Category: Miscellaneous

Stuff that doesn't belong anywhere else.

What Type is My Blog?

According to Typealyzer, the Art of the Firebird blog is Myers-Briggs type ESTP, which they define as: ESTP – The Doers The active and play-ful type. They are especially attuned to people and things around them and often full of energy, talking, joking and engaging in physical out-door activities. The Doers are happiest with action-filled …

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The 99 Things Meme

There’s a meme going around the blogosphere where you go through a list of 99 things, indicating the ones you’ve done, the ones you haven’t done and never ever want to do, and the ones you haven’t done but would like to do. Here’s my take on the list, with Things I’ve done in bold. …

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Old friends

I’ve always had a bit of envy for those people who can maintain lifetime friendships. You know the ones. They’re well into adulthood, but still BFF with their childhood playmates/high school pals/college roommates even through the years and the miles. I have a hard enough time making friends, but it seems I have an even …

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Not such a good idea after all

So saying I’d do NaBloPoMo this year, or at least this month of this year, wasn’t such a great idea after all. I’m still battling the latest depressive episode, and that means that my creativity is shot to hell at the moment. Every time I think of writing, I realize it’s likely to turn into …

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Birthday meme (a month late)

Pity I didn’t find this meme a month ago! – October 11 – You are very independent and don’t care what others think of you. You are genuine and romantic. You love the outdoors, travel and the arts. Positive Traits: imaginative, idealistic, persuasive, spiritual, intuitive Negative Traits: procrastination, sloth, sarcastic, laziness, temperamental ‘What does your …

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A Day With Nothing To Say

That was today.? Basically, nothing happened. Classes occurred. The mail didn’t. I’m almost caught up on the computer stuff, but not the grading. I’m stuck on this week’s NYT Sunday crossword. Maurice finally was voted off Dancing With The Stars. Julianne Hough is amazing, doing a high-energy jive two weeks after an appendectomy/endometrial surgery. See, …

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Catching Up Is Hard To Do

So I go away for three and a half days with highly limited computer access (just a brief chance on Friday to check email). I come back to over a hundred personal emails, not quite that many work emails, various and sundry forum postings at the Glass Haven, bunches of Tweets, and over 350 things …

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Drive-By Post

Quick drive-by post before I head out to Augusta hoping to beat the afternoon rush-hour traffic.? It’s going to be tight.? The state curriculum meeting starts at 9 a.m., the CCSC conference at 1 p.m., and the programming contest, god help me, at 9 a.m. Saturday morning.? After spending the last 1.5 hours listening to …

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Obligatory Post-Election Post

Thank goodness it’s November 5.? Except that here in Georgia we can look forward to, gag, another four weeks of campaign nonsense, as our Senate race has apparently been tipped into a runoff. The Senate campaign ads were possibly the most aggravating of all of them, and it looks like we’re going to be subjected …

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Using Social Media

It all started with my original blog at LiveJournal, which was to be the mis-adventures of a mid-40’s divorced woman. Since I met DH almost immediately, that went by the wayside, and the blog eventually moved here when I set up Art of the Firebird and became a general-purpose blog. Then I discovered Del.icio.us and …

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