Halsted M. Bernard's microblog

Taken an hour before the thunderhailstorm. #pnw #spring

When I became a librarian, I had no idea that one day I would help wrangle a lost chicken in a library parking-lot. 🐔

Reaching into spring.

I just bought myself a proper raincoat after I don’t know how many years, so that means it won’t rain all week. You’re welcome, Portlanders.

My favorite Portland weather: raining while the sun is shining. ☔️☀️

Last night, I was all geared up to make one of my favorite recipes, Roast Chicken Meffins, and was almost done with the multi-step prep when I opened a rotten egg over all the ingredients. 😫 Lesson learned!

My beautiful girl in the sunshine today. 😺🌞

This Week: gnomish librarians, birthday celebrations, snow and ice and “what else?” cygnoir.net/2018/02/2…

📚 Read: Red Clocks by Leni Zumas

Enjoyed this near-future American dystopia about reproductive rights while being horrified by how plausible it is.

My rating: ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

Scrabble Typography, 2nd Edition: a marvelous birthday gift from my beloved. Anyone want to play?

Snowy morning in Portland! ☃️ There’s no sense in driving this morning so I’m about to get geared up for the long bus commute.

Micro Monday: @kitt shares photos of interesting adventures and also writes candidly about depression.

This Week: I write about getting Super! Excited! about stuff that doesn’t pan out. Aw.


📚 Read: It’s Okay to Laugh (Crying Is Cool Too) by Nora McInerny Purmort

This memoir is charming, and sad, and silly, and about all of the things that you’d expect from the host after listening to five minutes of her podcast.

My rating: ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

Woke up from dreams about a friend I miss so much. Some interactions last year marooned our friendship, and I haven’t entirely processed that. Pieces of hurt feeling still sail through my subconscious and slice me open.

Tonight I spent some quality time with Habitica, reviewing my habits. I finally moved my “write something” habit to the “Dailies” column. As a Daily in Habitica, it will do damage to my wee mage avatar if I don’t complete it every day. 🧙‍♀️🖋🔮

My beautiful girl in the sunshine. 💕

Turkey chili never disappoints, but the spoon bread was less satisfying than plain old cornbread. 🍲 Still, it’s always fun to try a new recipe.

Minor meltdown tonight after three nights with less than 7 hours of sleep each.

OK, I got the hint, brainmeats.

I thoroughly enjoyed rediscovering Mystic Vale tonight, a card-crafting game in the spirit of Dominion. Simple, elegant, eminently replayable. 🎲 (No dice involved, but I need an emoji for boardgames!)