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Listening to I Fight Dragons while I work on some spreadsheets.  Oh yeah.  This is my life, people.  The nerdiness—it only increases with age.  I so want to go find a SNES this weekend and work on my Zelda skills.  I have no idea what happened to my old console…

On a happier note, I’m super excited to see these guys next Sunday.  They may not be my favorite band ever (though they do have quite a few quality songs), but I think they’re going to be an amazing amount of fun live.  Especially in a small venue like the Bluebird…

reblogged from neil-gaiman

neil-gaiman:

Sometimes people I knew die, and I realize there aren’t any photos of us. I’m glad there were photos of me and Anne McCaffrey.
She was funny, down-to-earth, and one of the nicest authors I knew. She was really nice to me when I was a baby author, and you never forget these things.

This makes me really sad.  Anne McCaffrey was one of the first authors I fell genuinely in love with.  I remember she was grouped with Mercedes Lackey, Tanith Lee, Robin McKinley, Patricia McKillip, and Andre Norton.  I can actually see the library shelves, and where they all were in relation to each other.  I devoured the Pern books when I was in 6th and 7th grade.  I think it was the first time I was actually aware of world building as a concept.  And her Rowan/To Ride Pegasus books were the first science fiction I ever read.  

neil-gaiman:

Sometimes people I knew die, and I realize there aren’t any photos of us. I’m glad there were photos of me and Anne McCaffrey.

She was funny, down-to-earth, and one of the nicest authors I knew. She was really nice to me when I was a baby author, and you never forget these things.

This makes me really sad.  Anne McCaffrey was one of the first authors I fell genuinely in love with.  I remember she was grouped with Mercedes Lackey, Tanith Lee, Robin McKinley, Patricia McKillip, and Andre Norton.  I can actually see the library shelves, and where they all were in relation to each other.  I devoured the Pern books when I was in 6th and 7th grade.  I think it was the first time I was actually aware of world building as a concept.  And her Rowan/To Ride Pegasus books were the first science fiction I ever read.  

On my 8th cup of tea

While I do 500-word writing sprint races with my sister.  I’ll catch up in NaNo yet!

It’s a good Sunday.

reblogged from bigbigtruck

bigbigtruck:

“meow you got any idea meow fast you were going?” “did you just say meow?”

The eyes.  They’re fantastic.

bigbigtruck:

“meow you got any idea meow fast you were going?”
“did you just say meow?”

The eyes.  They’re fantastic.

(Source: caturday)

Amanda is great for my self esteem.

Amanda is great for my self esteem.

reblogged from gay-men

gay-men:

Some people use their faith to try to improve the lives of others. It’s a shame that many don’t, and instead use religous texts as weapons.

This.  This is fantastic.

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notquitehippie:

The most hipster place in all of Denver? Or a neighborhood need? The Denver Bicycle Cafe is set to have a soft opening this Sunday (Nov. 22) to test things out. Full bike repair, locally brewed beer, locally roasted coffee. 
Awesome. Hip as fuck, but awesome. 

Score

notquitehippie:

The most hipster place in all of Denver? Or a neighborhood need? The Denver Bicycle Cafe is set to have a soft opening this Sunday (Nov. 22) to test things out. Full bike repair, locally brewed beer, locally roasted coffee. 

Awesome. Hip as fuck, but awesome. 

Score

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​News first broke that Williams & Graham would plant a 1920s-themed bar in a bookstore at the edge of Highland back in April, and Todd Colehour, former executive at Kona Grill, and Sean Kenyon, Squeaky Bean and Euclid Hall barman and Westword's “Ask the Bartender" contributor, had planned to start slinging drinks in June of this year. Construction and liquor license delays, however, foiled those plans. “It’s been a long road, and we’ve made some mistakes along the way,” says Kenyon. “But finally, here we are.”

After a lot of hard work — and construction that will continue until the doors open — the partners are will open Williams & Graham tomorrow night. “There are still some finishes that need to be done, and we’ve got about 1,000 books coming in in the next day and a half, but we’re opening. I would bartend on a sawhorse if I had to,” says Kenyon. (MORE)

My music wall:  Carolyn’s Mother, 2009 Folks Festival (at which Rufus Wainwright played), Diego’s Umbrella, My Chemical Romance, Amanda Palmer, The Tough and Lovely (gone before their time), Patrick Wolf, and Erasure.  
All I need now is Awolnation (I’ve seen them twice now, but have yet to locate a poster), DeVotchka (another one I’ve seen live but lack anything for my wall), Antony and the Johnsons (he never seems to come west), and Nick Cave and the Bad Seeds.
Runners up would include Bloc Party, Leonard Cohen, Tom Waits, Led Zeppelin (I’m realistic about that one), and The Darkness (they’re touring again!).

My music wall:  Carolyn’s Mother, 2009 Folks Festival (at which Rufus Wainwright played), Diego’s Umbrella, My Chemical Romance, Amanda Palmer, The Tough and Lovely (gone before their time), Patrick Wolf, and Erasure.  

All I need now is Awolnation (I’ve seen them twice now, but have yet to locate a poster), DeVotchka (another one I’ve seen live but lack anything for my wall), Antony and the Johnsons (he never seems to come west), and Nick Cave and the Bad Seeds.

Runners up would include Bloc Party, Leonard Cohen, Tom Waits, Led Zeppelin (I’m realistic about that one), and The Darkness (they’re touring again!).

House - Single

Divine Intervention
Patrick Wolf
House - Single

I brought back two souvenirs from my recent trip to London—a poster from Patrick Wolf’s concert and an iTunes gift card.  That little gift card, along with a cleverly created British iTunes account allowed me to purchase a few songs previously unavailable to me (I try to be honest and stay away from the illegal download thing).  It’s ridiculous that I have to jump through so many hoops just to PAY FOR music I want.  And I should have bought a bigger gift card.  I only have about £7.50 left! 

Regardless, this song is absolutely AMAZING and has moved up to one of my favorites.  Really, anything related to the Lupercalia album just makes my year.