2010, A Year of My Life

December 29, 2010

I am a quiet girl, prone to moving through life at a turtle’s pace and to doing things at small, detailed levels. I am not one for making big splashes, yet I know I can have profound effects. Nevertheless, when I look back at my life, sometimes I feel like I haven’t done much; the [...]

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Live on Etsy

December 2, 2010

After mumbling for years about my intentions to build a shop on Etsy, I’ve finally started really using the Etsy virtual storefront. And I’m loving it. As you might know, I have a lot of “Cool Stuff”. I have too much cool stuff, and a strong internal magnet for attracting even more. Just last week [...]

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Sometimes You Have to Move to See It

September 15, 2010

Last night I woke around 3 a.m.; a tickle in my throat coughed me awake. In my foggy, dreamy state, I looked out the window and thought, “The stars have moved,” what with the constellations being different than when I’d tucked in and all. Of course as I roused myself awake enough to take some [...]

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Saved by the bell, so to speak

July 17, 2010

I had an interesting idea last night, as I was settling in for a night’s sleep. I considered grabbing my phone and recording a voice memo, but talked myself out of it, believing I was still plenty awake to recall my thought in the morning. Yep, you guessed it. This morning I had no clue [...]

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By a Thread

June 30, 2010

I’ve just lived the worst two or three months of my life. I believe I am on a good track of improvement, but some days still I’m not so sure. It wasn’t the flu, although it felt quite like it. Intense, immense body ache, foggy brain, and constant need for a nap. Soooo tired. Of [...]

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Krylon philosophy

April 22, 2010

Found this under the 1st Avenue bridge. The full heading reads, “FUCK HATERS.” How can you not love this? Photo: Krylon Philosophy by me and using the Hipstamatic app for iPhone. Lens: Helga Viking Film: Float Flash: Off

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Just in Case

April 21, 2010

The members of my family all received Disaster Kits for Christmas a few years ago. We did a lot of research into compiling them—to be expected what with a couple of professional safety pros and a Virgo or two in the family. Here are the documents from which we worked. I hope they are useful [...]

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21st century, rules change, rules stay the same

April 14, 2010

A few things to cover today. Succinctly, sex, sex, sex. ∞ First up, dating and sex and the infernal question, “Who Pays?”. As in, we are on a first date, who pays? And the question is answered with humour and insight by Single Ape. I especially like how he says When you ask someone out, [...]

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The Old Days – theSeattleBlog.com

April 10, 2010

I did it! In a moment of “what the hell” I moved my blog posts from my first blog over here to Ordinary Beauty, which is (and has been for awhile) my main blog. This required making two moves on my server which can mysteriously fail and cause things to implode, so I am giving [...]

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Be Prepared

March 26, 2010
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