Hieroglyphic Graffiti

Sunday November, 15 2009

Please help if you can

Filed under: General — makani @ 12:54 pm

A very dear friend of mine needs surgery and he has no insurance.  Needless to say, he can’t afford it, but he can’t afford to not have it either.

I’m linking to his blog in hopes that some of my friends may want to help.  One buck, two, five, every drop will help to fill the bucket.

We’re going to send him something and I’m fully considering holding a bake sale and sending him all the proceeds.  I only wish I could do more.

If you can, please help my friend John, I will thank you.

Times are tough.  No one has extra cash, but maybe someone out there can help.

Monday October, 12 2009

November the oncoming train

Filed under: General — makani @ 2:48 pm

NaNo month is fast approaching.  On one hand I’m excited.  I’ve got an idea, I’ve done research, I’m ready to write.  I don’t have as many ideas buzzing about as I did last year, but I’m certain I can pump out 50,000 words and that’s the whole point.  I like the high of actually writing something, even if its junk.

On the other hand NaNo is fast approaching and I don’t have a workable solution of J.  My old laptop doesn’t run DragonSpeak well and I don’t know if we have the funds for something new.  I was hoping to find an old desktop that would have enough processor to run but so far it looks like nothing is going to turn up.

She’s been considering doing a different kind of challenge that wouldn’t involve time on the computer anyway so that’s a plus but she hasn’t recovered from her fatigue.  (We were supposed to celebrate our Anniversary on Saturday but she had a relapse.)  I’m hoping she’ll make enough of a recovery in time for November since having two people doing some kind of challenge in November is so much more fun than doing it alone.

Wednesday October, 7 2009

3 years on

Filed under: General — makani @ 4:34 pm

Today is my third anniversary.  We go out for some celebration sushi on Saturday.

The traditional gift seems to be Leather, while the modern gift is Crystal or Glass.  Interesting.

Tuesday September, 29 2009

Here comes fall

Filed under: General — makani @ 11:52 am

The weather is finally cooling down and fall is in the air.  Its also almost October which means Halloween and preparing for NaNo!

Halloween this year falls on a Saturday which means J and I might actually be able to do something!  We’re planning to as a White Mage and a Black Mage ala Final Fantasy.  This requires a trip to goodwill to seek out proper costumes.

The NaNo research is going well although finding information about food in Heian Era Japan is proving to be way too difficult.  I’ve got a little bit of information but not nearly enough.  I did find a chapter in a book about the color combinations in clothing in Heian Japan which has made me happy.

Other than that life is slow.  I got my first really flat tire about a week ago.  That’s exciting.  Time to buy new tires!

Thursday September, 3 2009

Back to Work and all that jazz

Filed under: General — makani @ 2:45 pm

So September means back to school and back to work. I’m lucky in that school hasn’t started yet here so I’m back to work and I have sometime to get ready for the influx of students.

The weather is cooling down here which I find wonderful.  It means it will actually be bearable to work in the garden and go for long walks up the trails.   This weekend I shall encourage lots of walking.

NaNoWrimo is looming and I’m getting ready with perhaps my most random idea to date.  A Damphyre and a Gargoyle in Heian Era Japan.  Research time!

Friday April, 3 2009

Of Power Outages and Rainy Spring Days

Filed under: General — makani @ 5:01 pm

Well today was incredibility rainy off and on. It would rain buckets then it would clear and be sunny and then it would rain buckets again.

Then the power went out city wide about four or five times. That was exciting and bad for the computer equipment.

Almost closed down but wouldn’t you know it the power came back on. Oh well.

Friday March, 27 2009

Cold Turtle Hates Deer

Filed under: General — makani @ 7:01 pm

Its raining and cold, I still have the remains of that cold I caught.  It was actually cold/stomach flu.  The stomach flu seems to be gone but the cold remains.

Also the deer ate EVERY SINGLE ONE of my tulips.  Bastards!

Anyone want to come over and make venison roast out of them?

Saturday March, 21 2009

Lodge Good, Cold Bad

Filed under: General — makani @ 4:17 pm

The last lodge up at Nancy’s farm was great.  I always forget how amazing it is to sit in a place where its so dark you can’t tell if your eyes are open or closed.

I would rapture in detail but I managed to catch a cold too so I’m down with the sniffles and mostly incoherent.

I think my immune system moved to Hawaii or something.

Wednesday March, 18 2009

Alive, just boring

Filed under: General — makani @ 11:26 am

Just like the subject line says.

I got unstuck on Twilight Princess and now I’m up against another boss.  I’m not looking forward to that, but all I can do is try and try again.

I want to play Okami again, or better yet Dragon Quest VIII.  Stupid bosses.

Wednesday January, 7 2009

First Day of the Same Old Same Old

Filed under: General — makani @ 5:58 pm

So today was my first day as a full timer on my job and it was crazy. Its always crazy around this time of year but the whole switch to being actually full time made it seem crazier.  The place is also under construction so that adds to the level of crazy that’s going around.

Hopefully it’ll cool down as the week goes on.

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