Blogging, Crafting, life, Random, Reading, Writing

#Hashtags And Other Minutiae- June 2016

I don’t even know that I’ve done anything cool on the internet this month. Let’s find out together! 🙂


  • Favorite Posts:

I just really love animals, okay? Bonus: Tom Hiddleston with a leopard cub.

I just posted this today, actually, and I regret nothing 🙂

  • Favorite Reblogs:

I’m not crying, you’re crying…

Faramir in text posts:

Played this last night for my writing group, we literally watched it three times in a row and could not stop laughing 🙂

This was like a punch in the gut 😦


  • Favorite Tweets

Nothing original this month, sorry 😦

  • Favorite Retweets:

Me, basically.

You can ask, but I can’t guarantee I can explain ;P

The original Science Bros 🙂


  • I spun up some yarn…
  • And made a cowl!


  • Featured Board: Avengers Assemble! And, you know, other Marvel-ous shenanigans 😉


  • Favorite Pins:

I guess that’s it! See you guys around the internet! 🙂

Blogging, Crafting, life, Random, Reading, Writing

#Hashtags And Other Minutiae- May 2016

No cool intros, no witty quips. I’m letting the work speak for itself today 🙂


  • Favorite Posts:

I didn’t do many original posts this past month, mostly I just answered asks ;P

  • Favorite Reblogs:

RIP Agent Carter…

Clint Barton is my fave.

Breaking News: Poe Dameron continues to be an A+ life ruiner.

Actual Retail Life


  • Favorite Tweets

I literally had two tweets this month, sorry Twitter :/

  • Favorite Retweets:


  • I finished spinning my milk fiber!
  • And I started a new  spin!
  • I also used up the last of my funky, chunky handspun singles with mitts!



  • Featured Board: This month, Changing History!

  • Favorite Pins:


That’s all I have for you guys today 🙂 See you around the interwebs!


It’s That Time Of Year Again!

Camp-Participant-2015-Web-BannerI love Camp NaNoWriMo! Adjustable word count goals, flexible formats, s’mores? What’s not to love? I especially love Camp now that I have a group of writer friends to work with! I’m thinking writerly camp-outs, star-gazing, singing the Camp NaNo theme song around the campfire…

And s’mores. Lots and lots of s’mores. S’mores…

I might have a problem.

Ahem. Anyway, hanging out with this great group has been a blast and it’s really such an encouragement to be surrounded by people that really seem to get me. And, let’s be honest, at this point I need all the encouragement I can get.

Let’s do a writing recap, shall we?

In November, I vowed to finish my “Changing History IV: Search for the Entwives” first draft. If you’ve been playing along at home, you know that (despite reaching 50K words) I did not accomplish that goal. I’m close. But I’m not quite there. And the words I did write… Well, saying that it “needs work” might qualify for Understatement Of The Year. But that’s okay! That’s what revision is for!

Speaking of revision, during January/February (NaNo’s “Now What?” months) I set the goal of finishing the first draft in January and finishing the rewrites of Parts I thru III of Changing History in February. This seemed like a reasonable goal to me. It was not. I did not accomplish either one of these things. Instead, I got stuck. I got so stuck on Part IV that I couldn’t wade my way out to work on the edits for Part I. I got discouraged. Depressed even. I didn’t want to look at the stupid thing, much less write. It was a slog. I actually gave up and did not write a single thing for the first two weeks of March. I was grouchy and guilt-ridden and frustrated. I was beginning to question my sanity. And I started looking forward to April.

This might sound counter-intuitive. Let me explain.

I usually write out a plan in December for the year ahead. Just a bare-bones sort of month-by-month outline of what I would like to accomplish. And for April, I had set a fun goal of rewriting my 2010 NaNo project as a stage play. I was excited about it. I was going to try something new! It was going to be original! I was going to keep the spirit of Script Frenzy alive! Go me!

And then, as is typical when I have a plan that I’m trying to stick to, my muse struck. With a vengeance. Suddenly my brain was all Melomir, all the time. I found a way out of the hole I had dug myself in Part IV. I got two chapters of Part I rewritten in the span of a few days. And all I could think was, “WHERE WERE YOU A MONTH AGO, YOU FLIGHTY LITTLE #@&%$???”

And then she laughed at me. And gave me a plot twist. I hate her.

So as of right now, Script Frenzy is tabled. I’m setting myself the goal of at least finishing my revisions of Parts I thru III for April. I swear, if I can just get through the first fifteen chapters of Part I, the rest will be smooth sailing, but… we’ll see. Meanwhile, I’m going to continue working on Part IV as the spirit moves me. I’m furiously typing my way through the action-packed plot twist the muse threw at me earlier this week, but when that runs out I’m not sure if I’ll still have enough steam to finish. It would be awesome if I could get this done before April, but I’m not holding my breath. Apparently when I plan, everything falls to pieces. My new motto of the year? No Plans, No Problems! I should get that as a banner to hang over my writing space at home… or a throw pillow…

Maybe I’ll just make myself some s’mores.

Crafting, Writing

What I’ve Been Doing Instead of Writing


This post has been rated CCS– “Craptastic Crochet Selfies”.  Viewer discretion is advised.

So, since my writing has been an absolute flop the past few weeks, I thought I would share what I’ve been doing while I was SUPPOSED to be writing.


Please ignore the quality of this selfie. I hate it too.
Please ignore the quality of this selfie. I hate it too.

The hat and scarf are new additions to the mitts (made several months ago), so now I have a set!  The yarn is a limited edition run from a wonderful independent dyer in Missouri, Nerd Girl Yarns.  Christa is wonderful, her yarn is fantastic and she’s just a great person.  I’ve never met her face to face, but she frequents the Ravelry group quite often, and she makes an effort to know everyone there, names and yarn preferences and… yeah, she’s basically amazing 🙂

Also, she has a blog.

The yarn itself is a MCN (merino/cashmere/nylon) blend called Come Hither (did I mention the yarn names are fantastic?  Because they are.) and the colorway is called… (drumroll, please)… Jelly Babies!

Because this guy!

Yeah, this DEFINITELY looks like a man who needs more sugar…

In case you don’t know, that is Tom Baker as the Fourth Doctor (Doctor Who… British thing… If you don’t know what I’m talking about I don’t know how to help you.  Google is your friend.) and the greatest lover of Jelly Babies to ever exist.  So naturally, while I was working with the yarn I had to watch Old School Doctor Who… and then New School Doctor Who… Doctor Who… Yeah…

So that’s why writing didn’t get done.  Jelly Babies.  I’m trying to feel ashamed, but I’m really not.


Fun Fact!

So yesterday, the boyfriend and I were watching Good Eats with Alton Brown and we came upon this fun fact:

“In America in the 1930’s and 1940’s spinach was a slang term for nonsense.”


Do you know what I think?  I think we need to bring this back.  I mean, come on!

  • “Ain’t nobody got time for that spinach!”
  • “This spinach is getting out of control!”
  • “Stop talking spinach!”

And my personal favorite:

  • “That’s a bunch of spinach!”


Spinach… not just for the salad bowl.

Random, Writing

Okay guys, sorry…

I don’t know if anyone noticed, but I’ve been gone FOREVER!  I got a new computer, then I went on vacation (which basically meant I camped out on my couch in my pajamas and marathoned Game of Thrones), and then I went back to work and discovered that our internet privileges have been officially cut off.  And work time = Tumblr time.  So that means I need to get into a new routine, which is really going to suck because me and Change?  Yeah, we don’t get along so good 😛

So, if anyone cares, please bear with me, I’m going through a revamp on my life, so posting and answers to posts might be a bit spotty for a bit.

In other news?  Well, I’m still working on Changing History…

No, I didn’t finish it last month like I thought I would.

Yes, I am a lazy, horrible excuse for a human being.

Yes, I still plan to finish it some time in the near future.

No, of course I’m not working on anything else, why on earth would you ask something like that, why are you being so nosy, god, give me some space, you’re smothering me!!!


So… Yeah… Not dead.  Thought you’d like to know. Carry on! 🙂