August 31, 2016

August Favorites 2016

A close shot of several items on my dresser.  The picture is centered on a crocheted mandrake sprouting plushie sitting inside of a teacup filled with gold colored mardi gra beads.  To left side of the tea cup is a leather bracer with a tiefling girl painted onto it and another teacup.  To the right and in the background is a woodensign that says, "Dreams n. a cherished hope; ambition; aspiration."  Though the word Dream is only partly in the frame.  There are also two origami animals on the surface of the dresser.


    So August is coming to a close today. This means it's time to round up all of my favorites from the month.  And I feel like there is a lot to list.

August 25, 2016

Things I Love Thursday: Things, Depression, & Games

A collection of items arranged as a collage on a small wooden table.  Words written on cut out white paper reads: Things I Love Thursday.  Assorted items in collage include: A mint and white teacup and saucer filled with crystal stones, a quartz pendulum, and a plastic macaroon.  A walnut, two (2) red hearts, a snail wearing a black beret, two (2) strands of stone beads (purple fluorite and green aventurine), a bottle of purple nail polish, a pink rose, a silver colored seven pointed star candle holder, a small tan tea pot, a note pad in summery colors with the image of a popsicle on it, and a decorative pen.


    It has been an interesting week.  I finally got my diagnosis from the testing.  Maybe I will talk about that later in the week.  I have also gotten to play D&D.  All the players are playing some kind of magical creature.  That has been fun.  Here is this weeks happy list.

August 20, 2016

A Single White Evening Primrose

    One of my favorite things to look at in nature when I was a teen-ager was is a single white evening primrose growing alongside a group of pink evening primroses. I did not often see the white evening primrose I usually only saw the pink, but seeing that single white evening primrose made me think of a lot of things.

August 18, 2016

Things I Love Thursday: My Bicycle Is Back

A collection of items arranged as a collage on a small wooden table.  Words written on cut out white paper reads: Things I Love Thursday.  Assorted items in collage include: A mint and white teacup and saucer filled with crystal stones, a quartz pendulum, and a plastic macaroon.  A walnut, two (2) red hearts, a snail wearing a black beret, two (2) strands of stone beads (purple fluorite and green aventurine), a bottle of purple nail polish, a pink rose, a silver colored seven pointed star candle holder, a small tan tea pot, a note pad in summery colors with the image of a popsicle on it, and a decorative pen.

    I am so happy to have my bike back in working order.  It has been at least two months.  The back wheel went flat and then my glasses broke.  The glasses had to be fixed before the bike, because I am just not street legal without them.  And then we were going out of town and the heat.  But oh how I missed my dear sweet Soña. (that's my bike's name)  And riding her yesterday for the first time in forever was like flying.  IT was exhilarating.  It filled me with a bubbling warm laughter.

    So without further ado, here is my gratitude list for the week.

August 11, 2016

Things I Love Thursday: Busy, Busy, Relax

A collection of items arranged as a collage on a small wooden table.  Words written on cut out white paper reads: Things I Love Thursday.  Assorted items in collage include: A mint and white teacup and saucer filled with crystal stones, a quartz pendulum, and a plastic macaroon.  A walnut, two (2) red hearts, a snail wearing a black beret, two (2) strands of stone beads (purple fluorite and green aventurine), a bottle of purple nail polish, a pink rose, a silver colored seven pointed star candle holder, a small tan tea pot, a note pad in summery colors with the image of a popsicle on it, and a decorative pen.

    It has been busy.  I have had a few times here and there to rest, but I still feel like it has been nearly constant.  First the trip to Virginia.  That including three days in a car both ways and then a sweltering climate not unlike that in the part of Texas I live in with plenty of physical activity.  Then GISHWHES.  That is always a bit insane.  I tried to take it easy, but it was still a lot. Then a trip to visit another frind.  So now I am taking some time just to stay home and play Eve Online and tidy up.

    My desk is nice and clean.  I have a few small stacks of papers to go through and deal with.  I have had Eve Online for a few days now and am looking forward to getting further and further into the content and exploration.  So here is my gratitude list for the week and probably some of the vacation and events.

August 6, 2016

The Elusive Miss Jean Louis & The Time Traveling Slangaroo

    The elusive Miss Jean Louis is a mysterious creature indeed.  Her biography is a book that is difficult to obtain, but we the members of team PanzillaLovesMoogleLovesTheMentallyIllsLovesTheBorms have obtained pages from a single chapter of the curious tomb.  Here I shall share some of the tantalizing details with you.

    Thought he date of the occurrence is unknown due to pages that simply weren't found and others that fell into the twisting tentacles of a hunger elopus.  We do know that in the summer of this unknown year Miss Jean Louis joined a slangaroo in an adventure to save it's pet kitten from a gang of nefarious field mice whom wished to sacrifice the kitten to the kale gods.

    Through tenacity, teamwork, and the clever use of titanium sporks they were able to save the kitten.  After that they became fast friends and the trio traveled trough different parts of time for a period that can best be estimated as 16 months.

    They traveled to the Cretaceous period to search for the origins of the dinomite.  They traveled to the 1500's to watch a Shakespearean play.  We were unable to discover which play they watched.  Though members of the team have decided to pick plays arbitrarily.  There is even a small section that describes their travels to the year 13063.  An exciting story of swimming lizard bears and laser light cannons was cut short by another missing page.  The next and final page gave us a description of  Miss Jean Louis sipping kale wine in her art filled living room and gave no answers to the whereabouts of the time traveling slangaroo.

August 5, 2016

Home Sweet Home

    Travel, LARPing, and GISHWHES are exhausting.  Fun and exciting, but exhausting.  I am still achy and sore.  I still haven't fully relaxed, because I am a crazy person and am doing GISHWHES.  We have done some fun stuff though.  I need to rest.  I slept for 8 hours and my body is still aching for sleep that I really can't get comfortable enough to enjoy.  I am sure it will be better after GISHWHES is over.  And in the mess of GISHWHES  I am still checking things off of my August to do list I created on the drive back from Virginia.  I took care of three big ones last night.

    This is more of a hello than anything as far as posts go.  So how are you all doing?  Any of you participating in GISHWHES?  Have any of you ever LARPed or role played?

Till later,
Lilian A. brannan


August 4, 2016

Things I Love Thursday: Sleeping In My Own Bed

A collection of items arranged as a collage on a small wooden table.  Words written on cut out white paper reads: Things I Love Thursday.  Assorted items in collage include: A mint and white teacup and saucer filled with crystal stones, a quartz pendulum, and a plastic macaroon.  A walnut, two (2) red hearts, a snail wearing a black beret, two (2) strands of stone beads (purple fluorite and green aventurine), a bottle of purple nail polish, a pink rose, a silver colored seven pointed star candle holder, a small tan tea pot, a note pad in summery colors with the image of a popsicle on it, and a decorative pen.

    We are back home.  It was amazing, but all the travel.  All the time in the car.  I was so sore.  I am now helping friends with GISHWES and trying to get back into the swing of things.  It is a lot.  So today I will give you a short list of things I enjoyed from the LARP.

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