I had acupuncture, happy hour with some old friends, then donned my new rainbow wig and mobbed over to Refuge PDX for Manoj's birthday, which was free, provided an excuse to play with my LED fans, and also my super-hot boyfriend was playing. Mutual fan Hijinks caught this video of Erika Ryn and I sneaking on stage to play with blinky flashy things.
By the time sunset came around on Sunday I was falling in love with the second round of golden twilight glow on my friends' faces, but despite their pleas for me to take the day off work, I was happy to say, genuinely and without regrets, that I wanted to be home. I wanted to get a good night's sleep so that I could do my job and do it well, to benefit the team and to benefit the national service community... it feels good to know that my desire to be here and work hard is more about my desire to excel and passion for the job than it is about avoiding guilt.
...And I had enough energy left over last night to catch up on bellydance/fitness trade and Pop It In Pumps. Huzzah!