Clarissa Since last August I have been volunteering with Project Gutenberg, transcribing texts that are in the public domain by typing them out. No, it’s not particularly efficient, but since I am choosing books I would also like to read, I can do that and type at the same time, and make the books available… Continue reading Project Gutenberg: Queen of the Air
Julie and I were fortunate enough to get some tickets to see a Salem-Keizer Volcanoes baseball game this Father’s Day. Apparently baseball is no longer considered The American Pastime—but I’d still rather see a baseball game than just about any other sporting event. The game ended up with the Volcanoes beating the Eugene Emeralds 10… Continue reading Sunday at the Park
I’ve decided to put off the next Ferret of the Week until next week because I will be out of town for my second family reunion later this week, and because of the minor disaster that is my knee. I got a bug bite on the back of my right knee last week, and over… Continue reading Classics
As I noted earlier in the week, Pandora is high-strung, and dislikes going anywhere unfamiliar or unpleasant. This means anywhere outside the family room where the ferrets have their play-time, but particularly includes the bathroom, which she regards as a sort of ferret torture chamber. It’s the place where we clean their ears and teeth,… Continue reading FOW: Waterworks
All the ferrets have their own individual tastes and interests when it comes to toys. Pandora prefers stufties. Her favorite toys are usually ones she can sink her long lovely teeth into: stuffed animals, stuffed balls with jingle bells inside, sock toys, and—my slippers. She has been obsessed with my slippers ever since she first… Continue reading FOW: Toys!
On and off for the past month, I’ve been working on the Victoria Tank from this spring’s Interweave Knits, partly because I already happened to have enough of the yarn called for on hand. I was working rather slowly because I didn’t want to reach the armhole shaping before my family reunion trip to Ohio,… Continue reading Knitting and Stash Enhancement Update
Pandora has a rather dominant personality. For over three years, she was our alpha ferret and queen of the cage. (That all changed when Ajax came along, but that’s a later story.) Not only did she dominate her younger “sibs,” Loki and Ragnarok, she also felt compelled to test every human she encountered for weakness.… Continue reading FOW: Pandora’s Personality