Ugh! The heat is stifling. At least with the outside awnings down and the evaporative cooling on all day, we’ve managed to keep it about 11 degrees below the outside temperature. I even put in a couple of hours stitching on Petal Fairy. Three more hours to go before another progress pic. As I write this, the change is coming in (rather violently actually – it just dropped 10 degrees in 10 minutes), so we shall have sleep tonight!
I forgot to mention a couple of things this week:
I finally got around to doing sets of progress bars in a few different colours – pink, purple and green in addition to the blue I already had. They can all be found in the ‘Progress Bars’ page, see link at top-right. If you’re desperately seeking some other colour, email me, I’ll see what I can do for you.
(As an aside…you may also notice I got rid of my ‘Blogroll’ page. I never got it set up the way I liked, and besides, I’m now using ‘Sage’, an RSS reader that integrates nicely with Firefox, to check for updated blogs. I still like to read most blogs in their intended format, so the personality of the author shines through. A few I read via the feed, but I pretty much only use Sage to notify me of what’s new. A handful of blogs I read don’t have feeds, which is a bummer. Means I now have to rely on my memory to check them. Or other people’s blogrolls!)
Oh, and I’m moderating an exchange over at SBEBB – called, of all things, “Melanie’s Exchange”. Y’know, coz I’m so vain and all that :giggle: Actually it’s because I made the suggestion (I
stole adopted it from the first back-tack exchange, which I watched in admiration). No one could think of a good name for the stitchers’ version of this three-way exchange, so it became mine by default. Anyway, if you’re a member of SBEBB, I hope you’ll check it out, and consider joining us, it should be a fun exchange.
OK… now. A half-arsed attempt at this meme of four-things which Laura tagged me for. (Half-arsed because I’m choosing not to answer some of the questions!)
Four jobs I have had in my life:
1. Veterinary Assistant
2. Piano Teacher
3. Research Scientist (the realest of all these jobs – with an actual salary!)
4. Sessional Teacher (Java)
Four movies I would watch over and over again:
1. The Green Mile
2. The Princess Bride (jumping on the bandwagon there, aren’t I?)
3. The Triplets of Belleville
4. The Fifth Element
Four places I have lived:
I lived in a few small country towns before the age of 2, and then just the one slightly larger country town until I was 18, then Melbourne, Australia, ever since.
Four TV shows I love to watch:
3. The Amazing Race
4. Grey’s Anatomy
Four places I have been on vacation:
I’m so totally boring! The only O/S place I’ve been is China (well, and Hong Kong, for a stopover only). I’ve been most states in Australia though.
Four websites I visit daily:
2. The Wagon
3. bom (Australia’s Bureau of Meteorology)
4. The ‘Moodle’ for my current uni course (kind of like a forum thingy)
Four of my favourite foods:
2. Lasagna (made with fresh pasta)
Four places I’d rather be right now:
Actually, I’m good right here thanks! About 10 minutes ago I was all set to answer “SOMEWHERE COLD!” But this change is incredible.
Four bloggers I am tagging:
Nah… I’ve seen it just about everywhere, so I’m not sure who hasn’t had it yet. Take it if you’d like it 😉