Jess

Author's details

Date registered: June 4, 2010

Biography

Jessica Lathrop is a big nerd, originally from Virginia, and transplanted to the boonies of Western Maryland.

Latest posts

  1. Black Swallowtail Butterflies Like Parsley — June 22, 2014
  2. Sadface Man: Origins — March 19, 2014
  3. Snaaaaaaaaaake — July 17, 2013
  4. This is the Story of How I Almost Died — June 7, 2013
  5. I Play Video Games, Jackass — April 11, 2013

Most commented posts

  1. Terrible Loser — 8 comments
  2. A Tale of Two Kitties — 6 comments
  3. Wedding Day Recap — 6 comments
  4. I Play Video Games, Jackass — 5 comments
  5. Random Doodle July 5th — 3 comments

Author's posts listings

Jun 22 2014

Black Swallowtail Butterflies Like Parsley

This weekend, I have learned something new and interesting about, arguably, some of the prettiest insects in the animal kingdom, butterflies. Lining our driveway, in the rainwater runoff path, we have a butterfly garden planted with many pretty blooming plants (and currently, a healthy host of weeds). On our deck, we have an impromptu herb …

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Mar 19 2014

Sadface Man: Origins

So, yesterday, I posted to Facebook about Sadface Man and there being a story behind him. Like anyone within spitting distance of Ikea and at one point on a relatively tight budget, we are devotees of the Expedit bookcase. The husband and I bought our house in 2009 and needed a new option for our …

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Jul 17 2013

Snaaaaaaaaaake

Black Rat Snake

My brave, idiot cat, Luna is a mouser. She stalks and attacks critters that invade her home. She’s kind of awesome that way. She also sometimes just sees crap and stalks it vigilantly. Today, she swiped at something in my basement office and I heard a sound that sounded a bit more agitated than a …

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Jun 07 2013

This is the Story of How I Almost Died

Warning: Um. Sad. 2012 was the year my husband and I started to really try and start our family. We’d already spent our 2nd wedding anniversary, in June 2012, heartbroken when I suffered a miscarriage at five weeks. In the intervening months, we kept trying and “got lucky” on Christmas Eve. I knew better and …

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Apr 11 2013

I Play Video Games, Jackass

Gamer Girl's Revenge

I have been sitting on this story for a looooooong time. But, a particular badass tweet by Rae Johnston yesterday has spurred me to share my tale. Middle of last year, the husband decided that he was really excited and interested in playing Dishonored. So much so, that it had earned exalted placement in the …

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Feb 21 2013

Lions and Dogs and Squirrels, Oh My

lionwtf

Yes, yes, I know I post really infrequently. Life has been… crappy horrible insane busy. Shut up. I was “catching up”  on my lolcats RSS feed today and stumbled upon the brilliantly adorable short film starring Zachary Quinto, Dog Eat Dog. From the video’s description: “Dog Eat Dog” is a short film based on the true story of how actor/producer Zachary Quinto finally …

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Aug 27 2012

New Keyboard = Yay!

Over a year ago, I mentioned that I was going to write a post about new pens and notebooks and the overwhelming desire to break them in, nearly immediately (I made that post and then proceeded to post a picture of the doodle, only). Well, the same impulse applies to new keyboards, it would seem …

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Aug 17 2012

Fostering Young Nerds

I was killing valuable time at Target last weekend, among running other errands for the house. Whenever I wander off to Target unsupervised (always a dangerous prospect), I try and find a small trinket or toy to bring home for the husband. This trip, I decided to pick up cards for the 2013 Magic: the …

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Apr 04 2012

Office Redecoration: Take 1

So, I’ve finally gotten around to redecorating my office from being a disorganized drab room into a place where I can be productive. As someone who works from home, four days a week, this is essential for my sanity. I actually have two desks: one for work and one for play. My office is in …

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Mar 28 2012

New/Old Restaurant in my Town!

Two posts in one day? What is the world coming to!? But, I was checking my oft-neglected RSS feeds and had to reblog this from Frederick Maryland Online. Mealey’s Table will open in “Spring 2012.” Here are some articles about the chef, the excitement of the town, and jobs at the new restaurant. Mealey’s Restuarant has been closed ever …

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