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Sierra at Pantheacon


Well, I suppose one way to get me to actually take pictures of an event is to have a new camera arrive the day before. ;)

The camera in question is a bright green Pentax K-X. Back in April my mom gave me $400 for my birthday with the instructions to use it to buy a camera. Well, the Canon point-and-shoot I already had was about $350 worth of camera, so I figured I'd do some shopping to see if I could afford a DSLR for a bit more than that. The green K-X cameras came out about a month later, and recently came down to about $470 online. Sold.

metasymbolOur recursive meta ritual went off smoothly on Friday night, and we randomly generated a symbol and numerical representation of same, created an arbitrary chant to imbue it with intent, and randomly selected a representational color. We had about the right number of people (30ish) and a good time was had by all.

Other than our own ritual, I went to one other event: a panel discussing similarities between Paganism and Hinduism, and suggesting followers of such polytheistic paths support one another against discrimination and prosecution. The rest of the time was spend socializing, socializing, and more socializing. Considering PCon is generally more useful to me as a networking event than anything else, I consider this a success. :)

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Why yes, I did just happen to have my vampire teeth with me when we were at IKEA, why do you ask?

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Original intent was not to illustrate this with an actual snapshot, but I realized such a thing wasn't a bad idea.

If you've known me for a fair amount of time, you'll know that I have a bit of an obsession with socks. I am a huge fan of capri-length pants just so I can show off my knee socks. I kid you not. They overfill my sock drawer when I actually manage to do all of my laundry. Because I had so many socks, I had to start keeping the tights/nylons type of hosiery in my underwear drawer just to keep track of it.

Until recently, anyway. I realized that the brightly-colored fishnets and striped thigh-highs were also getting out of control, and I was having difficulty finding my underwear. I usurped a drawer previously reserved for shirts so I could separate them out (though I admit I still haven't figured out what to do with the displaced shirts, other than "store them somewhere," so I haven't been wearing them since then).*



As if that weren't descriptive of my personality enough, tonight while searching through the above hosiery drawer for something appropriate for a wedding,** I found a pair of underwear in there, camouflaged.

That's right. I own a pair of underwear that's not only black & white striped, it's also made out of the same material as the tights are.





In fact, I own four of them.







* I also have way too many shirts, and cutting the available number in half still lets me go 3-4 weeks before needing to do laundry
** It's a damn good thing it's the sort of wedding it's appropriate to wear purple tights to, or I would have had to have gone shopping, since nothing in there is what one would normally wear with a light-colored dress to a wedding

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Lemur Broadcast, originally uploaded by darkmoon.

Broadcasting with the lemurs!

I'm such a dork that since the webcam was in use broadcasting to ustream, I used its monitor to line up this picture on the iPhone instead.

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I've been kind of in Alice Overload mode the past few weeks, and only partly because of the recent movie release.

Got this for my phone, which prompted me to start making Alice-related ringtones (mostly samples from the American McGee's soundtrack). I've also been making audio recordings from the book over at the Daily Wombat, and so far have one inspired drawing as well (and I expect there will be more at that tag in days to come).

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mmm red
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yay for fresh hair dye!

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I drew a wombatilim!

I bet you were always wondering what one of those looks like.

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keetanKeetan likes talking to the birds, but is not so fond of me taking pictures of her. I did manage to get a shot where she wasn't glaring at the camera, though.

So what's Sierra been up to? Well, I recently purchased an Xbox 360 and a good deal of my time spent doing puzzles at the computer is now spent playing video games on the Xbox instead. Weekends have been spent with metaphorge and tyrsalvia in Oakland and the myriad social activities that entails (or LEGO building, when there's some down time). I decided I wasn't being nearly creative enough so I started a blog in which I am determined to post something every day, even if I have to resort to earworms and haiku (with the added bonus of finally figuring out what to do with that domain name). Of course I'm still doing my radio show twice a week, and I've started videocasting it as well (though I'm the first to admit I'm not actually doing much in the video feed).

The cooking thing got put on hold a bit while I got distracted by the Xbox, but today I made stroganoff in an attempt to get back in the habit again.

Also, I thought Alice in Wonderland was awesome despite other opinions, and I'm excited to see that the original manuscript is now online.

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When I woke up this morning, Fox informed me that my running water was apparently not currently running.

There was the question of coffee. Normally I make sure I have some emergency cans of Starbucks Doubleshots in the fridge, but I was out of those. I had enough filtered water in pitchers to make a pot of coffee, but not enough to wash the coffee maker, which was still full of coffee grounds from yesterday.

A bit later, I noticed the running water was once again running as it should.

I set out to clean the coffee maker to make some coffee, and then I remembered...

I used the last of the coffee yesterday, anyway.

Le sigh.

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Recommendations for vegetarian canned chili?

Not because I've suddenly stopped eating meat, but because the meat in canned chili generally tastes HORRIBLE and I'd rather add my own.

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listening to: Infected Mushroom - Mush Mushi | Powered by Last.fm

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