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    I consider about a third of you my family, you know. And if I were to change my name some day, I'd want to change it to a name we could all have, make you all my wives and sisters, make you brothers and lovers and cousins here. As my family of choice, I want more of you to meet each other, to share your lovability with people who are most capable of relating to you. As myself I want to lure more of you away from the families you don't feel related to and bring you here to my metropolitan suburb to be the clan I always wished my families could be.

    It's going to be involved and complicated, starting a family this way with no marriages or births. There will be drama and uncertainty, but a big enough family will always have drama because they always have something new going on to be uncertain about.

    I would like a last name like Weird, or Strange. Or possibly Skywalker, because if I have to be quiet about being a geek, what's the point? What would you like our last name to be, you, my family of choice? We all can have a say in these rules we have yet to write.
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    Since the discovery of a real unidentified object in space I have been having some strange thoughts. Here, have one:

    Latter Day Saints has a habit of sending missionaries, usually men 19 to 24, out in pairs to preach their holy word to people whose language they may not speak, all over the world. And I thought: what a great tactic! When I start my own religion, I'm totally going to take boys at their most neurotic and acceptance-seeking period and throw them into an environment where they don't know anyone, to do cold-conversion which I know doesn't work, while the only people can relate to or depend on are others in my church. The strength of that kind of enforced bonding will last a lifetime! And if LDS can get them to volunteer for it, I bet I can, too!

    Then I realized how that's the bad kind of manipulation that I'm not supposed to let myself do. So instead, the next time I see a pair of the dudes in white shirts and ties, I'm going to buy them a caffeine-free soda and ask them how they're getting along. Maybe leave them my number in case they need some logistical advice, since I'm local to here and know where everything is and can explain how stuff works. I'll tell them about the sympathy I have for their situation, seeing as my ex-girlfriend is LDS. Because there's nothing to combat closed-minded churches who wish you didn't happen to exist than by befriending their followers. :D
    flamingsword: Aziraphale, the flaming sword, and Crowley (*ROTFL*)
    Today at work I had my first anaphylaxis. Uh, go me?

    This morning I had a Sobe Green Tea, which I've never had before. And never will again. And may avoid guarana forever, 'cause DAMN. I'm not sure that's what it was, but it's the only thing today that I'd not consumed several times over the past few days. The coughing, itchy throat, puffiness, watering eyes and dizzy/stoney/no-blood-pressureness would have really freaked me out if I weren't such a huge med-geek that I've read about the symptoms of allergic shock, what causes them, and when/about what to be worried. So instead of freaking out, I walked out on a client (sorry lady!), lolled in a chair at the front desk (where people could keep an eye on me), called Blue and Douglas to rescue me, and took an antihistamine.

    And by lolled I basically mean was drunk as a skunk while my brain was dealing with the lack of oxygen. Dude. I've never felt that drunk when I WAS drunk. Douglas has since told me that, while in any altered state, use of medical trivia and psychic powers to assess whether I'll be okay is not to be relied on, and that if it ever happens again to call an ambulance. It's so cute when boys worry. :)

    This week I have seen three things worthy of comment- Supernatural season 1 DVDs have already been returned (thank you Scott) and it was much better than I was expecting (by which I mean that I'm going to buy them for myself). Eragon, as expected, was shiny and pretty and awful, and Slither was gross and AWESOME. Nathan Fillion rocks my socks.

    I have a lot of things that need to get handed out, sent off, or returned to their proper owners. Corbi, I have pictures for you on CD that I need to send you. Clint, I have a present from Corbi to pass along to you. Nat's DVD, Douglas' book that Tim has, Blue's book that Kathryn has, a quiz on who wants to go to the Ft. Worth Water Gardens, and I need to call some people and hang out with some others. Call me if you want in on any of that action.

    This week, y'all. Let the non-lethal craziness begin!


    Feb. 27th, 2007 04:41 pm
    flamingsword: Aziraphale, the flaming sword, and Crowley (Metaphor)
    Procrustes: Greece's first serial killer has quite a legacy. He may have been killed by Theseus more than two thousand years ago, but the tradition he left of deliberately making people fit an unfair standard is alive and well.

    I'm trying to simplify the concept of how a statistical universe of people not complying with the Procrustean bed model of interaction will change your world, so that I can turn it into a ritual for this Samhain's CMA. There has to be a way to break down the idea into smaller pieces that a layman can converse about, but only some of those I've already got. The translation effect I can make simple enough to put it into a ritual, but terms like "statistical universe" require explanation, and I don't want to write a ritual where I'm talking for half an hour. I always hate those, and other people will, too.

    I'm thinking of doing a daytime-hours class on it instead if I don't get the reductionism worked out by August.
    flamingsword: Aziraphale, the flaming sword, and Crowley (Movement)
    This is how it works: Comment on this entry and I will give you a letter. Write ten words beginning with that letter in your journal, including an explanation what the word means to you and why, and then pass out letters to those who want to play along.

    1. Talk: something I do a lot of, every day. Talk encompasses formal, informal, proactive, simple, idle, and intimate. Talk means comfort and exchange and mental activity.
    2. Television: something I under-rate. I may start to watch more television soon, to have something to talk about with regular people again. Television is the word for things that everyone can have in common. (It has nothing at all to do with Taste.)
    3. Taxes: the money I give to people who will only spend half of it wisely. It's like giving a kid allowance money, except that you know before you even give it that this kid is not ever going to learn to spend it well within your lifetime. Taxes is a word for necessary disappointment.
    4. Tan: something that foolish people do to their skin. Nothing ages your skin like smoking, but sunlight is almost as bad. I get asked by my matronly customers if I'm out of high school yet. I love them so much! Tanning is a thing that means taking in an energy form that you cannot transmute into something useful.
    5. Temporo-mandibular Joint: something I could have designed better, had I been on the evolutionary committee. TMJ is for aches and pains and engineering failures.
    6. Truth: a thing that we cannot let ourselves see all of all the time, but wish we could. No further depth necessary.
    7. Talent: something I don't have much of. I had to work for every skill I've got - even the sixth and seventh senses. Talent means one more thing I don't have in common with other people, but can fake really well.
    8. Temper: something I have a good one of. If I really needed someone to be hurt or dead, I would be as nice about it as I could be, and I'd be really sorry after. Having a violent nature and keeping a good temper are not mutually exclusive. Temper is a thing that steel has, and people get it the same way.
    9. Turn: the thing that wheels and years and tables and games do. My turn, your turn, left-hand turn, turning seasons, turning tides, turning tables. This country has a heart like an axle. Let's make another revolution. Turn is for things not being the same always.
    10. Travel: something I want to do. I want to be uncomfortable and unfamiliar with my surroundings. I want to investigate and diverge from my norms. I want to see things I've never seen before and be shocked or appalled or enthralled. Travel is for heterodoxy.
    flamingsword: Aziraphale, the flaming sword, and Crowley (Movement)
    Complete the sewing, crafting, building and organizing ventures that I have begun and sunk money into. I have a lot of supplies for projects that never got started, much less finished, and I'm not going to let myself waste any more of this stuff. I'm making the pants, and the quilt, and the funny 3/8ths shirt, and the beadwork and that's that. I am starting no new projects until one of these is finished.

    Give up on the idea of being able to afford clothes that fit. Since nobody makes clothes to fit muscular short girls with dangerous curves I'm either going to have to get much better at sewing or resign myself to clothes that never fit quite right. This ties in with the project-fulfilment gumption listed above.

    Start reading aloud to [livejournal.com profile] xenoix_13. I'm stealing this from The Clue, and using it for my own non-fannish nefariosity. Not a real word, you say? Shut it. I'm a supervillain, I'll make up words if I want.

    Read less. Write more. Get a haircut. Talk to more people about more subjects. Take off the month-old purple toenail polish. Expand my interests, continue to eat healthily, and teach [livejournal.com profile] xenoix_13 the basics of Pilates and Yoga. Gather up all the loose change at my mothers house and use it to buy her a loose change dish.
    And I need to eat lunch.
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    Die horribly in a small budget movie
    Make a techno mix with samples from the Wizard of Oz in support of bisexuality
    Be sculpted in either wax or stone
    Convince Cousin Nicholas to snort a purple Pixie Stick (payback)
    Make a Green Man plush doll for my half-sister's future podlings
    Study Calculus, subspaces, topology, and supersymmetry
    Figure out what my mother was thinking when she married my dad
    Become a High Priestess
    Laugh at the world every single day
    Become a truly kick-ass masseuse
    Master the one-inch punch
    Learn how to throw a real punch
    Teach a kid dirty things to say in three different dead languages
    Win an argument with Molly, just ONCE
    Donate time, money, and drafting skillz to building a temple to sadness, because the world needs places to mourn
    Convince someone to do something sensible, joyous, or silly once every day
    Go to a Con cosplaying as Hayasaka Erika from MegaTokyo and see if anyone gets the joke
    Develop a sense of humor that other people don't have to smoke crack to understand
    Buy something really expensive and give it to a random stranger because I *can*
    Find a watch that can withstand me
    Go to Ireland to see the Giants Causeway
    Write a book on Matriarchal SciFi
    Get orchids delivered to me on my hundredth birthday
    Find out what lies beyond life, and see what comes after this
    Never regret a thing.


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