Cheri's Hypertext Monster

26 Sep 2021

Today, I spent a few fun hours capturing location details for book research. I especially enjoyed the β€œHow to run a Floating Hotel” talk from the housekeeping officers. I took pages and pages of notes. πŸ˜„

Uniformed cruise ship offers are lined up in a row in front of a projection screen. They all wear masks, and one is wearing a tall chef's hatA yellowish photo of a cruise ship's medical center door. Signs indicate that services will incur a fee. Signs are in English and Spanish.An open-topped red speedboat rests on a platform on an outer deck.  The boat is a rescue boat and it holds six people.A tall, narrow housekeeping cart full of towels rests alongside a narrow hallway that contains staterooms.A large, downward facing floodlight hangs over the edge of a cruise ship. In the distance, ominous skies. Below, dark churning water. The light blares down in the darkness.

26 Sep 2021

Day Two: At Sea

Azure blue light surrounds a cruise ship at fusk. The light of the promenade deck is golden yellow, the walking path shoots straight forward, to the left, the rail and water.

25 Sep 2021

Day One: Embarkation in Seattle πŸ›³

The front of a cruise ship splashed with red yellow and blue swirls. An semi truck on the dock below looks like a toy compared to the behemoth ship.The seattle skyline on a sunny day. steel and glass towers. Below, a marina with motor boats and sail boatsA fancy lounge with modern decor and square couches. To the left, downtown Seattle is visible through the big windows. The day is sunny.

22 Sep 2021

Book Notes: The Point of Vanishing

Finished Reading: The Point of Vanishing: A Memoir of Two Years in Solitude by Howard Axelrod πŸ“š This memoir is a modern ...
21 Sep 2021

Today:β˜€οΈ 🌳 πŸ“–

Green and gold trees with a gravel path between themRough-edged rocks at low tide. White froth here and there in the saltwater eddies.A paperback book and sticky flags in my lap. Warm autumn sunlight.

20 Sep 2021

It’s been a good writing day. Amazing what happens when I don’t fritter my time away with errands and procrastination. ☺️ It also helped that I took a proper no-work weekend.

18 Sep 2021

Currently (Re)Reading: Tiamat’s Wrath (The Expanse (8)) by James S. A. Corey πŸ“š

There are people I love. There are people who have loved me. I fought for what I believed, protected those I could, and stood my ground against the encroaching darkness. Good enough.

17 Sep 2021


It is indeed, fun!

16 Sep 2021
16 Sep 2021

πŸ“ Myrtle Edwards Park, Seattle WA

A beautiful azure bay with a tree in the foreground. A few leaves scatter the yellowish grass.

16 Sep 2021


I wrote my first shell script yesterday, and it won’t be my last. Using the Linux command line makes me feel like ...
15 Sep 2021

Picking out fabric for our couch. Beach colors! 🌊

A sand colored fabric swatch next to a blue wall and a white bookcase

14 Sep 2021

πŸ“ South Lake Union

The big, blocky back end of a passenger ship is up against a pier at the lake. The ship's name: The Emerald Star. An American flag waves from a pole on top. The water is smoothish, calm. A horned metal clete on the dock stands ready.

12 Sep 2021

Went to my first in-person D&D game since January 2020. πŸ₯° So great!

10 Sep 2021

It’s raining! 🌧 ❀️ 🌧❀️

09 Sep 2021

πŸ“ Elliott Bay, Seattle WA

A close-up view of undulating waves in hundreds of shades of blue, starting pale near the top of the photo and becoming deeper blue toward the bottom.

07 Sep 2021

September Nights

Seattle's skyscrapers glow dimly against a hazy black sky

07 Sep 2021

Enjoying our morning coffee at the Sculpture Park β˜•οΈ πŸ‚

A row of red metal chairs along a path. The damp green grass is littered with early fall leaves. green grass. red chairs. yellow leaves. slanting sunlight. A portrait of early fall.

06 Sep 2021

Farewell, O novelty T-shirts that are too worn out or too weird to wear in public. 😭 Alas, I need more room, so you must go.

A worn out 2014 Emerald City Comicon Tee with Star Scream next to the space NeedleWriters Police Academy Tshirt. A gun that ends in a pencil.The back of a T-shirt that says WRITER in huge text.

05 Sep 2021

Watching: πŸŽ₯ Gamera vs Guiron

Flying turtle Gamera spins to the far side of the sun where he meets a pointy-headed monster and sexy alien women who like to eat children’s brains.

Update: My favorite Gamera movie yet!

05 Sep 2021

Text: As long as a lady carries a book with her she will always have company... and a weapon.

04 Sep 2021

Book Notes: The Scout Mindset

Finished Reading: The Scout Mindset: Why Some People See Things Clearly and Others Don’t by Julia Galef πŸ“š This boo...
03 Sep 2021

We took the bus to Silver Platters to pick up the new Iron Maiden album for Patrick. He found this for me. ☺️

A DVD called

03 Sep 2021

These dutch apple pancakes were tasty and easy to make. Thanks for the inspiration @miraz and @tracydurnell!

Uncooked pancake batter in a cast iron pan with apple slices fanned out in a flower shape.The same pancake, cooked and golden brown

02 Sep 2021

Outrage Slots

To be read in the style of an infomercial. There’s so much in our world to be outraged about! (insert four horribl...