Anyway, 12th November in case anyone didn't know about it already.
Meanwhile First is getting ready to explode with excess fur for the second time this winter - she's getting that raggedy look that means Shedding Will Begin Shortly. It only lasts a couple of weeks but in that time there is a constant cloud of fluff radiating from her. I feel like wrapping her in a net bag and taking it off in a month's time, fur and all. (Don't worry, dragonvyxn, I won't actually do it). Or maybe vacuuming her. *sigh* My next dog is going to be a whippet.
And then there's the oak tree outside the loungeroom window. When I left for Burning Man, it had almost-invisible buds. When I got back, it had exploded into leaf. Now it's best described as 'verdant'. I get a kick out of seeing it every day - so old and so full of young life, and you can almost feel summer in it.
Charlotte rocks. Everyone should have a Charlotte. She made me a skirt with fake cow fur and tweed and velvet. It feels nice to stroke. The question is, do I have the balls to wear it?
I left the challenging_god community. This makes me a little sad because there are some very clever people on there, people that I'd like to continue communicating with, on both 'sides' of the debate. Sadly there are other kinds of people too, people who seem to be looking for folks to 'minister to' in their own unique way.
My mistake was responding to them in the first place. I automatically assume that the impersonality of the internet means that it's possible to maintain some objectivity in such discussions. I don't mean objectivity in not becoming polarised, because given the nature of the subject, people tend to one side or the other. I mean objectivity in the sense of keeping a distance from the discussion. "I am interested in talking about religion with you" doesn't mean "I want you to try and convert me because my black soul is begging for salvation."
So I've learned something. Yay me! I'll miss some of the good people though. They are definitely in the majority in that community. Shame.
So, um, do we have a government yet?