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I am celebrating Friday the 13th by listening to Ego Likeness's new disc Water to the Dead while working on the gorram Service Directory. At the risk of sounding like part of a vast Internet marketing conspiracy, this album r0x0rz. God, it's great to have friends who are so staggeringly talented that you never have to fake any enthusiasm for their work. The show this last weekend was a peak experience (in case you haven't seen 'em, here are some pics).

And they included Eric in the acknowledgements! I am a proud wife.

This week has been a trying one. Mostly strange internal turmoil that I have trouble articulating without sounding… melodramatic. Which would not be an accurate expression about how I feel today. I feel pretty contented today. Allie and Chris and the Little Bird are well, and are even traveling this weekend. We get to spend time with the Arkhams tonight, playing with a sewing project. Tomorrow is the thing at EJ's (dearest talisman girl). Sunday is possibly brunch with Miranda, followed by getting to see Jen W, whom I really miss a lot. Conscious of how lucky I am to have so many people to miss.

House is apparently haunted. How 'bout that. We've been advised by many to "ward the basement". I really should post some pictures of it. Imagine this room of rotting wooden walls, half full to the ceiling with dank clay soil. There is (I shit you not) a single, spindly rose trying to grow in there, despite the almost total dark when we don't have the light on for some reason. It's all white and anemic looking. I keep expecting it to die, but so far, it's still kicking. Creepy. Cool.

Trying to re-learn this LJ thing. Is it to appallingly cliché for me to end with "wish the work day were over, and the weekend would start?"


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Aug. 13th, 2004 09:04 am (UTC)
the rose
Get a grow light for the rose, I bet if the rose does better, "things" will be happier.
Aug. 13th, 2004 09:10 am (UTC)
Re: the rose
I agree wholeheartedly (and if the two of us agree on something, it MUST be a good idea!)

I really want to see the pictures of this place.

If I recall, DJ is fairly good at warding against that sort of thing. He could do some backup next time we come down. Me, I'm totally insensitive to that sort of thing. We stayed in the Most Haunted House in New Zealand when we were there in March. DJ could only sleep with the lights on. The closet kept coming open, things kept coming out of it, and I shrugged, said, "Look, I won't bother you if you won't bother me," to whatever was out there, and slept. Possibly the ONLY time I've been able to sleep somewhere he hasn't.

And no, that is not an appallingly cliched way to end your post.

You are welcome to email me privately re: inner turmoil.
Aug. 13th, 2004 09:14 am (UTC)
Re: the rose
tee hee

there must have been something else agreed on? somewhere? oh well lost in the mists of time...

Aug. 13th, 2004 10:43 am (UTC)
Re: the rose
What a lovely idea, Kitty! This made me smile.
Aug. 13th, 2004 09:05 am (UTC)
Nope, not at all.

I'll spend the night in the basement with you!
Aug. 13th, 2004 11:30 am (UTC)
I promise not to try to scare you by standing in the corner.
Aug. 13th, 2004 09:12 am (UTC)
Cliche isn't so important as 'wrote it yourself' and 'doesn't take 10 minutes to load.' it's a feeling, one that repeats but you express it.
Aug. 13th, 2004 09:25 am (UTC)
Yay Friday the 13th!!! (Coming from a person whose birth occurred on a 13th day, I *heart* Friday the 13th!)

I don't know if I ever said, but that basement makes want to claw my way out. There is something weird there. That being said, when *Chad* of all people suggests to ward a thing, I do it. If you want help let me know.

Can't wait to see you tomorrow at the re-heating! :)
Aug. 13th, 2004 10:55 am (UTC)
House is apparently haunted.

Is not.
Aug. 13th, 2004 11:35 am (UTC)
Is too.
Aug. 13th, 2004 11:40 am (UTC)
One could argue that the statement "House is apparently haunted," is technically not flase, inasmuch as it may appear to someone that the house is haunted. The house is, however, not haunted, for the obvious reasons.
Aug. 13th, 2004 11:52 am (UTC)
nasty things
would you settle for "haunted by evil fleas"?
Aug. 13th, 2004 11:10 am (UTC)
Nat's new house has a creepy basement, too! I won't go down there. The central part of the house is well over 100 years old, so I wouldn't be surprised if the cellar had a weird past. The rest of the house has a very happy vibe to it, though, strangely enough -- -- it was the slave quarters for this mansion up the street that is a really lame museum now.

I'm glad you're posting again. It's nice to hear how you're doing, even if you don't feel that you're talking about anything special. :-)
Aug. 13th, 2004 04:16 pm (UTC)
Aug. 13th, 2004 11:21 am (UTC)
fuck cliche's; if it's true it's true
Maybe transplant it into the sun, in the actual yard, and do an acknowledge, honor and release ceremony of some sort?
(the house definitely has vibes)
(but is very sweet and cute and has a great yard)
(which I can't wait to see blossom under your care)

(though, I would be full of shit if I said the thing about the hilltop estate didn't make me very very very happy :>)
Aug. 13th, 2004 11:45 am (UTC)
I shit you not, the album would not sound as good without Eric's generosity in letting us use his microphone to get D's vocals. Thats the kind of help we starving artists cannot live without.
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