darkfyre_muse: (ncis)
When I was 6 or so I taught my granpa to fill ice cube trays with all the authority of a small child. (from one end and flowing over the edges) My granma told me years ago that that is how he filled them from then on. Nice memory that one.
darkfyre_muse: (black butterfly)
After delicious thai food Saturday night we headed over to the tidal basis near the Mall to see some of the memorials I've never been to. (please ignore that this category includes most of them.

The Jefferson Memorial was lovely and I think is one of my favorites. And the walk along the water under the cherry trees was so wonderful and reminded how much I love the scent, feel, and romance of fresh water. (yes I love the smell of it)

Then we wandered into the FDR Memorial. It IS my favorite. ( http://www.nps.gov/fdrm/ )
It is a series of four rooms, one for each of his terms. They are a beautiful combinations of water, sculpture and meaningful quotes. I highly recommend you seek it out if you are in the area.
darkfyre_muse: (tiny dancer)
So some friday fluff for your entertainment. (Be warned I take no responsibility for addictions caused by this post.)

I really never did the whole fandom thing. Then I found YouTube, then I found fanfic. So now I will occasionally get obsessed with some series or another.

In Plain Sight
Torchwood & John Barrowman (Jack Harkness is pansexsual, how awesome is that?)
Firefly

Merry Gentry
Kusheil's Dart

Underworld -- My eternal favorite

I also sometimes get obsessed with a band/artist and obsessively listen to all their albums I can get my hands on.

Ryan Star

And of course, Friday brings you music. Instead of the iPod shuffle I leave you with my always favorite. The one I made for [livejournal.com profile] quixotic_goat and I's wedding. Enjoy.

1. Power of Two -- Indigo Girls
2. True Colours -- Cyndi Lauper
3. The Ocean -- Dar Williams
4. Iris -- Goo Goo Dolls
5. Into the Mystic -- Van Morrison
6. When You Say Nothing at All -- Ronan Keating
7. I Hope You Dance -- Faith Hill
8. Friday I'm in Love -- The Cure
9. Accidentally in Love -- Hootie & the Blowfish
10. I Could Not Ask for More -- Edwin McCain
11. You Already Won Me Over -- Alanis Morissete
12. Golden Years -- David Bowie
13. Strong Enough -- Sheryl Crow
14. Crazy Love -- Van Morrison
15. Don't Leave Home -- Dido
16. Thank You -- Natalie Merchant
17. Time of Your Life -- Green Day

Love + music + joy
darkfyre_muse: (tiny dancer)
Main Entry: love
Part of Speech: verb
Definition: adore, like very much
Synonyms: admire, adulate, be attached to, be captivated by, be crazy about, be enamored of, be enchanted by, be fascinated with, be fond of, be in love with, canonize, care for, cherish, choose, deify, delight in, dote on, esteem, exalt, fall for, fancy, glorify, go for, gone on, have affection for, have it bad, hold dear, hold high, idolize, long for, lose one's heart to, prefer, prize, put on pedestal, think the world of, thrive with, treasure, venerate, wild for, worship


I've been thinking about love and relationships a lot recently. And passion and connection. )
darkfyre_muse: (goth zen)
Everything matters
Everything you think feel, but most of all everything you do
It all counts -- marshall mann
darkfyre_muse: (willow-dork)
is a strange, shifting, organic, almost sentient creature. It grows, changes and is trimmed throughout the day. I seem to do best if I make a numbered list first thing in the morning, then cross things off as I do them, adding on and crossing off other not-previously-listed tasks as I am distracted by them. Just because I hadn't planned on cleaning the kitchen doesn't mean I shouldn't get the satisfaction of crossing it off a list. I will use the same list for 2-4 days until it because bizarrely long and amoeba-like structure. [livejournal.com profile] reedrover was very amused when she saw it.

wow

May. 20th, 2010 14:29
darkfyre_muse: (wash/zoe love)
There is a line, a threshold, where friends become more,
where you look across the gap and figure it out.

I toed that line and caught the brass ring

May you find your line and take that risk


and yes [livejournal.com profile] oceansfire you get the prize for knowing it all along. Though I think I may get to say the same thing one of these days.
darkfyre_muse: (river's feet)
And what giving me the ability to post? Fortune cookies.

Since Steve doesn't eat his, we often end up with several lying about the house. Perfect afternoon snack.

So, my fortunes in order:
"When winter comes heaven will rain success on you."
err not sure I can wait that long.

"You should be able to undertake and complete anything."
a couple of you keep claiming this. not sure i'm buying it. love you all, but still suspicious.

"Nature time and patience are the three great physicians."
as lisa would say "fuck yea!"


food for thought.
darkfyre_muse: (stompy boots)
It was a really good weekend that I have a lot to say about.
But that will be tomorrow, when plans are made and ideas acted upon.
For now I am off to be warm and cuddled.
And content in the knowledge that it will rain tomorrow.
Because inspired or not I am always me.
darkfyre_muse: (inara & kaylie)
Live in New York City once, but leave before it makes you hard; live in Northern California once, but leave before it makes you soft."

Or in my case, before you forget.

I love farms and children on farms, i just feels right.
I get a certain tingly feeling when I get near old houses full of antiques
Autumn is very very special
Rain is amazing (ok this I never forgot, but it always bears repeating.)

And then there is the remembering of things I have never really had. Knowing that without the nodding heads of sleepy husbands we would have opened another bottle of wine and talked for a few more hours. Have a shortage of weekends because so many people want to see you.
I have fantastic friends.
darkfyre_muse: (emily strange)
And everyone needs more happy molecules.

Happy thoughts for the evening.
Plans with friends
Pretty dresses
Stompy shoes
Hot showers
Good music
Kittens
Good movies
Fuzzy blankets

(this message brought to you by the ‘Get a Better Attitude Council’. The GBAC also advises that the beatings shall continue until morale improves.)
darkfyre_muse: (espresso child)
So here is how the trip East ended up. It was a fantastic, exciting, grueling epic 3 week adventure. I am so happy we got to see so many friends and family. None of the visits were long enough, they never are it seems. And I am unspeakably grateful to everyone who housed us and the fur beasts, you are all saints. He entire trip reminded me how much I love cities. Somehow there is texture in a city that I can’t capture anywhere else. It was our first time in the Pacific NW, and I am now dying to go back.

San Diego
Leaving LA – 10/18
7 hrs
CA coast & Big Sur – 10/19
1 hr
Monterey – 10/19-20
2 hrs
San Francisco – 10/21-22
11 hrs
Portland – 10/23
3 hrs
Seattle – 10/23-26
12 hrs
Montana – 10/27
23 hrs
Chicago – 10/28-11/2
9 hrs
KC – 11/3-4
4 hrs
St. Louis – 11/4-5
11 hrs
DC – 11/6

I have all the photos up on the Picasa site now. http://picasaweb.google.com/faeriefyre
Captions are sporadic, but I will keep working on them.
darkfyre_muse: (TV tights)
I need to start doing these in Word when I think of them. Lots of ideas when I have no access to the web. Can't remember a damn one when I sit down to the interwebs. :P merf.
So I guess some bullets:

--> I have not totally lost all progress in the last five weeks. My formal from 6 years ago fits again and I have been comfortably wearing my size 4.5 engagement ring the last 2 days.

--> unpacking is moving along. Slowly but surely the house is taking shape. Hopefully we will be ready for guests in a week or so.

--> Interwebs hook-up scheduled for Monday. grrr...

--> Job hunt commencing. Going to do some networking with old employer Friday. Starting to design the portfolio add in for my resume. If anyone has any contacts in the architecture/building/design world I would love to meet them.

--> wine tasting and MC ball planned for Saturday. One is decidedly more fun sounding than the other.

--> I am currently perversely addicted to Legend of the Seeker. And no it is not a good translation of the books. Much to my dismay.

kk running off. More tomorrow.
darkfyre_muse: (Default)
So I own my post a day in November 3 posts plus today so I am quickly posting a mini update to be followed soon-ish by something more substaintial.

In short I made it to VA, aka new 'home', Friday afternoon. Herded all the fur beasts inside (insert growling screeching and claws here)then proceeded to sleep for almost 30 hours straight. Guess my body had had enough of sleepless nights in strange places. (Yes I actually tried to make a straight run from St Louis to NOVA in one go. I landed in Marathon WV and no I have no clue where that actually is) Yesterday was cuddling and videos. kinda pathetic but hey. Today is much box unpacking and a 2 hour stint at 'the evil empire'. (grrr..)

more later.

ciao ciao
darkfyre_muse: (stompy boots)
All epic journeys involve at least one night spent in the car.

I love old bricks.

Whenever I start a job search I need to be sure to spend a little time, or a lot, doing things that remind me why I love what I do. I spent all of this morning and some of the afternoon wandering around St Louis taking pictures of houses and street lamps and old warehouses and power plants. It was very good and it has been far too long since I have had the uninhibited desire to wander down random alleys and through not quite vacant lots. Of course as I was taking a series of shots of nice row houses in Layfette Park, it occurred to me. How does one prove that they are a trigger happy architecture bum and not casing houses? I should really figure that one out.

Headed onward to DC/NoVA.

More later.
darkfyre_muse: (river's feet)
I have zero desire to go to a hotel tonight. Right now I’m at a Denny’s. Pancakes and tea. Nice. (There is actually no access here so this will be posted down the road. I guess.)
I had dinner with a couple of friends from Pendleton that had moved to St. Louis after getting out of the Marine Corps. It was nice to just sit and talk while her kids ran around being cute. I could have stayed there but they were all settling down for bed and I didn’t want to intrude. Nor do I particularly feel like settling down.

I'm now sitting outside a Super 8 leeching their net connection. I considered getting a room but they don't have any. I have yet to decide if I am going to wander over to the other motels that probably have rooms.

I actually think I am going to head into St. Louis and drive around.

Autumn

Nov. 3rd, 2009 22:33
darkfyre_muse: (ncis)
I forgot about autumn. I forgot how much I love it. The crisp wind, the smell and taste of the air. Crunchy leaves under foot.

I found myself walking down Massachusetts St in Lawrence KS. Feeding the meter and wandering back to good food with old friends. After a lovely afternoon of shopping in a college town.

Then we headed off to consolidate cars and find the last piercing studio in my five city adventure. It was a good day.

Tomorrow? Off to St Louis.

night night
darkfyre_muse: (river's feet)
10+ hours alone (ok with 2 cats but they don't talk much) in a car make for lots of thoughts. I have apparently retained very few, as I am unable to access them.
Career and houses and relationships and parties. So yes I want all these things. Unfortunately now I am in Jenny's den and am at a lack for deep thoughts. Maybe more will come later.
darkfyre_muse: (darkside cookies)
Indeed it is. That lovely season where writers everywhere take to the keyboard and celebrate NaNoWriMo.
I do not harbor delusions of authorship, but I do know the value of the written word. Hence I will be celebrating http://www.nablopomo.com/ .

Who knows maybe it will even last longer than a month.

In deciding this, I just took a stroll through last year's meanderings. It was fun, informative and reminded me of things I had forgotten. Things that want for doing, thoughts that want for thinking, art that wants for making.

Care to make something beautiful with me?
darkfyre_muse: (angel2)
Courtesy of [livejournal.com profile] jazzfish Today is Sunreturn. The dark of the year has passed and we've not given up. From here on up it's all downhill. ...

Sunreturn is... )

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