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Sep. 28th, 2009 | 01:42 pm

Dear fellow Seattle beings,

Do you know any good chiropractors? I haven't been to one since I left Georgia in late June, and this morning I woke up with lower back pain that does not listen to icepacks and suggests a chiropractor would be a good idea. I've started calling the closest ones that Google Maps shows, but they are all both unknown quantities (not many or no recent online reviews) and rather expensive. If I'm going to have to pay someone twice as much as I did in GA, plus X-rays, I wouldn't mind having a vote of confidence in their effectiveness and table-side manner too.

Suggest away, please!

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Bit of trimming

Sep. 18th, 2009 | 07:04 pm

Hey folks; I've gone through my reading list and trimmed it a bit after realizing I don't even recognize some of the names anymore. Nothing personal, no dislike involved-- just if we never talk or comment, or if I don't remember who you are, wasn't reading you consistently anymore, etc. I'm not posting much lately and intend to eventually correct that with public posts anyway, so you're not really missing anything if I did trim you and you noticed.

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brief flavor comments

Sep. 8th, 2009 | 10:04 pm

Ridiculous amounts of garlic sound really good. So does combining chicken, coconut milk, Thai curry, cilantro and peanuts, but I'm not sure they go together; the garlic might overwhelm the other flavors.

Despite PAX, I still do not appear to have swine flu-- I'm not feeling sick at all, though orange juice also sounds really nice. Yay!

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Recovering from PAX + autumn & green hair

Sep. 6th, 2009 | 07:24 pm

Running a minigame at PAX was lots of fun and deserves a longer mention, because I still feel vaguely fond and proud of all my players, but man am I tired. I meant to go back today just to bop around, enjoy the show and hang out, but ended up too lethargic and achy after sleeping in and having real hot food to want to walk there in the cold rain. The few people I totally missed seeing there are local, though, so I can catch 'em later when I'm not yawning every five minutes and feeling moderately old and busted.

The crisp air and autumn-smells today have combined with sharkcowsheep's last post to make me want delicious Fall food. Canned soup and Tuna Helper will have to do for tonight-- they sounded like all a tired, cozy, sedentary human could want, until I was enticed by thoughts of fresh veg and cooking-- but pumpkin pie, squash casserole and green bean casserole are calling me. Grocery run tomorrow.

(Ooh ooh! If anybody has a recipe for a good pumpkin and chicken Thai curry with coconut milk, too, I would love that. Or pumpkin curry bisque... but I've been craving that Thai curry ever since I had it in San Francisco with the excellent vanderv.)

In other news, the rainbow of adorable PAX travelers and sharkcowsheep's fancy kelp-like dreadfalls (dredfalls? anyway, she has my vote for Coolest Minigame NPC Hair) have added fuel to my desire to have teal-green hair for awhile-- specifically, Special FX Sonic Green, which made this_deustchle look gorgeously nymphlike nigh on a decade ago. As Shark points out, I could just do it over dark hair and have a temporary tint without damaging anything (except possibly the whiteness of my bathtub). Mmm...

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Oh, no. David Eddings died yesterday. :(

Jun. 3rd, 2009 | 05:41 pm

Sadness. :( David Eddings is dead, and I didn't even realize his wife (and writing partner, it sounds like) died in 2007.

A very sweet obituary.

There are certainly flaws in Eddings' work, but right now is not the time to discuss them. I met the Belgariad when I was just the right age to meet it, and I loved it.

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Home safe Nov 10th

Nov. 13th, 2008 | 11:03 am

Oops! I forgot to update that I arrived safely home from Italy-- possibly because the total transit time was over 24 hours if you count waiting and sleeping in airports, and then I hit the ground running the next day going out and doing errands so my grandmother could rest and we'd still have groceries for the week.

I have seen and done so much in the past few weeks that it just doesn't all want to settle into stories yet and come out, but to give you an idea-- the trip was good despite my grandmother getting the shingles and being in agony the entire time, I found a little replica of Donatello's David (which is very possibly my favorite piece of statuary ever) in Venice, I did ride on a gondola at night and it was a great experience, I have wandered through the Uffizi palace, Boboli gardens and artisans' district in Florence after reading Dorothy Dunnett, I was in a winecellar in Orvieto that dates back to the Etruscans (and drank wine from the vineyard), and I drank from a water fountain that dates back to ancient Rome (albeit with new, non-lead pipes). It's been amazing and I have upwards of 2000 pictures (I've already made the OVER 9000 joke at a friend about that).

So. Anyway, I'm back. And tired, but good.

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Italy Ovt 25-Nov 10, or: No time for love, Dr. Jones

Oct. 24th, 2008 | 12:10 pm

I am zipping up my remarkably small bags right now and going to Italy. I meant to say more about this, but it's happening right now and there is no time. I have no idea yet if I'll update from there. I have just dropped off my dogs at the vet for boarding and only final packing stress prevents me from still going BAAAWWWW. Ciao!

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Roleplayers: want to be one? Never gonna be one? Already do it?

Oct. 18th, 2008 | 01:59 pm

Thank you very much to everyone who has already come over to give their thoughts on roleplaying (the non-sexual kind), and thank you for passing the link around! We've gotten a lot of response, and it's really helped us put our thoughts together to better understand a larger sampling than our immediate friends.

If anybody missed it the first time I posted a couple of days ago, here's the survey link again:
Click here!

Thanks again, and please feel free to keep sharing this-- more response is still very welcome! :)

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Hey Roleplayers (and Non-Roleplayers, too)! Need a little help, please...

Oct. 15th, 2008 | 09:30 pm

If you consider yourself a roleplayer, have any interest in becoming one, or have a reason you do not want to roleplay, I'd appreciate it if you could click the link below and answer a few questions! tekenduis is taking a survey to better understand what gets roleplayers interested in playing-- and what keeps other people from doing it. It's not even very long. :)

Also, if those of you with significantly different LJ-friends or bigger friend-lists than I have (and that's most of you) would link to her quiz as well, it would really help us gather a good sample of opinions-- thanks!

Click here to answer roleplaying questions!

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I have problems (damn you, Lymond)

Oct. 9th, 2008 | 03:00 am

Doodled Dorothy Dunnett fan art instead of going to bed at bedtime. I HAVE PROBLEMS (let me show you them).

Also, JEROTT YOU ARE AN IDIOT I MOCK YOU. And I am too lazy to look up the right cross for his kind of knight right now. Or actually look at real armor. Maybe tomorrow.

I think only one person is going to have any idea what book I'm talking about, and that's okay. Sometimes you just post stuff.

[Edited to add: there may be Lymond Chronicles spoilers in the comments. I have not read past book 4. Please do not spoil me, either. Thanks!]

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