That’s Right! I Promised You Baby Birds!

So I got a little delayed with that. Sorry. Here are your birds.

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This is a baby cardinal that recently hatched at my in-laws house. I think I will call him Stanley.

Stanley

I think the various and sundry blog issues have been sorted. Please let me know if you run into any issues.

Also, I got to experience a silent migraine. No stars. I do not recommend this experience. Will not be ordering again.

Apparently, Comments are still broken

Feel free to email if you see any additional issues. Hopefully, we’ll get this all sorted soon. There’s always the nuke it option. I have my archives backed up.

I’ll share baby birds or something tomorrow.

Hi! So, This Site Was Hacked

Actually, everything on our account with the web host was hacked. So if you saw some…er…unsavory links popping up in headers, that wasn’t me. I hope you didn’t follow any of those links. I’m not here to judge you or your proclivities, but I’m sure those links were not what they promised and probably carried all sorts of BTDs (Browsing Transmitted Disease).

It was ugly and annoying. It should be fixed now. You may notice that SiteLock badge in the lower left. Yeah, they de-loused it for me. Yes, I could have done it myself, but frankly I just didn’t want to screw with it. Besides, they assure me that they are guarding the henhouse for me.

The whole mess fubar ‘d my theme so I’ll be experimenting with some new and different looks around here. If you love/hate something, let me know. Screenshots would be helpful as I’m likely to be wrenching pretty quickly so comments to the effect of ‘this looks cool/like crap’ won’t help without a reference point. You can email me at Jennifer AT injennifershead DOT com.

I’ve been busy. Work is insane lately. But my boss and I got together with one of the internal auditors and a couple of interns and did a thing. I don’t have everyone’s permission to share the thing with the whole of the internets, but I’ll share some pictures. I’ll update if I get the go-ahead. Yeah, it’s a song. It’s silly. I’ve done better vocal work, but this was tremendously fun.

I told the interns my Made in England Doc Martens are older than they are. The internal auditor commented that they were cute and wanted to know where I’d gotten them. I answered, “The Ninety’s.”

Here, have a behind the scenes pic just because.

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And one more of our silly selves posing in front of the building

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We are GAAP (Generally Accepted Accounting Personnel). Comin’ Atcha!

Here’s hoping I can get back to a more regular posting schedule.

Uncluttering

My life has been over-cluttered, not just with the things I’ve collected that are scattered about my house (although that’s certainly an issue), but with too many distractions and influences that aren’t really adding to my quality of life. It’s time I do something about it.

No, I’m not about to do some mass Facebook unfriending, but there will be some. If you are reading this, you aren’t likely to be on the chopping block, particularly if we interact on a regular basis. Quite honestly, that paring down process has already begun, but I seriously doubt those that have been cut have noticed.

I’m simplifying my feedreader. I just don’t have the time or inclination to read each and every blog currently listed there. I find more and more often that I am hitting the mark as read button anyway. Again, those that will be removed aren’t likely to notice as I probably haven’t been interacting with them already.

And yeah, stuff. I have books that I haven’t gotten around to reading that I probably never will. I have half-finished projects that I should really be honest about and pass on. I have too many “things that may come in handy someday.” So many, in fact, that if someday ever came, I’d never find them.

I want my house to a place where I can welcome my friends. I can’t do that today. And I want my relationships to be real and interactive. I have no need for drama and gossip in my life. It doesn’t enrich my life or make me a better person.

Why should I even tell you this? I don’t know. Few, if any, of you will even be affected. If I suddenly vanish from your friends list and you miss me, message me. I probably cut you off by mistake. That is not my intent.

My intent is a refocus on what is really important. I saw so many people who I really care about this weekend, most of whom had fallen out of touch. I met their children that I didn’t even know existed. I saw the devastation on the other side of my city where people lost their homes and all their stuff. Nobody cared about the stuff. They were just glad to be alright and able to be together.

I want more of that and less clutter. I want to shoot more, both firearms and photographs. And I want to share it all with the people who really matter. People that are a real part of my life, both online and off.

Am I going to stop blogging? Fat chance, you aren’t getting rid of me that easily! Hopefully, I’ll blog more. I want the conversation. The real conversations rather than the drive by kind. And hey! We’ve made some tasty food that I need to share with you all.

Required Reading if You Are Headed to Nashville!

WizardPC has a run-down on things you should know about Nashville

And some additional advice from his co-blogger, Oddball.

That’s Forever in Internet Years

Dustbury has been blogging for 19 years.

And even though he’s local to me, we’ve yet to meet in the real world. Going to have to fix that.

Whew!

So as I’m sure you noticed, SqueakyB came to visit. There was shopping and eating and gaming and pedicures and a missed flight (d’oh!).

We even squeezed in a little zombie shooting.

Photo by Micah Heath
Photo by Micah Heath

Just one of the dinners

She came out to experience the mess that is our house and the awesome that was Super! Bitcon. Full report to come once I’ve recovered. Here’s just one of the 1400 pictures I took of the event.

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Madness! Chaos! Release the Hounds!

Ok, don’t release the hounds. Give them head scratches and treats.

We’re about to launch headfirst into crazy season around our place. In a few short days, we’re going to head down to the airport and bring home a houseguest. A Bonnie houseguest. Yes, this Bonnie. Squeee!

So, I cleaned the bathroom. Nope, not sharing any before pics.

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And we added a new to us medicine cabinet. It seems downright civilized in there.

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The rest of the house? Well, let’s just call that a work in progress.

Bonnie is coming to visit for Super! Bitcon. Oh yeah, we’re getting our game on. That’s right friends, we’re crossing the streams. Gun blogging and game blogging. The world may not survive. If you’re local, you should come out to the big event. I made a thing. It could be yours.

Then Easter, then NRA, and a host of things to get done in between. So the house is not likely to see a lot more progress for a bit.

But hey! The bathroom is clean.