Helena bolted out the back door this morning. She's always been fast, but this was crazy speedy. I tried to circle around in the hopes of herding her back inside. She did circle around, jumped the fence towards the front, and raced across the street. I caught up to her as she hid under a … Continue reading Missing: Helena
Hey all, A little housekeeping. A few of you are signed up on a couple of off-site discussion boards for Tolkien and/or 007 buddy reads. It's been so long since these things were even active that I'm now considering just deleting them outright. Less to keep up with that way, since nobody's using them. If anyone … Continue reading Discussion Boards
It's always tough to acclimate to life in the wake of Scarborough Renaissance Festival, especially while I know it's still going on. Sure, I regret nothing and had a great time, but now I'm more or less broke, redistributing funds towards adult responsibilities, and fighting that inevitable sense of ennui. The chief weapons in my arsenal … Continue reading Post-Scarborough Reading
Even though I have a backlog of audiobooks I'm working through and a 40+ page wishlist on Audible, enough will never be enough. I am geeking out big time this afternoon about my latest pre-orders. I went a little nuts. On May 30, we've got a triple dose of awesome from the late, great Carl … Continue reading Audible Pre-Orders
Some of you know I have a cat. Helena was a rescue from the ASPCA, though who rescued whom is anyone's guess. As remarkably well-behaved as she is, she's also incredibly fidgety, so getting a clear photo -- especially with my slower than slow phone camera -- is nothing short of a Herculean feat. I've … Continue reading Say Hi to Helena
Once more to the Ren Faire! If you're interested in what happened the last week, you can find that here. I didn't go with the group this time, though we certainly crossed paths a few times while we were there. It was just me and my kid sister. And I didn't bother with the knightly … Continue reading Scarborough Renaissance Festival, 2017 – Part the Second
Another blog post over morning coffee. If you've followed me long enough, you know this happens from time to time. It helps me to sort out some things so I can focus. For those of you getting email updates: all of those backdated Audible reviews are finally posted. As a reminder, the comments on those are closed because they're … Continue reading Forward!
A friend of mine asked me yesterday, how many more of these backdated reviews do I have left to go? I told her I had about 40-50 left, but some of those earlier ones wouldn't be showing up here on the site. I've just done the math. I've got 11 left that are worth posting. So … Continue reading Backdated Audible Reviews and Other Updates