I don’t exactly know where the phrase ‘happy sushi belly’ came from, but after Friday night, that’s exactly what I had. Welcome to the Sunday Post!
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Happy Sushi Belly and a Semi-Unexpected ARC!
The Husbeast went back to work on Tuesday. He was lucky his vacation joined right up to Remembrance Day, so he had an extra day off to get ready to face the office.
For Remembrance Day, I talked about my Grandfather, a WWII vet. I also wrote how I support the Movember foundation in his honour. If you’re looking for a charitable contribution to put toward your taxes this year, can I suggest you consider making a donation to my Movember campaign? Every little bit helps.
Obviously, I’m not putting the thumbscrews to anyone.I haven’t exactly raised thousands of dollars in the past. That said, I’ll remind you again next week 😉
I’ve been teaching myself how to use OBS Studio for Twitch and YouTube streaming. I’ve been considering streaming World of Warcraft or The Sims, or just games as they appeal to me. While chatting about various and sundry things. Maybe I’ll find that one pocket of literate knitters who also play video games. It could happen.
Friday I took a day off…and we went out for Sushi! We were all so hungry we shut the place down. Definitely a night for happy sushi belly!
Last Week on Stringchronicity
Monday: Prostate Cancer, Movember and Remembrance Day
Tuesday: On Top Ten Tuesday, we showed off our bookmarks
Wednesday: For WWBC, we shared our strange and unusual talents
Thursday: Review, Doctor Sleep: A Novel
Friday: I took a day off!
Saturday: I talked about Those Darned Socks
I have Top Ten Tuesday and Wednesday Weekly Blog Challenge posts already planned, and am hoping for at least one book review and one ramble about yarny goodness. You know, the usual stuff.
I have a single sock (of a pair) that’s almost ready to come off the needles. I need to verify the fit first. Then I’ll be starting a new pair of socks.
I’m a bit behind on my reading, despite doing some each day. I guess that’s what weekends are for!
What I’m Reading, Listening to and Watching
No change from last week on the reading front. I’m getting closer to the end on Killer Across the Table. Driving the Husbeast to work in the morning means I get to listen to Jonathan Groff compare lesser-known murderers to some of his more famous cases. I’m OK with that.
Yet another costuming/fashion video for you. Morgan Donner wears a corset for a week. Spoiler: She doesn’t die from the experience.
Contrary to popular belief, corsets didn’t exist solely to cinch the waist to extreme proportions. Most corsets, at least by the late 1800’s to early 1900’s were intended as support garments for the chest, and as shape wear. Between lycra and underwires, women wear much more uncomfortable “convenience” garments nowadays.
Trust me on this. I’ve worn corsets from different eras, and the most challenging experience was attempting to drive while wearing an Elizabethan effigy corset stiffened with cable ties. Not something I plan to attempt again anytime soon. A late Victorian or Edwardian corset would have been a vast improvement.
On the Needles
The Big Blue Blanket continues to grow. Picture of sock included. If it fits, I just need to Kitchener the toe.
I came home from sushi with a cache of goodies even though I was nowhere near a bookstore. And one of those books hasn’t been released yet. And one’s in German and has a title that glows in the dark…
(Yes, it’s a care package from CL Polk. She spoils us on occasion. You can expect a highly biased review of Stormsong once I’ve finished the other 3 books I promised to read).
I received a digital ARC of the Kingdom Cold series by Brittni Chenelle. We’ll see if I get around to this one. The first book, at least, is YA – which isn’t my cup of tea, but I definitely appreciate the chance to look it over!
Otherwise, I haven’t added any new books this week. I’m looking to get caught up.
What have you been up to this week? Let me know in the comments below! 🙂