19 September 2017 @ 12:01 am
Are you good at holding back your tears?

Nope

the rest )
 
 
18 September 2017 @ 09:36 pm
My friend Ben is hosting a friendzy!

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18 September 2017 @ 07:04 pm
Woke up at 8:30 this morning and read yesterday's LJ and DW entries. Then I had a chat with Frankie, Sarah, and Kali. That lasted until 1 when I went to golf. We had a different instructor today, and he paid some attention to me, although he still paid more attention to Lisa, even when it was just me and Lisa left (everyone better than us went to play a couple holes of golf, and the classroom dunces stayed behind on the driving range to practice). It was hot out. One of the hottest days of the year. Too hot to be September. It's only 4 days to fall. I demand hoodie weather. But instead it was 87F out. Bill and Kevin, the BlazeSports people, made sure everyone drank lots of water. I moved on to using the driver today, but still only hit the ball 25 yards or so. Although, it's hard to tell how far it went because there are no markers on this range. I have to say I prefer the range near my father's house, because it has markers to show how far you hit the ball. I'm assuming 25 yards because it was the same distance I managed with the sand wedge and that was measured at 25 yards at the range near my father's. Kevin said if I want the ball to go farther, I have to move faster, but when I try moving faster, I miss the ball altogether. At any rate, I'm beginning to doubt I'll ever be ready to go out and play golf. I am particularly downcast at being one of the two dunces left at the end of today's practice.

After practice, I went to meet Adie for bat mitzvah tutoring. She had printed out my Torah portion, and I read it through several times. Then we talked about different ways of learning the singing part - I can either try to learn it from her singing it, or through learning the cantillation marks. I think I'll probably try to learn from her singing because I remember songs I haven't heard in decades. I don't remember things I learned to read, like Cyrillic. We're not meeting next week because it's between the High Holy Days, so I have two weeks to learn to read my portion. Next week golf is going to be in Stone Mountain with some famous football player who is going to help teach us, and then take us out to dinner.

Came home and the trash people still hadn't come. I filled another bag of trash, and brought it up to the curb. Fed the dogs, and now I'm not sure what I'm going to do with myself.
 
 
18 September 2017 @ 09:30 am
Sorry I didn't write yesterday. I slept literally until 5:45, woke up, went on a walk with Donna, came home, ate dinner, and was back in bed by 8:30 and just woke up. Although I did wake up for a little bit around midnight, I fell back asleep within an hour. So apparently I needed sleep.
 
 
18 September 2017 @ 09:09 am
19. A song that makes you think about life:



the rest )
 
 
18 September 2017 @ 12:23 am
Do you have trust issues?

no

the rest )
 
 
17 September 2017 @ 01:15 am
How can you prove your love to someone?

you cannot.

the rest )
 
 
16 September 2017 @ 11:12 pm
I found some vodka and peach schnapps last night and asked Kevin to mix it for me because he usually makes it perfect for getting drunk and not getting too drunk or sick. It's usually 1/4th vodka and 3/4ths peach schnapps. Last night he mixed it the opposite and didn't warn me. I got very sick. But I woke up hangover free. I woke up a couple of times, once dying of thirst, so I got some water and went back to bed. Then I got up and got online but didn't stay up, then finally around 2 I got up for good.

I finally broke the wire for my computer, which had been threatening to break for months. I drove to the forum to replace it. It was expensive as shit to replace, but I mean if it's either replace this wire once a year or replace the whole computer once a year like I was doing when I had a PC (if I ever had one that lasted a year!) it's a no-brainer.

After that, we went to meet my parents at Lon U for my father's birthday. We had Thai food, which is really tasty but I think I'm allergic to (I think they add fish sauce to everything). We ate and Kevin told my parents about his new job.

Then I went to Temple for Selihot. First we went around the circle and introduced ourselves. Then we went around the circle and talked about a lesson we learned from our parents. I told the story I shared here recently about my friend in high school whose step-mother was arrested. There were a lot more people than expected there this year (about 30 compared to last year there were 2). I wound up talking to Lori and Rabbi Lebow for a while. We were talking about Star Trek and Lori told me that they're putting the show not on cable but on a pay network. So I guess I'm not going to watch it. I pay enough for cable and netflix. I don't need to be paying for anything else, especially just for one show.

I put on some music to get Avinu Malkeinu out of my head. I'm not sure it worked. I'll probably be humming that all night. :(
 
 
16 September 2017 @ 02:55 pm
Hey fellow artists! The new fanart community [community profile] drawesome has been really active since its inception in July and there are two posts that might be interesting for you guys too (disclaimer, yes I made those posts).

Posing references

This is a list of books, online articles, stock image sites and tutorials we compiled. I'd love more links though.

Storing art

This is a discussion I started today mainly because I don't feel I have a proper storage solution for my pastels yet.

I'd be delighted if some of you add your own resources or thoughts here in this post or over at [community profile] drawesome. We artists should help each other out!
 
 
16 September 2017 @ 12:04 am
What kind of person are you?

Kind? uhm. the factual kind I guess. I like facts. I kind of collect them. IDK. This is a weird question, but I've figured out that if I keep going with this meme and don't delete any more questions, I'll finish it on Oct 31, and then I can do a question meme for november and my yearly meme for December. Soo... IDK!

the rest )
 
 
15 September 2017 @ 10:52 pm
I woke up with a big dose of "don't wanna" today. Yves called and woke me up. I talked to him while he drove somewhere for work, and then got out of bed for about 15 minutes before I had to go.

I went to the aquarium today. First I was at otter, but the otters were off exhibit so I was just sitting there saying "nobody's home" - occasionally one of the otters would come on exhibit for a moment or two, including Cruz, giving himself a BJ and this lady was sitting next to me like "oh he's eating something, aw he's so cute" I was like "yup. That is exactly what is going on... lol"

I went from there to Aqua Lab with the sea stars. Literally no one came through. I might have seen 10 people the entire hour, and the half of it where the dolphin show was going on, I saw nobody. I even pulled out my own phone and started reading FB for a while. Nobody came through. It was kind of weird.

My final stop was OV Touch pool, which is no longer a touch pool, and instead just means sitting by the mermaid's purses and talking about those. It's not one of my favorite places to be anymore. After that they set me to rover, which I hate, so I just came home.

That's about it for the day. I thought about stopping at Tower and buying some alcohol, but I had already stopped at chick fil a, and I didn't want my food to get cold(er) while I went to get booze. I regret that now. :-/
 
 
15 September 2017 @ 12:07 am
Do you believe that first true love never dies?

What does this even mean? That you stay in love with the first person you ever loved? No, that's stupid.

Appropriate random icon is appropriate.

the rest )
 
 
14 September 2017 @ 10:45 pm
Today was one of those days. I didn't get out of bed until 4, although I woke up at 3 and from then was kind of cuddling my cats and kind of being depressed. Then I went to the write in from 5-7, but left early at 7 because my brain wasn't cooperating. I wound up falling back asleep until 8:30 and then getting up, but I still don't want to be up. At the write in I got to an ending point for my NaNo novel plotting, though I still need to put in some kind of subplot or something. I then wrote two more shorts for the 100_situations prompts. For a total of like 600 words, and then my brain just broke. I tried walking around the restaurant to see if that would jump start my brain, but it really didn't, and I went home shortly thereafter. I got home and read lj and dw. I'm still having a big old dose of "don't wanna" do anything. I'm clearly not earning any days off for next week, for only the second time this year. I did earn one from walking at the SCA event, so I'll still have one. But still. I think I need to treat the PSWC as bonus points as I really clearly am not willing to wake up early to do it. I don't have any really good reason to, though.

I just finished getting my ass reamed for over an hour because I dared give family money to charity. Apparently Kevin doesn't believe in charity. He claims family money can't go out unless we both agree to it, and we have to discuss what to do with it, but not giving to charity is 100% his decision, and I get no say in it.
 
 
14 September 2017 @ 08:22 pm
NAME: Eve
AGE: 25
INTERESTS & HOBBIES: Pop music, pop culture, trans-inclusive feminism, LGBTQIA issues, social justice, comedy
LOOKING FOR: People from ONTD, or other people interested in discussing pop culture, politics/feminism or our daily lives! (And of course the intersections of it all!) LGBTQIA-friendly people only!!
ANYTHING ELSE?: I'm trying to start up a pop culture/current events community, 
[community profile] howdareuCurrently looking for members/mods to help grow the community, so message me if you're interested! For those who care, my faves include Britney, Madonna, Kylie, Carly Rae Jepsen and Tove Lo. Fave shows include 30 Rock, Sex and the City, Will & Grace (SO excited for the revival!), Drop Dead Diva, and Parks and Rec.
 
 
Current Music: Tove Lo - Disco Tits
 
 

Posted by Amanda

Hey everyone, Amanda here.

Pat’s away on family business, so he’s left it to me to share with you the coolness of the last two days of the Kickstarter. There’s a chance he’ll poke in here to mock me later on, but for the time being I’ll be your tour guide. Please keep your hands and arms inside the blog at all times.

For those of you who perhaps weren’t aware, we here at Elodin Enterprises are running a Kickstarter for The Name of the Wind Art Deck, playing cards that feature the characters from NOTW, beautifully illustrated by Echo Chernik.

(Click to embiggen and check out Devi, Master Lorren, and Mola)

The campaign has been going amazingly, and we hit $500,000 this week, a huge milestone for us considering this is our first-ever in-house Kickstarter. We’ve been blowing so much out of the water and we’ve been thrilled to add more art, more tiers, and more coolness for everyone as it goes on.

We’ve had lots of Echo’s original art go up for grabs, as well as a bunch of cameos in special prints Echo is producing for the campaign, which she’s lovingly entitled The Levity Collection. There are three prints in the series, each featuring different joyful moments in Kvothe’s life: playing Jackass, Jackass for Wil and Sim, playing cards at The Eolian, and a night from his childhood.

The big news is that our final round of cameos are going up Today (September 14th) at 4pm Central Time. And these cameo slots are for members of the Edema Ruh troupe relaxing by the fire after a day on the road.

(This is a super rough draft, but so cool…)

There are going to be a bunch of spots available, including a parent/child combo, and a couple combo. Since this is the print that the McElroy Brothers are going to be in, you could even be one of the people Travis the Strong Man is lifting, or someone listening to Griffin tell stories, or watching Justin to sweet yo-yo tricks.

Oh, and we just found out (and I mean JUST) that our most beloved Lin-Manuel Miranda is going to be in this print as well. He’s gonna have a lute, so hopefully he’s gotten over his initial intimidation from the day they announced he’d be helping develop Pat’s books into movies and tv….

I’m not going to lie to you, these cameo tiers are tempting to me, too. If you’ve ever wanted to be immortalized in the same place as the McElroys AND Lin-Manuel Miranda then don’t miss your chance at 4pm Central Time, because something tells me there will be some serious competition for them. And I don’t just mean me.

That said, there’s still lots of stuff other than these cameos that you can grab in the campaign. We’ve also added multiple options for you to get your hands on the beautiful, handmade wooden poker chips sets from Wyrmwood Gaming.

There’s a total of six different tiers for you to choose from for the poker chips, ranging from 100 chips in a linen bag to a full 500 chip box set complete with space for 6 decks of cards.

The wood is sustainably sourced, and the chips are all made of beautiful woods like Rock Maple, Black Walnut, African Blackwood, Pink Ivory, and Purpleheart, to name a few.

Each of the poker chip tiers come with all four decks (the Selas, Selas Alternate, Chandrian, and Chandrian Alternate), and the DELUXE versions of them come with the beautiful Gilded Sets of Chandrian Decks, which have platinum-gilded edges and their very own box with a blue foil emblem of flame on the top.

Pat and Echo are both going to sign these boxes in UV ink, because Pat is way too excited about the idea of a secret signature.

And if you’re torn between the poker sets and the cameos that are going up, rest assured that we’re going to figure out a way to make the poker sets available in BackerKit after the campaign ends, so you’ll be able to add them onto your cameo tier no problem.

The fact of the matter is, a lot of cool stuff is going on over there. We’ve shown off new art, upgraded the decks, and given away lots of prizes to folks who are spreading the word on social media. We’re getting down to the wire on the campaign, to the point that Kickstarter has started the countdown in terms of hours rather than days.

If you want to join us, the campaign ends on Friday, September 15th at 11:59m Central Time. A lot of things in the campaign are Kickstarter-Exclusive, so if you’re particularly excited about anything (those Gilded Chandrian Decks for example) you should swing in and get it before it’s too late

And if you have any questions, leave them here or in the comments on the campaign. We’ll make sure to help you out.

Amanda & the Elodin Enterprises Team

 
 
14 September 2017 @ 12:30 am
Progress This Week

Play Recorder for Dancers - More working my way through the introductory book. I also bought a book of Disney songs that might be too hard for me and also is set for a duet, which... I don't have a partner, so I'm not sure that was the smartest thing I ever bought.

Go to 30 meetings - I went to last night's meeting, which was project night, and had a good chat with the people there.

Teach 5 classes - I taught Celtic Knotwork at Crossroads.

NaNoWriMo 2017 I continue plotting my novel.

Post 100 situations prompts to AO3 - one more up

Fill a second 100 situations with a different fandom - Star Trek begun. I'll start posting them probably in December, after I take a break from them for NaNo.

30 entries to “Monthly Diary Day” - Another one is up.

Read 3 books on Kyivan Rus - working my way through a book on the Khazars.

Take golf lessons - Although this was cancelled on account of hurricane this week, I am working on this.

Listen to 90 other podcasts - Listened to an episode of Stuff You Should Know about cutting people's heads off.

Read the entire Bible - Working my way through 2 Kings.
 
 
14 September 2017 @ 12:22 am
What is the worst injury you’ve ever had?

uh. Once when I was at Corvus, I sat down on their couch, and suddenly felt the worst pain of my life in my knee, which I could no longer put weight on or straighten. Orion gave me a vicodin, and I slept there that night. The next day, my friends carried me out of the basement and to the clinic on campus, where they sent me for an X-Ray. They didn't see anything wrong, but they couldn't straighten my leg either, so they gave me a brace to hold it straight. I was sitting in my room on my bed when Soren came to bring me dinner. He bumped into my knee, and I screamed, and then suddenly it felt just fine. I had apparently dislocated it, and just needed it to be knocked back into place. But I hopped around on crutches for a full week before Soren did that, and was in a lot of pain the whole time.

the rest )
 
 
13 September 2017 @ 11:12 pm
I decided not to set an alarm to go off today. I just honestly didn't want to deal with it. I wound up waking up at 1:30. I got an email telling me I have tickets to the Temptations and 4 Tops concert, so I tried to call my dad, but he was without power, and his house phone doesn't work without power, and he hadn't been able to plug his cell phone in, so he didn't answer. I emailed him, but needless to say he didn't get email. He wound up getting power back a couple hours later and calling me, and we decided we'd go to the concert together.

Otherwise, I didn't do much. I read LJ, DW, twitter, and facebook. I found and plugged in my ipad and my kindle. My kindle doesn't seem to be charging, but I'm not sure maybe it doesn't charge things when the laptop is closed? The ipad was on 12% charge when I left for the SCA meeting.

I went to Decatur for the SCA meeting. Getting there was rough. All the traffic lights inside the perimeter were still down, and people were not polite or intelligent enough to treat them like 4-way stops. Really judging you, Decatur. Decatur is, of course, the rich part of Atlanta, so I suspect it's not so much a matter of intelligence, but of thinking they are more important than everyone else. Fuck rich people.

Anyway, I got to the meeting, and there were 6 of us there. It was project night but only two people had brought projects. We all just sat and talked until 8:30 when we went across the street to dinner at Imperial. The burger was good, but they had the saltiest fries I've ever tasted. We also had a poutine for the table, which was good, but had no cheese curds, just melted American cheese. Somehow, not the same thing. I'm a minute and a half from finishing Mathews Men. So I think I'm going to go do that, despite not being in the car.
 
 
13 September 2017 @ 04:24 pm
NAME: Frankie aka Strumbella
AGE: Early 50s
INTERESTS & HOBBIES: Music, guitar, drumming,reading, internet, making lists
LOOKING FOR: I'm looking for some new friends who post and or comment on a fairly regular basis. I do comment in return should I have something to say. Age isn't a factor for me when making friends, we can all learn from one another.
NOT INTERESTED IN: Politics, Racism.
ANYTHING ELSE?: Lived in large cities most of my life and then about 4 years ago moved in a very small town. Still not quite found my niche here, however I'm loving the NO drama and the laid back atmosphere.
 
 
Current Mood: calm
 
 
13 September 2017 @ 12:04 am
What are you reading?

One Way or Another by Annette Laing - I feel like Brandon is the only intelligent character.

The Jews of Khazaria by Kevin Alan Brook - No progress this week.

The Mathews Men: Seven Brothers and the War Against Hitler's U-boats by William Gerouxby - We're getting towards the end of the war. We've left Hitler behind and are now talking about kamikaze pilots. I assume this book will be over soon?

2 Kings - All the kings of Israel worship foreign gods, but there are prophets of God who occasionally perform miracles. Like, these people are so stupid that God is still performing miracles in front of them and they don't believe in him. It's no wonder God gave up on us and stopped sending prophets, and performing miracles.