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Whirlwind Amazingness

October 7, 2014

Wow, what a whirlwind and crazy woo! past 7ish weeks. Back I am from twin vacations (and much preparations beforehand!) and then visits here and work catchings up and more…

I went to Burning Man again this year, and it was a Kwoontastic time of packed classes with many students and teachers and community created with much sharing and wonder and (new) passions arisen plus conversations of excellence, good wine, great moments with camp mates, fun in the rain and in emergency Kwoon protection, ball pit frolicking, pedal-powered bumper car madness racing, human powered zoetrope amazigness, deep playa art touring delight, alien tank rumbling, fire ember kinetic sculptures blazing, cubic light show twinkling, climbing up and down and over and playing, delivery fun and posing, quiet meditations at the temple, rockin’ music at Crossroads, dancing the good dance(s), powerw00t music, French Quarter de/construction, all it all being peaceful, exciting, releasing, insightful, creative, and a surreal good time. A good burn.

Followed not a week later I headed to Colorado to visit a number of friends living all around the Denver area, starting with participating in Tough Mudder (my second), of up and down and around and through and under and swinging and hanging and wet and mud and teamwork. I completed the course again (hooray!), with the humorous fortune of being described as “sleek, and aerodynamic” by the MC just before Electroshock Therapy. That became the the joke du jour for the first part of my trip, along with an unrelated “Colorado Style” accompanied by vigorous triumphant arm motions. The Mudder was a lot of fun! I also did some foam sword/weapon sparring (hehe!), visited the animal sanctuary (awwwww), tried out some parkour (which was also fun!), visited the Denver Art Museum (second museum designed by Libeskind I’ve been in; on the whole I think it’s slightly more successful than the ROM as it has more interesting spatial usage), visited the Botanic Gardens for an exhibit by Chihuly (pretty!), went to the Rocky Mountain National Park (mmmmmountains!) and saw elk bugling (very cool), ate much some delicious food, and above all else loved spending so much time with friends and good company in great conversations, explorations, and amusements.

I love being active with crazy cool stuff in my vacations!

Once back I caught up on some stuff here, including the (re)start of a new D&D campaign, enjoyed a visit by my parents for a week, catching up on lots of work stuff (we’re still quite busy), publishing the latest issue of Aurora Magazine, and getting my head back around the various projects I want to do.

Last quarter of the year… I bet I can make it as exciting and fulfilling as this past quarter was.

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