April 13th, 2010
|04:51 pm - Perhaps my dullest update ever|
Yesterday, I went to JoAnn Fabrics and Michael's Crafts, both of which were having sales on silver beads (30% and 40% off, respectively) to stock up on offerings. I now have quite a bit of silver for offerings, but I realized when I got home that I actually have no gold.
And what is silver without gold? I mean, really?
Anyway, the main reason that I figure I could use some gold is that silver just isn't an appropriate offering for Vedic rites. . . this hasn't been an issue for me because I tend to use ghee and don't bother with a well when I do that (where would the well go, I often wonder, since there is no Vedic underworld?). Silver is, of course, the tears of Agni (who was beat up by the other gods because he refused to give back the treasures they'd give him, and so cried silver), so giving the Vedic gods silver is basically giving them sorrow and/or pain.
So now I'm thinking about returning to pick some gold beads up, too.
Last night, I also picked up a game for my Playstation 3, The Saboteur. Generally speaking, I liked the notion of an open world, sandbox game set in Paris during the French Resistance. I mean, who wouldn't want to beat up Nazi's and blow up stuff? Having never actually played an open world game before, I figured I'd try this one out. I was aware of in-game nudity when I purchased it, but I must admit that I perhaps was not expecting it to appear quite so quickly and quite so. . . "Boldly" I think is the word I'm looking for.
I am somewhat amused by the physics of breasts as they appear in the game from time to time. There's little erotic about the nudity, but it is certainly entertaining.
Granted, well-rendered breasts are probably pretty complicated. The demo for Dante's Inferno indicates that it may be possible to do them nigh-flawlessly, but I played the demo and didn't like the game enough to spend $60 on it. Plus, Penny Arcade pretty well summed up my thoughts on it. (link may not be suitable for work).
Today, I discovered several notes I had left for myself in my phone: I will often take a note so I can remember something, and then I'll forget what the abbreviations I left for myself meant. A good example is the first note on this phone, simply "Hdg". I have no idea what this means, and google doesn't bring up anything that seems to match something I'd have been interested in. So, I went through and deleted several different notes, including one that appears to be the phone number for someone in the Dominican Republic. wtf?
I'm in the process of changing my primary e-mail address away from my OSU one: I have some suspicions regarding non-delivered mail and serious issues with volume impacting my ability to receive mail recently.
I've been engaged in the process for well over two weeks now, so most will have seen e-mails from a different address than my old ".8" account. Both accounts work, so no fear on sending mail to a dead account, but like I said, I suspect I haven't always received everything I expected to receive, and I don't think everything I've sent has necessarily arrived.
Wow, that was a pretty boring update :)
Current Location: Southeast of Disorder
Current Mood: amused
Current Music: "Presents To Send You", -JB
I love that you stock up on offerings during sales. I think more people should think ahead and be on the look-out like that, and it's something different than the dang-blan alcohol.
Is your new email still at OSU or did you get something new like gmail?
It's an @chronarchy.com address (my initials @ that location, actually). Served entirely through my site, and I'm responsible for the upkeep. . . but google won't be archiving my mail, and I can access it via webmail as well as download anyway :)
I figured after 11 years, it was time for a separation of work and pleasure.
Makes sense, mine is a grove email (actually I have like 14 email addresses for various things that I all have going to my thunderbird so it's all in one location)
|Date:||April 14th, 2010 02:59 am (UTC)|| |
Yeah, I was just at a craft store and didn't think of that! What a great idea!
|Date:||April 13th, 2010 09:36 pm (UTC)|| |
I was thinking about picking up a copy of Saboteur, I love open sandbox games, hearing about the ample nudity has sealed the deal! :)
Haha. The price finally came down enough for me to consider it. Amazon had it for under $30.
|Date:||April 14th, 2010 12:32 am (UTC)|| |
I picked it up from GameStop tonight for 20, had to resist asking about the new BattleToads game though.
Awesome. I'd be interested in your thoughts on it: having never played something quite like this before, I'm not entirely sure how to tell if it's well-executed or not :)
The black-and-white portions do look mighty nice, though.
And BattleToads? Dude. . . may have to grab that eventually.
Hmm....I can't decide if this email makes you cool or a dork, so I'm going to err on the side of positivity and deem you "cool" for the link to Sam the Snowman. Everytime someone says "silver and gold" I automatically sing this song in my head. Wait...that might make me a dork...
I have a stockpile of amber for Vedic offerings. It has been received well thus far! :)
See you Friday!
Amber? What a curious offering.
I'm okay with being a dork. Works just fine for me :)
Heh, yeah. It was what I had on hand, and it was well received, so I've kinda gone with it. You know, trial and error? :)
|Date:||April 15th, 2010 01:24 am (UTC)|| |
I rarely offer gold, since I mostly work with deities that are perfectly with happy with silver (or the odd hecatomb, but that does make a bit of a mess in the back yard...). But when I do, the best source I've found is small hoop or post earrings. These can usually be had for quite a reasonable price, and depending how much you care can also be acquired free of base metals (since so many people have allergies).
Just another possible source for your arsenal!