April 2nd, 2006



From sbisson and andrewducker:

nwhyte's LiveJournal popularity rating is 4.99/10.
nwhyte is more popular than 99.8% of all LiveJournal users.
nwhyte is more popular than 88.4% of their mutual friends.

How popular are you?
LJ Popularity created by thehumangame.

Seems to mean entirely "how many people's friends lists are you on", which is not quite the same thing as "popularity". Those listed as being ahead of me are daegaer, autopope, pnh, rozk, misshallelujah, brisingamen, eugie, missfairchild, yonmei, sbisson, coalescent, james_nicoll, bopeepsheep, prosewitch, las, butterbee, andrewducker, swisstone, marykaykare, dougs, birdsflying, and rfmcdpei.

Edited to add: All explained here.

Ancient rituals

Posters are up all over the village advertising an open air religious ceremony and candle-lit procession to take place on 1 May at the local cultic centre. The distant past is sometimes surprisingly close in this country. Can anyone tell me the Flemish for "Beltane"?

PS - this is my new icon for Belgian-related posts, though I know less appropriate in this case than in some others!