Podcasts, Words of Jen 1 comment on Don’t Shoot the Bee Hive

Don’t Shoot the Bee Hive

I wrote what turned out to be a rough draft of this piece of writing on August 22, 2014, on a website that no longer exists. What you see here is an improved version of that story.

Content Warning: This piece of writing includes discussion of bees, bee stings, and guns.

I read “Don’t Shoot the Bee Hive” on Episode 041 of my Words of Jen podcast.

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Jen's Lore Corner, Podcasts 0 comments on Jen’s Lore Corner: Mayor Holus – Episode 007

Jen’s Lore Corner: Mayor Holus – Episode 007

Welcome to Jen’s Lore Corner, a podcast about the lore of the Diablo video game series. This podcast started as a segment on the Shattered Soulstone podcast. I decided to re-release those segments in their own podcast, with new episodes to follow.

In this episode, I talk about Mayor Holis, an NPC (non-player character) that players run into when they go through the story mode of the game. The most interesting thing about him is that he starts out as an annoying character… and then grows into a much better person.

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Kitchen Scramble, Other Video Games 3 comments on Kitchen Scramble App: Chef Academy 2

Kitchen Scramble App: Chef Academy 2

Chef Academy 2 is the eighth town in the Kitchen Scramble game. The story line in the game indicates that this is supposed to be the same town as Chef Academy. But, they don’t look the same.

I guess the school had some renovations done while the main character was gone, because things aren’t quite in the same place as before. The cool thing is that the Chef Academy trees are green, but the Chef Academy 2 trees are orange. Time has passed.

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Coloring 2 comments on Johanna Basford Coloring Calendar – April

Johanna Basford Coloring Calendar – April

I am slowly working my way through the pages of the 2018 Johanna Basford Coloring Calendar. A friend of mine gave it to me as a Christmas gift, and I’m really enjoying it.

Coloring is a good way to reduce stress. It also helps my rheumatoid arthritis because it keeps my hands and fingers moving. I’m not healthy enough to keep up with coloring one page every day, but I was able to complete the month of April.

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Book Reviews, fiction 0 comments on Beautiful Ruins: a Novel – by Jess Walter

Beautiful Ruins: a Novel – by Jess Walter

Beautiful Ruins is a work of fiction that includes a few characters who are based on real people. Specifically, Elizabeth Taylor and Richard Burton who starred in the movie Cleopatra (which was released in 1963). The more prominent characters, however, are ones created by Jess Walter.

Pasquali Tursi is the first character that readers encounter, and he is extremely likable. He finds himself smitten with Dee Moray, an actress who was supposed to be in the Cleopatra movie, but who cannot now because she is dying. Dee comes to visit Pasquali’s small village on accident.

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