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GIVEAWAY! Also, chatter.

I'm back! We have officially moved into our new place. I'm still trying to find where I put everything (including my sanity), but we are moved, the cats are fine, and we made it to Cinici. Moving was...let's just say hell. Our truck got overbooked and had to be back 5 hours early. Then the… Continue reading GIVEAWAY! Also, chatter.

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9 Things You Didn’t Know About Montreal

Apparently, I am becoming "that author who writes about Montreal." I've come across very few books set in the city, and even fewer in English. In THE SPIDER'S WEB, the city is almost another character in the story. When I lived there, I found the atmosphere so invigorating and inspiring, it was one of the… Continue reading 9 Things You Didn’t Know About Montreal

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The Un-Illustrated Edition

One of these days, I'm going to remember to take actual photos when I go to Symposium. I swear, it will happen. Eventually. Every year, I pack my camera, charger, cord, and extra battery with the intention of drafting 1-3 blog posts while I'm away. I think about the types of things I want pictures… Continue reading The Un-Illustrated Edition

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Steampunk Symposium Recap

Greetings, 21st century people! I am back. I'm rested. And I had a fantastic time! This year was hands down the best Symposium since it started in 2012 (well, last year might have been pretty good, too, but I wasn't there). We drove down to Cincinati on Friday, arriving too early to actually check in… Continue reading Steampunk Symposium Recap

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Packing

Hey guys, just a quickie post today. We leave for Steampunk Symposium on Friday morning, and I still have so much to do! So what does one pack for a steampunk convention, other than the standard items like underwear and hand sanitizer? Alice and I are still perfecting the list, but here a few of… Continue reading Packing

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Cabin Fever

It's that time of year again, when the snow finally starts to melt and we see the sun for the first time in ages. And then the cold comes back and we all want to crawl back in bed and hide again. It's the time of year when running away from home seems like a… Continue reading Cabin Fever

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Separation Anxiety, Part II

I am surprised that the cat is even in the same room with me right now, or that he hasn't killed me in my sleep. Over the weekend, Missouri had some unexpected time off. Since we had time off together, we decided (with about 12 hours warning) to drive down to Memphis so that she… Continue reading Separation Anxiety, Part II

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Travel Bug

Since I am far too broke to indulge the travel bug, sometimes I entertain myself by planning hypothetical vacations. Lately I've been reading and watching far too much of the Phryne Fisher books/television series, and it has me itching to take off and see Melbourne. I've never been to Australia, but it's been on my… Continue reading Travel Bug

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Don’t Mind the Ice

Ignore that frost over there in the corner. It's just hell freezing over. Do you know why?I've got a finished object.With pictures.How often does that happen?I started this super-basic shrug about 2-3 weeks ago at the Ravelry/Pride meetup, and finished it up this afternoon. It was such a lovely, sunny day that I took my… Continue reading Don’t Mind the Ice

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Look, a Distraction!

What day is it? I've lost track. My internal calender is broken. On Saturday I thought it was Tuesday, and Monday I kept thinking it was Friday. Clearly sleep is in order.I do have knitting to show you, but photos won't get taken until this weekend. In the mean time, may I present early color… Continue reading Look, a Distraction!