Monday, August 29, 2005

Gentle survival

Call me crazy, but this is just getting to be wild. I guess I think the gentle survivalist theroy may be one I need to follow.

Singapore is now considered a target for terrorist attacks.

New Orleans is about to flood. See this blog

Time to start getting my bug-out-bag ready, all of our vital records in one place and ready to grab.

Emergency Water stored.

Food Stores set up.

Nice world we live in now...


I have a cold, and it sucks. I have a stiff neck, a sore throat..and I can tell a headache is probably on the way. Being sick stinks... being sick in a tropical wonderland... really stinks, cause my body tells me to go to bed and sleep, in a big fluffy cloud of down covered duvets... but when it is 90 degrees outside, that doesn't quite work now does it.

Tuesday, August 23, 2005


Our Shipment of STUFF arrived from the States.

We have our China and our Silver. We have the few books we saved and did not sell. We have most importantly our pictures. I admit, that now we have too much stuff. This is always a challange in trying to live a simple and delibrate life. But, there are a few things that maybe it is ok to have. Like pictures of Jeff as a kid. Pictures from our trips to Europe and Asia. Our Wedding China.

These things make me smile.

But we have too much stuff.

Thursday, August 11, 2005

Tell it like it is. Dan Eldon

I posted over at Far Flung Craft Blog that I admire the collage work of Dan Eldon and Peter Beard. For those of you who don't know, Dan Eldon was more than a collage artist. He was Rueter's youngest photo journalist who was killed while in Somolia during the famine in 1993. He was a journalist, an artist, a soul that believed in helping others.

I was contacted by Rita King who has started an interactive project in honor of Dan, and his mother and sister who have created an organization in Dan's honor.

Rather than repeat Rita's entire blog post, I will link it here and give a brief snip.

I’m asking for the participation of everyone interested in exercising their right to free speech who would like to make a substantial statement about current events.

Some of you voted for Bush. Some of you did not. Some of you didn’t bother voting at all. For better or worse, President George W. Bush is the leader of this country. We are at war. Climate change, which happens within or without the presence of humans, is becoming an overwhelming force of nature.

We have so much to think about

She goes on to give the details of the project

Those of you who want to share your thoughts about the current state of affairs in the United States are cordially invited to submit an essay of no more than 1000 words on this subject; serious entries only.

Limited to one entry per reader, each essay must be 1000 words or less on a subject that will illuminate your intimate thoughts on the state of current affairs. Be as abstract or specific as you’d like. Email each entry to with a portrait of yourself, taken by a friend, your child, a professional, yourself, as long as something about the photograph conveys a sense of who you are.

Seems like a good thing.

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First post of the day... some silliness

You gotta go check out this blog from a Singapore Blogger. I am sending the link, but basically, it is a security cam of a guy photocopying his behind. Best part... well, you gotta watch. Don't worry no nudity.


Trust me. It is good.

Tuesday, August 02, 2005

Shopping Locally

Don't you hate it when you can't find what you are looking for? You know they exist, but you can't find them here? I know exactly where to look in Taiwan. I can find them in Shanghai... I can find them in a snap... but I want to source them locally, and I can't seem for the devil to find them. What am I looking for? Wholesale sources of Silk/fabric or plastic flowers for my frou-frou kits. I have a vision in my head... Here is an example...

Like I said, I know where to get them in Taiwan... ARGH

SO very frustrating when I want to shop local.

Monday, August 01, 2005

What Kind of Coffee Are you?

A fun little test....

You Are an Espresso

At your best, you are: straight shooting, ambitious, and energetic

At your worst, you are: anxious and high strung

You drink coffee when: anytime you're not sleeping

Your caffeine addiction level: high
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