From Live Beta March 25th, 2001

The following is the introduction I had written for my website on Geocities, posted March 25th, 2001.

I’m a Sagittarius, year of the Dragon kind of woman. I like being outdoors, having a great coffee in the city mall, spending too much time in bookstores, traveling around on a shoestring budget, comfortable shoes, Civilization 2, Carmageddon 2 and Caesar3, cats (predatory animals in general), writing, reading, sewing, quilting and embroidery, yellow smiley faces, being on the Internet, publishing online, Wicca, nature, tulips and wildflowers, ascii art, Raggedy Ann, taking pictures but not so much being in them, history, my family, Christmas and Halloween.

My favourite colour is deep dark red. My favourite food is chocolate ice cream with nuts and sauce. Though I have found a really great vanilla flavour called Vanilla Storm but its not always available. My favourite smells are vanilla and lemon, not together. My favourite place to travel to is British Columbia, Canada. My favourite time of day is very early in the morning. My favourite time of year is a tie between Spring and Winter. I don’t like people who are fussy nit-pickers, they usually look for ways to stab you in the back. I like people who enjoy life but aren’t agressively perky about it.

I used to write to penpals around the world and trade postcards and coins with them. I met my husband when we were both 14 and began writing as penpals. I still like to collect postcards and old Canadian coins. I enjoy learning new things about computers and the Internet, history and nature. I can’t ever see myself being one of those tidy, organized people. I live in chaos yet I know where everything is, until someone moves it. I always have projects on the go, half done or not quite started yet. No doubt that tells you a lot about the kind of person I am. But, if you’re the sort of person to sit there feeling superior we’ll never get along anyway. 🙂

I Don’t Know…

I don’t know what I’m doing with my sites right now. So don’t ask me.

I have more domains than energy, time, passion and… brains. I’ve got most of them in suspended animation while I decide where I’m going next.

I’ve had an adventure with blogging, more than ten years of it, so it doesn’t seem surprising that something needs to change. Me, most likely, since no one else wants to do it.

So this blog and all the others are in turmoil and hiatus at the same time.

Meanwhile… did you know Canada Post has a Haunted Canada collection of stamps, coins and postcards?

Haunted Canada Collection

Found History

Found History explores public history and digital humanities in all their forms. By taking seriously the work of amateurs and professionals alike, as well as new modes of digital scholarship and learning, Found History aims to foster a broader, more democratic understanding of what history and the humanities are.

I like the idea for this blog. Basically, finding history around you and posting about it. It’s not a blog with a lot of updates. It’s found history, you can’t control what you find or how you find it at the time. I’ve seen other sites about found items like postcards, photographs, hand drawn maps, etc. Each of those is a found history in itself. But there is so much more to history. History happens all around us, every day and in every way.

Halloween on Flickr

I ended up looking at Halloween stuff on Flickr this morning. I found some Halloween groups and joined a couple. Lots of photos with ideas of what to wear and how to decorate yourself for the big night. Be spooktacular!

Halloween Season
Spooky Halloween Dollhouse Miniatures
Halloween in Japan 2010
Halloween Worldwide
Halloween Wonderful 2010
Halloween in Canada
Vintage Halloween Postcards
Vintage Halloween Collectors
DIY Halloween
EHAG – Eclectic Halloween Artist Group
The Artful Pumpkin