November 24th, 2003

surya

What a weekend.

I had some great Chinese food, saw Carmen (the opera by Bizet), did a *lot* of book shopping (over $120 at Half Price Books), got to seriously sleep in on Sunday, got to hang out and watch the Michigan game on Saturday, watched The Two Towers for the hell of it, watched the relevant parts of Sinbad (you know, the ones with Eris in them), slept in my bed two nights in a row (you'd be shocked at how rare that is), and saw Master and Commander: Far Side of the World.

The superlative cat got spayed, someone might be coming to take a look at her and hopefully take her home, and I paid for all her medical bills ($304.50). I'm hoping to get paid back by the previous owner, but at the moment I consider the money lost.

Supposedly, the PSA has funds now. Whatever. I worked up some ammendments to the PSA constitution that explicitly state how the funds are to be handled, and that eliminates corruption in any case. Unless the Co-Chairs and the Treasurer have a menage a trios. Somehow, I don't see those three going at it anytime soon. I might have been over-strict, but the funds should not and cannot be used frivolously.

I prohibited debit and cash transactions in the thing, too.

I'm also working on getting a description of why I like certain songs onto my Webpage.
surya

Five Question Maddness!

From ravenlaughing:

1. Chocolate or cinnamon?

Ah, Cinnamon, any day :)

2. Patchouli or sandalwood?

Honestly, I don't remember what sandalwood smells like (wooden sandals on fire, perhaps?), but I know I hate patchouli, so we'll go with Sandalwood. :)

3. What is the greatest acheivement of your life?

Finishing the DP is up there. I value that more than my college degree. Now, if I pull off a Doctorate, I'll have to finish the SP 3rd Circle to top that.

4. What's the stupidest thing you've ever done when drunk?

Sorry, never been drunk. At least, I don't think I have. But I don't need to be drunk to be spectacularly stupid. It's happened when perfectly sober :)

5. Describe the best ritual you've ever been to.

Oh, that's tough. That's really tough.

There was my Dedicant Oath, which you can find a description of on my webpage:

http://chronarchy.com/mjournal/oath/

There was the ADF rite with Eris, which she was definitely at:

http://chronarchy.com/essays/eristea.html

But it's possible that the opening ritual at Summerland about 4 years ago was the best. At that ritual, I actually *saw* the gates open. Like, eyes open and things moving and existing before them. I'm still not sure what exactly happened, but it was beautiful.