Saturday, July 19, 2008

More silly web adoptables

Click here to feed me a fruit!

Get your own at Dinomon!

Click here to feed me!

Get your own at PokePlushies!

A Few Fun Things on the Web

I've been sending out postcards to strangers, or "postcrossing"-- I've gotten some back, too, from Germany, Austria, and Taiwan. It's a cheap and fun hobby.

As you can see in the right hand column over there, I've also started raising some little web dragons. Those are from the Dragon Cave. They go into forum signatures or whatever, and views/repeat views/clicks help them grow. Of course, the pages they are on have some fairly low-profile ads (i.e., not pop-ups), so it is a pretty clever way to generate views of those too. .

Along the same lines are the adoptable things at Valenth. These are adoptable things that you can feed. Like this one:

Feed Me!

Adopted from Valenth
I have a few of those I will add to the right hand column too, at some point. You don't actually have to sign up to get one, just to keep track of your code. I didn't sign up before I got my other two, so I will have to snag the code from my myspace page.

I am not having a baby (and my husband would be really upset if I were, having had that vasectomy and all), but I like names, so I have been hanging around a relatively new (and friendly) forum dedicated to names: ... Feel free to drop in and offer your point-of-view. You may save some poor girl from being named Grizzelanne Velour.

Sunday, April 06, 2008


I've been sick, but I feel better today, for the most part. I didn't do any housework today. In fact, I spent about 6 hours just lying around in my bedroom, emerging only occasionally to feed and check on kids. They were busy playing and watching TV. It was a day off for them. I didn't ask them to do anything and everyone was really low key.

Tomorrow, I need to start catching up on my housework and stuff.

Friday, March 07, 2008

The One Bone I Have To Pick With SOME Atheists

I am sort of a non-religion-specific kind of person, and I generally don't have a problem with people who decide that the whole God thing is bunk (as long as they don't spend too much time trying to convert me). To each his own, and all that.

The one thing I've heard atheists I know say on occasion that strikes me as being utterly ridiculous is that "people would be nicer to each other if they didn't have religion" or "... if they knew they only had this one life" or some such. I don't believe in original sin, but I do believe that a lot of people are just plain mean and miserable by nature. Some religious people are mean and miserable, but some people actually try to overcome their wretched personalities in order to be better people because of religion. And some of those angry and unpleasant religious folks would be just as horrid without their religion as a focal point. They'd find something else as a focal point for their nastiness.

Perhaps they'd get involved in party politics, which is an awful lot like religion in many respects (and in bed with religion a little too much here in the US, if you ask some people).

Wednesday, March 05, 2008

Useful link: Printable Rulers

I can't keep track of a ruler to save my life. I wish my desk had drawers. Anyway, here's a site where you can print a ruler if you really need one in a hurry.

Earth Hour 2008

On March 29, 2008 at 8pm, people all over the world are going to turn off their lights. The cause is global warming. I signed up, but you don't really have to. You can just turn off your lights if you feel like it. :)

I like candles, so I am looking forward to having an excuse for a candlelight hour.

And, because this is me, you know that an embedded video is coming...

Tuesday, February 26, 2008


I stayed up too late last night and got up too early today. I should crawl back into bed and try to get a little more sleep. That would be the smart thing to do.

Of course, that's not what I am going to do. I am going to go wash the dishes from last night. We went out and kids did wash some dishes under the direction and supervision of their babysitter, but there are still a bunch of cups, bowls, pots, pans, and forks left to do. (Just forks, no knives or spoons... I am not sure what's up with that.)

I am going to start some laundry too. And then I am going to catch up on my email. I am running a couple of weeks behind.

Eh, or maybe I will go back to bed after all.

Thursday, February 21, 2008

Sleeeeeep. I need sleeeeeep...

It's a little bit after 8am. I woke up just before the alarm this morning, at 6:43. I am not entirely sure you can call it "waking up" though, since I am not sure you can call what I was doing immediately prior to that "sleeping". My 2 year old crawled into bed with me at some point and we were waging a mostly unconscious battle for my pillow and the space on my side of the bed, which isn't conducive to sound sleep.

Did I mention that I didn't go to bed until 1am or so? I think I missed that point. Late night, early morning, kid in my bed... Yeah, I need more sleep. I think I am going to go back in there, shove the kid over to my husband's side of the bed, and then hog my pillow to myself for a couple more hours.

The kid will be fine without the pillow. She sleeps sideways in her favorite chair in the shop, after all. And on the floor. And in a carseat. And I've seen her curled up on the couch with her head on her feet. How hard could it be for her to sleep in bed without hogging my pillow?

I recently signed on at, and one of my starter, "Fast Break" goals is 8 hours of sleep a night. HA! Maybe I should go pick something I'll actually do.