February 22nd, 2007

Dancer/Holy Ground - by Iroshi

Thor's Day

Happy birthday to the amazing <lj user="s00j">!

Hello to new reader james_nicoll !

Fairly mild today, after being mild-to-moderate last night.

Hm. Must process! I'm actually pondering watching the Utena movie again, just to see if it makes any sense *now*.

Such a strange life...
I spent yesterday essentially playing with my friends. Going through my closets (you won't believe what I'm going to wear for the LARP!), bouncing on the bed talking about guys (Alanya is so glowy), cuddled up watching movies, playing with perfume - it's like middle school, but without the angst. I didn't think this would be me at 32. I don't know *what* I thought life at 32 would be like, but I never thought that it would be like this, recapturing the adolescence I never got to have.

Moving to Boston has been incredible. A shedding of my skin. Stripping away old pain. Most of my stressors are just - absolutely gone. The hell job, the isolation. Even the hell meds, although that wasn't to do with the move, it just coincided. I emerged from years of constant grinding stress and nightmare all at once, phoenix rampant. Spent a month packing, a month unpacking, a month occupied with holiday stuff, a month occupied with con stuff - and this month has been me rapid-cycling through discarding old ideas and behaviors. Things that don't fit anymore. Things I don't identify with anymore. Inanna at the gates.

I have the opportunity to rebuild my life.

I know how lucky I am. Pain or no pain, I am so damn lucky. I am where I want to be, geographically; I am surrounded by love, friends, support. My primary job is just to take care of my body, relearn it. I surround myself only with things that make me smile. I am rediscovering myself.

I feel like I'm new-hatched surrounded by bits of my shell. Learning to fly. :)

Daily Science
NASA's Spitzer Space Telescope has captured for the first time enough light from planets outside our solar system, known as exoplanets, to identify signatures of molecules in their atmospheres. The landmark achievement is a significant step toward being able to detect possible life on rocky exoplanets and comes years before astronomers had anticipated.

Daily BPAL
My Lupercalia and Heroines decants still aren't here, and the deadline looms. I am displeased. :( I'd really rather not order bottles of things that may or may not work on me, but I may have to. I'm pretty sure about the Oblation, almost sure about Chintamani-Dhupa - Kanishta will likely be a keep-the-imp, don't-need-a-bottle thing. The Heroines, however, are so unusual that I really have no idea. Alanya swapped me this bottle of Svadhinaopatika, and I *heart* it. I don't know what other Heroines I'll fall for.

If I don't have any by update time, I'll throw the Oblation and maybe Chintamani in with my order. (If there is an order. I have a bottle of the old Pink Moon, and I don't find myself reaching for it often. But I'm curious about the therianthropic companion, and hoping for a lunar eclipse scent.)
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Writing Marathon!

This Saturday, noon to whenever! Bring yourself, something to snack on, something to write on, something to write with, and writing prompts. :)

This is how it works:

* We pull a writing prompt out of a bowl. The prompt - say, "The last time I saw you", or "My mother's kitchen", or whatever - will be followed for the stated length of time... anywhere from 5 to 30 minutes. Then another prompt will be drawn.
* Every hour, we take a break to stretch, snack, and read our work to each other. (Reading your work is not mandatory.)
* Lather, rinse, repeat until fall over.


* The motto of Writing Marathons is "Shut Up and Write". While the timer's going, no talking. If you have nothing to write on the topic, you can write on another topic or do something quietly. This isn't a meet & sniff, this isn't a gaming day, this is a Writing Marathon.
* Please keep all prompts to a maximum level of PG-13. This is Elayna's treat, this marathon. If you have something to read that might not be appropriate for her, I can ask her to go upstairs... but I want her to be able to participate as much as possible! We can do a XXX Writing Marathon sometime else. :)

About House Gojirawitz:

* Three cats. Medicate accordingly.
* There are several downstairs rooms that are ideal for writing. The upstairs bedroom, should Adam not be using it, can be a decompression room. (Writing Marathons can pull out things you didn't know were there.)
* Yes, on-street parking is allowed.

Any questions? Any RSVPs? :)
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Body Count - by sforzie

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When overwhelmed, I make lists of the things I have to do... writing everything down makes it all far more manageable. I use index cards, making little tickyboxes so I can check things off as they get done. I just swapped out my index cards, seeing as I'd gotten most everything on them done.

Looked at my bulletin board.

I have two closely-written index cards full of chores.

Elayna and Adam each have one.

Elayna's has three lines.

Adam's has four.

Both of them have had the same things, not-done, for *weeks*.

...I need to learn to delegate. And to crack the whip. In a non-kinky way. Because... dude. Yeah, I'm home all day, but I'm also the gimp.

Unrelated: Am I the only one who thinks "Caught a Lite Sneeze" by Tori Amos (new album May 1!) is a great lap-dance song?

Oi, Bostonians...

Anyone know of anyone with a room for rent?

This would hopefully be starting in March, but April would do. This is for someone I can personally vouch for.
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