Archive for May, 2015

movie review: Paddington

Sunday, May 31st, 2015

Overall: This movie was a weird, surrealistic effort to take a children’s book originally published in the 1950s and translate it to 2014. Some random thoughts: Some of the visual effects were really cool, like the changing tree art in the Browns’ house. But the movie as a whole kept making me think of a […]

crafturday — June door art

Saturday, May 30th, 2015

Getting a little ahead of myself — this background of this pic is pretty obviously the carpet (aka workspace) and not the door, but it *will* be on the door soon, so… Happy soon-to-be June! (it’s about 6 inches by 6 inches, made using craft foam sheets — they come with adhesive backing now, which […]

not-a-fic-rec Friday

Friday, May 29th, 2015

Not a fic rec today, but a shoutout and kudos to AO3’s “subscribe” option. I never used to be a huge fan of reading WIPs as they’re going, mostly because I either a) forgot about them; or b) checked them every day, which was handy for helping me remember them, but frustrating in terms of […]

car spa vacation day!

Thursday, May 28th, 2015

I took today off from work so I could take my car to the garage for some stuff. (Which is a 100% AWESOME reason to tell me if they ask why you are taking a day off, by the way! Highly recommended! I mean, in this case it happened to be true, but it’s not […]

thanks, internet!

Wednesday, May 27th, 2015

Last night I was all ‘I will use my AC!’ And I’m in an apartment with central air, so how hard could it be, right? Turn the thermostat to cool, presto change-o. Mm, not so much. So I spent some time googling ‘how can I tell if my central air is working,’ which — based […]

some days

Tuesday, May 26th, 2015

And some days your cat wakes you up thirty minutes before the alarm goes off, and insists that alarm went off *hours* ago and you missed it, and you fall for it (of course). And so you sort of pretend to be awake for those thirty minutes and you get up and do the breakfast […]

memorable quote Monday

Monday, May 25th, 2015

I can’t believe it’s taken me this long on this one. From the series Bell Curve, by rageprufrock “Things like this never happen when I kept office hours, Rodney! I never accidentally get a baby, Rodney!” –Exponential Curves, or, Chance This series is like the double whammy of quotable quotes, since it’s also the source […]

5 random things I thought about this morning

Sunday, May 24th, 2015

1. The screens in my apartment building slide up to open, just like the windows. (Thanks, first floor kid who I saw doing this!) 2. Putting down any single window other than the driver’s side front (while on the highway going 65mph) creates a weird wind tunnel pressure effect in my car that is extremely […]

Happy Caturday!

Saturday, May 23rd, 2015

Oh happy day! May your weekend bring you as much joy as sleeping in the sunshine on a pile of blankets!

fic rec Friday

Friday, May 22nd, 2015

I read this one just yesterday! Teen Wolf AU, with 500% more superheroes and Hale family members. The Guard and Red, by andavs He always wore all black, aside from a deep red hooded vest strapped across his chest, his nose and mouth covered by black fabric. He looked like he was straight out of […]