May 24, 2005
You scored as Cultural Creative. Cultural Creatives are probably the newest group to enter this realm. You are a modern thinker who tends to shy away from organized religion but still feels as if there is something greater than ourselves. You are very spiritual, even if you are not religious. Life has a meaning outside of the rational.
May 23, 2005
You scored as Mermaid: Mermaids are also known as Sirens. These creatures were beautiful women who tricked sailors into becoming completely entranced by their haunting voices and found death soon after. Not all stories of Mermaids are about gentle loving sea people. They are mystical, magical, and extremely dangerous. They have a way about them that brings anyone they are around to seem enchanted. They are very mysterious creatures and to meet one… Would mean certain Death. Let the song of the Sea fill your soul, for you are a Mermaid.
(At least I was 0% demon.)
May 23, 2005
I ignore the stats… I look at the stats… it’s a cycle I go through directly related to how busy my real life is. So, now that school has ended… I have a strategy in mind that I’m going to experiment with. I’ll let you know the results as I go. For now, an easy way to up your traffic, from Blogger Help:
People look for blog content at Technorati every day, are you on their list? You should be. Submit your blog’s url to Technorati, Daypop, Blogdex, Popdex, and any other site of that ilk you come across. With the exception of Technorati, many of these sites are hobby or graduate student projects but they continue to gain visitors looking for interesting blogs to read, bookmark, and revisit.
Current average daily visitors: 9
May 22, 2005
I’m done with school!!! (for the semester) I wrote a paper I’m proud of. Did a successful project for a client and now I’m done!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Today I recorded 4 songs in a recording studio. If I can figure out how to post them here I will. It was soo fun and it turns out that I like my voice! I have never liked how my voice sounds in recordings before, but mixer Mike, the recording studio guy said that most recordings distort the voice but his equiptment was for real. THANK THE HEAVENS ABOVE! I really have been slightly embarrassed about my singing and talking voice for a while now. Damn cheap recorders!
And now, with a new season just underway, I am ready for a few changes. I’m moving, looking for a job, and da, da, da… I want to rename my blog! Any suggestions? “Yes, please!” just isn’t doing it for me anymore. How about “Yes, right now, damnit.”? You get the idea. Just give me what you got. Oh.. how about, “The Blue Guitar?!” Hmmm!
Categories: My Life
May 20, 2005
Fishies! I have been longing for the warm water of Hawaii lately. Enjoy the ocean, fishies!
Credit notes: I used these sailboats and fishes on one of the first websites I created. The colored pattern in the sailboats and two of the fishes is from some free art on a web template called “aperature” and I’m sorry to say that I don’t remember where it came from anymore.
Categories: Illustration Friday
May 19, 2005
I day dream of glory. So, I daydream of improbable glorious events that mostly never happen, but every now and then, in an off kilter way, they do. The last daydreamed event happened many moons ago was when I was 18. There was a popular, cute, beautiful, boy at school and I would imagine over and over him showing up at my front door to come and see me. My gosh, the persistance of young crushes. One day there was a knock at my door and when I opened it, he was standing there, in all his 18 year old glory. I just blinked at him and eventually he had to walk past me into my apartment. It was unbelievably surreal. My fantasy come true. I can still see the light streaming in around him. It is moments like that that make one question their reality. This glorious moment turned out to be pretty mundane, he was there to study with my gorgeous roommate, but I was still amazed. You may be interested to know that he did later become my lover for two years, (mormon style that is.)
Well, in contrast, today’s story isn’t much of a story. But as I was slogging through my research paper I had images of it becoming published and eventually leading, (as most of my fantasies tend to) to fortune and (somewhat obscure) fame! In reality, I thought my paper was a weak little thing, but I still liked it. Today I presented it and afterwards, my teacher, who originally had major doubts about my topic, said that he thought I could publish it! It was so cool! The surface of my skin was vibrating til the class was over.
May 18, 2005
The man bent over his guitar,
A shearsman of sorts. The day was green.
They said “You have a blue guitar,
You do not play things as they are.”
The man replied, “Things as they are
Are changed upon the blue guitar.“
by Wallace Stevens
The Man With The Blue Guitar (1937)
Found in The Optimistic Child
I’m going to use that for one of my albums someday. Don’t steal it! (First recording session on Saturday.
May 17, 2005
May 15, 2005
Ok, you know how when you move to a new place everything is so much more work, because just to do a simple errand like running to the post office, you have to look in the phone book??Well, I just found a FABULOUS shortcut!! Check out Google Maps, type in your new address to get the map of your place, and then click on “local search.” Then you can type in whatever you are looking for and it will give you the results within that map area! Very handy! (Make sure to click on “satellite” too, for a cool view.)
May 15, 2005
I’m researching “optimism” right now. There is an interesting interplay between changing your external world and changing your internal world. My focus is on education, changing people internally, but sometimes it seems much more compassionate to remember that people do have certain needs from the outside world. So, this is just a shout out to the idea of changing your external world, which also I think is very important.
I visited my church tribe today.
I talked to two relatives and two friends on the phone.
And…. da, da, da, da… I’m moving!!!!!!!!!! Yay! I’m moving in with 3 people who have created a welcoming homey environment. I’m so glad. I was longing for a homey home.