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Date registered: June 4, 2010


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

Latest posts

  1. Long-Haired Cats in Snow — January 29, 2016
  2. Displaced by Jonas — January 28, 2016
  3. Year in Review 2015 — December 31, 2015
  4. Where Has the Time Gone? — December 8, 2015
  5. Play by Play of I Am Bread — December 8, 2014

Most commented posts

  1. Terrible Loser — 8 comments
  2. Wedding Day Recap — 6 comments
  3. A Tale of Two Kitties — 6 comments
  4. I Play Video Games, Jackass — 5 comments
  5. Comcast Bought My New Xbox — 3 comments

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Jan 29 2016

Long-Haired Cats in Snow

We have two long-haired female cats who, to put it mildly, do not get along. Zinda, the 2 year old Maine Coon Torbie (can’t be sure she’s really a Maine Coon, but some days, dat face… Oof, hard to argue) loves to pounce on 10 year old Norwegian Forest Cat, Luna (again, not certain she’s …

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Jan 28 2016

Displaced by Jonas

So, that title is a little misleading and also somewhat unfair to the blizzard that wreaked havoc on us last week and hasn’t really let us forget it. But it is the milestone marker for the insanity we’ve dealt with since he came round. As a professional nerd who lavishes in the luxury of working …

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Dec 31 2015

Year in Review 2015

2015-04-11 21.58.54

2015 was a really weird, very full year. The first quarter was one big blur, as often happens when dealing with depression. Did it snow? I think so (?) What did I do for my birthday? Other than completed another trip round the sun, I couldn’t tell you. Am I forgetting anything fun or particularly …

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Dec 08 2015

Where Has the Time Gone?

All of the hugs! Now, human! LOVE ME!!!

(Let’s ignore the fact that the last thing I posted was video game absurdity exactly a year ago, okay?) From mid-September to Thanksgiving, I was off on an adventure… of sorts. For work, I was given an assignment wherein I would need to be some place 50+ miles from my home, daily, with no funds to …

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Dec 08 2014

Play by Play of I Am Bread

I Am Bread is a video game on steam. Your mission? Become toast. That’s it. This is some of what I heard while the husband played this bizarre game tonight. Me after just getting to the bottom of the steps: *dumbfounded stare* Trey: just shut up and pass me the LSD. Me: have you just …

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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


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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