Wednesday, November 25, 2015
Tuesday, November 24, 2015
Monday, November 23, 2015
Tomorrow we leave on a trip. I have no energy. Today we're lunching with a board member from Hawaii. And in the afternoon is a Creech vigil that I don't want to go to. I think I'll enjoy some hours alone.
Sunday, November 22, 2015
Sweet potato is good with honey vinegar on it, so Ming tells me. This morning's experiment.
We're cooking for Food Not Bombs. I'm always hoping the beans won't burn on that one spot in the middle of the pot. Pot spot. I'll start the rice in half an hour.
Saturday, November 21, 2015
throwing stories into the ether
Ming and I are featured in this blog post by a friend.
sleeping in the temple
Ming and I sang a little and then I put cushions on the ground and we lay there on the floor of the temple, sleeping. The sun was shining on my butt and legs and it felt good at first then felt burning.
Drones were flying around (the goddess temple is right by Creech Air Force Base) and we could hear them. It was strange.
Then we came home and I took a four hour nap while our friend King R chopped veggies in our kitchen for Food Not Bombs.
We ate the last of the delicious vegan potato soup.
I'm grateful for a lot of good in my life.
Then in the night I dreamt of drones. They were toy ones, and I was trying to smash one. It had blades on the blades.
Friday, November 20, 2015
why facebook makes me feel like crap, the reading as it was, magic beans
*It tells me terrible things in order to try to manipulate me into action or outrage or whatever. Instead I feel sickened and usually paralyzed.
*It shows me disturbing things I can do nothing about, like news of friends' parents dying and I don't know the friend that well so don't know how to help, and really reaching out to them would not be appropriate.
*It shows me guilt trippy, chain lettery crap like, "How many of my friends actually take the time to read my status update? If you read this, comment with one word about your day. Then leave this status update on your wall so I can do the same. If you don't follow these instructions, you are not a true friend."
*Pictures of dead people, harmed animals, etc posted by well-meaning armchair activists who care about their cause but not me.
*How good a time everyone's having without me. And vaguebooking.
Okay, that was my morning rant. Back to the Taylor-Lai family news.
The reading last night was great. I went first. The crowd seemed receptive to me, and Ming says I didn't read too fast. Five friends came and heard me read, and then two more friends showed up half hour late and missed my reading. But we shared some nice hugs.
Today's a surprise party for Grouchy John. We bought him some magic beans from Trader Joe's. I hope he thinks this is a weird yet fun present. (I want to buy everyone magic beans.)
Thursday, November 19, 2015
Tonight we go to a zine event where I'll read from 5 - 10 minutes. I don't know which, 5 or 10, and it's pretty different. I need to do it for Ming and ask him to time me.
Listening to mix cds I made myself years ago and enjoying life.
Wednesday, November 18, 2015
because you're mine, I cross the line
Now I smell fruity because I took a shower and put some product in my hair. And I'm warm because we have two heaters going in the living room.
A year and seven months ago today, Ming and I had our desert ceremony at Mercury and crossed the line. Today I think we'll have some kind of dessert ceremony.
Tuesday, November 17, 2015
soup is an art, not a science
Monday, November 16, 2015
Sunday, November 15, 2015
for every little girl who throws out her Easy Bake oven, there's a little boy hoping to find one
Someone was selling field mice skulls she had obtained from owl pellets. She's the one who baked the cookies.
Then we went to a Catholic Worker visioning meeting. It was okay, sometimes intense, but it all resolved. Then we went to El Salvadorian food. We had a good time talking about the toys we liked as kids then manners. A friend who I love and I roleplayed how to light a lady's cigarette. It made me laugh, but that was intense too.
The power went out at the Worker house, there's a marathon right now, it started to rain and is extremely windy. Our friend JR is over, but I think we're going to kick him out soon.
Saturday, November 14, 2015
done with capitalism
Friday, November 13, 2015
today in a list
Thursday, November 12, 2015
Wednesday, November 11, 2015
hot springs true fun
It rained on our drive there and snowed on our way home. I wasn't expecting snow at all.
We also went to China Ranch date farm. We walked in the orchards and spent a while in the gift shop. We ate lunch by a little stream. It was fun.
Monday, November 09, 2015
vegan enchilada casserole
I would like to thank Ming for chopping the onion and garlic and fetching things. And washing the dishes. Thanks, sweetie.
I feel like I just ate a nice homecooked meal.
how claustrophobic I am
Sunday, November 08, 2015
citizens of the world
Saturday, November 07, 2015
Friday, November 06, 2015
it's an anomaly
--It's two pieces of pastry with jam in between.
--That's not pastry. You mean like pie crust? No. It's weird hard stuff.
--You forgot about the frosting.
--Oh yeah. It's two pieces of pastry with jam in between and frosting on top.
--But it's a weird kind of hard frosting.
--What's with us and poptarts lately?
--What do you mean?
--We're supposed to be healthy eaters. Is it an anomaly?
Thursday, November 05, 2015
Today we vigil at 9. I'm still cozy in my pjs. I should get my show on the road.
It got down to 41 last night. Yesterday on the freeway it was sleeting. I loved it.
Ming gave me a bite of his toast with organic strawberry jam on it.