Fiasco of the Evening

In a brief lapse of exhaustion and technological failure, I accidentally interrupted Professor McClurken while editing my group’s contract for our project. Upon seeing revisions, I thought that I would take the time to correct my section. I did not notice, however, that he was still in the process of editing still. I saw a large block of purple highlight my section, and I dropped my mouse and almost my entire laptop. It was not a pleasant shock… but, thank the gods that it was quickly sorted out. First, I would like to apologize once more. Secondly, I would now like to get back to my usually sarcastic self and carry on with the weekly post.


Completed item: Contract (pending changes).

In the pipeline: The beginning of research and that good stuff.

Beginning phase: Website.

Not yet started: Sleep….


I’ll keep this one short and sweet so I can actually attempt to work on that last part, since I’ve been sick for the past week now. If I was previously given the choice of cake or death, it appears I didn’t hear the first option.


To those of you who want to know what being this sick is like, I’ll present it in a fashion that anyone can understand. This is not fun.

There and Back Again

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You may wonder what the significance of this map is in regard to this blog post. However, there is no real reason for posting this map in particular. It’s more important that you know what the starting and end points of this map are.

Starting location: The Shire

Ending location: Mordor

Manner of transportation: Walking

Yes, you have read that correctly: I have planned a journey from the famous Lord of the Rings trilogy. While it may not look like the right place, I typed those two locations into the “Directions” search and got a walk through the lovely state of Washington. Upon pressing enter, I was graced with this lovely map above, as well as some words of warning…

Walking directions are in beta.
Use caution – One does not simply walk into Mordor.”

Shocked? A little. Giddy? Very much so. Had I not stumbled upon this story on the interwebz, I never would have attempted such a foolhardy venture. I mean, I don’t really want to go to Mordor… that place looks scary as hell in both the live action AND animated versions of the books.

I’m happy to say that Google Earth also shares Google Map’s sense of humor on this.

In regard to the use of either of these tools on my group’s project, I feel as though it would be rather self-explanatory. I mean, who wouldn’t want to see where each of the historical markers are in relation to one another?


P.S. – Not every path to Mordor is the same.