A Bit of Housekeeping

Hi everyone. Remember me?

Probably not, given that it’s been a month since I published my last post. Apologies, but the truth is I was too upset to blog. Leaving Cambridge was hard, and my time since then has either been totally occupied with medical school interviews or so unstructured that I just can’t bring myself to shape thoughts to put on the page.

And I miss my friends, and I miss my college, and I miss my cows.

But anyway.

I think I’m at a place now where I can come back to this – NaNo is giving me a nice kick in the pants – NO NOT THOSE KINDS OF PANTS – so it’s time to resume shouting my thoughts into the void.

Which is to say: look out for more posts coming your way very soon.

In Which Our Intrepid Heroine is Extremely Jetlagged

Good morning from England!

No, wait, good afternoon.

But I’ve only been awake for three hours.


In any case, yes, I am extremely jetlagged. Also exhausted from the physical act of travelling, which I did for many, many hours over the past two days. All of which means that I am not coherent enough to write a post about anything.

I plan to put something tomorrow or Wednesday in addition to the scheduled Friday Fiction, and it will probably be about British Christmas. So keep an eye out for that.

In the meantime, I’m off to find some lunch.

Brief Hiatus

As you’ve no doubt noticed, the blog has been on a bit of a hiatus! I originally thought this would be just one week so I didn’t bother posting anything; as it’s turning into two I thought I should probably let my vast legions of readers (*cough*) know what’s going on 🙂

I’ve been pretty much totally occupied with paperwork for my upcoming overseas adventure (stay tuned for more information), and also with an important presentation at work. This week I have to do some visa-related things (biometrics, passport photos, etc.) which will have me running all over the damn city, leaving…not so much energy for blogging.

So. I’m definitely going to take the rest of this week off. The next upcoming Friday Fiction is scheduled to be a Bell, Book, and Candle entry. That requires a little more work than just a flashfic, so I may or may not be mentally prepared for that this coming Friday, and there may or may not be a post. In any case, we will definitely resume regular blogging starting Monday the 24th.

Thank you for your patience!

Housekeeping, and Announcements

No Friday Fiction today — instead, some announcements.

The Hiatus

That last long hiatus? Was because of exams. Somehow, despite this semester appearing to be fairly light, I ended up with ridiculous amounts of work at the end of the term. (Seriously: FOUR TERM PAPERS, plus a final exam paper, three final exams, a stats project, and the 15-page summary of an 800 page textbook).

And now I’m done. Continue reading

Good Housekeeping


Yes, that was a very long blog-break. Yes, it was because school is terrible and I needed a break. Yes, I’m on top of everything now (mostly), and yes, there will almost certainly be more unscheduled and unannounced breaks in the future. But for right now, we’re back on the regular Monday/Friday schedule.

Look out for a Friday Fiction morsel later today. Next week is a Bell, Book and Candle entry (already written and scheduled). Up next in terms of blog posts is a two-parter on the storytelling/roleplaying online game Storium, and then probably a post on Prewriting.

So…get excited, I guess?

In Which Our Heroine Receives Some Very Odd Blogspam

The other day I received an email notifying me of  a comment on my blog. Except – it was a comment on the old Blogger blog. I was 99.9% sure it was spam, but I checked anyway, because why the hell not.

And then. Then I found this:

The more time and attention you give to it, the more
likely it is that you will have a litter box trained ferret.
Not once did we take into consideration the cost of these dragons.
If your ferret seems afraid, try using the
tub method described previously.

And I have no idea what it is, or why it would be spam-posted to my blog. But I confess myself intrigued…