Thursday 30th June 2016
Had a couple of dreams last night.
In the first dream, I was a passenger in a car with my mom and Lavander and my dad was driving.
I dunno where we came from but we were driving into Stockport Town Centre from the west entrance.
My mom wanted something from Stockport market so my dad parked up at the new traffic light junction that’s been recently built, just…on the corner…blocking other traffic.
We were sat there while my dad was trying to figure out how to drive up to where Stockport Market is so he can drop my mom off right there.
This wouldn’t happen in real life…my dad is perfectly capable of getting us up to the St. Mary’s end of the marketplace.
Anyway, I remember in the dream saying I had a day rider and I could just go home on the bus, and I remember pulling out the day rider and showing everyone.
I have no idea why I had a day rider in the dream.
That’s pretty much where the 1st dream ends.
In the 2nd dream, I was riding my bike from home, down Lancashire hill, into Stockport Town Centre.
I arrived where Stockport Barclays is, and noticed someone there trying to get my attention…
For some reason, I couldn’t get my bike to stop. In my attempts to do so, I ran front wheel-first into a metal pole, but somehow that didn’t work…then I ran into the wall next to where the person trying to grab my attention was.
Their physical appearance was that of a skinny farm girl with white freckles.
But to my mind, she registered as someone I knew in secondary school but lost contact with pretty much after I left there.
That’s about all I remember.
Wednesday 6th July 2016
Lavander is still not happy with her job at the care home…so she decided to start hunting round for something better…and found a dental nurse course that’s starting in November.
Normally, this course would cost close to £3,000 but they seemed to have some kind of special offer on coz we only needed to pay a little over £1,000.
So, Lav signed herself up.
She’s supposed to do practical work in an actual dental surgery alongside the course itself.
They’re supposed to help her find a participating surgery to work in.
This would be a great step up from care home work…Lavander would be receiving more money for simply cleaning dental tools, handing them to the dentist, and a bit of reception work.
Much easier than everything she has to keep up with at the care home, at least.
She can just do a one-year course to begin with, then build up some experience at that level for a few years…then, if she wants, she can do a second year course, and become a full dental hygienist with an even bigger salary!
I suppose I can live with having a dentist for a girlfriend. Heh.
Thursday 7th July 2016
Apparently before Lav can work at a dental practise she needs to check to see if she needs a Hepatitis B vaccine.
We looked it up…it’s a course of 3 injections over a 6 month period. Arrrgh!
Monday 11th July 2016
So we checked with the local GP about getting a Hepatitis B vaccine.
We kind of realised the 6 month period will over-run the start of the dental nurse course.
So the GP looked in some kinda huge magazine o’ vaccines, and found that Hep B has an accelerated dosage…3 shots, 3 months…however, you have to come back and do it again next year.
So either way there’s no getting around it being 3 vaccines and a blood test.
Also, since the nurse course seems to be a private one and not on the NHS, we have to pay for the vaccines, apparently.
The GP suggested we ask the course provider about them paying for it, so we e-mailed them, but all we got was them suggesting we use a pharmacy for the vaccines instead.
So we contacted Stepping Hill Hospital and, as I type this, have an appointment on the 2nd of August for the first shot. Oh, boy, what fun. End Sarcasm.
Tuesday 12th July 2016
I completed a reference sheet for my ponysona, Typhoon, and managed to give him a pretty epic backstory, I reckon.
Wednesday 13th July 2016
My jobcentre advisor asked how my girlfriend was doing and I kind of explained about our plan with the dental nurse course, and they thought it sounded like a terrific idea.
They confirmed what I already knew, to ring the change of circumstances number when she leaves the care home so I can claim benefits again until she secures a dental nurse job.
Thursday 14th July 2016
So there’s this messaging service similar to Skype called Telegram. Only Telegram has these things called “stickers” which are like the custom emoticons of MSN Messenger.
This is like a pseudo Skype-MSN messenger merged chat program. Love it.
Anyway, Reddit was advertising a chat group on there for anybody interested in paganism…since I was interested in the Pagan Wiccan faith thanks to Luna, I decided to see if I can get some info and help from there.
A guy I spoke to on there kind of helped me realise that, since Norse mythology seems to feature quite a bit in various avenues of my life’s interests, it could be a good sign to follow the heathen branch of the pagan faith, at least as a starting point to get me going.
The heathens praise the earth mother, which is perfect for me since I’m into nature and animals and all that jazz.
I’m picking up some other stuff from the group too…like there is such a thing as fox magic…
Apparently there’s some fox deity that has a history of kind of jumping around the different pagan religions and can’t seem to settle on a particular path…sounds like she’s just investigating them all like a curious foxy to see what she likes…there are special shrines to her dotted about the planet… though, of course, none in the UK.
That could be something for later in life…me, erecting the first British shrine to the fox deity Inari and introducing her to the Norse/heathen pantheon, since it seems she hasn’t investigated them like a curious foxy yet.
Sunday 17th July 2016
Last night I dreamt I was in some kinda church courtyard, and there were birds EVERYWHERE.
All kinds of birds, too. There was a family of owls on top of some kind of pole-mounted birdhouse, and a second owl family nestled on some kinda platform on the side of the church.
There was a kestrel flying around, as well as a bunch of blue tits, great tits, sparrows, starlings, and all sorts of other birds…way too many to count.
Tuesday 26th July 2016
Another dream…this time of what seemed like an animé about some students who were having some kind of party in one of the rooms in their school.
It seemed to be quite a big school too…or at least very tall, because I remember at one point there being a shot of one of the characters falling out a 3rd or 4th story window and cartwheeling to the ground, and there were definitely more floors to the building above that one.
That’s about all I remember. The details of the party itself are kind of fuzzy.
Friday 29th July 2016
So there’s this new avatar-based site kinda similar to Ernya called Furvilla.
I found out about it earlier this month via Reddit and decided to sign up to the beta.
It looks pretty good so far…it’s not perfect but they’re still working on it…that’s what betas are for!
It’ll admit, it was kind of boring at first…though I may have myself to blame for that since I tried to pick animal husbandry as my career and didn’t get very far.
Things really picked up once they opened the forums. I quickly assumed my role as a social butterfly and talked to some people.
Well, today the forums were down for a bit because the mods wanted to clear some spam, but they also had a chatroom, so I decided to check that out.
I started talking to a guy called electro-cat…
…he started asking me stuff about what it’s like to be a fox and what a blue fox looked like…
…I showed him my fursona reference sheet…
He says “can I draw him?”
I says “Sure, you can have a go if you want”…I’ll admit, I wasn’t expecting anything too special anytime soon.
In pretty much no time at all he whipped up a lineart…
I was like “that was fast”
He was like “fastest paw in the west”
I believe it.
Then, about another amount of no time later, he pumped out this.
Ah…buh…whu…guh…*dies from awesomeness*
He also gifted me 100 FurDollars (the premium monies) so I can upload a paintie of my fursona to use for my villager.
That guy’s generosity knows no limits.
I finished the ponysona reference sheet for Lavander’s ponysona! Yay! And I managed to come up with quite a good backstory for her, too.
My parents had a new stove delivered to our house to replace the old one we had that was wasted.
And that’s pretty much everything that’s happened this past month.
Ciao for now.
The Blue Fox.