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31 December 2014

OK, so we are a bit past the gift-giving period, for those who do that... but for those who do: spill! Did you get any wacky gifts this year? Did you find the perfect gift for someone and they loved it? Did you get any awesome gifts that you loved? I want to hear!
Bunny! OMG! Taken from this great set of photos.
What yinz doin' for New Years Eve tonight? We're heading all the way around to corner to a neighborhood party that friends are throwing. They live in a partially converted early 20th century flashlight factory so it's a pretty cool space to party in and the short walk home is a good thing.

What are you-all up to tonight?
The theme for this week's Photo Friday is : New

30 December 2014

27 December 2014

Kangaroo! OMG! Tip: Do not mess with him.

26 December 2014

Photo Friday : Celebrations
OMG! BUNNY DRESSED UP AS TV CHARACTERS! (of course it's for a 2015 calendar... only 6 months available without purchase, but they are 6 good months - "I am the one who hops")
Neil DeGrasse Tyson wins Twitter for Christmas day

25 December 2014

What are you having for lunch today?
Merry Christmas, all! I'm going to make a Dutch Baby for the first time in forever.

Oh, and I haven't posted here in forever, either, so HI!!!

24 December 2014

Just when you think... it's safe to have that third glass of wine, your Mom calls.Read more...
The theme for this week's Photo Friday is : Celebrations
A time of joy, a time of sadness

22 December 2014

MeCha Mansion - a new candidate Apart from the decor, which may be to the taste of some but certainly not me, this looks like a pretty good candidate. I've put aside all I can for my share - now we just need another $6,999,950. Who's with me?
post by: dg at: 18:51 | 13 comments

21 December 2014

Based on this clip, I am convinced that Carlos Santana can do anything. That is all.

19 December 2014

Friday question from The Book of Questions Do you prefer being around men or women? Do your closest friends tend to be men or women?
People say the most bizzarre things.
"That's why they're called clowns." I love the tone of his voice here and of course the lyrics.
You just can't trust clowns.
Photo Friday: Well Fancy That!

18 December 2014

For Christmas -- Five Pound Box of Money. By the wonderful Pearl Bailey. She made many many tv appearances while I was growing up and so was a fixture of my childhood.

17 December 2014

The theme for this week's Photo Friday is : Well Fancy That!

15 December 2014

Unfinished Business for 2014. What's on your list?

14 December 2014

13 December 2014

Neighborliness + Intarwebz = WIN!

12 December 2014

(Non grim) Friday Question from the Book of Questions What would constitute a "perfect" evening for you?
Photo Friday: Trees

11 December 2014

The theme for this week's Photo Friday is : Trees Sorry it's late. I'm jetlagged and lost track of the days.

10 December 2014

Ideas for a Yankee Swap* this is for my job and is always a little chaotic. The only rules are "spend between 0 and $10" and "be creative." Anyone got a fun, off the wall idea?

*Also known as Pollyanna, Dirty Santa, White Elephant, etc.

08 December 2014

I'm pregnant with twins!

07 December 2014

YOU MUST CHOOSE: Partner who never laughs or has a horrible laugh you find disturbing/disgusting?Read more...

06 December 2014

Christmas Cooking. I am sure the Brits on here know all about the divine loopiness of Fanny Cradock, but I have only just discovered her. Read more...

05 December 2014

A (Grim) Friday Question from the Book of Questions Have you ever considered suicide? What, if anything, is so important to you that without it life might not be worth living?
It's Friday and December. And I'm freezing to death. Here's a song.
Photo Friday: Directions

03 December 2014

HAPPY BIRTHDAY JONMC I don't think you're still around these parts, but maybe you'll see this somehow anyway :)

02 December 2014

The theme for this week's Photo Friday is : Directions Posting the theme early as I'm off on holiday tomorrow and won't be online.

29 November 2014

Mecha Holiday Card Exchange Signups open through Monday 12/1 at 11:59 pm ET!Read more...

28 November 2014

Photo Friday : I am thankful for ...

27 November 2014

OMG ETSYBUNNY (short short video with music)
Happy US Thanksgiving! I've been too busy, but cannot let the day go by without giving a warm hello and sending thanks to all the bunnies! Read more...

26 November 2014

The theme for this week's Photo Friday is : I am thankful for ...

24 November 2014

Your Quite Interesting Challenge: An idea for another weekly participation: early in the week a topic, question, or task is proposed. One has all week to participate and a "best answer" is picked, either by obviousness, defended nomination, or vote. There will be points. There will be prizes.
Your goal: to be quite interesting.

Your inaugural challenge is

22 November 2014

Update So there has not really been much new news on the cancer front, hence I have not updated.Read more...
Bunny! OMG! (Or, don't try blaming the dog.)
Thanksgiving plans?

21 November 2014

Friday question from the Book of Questions Do you have much impact on the lives of the people you come in contact with? And can you think of someone who, over a short period of time, significantly influenced your life?
Photo Friday: Something Old

20 November 2014

It's time for the 7th Annual Mecha Holiday Card Exchange! Signups open now through December 1st, 11:59 p.m. ET!Read more...

19 November 2014

The theme for this week's Photo Friday is Something Old.

17 November 2014

On Cockroaches

16 November 2014

The Guardian on the German novelist Daniel Kehlmann Did any of you read any of his books?

15 November 2014

14 November 2014

Photo Friday: Critters

12 November 2014

The theme for this week's Photo Friday is Critters.

10 November 2014

I'm hungry But I have catlap and cannot get up so fill me up with your meal plans.
Cotton Anniversary Today is the second anniversary of my knititng blog. It gave me a good chance to indulge my sophomoric love of creating photo memes.

09 November 2014

07 November 2014

Photo Friday: Comfort

06 November 2014

Honkers Some amaze-ifying saxos on npr.

05 November 2014

Very late notice, but I'll be in Philly at about 5:00 tomorrow if anyone wants a beer or food.
The theme for this week's Photo Friday is Comfort.
Winter Wishes Gift Drive. I know we don't normally talk about what goes on on MetaFilter here, but I thought I'd post this link to the annual gift drive in case anyone who doesn't hang out there much would be interested.

04 November 2014

US bunnies, did you vote? I haven't yet but am planning to after work!

03 November 2014

02 November 2014

How's your weather?? We may possibly make it to freezing tonight.!! Read more...
BunnyEx request It's that time a year again. I need a 2015 calendar refill for my beloved ARC notebook, and they don't sell them in Canada. Would any American bunny be willing to buy one and mail it to me? All costs will be reimbursed, of course.

31 October 2014

Friday question -- Halloween edition Do you believe in ghosts or evil spirits? Would you be willing to spend the night in a remote house that is supposedly haunted?
Photo Friday: Halloween

30 October 2014

Help, I'm trapped in a corporate all-hands meeting

29 October 2014

Unusual baby names. Since we have a lot of MetaChat babies (all adorably named), let's have a post on "yoonique" baby names.
The theme for this week's Photo Friday is Halloween.

28 October 2014

Hello. How is everyone? ... GEOMETRY HELP? Thanks lol. I'm building a small shelter for a feral cat who lives on my porch. I need to determine the length of the sides of the gable triangle of the peaked roof. Read more...

27 October 2014

I have decided to start doing everything Right. Hopefully it's not to late.Read more...

26 October 2014

I was in a bookstore and decided that I'm going to buy and actually read Paradise Lost (abortive attempts for the last ~8 years or so). I realized it was very read-aloudable so I recorded some of its lines on my phone: (6 min): youtube link.
Has anybody been watching the tv show Manhattan?

24 October 2014

(After a slight hiatus) Friday question from the Book of Questions For what in your life do you feel the most grateful?
San Francisco in the 40s and 50s. Some wonderful photos here. Just thought I'd share.
Photo Friday: Governmental

23 October 2014

Weekend Plans/Status Update/What's New?

22 October 2014

Let's Settle This: Who was the better Mario?
The theme for this week's Photo Friday is Governmental.

21 October 2014

I know most of you aren't churchy....
Let's Make a Deal: Halloween Candy Edition! I went to Target yesterday and was blown away by the sheer tonnage of Halloween candy. Several aisles of huge bags, filled with So Much Candy. I loved it.

Pretend you're 10 years old again and tell what you'd keep and what you'd try to trade away to your brother or sister, from your trick-or-treat stash.

18 October 2014

Lately I have seen two youtube videos that are perfect stereotypes
1) This lady ranting about a Bath & Body Works candle situation: video
2) This Internet Atheist dude does DMT on camera and spends his trip talking to the camera about how it's all very logically explainable by Occam's Razor: video
What's the first record you ever bought?

17 October 2014

Photo Friday: Blue

16 October 2014

I can add comments, I just don't feel like it, suckers!Read more...
I can't add comments, either!
I can't add any comments to MeCha threads. Help?
Dinners! 1. I have some salmon that I'm going to bake, and some bok choy that I'm going to stir fry with ginger. What else would go with that for tonight's dinner?

2. What are you having/have you cooked recently? I'm in a rut and need to get inspired.

15 October 2014

The theme for this week's Photo Friday is Blue.

13 October 2014

Update in which nothing much is new. . . I had my second immune therapy treatment on Thursday.Read more...

12 October 2014

10 October 2014

Photo Friday: Doors, Entrances, and Exits

09 October 2014

thoughts on twitter, fb, social media in general it's all kinda interesting and crazyRead more...
Let's talk Halloween!

08 October 2014

Another computer down It's a mystery DUN DUN DUH
The theme for this week's Photo Friday is Doors, Entrances and Exit.

05 October 2014

04 October 2014

Does MetaChat still do "OMG BUNNY"? (actually, this is more "AwwwwwMG")

03 October 2014

Friday Question from the Book of Questions If you could have free, cheerful, unlimited service for five years from an extremely good cook, chauffeur, housekeeper, masseuse or personal secretary, which would you choose?
Photo Friday : Round

01 October 2014

The theme for this week's Photo Friday is Round.
What's on your to-do list?

30 September 2014

Have you been on "the outs'? I got sucked in by way of whatever this is.
I should probably be less oblique but then i'll end up shouting out my favorite surprise guestRead more...

28 September 2014

The future is weird Pixel Sorter is a twitter bot that processes images through certain filters to generate a new image. Quilt Bot, on the other hand, turns images into pictures that look like quilt fabric. Behold: a generated art loop created by these two bots replying to each other.

26 September 2014

Friday Question from the Book of Questions If you go to a movie with a friend and it is lousy, do you leave? Have you? If so, for which films?
Photo Friday: Delicate

25 September 2014

so let me know if you want an ello invite I just need an email address. Basically, trying to get everyone I like on there so I can ditch facebook completely for fun, and just use it to show pictures to the grandparents.

24 September 2014

The theme for this week's Photo Friday is Delicate.

21 September 2014

20 September 2014


19 September 2014

Friday Question from the Book of Questions If you could wake up tomorrow having gained one ability or quality, what would it be?
Photo Friday: Something Really, Really Big

18 September 2014

Update Dear Bunnies -

17 September 2014

RIP Gracie
The theme for this week's Photo Friday is Something Really, Really Big.

16 September 2014

15 September 2014

14 September 2014

Bunny and Demon Go on a Picnic OMG! It's a real book! (A little pricey though; demonic royalties must really add up)
Congratulations to The Pink Superhero and Stynxno!

12 September 2014

We haven't had a Friday lyrics challenge in a while. Have at it inside! Read more...
Eideteker's off-Broadway fundraiser just reached its goal! Woo!
Photo Friday: Memorials

10 September 2014

#notallslaveowners People with print subscriptions to the Economist (including me!) can still see the now-withdrawn review of "The Half has Never Been Told: Slavery and the Making of American Capitalism". Slate has a few tips for people who are reviewing books on slavery - best you don't condemn the book as advocacy for starters.

The review has spawned a very funny hashtag.
WTF, Apple itunes? I registered an account with my email, attached it to my paypal account and I still can't sign in to itunes. I just want to download the free U2 album. I try to get itunes to send email, but nothing shows up. I am sad. I want free music. Hope me?
The theme for this week's Photo Friday is Memorials.

09 September 2014

I have a theory. I've been thinking for a long time that the mid-20th century, Mad Men-era sexism is of a different strain than old school patriarchy. Tell me what you thinkRead more...

08 September 2014

Mr. Zeek the streak It's so difficult to let a companion go, especially when you're the one making the decision. Read more...

07 September 2014

Will anyone geek out with me about Sherlock?

05 September 2014

Letting go of a dream :-( Over the years, I've posted here about the progress towards building my own house.Read more...
post by: dg at: 15:16 | 23 comments
Friday Question from the Book of Questions If you walked out of your house one morning and saw a bird with a broken wing huddled in some bushes, what would you do?
How many neighborhoods do you know the zip codes of? Why do you know them?
Photo Friday: Wheels

04 September 2014

An Update Dear Adored Bunnies-
Bad/Good. Let's play!
Another update... yesterday was the first day I really felt my mood stabilize... Nothing mystical happened, I wasn't three hours late for everything, I didn't get lost in neighborhoods I know well...Read more...

03 September 2014

The theme for this week's Photo Friday is Wheels.
"Strange Bunnies" That's the theme for this Shirt.Woot sale of t-shirt designs with... well, strange bunnies. (It all started with a design with a carnivorous bunny and went downhill from there)

02 September 2014

Danf how ya doing? Keeping you in my thoughts.

01 September 2014

Do you associate songs with seasons?

31 August 2014

OMG I can't believe it -
How's your weekend going?

30 August 2014

What, if anything, of your household possessions came from the side of the road? Read more...
What are you waiting for?

29 August 2014

Limits of Autodidacticism I've been reading various classic texts lately, guided mostly by stumbling upon titles while reading literary essays and other criticism. So I sent Milton's Lycidas (wikipedia link) to my KindleRead more...
Friday Question from the Book of Questions When was the last time you stole something? Why haven't you stolen anything since?
Photo Friday: Shiny

27 August 2014

You're not likely to ever get more OMGBUNNIES than this...
Giant Pink Bunny on the Hillside, You've Been Served!
The theme for this week's Photo Friday is Shiny. I'm looking at you, Doohickie. I hope this doesn't mean lots and lots of pictures of shiny bicycles ...
Who's on Pinterest? Link to your boards! Link to somebody else's boards!

24 August 2014

23 August 2014

Update from twiggy: it's always darkest before the daw... oh hai there dawn!!!! Thought you guys might like an update on super good news!!! Read more...

22 August 2014

21 August 2014

Photo Friday: Stories
I'm going Off-Broadway! Hey, guys! Big performance news for me…Read more...

20 August 2014

Could anyone look over some code for me?
Your Photo Friday assignment should you choose to accept it:

a story

A picture that tells a story, has a story, starts, ends, or implies a story, accompanies the text, etc. etc.

19 August 2014

18 August 2014

16 August 2014

Boozy Stuff Came across some more good things related to alcohol/cocktails/history. The indie film Hey Bartender on Netflix, and the authors of 12 Bottle Bar, and their blog, all about how to stock a perfect minimalist bar.
post by: Miko at: 22:02 | 1 comment

15 August 2014

How to make links open in new tabs. I wrote a greasemonkey script to do this and I post it here for those who would like to use it.Read more...
Friday Question from the Book of Questions You discover that your wonderful one year old child is, due to a mixup at the hospital, in fact not yours. Would you want to exchange the child for the child that is biologically yours?
3-point weekend update. Whatcha up to?
MetaChat may be up and down on Monday 18 August for a few hours starting at 2200 GMT, as our web host is doing some machine upgrades.
Photo Friday: Surface/Facade/Veneer

14 August 2014

Brutally Honest Liquor Bottle Labels Shared with you as I enjoy a glass of Boring Weeknight.
OMG! Whole Foods Hassenpfeffer! (trigger warning: refers to rabbits for eating)

13 August 2014

My cover of "Not Made Of Stone" by Lykke Li or "What I've been doing lately"
Your Photo Friday challenge: surface/facade/veneer

how do you even know it's there if the mask never slips-- get creative, people, and don't be so danged literal.

12 August 2014

Bunny pony request Am I the only bunny who keeps losing my MeCha connection when I click on a link? If I do that at MetaFilter or most sites, a new tab opens in my browser. If I do it on MetaChat, the link opens in MeCha's stead.

Merely a website consumer, not a computer science type here, but I wondered if maybe opening links in a new tab could be a special pony request?
I always wondered what the bunny was for Seriously, I didn't know you could make desktop shortcuts from those icons. From the time they came out, however many years ago until now, I thought they were just logos...

10 August 2014

Bunny! OMarvelG! (yes this was really a thing, from the old days when Captain Marvel belonged to the long-since defunct Fawcett Comics... who he belongs to now nobody knows but if Marvel can make Rocket Raccoon a movie star, welll...)

09 August 2014

prodigal twiggy returns... Hai guyz!!!! I'll be brief...
Lego Academics Someone decided to start making lego scenes depicting "The female academics of the Lego Research Institute take on the challenges of modern academia." Funny.

08 August 2014

Lucky Us LT and I got to meet EssexJan and some of her OH family this week. We had a wonderful time (her cooking prowess is not overhyped) including a micro-meetup with us and initapplette. Been a long time since we met a new bunny, and it sure was fun.
Friday Question from the Book of Questions What do you most strive for in your life: accomplishment, security, love, power, excitement, knowledge, or something else?
Photo Friday: Unexpected

06 August 2014

Your Photo Friday theme: The magic word is Unexpected.

04 August 2014

Photo Friday help needed. I'm going to be busy and/or away for the next few Wednesdays. Could I have a volunteer to post Photo Friday themes on Wednesday for 6, 13 and 20 August?

02 August 2014

This is delightful: at the end of a Colbert episode, Jon Batiste and Stay Human perform "Express Yourself" ... leading the audience outside, they jam in the street.

01 August 2014

Back from vacation -- Friday question from the Book of Questions If you were guaranteed honest responses to any three questions, who would you question and what would you ask?
Congratulations to Hugh Janus! You did it! You got married!

31 July 2014

Photo Friday: Objects With Faces
post by: dg at: 19:25 | 4 comments
"Dogs and cats living together... mass hysteria! " I'm pretty sure this is what Dr. Venkman was worried about :)
Update Nothing really new to report:
O Ma-ssage! Bunny! (already popular enough to get broken up into gifs)

30 July 2014

The theme for this week's Photo Friday is Objects With Faces. This can be literal (e.g. a doll, mannequin or ventriloquist's dummy) or some other abstract item that looks as if it has a face.

29 July 2014

The MeCha Fantasy Football League is back! Everyone who played last year has gotten an invite. If you didn't play last year and you want to join the fun, come on in! As of now, the draft is set for Saturday, August 30 at 7:30pm CDT but we can change it if needed. YAY FOOTBALL!

27 July 2014

The Story of a Basement Apartment I know you've previously seen the before and after photos of the basement apartment in my house, but here they are again. With an extra set of before and afters added on.
Went to the doctor for a lousy sore back Read more...

25 July 2014

Photo Friday: Happy Places

24 July 2014

As the last person of the modern era to maintain a refusal to integrate the word "shit" into his vocabulary, I am (ever so slightly) vindicated by the faux-pas in this CNN clip.

23 July 2014

This person from my high school on facebook tends to evoke a sentiment otherwise almost alien to me: ENVY. It's not that I'm a stranger to insecurity or maybe even jealously, but envy is a special case of such sentiments, it's almost a grievance.Read more...
The theme for this week's Photo Friday is Happy Places.

22 July 2014

20 July 2014

The thing about Poetry. so I've been getting into reading (and reflecting on) more poetry lately. And I saw something interesting--you know, that Larkin poem, "They f- you up, your mum and dad / They may not mean to, but they do"?--the other day Rachel MaddowRead more...

19 July 2014

Weekend 3-point update

18 July 2014

Photo Friday: Birds

17 July 2014

How long has it been since we've had a OMG BUNNY?!?

16 July 2014

The Jeff Effect The perils of typecasting:

Part of what I think of as a great feat acting is the ability of disappear into a role. I find it continually amazing how little things can manipulate one into thinking someone is likable, attractive or creepy, but some people, despite seeming to do everything right in transforming into a different character stubbornly remind me of one character.Read more...
The theme for this week's Photo Friday is Birds.

15 July 2014

OMG BUNNY ...somewhere... under there....
Where have all the WHO gone? It's a post on Romenesko's journalism blog about a certain trend for lookalike headlines, but when I saw the first example, I knew I had to bring it here. :)

14 July 2014


13 July 2014

Condolence call/wake?
Online fax services?

12 July 2014

I read this poem by Auden a couple days ago and can't get it out of my head: Musee des Beaux Arts. Even the phenomenon he's talking about is so universally true, I can recall experiencing how jarring it feels for a horrid day for me to be bracketed by the ordinariness of the goings-on around me for everyone else.

11 July 2014

Not the bees! This guy's evident delight at the strangely gory and gothic details of bees adds to a fascinating tale.Read more...
Friday Question from the Book of Questions What is the greatest accomplishment of your life? Is there anything you hope to do that is even better?
Photo Friday: Obsolete

10 July 2014

09 July 2014

" 'Cause every inch of you is perfect/From the bottom to the top" Because a coworker shared this with me and it's now stuck in my head
The theme for this week's Photo Friday is Obsolete. Suggested by ethylene. Thank you.

08 July 2014

WTF Brazil?!! Anyone watching the soccer? My head just exploded!!

07 July 2014

05 July 2014

Weekend 3-point update : 1. Hell neighbour upstairs is still denying that his flat is on the market and that he's moving, despite the estate agents confirming it's been sold. Does he think nobody's seen it on the internet? I was home on Tuesday when the buyer's surveyor came round. I'm hoping it all goes through and that I get a nice neighbour.

2. I bought a beautiful Italian silk blouse in a charity shop today. It's a lovely shade of dark green, and so I have my Christmas outfit all sorted. And it was only Ł2.25.

3. Tomorrow is Bikram in the morning, then brunch with a friend.

3(a) On Monday I'm working from home because the Tour de France is passing my road and I can't get to the station - the road will be closed from early morning to early evening. I'm excited at being able to see the cyclists and hope they don't whiz by in too much of a blur.
Google Art Project's robots pause in front of picture frames in museums to take photographs. Sometimes, they stop in front of mirrors and take "oddly compelling" accidental selfies. I feel like this phenomenon would be a poetic scene in a sci fi movie...

04 July 2014

Photo Friday: Sports

03 July 2014

Good night, Hazel. I had to bury our wild rabbit today. Since moving here two years ago I have spent almost every morning watching this bunny hop around our flower beds and gloat at our cats. Today I found her peacefully laying just beyond the flower bed.
Friday Question from the Book of Questions -- on Thursday! Because tomorrow is a holiday for us US-ers . . .

So -- in a nice restaurant after a great meal, you get the check and notice you weren't charge for an item. Would you tell your waiter/waitress? Why/why not?

02 July 2014

The theme for this week's Photo Friday is Sports. After all, it's the World Cup & Wimbledon, the Commonwealth Games are about to start and I'm sure there's all sorts of other sporting events happening around the world, even if it's just a school sports day.

So let's see your Sporty photos on Friday!

01 July 2014

30 June 2014

End of the month goals! So, how did y'all do on your goals this month?Read more...

29 June 2014

How they make the hair look so fabulous on the commercials. Also, Superman's cape.

28 June 2014

oh hai I'm never here, these days!

Update: the neighbors have offered me their cat, after me expressing how much I love her. She has fleas now. My ankles are very itchy. I leave tomorrow for two weeks, and when I get back I'm going to take them up on their offer.

How are things with all y'all?

27 June 2014

Friday Question from the Book of Questions Are there people you envy enough to want to trade lives with them? Who/why?
Photo Friday: The Letter H

26 June 2014

Thursday 3-point update 1. I went to see "Chef" tonight, the Jon Favreau movie. It was great, a feel-good film. And of course there was a lot of food in the movie. At one point, when the lid is lifted up on a Texas BBQ and there are four perfect briskets underneath, I groaned out loud. Needless to say, I was starving by the time the movie ended. But luckily for me I was at the mall and the cinema is next to the food court. So I had Vietnamese rice noodles and managed to resist the cakes in Cafe Concerto, the temptation of a custard Bavarian at Krispy Kreme and the gelato place.

2. I am back in the swing of it at Bikram, really feeling the benefit of it. It's only six weeks until my holiday so I think I might do a juice fast next week. I definitely feel and think better when I'm eating properly.

3. My cleaning service comes on Thursdays, and I love coming home to find all my housework done. I wish I'd done this years ago.
Look at the death stare Ellen Corby is giving this pig. That is a STARE. I'm thinking about putting together an FPP about Will Geer. Fascinating dude. Did you know the guy who played Grandpa Walton was gay, and a member of the communist party?

25 June 2014

The theme for this week's Photo Friday is The Letter H.

24 June 2014

Because a thread like this... is useless without pictures, here are some of the first shots from our wedding a couple weeks ago!
Sorry for the site slowness today. Some of our logs grew too big but I've cleaned up and restarted some stuff and things seem to be running more smoothly now. Please let us know, via Twitter or email if necessary, if you're still having problems accessing MetaChat.

23 June 2014

Etsy or Ebay? Other?

22 June 2014

20 June 2014

Wordplay beyond the traditional pun... Too good not to put somewhere. "Tearable' started it for me and urgg; anyhow. Puns.
What are you watching now? It's going to be such a nice night outside but all I want to do is watch Orange Is The New Black.
Friday Question from the Book of Questions If you were helping to raise funds for your favorite charity, and someone offered a large donation if you would perform (for an audience of about 1000), would you do it? If so, what would you perform?

19 June 2014

Photo Friday: Hot Town, Summer in the City

18 June 2014

The theme for this week's Photo Friday is Hot Town, Summer in the City. Suggested by jason's_planet. Thank you.

17 June 2014

Windows 8, you are kind of stupid My new-to-me (off lease) Lenovo laptop came with Win 8, and doesn't perform well. The maintenance in progress indicator has been on all day. So I go to, which unhelpfully tells me
Find Windows Update using your Start Screen Swipe in from the right edge of the screen, then tap Search.
If you're using a mouse, point to the lower-right corner of the screen, then click Search.
Enter Windows Update in the search box, tap or click Settings, and then tap or click Install optional updates.

But I have disabled the swipening because it was incredibly annoying. Yes, I was able to go to control panel and choose update, but srsly, Microsoft, this wasn't helpful at all.
Let's talk kitchenware and hats. No, make that kitchenware AS hats!
Has anyone sold a home through HomeVestors?

16 June 2014

Quick question about Does paying for it help?

15 June 2014

Mid-month goal update! It's the 15th, which means it's time to do a quick update on how your June goals are going...Read more...

14 June 2014

Bad-eating groups love to hate Hong Kong's Ming General restaurant (SLWSJ)

13 June 2014

Friday Question(s) from The Book of Questions Whom do you admire most? In what way (s) does that person inspire you?
Burn me or donate me?
Happy Birthday rmless2!
Photo Friday: Work Clothes

12 June 2014

hit me up with good dress sites It's been ages since I went to a wedding, and I'm going to one in August so that's a great excuse for a new dress!Read more...
World Cup starts today!! Predictions! Post them if you've got them.


11 June 2014

The theme for this week's Photo Friday is Work Clothes. Suggested by Sperose. Thank you.

10 June 2014

09 June 2014

Ah, romance. Lipstick Thespian and Miko got married on the weekend!

06 June 2014

Friday Question(s) from The Book of Questions When did you last sing to yourself? To someone else? And what was the song?
Photo Friday: Time

05 June 2014

Burrito Bracket Begins I will be following this with great interest.

04 June 2014

The theme for this week's Photo Friday is Time.

03 June 2014

So mom threw out a Kindle with a cracked screen. Worth saving? Model #D00111. I don't own a kindle at all. Do I even want one? Read more...
2000 My knitting blog's Facebook page surpassed 2,000 likes today - over 500 of those followers were gained in the last week and a half. In other crafting news, Salvador Dali once designed a needlepoint director's chair cover especially for enthusiastic needlepointer Ann B. Davis. I couldn't make this shit up.
Happy Birthdayp jason's_Planet!

01 June 2014

June Goals! So, what are you trying to achieve this month?Read more...

31 May 2014

End of the month Goals! So, how did y'all do?Read more...
Friday-Saturday-Sunday update. What did you do yesterday? What are you doing today? What will you do tomorrow?

30 May 2014

Friday Question from The Book of Questions If a crystal ball would tell you the truth about any one thing you wished to know about yourself, life, the future, or anything else, what would you want to know?
My ex, who is now a he, got married last week. (For those who knew him.)
Photo Friday: Among the Crowd

29 May 2014

What are you eating today?

28 May 2014

The theme for this week's Photo Friday is Among the Crowd. Suggested by fleacircus. Thank you.

27 May 2014

Heads Up: Deleted Loquacious post As dedicated refreshers of AskMe may have noticed, this post from loquacious asking for help was deleted. Some of us may remember that a couple of years ago he was stranded in hospital and MeFites bailed him out. He is self-reporting as having burned a lot of bridges, but it sounds like he's genuinely in trouble.

He's in Seattle. Is there anyone local who can reach out to him?

24 May 2014

Cat question because who doesn't like a pet question: why are all my cats so soft?Read more...
Weekend 3-point update.

23 May 2014

Friday Question from The Book of Questions If you could write the script for a dream you will have tonight, what would be your chosen plot?
Photo Friday: Pets

22 May 2014

CBS has announced a revival of the classic comedy "The Odd Couple" on its fall schedule. Here's a quick preview from the pilot.
Geeks and nerd vs. modern art. WTF?
Guess who's birthday-- we totally missed again--

21 May 2014

The theme for this week's Photo Friday is Pets
Backing into a parking space? Do you back into parking spaces (esp. in parking decks)? If you do, why?

People back into spaces in my parking deck all the time, and I really don't understand it - it almost always takes longer (they often have to back in and out several times to get straight).

Maybe it's just that I'm not that good at backing into spaces, so I never do it..
I can has old farts discount Well, at a few places.....Read more...

20 May 2014

Umm...remember me? I sure remember you bunch! I missed you lot. Kinda went underground for a bit (3 kids plus a full time job does that to you). But out of sight definitely wasn't out of mind.
So...ummm...what's new?
new television What shows have started in the last year or two that I should be watching? I tend to not pick shows up until they've been playing for a season or two (exceptions: The Americans; Veep) because I want to see how they go. So the above shows are the newest shows I've been watching.

I hear Orphan Black is good? Anything else?

19 May 2014

17 May 2014

My dog chewed into the kibble bin and ate, I dunno, seven or eight pounds of chow. This afternoon she was a 43-pound Found Hound. I'm afraid to weigh her now because she might explode if I touch her.Read more...

16 May 2014

OMG! BIZARRO BUNNY! Okay, this requires a little explaining...
running wear So I'm running in a half marathon tomorrow, and I can't decide what to wear. Help me!Read more...
Photo Friday : That Looks Like Fun!

15 May 2014

Mid-month goal update! So, how are y'all doing on your goals?Read more...
Congratulations Amro! Shoshana Grace was born today at 4:34 pm. Mother and baby are doing well. Woooo!
OMG Whitespace on the front page! Wow; better find something to fill the space time MeCha continu-ummm. Today for me: desk at home, haircut ( = take shower beforehand you pseudo-dirty outdoorsy retro moron), more desk time, child time, see if new lenses for old glasses are ready, gym (yah, at 45+ I broke down and joined a gym) clean room (not), work on finishing "Hollow Crown" series (nicely done fwiw), try to spend as much time as possible away from the virtual library of the internet (fail again), almost impossible to find 1" headset fork for 700c tired parts NLA 2004 Cannondale SH400 arrives (why do they keep reinventing the 'wheel') and on and on it goes. ...

14 May 2014

Ever wanted to hear a hedgehog snore? Of course you have.
The theme for this week's Photo Friday is That Looks Like Fun!

11 May 2014

Sunday 3-point update. How's your weekend going?

10 May 2014

09 May 2014

Friday Question. If you learned you would die in a few days, what regrets would you have? Were you given five extra years of life, could you avoid having those same regrets on your expiration date?

Source: The Book of Questions
How far in advance can I prepare these peppers? Read more...
Photo Friday: Your Local ________

07 May 2014

The theme for this week's Photo Friday is Your Local ________ (grocery, bodega/corner store, post office, etc.) Suggested by Twiggy. Thank you.

06 May 2014

Happy Birthday Wishes to all of you I've missed over the last weeks. It's been chaotic for me and I've not had time to visit here.Read more...

05 May 2014

mlkshk is shutting down was anybody else on there?
Need a new TV series for binging I tried Vikings but the first two episodes are mighty slow. Is Breaking Bad really worth it? I hated it the few times I checked it out.

04 May 2014


03 May 2014

Happy Birthday Stynxno!

02 May 2014

May Goals! Heh, perhaps a goal for me needs to be posting these on time. :) What are you planning to accomplish this month?

This month, I will...
Agreeing to differ, sort of. Lovely to see someone told off good and proper but with such civility.
Friday Question Who was your favorite teacher? Please explain.
Friday lyrics challenge! As usual with mine, nothing too obscure. Have at it!Read more...
Photo Friday: Reflecting

30 April 2014

End of April Goal Check In Time! So, how did y'all do on your goals?Read more...
"Not great, Bob!" but small and all things. Pete would be at a loss, but I am riveted.
The theme for this week's Photo Friday is Reflecting. Suggested by occhiblu. Thank you.

29 April 2014

they're just scraping nails out here over the weekend I went to buy a clay face mask (I was headed for The Body Shop but I got diverted into another store and got this one from Seacret but although that was the main event the saleswoman in her little pitch showed me this nail thing they hadRead more...
Bunny! OMG! Is this the cutest baby bunny ever? She has EVERYTHING! Feets! Earsies! Fluff! Eyeliner!
Smoke to vape? Any bunnies who have made the switch? Input appreciated.Read more...

28 April 2014

Pictures of Google Amsterdam office A bakfiets as reception desk.Read more...

27 April 2014

Sunday 3-point update - what's going on in your life? Read more...

26 April 2014

Name some tunes!

25 April 2014

Friday Question A five year old asks you, "Who is God?" What is your response?
Photo Friday: Light Play

24 April 2014

What to do in spain We're thinking, really planning, of a trip to Spain and Morocco in June. Need some help planning.Read more...

23 April 2014

The theme for this week's Photo Friday is Light Play. Suggested by bearwife. Thank you.

22 April 2014

Summer plans! For those of you in the northern hemisphere... have you started planning your summer?Read more...
Ŕ propos of nothing What occupies you right now?

20 April 2014

I was undecided if I could do anything for today's convergence of Easter Sunday and 4/20. Then I saw this at 70s Sci-Fi Art, one of the coolest tumblrs in existence*: OMG BUNNY.
Happy Birthday ThePinkSuperhero!!

19 April 2014

18 April 2014

Friday Question Do you think the best part of your life has already happened? If not, what's your guess about when the best part will come?
I'm sitting here watching a tv screen showing a baby burro napping in the sunshine. Read more...
Photo Friday: Easter

17 April 2014

Another Lyrics Challenge (I am trying not to let my esoteric tastes make this too hard. . .just sorta hard. That said, most of these songs are from the previous century. On preview, only one of the songs is since 2000.)Read more...

16 April 2014

SHOUTING THREAD well, maybe venting thread
The theme for this week's Photo Friday is Easter. So, anything that reminds you of Easter, such as (but not limited to) bunnies, eggs, resurrections, chicks, peeps ...

15 April 2014

Jon and I are in New Orleans!
How ARE You? (In which we gripe about our aches and pains) Everything above my knees is great!Read more...

14 April 2014

Help me think this through? So I've been looking around at professional opportunities and someone made me a good offer and really had me in mind in terms of how they saw the future of their venture, I turned it down and they were quite taken aback and saddened. I feel kinda bad about it too. Thoughts or advice appreciated.Read more...
What are you listening to? 10 shuffle songs.
Game of Thrones spoiler spoiler spoilers thread Ok, who has not read the books but watched the show last night? I gots questionsRead more...

13 April 2014

11 April 2014

Friday Question Would the world be a better place if no one ever used recreational drugs or alcohol?
Photo Friday : Places that don't exist any more

10 April 2014

Is this a scam?
Small Town Noir Mugshots and stories from New Castle, PA. A fascinating snapshot of the criminal history of a small town in the mid-20th century.
Stephen vs Stephen Did they just kill Stephen Colbert?

09 April 2014

MetaChat is back. What did you during the outage?
Some MetaChat maintenance is going on today behind the scenes, so apologies in advance if you have trouble connecting to the site from time to time!
The theme for this week's Photo Friday is Places that don't exist anymore. Suggested by fleacircus. Thank you.

08 April 2014

Sharing signs of Spring (I made you a poem) Winter has shown its ugly lear
long enough in the Northern hemisphere.

Signs of Spring are finally here!

06 April 2014

04 April 2014

Sirs Patrick Stewart and Ian McKellen tour New York City together - in matching bowlers and generally acting like adorable goofs. Happy Friday!
Friday Question What potentially nearly possible scientific achievement are you most excited about/scared of
Photo Friday: In the Air.

03 April 2014

Thunderbirds Are Go!
What do your anxiety dreams look like? I usually have the one where I've registered for a math or chemistry class and I realize a week before the final that I forgot to drop it and it's now too late and I haven't been to class since the first day.Read more...
Three Point Update Time!
It's not true about boiling a frog. The frog will jump. It's such a useful analogy. I've used it to describe the way my marriage sucked the life out of me, how a crappy job can eat your soul, etc. Now I'm going to have to say 'the metaphorical boiled frog', which doesn't have the same effect.

02 April 2014

It's time for your April Goals! It's time to set up your goals for April! Read more...
So, I made cauliflower rice today.
The Pigeon Post. I am tempted to try this.
The theme for this week's Photo Friday is In the Air. Suggested by occhiblu. Thank you.

01 April 2014

Miss you all.... I have been a terrible bunny, but it's for really good reasons. You guys rock!Read more...

31 March 2014

HIMYM finale [SPOILERS]
How did you do on your goals in March? did everyone do for their March goals? Read more...

30 March 2014

Swan's End: The Hallway Before and After Photos I finally finished the hallway and stairway renovations in my house. (They've been about 95% done for the past year and a half.) And there are pictures. And commentary.

29 March 2014

I read my son's text message to the girl at the counter... Read more...

28 March 2014

Carrot Casserole recipe. For those waiting on it, Moms finally came through.
Friday Question Do you think any kind of afterlife exists? If so, please share.
Dreams of crashing aircraft
Photo Friday : Spring is Sprung

27 March 2014

You know how you put something off and it becomes scary and awful, and takes on a life of its own? Well, I just resolved something, Read more...

26 March 2014

Great scott! They performed the worlds first complete skull implant in our local university hospital in Utrecht. Read more...
The theme for this week's Photo Friday is Spring is Sprung

25 March 2014

Explaining the genius of Katy Perry's "Teenage Dream" using music theory I know nothing about music so I've no idea how valid the argument is, but I always enjoy stuff like this. (Not to mention, I unabashedly love this song. It's on my running playlist, yup.)

24 March 2014

I have lots of carrots, radishes, potatoes, and eggs. What should I make for dinner? Read more...

23 March 2014

M*A*S*H. If like me you grew up on this tv show, you may want to know that amazon has the complete series plus the original movie on sale today only for the ridiculously low price of 75 bucks.
I am just about to give up on trying to make new friends. Instead of posting a rambling AskMe for which there will be no real answers, I think I'll just post here and hope for some commiseration.Read more...

22 March 2014

21 March 2014

Lights Out. A short horror film. Don't watch it in the dark ...
BRB tying down my fingers and disconnecting from the internet for a week to avoid responding to a business email with "that's what she said"
Photo Friday: Challenges

20 March 2014

Pictures of interesting buildings Looks like the stuff bopo would enjoy too.
What's for lunch?

19 March 2014

The theme for this week's Photo Friday is Challenges.

18 March 2014

It's a lyrics challenge! The theme is: songs off my running playlist, on shuffle.

I will keep it open until Weds morning, EST. Read more...

17 March 2014

16 March 2014

OMG Richmond Park rabbits Went to Richmond Park yesterday, got a few photos.

15 March 2014

Mid-month goal update time! Alrighty, it's the are y'all doing on your goals?


14 March 2014

Friday night question, guilty pleasure version Your absolute favoritest a) snack and b) candy.
Words people hate, like
My go-to karaoke song is (or would be if I was able to sing/up for karaoke)...?
Photo Friday: Pictures of Words

13 March 2014

Euro Disco, 1973. Lola Falana looking very sexy while singer Adriano Celentano and a host of dancers do not.

12 March 2014

Bunny Must Be Petted! (yeah, that's a OMG)
Remember 40 Days of Dating?
"Why do we listen to our favourite music over and over again? Because repeated sounds work magic in our brains."
The theme for this week's Photo Friday is Pictures of Words. Suggested by fleacircus. Thank you.

11 March 2014

Bunny! OMG! It's been a while since we had a BOMG! post.

10 March 2014

True Detective. Anyone else sorry they put up with all 8 hours? Loved the first three episodes but by the end of the forth it all started to seem a bit puffed up and going nowhere. Read more...

09 March 2014

08 March 2014

Weekend 3-point update

07 March 2014

The Dying Gaul will only be at the National Gallery of Art in Washington D.C. until March 16 before returning to Rome.Read more...
Friday Question Assuming you had the time and funding, what subject would you return to school to study?
A wee small meal in the wee small hours Last night Trilby, who usually sleeps quietly on my bed for most of the night, was doing a lot of running about and squawking downstairs. Read more...
Photo Friday: Wheels

06 March 2014

True wot? Dog faced the banana patch.

05 March 2014

Wes Anderson Movies....Can You Be Cool and Still Dislike Them? I've come to a funny fork in the road, culture-wise. I decided after watching Moonrise Kingdom that I'm having trouble justifying my continued appreciation of Wes Anderson movies. Read more...
generational nostalgia and anti-trends
The theme for this week's Photo Friday is Wheels.

04 March 2014

Fatty fat fat tuesday What should I eat, internet?
We never had an oscars thread! Fine, it's old news now, but did anyone sweep their pools? Any thoughts?Read more...

03 March 2014

02 March 2014

Things Cats Do That Would Be Creepy If You Did Them These things are a pussycat's prerogative and unbecoming to a person. They forgot grooming one's fur.

01 March 2014

March Goals! It's that time of the month...time to come up with your goals for the month! Read more...
OMG! BAD BUNNY! (YouTube - may be NSFW: poop)
What can you be thankful for?

28 February 2014

Awakefest 2013 ravers dancing to the Benny Hill theme song Someone decided these ravers needed a better soundtrack than whatever one they were actually dancing to.
Friday Question Assuming the cook was superb, what would you choose as your last meal?
End of February Goal Check In! Alrighty's time to survey the damage done on your goals this month...Read more...
Friday Lyrics Challenge
Photo Friday : Something Purple

27 February 2014

In need of refurbishment. Or quite possibly a flamethrower.

26 February 2014

The theme for this week's Photo Friday is Something Purple.

25 February 2014

24 February 2014

If you want some squeee-time today check out the animals at Edgar's Mission. Each animal has his or her own slideshow.
Darn it I really enjoyed writing today's post about darning and the whole endeavour of making do and mending, but I think I loved having the excuse to use this picture most of all.
He had trespassed on man's most sacred moment . . . " Nice little scary 1950s comic book about a guy and his tape recorder.
Smart Fridge A story. Might be best read from the bottom up.

22 February 2014

A great performance of Dvorák's "American" string quartet, played by the Prazak Quartet. I find the Lento movement, starting at 7:00, particularly moving.Read more...

21 February 2014

My new favorite 404 page. I can't understand the language (or even identify it) but just scroll down.
Friday Question If you had three wishes that had to all be "spent" on you and you could not wish for more wishes, what would you wish for?
Photo Friday: Alien

19 February 2014

The theme for this week's Photo Friday is Alien. Suggested by Obscure Reference. Thank You.

18 February 2014

17 February 2014

THE BUNNIES ARE ATTACKING! (not really, they're just following for food)... on the other hand, here are some Positive Reinforcement Bunnies

15 February 2014

SVEDISH BUNNIES ! "Animator Esben Toft Jacobsen's new CG feature film, Beyond Beyond, is the first stereoscopic 3D animated film produced in Sweden." Looks like a ton of long-eared fun, but apparently not likely to get an American release even with an English translation.
It's the middle of the month--time to check in on your goals! So, how is everyone doing during this short month?


14 February 2014

Friday Question Describe your dream house.
Best Valentines thread!
Photo Friday: Something (or Someone) I Love

13 February 2014

Love secrets? Secret love? Apparently I am the default cruise director of your personal love boat. Come aboard, we're expecting you...Read more...
Moon bunny Moon rover bunny. Really needs at least one stuffed animal for luck.
Have you seen the Google Map car? Have you googled that location to find yourself?
Bunnies. Check out #6. How can I now justify going to the newsstand and staring at all the covers?
I am really getting into the Tao Te Ching I find I can apply its principles almost immediately. e.g.:
Me: *worries about being late, or a delayed refund, or something*
Me inspired by the Tao Te Ching: *doesn't worry. walks around feeling comfortable.*Read more...
So, MetaChat, eh? What's this site all about?

12 February 2014

Time to bust out a lyrics challenge see how quickly you can get these... none should be too difficult. As usual I've gone reasonably mainstream. Read more...
Wednesday Weather Check-in It seems as if many of us in various parts of the world are experiencing some extreme weather right now. What's it like where you are, and how are you coping?
The theme for this week's Photo Friday is Something (or Someone) I Love As it's Valentine's Day ...

11 February 2014

I dreamed metachat was taken down for non-use.... Which I think tells me I need to come here more often.

10 February 2014

Is it my imagination, or do all the Olympics web sites suck donkey balls?Read more...

09 February 2014

So my mother has breast cancer This is one of those things I just can't come up with a clever, meta reference post title for.Read more...

08 February 2014

How's your weekend? I hope it's better than mine. I can't seem to watch the Olympics online, and I got friend-dumped. So share some happy stuff please.

07 February 2014

Project Runway : Under The Gunn - spoilers inside Read more...
Friday Question What's the absolute best vacation you can imagine?
Honest Company Slogans I liked Netflix and Hot Pockets
Photo Friday: Calendars

06 February 2014

I had forgotten how satisfying a simple BLT and coffee can be for lunch. What have you recently rediscovered?
I was going to go on a date on Saturday ... Read more...

05 February 2014

The theme for this week's Photo Friday is calendars. Suggested by sperose. Thank you.

I thought as we are now into February people will have their calendars up by now. So let's see 'em - wall, desktop, old favourite, whatever.

04 February 2014

Share your frivolous $10k dream purchase

03 February 2014

01 February 2014

February Goals! It's the 1st, which means that it's time to set up your goals for the month! Read more...
I have suddenly developed career ambition. Scary. In case I end up in the news 20 years from now throwing chairs like Steve Ballmer, now you'll know where it all went wrong.

31 January 2014

Worst pickup lines?
Friday Question Is beauty purely subjective or can someone be wrong about whether something is beautiful?
End of January goal post update! So, how have y'all done on your goals this month?Read more...
Photo Friday: Seen (or Scene) Through A Window

30 January 2014

The theme for this week's Photo Friday is 'Seen (or Scene) Through A Window'.

29 January 2014

Why can't Twitter just give this guy his account back? This is getting a lot of press. Everything I've read makes it sound like the guy's @N Twitter handle is gone for good. Why can't Twitter just give it back to him?
A Beaker Update
party food! I'm having a bit of a party on Sunday. Its theme is something along the lines of USA! USA! USA! I'm trying to brainstorm stuff that screams "America" to put out. The less prep the better. Ideas? thanks, bunnies! obvs the beer and bourbon are a given
white stuff report I live on the coast in southeastern NC and have cold white stuff outside. What the heck? Read more...

28 January 2014

Post-aenethesia mind clutter
So...Just had my first chest x-ray...

27 January 2014

Is it just me? Or is this new season of Sherlock pretty lightweight so far? Read more...

26 January 2014

One good thing I'm having a totally shit time of it lately, but one thing did go my way tonight.Read more...

25 January 2014

boring postcards, mike9322 and i Are hanging out in a bar in queens. Best. Saturday. Ever.
I just want this on record.

24 January 2014

Friday Question What is the most commonly held belief that you personally find deeply offensive?
anyone in Phoenix, AZ, US? There's a meetup, and I'm going.
Had a really good job interview yesterday evening. Felt like I knocked it out of the park but we'll see.

What good stuff has been happening to you all?
Photo Friday: Gestures

23 January 2014

Bird alert Splunge alert?

22 January 2014

OMG BUNNY! In Mandela’s ear?
The theme for this week's Photo Friday is Gestures. Suggested by ethylene. Thank you.

21 January 2014

20 January 2014

This is what "health care" costs. Let's say, you were in an accident and had to be taken by ambulance to the hospital. What would the bill for this be? Read more...
Monday Shuffle Up! Give me ten randoms, MeCha.

18 January 2014

My most... expensive piece of furniture is a cat tree.

17 January 2014

Friday Night Question. On Friday night! What motivates you to improve yourself?
Photo Friday : Places you could not find again.

16 January 2014

So, I'm now an American! Had my naturalization ceremony in Brooklyn this morning. It took a long time. But yay! Now I can vote!
"Stylish and lovely piggy appearance." I need these for my chilly office.
Photos to make your day. Truly stunning photos taken by a Russian woman of her children on their farm with their pets.

15 January 2014

Goal Check-in! So, how is everyone doing so far this month? I know that this month I didn't set up *true* goals, but rather, just wanted to get things into place to further my new years resolutions. So, how are y'all doing with those? (For those who made them, of course.)Read more...

14 January 2014

The theme for this week's Photo Friday is Places you could not find again Suggested by fleacircus. Thank you.
Time for an update What's been going on in your personal bunnyland?Read more...

12 January 2014

10 January 2014

Photo Friday: Fragile
Are you a child soldier/child prostitute?

09 January 2014

100 Years of Fashion in 100 seconds Does what it says on the tin, and cutely at that.
My life is a soap opera. Has your life ever been a soap opera?Read more...

08 January 2014

Humpday 3-point update
The theme for this week's Photo Friday is Fragile. Suggested by Obscure Reference. Thank you.

07 January 2014

Free ticket to epic photo show at Pier 24 in SF on Thursday! Hi guys! I have an extra ticket to see the massive new photo gallery at Pier 24. Tickets are being snapped up a month in advance so this is an easy way to see what should be a great show. Ticket entry is for 10 AM. If interested contact me through my MeMail account.

06 January 2014

Bummed Just found out that one of the ladies in my knitting group has died.

05 January 2014

41°F today and -9°F tomorrow here Scary deep freeze about to happen out here in the interior states. Stay warm, bunnies.

04 January 2014

What eery quirks do you have? When I hear I have to fight the urge to pronounce it in a golem way 'tswitser'.
(actually my frame of reference is not golem but the annoying speech impediment of the singer of the Zeeland band Blǿf. But that doesn't mean anything to you)
Also when I hear either Jeanny (german song by Falco) or Ich will (by Rammstein) I feel the urge to tune in with either Teutonic creepiness ('...alle wissen daß wir zusammen sind ab heute...') (Falco) or - imperativeness (Rammstein) ('...-in- Bei!-fall! un!-ter!-gehn!')
What creepy/compulsive quirks do you have?

03 January 2014

Friday Question If you became a farmer, what would you farm/raise?
Photo Friday : New

02 January 2014

Snow Day? Are you in the line of fire for this OMG BIG STORM coming? Check in!Read more...
December Musical Giftstravaganza a bit late editiion. Three songs I learned of this year that made me weep for the gods of music and one more.Read more...

01 January 2014

Your Resolutions--Show them to me. (January Goals Post!) I'm just curious as to what people have resolved to do for 2014. What kind of progress can you make on them in this month that will set you up for success in the rest of the year?Read more...
New Year's Shuffle
The most domestic arts thing I've ever done....
12 Months, 12 Projects For my New Year's Day post on my knitting blog, I wrote about the twelve knitting projects I completed in 2013.
Happy 2014 everyone. Here are Woody Guthrie's New Year's Resolutions.