You Spin Me Round Right Round

Excuse the blur. It was still moving a bit. My stepdaughter got a subscription for a Christmas present. One of those STEM things? Last month’s project was this paint spinner. This month’s hasn’t arrived yet, but it’s like a bubble lamp/lava lamp type thing. SO today was all about assembling this thing. You use theContinue reading “You Spin Me Round Right Round”

Realistic Resolutions

I took the owl doodles and threw them into my “resolution” list. I wasn’t planning to make a list, but during my therapy session, my therapist urged me to at least pick a few things to work towards this year. After a bit of contemplation, I think the above is a decent amount of goalsContinue reading “Realistic Resolutions”

Words Bubble Up Like Soda Pop

This slice-of-life romantic comedy-drama is pretty much everything I needed for a feel-good animation. It’s currently on Netflix. I definitely recommend it! Awkward teenagers, nostalgia and the ever-changing world around them. I have … two vinyl albums that I got a long time ago when I was looking through a music shop in Atlanta rightContinue reading “Words Bubble Up Like Soda Pop”

December

It’s the last month of the year! The holidays are always so intense. It seems like the season starts out slow as Halloween starts things out, but then it slowly snowballs into something huge. Thanksgiving, then Hanukkah, Yule, and Christmas, and probably more that I’ve completely missed. My stepdaughter’s birthday is this month as well!Continue reading “December”

Healing Soul Damage

In the tabletop roleplaying game that I used to play when I lived in Atlanta, there used to be different categories of Traits. Physical traits, mental traits, and soul traits. I know that the creator of the rules still runs sessions of this game, but I don’t know if the game ever was published intoContinue reading “Healing Soul Damage”

The Holidays and Movie Theaters

Trying to save a bit of money on Christmas wrapping materials. I bought some ribbons from Dollar Tree, along with some bells, and some “chalkboard” tags. I need to go back and get some more tags because I pressed down with my chalk pen too hard and it leaked a GIANT blob of chalk liquidContinue reading “The Holidays and Movie Theaters”

Symbol of Promise

Platinum End: Episode 8 SPOILER WARNING: If you haven’t seen this episode, I’m disclosing some details. I’ve been watching Platinum End on Hulu because we’ve got a subscription over there. It’s also available on Crunchyroll, but we haven’t been paying for the extra subscription over there. It just doesn’t seem feasible to pay an extraContinue reading “Symbol of Promise”

How Do You Live?

Written by Yoshino Genzaburō in 1937, this Japanese novel finally has been translated to English. I found the following synopsis on Wikipedia: Junichi Honda is a 2nd year (15 years old) junior high school student who is known by his nickname Koperu, which was named after the astronomer Nicholas Copernicus. He has excellent academic and athleticContinue reading “How Do You Live?”

Mi Encanto

I don’t think I’m ready yet to talk about how bad I was doing the day before Thanksgiving. I was still stretched pretty thin Thanksgiving too, but I rallied with opposite action and did what I could. Socialized during Thanksgiving lunch then took my stepdaughter out to see a movie that we both had beenContinue reading “Mi Encanto”