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Nov. 27th, 2009 03:02 pm
featherynscale: Nanny Ogg's Cookbook (cookbook)
I cooked a turkey. It was tasty. Nobody died. I'm still in shock.

Level up.

Nov. 27th, 2009 03:02 pm
featherynscale: Nanny Ogg's Cookbook (cookbook)
I cooked a turkey. It was tasty. Nobody died. I'm still in shock.
featherynscale: Schmendrick the magician from The Last Unicorn (Default)
...I slept in until 11. Huzzah! And it's 61° out. Heat wave!

Today, I'm going to:
  • Finish the outline for this year's EiR class
  • Get gifts for the rest of my family that I'll be visiting in FL
  • Pick up groceries
  • Write a story (maybe)
  • Eat leftover pastry thingies
  • Paint my toenails
  • Make an appointment for the Toboggan to go in for tires and repairs
  • Write an outline for my January class on ritual consciousness
  • Think about hanging up some of this pile of art that I have sitting about the place unframed
  • ...and other stuff, as I think of it.


Okay, maybe not so slacker today.

EDIT: In other news, Hedgehog Launch. Take that, productivity!
featherynscale: Schmendrick the magician from The Last Unicorn (Default)
...I slept in until 11. Huzzah! And it's 61° out. Heat wave!

Today, I'm going to:
  • Finish the outline for this year's EiR class
  • Get gifts for the rest of my family that I'll be visiting in FL
  • Pick up groceries
  • Write a story (maybe)
  • Eat leftover pastry thingies
  • Paint my toenails
  • Make an appointment for the Toboggan to go in for tires and repairs
  • Write an outline for my January class on ritual consciousness
  • Think about hanging up some of this pile of art that I have sitting about the place unframed
  • ...and other stuff, as I think of it.


Okay, maybe not so slacker today.

EDIT: In other news, Hedgehog Launch. Take that, productivity!
featherynscale: Schmendrick the magician from The Last Unicorn (Default)
I can tell we had a successful party yesterday, because there are a great many things in my house that are not mine. I can tell we had a low-drama party, because none of them are pants, and the one of them that is a vodka bottle is still 3/4 full.

The kitchen is a war zone. I am afraid to look in the fridge. What lurks within? I know not, but that it may involve turkey. If it does, we're having gumbo tomorrow.

I missed the end of the party, alas. I believe that someday I will learn that my body in its current configuration can process either a good deal more sugar than usual *or* a great deal more wine than usual, but not both. I crashed at some point, and delighted in the fact that when the party's at my house, I can go to bed whenever I like. I woke up around 4:30 a.m., was grievously ill, then went back to bed. I'm pretty sure everyone who doesn't live here was gone by then, but I didn't investigate the couch too thoroughly.

Anyway, I live on. And so does everyone else who was cooking with me in my kitchen yesterday. I am sometimes protective of my space in the kitchen, and I have easy access to large knives, so I felt going into the situation that survival might be a near thing for some of us. Fortunately, though, once everyone had all their proper equipment sorted out, the cooking was pretty painless. I am grateful to [livejournal.com profile] ruisseau and [livejournal.com profile] triadruid, who were lovely sous-chefs. [livejournal.com profile] ruisseau gets the "Beyond the Call of Duty" award for stemming and peeling mushrooms, which she dislikes profoundly. [livejournal.com profile] popefelix is a very gadget-y, by-the-book cook, which is exactly the sort of cook I am not, but still, peaceful kitchen coexistence was achieved, and the turkey was Yummy.

So, today, when [livejournal.com profile] triadruid rolls out of bed, I think we're gonna head out to Larrytown to put up some posters for Longest Night, and perhaps catch some yummy non-turkey dining. Later, Friday Night Supper Club is on at Blue Nile at the River Market (aggressively non-turkey dining, that). I hope to manage to sneak in a birthday present for the boy, who doesn't want a birthday party and so on and suchlike. I respect people's rights to not have a party, but it is very hard for me to consider not buying a present, for the gods' sakes. We'll see how it goes. Until next time, dear readers. :)
featherynscale: Schmendrick the magician from The Last Unicorn (Default)
I can tell we had a successful party yesterday, because there are a great many things in my house that are not mine. I can tell we had a low-drama party, because none of them are pants, and the one of them that is a vodka bottle is still 3/4 full.

The kitchen is a war zone. I am afraid to look in the fridge. What lurks within? I know not, but that it may involve turkey. If it does, we're having gumbo tomorrow.

I missed the end of the party, alas. I believe that someday I will learn that my body in its current configuration can process either a good deal more sugar than usual *or* a great deal more wine than usual, but not both. I crashed at some point, and delighted in the fact that when the party's at my house, I can go to bed whenever I like. I woke up around 4:30 a.m., was grievously ill, then went back to bed. I'm pretty sure everyone who doesn't live here was gone by then, but I didn't investigate the couch too thoroughly.

Anyway, I live on. And so does everyone else who was cooking with me in my kitchen yesterday. I am sometimes protective of my space in the kitchen, and I have easy access to large knives, so I felt going into the situation that survival might be a near thing for some of us. Fortunately, though, once everyone had all their proper equipment sorted out, the cooking was pretty painless. I am grateful to [livejournal.com profile] ruisseau and [livejournal.com profile] triadruid, who were lovely sous-chefs. [livejournal.com profile] ruisseau gets the "Beyond the Call of Duty" award for stemming and peeling mushrooms, which she dislikes profoundly. [livejournal.com profile] popefelix is a very gadget-y, by-the-book cook, which is exactly the sort of cook I am not, but still, peaceful kitchen coexistence was achieved, and the turkey was Yummy.

So, today, when [livejournal.com profile] triadruid rolls out of bed, I think we're gonna head out to Larrytown to put up some posters for Longest Night, and perhaps catch some yummy non-turkey dining. Later, Friday Night Supper Club is on at Blue Nile at the River Market (aggressively non-turkey dining, that). I hope to manage to sneak in a birthday present for the boy, who doesn't want a birthday party and so on and suchlike. I respect people's rights to not have a party, but it is very hard for me to consider not buying a present, for the gods' sakes. We'll see how it goes. Until next time, dear readers. :)

Parade!

Oct. 28th, 2008 11:48 am
featherynscale: Schmendrick the magician from The Last Unicorn (Default)
WHAT: Post-Halloween Parade and Pumpkin Smash
WHO: You, silly. :)
WHEN: Saturday, 11/1, 10:30 a.m. - noonish
WHERE: Meet at Nichols Fountain on the Plaza
WHY: Because it will be funny.

WEAR: A costume of any sort.
BRING: Leftover candy to give away, your jack-o-lantern, any parade props you wish (no weapons please, we'll cover that part)

We'll march up and down the Plaza (on the sidewalks) and hand out candy and stuff. If you have particular schtick that goes with your costume, feel free to do it. If you want to bring signs, flags, musical instruments, whatever, go ahead. I will bring a sign declaring us a parade. Following the parade, we'll go back to the park and do terrible things to helpless gourds.

Who's in?

Parade!

Oct. 28th, 2008 11:48 am
featherynscale: Schmendrick the magician from The Last Unicorn (Default)
WHAT: Post-Halloween Parade and Pumpkin Smash
WHO: You, silly. :)
WHEN: Saturday, 11/1, 10:30 a.m. - noonish
WHERE: Meet at Nichols Fountain on the Plaza
WHY: Because it will be funny.

WEAR: A costume of any sort.
BRING: Leftover candy to give away, your jack-o-lantern, any parade props you wish (no weapons please, we'll cover that part)

We'll march up and down the Plaza (on the sidewalks) and hand out candy and stuff. If you have particular schtick that goes with your costume, feel free to do it. If you want to bring signs, flags, musical instruments, whatever, go ahead. I will bring a sign declaring us a parade. Following the parade, we'll go back to the park and do terrible things to helpless gourds.

Who's in?
featherynscale: Schmendrick the magician from The Last Unicorn (a votre service)
It's like being clergy or something. Anyway, I'm looking for some help, and here's the deal.

From now until Imbolc (that's 2/2, for you mainstream religious types), Gaia Community is collecting money for Heifer International. Heifer is a charitable organization that gives livestock to poor families to help feed their families and their communities, and have milk, eggs, honey, wool, and suchlike for trade. We're trying to raise enough money to sponsor a flock of sheep for Imbolc, in honor of Brigid.

Wanna help out? You can drop by my donation page and make a donation, or you can join Gaia Community's team and canvass your friends, family, coworkers, whoever, for help. Or, of course, you could just go to Heifer's website and donate there, but I'm trying to make our team look good here! :)

Thanks for reading, thanks for donating. Now, I'm gonna go see [livejournal.com profile] orcjohn up at the hospital. Catch you later.
featherynscale: Schmendrick the magician from The Last Unicorn (Default)
It's like being clergy or something. Anyway, I'm looking for some help, and here's the deal.

From now until Imbolc (that's 2/2, for you mainstream religious types), Gaia Community is collecting money for Heifer International. Heifer is a charitable organization that gives livestock to poor families to help feed their families and their communities, and have milk, eggs, honey, wool, and suchlike for trade. We're trying to raise enough money to sponsor a flock of sheep for Imbolc, in honor of Brigid.

Wanna help out? You can drop by my donation page and make a donation, or you can join Gaia Community's team and canvass your friends, family, coworkers, whoever, for help. Or, of course, you could just go to Heifer's website and donate there, but I'm trying to make our team look good here! :)

Thanks for reading, thanks for donating. Now, I'm gonna go see [livejournal.com profile] orcjohn up at the hospital. Catch you later.
featherynscale: Schmendrick the magician from The Last Unicorn (Santa)
I know it must be that time of the year again, because my receptionist started playing Christmas music yesterday. Therefore, I present the Winter Avarice List Meme, resurrected from the ashes of last year.

The Rules: Also Yclept Howe Thou Dost It Without Making Fail.
Make a post that contains your list of 10 holiday wishes. The wishes can be anything at all, from simple and fun ("I'd love a Hermione icon that's just for me") to medium ("I wish for _____ on DVD") to really big ("All I want for Christmas is a new car/computer/house/TV.") The important thing is, make sure these wishes are things you really, truly want.
- If you wish for real possible things, make sure you include some sort of contact info in your post, whether it's your address or just your email address where Santa (or one of his elves) could get in touch with you.
- Also, you might post some version of these guidelines in your LJ so that the holiday joy will spread.

The List
All I want for the festival of Winter Avarice (and good cheer) is:Don't you want to know? )
For Comparative Purposes, What I Listed Last Year, With CommentaryRead more... )
featherynscale: Schmendrick the magician from The Last Unicorn (Default)
I know it must be that time of the year again, because my receptionist started playing Christmas music yesterday. Therefore, I present the Winter Avarice List Meme, resurrected from the ashes of last year.

The Rules: Also Yclept Howe Thou Dost It Without Making Fail.
Make a post that contains your list of 10 holiday wishes. The wishes can be anything at all, from simple and fun ("I'd love a Hermione icon that's just for me") to medium ("I wish for _____ on DVD") to really big ("All I want for Christmas is a new car/computer/house/TV.") The important thing is, make sure these wishes are things you really, truly want.
- If you wish for real possible things, make sure you include some sort of contact info in your post, whether it's your address or just your email address where Santa (or one of his elves) could get in touch with you.
- Also, you might post some version of these guidelines in your LJ so that the holiday joy will spread.

The List
All I want for the festival of Winter Avarice (and good cheer) is:Don't you want to know? )
For Comparative Purposes, What I Listed Last Year, With CommentaryRead more... )
featherynscale: Schmendrick the magician from The Last Unicorn (Default)
Pictures are up!

Enjoy the Stupid Pumpkin Project, and various costumed shenanigans. Hope you're having a good one.
featherynscale: Schmendrick the magician from The Last Unicorn (Default)
Pictures are up!

Enjoy the Stupid Pumpkin Project, and various costumed shenanigans. Hope you're having a good one.
featherynscale: Schmendrick the magician from The Last Unicorn (Harley Quinn)
If you haven't seen me since Saturday, you have missed the Joker-green hair I'm sporting for the Halloween season. It was a must-do for the 'Joker as Victorian lady' outfit I'm doing for tonight. Incidentally, the "Do a Batman villain of a different gender, in a historical period" thing caught on at the house -- [livejournal.com profile] triadruid is doing Venetian courtier Harley Quinn, [livejournal.com profile] kittenpants is doing La Penguine, who happens to be the 18th century French street girl version of the Penguin, and [livejournal.com profile] matchgirl42, coming late to the game and without benefit of an extensive costume closet, is gonna do Captain Stingaree, also as a pirate, but hey! Pirates are historical! If these costumes work out well, I imagine we'll do them again for Dragon*Con... we've certainly generated some concepts for the other folks who are likely to go to Con with us...

Anyway, that's not what the post is about. The post is about the green hair. I've been wearing it since Saturday, and it's Very Impressive at the office. So yesterday, as I'm leaving the office, The Boss says, "I expect to see you in costume tomorrow", in a way that suggests "It will need to be a costume that justifies this green hair". The Joker costume is no good for work, in that it involves corsetry -- y'all have seen the pictures. Not work safe. So I roll in this morning in my finest punk rock attire - green hair, tall boots, spiked collar, studded bands, nosering, wrecked t-shirt, and black BDUs. The co-workers say things like, "You just have this stuff lying around, don't you?". Hell, yes I do.

Extra bonus amusement: last year, at the office, I dressed up like The Boss. This year, she came in dressed as me. I've known this woman for six years or so, and I think this is the first time I have ever seen her in pants.

So, internet, what are you wearing?
featherynscale: Schmendrick the magician from The Last Unicorn (Default)
If you haven't seen me since Saturday, you have missed the Joker-green hair I'm sporting for the Halloween season. It was a must-do for the 'Joker as Victorian lady' outfit I'm doing for tonight. Incidentally, the "Do a Batman villain of a different gender, in a historical period" thing caught on at the house -- [livejournal.com profile] triadruid is doing Venetian courtier Harley Quinn, [livejournal.com profile] kittenpants is doing La Penguine, who happens to be the 18th century French street girl version of the Penguin, and [livejournal.com profile] matchgirl42, coming late to the game and without benefit of an extensive costume closet, is gonna do Captain Stingaree, also as a pirate, but hey! Pirates are historical! If these costumes work out well, I imagine we'll do them again for Dragon*Con... we've certainly generated some concepts for the other folks who are likely to go to Con with us...

Anyway, that's not what the post is about. The post is about the green hair. I've been wearing it since Saturday, and it's Very Impressive at the office. So yesterday, as I'm leaving the office, The Boss says, "I expect to see you in costume tomorrow", in a way that suggests "It will need to be a costume that justifies this green hair". The Joker costume is no good for work, in that it involves corsetry -- y'all have seen the pictures. Not work safe. So I roll in this morning in my finest punk rock attire - green hair, tall boots, spiked collar, studded bands, nosering, wrecked t-shirt, and black BDUs. The co-workers say things like, "You just have this stuff lying around, don't you?". Hell, yes I do.

Extra bonus amusement: last year, at the office, I dressed up like The Boss. This year, she came in dressed as me. I've known this woman for six years or so, and I think this is the first time I have ever seen her in pants.

So, internet, what are you wearing?
featherynscale: Schmendrick the magician from The Last Unicorn (Default)
Car is back. [livejournal.com profile] triadruid dropped his car off at the shop while we were picking Asmodeus up, for lo, the windshield wipers in the Druidmobile do nothing. Asmodeus does not seem to be overheating anymore, but the oil leak is still there (they kindly marked on the 'courtesy inspection' in the box that says 'fluid leaks' but didn't fix it). I suppose that's okay, since it turned out not to be related to the overheating, but I'm still mildly annoyed about it.

Also, [livejournal.com profile] matchgirl42 and I carved pumpkins last night. She had never carved a pumpkin before, so we basically insisted that she should do so immediately. At some point, I suspect that she will get tired of us flipping out every time she says she's never done something, but it hasn't happened yet.

We've also done a Big Stupid Pumpkin Project again this year, but it sounds so stupid that I hesitate to describe it here. You'll have to wait for the pictures (and I'll have to get batteries for my camera).

EDIT: For no good reason at all, I'm spending a lot of time and energy this morning trying not to filk the song "I Don't Like Mondays" into "I Don't Like Monkeys". I'm throwing it out there because I know that you guys will do it, and then I won't have to. :)
featherynscale: Schmendrick the magician from The Last Unicorn (Default)
Car is back. [livejournal.com profile] triadruid dropped his car off at the shop while we were picking Asmodeus up, for lo, the windshield wipers in the Druidmobile do nothing. Asmodeus does not seem to be overheating anymore, but the oil leak is still there (they kindly marked on the 'courtesy inspection' in the box that says 'fluid leaks' but didn't fix it). I suppose that's okay, since it turned out not to be related to the overheating, but I'm still mildly annoyed about it.

Also, [livejournal.com profile] matchgirl42 and I carved pumpkins last night. She had never carved a pumpkin before, so we basically insisted that she should do so immediately. At some point, I suspect that she will get tired of us flipping out every time she says she's never done something, but it hasn't happened yet.

We've also done a Big Stupid Pumpkin Project again this year, but it sounds so stupid that I hesitate to describe it here. You'll have to wait for the pictures (and I'll have to get batteries for my camera).

EDIT: For no good reason at all, I'm spending a lot of time and energy this morning trying not to filk the song "I Don't Like Mondays" into "I Don't Like Monkeys". I'm throwing it out there because I know that you guys will do it, and then I won't have to. :)

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