Science Meets Fashion

It’s unfortunate that there’s no article, but The Toque’s headline “Queer Eye For Bill Nye The Science Guy” was enough to make my day.

I’m In Love

I know, I said I would be single for a while. But how can I resist anyone who engages in Extreme Ironing? Surely there will be a personal ads section on this site soon…

Earning My Geek Shirt?

I paid the nice folks at Six Apart to install Movable Type for me because I am not skilled or knowledgeable enough to do it myself. But I have now used the support forums to research and implement a change to my RSS feed (I hope) and also to stop the comments feature from creating a mailto link when people… Read more »

Quilting: The Next Generation

Yesterday, after much foot-dragging, I sent a message to the listserv of the Austin Area Quilt Guild asking if anyone would be interested in forming a small meeting group (called a Bee) of quilters in their 20’s and 30’s. Within five hours I had nine responses from women were excited about finding a niche within/in addition to the general Guild… Read more »

If I Were A Stalker

Neal Stephenson’s appearance at BookPeople on Wednesday would be an excellent opportunity to make him mine. Or at least make him nervous. But I have given up the stalking, so I must content myself with feeling lucky that he is actually interacting with the public. [Updated, September 2nd, 2012: After C-Man and I met, we discovered that Stephenson’s appearance at… Read more »

Icky squelchy closet, what?

An icky squelchy feeling is something I associate with stepping into mud, not stepping into my carpeted closet. But lo, yesterday my carpet squelched. Apparently water has been seeping into it for quite some time from the shower next door, which means that Maintenance must now appear and cuts holes in the walls and bang on stuff. It also means… Read more »

Special Computer Bandaids

The folks at Laboratory Computers are now responsible for bringing my machine back to life. Replacing the power supply resulted in nothing but a burning smell and a deep fear for the CPU. *sigh*. The only upside is that I got a lot of quilting done this weekend because all my other hobbies are apparently dependent on the computer. It… Read more »

Snatching Defeat From the Jaws of Victory

I ditched the cell phone, changed from cable to DSL, got a perfect hosting plan with Cornerhost, switched from Blogger to MT, imported all my blog entries with no hassle, and then I made the mistake of believing that I had all my telecommunications needs decomplicated and firmly under control. Now my computer won’t power up. The first evening without… Read more »