The Silver Turtle

Monday, February 02, 2009

instamatic fun

Today I won a polaroid camera on ebay for $1.04. It includes 2 twin paks of expired film.
I also read about someone actually buying the company that used to make polaroid film, and it might not all disappear after all.

I'll be really stoked if this arrives before my birthday this weekend. Those will make some great photos.

I also just added this to my amazon wishlist. Apparently they are working on an all-in-one digital camera/printer deal, too.

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Tuesday, January 20, 2009

so, i don't know if you guys heard, but...

...there's this kinda big deal presidential thing tomorrow today. In a few hours.

Of course I made this cubee in honor of the big day. I'm excited, and annoyed I'll be @ work during his speech. If Obama can stay true to the principles + ideas he's spoken about + written about, change really is coming.

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Monday, November 17, 2008

snowy bike ride

I had my first snowy bike commute today.

Actually, when I road in it was pretty dry - most of the early morning snow had melted. On the way home I got a bit of snow, but that let up maybe 1/2 way through my ride.

I was bundled in:
two pairs of socks
tennis shoes
track pants
jeans over the track pants
a thermal long sleeve shirt
a t-shirt
a fleece pullover
a medium weight hoodie
medium weight gloves
wool bike cap (from Octopus Inc. - I *heart* this thing already).
bike helmet

On the way in I also had a fleece scarf to cover my face and ears. My glasses kept fogging up. So on the way home I pulled up the hoodie and did without the scarf.

I actually got a little toasty on both rides. I didn't completely hate it, and actually think it's probably easier to get around in crappy weather by bike. I still prefer summer, though.

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Saturday, November 15, 2008

it's just the beginning

Just because the election's over, that doesn't give us permission to quit paying attention. I hope that Obama's effort to stay visible and involve the public is successful.

Obama's New Website - note that it's all about CHANGE.

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Tuesday, November 04, 2008


YAY! Happy Voting Day! Now... GO. VOTE.

Girls Say Yes Obama


Tuesday, October 28, 2008

10 random things tag

Thanks to "ks" over at the good part is coming I have to do this (and so do some of you)...


The rules are: Once you have been tagged, you write a blog with 10 random things, facts, or habits about yourself. At the end you chose 10 people to be tagged, list their names and why you chose them. Don't forget to leave them a comment saying "you have been tagged" and tell them to read your latest blog. It sucks I know but what else ya got to do to people??? Isn't this gonna be fun? Now SHUT UP AND DO IT

1. I'm watching House right now.

2. I could have gone to Octubafest @ Capital. Because who doesn't love tubas?

3. I am equally excited + nervous for election day... and the subsequent results. I have turned into an Obama fangirl in the past two months or so.

4. I think I am addicted to Starbux Peppermint White Chocolate Mochas. I tried their cider today, and it was delicious. But I still had my Peppermint White Chocolate Mocha.

5. I do not like kids. (Exceptions are my niece, my nephew, and Nayson). When other people's kids are misbehaving in public, I have to really restrain myself from correcting them myself. I do not like ineffective parents even more. I also have to really restrain myself from correcting the parents.

6. My most prized possessions are my instruments + my ipod. Music, music, music = Happy, happy, happy. :)

7. I wish I could wear my t-shirts, hoodies, jeans, and sk8r style shoes (or flipflops) every day + to every event. I think the notion of "business" clothes, "formal" clothes, etc. is way to antiquated.

8. I find religion + politics fascinating. I could talk about them for hours. I've been known to talk about them a lot.

9. Plenty of people would call me "liberal". I'm a gigantic feminist. (I don't know how any woman couldn't b)e. I'm a fan of alternative energy + transportation. Biking, walking, public transit. Windpower, Solarpower, Hydropower.

10. I often grasp for the exact right word or phrase to express myself. I'm not satisfied with saying "I'm happy" when I mean "I'm ecstatic".

Ok, the end.

Los Daddy, Freedom Girl, Shamus **I just realized how he spells "Shamus". I wonder if that was an intentional 'joke', John, Tomix, Peregrinus, Nutty, Young Raven, Copy Princess
Irish Dreams


...Oh, and my reasoning is, with the exception of copy_princess, these are the people on my blog list that post the most frequently.

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Thursday, October 23, 2008

Thanks 2 Kristin for sharing this. And remember *Your local elections are just as important. Do your research, get educated, and VOTE on EVERYTHING*.

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