It was really good to see [profile] diabolicalsound last night! Along with all the usual suspects, he came over last night to play Hex Hex; Hex Hex is always great fun, especially with the no talking below zero Voice rule in effect! Unfortunately we didn't have Cranium and [profile] the_ugly_knight didn't think to bring Cash'n Guns.

Hopefully Diabolicalsound will be able to move back to nthe New Orleans area soon; it just depends on whether or not his mom will finally be granted disability income, which she certainly deserves. Diabolic is really tired of living in a tiny, paper mill town in Arkansas and I certainly can't blame him. I mentioned last night that Arkansas is a very beautiful state, but apparently not the part where he's living. :(  I'll be thrilled when he comes home again for a number of reasons: 1, because yet another friend will finally be returning home after being scattered to someplace lonely after The Storm; 2, because he provides a lot of vibrancy and energy to our group of friends; and 3, because we might finally be able to finish an Exalted storyline with him here to help us bully The_Ugly_Knight!

My knees are swollen, hot, and painful today because of the sudden weather change. Last night around midnight they began to ache, so I knew it would rain today -- my knees are more reliable than the weather channel.

We've got to get our taxes done so I can apply for a grant for school. This will be the first year of my life that I can apply for FAFSA without having to take my parents' income in to account, but I'm a little worried that our joint income as a married couple (read: his income) will still be too great to allow me to receive any sort of grant money; government financial aid sucks like that, so I may still wind up taking out a student loan. I just really want to get my computer graphics degree so I can start doing work the work I already love doing! It's really important to me to be able to support myself, but because of my weird health problems I can't do that with a job that keeps me on my feet all day and/or which doesn't have flexible hours.  I come back to this issue all the time, but it's central to my life.

I'm going to start going to Yoga classes at Wild Lotus on Monday. I do take issue with some of their policies, especially the one which requires students to use a yoga mat during classes, because one of the main tenets of Yoga is that it requires nothing at all to practice beyond one's own body, but I understand that they may not feel comfortable asking students to practice directly on their studio floor and that many people feel a yoga mat is required to practice; if nothing else, it certainly can make practice a little more comfortable and feel a bit more ritualistic, which can be beneficial. I don't mind that they charge for classes, of course, although that does go against the spirit of Yoga, but I understand that the teachers there need to earn a living and I admire that they're doing that through something they love doing and I think the free events they offer is helpful to balancing the giving nature of Yoga with the financial demands of today. The classes on Monday nights are only twelve dollars to drop in on and Wild Lotus doesn't require prepayment for most of their classes, nor do they seem to require any contracts, which is something I felt I was pressured in to at the Liu Institute.

Since Kiet made a deal with a Deathlord I had to make a new Solar. This time I made an Eclipse Caste, my second favorite kind of Solar.

Keep in mind that not all of this has been 'okayed' by the GM yet, but her concept is cool enough that I think [livejournal.com profile] the_ugly_knight  won't have a problem with any of it.

Read All About Her )

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( Aug. 23rd, 2005 05:43 pm)
I recently added a custom Friends group for my fellow gamers. If you'd like to be added to it or think I might have forgotten you, just let me know and I'll be happy to do the honors.
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( Aug. 17th, 2005 12:17 am)

I'm too poor at the moment to afford food, medication, my next tattoo, and a paid account so the paid account will just have to fall by the wayside for a while, but I think I can live without it. I can't really afford the tattoo either, but I've cut money out of my healthy grocery budget to make it work. If it weren't for all my medical expenses I could actually live off of my disability income, but ce la vie, and anyway... I can deal.

Warning about the cut below: It's all incredibly geeky and only another Exalted player will be able to understand the majority of it, so just take my advice and don't bother reading it! It's really just for me to reference later, anyway.

Geektacular! I Really Am in Love with Kiet and the Zenith Caste )

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( Aug. 8th, 2005 12:02 pm)

I've been finding it impossible to get a good night's sleep lately, even with my medications which usually help quite a bit. For the past week I've just tossed and turned all night and I've been waking up nearly every hour on the hour; I need to go back to Dr. Collins to discuss this with her because the less sleep I get the more pain I have throughout my body (today I'm hurting all over).

I'm supposed to run Paranoia XP tomorrow night, but I don't know if I'm going to go ahead with it if I'm still feeling this bad. Poor Misch, he'll just have to wait a bit longer if it comes down to that. Tonight's supposed to be Exalted, but we're already two players down so I don't know if [livejournal.com profile] the_ugly_knight will want to run our Solar campaign and Ego* isn't in town to run the mixed campaign (which I really think of as the Lunar campaign, even though my character is the only Lunar).

Edit: Just got off the phone with The_Ugly_Knight— we won't be playing Exalted tonight.
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