Cheri's Hypertext Monster

02 Sep 2021

I’ve been late to three appointments this month because I can’t seem to keep track of time when I’m writing. 😬

My 3-year transformation from organized management consultant to scatterbrained writer is officially complete!

… I need a desk calendar.

01 Sep 2021

Currently Reading: The Linux Command Line: A Complete Introduction by William E. Shotts Jr. 📚

Book cover: An illustration of a robot eating papers with linux commands written on them.

30 Aug 2021

The Data: Local covid infections are at an all-time high.

Our Starbucks: We opened our seating area!

Me: I’ve been waiting for this for 18 months! But now it’s too risky. Ugh.

My brain: 🎶 It’s like RAAAAIIIIINNN, on your Wedding Day! 🎶 It’s a free RIIIIIIDE….


30 Aug 2021

The Great Wheel, Seattle WA 📍

A big white ferris wheel looks like a tall white stripe when viewed from the skinny side. Glass gondolas hang ina tidy row. The morning sky is a dusky, soothing blue.

29 Aug 2021

My favorite Hawaii Five-O tropes:

  • Criminals quickly confess.

  • McGarrett “shouts” a wounded perp to death.

  • Foot chase because they yelled a suspect’s name from a block away.

  • Helicopters!

  • Danno accurately pinpoints his coworkers’ bullshit.

  • Bad guys with terrible aim.

29 Aug 2021

This watch face amuses me because the icons serve no purpose.

An e-ink watchface that shows the time and round icons for phone, email, and messaging.

28 Aug 2021

The Seaplanes of South Lake Union

A 10-12 passenger seaplane taxis along the blue water of South Lake Union in Seattle. The plane is painted blue with logos from King 5 news and Evening Magazine, a local television show.

Another large seaplane from Kenmore Air. This one is painted black and white like an Orca whale!

27 Aug 2021

Our washlet broke. Chaos! Heartbreak! You’ve ruined me, Toto. I cannot return to pooping like a Neanderthal, no heated seat, no comforting spray. Winter is coming, Toto. Your toilet ring is an icy hoop of broken dreams.

🪦 🚽 🪦


26 Aug 2021

My heroine is in peril and I’m full of imagination-angst.

eeeeeeeee! 😬 😂

Fun times.

22 Aug 2021

Hardware I’m currently admiring:

Those swappable ports on the laptop are so clever!

22 Aug 2021

I’m enjoying the cooler weather this week. It’s nice to have a break from the heat!

22 Aug 2021

Currently Reading: A Farewell to Arms (Scribner Classics) by Ernest Hemingway 📚

I was blown up while we were eating cheese.

21 Aug 2021

Turnover day at Pier 66

20 Aug 2021

Finished Reading: The Field Guide to Dumb Birds of North America (Bird Books, Books for Bird Lovers, Humor Books) by Matt Kracht 📚

The Steller’s Jay struts around the mountainous western forests like it’s hot shit.

20 Aug 2021

A sailboat tips to the right, half-sunken, pushed against a rocky shore.

19 Aug 2021

Looking for an analysis of covid breakthrough cases? This MIT article is helpful.

A breakthrough infection is unlikely to land you in the hospital. The breakthrough hospitalization rate is around 0.003 percent, with a death rate of 0.0008 percent among vaccinated individuals.

18 Aug 2021

I’m writing a short story set in the 1960s, but I don’t have a feel for marriage/gender norms of that time.

I have… in my head… Mad Men crossed with The Brady Bunch. 😅

I should seek out better sources…

18 Aug 2021
16 Aug 2021

Finished (Re)Reading: The Road by Cormac McCarthy 📚

Go ahead, Cormac McCarthy. Pluck out my heart, stomp on it, douse me in gasoline, make me green with prose envy. 💔

16 Aug 2021

New Post: Authors, Please Don’t Do This

Why am I getting duplicate email from the authors I follow?

15 Aug 2021

Liked: This dad makes teddies with health conditions to help children with medical disorders

Toys can be a child’s most treasured possession, and single father Nick Hardman is taking that one step further by creating specialist teddies for children with medical conditions. 🐻

15 Aug 2021

Cruising in these Covid Times 🛳

We’ve been looking at options for a covid-safe fall vacation and we’ve been finding limited supply, high demand, sky-hig...
13 Aug 2021

Currently Reading: Fahrenheit 451 by Ray Bradbury 📚

He felt his body divide itself into a hotness and a coldness, a trembling and a not trembling, the two halves grinding upon one another.

“You’d better run on to your appointment,” he said.

12 Aug 2021

Summer Nights 🌚

A neon ferris wheel and two long, low ferry boats beneath a pink and blue cloudy sky.

12 Aug 2021

Finished Reading: Brave New World by Aldous Huxley 📚

I don’t want comfort. I want God, I want poetry, I want real danger, I want freedom, I want goodness. I want sin.

I claim them all.