Sunday, February 11, 2007

The photos are of my view from work. The first picture is what I'll see just looking up from my desk out to the window and the world beyond.

Not very cheery.

Recently, reading the HappinessProject blog really has contributed to my happiness, in small ways. Appreciating little things, like the cool side of my pillow.

Anyway. Honestly the last paragraph sounds a touch too
sentimental for my taste.

I've been spending a lot of time
online, and have been planning to
have some kind of "super links"
post. But for now I think I'll just put the ones I can think of off the top of my head:

Musicovery. Lets you select exactly the kind of music you want to listen to (e.g. jazzier, dancier, darker, lighter).

Artist Trading Cards
like baseball trading cards, only for art. flip through the gallery. you send in 20 self-made artist trading cards, and get 20 back. they can only be exchanged through trade, and not sale (isn't that cool)

Chief Happiness Officer. A blog about happiness at work. Lots of interesting articles.

Stumble upon. In case you run out of sites to surf online, this downloadable thingy sticks itself under your tool bar and effortlessly transports you to sites you'll think will be cool (based on you preselecting things you're interested in).

Finally, a quote:

"These aren’t Promethean
geniuses willing zines into existence, but garden-variety cool persons saying “why the hell not?"

I love that: garden-variety cool persons.

From Why Publish? about why people publish zines, an free online book available at Zine book, page 4

Saturday, February 03, 2007

  • from The Wonder Spot by Melissa Bank, p. 199

"When Matthew and Dena go swimming in the lake, I ask myself why I've never learned to swim or skate or draw or sing or play the piano. I'm lazy; I lack discipline; I have no patience. I can't think of a single skill I've mastered or a single talent I have. I barely have a job, let alone a career."

  • Freegan: " person who chooses to eat food thrown away by stores and restaurants to avoid waste and limit their impact on the environment." Definition found at freegan kitchen. Includes recipes. I thought I was a picky eater. Seriously though, I'm not dissing freegans. Link found at the Post Punk Kitchen journal .

Occasional art, comics, food, and other things of less interest to the general public.