Archive for February, 2017

is it March yet?

Tuesday, February 28th, 2017

Close enough for March door art! [Central picture is art by Evelia Sowash from a 2016 calendar; the rest is scrapbooking papers.] [Extra note: I took this picture before I’d actually attached everything together. So it’s not quite as crooked as it looks in this!]

‘works fine, a little weird’

Monday, February 27th, 2017

Can you imagine trying to explain our calendar months to someone who had never heard of them? ‘Yes, all the months have either 30 days or 31 days. Except for February; it has 28. Or 29, some years.’ ‘Why? Probably some Roman thing. We’ve just stuck with it, because it always seems like we have […]

what am I doing

Sunday, February 26th, 2017

At various points already today, I have asked myself ‘What am I doing?’ With a variety of modifiers, including: 1. …in the next ten minutes 2. …today 3. …with my life 4. …thinking I can keep these plants alive 5. …in this weather 6. …with this pasta Unfortunately the answer to all of those so […]


Saturday, February 25th, 2017

[Note: It’s not actually spring yet, but we’re having an unusual pre-spring-teaser of warm weather. In other words, the window is open, but I had to turn down the heat to do it.]

fic rec Friday

Friday, February 24th, 2017

Despite not ever having seen ‘Yuri On Ice,’ I have a passing familiarity with it from tumblr. I’ve found myself reading not one, but TWO cute fics recently, both based on the same prompt, and well described as “a post-skating-retirement college scenario.” 1. My fun fact is:, by stillmadaboutpetra “The classic Mafia-spy gets his masters […]

way more than 15 minutes late, didn’t even bring Starbucks

Thursday, February 23rd, 2017

I’ve started listening to podcasts! Super late to the party, as usual. So far they seem to serve a few main purposes: 1. Distracting me from winter. A real plus. I’ve been trying to subscribe to things that have a regular release schedule, so I can look forward to the next episode. 2. Good exercise […]

workaday Wednesday

Wednesday, February 22nd, 2017

After my failed attempt in December to interview my way into a new job (within the same company I work at now), I am now trying a new technique: go do fill-in work for other departments and hope one of them likes me. The language around the plan was a little more professional than that […]

fitbit unexpected consequence

Tuesday, February 21st, 2017

For less than a year, but more than half a year, I have been using one of starandrea’s fitbits. Most of the time I leave it on at night, because it actually does seem to encourage me to get more sleep (aka go to bed earlier). (Possibly this is a natural consequence just of getting […]

holiday schedule

Monday, February 20th, 2017

I still experience a sense of astonishment that my current job offers paid holidays — and this year they’ve increased them from 10 to 11 paid days, which is even more astonishing. (But awesome!) But it seems very poorly timed to have eight of those days fall within just a five month span (October through […]

the cookies are here!

Sunday, February 19th, 2017

Girl Scout Cookies have arrived! My order this year: one box of Tagalongs, because they’re delicious, but it makes me cranky that there’s so few in the box, and also how many Tagalongs can you really eat before you start to question your life choices? Plus four boxes of Thin Mints, because they are also […]