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Out of Spoons, Spoonie Writing 0 comments on My Doctor Left the Clinic

My Doctor Left the Clinic

On September 18, 2018, I received a letter from what I have been referring to as “the clinic for the poor people”. My wonderful doctor, who actually had a lot of knowledge about my allergies, has left the clinic.

This unexpected situation left me without an assigned doctor (or, primary care doctor) during flu season. Not a good situation for a person with three autoimmune diseases who is trying to get on Disability.

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Podcasts, Words of Jen 0 comments on Don’t Shoot the Bee Hive – Episode 041

Don’t Shoot the Bee Hive – Episode 041

In this episode, I share a story I wrote about some scary things that happened when I was six-years-old.  It was originally posted on a website that no longer exists. I decided to add details to this story before recording it.

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

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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 0 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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Diablo III, Diablo Seasons 0 comments on Highlights from Season 14 (Season of Greed)

Highlights from Season 14 (Season of Greed)

In Season 14, I tried something new. Instead of focusing on one character, I split my time on two characters. One was a hardcore Barbarian, which was playing as part of the Solo Self Found League. The other was a softcore Demon Hunter, which I was playing with groups.

In this blog, I have gathered up the best of the screenshots I took while playing my softcore Demon Hunter.

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Doctor Appointments, Out of Spoons 0 comments on Dentist Expenses

Dentist Expenses

I’m going to start this blog by saying that I have dental insurance – but it doesn’t cover very much beyond regular checkups.  At my most recent checkup, the dentist found some expensive problems that need to be fixed.

Content warning: This blog post contains details about my most recent dentist appointment. I’m not going to post anything graphic and will not include any photos (other than the one at the top of this blog).

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Diablo III, Diablo Seasons 0 comments on Season Journey Chapter IV (Season 14)

Season Journey Chapter IV (Season 14)

In Season 14, I decided to play a Hardcore Barbarian as part of the Solo Self Found League. I did a Season Rebirth on Zena, a Barbarian that I’ve had for a very long time.

Unfortunately, she didn’t make it all the way through Chapter IV. So, this blog post shows what happened at what turned out to be the end of my Season 14.

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