I’ve been goosed.

Frankly, this meme is one of the harder ones I’ve seen. Thanks, SkylarkD. I needed three cups of coffee to deal with this one. Not all of the effects listed below are positive… 5 Things Feminism Has Done For Me It lets me have a direct role in determining the political structure of my country,…

Useful craft business links

Nota bene: turn on your pop-up blocker before visiting any of these links! I was just puttering through my preparations for the local juried Fine Craft and Design Fair and decided to peruse the ‘net and see what new has been written. About.com has come out with a marvelous set of articles about starting and…

For Craig, to make him whimper

For those of you who use Firefox, Firefox 2.0 (Release Candidate 2) is out. I’ve been using it over the past few days and goodness is it faster. Almost twice as fast as the previous release, in fact. The only caveat is that Greasemonkey seems not to work with it (yet). Must fiddle with it…

Referrer – The Fresh Loaf

One of my daily routines is to scan through my blog stats and referrers for any patterns or indications that traffic is headed my way via someone else’s referral.Yesterday’s banana bread post ended up getting linked by a fabulous site called The Fresh Loaf. I say fabulous, because I spent more spare time than I…

Stunned. In the Newfoundland sense of the word.

Okay, I’m not Ratzinger’s biggest fan. Never have been. While in university, I studied much of what he’s written and, for the preservation of my blood-pressure, figuratively agreed to disagree with the man. He’s a fundamentalist (insofar as a Catholic can be) hard-liner who uses his incredible mind to build rigid structures that he feels…

Tricks of memory

My SIL Heather recently wrote about her memories of September 11, 2001. Her comments are quite understandably turned off because a recent bombardment by comment spammers, requiring her to shift server programs and we all know how much fun that could turn out to be. But anyway, the fact that she wrote something about the…

Responding to rhetorical questions

I believe that, technically, one isn’t supposed to respond to things labelled “rhetorical”, at least, not in polite company. Ryan has, however, asked some interesting questions and I feel, if not honour-bound to answer, then at least sufficiently interested to examine, them. Let’s break it down. Why do you do it? Why do you do…

I can’t believe I’m posting this….

I will guiltily admit to doing a few of those weird “what kind of a ____ are you” quizzes that seem endemic to blogs. I never post the results, mind, but I have played with them. Usually the results are on the bland side of accurate – they could be me or they could be…

News oddities

In an attempt to keep pace with the public’s love of weird news, CBC has been increasing the number and quality of its bizarre stories recently. Part of it is the annual attempt to divert people from summer, but I suspect that a part of it is a recognition of the need for a good…

Two feet and a heartbeat

Finding extra time in our lives these days is difficult on a good day. What with John’s job, my work (and the extra stress of the upcoming show and Christmas season), Katherine, three dogs, two tanks full of fish and a half an acre of weeds, not to mention family and household stuff, time is…

Cool Flickr toy

FD has a page full of cool Flickr toys, amongst which can this neat little Flickr toy called the “Profile Widget”. You can see what it does below. Photos can be most recent, most interesting or random selections from interesting or recent shots. The resultant badge can be vertical, compact or horizontal. Note to WordPress…

Take time to think (posted on both sites)

While leaping from blog to blog this morning on my coffee break, I happened upon a fascinating article about creativity, fatigue and setting a frenetic working pace that really got me thinking. While it’s nothing new to most people who work creatively that you need head-space to be able to create, it seems that the…