Archive for May, 2016

movie review: X-Men Apocalypse

Tuesday, May 31st, 2016

I liked it! I have Many Questions. Top 5: 1. Why didn’t Nina have a dog? 2. Is Nightcrawler Raven’s child? 3. Did Charles recognize Storm from Logan’s memories? 4. Why were there so many fewer kids in the mansion when Quicksilver did his rescue than we’d seen before? Weekend? Not actually 100% a boarding […]

minor miracle Monday

Monday, May 30th, 2016

I’m skipping the regularly scheduled ‘memorable search’ list this week, because I’m so excited about this. The Backstory: I have two electric candles that turn on automatically when it’s dark. They went up at Christmas, and I liked the effect so much that they’ve stayed up ever since. Like nightlights, I guess. The Dilemma: A […]

what is this even

Sunday, May 29th, 2016

Yesterday’s high temp: 91F degrees Today’s predicted high temp: 66F degrees I am of course glad for the chance to get the apartment cooled down again, but wow. That’s quite a switch.

6 days till doomsday

Saturday, May 28th, 2016

I mean, 6 days until the completely fine, zero stress, nothing to worry about team dinner with the CEO. Right. Doomsday just kind of slipped out, not sure how that happened. Here’s the thing: the team I’m on at work is what we affectionately like to call minion-level. We answer phones, we do data entry, […]

fic rec Friday

Friday, May 27th, 2016

Harry Potter and the Incredibly Organized Personal Assistant, by megyal Best exchange: Harry thumped his head on the table again, even as Malfoy rose to his feet and sailed to the entry door, pulling it open to bellow, “You lot go home! I’m hired! Get away now, you’re all worthless.” “You know, I’ve never liked […]

morning light

Thursday, May 26th, 2016

Even after all this time The sun never says to the earth “You owe me” Look what happens with a love like that It lights the whole sky (I love this poem, commonly attributed to Hafiz, although this article gives a brief and interesting overview of the controversy surrounding that claim and of writer Daniel […]

non-workaday Wednesday!

Wednesday, May 25th, 2016

Taking the day off from work today to: 1. Take a trip to the car spa. Many jokes possible about the fact that I waited until the end of May to get the snow tires off. (Memorial Day weekend is the unofficial end of winter, right?) 2. Get some plants. Hopefully will have success with […]

oh, it’s Tuesday

Tuesday, May 24th, 2016

memorable search Monday

Monday, May 23rd, 2016

1. “insane inflatable 5k” A real thing, it turns out. 2. “what happened to bamboo clothing” People figured out it was rayon, regardless of the original plant source. Huh. 3. “can you use siri to call 911” Yes, but you would need to say Dial and not Call. 4. “star trek beyond trailer” I didn’t […]

lie detector test activated

Sunday, May 22nd, 2016

I love it when I’m reading a recipe and it gives an estimated prep time. Because it’s always CLEARLY a lie. I don’t know which aspect of the prep time they’re measuring, but it’s not ‘how long would it take the average person to start from the actual beginning.’ Ten minutes is what the recipe […]