Learned a new word today: psychomachias, which is the state of conflict in the soul between the spirit and the flesh or between good and evil, in a much more generalized sense. That is the neatest thing to happen. Met my brother and his wife and my niece for lunch. My niece slept the whole time, of course, after having been screaming and blissfully crazy as Disney the whole day. P.F. Chang's is very bland, really, nothing great in their ma po tofu in at least. The fried green beans were good but I think that was more to do with the spicy sauce, very fatty and mayonnaise flavored than anything else.
Made a new header for the blog even though I think I'm the only reading it at the moment. Pretty good job with the picture I think since it was made without anything more fancy than a scanner. I have no camera so the variegated background is because the earrings are propping the scanner lid up. Reading a new book, The Hour of Our Death and so far seems great. One of the books on the list, but I'll tell you all about it when it is over and done with.
On the Halloween front, I don't even know if the roommates are having that party or not. My costume was going to be Heian noblewoman. Ideas are here (first pic) and here. The second is a bit late, Tomoe Gozen the famous swordswoman who fought in the Gempai Wars in the 12th century Japan. It involves about 6 layers, which with the weather still hovering between 80 and 90 in the daylight hours, is more absurd than I will admit to. Still, it looks amazing and I need to get something sewn and soon. I haven't moved the machine since I stuck it on the bookcase when I moved in two weeks ago. Oh well, back to death and all our macabre traditions.
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