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My hands are sore, I guess I'm paying for the progress I did over the weekend. I did two rows tonight and it was agony (one knit row, one purl), and they're still hurting despite drugs. My hip is bothering me too. Maybe it's time for aleve instead of ibuprofen.

Gee I can't wait until I'm actually old... -_-

*Knitting intensifies*

Sep. 18th, 2017 12:11 am
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Game today was excellent! We had some cool combat stuff with some traumatic Confusion hijinx, got a bet brain, and probably went to participate in/start a riot. I hope someone remembered the spoon!

I also got a fair bit further o my chart. I am now into my third box of beads - probably 4 was an overestimate, but I guess this chart and the next are incredibly heavily beaded, so maybe not? I have about 1/2 charts left to go, If I have less than 1/4 of this box left when I'm done I'll feel vindicated for my overcautiousness, but if I have more than than I'l just feel silly. So we'll see. I'm very definitely at the 'want to just knit until it's done' stage, which is unfortunate because my knitting time is rather limited :(

Worked on more tag mod stuff tonight... and now, sleep! We have an extra dog this week, which means I have to get up extra early, bleh. I should be sleeping already, probably.

another busy weekend

Sep. 16th, 2017 11:24 pm
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I went to the Powwow at the museum today, and it was fun! I mostly wanted to go to some of the workshops and talks and such, but I missed a few of them. I caught the end of the one on the medicine wheel, and the end of the one on traditional harvest stuff. I did catch the whole one on traditional food, but a native dietitian, which was neat, and most of the one on corn as well, and in general I learned a lot throughout the day, which was my goal. The only things I bought were a taco and some quilt raffle tickets for one of the indigenous support services places that has some cool programs.

Then I came home and fell asleep for a while, because it was quiet and I hadn't had tea (and I even survived the day without much of a caffeine headache, wooh!) The kids were having a sleepover, which meant pizza for dinner, and then I did a little bit of RP for Underworld, and a whooole lot of tag modding for Yuletide! We've gone through maybe... 1/3 of the tags, but we start with the easy stuff so that doesn't mean too much. I'll do some more before or after game, or both. But for now, I'm ired and my allergies are acting up (I hope), so it is bedtime!

Blogging from work!

Sep. 14th, 2017 11:32 am
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Naughty naughty, I know...

I'm waiting for my anitvirus to tell me that a program is safe to install, even though I know it is :p

A Big Thing is happening at work after literally years of negotiation! It is exciting!

My hair is green! Well, part of it... (image below cut) )

Tonight is poutine and kitting!

Someone left me kudos on this story form Jukebox a few years ago and it reminded me how much I love it. I think this might be one of the best stories I've come up with, though probably the actual writing could be improved in some areas:

Embers Just Waiting for Breath (7306 words) by Measured_Words
Chapters: 1/1
Fandom: Fire in the Head - Sharon Knight (Song)
Rating: General Audiences
Warnings: No Archive Warnings Apply
Characters: Original Characters
Additional Tags: Bards, Storytelling, Songs, Bechdel Test Pass, Fae & Fairies, Ordeals, Faustian Bargain, Madness, Megaliths, Rituals, Fire, Pilgrimage, Folklore

Efa goes to the Giant's Chair
To make a Feyre pact...

The greenening!

Sep. 13th, 2017 11:32 pm
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My hair has been engreened! Just the underneath.

I've tried to green my hair in several previous occasions, but this is the first time I've dared to bleach it. So far so good, though it is still wet and I'm not blowdrying it twice in one night! But I am pretty excited.

Work was dumb and annoying today but I persevered.

I think that's it! Tomorrow is poutine and knitting. Not at the same time.


Sep. 13th, 2017 12:06 am
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I did some things are work today but it was mostly pointless. We got an AED though, and had a little walkthrough on how to use it. Though really it tells you what to do so it isn't so bad.

We ordered from a Korean/Japanese place tonight and it was tasty! Tomorrow I have an errand to run out in the work side of town, so I'll be late getting hme and may wind up just grabbing something while I'm out. And the day after that is knitting, and I'm going to get poutine!

There are Coyotes down by the rover. The river that is across the street beyond a vacant overgrown meadow/lot. There are coyotes basically across the street from my house. I saw one there last yer once, but this was *multiple*. They've been going *nuts* every time there there are sirens. I'll have to be careful when I take the dogs out, though it is usually light enough on either side of the day that it shouldn't be too much of a problem. One of the neighbours is going to call the nature conservancy that owns the river parks, so maybe they can put up signs and warn other people.... There are far too many outdoor cats in this area. I mean with the river right there, I would think it is a bad idea period but the weather has been so mild this past year that the coyotes were pretty much an inevitability. I do think my neighbour is correct that it means there aren't as many people living along the river this year, so that's.... probably good? Assuming it is because they have somewhere else to go!

If you are interested, remind me and I will post a pic of the street so you can get a better sense of the proximities. It's dark out now though. And I'm off to bed!


Sep. 12th, 2017 12:04 am
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Spent a bunch of time at work scanning an ice cream paddle. I mean testing new software :V

Tonight was a Fuck Squad night! We explored a dungeon. Which was less kinky than it sounds, all things considered :V

I found out that some on my fav in game LARP characters got retired after I left game for the weekend, and I has a sad about missing that :( Ahh well, it can generate more RP, I suppose.

And now, bed!

changing it up!

Sep. 10th, 2017 11:20 pm
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This was a larp weekend! Technically the next game is in two weeks, but I've already told myself no. I'm going away to Toronto for the weekend with Nary the following weekend, and then back to Toronto with geek girls folks the weekend after *that* (just a day trip though). That's too many weekends away, I think, and too close together. ON the other hand, what's one more? :V

We're on our final storyline for Thirteen, and I'm sad :/ I really liked that game! But I think the GM was finding it hard to sustain, in terms of coming up with stories, and not get sidetracked into worldbuilding. So we're going to go back to Adventure World and do something set in that campaign world's early history. I think it is going to be sort of another kingdom-level game too, like the Scaermar game I was in a few years ago in College Station. We're using the Game of Thrones RPG rules this time, which will be interesting. Our GM is going to need to write up a lot of stuff, so we'll see how that goes ;) Another option that was tossed around was going back to Ashland, but I don't think we have the right mix of players for it, unfortunately. I'm not really sre we have enough players for this new game either, but I guess we'll see.

In non-gaming news.... I bleached the underside of my hair on a whim! Longpig was doing her roots, but since she basically has no hair these days there was a loooot of bleach left over. So hey! Now the underside of my hair is blond. Not platinum blond, because my hair doesn't do that, but really frickin' blond comparatively. I'll try and get a picture tomorrow when it is all dry. Next step - get some good green hair dye, or mix up some green and black, maybe..... I'm going to try and get to Sally Beauty some day after work this week, assuming they are open late enough! Otherwise, it'll be the weekend.

For now though - bedtime! I'm still wrecked from LARP @_@

GW Month Prompt Requests

Sep. 9th, 2017 10:07 am
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It's September already and that means GW Month aka November is just around the corner. In order to have time to write I am currently accepting drabble/short fic prompts. As of right now I have 12 which means I need 18 more. If you are so inclined please drop me a prompt or two. If you have any questions about OTPs or what I will/will not write please feel free to ask.


Sep. 7th, 2017 11:45 pm
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Today was just as stupid as yesterday at work, and possibly more so. Bleh.

But I got all my stuff together for LARP, got a bit of knitting done, and did some long-overdue wrangling.

I don't even know

Sep. 6th, 2017 11:49 pm
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Work was stressful today - we started getting alerts and warning s about problems with out network storage. We've been planning to transition off of it but haven't yet, probably for Reasons. So I had to flail around and try and figure out how to back things up, and where, and what another solution could be. We did have a little private cloud NAS server thing just kicking around (the tech at my work is really ridiculous in some ways), but I haven't figured out how to set it up on the network so that people can actually get to it.

Tonight I made sugar cookie bars that I got a recipe from via yulechat folks (thanks [profile] donusweeper!), and unpinned the shawl I blocked and finished p the baby sweater for my cousin. Which I *need* to mail tomorrow if it has the slightest chance of arriving on time....so we'll see I guess. I need a card and some kind of wrapping or bag, which I can get tomorrow at loblaws I guess. I also need a few other things like tea for work, and some larp things. We're having an in-game crafting competition? I'm not really sure how that is supposed to work, but hey, sure!

I also futzes around with yarn and needles for my next in-game project, which is socks. Worsted weight bootsocks, basically. I'm settling on a pattern, but first I need to figure out how big they need to be.

Uuuuhhh... I feel like I *was* going to write something here hat was actual *thoughts* and not just a catalogue of things I did, but they're gone now. Such is my life.

Thanks to the folk who tumbld at me that I am stardust and they love me! But I'm not sure there are ten people on tumblr who even know who I am and that's just an awkward meme to continue <3


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