Thursday, December 29, 2005

One Whole Year... Later

One Whole Year... Later, originally uploaded by CherryVega.

Best love story EVAHHHH!

Click the photo and read the description and then follow the links.

I think maybe there are no coincidences.

I hold out hope. :)

Wednesday, December 28, 2005


mom (after i call to see how she is doing): thanks for caring, though.

me: well, i love you.

mom: i know. that's the nice part.

me: what's the not nice part?

mom: well, i'm not saying.

snort. i'm the tough daughter.

Monday, December 26, 2005

singled out

singled out, originally uploaded by emdot.

She is hard on herself.

I mentioned to her that her New Year's Resolution should be to practice more self-kindness.

And I knew what was going on in her head. She should learn to be kinder to others first. Or that focusing on herself in that way is somehow selfish. She should focus on others.

So, then I said, "You know how the airlines always say in case of a loss of cabin pressure parents should put their oxygen mask on first before helping their child? It's the same with self-compassion. You gotta put on your Oxygen Mask of Self Compassion before you can help someone else."

"Is this a buddhist teaching?" she asked me.

"Yes," I said, "yes it is. The Dharma of the Oxygen Mask of Self Compassion. Bodhi svaha."

Friday, December 16, 2005

so right, so right

[ from's web page about What makes a good web site. ]

I'm creating an educational presentation that explains what makes a good web site. I believe that you need to educate decision-makers so that they can make wise decisions, so they can understand your strategy and reasoning for approaching web design a certain way. If nothing else, it gets them away from drooling over the bells and whistles that satisfy nothing else but their egos.

I love this diagram. So basic. So obvious. And so often overlooked.

Monday, December 12, 2005


family, originally uploaded by Cam B..

why i love flickr.

Friday, December 09, 2005


waiting, originally uploaded by emdot.

offline for an undetermined amount of time

Folks, I'm losing the Internets for a few weeks, so won't be able to upload to my blog or Flickr or answer email on a dependable basis. Hopefully re-up and running come 2006, but I'm not necessarily holding my breath.

If you need to get a hold of me and have my numbah, gimme a ring. If not, hello Mr. Postman. :)

Sending best thoughts into the ether....

Monday, December 05, 2005

Pure Genius

Pure Genius, originally uploaded by JenniferWoodardMaderazo.

yea! ricky gervais is doing a daily weekly podcast this week month for the guardian.

check it out!

Saturday, December 03, 2005

goose egg

so this weekend is all about cleaning up and clearing out. time to do some reorganizing and decluttering.

this includes my ~500 CDs which have been in no specific order for the last two years. i moved their location, took them all out and alphabetized (yes, i know, not the best system, but better than nothing) and began to put them on their shelves, which is two cd cases stacked on top of each other. and i got them all shelved and was feeling good.

and then i found a small stack that hadn't been shelved. so i begin to put them in their correct space, and in my enthusiasm (i blame my enthusiasm), the top case began to wobble.

whoops i thought. that's not so sturdy. so was even more careful and then (i was sitting on the floor, reaching up) the whole thing begins to rock and then crashes (CRASHES!) on my head. 250 sharply cornered cd cases and the wooden rack all pummelled down on me.


so i've just sat quietly for the last 25 minutes with a bag of frozen peas on top of my head. but i'm pretty sure this will turn into a sizeable lump no matter. waaaah.