Friday, September 26, 2008

Good Friends

Good friends are like stars.
You don't always see them,
But you always know they are there!

Sunday, September 21, 2008

My Crafts

Thought I'd share one of my hobbies, x-stitching.
Here is an old shot of some Christmas ornaments I sold at craft markets, many of which went to tourists or family members sending them as presents over to England. (I must get a digital camera and take some clear photos)

Thursday, September 18, 2008


There once was a girl from Australia
Who created a blog to say G'day to ya
She learned '23 things'
and made her blog 'bling'
And now she is done
'Hooray to her'

Wednesday, September 17, 2008

Final Task: Feedback "My 23 Things"

I'm not a librarian so there will be no literary masterpiece here. I am kooky and creative though so I have rewritten a classic song. "My Favourite Things" from The Sound Of Music.
Come on Karaoke queens at Werribee Campus (EW and PI), sing along now.

"My 23 Things"

Gadgets and widgets and links to Delicious,
Subscriptions to Websites and your pet on the Wiki,
Jazzing and primping your iGoogle page,
These are a few of my 23 Things.

Communicating with Meebo is cool,
MySpace and Facebook and Book Search all rule,
You Tube and Podcasting will make you all sing,
These are a few of my 23 Things.

Documents on Reader keep you busy for hours,
Image Generator does give you the power,
Googling pictures to make your blog 'bling'
These are a few of my 23 Things.

Look at Google Maps, Tag your postings,
Create something on Flickr
A simply add more pink things on my blog,

Sunday, September 14, 2008

Books, books and more books

If you like Library Thing, you might like
It operates pretty much the same way, but comes with a bookshelf to show off all books. I have so many more I could add, could be work in progress for some time yet.

Task 22: Communication

Not really sure of this one, I like to talk to my friends or pick up the phone. Typing is like can't see or hear expressions. Suppose it's good for contacting loved ones far away and I'm glad to know about it for if I need it in the future. I know someone who talks via web cam with Skype to keep in touch with their grandchildren who are far away, so it has a purpose for some.

Saturday, September 13, 2008

Library 2.0

Lot of information to absorb there, but great to see Libraries keeping up with the latest technology. Making info and resources simple to find, to help both library staff and their patrons. Whether writing a thesis or simply needing info for something enjoyable.


Well this is an interesting little tool. Wish I'd known about it a few months ago before buying a new home computer. It would have save me a lot of time writing down all my bookmarks. I'm still playing with this concept and trying to work out the tag thing for preexisting bookmarks.

Friday, September 12, 2008


Listened to some stuff, watched some stuff and was glad there is an off button. Waste of time, if anyone has found anything interesting let me know. I'm reading a good book and don't feel like listening to drivel.

Thursday, September 11, 2008

MySpace and Facebook

MySpace is a bit like entering a teenager's bedroom or maybe peering through the window as I felt like a peeping Tom. A bit loud, full of strangers and strange concepts. There is whole new language to learn if you want to venture there, I felt old. Facebook, I explored through my niece's page. Don't really want to put myself out there. My friends know where to find me and if any past acquaintances don't, it's probably because I like it that way.

Task 15: Google book search

Now you're talking, didn't know this existed. Love finding new books by favourite authors or new authors in similar genre. Not sure if I'll need Google scholar anytime soon, but a handy tool for those who do. "Now back to reading...."

Task 14: Google Docs

My answer sheets from Googlesmart session are in there, somehow I transferred them from my Gmail and didn't know it. After watching the introductory video I am a little wiser about docs but at this stage will probably not use it much.

Wednesday, September 10, 2008

The Modern Day Fairytale

Once upon a time in a land far away,a beautiful, independent, self-assured princess
happened upon a frog as she sat contemplating ecological issues on the shores of an unpolluted pond in a verdant meadow near her castle.
The frog hopped onto the princess' lap and said: "Elegant lady, I was once a handsome prince, until an evil witch cast a spell upon me. One kiss from you however, and I will turn back into the dapper, young prince that I am and then, my sweet, we can marry and set up housekeeping in your castle with my mother, where you can prepare my meals, clean my clothes, bear my children, and forever feel grateful and happy doing so."
That night, as the princess dined sumptuously on lightly sauteed frogs' legs seasoned in a white wine and onion cream sauce, she chuckled and thought to herself:
I don't f***in think so.

Monday, September 8, 2008

Tasks 9,10 and 11.

Have set up Reader, OMG TMI. Have whittled down to a couple of subscriptions that interest me plus a blog or two. Have created my blog list and added some that I am following. Will I have time to read everything though? Or rather do I really care about some of this drivel that comes through. Isn't the delete button a great tool? Digg hmmmm only ever been a word on my screen before and had no idea what it was, sort of do now. I am glad I have learned how to use all this info though.

Part 2: since learning about this have had feedback from messages and learned about some related subjects that interest me and enjoy having them send their info direct to my computer.

Can't Live Without My Books!!!

What Kind of Reader Are You?
Your Result: Dedicated Reader

You are always trying to find the time to get back to your book. You are convinced that the world would be a much better place if only everyone read more.

Book Snob
Obsessive-Compulsive Bookworm
Literate Good Citizen
Fad Reader
What Kind of Reader Are You?
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Best Virtual Puppy Ever - Cute or Creepy?

Your Spiritual Number is Seven
You bring knowledge and wisdom into people's lives.
You are an expert in many fields, and you give excellent advice.

Right now, your life is about perfecting your skill set.
You are almost a virtuoso at the thing you love best. With some practice, you'll get there.

You are highly intelligent and intellectual. You have profound analytical skills.
But you also have the soul of an artist. You long to create.

Ah Memories