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mostly about Jet

Fans of the movie The Princess Bride, based on the book by William Goldman, will know that mostly about Jet is not ALL about Jet – mostly about Jet is still slightly private.

Miracle Max: It just so happens that your friend here is only MOSTLY dead. There’s a big difference between mostly dead and all dead. Mostly dead is slightly alive.

For those of you who do not know what I mean, I urge you to read or watch The Princess Bride at your earliest opportunity.  You won’t regret it.  Bonus: all of my weird Princess Bride references will make more sense.

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My name is Inigo Montoya. You killed my father. Prepare to die.

My father is still very much alive.  I was born and raised in Canada and most of my relatives live there – people still hear something of the Canadian in my speech, even after 18 years.  Now I live in the Seattle area with my husband and teenage daughter, and a chocolate labrador who purrs. To learn more about my family, click here and here.

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Vizzini: INCONCEIVABLE!
Inigo Montoya: You keep using that word. I do not think it means what you think it means.

Writing is a huge part of my life.  I am the biggest word-geek I know, although the word-geek I married and the word-geek I birthed might challenge me on that.  When Bananagrams came out, my joy was luminous.  I hate Scrabble.  You’ll find more about my life as a writer here.

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Dread Pirate Roberts: Good night, Westley. Good work. Sleep well.
I’ll most likely kill you in the morning.

Photography is a creative passion for me.  Where writing is an internal, subjective experience, photography gets me out in my community and is a cooperative venture with my environment. I’m not at all sure what the above quote has to do with camera-work, it just makes me laugh.

Depending on my mood, there is a fluid mix of words and photos here at scatterbeams.  For a collection of some of my favourite (digital) photos, check here.  I talk about my history with a camera here.  (I really need to update that site.  Or just get a flickr site, already.)  And now that I have a mobile phone with a decent camera, I send the Droid photos here.

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Miracle Max: Sonny, true love is the greatest thing, in the world – except for a nice MLT – mutton, lettuce and tomato sandwich, where the mutton is nice and lean and the tomato is ripe.

Food is a central part of any celebration, and a delicious way to share with my family and friends. A while back, I flirted with a food blog, but the relationship didn’t go anywhere.  I hope to revive my food stories here and here.

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My favourite quote from the story:

As you wish.

If you know what this means, then you know something more about me.

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2 Comments leave one →
  1. September 25, 2010 12:15 pm

    I can’t remember where I came across your blog but I love it. I also love The Princess Bride. :)

  2. Jet permalink*
    November 2, 2010 8:19 pm

    Thank you, Xan. The meandering trails around the internet lead all sorts of places. I often forget how I discovered a site. I’m delighted you stopped by, though.

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