Monday, November 7, 2011

Songs of New Asgard

I cannot wait to read the Songs of New Asgard series by Tessa Gratton. It was announced on Publisher's Weekly today, and it's going to be great!

Imagine if the spread of monotheistic Christianity had been stopped cold hundreds of years ago, and in it's place the Norse gods held sway.

How different would this alternate reality be? It's going to be so great to find out!

I have extra special reasons to be excited about this. For one, I read her debut novel Blood Magic and it was awesome.

Cover of Blood Magic by Tessa Gratton
For twos, she's one of my best friends!

Natalie Parker, Tess Gratton, and Emily Kennedy
So yeah. I AM EXCITED!!!!


Saturday, October 15, 2011


This evening we tried to take baby to his first Sporting Kansas City game at Livestrong Park. We lasted about 20 minutes. Then SKC scored, the crowd went wild, and baby melted down. Too loud! Next big event, we're looking into ear protection.

Much louder than the music in this video. Poor baby. It's the never-ending chase.

Sunday, June 12, 2011

The Goods

Let me mention two of my recent creations.

Creation number one: I successfully defended my Master's thesis entitled What She Wore: The Dialectics of Personal Style Blogs. I've added a link to this site in the right hand navigation area. If you click on the link you'll download a .PDF file of my thesis. So my Master's degree in Sociology is complete. On to the PhD.

Creation number two: my son Colin is growing so fast! Five full months old and just as awesome a human as I could imagine. Here's one of my current favorite photos:

My son was born in December 2010 and I defended my thesis in May 2011. It's been a busy six months or so. I'm hoping for a relaxing summer. 

Saturday, January 1, 2011

Meet Colin, My New Baby

So! Welcome Colin Thomas Kennedy to the world.

My first child was born this past Tuesday, December 28th, at home at 6:38 a.m. He weighed 7 lbs. 12 ou., and arrived 12 days early. Labor was eight hours long. Mom, Dad, and baby are all healthy, happy, and in blissful love.

The one thing that I didn't accurately anticipate? Nursing is sincerely hard work. Hard work as in a complete preoccupation for many hours of every day and night.