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There's a gummy lump in my sternum where the cold that I thought was gone last Friday has instead settled in my lungs. Whee. I keep swallowing cough syrup and it keeps not helping. Also I sliced up my hand a little bit on my cuticle trimmer. (Don't ask. It was a moment of no grace whatsoever. Now it kind of smarts.)
I need to make a list of Entities What Need Informing about my impending change of address. Bank, wireless phone, insurance (especially!), etc. Credit card. Plus I've got a stack of store cards and whatnot to close up closed, because I don't like how many inactive accounts are on my credit report.
And there's the rain. Thank god. I will sleep well tonight.
Current Mood: tired
Tags: gentleman caller, my own competence astounds me, sometimes easier to be a brain in a jar
Tags: adhd, panic disorder, special eyes, therapy
Phoenix or Bust!|
Tomorrow morning, bright and early, I'm heading out for Phoenix Comic Con! And though the trip itself will be long and boring, the weekend promises to be a blast. So come out and see me! Here's my schedule.
Also, here's my Twitter feed. I link it here, because the odds are very high that I won't be doing any blogging - just snapping selfies and other assorted shenanigans, and uploading it all for your amusement.
So! Tune in, show up, be amused. That's my suggestion.
And for now ... I'm outta here!
[:: zoosh ::]
My house has a really tiny laundry chute. It's perhaps four inches deep and a foot wide.It's sufficiently tiny that I only drop white laundry (e.g. socks and underwear) down it, and then only one at a time.
Unsurprisingly, things occasionally get stuck in it. Originally I'd clear the chute by throwing down a bottle of Tick Shampoo, but after many such trips excessive velocity caused a small leak. After that I switched to Frisbees, which fit perfectly down the chute and could be flung with sufficient speed to knock out errant socks. On those rare occasions when this was not sufficient, I improvised a hook from a metal coat hangar and would use it to pull items down the chute from the opening in the basement. Since the sticking point was just within range of an unfolded metal hangar this worked reasonably well. In the worst case scenario I'd hook a sock and have a Frisbee or two come flying down the chute.
Last week, further efforts were necessary. Apparently on one of my previous efforts a Frisbee had gotten jammed in the chute without my noticing it. This time when I threw down another Frisbee it wedged in next to the first Frisbee. However, I didn't realize this, and opted to throw down another Frisbee on top of that. At this point I realized there was a problem. I was able to hook out all of the laundry, but the Frisbees defied my attempts to hook them. I tossed down a couple more for good measure, which just made matters worse. As a last ditch resort I threw down Ralph's exercise bar*, which is both flexible enough to fit in the chute and heavy enough to move things. Alas, there was no luck.
After contemplating my options, today I improvised a tool with a 4 foot metal level, a bungie cord and a fireplace poker. Using this I was able to pull out the bottom two Frisbees. I then tied off one of Tulip's leads (thin metal covered with plastic) to the handrail and fed it down the chute. I was able to hook it with the fireplace poker, and moving it back forth loosened up the remaining Frisbees enough for them to fall out. The exercise bar followed instantly. Chalk up another victory for engineering.
So, lesson learned. The next time something is stuck I'll tie the exercise bar to the lead (easy), tie the lead to the handrail, and drop the bar down the chute. Then I'll pull it up and drop it again repeatedly until the blockage is clear.
*Ralph was another Phi Kap from Singapore. He had a big flex bar that he routinely used to do upper body workouts (he was ripped) that he left behind when he graduated. It's in my closet for reasons that escape me now.
Tags: fraternity, house
The CLOCKWORK PHOENIX 4 Bag of Books reward|
These are going to be a bear to ship internationally.
Originally published at DESCENT INTO LIGHT. You can comment here or there.
Tags: clockwork phoenix, kickstarter, strangeness
Hello, yeah, it’s been a while. Not much, how ’bout you?|
So, where was I?
The last time I wrote here, I was on the road between Atlanta and Seattle. I had actually intended to live blog the trip, but then I didn’t, and once I got here I was caught up in the whole process of settling in and finding a job and all those other mundane things that take up all your time and attention, and the next thing you know, four months have gone by.
We’re pretty well settled in, at this point. Both kitanzi and I found jobs fairly quickly; she has a temp gig in Bellevue with dumb hours, and I found a permanent posting at a company in Seattle, so we’re doing okay there. Both of us are enjoying living in an area where transit is actually useful, and as a result we’re only driving the car on the weekends most of the time, and ended up selling the second car that we’d left behind in Atlanta. Housemate situation with runnerwolf is also going well; the apartment is a bit cramped for our liking, but we expected that, and when the lease is up we can look for something with a bit more space if we wish to continue sharing quarters.
I’m at the point where i’m ready to start being more social again, now that my routines are starting to coalesce.
The last couple of weeks, I’ve been working on redesigning my personal website for the first time since 2001. The old page was aesthetically antique, and it was time for a refresh, so I set up a brand new WordPress installation and have rehomed my blog there. I will still be cross-posting entries on LiveJournal and Dreamwidth, and I encourage people to comment in whatever place is most useful and convenient to them. I’m hoping to do more long-form blogging in the future, and also be more active about promoting my various projects.
As of right now, I expect to be at the following conventions, if you’d like to see me:
July 5-6, Nerdtacular 2013, Salt Lake City, UT
October 25-27, OVFF, Columbus, OH
November 8-10, OryCon, Portland, OR
I’ll add more if and when plans are made.
So, that’s what’s been going on. What’s going on with you?
Mirrored from Home of the Autographed Cat.
Tags: cons, life
Signs that I'm a Summer Person|
Things I love about Summer:
- Not wearing a coat.
- Wearing adorable summer dresses.
- Going swimming.
- Lying in the sun.
- Street fairs and art festivals.
- Wearing adorable dresses to street fairs and eating fried foods while lying in the sun.
- The beach.
- The smell of the lake, the feel of the sand, the call of the gulls.
- The smell of suntan lotion.
- Drinking root beer from a paper cup on the beach with crushed ice and a little sand in it.
- The Case Book Sale
- Eating ice cream in the sun.
- Being hot.
- Laying on my bed while a cool breeze blows the curtains over me.
- The smell of fresh-cut grass.
- The smell of barbecues and the sound of people mowing grass while I lie in my bed with the breeze flowing over me.
Things I love about Winter:
ALERT ALERT ALERT|
ANNOUNCING KINDLE WORLDS
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@cleolinda: THEY'RE BASICALLY STAMPING OUT THE PORN YOU GUYS. Also not allowing crossovers.
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Tags: fandom, fanfic, numbered thoughts are organized thoughts, this is going to end well
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