On Writing and Feeling Like a Fraud

This morning, I tweeted a picture of the new tea mug* Chad got me. It’s got this Dork Tower by John Kovalic on it, and apparently it struck a cord because my tweet got retweeted, favorited, and quoted, and those tweets themselves got retweeted, favorited, and quoted several times. When … Continue reading

Amazing Sights Near and Far

I’ve been hearing — and reading — about comet PANSTARRS on Twitter for days now, so Chad and I decided to pull out the telescope after dinner to see if we could spot it. It was supposed to have the easy-to-use marker of the sliver moon, which it would be … Continue reading

If You Give a Mouse Some Yarn: Knitting in MouseGuard

So, Chad’s in a play-by-forum game of MouseGuard over on rpggeek.com. And when someone posted this, well, he just had to show me: “Look, whenever I start feeling anxious, or nervous, or angry, I knit.” [Halwyn] holds up a paw to forestall her amused response. “It’s true! My mother taught … Continue reading

Science! Plan B

Today, I built a machine that’s powered entirely by THE SUN! Okay, technically I just put the motor together, from a kit. And I don’t even know if it works because it was foggy and rainy all day. Not to mention that by the time I finished it was dark … Continue reading

The Absence of Sound

When I woke up this morning, I couldn’t hear. It is the strangest sensation. I’ve been battling an ear infection for the past week. Excruciating pain at first, enough to force me to the doctor for pain meds and antibiotics when it didn’t clear up on its own after a … Continue reading

Fibonacci’s Palindrome Scarf

I wanted to make a quick, easy scarf, something that didn’t take a lot of thought that I could work on while watching TV, riding in the car, or sitting in public. Nerd that I am, I’ve also been thinking that Fibonacci numbers really lend themselves to knitting patterns. I … Continue reading

Geocache: Yeah… Log That!

We’re currently in the car on a spontaneous day trip to the beach, and Hootsuite is failing spectacularly at uploading some geocache pictures I wanted to tweet, so I thought I’d give a shot at blogging them from my phone. Chad and I have a book deadline coming up. He’s … Continue reading

Remembering Akhe

I’ll never forget the day we got the call about fostering Akhe. Jennifer, a volunteer on ARFP‘s rescue team, told us that she needed a foster home for two young kittens, about ten weeks old. “They’re pretty scared – not feral, just timid, so they’ll need a lot of socialization. … Continue reading

Don’t Let the Silence Fool You

I realize I haven’t posted about any geocaches recently, but you shouldn’t take that to mean Chad and I haven’t been out looking for any. Quite the opposite, in fact. Since my last post, we’ve almost doubled our find count, up to 27, and even completed our first geocaching challenge. … Continue reading

Easter Eggs, Beaver Dams, and Chad on a Swing

NOTE: This geocache blog might contain spoilers. As with all things geocaching, proceed at your own risk.   I need a bigger backpack. I decided this after our geocaching outing Sunday. Ever since we started caching, we’ve been making mental notes of things we should take with us to make … Continue reading