taennyn: (*glee!*)
2017-04-13 03:09 pm

I'M IN

Dignity will be happening to other people for some little time.

(EEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEE I'M IN FIRST TRY EEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEE RURAL AND NORTHERN COHORT EEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEE)
taennyn: a woman's torso, left elbow and right hand visible and decorated in henna designs (wild by the roadside)
2017-03-30 09:40 am

NKT 3 went well.

My bad ankle actually feels like an ankle for the first time in almost two years (my knee is extremely confused about this), and my chippy hip is looser than usual.

I've been told to keep my witchy fingers inside my own goddamn hands (or the equivalent in inarticulate noises) four times already. =D
taennyn: (Loki)
2017-03-10 11:59 pm

Back in the train station

We were due into Bellingham a little over four hours ago. A drawbridge malfunction of apparently epic scale stopped us cold around the halfway point.

Then we backed up the way we came. I wish I was joking. But no, I am not.

So here we are back at the Vancouver train station. Waiting to hear a standby bus has arrived, or the bridge troll has fallen in battle.

Good thing I didn't have plans tonight.

Little annoyed that class starts in eight hours and I'm probably at least two and a half hours from my destination.

But eh. I interviewed for the PT grad program today. I can be zen.
taennyn: (*glee!*)
2017-02-17 01:02 pm

INTERVIEW

THEY WANT ME FOR AN INTERVIEW

9 AM MARCH TENTH
taennyn: (one of these days I'll fall on my head)
2017-01-13 12:02 pm
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Stupid joints.

So annoyed that taping my fibula to my tibia makes walking dramatically less uncomfortable.
taennyn: (at the altar of knowledge)
2016-10-29 12:04 pm
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(no subject)

Wow does the two-fingers baby cpr method suck. Ouch my overstretched knuckles.

On the plus side, it's looking like I could actually manage at least a few cycles of cpr in the wild. \o/
taennyn: (Loki)
2016-08-26 05:14 pm

quotes from the email

"... but that's partially because I suspect Everett is actually some sort of civic flytrap."
taennyn: (once sawmills and strawberry farms)
2016-08-22 08:46 pm
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I did this to myself.

Quite deliberately, Mom would have let me have the other bed.

But the idea of waking up in the middle of the night in my own bedroom surrounded by my mother's bedroom furniture from my adolescence seems like 'I woke up in the wrong fucking reality' nightmare fuel.

So I'm sleeping in what used to be Veggie's room in the house in Bellingham, and gaaaaaaah.
taennyn: a girl sitting in front of a field of fallen leaves (Default)
2016-08-20 02:37 pm

The next few days are booked solid.

Tonight, Merry Wives redux (try not to giggle BEFORE they deliver the line!)

Tomorrow, Whistler, possibly a spa, definitely an Extremely Fancy Dinner Evening (eep)

Monday, get back to Van to get on a train to Bellingham

Tuesday, accost Veggie (muwhahahaha), also financial planner meeting that is the official visit reason

Wednesday, go harvest plums with Mom and the Bellingham Food Bank in... Blaine? I think?
taennyn: (it's only me)
2016-08-13 10:35 pm

Bard on the Beach: Romeo and Juliet

me, internal monologue: they're doing a really nice job of this, excellent use of set adjustment, but wow I cannot look at Romeo without seeing him with a teeny espresso cup and extended pinky in Merry Wives...
taennyn: (eeeecute!)
2016-08-13 10:34 am

Quotes from community sparring

"Well, yeah, but you walk like a velociraptor."

(She does. Nice epic knots in her calves, too.)
taennyn: (boy mine (and me))
2016-08-12 03:30 pm

Quote from the chat window

Zach, out on a walk: "[picture] Rhodos make black berries?"

me, on the couch: "That's not a rhododendron.
"Also don't eat those unless you're sure they're not laurel"

Zach: "That's what they are.... So... What if I ate them?"

me: "Depends on variety"

Zach, while i was typing: "(I didn't)"

me: "Cherry laurel berries are kinda cyanidey"
taennyn: (*glee!*)
2016-08-06 05:15 pm

*delight*

Went to an explosive leg strength workshop today. Took notes, have some exercises to work on (the pistol squat progressions look doable. the hamstring death curls... less so. maybe the TRX rig as an anti-faceplant guard?), and got to have someone else flail about p-value hacking and what it does to research. :D
taennyn: (*glee!*)
2016-07-18 10:04 pm

I am *so tired*

I did not intend to stack events, but it just kind of happened.

Went to a Tap Takeover Event at a Vancouver pub today. I ordinarily could not be lured to one of these, but the takeover was a cidery. Largest cider tap takeover in North America to date.

......Tell me more of your Ghost cider, Merridale. And your Double Barrel. *!!!*

So noisy. So hot (that pub's AC was absolutely not up for summer plus Event, wow).



goddammit Merridale why can't I buy any of these ciders in the store?
taennyn: (eeeecute!)
2016-07-12 09:01 am
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*POUNCE!*

Exactly one minute after my registration window has opened, and I have my fall schedule, at the times and spaces I want.

Care and Prevention of Injuries, Exercise Physiology, Human Sexuality.

Rec Letter Writer 1 [also not a bad toolkit addition], Last 3 credits of prereqs, Rec Letter Writer 2 [and, you know, why not]

Still cross that Delightful Psych Prof's class is at 8:30 on Tuesdays and Fridays, but I'm taking it anyway. She's delightful and also one of my academic recommendations--it's hardly going to hurt me to reinforce her impression of me as a student. =P
taennyn: (*glee!*)
2016-07-07 08:36 am

(no subject)

This year's Bard on the Beach's Merry Wives of Windsor is fuckin' awesome. [personal profile] sorchablue and I went last night and have resolved to find a weekend to drag Zach along so he can delight with us. :D

They set it in 1968 Windsor Ontario. The costumes are silly and bright, and the cast is clearly having a ball.
taennyn: (a complex dance)
2016-06-28 02:31 pm
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Progress. :)

Skated by with a mindfulness and breath awareness sketch at the PT appointment (which we ran late to because Dad misremembered what time his appointment started, argh).

Got to see the PT assistant I used to see at this clinic (of course I recommended my Bellingham PT clinic to my pained parent), which was awesome. She made *DELIGHT* face when I sketched that I'd done all the teacher-trainings for pilates instructor and am planning to apply to PT school this fall. :D

Mom's spent a lot more time around me than Dad has post All The PT: his boggle face when I helped carry a corner bookcase up from the living room to the office was pretty epic.

There's a reason I put all those hours into this. I can take the heavy end of a purpleheart bookcase up sixteen steps and a ninety-degree turn two days after kayaking and a day after baking. I can plan to attend PT school.
taennyn: (boy mine (and me))
2016-06-26 07:29 pm

Huh. My forearms say I've... grasped things. And pulled.

Went kayaking today in Deep Cove as a belated birthday present for Zach. (He had no idea what we were doing, and it was driving him slightly bonkers. Point to Melissa.)

It's been a long, long time since I was last kayaking. (Probably since before I had a livejournal, which is saying something given the summer '02 start date.) It was interesting trying to get a feel of it again, how to stroke quietly and with power, the tricks of rudder pedals and knee bracing.

Pinkened the backs of both hands and it's obvious where my leggings ended on one leg, but overall, for thinking I'd never be here again, not with the shoulder and the hand, my forearms singing like I've been climbing without the individual finger arias and a bit of a sunburn's a pretty thorough win. I'd be hurting worse with less to show for it if you'd handed me a blacksmith's hammer this morning.
taennyn: (dried memories of summer)
2016-05-26 09:20 am

Hmph.

I have a 1600 word essay to put together by early August, on a subject of my choosing but that must relate in some way warmaking and its society's mutual interaction.

I am squinting dubiously at the length requirement. Anyone got thoughts on a nice narrow topic they'd like to see me rant-with-sources about?

Similarly (and as always this is in no way meant to imply a command performance) anyone have a shortlist of sparks or story pieces they would like to see me expand considerably? I have a list of my own, of course, but external interest is always a plus. =)
taennyn: (once sawmills and strawberry farms)
2016-05-18 06:08 pm
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In this week's Weird News

My parents' house on the island I grew up on has been offered a price they've accepted! Closing date is June 27th.

Which is very exciting, considering how long it's been on the market, if only half-heartedly.

It also means Mom was looking for a place to live, and eventually asked me for my old landlords' contact info in Bellingham. Which I freely gave, because I loved living in that place and they were the best landlords I've ever had.

Turns out they had an opening in her timeframe.

Specifically, the townhouse at the corner.

Where I lived between 2010 and 2013.

My childhood address is disappearing from family hands for the final time, and my mother is resurrecting my adultiest address (thus far).

.... As one does, I suppose?