My friend rosiel7673
is in town from LA this week to help her mom move apartments. Sadly, 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, 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 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, alfrecht
, 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.