The Inception of the Potions Party

Friends, what you see below is the prototype I threw together after my special ladyfriend, Christine, told me about the most amazing place she visited in London. She found a bar called The Cauldron — part tavern, part Disney-like experience — and had all kinds of things to rave about. On one of our Facetime … Continue reading The Inception of the Potions Party

Don’t look now, but the 90s are back

The 90s are back. A few examples that came up yesterday in an office Slack channel: AOL and Yahoo are in the news. Pokemon is a new fad. People are wearing digital watches. New Blink 182 and new-ish The Prodigy. People are preordering Harry Potter. The Hi-C Ecto-Cooler is available in stores. And finally: Clinton is running for president. Posted … Continue reading Don’t look now, but the 90s are back

A little girl last night said I…

Last night, I attended a most excellent party. (Thank you, Grace and Micha! I regret that I did not get to say more than a few words to Micha, but there were so many people there and too many interesting and great conversations!) The main focus was as a sort of going-away-to-college shindig, but there … Continue reading A little girl last night said I…

Destroy the whore-crux!

One of those things that was never really a blip on my radar is the “Mr. and Mrs. {guy’s first name} {guy’s last name}” nomenclature. Kim keeping her name/business-name made me acutely aware of it. I do not know if it is traditionalism and/or implied sexism/girl-as-property-of-guy, but it is still a (fairly new) pet peeve … Continue reading Destroy the whore-crux!

Barty Who? Doctor Crouch?

Please note that all blog posts before 8 April 2007 were automatically imported from LiveJournal.  To see the comments and any LiveJournal-specific extras such as polls and user icons, please find the source posting at http://brianenigma.livejournal.com/2005/11/Kim and I saw the new Harry Potter film last night. I did not realize (until just now) that Barty Crouch … Continue reading Barty Who? Doctor Crouch?

Updates, updates, updates

Please note that all blog posts before 8 April 2007 were automatically imported from LiveJournal.  To see the comments and any LiveJournal-specific extras such as polls and user icons, please find the source posting at http://brianenigma.livejournal.com/2004/06/It has been a while since I have updated here with anything but real estate gripes. Good news on the rental … Continue reading Updates, updates, updates

“They got! The muuuuusstaaaaaard! Ouuuuuuuut! They got the mustard out!”

Please note that all blog posts before 8 April 2007 were automatically imported from LiveJournal.  To see the comments and any LiveJournal-specific extras such as polls and user icons, please find the source posting at http://brianenigma.livejournal.com/2004/05/I could not resist and had to start watching the new DVD season of Buffy a bit early. It started out … Continue reading “They got! The muuuuusstaaaaaard! Ouuuuuuuut! They got the mustard out!”

…in which we discover everyone wants to think they know majick

Please note that all blog posts before 8 April 2007 were automatically imported from LiveJournal.  To see the comments and any LiveJournal-specific extras such as polls and user icons, please find the source posting at http://brianenigma.livejournal.com/2003/06/The Harry Potter release was a little surreal. First, there were a lot of kids. A lot. I dislike kids–this is … Continue reading …in which we discover everyone wants to think they know majick