Friday, December 26, 2014
Thursday, December 18, 2014
Michigan: Worst roads
8 Mile helped put Detroit back on the Hollywood map. Too bad every other mile in the state is as terrible as the Tigers in this year’s playoffs, since Michigan spends the least per capita on its roads and bridges, at $174 per person annually.
Harsh, but true. Find more tough love for the states here.
Tuesday, December 16, 2014
Thursday, December 4, 2014
Been packing our house up to make room for a big project. It got tedious, so I took a break and sketched this idea for front porch planters. The pine boughs and twigs should look good in color.
Now, to put on a pot of slow-simmer spaghetti sauce, open some wine, and see what happens.
Sunday, November 30, 2014
Sunday, November 9, 2014
Let's not work any more than we already do. And let's give others a break. People deserve to spend the holiday with family, friends, pets—away from work. While I may want to get a jump-start on shopping, I don't really need to do it before the turkey is cold.
Having busted my hump at retail jobs and event installs during the holidays (in past lives), I cherished the actual holidays because I knew I'd get at least one day off. A day to enjoy family time, celebrate, and catch my breath. It was how I survived. Along with tons of help from family, friends, and food/coffee/sweets, you get the idea. So, if we get the day off, it seems only fair everyone should.
As Costco puts it, “Our employees work especially hard during the holiday season and we simply believe that they deserve the opportunity to spend Thanksgiving with their families.”
Saturday, November 1, 2014
Thursday, October 23, 2014
Wednesday, October 22, 2014
Tuesday, October 21, 2014
Here's a link to the Yahoo! Tech review: https://www.yahoo.com/tech/hands-on-with-the-kobo-aura-h2o-the-worlds-first-100533789539.html
Tuesday, October 7, 2014
Thursday, October 2, 2014
Saturday, September 6, 2014
It's a print on demand system, and you can print a hard-to-find book, a public domain title, or self publish a book. I have to see this in person, sounds interesting! Wonder if it takes as long as an actual espresso, or longer?
Read more on Publisher's Weekly here: http://www.publishersweekly.com/pw/by-topic/digital/retailing/article/63863-b-n-testing-espresso-book-machines.html?utm_source=Publishers+Weekly&utm_campaign=5f69cd2758-UA-15906914-1&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_0bb2959cbb-5f69cd2758-304507901
Thursday, September 4, 2014
Wednesday, September 3, 2014
In any case, here are some quotes to keep you looking upward and moving forward. Happy day!
Live in the present, and make it so beautiful that it will be worth remembering. ― Ida Scott Taylor
Take risks: if you win, you will be happy; if you lose, you will be wise. — Anonymous
I am always doing that which I cannot do, in order that I may learn how to do it. — Pablo Picasso
If things seem under control, you are just not going fast enough. — Mario Andretti
Saturday, August 30, 2014
Enjoy the little things in life…for one day you may look back and realize they were big things. -R.Brault
Thursday, August 14, 2014
I discovered a post on Omnivoracious in which Karin Slaughter and Gillian Flynn have a conversation about books, characters, and process. The whole thing is great reading, but my favorite summation of the writing process is from Slaughter (seriously, what thriller writer wouldn't kill for that name?):
"Some of my best work comes from a flop sweat of realizing that what I’ve just spent two weeks knowing was going to be perfect and work brilliantly will never make it onto the final page. And I think going down these wrong roads teaches you about your characters, because at the end of the day, the story should always work in service to the characters."
Now, back to work so I may bring you an actual book of my own. Check back for updates and reveals!
Wednesday, August 6, 2014
Monday, July 7, 2014
1. Whisk eggs, olive oil, Parmesan, ½ teaspoon salt, and ½ teaspoon pepper together in large bowl until egg is even yellow color; set aside.