Sunday, February 15, 2009

Postcard Stamps

According to the Philatelic Database, stamp placement can mean the following things:

Upside down, top left corner = I love you
Crosswise on top left corner = My heart is another’s
Centre of envelope, at top = Yes
Center of envelope, at bottom = No
Straight up and down, any position = Goodbye sweetheart
Upside down, top right corner = Write no more
At right angle, top right corner = Do you love me?
At right angle, top left corner = I hate you
Upright top right corner = I desire your friendship
Upright in line with surname = Accept my love
Upside down in line with surname = I am engaged
At right angle in line with the surname = I long to see you
Centred on right edge = Write immediately!

So pay attention to my stamp-age from now on!

Wednesday, February 11, 2009


I remember begging my mom once when we were at Walmart to let me buy a cactus. She caved, and I picked out the most perfect one I could find. I had learned about deserts either in school or on some PBS show, and how they are really dry, but once a year, a monsoon comes and floods everything with water. The cacti in the desert held all of that water so everything could survive until the next monsoon! So, after about a week, I flooded the tiny plastic pot that held my dear my cactus. It did not survive.

Tuesday, February 03, 2009

One more thing & I'm done for the night.

I started playing Weffriddles again and immediately got stuck on level 7. I know I've gotten past this before, but I don't remember. I have the Wiki list of all of Edith Wharton's works, but the missing one doesn't seem to fit in any way. Help me?

Oh, and

I need to start building my new website very soon. My OtherPeoplesPixels site is going to expire soon and I do not want to renew it. It's too expensive, too standardized, and a pain to organize how I want to. It will still be at, but I don't know much else from there. I've made very simple websites before from scratch, like Eric's, using Photoshop and Bridge for slideshows, and Dreamweaver for the rest, but I'm not satisfied. If you have any tips for me, please let me know!


Jason sent me a link to this image:

I followed another link from that site which took me to the original artist's website (her name is Susanna Conaway,) where I discovered she does more glass work very similar to what I was working on last semester. I haven't documented any of my work, nor have I made anything of interest lately, but here is more of hers from her site:

She also has a bunch of work that I don't care for at all, but the ones I do like seem to be so close to what I'd been thinking for months. Now I feel a bit uncreative. I know "everything has been done already," but really? That doesn't seem right.