Historian with focus on early modern Europe; American Civil War reenactor (Federal!); Avid reader and writer; On this blog you will find lots of history, books, Tolkien, fencing, sarcastic humor, and general nonsense.

Such thunder.  Much boom.  Very window-shaking.  Wow.

No really.  This is an intense storm.  The dog and I are not happy right now.

My mom took me to get my nails done today. (We’ve been talking about it for months, but this was the first chance we had.  My nails are now “Elphaba Green” and I love it).  The lady working on me asked if I chew on my cuticles because they were really scratched up and torn.  I had to explain that I work at a fabric store and it’s from opening small cardboard boxes that the sewing notions come in.  There is just no way to open those without my hands getting all messed up.