Thursday, May 21, 2009


Ysani's been all over the world. I liked the lighting here, by a small fire in a covered camp, surrounded by mountains and snow and chilled to the bone.

Tuesday, May 19, 2009

School's almost out!

Ethan had his graduation/award ceremony for completing the first grade. Just a few more days left in the week and he'll be home for the summer.... time for him to grow some MORE. Look at him! He's a giant!

Wednesday, May 6, 2009


My son came home from school today and went to grab a snack from the fridge. He came to me asking if he could have some apple juice. "No, you can't have any apple juice... we don't have any." "Why not?!" "I didn't.. buy any?"

He looked like he was going to cry, so I got to the bottom of it... on the kitchen counter was a frosty glass tumbler filled to the top with apple cider vinegar. I guess the glass bottle it comes in is a little misleading, if you don't read the words. A pair of juicy apples on the label? Golden, cold liquid inside? So what if it smells a little funky. That's some damn apple juice!

I read him the label. "See? It says apple cider vinegar. You don't want that." He was skeptical. I sighed. "Do you want to try some, then?" "YEAH!"

One spoonful and a good laugh later, he was shed of his illusions and I was able to funnel the glass back into the bottle.

The moral of the story: sometimes mom really is right. Also, "Ugh! Vinegar is so terrible!"

Tuesday, May 5, 2009

Bika waits, too

Bika's a simmering project at the moment. Works hard and sees her man less than she would like. Still surprisingly tolerant of said man (that'd be Kansin, superdense rogue), still rather nasty to everyone else. Don't mention Haicu to her unless you're prepared for unpleasantness.

Ysani waits

This is Ysani. She's been labeled a "ferret" (n., a person who is easily attracted to and distracted by shiny and/or interesting things). Currently she is involved in a budding romance with her guildmate. It's kinda cute. Of course, she's drawn to the pretty boy with lots of emotional baggage. We'll see how things pan out for her and Keilos.

I had a dream...

...that my mom gave me a hair treatment and put mushrooms on my head (wtf?). My cousin Tree walked in and started laughing at me. "You look like a pork chop," she said.

I'm not sure what that's supposed to mean. I can't even remember the last time I ate a pork chop.

If you can interpret this one, feel free to leave a comment. *snerk*