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09 September 2012 @ 07:44 pm
 
  • I am loving having a desktop again. It's a bit louder, but it gives me more space at my desk and makes me more likely to just turn off the machine and do something else.

  • Today was the first (congregation) service of the year. The teens greeted me happily, I got to see lots of people again, and I poured my symbolic General Assembly water as part of the "rushing waters of transition" for the water communion ritual. (I showed Minister Carol that it had Minister Ann's name on it, since it was previously her bottle; she just moved to a new congregation funnily enough in Providence.

  • Got to hear New Interim Minister Rebecca speak. Enjoyed her style at GA (talking in front of thousands of UUs) but not so much this time--perhaps because it's different speaking to an audience of thousands compared to under 200. I'm sure some of it is also the "she's not Ann!" feelings and her nerves at her official introduction to the congregation. I mentioned regretfully missing the New Teacher Training (because I promised to bring my bike to the shop) and she tried to get me to go, but I didn't...so I felt a bit guilty and that I got off at the wrong foot. Gay Aunt Karen (I have a "family of gays" at FUSF; I consider them all aunts and uncles in a way) talked me out of as much guilt as she could, but I have a nit-picky conscience that likes to make me feel a bit ill, so it didn't entirely leave.

  • My brother called and told me he'd been sick all night and into the morning. He wondered if it was food poisoning; I told him I felt fine, but we'd had slightly different meals. He seems to be fine now.

  • Brought my bike to the shop. It's all fixed up now, for $55 including a new-old seat, a new-repaired back light, everything lubed up, fixed breaks, all the duct tape from the previous owner gone, cleaned up a bit, air in the tires and the general check-everything-out look. So that's useful in increasing my range of mobility in Providence! There are good bike paths in Providence, too; it's a good biking city.

  • featherxquill posted a video about older ladies and style. First of all, I loved it; second, I recognised one of the women in it; third, my favourite musician (Zoë Lewis) wrote a song about that woman and they host a show together every year now. Small world in the RL OLB (Real Life Old Lady Brigade)! So I'll post some fun videos (including the one Feather posted) under a cut. :D


    "Young women, you're going to be an old woman some day. Don't worry about it. Don't sweat it. Don't worry about getting older; every era, it builds character." ♥♥♥ (Those are the sort of life quotes I fall all over, given how many of my peers are scared shiteless of getting over 30. I'm not sitting here waiting impatiently to age, but I definitely don't dread it and I'm excited for it! I've never done the 'fashion' thing, but I hope I continue on with my interest in personal style. (:

    And here is Zoë Lewis performing "Eyelashes" with Ilona making a painting and Zoë's lovely partner occasionally ending up in view.


    These two are just too cute together.


    I went for a little bike ride together! My legs were very happy with the action and I felt as though I was flying again. I've also spent much of today thinking about how much my father loves me. Happy thoughts. (:
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    Nickiperoxidepirate on September 10th, 2012 01:25 pm (UTC)
    Awwww, I love "Eyelashes," and the video you posted is super cute!

    Gotta go, no time to watch the other vids just yet... Happy bike riding!
    Kiwi Crocus: HP || Sprout || OLSB.cranky__crocus on September 15th, 2012 12:58 am (UTC)
    Thank you for this comment! Made me smile. :D
    CaroRulescarorules on September 10th, 2012 01:47 pm (UTC)
    Yay for a bike that's as good as new!
    tt: I can't even think straighttwisted_twister on September 11th, 2012 11:06 am (UTC)
    Those clips suggest that this was one hell of a gig to watch!!! Thanks for sharing.
    Kiwi Crocus: Rainbow || Letting the hair down.cranky__crocus on September 15th, 2012 12:59 am (UTC)
    I wasn't there, but I've heard it's always one hell of a gig to watch, so I'm sure it was! I'd love to make it over for that gig one year--it's in the gayest town of my state.