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Andrea Harris
The Shire
Either a beast, or a god.
Interests: Reading, Writing, Blogging, Painting, Complaining
Recent Activity
There will probably be ten million blog entries and articles with that title at the end of the year, so I'm getting in early. First: well! we're in the middle of a pandemic! Just like great-grandma or in my case grandma experienced. Fortunately the great United States is leading the way to, uh... having the most covid cases and deaths! We're number one! USA! USA! USA! And guess what -- I caught it! But I survived. So far I seem to be okay, no major after effects. Still, everything is at a standstill and no one can go anywhere because... Continue reading
Posted Aug 3, 2020 at Brain Jar
My yearly update! New: my own apartment, in the same building where I was living with the friend. Cats are bigger, better. Health: blood pressure high (being medicated). On calcium and D3 because Virginia is a sunless hell. As for this site, I don't know. MT is $500 to license, which basically means no new blogs using it. My old self-installs are old enough to go to college, which means they are basically dead and buried. All I have is this account. Who knows what I'll do with it though. Continue reading
Posted Aug 30, 2019 at Brain Jar
I'd like to know why I've been having chest flutters and associated coughing for the past few days. I haven't been any more anxious than normal. Continue reading
Posted Dec 6, 2018 at Brain Jar
Well! That was a long sleep, look at how much dust is on my coffin! Phaugh! Anyway, I'm amazed I still have... followers? They must still be in enchanted sleep. I must have overdrugged the wine. Sorry, I'll take care with the potions next time. Continue reading
Posted Sep 30, 2018 at the noveling
Amazing, this still exists. Anyway, an update from last time: The cat died. Last year I acquired a new cat, and then a few months later, another. Last year I also had an operation to remove the source of my health problems and have been happily female-reproductive-parts free. I finally bought a new(ish) car a month ago. It's from the same year as my last post on this site. I changed jobs three years ago, am full time. I still live in the same place in Virginia that I moved to in 2009 (well, a different apartment, same house). That's... Continue reading
Posted Sep 30, 2018 at Brain Jar
OK just checking that my old email works. (Changed from to Continue reading
Posted Jul 20, 2013 at Brain Jar
October has become the sickly month for not just my cat, but me. The short version is I had to go to the hospital because I nearly fainted at work, and I've got anemia from heavy menstrual bleeding (and it's clear I've had this problem for awhile, it just ramped up this month), and uterine fibroids. I'm on heavy iron supplements and birth control to control the bleeding, and waiting to find out whether I've got something worse than just fibroids, and what to do about my problem. So just about everything is on hold, though I'm going back to... Continue reading
Posted Oct 21, 2012 at Brain Jar
Come in, come in! Your last meal The feast is spread on the table, the wine is drugged poured! Your bed will be kept ready with a well-oiled bear trap a warmer under the covers, and a fire will be keeping the torture implements red-hot ready to warm your tired... Continue reading
Posted Sep 30, 2012 at the noveling
Yo! 'Sup. Haven't been here for a while. Been working. Bought an electric typewriter. Job that was part time is now full time. Cat's sick, took her to the vet today, waiting for test results, has another appointment for tests next week. Wow I can type more than 100 characters here, what's that all about. Continue reading
Posted Sep 28, 2012 at Brain Jar
The gist of this post seems to be "your favorite genre contains works with lots of crap so you're automatically disqualified from criticising the crap in another genre." That would mean that no one could criticise anything ever. I mean, don't worry, you can read and enjoy all the trash you want, no one is stopping you, and no one thinks you're a bad person for doing it. But trash is still trash.
Toggle Commented Jul 5, 2012 on re: Fifty Shades of Grey at Pornokitsch
Or, I realize as Twitter escaped into the hinterlands that the leg I had been holding onto was a fake! Posted via email from Come on, Pond! Continue reading
Posted Jun 21, 2012 at Brain Jar
I didn't do it I swear. ^oo^ Posted via email from Come on, Pond! Continue reading
Posted Jun 21, 2012 at Brain Jar
I don't post enough here. Perhaps that will change someday. Posted via email from Come on, Pond! Continue reading
Posted Jun 20, 2012 at Brain Jar
I don't post for a few months and they change everything around. No me gusta. Also, the site seems slow, but my new(ish) computer should be able to handle stuff. Whine whine complain complain for a blog I don't even update. Well Doctor Who seems to have gone into hibernation, so I haven't had anything to say. Perhaps I should watch some classic Who and review it here. I dunno. Crossposted at my Typepad blog "A Case of the Mondays," which I also have neglected dreadfully. Posted via email from Come on, Pond! Continue reading
Posted Feb 21, 2012 at Brain Jar
Posted Jan 26, 2012 at Brain Jar
Testing the new computer using this thing. Continue reading
Posted Aug 24, 2011 at Brain Jar
I have been ignoring this website of mine. I might switch back over here from the Tumblr thing for my Who stuff; I'm not happy with Tumblr's recent changes. Or, I may not. We shall see. Posted via email from Come on, Pond! Continue reading
Posted Jun 15, 2011 at Brain Jar
Alas, I have neglected my posterous blog. But there are new themes and things, so I want to play. Posted via email from Come on, Pond! Continue reading
Posted Apr 7, 2011 at Brain Jar
Been taking pictures with film cameras. Still not sure what I want this site for. Continue reading
Posted Feb 28, 2011 at Brain Jar
Andrea Harris is now following Michael Johnston
Oct 31, 2010
Andrea Harris is now following Gordon Lewis
Oct 31, 2010
"Florida from above" Ah. Memories. I'm still amazed I managed to last so long there without going insane. Hey, shut up you in the back.
Toggle Commented Oct 17, 2010 on Friday Ephemera at davidthompson
I'll be doing lots of driving, I think. Gotta burn some of Gaia's blood off.
Don't try to argue with Gaw. He knows everything he needs to know about Sarah Palin and conservatives already. He "contributed" to the National Review in the 90s, don't you know! (As what, I wonder. Writing letters to the editor doesn't count.)
I watched the video. I didn't want to. I'd read enough about it that I had a pretty good idea of what it contained, and after watching it, I knew that I had not been misinformed. It is thoroughly as vile as everyone is saying. Now I'm not going to go into the pros and cons of carbon footprint amelioration, though I will mention that rendering live human bodies into dead splattered gobbets isn't exactly a good way to rid the earth of excess carbon; after all, that splattered flesh will decay and give off nasty gasses, and cleaning up... Continue reading
Posted Oct 2, 2010 at Brain Jar