Love List – 11/5/18

q2q-452Q2Q Comics #459:  To-Do List 

Chrome Extensions – Google Chrome is the way of the world at work, which has lead me down the rabbit hole of browser extensions. Grammarly, Animal Crossing music, and Marinara: Pomodoro Assistant are my most used ones.

Deafheaven – Canary Yellow  – Deafheaven released a new album back in the spring and KJEE the local rock station played this 12:00 minute song during release week. A serious driveway moment.

Have a good week!

 

November 2018

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It’s been a minute since I gave NaNoWriMo a whirl. 

Goals:

  • Voting!
  • Read Invisible, Akata Witch, and Hey Ladies.
  • Finish the TAZ Mystery Puzzle Box.
  • Send some Thanksgiving* gratitude cards.
  • Write thru NaNoWriMo.
  • Continue half marathon training (I am doing Santa to Sea on December 5).

Looking ahead to:

  • Kaytlyn visiting over Thanksgiving! I’ve long put-off having my palm read, but I made a promise with her for this visit to be when that happens and I am going to keep it.
  •  A local production of Amelie. 
  • California Library Association Annual Conference November 9 – 11.

*This begins the season that I have dreaded since July 10th. Every day has had a thin coat of terrible since my cousin’s passing, but the time of Thanksgiving – New Year’s highlights and expands. It’s going to be a difficult one, folks. 

Have a good month!

What I’ve Been Reading – 10/31/18

Happy Halloween!

Love List – 10/28/18

Chekhov’s Hangnail – Martha. Not a new love, but a long-time love. Naturally, the summer after I move to the west coast, Martha does a spring east coast tour. “When it rains, it really fucking pours…”

Two weekends ago I went back to New Jersey for a wedding (pictures to come). I needed to see some friendly faces and to celebrate something beautiful. This weekend I saw an adaptation of Pride & Prejudice which was fascinating.

  •  Wolverine: The Long Night podcast – A friend’s recommendation. I thought it was going to be cheesy, but it is very well produced. 2 FBI agents are called to Burns, Alaska to investigate the murder of an entire fishing crew — and they get more than they anticipated with a local cult, missing persons’ cases stacking up, and a community-wide bear hunt.
  • A simple beef stew recipe – When I visited my family my aunt made this recipe:  3lbs of beef (stew-cut), 2 cans of cream of mushroom soup (~20 oz.), and 1 packet of onion soup mix. Add any vegetables you like (I went with carrots and pearl onions – and some extra garlic) and cook in a crockpot on low for 8 hours. Delicious. Best served with a large, buttery pile of mashed potatoes.
  • Santa Barbara Cider Company – A coworker’s husband’s band was playing. The She’s My Cherry Lime and the Tropical Hopical were excellent. 

Have a good week!

 

What I’ve Been Reading – 9/13/18

 

SPBL Coffee Break (Episode 9)

devon 9

Mentioned in this episode:

Adult Literacy “Fast Track” Training –
http://santabarbaraca.evanced.info/signup/EventDetails?EventId=15402

Anime and Manga Club –
http://santabarbaraca.evanced.info/signup/EventDetails?EventId=16022

MakeSB with Wild Animals –
http://santabarbaraca.evanced.info/signup/EventDetails?EventId=12765

The Flamethrowers –
https://www.blackgold.org/polaris/search/title.aspx?ctx=1.1033.0.0.1&cn=682530

Deadly Class –
https://www.blackgold.org/polaris/search/title.aspx?ctx=1.1033.0.0.1&cn=980405

Psychotic Reactions and Carburetor Dung –
https://www.blackgold.org/polaris/search/title.aspx?ctx=1.1033.0.0.1&cn=322636

Under the Big Black Sun –
https://www.blackgold.org/polaris/search/title.aspx?ctx=1.1033.0.0.1&cn=883816

EPISODE NOTES

Mentioned in this episode:

Adult Literacy “Fast Track” Training –http://santabarbaraca.evanced.info/signup/EventDetails?EventId=15402

Anime and Manga Club –http://santabarbaraca.evanced.info/signup/EventDetails?EventId=16022

MakeSB with Wild Animals –http://santabarbaraca.evanced.info/signup/EventDetails?EventId=12765

The Flamethrowers – https://www.blackgold.org/polaris/search/title.aspx?ctx=1.1033.0.0.1&cn=682530

Deadly Class – https://www.blackgold.org/polaris/search/title.aspx?ctx=1.1033.0.0.1&cn=980405

Psychotic Reactions and Carburetor Dung –https://www.blackgold.org/polaris/search/title.aspx?ctx=1.1033.0.0.1&cn=322636

Under the Big Black Sun – https://www.blackgold.org/polaris/search/title.aspx?ctx=1.1033.0.0.1&cn=883816

SBPL Coffee Break (Episode 8)

hilary 8

Mentioned in this episode:

Trail Talks:
http://santabarbaraca.evanced.info/signup/EventDetails?EventId=12616

Buellton Bookworms:
http://santabarbaraca.evanced.info/signup/EventDetails?EventId=11808

Overboard at Eastside:
http://santabarbaraca.evanced.info/signup/EventDetails?EventId=14544

Solvang Coding Club:
http://santabarbaraca.evanced.info/signup/EventDetails?EventId=13888

Hope805:
http://santabarbaraca.evanced.info/signup/EventDetails?EventId=14018

New Yorker Discussion Group:
http://santabarbaraca.evanced.info/signup/EventDetails?EventId=15224

A Load of Hooey:
https://www.blackgold.org/polaris/search/title.aspx?ctx=1.1033.0.0.1&cn=774171

Lumberjack’s Beard:
https://www.blackgold.org/polaris/search/title.aspx?ctx=1.1033.0.0.1&cn=995045

Medium Raw:
https://www.blackgold.org/polaris/search/title.aspx?ctx=1.1033.0.0.1&cn=542251

Counter Intelligence:

Vinegar Girl:
https://www.blackgold.org/polaris/search/title.aspx?ctx=1.1033.0.0.1&cn=886783

EPISODE NOTES

Mentioned in this episode:

Trail Talks: http://santabarbaraca.evanced.info/signup/EventDetails?EventId=12616

Buellton Bookworms:http://santabarbaraca.evanced.info/signup/EventDetails?EventId=11808

Overboard at Eastside:http://santabarbaraca.evanced.info/signup/EventDetails?EventId=14544

Solvang Coding Club:http://santabarbaraca.evanced.info/signup/EventDetails?EventId=13888

Hope805: http://santabarbaraca.evanced.info/signup/EventDetails?EventId=14018

Hilary’s Staff Picks:http://sbplstaffpicks.blogspot.com/search/label/hilary%27s%20picks

New Yorker Discussion Group:http://santabarbaraca.evanced.info/signup/EventDetails?EventId=15224

A Load of Hooey: https://www.blackgold.org/polaris/search/title.aspx?ctx=1.1033.0.0.1&cn=774171

Lumberjack’s Beard: https://www.blackgold.org/polaris/search/title.aspx?ctx=1.1033.0.0.1&cn=995045

Medium Raw: https://www.blackgold.org/polaris/search/title.aspx?ctx=1.1033.0.0.1&cn=542251

Counter Intelligence: https://www.amazon.com/Counter-Intelligence-Where-Real-Angeles-ebook/dp/B003K15OK2

Vinegar Girl: https://www.blackgold.org/polaris/search/title.aspx?ctx=1.1033.0.0.1&cn=886783

SBPL Coffee Break (Episode 7)

jace 7

Mentioned in this episode:

Tuesday Poets:
http://santabarbaraca.evanced.info/signup/EventDetails?EventId=13675

Eastside Murder Mystery:
http://santabarbaraca.evanced.info/signup/EventDetails?EventId=13730

MakeSB:
http://santabarbaraca.evanced.info/signup/EventDetails?EventId=13524

Edson Smith Photo Collection:
http://www.luna.blackgold.org/luna/servlet/blackgold~9~9

Cosplay Definition:
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cosplay

Tech Tasting:
http://santabarbaraca.evanced.info/signup/EventDetails?EventId=13521

Library Book Clubs:
https://www.santabarbaraca.gov/gov/depts/lib/events/library_book_clubs.asp

WriteSB:
http://santabarbaraca.evanced.info/signup/EventDetails?EventId=13972

Lawrence Brown Affair:
http://www.blackgold.org/polaris/search/title.aspx?ctx=1.1033.0.0.1&cn=980308

Sarah MacLean:
http://www.blackgold.org/polaris/search/title.aspx?ctx=1.1033.0.0.1&cn=727621

Heartbreaker:
http://www.blackgold.org/polaris/search/title.aspx?ctx=1.1033.0.0.1&cn=577607

Storm for the Living and the Dead (Bukowski):
http://www.blackgold.org/polaris/search/title.aspx?ctx=1.1033.0.0.1&cn=1000741

Dreams From Bunker Hill (Fante):
http://www.blackgold.org/polaris/search/title.aspx?ctx=1.1033.0.0.1&cn=12887

Lunch Poems:
http://www.blackgold.org/polaris/search/title.aspx?ctx=1.1033.0.0.1&cn=967144

Nanette:
https://www.netflix.com/title/80233611

Razor’s Edge:
http://www.blackgold.org/polaris/search/title.aspx?ctx=1.1033.0.0.1&cn=458331

Pink Carnation Series:
http://www.blackgold.org/polaris/search/searchresults.aspx?ctx=1.1033.0.0.1&type=Keyword&term=pink%20carnation&by=SE&sort=MP&limit=Availability%20%3E%200&query=&page=0&searchid=17

RB Digital:
https://www.rbdigital.com/blackgoldca/service/magazines/landing?

Jamaal May:
https://www.poetryfoundation.org/poets/jamaal-may

EPISODE NOTES

Mentioned in this episode:

Tuesday Poets: http://santabarbaraca.evanced.info/signup/EventDetails?EventId=13675

Eastside Murder Mystery:http://santabarbaraca.evanced.info/signup/EventDetails?EventId=13730

MakeSB: http://santabarbaraca.evanced.info/signup/EventDetails?EventId=13524

Edson Smith Photo Collection:http://www.luna.blackgold.org/luna/servlet/blackgold~9~9

History of the Santa Barbara Public Library System:https://www.santabarbaraca.gov/gov/depts/lib/getinvolved/sbplsystem/history.asp

Cosplay Definition: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cosplay

Tech Tasting: http://santabarbaraca.evanced.info/signup/EventDetails?EventId=13521

Library Book Clubs:https://www.santabarbaraca.gov/gov/depts/lib/events/library_book_clubs.asp

WriteSB: http://santabarbaraca.evanced.info/signup/EventDetails?EventId=13972

Lawrence Brown Affair: http://www.blackgold.org/polaris/search/title.aspx?ctx=1.1033.0.0.1&cn=980308

Sarah MacLean: http://www.blackgold.org/polaris/search/title.aspx?ctx=1.1033.0.0.1&cn=727621

Heartbreaker: http://www.blackgold.org/polaris/search/title.aspx?ctx=1.1033.0.0.1&cn=577607

Storm for the Living and the Dead (Bukowski):http://www.blackgold.org/polaris/search/title.aspx?ctx=1.1033.0.0.1&cn=1000741

Dreams From Bunker Hill (Fante):http://www.blackgold.org/polaris/search/title.aspx?ctx=1.1033.0.0.1&cn=12887

Lunch Poems: http://www.blackgold.org/polaris/search/title.aspx?ctx=1.1033.0.0.1&cn=967144

Nanette: https://www.netflix.com/title/80233611

Razor’s Edge: http://www.blackgold.org/polaris/search/title.aspx?ctx=1.1033.0.0.1&cn=458331

Pink Carnation Series:http://www.blackgold.org/polaris/search/searchresults.aspx?ctx=1.1033.0.0.1&type=Keyword&term=pink%20carnation&by=SE&sort=MP&limit=Availability%20%3E%200&query=&page=0&searchid=17

RB Digital: https://www.rbdigital.com/blackgoldca/service/magazines/landing?

Jamaal May: https://www.poetryfoundation.org/poets/jamaal-may