Shmoo and I play a game called The Long Dark by Hinterland Studio Inc. It’s still in beta on Steam, and is multi-platform. Shmoo bought the game for me a few months after he got it, because I used to constantly yell at him while he played that he was going to die because he […]

I never drink water; that is the stuff that rusts pipes. ~W. C. Fields Tuesday, February 17th, seemed pretty normal for most of the day. Shmoo got home about 15 minutes before me, grabbed the dog and took her out back to potty. When he got downstairs, there was water EVERYWHERE. So when I got […]

Brooklyn Black Ops vs. Bourbon County Stout

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For those who talk to me regularly, it’s no secret that I like stouts and my favorite stout is Goose Island (the bar, not what they sold to Budweiser) Bourbon County Brand Stout. It’s deep, dark, chocolaty, and at around 15% ABV, relatively strong. I treasure my bottles of this like the rare and delicate […]

2014 Wrap Up

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Hi! It’s the end of another year where I haven’t managed to post at least once a month, and when I realize that I haven’t posted here since May I feel a bit ashamed and depressed about that. I’ve spent more time in the past year updating my site than I have posting. I’d talk […]

Shmoocon 9 Staff Soap

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Dear Shmoocon Staff Members, I hope you like the soap and it helps you fend off becoming one of the smelly masses! Thanks for helping to make Shmoocon great! ~Laura Ingredients: Coffee & coffee grounds, Coconut Oil, Canola Oil, Shea Butter, ground Oatmeal, Salt, Sodium Hydroxide, Fragrance* Credit to @hackerhuntress for “please sanitize your inputs” […]

Because honestly, I’ve lost my knitting mojo this month. It’s too damn hot and humid to do much, if any, knitting. And so I haven’t knit. What I have done however is go to two baseball games. So I shall tell you about those. The first was on July 4th. We went to see the […]

I am going to post some observations we’ve made about camping. But first, an open letter to the family staying beside us this past weekend at Cape Henlopen State Park: Dear Family Next To Us, I know this may come as a shock to you, but some people actually read AND follow the rules of […]

Sick of Snow.

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So.. it snowed a lot in D.C. this past weekend. LIke.. 3 feet or so. Check this time lapse someone did of all the snow. This past weekend was also shmoocon. Which I wasn’t attending this year, but shmoo was going to, until he had to cover for people not showing up to work and […]

So, like.. it’s cold. Fall is definitively here and I just want to say, I’d like a little more of cool late summer back please! Vacation was good and much needed. I got yarn. 4932|400 4935|400 And new awesomely awesome shoes, which it is now too cold to wear…. 4926|400 And my mom caught a […]

We went camping at Assateague this past weekend. Didn’t take any photos, but had a relaxing time none the less. It was a good trip, with one exception… The rental car and the douchebag* at the local Enterprise Car Rental Agency. First, we got there and he had us sit down at his desk, which […]

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