I think we can all agree that it’s been a pretty bad week, world-wise. So, now more than ever it’s important to focus on the good things in life, so you don’t get sucked into a vortex of despair that the world is ending and society is breaking down or any of that bad stuff.
Weddings! I don’t think there’s a better excuse to get people together than to celebrate being in love with someone. It’s been aaaaaaages since I went to a wedding, but I have one coming up in November and one in March next year, so…yay!
Here’s the lovely and talented Matt Mulholland performing You’re the Voice:
Man, I love that song, and Matt Mulholland is freaking amazing. Someone get him a record deal, stat!
Or how about our old pal Tim Minchin’s Peace anthem for Palestine?
I ran my Silver Kiss LARP again the other day and it went really, really well. It was very different, but people had fun and the costumes were great and I felt good afterwards. Exhausted but good. Some really awesome photos from the night and new friends, which is always good.
I was thinking about why we roleplay and how it’s not a waste of time (like, compared to watching television or playing a video game on your own). Here are my half baked thoughts: you’re interacting with other people, and making connections, sharing stories that you can reminisce about later. You’re being incredibly creative – embodying a character who may be quite similar to you or wildly different, and you’re playing at having another mindset altogether. These are good things. Plus big LARPs like that you’re networking outside of the game as well, introducing people, forming connections that might end up being incredibly important later on. Woo, community!
Patchwork! I’ve been on a sewing jag lately, making a new baby quilt and in between sewing strips of selvage together with scraps. I might eventually have an actual scrap quilt, which would be pretty awesome. After another spectacular failure at crazy patchwork on the weekend I read some proper how-to guides and successfully made two squares of crazy patchwork which don’t suck. This is a big deal for me, because I’ve always loved the look of it and my previous attempts have all made me feel angry and unfulfilled. So, yay me! The only down side is that my hand quilting/finishing of projects has fallen behind my creation of new projects. Need some more hard hours in front of the TV or with friends over to catch up again. And by hard, I mean awesome.
Honourable Mentions: Meadow Fresh strawberry yoghurt, lunch with friends, writing roleplaying fic, warm socks, old movies, tumblr, Friday Night Lights (just about finished season 3), Californication, blasting pop music loudly and dancing, singing along, Britney Spears (I love her music!), scarfs and feeling clever.