OK I am finally out of this Concrete Hell. I just applied for an apartment and my unofficial move-in date is Jan 1st, 2006. Gods I am sooooo looking forward to it. For those who know me, I am a small town type of guy and being in a larger city has really not been my thing. As an added bonus, my girlfriend and her father gets like 200 dollars off her rent in December because they referred me. Ill have to save ALL my paychecks until the big day though so Ill have virtually NO spending money. Have to survive off of free meals at work. Suppose I should try to get food stamps too.*sigh* Im poor.
OK soo I figured it wouldnt be an update if I didnt talk about my RWB experience. This year the event was held at the Crown Plaza Hotel right next to the Hyatt Regency. At first, I was a little scared that this years event was just gonna be a boring repeat of last year and how wrong I was. It was 3 days of utter madness. Mind you that I had fun last year and quite possibly a little too much fun but when I attend a Pagan Festival, I am hoping for a NEW experience every time I attend. While it gave me what I was looking for, Ill likely have to limit myself to one Fest a year. Anyways, alot of the same folks were there just as there were a lot of new faces present. A lot of old friends. Unfortunately some of the folks from last year were absent but no matter, I had a blast regardless. The Real Witches Ball kicked off as always with an opening ritual in which we all toasted to "change" with the Lord of Misrule. It was a very informal ritual but we looked around the room and we all seemed delighted to be among each other once again. As the end of the night grew nearer I realized I had better find a room to stay in soon. No sooner than I had gotten back from Wendys with my new Norse buddy, Lance, did Lady Sage and Sky offer for me to chill with them.Then we danced till late hours at the Tribal Ball(a BIG Drum Circle) The Following Day: Went swimming in the morning. Affter that I basically spent this day screwing around until later. Attended one persons class on his percieved "History" of Witchcraft. Suppose that was interesting enough. But the highlight of the day was a workshop entitled Magickal, Mystical Mead. Oh Glorious Mead, the sweet ambrosia of the Gods according to the vast majority of Pagans. For those of yall that dont know, Mead is Honeywine. Its fermented Honey. It started out a simple history lesson but then we all got far too eager to just sample the various kinds of mead. Yay for mead. We passed around about 10 bottles of the stuff and by that time, we were all mostly feeling pretty good. Then I retreated to the room with Sky and Sage and hrrmmmm "sampled" more mead and some hard liquer to boot. I was drunk and set to revel in true Barbaric fashion. Then came the main Ritual which was enjoyable enough where we acknowleged all the Dead(by name) that we wished to honor. The tone went from morose to energetic as we did the Spiral Dance and then I danced with many people that night as the Formal Ball was held. I had a wonderful time. I was just hurting the next morning from far too much dancing. Which brings me to Sunday. Sunday morning, my friends Jostyrus and Chrissie were handfasted(Married) and it got me thinking alot about my past engagements. I told myself Id probably never end up getting to do that and to be honest, Im not sure I want to. But nonetheless, It was THEIR day and I am happy for the both of them. I gave them my blessing as did the rest of the Pagan Nation Community there gathered, wishing them a long and healthy As well as joyous life together. *sigh* Later there was just a lot of chillin and a Very informal Closing Ritual where the Lord of Chaos and Misrule was expelled unless we chose to keep him around. At the End of Three Days, we were all VERY tired and had little patience for any more chaos. The Dead Dog Parties ensued and I stayed out all night completely sober. Made friends with a girl named Anne and her lover Sherry as they were the last ones up at those hours. And in the morning I helped to clean up and we all said our goodbyes to one another. Perhaps till next year...we shall see.
Ive finally landed a job....wooohooo!!! Exciting stuff it is. This past Sunday I had my Orientation at Mickey D's, beeotch. That means Neither Court NOR Southeast NOR Section 8 have any reason to bitch at me. And as soon as my income starts comin in via my job i can get an apartment in Grove City(right down the street from my job.) Actually thats also rockin cuz it means Ill be working with my girlfriend(yes, she works at the same McDonalds.) And not only that but my aprtment will be right down the street from hers. Speaking of my girlfriend, everything is going great. Im picking her up today and we are going to the 50 cent movies. YAY for thrift! What else? hmmmm, oh! I just went down to the Social Security Office to check on my claim and it seems I was denied. So I have an appointment on the 23rd to reapply.Other than that tho, all is good. No, more than good. All is utter and complete AWESOMENESS!
OK so I didnt get that job at Ohio Thirft and I still fot to check on a job with Target but Who the Hell Cares?! I have a new girlfriend and I went from happy to SUPER HAPPY! My life is like the Rockin'est life ever. YES! And im gonna get off of here now cuz Im squealing like a teenaged girl.
As you might or might not be aware, Ive just started seriously jobhunting. Yesterday, I filled out an application at Target and today, I filled out an application at a Thrift Store....Both of which seem promising considering my circumstances. The Manager at the Thrift store happened to be friends with my roomate, Martin.Keeping my fingers crossed. Anyways, I just passed my Drivers Test with a 31 out of 40. Soo now I have my permit. Everything is going great so Im pretty happy with my life at the moment.
Been awhile since ive posted so i figured Id update on the events of the past week or so. Last Sunday, Justin and I went to the Universal Light Expo and we had a lovely time. I ended up bumping into lots of old friends which was really cool. Afterwards, He and I had dinner at Union Station Video Cafe(a Gay bar/Restaurant). Feeling tired and weary but content with the days events we returned to our seperate homes. I had a lovely time but Im fairly certain it wont work out with Justin and I. I think he and I are are looking for something totally different. I feel more like his friend than I do his lover and frankly, Im fine with that. While at Union Station, another guy asked me to go out to dinner with him. I figure eh, why not? Free Food! Also, Ashley and I are going to her old High Schools Homecoming Game/Dance in Springfield this weekend, so Im really looking forward to that. OOooh but the Most important thing. I drove on the street for the First time ever the other day, thereby almost succeeding in making my mother soil herself.(I was driving HER car*grin*)
Yesterday, I put in my 2 week notice at Wendys....Oh I am so glad. I feel more sane already.I figure Ill take a break from working till the end of October.
OK this is gonna sound wierd and a bit crazy but I swear on my Gods , its all true. But the other night I woke up from a dream in which i had met this "girl"(actually a transexual). In the dream, her and I fell in love. When I woke up....It was almost as if emotions from the dream spilled over into what we call "reality". I woke up madly in love with the "girl" in my dreams in real life....crazy, huh? But is it possible to love someone who may not even exist? and it begs us to ask "What exactly is reality?" Celtic Myths tell of forays into the Otherworld where mortals are tempted by Fairies/Spirits with promises of Otherworldly Love. Is this perhaps similiar to what I just experienced? I just had to post this because it was such a unique happening.
So I have quit smoking like a week or two ago only to realize that I have yet another addiction. Im addicted to shopping.*sigh* its a vicious cycle. So me and Justin were supposed to be going to Target. Anyways, what started as a quick trip to Target ended up a mad dash to the Electronics section. There, I had found some CD by Audioslave but decided not to get it because we were going to Barnes and Noble afterwards. Fine, right? Well as we entered Barnes and Noble, my mind raced over all the things i wanted to buy and then i realized i wasnt going to leave without buying something. First I checked for a book I had seen in there a couple weeks before.(A History of Pagan Europe by Nigel Pennick and Prudence Jones). Failing that , I considered a Book on the Celts. Fun Shit. And I finally decided on a CD by Aphex Twin(Richard D James Album). SO HAHAHAHAHAH I have a new CD. But thats not even the worst of it..... I wasted 2 bucks at Target on Candy Corn flavored Soda!!!! I feel Electric when Justin touches me...its an awesome feeling. Felix is really pushing my buttons by claiming to be in Love with me already. He just said it again and its like nails on a chalkboard. Im just not ready for that. Anyways, Ive started dating yet a third person. Her names Ashley and she lives in Springfield. Yay ...I missed chilling with her at the Brew.
Im making plans to go to the Universal Light Expo with Justin this week. Im not particularly enthralled about the convention itself as it will likely be a lot of New Age nonsense. Im really just going to spend time with Justin.....I really do like him but I only get to see him at Kaleidoscope. Apparently Raymond Buckland will be there though and the last time I met him, he was a really cool guy. His wife was lovely as well. Plus, theres sure to be some cool stuff to look at at the Vendors booths. Gotta be careful how much I spend though cuz rent might be goin up, which sucks. Got paid today and I actually got a decent size paycheck, which actually might BE the last decent one. Work has decided to screw me completely on my hours.But on to better and brighter things. That just means ill have a lot more time to myself.Oh and I have a new musical obsession...Aphex Twin.Yay.