This week in Storm

So Friday night my sexy boys and I went to my old home town of Dublin  to see The Nightmare Before Christmas in 3D. It was pretty damned good, although I must admit that it wasn’t quite as 3D as I had hoped. I think that perhaps that was mostly because the showed 3D previews for movies that were originally rendered in 3D and Nightmare is a regular movie that they adapted to the 3D experience. But it was really good. Especially the Oogie Boogie scene. (Day-glo 3D musical boogie man. Yay!)

Witch Eye is going s–l–o–w–l–y. In part because we just don’t have the funds to print it right now… although that looks like that might change in the next week, so keep your fingers crossed for us.

I’m working on some really cool Feri stuff with a fabulous accomplice. I’m looking forward to having something to show for in a future issue of the zine.

Speaking of Feri… the details are coming together for the 2nd Feri Camp to be held in Diana’s Grove, Missouri this next May. I will announce it when everything is all worked out, but it’s looking really cool, folks. It’s longer and there are more teachers this year. I’m excited!

I realized the other day that I can now viably tuck my shirt in. I can’t remember the last time that I was comfortable doing that. I still have a ways to go, but in the last year-and-a-half I have lost over 32 lbs. (And about 10 pounds of that in the last two to three weeks.) It all started last year when my doctor told me that I needed to drop a few pounds because my blood pressure was slightly elevated. They told me “12 pounds” (which I never quite understood, because they didn’t know how much I weighed… it was all from the blood pressure readings) but with that figure I thought they were being kind. I mean, I was definitely carrying more than an extra 12 pounds. So I decided to get started… The main difference that I can see is that I am eating breakfast (OK.. well, a Carnation Instant Breakfast… but it’s close) and I cut WAY down (like almost to nothing) on the soda, as well as really cutting down (although not yet completely) on fast food. (I do still love me a Taco Bell run, every now and again.) ๐Ÿ˜‰ When I do have a soda it’s diet now… but usually I drink water, and the fast food is down to twice a month. I still need to start exercising (and to give up the occasional cigarette that I seem to be clinging to, off and on) but I am feeling more energetic, more healthy, and (dare I say it) more sexy. I celebrated by buying some new jeans and shirts which I haven’t been able to do in I don’t know how long. It’s neat to be able to actually show off the belt I’m wearing. ๐Ÿ˜‰

I have been working on a meditation CD project and it is going rather well. I set-up a home studio and recorded a 20 minute grounding meditation and am now offering it on Carnivalia. Soon to be released is a series of five CDs for working with the elements. Each will include two meditations: one for invoking the elemental power (by using symbols, chanting, and guided imagery) and well as a meditative ritual for consecrating the tool of that element. Future projects include visiting the Faery Rose Tree, a Three Souls alignment, a Journey into the Faery realm, the Amethyst Pentacle, and even the Iron Pentacle. Stay tuned!

I have a children’s book series project in my head that I want to get out there… “The Adventures of the Wild Bandaloop” will feature my dog Bandaloop Photoshopped into a variety of nonsensical settings, likely in the form of childlike drawings. We’ll see when I can get to that one…

Today I need to work on some design stuff for the zine and then I an to watch “V for Vendetta” with Scott. Then later I am hoping for the hot, hot sex. Hopefully it will actually be with another person besides myself. ๐Ÿ˜‰

That’s all I can think of right now.

Gay Rights

Yanked from the journal of elemirion:

“Why is it that, as a culture, we are more comfortable seeing two men holding guns than holding hands?” – Ernest Gaines

EDIT: I removed the “chain letter” part of this “meme”… the quote’s the important part anyway. ๐Ÿ™‚