Vas and Mandarr Update
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Mandarr is still working like crazy at her place of employment and on her move to a new apartment. She still had enough time to text me one of the most wonderful and unintentionally gay moments at the Sochi Olympics involving the Russian police. I’ve noticed that the Sochi Olympics have been a hilarious mess on every level. It’s a shame too because I am sure that Vladimir Putin wanted to bring the world a taste of the old Soviet glory. Unfortunately for him, he succeeded.
As for me, I am doing my best to stay creative, though it hasn’t been easy. Sometimes, having a high pain threshold sucks. I went to the chiropractor for a simple adjustment. My back has bothered me lately and I’ve had problems with double vision and headaches. My chiropractic doctor, who also is sports medicine specialist, didn’t give the back popping that I came for. Instead, she asked me a bunch of questions. She seemed alarmed at the level of care given by the doctor who had treated my recent automobile crash injuries, and ordered a bunch of x-rays that the other doctor didn’t bother taking. We both learned I am still injured, and that the damage is even more extensive than what I endured as a dancer. When I looked at the film, I was absolutely shocked because I could even see that my back and pelvis were obviously injured, in spite of the fact that there were no cracked bones or muscle damaged. My neck vertebrae are stacked in such a way that they look straight as a stick. My hips are twisted twisted around four inches. My spinal cord looks like a cat’s tail with a visible bent on the top and a twelve degree angle to the right. All of this damage was even more obvious when my chiropractor compared the x-rays for the current damage, to the damage I had previously suffered from my dance accident. It irritates me that the other doctor didn’t notice any of this told me “everything’s normal,” after pumping me full of pain killers. My chiropractor warned me to prepare for physical therapy more extensive than what I had to go through after the dance stress damage. This will be a long year.
Yellow Flowers For The Azure Man
Last minute, I decided to change the title to Amber and Azure to something more evocative of Russian symbolism, while still making some sort of sense in English. Yellow Flowers for the Azure Man just seemed right to me. In Russian, “голубой” (goluboi,) which literally means “azure,” is one of the more positive slang words use to describe queer men, and it has a meaning similar to “gay”. In the United States, blue is generally considered to be a color symbolizing sadness or perversion. While in Russia yellow flowers are harbingers of misery, in the United States they are a sign of friendship. All of these symbols apply to this story quite elegantly, and after thinking about it, I couldn’t pass up such an opportunity to engage in a language game of such complexity by using so few words. As a writer, that kind of thing makes me tingle.
Weekly Financial Report
Previous Balance for Projects: $192.90
- Payment for VA services – $5.00
- Payment for VA services – $15.00
- Payment for Researcher – $5.00
Current Balance for Projects: $167.90
Rasputin Barxotka/Invoices Due
Previous Balance: $0
- Bill Me Later Credit -$15.00
- Credit Card Credit – $9.00
Royalties Paid This Week
Previous balance: $1.83
Vas’s Weekly Contribution $0
Withdrawal from Project Wonderful $0
Withdrawal Fee $0
Project Wonderful Ad Earnings $4.14
Current Balance: $5.97
Total Weekly Earnings: $4.14