Tuesday, December 21, 2004

Great story about my former co-worker

In a few days we can say "Leon, Leon!" But we can always talk about the "dowwwwnfalll of society!" NebraskaPressWomen.org

What's your parking "personality?"

Do you "Search and Destroy" or do you "Lay and Wait?" Maybe you're a "Stalker" or do you just "See it and take it?" Read the story and decide what parking style you have: TheOmahaChannel.com - Automotive - Crowded Lots Bring Out Parking Personalities

Monday, December 13, 2004

Scribble a message in the margin

At last! Permission to scribble in my books, though according to Ben Macintyre's rules, I shouldn't do it in my hardcovers. But that's where I scribble most! I don't know if it's because those are the ones which have the content I want to scribble about or if it's just that they have wider margins than paperbacks....hmmm. Either way, I'm giving way to the urge to scribble!

Saturday, December 11, 2004

Teen's mom rekindles debate over novel

It's one thing to say your child can't read a controversial book in school, but to keep his whole class from reading it is something else. As Clemson University (S.C.) English professor says, "There's a fine line between good parenting and censorship."
What almost worries me more than this is that this mother had "never heard of" Catcher in the Rye. Granted, I've never read it either, but I'm familiar with the title, and it's been on my mental "To be read someday" list. Maybe I'll move it to the active TBR list...

Thanks to Jade Walker for the heads-up on this story in her blog, Afterthoughts

Wednesday, December 01, 2004

Radio Netherlands

Dutch news in English: Radio Netherlands (okay, so this is mostly for myself, but let's face it...if you're reading this, you're probably me)

Tuesday, November 02, 2004

Sunday, October 10, 2004

Get the "dreck-ball" rolling

Here's a great post at Cait London's site about writer's fears. I need to get off the couch and get that "dreck-ball" rolling. I think that's my greatest fear: the dreck.

Friday, October 01, 2004

There's a "Darcy Syndrome"?

Well, I know I've got it.

But I think what the author of "Why do we still fall for Mr Darcy?" missed (and maybe what some of the women interviewed did too) is that there's a difference between the guy we drool over in books and movies, and the guy we really want to spend our lives with.

Sunday, September 19, 2004

Google Search Reveals Credit-Card Numbers

This is disturbing, but it's a reminder to be careful about where you use your credit card online. As the story pointed out though, 1) the search engine isn't at fault -- it only found the information -- and, 2) larger, reputable retailers like e-bay, Amazon, Best Buy and Sears did not appear in the lists found, it was smaller "mom-and-pop" shops and smaller businesses. For the story, follow this link

Friday, September 17, 2004

Watershed books

"Everyone has a favourite book, but what was the novel that changed you or saw you through a crisis?" Interesting question. I'll have to think about that one a few days, and get back to you. Until then, read the article and think about your own - it'd be cool if you'd share yours by posting a comment.

(Yay! Two posts in one day!)

Mmmmmm, nakey Darcy...D'oh!

Look at what Colin Firth said in this interview: "I still find it amusing that what the public doesn't know is that the original screenplay for Pride And Prejudice called for Mr Darcy to jump into the pond nude." (If you follow the link, the quote is at the end of the article, on the second page)

I think we need a director's cut of Pride & Prejudice! But then they probably didn't even film that bit...

Thursday, September 16, 2004

Wednesday, September 15, 2004

Rembrandt's possible disability an advantage?

This is interesting. I really like the idea that a disability may not always be a disability. I never would have considered that a lack of depth perception could actually help an artist.

Health News Article Reuters.com

Sunday, September 12, 2004

Norman Rockwells America

Yesterday we visited the Joslyn Museum in Omaha to see the
Norman Rockwell exhibit It was interesting to see the actual Saturday Evening Post covers and a few of the original paintings.

Friday, September 10, 2004

First Post

Hello! I haven't been happy with the way my other blog host works -- just not too smooth when it comes to using it -- so I thought I'd give Blogger a try. If this works more smoothly, I'll certainly post more!