I blame [livejournal.com profile] missmhart

Tuesday, February 7th, 2006 11:59 pm
chanaleh: (sleeping)
... for talking on Saturday night about her chronic weakness for bass players. ;-) Sunday morning I had a dream about one of my exes -- the bassist, naturally, back in Indiana, the only person to ever make me think for more than 30 seconds about moving back there. the details of the dream are not so important, nor is my nattering on about affairs long gone by )

(Oh yeah, so, the book that's eaten my life for the last six weeks was duly shipped off to press today! w00t! [livejournal.com profile] queue and I left early [read: a whole ten minutes to 5pm] for drinks to celebrate. Tomorrow... on to the Cryptoclub! Oh, also my third book cover is coming out next month. :-)

(On the other hand, I have apparently lost my hat. The Best Hat in the World. I had it walking from the office, and I thought I had it waiting for the train, but I think it was gone by the time I got to Diesel, and I didn't notice for sure until leaving Redbones. Crap. My life is already colder for the lack of it. Wonder if the commuter rail has a lost & found?)
chanaleh: (sleeping)
Last night I went to see Apocalyptica at the Paradise. For the uninitiated, they are a five-piece heavy metal cover band consisting of a drummer... and four cellos. (Played, as it turns out, by hot young Finnish men.) Awww yeah. As I said to [livejournal.com profile] kalessin, I clearly lack some of the vocabulary to appreciate the fine points (there was approximately one song of which I actually knew the original version), but it was still great. I only found out about the show on Wednesday; sadly, it never occurred to me to tell [livejournal.com profile] mrmorse (who is the reason I even know the band) about it until I was actually at the Paradise; and if he made it there I didn't see him (other than in my mind's eye, but that's another story).

And I had been all pleased about not having to go to work the next day... but when I got home sometime after midnight, there was a message that there would be a shiva minyan -- on behalf of one of my very favorite people at the shul -- this morning. At 7am. In Arlington. Well, of course I got up and went. :-} I suppose I can always take a nap this afternoon if I happen to feel like it. That's a sufficiently rare and beautiful thing.

Other things I've done on my interstitial week off: chores, mostly; very exciting I assure you )

7/22

Friday, July 22nd, 2005 06:06 pm
chanaleh: (breathe)
Happy birthday, [livejournal.com profile] mrmorse!
I'm amused that we're going to be neighbors soon.

Have been off LJ all day due to taking today off work... on which more later.
Shabbat shalom, y'all.
chanaleh: (2005)
Home from Vermont!

I had an awesome time. And, skiing-wise, I am ([livejournal.com profile] pandaulf will be glad to know) no longer falling down every 10 feet. :-) I had a Level 1 lesson ("Here's how you hold the poles...") on Friday afternoon and a Level 2 lesson Saturday afternoon. This morning, the 3.5 hours I was out (before the 3pm return bus), I spent practicing on my own, solidifying my skills thus far. And, in fact, I didn't fall once today, even getting off the lifts 7 or 8 times. It felt good.

Oh, and the combo of Fluorescent Pink Ski Pants and Fluorescent Orange Scarf was actually a huge hit. Pix to come, maybe soon.

Sidebar: There are basically three mountains at Smuggler's Notch. The one I spent all my time on (that is, the smallest of them)? Morse Mountain. The only (inadequate) response that comes to mind is "It figures". I looked for a t-shirt for [livejournal.com profile] mrmorse, but they didn't seem to have any like that.

Bed now.
chanaleh: (smiling)
Quiet Friday night at home involving a decent tofu stir-fry.
"Put-in" and orientation to our stage space.
Brief appearance at shul to hug the newly returned one.
Freelance work, phase 1 completed.
Dinner and movie with the newly birthdayed one.
Slept soundly until 9:45 this morning.
Laundry done.
Satisfactory rehearsal.
Wonderful outing to the highly enjoyable Much Ado, including very nearly everyone I might have reasonably wished to have along.
Bennigan's afterwards: "Seriously, you guys, this is the best date I've been on all month."
I am surrounded with love.
Bed now.

July 22, 1973

Thursday, July 22nd, 2004 08:08 am
chanaleh: (dancing)
Happy birthday, [livejournal.com profile] mrmorse! *grin*

EDIT: and [livejournal.com profile] chrysaphi! and [livejournal.com profile] lyonesse?

Back at Chinon

Monday, July 12th, 2004 11:20 pm
chanaleh: (south park)
The first off-book rehearsal wasn't actually that bad. Well, until we got to Act II. May all things that bestow blessing bestow it on [livejournal.com profile] greenlily for her patience in feeding us our lines. (At least it wasn't the same sense in which she was feeding them to [livejournal.com profile] navrins *before* our break...)

Forgot to ask if we're still interested in lining up someone to tape the performances, though. Maybe I'll send a quick e-mail.

In the past several days I:
did a bunch of pleasant social things )

My Life in 15 Minutes

Tuesday, July 6th, 2004 11:20 pm
chanaleh: Snoopy at the typewriter, pondering (snoopywriter)
Inspired by [livejournal.com profile] dragonfriek via [livejournal.com profile] m15m. Because, really, what did I have to do tonight that was better than this? (Okay, and make buttons for [livejournal.com profile] invisible__girl and [livejournal.com profile] dphilli1, but I did that first.)

It's a damn good thing all my co-stars are so fucking cute. )

Edit: I'm still making revisions here and there, so read it again the next time you come back. :-)

July already?

Tuesday, July 6th, 2004 12:20 pm
chanaleh: (smiling)
The 4th: Enjoyed the "Cambridge Esplanade" very much. Got to see Joy & Ben for the first time in ages. Fireworks were superb as usual, including a bunch of effects I've never even seen before. Plus, among the folks that turned up by evening were [livejournal.com profile] adamhmorse and Anise, and with them [livejournal.com profile] mrmorse... and I don't care what any of you say, it was good to have my boy by my side. In whatever capacity.

Elsewise, had a fairly quiet weekend. Saw Spider-Man 2 after shul on Friday night. As noted by [livejournal.com profile] navrins, saw King John, which I also enjoyed. Helped Matthew get a couple of resumes out, which is a trend to be reinforced! Went to a low-key quasi-pool-party and a low-key Menschen rehearsal sing-along. Paused rereading Order of the Phoenix to reread Chamber of Secrets, which JKR says holds "some very important clues to the ultimate end of the series"...

Must establish a new e-mail solution, and soon. (Go on using chanaleh at livejournal, I'll be sure to alias that appropriately.)
Must make a list of everything else I need to do, for work AND home.

I would feel better if I didn't have this ache in my hip for the second day running. Not the joint so much as the muscle: the TFL, as near as I can tell. Right side only, arrrgh. I'm trying to stretch it but it's difficult, especially when sitting all day. This reinforces my longing for a professional therapeutic massage; maybe once my reimbursement check (for that other therapy) comes through -- which I badly need, any day now, please. Meanwhile, I shall go walk around and stretch for the rest of my lunch hour.
chanaleh: (leaves)
The thing that I will remember longest about Sunday night at Cambridge City Hall... had nothing to do with same-sex marriage.

Marriage, though, yes. NOT with any tangible outcome, no. But conceptually. )

When I told my therapist this story this morning, he said, "You know, if you were more of a mystic, you'd have to say that that was some kind of sign from God."

I said it was more striking to me that that, after all we've gone through and said and done, all the frustration and anguish, is so immediately my gut reaction. The impulse that never truly goes away.

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