It’s a Mystery . . .

I awoke this morning at 5:30 am.  This, after having turned off my room’s light at midnight, and having been awaken twice during the interim.  Translation:  Less than five hours of sleep. Yay, me. I’ve been nodding off this morning, but really can’t afford to take a nap.  I’ve got things to do, but that’s…

I Don’t Wanna Grow Up

I should be ashamed to admit it, but yes – I’m one of the millions who flocked to Toys R Us in the last 48 hours, hoping to find something – anything – on the shelves that would count as some sort of bargain basement find.  To be honest, I’ve visited three TRU stores in…

One Less Thing

Snow.  Lots of it. Thankfully, I’ve no place to be, so it can snow pretty much all it wants.  That’s right, Nature – get it out of your system now, before the term starts, so I won’t find myself petrified to use the Interstate as I go to work.  Do it so I don’t have…

Summer Ramblings

Today’s Question: Do companies that tease you about future products ever consider the obnoxiousness of that strategy? I’ve made no bones on this blog about how I have issues with companies that can’t deliver what they promise.  Or, those companies that make a big deal out of how great their products are, but show little…

Wednesday Thoughts

Well, USPS has neither returned nor delivered the package I mailed off two weeks ago, so I’m assuming that it’s lost.  My friend – bless her – went to her post office and asked about the box; they told her that it was somewhere in the system and that she might get it soon.  I’m…

Summer Dreamin’

My meticulous and well-thought out plan of teaching this summer hit a snag when I didn’t hit the minimum for enrollment. As a result, those courses were cancelled, making this the first summer since I-can’t-remember-when that I’ll have a full summer break.  A whole summer just for me and my various devices. I have no…

Miscellanea

Well, it’s been almost two weeks since my last posting, and a number of things have happened: Baby Sis is finally home and undergoing physical therapy. The school year has ended and I’ll now need to find something with which to occupy myself.  I have something in mind, but I’ll need to hit the library…

Light Thoughts

Spring Break is not shaping out as I’d expected. I mean, I still have exams to grade, but it’s like the time is slipping through my fingers like . . . something that can slip through one’s fingers at a fast rate. (I’m tired and I haven’t had any coffee, so you’ll just have to bear…

Cooking in Old Creole Days

Each year, the campus library sells off antiquated and withdrawn texts.  This serves two purposes – to generate funds for future purchases, and to give new homes to books that would otherwise sit in silence on a shelf forever.  Most libraries do this, and it’s always interesting to see what books make the cut (to be…

Eclipse Phase RPG Sale

(Consider this an FYI for those of you who are involved in sci-fi gaming.  I know it’s late in the day, but I just learned about this.) Posthuman Studios, makers of the Eclipse Phase RPG, are having a sale that runs only today (1 January).  The entire line of digital Eclipse Phase products (bundle packs…

Fifty A Day, Plus Expenses

Since I’ve got some down time, I could do one of two things: Work or read. And I’m not working.  Ha! I’m on semester break, so . . . um, yeah. So, I visited a used bookstore – because I have absolutely nothing in my home to read (save for those two hundred books stacked on…

The Day After

Does anyone remember Twilight 2000? Twilight 2000 was an apocalyptic roleplaying game published in 1984 (with subsequent editions) by the now-defunct Game Designers Workshop.  The gist of the game was, given the time period, pretty realistic:  A limited nuclear exchange between the United States and the Soviet Union has devastated much of the world.  The players (in…