5/23/12

素晴しい水曜日(Wonderful Wednesday) #4

Posted by Bitten Usagi at 10:00 AM 1 comments
1.  The Global Dynamics Charm from agirlfrommars on etsy is awesome.


My birthday is in November.  PS I am still super mad that the pricks at SyFy cancelled Eureka.  Also a bit upset that I'm missing this season to give it the ratings it deserves to show SyFy how big of morons they are.  Js.

2.  These next two things aren't really geeky but I've found them super useful.  I recently started working out and doing Couch to 5K.  You can see my journey here.  In the interest of getting fit I started Couch to 5K and found an app by Run Double that allows you to listen to external music on your phone or it has a music player and I love it.  It tells me when to run and walk, when I'm halfway and how fast I'm going.  Super useful and you can find it in the Droid Marketplace/Google Play.  I wasn't originally going to worry about counting calories but wanted to see how much I was burning so I got My Fitness Pal which is free and you plug in your food and exercises.  It also suggests what your daily calorie intake should be judging by how much weight you want to lose too.  Also in the Droid Marketplace/Google Play.  Both are available on the computer as well though Run Double is to check your stats and stuff.  My Fitness Pal lets you enter stuff online though.  ^w^
(Note: As of the most current Firefox Beta Run Double doesn't agree with it and it only partially agreed with Chrome but in Firefox 12 it's perfect.)

3.  Bear Food is a new site from the creator of The Oatmeal that users can vote on awesome links for the day.  I might be addicted.  Who needs productivity or to feed their children anyway? ^w~

4.  This hilarious and scarily accurate cartoon from one of my favorite webcomics- Gronk by Katie Cook.  If you don't read Gronk, well you should.  It's adorable and hilarious.
5.  Being an art nerd I freaking love this site of Leonardo Da Vinci's drawings.  Am I the only one that imagines him as he was in Ever After?  Genius but hilariously off his rocker?

5/17/12

素晴しい水曜日(Wonderful Wednesday) #3

Posted by Bitten Usagi at 10:00 AM 0 comments
So I'm working on a new way of compiling a list so I'll actually post this every week, lol.  Wish me luck. XD

1.  For those that don't know I collect cameras.  Mostly vintage ones but I was intrigued when I saw a post on FStoppers about this artist's cameras.  They are crazy.  Seriously, this one utilizes a skull:
Why did he use a skull?  It related to the subject he intended to photograph: "the beauty of decay".
Another? Has an infant heart in it which he used to take maternity photos.  He also has one that has blood from someone who has HIV in it which he "Designed to study and photograph a geographic comparison of people suffering from HIV."  Each camera has specific reasons for why he used what he did so I definitely suggest checking out the rest of the cameras from Boy of Blue Industries Cameras.

2.  Settlers of Catan Online.  For those who still don't watch TableTop on Geek & Sundry, this is one of the games they featured/played and in searching for it to add to my wishlist I discovered there is an online version for free.  Now I honestly haven't played more than the intro version because it's only free if you play with real people and I'm too afraid to.  Sad, but true.  I wanted to play a few computer rounds and get used to it but that didn't happen.  But it's there and I was super excited and hopefully I'll grow a set in the next few days and play a legit game, lol.

3.  Pintershit is back!  For a bit I was a  bit of a Pinterest addict and then I forgot to log in for a few weeks and I'm just now starting to check it again but this site takes ideas from Pinterest and tries them to see if they work and posts about them.  Yeah that button bowl?  Full (as full as a broken, holey bowl can be) of failyos.

4. Test Your Vocab is a fun little short test to gauge how large your vocabulary is.

Sorry this week isn't all that exciting.  Nasty headaches kill my creativity...

5/10/12

When Life Gets in the Way

Posted by Bitten Usagi at 4:03 PM 0 comments
First of all I'm not sure if I ever actually mentioned it here (I can barely remember what I ate for dinner last night) but I have moved my Pagan Blog Project blogging to a tumblr.  This was always meant to be my personal blog and while my spirituality is a huge part of my personal life it just felt like since that was all I ever got a chance to post that this had become a spiritual blog that may have bordered on preachy so if you're interested in seeing the rest of my posts for PBP (which I'm behind on, again.) Please head on over to my Sanctuary.  ^w^  Thanks and blessed be.


The following contains whining.  Feel free to skip it.

So recently we took a few moments to entertain the possibility of moving back home to Eastern Colorado.  Now I was reluctant to even talk about it because I was afraid it would get my hopes up but because there appeared to be only a question of jobs it seemed like enough of a possibility to talk about it.

Yeah... I realize now I should have just stuck to my not talking about it policy because I totally got my hopes up and now the reasons it was brought up aren't as definite as they sounded.  >.<  I hate the city.  Funny thing is for a while I thought that maybe there was really no way that we could do it.  We're used being able to run to hellmart in the wee hours of the morning if we have to or have several options for eating out, etc.  But then as we got to talking about it I realized that most of the things I'd miss are pretty much already gone or something we can't afford anymore anyway like Hastings is closed, eating out at a restaurant only happens once in a great while and we're too broke to go shopping anyway.

So really the only reasons I wouldn't want to go is reasons that have to do if we were to have another baby.  Other than that there's not a whole lot of reasons to stay I realized but there are so many reasons moving back would be good, like Darius growing up around his grandparents and great grandparents.  Oh and getting out of the house once in a while because we know people down there.  Here?  Pretty much all of our friends graduated and got the hell out of this craphole.

*sigh*

So last weekend we went back home for a long weekend to help throw a party for my grandparents' 50th wedding anniversary and coming back to Greeley sucked.  It was so depressing.  I was ready to get back to my own bed, see Takara and that kind of stuff but I wished that those things were there so we wouldn't have to go.  Now I know that he'll grow out of it and before we know it and D will remember who his grandparents are and stuff like that but right now he only sees them once a month if we're lucky so it makes it really hard on all of us.  We need a break, they want to snuggle and play with him and he wants to know who the hell these people are that keep bugging him.  It's depressing.


So on top of all this is the fact that I keep trying to think of ways I can help out with the whole money situation and that's not working out well either.  Have a mentioned lately how big of a waste of money college was?

Oh and I lost my wallet, my awesomesauce NES controller wallet, last weekend too.  What kills me is I lost it a day that I know my every last step and it's nowhere to be found. WTF?  It makes no sense.  Best part is if even if someone honest has found it my license has the wrong address.  SWEETNESS.  Mostly annoying but it just kind of added onto everything else ya know?


So there's my whine-fest for a while.  It's just some stuff I wanted to get off my chest before my head explodes from it.  

Also, I fully intend on trying to post more.  It's just by the time I get my internet time at night I'm too tired to do anything more than veg out on tumblr and Sims Social and not do anything that might require any kind of thinking or editing, lol.

 

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