Good intentions: "I'm going to start posting more regularly!" That's my road to LJ hell. I may not post more than once a month or so but rest assured that I read my friends list voraciously and comment way more than I post. I did the math: I've commented more than five and a half times for every post I've made to my LJ in the past seven years. (Hey look, my LJ anniversary was Friday!)

The last month has been pretty typical. Lots of going to work in the morning, going home in the evening, chill for a while, go to bed; rinse, wash, repeat. We did make a trip to Washington, D.C. the second weekend of April for the annual convention of the International Association of Gay Square Dance Clubs. The farthest we got from the hotel was the Chipotle on the corner. (Mmmmm, guacamole overload!) The convention was a lot of fun although I didn't get to dance as much as I'd have liked. The Monday before the convention, my back started getting stiff and sore throughout the evening, and I woke up the next day in a lot of pain. It felt like muscle pain, so I have a feeling I pulled a muscle in my back and I hoped it'd feel better by Thursday which heralded our trip to D.C. Unfortunately, not only did it not get better, it got a lot worse. The muscle pain triggered a full-on attack of back pain like I haven't had in years. (I have a bulging disc that began with a car accident in 1997, and while it usually doesn't bother me much, it can flare up at times. My weight doesn't help it any!) I spent most of the convention on some Vicodin I had from a previous prescription, and danced as I could. I still had a good time; it's fun being around dancers and seeing people even if I couldn't get out on the floor as much as I'd have liked.

Of course, as luck would have it, I woke up the Tuesday after we got home and my back was like "Problems? What problems?" Oh well, I'll take not-hurting on whatever schedule it comes in! I've been having tooth issues the last week or so too, but they seem to be improving with the help of our antibiotic friend penicillin.

We had our square dance prom on Saturday and it was a lot of fun. The Mainstream class did a great job with the decorations and the food was really good. Our contribution was a salad I made with roasted eggplant, peppers, garlic, tomato and fresh basil in a vinaigrette dressing. I got raves for it, and I'll admit it tasted pretty good! Tonight is our graduation; I'm graduating from the Plus program. I can has square dance!

Ron won't be there, though; tonight starts the semi-annual conference he helps run. (Well, I say "helps" because that's officially true; the truth is that he pretty much runs the thing twice a year.) Hopefully they'll return him to me tomorrow with all his hair unpulled-out.

I guess that's enough to qualify as a post. Catch y'all in the comments sections! ;)
Whew, another weekend that flew past! I've been fighting the dreaded post-IML/BP kennel cough, which is sad because I didn't share nearly enough germs to really earn it.

Saturday I went out to meet up with [ profile] e_falki while he was in town; he, a friend from NYC, Ron and I hung out at Cosi until the Bike Stop opened and then moved over to there for a couple drinks. The Cosi was sweltering and the Bike Stop wasn't much better although at least they opened a few doors so there was some airflow in there. I am looking forward to Fálki becoming a local. We share a number of interests, and besides, he's cute. *g*

We also had a square dance in the evening, which was also a little warm as they hadn't installed the A/C in the hall we were using. It was still fun, though I think I overdid it a little bit as I'm worn out today.

Today I broke down and put the living room air conditioner in; it only knocks a few degrees off the head index in here, but even that's a little bit of help. I finally did the laundry which was good because I was completely out of clothes as of this morning. It would have been fun tomorrow morning, figuring out what to wear!

Tomorrow's my birthday; I'll be 32 and I think I'll stop aging now. Seems like a good time to call it quits on that. My first night of class is tomorrow evening also -- not really how I'd prefer to spend my birthday but I'll get by. I just hope the textbooks don't cost a fortune!
Last night we had our square-dance graduation ceremony and I got gradumated from the Independence Squares' Mainstream class. Which of course meant that in the next tip I managed to completely forget which side of the square was "home" and caused a three-couple pileup. D'oh!

We each got a little angel "dangle" to give to a member of the club who helped us the most during the class. Mine went to [ profile] bearon68, of course. It's his fault I'm dancing, after all!



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