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Return of the King, Bk 2, Ch 7

March 31st, 2015 — 10:45am

Barliman Butterbur and Bill the Pony :)

Return of the King Bk 2: 07 Homeward Bound


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Return of the King, Bk 2, Ch 6

March 29th, 2015 — 12:36pm

Out of doubt, out of dark, to the day’s rising
he rode singing in the sun, sword unsheathing.

Return of the King Bk 2: 06 Many Partings


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Return of the King, Bk 2, Ch 5

March 27th, 2015 — 11:26am

Another new recording for you, yay!

Return of the King Bk 2: 05 The Steward and the King


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The Bad Beginning

March 22nd, 2015 — 2:24pm

Something from the archives! I think I recorded it in 2003 or 2004 as a
Christmas present for Henry.

The Bad Beginning, by Lemony Snicket

The Bad Beginning: Chapter 01
The Bad Beginning: Chapter 02
The Bad Beginning: Chapter 03
The Bad Beginning: Chapter 04
The Bad Beginning: Chapter 05
The Bad Beginning: Chapter 06
The Bad Beginning: Chapter 07
The Bad Beginning: Chapter 08
The Bad Beginning: Chapter 09
The Bad Beginning: Chapter 10
The Bad Beginning: Chapter 11
The Bad Beginning: Chapter 12
The Bad Beginning: Chapter 13

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Return of the King, Bk 2, Ch 4

March 20th, 2015 — 12:09pm

Long live the Halflings! Praise them with great praise!

Return of the King Bk 2: 04 The Field of Cormallen


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Return of the King, Bk 2, Ch 3

March 17th, 2015 — 12:04pm

“Yes,” said Frodo. “But do you remember Gandalf’s words: Even Gollum may have something yet to do?

Return of the King Bk 2: 03 Mount Doom


p.s. I have finally added links to Book 1 at the top of

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Return of the King, Bk 2, Ch 2

March 15th, 2015 — 1:04pm

In which Frodo and Sam have an almost unbelievable number of close shaves and near misses. I don’t know about you, but I’ll be glad when we stop hearing about gray ashy dark grim horrible Mordor.

Return of the King Bk 2: 02 The Land of Shadow

The very next chapter is called “Mount Doom”, so I think Frodo’s quest is nearing its end! I’ll record it as soon as humanly possible :)


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Not sick!

March 9th, 2015 — 9:38am

News flash: I am currently not sick. The sore throat got better about 2 days ago. So now it’s just my normal Pulmonary Hypertension-related exhaustion and other stuff. So I might be able to record another chapter for you pretty soon.

It’s been so long since I wrote a blog post about anything significant, and I don’t have time right now for much, because I need to breathe my meds and brush my teeth and get ready to go see my lovely therapist, Jeff. Hooray for Jeff! It’s always a good day when I have a Jeff appointment.

Reading: Incognito: The Secret Lives of the Brain, by David Eagleman

Listening: “Doctor Thorne”, by Anthony Trollope, from Librivox:

Playing: Monkey City (one of the best tower defense games ever), Atomas, Alto’s Adventure

Knitting: a baby blanket for an upcoming brand-new great-nephew (except I’m having terrible hand pain so I can’t/shouldn’t knit much).

Watching: Better Call Saul (so good!!!), Last Week Tonight, Only Connect, The Americans, House of Cards, Fortitude, and a couple of new things which might end up being good — Battle Creek and The Last Man on Earth. And I’m doing a rewatch of Breaking Bad and 30 Rock.

Henry is living with my sister and her husband in the Bay Area. He’s the full-time nanny for their almost-2-year-old, which I think he finds fulfilling but exhausting. I can’t really live alone because of my health condition, so I’ll be moving in with them too, as soon as they find a big enough rental house. It was lucky that the very week that Henry moved out, a friend had a housing crisis and needed a place to stay for a while, so he’s living in Henry’s room and I have company and help.

Thank you for all the thoughtful comments and emails!

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Sick again (still)

March 3rd, 2015 — 12:14pm

Brutal sore throat. Started out of nowhere on Saturday night, wasn’t too bad though Sunday, and then Monday it got way worse all of a sudden. Like, it hurt so badly to swallow that it made me cry. Monday night was rough. Now, Tuesday morning, it’s slightly better. I can swallow, anyway.

Sigh. This has been a rough year so far.

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