Wednesday night musings

The week is half over, and my mind is blank.

I don’t particularly want to use this blog to talk about politics; I particularly don’t want to do that during an election year. Don’t get me wrong, I think the election is very serious, but I despise when people try and tell me what to think, and I’m not going to try and tell anyone else want to think. I will, however, ask that everyone that reads this does take part; does vote. It is important to take part.

I also don’t want to bore you with rantings about my job. Fact is, that particular subject is not all that interesting: Some people borrow money and just don’t think they have to repay it. It is my job to collect the money they don’t want to pay. It involves arguing with people 8 hours a day, every day. Fortunately I’m fairly good at arguing with people; I like arguing with people. Of course I would much rather be having an intellectually stimulating debate with another person that enjoys the art and skill of debate, but that is not what I get paid for.  I get paid to argue with folks that are trying to avoid paying their debt. I’ve had worse jobs.

After work, I spent about an hour running erronds and paying bills. Once that was done I even had enough money left over to fill my truck with gas. What’s more I’ve got money left over to pay for attending Kingdom A&S this weekend. I’m rather looking forward to that, it will be the first KA&S I’ve ever attended. We should be hitting the road about 3:00 Friday afternoon, headed for Utica.

I don’t have any “official” job  or staff position at this event, which is kind of unusual. I plan on spending Friday night and most of the morning Saturday working troll. One of my closest friends is the autocrat of the event, so I’ve told him I’ll be available for whatever he needs help with. Other than that, I plan to spend the weekend hanging out and talking with friends. I may even take a class or three, and, of course, take a look at the items on display. Should be a great deal of fun.

In other news, I’ve been making a lot of jewelry recently. I made a bunch of bracelets and gave them to Barnoness Mahsheed to use as largesse. I’m still working on making chains for all the members of The Order of the Diamond Chalice, but I’m running low on black, red, and silver colored rings, I have to order some more. Lately I’ve begun to get interested in expanding my skill set into some decorative knotwork type stuff, like the stuff Stormdrane shows off in his blog.
I’ve been looking at several sites lately that feature people doing that type of work, and it fascinates me. The whole subject of knots, and rope, has begun to fascinate me lately. Think about it, rope has to be one of the most basic of tools, one of the most versatile of tools,  but I know nothing about the history of it.

Oh shit, I think I’ve just found a research topic.

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