Tuesday, February 26, 2013

2012 and Health - New Updates to Site!

So many of you probably noticed that my online event calendar kind of stalled at September 2012 last year and that was because it was when my gal bladder decided to cause rampant issues and eventually had to be removed.

This got in the way of me being able to sit around and hunt down events and such but finally I am back on track! Rawr!

Expect the Texas Steampunk Events page to be updated on a monthly basis now. Also, if you have any events to add to the March Line-up or other large events you don't see posted for 2013, please don't hesitate to leave a comment here!

Please include the date, name of event, city it is held in and the website for the event as well.

Glad to get back to the grind stone and ready to start running again when it comes to new jewelry! Lots of evens going on this year and anxious to see all the great people off the community again!

Friday, February 15, 2013

The things that stand out - GBS

It is funny about the things that stand out most to me in my memory of before getting hit with GBS and what I have avoided since getting hit.
Today I realized I haven't eaten a bowl of real shop Ramen since GBS began to tighten its grip on me in May 2009. We were in Hawaii and I ordered an awesome bowl of seafood ramen. As I was chewing I thought something in the Ramen was numbing my tongue and it was hard for me to eat. I could sip the broth but chewing on the squid was hard because I couldn't tell where the food started and where my tongue began. After that we hit a Nestle Bake Shop and got a cookie before going to see Wolverine in theaters. Everything is so vivid, like yesterday. My apprehension and concern but not bringing it up to anyone because I just thought it was my body being a little quirky. Maybe just a minor allergic reaction to something in the Ramen... 
This is really just a random rambling but it had just occured to me today that I haven't had anything like that ramen since getting hit.
Another thing that seems so trifling to avoid is our master bathroom in our apartment. How stupid is it that every time I take a shower in the master bathtub all I can remember is the night before going into the ER and asking my husband to help me shower because my arms were so tired and my legs felt so weak that I needed him to help steady me and wash me. I see that every time I look at that shower and it is like watching the final moments before my life as I knew it began to crumble around me. At least I was able to throw the shower seat out as soon as I felt steady enough once I was able to come home from the neuro-rehab... So now I take showers in the guest bathroom and I look forward to the day we move out of this apartment and I can forget all the memories that this place holds.
I remember working from home one day and my husband was off at work. I stood up from the computer and got to the tiny hallway before my vision slid, my legs buckled and before I knew it I was sliding down the wall and on the ground in a crumpled heap. I remember that every time I pass though that hallway.
And our bed. Maybe if we changed the layout of the bedroom it would help change the feeling but every time I get out of bed, it is like the ghost of that feeling of when I went to get out of bed and my legs could no longer carry me. I remember being in that weak body and struggling to stand and deciding we needed to go to the ER immediately instead of waiting for the MRI results that had been taken that day. I remember my hand on the comforter of the bed and my other hand on the cold bed frame trying to pull myself up.
Is it me wanting to run away from these memories or does it make sense that I want something new and something without memories? A new home. A new bed. A new shower. And a good bowl of Ramen. :)
Maybe it is part of the mourning process for my old life that I'm not really through yet. The anger and frustration as well as the acceptance, it is all just a continuous cycle.
I am ready for a new chapter in a new life.

Thursday, February 7, 2013

Feb 19 @ 7pm: Austin: Beer, Brass & BS

RSVP Here: https://www.facebook.com/events/140527322772170/

Beer, Brass and BS has EVOLVED!
What used to be Austin's preeminent Steampunk social gathering is now that and so much more!
Starting February 19th, B3 will be hosting local steampunk vendors and mucisicans and other performers!

In February, you'll be knocked out by the steampunk sounds of 
Addisyn Madd, followed by Austin's own Paper Moon Shiners!!! 
(check them out, they are awesome!)

Vendors will be announced as they are confirmed...

Come on out to Sherlock's Baker Street Pub & Grill to mix and mingle with Austin's steampunk elite! Eat dinner, drink beer, shop and hear live music and/or other presentations!

Remember, it's the 3rd Tuesday of the month, every month at 7pm!

Also remember, Beer Brass & BS is for steampunks and steam curious alike! Don't wanna dress in your steamy best, or still looking for those special pieces to make your outfits better? No problem! Come as you are, and have a great time socializing with Austin's friendliest steampunks!!!

I'm looking forward to seeing you all there!!