Archive for December, 2018

year in review: goals

Monday, December 31st, 2018

Okay, here are the 2018 goals, for their time of reckoning. *unsubscribe from email mailing lists that I don’t actually wantDONE.  Even though I now should probably do it again.  They just creep right back in! *look for some joy each dayJOY!   *try snowshoeingACHIEVED.  Snowshoes have been put back in the car for this season! […]

year in review: writing

Sunday, December 30th, 2018

It was a Power Rangers kind of year!  Writing (possibly especially writing about teenagers) takes a certain kind of mental energy that I am not always able to generate or sustain — as evidenced by the fact that one of these isn’t a fic at all, and the other took something like eight months of […]

final caturday of 2018

Saturday, December 29th, 2018

Time for an exciting Christmas Conundrum! I have posted many times about my neighbors and their Christmas Bear Wreath door decoration. It was not present when the rest of the door decorations were showing up along the hall (welcome back, ‘Tis the Season’ sign and red berry wreath!). In fact, when starandrea visited on Christmas […]

year in review: movies

Friday, December 28th, 2018

I deliberately picked this because I figured it would be easy, and indeed — my notes* indicate I watched 10 movies this year! A nice solid number. In Full IMAX Extravagance:*Aquaman In A Very Nice Regular Theater:*Black Panther*Solo Rented, First Time Viewing:*Thor Ragnarok*Ant-Man and the Wasp Re-Watched and Re-Enjoyed:*Star Trek Beyond*Independence Day & Independence Day […]

movie review: Aquaman

Thursday, December 27th, 2018

First, a review of my pre-movie list: 1. Arthur does not have a nickname in the movie.  Maybe fandom will pick up the torch on this one? 2. Arthur calls himself Aquaman in the final voiceover, and I lol’d (okay, the green pants were pretty funny too).  The name Aquaman shows up in various media, […]

back to work

Wednesday, December 26th, 2018

Good things about going back to work the day after a major holiday: *Lots of people take the day off — nice and quiet at the office! *Similar to working the day before a major holiday, just showing up is considered A Lot. Expectations are low. *High potential for people bringing in leftover holiday goodies […]

Christmas socks

Tuesday, December 25th, 2018

It’s the second year of my made-up tradition of gifting myself socks for Christmas, and it’s going great! [The 60-second backstory: I travel to the family homestead to celebrate Christmas day, so all my presents are under the Home Tree. But I have a tree in my apartment, and it seemed like I should put […]

we have BINGO!

Monday, December 24th, 2018

It was a Christmas Eve eve miracle! Last night we finally got a winner in apartment twinkle light bingo. The (Current*) Final Tally:[*because who knows if someone may feel inspired by the spirit of the season to add some lights to their decor today?] x’s are no lightso’s are ‘thanks for leaving your shade open […]

movie day!

Sunday, December 23rd, 2018

Time to break up the Christmas festivities with an IMAX MOVIE EXPERIENCE! That’s right, it’s Aquaman day! 1. I have a mental disconnect with calling this guy Arthur. I don’t know why. Does he have a nickname? I hope so. 2. Does anyone actually call him Aquaman? Because I 10,000% want his undersea kingdom to […]

thanks, AO3!

Saturday, December 22nd, 2018

This fall I learned about Libby, the library app.  It’s great!  I can borrow books virtually, read them on my phone, and then return them.  Really eliminates the challenge of carrying books around. But it lags SO FAR behind the wonder that is the AO3 search function.  Let’s say I want to read a Christmas […]