Monday, October 31, 2011

Halloween Doodle From Google

I thought this was super is the video of it for those that didn't get to see it in real life...


Six Years Ago on In My Words...My Downfall, Candy Corn

Saturday, October 22, 2011

Dusty and Salami Tsunami Blog

I have this blog in my blog roll...I have loved reading his stuff for his title says, he has been blogging since it before it was too.

Unfortunately, he is hosted on Wordpress (with a custom domain) and for some reason (even though I actually have a Wordpress login and password), Wordpress hates me and I have not been able to comment on any blog hosted by them even if it is on a custom domain for over a year....and I have no way to tell those that I read that I am having this comment problem on their blogs....grrr. I have tried to use Wordpress customer service and this has not helped...their CS is worse than ours at Blogger...even if you do get someone to answer, they don't really read what you are saying and just respond with canned answers that have nothing whatsoever to do with the problem. I have pretty much given up on commenting on any Wordpress blogs at this point.

Today, when I read Dusty's post, it rang true in so many ways for me because of a recent traveling experience that I figured I would comment (forgetting to check who the host of the blog was)...wrote this long comment and then it didn't I am posting it here...and maybe Dusty will see it someday...hehe.

"Thanks Dusty, great post. You had me laughing out loud several times.

I just recently stayed in a Marriot for a IT conference (where all 250+ of us were staying) and not only did I have a room with two huge beds for just me, I also had 8 pillows on each bed. I would move all the pillows over the vacant bed but the two I needed for sleeping each night and then the maid would move them back the next morning.

It didn't matter that I left my towels hanging up, they still replaced them everyday regardless of mine and the tree frog's wishes.

Internet connections in our rooms were 13 dollars a day (and not covered by the conference holders even though the double bed and 16 pillow rooms were), but we had free wireless in the guess where most of the 250+ people were everyday....yep, hanging out in the lobby so we could all have free Internet. I would have traded some of my pillows for the ability to log into my email in my pjs...."

Six Years Ago on In My Words...Epiphany

Monday, October 17, 2011

Shutter Sisters for October

This is my submission for The One Word Project for October. The theme is You and I thought this was very much "me". I took this shot in some pretty cool afternoon light and added a border and some softglow lighting.

Four Years Ago on In My Words...Packing Tape Monster
Another funny story about Chase...

Saturday, October 15, 2011

Week 42 MCP Project 52

This is my submission for this week. The theme is True Beauty and while I was out for my run, I saw this little daisy on a field of grass all alone just asking to be photographed...the afternoon light was awesome so all I did was the autocorrect for color and light and then a fuzzy black border.

Two Years Ago on In My Words...Amazing Colors

Monday, October 10, 2011

Oops, Rufus

Don't think I ever shared this little gem I caught one morning in the midst of our squirrel battles when we lived on the East Coast...enjoy!!

Rufus just seemed like an appropriate name for him...

Six Years Ago on In My Words...Squirrels, Squirrels, Squirrels
More Squirrel Stories

Netflix Listened

Seems like at least one company out there is listening to their customers...


Three Years Ago on In My Words...Singing

Sunday, October 02, 2011

Finished The Blanket

I finished the blanket that I have been working on for my oldest niece and her newborn son. I wanted to do another granny square blanket but wanted it to be different from the one I made last year for my girlfriend. So I did a little bit of research and found a new way to connect the squares. I am not sure I like how it staggers the squares a little bit but I definitely like it better than having to "sew" all the squares together like I have in the past.

This new method is kind of like creating a seam that mimics the granny square style. It doesn't lay completely flat, or at least it doesn't for me. I am sure if I do it a few more times, I will figure out a way that works for me. But overall, I have to say I am thrilled with how it turned out and it is definitely the biggest baby blanket I have made yet. I have it all boxed up to be sent to my niece tomorrow.

Six Years Ago on In My Words...Comfort In A Bowl