Archives for 2010

Storytime: A video Experiment

I recorded this on a whim. It’s episode one, not sure if there will be, or should be, an episode 2.

Blag Exclusive: I color my hair. By myself.

Today I colored my hair. I got a haircut over the weekend (which I love!) and I felt my hair really deserved to be it’s “natural” color. [Natural in that I was meant to be a redhead.]

Because I was doing it myself and because I haven’t had my hair colored since last fall sometime, I decided to color first with blond, and then finish up with red.

Here is a pictorial through the process of coloring my hair.

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Boskone Recap

This weekend Edmund and I traipsed to Boskone 47 a Science Fiction convention in Boston. We’ve been going every year since 2006 (or thereabouts) and it is one of our favorite events.

So what is so special about Boskone? It’s small. It has great panels with many to choose from. It has one of the best Con-Suites I’ve ever experienced. The gaming area is well-run and a lot of fun. And the people are awesome. My in-laws came again this year, and they love it as much as we do. It’s nice to have an event that works for geeks of all ages!

This year I challenged myself to make a balloon monster for the art show. I also wanted to see if I could sell any more of my monster art pieces I’ve been making for the last couple of years. Friday afternoon, after we checked into the hotel, I made this:


And Edmund hung my art:

Then I took a nap – as I had a couple of hours of sleep the night before. Fortunately I woke in time for the art show reception, which started at 10 pm. Edmund and I hung out with Henry (my father-in-law), listened to jazz, and I drank my free drink while Edmund enjoyed an $8 beer. Then he finished my drink for me.

Saturday I woke up earlyish and attended some panels. First up was one about the Middle Ages. Then a panel on the newest Start Trek movie. Next I attended one about Avatar. However, the most thought-provoking panel was titled “the Heroine’s Journey”. It was a discussion on Joseph Campbell’s Hero’s journey and how, especially in fiction, different the female journey may or may not be from the journey of the male.  I am still processing the discussion and will write about my thoughts later. Good stuff.

Saturday night we shared a large pizza with Ed’s parents, Chris and Henry, then Chris and I hung out in the hot tub for an hour and had a nice talk.

Sunday I got breakfast from the Con-Suite, bagels FTW! The art show ended and to my great surprise, especially since no one bidded on anything all weekend, I sold 2 of my monsters:

Someone also bid on my Balloon sculpture, which was nice because then I didn’t have to take it home.

My friend Linda visited (nickname L2K), we’ve known each other since 2000 when we took an acting class together when I was living in Boston. I haven’t seen her in a couple of years, so it was great to catch up!

After a nap, we order out for some Mexican food and Ed’s parents joined us again for dinner. The convention was officially over. However, many people stayed later for the “Dead Dog” party held in the Con-Suite area. Edmund and I rolled down at around 9 pm to see what was happening and we started playing some games. Ed and I played Stoner Fluxx, next Edmund played the Great Dalmudi with a bunch of others while I read and played a solo game of set. Then we played Dominion Seaside with 3 then 5 players, and ended out leaving after 1 am. Great people, great times.

Announcement: Welcome to my Blag

Because I’ve heard that blogs are so 2007, I’ve decided to refer to this website as my blag.


Edited to add:

Mispronouncing - from

Guess we now know where I got the idea! (Thanks xkcd!)

New Attitude

Frankly, no one follows my blog. I’ve had nothing to follow. I post things now and again, videos, updates, pictures; but never regularly, and nothing really substantive.

I am hoping that, with my new WordPress blog, that I can turn a new leaf, make more posts and write substantive stuff, if only for my own personal development.

To that end, look for posts on/about:

  • Feminism
  • What I’m doing
  • Geek stuff
  • Going back to school
  • You name it!

Okay. Let’s do it to it!

Welcome to my new WordPress Site!

If you are seeing this page, you are at my new WordPress site! Good times.

Hope you enjoy it.

Below, except for the post about “Choosing my vanity” are all the posts from my older blog, which was powered by Blogger. I loved Blogger and totally recommend it, but I am finding that I like WordPress even more!

Choosing My Vanity

How cool is Maine? When I decided I wanted to get a vanity plate, they had a generator that showed me what the plates would look like. Apparently I kept all the jpgs I created, because I just found them in a folder on my desktop. Enjoy!

Here’s what I got:
Mad Skillz

Here are the ones I didn’t choose. You might sense a theme or two: [Read more…]

Is an intervention needed?

How addicted to Twitter are you?

Created by Oatmeal


This makes me giggle.

The Internet Is Made Of Cats

Yes. Yes it is.


The Rimmer experience – Red Dwarf – BBC comedy

The best bit is at 2:17!