Archive for January, 2018

workaday Wednesday

Wednesday, January 31st, 2018

Work! I am going there today! This picture has nothing to do with work, or Wednesdays, although I suppose an argument could be made that safety is always important. But hey, check it out — wordpress is properly crossposting to dreamwidth again! That time-honored strategy of ‘do nothing and hope it fixes itself’ has come […]

let’s call it recovery

Tuesday, January 30th, 2018

I’m at that weird point in cold recovery where I haven’t really been able to smell much for a week or so, and it’s starting to come back, but not all at once, so my brain is getting hints of things but not a full picture. Which is to say, I’m at the point where […]

January countdown

Monday, January 29th, 2018

With just three days left to go in January, the big question remains: Will I get my heating bill this month? (There’s a delay, it’s a thing, I called them, apparently it’s fine, they’re just slow.) Because while it’s true that the sooner I get a bill, the lower it will be, I’m not averse […]

sure, let’s call it warm

Sunday, January 28th, 2018

January: the month when 40F degrees is a perfectly reasonable temperature to have the windows open.


Saturday, January 27th, 2018

Some Good Things Today: *We live on a planet whose inhabitants include the weebill, a teeny tiny Australian bird that is neither endangered nor poisonous! *Cats. *Dogs. *Black Panther comes out in theaters on February 16th. (Also google says T’Challa is the richest superhero.) *Play-doh really does smell just as good as you remember it.

fic rec Friday

Friday, January 26th, 2018

I have no fic rec today. Sometimes there are plans, and there’s reality, and then there is The Void Between Them. On a somewhat related note, I realize that there are many mixed feelings out there about Iron Man 3, but to my mind it did introduce the most #relatable quote yet in the MCU: […]

1 month update

Thursday, January 25th, 2018

Okay, it’s officially one month since Christmas — time for a door decoration update! *2 doors with no decoration (One of these is the perpetually undecorated door; the other had a Christmas decoration that has been taken down.) *3 doors with updated decoration (One of these is me, swapped over to new winter door art […]

workaday Wednesday

Wednesday, January 24th, 2018

*First time having a cold in my new job; not my favorite milestone, but there it is. *I’m not sure I actually do any less work when I’m sick, but I’m definitely less good at *looking* like I’m working. (A lot more staring aimlessly into space instead of frowning intently at my screen.) *It did […]

2018 for real goal progress

Tuesday, January 23rd, 2018

goal: “to try snowshoeing” Boom, goal achieved. Went snowshoeing on Sunday, despite there not being quite enough snow. Or there was enough snow, but I was on trails that were already pretty packed down. The grippy parts on the bottom were super helpful in the icy sections, though! Re: poles. That is *not* a natural […]

happy birthday to me!

Monday, January 22nd, 2018

Birthday food: cake! Birthday movie: The Emperor’s New Groove Birthday plans: taking the day off from work! (also dentist appointment; that was poor planning but in my defense it was supposed to be back on the 11th and got rescheduled unexpectedly) Birthday song: ‘Stray Italian Greyhound’ (Vienna Teng) Birthday horoscope: “With the ability to handle […]