jennythereader: (White Owl 1)
I wouldn't quite call it a nightmare, but it was absolutely unpleasant.

I was at Pennsic, enjoying a late afternoon of hanging out in my encampment. I wasn't camping anywhere familiar, or with anyone I knew, but dream-me was comfortable there.

Over the course of about 15 minutes the sky goes from slightly cloudy to black-ish green, and 2 funnel clouds form over the site as I watch. I hear a huge cracking sound and see a flash of light behind me, and I turn around to see smoke rising from a few hundred yards away and both a lightning strike and another tornado touch down. I hear screaming coming from all around me.

Then the dream jumped forward in time. I'm not sure how long, but it was well after dark.

There are so many people injured and so much damage has been done to the site that in most cases they aren't trying to bring the ambulances to them. I'm with a small group of people walking from camp to camp, looking for injured folks and for wagons to use to bring them up to the main gate, where the medical people are performing triage. And people are refusing to loan their wagons. We're trying to explain how important it is, that it could save lives, but they just won't listen.
jennythereader: (Default)
I wouldn't quite call it a nightmare, but it was absolutely unpleasant.

I was at Pennsic, enjoying a late afternoon of hanging out in my encampment. I wasn't camping anywhere familiar, or with anyone I knew, but dream-me was comfortable there.

Over the course of about 15 minutes the sky goes from slightly cloudy to black-ish green, and 2 funnel clouds form over the site as I watch. I hear a huge cracking sound and see a flash of light behind me, and I turn around to see smoke rising from a few hundred yards away and both a lightning strike and another tornado touch down. I hear screaming coming from all around me.

Then the dream jumped forward in time. I'm not sure how long, but it was well after dark.

There are so many people injured and so much damage has been done to the site that in most cases they aren't trying to bring the ambulances to them. I'm with a small group of people walking from camp to camp, looking for injured folks and for wagons to use to bring them up to the main gate, where the medical people are performing triage. And people are refusing to loan their wagons. We're trying to explain how important it is, that it could save lives, but they just won't listen.
jennythereader: (Default)
I'm having a hard time looking forward to Pennsic as much as usual this year. I think it's just because there's been so much else going on, lots of it stressful and depressing. The usual giddy "almost time for Pennsic" feeling is getting buried.

Maybe looking at the class schedule will help.
jennythereader: (Default)
I'm having a hard time looking forward to Pennsic as much as usual this year. I think it's just because there's been so much else going on, lots of it stressful and depressing. The usual giddy "almost time for Pennsic" feeling is getting buried.

Maybe looking at the class schedule will help.
jennythereader: (we can live as many more lives and as ma)
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Any place that is a gathering of my tribe. Pennsic and Arisia are the best examples I can think of.
jennythereader: (we can live as many more lives and as ma)
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Any place that is a gathering of my tribe. Pennsic and Arisia are the best examples I can think of.
jennythereader: (Clef Note)
Following up on this post, I think I've come up with a better song for me to try to learn.

Tramps And Hawkers isn't particularly period, but it's no worse than Old Dun Cow, which gets sung around campfires all the time. I already own two different recordings of it, and there are a dozen or more other versions I can get. I'm not sure I'll be ready to sing it by Pennsic, but maybe by Hunter's Moon.
jennythereader: (Clef Note)
Following up on this post, I think I've come up with a better song for me to try to learn.

Tramps And Hawkers isn't particularly period, but it's no worse than Old Dun Cow, which gets sung around campfires all the time. I already own two different recordings of it, and there are a dozen or more other versions I can get. I'm not sure I'll be ready to sing it by Pennsic, but maybe by Hunter's Moon.
jennythereader: (Default)
Body: My feet and legs are still recovering from war, but nothing else is really bothering me. I need to keep up the habit of walking lots every day.

Reading: TNT: Telzey Amberdon & Trigger Argee Together (Federation of the Hub, 2)

Hearing: Just music today. The iPod is throwing lots of the Doors and the Kinks at me today.

Project Follow-up: I got my errands done, and a tiny bit of knitting, but mostly I just goofed off online.

Tonight's Project: Dinner, maybe more knitting.

Randomness: What was a high point of the last few weeks for you? For me, the first glimpse of Pennsic through the trees as Tom & I drove past was wonderful.
jennythereader: (Default)
Body: My feet and legs are still recovering from war, but nothing else is really bothering me. I need to keep up the habit of walking lots every day.

Reading: TNT: Telzey Amberdon & Trigger Argee Together (Federation of the Hub, 2)

Hearing: Just music today. The iPod is throwing lots of the Doors and the Kinks at me today.

Project Follow-up: I got my errands done, and a tiny bit of knitting, but mostly I just goofed off online.

Tonight's Project: Dinner, maybe more knitting.

Randomness: What was a high point of the last few weeks for you? For me, the first glimpse of Pennsic through the trees as Tom & I drove past was wonderful.
jennythereader: (Default)
Body: My feet and legs are still achy from all the walking I did at war, but other than that I feel pretty good.

Reading: TNT: Telzey Amberdon & Trigger Argee Together (Federation of the Hub, 2)

Hearing: Just music today

Project Follow-up: Pennsic was good, but not great this year. I didn't make it to a single class, but had lots of fun wandering and hanging out with friends.

Tonight's Project: Dropping some clothes off at the Salvation Army, figuring out what the heck I'm making for supper, and maybe some knitting.

Randomness: What creative hobbies do you have? Which ones do you want to learn? My main ones these days are knitting, embroidery, and cordialing; but I also do a little bit of beading, drawing/painting, kumihimo (a Japanese method of cord making), decoupage, and writing. I want to learn crochet, weaving (several different methods), how to read music and sing, and how to dye; I also want to try gardening again.
jennythereader: (Default)
Body: My feet and legs are still achy from all the walking I did at war, but other than that I feel pretty good.

Reading: TNT: Telzey Amberdon & Trigger Argee Together (Federation of the Hub, 2)

Hearing: Just music today

Project Follow-up: Pennsic was good, but not great this year. I didn't make it to a single class, but had lots of fun wandering and hanging out with friends.

Tonight's Project: Dropping some clothes off at the Salvation Army, figuring out what the heck I'm making for supper, and maybe some knitting.

Randomness: What creative hobbies do you have? Which ones do you want to learn? My main ones these days are knitting, embroidery, and cordialing; but I also do a little bit of beading, drawing/painting, kumihimo (a Japanese method of cord making), decoupage, and writing. I want to learn crochet, weaving (several different methods), how to read music and sing, and how to dye; I also want to try gardening again.
jennythereader: (Bear: Nap Time)
The drive was uneventful, except for meal breaks taking longer than expected.

Soon a shower will happen, then bed.
jennythereader: (Bear: Nap Time)
The drive was uneventful, except for meal breaks taking longer than expected.

Soon a shower will happen, then bed.
jennythereader: (Blue Fractal)
Body: My hands have been weird lately. Not hurting much, but randomly going a little numb from time to time. Bright side, that's the only thing that's bothering me today.

Book Review: Last night I read this collection of some of Oscar Wilde's short stories: The Happy Prince and Other Tales. The only one in this collection I'd read before was "The Selfish Giant," and even that one I only half remembered. They were all lovely little stories, and I wish the collection had been longer. 9 out of 10.

Reading: I just barely started Oliver Twist

Hearing: One episode of Dan Carlin's current events show Common Sense, one episode of Celtic Roots Radio, then music for the rest of the day.

Tonight's Project: Loading the car for Pennsic. There's a slim chance we'll leave tonight, but a 99%+ chance it will be early-ish tomorrow morning.

Randomness: For the first time ever I packed a box of alcohol to take to Pennsic: 2 bottles of my homemade cherry cordial, 1 bottle of chocolate vodka, 1 bottle of rum, 1 bottle of an apple mead from Johnstown Winery (they don't seem to have their own website), and one bottle of Hillbilly Mountain Mash from The Saratoga Winery
jennythereader: (Blue Fractal)
Body: My hands have been weird lately. Not hurting much, but randomly going a little numb from time to time. Bright side, that's the only thing that's bothering me today.

Book Review: Last night I read this collection of some of Oscar Wilde's short stories: The Happy Prince and Other Tales. The only one in this collection I'd read before was "The Selfish Giant," and even that one I only half remembered. They were all lovely little stories, and I wish the collection had been longer. 9 out of 10.

Reading: I just barely started Oliver Twist

Hearing: One episode of Dan Carlin's current events show Common Sense, one episode of Celtic Roots Radio, then music for the rest of the day.

Tonight's Project: Loading the car for Pennsic. There's a slim chance we'll leave tonight, but a 99%+ chance it will be early-ish tomorrow morning.

Randomness: For the first time ever I packed a box of alcohol to take to Pennsic: 2 bottles of my homemade cherry cordial, 1 bottle of chocolate vodka, 1 bottle of rum, 1 bottle of an apple mead from Johnstown Winery (they don't seem to have their own website), and one bottle of Hillbilly Mountain Mash from The Saratoga Winery
jennythereader: (Bernard: *Pace*Pace*Pace*)
Body: Nothing seems to hurt too much right now.

Reading: Free: The Future of a Radical Price


Hearing: A couple episodes of a celtic music podcast this morning, and then music since then. My iPod seems to be in a filk/fan music mood today.

Project Follow-up: I got my second cherry cordial filtered and sweetened last night.

Tonight's Project: I'm going to pick up the farm share box and take it straight over to Mom's. We're not going to be here to eat it, so she and the kids might as well.

Randomness: The Pennsic complications are being worked around, and the countdown to leave time is continuing. :) [whine]I wanna go now!!![/whine]
jennythereader: (Bernard: *Pace*Pace*Pace*)
Body: Nothing seems to hurt too much right now.

Reading: Free: The Future of a Radical Price


Hearing: A couple episodes of a celtic music podcast this morning, and then music since then. My iPod seems to be in a filk/fan music mood today.

Project Follow-up: I got my second cherry cordial filtered and sweetened last night.

Tonight's Project: I'm going to pick up the farm share box and take it straight over to Mom's. We're not going to be here to eat it, so she and the kids might as well.

Randomness: The Pennsic complications are being worked around, and the countdown to leave time is continuing. :) [whine]I wanna go now!!![/whine]
jennythereader: (* Tarzan)
Body: Ow. Right knee is killing me, and it's affecting the whole leg. Also my right shoulder hurts a lot.

Book Review: Finished Harald. 7 out of 10. The story was good, but something about the writing style made it really hard to follow who was doing or saying what, and how long things were taking. One of the rare books I think would work better as an audiobook than it did in text format.

Reading: Free: The Future of a Radical Price

Hearing: I'm going for upbeat fun music today.

Randomness: As of last night, getting to Pennsic has become much more complicated. We're figuring out what we're going to do.
jennythereader: (* Tarzan)
Body: Ow. Right knee is killing me, and it's affecting the whole leg. Also my right shoulder hurts a lot.

Book Review: Finished Harald. 7 out of 10. The story was good, but something about the writing style made it really hard to follow who was doing or saying what, and how long things were taking. One of the rare books I think would work better as an audiobook than it did in text format.

Reading: Free: The Future of a Radical Price

Hearing: I'm going for upbeat fun music today.

Randomness: As of last night, getting to Pennsic has become much more complicated. We're figuring out what we're going to do.

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