Monday, June 19, 2006

Getting Lonely

Moustapha has been gone for three weeks now since his last visit. Five months since he first went away. He's been home twice, about a week each time, and I visited him for 2 weeks when he was in Puerto Rico. That's about four and a half weeks that I have seen my husband in the last five months. I'm used to it. I have a routine, and it isn't so bad. I get out quite a bit, thanks to my fantastic friends. I manage to make it to most of my games, although finding a sitter is always stressful for me (even though I know Raven is happy to look after Mary from time to time). I've been thinking about it, and the worst part of Moustapha being away is the lack of touch. I miss kissing. I miss being held. I miss holding hands, I miss cuddling. I miss...other stuff. From time to time I almost wish that my morals were a wee bit looser. They aren't likely to be though, except in my dreams. Dreams which have been getting more vivid lately featuring a vast cast of friends and famous people mingling in my huge, clean, imaginary bedroom. After my dream last night, there are a few people out there who I'm not going to be able to talk too without blushing like crazy.

This Saturday was Cori and Jackie's Arthurian LARP, and wow. It was fantastic fun. I am so very very thankful that I was able to find a babysitter at the last minute and attend. We were at a midsummer ball in Arcadia (Fairy Land) and there were several actors playing the parts of mischievous fae. My character, Morgause, Arthurs eldest and most bitter half sister was up to absolutely no good. I counciled sweet Princess Guinevere on pleasing men, encouraged her and Arthur to spend time together and whisper sweet nothings. Arthur kissed her, and was glowing with love when I slipped her a love potion to another man. I also slipped Lancelot a love potion for my sister Morgaine for the second time. Noble Lancelot ended up having a trist in the trees with her, effectively betraying his vows to his wife. I also managed to ensure the support of one of the other northern Kings for my husband, Lot of Orkney (interestingly enough played by Moustapha when he's in town), for when he decides that we've had enough of Arthurs noble stupidity and leads a rebellion. I'm very much looking forward to the next game to see what sort of evil shenanigans I can get up too. I'm also curious to see how long I can manage to get away with my mischief before people begin to suspect me...

Last night I started watching the Battlestar Galactica DVD's that Raven loaned me, and holy smokes! I've only watched the first episode, and I really hadn't expected to be quite so affected and blown away by it. I'm incredibly eager to watch more of the series.


Cori Quite Contrary said...

Battlestar Galactica rules.

You rocked my world Saturday night.

Goody said...

Are you talking about the series from the 1970's?

I just recently discovered (in my piano bench of all places)a television guide (the kind that came in the Sunday paper)from October of 1978 featuring the show on the front. If blogger photo ever starts working properly on my computer again, I'll post pictures-it's very retro.

Jenn said...

No, Goody, definately not the original series. This is the brand new one that just finished their second season, I believe it continues after the original. The special effects are much better from what I've been told.

Cori, I am glad to have made your night enjoyable. I promise to continue being up to no good until I'm caught!

Goody said...

Thank God, I was starting to wonder about 'ya.

Hubby just mentioned "Space 1999" which was just humiliatig in it's "badness."

Emmett said...

I had fond memories of Space: 1999 until I caught on episode on the Space channel last year. Yikes! Not only was it very 70's with all the bell-bottoms and such, but it was just *awful*.

And the new Battlestar Galactica is a real pleasure to watch. I'm glad you're liking it, Jenn. Every person I know who was even slightly trepidacious about it has come away a convert... and the show is one of those rare ones that just keeps getting better instead of crapping out.