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The latest "it's been a while" post

Wow. I dropped some heavy shit last time I was hanging out here on LJ. After some years in the media overload that is Facebook, it's interesting to enter the tranquil, quiet waters in this pocket of the internet. It feels so much more intimate. Maybe that's because I feel confident that this won't get shared with people I don't know. The fact that it feels pretty much the same is quite comforting when the rest of the internet looks so different now. Seems like all the memes went to FB, which is fine with me. I like the idea of having a public forum on which to dance and sing, and a more private place to expose a little more underbelly. I'll keep it in mind next time I'm in a mood to pontificate.

2 Tickets to Paradise Available

Well, Flipside's pretty close to paradise anyway (er, paradise has ants, heat and cacti right?) These were the extras for last minute friend tickets, and it looks like they won't be needed.

I'll wait 24 hours and then start hitting up people on Bob's List. They're $70 each so's you knows.

UPDATE: they've been snatched up!

Help us Decide on the Final Game Name!

Poll #1394985 Name That Game!!

For those of you who have seen or heard of the video game I've been a-slaving on for the past year or so, which of these titles sound most like what we've been describing? And if you haven't a clue about the game, which one sounds like a beautiful romp through a set of abstract worlds where when you move to the beat (with wiimotes or by tapping on iphone) images explode and overlay into other images such that you squeal with delight?

Sonic Tonic
Sacred Sound
Other (leave a comment - mystery prize if we use it!)

For reference here are some videos. First is a recent snip and the bottom is an older video from Maker Fair 2009. These don't show the final look, but they get ya in the ballpark!

Thanks for playing!

Entranced Blog Maker Faire from monstrous on Vimeo.

An Exploration of Alternative First Aid

Sunday April 26th 10am - 2pm
AOMA Classroom C

This course will cover fundamental alternative first aid modalities such as homeopathy, charcoal & clay remedies, hydrotherapy, Egyptian biosignatures and more. Learn how to address a variety of ailments including but not limited to spider & snake bites, poison ivy & poison oak exposure, nausea, vomiting & diarrhea, burns, insect bites, and minor wounds.

Alternative First Aid will give you the knowledge to address many common health complaints naturally, effectively, and gently. Find out how to use nature's gifts to facilitate healing while stimulating the body's innate restorative powers.

Everyone is welcome to join - invite your friends! Please bring food for lunch (a refrigerator & microwave are available).

Donations kindly suggested. All donations go directly to Cureville Community Clinic (a free outdoor clinic offering a variety of holistic treatments at The Kerrville Folk Festival). Please bring $5 if you plan to keep the course packet.
No registration required. Just show up a few minutes early.

For questions please contact Meera at mhoffman@aoma.edu or 512-492-3009.

I am my own amusement park

Lately I've been mainly preoccupied with 3 things...Entranced, massage, and my relationship with D. For the next couple of months I'm shifting focus more to those last two as we sprint into completion on Entranced and I grapple with an exciting "hard work" phase of my relationship.

In the last 6 months or so D and I have really done an excellent job of helping each other discover more about our core beliefs and issues (that is, we've been frequently driving each other to the brink in often new and surprising ways). As imagos go, we are quite well suited for each other which provides us with an excellent opportunity for growth. We've read Getting the Love You Want and are going to start the 12 week program of exercises tonight using the workbook, to help us learn how to go from bouncing off each other like pinballs to being able to help each other heal long standing childhood issues.

This is not for the faint of heart, especially considering that we're packed into a 600sf living space. It's, as D put it, like a kiln. Either something is going to explode or we're going to end up with a beautiful piece of art. I realized that this, and not just isolation from a lover, is an accelerated path toward really understanding who I am and what I'm doing here (which is my current top priority in life). We both have strong hope that we survive the process together, though we're making contingency plans to stay friendly if things get too intense. We both know we'll just be repeating these patterns with someone else if we can't do it together, so we both have incentive to really give it a go.

I'm treating this like an adventure, determined to enjoy the wild ride of discovering disturbing things about myself that I have worked my whole life to disown and forget. I'll be posting occasionally as a sort of report of the program and my progress. If anyone has done this and has any advice I'm curious to hear it!

meme du jour

In 2008, kukiri resolves to...
Get back in contact with some old smart mobs.
Connect with my inner relaxation.
Be nicer to sunglint.
Drink four glasses of electronica every day.
Ask my boss for an education.
Go to the chimes every month.
Get your own New Year's Resolutions:

Sounds pretty solid, eh?


Your result for The Perception Personality Image Test...

NFPS - The Guru

Nature, Foreground, Big Picture, and Shape

You perceive the world with particular attention to nature. You focus on what's in front of you (the foreground) and how that fits into the larger picture. You are also particularly drawn towards the shapes around you. Because of the value you place on nature, you tend to find comfort in more subdued settings and find energy in solitude. You like to deal directly with whatever comes your way without dealing with speculating possibilities or outcomes you can't control. You are in tune with all that is around you and understand your life as part of a larger whole. You prefer a structured environment within which to live and you like things to be predictable.

The Perception Personality Types:


Take The Perception Personality Image Test at HelloQuizzy


I think I have a new hero.

Broken massage table, anyone?

Last year the universe, in the guise of Kai and Bug, bestowed a really nice, but busted up massage table on me. I used it for practice. Now that we are borrowing Deeptape's, table, we're going to let the broken one go. It's got liability issues even if we wanted fix it. I think I might keep the face cradle foam piece unless someone really needs a table such as this for practice. It's ok for very careful lightweight people, as the major break is in the center on one side. If I get no takers today, I'll post it in cragislist for free tomorrow.