Novel draft: Complete!

Sep 14th, 2015

I’ve wanted to write a novel for a long time. I vaguely remember listing off my ideal occupations, as a child, and throwing “famous writer” in there, along with being the first female president, a scientist, and a veterinarian. Ambition, I had it. My first attempt at NaNoWriMo was in November of 2009, when I burned out at about 25,000 words. The novel was aimless;…

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Fanvry Cross Stitch

Sep 12th, 2015

My friend Keith has a delightful little cat, named Fanvry. She’s a sassy little polydactyl cat, with beautiful coloring and a doting cat dad who posts lots of pictures on Instagram. You could call me kind of a fan. I’ve been enjoying getting into cross stitch as a fun little side project from time to time, and for a while, I’ve been planning on making…

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Else Bandiversary – Photos

Aug 30th, 2015

This past Friday I took some pictures at Else‘s Bandiversary show, to celebrate a full year with the current lineup. Also got to see Sweetalk, American Zer0s, and Amberstein for the first time. Here are just a few of my best shots. Comparing these to the shots I took last time I was at Fixture, I’m super glad I took that photography class.

A wedding gift for my friend

Aug 16th, 2015

Now that the wedding date has passed, I’m excited to share the gift I made for my best friend’s wedding. Her invite said that they didn’t want gifts, but how best-friendly does that sound? So, I decided that without a registry to work off of, I’d be best off making something. I decided to make a custom cross-stitch project to celebrate the start of her…

Bicycle Makeover!

Jul 12th, 2015

I posted a few weeks ago about my beautiful 1990 Peugeot road bike. Well, around that time, the chain started falling off – a good sign that it’s getting worn down and stretched out. So, I decided to take a stab at replacing it myself, something I’ve never done before. While I was at it, I decided it was time for new tires, as well….