I've just been making contrite phone calls, as in the thick of the action I dropped the baton at a certain place in the schedule: I'd been invited to talk to the elders in my "church" (we don't actually call it that) about my world domination schemes (as a geek, I'm expected to have those) and about Bucky Fuller in particular, with whose plans I tend to dovetail mine.
Well, wouldn't ya know it that the bookkeeping computer would go into perpetual reboot at the same time as my brain. Paralyzed with misconditioning, thanks to the Three Kings (thanks guys), I went pell-mell on Hawthorne buying up a storm, from the Dollar Scholar and the high end Tibetan shop a few doors down, Tara my adviser and accomplice, getting some gifts, and books by Asimov.
That was my karma. My karma is my dharma.
I've got voicemails in with Sonya Pinney and Audrey Metcalf (cherished elders), apologizing and offering to do private interviews instead, if anyone wants to know. Invite me again by all means. What I get for being a space case sometimes. I fight it, that absent minded professor thing.
How can one be mentally present yet have an absent mind, just not possible. I prefer Buddhism's mindfulness trainings, in my striving to stay on the rails, however often I fly off them.
At least I got some gifts out the door in the game of spinning airplanes and transportation services. It's a workout and juggling act, that's for sure.
Out with the electric boats last night, with Trish and the gang, noticing all the FedEx flights coming in, laden with Santaware. The story going around teendom these days, thanks to Facebook etc., is that Rudolph and peers were all girls, as only girl reindeer still have antlers this late in the year.
Not sure if so, but makes sense in a way.
Like with chinlone (a sport), guys just would not have the patience for some crabby old guy in the back with a passion for chimneys. Same in computer science. The male egos only managed to grow really big once the ground had been prepared by the patienter sex.
Apologies again y'all. I have my world dom / mir plan at the ready, when you're ready to audit.
Thanks to Leslie Hickcox for reminding me, inadvertently. She's with Friendly Care and well knows how to deal with people like me (those who've misplaced their minds somewhere, or their wallets, or passports...).
I bought ten "splat rats" from Dollar Scholar. I don't know how to rhyme those in the "five golden rings" song but then these were for Hanukkah anyway. That's our main party this time of year.
We used to do Solstice more, but that's when I had Dawn to help organize things. I dropped by Alex's (Lindsey and I walked over together) for good food and company. Tara stayed home applying for college and reading her new Asimov books.