Archive for August, 2018

fic search Friday

Friday, August 31st, 2018

So, that quote from Infinity War, when Loki says, “I assure you, brother, the sun will shine on us again.” It reminds me of a fic (and I can already tell this is going to be one of those times when — once I find said fic — I will realize they are not similar […]

back to work Thursday

Thursday, August 30th, 2018

Thoughts on heading back to work after five days off: *A two day work week should be pretty manageable, right? Right? *My window is open and I can hear crickets and windchimes and birds (and the rumble of the AC units running). *I checked my email just once, on Tuesday evening. It seemed — fine. […]

handy tip

Wednesday, August 29th, 2018

Grocery store super glue is super effective in fixing up minor problems with ceramic-type floor tiles! (The kitchen tiles in my apartment are some kind of ceramic, which makes them delightfully cool in hot weather. They are also kind of old? And recently a small piece broke off, which has now successfully been repaired with […]

come on, mountains

Tuesday, August 28th, 2018

Just got back from hiking with *Andrea; had a fantastic time and (somewhat unexpectedly) amazing weather! Day 1 — short mountain, fantastic view. There is something very, very cool about being able to walk outside and just — hike up a mountain. It’s right there! [It did rain, for about five minutes. Just about long […]

come on, feet

Tuesday, August 28th, 2018

Working backwards in posting — some notes from day 2 of hiking! Things I learned on this trip: 1. When the trail description says the trail includes “rocky scrambles,” what it means is “very tiring.” 2. When the trail description says you will cross a brook “three times in quick succession,” what it means is […]

come on, fitbit

Tuesday, August 28th, 2018

Went out for day 3 of hiking this morning — we were out on the trails for a couple of hours, and (kind of guesstimating) must have walked around a mile and a half? Much of it on an incline, even! Fitbit gave me 14 “active minutes” for that. Really? Because I’ve gotta say it […]

let’s do this!

Sunday, August 26th, 2018

So I’ve been packing for the Big Hike, and it’s not like I’m going to wear my hiking boots on the Long Drive, so that means I have to remember to bring them. NOTE TO SELF: REMEMBER TO BRING HIKING BOOTS. And of course logically the answer would be to pack them, but it turns […]

pre-adventure caturday

Saturday, August 25th, 2018

Some planning thoughts for the day: *I really thought we’d made it past the hot days/hot nights part of summer where I’d have to figure out if I should leave the AC on while I was off adventuring. Hahaha no — it’s coming back! *How many pairs of socks is too many pairs of socks? […]

maybe I should use the self-checkout

Friday, August 24th, 2018

The grocery list before a few days away from the apartment is always a little odd. This week even more so. And it’s not like I’m not 100% confident the grocery store has seen weirder. But still — they know me by this point, and that goes hand in hand with judging my grocery choices. […]


Thursday, August 23rd, 2018

So I have a pink salt rock, because I once worked at a store that sold them, and why not? And it lives near my plants, because it’s pretty, and the plants are also pretty, so it seemed like a natural combo. When it was super hot and humid, the rock started melting. Dissolving? Turning […]