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



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


Book Review: Where the Locals Go

If you are like me and get regular bouts of wanderlust, then this book is like candy for the soul. It’s great to flip through for an introduction to hundreds of different places. Divided by region, Where the Locals Go highlights everything from the best local food to seasonal festivals, with over 200 entries in… Continue reading Book Review: Where the Locals Go



There are about five things that I should be writing right now, but my brain keeps making a strange grinding noise that I've always associated with my first car on cold days. At the moment, I'm trying to resist the temptation to hop in the car and just drive south until I find sunshine, and… Continue reading Wanderlust


Tea Break

When last I visited London, we had a daily ritual of restoring ourselves with a pot of tea in true English fashion (okay, so it usually came from Costa and was an excuse to sit down someplace for a half hour or so out of the elements and rest for reasonably cheap, but the point… Continue reading Tea Break


Travel Tuesday: Florida Edition

Currently reading: Midnight's Daughter In the DVD player: The Princess Bride Did you miss me? I’m back home now, after spending a week down in central Florida with family. That typewriter post actually came from down there, since I just couldn’t wait to share it. The family lives on the Treasure Coast of Florida, which… Continue reading Travel Tuesday: Florida Edition


Travel Tuesday: Being Sick Abroad

I'm not feeling so hot today, so I though I'd do a little travel blog to cheer myself up and share some of my experiences of being sick abroad. I'm one of those people that seems to get sick every time I leave the house, so I've got plenty of experience to draw from :)… Continue reading Travel Tuesday: Being Sick Abroad



In the DVD Player: Sense and Sensibility Currently Reading: The Poisoner's Handbook I finally managed to get a shot of the finished corset arm warmers, and I've got the pattern up on Ravelry. Like my other patterns, it is currently available for free, and can be downloaded directly from the site (if you checked out… Continue reading On


Happiness is a Full Bookshelf

This is my current reading list. I am in the middle of Ghost Hunters, which is a non-fiction account of early paranormal investigators in the Victorian era; I got the itch last night to re-read my favorite Mercedes Lackey book (which also happens to be the first fantasy book I ever read that wasn't Harry… Continue reading Happiness is a Full Bookshelf


(Cautiously) Looking Up

The school extended housing through tonight free of charge. If I have to stay Thursday night, I have to pay 20 euro, but I'm hoping it won't come to that. After three days of trying to contact the airline and the travel agency, I finally managed to get through and rebook. I am now (hopefully)… Continue reading (Cautiously) Looking Up