Tired-but-happy Tuesday

Sorry folks but you’ll have to wait until next week for the Suit of Pentacles. I was at a convention all weekend, including running two games, and I am still wiped out. It was a resounding success (well done to my dear friend Anna), something I suspected when my one-card pull for the weekend was the Three of Staves/Wands- successful cumulation of enterprises.

Anyway, so tired. So I’ll keep this short and sweet and grateful:

Things I’m thankful for right now: the Best Beloved (who took very good care of me this weekend) tea, a warm bed, early nights, newbies having a good time in my games, laughing with friends, enthusiasm, healing, moving forward, the borrowing of a deliciously warm and snuggly fleece-lined cloak from my best beloved, shenanigans with my friends, meeting new people, Pin Up Girl’s Erin dress, snuggling, shoulder/neck/head rubs, spontaneous Bohemian Rhapsody, loom band bracelets, the Parlour, SARK, recharged Kindle with new Francesca Lia Block goodness, friendly bus drivers, the Post-Punk Kitchen, having limbo music stuck in my head, big strong men cringing away from me because I had an open tub of glitter, knitting, taking a round off to set up for a game and more importantly nap, paneer makhani at the end of a long weekend, getting portrait photos with my man, seeing people play roles I’d written and it being just how I’d imagined, and delicious sleeeeeeep. 

And finally, a snapshot of what one of my flatmates is like:

*Flatmate W runs up behind me.*

“Ellen! Ellen! Ellen!”

*I turn around from where I have been walking with the Best Beloved.*

“Yes?”

“[Best Beloved] was looking for you.” *grins*

“You, sir, are a helper!”

Links of Joy: Chicken on a raft

Chicken on a raft? Chicken on a raft. I recommend headphones if you’re reading this at work. It reminds me of this song by the Brobdingnagian Bards, I don’t know why.

Since we’re on music, Dolly Parton played Glastonbury (aged 68 and still awesome!), including playing Yakety Sax:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=h5fxVvvHRhs

And of course, 9 to 5 (I love how you can hear the whole audience singing along to it).

Can we just talk about this pink lame confection of a pinup dress by Deadly Dames for Pinup Girl? I am in love. No idea when I’d wear it, but I’d find a reason! “What do you mean ‘it’s casual Friday’? This is TOTALLY casual. I swear I just threw it on this morning.” I’m also rather taken with this dress covered in fairytale castles.

For some quick and dirty crafting (and isn’t that just the best sometimes?), Veronica Varlow has posted a tutorial on punk-ifying a t-shirt (it’s no-sew!). Now I just have to pick a tee to give the rock and roll treatment (I’m not exactly short of t-shirts…). She’s also been posting a monthly tarot horoscope, and I’ll admit I’m addicted.

Speaking of which the Atomic Tarot Kickstarter by the Atomic Pixies (so cool, I’m really hoping this gets funded so I can get the finished deck) still has 11 days to go. Do go have a look and consider becoming a backer- for me it was an insta-back.

In conclusion, unicorn towels.