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So apparently there have been some legitimate comments among the dozens of random spam bot comments made on my blog in the last couple of months. Please forgive my silence, I haven’t combed through that section of my blog in a while and it seems that wordpress isn’t quite savvy enough to distinguish between good english, gibberish, and chinese.

I apologize also for the state of my poor little blog. I have no idea what happened to the majority of the pictures, my theory is tiny little picture eating monsters that sneak into the wordpress update code. I’ll fix it I promise! …eventually…soon, I swear!

Ah, graduate school. The reason Mercator book number two is still in editing. I’m sorry for that too. The book is soooooo close to being done, just a little revision here or there. There is a title: West to Thorn’s Peak. There are pretty pictures/maps. And I think the storyline is way more exciting than East to Adonia. I’ve got a month of graduate school left which includes two 15 pg plus papers and a 6 hr comprehensive exam.

So please don’t give up on Mercator and me. Once I’m free of the chains of higher education, I’ll be hitting the road running. 🙂

Thanks for your patience!
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So. It’s been a while since this poor little blog has been updated. A short break turned into a year and a half.

Ooops. My bad.

It isn’t as though I’ve had nothing to blog about, I just let it slide. You know what they say about the conservation of momentum. If you don’t know, take physics 101.

Anyway, a lot has changed since my last foray into the blogoshere. I’m in my second year of grad school at my ol’ alma mater Wheaton studying the History of Christianity. Why, you ask? Because. Not the greatest answer, but I’m not really in the mood to elaborate at the moment. I have my reasons for sinking a significant amount of time, money, and aggravation into this endeavor and I’m sure that I’ll relay them at some point, but not now. On the book front, Mercator number two is written and sitting in editing limbo with a release date yet to be determined. I’d say it’s coming soon, however I’ve been saying that for more than a year now so I’ll just say it’s coming sometime and I think it’s better than the first. But don’t take my word for it. 🙂

Better get back to the Reformation…

In the mean time, a little something awesome from my childhood.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-FD1K8OvVCs (Stupid thing doesn’t want to embed. It’s a Reading Rainbow remix which is pretty awesome.)

So it’s February and I haven’t posted since, oh, I don’t know, December?

Yeah. I win the flaky blogger of the month/year/decade award. I have this superpower where I just kind of fall off the radar for a while. It’s completely unintentional. I think when you are naturally a loner even a simple blog post is being too social.

I’ve been doin’ stuff though!

Check this sweet guitar I painted out! I got the old mexican made fender from my friend Cody. It was a bit beat up, which made it the perfect candidate for my first guitar re-haul project.

So I sanded it down.

Sanding in Process.

And painted it.

My Strat

Now you might be asking, “Jenny, why those colors?”

And I say, “ROCK AND ROOOOLLLLLLL!” But seriously, I’ve wanted a gold guitar since I fell in love with The Band watching The Last Waltz. Robbie Robertson played this shiny gold and black guitar and I thought that was awesome. But being me, I couldn’t copy it straight, I had to do it my way and I really like that color blue.

To cap off my geekiness I altered the headstock. The Fender F is a lot like the way I sign my J’s and I just couldn’t resist.

Yeah, I'm a geek.

So there you go. That was my big project for January to keep me away from the interwebs. And it worked. Perhaps a little too well. Next I’m working on a Gibson Les Paul style guitar kit. The thing comes with the wiring complete but the body and neck of the guitar unfinished. All you have to do is figure out how to make the body beautiful and stick it together. I’ve decided to go for a subtle steam punk look which I haven’t ironed out yet. I’m really excited to hammer out the style and design but first I need to do this revising my book thing.

*sigh* my life is so hard.

…I was being sarcastic if you couldn’t tell. I’ve got a sweet deal. 🙂