Checking In: Friday Edition with Many Links (Also a Little Fangirl Squee-ing)

So, been awhile and I thought I should give an update for any interested parties. My friend’s wedding went well. That was a couple of weeks ago. I hadn’t been properly warned about the humidity of a DC summer so that kind of sucked and I had to buy more shorts and tanks because what I’d packed was insufficient for my needs. But, it’s OK, I needed shorts and tanks anyway. Still, I don’t think I’ll return to DC in the summer heat again without a really good reason. I love that city but I’ll stick to the winter months. Thank you very much.

Post-surgery I’ve been resuscitating my wardrobe with cute stuff (since I can now fit into it. Yay!) Here’s a sample of some of the stuff now adorning my closet and, thereby, my self. (Because petty pictures are fun for everybody, right?) Click on the pic it should take you to the site so you can order them for yourself if you like.

In other news, I’ve started my next contemporary romance (I’ve shelved the New Year’s one for now. It had some personal associations for me that just made it too problematic to write at the moment. But I’ll probably go back to it someday.) Here’s the pinterest board for the new book if you want to check that out. This is my favorite image from the board right now. God, I love Shakespeare.

In other news, I’m a contributor over at the Hashtag NerdGirls blog. I can’t remember if I announced that before. But I am. I wrote this post about my favorite movie t-shirts (a subject upon which I am an expert). And then today I wrote a nice fangirl squee about John Scalzi’s new book, Redshirts. Some of my favorite lines? Read on…

“I really want to know what you’re smoking,” Finn said. “Because whatever the hell it is, I’m betting I can make a hell of a profit on it.”


“On a good day I can bang out a first draft of an episode in six hours. Is it good? It ain’t Shakespeare, but then, Shakespeare wrote Titus Andronicus, so you tell me.”


“What we’ve been told…is that as the flagship of the Dub U, the Intrepid takes on a larger share of sensitive diplomatic, military and research missions than any other ship in the fleet. Because of that, there is commensurate increase of risk, and this a statistically larger chance crew lives will be lost. It’s part of the risk of such a high-profile posting.”

“In other words, crew deaths are a feature, not a bug.”


That’s all I got for now. What are you up to this weekend?

June 15, 2012

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