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Links: Hunger Games, More Awards, & More

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Welcome welcome! How are we this week? My partner went on a week-long work trip and has come back with a nasty sickness. The sounds they make in the middle of the night as they’re hacking up something in their body is truly the stuff of nightmares. And, considering that all the menthol cough drops have been sold out everywhere, I’m going to assume it’s going around. Be well out there everyone! I made them … Continue reading Links: Hunger Games, More Awards, & More

Links: Movie Games, Public Libraries, & More

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Welcome back to Wednesday Links! I’ve definitely lost track of my days. My brother visited last week and we had a lovely time. I can’t wait to see him in April. Now we’re in the countdown to the holiday rush. I can’t believe Thanksgiving is next week. NEXT WEEK! My partner and I have decided that we’re just going to make a bunch of sides because, to be honest, that’s the best part. I also don’t … Continue reading Links: Movie Games, Public Libraries, & More

Links: Fran Fine, Cocktails, & More

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Welcome back to Wednesday Links, everyone! Today is moving day for me! Can’t wait for a bigger place to entertain friends (and also get back to our in-person D&D session). In terms of video games, I picked up Kena: Bridge of Spirits a week or so ago and really enjoy it. Definitely tough at some spots, but you can give your little friends different hats to wear. I am also pleased to announce that February is … Continue reading Links: Fran Fine, Cocktails, & More

Links: Mice, Mundane Halloween, & More

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We’ve made it to November! How are we all feeling? I started seeing Christmas stuff event before Halloween was even over. I’m not anti-Christmas necessarily (though I don’t love a holiday romance), but can one ding dang holiday finish before we start celebrating another?! Especially one that is nearly two months away. Okay, end rant. How did everyone’s Halloween go? My party plans were postponed, though my house was relatively peaceful. We don’t get many kids down … Continue reading Links: Mice, Mundane Halloween, & More

Kickass Women in History: Rusty Kanokogi

This edition of Kickass Women in History is by Pam G. PamG’s most interesting era was middle age when she returned to school to earn a BA in English, spent a decade practicing judo with family and friends, and subsequently converted to devout Band Boosterism when her daughter embraced the cult of Marching Band. Ms G is currently spending her twilight years wrangling teenagers in her alma mater’s library media center by day and her … Continue reading Kickass Women in History: Rusty Kanokogi

Kickass Women in History: Lesya Ukrainka and Olha Petrovna Kosach-Kryvyniuk

This month’s Kickass Women in History is all about two kickass sisters from Ukraine, Lesya Ukrainka (born Larysa Petrivna Kosach) and her sister, Olha Petrovna Kosach-Kryvyniuk. These two sisters were literary powerhouses and feminist activists. The sisters came from a literary family. Their mother, Kickass Woman Olha Petrivna Kosach, who used the pen name Olena Pchilka, was a famous writer, translator, and feminist activist. Their father, Petro Antonovych Kosach, was, among other things, an accomplished … Continue reading Kickass Women in History: Lesya Ukrainka and Olha Petrovna Kosach-Kryvyniuk

Links: Sleepy Podcasts, Newsletters, & More

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January is coming to an end already. And then it’s time for the worst month of the year! At least for New England. There’s just something about the winter in February that just…sucks. In continuing with my theme of giving things I can look forward to each month, February will be finishing my tattoo! I’ll be getting the color and shading done and I’m so stoked to see what the artist has planned. Then in … Continue reading Links: Sleepy Podcasts, Newsletters, & More

Kickass Women in History: The Tru’ung Sisters

This month we look to Vietnam for Kickass Women. The Tru’ung Sisters led a rebellion against the Chinese in Vietnam and ruled for three years. They lived from around AD 12 to AD 43. This entry comes with a few caveats. For starters, the history of Vietnam is long and complicated and not something I presume to have digested properly in the time it took to research this post. Secondly, stories about the Tru’ung sisters … Continue reading Kickass Women in History: The Tru’ung Sisters

Links: Impressions, Mashups, & More

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Welcome back, everyone! Settle in! This week had some unexpected self-care moves for me because my depression is at an all time high (or is it low?). I did a grown up thing and scheduled an extra therapy appointment in between my regular ones because I definitely needed it. I bought a big purchase last month that arrived two weeks earlier than expected, so I got to enjoy the weekend with my new PS5. And … Continue reading Links: Impressions, Mashups, & More

Kickass Women: Mary Seacole

The Crimean War (1853-1856) was a messy and miserable conflict between Russia and an alliance that included Sardinia, France, the Ottoman Empire, and the United Kingdom. Just to make things extra confusing, it is NOT one of the Napoleonic Wars even though during the war France was ruled by Emperor Napoleon III. If I have to keep all this straight, by golly, I’m taking you all with me. Here’s how I tell these conflicts apart: … Continue reading Kickass Women: Mary Seacole

Links: Art, Ilona Andrews, & More

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Welcome back to Wednesday Links! We are officially in November! How does it feel? Overwhelming? Exciting? My roommate and I are doing a small little Thanksgiving for the two of us and we’ve done some menu planning. I’m doing a roast chicken, stuffing, and maybe a cocktail. She’s handling the potatoes and dessert. Cheers to a stress free turkey day! … I love Paperback Paradise on Instagram. They take old pulp fiction covers and give … Continue reading Links: Art, Ilona Andrews, & More