Hobbits in the mist

January is rainy and wet,  and the little Hobbits feel all cooped up, even in the nice new house we are sharing with Clamb; So we go out in the rain on mini adventures, just to see the sky and feel the wind.








This place is Panama Hill park. It’s pretty Hobbit friendly.







It’s covered in hawthorn.















and has cranberry bogs all around it









It’s wet, of course. Fortunately it’s close to home and the fireplace, and hobbits don’t really mind being wet for short adventures.


Published in: on January 5, 2012 at 11:44 am  Comments (2)  
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At 44 you can’t deny that you are in your mid forties.

Yesterday was my 44th birthday.  I celebrated with good friends, good food, good Scotch,  and bad movies.  Three out of four isn’t bad, and the bad  was just Star Trek.

All is well,  I don’t feel my age, or act it, or apparently look it.  So I’m not going to worry about it. Maybe when I’m eleventy one.

Till then,  To good adventures, good food, and good friends.


Published in: on January 30, 2011 at 10:58 am  Leave a Comment  

Hobbit Stir-Fry

Made by, but not of real Hobbits.

I often put unexpected elements together in my cooking. Sometimes it’s Mad Science!, and sometimes it’s fusion.

This time it was pure Hobbit.

In the skillet:
White boiler onions, chopped.
English Chestnuts, peeled and blanched.
Brown Crimini Mushrooms, sliced.
Brussel sprouts, sliced and blanched.
Firm Tofu.

Spiced with:
Allspice, nutmeg, oregano and soy-sauce.

and served over brown rice.

Two out of two Burner Hobbits agree would Nom again


Published in: on January 12, 2011 at 3:06 pm  Leave a Comment  
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Winter is project time.

January. Meh.
The sunlight is gone and won’t be back until March. It’s not that long, and often I’m feeling the lack of sunlight in November, but it’s still affecting my mood.

But I will rise above it!!  Instead of being outside in the sun, I’m beginning work on a website. I want to publish my short stories and serialize some of my longer ones, maybe even put some of the poetry up. (serious maybe)
There are a growing numbers of people writing web fiction, and it makes more sense to me than looking for a publisher, especially for fairy tales and short stories.
It’s going to take a while to get it to a point where I’ll actually launch it, but it’s a good project to get me working on my writing more than just doing a NaNoWriMo every November.

I have other projects on the go as well; I signed on as the Volunteer coordinator for the C.O.R.E. entry that BurnVic is putting together, and we are working at forming BurnVic into a Nonprofit.
That should, in theory, be enough to stop me wasting all my time on facebook games, and hopefully the BurnVic stuff will get me out of the house and being social, maybe if I hang out with enough burners I’ll feel that desert sun
♥ Edd

Published in: on January 6, 2011 at 10:41 am  Leave a Comment  
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Only one more sleep

Only one more sleep till Christmas. Usually I’m in calm mellow mode, but Christmas eve is always exciting, probably because Megan keeps breaking into little happy dances every time she remembers it’s Christmas.

Work gives us a half day today,  a half day at new years eve, and a full day between the two. (besides the stats.)  Most people break up the full day between the two half days, so they don’t have to come in at all on either of the eves.  I prefer to work the half days  and take the day after boxing day off.  The half day is awesome,  there’s not as many interruptions because there is nobody here, the lunchroom table is full of cookies, the fridge is full of cranberry juice, eggnog and mix,  and occasionally someone will pop around with a box of chocolates or oranges, and drop off a card.

This afternoon I’ll go out and pick up those last couple things,  something for Megan’s stocking that I saw yesterday when she was with me, and something more for the roommate. I’m against all the overblown commercialism at Christmas, but there’s something about going to pick up that thing you think she’ll love and watching all the crazy shoppers doing the last minute panic dance. Then I’ll go home and help clean the place up, do some last minute baking, play punk Christmas music,  feed some rum to Kayla and Megan and pick Dorothy up from the ferry. ( or maybe drink some rum with Kayla and let Megan pick Dorothy up from the ferry)  in any case there will be rum, and my girls.

Later tonight, if it’s not raining, we’ll walk up to summit park and keep an eye out for Santa, sometimes when the weather is clear you can see his sleigh flying very fast from rooftop to rooftop. It’s amazing how spry that fat old elf  is.

Merry Christmas  my friends, where-ever you may be.


Published in: on December 24, 2010 at 11:11 am  Comments (1)