Monday, July 27, 2009

...Global Visitors

I was just checking out my Google Analytics for this blog, and I noticed I had quite a few visitors from other countries.

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So, welcome everyone to my blog, I'm very glad you are reading! Drop me a comment if you are from another country. Maybe even in your language! Tell me who you are!

Friday, July 24, 2009

...New Haircut!

Haven't dyed it pink yet, but I chopped a lot off. Just thought I'd share! This is a photo I took using iMac's Photobooth program. Not the best, but you get the idea. Accompanied by a tall non-fat cafe misto. (And yes, I took napkins to use a oil-blotters!)

Tuesday, July 14, 2009


I recently bought an iMac! It was SUCH an upgrade from what I was using at home--a 12" iBook G4, purchased my junior year of college at Purdue, making it over six years old. Still just barely works.

Now I have a 24" iMac! Here are some photos of the old and the new...

Also with the iMac (which I purchased with the education discount thanks to my best friend Jackie who is a kindergarten teacher!) I got an iPod Touch. Apple has a promotion going on where you can get a couple different rebates with the purchase of an iMac, including a full rebate for the 8 gig iPod Touch. So that is what I got! The other (and only) iPod I had was the first generation iPod Nano, only 2 gig! I won that at my previous company's Christmas party a few years ago. I enjoy not paying for iPods!

The new computer required a new workspace, mainly so I could get it away from the window to prevent glare on the monitor. So I rearranged my room and redecorated it, too!

Give me ideas of what apps to download! I also need suggestions for where to buy a Wacom tablet at a discounted price. And for the near future, maybe some suggestions would be nice for a monitor color calibration system. Leave suggestions in the comments!

Tuesday, July 7, 2009

...Summer Skin

A quick tip for those of us with shiny complexions:

Don't spend money on those little blue oil absorbing sheets anymore! The next time you're at a restaurant that gives out brown paper napkins, take a stack of them with you. (Cut in quarters if you want to make them portable, and hold together with a binder clip!) Instant oil absorber sheet, for free! In my oily Italian skin opinion, they work much better than the blue blotting sheets.

--> Did you also know that the blue sheets contain mineral oil? Why would you want to add oil to your face if you're trying to eliminate it? Starbucks napkins are made from 100% recycled fibers using a bleach free process. You can find that printed right on the napkins.

Give it a try and let me know how you like this alternative!