Tuesday, November 25, 2008

Holiday no-no's for kitties and pups

Watch your furry babies carefully during the holidays - they react badly to just about everything that isn't pet food.

Friday, November 21, 2008

...but at least I can laugh at myself

And at this great review of the movie. As Manohla Dargis so appropriately notes, "Cue the shrieking virgins." Heh.

Thursday, November 20, 2008

Explaining my shame

Yes, I read them all. Yes, I'm going to see the movie. Dammit. Stupid Twilight books.

Wednesday, November 19, 2008

Save those stories!

Something to put on your Thanksgiving agenda, courtesy of my friend Elaine:

Hi everyone,

All of you know about my work at StoryCorps, and I wanted to let you know about a new initiative we are all working hard to promote this holiday season - the National Day of Listening. StoryCorps is asking the whole country to set aside one hour on Friday, November 28th, to record a conversation with a friend or loved one. Taking the time to sit down and listen to a loved one - no distractions, no interruptions, just quality time together learning more about someone you care about and letting them know how much they mean to you - is the best gift you can give.

We've got a new website with lots of tools and resources to help you record a Do-It-Yourself interview: http://www.nationaldayoflistening.org. Check out the video (produced by my friend Vanara!), which helps instruct you on how to do your own recording. It's also got special sections for teachers and librarians. I wish everyone a Happy Thanksgiving and hope you get the chance to honor someone you love by recording and preserving their memories and stories. And please pass on the message!

Thursday, November 13, 2008

Feeding my addiction

Product reviews, coupon codes, news, new items... Afficionada, indeed.

Wednesday, November 05, 2008

Winter pretties

Most everyone I know is already aware of my love for the textile arts, but this felt jewelry is some of the most exquisite I've seen. Get here soon, January!