Thursday, April 30, 2009

everyone wants to be healthy

I created a search engine in Rollyo called Naturally Healthy. It includes the web-sites of my favorite Sacramento yoga studios and some herbal medicine sites. It's not perfect, but I was able to do just one search to pull up all of Saturday's yoga classes. Since we are the only wealthy country that finds it acceptable to deny people medical care, we can at least be empowered to take care of ourselves.

Saturday, April 25, 2009

Warholizer Ruins Kombucha

The Warholizer: good idea, lame execution. Try Kombucha.


I have been waiting for the last season of x-files to come my way. Perhaps this photo I found on Flikr is a sign.

Friday, April 24, 2009

fortune cookie

Knowledge helps you in your job but wisdom helps you in your life. Does that mean that I should get on with Flickr and then go home and meditate?

Tuesday, April 14, 2009

bloogers and an ipod

I am obsessed. I have redirected and misdirected my URL, I have tweaked my settings, I have examined the 27 things site (as a committee administrator) and my creatively named jami site... the settings, the layout, the monetize (pimp your blog, anyone?), have compared settings with functional co-worker blogs, and still this is the problem... my blog will not get on the blog roll.

Here is the difference between people who are on the blog roll and people who aren't:

People who are NOT have an address like this:

People who ARE on the blogroll have an address like this one:

The solution looks pretty obvious, right? The problem? Whenever I change my site URL so it doesn't point to my feeds but rather directly to my blog, and YES, I SAVE MY SETTINGS (don't even suggest that IT, I will strangle you), blogger acts like it never happened, which is why I'm going bloogers.***

*** n.b. I'm now on the blogroll. Something must have worked... maybe Blogger needed time to absorb... there I go giving machines human characteristics again.

So, let me know if you're having blogroll problems, and I'll see if I can help. Since I've been there, you know.

So next....
Meanwhile, I played with my son's ipod this weekend... that is after the teens in the house showed me how to find the volume. Then I danced around for an hour listening to souljah-boy, being accused of being "over the influence." I forgot to "borrow" my son's digital camera so I can play with Flickr though...

Saturday, April 11, 2009

student silliness

i just put up the rest of april's poetry display in kids' place. several forms of poems are exemplified, and here is my favorite, a limmerick by Sam the Bored 7th Grader:

There once was a very bored teen
who loved to eat things that are green
he ate lots of salad
and then wrote a ballad
about how is mother was mean

... and then below the limmerick he drew a hand writing the limmerick... it's very clever, these children are amazing!

here's another, by Ian, also in 7th grade:

There once was a man named Ned
Who had an enormous bald head
When it was bright
It reflected the light
And people around him fled.

Below this one, Ian drew a man with such a big head that he looks like an alien. I wonder which of his teachers that one is based on?

7.5 "good" habits

Thought provoking tutorial. My easiest habits are all of them except number 1 (goals) and number 4 (confidence). Number 4 doesn't surprise me. Did you know that men tend to overestimate their intelligence and attractiveness while women tend to underestimate theirs? This does not surprise me AT ALL... considering that we have all been gender-trained so well. Number 1, however, makes me face that part of myself that has always viewed goals with a critical eye. I mean, what if I make a goal and then some really awesome opportunity comes my way, but I have to turn down because it doesn't gelate with my goal? What if I make a goal, and I am so focused on it that I miss what is happening around me right now? So, my new goal is to make a friggin' goal. And for a technological goal, I want to splurge and buy an IPod like Amy C. has and put my phone on it and audio-books and (yes) rap (C-RAP) and plug in and walk around oblivious with the rest of the flamingoes.

Thursday, April 9, 2009

first post

I'm on this committee and this has already been a technological learning experience. Wait to read more confessions!