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  1.  (10419.41)
    @vornaskotti - awesome, well done.
  2.  (10419.42)
    Just got Phil Sea's holiday card and mojokingbee's.
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    Nothing to be giddy about, but I'm working on creative stuff again. Benefits of being unemployed?
    • CommentAuthorArgos
    • CommentTimeJan 10th 2012 edited
    My Pokemon Black I ordered on Amazon just got delivered.
  4.  (10419.45)
    Here's why I like NYC. On my way out of the house at 9pm, I see a shiny decked out Mercedes parked in front of a taco stand. I go to a bar in Manhattan, where I discover that a friend of a friend works with my cousin at the Upright Citizens Brigade Theatre, and he talks me into coming to the Friday show. The bartender buys my friends and I three rounds of whiskey, and lets us hang for an hour with the gate closed so we could smoke. Three am brings amazing artichoke pizza, and the subway ride home provides the company of a squat punk protestor fellow from Iowa, and gives me the rest of his Keebler mint chocolate cookies. We are now friends on facebook.
    • CommentAuthorFlabyo
    • CommentTimeJan 10th 2012
    Tekkonkinkreet should be the official anime of this forum.

    Although I suspect most of you would find the original manga 'black and white' much cooler.

    It's kind of like the Scott Pilgrim movie compared against the comic book. Film is cool, but source destroys it.
    • CommentAuthorArgos
    • CommentTimeJan 10th 2012
    I also got Phill_sea's card today! Thank you!! :)
    • CommentTimeJan 10th 2012
    Me too Phill, many thanks cuz (apparently I need to speak more Americany).
    • CommentTimeJan 11th 2012 edited
    @All card received-eers, You're quite welcome!
    @Beamish, my Stoke Podges cousin refers to me as Cuz --not helping your case!

    [[[I would only post sentiment like this in this thread, have no fear mods]]]
    White Chaplains mean a lot to me, so, like the cards said, "Thank-you." !

    ETA: Tuition Reimbursement came through this morning. I can pay bills! And fix my roof! And pay for college! WOOT.
    • CommentTimeJan 11th 2012
    @Phill Bollocks to that mate.
    • CommentAuthorflecky
    • CommentTimeJan 11th 2012
    I hope everyone is ok.I miss coming on here in the dark hours to splurge my madness.

    Good stuff:I've been able to get around London without my crap N.H.S stick quite a bit recently and my pins have not been as irritatingly tingly-numb which was making it really hard for me to concentrate on reading etc.I'm just trying to take advantage of it as i have to be realistic about my geriatric puny human legs.

    I'm vile and i've been hugged today.By people.Real people.Strange but true...
    • CommentTimeJan 12th 2012
    I finally have internet! Well, that's one thing.

    So Washington DC has proven to be a hell of a lot of fun. The museums were wonderful (I got to see Julia Child's kitchen despite it being closed for rennovations! The power of the puppy eyes, I tell you.) and I just plain geeked out in the Library of Congress' photography archives.

    And Alan...I've been having a really great time with him. Part of me was worried about what we would be like for longer than the day and a half we normally have for each other in person, but we make a pretty damn good team! And soon we will be making beer together!
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    I went for a walk in the park (Lincolns Inn Fields). Which has broken my phobia about exercise and somewhat compensated for my diet consisting only of cake over the last couple of days.

    And my smallest daughter insisted on hijacking my bath in order to 'make me into a snowman' with foam, which amused her enormously, and by extension, me, because it was highly cute.
    • CommentTimeJan 12th 2012
    @JP Carpenter, that's fucking adorable. Cheers.
    • CommentAuthorRenThing
    • CommentTimeJan 13th 2012
    Yesterday I lost the flash drive I take everywhere. It has a lot of my work in progress on it, some older story files, gaming stuff, basically my general nerdery. I'd just started a short story and was three thousand words into it, which isn't a lot but I liked the tone. Anyway, I didn't wake-up my computer out of sleep mode all day yesterday and this morning, when I did, I discovered that I still had the story file open. I copy and pasted the info into a new file, saved it to my new flash drive and my backup on DropBox and didn't lose any of the data. Very happy.
    • CommentAuthorBankara
    • CommentTimeJan 13th 2012
    Listening to Balkan Gypsy (yes, I know the preferred term is Romany, but hey) music and getting amped for a friday night in NYC with a group of photographers. Spent the last week editing my OWS portrait series for big time photo competitions and actually feeling pretty good about my odds, for once. Getting back on on track after major Holiday related swerves off the rails. Writing my daily allotment of pages. Shooting a lookbook this weekend. Getting back in the studio with the magnificent bastard of a photographer that I work for. Next is a resumption of regular rock climbing and yoga and meditation and all that stuff that I know is good for me and I enjoy but that I somehow manage to avoid doing.

    @Oldhat, glad to hear that you are having an amazing time in DC. It was awesome to meet you in NYC on your way down. Adding that to my highlights reel here. Life is good, folks. That is all.
    • CommentTimeJan 13th 2012
    Just got rear-ended. No big deal, no damage to conveyance or organics, but it sure was interesting.
  6.  (10419.58)
    After two and and a half years, I finally can get Medicare starting in February.

    I've just realized something. It's a friday night, my head pressure is hurting, I'm spending the night in watching videos about my brain problems provided by The Chiari Institute.

    The Chiari Institute: the brain specialists that are generally considered the best in the country, the ones that happen to be right on Long Island, the ones that don't take any health insurance, the ones that charge between $30,000 to $90,000 for the needed brain surgery, the ones that I've been dreaming of going to for the past 8 years of my life, tortured that they are a 45 minute drive away and yet so financially inaccessible, the ones I'd filled out all the paperwork for and sent my records to, the ones who said I was a good candidate, the ones that my mom told me to make an appointment with and then cancelled a month later....

    The one thing they do accept is fucking Medicare.


    I... I could be seen by them by summer.

    I'm actually crying.
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    @Racheal - YAY!!!!! Hope you get a damn break at last.

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