Category Archives: Geekery

Jeopardy tryouts – part one

It was around 2:30 last Tuesday (last Tuesday! It’s been a week!) that I couldn’t stand it anymore and just went to find Conference Room K, where it all was happening. A very short elevator ride brought me to the … Continue reading

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The Jeopardy saga – bookend edition

I admit it – after having studied intermittently full-tilt for the past five weeks, I’ve vegetated since I got home from New York. I hadn’t been reading nearly as much for pleasure (by which I mean “for Netgalley”) in the … Continue reading

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Jeopardy tryouts: been there, done it, and got the pen to prove it

Well, I’m back. The Jeopardy “audition” (I have to use quotes there because with an actor as a friend it makes me giggle to use the word in relation to me) was this afternoon – and it was a huge … Continue reading

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Heading for Jeopardy, part 2

Update next day: this is what I’m in for … oh my … Bless the Angry Nerd for providing a detailed description of all that goes on. Also: I ordered “Geography for Dummies” and “The Smart Girl’s Guide to Sports” … Continue reading

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Today was after being such a crummy day…

It rained all yesterday.  A lot.  It wasn’t till I got into the car this morning and went “!!” that I realized my windows had been open since Saturday.  I was running late, so I didn’t have a choice – … Continue reading

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The Hobbit – J.R.R. Tolkien. Of course.

It does not do to leave a live dragon out of your calculations, if you live near him.  – Bilbo I’ve said elsewhere that it was impossible for me to review The Hobbit.  I don’t know if this will count … Continue reading

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Shuttle: end of an era

Robots probe.  Humans voyage. I didn’t make a note of who said that recently, and I regret that.  Because it’s exactly how I feel. On May 16, the last Endeavour flight, the second to last shuttle flight, went up.  I … Continue reading

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Twelfth Night – Viola

VIOLA A lady, sir, though it was said she much resembled me, was yet of many accounted beautiful: but, though I could not with such estimable wonder overfar believe that, yet thus far I will boldly publish her; she bore … Continue reading

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Twelfth Night – Branagh/Thames Shakespeare

Branagh (1988) (Thames Shakespeare Collection) Made for television? VIOLA: Frances Barber FESTE: Anton Lesser DUKE ORSINO: Christopher Ravenscroft MALVOLIO: Richard Briers SIR TOBY BELCH: James Saxon OLIVIA: Caroline Langrishe SIR ANDREW AGUECHEEK: James Simmons MARIA: Abigail McKern ANTONIO: Stuart McCreery … Continue reading

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Happy Pi Day!

3.142 … er, 3.13129… Um.  Oh, here – I think it’s a copyright violation to copy out the best strawberry pie recipe ever, from Diane Mott Davidson’s Dying for Chocolate  – but it is out there.  (Just cut back the … Continue reading

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