Monday Musings

November 3, 2008 at 6:54 pm | Posted in Day to Day Musings | 1 Comment
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Since I’ve been spending all my ‘downtime’ on facebook playing scrabble lately (wanna join me? having a blast!), I don’t really feel like I have much more to update here. Lots of mundane activities posted over there but not really feeling the push to write much….Especially with another weekly deadline looming…

A couple of online updates….rssfwd has totally fixed their glitches and is delivering updates of all my favorite blogs to my email just like they promised and I am LOVING THEM!!!

Also totally grooving on the free online radio station, Pandora. You tell them the stuff you like and they build radio ‘stations’ for you with only the kind of music you like.

So I thought I would give y’all a little survey type info– (please excuse the spacing issues….can’t seem to figure out how to make the lines single spaced! ARRGG)

10 Years Ago I ..

1. Was counting down the days to my wedding (nov 28)

2. Weighed quite a bit more

3. Had red hair and more of it

4. Had lived on the east coast for less than a year

5. Was afraid to trust my own judgment


5 Things on my to do list…
1. Paint the play/artroom
2. backup my files onto a zipdrive
3. Buy my oldest a present for our anniversary (we all get ’em)
4. Finish the laundry

5. Make an eye Dr. appointment

5 Snacks I enjoy…
1. Dark chocolate equal exchange cocoa
2. Thai Kettle Chips
3. Homemade choc.chip cookies (w/ peanut butter inside)
4. Almond Paste
5. Tortilla chips dipped into salsa mixed with sour creme

5 Things I would do if I were a millionaire
1. Fix every stupid thing that is wrong with my house
2. Pay off the mortgage
3. Spend a couple weeks in Paris

4. Attend art retreats I’ve always wanted to go to
5. Hire a maid

5 Places I have lived…
1. Yarmouth, Maine

2. South San Franciso, California
3. Menlo Park, CA
4. Watertown, MA

5. Waltham, MA


5 Jobs I have had…
1. Children’s Shoes Hawker at Nordstrom’s
2. Market Research Survey giver
3. See’s candy hawker
4. Writer
5. Night Janitor

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Facebook….really???

October 25, 2008 at 10:44 am | Posted in In This Moment | Leave a comment
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So, I will admit it….. Yes, I have a facebook page.

I signed up for it forever ago (I can’t help myself – I sign up for anything that is free. It’s a sickness.) and pretty much forgot all about it. Then a few days ago, I was procrastinating waiting to do something else and I decided to check it out.

And now I’m hooked.

Originally I thought it was basically another myspace; a creepy social site where creepy strangers try to send you lurid messages and you do a little blogging here and there and then more people send you creepy messages wanting to be your ‘friend’.

I was so pleasantly surprised to find out that it was actually really cool! It is sort of like an elaborate instant messenger except that you can upload pictures and write snarky commentary every now and again. You can leave messages for people who you actually KNOW or talk to them in realtime through their instant messaging. You can also play games with them in realtime. THAT is my favorite part. I am currently playing scrabble with five different people. I have a scrabble deathmatch going on with my younger sister at the moment (and I’m whomping her). There isn’t really any blogging in the traditional sense (who thought the words ‘blogging’ and ‘traditional’ would be in the same sentence???) but I am really digging it.

They also have this thing where you can ‘poke’ a friend to get their attention. It’s basically just a setup that lets you put a line on their page that says ‘so and so poked you. poke them back?‘. Or you can ‘super poke’ them which is more elaborate. You can ‘throw a cake at’ them which sends them a message that you did with a little picture of a cartoon chicken throwing a cake at a cartoon pig. You can also throw a sheep at someone (or do a myriad of other things like ‘smile‘ or ‘hipcheck‘ or ‘get your hair did with’ or ‘throw a stilleto at’). It’s silly but I’m hooked.

Anyhoo, i’ve been feeling a bit guilty that I haven’t updated here in awhile and now you know why:

I’m over on facebook playing scrabble and throwing sheep and cakes. Wanna join me?

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