Category: Miscellaneous

Stuff that doesn't belong anywhere else.

The Slacker Returneth

I've needed a kick in the posterior to get me back to blogging, instead of merely Tweeting and Facebook-ing. There's nothing wrong, mind you, with Twitter or Facebook — they do get you a widespread audience potentially. But sometimes it's really hard to fit what you want to say into a mere 140 characters! Fortunately …

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Respond and Rework

I got this from Kandice Seeber, who got it from the BeadedLily’s Sketchbook blog — sounds like a fun meme! THE RULES: Respond and rework. Answer the questions on your own blog; replace one question that you dislike with a question of your own invention; add one more question of your own. THE QUESTIONS: What …

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Observations From Cleaning the Studio

When there’s no room to work in the studio except around the torch, it’s time to do some cleaning! With the Good Mews Spring Flea Market coming up, it’s easy to get motivated because there’s a good place to take the useful-but-no-longer-wanted crap. So far there have been four boxes of stuff (not huge ones, …

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The Omnivore’s Hundred

Courtesy of the marvelous Charlene Anderson, I bring you: The Omnivore’s Hundred The Omnivore’s Hundred is a list of foods the gastronomic Andrew Wheeler thinks everyone should try at least once in their lives. Here’s the drill…bold the foods you have tried, and strike through those you wouldn’t touch on a bet. 1. Venison 2. …

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One World One Heart Giveaway Winner

First, thank you to everyone who visited my blog to enter! I’m quite shocked to have received 415 comments on the One World One Heart Giveaway post. The Random Number Generator has spoken, and the Random Number generated was… 324 Comment number 324 was left by Candie L.! Candie, look for an email in your …

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OWOH Quick Update

Since I plan to be asleep very shortly, I’ll continue to take comments for the OWOH giveaway until I get up in the morning. However, as soon as I get to the computer, comments will be locked and that’s it. I’ll then generate a random number, determine whose comment it matches, and declare a winner! …

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The “What Tarot Card Are You” Quiz

Kandice Seeber at Coloraddiction pointed me to the “What Tarot Card Are You?” quiz online. I can’t say the result surprised me at all — that’s always been the Major Arcana card I’m most drawn to, and the “make or break” card when it comes to whether I’ll like a particular deck or not. You …

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A Few Obligatory Post-Inaugural Thoughts

Art of the Firebird still isn’t a political blog, but I’ve had a couple of thoughts over the last few days to share.? Yesterday, all day, when reading through so many of the blogs I follow, you would have thought that the sun was shining everywhere around the world, the sky was full of rainbows, …

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One World-One Heart 2009 Giveaway

UPDATE: Comments are now locked, and I’ll be choosing/announcing the winner later today! The third annual One World-One Heart event, started by Lisa “oceandreamer” Swifka to bring bloggers around the world together, starts today!? The event encourages people to visit participating blogs and get to know other bloggers, and as incentive many bloggers are hosting …

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Christmas Presents

DH and I don’t make a big huge deal out of Stuff as possible for Christmas, since we pretty much have everything we want/need anyway, and if we don’t we get it for ourselves if we really want it. My family has gotten so darn big (parents, five kids plus spouses, eleven grandkids) that the …

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