Blog Note: Hello!

I’m back!

The past several weeks have been exhausting. After several days in a row of going through the day fully intending to post, but not, I decided to take a break. I even stopped obsessively checking my Stats page! (For those who don’t blog, this is a very Big Deal.) I hadn’t planned on making today The Day, but after mentally composing about five posts, I realized that I’ve missed writing, and decided to sit down and tap these posts out before I lose them.

Here’s what’s been going on:

In a stroke of very good luck, things got very busy at work soon after my accident, and so I have had the opportunity to work overtime. For the past few weeks, an eight-hour work day has been a rare and strangely short thing. This has contributed to my exhaustion in a big way, hence my absence.Things still haven’t slowed down, so I plan on taking advantage of the extra cash every chance I can get. That will mean I won’t immediately be posting at my normal pace.

Physically, all of my injuries have healed. My bruises are long gone. My ribs–I’m pretty sure I actually broke, or at least cracked a couple–are feeling much better. Once the swelling went down, I realized I’d also broken a finger. ’twas a shock to me–I’ve been able to use it 100% the entire time. But its healed, albeit awkwardly. (I think. It doesn’t smart like hell when I knock against something, so I’ll take it.)

The huge weight that was hanging over my shoulders–money–has largely lifted. I worked my tailbone off, and thanks to Papa Beemer feeding me, and a coworker giving me rides to and from work, I was able to buy a new (to me) car. It’s not as old as Trouble (as my old car was affectionately dubbed), but it has its own quirks. I can handle those. As for my other financial woes, I will use my overtime cash to slowly pay those off. In a couple of months, I will have Trouble paid off as well. The worry from this was wearing me out–it feels wonderful to have that gone.

I wish I could say I’ve been using the time I would have been writing to sleep–but no. If you follow me on Twitter (if you don’t, you should.) you know that I’m a Trekkie. I’ve been making my way through Star Trek: Voyager. Since I wasn’t writing, of course I had time to watch more Voyager! More Captain Janeway!  So I did. I finished the series a few days ago, and I’ve felt stranded (te he) ever since. Then did I sleep? Pshaw. Of course not. (I will never learn.) Naturally, I’ve been reading. And I’ve read some very good books, people, let me tell you. Look for a post or two on those soon.

I have a new project in the works! If you remember, last summer I helped put on the Hello Summer Festival. I had a lot of fun, and the festival was a success. Jared approached me again a couple of weeks ago, and asked for my help for another project. It’s much bigger, and much more ambitious–a fall festival, with music, activities, more local art. The festival is in the very early planning stages now, but it’s going to be awesome. We’re hoping to make the festival a fundraiser for an AIDS prevention organization (I won’t say which one yet, since we haven’t confirmed anything). I’ll be taking a bigger role this year, it looks like. I’m really excited about this–so look for posts in the future as the festival begins to take form.

So. What have you been up to lately?


Blog Note: Logistics

For the next day or so, A Bookish Beemer will be undergoing some changes. I’ve been looking for a theme that will better suit my needs, as well as be easier to navigate, and be more accessible for the differently-abled. I’ll be trying a couple out during this process. You’ll notice new pages available at the top of the page, and new “wigets” as well.

Please comment on this post if you discover any bugs, have difficulty navigating the blog, or any other issues. If you like or dislike a particular theme, leave a comment. If there is a theme you think might work well with my blog, leave a comment with your suggestion as well.

I hope to finish this before Tuesday. As I post, I’ll change the date so this post will remain at the top until the changes are complete.

I hope everyone is well-rested post-holiday season! Happy New Year!

Edit: Do you have to scroll side to side to see the whole page?

Blog Note

I have a guest post up at Jaded16’s, blog, Oi With The Poodles Already. Check it out!

Blog Note

Hey everyone! I’m sorry for the lack of posts recently. I graduate from Western in a few weeks (I can hardly believe it!) and I’ve been unbelievably busy. While I’m rushing around trying to complete my coursework, I’m still finding time to lurk the blogosphere.  I’ve found so many things I’d like to write about. Hopefully I can share my new discoveries and my thoughts with you soon.

In earnest,


PS Is it bad that I wrote this, and the last post in class?