Tuesday, June 7, 2022

343◻︎' day 012 - I attempted to make a grown-up dinner

The story: I finally used my cute little retro air fryer for something other than toast. The salmon came out perfectly (I was amazed) and was a lovely follow-up to a glorious spinach, bleu cheese, pecan, and pear salad

The truth: I only took this photo to capture the fun of using a fish-shaped plate to serve fish. The little fryer did a terrif job, but the "thick" part of the salmon could have used a minute or two longer. I ate "the other" piece of fish while waiting for the rice to cook. I have yet to go through my spice cupboard and have no idea where I put the tarragon so I tossed on some unnecessary lemon pepper just for looks. The leaves pulled off my tree are there merely to distract from the fact the lemon was pre-squeezed (used for cooking). As for the spinach salad, the only greens I had today were the lettuce shreds on a half a taco leftover from yesterday! The salad in question is pre-made and will be consumed manana ... IF I remember and don't go for more tacos instead!

Oh and the red fabric? Yeah, that's a dish towel 

Friday, May 27, 2022

343◻︎' day 001 - adventures in tiny living on the urban edge

This was the day my sleeper/sofa (ordered late February) arrived. A week prior, I'd been told it had been delivered to the local furniture store ... only they had no record of it. Mind you, these folks are on the ball and not the least bit flakey.

Since I'd been paying rent for 3 months for a place I did not yet live in (tried a foldout sleeper chair and it was a bust), I was not keen to go another 12 weeks. But miracle of miracles, the fine furniture folks pulled strings, called in favors, and had a new sofa made. That's the one I received.

It's got brass studs and was selected to sync with my living area theme of "a retired pirate captain from the Golden Age who went through a wormhole, ended up in modern day Naples LBC, and decided to downsize." ... Yep

Tuesday, March 22, 2022

Happy UnAnniversary!

It was 2 years ago the Ocademy's grand launch was waylaid by the world health crisis. Here's where we've been and where were' going


Monday, March 14, 2022

It's time for some Whimsy

Our Whimsicalitea Board is finally on board! And we've got some fun tricks up our sleeve for 2022



Saturday, December 25, 2021

A Prayer to Deora

Hallowed Deora,

Cherished mother and guardian of all,

Thank you for your constant care.

You guide our thoughts, protect our hearts, and nurture our spirits. 

Your grace satiates our soul.

You banish prideful doubt and fear through your all-powerful, all-encompassing love. 

When shadows fall, your infinite patience and gentle compassion prevail.

Open our eyes to each moment's unfathomable gifts, opportunities, comfort, and peace.

Show us how precious we are, how to share your loving-kindness and bountiful goodness more fully, how to give without expectation.

Teach us to forgive.

We turn to you with every need. Our lives attest your glory and dominion.

We trust your unwavering truth

and always will.


Sunday, December 19, 2021

The final Snoring Bulldog podcast

Our 2021 wrap-up. Thank you for all you did to make the year sunny and bright 


Tuesday, August 10, 2021

Living la Vie Sirene!

Our 6-years dormant magazine has been resurrected, our new Maecenas patron site is up and running, next week we'll open up reservations to our Spirits of San Diego weekend, we're jockeying to be the test group for a Somewhere in Time tour at the Hotel Del ... Yep 2021 looks to be going out on a high note!



Sunday, July 25, 2021

It's moving day!

We're pulling up stakes and making a mass migration, though probably not in the way you think. Click the link to see our new base of patron operations  




Sunday, July 11, 2021

Full Steam Ahead

So fun getting to see folks in their Steampunk finery at yesterday's first full-capacity event of 2021!

Lotsa fun stuff to come, and I'm looking forward to it all