• Katie
  • Mid 30s
  • Originally: San Diego, California; largely, Cleveland, Ohio; more recently, a goodly stint in Madison, Wisconsin; two years in Montréal, Québec; after that, around Boston, Massachusetts; then, the outermost edges of the Dallas metroplex; a ten-month detour to rural Missouri; finally, Johnson County, Kansas.
  • Finally done with a ridiculously protracted PhD in the liberal arts at UW-Madison, where “dissertation” is a noun, a verb, an adjective, and a state of being.
  • Two cats, one husband, one preschooler.
  • Personal interests that may or may not be represented on this site include:
    • Writing
    • Candy and desserts
    • Knitting
    • Local exploration
    • Reading
    • Optimizing my Netflix queue
    • Cats
    • Mildly incompetent French
    • Sewing
    • Photography
    • Ill-informed attempts at home improvement
    • Baking
    • Entertaining (to me) minutiae pertaining to eighteenth-century culture and literature
    • Biking, doing
    • Biking, watching professional
    • The weather


Jejune.net has been around, in some incarnation or another, since March 2000.  It began for no reason in particular, and has admirably maintained that vision ever since.

Jejune, a.

  1. Without food, fasting; hungry. Obs.
  2. Deficient in nourishing or substantial (physical) qualities; thin, attenuated, scanty; meagre, unsatisfying; (of land) poor, barren.
    1. Unsatisfying to the mind or soul; dull, flat, insipid, bald, dry, uninteresting; meagre, scanty, thin, poor; wanting in substance or solidity. Said of thought, feeling, action, etc., and esp. of speech or writing; also transf. of the speaker or writer. (The prevailing sense.)
    2. Puerile, childish; also, naïve.  (This use may owe its origin to the mistaken belief that the word is connected with L. juvenis young (comp. junior), or F. jeune young.)

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