Road Trip!

Sep. 17th, 2012 11:57 am
jennythereader: (John Lennon)
I'm back to the usual routine after a wonderful mid-week road trip to the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in Cleveland.

My travelling companion, [livejournal.com profile] nounsandverbs, describes our adventures better than I can.

Road Trip!

Sep. 17th, 2012 11:57 am
jennythereader: (John Lennon)
I'm back to the usual routine after a wonderful mid-week road trip to the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in Cleveland.

My travelling companion, [livejournal.com profile] nounsandverbs, describes our adventures better than I can.
jennythereader: (* Cross-Stitched Dragon *)
I signed up for October's collaboration over at [livejournal.com profile] 2xcreative and was assigned my partner on Saturday.

We've emailed back and forth a few times, and already roughly know what we want to do. We even have a backup idea in case the Muses don't like Plan A or in case Murphy likes it too much.

I'm really looking forward to it. I'll probably post pictures once I have anything to take pictures of.
jennythereader: (* Cross-Stitched Dragon *)
I signed up for October's collaboration over at [livejournal.com profile] 2xcreative and was assigned my partner on Saturday.

We've emailed back and forth a few times, and already roughly know what we want to do. We even have a backup idea in case the Muses don't like Plan A or in case Murphy likes it too much.

I'm really looking forward to it. I'll probably post pictures once I have anything to take pictures of.
jennythereader: (Default)
A small collection of links by Jenny, age 32 and 11/12ths

Already Pretty - Sally is a fashion blogger who has both an attitude towards fashion and a personal style that I love. (And in the "it's a small, small world" category: she and Tom dated while they were in college. My husband, he has consistent taste in women.)

Punk Domestics - A blog collecting tutorials and tips on 21st century kitchen-craft. Mostly information on different ways to grow and preserve food.

Sonic Living - You tell this site where you live, and give them a list of artists you want to see. They'll email when there's a concert you might be interested in within about 40 miles of you. They will also sync with Pandora, Last.fm, iTunes, Slacker, and Blip.fm.

Pinterest - Pinterest is a social bookmarking site, but it's a lot more fun than Delicious or other sites like it. I use to to keep track of recipes, crafts, clothing, makeup, and decorating ideas I find as I'm wandering the internet. It's still in beta testing, so if you want an invitation let me know.

Outblush - In their own words "Outblush is a blog for girls who love to shop." I've found a lot of cool things by following them.

Girl Genius - Girl Genius is a webcomic (the link is to the first strip) about a young woman finding her place in the world. It's just that her world has talking cats, green-hair barbarian princesses, clockwork robots the size of small buildings, monsters with a serious thing for hats, and self-aware talking castles. Start at the beginning or it won't make any sense at all.

Google Reader - Probably the best RSS reader out there right now. Click on the "Add a subscription" button, and copy the address of (almost) any site you like into the window that pops up. Any new additions to that site will show up in your reader. You can follow as many sites as you want, all in one place.
jennythereader: (Default)
A small collection of links by Jenny, age 32 and 11/12ths

Already Pretty - Sally is a fashion blogger who has both an attitude towards fashion and a personal style that I love. (And in the "it's a small, small world" category: she and Tom dated while they were in college. My husband, he has consistent taste in women.)

Punk Domestics - A blog collecting tutorials and tips on 21st century kitchen-craft. Mostly information on different ways to grow and preserve food.

Sonic Living - You tell this site where you live, and give them a list of artists you want to see. They'll email when there's a concert you might be interested in within about 40 miles of you. They will also sync with Pandora, Last.fm, iTunes, Slacker, and Blip.fm.

Pinterest - Pinterest is a social bookmarking site, but it's a lot more fun than Delicious or other sites like it. I use to to keep track of recipes, crafts, clothing, makeup, and decorating ideas I find as I'm wandering the internet. It's still in beta testing, so if you want an invitation let me know.

Outblush - In their own words "Outblush is a blog for girls who love to shop." I've found a lot of cool things by following them.

Girl Genius - Girl Genius is a webcomic (the link is to the first strip) about a young woman finding her place in the world. It's just that her world has talking cats, green-hair barbarian princesses, clockwork robots the size of small buildings, monsters with a serious thing for hats, and self-aware talking castles. Start at the beginning or it won't make any sense at all.

Google Reader - Probably the best RSS reader out there right now. Click on the "Add a subscription" button, and copy the address of (almost) any site you like into the window that pops up. Any new additions to that site will show up in your reader. You can follow as many sites as you want, all in one place.

New Place!

Jul. 8th, 2011 10:18 pm
jennythereader: (* Kitten: OMG)
This evening Tom & I signed a lease on a house in Albany's South End. It's a Craftsman style bungalow, built in 1929. We'll be in walking distance of Spectrum Theater, several good restaurants, a weekly farmer's market, and a branch of the library. It has a not-too-small backyard that is wonderfully shaded by some beautiful old maple trees and a nice little paved patio where we can put a grill. At my request, the landlord is setting up a clothesline for us. There's an attic, a basement, and an enclosed front porch. The kitchen has enough counter space for multiple projects to happen at once and is separate from the dining room. There is a washer, a dryer, and an upright freezer, along with lots of pantry space.

We get the keys on July 20th, and will start moving our stuff as soon as we can.

We'll be sharing the house with our friend Kailey, who will be moving down from Vermont as soon as possible after we get the keys.

I forgot to bring my camera with me tonight, but I'll post pictures as soon as I can.

New Place!

Jul. 8th, 2011 10:18 pm
jennythereader: (* Kitten: OMG)
This evening Tom & I signed a lease on a house in Albany's South End. It's a Craftsman style bungalow, built in 1929. We'll be in walking distance of Spectrum Theater, several good restaurants, a weekly farmer's market, and a branch of the library. It has a not-too-small backyard that is wonderfully shaded by some beautiful old maple trees and a nice little paved patio where we can put a grill. At my request, the landlord is setting up a clothesline for us. There's an attic, a basement, and an enclosed front porch. The kitchen has enough counter space for multiple projects to happen at once and is separate from the dining room. There is a washer, a dryer, and an upright freezer, along with lots of pantry space.

We get the keys on July 20th, and will start moving our stuff as soon as we can.

We'll be sharing the house with our friend Kailey, who will be moving down from Vermont as soon as possible after we get the keys.

I forgot to bring my camera with me tonight, but I'll post pictures as soon as I can.
jennythereader: (* Kitten: Applause)
The first season of Shadow Unit is available as ebooks on Amazon!

Volume One
Volume Two
Volume Three

I bought all three volumes, without doing my usual "get the free sample and make up my mind later" trick.

I think they're also available for the Nook, but since I don't have one of them I haven't looked. :)

Tell me if those links don't work, and I'll switch them out for different ones. Links fixed!
jennythereader: (* Kitten: Applause)
The first season of Shadow Unit is available as ebooks on Amazon!

Volume One
Volume Two
Volume Three

I bought all three volumes, without doing my usual "get the free sample and make up my mind later" trick.

I think they're also available for the Nook, but since I don't have one of them I haven't looked. :)

Tell me if those links don't work, and I'll switch them out for different ones. Links fixed!
jennythereader: (Clef Note)
So that huge list of performers I saw, that I had to split between two posts? That was just one stage. There were three other performance stages, a dance tent, a storytelling stage, and a jam stage.

There was also a juried craft show, a artisanal food/farmer's market, a food court where I was indecisive because everything looked so good (instead of because everything looked so bad), a row of booths about living a more eco-friendly life and other environmental issues, and another row of booths full of information about assorted good causes. When I go to next year's show I'll probably do more wandering in that part of the festival.

In summary, The Clearwater Festival is absolutely amazing, and I'll be going every year I can manage it.
jennythereader: (Clef Note)
So that huge list of performers I saw, that I had to split between two posts? That was just one stage. There were three other performance stages, a dance tent, a storytelling stage, and a jam stage.

There was also a juried craft show, a artisanal food/farmer's market, a food court where I was indecisive because everything looked so good (instead of because everything looked so bad), a row of booths about living a more eco-friendly life and other environmental issues, and another row of booths full of information about assorted good causes. When I go to next year's show I'll probably do more wandering in that part of the festival.

In summary, The Clearwater Festival is absolutely amazing, and I'll be going every year I can manage it.
jennythereader: (Clef Note)
I am burnt to a crisp, still a little mentally fried, and still physically exhausted. It was totally worth it and there's no way I'm not doing it again next year.

The details of the weekend. )
And that was Saturday. I think I'll do a separate post for Sunday. I did a separate post for Sunday.
jennythereader: (Clef Note)
I am burnt to a crisp, still a little mentally fried, and still physically exhausted. It was totally worth it and there's no way I'm not doing it again next year.

The details of the weekend. )
And that was Saturday. I think I'll do a separate post for Sunday. I did a separate post for Sunday.
jennythereader: (Clef Note)
I decided I am going to the Clearwater Festival. It will be a little expensive, but not more than I would have spent on Readercon (which I've decided I'm not going back to until I have someone who'll go with me.)

So, my tickets and hotel room are booked, and I'll hit the road after work tomorrow.

*squee* I'm going to see Pete Seeger! And the Indigo Girls! And Billy Bragg! And John Sebastian! And Dar Williams! And Jorma Kaukonen! And, and, and bunches of other people!
jennythereader: (Clef Note)
I decided I am going to the Clearwater Festival. It will be a little expensive, but not more than I would have spent on Readercon (which I've decided I'm not going back to until I have someone who'll go with me.)

So, my tickets and hotel room are booked, and I'll hit the road after work tomorrow.

*squee* I'm going to see Pete Seeger! And the Indigo Girls! And Billy Bragg! And John Sebastian! And Dar Williams! And Jorma Kaukonen! And, and, and bunches of other people!
jennythereader: (Bear: Nap Time)
It's only June first, and my month is already pretty much full. How does this happen?

This weekend: heading down to NYC with a friend to the Met. We're specifically planning on seeing this exhibit, and I'm sure we'll look at a few others. There will also be shopping and random wandering and people watching.

Next weekend: I'm driving 90 minutes south to the Beacon Sloop Club's Strawberry Festival. Should be a bunch of good folk music, hopefully including an appearance by Pete Seeger.

On either the 18th or the 19th I'll be going down to Crafts at Rhinebeck. Probably the 18th, because there is a friend gathering on the 19th.

The weekend after that Dad and Nancy will be visiting, so I'll be busy showing them around the area.

And of course the weekdays are full of work, my share of the housework, Thursday night dinners with the gang, and assorted other parts of life.
jennythereader: (Bear: Nap Time)
It's only June first, and my month is already pretty much full. How does this happen?

This weekend: heading down to NYC with a friend to the Met. We're specifically planning on seeing this exhibit, and I'm sure we'll look at a few others. There will also be shopping and random wandering and people watching.

Next weekend: I'm driving 90 minutes south to the Beacon Sloop Club's Strawberry Festival. Should be a bunch of good folk music, hopefully including an appearance by Pete Seeger.

On either the 18th or the 19th I'll be going down to Crafts at Rhinebeck. Probably the 18th, because there is a friend gathering on the 19th.

The weekend after that Dad and Nancy will be visiting, so I'll be busy showing them around the area.

And of course the weekdays are full of work, my share of the housework, Thursday night dinners with the gang, and assorted other parts of life.

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