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Para Sol: Complete!

The parasol is complete! I had to buy a new umbrella frame, because the one I originally bought was too small. Then I had to paint the new frame’s handle and tip… because they were blue. I added some lovely ribbons and bows, because why not?    And a classy tag, because the new umbrella […]

D&D Basic

Over the weekend, I ran a short, nostalgia-laden D&D Basic edition adventure for some friends of mine. This was the second time I ran the adventure, and both times, the outcome was similar. We started by handing out Players Handbooks and character sheets so everyone could make their characters. Although I had planned to just […]

American Idol Fail

I want to get something off my chest about American Idol. First, my disclaimer: I don’t like the show. I watch it, because John watches it. But I don’t find it very entertaining. I enjoyed Seasons 3 and 4, but after that, I’ve just had a really hard time connecting to any kind of story […]

Para sol near completion

I finished crocheting the parasol last night. I am now on washing, blocking, and installing it on the umbrella frame. It’s absolutely larger than the frame, even before blocking (which I expect will add about 30% to the overall size). But I may be able to make it work…. or get a larger golf umbrella […]

February Media

#13: Red Seas Under Red Skies #14: The Passage by Justin Cronin #15: Fried Green Zombies #16: Heat Wave #17: Dead Until Dark #18: Living Dead in Dallas #19: Club Dead

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