April 2004 Archives

April 8, 2004
Not Very Final Fantasy

Here's my FFXI character, a cute little Tarutaru named Buubuu. She's currently a level 8 white mage/level 4 black mage. In this picture, she's sitting and healing. Isn't she just adorable?


Posted on April 8, 2004 8:36 AM | | Comments (0)

April 16, 2004

The Cure is going to be at the HFStival this year! Argh! This is a show I can't afford and don't especially want to go to. But it's The Cure! I've never seen them live at all. Blah. This is very mean of the universe.

Posted on April 16, 2004 9:46 AM | | Comments (0)

April 26, 2004
Picture pages, picture pages...

O.K.! I finally got some of these pictures online!

The first new set is from our visit to Gambrill State Park back in February. We had oodles of fun and we hope to go back there once it stops raining consistently, so we don't have to go through so much mud this time.

The next set is a small one from when Sarah went up to Connecticut. She was supposed to go to a literature festival, but circumstances conspired against her, so she just spent time hanging out with her long-time friend, Susan.

The next set is from this year's Sakura Matsuri. I got down there pretty late and it was pretty cold out, but I had a good time. This was my first time, so I didn't know what to expect, but I later heard oodles of complaints about it. Ah well. It was still neat enough. And hey... it was free... so I don't really have any reason to complain.

The last two sets were taken on the same day. We usually go away for our anniversary, but Sarah's been extremely busy lately because of grad school, so we just decided to take a short day trip. Our destination was The Land of Little Horses, so the first set is from there. The drive up was beautiful and, though we made it there too late to really see much of the animals, we still had a fun time.

The final set comes from something we just stumbled across on the way home. We drove home a different way than we drove up to Gettysburg (which, by the way, was WAY commercial and extremely busy... not sure I even want to try to go there for the historical significance... at least not in nice weather). Along the way, we saw a sign for The Grotto of Lourdes. Having no idea what it was and feeling adventurous (and not too tired yet), we decided to stop in. What greeted us was a very beautiful, serene shrine with beautiful statuary, excellent flora, and some pretty neat mosaics. Though I'm not religious at all, I definitely can appreciate religious art.

So... there are the pictures! Enjoy.

Posted on April 26, 2004 3:20 PM | | Comments (0)

April 28, 2004
Strange and violent dreams

This is the first time in a while that I've actually remembered any of the dreams I've had. Both of these occurred this morning.

The first one I'm a little sketchy on. I was coming home from work and I was on Baron Cameron, just about to turn onto 7. Except I was in the middle lane. I'd looked over at the car to my right and it was this little red car. Then I became preoccupied with something that was going on in the car to my left, so I was watching it. I think I may have said something to the people in the car to my left. Suddenly, I heard some clapping. I turned around and the guy from the red car was in my window up to his waist and was clapping. I pushed him back hard with both hands and that's when I woke up... to discover that I'd knocked the lamp and my glasses off the nightstand. Pretty loudly, too.

The second one was even stranger. I was somewhere... apparently, I was at a school or something. And I was sitting at a computer and typing into something that was maybe a public bulletin board thing or something similar. At the top, I'd written some Tori Amos lyrics. And then I was writing something else, which I can't quite remember. But Tori suddenly was there, looking over my shoulder. She started singing the lyrics that I'd written and continued on with the song. She kept reading what I was writing as she sang. She stopped and told me she liked what I'd written and that she wanted to workshop with me some time. What was odd was that I started making mistakes typing, but I was able to talk to her just fine, which is completely opposite of real life.

The next part was even stranger. I was outside heading for the school bus so I could go home. The buses kept passing by, some of them full, some of them not, and I wondered why the half-empty ones kept going without stopping. I started worrying that I wouldn't get a bus home. I sat on the grass to wait and there were kids around. But then one of my co-workers was there, too, and she may have been as small as a kid, but I'm not sure, since all I remember is her face in the dream. People tend to not look like themselves in my dreams, but she did in this one. Anyhow... then I noticed this creature coming toward us. I pointed it out to my co-worker, but she kept looking in the wrong direction and saying, "Where?" I said to myself, "Oh, it's a red panda." even though it didn't really look like one. Its snout was pretty long and its legs were too short. It was coming right toward my co-worker and she finally noticed it and just said, "Oh." She seemed entirely disinterested. So it came up to me and put a paw on my shoulder. It then nestled its nose into the crook of my arm. I was suddenly wearing a pretty heavy coat and it started to nibble at it and I could feel it on my arm. I started calling for help and then woke up.

My brain's weird. :)

Posted on April 28, 2004 8:32 AM | | Comments (0)