Arg. I'm kind of tired.
Some quick things:
Last Monday went up to Cleveland to hang out with kituvan_kiitos
before she left for Finland and had a great time. We went over to Lakewood park and meditated and attempt to connect with the local water spirits for a bit in a really awesome lakeside location she had found. Also watched some hovering hawks/falcons who were using the high winds to hang perfectly stationary in the air for long periods. Then went to Phoenix Coffee, a local tea/coffee house to get some tea - I had some herbal blend called 'Mother's Milk', I think it might have had some Mugwort in addition to other things I couldn't identify (the clerks had no idea what was in it).
Then a couple used video game places and a head shop - then went to eat at the Buckeye Beer Engine
which had a nine page craft beer/ale/mead list in addition to their page of draft craft beers. They also had a few vegetarian friendly items including Black Bean sliders which we both got - they were kind of dry and need some spicing up IMHO.
I ordered some Doghead's Sah'tea
which was kind of overly busy but I kind of liked it.
Then went to a nearby gothy store - there was a really cool Versailles Coat there but at $375 a good bit out of my price range for something I would very rarely wear.
After all that tried to contact rpb3000
to see if he wanted to meet up for an hour or two wasn't able to get in contact with him.
On the long drive back at a truck stop tried something I hadn't seen before AMP Energy Juice: Orange. It touted itself as 100% juice and was basically a caffeinated orange juice - nothing really special and it tasted as you would expect.
Other things: Bought The Seventh Ray: Book I - The Blue Ray
since it has a section where the Sabian Planetary Rituals from the Picatrix have been translated and fit into more workable forms. The rest of the journal is pretty awesome as well and definitely more than worth the ten dollars it cost.
Also finally got around to watching Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone
since a few people I know are rather large fans of the series and it's one of those pop culture things I should know a little about. Personally the film wasn't so much my cup of tea as it seemed very much fulfillment with little in the way of struggle or drama on Harry's part. Sure there's the whole thing with Voldermort and the evil wizards but it seemed just very lite in the drama department over all. I mean sure Harry had a poor family life with his uncle's family and never knew his parents but once he gets out of it he has a perfect life. He's famous and viewed with awe everywhere he goes, he has a crap ton of money, and he's perfect at whatever he does - no drama with trying to learn or master things - he's just always perfect in doing things with little to no effort and gets gifts showed upon him from above. Is the rest of the series all like this? Also why was the Philosopher's Stone changed to the Sorcerer's Stone in the US version?
It kind of made me appreciate Lev Grossman's The Magicians
a bit better as the protagonist Quentin Coldwater has to really struggle though study and practice in order to be able to do things and occasionally fails but pushes ahead to succeed something Harry isn't show to do. Also Brakebills
is kind of cooler than Hogworts IMHO.
Well need to head off to work.
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