Monthly Archives: June 2012

brush pile music (and photography)

Thunderstorms broke the heat yesterday, and I took advantage of the lull to do a chore I’d been putting off for weeks: pruning and tidying up in the backyard.  And of course, I made a nice big brush pile for … Continue reading

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websites that ate my brain– tv tropes

I can recommend wholeheartedly that you go to this site: TV Tropes.  Yeah, go ahead.  I dare you.  Hope you didn’t have anything important planned for the next hour.  Or three.  Or the rest of the day. All wikis are … Continue reading

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best of the drawing of the day– week 11

Don’t you just hate that? You’re standing in line and there’s a dragon right in front of you and he’s holding everything up, and he’s so tall that you can’t see what’s going on.  Then there’s some geek who just … Continue reading

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favorite thing in the whole world– super art

(My new favorite thing in the whole world: this is probably going to be a series, because my favorite thing in the whole world changes regularly.) Today my favorite thing in the whole world is a collection of silhouettes by … Continue reading

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tumblr is a great tool

And not an enormous brain-eater.  No, really.  (pause) OK.  Tumblr eats your brain a little bit.  But it’s also a great tool.  (pause)  Start again. They used to call it a morgue.  I think the term originated in the newspaper … Continue reading

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new on the “hopelessly lost …” archive

This week on the “Hopelessly Lost …” archive, I’ve posted #25- #28, which together make an introduction to hand lettering.  If you’ve ever wanted to go old school and hand letter your own comics or cartoons, find the basics here, … Continue reading

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at the movies– men in black 3

The first Men in Black was great; the second was a disappointment, and the reviews on the current outing were  mixed.  So it dropped down the list of things to see, and then we missed several potential movie days in … Continue reading

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mechanical odometer day

It’s my husband’s bad weather daily driver, and our shopping car. It may not be the coolest car in the world.  It isn’t very fast, or even particularly fuel efficient. The passenger seat gives me a backache on long trips, … Continue reading

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best of the drawing of the day– week 10

(Yes, it’s late, due to last week’s big project and subsequent computer problems.  This feature should return to its usual slot on Thursday next week.) I sincerely hope this person is a naturalist presenting a newly discovered species to a … Continue reading

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my long, strange relationship, part 2

(Written yesterday, mostly.  And typed without the use of my left index finger, which was damaged in a bizarre gardening bread slicing accident.) One of my life’s little victory points has been scored.  I have seen A Prairie Home Companion … Continue reading

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