January 15, 2010
January 2, 2009
happy 2009 to all!
Back from our vacation in Kauai and slowly getting used to the idea that I am back at work (full-time) on Monday. Will slowly begin to take down our Christmas decorations this weekend in preperation for Epiphany (January 6). I will also redraft my to do list for 2009 and hope to post something more substantial in the coming days.
In the meantime, for your reading pleasure (and perhaps amusement), I post the results of a recent quiz. Turns out, I am wonder woman.
Could it be because I answered the question about a push-up bra with a resounding yes?!
Click here to take the Superhero Personality Quiz
October 28, 2008
It’s way past my bedtime. In trying to find the “sweet spot” for chicken scratch, I came across these ten questions. While some of the questions are geared towards marketing/merchandising blogs (and don’t really apply to me) - they do serve as good jumping off point for discussion. Do I really know what chicken scratch is about? Do I really know what I want it be? The only way to know is to start writing until the answers become clear … to be con’t …
1. Who are your primary and secondary targets for your blog?
2. What do you want to tell them?
3. Do you understand what the key informational needs of the audience are?
4. Are you reading other blogs on that topic, and ones targeting your customers and prospects?
5. If you are reading, are you leaving comments that add to the online conversation on the blogs you cover?
6. Do you have a firm grasp on the types of keywords to focus on that would be relevant to your blog?
7. Do you follow those keywords on Technorati and Google Blog Search? Do you have alerts set up around those keywords at Google Alerts? (or possibly even use a reputation management system?)
8. Can you commit to blogging at least two-to-three times per week? (consistency is key, based on the expectations you set with your audience)
9. What is your ultimate goal in starting a blog? In one year from when you start blogging, how will your life be different?
10. Are you looking at blogging as a challenge or something that could be fun?
September 29, 2008
The SNL parody
There’s no question; the presidential race has eclipsed the federal election taking place on October 14 across the country. How can Dion, Harper and Layton compete with Palin?
Why the Palin parody on SNL has generated such media interest is simple. According to Andrew Sullivan at the Atlantic:
the amazing thing is that a whole section of the script was directly transcribed from Palin’s actual attempted interview with Katie Couric
From the excerpts of the recent interview with Katie Couric I’ve seen, I would have to agree.
Our federal election is so bland compared to our neighbour’s. We too worry about climate change. We too are concerned with health care and the economy. But none of the election platforms have seemed to gain much traction.
September 28, 2008
The Five Secrets Movie, by John Izzo
This video moved me deeply. I have been thinking about my place in this world. I have been thinking about the purpose of my blog. What is it that I want to share? I don’t have the answer, but do know that my existing format was not working. Fall brings the opportunity to break out of existing patterns and so I shall.
And so begins the unfolding.
August 23, 2008
The end of the summer is a harbinger for Greek Food Festivals
August 12, 2008
June 3, 2008
Read: Blogging - It's Good for You
Article published by Jessica Wapner, May 2008, Scientific American.
Self-medication may be the reason the blogosphere has taken off. Scientists (and writers) have long known about the therapeutic benefits of writing about personal experiences, thoughts and feelings. But besides serving as a stress-coping mechanism, expressive writing produces many physiological benefits. Research shows that it improves memory and sleep, boosts immune cell activity and reduces viral load in AIDS patients, and even speeds healing after surgery. A study in the February issue of the Oncologist reports that cancer patients who engaged in expressive writing just before treatment felt markedly better, mentally and physically, as compared with patients who did not.
May 16, 2008
A Facelift for Chicken-Scratch
I may not be posting much these days but chicken-scratch has had lots of behind the scenes activity. A new and improved blog with increased functionality and more writing from me (I promise) will be unveiled in the coming weeks.
I have also been experimenting with social media like Twitter. And I am working on integrating all aspects of my online world. In the meantime, if you do miss me, please check out my self-conscious twitterings here.
Let the adventure begin.
Oh, and Happy Victoria Day to y’all!
May 9, 2008
Happy Mother's Day
For more of Zena Koo’s photography visit Slate.com
April 14, 2008
Is there a global food crisis?
Read: The Fury of the Poor ~ By SPIEGEL Staff
Around the world, rising food prices have made basic staples like rice and corn unaffordable for many people, pushing the poor to the barricades because they can no longer get enough to eat. But the worst is yet to come.
March 28, 2008
Diversions: Literary Action Figures
Who wouldn’t want to own their own literary action figure? Check these out at Teptronics.
February 29, 2008
Happy February 29th!
Roy’s Doty’s Leap Year card — Carpe Diem! Found on boingboing.
February 26, 2008
Dreaming of Spring
PARIS—Children on swings at La Villette amusement park, 1996.
February 12, 2008
Found at Thomma-Lyn’s and decided to play along. Which finger are you?
It's official: a new home
As of February 15, this will be our front door:
February 6, 2008
What time of day?
January 30, 2008
Watch: BC 150 Celebration Ad
Vote for this ad on you tube.
January 28, 2008
January 25, 2008
January 17, 2008
Looky here: Lookybook
A FREE picture book library: Lookybook.
About: “Lookybook allows you to look at picture books in their entirety—from cover to cover, at your own pace. We know that nothing will replace the magic of reading a book with your child at bedtime, but we aim to replace the overwhelming and frustrating process of finding the right books for parents and their kids.”
January 16, 2008
Read: In Praise of Melancholy
From the Chronicle, an article by Eric G. Wilson on how “American culture’s overemphasis on happiness misses an essential part of a full life.”
Ours are ominous times. We are on the verge of eroding away our ozone layer. Within decades we could face major oceanic flooding. We are close to annihilating hundreds of exquisite animal species. Soon our forests will be as bland as pavement. Moreover, we now find ourselves on the verge of a new cold war.
January 11, 2008
The good environmentalist
January 2, 2008
Under the weather
December 30, 2007
Happy New Year to All
December 28, 2007
Want a fun way to expand your vocabulary and donate rice to charity? Then play the word game at: www.freerice.com
Have some time to shamelessly eavesdrop on New Yorker’s conversations? Be endlessly entertained and horrified: www.overheardinnewyork.com
Didn’t get that puppy for Christmas? Check out: I do dog tricks
Need to escape the dreary and cold December weather? Place yourself in the middle of this scene:
December 22, 2007
Merry Christmas ~ Happy Holidays
We’re heading up island to eat, drink and be merry. My best wishes to you and yours for a safe, happy and memory-filled Christmas.
December 13, 2007
Read: Feud Erupts Over Famous German Christmas Cake
By David Crossland in Dresden from Spiegel Online.
Dresdner Stollen baked in the grand city of Dresden is the queen of German Christmas cakes and has gained a growing popularity abroad. But the small town of Torgau is risking the wrath of Dresden’s bakers by claiming it invented the cake 550 years ago, and launching its own Stollen to mark the occasion.
December 12, 2007
Little Rabbit Foo-Foo
Buy this fine art print: Blue Dog Rose.
December 11, 2007
Shall we dance?
Buy this print from Broomhill Pictures.
Talking Jesus Toy Sells Out
Forget the Nintendo wii, the 12-inch Talking Jesus Messenger of Faith doll, made by one2beleive of Valencia, California is the must-have toy of the season. Walmart sold out last week. Read Consumerist.com .
December 7, 2007
The happiness of life
December 3, 2007
Listen: Greek Music ~ Notis Sfakianakis ~ Gyftisa
November 30, 2007
November 28, 2007
Watch: Jesus Figurines by Fishermen
November 27, 2007
the addict? go figure
Lets101 Quizzes - Fun Quizzes
November 18, 2007
November 17, 2007
In need of fresh ideas?
Join idea-sandbox.com. Membership gets you a cool card and lots of tips and tricks to jump-start your creativity.
November 15, 2007
November 13, 2007
Time well spent: another blue pyramid quiz
November 11, 2007
November 7, 2007
rules to live by
Brilliant poster found at Reform School Rules. I’d love to have this in my office.
November 6, 2007
Sometimes I just love Susan Miller
For her monthly readings on astrologyzone.com.
It’s birthday month, and you’re feeling excited. Romance is in the air and life seems as close to ideal as you’ve ever seen it. Planets creating a near-perfect triangle pattern will work in unison to help create quite a bewitching time for you. Exciting romantic episodes and foreign travel will combine to create a month to remember for a long time - even forever.
In the few days that follow that new moon, you’ll be ready to tell the universe what it is that you really want - and get it. Love with someone near will be true and deep now, and you will have the capability to feel the full extent of life’s pleasures. You may now get engaged or wed for your birthday - if this hasn’t just recently happened, it would be an ideal time.
Later, when Uranus turns direct on November 24 your social life will take off, and single Scorpios who have been saying there have been “slim pickings” out there will be delighted at the more substantial types that will show up. If things have been a bit dull, they won’t be that way for long! Uranus has been out of phase since June 23, but will now move in a strong, sure course. Your weeks and months ahead will be chock full of wonder and light. There will be so many days to enjoy ahead!
Foreign travel is also such a strong possibility that if you’re not flying to a faraway land for a honeymoon, it surely could be that you’re planning a trip for another reason. Mars, your ruler, will go retrograde on November 15, so try to go during the first half of the month when your journey will be more enjoyable and productive.
If you are dealing with business interests abroad, the same rule applies - make a push for closure early in the month. Later, from November 15 to January 30, spend time reassessing your projects and delay on key actions.
Certain financial deals and maneuvers will mark the time around the full moon, November 24. If you are to wed soon, you may be changing your name on your credit cards and generally deciding how to merge funds. If you need funds to buy a house, or to go to college, or start a business, an answer from your banker, financial aid advisor, or venture capitalist could please you at this time. While you may have to pay money out, you have a wonderful chart for seeing more flow in. There is no reason to be too concerned. Dear Scorpio, the world is your oyster!
November 5, 2007
sex, death and ratings
It gives me great solace imagining that my mom and dad have been reunited in death. In their 42 years of marriage, they walked everywhere together, always holding hands. My father opened doors for my mother and polished her shoes. And my mother made sure my father was well dressed; his shirts and pants neatly pressed.
November 4, 2007
November 2, 2007
Bring back the Greek gods
I came across this article by Mary Lefkowtiz on latimes.com (link is below). Do you agree with her comments that monotheism “poisons” human life?
Prominent secular and atheist commentators have argued lately that religion “poisons” human life and causes endless violence and suffering. But the poison isn’t religion; it’s monotheism. The polytheistic Greeks didn’t advocate killing those who worshiped different gods, and they did not pretend that their religion provided the right answers. Their religion made the ancient Greeks aware of their ignorance and weakness, letting them recognize multiple points of view.
November 1, 2007
October 13, 2007
Do you know Clara?
Cupcakes for Clara on Etsy has me wanting to buy everything in stock. With Christmas just around the corner (or so it seems), I am making my list (checking it twice) and scanning the web for charming, handmade, whimsical treasures.
A bluebird stuffie:
Kitten finger puppets:
October 12, 2007
travel, mixed messages and romance - what else could a gal ask for?
My October 2007 horoscope courtesy of Astrology Zone.
In the coming month, you’d do well to step back and reassess your life. Only by stepping off the merry-go-round can you see how far you’ve come and decide where you’d like to take things next. While you take your schedule down to a more manageable pace, consider taking a trip overseas. You appear to be entering an important phase, one that will help you develop important contacts and interests abroad. If you’ve not yet acquired a set of luggage that you like, consider doing so soon, for between now and the middle of May of 2008 it will be getting quite a workout.
If you can’t actually leave town, Mars’ angle to Mercury suggests lots of communication will go back and forth with one or more people at a distance no matter what, whether on your BlackBerry, computer, fax, or iPhone. Keep in mind that Mercury will be retrograde, so everyone will be more susceptible to misunderstandings. Go the extra mile to be sure that the messages you send are clear and accurate.
A close relationship is about to see a serious commitment at the full moon, October 26. You may get engaged for your birthday, choose a wedding day, or actually wed. Sign with a business partner to advance a venture. Saturn will be prominent, so you can be sure the tie you make will be one that lasts. Mercury will be retrograde this month, so you may want to wait until the new moon November 9 to actually sign, but there is no harm in holding talks.
Creative ideas also will get a big boost at month’s end. Present an idea, have an interview or presentation, and get the kind of approvals from VIPs that you used to only dream about!
October 7, 2007
The Art of Googling Oneself
Found on someecards.com “for when you care enough to hit send”
Sunday Morning Diversion: Art Quiz
October 2, 2007
Playing Along with Red - Portrait Study
September 24, 2007
September 19, 2007
Playing Along with Red - Christmas you say?
Found at Red Garnier’s blog. Won’t you play along?
So, it's official . . .
September 6, 2007
Neat-o visitor map
While I’m not yet convinced that chicken-scratch needs another widget, I do think the visitor map is spiffy.
September 1, 2007
Another diversion: a vocabulary quiz
August 28, 2007
August 21, 2007
Insomnia . . .
My overworked brain is not letting me rest this evening … in need of a diversion or two and as part of my constant search for meaning, I am taking random quizzes on the internet.
It seems I’m both a book nerd and Snoopy sidekick!
You are Woodstock!
Take this quiz!
How will you be defined?
August 18, 2007
August 14, 2007
With huge apologies to my regular readers and commentators but chicken-scratch seems to be getting more SPAM than usual. I’ve increased security to my site. In doing so, I inadvertently erased all the feedback received for last week’s Thursday Thirteen entry.
Your comments are vitally important … and my ineptitude … well, it’s as annoying as all the junk e-mail in my in box.
My SPAM filter seems to be in working order now. So all is good with the universe. I do hope to be hearing from you soon.
August 12, 2007
no longer need to be feared. Alessandro Esteri of Italy has redefined the little black book. 12 blank booklets/journals designed to be used one per month. Each booklet features a perforated number on the cover denoting the month. The packaging is so lovely and efficient. I wonder how much writing/creating I’d actually get done?
July 30, 2007
RIP Ingmar Bergman 1918 - 2007
At age 89, one of the world’s most prominent film-makers has passed away.
I first became aware of Ingmar Bergman through “reading” his work Wild Strawberries (film still below) during my introduction to film class in my second year of university.
July 26, 2007
Horse Races in Tibet
Everyone likes getting dressed up before a special occasion, especially when the occasion is as special as the traditional Horse Racing Festival, which takes place at the end of July every year in Yushu in western China. Here Tibetan riders pose for a photo in their traditional costumes before the festival begins.
July 25, 2007
July 24, 2007
Do you know Jennifer?
The art of Jennifer Collier is beautiful, delicate and whimsical. I am (particularly) enamoured with her travel stilettos and miniature dresses.
July 20, 2007
It is foolish and wrong to mourn the men who died. Rather we should thank God that such men lived.
I’ve not felt like blogging lately.
Have been dealing with the loss of my dear uncle, who passed away on Tuesday while vacationing in Greece. The funeral has taken place on Rhodes, even though he lived in Vancouver for most of his adult life and was a Canadian citizen.
My tears, like the rain, fall intermittently.
Good night sweet uncle, good night.
July 15, 2007
List # 21 - Unconscious Mutterings
Playing along with Luna this sunny Sunday morning: she says and I think …
July 14, 2007
July 12, 2007
July 11, 2007
And because I've got books on my mind . . . a quiz
Don’t know how Marquez would feel being part of Oprah’s book club … However, this does happen to be one of my favourite books.
Found this quiz on Dew’s site and decided to play along. What book are you?
July 10, 2007
I feel the same way about my WIP
From the Londonist.
July 8, 2007
Do you know Vladimir?
Enter the fantastic world of Vladimir Kush, a Russian-born artist who has been promoting and selling his artwork since 1987. Part Salvador Dali and part Picasso, Vladimir’s observations of both the natural realm and the human psyche are truly amazing.
List # 20 - Unconscious Mutterings
What on earth was I thinking when I answered Luna’s questions …
July 6, 2007
What Jung Says . . .
July 2, 2007
And the Rockin' Girl Blogger Award Goes to . . .
Last week, the wonderful, intelligent and subversive Miss Frou bestowed the Rockin’ Girl Blogger Award to me. Proud to be included in such a tribe, I immediately posted the button on my sidebar and then … spent the next week deliberating who the award should go to next.
Here’s what Miss Frou said about me:
Xine: - Queen of the short but powerful blog post. Her writing is just magical, and she has the best linkage between words and images that I’ve ever seen.
Here are my top picks for this rockin’ award:
1. Dewey from the Hidden Side of A Leaf. In the relatively short time that she’s been blogging, Dewey has created a dynamic community of book lovers. Her site is a hub of activity. She created the blogroll game and has hosted a number of carnivals. She really knows her books. I can always count on Dewey for an honest, articulate assessment of what’s going on in the book world. Visiting her site makes me feel really smart …
2. Red from Red Garnier’s Red Pages. Red has introduced me to the world of romance and erotic writing. A talented, published author and a gentle soul, Red’s blog is a place to go hang out, have fun and learn a thing or two about hot lovin’. Have you read Spin Devil yet? If not, you better hurry because Spin it Again, will be released on July 4th. And yes people, there will be fireworks!!!
3. Colleen from Loose Leaf Notes. I always enjoy visiting Colleen’s space. She’s a poet and deeply spiritual person. Her writing is crystal clear. She’s also intelligent, witty and enjoys life to the fullest. I visit Colleen whenever I need to be transported to a magical place full of wonder and joy.
Dewey, Red and Colleen - YOU ROCK! You each have made my blogging experience memorable, worthwhile and meaningful. Thank you!
June 29, 2007
June 28, 2007
June 26, 2007
June 25, 2007
Tagged by Thomma Lyn . . . A Birthday Meme
The lovely and talented Thomma Lyn, tagged me for a birthday meme today.
Here are the rules: You go to http://www.wikipedia.org/ and type in your birthday (only month & day). Then you write down 3 events, 2 births, 1 holiday, and then you tag 5 friends.
My birthday is October 25.
• 1415 - The army of Henry V of England defeats the French at the Battle of Agincourt.
• 1945 - The Republic of China takes over administration of Taiwan following Japan’s surrender to the Allies.
• 2001 - Windows XP is officially released.
• 1881 - Pablo Picasso, Spanish painter and sculptor (d. 1973)
• 1912 - Minnie Pearl, American comedian and singer (d. 1996)
• Virgin Islands - Thanksgiving Day
Five friends that I’m tagging to play along:
On impulses, phantoms and the creative process
If you persist in throttling your impulses you end by becoming a clot of phlegm. You finally spit out a gob which completely drains you and which you only realize years later was not a gob of spit but your inmost self. If you lose that you will always race through dark streets like a madman pursued by phantoms. You will be able to say with perfect sincerity: “I don’t know what I want in life.”
- Henry Miller, Sexus
June 24, 2007
List # 19 - Unconscious Mutterings
I say and you think …
You too can play along with Luna.
June 21, 2007
Happy Summer Solstice!
© Dennis Stock / Magnum Photos
For more Beach Daze photos visit Slate.
June 18, 2007
Tagged by Red . . . Recycle A Post
Red tagged me late last week and asked me to recycle a post from my blog. The post below was written on my European Adventure site as Dev and I were preparing for our trip to Greece and my beloved Mama was in the last stages of dementia. For you, gentle readers, I ask you to read this post first and then follow up with my first entry, here, written in January 2007.
I extend my arms only to embrace darkness.
More than anything,
I love what I do not have and
My final meeting concerning Mama’s care took place yesterday morning on Great Thursday. While we’re away, Mama’s medical team will keep in touch with us via cell phone or e-mail.
It is on this day that Greek households around the world dye their Easter eggs red. Only last year, Dev and I spent Great Thursday driving around the various Mediterranean delis in Victoria searching for the appropriate packets of dye so that we’d have red eggs for Pascha.
On this day, there were no dyeing of eggs, only tears.
Mama is now receiving “comfort care” as she is in the late stages of her dementia. While I met with the hospital administrator, Mama’s nurse came in and asked if she could take the chicken to visit with yia-yia. I followed soon after.
Words fall wingless as she is able to only mimic what is said.
I love you, Mama.
I love you, Mama.
Look at the chicken.
Mama, forgive me.
Forgive … me.
How could this happen?
Is this what happens,
Mama’s medical team reassures me that it is OK to travel - that we should travel, now, while there is time. And so today, on our Great Friday, the most holiest of days, Dev and I continue on with our plans. I pack in silence; Dev completes his errands.
June 16, 2007
June 12, 2007
An eternal question . . .
Why Did the Chicken Cross the Road?
Douglas Adams: Forty-two
Aristotle: To actualize its potential.
Salvador Dali: The Fish.
Einstein: Whether the chicken crossed the road or the road moved beneath the chicken depends upon your frame of reference.
Goethe: The eternal hen-principle made it do it.
Hemingway:To die. In the rain.
David Hume: Out of custom and habit.
John Lennon: Imagine all the chickens crossing roads in peace.
Karl Marx: It was a historical inevitability.
Nietzsche: Because if you gaze too long across the Road, the Road gazes also across you.
Jean-Paul Sartre: In order to act in good faith and be true to itself, the chicken found it necessary to cross the road.
Thoreau: To live deliberately and suck all the marrow out of life.
Mark Twain: The news of its crossing has been greatly exaggerated.
For your own enchanted version visit the newly upgraded bless this chick factory.
I’m off to work now.
June 8, 2007
A diversion for Friday: The rate my life quiz
June 4, 2007
Open the door
Channeling Myrna Loy
Found this quiz on Miss Frou’s site and decided to play along. Seems I’m channeling Myrna Loy, what about you?
Your Score: Myrna Loy
You scored 19% grit, 28% wit, 33% flair, and 30% class!
You are class itself, the calm, confident “perfect woman.” Men turn and look at you admiringly as you walk down the street, and even your rivals have a grudging respect for you. You always know the right thing to say, do and, of course, wear. You can take charge of a situation when things get out of hand, and you’re a great help to your partner even if they don’t immediately see or know it. You are one classy dame. Your screen partners include William Powell and Cary Grant, you little simmerpot, you.
Find out what kind of classic leading man you’d make by taking the Classic Leading Man Test.
June 3, 2007
Playing along with Red . . .
List # 18 - Unconscious Mutterings
I say and you think …
You too can play along with Luna.
May 28, 2007
Tagged - 3 Things You Love Meme
Tagged by 1 Million Love Messages a couple of weeks ago for the “3 Things You Love” meme, I promised Mauro that I’d post my responses when the time was right. Well, there’s no time like the present, so here goes… Oh, and I’m tagging anyone who wants to play along!
9- 3 Things You Love to Happen in Your Life
E is for Elephant
May 26, 2007
List # 17 - Unconscious Mutterings
You too can play along with Luna:
My diary is a mirror
May 23, 2007
All the best journeys
“All the best journeys, I have felt, are like love affairs, not least because they turn you inside out and leave you within a darkness where you can’t tell right from left or good from bad. And all love affairs are like journeys deep into a foreign country, where you can’t read the signs, don’t know the language, and you are drawn into a wilderness alive with mystery and possibility, and the knowledge - the certain knowledge - that who you were is irretrievable.” - Pico Iyer
May 22, 2007
I asked for scrambled
Visit LA-based Luke Chueh for more “simple animal characters in ill-fated situations. ”
May 21, 2007
A Greek Myth
May 20, 2007
List #16 - Unconscious Mutterings
You too can play along with Luna:
May 17, 2007
May 15, 2007
May 13, 2007
“Discovery consists of looking at the same thing as everyone else and thinking something different.”
Slate always produces such thought-provoking and visually appealing photo essays.
Happy Mother’s Day.
List #15 - Unconscious Mutterings
Sunday Evening Diversion
You are Strength
Courage, strength, fortitude. Power not arrested in the act of judgement, but passing on to further action, sometimes obstinacy.
This is a card of courage and energy. It represents both the Lion’s hot, roaring energy, and the Maiden’s steadfast will. The innocent Maiden is unafraid, undaunted, and indomitable. In some cards she opens the lion’s mouth, in others she shuts it. Either way, she proves that inner strength is more powerful than raw physical strength. That forces can be controlled and used to score a victory is very close to the message of the Chariot, which might be why, in some decks, it is Justice that is card 8 instead of Strength. With strength you can control not only the situation, but yourself. It is a card about anger and impulse management, about creative answers, leadership and maintaining one’s personal honor. It can also stand for a steadfast friend.
What Tarot Card are You?
I wonder what’s changed? Back in February I was The Star.
May 6, 2007
List # 14 - Unconscious Mutterings
Free associate with: Luna
May 5, 2007
In you go . . .
May 2, 2007
No shrinking violet
Thanks to Rana over at Frogs and Ravens for posting this colour quiz. Turns out I “play well with others.” And you?
April 30, 2007
say logo: egg magazine
Now comes the hard part: the execution.
Rusty from not using Macromedia Freehand since last summer, I have to re-learn this program and figure out an appropriate colour scheme (if any). I want the graphic element of the logo to look hand-drawn and convey a sense of fun. We writers have a tendency to take ourselves too seriously.
Open to suggestions.
April 29, 2007
List #13 - Unconscious Mutterings
I say and you think …
April 26, 2007
Blogthings: the new fortune cookie
April 22, 2007
List # 12 - Unconscious Mutterings
I say and you think?
Your responses must begin with the first letter of your name… Not as easy as it sounds.
I say and you think?
Famous Musician: Chopin
3 letter word: Cap
Street name: Comox
TV Show: Cops
Boy Name: Charles
Girl Name: Charlotte
Alcoholic Drink: Champagne
Occupation: Communications Specialist
Famous Leader: Churchill
Something found in a kitchen: Cleaver
Reason for Being Late: Conflicting appointments
Something You Throw Away: Charred food
Cartoon Character: Casper the friendly ghost
Type of desert: Cheesecake
April 17, 2007
April 15, 2007
List # 11 - Unconscious Mutterings
April 9, 2007
Here’s what I look like as an M&M:
Create your own here.
List #10 - Unconscious Mutterings
I say … and you think … ?
April 1, 2007
List # 9 - Unconscious Mutterings
March 26, 2007
March 25, 2007
List #8 - Unconscious Mutterings
I say … and you think … ?
March 20, 2007
Read and Release at Bookcrossing.com
The bookplate below says it all. Now I know what to do with the books in my storage locker.
March 19, 2007
Realized that my two most recent posts are a tad bleak … and so, I bring you “chickens in love” created by the very talented Girl with Fabric.
Can you guess the sex of these two fine birds?
Believers of the Holy Death
March 18, 2007
List #7 - Unconscious Mutterings
March 16, 2007
The Machine is Us/ing US
March 11, 2007
My Unconscious Mutterings for the week of March 11, 2007:
March 8, 2007
March 6, 2007
Guess What? Chicken Butt
I’m going to order a T-shirt from One Horse Shy because they “pander to everyone!” I’m quite taken with their Chicken Butt T-shirt. Check it out:
March 4, 2007
My Unconscious Mutterings for the week of March 5, 2007:
March 3, 2007
Bless This Chick
The Bless This Chick Emporium allows you to create free e-mail signatures/avatars for your website. Below is mine:
February 28, 2007
"And now a word about navel-gazing"
This is why I love the English Language … So many of our words are just so pretentious. Take today’s word-of-the-day from wordsmith.org:
omphaloskepsis (om-fuh-lo-SKEP-sis) noun Contemplation of one’s navel.
[From Greek omphalos (navel) + skepsis (act of looking, examination).
-Anu Garg (words at wordsmith.org)
“Readers whose main interest is literary how-to or criticism can look
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February 25, 2007
Sunday Evening Diverson - My Life Rated
February 24, 2007
5 Minutes for Mom
I will be writing more about this great website I discovered in the next coming days. But for now, wanted to mention that they have two great contests going on as part of their March Blog Party promotion. Why not take 5 minutes and explore all the goodies on this site.
My Unconscious Mutterings for the week of February 25, 2007. Feel free to play along:
February 17, 2007
Another word meme from Unconscious Mutterings
February 15, 2007
Yet another diversion
February 14, 2007
On the Passage of Time
February 11, 2007
Your turn to play - visit Unconscious Mutterings.
February 10, 2007
An afternoon diversion
You are The Star
Hope, expectation, Bright promises.
The Star is one of the great cards of faith, dreams realised
The Star is a card that looks to the future. It does not predict any immediate or powerful change, but it does predict hope and healing. This card suggests clarity of vision, spiritual insight. And, most importantly, that unexpected help will be coming, with water to quench your thirst, with a guiding light to the future. They might say you’re a dreamer, but you’re not the only one.
What Tarot Card are You?
Woke up today with a sore throat, stuffed up nose and a foggy head. I will spend today in bed. I don’t really mind days like today - having a head cold is an inconvenience more than anything. On the plus side, being under the weather gives me permission to spend the entire day in my pajamas, reading.
February 6, 2007
We live with an independent orange Tabby named Alistair who, since the birth of our little chicken, spends most of his time outdoors. Alistair is not yet comfortable with being a family cat. He prefers his solitary existence. Alistair is fickle. There are times when he wants to be groomed, stroked, adored. It is then that he prefers Dev over everyone else - which leaves the rest of us (read me) yearning for the same special affection.
And so, it’s with great glee that I introduce Penelope, my precious pink pig. Granted she’s virtual, but she’s all mine.
February 5, 2007
A list to post before going to bed on an uneventful February night.
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February 4, 2007
February 3, 2007
February 1, 2007