parhelli0n: (save me xenu)
Today was hectic, and crazy, and ended up being a pile of fun.
I am tired, and happy, and fulfilled.
Thanks to everyone who helped make today so enjoyable.
parhelli0n: (save me xenu)
Today was hectic, and crazy, and ended up being a pile of fun.
I am tired, and happy, and fulfilled.
Thanks to everyone who helped make today so enjoyable.
parhelli0n: (1991)
So, I've got a gift for Ashley Z.'s birthday (JT and I actually picked it out in February, because it so reminded us of her). What the heck can I get for Siobhan? I'd like it to be something useful. Hepl?

The Changeling forums continue to provide a source of entertainment and happiness. Some people smoke pot; some people skydive; some people knit. I role-play. I don't think I've ever found a more fun, constructive way to blow off steam and interact with other people. Non-geeky judging be damned.
Thank you, all of the folks to help create the stories that I interact with.
parhelli0n: (1991)
So, I've got a gift for Ashley Z.'s birthday (JT and I actually picked it out in February, because it so reminded us of her). What the heck can I get for Siobhan? I'd like it to be something useful. Hepl?

The Changeling forums continue to provide a source of entertainment and happiness. Some people smoke pot; some people skydive; some people knit. I role-play. I don't think I've ever found a more fun, constructive way to blow off steam and interact with other people. Non-geeky judging be damned.
Thank you, all of the folks to help create the stories that I interact with.

quickie

Apr. 9th, 2009 11:45 am
parhelli0n: (tiny turtle)
I'm home for a few minutes before heading off to a workshop in Bloomfield (which I had completely forgotten about until I arrived at work this morning. Good thing it doesn't start until 1). I slept fitfully, not really sure what I dreamed about, but I woke up gasping for air and jumping to my feet a few times, absolutely disoriented. It's been a long time since I had a night like that, and it sucks. A lot.

I have no class tomorrow, and was going to take Gill to Old Sturbridge Village again. I know [livejournal.com profile] sentry_for_you had expressed an interest in going. I'll drive if anyone else feels like joining us for the day.

Changeling continues to rock the Casbah. I feel sometimes like I, Kelly, forgot myself for a few years (when I was married and miserable, and then divorced and not-quite so miserable). It took people like [livejournal.com profile] poizen37, smacking me in the brainpan with the glamour skillet, before I realized how much of a banal, stuffy bitch I had become. The past few years, with all of their ups and downs, have been stellar-- the past few months, doubly so. I'm glad to have rejoined NeverNeverLand.

Right. Off to Banality Central.

quickie

Apr. 9th, 2009 11:45 am
parhelli0n: (tiny turtle)
I'm home for a few minutes before heading off to a workshop in Bloomfield (which I had completely forgotten about until I arrived at work this morning. Good thing it doesn't start until 1). I slept fitfully, not really sure what I dreamed about, but I woke up gasping for air and jumping to my feet a few times, absolutely disoriented. It's been a long time since I had a night like that, and it sucks. A lot.

I have no class tomorrow, and was going to take Gill to Old Sturbridge Village again. I know [livejournal.com profile] sentry_for_you had expressed an interest in going. I'll drive if anyone else feels like joining us for the day.

Changeling continues to rock the Casbah. I feel sometimes like I, Kelly, forgot myself for a few years (when I was married and miserable, and then divorced and not-quite so miserable). It took people like [livejournal.com profile] poizen37, smacking me in the brainpan with the glamour skillet, before I realized how much of a banal, stuffy bitch I had become. The past few years, with all of their ups and downs, have been stellar-- the past few months, doubly so. I'm glad to have rejoined NeverNeverLand.

Right. Off to Banality Central.
parhelli0n: (responsible)
I've been forsaking sleep for days, and I don't think I've ever been so happy for it.

Twelve o'clock, and all is well.
parhelli0n: (responsible)
I've been forsaking sleep for days, and I don't think I've ever been so happy for it.

Twelve o'clock, and all is well.
parhelli0n: (boomdeyada)
The Wii came today. I got home from work, grabbed it, ran upstairs into the play room, and set it up before swinging over to get Gill from school. When we got back, she happily did 2 of her homework assignments and then headed upstairs to pick up her toys (at my request).
She was on the last handful of toys before stopping dead in her tracks and saying, "Mom! You're Wii is here!" I am blessed to have a kid who would do all of the crappy things that kids hate to do without so much as a "meh", not expecting a thing in return. It makes rewarding her that much more meaningful.
She has been playing Wii Music and Wii Sports for nearly three hours, breaking only for dinner. We played golf together. Now it's bath time. She's going to sleep like a stone.

I'm still loving the time spent on the forums. It's kind of silly, but I feel like I'm getting to know our newer players through forum RP (I joined the Groton By Night board, as well). It's nice. Addictive, but nice. :-D

Right. Time to bathe the munchkin. Ciao!
parhelli0n: (boomdeyada)
The Wii came today. I got home from work, grabbed it, ran upstairs into the play room, and set it up before swinging over to get Gill from school. When we got back, she happily did 2 of her homework assignments and then headed upstairs to pick up her toys (at my request).
She was on the last handful of toys before stopping dead in her tracks and saying, "Mom! You're Wii is here!" I am blessed to have a kid who would do all of the crappy things that kids hate to do without so much as a "meh", not expecting a thing in return. It makes rewarding her that much more meaningful.
She has been playing Wii Music and Wii Sports for nearly three hours, breaking only for dinner. We played golf together. Now it's bath time. She's going to sleep like a stone.

I'm still loving the time spent on the forums. It's kind of silly, but I feel like I'm getting to know our newer players through forum RP (I joined the Groton By Night board, as well). It's nice. Addictive, but nice. :-D

Right. Time to bathe the munchkin. Ciao!

forums

Apr. 6th, 2009 09:06 pm
parhelli0n: (wait what)
I am such a dork, but I can't stop laughing. Seriously, my cheeks hurt. I've been running scenes on The New Dream through PMs, and they're absolutely hilarious. I love being a dork.

forums

Apr. 6th, 2009 09:06 pm
parhelli0n: (wait what)
I am such a dork, but I can't stop laughing. Seriously, my cheeks hurt. I've been running scenes on The New Dream through PMs, and they're absolutely hilarious. I love being a dork.
parhelli0n: (dunecat)
Long-ish, cut for those who don't care )

It was great seeing that [livejournal.com profile] oh_faerie_nuff made it today. I know it was questionable, and I was happy (both IC and OOC) to see her there.

Huge thank you's to [livejournal.com profile] mythicpoison and [livejournal.com profile] justonejawa for their hospitality (we joked that it's my first free weekend in a month, and I spent it chasing Michael-- I got to L5R after him, I got to the Campground after him, and I got to game today after him. Heh). I had a great time.

Big Thumbs Up to the Groton staff. I've been playing MET Vampire since 1993, and your game was one of my all-time favorites. Even down an ST, you did a great job. Kudos.

Now it's time to begin the unwinding process, hang with the Bean a bit, make some dinner (and by "make" I mean "order Chinese"), and get some much-needed sleep. I expect to wake up tomorrow with a Game Hangover. Would that be a Gameover? ;-)
parhelli0n: (dunecat)
Long-ish, cut for those who don't care )

It was great seeing that [livejournal.com profile] oh_faerie_nuff made it today. I know it was questionable, and I was happy (both IC and OOC) to see her there.

Huge thank you's to [livejournal.com profile] mythicpoison and [livejournal.com profile] justonejawa for their hospitality (we joked that it's my first free weekend in a month, and I spent it chasing Michael-- I got to L5R after him, I got to the Campground after him, and I got to game today after him. Heh). I had a great time.

Big Thumbs Up to the Groton staff. I've been playing MET Vampire since 1993, and your game was one of my all-time favorites. Even down an ST, you did a great job. Kudos.

Now it's time to begin the unwinding process, hang with the Bean a bit, make some dinner (and by "make" I mean "order Chinese"), and get some much-needed sleep. I expect to wake up tomorrow with a Game Hangover. Would that be a Gameover? ;-)
parhelli0n: (Default)
I had a good day today. Hell, I've had a good day all week. The itching is still annoying, but has calmed down enough that I'm no longer taking Benadryl every 4 hours.

I dug out all of my Japanese garb, sushi set, and bokken for L5R tomorrow. I need to find my sake set, but if I can't find mine, I'll borrow JT's takuri and sakazukis. Either way, I've got adequate stuff to play, props to add to the feel, and I'll finally have childcare. W00t!! Now if I could only remember how to make a character... Oh, well. I'll get there early and ask for help. I'm so psyched. I think I'm going to go Dragon Clan, but I don't know what families are available. We'll see.

Saturday's economics class can suck an egg. I'd rather be doing manual labor. :-) Stupid economics.

Sunday is Changeling. I am beside myself with glee. Like, grinning-like-a-retard gleeful. Seriously. I'm psyched.

Hopefully everyone else is having a good week. It's finally feeling like Spring. We survived another winter! Yaaaaay!
parhelli0n: (Default)
I had a good day today. Hell, I've had a good day all week. The itching is still annoying, but has calmed down enough that I'm no longer taking Benadryl every 4 hours.

I dug out all of my Japanese garb, sushi set, and bokken for L5R tomorrow. I need to find my sake set, but if I can't find mine, I'll borrow JT's takuri and sakazukis. Either way, I've got adequate stuff to play, props to add to the feel, and I'll finally have childcare. W00t!! Now if I could only remember how to make a character... Oh, well. I'll get there early and ask for help. I'm so psyched. I think I'm going to go Dragon Clan, but I don't know what families are available. We'll see.

Saturday's economics class can suck an egg. I'd rather be doing manual labor. :-) Stupid economics.

Sunday is Changeling. I am beside myself with glee. Like, grinning-like-a-retard gleeful. Seriously. I'm psyched.

Hopefully everyone else is having a good week. It's finally feeling like Spring. We survived another winter! Yaaaaay!
parhelli0n: (Default)
My ex called and told Gill he'd be taking her this weekend. I'm getting excited despite myself.
Saturday morning I have class, which I will be bailing out of early to go to the Camp Cedarcrest cleanup with the Changeling crew.
Sunday is Changeling, and I will get to go play for the first time in 6 months. I am psyched beyond words.
parhelli0n: (Default)
My ex called and told Gill he'd be taking her this weekend. I'm getting excited despite myself.
Saturday morning I have class, which I will be bailing out of early to go to the Camp Cedarcrest cleanup with the Changeling crew.
Sunday is Changeling, and I will get to go play for the first time in 6 months. I am psyched beyond words.
parhelli0n: (Eshu)
Stolen from [livejournal.com profile] pantharos, because it's brilliant.

http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2007/04/04/AR2007040401721.html

The article is long, but worth it. They took Joshua Bell, arguably one of the most amazing violinists in the world (he's played for most of the royals in Europe, and it is rare that he fails to sell out a performance), made him look like a normal guy, and put him in the Metro station. There, he played amazing music, for an hour, on a $3.5 million violin, with his case open and seeded with some bills and spare change.

Over a thousand people walked by in that hour. Most ignored him completely. Twenty-seven gave him money. He made a total of just over $30.

It's an amazing social commentary, but my favorite parts (and the parts that keep me from slitting my wrists after realizing what a banal world we live in), have to do with the people who stopped. A handful of people, having no idea who this musician was, took the time out of their busy morning to listen. They were so entranced by the music of this stranger, this street performer, that they gave him a little cash and 5 minutes of their time. They allowed themselves the enjoyment of beauty at the expense of their schedule. For one, brief moment, they gave the finger to banality.

If you've ever wondered what they look like, look no further. These people are Dreamers.
parhelli0n: (Eshu)
Stolen from [livejournal.com profile] pantharos, because it's brilliant.

http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2007/04/04/AR2007040401721.html

The article is long, but worth it. They took Joshua Bell, arguably one of the most amazing violinists in the world (he's played for most of the royals in Europe, and it is rare that he fails to sell out a performance), made him look like a normal guy, and put him in the Metro station. There, he played amazing music, for an hour, on a $3.5 million violin, with his case open and seeded with some bills and spare change.

Over a thousand people walked by in that hour. Most ignored him completely. Twenty-seven gave him money. He made a total of just over $30.

It's an amazing social commentary, but my favorite parts (and the parts that keep me from slitting my wrists after realizing what a banal world we live in), have to do with the people who stopped. A handful of people, having no idea who this musician was, took the time out of their busy morning to listen. They were so entranced by the music of this stranger, this street performer, that they gave him a little cash and 5 minutes of their time. They allowed themselves the enjoyment of beauty at the expense of their schedule. For one, brief moment, they gave the finger to banality.

If you've ever wondered what they look like, look no further. These people are Dreamers.

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