ST:TCT addendum

I found something. Rather, I found some things. Nine out of ten things. They will fit in nicely: I first learned about the ornaments from Star Trek: The Experience from this blog post, which is the same blog I followed to track down the earlier Keepsake ornaments when I first started ST:TCT. The Gorn was […]

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keepsake premiere

Today was Hallmark’s Keepsake ornament premiere. Star Trek’s storyteller series is expanding. Today was Mirror Mirror Mr. Spock: He joins the three released last year, all from the Mirror, Mirror episode of the original series. The Ensign Chekov storyteller will debut in October… Presumably, Dr. McCoy and Montgomery Scott storytellers will complete the set in […]

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thrifty christmas in july

I’ve been avoiding thrift stores as much as everything else through the pandemic, having gone only a handful of times in the past year and a half. Today, I cleared out some boxes from our front room and carted them off to Goodwill. And if I’m already there… I might miss a rare Wexford find. […]

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the final invasion

The temperature climbed just enough. The snow is packable again! The frozen cephalopod broke through the surface of the crisp peaceful snow, laying siege to the ship on the surface, but the snow-crew was not caught unprepared. They learned from their mates’ demises in the previous attack those two years back. The harpoons were kept […]

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return of the snow squid-ish

Yesterday, we got four to five inches of perfect, fluffy, wet, packing snow. I clear our walks and drive, specifically piling all the removed snow onto our retaining wall. I packed a good part of it down as I went and took some time to crave out some basic shapes. Unfortunately, today is colder and […]

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let it – finally – snow

*whew* We almost made it through the entire holiday lighting season without a single day of snow. And what fun would that be? This year I added LED C-9s on ground stakes bordering some of the flower beds. This morning’s snow was enough to completely cover the faceted bulb caps, which is a neat effect. […]

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xmas, xmas, burning bright

It is Christmas Day, and we are burning down every battery-operated LED in the place… Also, my husband and I aren’t much about big piles of gifts on Christmas, as just typically buy what we want or need when we first have the opportunity to do so. That said, we realized early on exactly how […]

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the lost joke of subtlety

Running gags can be absolutely hilarious. Until, of course, they have to be explained. So, maybe, just maybe, our running joke is too subtle. We are at a disadvantage with having no houseguests this holiday season, and we have only had a few occasions to post extra photos of ST:TCT. So, here is the gag […]

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the big, big tree topper

The topper for The Big, Big Tree is my all time favorite holiday thing found on deep post-holiday clearance. I don’t remember exactly when I found it, but it was at least fifteen years or so. I found it at a K-mart, ninety percent off on the last tiny little table of Christmas decorations. I […]

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