Entries Tagged as 'Uncategorized'

We drink and shave our heads…

May 7th, 2020 · No Comments

Ok, my husband does, with my help. Success was achieved through a electric clipper set purchased online, a few videos, a stepladder (to put the mirror on), a hair clip (to keep the sheet around him), and a bit of fussing. I’m perfectly happy to let my hair just keep growing. The last time I […]

[Read more →]

Tags: Uncategorized

We drink and try to remember our real names…

April 18th, 2020 · No Comments

How is your sheltering-in-place/isolation/social distancing going? That well? I can’t really complain (though, of course, sometime I still do). I’m sitting on my couch listening to “Tentacles!” from the truly amazing musical A Shoggoth on the Roof, which manages to combine the music from Fiddler on the Roof with H.P. Lovecraft. It works quite well […]

[Read more →]

Tags: Uncategorized

We drink and remember the time before the war…

March 30th, 2020 · No Comments

Or at least before the COVID-19 pandemic. I think I’ve started to forget what day it is. Or, at least, more than I used to forget what day it was. We miss the gym and our friends but life is otherwise not that different. My mail-order seeds arrived and my garlic has started coming up […]

[Read more →]

Tags: Uncategorized

I’m not liking this plot line at all…

March 15th, 2020 · No Comments

Well, of all the things I expected 2020 to bring, a pandemic was not on the list. I’m lucky. I live in a country with good government healthcare and in a city that went through SARS and learned from the experience. I don’t have to worry about missing work and a good number of things […]

[Read more →]

Tags: Uncategorized

I’m a dancin’ fool…

February 16th, 2020 · No Comments

Next show: May 2nd. I have not been deterred by hip problems, muscle tears, rather hideous photos from the last show, and my general acceptance of the fact that I’m not that good at the thing flamenco is known for, i.e. footwork. Maybe I just figure it’s easier than writing. Below is the only decent […]

[Read more →]

Tags: Uncategorized

Ahh…Romance

January 19th, 2020 · No Comments

My relationship with romance novels (or romance in novels) is complicated. Among my favourite books I count Pride and Prejudice and Jane Eyre. My comfort viewing is the 1995 BBC production of the former. My SF and Fantasy reading really began with Andre Norton whose books often followed an arc of heroine and hero learning […]

[Read more →]

Tags: Uncategorized

Books I read in 2019

January 1st, 2020 · No Comments

Through the miracle of modern technology (otherwise known as the history feature of the Toronto Public Library website), I actually have a record of which ebooks I borrowed. If I add the physical books and ebooks I either purchased or downloaded from Gutenberg, I come up with roughly 130 books read this year. I will […]

[Read more →]

Tags: Uncategorized

Target achieved (almost)

December 23rd, 2019 · No Comments

I’m 475 words away from hitting 30,000 this year and, at the risk of invoking the displeasure of the gods, I’m relatively certain that I can manage that before midnight on December 31st. Roughly half of them will be for the Witch Novel, bringing me to almost 62,000 for that project. I had some breakthroughs […]

[Read more →]

Tags: News · Uncategorized · Writing

And Some Writing Was Done

December 1st, 2019 · No Comments

Made it to 5,020 words, which was half of my target but better than expected. A great deal of vamping was done, some of which led to the realization that it really would be so much more dramatic if character A AND character B went to see character C but that would certainly put a […]

[Read more →]

Tags: Uncategorized

November is the cruelest month

November 16th, 2019 · No Comments

Never mind that stuff about April. Not true. November is the worst. It’s grey, it’s cold, and, for heaven’s sake, it actually snowed this week. I’m supposed to be doing Nanowrimo and after a successful start it too went all to hell. I’m going to vaguebook this one (as they say) but it’s shitty and […]

[Read more →]

Tags: Uncategorized