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Petra Cosgrove-Tremblay
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Attended Binghamton University
Lives in Dryden, NY
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Before & After. Liked it before.. love it now. :D


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Walked the pups this evening in just a sweatshirt... Awesome!!! 
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Well it was a fun visual while it lasted!
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I love my daughter's school.. 

so much.

and I just want to curl up and sob that 10 year old girls have to go through this shit.. 

I am.. so fucking tired of the fact that the basic belief that she is JUST AS FUCKING GOOD as a man is so damned scary to these parents that they've raised their son's to want to do anything in their power to squash that belief in women.. and that there are parents that have raised their daughters to believe that Fi's strength and bravery and intelligence is a threat to their "boyfriends" somehow. 

I am so angry and so tired.. and I am SO proud of my daughter.. because she is SO strong and so intelligent and so brave and she's on the front line of this one, and all I can do is write her teachers and stand up proud and tall for her.. and rail against a stupid society where a little girl has to defend her right to be fucking amazing.
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Damn it, I have checked my Gmail lately and thought this had quieted down. Hang in there Fi, you are fabulous just the way you are and anyone who tries to diminish you are the loosers because they won't have you in their lives!! 
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... there are some who call me Tim.. thank you +Anthony Loinaz!
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Your welcome😂
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Hmmm.. Aecademy is happening in Myrkfaelinn this fall.. YEAH! 

I'm coordinating with the Aecademy Chancellor to manage the classes (poor +Jenn Strobel)... but this raises the key question. 

What am I teaching.  I've taught women's lit 3 times in the last six months.. and I feel pretty and period the same number.  So I need to do something else or I will feel like I'm being a slug..

Someone else can do intro to spinning, although I can teach that, it's not my strong suit because I have a hard time explaining what I do.. ("there is no right or wrong, the goal is to twist the fibers into yarn... just listen to the yarn, it tells you when it's been spun enough, you'll be fine." is really hard to express without sounding like a ninny (I am not a technical spinner, as I was reminded over war, lol.. GOOD, but not technical). 

hmmmm... I could do a class on research, but not everyone has the resources I do, so that isn't fair.. (I love Cornell Libraries... so very very much... lol)

Must think.. I have a little bit of time to figure this out.
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totally. :D
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Ohhh +mary Zeman
Do you want to carry Grumpy Cat around? YES! Does Grumpy Cat want to be near you? NO. Mini Grumpy Cat Plush:
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Honor killing claims 5,000 lives every year. And for some young Muslims, mostly women, all it takes to become a statistic is living a normal adult life.
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Oh gods, I read this this afternoon... the end of it... just... I really, really hope she's just disappearing for her own safety, and NOT because something happened.  
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Spreading the word.
Signal Boosting

The Kingdom of Atlantia is attempting to locate a set of Coronets used by the Prince and Princess of Atlantia.

The coronet are made up of as set of hinged, silver plaques with golden Fleur de lis at the top.

Pictures of the Coronets may be found below:
Prince's Coronet:

Princess' Coronet:

These coronets are commonly stored in a set of clear plastic boxes.
If you have any information regarding the whereabouts of these items, please contact the Kingdom Exchequer at
( and the Kingdom Seneschal (

Christopher MacConing OL, OP, Provost
Kingdom of Atlantia
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I love my daughter.. while walking on the commons, we saw a sign that Holy Grail was playing on the big screen at the State Theatre...

Fi begged Greg to go se it.

I am doing parenting right.

Obviously we are now in the theatre. :D
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Hey look, something finished for #fofriday

(Half of it is a cabled ear muff, the other half is a four stitch wide band... meant to be worn with my husband's hats, which are more western and less cowboy.. so covers his ears, but is narrow enough at the front to not get in the way of the hat).
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While walking in my 5th grader today, I was floored by how recently it seems like I was the nervous mom dropping her off for kindergarten, and now she's started her last year at the elementary school. 

Not only is she AWESOME, but.. she's getting so biiigg!!! 
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And my son is not only driving, but a junior in hs. waaaaaa! 
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Dunkin Donuts has brought back their pumpkin latte.

I haven't had one in 3 years because, well, HFCS.. it's bad for my tummy in a BIG way. 

I broke down this morning.. they are so very very very good.

I will be hurting later this morning, but man they are DELICIOUS. :D
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for all that I am in love with Dunkin Donuts pumpkin lattes, my brain doesn't work that way... lol
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Systems' Specialist, Shepherdess
Crochet, Spinning, fiber processing, historical research
  • Cornell University
    Systems' Specialist, present
  • Cornell University
    Benefit Resource Specialist, 2007 - 2013
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Dryden, NY
Red Bank, NJ - Durango, CO - San Antonio TX - Cork, Ireland
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Known as Muirenn ingen Ui Muirchertaig, resident of Aethelmearc in the SCA
First off - if i can't obviously see why you added me, I will not add you back.  If you are male and the only people you've circled are women, I will laugh at you as I delete the notification.

I am a 29.8 (that is a point release, not percent, before anyone accuses me of lying about my age) year old Mom, Wife, Scadian, History Junkie, and HR Professional.  I am married to my best friend, with a beautiful 10 year old little girl, two dogs on this side of the rainbow bridge (a 9 year old pit bull and a 1 year old shepherd cross), 2 cats, an ever changing number of chickens (a mutt mix), a small flock of Shetland sheep, 30 odd fish and a corn snake.  

I am an avid spinner, with a strong love of historic  fibers and techniques... and really beautifully dyed silk.  If I were FORCED to pick one fiber as my favorite, I would probably pick Shetland (yes, I'm totally biased).  I have recently discovered that I am quite good at crochet, and am also vaguely capable of knitting, weaving, bobbin lace & embroidering (please note use of the word "vaguely").  I'm currently on a major dyeing kick with my fiber..

I have been in the Society for Creative Anachronisms since I was 3, and have at various points lived in the East (Carillon ('81-'84)), Ansteorra (Bjornsburg ('84-'90)), Outlands (Rio de las Animas ('96-00)), and Aethelmearc (Dominion of Myrkfealinn ('01-present)).  Shockingly my focus is on fiber arts, and women's practices in history.  I am an annual Pennsic attendee, spending the vast majority of my time up at Pennsic University, cramming my brain, or others' brains full of fun stuff.

I was recently diagnosed with Chronic Fatigue Syndrome, and am working out how to remain a force of nature when all I want to do is go to sleep, but I'll figure that out one way or the other.  The force of nature thing isn't changing anytime soon. :)

I'm also a Firefly, Star Wars, Doctor Who, and Torchwood quoting, fantasy RPG playing (mobile, computer, tabletop (though this is less often than I would like), etc.) geek.  :)

I work in the Benefit Administration office for Cornell University, running a small fiber business on the side, while helping my husband run a family, and small farm while he does audiobook recording. :)

Yes, we're a little crazy.  Neither of us are good at being bored.

“One should always be drunk. That's all that matters...But with what? With wine, with poetry, or with virtue, as you chose. But get drunk.” 
― Charles Baudelaire
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I'm *here* (definition of "here" is multiple, in case that isn't clear).
  • Binghamton University
    Anthropology, 2004 - 2008
  • University College Cork
    Celtic Civ, 1998 - 1999
  • Fort Lewis College
    Anthropology, 1996 - 2000
  • Red Bank Regional High School
    High School, 1992 - 1996
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I will be honest, although I have been a DFM client for about 5 years now.. DFM is not the reason (exactly) that I can't imagine leaving (or why they get 5 stars from me). It's all about Jamie.. I followed Jamie Wiiki from a now-closed salon in Dryden, and if she leaves, I will follow her then too. I have hair that runs between the middle of my back and my waist that I am rather proud of.. I will not use heat on it, and for years, I have made my own shampoos.. Jamie NEVER pushed me towards using salon product, she respected my preferences, and never tried to act like my hair was in bad shape (it's not).. She teased me about how much work it took, but that was a fair tease.. She always took amazing care of me and my hair.. When the primary ingredient in my homemade shampoo stopped being easily available, and I realized how horrible grocery products were, she recommended EXACTLY the right product for my hair.. and me! She stops me from doing crazy things that she knows I'll regret, but supports me as I make changes to my look as I age and grow professionally.. I also know that when/if I get too old to keep my hair this long, she'll tell me (gently though, since it will be a rough day). In addition to hair, Jamie does my acrylics, and even when square tips were the rage, she supported my preference for a rounded, natural looking nail.. and her sculpting skills just keep getting better.. I get more compliments on my nails than I can say, and it is always fun to point out that it's not me that makes them look so good, but my awesome stylist.. I have pointed more people to her over the years than I can count! In addition to being talented, creative and incredibly skilled; sitting and chatting with Jamie is ALWAYS a blast.. Because my hair is long and I have only minimal bangs and no layers, I could honestly get my hair trimmed elsewhere, and there are probably other places that could make my hands look ALMOST as good as Jamie does (I haven't seen pink and whites anywhere else that look as good), but.. I cannot imagine having as much fun at the salon as I have with my biweekly visits with Jamie. As long as she's in business, she's got a devoted client. DFM is lovely, the space is comfortable and well appointed (and the coffee is always good, even in the evenings!).. but at the end of the day, I came to DFM because of Jamie, and if she ever leaves, will go with her. (Upside, I don't think she's going to, so I'm not going anywhere! :D) (I also love that you can now book on line, it's SO easy!!!!)
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I have a long, storied relationship with dentists... I have okay teeth, but didn't have dental care until I was in my early teens, and have had TMJ issues that often drove me away from prior dental care, so okay but.. not great. To say that finding a provider who works with me has been a godsend, is a major understatement. That she also has a staff that are fantastic and cheerful (and in the case of Nicola, maybe a little bonkers in the best possible way), makes it even better.
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Saved my cookies, thank you so much Nate! I had been pierced at Stiehls, and after having to take them out due to a chest x-ray, I could not get my piercings back in. Sadly Stiehls took a 4 day weekend, but Nate was REALLY good about getting everything back in, even though I wasn't originally their customer.. I am SO grateful and will likely be back!!!! :)
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Food is above average mediocre pub grub. It's tasty and quick and the service is awesome. It is what it is, go in expecting tasty and not fancy and comfortable and it will absolutely meet your expectations!
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I stopped in this morning in a bit of a funk over things being more complicated than they need to be, and was given AMAZING service, AND a spectacular cupcake which has done wonders for my mood.. I will ABSOLUTELY be back.. Just a warning, they don't take credit cards, so make sure you have cash when you stop in!
Food: ExcellentDecor: Very GoodService: Excellent
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