December 3rd, 2003

surya

Some cuts, some substance

Heard from a girl I haven't heard from in a while the other day. It was nice.

I got a load of stuff edited on the DP last night. PSA had very low attendance, and no one was interested in Twister. Party-poopers.

Can I find someone else interested? I warn you: I'm good.

Speaking of Twister, I found an amusing Twister board: it's a sheet for your bed. I have to admit, that would make for some amusing foreplay.

I've been working out designs for a large Twister board for a while. I don't really like the small dots or the four colours on the mat that came with my game. I want something more. Am I too demanding?

I put the damn cat in the attic last night. I noticed last night that she's given my boys some very bad habits while they were all living together. They fight and wrestle with each other more now.

And that stupid cat also tried to jump onto the chest of drawers where I keep all my extra ritual stuff, and succeeded in breaking 2 brand new glass candle holders, scattering spent matches all over the floor, and denting the wood. She also used my wood floor to sharpen her claws.

WTF? What kind of shady personality traits did Priscilla imbue this cat with? And is she ever going to pay me for taking this cat against my better judgement? The answer to all questions is, "Only the Gods know."

Well, I took a quiz Collapse )And I read a very amusing comicCollapse )
surya

Gifting.

You know what? I've found out that I really like buying things for people and mailing them. It really is fun.

And that's why this holiday season is going to hurt: I don't get to.

My original plan was going to be expensive: buy copies of the Principia for all my favourite people and send them out. It would have been beautiful. Unfortunately, I can't do that, because I can't afford it.

So, instead, I have to go back to cards. I hate sending cards. I'm not a cards person. I like to think that I'm creative, though, and I try to cycle cards through. Of course, I've just realized that I haven't kept track of which cards I've sent to people over the years, so I have to buy new cards in order to avoid sending the same card twice in a row and looking cheap. Then again, I am pretty darn cheap.

If I don't have your address, and you'd like to be on my list, email it to me (my email is accessible off my website, and I don't post it in my LJ because of spiders).

Of course, this assumes that I manage to send cards out. I kind of suck at getting them out. In general, I send to friends first, and then to family. Though sometimes it gets all mixed up. But I have a list.

Oh, and I don't expect anything in return. A card is a card, a gift is a gift. If you get either, bully for you.

I get asked why I don't celebrate things. No birthdays, no holidays, nothing. Quite honestly, I'm not totally sure. But I think a lot of it has to do with the weird feeling I get when I know someone bought me something for an occasion. I always feel like they didn't buy it because they like me, but because they felt they had to, and that makes me feel bad. Because of that, I keep my birthday as low profile as possible, and I try to avoid occasions where I might receive gifts.

I really feel that gift-giving shouldn't be done out of obligation, but out of joy and love. I like to send people things out of the blue, not for occasions. I feel like they mean more that way.

If you feel like I do, then you should probably sign up for PostcardX, because it's a lot of fun. I've gotten neat things from it. And it's nice to get mail.

Of course, being anti-celebration myself, I have a hard time remembering/caring that people have birthdays. This gets me into lots of trouble all year long. If someone gives me enough advanced warning, and said warning isn't too advanced, then I can usually remember. But I forget so often it seems to infuriate a lot of people.