Btw, Sunday weigh-in: Just 6 pounds to go! I'm really excited and positive that I'm going to win my bets!
January 29, 2006
Being Grown Up...
I feel like such a grown up. For the first time in my life, I have a completely matching set of dishes and silverware! It's so cool. Bed, Bath & Beyond is my friend. I now have service for eight in "Wasabi Fusion" ceramic dishware - dishwasher and microwaveable safe. They have a slightly oriental caste to them. My new silverware is Oneida's "Saint Theresa" collection: a simple but elegant set of brushed silver flatware; service for twelve. All of my old stuff went to Justin who really needed it. Makes me happy. Next up (when I have money) is a brand new matching set of drinking glasses.
In other Grown Up news, I was in Bellevue signing my new mortgage papers for Ticor last week. The new mortgage is scheduled to go through on the 30th with the extra cash being wired directly to my bank account. Tuesday morning, I will be calling my home owners group for a pay off value of my special assessment and will wire the money Tuesday afternoon. I'm very excited! March 1st starts the new payment schedule!
I finally went to the Grind. What a good experience. Especially in light of the last experience I had at the Wetspot. It is surprisingly body accepting there, no matter what your body type is. I saw a couple of good flogging scenes that really made me miss it. I'm going to go to the Grind at least once more to get a better feel for it before I officially join the club. I recognized a lot of people there. I would have liked to have done some dancing but my knee was being a fickle bitch. So, I planted my butt in a chair and people watched all night. It was a good time for me.
I'm starting to get migraines more often. This is not a good thing. Not at all. This is a recent development. I never used to get them. I'm wondering what's going on with my body that is causing it. I should probably go see my doctor about the issue. Otherwise, I'm going to end up missing more events and that's no fun.
I got to see Adrienne while she was up here on her road trip. As a bonus, I got to see Lori, too. We don't see much of each other these days. It was a very good lunch. I introduced them both to my favorite sushi place, Rikki Rikki. We got the cool tattooed pink haired lass from last time as a waitress. She recognized me but thought it was from the Melting Pot. In any case, good service, good food and great company made for an excellent lunch.
I've been pretty productive on the writer side of life. I wrote up the first draft of "Sanguine Six" - a one-off dream based story. I'm going to let it stew for a day or two before I give it a polish and send it off to my 1st Round Reader Group. I also started my February Edge of Propinquity story called "Eye of the Engraving." I rather like this story because it pulls in a bit of history with it.
Next, I think I have finally decided on which long term project to focus on. It will be the "Breaking the Chains" universe background and research project. I had a long talk with Ice who convinced me that I should drop "Regresser's Evolution" in favor of "Breaking the Chains" because of many reasons. He even bet me that both Monte and Yony (the other people I bounced the concept off of originally) would agree. I've only had a chance to talk with Monte about it and it turns out he does agree.
Now, I'm not going to completely abandon "Regresser's Evolution." However, I am going to hire an actual editor to fix my grammatical train wreck of story. So, if you have recommendations, I'm looking and willing to pay for professional work. Then, we'll see what happens with it.
I'm on my sister's good list right now. I surprised her by buying a bunch of her home school supplies for this year and didn't tell her. The books just started showing up at her home last week. She really, really appreciated it. Home schooling her girls is a main part of her life and my nieces love it and love school. Apparently, they were very excited by all the new school books as well. I talked to my sister on the phone and she got all weepy on me. School supplies are expensive. It made me feel really good. I'm never going to have my own kids. So, spoiling my nieces and nephews is a lot of fun.
I've also had a couple of interesting dreams recently:
Sanguine Six - During a play, I stop and have a discussion with myself about a story idea. I am skeptical but I agree to think about it when I wake up.
Kissing Mark - Mark and I have a conversation about gaming and how the beginnings of most games are trite. I try turning the trite into something more interesting.
Tarot Card for the Day: Eight of Pentacles, Inverted