erynn: Gaelic merman image (Join the Illuminati!)
The book I mentioned that I picked up today on Yeats is W.B. Yeats and the Tribes of Danu by Peter Alderson Smith.

When I was looking at the flyleaf, there is a library mark.

This book used to belong to [ profile] garzan. Gar lived for years in Olympia, then moved to Glasgow, Montana and worked in Salt Lake City, Utah for a while as well.

He's currently in Thailand.

Hey, Gar! I have part of your library here! ;)
erynn: Gaelic merman image (Lughassadh)
My friend [ profile] rosiel7673 is in town from LA this week to help her mom move apartments. Sadly, [ profile] tagh333 isn't with her this trip. I'm hoping we'll be able to schedule some time together -- it's possible I can get her to the Lughnassadh ritual this weekend while she's here. She's definitely interested in CR type stuff and is interested in coming to the ritual, given that it's public and in a park this year.

In other friends news, [ profile] garzan got into Olympia this evening and we're going to try to see one another before he leaves again. His retirement party is later this month in Reno, before he heads for Thailand for a year. I'm really hoping to spend some time with him before Thailand. I haven't seen him since, I think, Burning Man back in 07.

Herb came by this afternoon for a little while and we went through Circle of Stones and Bain's Celtic Art to get the clipart bits I had used for illustrations so that he could scan them. The photocopying process I'd used, combined with the scan for the PDF, made several of the illustrations difficult for him to find. I had my hardcopy of CoS here and knew what I was looking at, so we were able to make short work of it.

My mattress was also delivered today, and the guys were in and out in less than five minutes, taking the old, dead waterbed mattress with them. I also talked with [ profile] random_nexus about a plotbunny that bit me, so my next fic project may be in the hopper for when I have a little spare brainspace and no really pressing deadlines coming up. Some grocery shopping got done tonight, but I drove down instead of walking, because my left hip was giving me trouble, and I needed more stuff than I could comfortably carry.

Tomorrow I need to do a couple of fiddly bits for the reprint of my Amanita article in "Hex Magazine" issue 9, including getting them an author photo and a brief bio. I'll need to do something for Timothy White's as well, as he's the co-author of the article. "Shaman's Drum" folded earlier this year and hasn't yet relocated to the web, so I'll probably just go with an excerpt from his bio in the original article for him. I'm not sure of an email address for him at the moment and haven't talked to him since a couple of years after the article was originally printed, but he did say that I had permission to reprint as I liked, so I don't have any problems there. I'll probably include a link to the SD website so that when it's up and running, people can find it if they like and/or contact him.

The other thing for tomorrow is the steampunk meetup at AFK from 7-9pm. That should be fun.

I still have to find a motel in Port Angeles for the night of August 13th and the Abney Park show. I sent off an email to a local motel (not part of a chain) and am waiting to hear back from them. They are under $100 a night, if their website is to be believed. I'm not sure it's up to date.

There's a Super 8 in town that might be affordable, but if three of us are staying in it, I'm looking at over $120 for the night, possibly up to $150. It's just way too far to drive back after the Abney Park show that night. (So, [ profile] alfrecht and [ profile] gra_is_stor, if you can toss even a few bucks my way for us to all stay there overnight, that would help much more than I'd suspected.)

The sib has arrived in Iraq and had his first day at work. He said it was 122f today. Yes, you read that right. That's 50c for the rest of you outside the US. Melty.

And now, gods, I need some sleep. I'm vaguely headachy and uncertain why.
erynn: Gaelic merman image (tree of life)
I was hoping to see at least some of the total eclipse tonight, but sadly there has been too much cloud cover. I've seen bits of it on a streaming live view on a website, but it's just not the same thing. NASA's Ustream is really unreliable and pixelating pretty frequently. I hope those of you who are able to see it for yourselves are enjoying the view and the historical significance of the eclipse on the solstice.

Good news, however, was heard today. Mom called and sounded so much better than the last time I spoke with her. I think the bronchitis has been defeated, or at least it is much in abeyance.

I talked with [ profile] yiaya briefly to ask if she wanted to come by Friday for goose, but she's doing a traditional Italian feast with friends Friday and Saturday and doesn't expect to be sober enough to drive (and un-hung-over enough) until sometime Sunday. I told her to remember me fondly and she said she would if I would eat a bit of goose for her. We exchanged vows to do so.

SJ texted today as well, saying something about coming over to pick up unspecified "baked goods" that were supposed to have been delivered Saturday during gaming. I told him I could come by Thursday and he said he'd check in with Bj about it. I expect I'll hear back sometime tomorrow. I'm wondering (hoping?) that there will be some of his ZOMG incredible triple ginger bread in the batch. That stuff is to die for!

Happy solstice to those who celebrate it. May your season be blessed.
erynn: Gaelic merman image (Orpheus I see...)
I canceled my dental appointment today. I wasn't in any shape to be dealing with an early afternoon appointment. I'll have to call and reschedule, but at least I could get a little sleep.

This evening I did go down to Seattle for the Dark Side of Oz. I'd heard about the concept years ago but wasn't entirely sure how it would work in practice, given that the album is a lot shorter than the film. What it turned out they did was play the album through three times, and it was precisely long enough to open with the start of the opening credits and end just as the final frame faded out to black. There were in fact a lot of really interesting and fun coincidences in how the music synched up with the film, but I'm pretty much convinced that, as Pink Floyd themselves said, they didn't do it on purpose. Still, on the awesome scale, it was above average-awesome.

I hadn't seen Wizard of Oz in probably 20 years, I'm guessing, and I had forgotten just how eyeball-burning those technicolor costumes were, and how deeply creepy some of the makeup effects were. With the Dark Side of the Moon album playing, of course, we didn't get any of the actual soundtrack of the film, so the whole thing felt extremely surreal throughout. I had a pretty good time with it, and picked up a flyer with the upcoming SIFF programs. They've got a SF series coming up in February that will be running some of my favorite classics, but I probably won't go, given that February is also PantheaCon, and I'll have to be saving all my pennies for that. They're going to be playing everything with BluRay technology, so it should be worth it to see both classics like Forbidden Planet and newer fun things like Galaxy Quest in that format on the big screen. Science Fiction Double Features include Dark City and Escape from New York, Serenity with Starship Troopers, and Time Bandits with Galaxy Quest.

I was exceedingly amused coming into the Seattle Center this evening when a really conservative-looking middle aged guy with his wife, both obviously dressed for the ballet, passed me in the parking structure. The guy looks over, sees my metallic lizard green docs, and says "nice boots!" Definitely a Seattle moment.

Anyway, that was my day. Not an immensely active one, but fun nonetheless. [ profile] varushka, were you coming by Sunday? I can't remember. I'll go look for the comment thread where we talked about it, but if you do remember, please let me know. Thanks!
erynn: Gaelic merman image (The Pupulator by Kym)
Went down to Seattle yesterday to try and get some writing in, but while I was at Travelers having a snack and a chai, I ran into [ profile] monkeyboy61 and Monkeygirl (no relation) who, just coincidentally, were going to be meeting [ profile] martianmooncrab downtown, where she and Ann Scarborough were attending a mystery writers' convention. Needless to say, this was a good opportunity for a visit, as she lives in Portland and we rarely see each other. I ended up down at the hotel, and then we headed for Elliot Bay Books. Monkeyboy's back went out on him, and Monkeygirl was going to do the Underground tour, so we dropped her there and took MB back to his car then set off for the B&O for a small late dinner and some tea. We went from there to the Half Price Books, where we ran into [ profile] lupabitch and [ profile] teriel at the checkout counter -- they were leaving as we were coming in. Introductions were made all around, and we chatted for a few minutes before they took off for home. It was about 10:30 when I headed north.

I haven't been able to sleep, but I'm going to try to get to bed anyway. I need to be back in Seattle by early afternoon at the Odd Fellows Lodge for [ profile] yiaya's ritual, as I'm assisting. I'd like to get at least a little sleep beforehand.

Needless to say, I got no writing done, but I did have a lovely time! It was good to just see MMC by herself for a while, without a thousand other people milling around demanding her time. I might be lucky enought to see [ profile] martianmooncrab again for brunch Sunday, unless Ann wants to head home early. I'll probably also see [ profile] evilbusdriver for dinner that day, if all goes well.

Oh, and mom -- Lea says hi!


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