Archive for the ‘Fiction’ Category

New Things

Posted: 25th September 2017 by Cheap in Fiction, Music, Sewing, Technology

Well, my earlier misgivings about Longmire have been surpassed by the unfolding story and its depth.  The build-up of season two was quite good in setting up several layers of suspense, and the finale was excellent.  Each season after that contained a wonderfully evolving story.  They’ve still made a gaping mistake here and there (don’t […]

Endings and Things Past

Posted: 7th September 2017 by Cheap in Fiction, Technology

I have watched the last episode of ST:TOS.  This means I have watched all of Star Trek.  I am fully prepared to begin watching ST:DIS when it begins.  Well, prepared except for access to it.  I have discontinued my cable television service.  I assume I pay to subscribe to CBS All Access, and I assume […]

Smoked Turkey

Posted: 21st August 2017 by Cheap in Cuisine, Fiction

On the reading front, I’ve been trying to stick to pulp by known authors, things I know I’ll be able to get through quickly.  I’ve read Field Gray, which wasn’t the best Bernie Gunther novel, but it catches me up to Prague Fatale, the first novel I read in the series.  I also read The […]

Dougieeeeeeeeee!

Posted: 23rd July 2017 by Cheap in Cuisine, Fiction, Firearms, Fitness, Philosophy

The Arnold City Library has removed all of their signs prohibiting firearms.  The signs in the parking lot, which had no legal standing, have been replaced with visually similar signs declaring it a tobacco and smoke free campus (after all, there must be signs prohibiting something).  Given the conservative, gun-friendly electorate of the city, it […]

Don’t Let the Bastards Grind You Down

Posted: 3rd July 2017 by Cheap in Cuisine, Fiction, Hiking

I briefly thought that hiking or biking every day to train for the hikes I’ll be making in August would be a good idea.  And it is.  However, my next hike was five days later.  Nevertheless, I have been hiking more than I usually do, and already I can tell it’s making a difference.  I […]

Like Shooting Hammers at a Bear

Posted: 5th May 2017 by Cheap in Cuisine, Fiction, Firearms

There is evidently a release date (November 14) for Oathbringer, the third installment of Brandon Sanderson’s Stormlight Archive.  The first two were excellent, even if the world is a remarkably weird one, and I am a little sad that I have to wait a couple years between each book.  It’s still seven months away, but […]

I just finished watching the last episode of the first season of The OA.  Without spoiling anything, it definitely did not leave me with a sense of closure, but it also wasn’t clearly a cliffhanger.  I couldn’t even tell from that ending whether there would even be a second season.  Fortunately, just twelve hours prior, […]

The “good” titanium plated scissors I was using for cutting fabric were not shaped well for trimming the seam allowance on flat felled seams.  Since I expect to be doing quite a few of those, I looked at the store for a better pair.  I splurged and bought a small pair of knife edge dressmaker’s […]

Janowow!

Posted: 28th January 2017 by Cheap in Fiction, Firearms, Sewing
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This month, I have finished watching the last of Star Trek: Enterprise, The Newsroom, and Penny Dreadful, as well as the latest season of Sherlock.  In the case of both The Newsroom and Sherlock, the first two seasons were excellent, and then they began to be disappointing.  The later seasons of Sherlock in particular have […]

The Penny Dreadful Crowd

Posted: 1st January 2017 by Cheap in Fiction, Philosophy

(or, relatively well-off first-world people borrowing trouble from others because their own suffering is insufficient to justify how sorry they want to feel for themselves.) The Danse Macabre, as ritualized by so-called goths, was once described to me as, “mourning death.”  Not any particular person’s death, but simply the existence of death as a fact […]