*crickets*

Apr. 15th, 2015 11:47 am
kadenza: (intermission)
I attempted to post to LJ a week or so ago, but the site ate my post and the draft thingy didn't manage to save any of it, so I gave up. Honestly I don't even remember what I was trying to post about anymore (so as my mother would say, "Well I guess it wasn't very important, was it?")

My latest wrap arrived safely in Ottawa yesterday, and the customer is ecstatic. I must admit, it was really nice, one of the nicest: beautiful silky egyptian cotton in herringbone twill. I contacted the remainder of my waiting list-- two are no longer interested, and the third I haven't heard from yet. So... um... with two empty looms, I guess I will throw myself into dishtowels until something else comes up.

There is an empty store along the Danforth (formerly a very small hair salon), and when I see it, I have this crazy idea of renting out the store and turning it into a weaving studio. It's a really crazy idea, though. There's no way in hell it could be anything but a financial vortex of suckage. But I do find myself thinking about it, a lot.
kadenza: (facepalm)
This user icon has never been more appropriate... last month Netflix added the entire series of TNG and I've been watching an episode or two pretty much every night. Many of them are terrible, but what can you do. I've been enjoying it tremendously.

Anyway, in a startling number of episodes there has been visible camera equipment, the kind of thing I'd never noticed before despite having seen most episodes multiple times during the 90s. I was wondering if it's because TVs are sharper now, or if the show has been reformatted somehow, revealing things that used to be slightly out of frame. I've seen the leg of a lighting stand clearly visible inside a turbolift, a sandbag lying behind a chair on the bridge, and at least five boom mikes.

all rise

May. 16th, 2011 10:31 am
kadenza: (couch)
Ok this is scary... when I started this entry it asked me if I wanted to restore from draft. I said yes out of curiosity, and it was an entry about Nat being sick which happened over a month ago now. I do actually read LJ every day, but seldom feel like I have anything worth reporting. If I have like one sentence to say I usually say it on Twitter.

A neighbour and I have enacted a toddler exchange program where I take hers on Fridays and she takes mine on Mondays. It's working out fairly well. So I'm alone this morning and trying to get things done.

Over the weekend I read some collection of statistics about how much the average person spends sitting (nationality unknown). Something amazing like 9.5 hrs per day. I definitely fall into the "sedentary" category. So anyway yesterday as an experiment I tried to sit down as little as possible. It was agony... my back was killing me. But today I jumped out of bed and actually feel pretty good and note that my posture is improving. I think some atrophied muscles are coming back to life. My netbook is on the counter so I'm forced to stand while using it, though I draw the line at meals. When I lived with my parents my mother would often eat while hovering around the kitchen and it drove me crazy. So anyway, interesting experiment.

A walk

Apr. 19th, 2010 04:18 pm
kadenza: (test pattern)
I went downtown for a walk yesterday and had such a nice time by myself. It reminded me a bit of my high school days when I'd go downtown after school and just walk around and look at stuff. Got some perfume, records, socks, paper and a couple of rubber stamps and basically enjoyed the day and the city. Good times.

I realized how my life post-Nat has been much too hurried. I don't really take the time to do anything properly. I skim through magazine articles, wolf down my meals and avoid most forms of entertainment that seem like they might take too much time (movies, books). Now that she's more self-sufficient, I've really got to make myself slow down. Oddly enough, weaving is really helping with that. To concentrate so fully on a single task for hours at a time is almost like meditation. Plus, you end up with an awesome woven article.
kadenza: (invader)
So it seems Google has found a rather ingenious way to make people do their work for them by making it seem fun, Tom Sawyer style.

http://images.google.com/imagelabeler/

Image Labeler seems to be designed to help Google refine the accuracy of their image searches, by turning it into a Taboo-style game. They pair you up with another random player and give you an image, and you both throw out words (while avoiding a list of forbidden ones) until you get a match. I must say, I'm kind of addicted to it. I call myself Hbee in case you ever try it.
kadenza: (generosity)
How many songs: 668- I should really work a little harder on ripping the old CD collection, but it's so much work.

Sort by song title:
First Song: (Don't go back to) Rockville- R.E.M.
Last Song: Your wish is my wish- Sarah Slean

Sort by time:
Shortest Song: Nap Pulls Kip - Napoleon Dynamite soundtrack (0:15)
Longest Song: Galaxy of emptiness - Beth Orton (10:11) Damn, long song.

Sort by album:
First Song: Ava Adore - The Smashing Pumpkins (Album = "Adore")
Last Song: Praise You - Fatboy Slim (Album = "You've come a long way, baby")

Top Five Most Played Songs:
Sadly, my music player does not seem to keep statistics

First song that comes up on Shuffle: We'll come to be - The Apples In Stereo

"sex", how many songs come up? None??
"death", how many songs come up? Still none!
"love", how many songs come up? 18
"you", how many songs come up? 38
"me", how many songs come up? 24

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