Ages ago, Susannah tagged me for the 8 random facts meme. I’m very late to this party, and I’m sure by now she’s hardly expecting a response from me. But, I’m finally getting my head above water after a really busy summer… so here it is: 1. I can’t bear to write with a dull pencil. As a result, I have mechanical pencils and extra lead stashed all about my house and in my various computer and handbags. 2. Never in a million years did I think that I would live in Southern California (arguably Central), but here I am….


Butterfly Garden, Victoria, BC, Canada We have a kitchen cricket (this is not at all related to the photo, I’m just amused by it). This would not be so unusual, except that we live on the second floor of a large apartment building, which does not have any trees or anything near it. For the last two days, we’ve been hearing an unusually loud cricket sound in the evenings. Last night, I tracked him down to the kitchen, and tonight to one of the cabinets. Dan poked around to investigate and something flew out and hit his chest. We didn’t…