• Updates

    American New Year

    January 20th, Inauguration Day. Like a lot of folks I’m counting the first nineteen days of January as part of last year and watching some of the ceremonies and events yesterday and today, helping the reality of it sink it…

  • Updates

    The Outside, still there apparently.

    I had to go into town yesterday! It wasn’t as exciting as all that, I had to go submit my biometrics for my indefinite leave to remain. Luckily there is an office in town to do that, so I was…

  • Updates

    JFC

    Look, I’m among those counting Jan 1st-20th as part of 2020 but even by those standards all I can say is Jesus fucking christ what a clusterfuck. Seems frivolous to post about anything else, especially with so many revelations and…

  • Updates

    2021

    So far so good. Yesterday Alison Scott held an Around the World in 24 Hours Zoom party to celebrate in all the timezones! We popped in on the early shift to say hi to the antipodeans and watch the Sydney…

  • Family,  Food and Drink,  Updates

    Xmas everywhere

    Aside from a trip to get my passport replaced, which was mildly stressful but also sort of a nice change of pace, its holidays at home for us of course. So I am compensating by watching as many holiday movies…

  • Family,  Food and Drink

    Burritos and pizza

    With Lockdown 2 in place for November it seemed a bit silly to do a big turkey and trimmings just for us. So I made pumpkin pie, we ordered burritos with the reasoning that they are the American food most…

  • Conventions

    Election and convention

    I settled in on election eve with junk food and wine and braced myself for doom scrolling and stress eating. I had read all the stats and felt intellectually good but emotionally fragile, and even seeing the first day numbers…

  • Updates

    Scariest time of year

    I’ll leave it as an exercise for the reader whether the above refers to Halloween, Election Day, or Lockdown 2. In any case, yesterday was Halloween. John and I watched all three Evil Dead movies! Army of Darkness is way…

  • Conventions

    Ineffable 2

    Once again two conventions occupied the same weekend, but this time I did have to choose between them, alas. New con on the block FIYAHCon which by all accounts was awesome, and Ineffable 2, a Good Omens convention in its…

  • Conventions

    Futuricon/C’Monfluence

    Doing two virtual conventions the same weekend is easier when both have significant differences in timezones, like these two – Croatia and Pittsburgh respectively. Futuricon is the one I spent the most time at, given it was only an hour…