Archive for January, 2018

birthday eve

Sunday, January 21st, 2018

I was thinking about how birthdays, and that made me think about how I write a lot about Christmas but not birthdays, and I was trying to remember if I’d *ever* written about a birthday. Then I thought about cake and immediately remembered that yes, I have! In Monday All Day Long, Armored Adventures Tony […]

birthday weekend caturday

Saturday, January 20th, 2018

January’s always a little bit of a wacky month financially, just because of the sheer dissonance between it and December. So many things go on sale at the end of the year that it makes sense to stock up on some things, and combined with holiday shopping, there’s just a lot of buying stuff going […]

fic rec Friday

Friday, January 19th, 2018

Being part of a serial canon fandom as it’s unfolding is always interesting. (The ‘who is Blaise Zabini’ kerfluffle was a personal fave.) There are fics written in between movies (or books, or whatever) that only work right then, and lots of series have that question of ‘how will we do x’ that gets answered […]

hey, good news

Thursday, January 18th, 2018

Official sunrise time is now back before 7:15 am, and sunset time has passed 4:35 pm! That’s more than 9 hours of daylight!

workaday Wednesday

Wednesday, January 17th, 2018

You know when you start a new job, and you’re all ‘gosh, I wonder how long it will take me to learn the process?’ And then you’re there for a bit and you start thinking ‘am I doing badly? do they not trust me enough to tell me the process? is it a secret?’ And […]

(it still felt cold, though)

Tuesday, January 16th, 2018

January 2017: ‘I think I’ll wait until it’s over 30F degrees before I go for a long walk outdoors.’ January 2018: ‘Feels like negative 6F degrees… wait, positive 6F degrees? Oh, I’m definitely going out, then.’ Consider the benefits! *First time I’ve been on those trails when I haven’t had to deal with mud. (I […]

candle answers

Monday, January 15th, 2018

I have purchased a Mountain Lodge candle by Yankee Candle. Yes, the one that tumblr talks about. It is — nice? A bit more “lodge” and less “mountain” than I was expecting. But the picture on the jar is nice, and the color of the candle (a sort of light maroon) is very pretty. Candle […]


Sunday, January 14th, 2018

This is one of those days when I would normally just select a picture, post it, and be done with it. Which I would absolutely do today, except that for whatever reason, my wordpress blog and my dreamwidth journal don’t actually communicate anymore. There’s supposed to be a cross-posting thing? It used to work beautifully, […]


Saturday, January 13th, 2018

Last Saturday: Record-breaking cold, wind chill -23F degrees, tons of warnings about frostbite and limiting time outdoors. This Saturday: A light mist, 50F degrees, window open for fresh air. Me: Well, I guess I did say I wanted a January thaw. This isn’t — quite what I expected, but okay?

Friday fic recs: Yuletide!

Friday, January 12th, 2018

Mission Impossible The Missionary Position, by matchsticks (Ethan and Benji pretend to be married for a mission and are also actually married for real.) “Hunt is refusing to confirm or deny whether you’ve gone much more Method than necessary for your last cover,” Hunley says without any preamble. The Martian And I Think My Spaceship […]