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Under Construction

Posted by on Mar 27, 2018 in Blog, Fancy | 0 comments

Under Construction

So, as you may or may not have noticed, ye olde website is undergoing a bit of a change. I’ve imported all of the old posts to the new domain, but that means some links or other things may have broken in the process. I’ll be fixing these problems as I unearth them, but it’s likely to be a longish process. Also the look of the website will probably be in flux for the next little while as I settle on what I like going forward. In summary, stuff is likely to be weird for a little while, but I think it will all be worth it! Hugs and puppies, -C

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Challenger Deep

Posted by on May 11, 2017 in General Insanity, Rants | 0 comments

Challenger Deep

I was looking at some historical speeches today and I happened to catch one I’d never heard before, but has quite a lot of childhood emotion wrapped up in it for me: Reagan’s speech following the explosion of the Challenger space shuttle. It’s striking to me, while I’m no fan of Reagan’s in particular, that his love for this country and its institutions is so obvious in every line. And I want to say something to the schoolchildren of America who were watching the live coverage of the shuttle’s takeoff. I know it is hard to understand, but sometimes painful...

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Dia de los Reyes

Posted by on Jan 6, 2017 in General Chaos | 1 comment

Dia de los Reyes

I don’t often reminisce about my childhood in this space or anywhere else. As I said in my last post about meeting Buzz Aldrin much of my childhood is a murky place and there are few things I remember with anything like clarity. One thing I do remember though, is celebrating the Dia de los Reyes. In my house, it was an even bigger deal than Christmas. I hate to tell you that you’ve been celebrating the birth of Christ wrong all these years, but you really have. The tradition of giving gifts started with the three kings who didn’t arrive until twelve days after his birth on...

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A story about a Girl and an Astronaut

Posted by on Dec 9, 2016 in General Chaos | 0 comments

I met an astronaut when I was in fifth grade. It wasn’t John Glenn, though his passing today has reminded me of the experience and the lasting impact it had on my life.   I was a girl who wasn’t particularly interested in math or science. What I was interested in was astronauts. I don’t know where the obsession came from. I’m a few years too young to be caught up in the moon landing craze, but for some reason astronauts have always seemed like the pinnacle of exploration and adventure. There was an essay contest for girls and the winners were going to the Talcott...

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Top Seven TV Shows

Posted by on Aug 26, 2016 in Television Reviews | 0 comments

Continuing the theme of last week’s post, but this time collecting my favorites for the small screen. This list is much harder for me to winnow down, mostly because there’s always a tendency for shows that are still on air to bump other deserving series off. What I’m currently binge watching also seems much better than it should probably rate it in an overall list just because of the recency. In the end, I decided to go with the shows I watch over and over again.   1. Veronica Mars For me, this is the holy grail: smart dialogue, amazing acting, crisp writing. Veronica is a...

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Top Seven Movies

Posted by on Aug 20, 2016 in General Chaos, Movie Reviews | 0 comments

I saw this floating around on Twitter last week, and I knew 140 characters wasn’t going to be enough to say what I really wanted to say about all these movies, so I decided to make it a blog post instead. Here they are, in no particular order. The Abyss Adventures on an underwater drilling platform. To tell you much more is to spoil the best thing about this movie. Main female character is the on who designed the platform.                 Aliens It’s got everything: creepy aliens, space marines, women kicking ass, and most especially witty banter. Ripley might be the...

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