Archive for December, 2009
2009 was a more eventful year than I’d realized; every time I discuss what happened, I find later that I’ve left out some major things. I haven’t had the crappy year so many people have, but it’s definitely been a full year. In general stuff: Writing: I had six poems published this year, which is [...]
Happy New Year! Rowers: I am now category C!!!
I didn’t think I had a poem eligible for the Rhysling Award, because I didn’t think I’d had any speculative poetry published – but I do. It was the nontraditional venue confusing my memory – but my Clotho Visits the Local Yarn Store is definitely a speculative poem published in 2009, and as such it’s [...]
There is a meme that asks, “If you had me alone, locked up in your house, for twenty-four hours and I had to do whatever you wanted me to, what would you have me/you/us do?” Don’t worry, I won’t be posting it, not even one of the non-creepy variants like “if you came to visit [...]
No, not me, my passport and my knitting queue. I just got my passport back, because I sent it in to get new pages added. (This is my second passport; I’ve only had this one since late 2005. They’ve been busy years.) I’m bemused to note that the new pages have pictures of buffalo and [...]
Their Christmas box arrived today. In it was a card announcing a donation in our name to a charity we support, and a DVD of a TV show Ted likes (he uses them for erging) and…. two boxes each of Snyder’s pretzels (my favorites, and you can’t get much in the way of pretzels here) [...]
Because: 1. In some areas New Year’s Day was the traditional gift-giving holiday but more because 2. I figure it’s the holiday celebrated by the greatest percentage of my various friendslists but also because 3. It took me a while to decide on a charity that was appropriate for the international nature of you all [...]
These were written in 2009, but apparently I never published them here, so this is a post-dated (pre-dated?) entry actually written in 2012. a winter’s hope Wrapped in flannel, wool and fleece a cup of tea to warm my hand I sit, contented and at peace. A cozy evening’s reading planned yet I look up [...]
Don’t go see it if you’re already feeling dizzy. I almost walked out a bunch of times. (But I’d probably have fallen all over people on the way out.) THey did that annoying cinematographic trick where the viewpoint is always moving, cutting and slicing and juking. Maybe it would have been better further back, but [...]
Ravelry is an amazing place. I’ve just posted a scarf pattern (and by “just” I mean “within the hour”) – so far three people have listed it as a favorite and two have started scarves of their own. Wow. (The pattern can be downloaded here.