol. I love random facts about San Jose almost as much as I love genealogy and food...

Kaylee Arafinwiel
I have a very dear friend who lives in SJ, but although she has visited me several times, I have never made it to her. The last time I was in SF she drove up with another friend to join me for an evening.

Well, the future is unknown, it's part of what makes it so interesting. So we may still meet in the future at some time :-)

- Erulisse (one L)