I’m still alive, with pictures!

Hey everyone,

Sorry I’ve been so cruddy about posting lately. I had a good quasi-bi-to-tri-monthly thing going for a while there, but life has been uber busy lately, so I haven’t had much time to post (oh, and it’s about to get more busy, so sorry if I turn into a post hermit or something).

Anyway, there are definitely some things I’m hoping to post on soon, but in lieu of that, I’m going to just update on some life things with me.

First of all, Thor (also know as Thunder and more recently, Old Blue Eye) has what’s known as a juvenille onset cataract. I thought it was an eye infection, and after a while of trying to treat it at home with some advice from the people I bought him from (which my vet informed me was actually bad advice and doing more harm than good. Sorry Thor!! I felt terrible. Lesson learned.) I finally took him in and found out that it’s a problem caused by genetics, there’s nothing I can do about it and it’s basically going to give him blurry vision for the rest of his life. I tried to get a picture of it, and after some intense struggles to get one, I managed to get a decent one.

One of these eyes is not like the other….

It’s his left eye that has the problem. Basically his entire pupil is kind of milky blue. The vet said if the cataract grows it’ll turn milky white, at which point I think it bumps up from the “Bond Villain from Casino Royale” to “Evil Wizard” stage. He’s not in any pain or anything, so don’t worry about that, just kind of a bummer about his blurry vision.



In other news, I have finally finished my cross-stitch project! It looks like this:

Rick and Cog copyright Abigail Morrison, 2014
Lyrics copyright Fleet Foxes

It’s a picture of Rick and Cog from my novel, with lyrics from “Helplessness Blues” (or as I frequently call it, the Cog song), a masterpiece of a song by the positively wonderful band Fleet Foxes. If you can’t read them in the picture, it says

“And now after some thinking /

I’d say I’d rather be /

A functioning Cog in some great Machinery /

serving something beyond me.”

The finished piece is about 18″ x 24″ so it’s pretty sizeable. Had I been wiser I might have found a place to put it before taking such a large project on, but of course that’s why we have hindsight.

Anyway, I’ll be starting rehearsals for Leaving Iowa tomorrow, so between that and work (and the Arthur Murray showcase I’ll be attending next Sunday, WOOT!), I’ll be pretty slammed. I’m still writing, still jamming out on Storium as I can, playing more video games than I have in quite some time (Okami and Paper Mario mostly, though I tried to give Prince of Persia another stab and may try to finally finish Windwaker) only slightly inspired by the new Zelda teaser that came out, and trying to be more diligent with reading. I’m enjoying reading the second book in Clive Barker’s Abarat series, Days of Magic, Nights of War, and Diana Wynn Jones’ Fire and Hemlock very much and am being once again reminded of how much I love reading by both, the latter of which, curiously, always seems like something which ought to be read out loud, specifically by my mother.

That’s it for now buddies. Write to you soon!


5 thoughts on “I’m still alive, with pictures!

  1. Kim June 15, 2014 / 6:39 am

    Great job on the cross-stitch, it looks wonderful! That is a pretty amazing undertaking. What is the production you are in and are dancing in the Showcase? Is that something someone can come and watch?

    • brainnoms June 15, 2014 / 10:49 am

      Well, I’ll be a production assistant for Leaving Iowa. I won’t be dancing at the showcase itself because I have a meeting earlier in the day when the students do their performances. I’ll be coming later to enjoy the food, maybe some of their free dance time and then the professional dancers that will be performing. There are spectator tickets for these kinds of events, but I’m not sure how much they are.

  2. Kim June 15, 2014 / 6:40 am

    Also, sorry about Thor, that is something we can pray about.

    • brainnoms June 15, 2014 / 10:50 am

      Thank you very much! I really appreciate that!

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