Eleventy

11 Dec 18
the twisted yarn

There isn’t much in knitting that scares me. I can k3togtbl, I can cut a steek whilst stone-cold sober, and I laugh in the face of complex colourwork (unless it’s intarsia, in which case I sigh and then untangle all 76 bobbins for the eleventy millionth time). But today, I’m anxious. You see, I’ve finished […]

11 Dec 18

Elucidating Questions

I wonder I wonder what if it happens again Each year progressively worse Remember when I thought I thought everything was going to get better and then He got arrested He died His leg got hurt He got sad and then sadder I lost my way I still haven’t found it He hurt his ankle […]

10 Dec 18
The Cuthulu Express

    Of all the technicians created and sent down to guide mothership-earth on its operating system, whether deity or alien or artificial intelligence of some kind, only one of them failed every mission. Though it would be fair to say that Truth was the one bad-ass who really tried and tried. Everyone else seemed […]

09 Dec 18
The Flog

Friday 7th December marked the first annual Dropstone Christmas Curry.  A long-standing tradition dating back less than one year. None of the band’s many bass players were able to attend.  One is currently confined in a broom cupboard at the Ecuadorian Embassy in London, another is Middle East Envoy for the United Nations and the […]

08 Dec 18
9to5Toys
Amazon is offering several J. R. R. Tolkien Kindle books for $3. Our top pick is The Lord of the Rings: One Volume at $2.99. That’s a $13 savings off the cost of paperback, beats the lowest price Amazon has charged for a physical copy by 50%, and is $1 less than the previous low for the Kindle edition. Everyone knows that watching the movie is not the same as reading the book. Lots of things are removed to preserve time, leaving out details that can make the experience significantly better. This book is rated 4.7/5 stars. Head below to find more of our top picks included in this sale. More J. R. R. Tolkien Kindle books: The Hobbit: $3 (Reg. $8+) The Silmarillion: $3 (Reg. $13+) Tales from the Perilous Realm: $3 (Reg. $8+) …and many more… The Lord of the Rings: One Volume features: One Ring to rule them all, One Ring to find them, One Ring to bring them all and in the darkness bind them In ancient times the Rings of Power were crafted by the Elven-smiths, and Sauron, the Dark Lord, forged the One Ring, filling it with his own power so that he could rule all others. But the One Ring was taken from him, and though he sought it throughout Middle-earth, it remained lost to him. After many ages it fell by chance into the hands of the hobbit Bilbo Baggins. From Sauron’s fastness in the Dark Tower of Mordor, his power spread far and wide. Sauron gathered all the Great Rings to him, but always he searched for the One Ring that would complete his dominion. When Bilbo reached his eleventy-first birthday he disappeared, bequeathing to his young cousin Frodo the Ruling Ring and a perilous quest: to journey across Middle-earth, deep into the shadow of the Dark Lord, and destroy the Ring by casting it into the Cracks of Doom. The Lord of the Rings tells of the great quest undertaken by Frodo and the Fellowship of the Ring: Gandalf the Wizard; the hobbits Merry, Pippin, and Sam; Gimli the Dwarf; Legolas the Elf; Boromir of Gondor; and a tall, mysterious stranger called Strider. This new edition includes the fiftieth-anniversary fully corrected text setting and, for the first time, an extensive new index. J.R.R. Tolkien (1892-1973), beloved throughout the world as the creator of The Hobbit, The Lord of the Rings, and The Silmarillion, was a professor of Anglo-Saxon at Oxford, a fellow of Pembroke College, and a fellow of Merton College until his retirement in 1959. His chief interest was the linguistic aspects of the early English written tradition, but while he studied classic works of the past, he was creating a set of his own.
08 Dec 18
Social Sense

Donald Trump allows no bit of criticism to go unanswered, Exhibit Eleventy-Billion. On Thursday night, former Secretary of State Rex Tillerson said in a rare public appearance that he had to repeatedly tell Donald Trump that some of the things the president wanted to do were impossible because they were against the law or violated […]

08 Dec 18
Donald Trump

Donald Trump allows no bit of criticism to go unanswered, Exhibit Eleventy-Billion. On Thursday night, former Secretary of State Rex Tillerson said in a rare public appearance that he had to repeatedly tell Donald Trump that some of the things the president wanted to do were impossible because they were against the law or violated […]

08 Dec 18
Robb Report

Why not splurge a little on yourself this holiday season?

07 Dec 18
The Sports Daily

The Oilers are back in action tonight as they host the Minnesota Wild. Cam Talbot is back in net tonight after winning his first game in eleventy billion weeks. Look for him to have another big game as he looks to build on his last win. Valentin Zykov makes his Oiler debut tonight, as well. […]

07 Dec 18
Major Bedhead

I’m still struggling with getting words out. Plus I feel like all I do is complain, but I don’t have a therapist right now. This is it. Things have been pretty consistently lousy for several years. I was diagnosed with breast cancer (caught early and seems to be in remission) the day before I signed […]

06 Dec 18
ProseccoPoweredMum

In the 80’s we waited in a queue in a shopping centre for 2 hours to meet some narky fella with soulless eyes, black eyebrows, a questionable smell and a dodgy looking, probably flammable beard, which very possibly contained fibreglass and asbestos

05 Dec 18
Average Gamers

Up here in Average Gamer Towers (that’s totally a thing and not something we just made up to make ourselves sound more grandiose than we actually are…) we love a good tabletop game. Fully 50% of our team are MASSIVE Star Wars fans, and so it stands to reason that the first big review we […]

05 Dec 18
Truth about me is.....

I’m a fraud. This morning, at the dog park, I called Keith my husband. It was MY mouth that said the word, but I nearly passed out immediately thereafter. Lack of oxygen, terminal shock, brain tumor? I don’t know exactly. It was a generic bunch of chit chat with the other doggie parents. One second […]

04 Dec 18
It’s Not So Crappy

Here is a bit of the process, explained. The new healthcare laws make it so that our insurance doesn’t have to cover this surgery. We pay a reaaalllly high monthly premium but I’ll be honest, this surgery is a loss for the company. I know that, and my business mind says, “yep. I’d reject me, […]