It's been a busy couple weeks, so here's the poop (ummm...not literally...you know what I mean).
1)My check card account got hacked by someone in Bucharest, Romania last week. They hit it while I was on a Cub Scout camping trip, so they cleaned me out over the weekend. My bank is investigating, and it was pretty easy to prove I was NOT in Romania. But my accounts were frozen, I bounced real payments, all in all a real challenge to my serenity. But I should have the money back and everything straightened out next week. Phew!
2)We're about to have an ordained UU lay minister in the Realm. Yep, I get installed (which makes me feel like a light bulb) on October 10. I finished classes last week, and passed the test at the Bridge of Death (Blue! No - Green! AAAAAUGH!!!!). So I kin marry folks in a UU church an' all that silly stuff.
The 60-something senior minister teaching the class was a little squirrily at first to have an out Pagan in the class, but it went well - I answered the Latin stuff and details on Arianism and other major non-Trinitarian Xian heresies that UU's trace their roots to that our class Candler School of Theology (Emory U) student couldn't (*G*), and otherwise done good. I had fun doing an off-the-top-of-my head precis of how Mani's Dualist heresy had its roots in Zoroastrianism. And how Mr. Z had screwed world religion up with his good/bad Dualist corruption of the original Aryan Polytheism that recognized a single Godhead behind all Deities, as documented in the Vedas. Fun, fun...
I considered being instaled in robes with all my cords & etc., but my mom & some of my co-workers (including the very Xian Executive Director) are coming. Ahhh...I feel bad broomcloseting, but my poor old mother hates my Pagan ways, so I don't want to give her a heart attack. And I am up for a major promotion at work (more later). So I will imitate our forebears, and hold the Lady in my heart.
3)My recently purchased Honda CR-V is doing great. But they didn't honor the service agreement fully when I brought it in to have routine maintenance. Working in a law office has some advantages - I eventually got my discounts, plus my warranty and service agreement money back.
4)My band is...hmmm...why do I smell brimstone? And what am I doing in this handbasket? The percussionist quit, plus more squabbles. I'm playing our Pagan Pride Day gigs, then reconsidering.
5)OK, who can make me a really cool sig like Miss B's (well, not EXACTLY like...)?
6)So, what's up with everyone else?
BB (making up for lost time),