Sunday, September 18, 2011

Body Mods and Kilts, Yo!

Yeah, I got my second tattoo started on July 12th, finished up over a month later and touch ups are coming up in a couple of weeks. It was most ambitious if I do say so myself. It's kind of a half sleeve but not. Some say it is, some not so much. It covers the whole front of my upper arm, capping my shoulder and stretching down to my elbow. It took about five hours to finish and yes, man. It hurt. Like woah. But my tattoo artist Christinia at Blue Lotus in Salem, VA is awesome and nice and made it bearable for me. I didn't faint or weep or anything...only on the inside, as I told her. ;p

I've also been stretching my ears for about a month and a half. I've gone from a 20g down to a 2g in that time, which was probably pretty stupid of me. It hurt a bit too, but I'm finished now. I don't want/need to go any bigger. I just wanted to be able to wear cool plugs and spirals so I'm perfectly content with them being at a 2g. Woooot.

AND! It's almost time for the one festival a year I attend now! The Radford Highlanders Festival is coming up on October 1st and I'm uber excited to be going...with any luck, that is. I'm running late with my booth fee, but I plan on remedying that this week. Time to break out the kilt and the monster boots and have a wicked fun time!

Just don't try to get me to eat a scone. I learned my lesson LAST year and will be staying the eff away from those from now on. Bleh.

On the mental health front, I feel as though I'm not doing so hot. My therapist dumped me a couple of months ago and I've been going downhill since. I guess I'd really become reliant upon therapy sessions, which wasn't good, but neither was being dumped like that. I'm still taking my meds and have more scripts for them. There was some confusion with the free clinic over my last appointment. I called to cancel it and was told to leave a message after I was transferred to the nurse's station. I did so, but was never given a call back to reschedule my appointment. They're very anal about no shows, but I didn't receive a letter scolding me for not showing up, either, so I have no clue what happened. I didn't just NOT show up, of course. I DID call and cancel the appointment more than 24 hours in advance like I was told to. So I dunno. *shrug*

I was looking through my sold items in my shop and was really saddened by how little I'd sold this year. I mean, it's downright depressing, really. I used to sell quite a bit but I didn't sell a single piece during the holiday season last year. Boo. Not sure what to do about the lack of sales I'm currently experiencing. I hope my day selling at the festival isn't a bust. That wouldn't really serve to help my state of mind at present. I'm going with the expectation of at least making SOME profit, so I'll keep my fingers crossed for the best.

Still a rabid Vampire Knight fan and am currently (anxiously) awaiting the release of Chapter 75 in a week or so. Cannot WAIT to see how the confrontation between Kaien and Kaname goes...or IF it goes at all. And MORE ZEKI! For cripes sake, I need some Zeki action soooo bad! I don't care if everyone else on the planet thinks it's impossible or ships Yume all the way. I remain a salivating Zeki freak until the end, my friends...whatever it may hold. So there. Neener. ;p

That's all I've got for the time being. I just realized how long it'd been since my last post and thought I'd remedy that. Thanks for reading the rambling.