So this happened last night…

So here’s a thing that happened last night! I totally sang with Guster. You know, no big – just one of my favorite bands and one of my fav songs, in front of like 200 people in DC. (Also the whole show was super fun and awesome all around!) Apologies for what is essentially a FB repost, but it was … Continue Reading →

Shades of Milk and Honey II

You might recall I recently wrote about Mary Robinette Kowal’s book “Shades of Milk and Honey” and how she was doing a Month of Letters wherein she would respond to people to wrote her character Jane. I loved the letter I got back and the author invited me to reply to Jane, when I expressed an interest in doing … Continue Reading →

Shades of Milk and Honey

I adore Mary Robinette Kowal’s book “Shades of Milk and Honey,” which is a based in a regency era world where magic (called glamour) exists. It’s so cool. She’s got a sequel that is out very soon too. For the Month of Letters, you could write to her main character, Jane, and she would write back. Here’s my letter: It … Continue Reading →

Meeting Cate & Hugo

Yesterday a bunch of us went to see Cate Blanchett and Hugo Weaving in a production of Uncle Vanya at the Kennedy Center in DC! Koji (of Hello Kitty fame) organized it because he’s a big Cate fan. He was very excited. I had decided that we needed to get Cate to sign his arm so he could get the … Continue Reading →

Party Down

So, now that I’ve finally joined the 21st century and I’m on Netflix streaming, I’ve been catching up with TV shows I never got around to. One of them is Party Down. A TV critic I like reading, Alan Sepinwall, loved it, and I have a couple of friends who have watched it too. The show is only 2 seasons … Continue Reading →


I was playing with Instagram and some old iPhone pix and I liked how these two turned out:

Because she’s awesome…

Lola just made my night by sending me this little birthday present. For those who don’t know, she is an amazing artist – and she drew the Gray Lady Ravenclaw ghost specially for me! It was so sweet of her – what a lovely start to my birthday! :-)