Friday, October 31, 2008


The first time I heard about Etsy was through craigslist when an artist posted a link to his work. I love to browse this site and especially like shopping by color.

Originally uploaded by Linda Cronin

When you move the cursor over the page, circles of colors appear and blend and change to other colors. Click on the color you like and you'll have pics of things for sale.

Pic from SallyT on Flickr

Halloween 2008 thing 14

I went to American Towns and searched Boston for Halloween events today. I only got one hit

which I thought was strange.

I found this pic on Flickr. I love Flickr.

Halloween 2005
Originally uploaded by bcompetent

Library Thing - Thing 13

I began a library thing site with favorite books I read. They are mostly YA books as I was working with teens at the time.

For Halloween I would suggest Stephanie Myer. She is read and reread by some teens I know.

Here's the website. I tried to copy and paste the book covers on this post but that ddn't work. The movie Twilight is about to come out, so stock up on this series.

Thursday, October 30, 2008

Venice, Italy

Venice, Italy
Originally uploaded by steffengo
This pic goes with the podcast entry below. I am getting much of these assignments but still missing the fine tuning. I wanted this pic in the earlier post. I'm still trying to imbed the video on the youtube post.

Lonely Planet

I spent two days browsing podcasts. I got lost in podcasts I would never want to hear again. I found others that were boring and finally some that were interesting to me. I like history channel. I finally picked Lonely Planet because I want something fun.

Tuesday, October 28, 2008


I learned how to embed somewhere around thing 25

Sunday, October 26, 2008

I'm Confused

I've read Thing 10 several times and I'm hitting the same brick wall. I don't have a cord for the scanner I bought on Ebay so all of my pictures are recent. If I get the scanner working, I would look up places I've been and add my pics. I could go to Google maps and look up Nantucket. That's one search that had lots of pictures with it.

So if I want to upload pics that I have, I am back on Yelp and the reviews. My confusion is that this is like a previous Thing. This time on Yelp I added photo's instead of a review. Boomerangs is a store in Jamaica Plain where you can find used furniture,clothes, shoes and stuff. I have found some great pieces. I've posted pics of three items. The carpet was only $30, the entry table was only $35 and the black table was $100.

O.K. I'm understanding Thing 10 better.

Tuesday, October 21, 2008

Thing 9 I'm having a great time browsing photos on flickr. I put in the search term 'standing stones' and got thousands of results. Then I put in the word 'village' and found this picture of an abandonned village in Italy. This could be used in the library to document programs. I'll be using it whenever I want to see a certain place.

Saturday, October 18, 2008


I created my calendar and put in my trip to Paris for lunch and my trip to Venice for whatever. In reality I was with Cleo in the emergency room of the MSPCA. Cleo is on the left. The vet thought she had cancer because she lost so much weight. I am leaving for a training, through work, tomorrow. This past week was spent learning Cleo has kidney failure and training with the tech person so I can give her I.V. fluids each day. "Do you have a problem with needles?" he asked. "No, not at all," I lied. Then another call from the vet to say she also has an infection. Back to Angell for the meds. I tried them in her food but it's too chancey that she won't eat it. I pry her mouth open and toss a half a pill in. Oh yeah and then there's the pill to make her have an appetite. Once she got her first fluid treatment she came home and headed for the food. She's doing well. I'm a mess. I thought I may have to immediately make the decision to put her to sleep. In between crying about that, I'd try to decide if I had to back out of this pre-paid training. I also kept doing the things I had to do to go to the training. I replaced broken eye glasses, bought travel sized bottles and toothpaste and such. Wondered what clothes to bring and what to leave. I even had to buy a carry-on bag for the flight. Tried to get some house cleaning in so I won't look like too much of a slob to the people feeding the cats. I found someone to come in and give Cleo her fluids. She came today and did a much better job than I've been doing. So the training is all week. I was concerned because I have a hard time sitting still in a classroom environment. But now, after this past week, training will be a breeze.

Sunday, October 12, 2008

Biblical Archaeology Review

This is my site for Google reader. I love ancient history and archaeology and this magazine. I hardly ever buy it though because it's not carried in places I am close to in my day to day life. I had a subscription once but lately I'm lost in the details of my life so I was so excited when it came to me online. I love that it goes to previous months too. Aren't publishers losing money if people don't buy the magazines? Is that one of those questions everyone knows the answer to and I should too? Something about online advertising. The first article I'm going to read is, Ancient Assyrian Monastery Survives Modern War. Also there is a link to blogs of all active digs. O.K back to earth. I'm only finding small blurbs and not articles. Is that how these feeds work? I think I'll go out and buy the magazine.

Monday, October 6, 2008

Craigslist vs Herald/Globe

Two years ago I needed to find part-time work, and I spent a lot of time on Craigslist. The classifieds in the Gl0be and Herald were worth a scan but I didn't find anything there. With CL there is much more variety and you never know what you'll come across. I found a job working for an elderly man right up the street from me. He needed an editor. I put an ad in once looking for an artist to exhibit their work and I found someone. I have some things to sell and will post on CL when I find the time.

Saturday, October 4, 2008


One of my cousins invited me on facebook yesterday. Seems I signed in awhile ago and then forgot about it. Almost my whole family is on there. With the pics and posts it was quite the experience because we don't see each other as much as we did when we all lived here.

Friday, October 3, 2008


Here's my review for the MSPCA:

I have to put another cat pic on here.

I love colors

Three ways I can use social networking is for gathering information quickly as in LibraryThing. With this network I see who's interested in the same books I am, I can find out about the books I haven't read and I can have fun browsing all the entries. Craigslist is one network I use if I want to buy something. I like to look at the furniture people are selling. I've never bought anything from Craigslist though. I use it to comparison shop or get ideas. ColourLovers is a network I signed onto in July when I was trying to figure out what color to paint my bedroom. The room is still unpainted. This site is confusing to me. It's comprised of people who put together color palettes and patterns. I manage to browse and browse but haven't put together anything specific. Through this assignment I realize how many social networks I use. Etsy is one I like for looking at what people are creating.

Thursday, October 2, 2008

Social Networking

This is Sugar Ray. Note the double paws. When he was smaller than this he and his brother had eye problems. I figured it would go away. I looked for web sites and found some but not what I needed. I found a new vet because I think the former one had a drinking problem. My point is: a realistic site about cat care is what I'm still looking for. I do use Craigslist and Ebay. Does Ebay count? I am looking for a new one to use. I've been looking for something about beads and found an interesting site by one man, but I don't think it's a social network. Just a web site. There's a difference, right?