Bucket List: Go Pack Go

Totally off topic, but totally necessary: I am officially going to my first football (American) game, and it is going to be in Green Bay to watch my team play the Chicago Bears! This is bar none one of the best things I’ve purchased in years. And it’s going to be the season opener for […]

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Winter Gods

I know that technically it is spring, but the weather has been bordering on bitter cold–more like winter than spring. The cold is not my favorite thing, but at least wintertime makes for a good opportunity for me to wear multiple layers. So I can stay warm during the bitter cold that winter brings. This […]

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Music & “Shufflemancy”

Divination is not one of my talents. I’ve pretty well noted before that being head blind makes that a very difficult skill set for me to learn. Because I don’t get any notice right away that I’m doing something right or wrong. In a nutshell: I can do divination, but I don’t get any kind […]

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Magic & Cats

On occasion my plans end up getting nixed pretty well before they begin. There might not be a real problem with it. Not because of anything bad per say, just because stuff happens. Or in this particular case: my cat happens. Yes, Thorin decided that he wanted to knock over my stuff and muss it […]

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The Fall of Gondolin to be released in August 2018

Originally posted on A Tolkienist's Perspective:
Well, it is now official. In a statement made this morning on the J.R.R. Tolkien Official Facebook page, it was announced that The Fall of Gondolin, written by J.R.R. Tolkien and edited by Christopher Tolkien, will be published on August 30, 2018. The statement added that this release…

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About Gerald of Wales

Source: Five Things to Know About Gerald of Wales Continuing on in my interest of all things historical: there is a new book out about a figure from Welsh history that is coming out later this year. Which of course means, I’m intrigued & highly interested in buying myself a copy of it. Because just […]

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Leap of Faith

Welcome to Post 501 on the blog! Sometimes you just take a “leap of faith” and go ahead and do something. That’s something I usually struggle with, because I’m overly cautious to a fault. Like, severely cautious. Which means that I’m quite often thinking things over far more than actually acting on them. It’s kind […]

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Kitty Birthday

Thorin Oakenkitten is 1 year old today! April Fools Day, and it’s his birthday. So, of course, he’s getting extra treats and lots of extra love (as though he weren’t 100% spoiled all the rest of the time, too). And he’s just the cutest kitty-cat that I’ve ever had for the moment. All in all, […]

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Bibliophile…or: Book-Geek

If there is one thing that defines me above all others, it would be that I am a bibliophile or a book-lover. And collector. Let’s be honest: I just love having books, and so I’ve collected and amassed a minor hoarded treasure-trove of them. That image is not of my books (mine are not so […]

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Pillows & Comfort

You know how there’s always that one person who has like…15 pillows on their bed? And how it looks like 1/2 the bed is taken up by pillows when you look at it? That’s what this is, to look at my photo there. I certainly never wanted to be that person. Because it seems so […]

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