Happy Dinah 2012
Having a lovely Monday. Slept in until 9, tasty bagel+hummus, nice ride on J trolley, happy coaching, lovely walk, now Chili Cha Cha lunch.
sweet return 2012
Weekend adventures are lovely, but home, O home sweet home!
recharging with routine 2012
After an an intensely social/eventful (& lovely) weekend, falling gratefully into mundane routines. Ready for comfort of order restoration.
pausing for breath 2012
Quiet Sunday morning in the wake of a wake. May we all be blessed by such excellent friends!
It's Saturday night, we're finally feeling better, & what's our ideal activity? Sitting in the living room listening to Mel Torme. Really.
Without seeing my tweet, Joe impulsively switches to The New Pornographers. I love my eclectic sweetheart!
Double blargh 2012
Warning: this cold that's going around is a doozy. Commence evasive action: frequent handwashing, waving instead of hugging, etc.
sweet relief 2012
Fellow cold/scratchy throat sufferers! Take an orange & put it in the fridge for at least 30 minutes. Cut into 8ths. Eat the cold tart bliss
Turns out even freelancers have a boss that drops surprise projects. New plan: work on this slight fever, weakness, & scratchy throat.
Not by any stretch actually an early morning person 2012
Mercifully, "morning of Joe's 5am alarm" & "morning of pre-6am start of helicopter noise" coinciding. Wouldn't want this for days in a row.
favorite snacks these days 2012
nibbles and notes 2012
Triumphant moment in the inbox 2012
Tying off loose ends before launch 2011
Today I'm proofing the print version of my book Discardia: More Life, Less Stuff in hopes of being able to approve it for sale.
I'm still hoping Apple will come through with activating the ebook for purchase through iTunes/iBookstore, but it's starting to look as though I may have to launch without it there. Bit baffling since I uploaded it over nine days ago, but I've written to support and am hopeful that will shake it loose from wherever its stalled out in the review process. Seems to be a side effect of their quality control for new books and apps and I know I'm far from the first content creator to be impatiently reloading that status screen.
Amazon has obligingly reactivated their Associates program just in time for me to use those links and make a little extra per copy. (MetaGrrrl.com is a participant in the Amazon Services LLC Associates Program, an affiliate advertising program designed to provide a means for sites to earn advertising fees by advertising and linking to Amazon.com. There. That's that participation requirement covered.)
Hey ho, the glamorous life.
Notes from last week 2010
Things you can do with no internet:
Have a cup of tea. Tidy up the house. Laundry. Listen to music. Clean the nasty stuff out of the fridge. Carry out the trash / recycling / compost. Write postcards. Read books. Walk on the treadmill. Watch some of your backlog of video podcasts. Do dishes. Take a nap.
Things you could do with no internet but actually didn't get around to:
Draft blog posts. Hand wash delicates. Sort through old stuff and take pictures or scan things and add to the Goodwill box / recycling / trash. Sweep the front steps. Sweep the back porch. Make soup stock.
Experimenting with movies 2009
Here's a little diary post which I whipped together mostly thinking about the pecha-kucha ideas.
Warning: It's a two minute diary not a one minute diary as titled, oops, and the audio came out a trifle louder than I expected thanks to a better microphone than I'm used to.
My process was to record the slideshow in Keynote, then export to Quicktime, then upload that to Vimeo. Ideas on improved approaches are appreciated in the comments; I decided to go for "imperfect and up today" rather than making it a big project that might get bogged down.
3 generations 2008
Three little videos of a gathering with my Grandma Susie to celebrate her 92nd birthday. I'm on camera with her (Joe filming) and my mother, her daughter, on her other side. You can also hear my uncle Larry, her son.
Nothing special here, just cadences of speech and that other stuff that tugs at the heartstrings with its familiarity. Probably of no interest to anyone but family.
[posted December 6, 2012]
bubbles on lemon peel 2007
Wanted to try out my new Zyliss channel knife but didn't feel like a cocktail tonight, so I just put a tightly wound twist in my glass of water. Over an hour or so it unwound and ended up like this. Love those air bubbles! They remind me of these silver sugar balls my Mum had for cookie decorating when I was a kid.
The fruit of my errands and the mail.
2 used sweaters from Held Over
new longsleeve undershirt that had been on backorder from J.Jill
2 new longsleeve undershirts from American Apparel
freebies from the dentist: toothpaste, floss, and a cute pink toothbrush
used Combustible Edison cd, Schizophonic!, from Amoeba Records
new channel knife/zester from Sur La Table (this has become my favorite zester)
2 more of my favorite undershirt from American Apparel
one more of my favorite pair of long johns from American Apparel
screwing around with the new camera 2007
Joe has some really nice new shirts.
continued messing about with the new camera
[pics uploaded to Flickr on 11/27/2007]
another project basically done 2007
a project done 2 2007
Dishes washed, fridge water jug refilling.
The glamour of Sunday morning. 2007
Woo! Clean dishes!
Detox/Recharge project 2007
step 1: reduce visual clutter
Gotta get the bedroom nice so I wake up to a non-stressful environment.
clutter reduction continued
Someday we'll get a coat rack instead of piling our hoodies on the library stair/chair, but it works for now.
step 2: stage things for next activities
step 3: optimize for relaxed housemate
windowseat primed with New York Times, Wired & New Yorker for Joe to recline with when he gets back from day 2 (of 3) of his class for work
step 4: get clean
I even shaved my legs, a hassle I confess to frequently putting off...
step 5: good dinner & scratch some things off the general shopping list
Step 6 not photographed: Sleep as long as I want, which turned out to be over 10 hours.
Banking Caveat 2007
Lest you think there is any such thing as a reliable float anymore, I wish to report that the check which I presented at the counter at 5:55pm yesterday at Bank of America cleared my account at Wells Fargo yesterday and that news plus the scan of the check appeared in my online access late in the evening.
Smuggery in the birthday season 2007
It's truly gratifying to be carded - in New Orleans no less - when you're got double the necessary years to go into a place.
(My jealous friends remarked "Well, you noticed that lady did have very thick glasses", but I found the security person quite perceptive).