I used "Mother's" brand metal cleaner on my sword last night. Dad had it for the motorcycle. It took the tarnish right off the brass of the hilt and guard, and cleaned thge blade nicely too. It does an amazing job... I think the hilt and guard are more shiny than they were when I bought it... who knew all the crap that was layered on there? I certainly didn't, I thought the metal just looked that way. :P
Weird dreams lately mixed in with weird sleep. I realized as I woke up every 2 hours or so all night long, that I've been doing that a lot lately. In fact, I can't remember the last time I went to bed and actually slept all night and woke up the next morning refreshed. I go to sleep, wake up 2 hours later, get a drink, go to the bathroom, usually restart a movie or something, go back to bed, fall asleep, wake up later again, check my email, get another drink, go back to bed... I remember one night last week I was watching Rurouni Kenshin while I lay in bed, and that I restarted a single episode at least five times that night because I ekpt waking up, realizing I had slept through it, restarting it, repating the same again, etc. Weird.
Always more to say, but not enough energy or motivation to type it. More later.