internet, links, random

Randomly, From the Internet

A few of the amazing, cute, and puzzling things I discovered while I was away:SteepsterIt's social media. About tea.For those too lazy to click the link, you can "Write a tea journal, see what others are drinking and get recommendations from people you trust."I may or may not be toying with the idea of signing… Continue reading Randomly, From the Internet

books, history, internet, links, reading

Litterary Takeaway

I came across this article recently and had to share: A Brief History of Book Vending Machines.Sidenote: I want to visit Japan for many reasons, but a huge part of that is the vending machines. The Japanese put crazy stuff in their vending machines. (And those aren't even some of the weirder ones I've heard… Continue reading Litterary Takeaway

art history, fashion, history, links

History Fixation

Late last week, Missouri sent me a fascinating link to an article about an article on chatelains. I love chatelains and have been wanting to make myself one, though it's become slightly redundant since she made me my wonderful seamstress' assistant for the convention. Personally, working in retail, I would love to see chatelains come… Continue reading History Fixation

life, links, msc, music, videos

Some Beach

I don't know about you, but I am so over this whole "winter" thing. I'm sick of the rain and the snow and the cold and the fact that we haven't seen the sun for about three and a half months.We have started to get the first fitful hints of spring. It was almost seventy… Continue reading Some Beach

crochet, gifts, holiday, knitting, links, patterns, tutorials

Finished Object Friday

I have just a few things to show you today, a few things I finished up for around the house and as holiday gifts:In total, I made six or eight of these towels, though a few are still waiting for suitable buttons. They all came from the same package, however, so the patterns are mostly… Continue reading Finished Object Friday

bags, books, knitting, links, products, tools

In The Bag

   I thought that this week I might show you so me of the things in my knitting bag. Not projects, mind you, but some of the tools I carry around with me. LJ Kaelms. I've been wanting to do a review of this bag since I got it, but it hasn't happened yet. Someday,… Continue reading In The Bag

birds of a feather, links, publishing, release day, short stories, writing

PSST!

Hey, you! Yeah, you with the computer.Do you know what today is?It's the day Birds of Feather comes out.So come on, give it a look. Download, please?*Fan art by the incomparable A.K. Alexander.

birds of a feather, blogs, links, manicure, short stories, writing

A Blog and a Book

I've been meaning to update this blog for the last three days, but I keep getting distracted, primarily by this: http://www.GirlonaShoestring.blogspot.com. That's right. I've got a new obsession--enough of an obsession that I started another blog about it.GOAST is a blog about art nails and fashion, so if you want to see more of my… Continue reading A Blog and a Book

knitting, links, movies, shopping, television, yarn

Window Shopping

Rawr, why must I be tormented when I'm broke?I have about thirty things I want to purchase this week, but I've had to put them on hold thanks to bills. And then I get an email that KnitPicks is having a sale--not just a 50% off sale, but there's free yarn involved, too! Arg!Oh, and… Continue reading Window Shopping

links, short stories, writing

A Bit of Writing

Saturday, I finnally got my letter from Tor.It was, as I expected, a rejection of my novel Threadbare. I was pretty upset for a while. I mean, I know that story is better written than Twilight. It's better than the book I'm reading right now, in fact. But it still got a form rejection.Thus, the… Continue reading A Bit of Writing