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Notes from the Edge of the World...

Notes from the Edge of the World...
I decided to change the name of the journal for no real reason. Anyway, I didn't really fall off, but I've been really busy. Pool three nights a week, full-time job (Yea, job!), all the commuting (Boo, road-rage!), and learning to play the mandylynn —er — mandolin.

I was at flower76's Halloween Party on the 29th. It was loads of fun, and lots of people were there. I have a lot of pictures that I still haven't done any editting on, and since they're all high-res, I need to shrink them for the web. I will get them up, but it might not be before next Halloween. (j/k, I hope.) Seriously, my computer is so slow now that it's a real pain to even open Photoshop, much less use it.

My new tattoo!  For reference, the pentagram pendant is 1 inch dia.I did take a few quick shots of the tattoo Patti got me at the Inktoberfest tattoo and piercing convention, which was on my birthday. The pentagram in the pic is 1"Ø.

I said earlier that I have a job. That is a true fact. I'm working in the dungeon, that's File Room, at Mercy Hospital in IC. I really like it, and the people I work with appreciate the fact that I picked up all the minor details so quickly. They seemed afraid that I'd run away screaming, or just not come back for the second day. Work is good. Maybe soon I can afford that new computer I've been needing for so long. (See above complaint re Photoshop.)

I've also been learning the mandolin, even though I can't type it on the first try. Bob Saar, an old friend of Patti, and a new friend of mine, heard that I had attempted to play the mandolin when another of Patti's old musician friends came over to jam. He said if I could learn to play well enough, in six months, I could play on his next album. He lent me a beautiful mandolin that he'd gotten for $10 when he was on a journalism assignment in Vietnam a few years ago. He showed me a few things and left me to it. Patti showed me what she remembered from playing the banjo (same tuning: GDAE). Now I can play the opening from "Dueling Banjos," the theme from The Godfather, "Greensleeves," "Danny Boy," and a bunch of others, including "Every Rose Has Its Thorn" (it has only 4 simple chords: C, G, D, Em). I'm also getting pretty good at improving Irish style and Dixie style. It's really exciting.

Anyway, sorry I haven't been commenting on everyone's journals. I hope to get out of a couple nights' worth of pool after the session ends next month. If I get a wireless laptop, the two combined may be enough to get me reading all of those posts and even making snide remarks! So long for who knows how much longer.

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harpie
Nov. 19th, 2004 06:12 pm (UTC)
It's lovely! Is that the one from silver tin?
mandydax
Nov. 20th, 2004 11:16 am (UTC)
Yes, it is. I think it turned out very well. In fact, it's also a sacred butterfly since it was done the Reverend Cooper. :)
jaka_talbot
Nov. 19th, 2004 11:24 pm (UTC)
Yay! She's back! I thought you had withered away, and I was sad. But I'm glad you're back!

And the butterfly is very cute.
mandydax
Nov. 20th, 2004 11:21 am (UTC)
I am the yay!
No, not withered. Almost spontaneously combusted a couple times from having to do everything and also have a job. It's all good. :)
flower76
Nov. 20th, 2004 11:29 am (UTC)
It turned out beautifully!

Congrats on the job.

Hopefully I'll get to hear you play some time. :)
ladypentacles
Nov. 24th, 2004 10:10 pm (UTC)
Catching up
Hiya old friend. Dave & Stef are visiting for Thanksgiving & told me where I could find you. It sounds like things are going well! Your tat is beeyewtifull!

PS--Love your "coven of one" icon.

Hugs,
Amy Wayne(!)
mandydax
Nov. 25th, 2004 09:38 am (UTC)
Re: Catching up
Oh my Goddess! I was just thinking of you last night and wondering how you were doing. So great to hear from you! I'm being run ragged from all the stuff I'm doing, so next pool session I'm cutting down to one day per week so maybe I can read some LJ's. ;) I'm having dinner with friends today, so I need to get ready. Hugs back!
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