Making It Up As I Go Along

Welcome to #fireinabucket - my crazy corner of the interwebs. I like to write. I like nerdy things. And music. And books. And I will talk about all of that and more here. Apologies in advance for my high levels of inappropriateness.

11.5

The October read-a-thon is officially over. I read a total of 11.5 hours in a 22 hour period. I ended early to watch Dune. #choices #nowiwanttoreaddune #yesihaveneverreaddune Here are the books I read: Standing By and Making Do: Women of Los Alamos. I was already about 1/3 through this book and kicked off my reading by finishing it. It was…

Read This Reader

I love to read. Many kinds of books. Non-fiction relating to history and social sciences. WWII and Manhattan Project are two favorite subjects specifically. I like thriller/horror books. I like mysteries and murders and psychological craziness. I like an occasional rom-com kind of book. I even have read a western or two. I love to read. I discovered a thing…

Maybe This Time

It’s gotta happen …. right? I’ve been thinking and actually doing some prep work and research to make another attempt at NaNoWriMo this year. I have had a couple ideas kicking around and think I have finally settled on one to pursue. But let me tell you another story before I finish this one. My grandmother died this year. She…

This is Life Now

Pandemic. Such a surreal thing. It’s a thing that only happens in movies and on TV, right? It doesn’t happen in real life? Nope. It totally does. And I guess it shouldn’t be a surprise all the millions of little, and not so little ways, humanity was just not ready at all. Personally, I’m not panicked. I have a basic…

This is Happening

So … here is a thing that is happening.  I am buying a house. Holy shitballs I’m doing a totally adult thing, like an adult and stuff.  And I’m FREAKING TERRIFIED and stressed and anxious and also very happy and excited.  Basically all of the feels. Mike and I have been together just over 3 years now.  We started talking…

So Many Changes

I got a note from a friend recently and she mentioned that this Blog’s popped up on her Facebook memories, and it reminded her of how much she enjoyed reading it. This made me realize that I’m a big dummy for not doing more writing and sharing of photos and general stuff here. So I am attempting, yet again, to…

Hello 2019

It’s a new year.  The time when everyone makes grandiose resolutions. Lose weight.  Get organized.  Travel abroad. Find true love. Not me.  I like to manage expectations. My resolutions are much more attainable.  Don’t die. Don’t murder anyone. Make some brownies. Eat some brownies. Seriously though, 2018 was a pretty decent year all-in-all.  I may have started the year in…