I spent Wednesday afternoon with my brother and his wife. We had a fun time playing video games and binge watching TV, just hanging out. We watched a complete season of "How I Met Your Mother" which was initially on for background noise as Logan and I played Dragon Quest 9 and I directed through plot points.
I've been watching Being Human
(original UK version) and am into Series 5 now, and it's gone a bit odd
as they do a few seasons in. I want to keep going but I'm beginning to
be bored with it, which makes me sad. There are some compelling plot
things I want to watch play out but there's too much of the old villain
is destroyed (again) meet new more Villainy villain. It's ..a weird
cliche of supernatural TV shows and I remember it so much when I used to
watch Buffy. It drove me nuts then too.
So.. I'm also knitting.
I've been slowly working on a doll sweater, and when I finish it, I am
wanting to try to size the pattern up for MSD and possibly down for
TinyDelf. I am not ready to do the necessary math for that right now
Last night I went to my first big local
public BJD meet at Pie Five and it was nice. I just woke up from a weird
anxiety dream in which a "local" person was hosting a meet at their
house, cornered me and was either aggressively hitting on me or trying
to make me feel unwelcome by being the wrong sort of friendly. I woke up
in an anxious way breathing hard and feeling freaked out.
chalk that up to meeting so many new people. Mom and I sat quietly with
our dolls and were friendly, everyone there was friendly, but I felt
myself slipping out away into "I'm not here because I literally can not
process any of this anymore" overwhelmed place. Mom either picked up on
that or was also just done. We made polite goodbyes, and both came home
and went pretty immediately to bed.
I took Robbie my School C boy, and Mom took Grace her Pukifee Shiwoo girl.
only people I knew from actually having met physically before were my
brother's roommate Ed, and Debbie and Crockett. There were many
beautiful dolls and everyone seemed friendly but I was rather too
intimidated to go over and visit with people that weren't seated just
right next to me. I'm not sure if even half of the usual people were
there but it was way too many people for my comfort zone, even if they
are NICE people.
It's really strange because I can remember
hosting doll meets and setting up meets for Southeast Virginia shortly
after I moved there in 2006/2007, and because we were so far south we
rarely had more than six or seven people show up, and it wasn't always
the same people but I don't think they started to get bigger until
towards the end when I stopped hosting/scheduling them. I don't know if
anyone out there is till hosting them. The community there fluctuates so
much because of the military.
I have many friends I met through
BJDs who have relocated to the DFW area since we started being friends
which is really cool, but DFW is a HUGE metroplex and that makes
coordinating difficult and overwhelming. I like the big meetup in theory
but I think next time I go I will take an anxiety pill before we go,
and sit in the corner with my back to the wall. I met too many new
people at once and that anxiety is likely to spill over for several
I took some photos but my hands were shaking pretty badly so I'll try to post the least blurry ones.