Wednesday, October 31, 2007

I'm going as a blog for Halloween!!!

So it's Halloween and I think that maybe my costume this year should be me as a blog. I'll just take a T-shirt and write BLOG SPOT on it really big in magic marker and then take and glue pictures and messages to myself. It should be pretty easy to do! But until I figure out what I'm really going to be, I will just leave you with these pictures of my Halloween celebrations thus far. Enjoy!

My boyfriend and I carved pumpkins on Halloween--here they are--including a picture of him carving the pumpkin while my dog stares at him as if though he is crazy--which he is! Guess which pumpkin belongs to whom.

This is Gussy the Dreaded Pirate of the East Side--argh!!! Don't mess with his Booty!!!

Tuesday, October 30, 2007

Great Blog Debate over All Consuming

So I tried out All Consuming today. I've actually used their sister site--43 things before. It's a cool place to be able to make some goals for yourself and get to share a bit about them. It's kind of cool to see that other people out there have similar goals too. Although personally I just write mine down in a journal and then cross them off when they happen. Here are a few of mine though:
Plant a Tree
Sew an apron
Learn to cook a perfect meal
Ride in a Monster Truck
Travel to a foreign country again
Lounge in a hot tub or jacuzzi sometime this year
Make a completely from scatch Pie--oh wait,
I did make a Cherry and an Apple pie in the past, but it's been a long time....
Okay, so back to All Consuming. The problem with that site is that I just don't really get why you want to go online and tell people that you ate sushi for dinner or whatever. I guess I do that with my friends, but it seems weird to tell complete strangers what I had for lunch and what I plant to have for dinner, etc. It is pretty nice though in terms of making potential readers advisory suggestions. It's interesting to see if other people are also enjoying the things I enjoy as well. I don't know, but it's kind of cool. It's another website that I don't really imagine myself using much. Perhaps just looking at it every once in awhile when I get bored, but otherwise I can't imagine logging in to let the world know that two minutes ago I finished eating Fish Sticks and watching the movie Lilo and Stitch! :o)

This blogs for you Mr. Tomlinson!

I do like Flickr. Nice website, I should use it since I don't even have a computer--that would mean that I could just go to anyone's computer and bring up my pictures to share with friends. Although I really love actually being able to hold the photo in my hands, that makes me really happy! I love having a goofy or fun or meaningful or beautiful picture sitting out and just being able to walk by it daily and smile. It might be fun to have them on flickr too so that when I get annoyed with some dweeby patron at work I could just go take a break and laugh at my photos! :o)

One more thing about Flickr--it really makes me feel kind of sad because I get to see some really amazing photos on there from professionals and it makes me wish I could take more photos and photos of a better quality and composition! Seriously wish that I could afford to take another photography class. I enjoyed it so much in college and poor mister Tom Tomlinson is probably retired now or else still sitting around wondering how many dumb Ball State Communication major students are going to begrudgingly take his class--although for the record Mr. Tomlinson--I was not a Communication Major! I did not HAVE to take your class! And I loved having you as my crochety old professor!! So take that!!!!

Friday, October 26, 2007

What's up Blogger?

So today I did the IGoogle thing and also the Google RSS feeder. It's been interesting. I'm not really sure about the RSS feeder--I don't really have any websites that I look at all the time--other than checking my own personal email and checking the new books page on the library website, I don't do anything repetitive online. In real life of course I might be a creature of habit, but online I'm not that interested in coming back again to the same sites! Who knows though! I might end up finding that I love the habit and want to use it repetitively! I also played with IGoogle. It's cute. I liked it well enough, if I had a computer at home I would probably use it. I have to say that I'm a Google user in general because it's so easy to use and it understands me--it's nice to know that something does--I mean just because my spelling is atrocious that doesn't mean that I should never be able to find anything ever! So thank you Google for being my best friend!!!! And someday when I get a real computer of my very own I might even set my homepage to IGoogle and enjoy playing with your fun little asian fox creature that was on my set up today! Until then IGoogle.... until then...

Blogging about other Blogs

Dang, I really like using the word Blog apparently, but I did just look at the other ACPL blogs and do that portion of Learning 2.0. It's interesting to see the difference that different blogs have within the system. You can definitely tell who the intended audience is for most of them. I have to say that at this point I have NO intended audience and my blog is really really really boring! Yikes!

Thursday, October 25, 2007

Blogs, blogs, everywhere!

Well I have now completely added a picture to my blog so that everyone who isn't sure who I am can look and be like, "Oh, yeah, it's that girl!!! I know that girl.... she used to work at that one library. She was always dancing around acting goofy and saying silly things."

I have read a few other people's blogs too. Most of the ones from the library are ones that I wonder if people will keep up with. I can't help but feel like this has the potential to be an exercise in futility for a lot of people here. I think I'm going to try to use mine though... Of course you know what they say about good intentions. Although I'm honestly wondering what I would say on here that would even be useful or worthwhile for other people to read. I guess my opinions are just goofy and don't really make much difference in anyone else's life. They just make me laugh. Oh and by the way I'm pretty sure that if anyone from the digital collaborative at the library is actually reading this then they are probably currently banning me from anything library related because I clearly lack the extreme enthusiasm necessary to complete Library 2.0 like a real enthusiast! I'm gonna get my blog blackballed... dang!!!

Wednesday, October 24, 2007

Welcome to the world Baby Blog...

So I'm doing this for work, which probably means I will start it and not actually keep up with it--because that's how it is when you have to do things for work that are supposed to cut into your free time. I usually don't end up getting to keep up with them. Besides, I don't have a computer at home--always a negative when you are supposed to be keeping a blog! :o)

Regardless, I have now started this blog and atleast if I do keep up with it I might be able to indulge in my new obsession which is aprons!!! There is a website of great crafters who are working hard to bring the apron back and you can join their apron swap if you like as long as you have a blog, and follow a bunch of other rules! So now I guess technically they can't keep me out! :o) We will see about that though... especially since I haven't actually done anything on the blog and I haven't actually made an apron yet. Lots of things going against me....