Archive for October, 2017


Tuesday, October 31st, 2017

We have periodic safety refresher courses at my workplace, which range from ‘you don’t have to go to this, but we have to offer it’ to ‘show up or we’re going to track you down at your desk and watch you view the recorded presentation.’ Last year? Two years ago? Anyway, the last one I […]

adventures with food

Monday, October 30th, 2017

There is nothing quite like planning to be away from the apartment for several days and trying to figure out what to do with all the perishable food, while still planning meals that I’ll actually *want* to eat. In related news, the summer CSA has come to an end, which means after this week I […]

Dear Holiday Planners

Sunday, October 29th, 2017

Having a holiday on the LAST day of the month is Not Helpful. Especially one that is decoration-intensive. I almost started taking down the Halloween decorations yesterday — it’s not uncommon that I’ll try to do some of the month switchover things in the last weekend, especially when the actually end of the month falls […]

caturday notes

Saturday, October 28th, 2017

1. 5K day! My phone says it is currently 36F degrees, with 100% humidity. It is not actually predicted to rain today. To be fair, I have not confirmed these weather conditions by actually looking outside. My curtains are currently firmly in place, because A) sunrise isn’t for another half hour or so, and this […]

fic rec Friday

Friday, October 27th, 2017

I haven’t read much Person of Interest fic in a while, so when this one started popping up all over, I gave it a pass. But then I read it anyway. Apparently my mind is very changeable. And I’m so glad I did! It was surprisingly charming, and I 100% have a soft spot for […]

trick or treat

Thursday, October 26th, 2017

This will be the first year I’ll actually be present in my apartment during trick or treat since I moved here. (First two years it was a week night, and I was working second shift. Last year it was a Saturday, so I was at home!home, probably watching Dancing with the Stars.) I don’t *think* […]

workaday Wednesday

Wednesday, October 25th, 2017

As of this week, it’s official — same company, new job title! They let me keep the same phone number, but it hasn’t meant much so far because I don’t currently have a phone. (The desk is so much cleaner without one! I like it!) It’s temporary, of course. I guess they want people to […]

poetry part 2

Tuesday, October 24th, 2017

Things I’ve learned about my poetry habits today: 1. I’ve shared the same poem/quote three times in three separate years, each time as if it was the first. 2. I once wrote a weird haiku about Michelle Obama and the Queen hugging?! (“I have no memory of this place.”) 3. There were a few other […]

poetry & tumblr

Tuesday, October 24th, 2017

It’s not that I dislike poetry, I just don’t tend to think of it as something I love. (Although an argument could be made that things like tumblr tags are a poetry of their own, and I certainly spend plenty of time reading those.) But there are certain poems I tend to think of, and […]


Monday, October 23rd, 2017

Last night I was doing some reading about the Animal Kingdom Pandora ride “Flights of Passage.” Other than the fact that most people really liked it, there seems to be an enormous amount of confusion about what actually physically happens on the ride. From various reviews and discussion boards: *Only side to side movement, everything […]