Archives: January 2012

Current Knitting Project: Doctor Who Scarf

I’m really in love with the way this scarf is looking. It took me a bit of trial and error to get the colors right; they don’t match the original perfectly (the purple should be more red, the green more brown-ish and the brown should be more orange), but they do balance well together the

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Indianapolis: Super Bowl City

A collection of recent articles about Indianapolis, many from an outsider’s point of view: Explore Indy’s Surprising Food Scene – PBS.org This week the world turns its attention to Indianapolis, as the Midwestern city plays host to Super Bowl XLVI. Long known as a haven for chain restaurants, in recent years the city has undergone

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Indianapolis Indoor Rowing Championships

So I entered this indoor rowing competition this past weekend, and I finished my race. Isn’t that cool? I did not win. I did not place. I came in dead last. But I beat my own time. And I got a cool shirt!

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Buffy Vs. Edward – Pop-up Video style

Rebellious Pixels produces this cool video mash-up remix of Buffy the Vampire Slayer and Edward from the Twilight series, highlighting how creepy and stalker-like inappropriate Edward’s behavior is during Twilight, and how Buffy would have handled the behavior in a healthier way than Bella does. This latest version contains “pop up video” annotations that provide

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Iconic Photos and their Photographers, and “Decisive Moments”

Retronaut has a nice collection of iconic photographs and the photographers who took them… The set is a nice example of “Decisive Moment” images – the photos were not staged, and were fleeting instances; a moment sooner or later and the image wouldn’t exist. That concept seems to be very misunderstood, if you can judge

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How is sexual orientation defined?

Me, on the question of how sexual orientation is decided: This comes down to the argument of “is it your attractions that decide your sexual orientation, or your behaviors?” And within the gay community, there is fierce argument over that question. Which is why I always go back to the Kinsey scale, which is based

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2012 Resolutions Check In – January

It’s not quite the end of January, but I thought I’d check in a bit early on my year’s goals because next weekend promises to be chaotic both “internally” (meaning: with my own writing plans) and “externally” (meaning: with the Super Bowl going on in the city and whatnot). So how am I doing? 1)

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Word Counts of Famous Short Stories (organized)

Shamelessly cribbed from Classic Short Stories and re-organized by word count from shortest to longest for comparison purposes. We’re discussing short stories with the Indy NaNoWriMo group this afternoon, and I thought it might help to have a word count chart similar to the one I did for Famous Novels back in November. Of the

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New Year’s Resolutions – 2012

A bit past the first of the year, but I had to spend some time working out what I want to do, and that took some time. This year I have three resolutions: 1) Follow the 12 month writing resolutions plan that I wrote about previously. 2) Keep up with rowing in the new year.

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Steph’s Top 40 Tunes from the 80s

I put this playlist together several years back when I had a big 80s party, but after that I managed to lose it, except that I had a copy on CD, thankfully. So here are my favorite 80s tunes, mostly in order from “pretty cheesy” to “really good.” Love’s Been A Little Bit Hard On

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Apps I may need someday

Business Model Toolbox The Business Model Toolbox combines the speed of a napkin sketch with the smarts of a spreadsheet. It enables you to map, test, and iterate your business ideas – fast. With the Business Model Toolbox you will be able to: – Sketch your business model using the practical methodology from the best-selling

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You are awful, too

Whenever you confront, or see confronted, sexism on the internet, there is almost always a chorus of people doing a couple of things in response: 1) excusing the behavior of the people who are sexist, or 2) trying to defend the community in which the sexism is taking place by arguments such as “not all

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Writing Resolutions

Wordplay has a nice list of 12 writing resolutions – 1 for each month of the year. Pretty good stuff, and I plan to adopt them. In January, I resolve to…schedule a regular writing time. In February, I resolve to… create a roadmap to publication. In March, I resolve to… stop procrastinating. In April, I

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Friday Night Lights

While I’m working through my CD ripping project, I’ve been knitting and doing some marathon Netflix watching. I can’t remember what prompted me to start watching Friday Night Lights, but I’ve been working my way through the first several seasons – and it’s GOOD. The writing is amazing. I wish I’d been watching this all

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