rain, rain, go away

This is an old picture, but still accurate

Apparently this April is the third-wettest in Portland history. Delightful! If by ‘delightful’ you mean ‘soul-crushingly awful and also kind of cold.’

I like the rain. I have always liked the rain. It’s soothing, and makes the air smell lovely, and all the colors look richer afterward.

But seriously, Portland: IT IS APRIL. ENOUGH WITH THE WATERWORKS.

TechLove

I’ve been searching for a way to carry around my iPad without looking like a complete tool, and I think I’ve finally found a solution that’s both practical and freaking adorable: the iPad Clutch from Happy Owl Studio.

Looks like a cute little purse, right? BUT THEN:
the iPad Clutch, open

AND ALSO:
iPad Clutch, half closed

*Happy Owl Studio is not in any way sponsoring this post. Although if they wanted to send me swag, I certainly wouldn’t turn it down. Hint.

NaNoWriMo: Week 2

So here’s the stats, for those of you playing along at home:

Word count as of yesterday: 19,087

I’m still ahead of schedule, but the last couple of days have been slooooow going. It’s not that I’m getting bored or anything, but I think I need to do a little bit more work on my time management skills. Today, for example, I’ve had my writing window open since I booted up my computer* but I keep clicking over to the “work” window. Which – I’m at work. I’m working. I get that. But when I can’t focus on writing or working, nobody wins.

But the bottom line is, the book is coming along FABULOUSLY and I feel crazy good about it.

*Yes, I actually had to boot up this morning. My laptop is all good things, but the ONE problem I have with it is its tendency to freeze the hell up and not respond to keystrokes.