Saturday, November 17, 2001
Updated the Awards page -- I'd received not one but TWO awards from Leah -- the Innocently Seductive Awards for Content and for Beauty. I'd actually gotten them a few days ago, but I've been too busy dealing with my life to update my site, as anyone who noticed the jump in posting dates would have surmised.
What was I up to? Ooooohhh, LOTS of stuff . . .
First off, I spent a lot of time celebrating Halloween/Samhain -- I went to 10 parties within the course of a week. 1 party Friday, 4 on Saturday, 1 each on Sunday, Monday & Tuesday & 2 on Halloween itself. WHEEEEE!!!!!!! My favorite was the annual Witches' Ball on Sunday -- it's one of the best parties in all of NYC this time of year.
After recovering from that, I went to several operas with friends -- the New York City Opera season ends for me today with a double feature -- "Lilith" and "The Magic Flute". "Lilith" is a brand new opera based on Jewish folklore about Adam's first wife, Lilith -- the one who stood up to him & refused to be subservient & submissive and who is subsequently portrayed as demonic or witch-like. "The Magic Flute" is one of the classic Mozart operas filled with mysticism and Masonic references.
This particular season was full of performances pagans might appreciate, from the aforementioned ones I'll be seeing later today to Monteverdi's "Return of Ulysses", Verdi's "Macbeth" and Wagner's "Flying Dutchman". Alas, though, the season is ending -- but there will be more in the spring . . .
In between all this I fit in various other social engagements -- more invitations than I had energy to accept -- lunch with one friend, dinner with another, dancing with yet another set of friends. In addition to playing social butterfly, I also manned the table for the UnCoven at New Moon New York's annual Pagan Spirituality Expo. This is basically a meet-and-greet networking-type event so that different groups can let themselves be known to the NY pagan community. It is also an opportunity to meet the faces behind the websites and email addresses, which is one of the reasons I came. The table had a constant stream of visitors, which was very gratifying. Some had been to our website and now wanted to meet the UnHighPriestess in person -- i.e. me -- and get more information about us. This is how I found out that the greeting cards were not working, by the way . . .
So now you know why I didn't post for a while -- remember, I'd TOLD you I had a life -- you probably just didn't believe me . . .
posted by Persephone 1:16 AM
Friday, November 16, 2001
Fixed the code for the chat room -- Bravenet had changed that too -- grump, grump, grump . . .
Well at least NOW it works -- until Bravenet redoes their coding (again) . . .
posted by Persephone 11:54 PM
Fixed the code on the greeting cards page -- Bravenet had changed it & no one could get into the cards to send or receive them -- sigh!!
I'd gotten a notice that Delphi was changing all their URLs since they've merged with eHow & some other company. I figured the form on their site that I'd been using to get my website email was either kaput or soon would be so, so I created an email form on my site using Bravenet's email form creator tool and placed it on my new mail page. I also created a thank you page that correspondents will go to after their messages have been sent.
I hope Bravenet never goes out of business or I'll REALLY be stuck . . .
posted by Persephone 11:36 PM