Friday, February 29, 2008

o i love i love!!!

and more goodness (via bean): lion love! :)

Thursday, February 28, 2008


greg: it was a killer highschool.
marya: killer? in what way?
greg: kill.

Saturday, February 23, 2008

This one was worth going back and watching again and again for the dialogue alone

Omar Little: Hey, yo, this some kind of full-tilt setup, man, to catch a master scoundrel. Capone and what not. Boy, they probably got police behind every one of them new house windows. Hit this? You must be tripping. Home, James. I'm gonna tell you, boy, you better keep your head back in the game or you gonna land us both in the pokey.

— Season Three | Episode 33 | Mental Midgetry

(Please no spoilers. I am only up to the end of Season Three.)

Photojojo sends you the best photos you took a year ago

tasting notes, originally uploaded by emdot.

Sign up with Photojojo and twice a month (or so; you decide?) you get an email where they send you the "best" photos you posted to flickr a year ago.

Here's my first time capsule from Photojojo. (Extra points: they give you a URL for your time capsule so you can share it on your blog, with friends, or whatevs.)

Especially good because sometimes I think images can get lost in Flickr -- simply because there are so many of them. Or maybe it is because you are always introduced to an image as a thumbnail. I have photos that I was proud of, but that seemed to dim on flickr. This little time capsule on Flickr reminded me of a few that were favorites of mine and that I'm still chuffed with.

So -- sign up. Or just take a look at my photos (evil self-promotion).

Wednesday, February 20, 2008

we hear the word "mantra" all the time, but do you know what a mantra really is?

magnolia i love you, originally uploaded by emdot.

A meditation technique used a great deal in Tibetan Buddhism is uniting the mind with the sound of a mantra. The definition of mantra is “that which protects the mind.” That which protects the mind from negativity, or which protects you from your own mind, is mantra.

When you are nervous, disoriented, or emotionally fragile, inspired chanting or reciting of a mantra can change the state of your mind completely, by transforming its energy and atmosphere. How is this possible? Mantra is the essence of sound, the embodiment of the truth in the form of sound. Each syllable is impregnated with spiritual power, condenses a deep spiritual truth, and vibrates with the blessing of the speech of the buddhas. It is also said that the mind rides on the subtle energy of the breath, the prana, which moves through and purifies the subtle channels of the body. So when you chant a mantra, you are charging your breath and energy with the energy of the mantra, and so working directly on your mind and your subtle body.

— Sogyal Rinpoche

Wednesday, February 06, 2008

What Kind of Procrastinator Are You?

Christine Kane has a blog post up about the procrastination techniques of creative people. Of the six, I play two: waiting til I have time and money; and waiting til I am perfect. (perfect. ha ha ha ha ha.).

For instance, I have a bunch of stuff for my Etsy shop, but am bogged down by things not being "perfect" yet.

But the one thing that has really kicked my butt is the time/money thing. Christine says:
The problem with waiting for great big empty blocks of time is that most likely you haven’t learned to wisely use the small chunks of time you already have. So when (or, more appropriately, "IF") those great big blocks ever come, then you'll most likely have one great big panic attack.
The problem with waiting for more money is that this game that can't be won. There's never enough money to convince you that you're finally safe, and it's okay to begin that new direction or project.

If it's something worth doing, then do it now. Learn to work within the life you have right now.