PSA: reading creepy stories in bed just before you go to sleep may lead to creepy dreams after you doze off.

@superpat I like it. It's a pretty good adaptation of the book series, and I'm a big fan of those. Give it a try.

It is past time for me to get a jumbo ball winder. Maybe I'll buy myself one for Giftmas.

@eskay8 These days I'm always excited when a new episode of Criminal pops up in my feed. Not too long, a little quirky, but interesting.

Seriously, WHO USES ADOBE DIGITAL EDITIONS these days??? Also, publishers who say you can read ADE galleys on KOBO? I. Don't. Think. So.

Last night while I was putting a skein of yarn on my umbrella swift, the clamp at the bottom of the umbrella part came loose & dropped to the bottom.

I had a moment's frisson of shock, thinking of how catastrophic (in yarn terms) it would have been if that had happened while I was winding a 1200 yd skein of lace weight yarn.

I put a separate clamp under the main clamp to wind my yarn.

To you folks out there writing: My hat's off to y'all! Seriously, writing has never been other than a chore & a burden to me. I truly admire those who do it because they love it. Well done.

@aimil I'll go regularly for a while, then skip a couple of months. I don't know why, except it's a bit far away and transportation can be problematic for me.

Trying to generate enough oomph to get up and go to spinning guild today. So very low, though. Maybe more coffee would help.

@BeCeejed I do most of my reading as . I occasionally buy , but mostly when I want to support a particular author or because they're better in paper (e.g., The Lost Words by Robert MacFarlane and Jackie Morris), or James Rebank (the Herdwick shepherd guy on Twitter.)
Otherwise, ebooks from trad pubs, mostly. Most of my readingis on my iPod Touch, in bed, at night.

@shaunduke All-time favorite fantasy book: The Last Unicorn, by Peter S Beagle. 2nd favorite: Bridge of Birds, Barry Hughart

@tsaiberia I struggle with this SO. MUCH. I really don't understand HOW people can do it. It's a total mystery to me. But I"m an old hermit these days and have no idea how to interact well with others.

@evilrooster I was a French major in college. When I was taking German, I'd automatically reach for French words instead of English. My German teacher would laugh and call that "Mixgepicklete sprache." (guessing at spelling of dog-German.)

Finally finished knitting the last of the cardi. Final skein of yarn had more knots that all the other skeins put together. Go figure... Now to darn in ends and wash and block.

Oh man, The Writer and Critic podcast is ending. :( :( :( They've been a wonderful source of good books for me. Much sadness.

That moment when you're 55 rounds and an i-cord bind-off from finishing your cardi and you. just. CAN'T. 😯 At least, not tonight. Already knitted thru 3 movies today

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