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It’s been a while.  And not in the ‘song from that creepy Butterfly Effect movie’ kind of way.  I had a bunch of job interviews and then started a new job in February; I’d forgotten just how much working an eight-hour day takes out of my limited energy resources, and starting at an accounting firm right before tax season wasn’t the best of timing.

I’ve still been reading, but mostly visiting old favourites, or random books from my to-read pile that I didn’t feel strongly enough either way to want to write a review of.  And some that I do want to review, but that I’m struggling to pin down just what I did or did not like about them.  Hopefully I’ll get around to those eventually.

Now that tax season is coming to a close, I should actually get some time at home in the evening and most of my weekend back, so there should be more time for reading and reviewing.  And chores around the house, sigh.

cabbages and kings

After much debate, now that I’ve started reviewing sex toys for EdenFantasys, I decided to set up a second blog just for that.  My original intention was to put everything on one blog, but this one turned into something more of a book blog than I’d originally intended.

Splitting them out seems to make the most sense, so that people who don’t want to read about sex toys can still read book reviews, and people who don’t want to read book reviews can still read about sex toys.

Those who like both… well, I’m sure we can figure something out.

In the meantime, go check out Ardeurous!

lala excuses

From the depths of a snowy prison, Basement Cat plots revenge...

The ultra-cold and ridiculous amounts of snow have conspired with the start of classes to kind of totally knock me out this month.  Getting blizzarded* on last week didn’t help either.

Let’s pretend 2011 starts in February, shall we?

*Why yes this is a technical term rly

Denial, can you spell it?

SOME PEOPLE. SOME PEOPLE, who clearly are incapable of appreciating Penny Arcade, who are unreasonable, WE HAVE SOME KIND OF RAPE CULTURE.

@ kirbybits: Here is a thought: Fuck this noise

@ shakesville: Taking a Brave Stance Against Survivors of Rape

twelve drummers drumming

Season's Greetings

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The holiday season has been pretty quiet.  My shoulder is still giving me some trouble, and now I’m coming down with a cold.  But I do have some new books to read and review, which is always exciting.  And I do need to drag my husband to see TRON.

Have a great New Year!

The day I was blocked by Keith Olbermann

Today I got blocked on Twitter by Keith Olbermann.

I shall choose to look on this as an accomplishment.  Since some time Saturday, Keith Olbermann has been blocking feminist tweeters using the tag #MooreandMe and directing calls to Keith Olbermann (@keitholbermann) and Michael Moore (@mmflint) for retractions of and apologies for the deliberately inaccurate information they they aired via Twitter and cable T.V. to hundreds of thousands of their fans.

As of some point this afternoon, I got to join the illustrious company of People Keith Olbermann Has Blocked On Twitter.  We even have our own hashtag, #WeveBeenKOed.

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sand ninjas

Shoulder is acting up again.  I think I overdid the whole ‘actually using my arm’ thing.

Will hopefully be back this weekend with reviews.  Or at least another demotivator.

gotta be cool, relax, get hip, get on my tracks

I don’t have any finished book reviews and my shoulder is giving me grief again after feeling better at the end of last week, so today you get links instead! Isn’t this fun? 😉

Just in time for Christmas: Star Wars paper snowflakes! These look really cool, and if I were more artistically inclined (and had blank paper) I’d definitely give them a go. Instructions and templates are found on the second page of the article.Paper snowflake with the likeness of Darth Vader's head at the end of each 'spoke'

This has been rolling around the internet for a few weeks now, but in case you haven’t seen it, Nat-2 are soon to release their totally awesome Stack4in1 Shoe range.  They’re shoes!  That transform!  Seriously!  Would I lie about something this geeky?

Eight different designs of Nat-2's Stack4in1 shoesWord Wenches have an interesting article on tea in the Eighteenth Century.  If you like tea or history, be sure to take a look.

Speaking of tea, Shui Tea is selling The Vodka Infusion Pack, tea that can be infused in vodka, instead of water, for (allegedly) tasty vodka-based cocktails.
The Vodka Tea Infusion Pack
Also! If you read romance but don’t follow any large book review or author blogs, there’s still time to join in with the Harlequin Historical Giveaway!  For the first 22 days in December a range of  Harlequin Historical Authors have teamed up to create an online Advent Calendar.  Each day, you can visit the host author’s website to enter competitions for various prizes, ranging from tree ornaments to books.  On the 23rd, there will be a draw from all entries for the Grand Prize: an Amazon Kindle!  Go check it out!

difficult questions are difficult

If you are what you eat, is Voldemort a unicorn?

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are we there yet?

This whole ‘staying off the computer’ thing is more difficult than it sounds.  And quite boring.  I’ve officially run out of Big Bang Theory episodes to watch.

I have another chiro appointment this morning.  Hopefully there will be good better news.  Though even the minimal typing in this post is making my shoulder ache.

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