Archive for March, 2018

thanks, nanowrimo!

Saturday, March 31st, 2018

This week I learned from my page-a-day trivia calendar that the six official languages of the UN are Arabic, Chinese, English, French, Russian, and Spanish. What I did not need to learn from my calendar is that the two main headquarters of the UN are in New York and Geneva, Switzerland. I actually had a […]

fic rec Friday

Friday, March 30th, 2018

I may have mentioned that I’m a little grumpy about PacRim2, but the internet is nothing if not obliging. Five post-Pacific Rim stories that are awesome: In the Not Too Distant Future, by shadydave Yield, by snack_size New Tricks, by seven (sevenpoints) build a house on a mountain, by achilleees Jaeger Pilots Can Sleep Anywhere, […]

name day

Thursday, March 29th, 2018

I hereby officially gift my new robot vacuum cleaner with the name Josie. According to the highly reputable and scientific method of google searching, Saint Zita is the patron saint of housecleaning, and Saint Joseph of Cupertino is the patron saint of outer space (aka vacuum). Josie seemed like the most adorable way to combine […]

wtf Wednesday

Wednesday, March 28th, 2018

I was pretty excited about Pacific Rim 2, but after nearly a week of suspicious silence on my tumblr dash, I figured I should probably do some checking before I made weekend plans. First I read some reviews, which were about what I expected — some people said it was awful, some people said it […]

adventure recap part 2

Tuesday, March 27th, 2018

aka My Very Scattered Review Of My New Robot Vacuum Cleaner *I can see why people bond with them — there’s a certain ‘cheer on the underdog’ enthusiasm that builds up when you watch them navigate out from tight spaces, combined with a sort of charmed exasperation when they start beeping error messages at you. […]

adventure recap

Monday, March 26th, 2018

1. walk it out It turned out snowshoes were not required — the snow had melted down to bare ground in a few places, and it was packed down enough everywhere else that it was easy to walk on. (I did appreciate my gaiters, though, when I did some trailblazing and they kept me from […]

Adventure Day!

Sunday, March 25th, 2018

Adventure #1: more snowshoeing! (There is definitely a part of me that feels like just sleeping and lounging around in my pajamas all day. But based on past experience, that would leave me feeling restless and cranky for the next five days at work. So: to the outdoors!) Adventure #2: robot vacuum! (Got to wait […]

1st caturday of spring

Saturday, March 24th, 2018

I’ve been working on the very important project of picking a name for my new robot vacuum cleaner. Based on reading reviews, this is a crucial step in the process. I spent probably more time than I should have looking up patron saints online and running things through the anagram generator. (A very fun site!) […]

fic rec Friday

Friday, March 23rd, 2018

Can’t Quit (It’s Not in My Nature), by Meg_NeverMore In honor of Pacific Rim 2, here’s a Pacific Rim 1 fic! An AU time travel fic, because why not? There’s robots, there’s aliens, there’s serious conversations about family and communication — it’s got it all! The cardinal rule of time travel is, to everyone’s general […]

the crossover we deserve

Thursday, March 22nd, 2018

Having watched exactly one (1) episode of Rise, I have learned exactly zero (0) of the characters’ names. But that’s okay, because there were a LOT of similarities to other stuff. [I was expecting Glee, but Glee had that weird ‘we’re a serious teen drama BUT also a comedic parody of teen dramas’ thing going […]