• Updates

    Spring cleaning

    The sun is out, Hugo reading has been done, convention season is starting up, and it even looks like making vague plans for activities in the nearish term is something one might do unironically. So I figured I’d give the…

  • Food and Drink,  Updates

    Birthday, etc

    My birthday fell on a Sunday, so I made pancakes like I usually do but with bananas and chocolate chips. John made me a Victoria sponge birthday cake, and for dinner he made roast chicken – the original plan called…

  • Updates

    March!

    February gave us a handful of sunny days, which meant a bit of garden tidying up. The cats enjoyed it, with Quentin escaping multiple times and forcing me to chase him between fences. We had really good Korean fried chicken…

  • Conventions

    Picocon

    This was my first Picocon, I figured a one day convention might suit going virtual pretty well plus several folks I know were excited for it. They kicked things off by opening up the Discord channels, and encouraging people to…

  • Conventions,  Updates

    Boskone/Gally/Valentine’s

    I ended up only using the social space at Boskone. They had a Zoom Consuite going most of the day, which I applaud. Initially I had trouble finding it, although it looks like they added a more obvious link later…

  • Conventions

    Capricon

    Capricon was this past weekend, obviously CST isn’t the ideal timezone for me, but paying just $10 for a convention allows a certain casual approach to it, so I figured why not. It started Thursday, but as this was also…

  • Updates

    February

    It’s been very cold, a few days of frost and even a brief bit of snow – though nothing like elsewhere in the country. It’s a bit harder to stay productive in the January doldrums, but I’ve been doing okay…

  • 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…