July 2009

Tune in to my radio début!

21 July 2009 My 15 minutes

How cool is this? A couple of months ago, a producer from CBC radio sent me an e-mail and asked if I’d be interested in coming in to chat about my 365 project. At first, we talked about doing a show around my 100 day mark, but what with it coinciding with Barack Obama’s 100th […]

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The ultimate DIY blog kit

20 July 2009 Editorial asides

If you’re reading the feed for the first time since Friday (you, on Facebook, I’m talking to YOU!) you’ll have to click through to formally admire my fancy new blog design. Did I mention I did it myself? Yay me! I’ve been looking for a decent theme for WordPress on and off for the last […]

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Solidarity, sista

19 July 2009 How I love the Interwebs

The things that bring people here never fail to amaze, delight and occasionally horrify me. This one falls into the second category. I hope I gave at least some commiseration if not comfort to the poor soul who googled “37 weeks pregnant exhausted and pissed off.” We hear ya, sister. Only a couple of more […]

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Worldwide Photo Walk

19 July 2009 Photography

On Saturday, I was lucky enough to be one of 50 official Ottawa participants (and about another dozen or two unofficial participants!) in Scott Kelby’s WorldWide Photo Walk. (Scott Kelby is a Photoshop guru and writes great books about digital photography.) My good friend Beach Mama was there, too! It was a fun evening, despite […]

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Oooo, pretty shiny new blog…

18 July 2009 Editorial asides

So here it is! (You, over there on Google Reader — click through and admire the fancy new design please!) There’s more work to be done, but I’m tired of hacking it on my test site. I would have thought that early Saturday morning was the perfect time to tinker, except there’s thunder in the […]

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Project 365: colours, contrasts and serendipitous mistakes

17 July 2009 Photo of the Day

My brain has been a little bit too full this week, stuffed with insurance claims and residual values for the van, and with css and hex colours for the blog redesign, and with a million other silly little things. Thank goodness I’m on vacation as of this afternoon — I could really put those pesky […]

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Blog out loud!

16 July 2009 How I love the Interwebs

I think this is such a neat idea! Lynn of Turtlehead has been working tirelessly to set up what I think is one of the coolest bloggy events I’ve heard of: Blog Out Loud. She’s invited a bunch of Ottawa bloggers not just to meet and schmooze (or, in my case, blush and toe the […]

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A bloggy work in progress

14 July 2009 Editorial asides

So I’m redesigning the blog again. I know, I know, it’s just been a couple of months since the last one. Even though I really like the design (and frankly love certain elements of it) it’s just not working for me — both metaphorically and literally. It’s the literally not working problem that’s getting me […]

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Another chapter in the (apparently endless) iPod saga

13 July 2009 It IS all about me

Those of you who have been around a while know I have, um, issues with iPods. Or, perhaps more specifically, iPods seem to have issues with me. Let’s take a moment to review my rather checkered iPod past, shall we? I joined the clan of the Apple faithful in August of 2006. Beloved bought me […]

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Random bullets after the crash

12 July 2009 It IS all about me

Just over two days later, and I’m surprised to find myself still mildly traumatized over the whole “my van is on fire” thing. I keep alternating between feeling breathless with gratitude that it wasn’t worse, and sick with regret. Funny how these things seem to come over you in waves. Lucas continues to be fine. […]

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