Puppy Steps

Ianto has met only a handful of new faces since initially meeting Joel and myself. Last night he barked his first “warning” bark. As much as I didn’t want to correct him, I had to. He’s 24lbs of fury, and he’s not going to protect any better than Russet. That’s not to say he wouldn’t be…

Where’s the will to create?

I’ve mentioned before, that I hate possibly even loathe the phrase, “Everybody thinks they have a great idea.” It’s dismissive and stymies growth. In my experience, doing something is a great way to learn. So your initial idea was short-sighted, simple, or impossible. As long as you step back, process, and learn? What’s to stop…

Goals: Debt Free

This year, I’ll finally FINALLY achieve the status of “debt free.” That includes my car and all but $500-$1000 on a super cheap loan that I’m holding onto for Credit History purposes. When this has come up in conversation, the most common comment I receive has been, “you’re lucky.” To which I often respond with a face akin to…

A New Puppy and Some Old Anxieties

  The first night I had Russet (my cavalier), I barely slept. Nearly seven years ago, the night after I received my puppy, I couldn’t- I was certain I couldn’t raise this dog well! I felt my stomach churn and rise into an enormous feeling of gult. Guilt that I had taken on a responsibility so great. Too…

I’m (Mostly) Done Buying Gifts

Overindulgence or over-saturation (as the case may be) of anything is generally a bad thing. And if your family is anything like my own, Christmas is a massacre of wrapping papers and gift ribbon.  There are so many gifts given that the appreciation for any one is almost impossible. I’ve come to realize over this past Christmas…

The Joyful (ly excrutiating) Costs of Knitting

Ah, the joys of knitting. Why!? You might ask… Do hand knitted things cost so much? Well, let me take you on a journey. I’ve picked up that blanket again (the one I started last winter, but set aside thanks to the home remodel) and after adding several rows, decided to estimate how many I…

The Importance of Exploring Ideas

“Everyone thinks they have great ideas. ” I hate this sentiment. This statement alone is enough to stop innovation and potential ideals in its tracks. It’s true that not all ideas are great, but talk about shooting a baby bird before it even learns whether or not it can fly. “A great idea will make…

At the Crossroads of Magic: Refreshing your Conclusions (4/4)

(Intro) (Part 1: Clothing) (Part 2: Abilities) Conclusion While there was no greater purpose to this series of posts other than the exploration and attempt at categorization or application of logic to magic in one or more fictional series. I find that my approach to this somewhat calms some of the more nagging questions of “how”….

At the Crossroads of Magic: On Sailor Scout Abilities (3/4)

(Intro) (Part 1: Clothing) Abilities In Sailor Moon the abilities of the characters keep to a consistent theme from series to series. Sailor Jupiter has a lightening attack, Mars fire, Mercury… bubbles that are fog or mist (she’s the “smart one” and thus tactical, that’s the only reason I can really provide for her having…

At the Crossroads of Magic: On Sailor Scout Clothing (2/4)

(Intro) Clothing In Sailor Moon we have 5 (to start) heroins who aside from the additions of bobbles, boots, tiaras, and gloves… And reduction of skirt-length and sleeve-length, look exactly the same in their school uniforms as they do when they’re transformed.  This raises two questions: First, Why don’t people recognize these girls? Yes, yes….

An idea to make MMO’s more Engaging

Given that I’m not apart of a larger online community that plays online games and most if not ALL of my friends don’t play any MMO’s (save for the occasional WOW straggler, and thank you but no… And by that I mean never ever again). It occurs to me that the one thing missing is…