Nov. 17th, 2009 09:38 am
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Omg. Where has all the time gone? The semester is almost over and I don't feel like I've done a damn thing! Sure, I've read a lot of philosophy and griped about moral relativism and gotten into heated arguments with the evangelists in Theology who can't seem to figure out what Biblical inerrancy actually means - but what the hell? I thought by the end of the semester I was supposed to be eyeballs deep in work, not casually fucking around on a blog talking about vodka sauce and something someone said on some forum some where.

Which reminds me - I'm a little bit aggravated by the neo-pagan insistance that magic is just a petition for something, like a prayer. If such were the case, then much of the usual interaction between humans and the Gods, within Hellenismos, would be considered magic; given the stance of the Hellenic gods that magic is a polluting factor that removes us from interaction with Them until it is washed away, this presents a bit of a quandary. Or not, and I can just ignore haphazard pseudo-definitions and go about my day.

Yes, I think I'll just do that.
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Of course, by getting my hopes up that I was actually feeling better last night, I jinxed myself today. I had a horrendous night and barely slept a wink, got up at six, drug myself to class, and spent the next two and a half hours in my own little hell. I'm 99% sure I'm not going to head to my final class an hour from now. I'm sure my professor will understand since he likes me.

Got my math test from last week back though - am not happy with the score. Fortunately the professor has a lenient grading policy and I'll be able to pull through and still catch a decent grade in the end, so long as I don't majorly fuck up again.

I acquired a new bottle of imported Greek extra virgin olive oil on Monday. I was thoroughly hoping and intending to crack it open today and pour some for Athena. I would dare say in my current condition that she would rather I do not; I'm inclined to agree. I shall have to make amends as soon as possible.


Oct. 20th, 2009 10:41 am
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So my partner comes home with a cold. That's fine - I make sure he drinks orange juice and eats some fruit. Of course then, taking  care of him, it passes to me. Just in time for my last day of mid-term break, going back to school bright and early tomorrow morning. I'm going to enjoy today, laying on the couch, relaxing and drinking orange juice and water. Making some Indian food tonight (sweat it out, baby!). My kitten is enjoying the day sitting on my lap, incessantly giving me little kitty kisses. <3!

It sucks though as well, that I'm sick just in time for Noumenia. I'm usually pretty dedicated to regular practice and worship; it's grounding for me, and maintaining that sort of regular, close relationship is fulfilling in a very amazing way. Lately though, I've been allowing the stress of my life to make me forgetful and lazy, and I am definitely suffering for it. This is something that I'm going to have to work on this month, learning to deal with the stress of life's obligations without losing the things that are important to me. Maintaining myself under stress has always been a problem.

Fortunately, my Slavic practice has been pretty well maintained - though I need to clean off the altar space with my photos, offering plate, etc. I'm glad I've been regular with it - I just hope that I get better before the very end of this month, because there is a lot to be done! I'm reminded that I need to acquire some pretty things to make a wreath from; I also need to acquire some dyes and kisky to make kraslice (pisanky). I know not much money will come my way this month, but the credit card is paid up, so getting ahold of the supplies should not be difficult. I shall, for sure, post pictures!

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July is usually the rainiest month for Ohio, but this year we've been a bit parched. The past few days though have been nice and wet, and that was a welcome respite for my plants. It's also kind of nice that the rain corresponds with the new lunar month - a completely new start for this month by washing away the pains and frustrations of the last one and replacing them with new chances. I think I'm going to bake something sweet for the house spirits, and before the end of the week, I'm going to finish cleaning my basement (which is a complete mess).

There are some other things that need tending to before I can do that, however. I had a pretty severe histamine reaction a few days ago to the slivovica I'd been drinking. Apparently, it's not that uncommon for people to have that type of allergic reaction to alcohol, and it's been ramping in frequency and intensity for me over the past few weeks. I don't really drink very much (differing cultural attitudes toward drinking aside), but I've pretty much put on the brakes completely in favor of ensuring my body and mind are as healthy as they can possibly be, especially with school starting up again in just over a month. All those things considered, I think Apollo is due some honor.

My duties for the day then are:
-Sweep the floors
-Offerings for Apollo
-Offerings for the household spirits
-Register for classes

Not a whole lot, which I'm grateful for. I'll be able to finish Dead as a Doornail tonight. =D Also, here's to hoping my university won't force me to take another humanities class. My university's humanities tract doesn't transfer to other universities, and as I'm looking to transfer out ASAP, it wouldn't be too good for me to pay the 2k for it.
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My name is David, and I'm a younger guy living in Ohio. I go to school at a local university for Political Science, but I have no intention of using it for pre-law. I'm looking to transfer away from the school and into a better one soon, where I can start a minor in Serbian language.

Since my mother left and my parents divorced, I've been the primary homemaker while living with my dad. I'm pretty happy doing the cooking and cleaning for the most part, I love to cook. I especially love to cook for other people, in a fabulously clean and comfortable house.

I have been a practicing Hellenic Polytheist for two or three years now. Athena tapped me on the shoulder and said "We want you." Since then though, Athena has moved away from my life and Hermes has become a constant force. I also have a number of family traditions with roots in Slovak culture and in ancient Slovak religion. Many of these traditions are melded with Catholic festivals. Needless to say, I have a "full calendar" spiritually, and I wouldn't have it any other way.


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