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June 28th, 2008 | Author:

I fall into …. not exactly obsession, but if I see something that I know I can do, and I like it enough, I will work at mimicking it.

Take for example, the Pioneer Woman blog. She has pretty pictures. She does cool things with photoshop. She offered up, for free, photoshop actions for download.


I have pictures!

I have photoshop!

Now, I have many many actions, some of which, frankly, are crap (not the ones from the aforementioned Pioneer Woman.  Hers are cool.  I googled to find others.)

But some, make my pictures pretty.

So in the spirit of sharing things (see, Cathy!!) I’ll even offer up some pictures from today. C has been in camp this summer; this week the specialty camp was Cheerleading, or Flag Football. (Regular camp is still offered on specialty weeks.) C opted for cheerleading, and today they had a flag football game, complete with cheerleaders.

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June 26th, 2008 | Author:
I thought season 2 of Heroes was pretty good, even if not as good as Season One. I thought it at least deserved to be in the current list.

Season 3 can only be better, right?

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Emmy Hearts Guy, Harshes On Heroes, Housewives

Stewie, a serial killer and Down Under singers are in. Wisteria Laners, Cylon apologists and Heroes are out. Let the grousing begin.
While all the 2007 comedy contenders were back, Heroes failed to repeat in its second season. Other notable shows on the diss list: prime-time broadcast hits Desperate Housewives, the various CSIs and Law & Orders, along with cable favorites like Battlestar Galactica, Big Love, Saving Grace, Army Wives, The Closer and—sorry tweens—Hannah Montana.
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June 25th, 2008 | Author:
For those of you who know me, you know why this makes me sad.

Thank you and Godspeed, Kermit.

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‘Big Bird’ Designer Kermit Love Dies at 91

POUGHKEEPSIE, N.Y. (June 25) – Kermit Love, the costume designer who
helped puppeteer Jim Henson create Big Bird and other “Sesame
Street” characters, has died. He was 91.

Love also helped design costumes and puppets for Mr.
Snuffleupagus, Oscar the Grouch and Cookie Monster, among other
characters. He even appeared on the show himself as Willy, the
fantasy neighborhood’s resident hot dog vendor.
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June 23rd, 2008 | Author:
Thanks for making us laugh, and making us think.
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Legendary Comedian George Carlin Dies at 71
George Carlin, the edgy comedian and counterculture icon, died Sunday at the age of 71.
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June 21st, 2008 | Author:

The past couple of weeks, in my “spare time”, I’ve been watching TV shows. Seasons of The 4400, Weeds, and Dead Like Me have all passed over my screens, via DVD or online.

And as occasionally happens, a line in a show caught my attention, and took me down a winding road.

Are you a writer? No? You look like you have stories to tell.

Shouldn’t we all look like we have stories to tell? Our stories might be boring, they might be short, they might be interminably long, they might be fascinating, they might be fiction, they might be incomprehensible, or a thousand other adjectives. But we should all have a story to tell.

As an aside, I love summer and I love Netflix, especially when I’m feeling less than 100% – summer colds I don’t love so much. But as fast as I’m working through my queue this summer, I still haven’t added that movie to my queue, for those who wonder.

And I won’t.

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