I remain perpetually amused when people who reject the usefulness, appropriateness, or value of rules in relationships or self-identify as relationship anarchists continue to fall back on legalistic models and language for
getting what you want without asking solving interpersonal conflicts. This has come up several times lately and I’ve managed to keep my snark down to a dull roar and a wry smirk. When your identity, your models, your vocabulary, and your actions don’t accord, you’re bound to run into some skeptical faces about what exactly you hope to accomplish with your speech, and I’ll be at the front of the crowd with one eyebrow up, laughing at your expense.
Yesterday was Thomthulhu’s birthday and it was lovely. We went to the Twisted Tail and ate some good food, and I gave us a membership to the Philadelphia Zoo, so we can go whenever we want. I’m so looking forward to a few uninterrupted days in his company. I have a long weekend coming up and have a few small projects around the house, including a window privacy film solution that won’t cost me a bajillion dollars, and measuring our windows for homemade insulated curtains.
I recently re-YOLO’d my hair and I now look like a magical unicorn princess, which is my preferred state of being.
The rumor mill’s a little thick these days, and that’s a bit tiresome.
I’ve been solicited to co-write a paid advice column and we’re generating a lot of ideas about that and I’m hoping to do some writing tonight after I make dinner and clean the bathroom. A few folks are also terribly excited about me writing more extensively on apologies and the culture that does (distinct from the culture that should) surround them.
All of these, plus Ash’s new wordpress environment are keeping me pretty busy and creative. I’m eyeing up stenciling a few rooms in Sarnath, as well, though I think that should wait til the Autumn when it’s a bit cooler.
I know I’ve been quiet lately, which is often a sign that I’m busy. There’s other stuff going on in the backchannels of my life, especially with regard to my mom’s health that also have my a bit preoccupied, but I’m still around.