psychick: (NOPUNCHBACKS)
JUST WRITE IT, FOOL! Okay, here we go:

Back from a weekend in an odd Pennsylvanian mix of golf course, beach and forest to celebrate the birthdays of various Scotts. I DROVE THE WHOLE WAY, IT WAS AWESOME. I rented a zippy little Mazda 3 Hatch and was well pleased with it - those of you who know anything about cars may or may not mock me for it, but the extent of my expertise when it comes to cars is: 1) When I hit the gas, does it go? 2) When I hit the brake, does it stop? 3) When I turn the wheel, does it make a small circle or a big one? and 4) How much gas does it eat? The 3 Hatch scored well on all points, and was big enough for five people and our luggage to survive a couple of hours. The handling on that car was really peppy, enough so that I was not a nervous wreck driving in NYC. Not even Yankees traffic could defeat me, and we went right by the stadium at 5pm! Makes me miss having a car...

I also miss not coughing all the time, and my own bed. At least one of this is immediately achievable, but as long as I've gotten up the momentum to post in this thing, I might as well make it worthwhile.

A list of points of interest:

1) Still working at CCNY. It's nice. I have a fish.
2) Moving out of Inwood. No, I do not know when or where or with who. There are a lot of not-quite-great options on the table, but I'll figure something out.
3) I am bringing so many people with me to the 4th of July BBQ, it's going to be amazing.
4) I AM GOING TO NEW ORLEANS, GDI. Damn the cost, I am GOING.
5) Ha ha ha ha what is money?
6) My friends are awesome, all the many groups of them.

Nerd talk begins here, non-nerds may go enjoy their evenings.

There's a lot I could say about various tabletop and LARP games that are going on presently, but this post is getting long enough. So instead of talking about things I am doing, I will talk about something I am not doing.

I'm not rp-ing anywhere online anymore. It's easy when you're part of a big vibrant group that's always coming up with new nonsense in whatever games its members stick their fingers into, but I fell out of that group for one reason or another. That stings, I'm not going to lie, but there are enough big vibrant things going on in rl that I don't actually miss it as a hobby. There are one or two people that I do miss fiercely however, and characters that are still fluttering about in my head like so many moths, but I still associate the activity with that lost group. One day I may regain the interest and the interpersonal support, but it's not today. It was awesome while it lasted, and I am so happy to have made the friends that I did. Y'all are the best, and I enjoy reading up on what's going on in your lives, real or imaginary. ♥
psychick: (False Advertising)
Do you remember how, when you were little and you went to the beach, sometimes the surf was a little rough and you'd be out there playing when suddenly a wave would just knock you tush-over-teakettle and you'd be swirling around with no clear idea which direction was up, limbs flailing and thumping at the sandy bottom that was coming at you from every inconceivable angle until you found yourself sitting in the shallows with water up your nose and the middling-to-high likelihood that something unfortunate has happened to your bathing suit? But it was okay, 'cause you were still at the beach and your friends/family are like WHOA ARE YOU OKAY in that concerned-but-also-amused way, and you can just have an icecream or something and then get right back in there? In the day at the beach that is the sum total of my life, that's been happening a lot.

The metaphor holds up very well, because the thing is, you can spend every day of your life swimming or surfing, and wipe-outs will still happen. Skill and experience help of course, but you will inevitably end up upside down, under water, getting intimately acquainted with the shoreline.

Over the past month or so, I have not gotten the CCNY job I'd been doing since April, despite constant praise for the work I was doing. I've trained my replacement, and moved heavy office furniture into her new work space. I've gone on vacation and watched my friends' hearts break under the weight of doing the right thing. I've eaten and paid rent on charity, and split my time between my own home and friends. I've found a new online game that I enjoy, and am co-STing a tabletop. I've given away a cat and been budgeted into a grant for a puppet show. I've cancelled my trip to New Orleans, and am going on a new trip to Toronto. I've been asked to be in a wedding party, and seen pictures of my cousin's newborn son. I've been given a part-time position by a friend's boss and told that I could return to work there any time, and been re-assigned to CCNY.

I think everything's going to be cool again. Or at least no less cool than it was. My bank account is still a joke, but at this point if I had $500 to my name for more than a day at a time, I would probably faint. SOMEDAY, ADULTHOOD. SOMEDAY, I'LL GET YOU YET.
psychick: (3(Nerd))
So perhaps a post? It's been what, four months?

Real Life Things

1) I am almost-but-not-yet-actually-but-really-probably-for-sure-this-time permanently employed in the Psych department of City College. It's nice here.

2) People who are getting married in the near and not-so-near future include two of my close friends here in NYC, and my sister and I approve of both of these unions. I approve of them x 1,000 each.

3) I am torn between the need to eat better and exercise and my great love of comfort food and comfort living. Oh, metabolism of my youth, how I pine for thee!

4) Roommate and I are taking our extra cat to BARC asap. Buddy the marmalade tom is a most excellent cat with a fine Edward Gorey profile, but we just don't have the room and the other cats hate him (this is more their fault than his - our girl cats are weeeird) so it must be done. We should have done it a year ago, but leaving him at a shelter where he won't be cared for and will eventually be killed wasn't something we could live with.

Roleplaying Things

1) I am totally going to NEW ORLEANS for the big Cam convention this year guys. It's going to be wicked awesome, and I am being so careful in saving for it and buying things in steps, you don't even know. >:|

2) I am seriously considering getting theatrical makeup and platform shoes to make myself look more like a chimp/yeti for this convention. I also want a new ball gown. I also want a pony and a million dollars and a time machine.

3) I am sooo ready for my Masquerade character to be approved for play. I'm torn between being patient and pestering the ST. On the one hand, the guy has been unbelievably busy at work and I feel for him, but on the other hand, I need him to pay attention for three hot seconds so that I can pretend to be a horrible old monster made of ooky shadow tentacles and disdain!

4) CALLAHAN IS BACK I AM SO STUPIDLY HAPPY ABOUT THIS.

On-Line RP Things

1) There's something in me that just can't muster any interest in general nexus games right now, even though basically everyone I love playing with is on one nexus or another. I need more structure than that atm, I guess.

2) I apped a stupid anime character at C&C, AND I AM NOT ASHAMED.

3) /waits patiently for Humanity RP to start. :3

Aaand so that's it. HELLO INTERNET HOW ARE YOU

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