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This is it…the whole shebang. All of the entries. The whole general mish-mash. Other terms for the whole mess…

The final installment of my Penguicon 2012 post-event report. This covers Sunday and Monday, especially the Closing Ceremonies and Feedback Session…now with video!
The third, penultimate post in a series of reports from Penguicon 2012. Full of details that likely matter only to me and situations entertainingly to an audience of approximately one.
My report of Penguicon's Friday hijinks. Since Saturday is the day that everything interesting happened, you can consider this filler…filler about Opening Ceremonies, parties, noise complaints, and pantlessness. The usual…
A report of the Thursday pre-con setup day before Penguicon 2012. The first of what is likely to be four reports (get it, one per day…see what I did there?)

Yesterday, a friend tweeted that she was writing a paper and didn't think she'd finish. Several of us ‘helped out’ by contributing some writing to her. I tried to give her a series of genres to choose from…(in chronological order)

Child trafficking, slash-fic, and more…

It began as a post about my views of problem solving and rapidly devolved into whining about my life. I've never wanted to hashtag #FirstWorldProblems at myself so hard as after writing this post.

Two weeks ago, I found myself shaking with outrage at the treatment a handful of peacefully assembling students received at the hands of a bunch of police. Basically, I was naïve and did exactly what the media was trying to persuade me to do; mindlessly bleat. New video evidence suggests that I might not have been

This weekend, I decided to take at least a little time for myself and do something not directly related to work or school…so I finished configuring my social networking presence (for the eleventy-millionth time, to date). Allow me to decribe…

The why's and how's of my blournal's transition to a comment-free place.
I introduce a new argument-bingo board and discuss the misuse of privilege in the newest Internet argument.
I am called a popinjay (among other things) in response to expressing my distaste for stealing from friends.
A brief explanation regarding my resignation as head of marketing for Chicon 7 (the 2012 WorldCon).
A list of the panels I'll be participating in at Capricon 31 in February of 2011.
An open response to people who pat themselves on the back for not owning televisions, radios, or other conveyances of pop culture.
A report of my experiences at WindyCon 37.
Documentation of a little experiment, of sorts, in which I grow my hair out for 365 straight days.
A little rant about immigration, racism, and jingoism as inspired by a response to Elizabeth Moon's racist screed.
My take on how Conclave 2010 went, how the Dorsai Irregulars did an amazing about face, and my thoughts on how to repair a dying convention.
The results of the Twitter hashtag #goodthingsaboutconclave at the 2010 Conclave convention.
My summer plans for 2010: what's happening, what's hip, and what I made time for.
Some notes about Penguicon 2010. It is sort of like an actual review, if you had no idea what an actual review looked like.
My response to someone those who feel the need to abuse people who give of themselves for free
I sat through the entire “New Moon” movie, in all its insipid, abuse lauding glory, so that I could share my pain with you. In 140 character bursts. I'm really such a giver. The things I do for you!
The launch of a project to stop sexual harassment at local conventions.
My report of ConFusion 2010 (in eleventy billion words, it's really more of a play-by-play) from the perspective of an attendee, not as a conrunner.
Reminiscing about this last year with nary a mention of it as the close to a decade. Aside from the one I just did there, that is.
I dissect a sexist remark made by a feminist I respect (then I wait to get attacked for my insolence by her fans...)
This has moved to here now.
Some audio clips from the flash animated video Candy Mountain.
The Grice-Skinner method of evaluating your level of public speaking anxiety. Used entirely without permission.
A crazy from work starts the War on Jer(ror). With bonus "dramatic reading" now :)
Musings on life after seven years free from drugs and alcohol.
My review of Conclave 2009 (and subsequent complaints about the Dorsai Irregular)
Part 4 in a series in which I dissect the not-particularly-charity-like activity of local charity Gamers Outreach Foundation. See also parts 1, 2, and 3
Part 3 in a series in which I dissect the not-particularly-charity-like activity of local charity Gamers Outreach Foundation. See also parts 1, 2, and 4
Part 2 in a series in which I dissect the not-particularly-charity-like activity of local charity Gamers Outreach Foundation. See also parts 1, 3, and 4
I dissect the not-particularly-charity-like activity of local charity Gamers Outreach Foundation. See also parts 2, 3, and 4
My attendee's-eye view of the 2009 Penguicon.
Some thoughts on my place in the universe, and other mewling navel gazing.
My review of 2008 in numbers, blog posts, and general sarcasm. I wouldn't do it any other way!
My mildly mushy movie review of "Zack and Miri Make a Porno"
Perhaps I am being a bit precipitous in posting this list before the year has even ended, but here's hoping I cannot find new depths to which I can sink.
The ordeal that was my most recent hair removal process. When you are me, even something as simple as a haircut can be an exercise in hilarity.
Review of the October/November 2008 double issue of the magazine.
On the anniversary of September 11th, how are we doing as a nation?
Dawn issued the challenge, and I videotape myself VERY excited about the Sex in the City movie release to answer the challenge. Video inside...
All of the after-con reports from Penguicon 6.0 that I could find. Good, bad, or indifferent.
About the ways feminists employ slut shaming to further their own goals, sometimes.
A list of cycling events in Michigan that I have attended, wish to attend, or just think are cool
A response to a severely misguided sexist manifesto in which I felt the need to defend feminism.
My thoughts on War-Line's practice of posting photographs of porn store customers on its website.
A listing (with some commentary) of the 112 books I read in 2007.
My review of ConFusion 2008 from the Ops desk.
Christmas is the season to torture your children, at least it is in our household.
Video and photos from our karaoke work outing.
For a while I had been the go-to dictionary for terms of sexual grotesquery. Rather than constantly fielding calls and texts on this subject, I decided to start a dictionary of terms.
Keeping you all updated as to the state of my website...well..updates
A brief review of Verses' show at the Coffee Exchange on Oct 26th.
A response to Jessica Valenti's article in The Guardian "Chastity is Chic".
I tell the stories, and sometimes I think you don't take me seriously enough. Well here's some grainy, cell-phone video to not take seriously.
The horrors that were visited upon my body when I decided to wax my poor, poor genitals.
Internet dating from the office can be bad. Internet dating from the office when I'm your IT person and I don't like you can be disasterous!
Gastrointestinal woes during an exam at school. As dramatically read by Dawn & Greg.
When US soldiers get bored, the shit hits the fan... literally.
A sanitized (get it?) version of accidental, surprise buttsecks. An "inconsiderate driver" if you will. As dramatically read by Dawn & Greg.
Nothing gets rid of bees better than gas... except, perhaps, explosions
I rant and rave about the hideousness that is MySpace.
An accounting of the surreal events during my attempt at being a good samaritan. Even helping a stranded driver ends in 'events'.
A fun way to start the school year is to offend the head of the department, who also wrote that horrid book you are using.
I randomly get spam on my IM accounts sometimes, usually for porn. Sometimes, I'm bored when this happens. This is one of those times.
My sarcasm springs into action when someone makes outrageous claims on the Internet. Hilarity ensues.
Some thoughts related to addiction prompted by an episode of Buffy the Vampire Slayer.
Fun you can have with others in a store, or at least, fun that I had with people in a Walmart.
When fast moving projectile meets non-moving chipmunk, my car is the real loser!
In which our hero goes on a bad date with a random waitress. It's funnier in hindsight. Really, it is.