Tennis Ball Helper

Posted by Dindrane on June 9, 2012 in crafty with Comments closed |

Ok, this is just ridiculously adorable:
Tennis Ball Helper

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quick bits

Posted by Dindrane on June 8, 2012 in Uncategorized with Comments closed |

FOR THE BLOG

1. This Freestanding Garden Trellis would make a nice deck privacy screen or just another way to grow more veggies (or flowers!) in a small space. I think I’ll make one for my sweet peas or maybe a rambling rose I couldn’t otherwise find a good home for.

2. I think I can link to this ScienceAlert Facebook image without downloading it and then uploading it here: Click me!

3. Fabulous Birds’ Nest Pendant tutorial. Making a few of these as gifts would be fabulous for spring or summer zakka.

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Batch News

Posted by Dindrane on March 14, 2012 in animals & wildlife, anime, geekitude, history, links, literary, news, quotes with Comments closed |

1. In Magnolia Pictures’ new documentary Jiro Dreams of Sushi, filmmaker David Gelb chronicles Jiro-san’s single-minded obsession with raw fish and follows him on his lifelong quest to elevate the edible into an art form. The film, which opens March 9, looks to leave both your stomach and your soul hungry for more.

2. Shunryu Suzuki was a Zen master whose books helped popularize Zen Buddhism in America. A student once asked him, “How much ego do you need?” His austere reply was “Just enough so that you don’t step in front of a bus.”

3. In this passage from Still Life with Woodpecker, Tom Robbins provides a hot tip you should keep in mind:
“There are essential and inessential insanities. Inessential insanities are a brittle amalgamation of ambition, aggression, and pre-adolescent anxiety–garbage that should have been dumped long ago. Essential insanities are those impulses one instinctively senses are virtuous and correct, even though peers may regard them as coo-coo.”

4. Jerusalem’s Western Wall: A Haven For Migrant Swifts

5. Studio Ghibli characters from the Manga Entertainment Cosplay Zone

6. Milkshake: “Vetting Charities: Making Smart Choices”

7. Urban Threads Celtic/Viking motif sale!

8. From the TokyoPop mailing list: “Apple of My i – If you’re an otaku member of the Cult of Jobs, then get ready to take a celebratory sip of Kool-Aid because Apple’s iBooks service has added a manga section featuring titles from Seven Seas Entertainment, Yen Press and manga-style educational books from publisher Japanime. By the way, if no one else has thought of it yet, we’re calling dibs on ‘iTaku’.”

9. And a bonus spring poem for you:
Amy Lowell, “Vernal Equinox”

10. X-Men Relationship Map: Cause sometimes, you do actually need a chart.
(Some of those who complain about being “unloved” ought not be complaining, it seems!)

random goodies

Posted by Dindrane on March 1, 2012 in Uncategorized with Comments closed |

1. Wow. VOLTRON: The End. Live action short directed by Alex Albrecht.

2. Article: Theoderic, the Goths, and the Restoration of the Roman Empire: bit.ly/rudA2V

3. An early Celtic Stonehenge discovered in the Black Forest

4. Ancient art studio uncovered in Africa

5. Project resumed in Luxor to protect temples from subterranean water

6. ScienceShot: The Physiology of Piranha War Cries
Fast muscles give the famous Amazonian predators their “bark”

7. Prehistoric Painters Planned Ahead
A South African ochre “workshop” illustrates the chemistry savvy of early human craftsmen.

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Twitter Collection

Posted by Dindrane on September 26, 2011 in Uncategorized with Comments closed |

2,000 year old Dead Sea Scrolls go online : tweetwithurl.com/exu

Win a Fitness/Weight Loss DVD Twofer:

http://needcoffee.com/?p=23261

Glorious Treats: Candy Corn Cheesecake Mousse

http://bit.ly/nGqId5

*drool*
How-To: Custom Travel Crafting Suitcase:

http://blog.craftzine.com/archive/2011/09/how-to_custom_travel_crafting.html

Win Breaking the Press on DVD:

http://needcoffee.com/?p=23246

Spiky Newborn Dinosaur Found in D.C. Beltway

http://tinyurl.com/6dxfjw6

L.A. Zoo Baby Boom Kicked Off With Rare Otter Pups – On July 10, L.A. Zoo welcomed the birth of two Giant Otter pups…

http://ow.ly/1eKhVt

Nunavut finds less invasive way for Polar Bear survey http://owl.li/6yPpd

Marvelâ„¢ Hero Cookie Cutter Set:

http://bit.ly/nDev1H

The Black Rider by Tom Waits & W.S. Burroughs. The original stage show. A video.
@Wolven tells you more. su.pr/26nv5b

Chicken found to have more arsenic than apple juice:

http://nutritionfacts.org/blog/2011/09/19/dr-oz-apple-juice-and-arsenic-chicken-may-have-10-times-more/

Firefly songs: Shiniest playlist in the ‘Verse on @Spotify

http://t.co/2VHbYcf

Pirate Party moves from prank to political contenders:

http://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/blogpost/post/pirate-party-moves-from-prank-to-political-contenders/2011/09/19/gIQAhoqTfK_blog.html

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SHARED ON TWITTER

Posted by Dindrane on September 26, 2011 in Uncategorized with Comments closed |

2,000 year old Dead Sea Scrolls go online : tweetwithurl.com/exu

Win a Fitness/Weight Loss DVD Twofer:

http://needcoffee.com/?p=23261

Glorious Treats: Candy Corn Cheesecake Mousse

http://bit.ly/nGqId5

*drool*
How-To: Custom Travel Crafting Suitcase:

http://blog.craftzine.com/archive/2011/09/how-to_custom_travel_crafting.html

Win Breaking the Press on DVD:

http://needcoffee.com/?p=23246

Spiky Newborn Dinosaur Found in D.C. Beltway

http://tinyurl.com/6dxfjw6

L.A. Zoo Baby Boom Kicked Off With Rare Otter Pups – On July 10, L.A. Zoo welcomed the birth of two Giant Otter pups…

http://ow.ly/1eKhVt

Nunavut finds less invasive way for Polar Bear survey http://owl.li/6yPpd

Marvelâ„¢ Hero Cookie Cutter Set:

http://bit.ly/nDev1H

The Black Rider by Tom Waits & W.S. Burroughs. The original stage show. A video.
@Wolven tells you more. su.pr/26nv5b

Chicken found to have more arsenic than apple juice:

http://nutritionfacts.org/blog/2011/09/19/dr-oz-apple-juice-and-arsenic-chicken-may-have-10-times-more/

Firefly songs: Shiniest playlist in the ‘Verse on @Spotify

http://t.co/2VHbYcf

Pirate Party moves from prank to political contenders:

http://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/blogpost/post/pirate-party-moves-from-prank-to-political-contenders/2011/09/19/gIQAhoqTfK_blog.html

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“Ace” jacket

Posted by Dindrane on August 22, 2011 in Uncategorized with Comments closed |

Ok, for a while, I’ve wanted a jacket modeled in part on that of Ace from the old Doctor Who series:

I want to use geek-related patches, like this one: http://www.stickergiant.com/imperial-walker_spsw62.html

But I can’t decide what to put them ON. Do I want to use a pleather base like hers, the classic pilot jacket? Do I want to use the modern MA-1 ripstop modern pilot’s jacket? Or go softer with a black hoodie or something? It’s just not cold enough here for a heavy jacket that much of the year, but I don’t want it to look lame. :/

Thoughts?

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Friday 5

Posted by Dindrane on June 3, 2011 in Uncategorized with Comments closed |

From http://thefridayfive.livejournal.com/

Comics!.
1. What is your favourite movie based on a comic book?
Hmm, probably The Dark Knight or Watchmen. I tend to like them all fairly indiscriminately; I’m a bad fangirl.

2. What comic book superhero’s powers would you like to have, and why?
I’d have to say those of Meggan from Excalibur because she’s an empath, and this allows her to heal and talk to animals, as well as any person who needs help.

3. Who do you think is the best dressed comic book villain?
Assuming I can also use manga, and not just American comics, I’d say Sebastian from Black Butler. Otherwise, I’d have to go with Dracula or the Penguin… or Poison Ivy, though I guess she’s more UN-dressed. Though there’s something about Winter Soldier’s gear I find spiffy.

4. Who do you think is the best comic hero’s sidekick?
Arthur of course! (The Tick)

5. Which comic superhero would you most like to see destroyed by their archnemesis?
Hrm. I’m not a huge fan of Emma Frost; I liked her more when she was the White Queen and wore a more aesthetically pleasing tramp outfit, instead of her current UGLY tramp outfit.

But even more, I’d love to see Dr. Doom take out that Arrogant Guy with the stretchy powers… Doom 4ever!

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Gypsy Moon

Posted by Dindrane on February 27, 2011 in links, shopping with Comments closed |

So, so in love with this outfit. Love the layering of the shirts and the necklaces, as well as the obi-like belt.

that’s SIR penguin to you.

Posted by Dindrane on February 25, 2011 in animals & wildlife, links, Uncategorized with Comments closed |

My favorite part is when he stops in his review of the guard and gives one the hairy eyeball.

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