My tent, lovely though it is, is a deeply boring shade of all-over green. I’ve been trying to come up with some sort of outside decoration for awhile- fishes were a given, but I didn’t really want to paint directly on the tent canvas. So I spent the past two nights knocking out some koi banners to pin to the sides. Micah joined me on Saturday night and we got drunk on sake in my outdoor bathtub to facilitate the art-making process and we both wound up covered in paint and charcoal but I had two initial fishies by the end of the night. I finished the other three last night- all freehand, and I had a lot of fun tweaking the design elements as I went.

Being extroverted sometimes feels a bit like having perpetually low blood sugar and a very exacting diet. I know I’m going to need to eat social energy at some point, but what flavor? Do I need to start the prep work for it now, or can I put it off? If I put it off too long, will I get lazy and give up on socializing for the day and wake up starving tomorrow and devour a huge conversation with the first person I can jump on?

And I imagine some people just get to EAT without thinking this stuff through while I’m weighing chores I need to do against finding a gathering of some sort because I’m peckish and there isn’t much else going on that will be able to fill me up over the next few days. Sometimes I’ll do mini-fasts before a big multi-day social event of some sort so it tastes sweeter; but also sometimes I’ll have to take long road trips solo and show up on a doorstep absolutely ravenous and exploding with charisma and conversation.

One of the reasons I’ve always loved living with other humans in a space where travelers can easily pass through is that it’s like having a constantly fully stocked pantry. And living across the street from my partner is like having my favorite restaurant right below my apartment building. (Equally dangerous too, since it’s easy to get reliant on that source of social energy without effort and then they go out of town and it’s 2AM and you really want a delicious exchange of ideas but the “Sorry we’re closed” sign ain’t going anywhere).

Maybe my extroversion makes sense as a monster; possibly I eat people in strictly metaphorical ways at parties.

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I am a quitter. I come from a long line of quitters. It’s amazing I’m here at all.

I have been on-and-off working in a brewery for an incarnation of Bernard Black for about a year now and my god is it wonderful.

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causeallidoisdance:

piecesofamoonchyld:

Recently Kaige told us he wishes he could be both a boy and a girl because he likes playing princesses as much as ninjas and he doesn’t want to get made fun of. So we bought him a tutu and gave him a makeover. Meet the new and improved Kaige. If you have a problem with it please keep it to yourself and kindly stay out of his life. Which would be a shame because as you can see he’s freakin’ awesome! #letmebeme #mumblr #stopbullying

WHAT A FUCKING RAD KID WITH RAD HAIR

LOOKIT THIS TINY BADASS.
RECRUIT THEM FOR CIRCUS ARTS, POST-HASTE.

causeallidoisdance:

piecesofamoonchyld:

Recently Kaige told us he wishes he could be both a boy and a girl because he likes playing princesses as much as ninjas and he doesn’t want to get made fun of. So we bought him a tutu and gave him a makeover. Meet the new and improved Kaige. If you have a problem with it please keep it to yourself and kindly stay out of his life. Which would be a shame because as you can see he’s freakin’ awesome! #letmebeme #mumblr #stopbullying

WHAT A FUCKING RAD KID WITH RAD HAIR

LOOKIT THIS TINY BADASS.

RECRUIT THEM FOR CIRCUS ARTS, POST-HASTE.