Not much has really happened in the last ten days. A lot of little things here and there. It feels like I'm spinning my wheels a lot but when I look at it, I'm not. I'm making changes and such but, it is hard for me to see because I am so close to it.
I decided on the two ankle tattoos I want to get. One is a solid black silhouette of a cat's profile. It will cover the dagger tattoo I no longer need as I have reconciled all sides of my life. The other one is a solid black silhouette of a kitten walking. Now, I just have to find a tattoo place. A friend recommended one in the U-District that I know how to get to. So, most likely, that one is going to win for the first ankle tattoo at the very least.
I decided to finally start the online mystery game that I've wanted to do for months, called 'The Edge of Propinquity" and have gathered players. Once everyone agrees to the rules, I'll send out the actual character stuff and set up as well as start setting up the clues and interesting bits.
I have signed up for Kodo drum lessons. For the month of August, every Monday, I will have a two hour lesson on the history of and how to play these drums. I'm really excited about it. I'm facing a fear of new things and looking foolish in order to finally follow a dream of learning to play these drums. I have wanted to for years. Admittedly, I have moments where I wonder what the heck I am doing but, I've been stomping on them. I'm going to play these drum, darn it! Also, if it turns out I have any talent in this direction; I will seriously consider joining the studio.
I am dealing with some unpleasantness that seems to be going in the right direction and for that, I'm thankful.
I recently had an odd dream that involved me being on the Gaza Strip and bad things happening because the President has been cause in another scandal. It was a pretty vivid dream and seems to play on my fears of what will happen with the Supreme Court in the near future.
Construction on my condo is almost done, thank goodness. Everything being out of whack and having people coming in and out of my house pretty much sucks. My home isn't my sanctuary. I cannot even sleep in on a week day right now because the construction guys need time to get in and they want to start at 8am. Let me tell you, that sucks. Right now, my house is so cluttered and dirty, I can barely stand it. With all of the furniture moved haphazardly all over and all the curtains down, there is no way I can actually clean anyway. Basically, I'm going to have to wait until they are all done with the interior work until I can do anything to make my home the clean, tidy sanctuary it once was. I just really hate it now. On the good side of things, supposedly, this will be the final week they are inside my home. Then, I'm going to hire someone to vacuum and dust everything; to clean the curtains and do whatever it is they have to do to the walls, ceiling and furniture.
I have also scheduled my vacation over Conquest. I will be at the convention hotel from September 1st until September 6th - a day before and after the convention as I don't like to rush with the crush of people. This means that I will be open for dinner with people Thursday and Monday nights. I'm really looking forward to this convention. For the first time in a long time, I'm not running anything at all. No LARP. No table top. My main goal is to get into a table top game with my psychic twin, Bill (baronlaw) - preferably a Call of Cthulhu game. Otherwise, I plan to spend most of the convention drinking with Team Volare and the GM Consortium crews. I cannot express just how much I am looking forward to this coming convention. As an aside, this would be the perfect time for me to read the latest Harry Potter book if someone would loan it to me, pretty please.
We have had a massive influx of new characters in the Crimson Dawn game that is radically changing the dynamics of the game and not in a bad way. In fact, it is very interesting and is making me reconsider some of my current plans to accommodate the new players and what they are bringing to the table. It is very exciting in a RP sense.
Tarot Card for the Day: Ten of Swords, Inverted