September 26th, 2011



Happy birthday to fubar and jmspencer!

Hello to new reader laurelindel!

Linked for truth.

Help Gwyn Move!
gwynraven is moving to Boston! Come help her unload the truck!

...the only thing is that we're not sure when.

Gwyn says: "If everything goes the way it's supposed to, both myself and my stuff will arrive on September 30th, probably mid-afternoon or so. The stuff will show up in a huge trailer that if I'm very lucky will be able to be parked in the parking lot over the weekend allowing me to have 'let's help Gwyn move stuff in' fun all weekend long. More likely there won't be room in the parking lot so it will pull up at the curb for an hour while we have 'ohmigods get everything out of the truck *now*' panic. If I'm very unlucky, the truck won't even make it in on Friday and I will have to have 'ohmigods get everything out of the truck *now*' panic on the evening of Tuesday the 4th. Problem is, I won't know which of these scenarios it will be until probably Friday morning."

So basically what we're hoping is that some people will be able to be on call for this! You'd be notified on Friday as soon as I know, and might be on unload duty Friday night, or Saturday, or, well, you read what Gwyn said. My estimate is that we'll be able to get everything off the truck in one concerted effort, given sufficient people. Pizzas and beers will happen. Apartment is in East Boston.

Who wants to be on call?

Upcoming Concerts
So much excellent live music coming up! The stuff next week:

Tuesday 10/4: Kim Boekbinder at the Ames Hotel. This is a free show, but you have to RSVP or you won't be admitted.

Wednesday 10/5: Rebecca Loebe at Cafe 939, Berklee. Tickets $10. Becca is amazing and a nifty person to boot, and you should totally go!

Nothing is wrong.
I've had people express concern because I'm blogging less and am less available on Gchat; this is not indicative of a Problem! Rather, it's me solving a problem. I get nothing done when I'm zoning out online all day. If I'm writing, I have chat off, and if I'm doing stuff around the house, I have my laptop closed so it's less of a temptation.

BPAL Reviews
Mage: gurjum balsam, Sumatran dragon's blood resin, olibanum, galangal, oleo gum resin, and frankincense.
In bottle: Sweeter than I expect from these resins - maybe the balsam being more prominent?
On me: Yeah, this is candy-sweet in a way I expect more from BPAL's lotus note. Oh, there - it settles a bit and the grittier resins surface.

Ranger: buckskin accord with Terebinth pine, Russian birch, black ironwood, elder bark, hay, armoise, juniper, patchouli, galangal root, Spanish moss, and cabreuva.
In bottle: leather then wood then moss.
On me: OH HAI CHRISTMAS. Settle down, pine. Mmm, okay, juniper peeking out. Altogether, woodsy/herbal with hints of sweet from the hay and moss, which is, of course, very fitting.

Some 'round-the-house stuff, and then it's a writing day til Elayna gets home! Picking sindrian up from the train station this late afternoon/early evening. Tonight we finally get to watch Doctor Who. :)

And now I must go get my day started!