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Let’s Play A Game… of Ice and Fire

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She sat there with pieces of her past strewn on the floor in front of her. Numbly, she fingered the black and white photographs, looking without really seeing.

^ So this was in my drafts folder; looks like I started writing a story but didn’t get far at all. Maybe I’ll work on it some day. But in the mean time…

I came across the Game of Thrones online store, and it’s sort of a bad thing I did. I pretty much want everything from sigil pint glasses to Stark banners and the Stark sigil ring (I love the Starks, mostly because they have direwolves and I want one), but unfortunately I don’t get any because I’m too broke. MER. Here are a few of my favorite gems; figured I would share and spread the wealth of knowledge.

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A cookbook endorsed by George R. R. Martin that contains more than 100 recipes and is divided by region:

• The Wall: Rack of Lamb and Herbs; Pork Pie; Mutton in Onion-Ale Broth; Mulled Wine; Pease Porridge
• The North: Beef and Bacon Pie; Honeyed Chicken; Aurochs with Roasted Leeks; Baked Apples
• The South: Cream Swans; Trout Wrapped in Bacon; Stewed Rabbit; Sister’s Stew; Blueberry Tarts
• King’s Landing: Lemon Cakes; Quails Drowned in Butter; Almond Crusted Trout; Bowls of Brown; Iced Milk with Honey
• Dorne: Stuffed Grape Leaves; Duck with Lemons; Chickpea Paste
• Across the Narrow Sea: Biscuits and Bacon; Tyroshi Honeyfingers; Wintercakes; Honey-Spiced Locusts

Um… YUM. If anyone wants to buy it for me I’ll cook you a plethora of tasty old school meals (kidding… but not really at all).

A map of Westeros and Essos, but poster sized. Chill.

Who doesn’t want a nice dragon egg paperweight? Too bad it won’t hatch…

Okay, so THIS is outrageous. Ladies and gentlemen, meet the Iron Throne. This bad boy is made of hand-finished/painted fiberglass and fire-proof resin. It stands over 7′ in height, 6′ in depth and 5.5′ in width, and weighs in at a whopping 35o pounds.
Excuse me? If you have an extra $30,000 lying around, by all means buy it… but seriously? Some day…

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I clearly have a minor major obsession with Game of Thrones, and even more so now that I finally finished the second book! HOLLER. It was oh, only 969 pages… these books are seriously messing with the amount of books I wanted to read over the summer since one book equals like two or three normal books, but no matter. They are beyond worth it. Of course, I already bought the third one and can’t wait to crack it open, but first I told myself I needed to read my orientation packet for France, since that kind of takes precedence.

Speaking of books read this summer, I wanted to make a list of the ones I’ve conquered. It’s kind of a sad listing, but…
Game of Thrones (Book One)
The Hunger Games (Book One)
Catching Fire (Book Two Hunger Games)
A Clash of Kings (Book Two Game of Thrones)

For an English major who is used to cranking out three or four books a week, this is child’s play; but, I guess that’s what happens when I have to work and intern all the damned time. I also read the majority of Cat’s Cradle by Kurt Vonnegut, but I still need to finish it up. I wish I could have read more, but I may still get a chance since I have about a week of nothingness before I leave for Europe. We shall see! If anyone has any book recommendations – I bought Water For Elephants and plan to get to that, and I have The Help and Divine by Choice in line as well – feel free to send them my way! All genres welcome, and length need not be taken into consideration.

Okay, guys… I gotta get back to work. I tried eating as slowly as possible, but a sandwich and an orange can only take so long to consume. Stay awesome 0_O