Ember Case's Blog

June 18, 2010

The Man had a fabulous idea the other day. So fabulous, I don't think even he knows how much of a winner it was. But long story very short he just drove off with both munchkins for a Harry Potter Grand Opening weekend, leaving me and the 4 legged creatures* waving at their dust.

They were shooting me looks of pity, as if they felt bad there wasn't room in the car for me to come too. (There really wasn't – it's a working weekend, so the car was stuffed full of all the tournament gear, and...

 •  flag
0 comments
like  • 
Published on June 18, 2010 14:29 • 87 views

May 4, 2010

(Warning – if you're under 18 you really should NOT read this book. Not without asking your mom. And if she says yes, you maybe ought to get a second opinion.)

Wasteland: The Wanderer by Crystal Jordan

Love is the most dangerous experiment of all.

There is only one rule in the Wasteland: survive.

The few remaining women are as reviled as they are worshiped, a commodity any man must pay to touch. And to touch a Wanderer, he may pay with his life.

For Ezra, the risk is worth the reward. People...

 •  flag
0 comments
like  • 
Published on May 04, 2010 11:12 • 45 views

It's been a long spring.  Life has been throwing me a lot of curve balls, and some days it's been all I could do to stand in there and foul them off while I wait for a pitch I can take a hard swing at.

As baseball analogies go that one pretty much sucks.

Anyway.  I'm here.  I've got the love of my family and friends, I'm healthy, and I'm doing everything I can to keep my family healthy as well.  And I realize that sometimes the really crappy surprises life springs takes me down a path that I...

 •  flag
0 comments
like  • 
Published on May 04, 2010 11:06 • 28 views

March 17, 2010

Ireland – oh, how I want to visit!

I'm at Beyond the Veil today blogging about Ireland and St Patrick's Day. Come give me a virtual kiss!

[image error]

 •  flag
0 comments
like  • 
Published on March 17, 2010 06:59 • 35 views

February 26, 2010

It was 33 freaking degrees this morning. This is not normal, or even appreciated, at the end of a Florida February.


But then there was also this, and my day suddenly seemed a little bit warmer.


[image error]

 •  flag
0 comments
like  • 
Published on February 26, 2010 05:27 • 36 views

February 12, 2010

Never underestimate the ability of pretty pictures, graphs, charts, and multiple options to make weather fun.


See?


[image error]


Hello, Vancouver. How's the weather going to be for the opening ceremonies?

[image error]

 •  flag
0 comments
like  • 
Published on February 12, 2010 14:45 • 42 views

February 4, 2010

[image error]


The kids and I have been watching Leverage on Netflix the past few weeks. We're almost caught up to the "now showing" – oh no!


(This post made to test the new Android WordPress app. I like.)


Random pic to test image adding -

 •  flag
0 comments
like  • 
Published on February 04, 2010 19:04 • 41 views

I'm at the Samhain blog today talking about finding the bright side. Stop by and share your thoughts!

 •  flag
0 comments
like  • 
Published on February 04, 2010 06:39 • 34 views

January 27, 2010

We don’t get a lot of real coldness in NE Florida. “Real coldness” in my world is defined as “probably should stock up on wood for the fireplace since the temperatures may drop all the way below 50.”


So 17 degrees below freezing? (I’m working in the Fahrenheit world here, you Swedish lurkers – Hej!) That just doesn’t happen in my world.


Which is probably why I found this short video of “17 Below and 1 Cup of Boiling Water” entirely too entertaining.


Entertaining enough to still be cool after three or four views, at least.


Stay warm!

 •  flag
0 comments
like  • 
Published on January 27, 2010 04:54 • 21 views

We don't get a lot of real coldness in NE Florida. "Real coldness" in my world is defined as "probably should stock up on wood for the fireplace since the temperatures may drop all the way below 50."

So 17 degrees below freezing? (I'm working in the Fahrenheit world here, you Swedish lurkers – Hej!) That just doesn't happen in my world.

Which is probably why I found this short video of "17 Below and 1 Cup of Boiling Water" entirely too entertaining.

Entertaining enough to still be cool after ...

 •  flag
0 comments
like  • 
Published on January 27, 2010 04:54 • 51 views