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Accomplishments today:

1. hanging out in #writechat
2. scheduling lunch for tomorrow with Robert before he leaves for NYC
3. dishes
4. sent the partial draft of the Mandragora essay off to [livejournal.com profile] finnchuill for his thoughts
5. some emails
6. food

Okay, that's a little more than I thought, but it's still not all that much. I am currently sitting at the computer with an Absolut pear & tonic. My hip hurts. Robert will be here around 1pm for lunch tomorrow. I'm dreading leaving the house this week, but I have stuff that needs/wants doing.

Tuesday: exterminators coming to look at my ant problem
Wednesday: yoga, steampunkery
Thursday: Chinese poets reading
Friday/Saturday: ?
Sunday: Geordie in town for the schmooze
Monday: schmooze

Somewhere in there, I need time to breathe and to get some writing done.
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I went down to Seattle today to see [livejournal.com profile] sebastian_lvx, who moved back to Seattle from San Diego a few days ago. Things hadn't worked out for him there, so he's back in town and looking for work again. We had chai at Travelers and talked for I think a couple of hours before he had to head downtown. [livejournal.com profile] ogam called and we talked briefly about tomorrow, when I'll be meeting him for lunch at Travelers after he gets in from El Paso.

It turns out that [livejournal.com profile] sebastian_lvx has been using the gatekeeper poems I've had published in Queen of the Great Below for invocatory work in some of the qliphotic magic he's been doing recently. I found that interesting and was flattered that he found the poems worth working with. I think that he some of my other friends and I may have a couple of interesting things to talk about regards this when we get together for Foundation Day before Samhain on Saturday.

I dropped by Edge briefly and ran into [livejournal.com profile] nathan_fhtagn on his way up to the QFC running an errand for a friend. We said hi and both dashed off to our own things; he was heading to Travelers to pick up a chai to go after he got done at the QFC.

I didn't stay at Edge very long; there wasn't really anything new on the shelves today, but I said hi to Robert and [livejournal.com profile] golanv1 before wandering over to Hugo House to see about donating my old copies of APA Tarot and Pagan APA to the zine archive there. The guy at the desk said I should talk to the library director, so I'll email her after Samhain. I haven't looked at the old zines in ages, and there's no real reason for me to keep them here. They'll be doing better work in the archive at Hugo House, where they'll be preserved and people can see them.

Once I got home this evening, I tossed myself into preparation for Samhain, gathering together the texts for the traditional tales we'll be reading. I also put together the formal outline and script for the ritual itself and sent it off to the Puget Sound CR list. I'm going to have to spend some time Friday working on the gołąbkis and borscht because I'm not going to have time to breathe on Saturday before both rituals. I may need to pick up Charles on my way to Seattle for Foundation Day and I'll just have everything with me in the car for Samhain as well. There's no way I'm going to have time to get back up to Everett between rituals.

[livejournal.com profile] sebastian_lvx said he would be bringing one of his friends from the Seattle Sisters of Perpetual Indulgence to Foundation Day and that they were planning on manifesting at the ritual, which should be fabulous and wonderful. Thankfully, [livejournal.com profile] alfrecht will be here Friday, so I should be able to get things together with a little help from him. I may need it. The only text we're currently missing for Samhain is Airne Fingen, which I don't have and can't find anywhere online. I know that [livejournal.com profile] alfrecht has it, but it may not be accessible anywhere, which could be a problem; it's not that we won't have enough things to read for the night, but that this particular tale involves a long series of things that happen on Samhain all over Ireland, so it's very significant for the season.

And I should really get to bed. I need to be up in time to meet [livejournal.com profile] ogam at Travelers about 1, given that his plane gets in about noon.

Rest stop

Aug. 15th, 2007 12:29 pm
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I'm checking in from a rest stop a little outside Spokane on I-90 heading east. There's wireless here (though I have to pay $6.95 a day for it) so I thought I'd just tell everyone I'm doing well and definitely expect to be in Missoula tonight without trouble. Grabbed a sammich at Safeway while still in the Columbia Gorge. Put some gas in the tank at a little commercial refueling place (highway robbery) in a podunk nowhere town about 70 mies back because I only had a quarter tank and wasn't certain I'd make Spokane on it. I only put five gallons in ($3.19!!) and will fill it up the rest of the way in Spokane.

It's beautiful and sunny and there's been little to no traffic except just around Portland this morning. I got out about 6:30, which is probably why the roads were so clear, so it's been a blessing. There's a breeze coming in over the rollnig brown hills though it's probably about 90 degrees here at the moment. I'm about to change into my Utilikilt from my jeans so as to cool down a little. AC is okay but not really built for this, and rolling down the window doesn't help much. Been staying hydrated and snacking on a lemon cucumber from [livejournal.com profile] martianmooncrab's garden. Yummmmm. Fresh cukes!

I'll drop folks a line when I get into Missoula tonight!

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