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10 August 2005 @ 11:54 am
flying cats and other things  
last night's dream fragments
* Me, stark naked, in a shop where I studied myself in a mirror, appraising a purse I was thinking about buying
* My foot bleeding pus while I was in a stadium; I had to go to Chinatown to treat it (I'm sure the symbolism there is obvious, oh sorry, no, I meant, WTF?!)
* A menacing figure stalking me through underground tunnels
* Same menacing figure morphing into a serial killer and pursuing me through office complexes
* Significant elevator rides
* The complex maneuver of trying to catch a train
* The extended family motif again

poetry
Seattle has an annual Poetry on Buses competition. Winning short poems are posted on placards along the inner bus walls. The last line of one I read this morning was a self-descriptive phrase: "time lost and less remaining." So cool. I'm actually not sure what I think of the rest of the poem, content-wise, though the language is good. All current poems are here, if you're interested.

vitamins
I ordered some more megavitamins again. I've decided on one more product test before I commit myself or forget about them.

ADD
I'm on Ritalin, right? So (a) it's not very effective, and (b) it seems to be raising my BP as much as the Adderall did. :>P I'm cranky, and so far at work today I've done, oh, let's see...nothing. Except read LJ and DL "Blue Bayou" from iTunes. If it were Friday, I wouldn't feel so bad about this, but it's WEDNESDAY.

cats
Flying cats. Stuff on My Cat. Thanks to...um, other people, for the links. God. Can you tell my brain is on half-power today? Pffft.

sga
I keep saying how I want to rec some great SGA stories, but if you wait for that to happen...well, there are no consequences except for disappointment. But I do have a bunch of recs/story links in memories, including links to other people's recs posts. I actually found a few great stories yesterday that I hadn't read before. Fannish miracles do happen.

sweetness
Today at the Crumpet Shop, one of the owners said, "I haven't said good morning to you yet--good morning!" And we exchanged hails. A minute later she came over and said, "You'll probably think I'm sappy, but I just wanted to let you know that you're meaningful to me, and it's always good to see you..." Something, something. Those weren't her exact words; I'm rendering what she expressed badly, and maybe making it sound weird, but it wasn't. It was kind and unweird and sweet.

I love that place. I've been going every day, twice a day, for the better part of a year now. I made them some mix CDs recently. I've managed to learn everyone's name, even though I suck at remembering names. (At a meeting yesterday, I forgot the name of someone I work with regularly, and I think he knew it. Also, there's a woman who greets me by name every time we meet--I have no clue what *her* name is. Gah.) But anyway. The other day, the Crumpet Shop owner's son said, "Did you know that I rap?" I thought he was joking. *g* But he said he was in a band and did a kind of alternative rap, and that he'd give me their CD when it was finished.

This is my daily randomness. It strikes me as the kind of anecdotal wittering that should be of interest only to someone who shares a bed with me, but hey, maybe some of you are reading this. *kiss*
 
 
 
buddleia: Unitedbuddleia on August 10th, 2005 07:11 pm (UTC)
Thank you for the recs and the Crumpet Shop exchange. They were cheering and charming.
Anna S.: daniel-stunningeliade on August 10th, 2005 07:22 pm (UTC)
You are welcome. :>) *hug*
squeeze me, stomp me,  make me winemoosesal on August 10th, 2005 07:17 pm (UTC)
The scrumpet shop people sound very nice. I work with a guy who raps and does production of some local people. We've used his talents for some internal video stuff and he's actually really good. It was quite a shock b/c he's total suburban Maryland white boy. Stranger things can happen.

Here's to better sleep tonight and a better day tomorrow. :)
squeeze me, stomp me,  make me winemoosesal on August 10th, 2005 07:17 pm (UTC)
lol. I just realized I typed "scrumpet" instead of "crumpet". Oh well.
Anna S.: jack-davenporteliade on August 10th, 2005 07:22 pm (UTC)
Dude. "Scrumpet" is my new favorite word. *hee*
squeeze me, stomp me,  make me wine: DS - RayK winkingmoosesal on August 10th, 2005 07:29 pm (UTC)
It sounds like a dirty word, doesn't it? Like strumpet, but with food. *g*
Hepcat: ludditerobot faithfan pinkdressnwhepcat on August 10th, 2005 08:36 pm (UTC)
Aw, the shop thing is really sweet. It's nice to have a place where you're known and missed if you don't make it one day. I haven't found that here yet.

And oh, the name thing. I just admitted to a coworker that I had a brain meltdown when I ran into her in the company of carolyn_claire in town Saturday. I'd totally have introduced them, but she'd done something with her hair which made me enough unsure of myself to not do the introduction. And yeah, I've forgotten who people are who I work regularly with too. It's so comforting to hear I'm not alone in those moments!
(Anonymous) on August 10th, 2005 09:46 pm (UTC)
wow. the sweetness at the crumpet shop? that's exactly why i want to move back home. if only i knew where that was.
deaverdeaver on August 11th, 2005 12:14 am (UTC)
Also, there's a woman who greets me by name every time we meet--I have no clue what *her* name is. Gah.

SO GLAD I'm not the only one! There is a guy who works in the office next door, and he greets me everyday by name, and I have no frakin' clue what his name is. I've even asked three or four times and still don't remember.
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Jack Pride: dS: guhmountie (spiffy_themes)jack_pride on August 16th, 2005 05:36 am (UTC)
It strikes me as the kind of anecdotal wittering that should be of interest only to someone who shares a bed with me, but hey, maybe some of you are reading this.

That struck me as interesting - lj in place of partner? Is that what we're doing nowadays? I'm not in a huge rush to run out and find that perfect someone to listen to me ramble, I'll just post on lj! Hee!