he said what?!

June 30, 2008

i can't remeber what josh said ... was it something like "you don't look that bad"? :-)

Wall-E Animator Tops Everyone Who Ever Wanted to Make a LEGO Wall-E

June 27, 2008
Wall-E Animator Tops Everyone Who Ever Wanted to Make a LEGO Wall-E [Lego]
The sender also included this note:
Too cool.
Sent via a FeedFlare link from a FeedBurner feed.

Sea Mammals and an Old Prison

June 26, 2008

Recommended Article By Annette: More Frisky Than Frail

June 24, 2008

Hi Musings,
Your friend, Annette, has recommended this article entitled 'More Frisky Than Frail' to you.

Here is his/her remark:

More Frisky Than Frail
Posted By admin On June 9, 2008 (5:03 am) In Uncategorized

(A man of at least 80 years of age came up to my checkout lane. Here’s what happened as I was bagging his last item.)

Me: “Man, I just don’t think this is gonna fit in here.”

Customer, completely straight-faced: “That’s what she said.”

Me: “I’m sorry?”

Customer, still straight-faced: “That’s what she said.”

(Needless to say, I nearly died of laughter. If there were only more grandfathers like that out there.)

Article taken from Not Always Right | Funny & Stupid Customer Quotes - http://notalwaysright.com
URL to article: http://notalwaysright.com/more-frisky-than-frail/782

Green Twitter - Environmental Resources

June 23, 2008


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via (Anti) Social Development by Kim Woodbridge on 6/6/08

Creative Commons License photo credit: TeamEki

On May 21, 2008 many Twitter users participated in a Twit-Out in protest to the many problems the service has been having recently. In response Sarah Perez, of ReadWriteWeb, wrote How to Use Social Media for Social Change. Sarah thought that the anger users were displaying toward the Twitter outages and instability could have been directed in a more positive manner toward social causes.

I was pleased to see this article because I was feeling the same sentiment. I am addicted to and dependent on Twitter but it is a free service. And then I think about everything going on in the world and realize that Twitter hiccups are trivial in light of war, famine, food and gas prices, and the degradation of the environment. Personally, I'm trying to stay focused on the big picture

Postings on Twitter, however, are just a, hopefully, small part of an individual's life and just because someone is complaining about outages doesn't mean she isn't involved in social causes. It just starts to seem that way when all the tweets are twitter complaints and not complaints about the environment and social injustice.

I started to wonder how many individuals and organizations are using Twitter to improve the world and bring awareness to environmental issues. I knew they were out there because I post as eleblog for my elephant news site in addition to kwbridge for this site and for personal use. I came up with the following list of Green and Environmental resources using twitter. There were some that I purposefully left off the list because they have not used Twitter in months. I am sure that there a lot of others that I missed, so please let me know about them in the comments and I will add them.

So, maybe start following some of these resources and getting involved with them in order to help make the world a little bit better. It will give you something to do when Twitter is down ;-) I have listed the Twitter user name and the website of the individual or group. In addition, I have created an opml file for these sites, if you would like to add them to your RSS reader.

Update - June 14, 2008: The list and opml file has been updated based on recommendations from AIDG.

Other Lists of Twitter Resources

Don't know what twitter is? Read the Newbie's Guide to Twitter by Webware.


Things you can do from here:


DailyLit Twit


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via (Anti) Social Development by Kim Woodbridge on 6/13/08

Do you have time to read a book? Do you spend all of your time reading email or your rss feeds? Or do you spend your free time socializing on Twitter? Well then, DailyLit might help you start reading again.

DailyLit provides book installments via email or RSS feeds. Over 700 books are available, with any that are in the public domain and many that are copyrighted, for free. Fees for copyrighted material start after a certain number of installments and the book can be cancelled before a fee is accrued. Some of the available free books are; Democracy in America, Paradise Lost and Around the World in 80 Days.

On Monday June 16th, DailyLit will begin serializing three books via Twitter. Each day followers will receive a tweet with a link to the current installment. The first three books will be Down and Out in the Magic Kingdom by Cory Doctorow, Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austen and 100 Ways to Succeed/Make Money by Tom Peters.

I'm going to follow the first three books via Twitter but I don't know if I will end up reading them this way. Even though I don't have a lot of time to read anymore, there is something about holding the actual book in your hand that I'm not ready to give up.

The links for following DailyLit or any of the first three books that will be serialized via Twitter are available below.

Found via Silicon Alley Insider


Things you can do from here:


FW: Geek Girl Blogs Podcasting Series will be here soon!

Message from NewsGator subscriber Annette H: too cool

Post from NewsGator.com:

Geek Girl Blogs Podcasting Series will be here soon!
On Friday I was lucky enough to track down Bronwen Clune Founder & CEO of Norg Media to be the first interviewee for our Geek Girl Blogs PodCasting series talking about starting & running a Web 2.0 Business in Australia.

Being the first one, I have to admit I was really excited, but I also had a case of frst time jitters to begin with - luckily that faded as we got into it!

We are going to be running these monthly and covering topics that are both technical & non technical in an attempt to provide inspiration & support to women working in the IT industry, female students and younger women considering a career in IT. We are going to be interviewing Female Role Models in the IT industry, highlighting some of the amazing work that they are doing, and also talk about issues that affect women working in IT.

Coming up we have Damana Madden talking about what was involved in setting up Sydney Girl Geek Dinners. We will talk to her about what was involved, tips for getting sponsors and what you can do to set up a Girl Geek Dinners event series in your town.

We also ha

aviation / I-105

for some odd reason i thought taking public transit would save me time and money. I got off the plane about an hour ago .... i think I will be lucky to get home by 1 AM. at least there are lots of other travelers and airport employees here too

Ghetto Fabulous WiFi Parabolic Antenna

June 18, 2008
Made a Foil Based Reflector to Amplify WiFi Signal in Any Direction

BrainFall.com - Find Your Character | Personality Quizzes!

June 16, 2008

Which Sex and the City Character Are You?

You are Carrie. You know what you want out of a relationship and you're not afraid to keep moving until you get it. Wit and charm are your biggest turn-ons, and you like guys who appreciate you for your mind as much as your body. You have fun playing the dating game, but secretly you just can't wait to find the guy who sweeps you off your feet and carries you into the sunset.

Find Your Character @ BrainFall.com


June 14, 2008

now i just have to wait for him to get a girlfriend :-D

partial spread of food and drink

I'd work every Saturday if they fed us like this. Coffee and pasteles for breakfast, CPK for lunch, with dessert and imported water ... well, that was what CPK had. I HIGHLY rec' the Jamaican jerk pizza from CPK and their vegetarian salad. I was almost full off the salad alone.

not some thing you see every day

June 12, 2008

A convoy of camouflaged tankers. I saw at least 4 of these plus a what looked like a Hummer with the top cut off

mush! pulling hard on a 6ft lead

June 11, 2008

Posted by ShoZu

changing a traffic bulb in the rain

June 10, 2008

Posted by ShoZu

WWdN: In Exile: classic photos redone in lego

June 9, 2008
WWdN: In Exile: classic photos redone in lego: Fans of Lego, photography, design, history, or things that are just plain awesome* will love this photoset on Flickr, where Flickr user Balakov has recreated famous photographs, from the raising of the flag on Iwo Jima to Maradona's infamous Hand of God, using Lego minifigures and close-up photography.

Links to the original photos are included, so you can fully enjoy how incredibly awesome this is.

I'd like to point out that Balakov has released all of these images under a Creative Commons license, and is offering prints for sale.

Come on, seriously: how much does this rule?

upon reflection

June 8, 2008

the last few days have been tumultuous, confusing, lonely, and a myriad of other feelings that have ultimately left me emotionally and physically drained. Last night I received some respite as well as affirmation and assurance that I am not the nutcase I often feel like.

the lonliness is the worst. not knowing which friends to trust, or who even have time to listen to my misgivings and self-doubts, no one to talk to completely open and honestly. At least I am FINALLY aware of the type of decisions I make when I'm lonely, stressed out, and down on myself. Not acting on those impulses is getting harder and harder. and there's no one to lean on when I'm at wit's end. my spirit needs rest and restoration. my self-esteem is shot, and i feel like i have nothing left to give.

where do i go from here?


like i said in a tweet, ro and angela are DA BOMB! and Definitely worth the trip to Lancaster

before and after

Posted by ShoZu

Graduation Photos

June 7, 2008


June 6, 2008


amazing - women who do their makeup on train

June 4, 2008
Everyday I see women doing their make-up on the train. Sometimes the transformation is quite amazing. I mean, they come on with nothing on their faces, and by the time their stop comes up, they have foundation, blush, eye shadow, and the kicker, eye-liner and mascara! I have enough trouble doing the eye stuff in my bathroom, no way I could do it on the train. And they do it all using those tiny little mirrors!

Hats off to you ladies, you are simply amazing.

Posted by ShoZu

WWdN: In Exile: i'm just sayin'

WWdN: In Exile: i'm just sayin'
Guess who Wil Wheaton supports...

today at the farmers market

June 2, 2008

joy showed an interest in developing a green thumb and i got about 15lbs of fruit which my children will devour post-haste. and i stayed within budget! the star of Bethlehem flowers were the most expensive, well and the 2lbs of cherries.
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