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Jennifer
People think I'm crazy, but actually I'm just bored.
Interests: weblogs, Buffy, weirdness, art, crafts, jewelry, painting, reading, tarot, more weirdness.
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By Kathleen Dalton. Exactly what it sounds like, biography of. Notable points: He won a "greatest man in the United States" poll in 1913. The author notes that he "left a selective record of himself" and left out his more... Continue reading
Posted yesterday at Speed-Reading Book Nerd Reviews
"So, with the exception of August Brooksbank, all recent babies have been added to the line within about two weeks. Are we to believe that Buckingham Palace employees are so lazy and incompetent that they only get around to updating... Continue reading
Posted yesterday at Whirlwind Brain
update: someone keeps farting in important client meetings "But the workman, not at all concerned with the subtleties of boardroom etiquette, bluntly replied in the local vernacular “There’s no ventilation problem? It smells like shit in here!” Continue reading
Posted 2 days ago at Whirlwind Brain
"imagine dating and having a child by a literal billionaire and you still publicly admit that you need money." Continue reading
Posted 3 days ago at Whirlwind Brain
This kind of thing is why I will always have a shitty practical day job that I hate rather than trying to make a living off creativity that nobody wants to pay for. I love the idea of a correlating... Continue reading
Posted 3 days ago at Whirlwind Brain
Posted 3 days ago at Whirlwind Brain
The Great Ethical Dilemma: Is It Okay to Enjoy the Olympics? First things first, let’s state the obvious: These Olympics are a disaster, and they’re a disaster on every level, from the micro to the macro, the personal to the... Continue reading
Posted 3 days ago at Whirlwind Brain
By Lois McMaster Bujold. Previous book here. It's a year or so later, Penric has a baby, and oh yeah, there's a plague in town that his brother-in-law calls him in to deal with. Nobody knows how anyone's coming down... Continue reading
Posted 5 days ago at Speed-Reading Book Nerd Reviews
Olympic Origami: Tokyo Volunteers Welcome Visitors Into The Fold Continue reading
Posted 6 days ago at Whirlwind Brain
By Lois McMaster Bujold. Previous book here. It's a few years since the last book, Penric got married to Nikys off-camera*, he was on a boat, and got captured by pirates. He also ends up befriending two orphan/bastard Jokonian girls... Continue reading
Posted 6 days ago at Speed-Reading Book Nerd Reviews
'I was given to a man named Kevin and we were supposed to take turns choking each other for an allotted amount of time. In order to properly execute this choke on my new friend Kevin, I had to bring... Continue reading
Posted 7 days ago at Whirlwind Brain
By Lois McMaster Bujold: Previous book here. In the continuing tale of "Penric Meets A Lady," Nikys's mother gets kidnapped and stuck into an island prison, which she's warned about by Lady Tamar, a onetime possible wife for Nikys's brother... Continue reading
Posted 7 days ago at Speed-Reading Book Nerd Reviews
"You're an ugly weirdo. So what? Unless you're literally the ugliest, weirdest person on the planet, there's probably at least one other ugly weirdo out there who would be psyched to go on a date with you. Now, your job... Continue reading
Posted Jul 20, 2021 at Whirlwind Brain
"Prince Charles has long had the absolute minimum of regard for Edward and Sophie. If this sense of a jealous Prince Charles seems familiar, well, that is because it is." “I find it bizarre that a 72-year-old man could be... Continue reading
Posted Jul 20, 2021 at Whirlwind Brain
By Ingrid Seward. Wow, this one is very vicious and anti-Diana. Some royal writers clearly show their bias and hoo boy, this one does it. It theoretically is supposed to be a double hander, but in reality it's "the Queen... Continue reading
Posted Jul 20, 2021 at Speed-Reading Book Nerd Reviews
By Jennifer Estep. Previous book here. This book takes place in the same world as the Crown of Shards trilogy, except in different countries and 16 years later. Gemma, the Andvari princess that survived the original massacre, is the narrator... Continue reading
Posted Jul 19, 2021 at Speed-Reading Book Nerd Reviews
Followup from here; John Oliver has discovered John Dillermand. Continue reading
Posted Jul 19, 2021 at Whirlwind Brain
This explains why I'm a long time fan, despite the drama. Continue reading
Posted Jul 18, 2021 at Whirlwind Brain
How Jeffrey Epstein Got Away With It Journalists were among those who allowed themselves to be snookered. Epstein was a savvy manipulator, and many of us (including at The New York Times) were wowed by access to him and blinded... Continue reading
Posted Jul 18, 2021 at Whirlwind Brain
The Print Shop Club I miss just easily printing a card off the computer.... Continue reading
Posted Jul 18, 2021 at Whirlwind Brain
Elinor Lipman’s ‘Rachel to the Rescue’ is a rom-com about a Trump staffer. Do we care enough to giggle? In 2020, Elinor Lipman learned that her fizzy rom-com set in the bowels of the Trump administration would be coming out... Continue reading
Posted Jul 18, 2021 at Whirlwind Brain
Yächtley Crëw, A Talented Tribute Band That Plays Soft Rock Covers While Wearing Yacht Captain Attire Continue reading
Posted Jul 18, 2021 at Whirlwind Brain
By Lois McMaster Bujold. Previous book here. In the direct sequel to Penric's Mission, Penric and his on-the-run charges are still trying to flee the country and find new employment for the general. This gets entirely interesting when the idea... Continue reading
Posted Jul 18, 2021 at Speed-Reading Book Nerd Reviews
I'm pretty sure Britney's running her own 'gram at this point. I also listened to this yesterday. Continue reading
Posted Jul 18, 2021 at Whirlwind Brain