#31BookPics, Week 1

I’m trying to see if I can actually do 31 Days of Book Pics with Jessica at Quirky Bookworm this month. I’m off to a decent start, since I’ve come up with photo subjects for the first four prompts! Participants are linking up every Friday this month–here’s my first recap. I’m posting the original photos daily on Instagram.

#31bookpics October 1-4 The 3 Rs Blog
Clockwise from top left–Day 1: Bookshelves; Day 2: Book + Movie;
Day 3: Book Cover: Day 4: Library

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Flashback Friday: Traveling Photos

Flashback Friday: Traveling Photos

After buying a house last summer, Tall Paul and I agreed that we’d keep our Christmas 2013 gifts to each other pretty low-key (although we did purchase a very nice new set of cookware as a “to us, from us” present). I asked him for just one thing: to select a couple of his own photos that he especially liked, and frame them for me to hang in my office. He chose these two from […]

Flashback Friday: What I Read in 2013

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I’m working on my 2013 wrap-ups–reading stats, surveys, Books of the Year picks, et cetera, which I’ll be posting here across the next week–and thought I’d give you a snapshot of the books I’ve tagged as “2013review” on LibraryThing.  The numbers don’t match perfectly with my “books read in 2013” stats on GoodReads–there are a few things we call “reconciling items” in accounting-speak–and I did fall just shy of my overall one-book-per-week target, but overall […]

Flashback Friday: Casual Meets Cosplay

Flashback Friday: Casual Meets Cosplay

It is a total cheat to call this a Flashback Friday shot, since I just took it this morning…but because I am wearing a time machine, I’m taking it. The “Exploding TARDIS” pencil skirt, with its Van Gogh-inspired print referencing the Series 5 episode “Vincent and the Doctor,” is letting me sneak a little cosplay into the office today. (30 days till the Doctor Who 50th-anniversary special, y’all!) Also flashing back this Friday: Desiree Kim […]

Friday Flashback: 7th* Anniversary Edition

Friday Flashback: 7th* Anniversary Edition

Seven* years ago this weekend, this guy and I married each other. We’re both taking the day off on Monday, our actual anniversary, to wander around town and enjoy each other’s company. I don’t think we’ll get quite this dressed up, though. 26–Happy Anniversary! Love you, 28 *edited because 2006 was 7 years ago, not 8, and this accountant can’t do mental arithmetic Florinda and PaulSaturday, October 21, 2006The Westlake Village InnWestlake Village, California Also flashing back […]

Foto Flashback: This weekend, 2005

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Friday Foto: Beginning to Look Like Christmas

Friday Foto: Beginning to Look Like Christmas

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Post #1799: Finishing Unfinished Business

Post #1799: Finishing Unfinished Business

As you probably inferred from the title, I’m on the threshold of another posting milestone–one that probably doesn’t mean much except that it’s another number ending in zero. However, it did prompt me to calculate whether I’d reach 2000 posts here by my 6th blogiversary on March 16, 2013. That would require daily posting for the next 134 days, with two new posts on 66 of those days…which is seriously unlikely to happen, so those […]

Friday Foto (Edits): Getting From Here to There

Friday Foto (Edits): Getting From Here to There

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Friday Foto: Cuts Like a Knife

Friday Foto: Cuts Like a Knife

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Friday Foto: Man on Motorcycle

Friday Foto: Man on Motorcycle

Did I tell y’all my husband has a new toy? Meet Amelia. (She’s a ginger–and yes, she’s named for Amy Pond. As Tall Paul says, only he can geekify a motorcycle.) She’s the newest resident of our garage. Subscribe to Blog via Email Enter your email address to subscribe to this blog and receive notifications of new posts by email. Join 2,358 other subscribers Email Address Subscribe

Friday Foto: Spring has Sprung!

Friday Foto: Spring has Sprung!

I can never decide whether the seasons in Southern California don’t exist at all, or are just out of whack with both natural and human calendars. Last weekend, just a few days before the vernal equinox and after a warmer, drier winter than normal, we had chilly rain and hail. Now we’re looking at high temperatures in the mid-60s/low 70s into next week, with maybe some rain on Sunday. But back in February, it seemed […]

Friday Foto: Time Capsule! The Very First Post

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I can’t actually re-create my very first blog post. The original URL no longer exists, since I switched to a custom domain in 2008. I’ve changed templates a couple of times during the last five years, and Blogger doesn’t even seem to have my original “Minima” template available any more. However, using my stripped-down “test blog,” I’ve come up with a decent facsimile of what went up in this space five years ago today. Clearly, […]

Friday Foto: Horsing Around in Hollywood

Friday Foto: Horsing Around in Hollywood

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Friday Fotos: Scenes from a SoCal Winter

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