News and a Fun Fact

First some news:

My parents are visiting from Chicago this weekend so don’t expect a post until Tuesday (but I hope to have one up on Monday!). This weekend is Mardi Gras so stay tuned for a fun Mardi Gras post (but not too fun, we aren’t in NOLA, after all!).

A Fun Fact:

Do you leave two spaces after a period when typing on the computer? If you do, you are responsible for carrying over an archaic habit developed from typewriters. Typewriters wouldn’t leave a proper amount of space after a period so, to compensate for the lack of technology and to make it clear that there was a punctuation mark, typers would have to hit the space bar twice. This isn’t necessary for computers but many people, even younglings that never used a typewriter, still double space. If you double space, you are either the last grasp to typewriters or needlessly holding on to old habits, see it as you will!

Have a great weekend and stay safe over the Mardi Gras weekend (and if you have access to punchkis, please mail them down to the South!)


Song In My Head 2.5.13

Kevin and I have always cooked dinner together even when we just started dating. Normally, we are have NPR’s World Cafe on as we cut and simmer and early in our relationship The Avett Brothers’ “Kick Drum Heart” came on. I don’t remember what we were cooking but I do remember jumping around the kitchen pretending to know the words. Since my last few songs have been slow, (and because I just got out of a mega tough workout) my head-radio decided to kick it up a notch. This song always makes me think of the early days of our relationship when I basically lived out of a room and we went to the beach nearly every day.

Here it is, the song in my head, “Kick Drum Heart” by the Avett Brothers.

Site Updates

If you haven’t figured it out already, I made a few changes to the blog. Most drastically, instead of being DIY focused, it will be everything focused. I will be merging my other blogs into this one.

Some fun new things: All my fiction will be posted here and every day I will post about the song in my head. I will also be better at following the progress of my Life List and will do write ups of the books I read (they are all posted on my Book List). There will be a heavy influx of pop culture including reactions to my favorite shows. A few other things I always wanted to do but never had the venue will also be posted here including outfit photos and pictures of my dressmaking.

It will be a lot more varied but, hopefully, a lot more consistent (maybe I will finally tackle #50 on my life list!).

Thank you for reading.


Awkward first post

This is my awkward first post.

I like cats, reading, and crafts. Here I will record my efforts in growing up, being responsible to myself and the Earth, and living and building a life from scratch.

I live in Pensacola, FL with my fiance and our three cats, Martin, Chaos, and Paul Newman. I have no idea what I want to do with my life but I like helping people. I currently work at the local Homeless Coalition and dance at a local bar on the weekends.

We are both dirty hippies, live on the beach, and always smell like salt water (which means we smell like awesome).