Recent normal

I have no idea what day it is, i have no idea what the date is most of the time. It is work, housework, and sleep.

I pulled out my yarn for Doctor Who scarves and the bag is currently sitting beside the computer desk, in a sad state of haphazard mess. I started working on Slenderman’s head…at some point (couple weeks ago? I don’t know) and I’ve used about 1/4 of the skein of yarn and I’m still not done with his head. I haven’t even begun working on his face shape, i’m just doing the normal roundy ball bit.

I bought some index cards so I could attempt a Dave McKean style outline (put bits of story on the index cards and move them around until it works and fill in the big gaps later) and I bought some notebooks so I could hand-write stories instead of telling myself I’m going to type them up while getting distracted by the internet. I’ve also decided that some of the index cards should be used for random inspirational things in hopes of actually getting anything done.

We named the kittens: Algernon and Stimpson because Jamie and I are both dorks. Algea is for Algernon Blackwood and Stimpson is for Stimpson J Cat (aka: Stimpy from Ren and Stimpy) and they are living up to their names. Faust is being a jerk, Ugly is pissed off at us, and Snooch is being his stupid loving self.

And the other day Jamie and I joined a few friends and went on a 5-mile canoe trip. It was a lot of fun and no one got struck by lightening (Jamie saw lightening when we were about a mile or two from our end destination) and we joked about cheesy Sci-Fi movies while guessing which of us would go first. Our friend Aaron, whom we were towing (he was tubing, tied to the back of our canoe), joked about how he’d be the first to go.

Now it’s back to working on potatoes. Cutting sweet potatoes is a pain in the ass and sometimes a break is needed in between cutting them up.


Learn Something New Everyday: June

So, I’m a few days late with coming up with Learn Something New. Not because I forgot to write down some stuff for the last few days, but because June was a crazy month and I really have no idea what day it is most of the time. Things are probably going to get more hectic because I work retail.

No links for June because I really don’t feel like it and we’re in the middle of a small project.


  1. Izzy-butt has gained 4 lbs since she’s been given a bottle of Ensure with dinner.
  2. New York City has a four-person body freezer up for sale.
  3. Apparently all you really need to be a “good” or “prominent” Sci-Fi author is a dick.
  4. More people are willing to pay $4 per pound for a bag of cherries than the $6 for a 3 lbs box that is located on the shelf right below the bags.
  5. A new Chucky movie is coming out. It is being toted as “more scary” than the recent Chucky films and “more like the original.”
  6. Threadless has a little section of TMNT shirts.
  7. Yuengling has a pittie mug! (aww, damnit, now I have to give them a try again)
  8. Cough drops are like candy with benefits.
  9. Jamie can pull off a surprise party! And he made me a Dalek cake!!
  10. I just got “Hall of Mirrors, Vol. 2” for free. (all I can think of is it’s a glitch)
  11. More people showed up and more pets were saved during the “Just One Day” event at the RCACP than I expected (over 70!)
  12. It is official: I am a crazy cat lady.
  13. An organization in NY is going to pull 13-15 dogs from the RCACP. Woohoo!
  14. Doggyloot has leashes and bandanas that let strangers know if your dog is shy, has issues, or is in training.
  15. Holy fuck, Sean Bean doesn’t die in “Silent Hill 2.”
  16. Udo Kier as a mechanical puppet is really fucking creepy (watching “The Theatre Bizarre”)
  17. Ommegang’s new GoT brew (“Take the Black”) comes out in the fall!
  18. Mango dumdums are really gross.
  19. Accidentally found out how to get dumdums off the stick without chomping down on them.
  20. Met a guy who was friends with Vincent Price, it was pretty cool. (he mentioned that Vincent Price was the nicest man you’d ever meet, he also said I’d made his day because I knew who he [Price] was and could name the movie that was where his shirt came from [The Abominable Doctor Phibes]
  21. Pointing out that today is midsummer/solstice really weirds out “normal” people, especially when they complain that the day is “so long.”
  22. If you want cotton candy, you can’t find it anywhere.
  23. CLR will eat through grout.
  24. Algernon, one of the new kittens, can easily spring up pant legs.
  25. There is a recipe for a chocolate espresso panini.
  26. “Frankenstein’s Army” has a VoD and limited theatrical release of July 26th. I am excited.
  27. Darius Rucker has a song (“Wagon Wheels”) that mentions Roanoke.
  28. The HPLHS’ Dark Adventure Radio Theatre will be releasing “The Colour out of Space” soon.
  29. Daly’s Mango Passionfruit is surprisingly tasty.
  30. Your own pair of scissors come in handy at work.