Archive for July, 2015

fic rec Friday

Friday, July 31st, 2015

My ability to focus on reading has been slim-to-none this week, and there’s a possibility this one’s a repeat that my thirty second check didn’t catch, but here goes: Any Possible Similarity, by lady_ragnell When Foggy gets a call from his college friend Sam, he can’t say he’s expecting to bond with the Avengers. It’s […]

lies from my childhood

Thursday, July 30th, 2015

At one point in — middle school? I think middle school — there was a solar eclipse, which would have been much more exciting to me if it hadn’t happened while we were in home ec cooking food. (My favorite unit, which is hilarious in retrospect given how lazy an eater I am these days.) […]

road construction

Wednesday, July 29th, 2015

It’s summer, and that means road work! Now, it’s hard for me to interpret exactly what’s going on along my usual commute, but it seems to involve a lot of traffic cones (along with their larger version, which the internet informs me are called traffic barrels or traffic drums). And I’ll admit I was initially […]

the world according to comcast

Tuesday, July 28th, 2015

Comcast: “We’re sending you a set-top box! Congratulations, it’s new!” Me: “No, I don’t need one. I don’t have a tv.” Comcast: “Don’t worry, it’s just a one-time $10 fee!” Me: “But I don’t have a tv. There’s no possible reason for me to need a set-top box.” Comcast: “You can mail it back –” […]

memorable quote Monday

Monday, July 27th, 2015

No list of memorable stories for me would be complete without Fat My Dust, by Speranza. I don’t know what it is about it, exactly, except that I’ve been both those kids, and I remember being so amazed when I first read the fic that someone had put those feelings down in words. And of […]

weekend plans

Sunday, July 26th, 2015

Rearranging the furniture: for those times when you feel like a change, but don’t want to spend any money or throw anything away.

makes sense to me!

Saturday, July 25th, 2015

Saturday: the day when you reach lunchtime, realize the bread you were going to make a sandwich with is still frozen, and eat ice cream for lunch instead.

tumbl-rec Friday!

Friday, July 24th, 2015

It has been a seriously cool few weeks for space stuff. (Pluto! Cousins!) Also, dinosaurs. Which brings me to this awesome tumblr post! Original text post by dajo42; original art post by alphaaraptor.

“what am I, some sort of wizard?”*

Thursday, July 23rd, 2015

[* quote from Allie Brosh’s This is Why I’ll Never be an Adult, on Hyperbole and a Half] My current work schedule is noon to 8:30 pm, which works great for me, and seems to be an endless source of fascination for my “first shift” coworkers. Which is fine, it gives us something to talk […]

weather words

Wednesday, July 22nd, 2015

It’s been hot, which is not super unusual, although I feel like it usually happens in August and not July? This is the first summer I’ve lived somewhere with air conditioning, and I find myself not using it nearly as much as I thought I might. It turns out that part of the summer experience […]