Ursula Vernon - Interrogative Wombat

Writer's Block: Best book ever!

Is there any book you can read over and over again without ever getting sick of it? Do you discover something new every time you read it?

There are a few series that I re-read periodically. Jo Clayton's Skeen and  Blue Magic trilogys are camping books. Those, and her other series, are part of what makes camping complete for me. I also go back to Lois McMaster Bujold's Miles Vorkosigan books. Those are like visiting with an old friend that I haven't seen recently; I remember the basics but not all the details because I wait a long time between. I think her new series, The Sharing Knife, will be a re-reader for me also. And I just read Elizabeth Moon's The Deed of Paksennarion again, in preparation for the next book! New trilogy - yay! There are more, but these are the ones that came to mind. My husband is always after me to get rid of books, but some of them are permanent residents that I'll never be tired of!
Ursula Vernon - Interrogative Wombat

Writer's Block: Miss Manners

What recently developed technology—cell phones, wi-fi, laptops, handheld gaming devices, etc.—do you think has had the worst influence on how people behave in public?
Cellphones. They took something that used to be mostly limited to your home or work, and put it out on the street, in restaurants, etc. People still have conversations as if they were in the relative privacy of home or work though. Also, you had to actually *think* about making a call - "Oh, I should call Marcie tonight"; now it's just push a button and disengage brain.
Ursula Vernon - Interrogative Wombat

Yay! Moya!

Which sci-fi crew would you best fit in with? (pics)
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You scored as Moya (Farscape)

You are surrounded by muppets. But that is okay because they are your friends and have shown many times that they can be trusted. Now if only you could stop being bothered about wormholes.

Moya (Farscape)


Serenity (Firefly)


Heart of Gold (Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy)


Babylon 5 (Babylon 5)


Nebuchadnezzar (The Matrix)


SG-1 (Stargate)


Millennium Falcon (Star Wars)


Bebop (Cowboy Bebop)


Deep Space Nine (Star Trek)


Andromeda Ascendant (Andromeda)


Galactica (Battlestar: Galactica)


FBI's X-Files Division (The X-Files)


Enterprise D (Star Trek)

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Imps for sale, lovely imps! (and bottles and imp packs too!)

New Imps!!
I know, I know, you are all spending your $$ on the new update...but these are such lonely bottles and imps...I never wear them anymore! I'm open to negotiation if you buy a bunch, I just want these to go to people who will wear them..
So here's the list, look kindly upon it, please!

LE Bottles:
full to neck, tested once:
-White Moon

At about label top
-Chaos Theory III Strange Attractors: CMLXXV (only note I get is sort of melon-y?)

GC Bottle:
-Centzon Totochtin -this is an oddly labeled bottle, with an imp tag taped to one side and a
printed picture and name taped to the other.

Next up, 4 imp packs!  They each have 2 LEs and 4 GCs.  They were from a themed sale, so I've gone through and re-christened them : Guys and Dolls, There Ain't Nothing Like a Dame, Man and Beast, and Spice it Up! (which doesn't necessarily mean the scents are spicy, know what I mean? wink-wink, nudge-nudge, and all that rot)
$8 will get you one...how can you resist at that price?

Newly added imps will be marked with *

Cracked Bell
The Masque
Black Moon
Chaos Theory III DVII
Sol Invictus
Monsterbait: Closet*
Jacob's Ladder *

Sugar Skull 2005 (1/2 imp)

Stardust 2006
The Brides of Dracula
RM Renfield
Lucy Westenra
Samhain 2006
Shadow *
Pink Phoenix *
Red Lantern (really not sure of the year, and it's not marked, so it might be '06. I didn't buy much last year...but I really don't know.) *

Full or almost full
$3 or 2 for $5
Les Infortunes De La Vertu

At or below label
$2.50 or 3 for $6
Ochosi x21
Cobra Lily
Iambe x2
Dragon Tears
The Jersey Devil
The Scales of Deprivation
Phantom Queen x2
Kali *
Mouse's Long and Sad Tale *

Also I have sniffies! 1 per person, first come, first served:

I take Paypal of either flavor, and over $8 I'll pay postage. Under that it will be $1.(and let me know if you like chocolate ;) )
Sniffie List:
Antique Lace
The Lion
2, 5, and 7
Black Opal
Saw-Scaled Viper
Harvest Moon 05
Snow White 05
Pink Phoenix
All Saints 04
Miskatonic University (orig.)

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Alex the Grey parrot has died

I don't know how many of you knew about Alex, or if this was carried widely enough for people to have heard about it yet, so I post. Alex was an African Grey parrot that helped teach us just how smart these birds are. He worked with Dr. Irene Pepperberg for about 30 years. Being a bird-brain, er, -mom, I know how much he will be missed. CNN has more here
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Squeeeness!! I opened my mailbox and founf 4 packages of sales and swaps of BPAL imps :)
Now I have 10 new smells to sniff... I am happy happy!!
For those who don't know, BPAL is Black Phoenix Alchemy Labs where wonderful perfume oils are created. seaweasel mentioned it once long ago, and I finally caved...and the oils are better than you could imagine! Actually if  anyone down here (or temporarily down here) wanted to get together for a "sniffing" party, I'd love to addict...er, let you try my oils. Or if anyone else has some, we could do some swapping!  I'm unemployed and out of school right now so mostly free, so, let me know!!
Mary, off to sniff wonderful things...
Ursula Vernon - Interrogative Wombat

Death by Troll...

named Preciousjade? Hey! It wasn't my idea! And she was really tough...took me out in 3 hits!

I died in the Dungeon of Wicketbird

I was killed in a crystalline alcove by Preciousjade the troll, whilst carrying...


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They stole our tent!

Dang it! Somebody broke into the storage locker in our carport last night and stole a bunch of our camping gear! They took one of our tents, the duffle that had *all* of our cooking gear...accumulated over 20+ years of camping...our tool bag (hatchets, tri-axes, extra stakes, ropes, etc) air mattresses. The cooking gear bag had stuff we can't replace, Tom's old metal Sierra club cup, cool little Coleman stuff we've picked up here and there...Brand new set of Coleman cookware! You know, that blue speckled with white stuff...my folks had stuff like that.
Oh man, they took our freaking HAMMOCKS!! I am seriously bummed...our camping trip, usually just one big one every year, is my big time to relax, and over the years we've accumulated lots of stuff towards making our tent site comfy and welcoming, and making things easy. Why on earth would someone need to take our stuff? They can't even sell half of it...maybe this weekend we'll go around and look in the neighborhood dumpsters.
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Ursula Vernon - Interrogative Wombat

Katrina - something we can do!

Wikipedia, I think, has something going called the Katrina Peoplefinder Project - linky
They are taking all the postings they can find from various boards and such, and compiling them into a searchable database (when the server recovers from its meltdown). You go claim a chunk of data and enter it into the forms... This I can do! Pass it along, there's a lot of into to get typed in.