Today my wife, our house guest, and I drove two and a half hours one way for the chance to catch a very specific Pokémon. Some folks might think this to be a little excessive, but bear with me, it was warranted. Pokémon Go has hundreds of Pokémon available in the game, but not all… Read More #597 – Gotta Catch ‘Em All, But This One In Particular
This weekend my wife and I traveled to a town outside of Wichita Falls, Texas, for an SCA event hosted by the group local to Norman, Oklahoma, just outside of Oklahoma City. We weren’t initially planning to go, but a friend of ours let us know that we pretty much needed to be there, so… Read More What a Weekend!
I am falling asleep as I write this, so I’m going to write about the weekend at length tomorrow, but for right now, I’m going to do what my wife so often has to remind me to do and listen to my body. My body says sleep. Now. I will say this. The weekend was… Read More Thanks, Namron
I’m writing from another SCA event with a dying battery, so this is going to be short. I’m having a great time and have seen many friends I haven’t seen in years. The mosquitos are everywhere, though, so I anticipate a lot of bites before we’re done tonight. I’ll write more about the event tomorrow… Read More Another Event Missive
Today my wife and I attended an SCA event a little over two hours from home, the longest we’ve commuted for an event in over a year. It was a symposium of classes, and I took five during the day. All the classes were very well taught and I learned a lot about how things… Read More A Great Time Was Had By All
So I’ve been doing something a little weird today. The New York Times website has a page that shows you how to make Pommes Anne, a delicious looking potato recipe from France. I’ve been obsessing over that page today. If you’re interested, the page can be found here. It’s behind a subscription wall, but it’s… Read More Potatoes!
So yesterday was a bit of an anomaly. I was persistently angry with myself, mostly because I was angry, so it was a never-ending cycle. Today I woke up with the same feeling but was much better at dealing with it, and the feeling of being angry with myself passed very quickly. In fact, the… Read More Back on Track, and Off to the Moon
They say there are three things that you shouldn’t talk about in “mixed” or “polite” company – sex, politics, and religion. So today I’m going to pitch all that out the window and discuss my religious beliefs with you, partially because I’m completely bereft of ideas for what to write about and partially because I… Read More Defying Societal Norms
In the SCA, especially here in Texas (and Oklahoma), spring break usually means Gulf Wars, a nine-day long super-event held in Lumberton, Mississippi and pitting the armies and populace of the Kingdom of Ansteorra (that’s the part of Texas in the Central time zone and the whole of Oklahoma) and their allies versus the Kingdom… Read More A War With No Enemies
Today was the local SCA group’s winter event, and my wife and I dressed up like good little Norse people and went. It was very good to see a lot of my friends there, and to get hugs from them, and to be told that we’re both missed. I attended a class on a piece… Read More Anachronistic Socialization