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Random Wednesday

I can’t believe I just left my tea sitting there.

Proof I’m completely out of whack this week.

It’s real. It’s finally, truly, really real. We’re getting a Chick-fil-A. *sniff* I’m so happy.

I think I need to make a Biggby run.

Maybe I’ll just go get a Diet Pepsi.

Diet Pepsi is closer. And cheaper. Diet Pepsi wins.

This time.

Nope. Still weird to hear people call me “Professor Townsend.” Good weird. But weird.

Stand up, Allison Reynolds!

I wish he’d be more genuine nice instead of therapist nice. I always feel like I’m in trouble for something.

But I don’t like almonds.

I can’t wait til this women’s march is over and we can move on to some other drama. This is getting boring.

Maybe I should move the new 52 weeks project to my more professional site. Feels weird here for some reason.

Shhhhh! This is the secret!

I don’t know.

I don’t know what I’m doing.

Stop looking at yarn, jentober.

I can’t read this book. It’s all preachy and self-righteous and ADHD and I haven’t even made it through chapter 1. I thought when I finished school there would be no more “have to” reading.

I see absolutely nothing wrong with this assignment. In fact, I think it’s kind of fantastic.

A whole lot of nothin’.

Wow. That is a serious lot of money for a bag.

I already said thanks. I don’t feel like I should have to thank you again.

I feel like you need music today. Maybe it’s me. Maybe I need music today.

i remember your face

I almost just started talking about Chick-fil-A again. That is how excited I am.

Yeah I have no idea what I’m supposed to do with this form.

I don’t know, but this cinnamon thing is really really good.

I can’t. The rage.

And then it stalled.

Wait, how is it 3:00 already?

I had to throw my socks away. That is so weird. I’m glad I put the heel grabber thingies in these Docs or I’d be hurting right now with my bare feet.

the blisters!

I think I’m going to fail at sharing music today. Well. Sorry.

i don’t even know if i

Hey it’s Riley Finn!

I don’t think I was too harsh. Was I too harsh?

OMG she is the biggest pain in my ass.

What a nice letter.

I did Google it. I’m not an idiot.

Noooooooooooooooooo with the napping. No. I can’t take another night of zero sleep, kid.

How do I not have a Misfits t-shirt? Clearly this should be a part of my wardrobe.

But why on Earth would I do that?

I never want to capitalize earth. Why on earth.



This could be a mistake.

jen, nothing matters to me

Mistakes were made.

What am I listening to???

I don’t know bud.

My hair is even more of a disaster than usual this week.

i’m sick of the cynical

I really need to finish that Joe Pernice book. I don’t remember why I never went back to it. I should just start over from the beginning.

Which reminds me.

I haven’t heard

Did they spell failure wrong purposely? Because that is really annoying either way.

I feel like I wished I liked baseball. But I don’t think that could possibly be true.

I need to take these contacts out.

What the hell am I wearing tomorrow?

It is hard to like your wardrobe when you don’t much like the way you look at the moment. sigh.

It is not looking like I’ll be getting any knitting done this evening.

Yeah. I think I need some sleep.

is that weird?

I wish there was a treaty between your love and mine.


treaty ~ leonard cohen

(Theme: Faceless)

Random Wednesday


Eh. I was hoping that video would be funnier.

Gah my hands are so dry.

this is our last dance

These socks are problematic with these shoes. But gosh they’re cute.

How about just raising your kids not to be assholes? That doesn’t seem too complicated.

Nobody says that. It’s not 1983. Stop saying that. You say that and I keep expecting you to pipe up with “mimeograph machine” or something.

Sometimes you just

I wish I had some Triscuits today.

I do not like this moisturizer. I don’t like the way it smells.

Yeah that whole last paragraph sums it up for me. People for real need to stop freaking out about every tiny little thing.

Sometimes a cupcake is just a cupcake.


Now I want cake.

How has it been a whole entire year since Bowie died?

and i absolutely love you

I feel like I did something stupid, but I’m completely certain that I did not do anything stupid.

Unnecessarily complicated.

This situation requires food.

This place is too small for that.


Well that was confusing.

That is seriously the most awful laugh.

Can I just get entirely new dishes and can they be these? I’m completely serious.

This day will not end.

I’m pretty sure I said that yesterday too.

though nothing, nothing will keep us together

I suppose that’s one way to get you to read the syllabus. And it’s more stimulating than just sitting there while I read it to you. So maybe it’ll stick.

This week will not end.

My hips are starting to hurt. Too much sitting.

Too much all of the everything.

Man I love my 50mm lens.

never thought i’d need

How do I have a whole Snickers bar and a whole bag of M&Ms in my cubby. And how long ago did they get there that I cannot even remember them?

I’m not telling him. You tell him.

OK that’s just a weird feeling.

Way to go, jentober. You left your umbrella-ella-ella in the car.

I had entirely forgotten.

I need to send some random books in the mail. It’s been a while since I’ve done a random book day.

I love Frank Reagan’s cardigans.

Why does the angel in white look like he’s trying to tread water?

I had no idea Nicole Kidman was actually American. Huh.

OMG Piers Morgan stahp. Agreeing with you makes me feel icky. But all of a sudden you keep making sense. What the actual hell.

Interesting ranking.

I’m so glad you’re staying.

Yes. A three day weekend is just what I need.

I really sincerely wish we didn’t even have that thing in our building.

pushing the hair from my eyes

I used to have that album. I have no idea what happened to it.


I should shave my legs.

I have absolutely no memory of why I was looking up conversion factors for that particular yarn.

stay by my side

One of my all time favorite Bowie songs. So much love.

That whole first Tin Machine album is really good, actually.

I am going to read that article but I am not going to read it right now.

I need to order that Malabrigo and play around with this pattern idea.

I need to work from home.

I need to be a stay at home mom.

I need to go get that kettle off the boil.

they say

at moments when the glassy darkness holds the genuine apparition of your smile


It Is At Moments After I Have Dreamed ~ e. e. cummings

Random Wednesday

There’s a photo from the archives for ya.

How is it Wednesday again already?

Every time I try to say inedible lately it comes out inevitable.

Yeah, actually, that is part of my job title for a reason. It’s not just cos I think it sounds neat.

Yeah, gonna have to re-record that when there are no people around I think. yeesh.

Man. That was the longest staff meeting we’ve had in a year.

I need to make another one of those.

I’m afraid my new boss doesn’t think I’m funny.

Why am I so nervy right now. Sheesh. I would like not to be tense. I need tea.

Tea is soothing. I do not wish to be tense.

I miss Giles.

I just think an inside the thigh holster only works for ridiculously thin women who have thigh gaps. And even then it seems like it would make you walk a little bowlegged. I can’t see how that can be at all comfortable.

But what do I know?

Great start to the new semester, jentober. You idiot.

Woefully short.

Woe. fully. short.

I like old people.

My eyes won’t stay open. I don’t know what you want me to do.

Allison Reynolds can’t stay awake either. She’s tipping over on my desk right this very minute.

What? What candidate? I have no idea what this means.

Banning plastic bag bans. Um. Yeah. OK.

You don’t need CMS training to poke the damn “publish” button.

This Ibuprofen is not working.

What the hell does that even mean?

Well. I’m sorry.

What the

Why is the White House emailing me?


Wait. Did I actually take the Ibuprofen? Or did I just think about taking the Ibuprofen?

Must drag my arse over to tea.

I need to decide what to read next. Sandman Slim, perhaps.

Where the hell is the new Dresden?

Black and white, baby.

I need to work with some textures.

baby’s on fiyah. bettah thrower in the watah.

I think I just thought about taking the Iburofen and didn’t actually succeed in taking the necessary next step of actually following through.

I just almost deleted you, you poor thing.

True. False.

how can i undo the damage that i’ve done

Oh yeah. Have to go grab that thumb drive.

I just need a better backpack.

Gah. I hate it when I rip a fingernail off.

I think I’ll go now.

half-forgotten things that were like memories of you


reconciliation – william butler yeats

new photo project with sarah.  we did our first 365 together forever ago. no time for that kind of thing now, so it’s 52 weeks for you, chickens. you can follow us on ello as well, if you’d rather not hang ’round here. (@jentober and @katatonic)

Random Wednesday

Late start. On account of I’m on break. And I completely did not even know what day it was.

I thought it was Tuesday like 3 days in a row. Not even kidding.

Rubio’s Christmas card looks like the photog Photshopped every single member of his family into place and didn’t *quite* get the scale right. And also WAY over processed all of them. Gah. This is just plain awful.

I do not like the word illusive.

Happy birthday, Alex Chilton.

Who the hell is Brock O’Hurn?

I don’t think I care for this sweater pattern.

Knitting sleeves is like being trapped in Purgatory.

Just one kind of foolishness after another. WHY WHY WHY would you arrest this man? WHY???

Carrie Fisher didn’t mean the same thing to me that she did to all of you. And it’s likely because I’ve never really been a Star Wars fan.

Dammit. Now I want Dunkin.

I am not buying a $25,000 car, as much as I might enjoy one.

Well that was a crappy turn of events.

Why the hell shouldn’t Ivanka Trump fly coach? WTF difference does that even make? If she had been in first class it would have been all about how she lived it up while the little people sat cramped like sardines. Leave people alone.

Who knew getting another project bag would prove to be such a hassle?

The world needs fewer of those, thanks.

I don’t like those bento box style bags.

I heart you, Tana French.

I can’t tell you why I suddenly have From Russia With Love in my head.




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hello from Stormageddon

Debbie Reynolds is in the hospital now? Damn.

I, for one, think DeVos’ appointment could be a very very good thing.

In case you were tired of celebrity news. I had no idea he had passed.

Happy birthday, Nichelle Nichols.

I don’t know about poetry.

I might need to order more yarn for this thing.

I guess I gotta go clean the stove.

Oh. I guess I do not gotta go clean the stove. Sweet.


I don’t think I have a personalized voicemail greeting on my cell. Huh. Maybe I should do that.

Maybe. Possibly.

Happy birthday, Miss Natalie.

I really need to go through all those knitting patterns and just get rid of the ones I will never ever knit. They’re taking up valuable space on the bookshelf.






I don’t know why I’m bothering to refresh that page.

I’m coooooooooold.

Love you, St. Dr. Pepper Cooper!

Random Wednesday

So sorry for your troubles.

cry into your christmas cake

I need a song for today. I’m at a loss.

Unknitting a single row in this Diadem fuzzy hell is bad enough, but FOUR? Just shoot me.


Well, Merry Christmas to me!

I don’t know what to eat for lunch today.

laugh laugh laugh

Crap. I have to redo the entire grading structure. And the syllabus. crap crap crap.

I just don’t think I want a Cadillac Fleetwood. I’m not 70.

OMG I Just remembered pajamajeans.

ho ho humbug


Oh come on. Who doesn’t love holding a sleeping baby? There is nothing in the world more zen than that.

I have been shockingly busy for a break week. Sheesh.

Your Random is suffering for it.

How meta.

But. I’m the only one who hasn’t gone!

Filing false police reports, hoaxes, all done in some twisted effort to undermine the “right wing agenda” doesn’t do anything but make people more divided, and draw attention and time away from legitimate situations, which appear to be few and far between. Knock it the hell off.

Someone in the office is currently watching some kind of Dr. Seuss.

The obelisks are gone when you look away. Prepare. They, too, have teeth.

Dammit! Just tell me what it was!

Hilarious. And maybe a little disturbing.

That whole Pussyhat Project? Just no.

Yeah I don’t know.

I was trying to be funny.

I should not have eaten that brownie. No really. I feel like I’m made of lead now. I might have to do extra PiYo tonight.

Yeah, I couldn’t even type it without laughing. I can hear you from all the way over here.

“If literary volumes are scrubbed of language artifacts, if stained glass in old buildings displaying slavery is shattered, if dilapidated railroad tracks withering in the concentration camps are disassembled, there is no journey towards light because there is no reckoning with truth.”

I’m sorry that I do not share your opinion.


PiYo and Stormageddon are actually a dangerous combination.

Wow. That was weird.




Stormageddon took over. And published. So I guess we’re done now.

Random Wednesday

I very nearly forgot it was Wednesday again.

I forgot to post my Christmas song yesterday. Boo.

Shortbread. You beautiful thing, you.

If you were looking for the perfect Christmas gift for me, look no further.

Look, how was I supposed to know she would be taking over the gravely imperative task of ordering pens? We needed pens, I ordered them, like I’ve ordered them twelvety seven times before. So sorry I offended everyone by ordering bloody pens.

Me: “I guess I don’t know much about Mattis.”
B: “Well you know that quote.”
Me: “What quote?”
B: “Be polite, be professional, but have a plan to kill everybody you meet.”
Me: “Wow, that’s basically my motto.”

Owwwwwwwwwwwwww I have no idea what I just did but owwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwww.

Today is shaping up to be just plain dumb.

I dunno. Should I take down my Gary Johnson sign? Is that really necessary?

Seriously, how is it Wednesday again already?

That’s not even a safety pin. It’s a horse blanket pin.

I have one I use on my shawls. I rather like it. But it’s just there to keep the shawl on. There’s no statement there.

Sheesh. Now I feel like I can’t wear it anymore. Thanks LeBron.

Yeah, I’m not doing that again. I’ll just keep signing out.

Not gonna happen.

It’s sort of a police and corrections officer punishable by dumping hot tea Day. ~ JenniferBot

Those wacky libertarians. Always ahead of their time.

Crap. I waited too long to eat. Blood sugar has plummeted.

Aw, I love surprises in campus mail! … nice surprises. I love nice surprises.

I don’t know what series to watch on Netflix now.

So much for fast.

Gah. Shoulda just gone with Two Fellas.

180 years ago Michigan lost Toledo and gained the U.P. I think we made out better than Ohio in that deal.

Madonna looks like hell. I’m just gonna say it.

Yeah, I’ll pass on those socks, thanks.


Is it weird that half the books in my To Read (for fun) stack are political theory?

Crap. What was I just gonna say?

That Blue Bloods show isn’t bad. I love Tom Selleck. But the theme music is awful.

total. not total. total. not total. total. not total.

Stupid truck.

I just accidentally thought about how massive Clifford the Big Red Dog’s poop would be.

Huh. Miss W is a Stray Cats fan. Nice.

Holy crap. It’s Wednesday and I did not eat waffles for dinner. Clearly it is the Apocalypse.

Not bad. I think I prefer Johnette Napolitano’s cover though. I mean. If you’re going to listen to a cover. Just. You know. Memories.

How is this whole thing on YouTube? Oh it’s a crappy cam. Don’t watch it.

That was a good soundtrack.

I need to take these contacts out. Ugh.

Oh Dolly.

The time has completely gotten away from me once again. So sorry.

So sorry for your troubles.

Random Wednesday

wm0595Well. That was harrowing.

Not unlike my day thus far.

I just think saying “edible food” is a tad redundant in this instance. I mean why would you have an INedible food forest? You wouldn’t.

“Madonna says women who voted for Trump hate women.”
“Well, what’s to like?”


Because why not?

Wow, the trainees on this Quantico show seem spectacularly naive.

My eyebrows have been woefully neglected these many weeks.

Have you checked out yet? Why not? What’s wrong with you?

I need a nap. And a break.

PLEASE tell me you are not actually this stupid. PLEASE.

Dammit. I spilled something on my skirt.

I’m so glad I found that rock. I thought it was lost. It was in my camera bag the whole time.

Huh. Maybe it was just water.

Winter storm warning. Wheeeeeee!

OMG Jill Stein, go home. Just go home already.

Oh yeah, I’m supposed to be editing this damn photo.

Why won’t you work, font? Why? This is your sole purpose for existing.

That took entirely too much time. Entirely. So dumb.

I do not have nearly enough Diet. Dr. Pepper to get me through the next two hours. That is a fact.

Yep. The day has escaped me entirely.

Huh. I don’t think I like this photo.

I’m pretty sure waffles are a Wednesday night dinner fact at this point.

Yay, my sweater is dry, I can weave in ends!

And whiny. Naive and whiny.

Wait. I hate weaving in ends …

Oh look. It’s Thursday. I wove in ends. I’m wearing mah sweater. Go me.

Oh there’s the snow.

Oh and there’s the headache.

This morning calls for coffee and a cinnamon roll. And I’m not going to get either.

I need the job that pays me to travel the world photographing ruins. That job is perfect for me.

Dude. You’ve delivered here before. Trust me.

I don’t know. Did people think all these rock stars were going to live forever? Frankly it’s a shock that some of them have lived as long as they have.

Did you know you can like Instagram comments now? I just noticed this the other night. So strange. But kinda cool, actually.

OMG The next four years are going to be freaking exhausting.

stop snowing stop snowing stop snowing stop snowing stop snowing stop snowing

It sure is going to be an interesting new year …

Tonka. Yawn.

I have no memory of liking Men of Science Fiction, but damn! Karl Urban.

She’s really beautiful.

These portraits are fantastic.

Hello Triscuit my old friend. I’ve come to snack on you again.

And kind of unstable. Naive, whiny, and unstable.

You liked 6,683 things this year.

I should probably take my glasses out.     I mean my contacts.

I think they’re doing yoga right now.

I think this might be the job I have for the rest of my life. I have mixed feelings about that. Very very mixed feelings.

This cup of tea is so lovely and warm and comforting and gosh I love tea so much.

Why does my ear hurt?

Well. So much for this evening.

I’m just a walking disaster.

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