Bloggiesta Wrap-up: Missions accomplished

Bloggiesta Wrap-up: Missions accomplished

I didn’t create an overly-ambitious to-do list for Bloggiesta, and it was just as well! I didn’t have much time to work on it either Friday (did the work I get paid to do instead, except during lunch) or Saturday (out most of the day – coffee with my sister, errands, and buying a new car). I did spend most of my available time on Sunday working on blog-related tasks, but after spending most of […]

Sunday Salon 1/10/10: Bookkeeping, Bookmarks, and a taste of things to come…

Sunday Salon 1/10/10: Bookkeeping, Bookmarks, and a taste of things to come…

Do you remember the “blogging authors reading challenge” I was mulling over in last week’s Sunday Salon? It’s going to happen – but I’ve decided to call it a “project” as opposed to a “challenge,” since so many people are feeling over-challenged right now. I’ll announce the details later this week, and hope that some of you will think about taking it on along with me! I’m also working on a group reading project for […]

Week-End Review: Links from all over, plus Bloggiesta 2.0!

Week-End Review: Links from all over, plus Bloggiesta 2.0!

Announcement: Bloggiesta 2.0 Begins! Bloggiesta kicks off this morning! Participants will be spending time during the next three days tackling those nagging blog-housekeeping tasks that we have so much trouble getting around to doing – and encouraging each other along the way! If you need some ideas about what to work on, the challenge announcement post at Maw Books has lots of suggestions; there’s no minimum time commitment required, but Natasha suggests putting enough into […]

This week’s not-so-special: extra “Tangents” on Thursday!

This week’s not-so-special: extra “Tangents” on Thursday!

I don’t go in for New Year’s Resolutions, but one thing I’d like to try this year is being a little less fixated on how often I post here. I liked that “unplugged” thing during the holidays, and I considered not posting today. But I usually prefer to let y’all know in advance when I won’t be here – a planned vacation day as opposed to calling in sick, I guess – and I hadn’t […]

At the Movies: “Up in the Air”

At the Movies: “Up in the Air”

Up in the Air Drama, 2009 Rating: R Starring: George Clooney I do enjoy seeing a real “grown-up’s” movie every now and then. (The fact that this particular grown-up movie gives me an excuse to post a picture of George Clooney is just a nice bonus.) It seems to me that Up in the Air was one of those movies that sometimes come in at the end of the year, under the radar – no […]

Tuesday Tangents: TV Edition

Tuesday Tangents: TV Edition

As much as I obsess about keeping up with the blog posts in my Google Reader, my husband’s anxiety is provoked by unwatched TV shows recorded on the DVR. There was reason to be concerned about that with our first DVR box; since he prefers to record shows in high-def, the hard drive tended to fill up pretty fast and shows might be automatically deleted to make space, but we don’t seem to have that […]

The Meme Thief brings back the old year for New Year’s!

The Meme Thief brings back the old year for New Year’s!

Since we’re barely into 2010, I don’t think the statute of limitations for reflecting a little more on 2009 has run out yet. The Meme Thief stole this “New Year’s Meme” from Jo-Lynne at Musings of a Housewife, but other bloggers have posted it too. 1. What did you do in 2009 that you’d never done before? I went to my first conference of any kind – how nice that it was a blogging conference! […]

Sunday Salon: Bookkeeping and Challenging in 2010

Sunday Salon: Bookkeeping and Challenging in 2010

 I have an idea for a personal mini-challenge that would help make a dent in the ol’ TBR, count toward a couple of other reading challenges, and contribute favorably to blogger karma. Gotta love multitasking! One of the folders I use for feeds in Google Reader is called “author blogs,” which should be self-explanatory. In some cases, I read one of the author’s books first and then learned he or she had a blog, which […]

Week-End Review: Happy New Year!

Week-End Review: Happy New Year!

Good day, and welcome to 2010! I hope that you’ve had a pleasant holiday week, and that your New Year is starting out with at least one day of relaxation and good cheer. Like all good Southern Californians, we’ll probably start the day with the Tournament of Roses Parade, but since Chris is hanging out with friends today, the rest of us will probably be spared the football games. Tomorrow morning he flies back to […]