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Five For Friday: So long peanut butter pie, hello dance walking

August 25th, 2012 No Comments
Hooters Peanut Butter Pie is no more

Five for Friday is a weekly series about the five new things I learned each week. It could be anything from a new recipe, new skills, or a new life lesson. Welcome to the Five For Friday: Saturday edition! Because I’m a dork and I sent the publishing time wrong. LOL  I also learned something else new when I went out for a walk this morning. So…here you go! I Gained 10 lbs. For Nothing Well, I’m sure you’ve already


Five for Friday: New Things I Learned This Week

August 17th, 2012 2 Comments
Know your meme. This is from Hyperbole And A Half.

Of course, I’ve been stuck on a writer’s block lately despite having all the time on my hand. So, I thought writing about 5 new things I’ve learned or am learning during the week would be cool. 15 minutes a day to a clean house Sure, I have all the time in the world now that I’m going on the 17th month of being mostly unemployed. But cleaning is still not my favorite thing to do.  Pinterest proves to be


Be a Better Pinner in One Step

July 1st, 2012 No Comments
Be A Better Pinner: Click it before you repin/like it!

There are several websites out there, in addition to the official Pinterest Etiquette, that will tell you the many steps you need to do to be a good Pinterest citizen. Yes, you should be respectful, be authentic, and report objectionable content. Don’t copy the recipe/instructions/part of the article into the comment. Be clear with your comment. Consider your audience. etc. etc. But the cardinal sin of Pinterest is to pin blindly and not checking for the source of the pin.


OakMonster Rises

April 21st, 2012 No Comments

I’ve been keeping busy since we last discussed about how my creativity has been stoked. I’ve played with Instagram a lot now that it’s available for Android. And I’ve been making some fun stuff. Kind of like found object art in a way. Whatever image strikes my fancy or something someone just said, I just whipped up something. My Tumblr account hasn’t seen this much activities in months! And guess what? I’m having so much fun it’s ridiculous. Pin away,


Freeing My Creative Mind

April 12th, 2012 No Comments
tardis steampunk hat project

It’s  been over 10 years since I worked in a truly creative environment. I had given up on being creative professionally.  When I got home, I didn’t do much either except for the costuming for Halloween/Renaissance Faire, food gift labels for the holidays, and the now-tradition Christmas e-card. Oh, and occasional alcohol-fueled rock star moments at the piano. It only took three months working with and for these guys at Ignited to get me to WANT to be creative. All.


It’s All Happening At Once

March 16th, 2012 No Comments

Today through Sunday, I will take my first step toward one of my bucket list item. I’m volunteering at WonderCon, a pop culture/comic convention that usually takes place in San Francisco, but it’s just down the way in Anaheim this year.  Pam got me involved in this because a) I’ve NEVER been to a Con of any kind, and b) If I do well, I might get a chance to go to volunteer at San Diego Comic Con in July.

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