The Little Reader


I found this on a blog today. I lost track of which one. I was linking to them for

My own litle people came in the mail this week. I was disappointed because one already has a broken arm, before it has even come out of the packaging. The eBay seller must have shipped it to me this way. Another of the little people faces backwards and I’m hoping there isn’t another broken arm, just held in place by the plastic package. They come in a pack of six, not great if one third are broken.

Quoted from the Shopaholic

“They said I was a valued customer, now they send me hate mail.” – Quoted from Confessions of a Shopaholic.

I’ve never read one of the books in the series but I really wanted to catch the movie when it was on in theatres. Of course, I missed it. Seems they are never on quite long enough. Anyway, love the quote. Sums up my own credit card history.

There are Days When…

Getting back to this personal blog again. Which means I will need to fix it. I have a bunch of broken links from the last time I moved things on my web host. I should also give it a change from the Spring daisy look, considering how much snow there is outside today.

But, today I already have a fairly good work load and don’t feel like doing much other than hiding indoors taking care of myself. I’ve got one of those shingle things again. Making me feel all over yucky and my eye is sore. I really need to get out to deliver paperwork and buy milk at the grocery store. I wish it was a short trip to one spot for both. But no. That would be too nice.

I am trying to think how I can accomplish everything in one place anyway, cheating in a kind of, sort of, way. I could mail the paperwork though it would arrive late. I could skip getting a coffee while I am out (though I have not had a bite of anything all day and I am getting hungry even though I don’t feel like eating). I could just go to the grocery store which is right on the bus route. If I rush the shopping I can meet the bus as it comes back on the next lap of the route and then I don’t need to pay an extra bus fare to get home.

But, it’s cold outside and I’d have to rush into my coat and boots to catch the bus now. Well, really, I have about 15 minutes, give or take due to snow and ice on the roads. So, really I do have enough time to catch the bus. I should stop being such a lemming and get out there and do it. I’m not even standing up yet though.

There are days when having a personal slave sounds like a really good idea.

Heroes of War and Money

Heroes of War and Money. An RPG game to play on the web. Just joined and giving it a try. My nephew, Zack, found it yesterday and asked me to join so we could battle each other. They have a link for inviting others to the game but don’t have a graphic to add as a linkback. So no pictures, just the link and some information from the site itself.

We are glad to announce the long-expected premiere of our game, the Heroes of War and Money: World Edition.

Warm welcome to all those willing to explore this world of adventures, unforgettable fights and sophisticated interrelations.

Game features:
? The game is absolutely free, it runs right in your Internet browser, no need to buy, download or install anything
? Tactical duels and group combats of up to 6 players on one battlefield
? Cleansing territories from neutral monsters controlled by Improved AI
? Large variety of dynamic combat-oriented quests
? RPG-system of hero development
? Castle construction
? An economic model of resource mining and artifact production
? Over 100 different artifacts and about 1000 diverse combinations of their modification
? Over 100 fantasy creatures with their unique abilities
? Possibility to play with 7 different factions, with an option to switch between them nearly anytime
? Auctions and trading artifacts, resources and even exotic wares like skeletons
? Multiple professions and varied development paths
? The “Two Towers” (Arcomage) card game matches against other players
? Forum, chat, inset private mail to provide a comfortable communication means

We hope that our game would give you fun and pleasure and let you spend your time with interest!

Best Regards, HeroesWM Team.

Snapple has Dragonfruit

Dragonfruit: Is that a real fruit? Has anyone else never heard of that? Yet, here I am, a dragon. You would think I’d know about something like that.

It’s been a long time since I tried Snapple, during the drive down to the US, about 15 years ago. It was really sweet. I was offered a sample of the new water, waiting for it in the mail. Should be interesting.

I hope they send dragonfruit flavour. Dragons should have dragonfruit. I expect it’s juicy, a little tangy and just a touch bitter. Not too bitter. Not enough to bite anyone’s head off. But, not all sweet and nice either. The write up about it from the website was funny. Like they know I daydream way too much. ๐Ÿ™‚
Added this morning: I found dragonfruit. It has a few interesting names. If you are somewhere this grows can you send seeds or a cutting? Would be fun to try growing this. We have a few exotic flowering cactus. I don’t know what they are all called. I get cuttings from various places and try to keep them alive. ๐Ÿ™‚ Most are doing great. They will start getting flowers soon now that the weather has warmed up.

Happy Traveling Sketchbook

Want to contribute to a sketchbook going around he world to eventually get home again and be published? You have to be committed to not only drawing something but mailing it back out to the next person again, on schedule. Mailing it out again could become really important, skip drawing if you are blocked, just keep that sketchbook rolling along!

We used to do Friendship Books when I was a snail mail penpal. Even I was guilty of forgetting to mail a couple of them out again. I did eventually but if I could be slack I wonder if any of those little home made books ever made it back to their original creators.


Sew You Can

It’s occurred to me that I haven’t had a really good blab in here for awhile. I don’t have anything in particular in mind to blab about but, I seldom let that stop me.

I’ve got most of my old content back up again after the template change to three columns. Somethings I have just left off, they didn’t seem to be going anywhere soon or had sunk into their laurels of past glory, sunk too deep to rise again. Things like BlogExplosion which was building up and yet has fallen and can’t get up now. Things like MyBlogLog which is so clogged with splogs and fake friends that it didn’t earn it’s real estate on my sidebar. No doubt I will find new gadgets and interesting junk to fill in any gaps.

I’ve started to talk to a guy online and am getting to the point of meeting for coffee. He sounds like a person who has some depth, a thinking brain. Always a plus. I like having someone I can really talk to. There are always so many things in my mind but I have learned to keep quiet versus babble everything. Except here, where I pretty much talk to myself. I know people are reading it, I go out of my way to join things like Wordless Wednesday and Thursday Thirteen to get traffic and thus readers. I’ve concluded that I just like to feel someone is listening to me. Whatever trouble I get in, I’ll pay for it later. If I can’t work my way out of it I’ll just add it to the pile of trouble already hanging around.

Having a pretty good day today actually. I have three out of four pairs of new pants hemmed. I ordered myself Swiss Chalet for lunch. This morning I made a cup of the new coffee I bought from Second Cup yesterday at the mall. I’ve had a pretty good ‘weekend’ off work. It was sunny out almost all day today but I didn’t check to see how cold it was out there, I didn’t have to. People seem to like my flower drawings for the Thursday Thirteen post, that is nice of them. I think my drawing actually is getting better too.

I think I need to do more real writing again. I miss it. Blog posts aren’t, generally, real writing. Not for me anyway. I don’t have a topic which I have researched and put some thought into. That is what writing should be, it should include some planning. True I have been keeping WordGrrls going with the daily writing prompts but that isn’t the same as a short topical article. I did have an article started about rural exploration, so I could get that back in the works. If I could post a short article about something here, not each day, maybe once a week, that would be constructive and good discipline for getting back into some real writing versus blog babbling.

I found my sewing box today. Still can’t find those web design books and that is making me crazy. But it is nice to have found the sewing box. I had forgotten I had so much stuff in there. One whole box full of assorted buttons, full to the brim. I am looking up some craft ideas for buttons. No doubt I could make something truly great with so many of them. I had thought I would use them for crazy quilting and maybe I will. The problem with quilting is having to iron the patches in order to have smooth, straight seams.

I finally wrote that letter to the guy I met through work. Maybe I never mentioned him here. He was one of the callers from Florida about cable TV, I’m tech support, remember? Anyway, he started out having a fit about the cable service. I was softly groaning about having to listen to another one of “those” callers. But somehow he toned down, said I was one of the nicest, most polite people he had talked to in trying to deal with the cable company. He was working up to asking me out but I told him I’m in Canada and then he asked if he could be my pen pal. That must have been two weeks ago now.

I wasn’t sure about writing. I’ve got myself stuck in this way before. People in need tend to cling hard to someone nice and then you can’t get them peeled off again so easily. I like having my freedom, I’d never deal well with someone clingy. Not that I’m a hard bitch, but I don’t want to always have company or someone who needs me, versus someone who wants me. Also, I am giving out my home address to send a note. It is too bad he didn’t have Internet and email, that would have been safer correspondence. Anyway, I found a really great card at the mall yesterday and have it ready to mail down there. Another nice grrl thing to do. I scanned the card, it really is a nice one. I talked to him awhile and the only things I really remember are that his wife and kids were killed, he works all the hours he can put in now because of that and he is in the newspaper business – I forget just what he does. I will mail it when I am waiting for the bus to go into work tomorrow.

I’ve seen two commercials on TV now for male enhancement, that means they must actually be buying such stuff. In a way it seems a pay back for all the body image problems they cause to women. Yet, how can men be so gullible? I guess the same as women have, those who get boob enhancements. Terry Lynn, who has too much focus on her boobs I sometimes think, is going to get a breast reduction. Her back has been sore, she even left work early one day.

I’ve found a site where I can upload my blog drawings. I still don’t feel I can qualify them as cartoons or comics. Among people who actually can draw mine look pretty out of place, to me at least. I’m going to see if I can get them uploaded today. Also, I was invited to add my photos of abandoned houses to a site with abandoned places in Ontario. Quite nice to be asked. I have not got much done there either. So, plenty of projects to keep me busy for the rest of my last day off today. Isn’t it a good thing I get another 2 days off next week?