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Terez
07-21-2009, 12:07 AM
We didn't get pics cause Marie thought that would be too stalkerish, but Jason posted some pics on DM after the funeral. But wow, the pics didn't prepare me for how huge it was. I think it was 4 stories. :eek: Hard to tell cause the windows were not regularly lined up...

Anyway, while looking for the address online, I found that Harriet is quite involved in the Charleston society scene. I liked this article in particular:

http://www.charlestoncitypaper.com/gyrobase/Content?oid=oid%3A11289

Ishara
07-21-2009, 07:32 AM
That's AWESOME.

Davian93
07-21-2009, 07:44 AM
Snippet from the article: South Carolina's high school graduation rate is a meager 53 percent, the worst in the nation, and a third of those who never graduate are pregnant teen girls about 6,400 a year. Furthermore, South Carolina is in the top 10 nationwide in cases of gonorrhea, syphilis, AIDS, and infant mortality.

Keep it real SC, Keep it real.

StrangePackage
07-21-2009, 08:58 AM
There's a reason we call it Lesser Carolina.

It's also nice to see that Harriet shared her husband's affinity for goofy hats.

Ozymandias
07-21-2009, 09:24 AM
Snippet from the article:

Keep it real SC, Keep it real.

I expect no less from the instigator of a revolt for the purpose of defending the right to enslave and abuse other human beings.

Right on, South Carolina. Keeping three hundred years of backwardness and regressive social status alive

Terez
07-21-2009, 09:59 AM
I read elsewhere that it took something like 10 years after the Harriets first tried to open it for them to finally manage it, because of all the opposition from the locals.

Davian93
07-21-2009, 10:02 AM
I read elsewhere that it took something like 10 years after the Harriets first tried to open it for them to finally manage it, because of all the opposition from the locals.

Stunning that the South of all places would be against change.

Isabel
07-21-2009, 10:05 AM
You visited Charleston and went to see RJ's house?

Terez
07-21-2009, 10:24 AM
Yup. We also went to see the museum exhibit at the Citadel.

Davian93
07-21-2009, 10:25 AM
Yup. We also went to see the museum exhibit at the Citadel.

Is his gravesite public?...and did you visit it?

JSUCamel
07-21-2009, 10:28 AM
The "other" Harriet, Harriet Rigney, is married to James Rigney, also known as Robert Jordan, the author of a highly successful series of science fiction books.

*facepalm*

Terez
07-21-2009, 10:30 AM
Is his gravesite public?...and did you visit it?
We decided not to stalk the grave or the church where the funeral was held, but I'm sure it's probably public.

@Camel...you could sort of say it's sci-fi, with all the physicsy stuff in it...lol...

Davian93
07-21-2009, 10:34 AM
We decided not to stalk the grave or the church where the funeral was held, but I'm sure it's probably public.

@Camel...you could sort of say it's sci-fi, with all the physicsy stuff in it...lol...

Nothing stalkerish about paying respects to the Master.

Sci-Fi?!?

~shakes head~

Gilshalos Sedai
07-21-2009, 10:35 AM
What's wrong, that they generalized them, or called them science fiction? They kinda are science fiction in a loose sense. After all, the mirror worlds are Quantum Physics... And I'm sure he was getting at something with the One Power.

Davian93
07-21-2009, 10:39 AM
What's wrong, that they generalized them, or called them science fiction? They kinda are science fiction in a loose sense. After all, the mirror worlds are Quantum Physics... And I'm sure he was getting at something with the One Power.

Just think of it on the shelf next to Ben Bova and Isaac Asimov...of course that's what any library and/or book store does anyway since only nerds and dweebs read either and they have to segregate them from those much more normal mystery/romance novel readers.

Gilshalos Sedai
07-21-2009, 10:52 AM
Which is funny, since the most crowded section in our local B&N is the sci-fi/fantasy section.

Davian93
07-21-2009, 10:57 AM
Which is funny, since the most crowded section in our local B&N is the sci-fi/fantasy section.

Which means that Houston, in addition to its large Gay community, also has a thriving nerd/dweeb community.

The funniest part of my B & N is the huge display for Twilight and its associated crap...which is thankfully in the Young Adult section completely across the store from the legit Sci-Fi/Fantasy area.

Gilshalos Sedai
07-21-2009, 11:02 AM
Uh... one word: NASA.

Davian93
07-21-2009, 11:03 AM
Uh... one word: NASA.

You're saying that NASA has a large number of Gays/Lesbians?

Gilshalos Sedai
07-21-2009, 11:26 AM
LMFAO, no, nerds.

Marie Curie 7
07-22-2009, 12:55 AM
I still think the dragon gates would have fit in the bed of my pickup truck. And I'm sure Harriet would never have noticed them missing... :)

Zanguini
07-22-2009, 08:32 AM
Uh... one word: NASA.



Uh.... NASA is either four words or not a word at all.

Gilshalos Sedai
07-22-2009, 08:42 AM
*sigh* In Houston, it's one word.

Zanguini
07-22-2009, 08:43 AM
Ahh... well... Houston is special

Matoyak
07-22-2009, 09:19 AM
In the closest B&N around here, the most crowded section is "self-help" followed by Fantasy/Sci-Fi

Marie Curie 7
07-22-2009, 04:44 PM
Uh.... NASA is either four words or not a word at all.

Lol, it represents five words actually. :p