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triadruid: Apollo and the Raven, c. 480 BC , Pistoxenus Painter  (Default)
If and when I ever get a full night's sleep, I feel like I've wasted many hours of my life that I could have been doing something.

This isn't a new phenomenon, either; I've been this way since high school, at the least. My insomnia is as much self-directed as it is chronic...

::edit:: And yes, I did get ~8 hours of sleep last night. [livejournal.com profile] featherynscale says I look better. I don't feel much better, except for the not-nodding-off thing.
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I feel like I'm No Fun lately. I'm not sure it's true, and I'm not fishing for compliments; just kinda... worn threadbare.

Yesterday was Action!Packed!
Handfastings! )

Flirting! AIDS! Lightning Storms! )

Dinner! Failure! Dinner? Failure! Dinner and a Show, finally )

All's well that ends well? )

Not my best day. On the other hand, I've had a lot worse.
triadruid: Apollo and the Raven, c. 480 BC , Pistoxenus Painter  (Default)
I'm pretty sure "falling asleep while reading Stephen King's Insomnia" qualifies.

Considering I was falling asleep on the way home from work, it's not terribly surprising, though. Now if only I can get *back* to sleep...
triadruid: Apollo and the Raven, c. 480 BC , Pistoxenus Painter  (Default)

You are in a maze of twisty green boxes...
You are in a maze of twisty green boxes...
all alike.

triadruid: Apollo and the Raven, c. 480 BC , Pistoxenus Painter  (Default)
If I'm going to spend all night, every night, solving the world's problems... (no specifics worth mentioning, just multiple instances)

P.S. On a possibly-related note, did anybody else in KC wake up with their driveway mysteriously clear of snow?!?
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Picked up our engagement rings yesterday, which was surprisingly drama-free* and quick, despite the blistering heat. Pictures soon to follow, as soon as we can get [livejournal.com profile] kittenpants's hands paint-free long enough to take them (so - maybe October?). :D Montanari also mentioned that [livejournal.com profile] zerself and [livejournal.com profile] closer_to_fine came in on our referral, and were excited for them as well!

Got some housework done last night, which is sort of a change (I've been in-screw non-essential duties mode for waaaay too long, and having [livejournal.com profile] dramaticaddict as our maid hasn't assisted my resolve), and then curled up in bed with a cup of chamomile tea and Terry Pratchett. Long about 10:20 I felt sleepy, so I opted to actually go to bed at a humane hour. Maybe I'm getting the hang of this relaxation thing...

Of course, for my troubles I got weird dreams. Where did my brain eat that? )

* Neither ring shop gave us a hassle about two women picking up wedding bands, or the other one picking up matching bands when they knew two of us were married already. Montanari has been incredibly cool the entire time (as always), and Vinca only was snotty to us when [livejournal.com profile] featherynscale and I went in in our "street clothes" to check on the status of the rings, and the owner/manager/gentleman behind the counter wouldn't even get up and check on it for us.
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Escaped into the woods (Camp Gaea) for the weekend, and overall it was a good thing. Weather Friday night while we were packing was utter crap, right until we drove north and west out of the storms and onto bone-dry pavement. Saturday was gorgeous, and Sunday it didn't start raining until we were packing. I'll take it.

Whilst being covered in nature, I noticed:

  • the "plague" of bugbites that hit me between God Auction and accepting that Apollo is my patron has finally ceased.
  • a marked increase in my tolerance for sun (again, go figure).
  • decreased sex drive despite the casual nudity (this is not uncommon for me while camping, but fixed when I got home).
  • finished the last half of The Mabinogi for tonight.
Came back and managed to get the GC newsletter and website done before collapsing last night (and drove home in another rainstorm last night, pulling off my Driving While Jedi trick well enough to beat my other thirds home). Since returning home, I've noticed:

  • oversensitivity to the sounds of downtown.
  • nearly complete lack of appetite/interest in food (this may be due to the extremely tasty stuff we ate in camp).
  • I slept like an angel last night. I'm pretty sure our whole house did (the camp bunks were pretty wretched).
  • my hair is driving me absolutely bonkers today; probably overconditioned/overwashed it at the camp and with repeated dunkings in the lake, but it's all in snarls. As soon as the goatee finishes growing back in, I'll be hacking at least 10" off for Locks of Love.
  • also, today I returned a bunch of crap to the library (some of which had only been overdue since July 17th), and found where many of my office pens were hiding.
Now I have to decide what to do with the rest of my August... (not a lack of choices, I can tell you that much).
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I've seen this meme go around for Academy Awards with respect to film, but never for the Hugo and Nebula Awards for books; the idea is to bold the ones you've read, and italicize ones you already know you'd like to read (I've also struck through a few that I'll likely never read).

And the winners are... )

Wow, not nearly as many as I'd have thought. Either I don't mesh with the winners very well, or I'm less "well-read" than I thought...

In other news, I was so tired today that I was dreaming about sleeping and dreaming. 5 hours or so later, I feel MUCH better. *stretch*
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Hmmm, up since 5, guess it's time to take a walk and greet the sun, since I'm not getting back to sleep this morning... (there's more to it, but that's locked for consultation).

Bastard. If this is what having a personal patron is going to be like, I'm not sure I want Him...

Also and, (mostly unrelated) here's an interest essay: Where did the mythological creatures go?

Great.

Jun. 13th, 2007 07:20 am
triadruid: Apollo and the Raven, c. 480 BC , Pistoxenus Painter  (Default)
Now I'm turning into a morning person. WTF?
triadruid: Apollo and the Raven, c. 480 BC , Pistoxenus Painter  (Default)
...but it might make you stumble from time to time.

Friday is short )

Saturday is very long )

Still got Sunday to deal with... )

And that's what I did on my summer vacation. The End. (except, of course, that this is only one weekend, and not even one of the three planned summer vacations)
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I'm obscenely tired/groggy this morning. Unfortunately, I didn't do anything (obscene or otherwise) last night to deserve being this tired. I even got to bed before midnight, near as I can tell...

Oh well. That's not the real reason for this post. The REAL reason is to point out that Inkscape is a Shiny Beast of a vector graphics program. I've only gotten to play with it a little bit so far, but I can forsee a lot of trouble use for this little gadget.

Mmmm, infinite scaling. If only my workload didn't scale asymmetrically with my enthusiasm... back to it.
triadruid: Apollo and the Raven, c. 480 BC , Pistoxenus Painter  (Default)

I am an Excalibur!
Find your own pose!

But it was, indeed, the weirdest quiz I've ever taken and actually posted.
triadruid: Apollo and the Raven, c. 480 BC , Pistoxenus Painter  (Default)
Went to bed last night in a really crap-ass mood (sorry, [livejournal.com profile] featherynscale & [livejournal.com profile] kittenpants), mostly for stupid reasons not worth mentioning here. After about half an hour, I realized part of my problem was that I'd forgotten to eat, so I got up made reheated my leftovers from lunch, ate that, got something to drink (non-alcoholic, despite my better judgment), and an oatmeal creme pie, and went back to bed.

I don't remember falling asleep... )

I know I went to bed (the second time) thinking about the concept of "wasting time", due to having spent most of my evening in a negative-progression session on my MUD:
-<LewsTherin>- Gold lost this session: 7852. Experience lost: 10238. Times poisoned: About 9. Strength to smash open the strongbox at the end of your treasure hunt: Not quite sufficient. Dexterity to pick the lock on the strongbox: Only enough to break the lockpick eventually. Times died: 1.
-<LewsTherin>- Welcome back to YOUR Ancient Anguish? Priceless.
But the rest? I'm blaming the tilapia.
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So my procedure last Friday went off without a hitch; actually, I probably got out of there early, because we arrived early and the doctor was ready (since this was a reschedule due to him being sick for my first appointment, I think he was trying to get his schedule back under control). Nothing too unusual during the surgery itself, except that I learned that the blood vessels/nerves for the scrotum connect somewhere up around your belly (which is why you get that sensation way up there when you get racked, fellas). No pain, no surprises, except he does something unusual to ensure that there are no "surprises" later on: he uses a cauterizing wire to scar 1/2" of the vas deferens on either side of the snip, in addition to tying it off. Ever seen smoke rising from your crotch? Tres weird.

Spent the rest of the weekend flat on my back, read about 2 1/2 books, and slept more per day than I probably have in years. No painful reactions to speak of, but I do have to compliment [livejournal.com profile] saffronhare (and her florist) on the truly inspired "grapefruit-sized puffballs with cattail" floral arrangement that arrived Friday afternoon. Damn funny, I must say.

So what am I complaining about being kicked in the balls for? It's never what you expect.. )

::edit:: My aunt said that the seizures stopped late last night, so they are revamping the 'final decisions' framework they'd been working under. Right now a Limited DNR is being worked up, and the possibilities of a plan for her to leave the hospital in the same condition she entered, if possible. She's out of the coma as they taper the meds, but still not conscious/responding to non-pain stimuli.
triadruid: Apollo and the Raven, c. 480 BC , Pistoxenus Painter  (Default)
Apparently two shots of whisky make you horny (and sleepy, which was the desired effect).

That, or toasting Sorah makes you horny, which might be more indicative of something.

*But*, I did get to sleep, which is the important part. See you all in a couple of days.

*yawn*

May. 15th, 2005 09:40 am
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Some days, words don't suffice )

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