Interlude, March 13-28.


A woman walks on a sidewalk near a river with Notre Dame cathedral visible in the background. Photo by me, 2008.

Our families & friends gifted Mr. Awkward and me with a honeymoon trip, and tomorrow’s the day. I’m not bringing a computer with me, so, I’ll see you at the end of March, except for the some of you I might see on March 18 (2pm-5pm, Cafe de Jardin du Petit Palais,Musée des Beaux-arts de la ville de Paris – Avenue Winston Churchill – 75008 Paris).

Questions are closed for now and I won’t be checking email with any reliability.

The archives (as always) are open, as are the forums at

Be excellent to each other, and to yourselves.

And spare a thought for Awkward Cat, who, though she will have daily visits from an adoring caretaker, will be so very lonely and pitiful while we’re gone.


A #smol black and white cat with giant green eyes and a pitiful, imploring facial expression. Unfortunately, she’s seen the suitcases which we were hiding from her in the bedroom. 


  1. Charlene said:


    • JenniferP said:

      Sadly she does not enjoy being “booped” there. But we can dream!

  2. CatsAreTheBest said:

    Your cat could almost be a ringer for mine. She’s adorable, I just wanna pet her.

  3. Have you considered replacing the advice-giving with pictures of your cat? because that cat is gorgeous.

  4. B. said:

    Bon voyage ! Have the greatest time there, and I hope Cat doesn’t get too lonely 🙂

  5. Oort Cloud said:

    Hope you have a wonderful trip!

  6. Have a wonderful trip!

  7. Echidna said:

    Have a great time!

  8. DesertRose said:

    Safe travels, enjoy the trip, and hopefully super-adorable Awkward Cat will be so very happy to have you home when you return.

  9. Bon voyage, and enjoy the honeymoon.

  10. I hope you have an excellent time, and I send warm wishes for good naps in sunbeams to Awkward Cat.

  11. Have a wonderful time, Captain!

    (Awkward Cat is adorable.)

  12. Private Editor said:

    Have a wonderful honeymoon, and congratulations yet again.

  13. Stephanie said:

    Enjoy your wonderful honeymoon!!! Congratulations on all your happiness!

  14. Barbara said:

    Have a wonderful time! Your cat is adorable; and I’m sure will have lots of TLC while you are away.

    Thanks for this website. It’s helped me a lot in my ADD (Aargh!! Drama Dilemmas)

  15. resili0 said:

    Have a fantastic honeymoon, congratulations on your marriage.

  16. This Is Just to Say

    I have seen
    the suitcases
    that were in
    the bedroom

    and which
    you were probably
    to abandon me

    I won’t forgive you
    this is a betrayal
    so cruel
    and so cold

    Have a lovely honeymoon!

    • Karyn said:

      This is amazing and you should be very pleased with yourself. William Carlos Williams would larff.

    • This comment is great and you should feel great 😀

      Also Captain I hope you and Mr Awkward are having a fantastic time on your honeymoon.

  17. Enjoy your honeymoon! See all the things! Go all the places! Eat all the foods!
    Also, love to Le Smol Kittun, in hopes she will survive your brief absence.

  18. Willow said:

    OMG, that FACE!

  19. H.Regalis said:

    Hope you guys have a wonderful time! ^_^

  20. Guava said:

    Hope you and Mr. Awkward have a lovely honeymoon! Congrats!!!

  21. Crane89 said:

    I’m pretty sure Awkward Cat’s greeting when you get back home will be as cute as this:

    Have a great time and eat all the croissants! !!

  22. Rhoda said:

    Have a wonderful time! Awkward Cat will enjoy plotting ways to making you feel horribly guilty when you get back.

  23. Cygnia said:

    *heart melts for Awkward Cat*

  24. Have a *wonderful* honeymoon! We did Paris in 2015, a year before moving there. I didn’t get to comment in the original meetup thread, but I will definitely be there on Saturday! I’m no sure what anyone looks like, but I have extremely long blond hair, glasses, and will be knitting something so please say hi if you see me!

    • JenniferP said:

      Hi Celine! I have dark hair with bangs and will be wearing a t-shirt with Darth Vader riding a velocipede. See you later.

  25. Congratulations on your honeymoon! *gives Beadie some treats*

  26. Eva said:

    I got to the event later, around 3 or 3:15, and couldn’t find the meet-up. Did it end early?

    • JenniferP said:

      We were in the cafe until it closed at 5, about 7 of us? So sorry to have missed you! The group is going to arrange future Paris events so keep your eyes peeled.

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