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Monthly Archive: October 2010

Oct 24 2010

Tomes 2010: The “I Hate Connie Willis” Edition

Not because she’s a bad author, but because she’s precisely the opposite.  So we’ll start with her, although I only just finished her book. All Clear Longtime readers may remember my howls of outrage when I stayed up all night to finish Blackout only to realize it’s the first bloody half of a single book, …

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Oct 24 2010

We Loved You, Holly

Our own George W. and his wonderful Mrs. DoF lost their beautiful, brave baby girl today.  They gave her one more summer and a fall, one last squirrel chase, before the time came.  They gave her a lovely life.  Dearest Holly, you surely chose the right humans to own.  We got to know her through …

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Oct 23 2010

Flu Shot Fears? Read This

Damn you, Connie Willis!  You made me abandon my readers to finish your damned book.  Stayed up until 7 in the ay-em to finish it, didn’t I?  Now I’m dead on me feet.  I’m too old for this shit! Makes me wish I’d got my flu shot a few weeks ago, because it takes two …

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Oct 21 2010

So Much for Substance

I got the other half of Connie Willis’s two-part book today.  I’m about to go devour it, much like egg-eating snakes devour their dinner.  Alas, my darlings, this means you should expect no posts of substance from me for at least 24 hours. Instead, you’re being subjected to a grab-bag of kitteh stuff.  Why?  Because …

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Oct 20 2010

Wherein I Do Some Geology All By My Lonesome

Well, actually, my intrepid companion was there, but he paid more attention to the planes. We’ve been to St. Edwards State Park before.  It’s one of my regular haunts – I try to get there at least once a summer.  Convenient, y’see, and some of the best pebble-hunting grounds around.  There’s a place at the …

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Oct 20 2010

Too Bad I’m Happy Right Now

Because, as it turns out, a good fit of depression might be exactly what I need in order to get back to productive writing.  At last: scientific proof that very fucked-up people really are more creative people. I can feel better about my neuroses now.  Woot! But whilst I’m still happy, I’m going to finish …

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Oct 19 2010

A Fine Fall Day

And why not take advantage of it?  Okay, so it wasn’t all that fine, but it wasn’t peeing down rain and/or freezing cold, and there appeared to be a cloud break in the offing, so ye olde intrepid companion and I ventured down to St. Edward State Park for a (possible) last adventure before the …

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Oct 18 2010

They Weren’t Kidding About the Goat

A few months ago, we saw this sign while hiking up on Hurricane Ridge.  And yes, it was funny at the time.  “Goat Warning” is a combination of words you just don’t expect.  Not funny now (h/t). Rest in peace, Robert Boardman.  We here at the cantina extend our sympathies to your family.

Oct 18 2010

Do Ya Think I’m Bluffing, Punk? Well, Do Ya?

Yup.  We finally made it to the actual geology of Discovery Park.  Be amazed.  Be very amazed. I don’t remember seeing South Bluff the first time I esplored, way back in 2000.  I’d abandoned my best friend to the vicissitudes of the big city, because he’d decided after our stint at Ravenna Park that he’d …

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Oct 17 2010

Find the Alt Med That’s Right for You!

I came across this last night whilst reading the comments on Orac’s masterful takedown of laser Reiki, and it’s too damned funny not to share.  Click for a larger image, and find that special alt med that suits you best!

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