cygnoir's honks

Had a marvelous time at the Judge John Hodgman show tonight. And I’m ready to settle arguments with my official challenge coin!

Tolkien’s birthday celebration menu at Kennedy School.

Scenes from Tolkien’s birthday celebration at Kennedy School. Lord of the Rings boardgaming!

Deconstructed samosas. I kinda liked this vegan dish, but it was bland and the tortillas had a dismaying texture. I used honey to solve both problems. 🍯 🐝 Thanks, bees! I love you!

Some treasures: labradorite, opal, and amethyst, plus a labradorite-infused candle. 💎🕯️

Looking forward to re-reading one of my favorite books, Helene Wecker’s “The Golem and the Jinni”. 📚

First read of 2019: “Eleanor Oliphant Is Completely Fine” by Gail Honeyman. Quick, compelling read with a satisfying and not saccharine ending. Recommended! 📚

Another tool for the new year: Baron Fig’s Wander Dream Journal. I have been plagued with nightmares most nights for as long as I can remember. I’m aiming for some greater understanding as to why through recording and reviewing them in this notebook.

Frost-kissed leaf. 🌬🍁

Bullet Journal, Hobonichi Techo, pen, and ink. I am ready for 2019.

Today was a calm, joyful, relaxing, and restorative day at home. Naps and long-distance chats and cooking and reading. And presents! I hope you, too, were able to spend the day just as you wanted.

Woke up from a dream in which I was speaking fluent Spanish. I was rocking past participles but I couldn’t remember how to say “someday”. Somewhere, the Duolingo owl is laughing his wee green tail off.

This ambivert would like to formally thank all Portlanders who bring their dogs on last-minute holiday shopping errands. I was recharged by all the pupper love today!

Zen, who has barely shown any interest in catnip for the past 21 years, is now going bonkers over the catnip I sprinkled on her new cardboard scratcher. 😻

★ Liked “Secure Messaging Apps Comparison

Compare “secure” messaging apps with this well-researched site.

Beautiful enamel pin from @fourletterwordcards, a gift from a coworker.

I love our tree. 🎄

I procrastinated the bulk of my holiday shopping until this afternoon. That was profoundly poor planning. 😩

Well, that’s worrisome, Gyroscope. 😕

Heading to CA for Thanksgiving!

Zen’s November look: heated mat and space-heater. Aw, who am I kidding? It’s Zen’s all-year-round look.

Mushroom and white bean cassoulet.

Heard about cherimoya fruit on the @judgejohnhodgman podcast and here they are at Freddy’s! I was not brave enough to buy one. Next time …

Pas de deux. 🍂

Celebrated eight years of marriage with FunkyPlaid today. He’s my favorite. 💗

An IndieWeb Webring 🕸💍