Monday, February 27, 2017

Pass the Popcorn

Original from Clipartlord
A little while back I decided to make a Lifesongs-style list, only on the films I’ve loved the most over the years. I found it difficult, so to help me out in the meantime I instead made a list of every movie I’ve ever seen in a theatre or drive-in. Not easy, of course, my brain being what it is. Luckily I had Wikipedia to help me.

Wednesday, February 15, 2017

Tarot/divination 'want it' list

Just a central list so I can get at it when I need to. Not sure I actually WANT all of these, but I find them interesting anyway.

Tarot: a current list

Thought I'd better make a central list. Some of these descriptions are ones I wrote on this blog previously.

Tuesday, January 17, 2017

Edith Investigates

Edward sat in his usual chair, the high-backed leather one near the fireplace. He wore his slippers, and on the occasional table at his elbow sat a steaming cup of tea. A biscuit, not yet dunked, occupied a small plate beside it. He held the evening’s paper, engrossed in the front-page story.

“Edith, they’re at it again,” he proclaimed to his wife, who sat opposite him in a smaller brocade chair, working on a cross-stitched sampler by the light of a small lamp. “That lot around the corner on Paternoster Row, mixed up in that business.”

“Heavens,” said Edith distractedly, as she chose another thread from her sewing box, “what did they do this time?”

Thursday, September 08, 2016

Outside In Boldly Goes!

Hey guys, I'm an author again!

Just in time for the 50th anniversary of Star Trek, there's a book! And I'm in it!

OUTSIDE IN BOLDLY GOES: 117 New Perspectives on 117 Classic Star Trek Stories by 117 Writers


Pre-order now! It's got some perfectly swell authors in it, including me. My second book inclusion, hooray!

From the back cover:

Put ten Star Trek fans in a room and you’ll wind up with eleven opinions, fourteen heated debates about Starfleet uniforms and somebody cosplaying Spock in a teleporter accident with a Gorn. That’s because Star Trek fans are gloriously weird, uniquely different and sometimes entirely outlandish. And so is this book.

Celebrating 50 years of Star Trek, Outside In Boldly Goes is a collection of 117 reviews, one for every story of the original series, the animated series, the Kirk movies and a few bonus extras. Well, we say “reviews”, but we mean that loosely: within these pages, you’ll find scripts, Starfleet communiqu├ęs, DVD commentaries, fill-in-the-blank games, log entries, restaurant reviews, poems and a trading card set.

Provocative, engrossing, hilarious and utterly gonzo. These aren’t your father’s reviews.

Preorder today!


Friday, August 05, 2016

Cottage report: Friday

Don't you hate having to get up to an alarm when you're on vacation? It's especially hard when the tradition is to stay up to stupid o'clock in the morning and just sleep until you feel like getting up. I mean, I'm still up before noon, usually around 9:30 or 10, but on Wednesday we needed to be up and about and decent by 8am because workers were coming to do a few fixes on the cottage - ceiling repairs in the bathroom, wood fixes on the front face, that sort of thing. And T had to go into town to get them. So no bikini basking that day! They did good work though, nice guys.

Tuesday, August 02, 2016

Cottage report: Tuesday

Our Killarney trip this year certainly has been a great one so far!

Our trip in was a bit different than usual though, we blew right past Parry Sound, where we usually stop for lunch. Didn't think about the fact that we usually visited a restroom while there as well - by the time we turned off the highway we were both in a bit of a desperate situation. Good news is we now know where there are public restrooms along that 45-minute drive!

Friday, July 22, 2016

Ghostbusters, revisited

(some spoilers ahead, be warned!)

Lastnight T and I got out of the oppressive heat the city has been enduring and went to see the new Ghostbusters reboot. I had initially been a little leery of it, being a huge fan of the original and its sequel (notice I didn’t have a meltdown over it – internet trolls take note!), but I love the entire cast so I thought at worst I would be seeing a bad movie with a bunch of people I adore, so what’s the harm?

Friday, April 22, 2016

Oracle sets: a current list

For my own edification, here's a central list of all the oracle sets I have. As with my Tarot list, some of these descriptions are ones I wrote on this blog previously.

Friday, March 18, 2016

Just had to share this

via Just Cute Animals
Wow, it’s Friday! I’m going out of town this weekend to meet with some people I’ll be travelling with in the Autumn. I don’t really have a lot to say I haven’t already said this week. Oh, except that I actually did some yoga yesterday for the first time in a number of years, and I fully intend to do more tonight! Yep. Not real in-a-class yoga of course, but some is better than none, right? Didn’t do too much downward-facing stuff, as the reason I stopped was the terrible acid reflux I was getting every time. This was before I found out I had chronic gastritis of course, which I’m now medicated for so I’m hopeful I’ll be able to do downward dog soon – it was one of my favourite poses before!

This right here is one of the most adorable things I’ve ever seen, and totally made my day yesterday. And I made the mistake of scrolling down to read comments. Never read the comments, folks. One in particular kills me, from someone who claims it’s actually ‘distress yelps… I studied arctic foxes during my year abroad in Antarctica.’ Wow. Went all the way to the South Pole to study a creature that lives in the Arctic Circle.

Which reminds me of something The Bloggess wrote about just last week: Social Media Etiquette. Apparently I’m keeping 20 angels alive just by sharing this. You’re welcome.

Also I’d just like to point out that no, I did not go out to a pub for Saint Patrick’s Day yesterday. I’ve never liked huge crowds – not a fear or an anxiety, just a source of irritation that will build to a rage if I let it – so being in a bar when everyone else is there specifically to get drunk on things I don’t even like doesn’t sound like a great time to me. So yes, I went home, watched some TV, did some yoga and went to bed.

Have a great weekend everyone!