Tuesday, September 19, 2006

ways to avoid updating your blog

a sampling from my Firefox Bookmarks, which frequently distract me from writing here:

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Hassle Free Clip Art.com: Black and White Clip Art » RetroClipMart | Free Clip Art | Clip Art BooksFree Dog Stencils to Print and Cut Out
Resene Paints - Kids Stencils
The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints
the innocence mission -
welcomeRadical Librarian: Uh oh: New Orleans mayor gets "racial"
Print Business Cards - Custom Rubber Stamps - Online Business Card Printing
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Watch Out for Mama
Hill Cumorah Pageant
on newspapers and mothering
League Detail
Newspapermom: The News about Janet’s Life
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Cypress-Fairbanks ISD Home Page
MakeZine.comAmazon.com: ReadyMade [MAGAZINE SUBSCRIPTION]: Magazines
Frugal For LifeReadyMade: Instructions for Everyday Life
Houston eCoupons
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Don Peris -
WelcomeFlickr: Photos from beckbot
LocalHarvest - CSA D
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REPRODEPOTFABRICS.COM - vintage reproduction fabrics and retro fabrics plus retro and vintage themed buttons, ribbons, t shirts and gifts!
MoMA.org | E-Cards | View E-Card
angry chicken
Baby Kimonos
Tone arms up best exercise for toning flabby arms fast
Steinlen Art Posters
The Scoop
HoorayforHeadbands.pdf (application/pdf Object)
yw instruction
Japanese Kamon Clip Art and Wallpapers
Air Conditioning [Archive] - DoItYourself.com Community Forums
A Brief History of Junk
T h e Barter B l o g » Fun stuff
Delicious Hawaiian style recipes to create an authentic Hawaiian luau ANYWHERE!
Komen Houston Race for the Cure® : Sponsors
SouleMama: I'm in love....
Komen Houston Race for the Cure® :
From WBEZ in Chicago | This American Life
Flu Wiki - Consequences - Preparedness Guides
5 Inch Tapered Bun Foot - From the Bun Feet Line

catching up

Why have I been neglecting this blog so horribly? I've been asking myself this and just realized that SCHOOL STARTED since I last wrote. So there you go. In the mean time, my sister Camus visited and, boy did we enjoy some tasty homecooked gourmet-ish food: pesto, black bean tacos, and a trip to Carraba's to dip that wonderful bread in that wonderful seasoned oil over and over. We both love cooking, when it's not under duress (e.g. microwaving Spaghettios while the lads chant/whine "I'm hungry! I want gum!" in unison. Why is gum a food in their world? I don't know.) We also spent us some disposable income on some highly disposable sunglasses, headbands, and the like in a shopping "district" here called Harwin St. I could have also availed myself of many, many Paris Hiltonesque belts, bags, necklaces, and shoes, but chose to stick with the aforementioned t-shirt/jeans/flip-flops uniform for now.

Read some cool books, including Early Bird , about a youngish man who moves to Florida and retires there for about a year. Pretty insightful and enjoyable, I thought, although it does get annoying how these McSweeney's types are always the quoted ones on the back of each other's books. Oh, and the author keeps on referring to his "friend Nick" (Nick Hornby)... it gets tedious.

Speaking of name-dropping, you may want to avoid Friendship: an expose by Joseph Epstein. I have so enjoyed his essays in the past and looked forward to reading this book, but the personal anecdotes, while interesting, got to be too much. They also really exposed Epstein's snobby side... all those tedious references to his 3-year friendship with Saul Bellow. If you're going to drop a name, you've got to include enough gruesome detail to hold a reader's interest. Otherwise, it's just another paragraph to plow through (or skip).