January 22, 2009

Beauty Sleep



Here are a few of my favorite online haunts:
[This is the site I visit to fantasize about living in Toronto again, which is almost every single day during the winter]

Jonathan Cainer's Zodiac Forecasts
[This is where I visit in the morning, when I need a positive spin on things past, present and future.]

Living Local
[This is where I go to see what Canadians are up to, sometimes I even buy things from the businesses listed there.]

Environment Canada Weather
[This is the site I visit every morning, and before every road trip during the winter]

Beauty sleep! A deeply meaningful phrase for me at the moment. I slept well last night, and feel much refreshed this morning. Another good night's sleep and I shall be back to normal.

Attila and I will head out to the library this evening, for our weekly excursion. A weekend trip to the grocery store is penciled in for the weekend as well, as we have a short list of things we feel we must purchase.

It is much warmer outside and we need burn only two fires a day to keep the house cozy and warm. This is a short respite for Attila, as by tomorrow night the temperature is to drop to -24 C overnight.

I am having trouble logging in to one of my server accounts, which has never happened before. I've sent a note off to tech support, they are very good. So good in fact that they got right back to me and gave me the information I needed to find the problem, which was at my end. I always like it when the problem is at my end, then I can fix it.

It is snowing heavily out there this evening, it is relatively mild and the roads were quite slick as Attila and I made our way home from the library. I didn't take out any books this time, but enjoyed a few hours of high speed internet connection for a small fee.

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Wordly Distractions

Planter with a snow cap, top hat.
Top hat, snow cap.

BBC Radio Scotland

By The Easy Chair
Dragonfly in Amber
by Diana Gabaldon

"She is a winsome wee thing,
She is a handsome wee thing,
She is a bonny wee thing,
This sweet wee wife o’ mine."
Robert Burns

Condition: Mostly Cloudy
Temperature: -2.7C
Pressure: 100.9 kPa rising
Visibility: 14.5 km
Humidity: 91 %
Wind Chill: -7
Dewpoint: -4.0C
Wind: W 9 km/h

Page by Page: A Woman's Journal
by Maggie Turner

Canadian Maggie Turner writes and publishes poetry, photography, and a personal journal online. Her work reflects the current way of life in Canada, embracing Canada's past, present, and future in a unique portrayal of everyday life. Maggie's voice is one of the many that actively depict the rich diversity of Canadian culture.

Photography: "a term which comes from the Greek words photos (light) and graphos (drawing). A photograph is made with a camera by exposing film to light in order to create a negative. The negative is then used in the darkroom to print a photograph (positive) onto light-sensitive paper.
Source: University of Arizona Glossary

Poetry: "a form of speech or writing that harmonizes the music of its language with its subject. To read a great poem is to bring out the perfect marriage of its sound and thought in a silent or voiced performance. At least from the time of Aristotle's Poetics, drama was conceived of as a species of poetry."
Source: Creative Studios

Journal: " "Though a journal may be many things - a treasury, a storehouse, a jewelry box, a laboratory, a drafting board, a collector's cabinet, a snapshot album, a history, a travelogue..., a letter to oneself - it has some definable characteristics. It is a record, an entry-book, kept regularly, though not necessarily daily.... Some (entries) will be nearly illegible, written in the dark in the middle of the night.... Not only is it a record for oneself, but of oneself. Every memorable journal, any successful journal, is honest. Nothing sham, phony, false...." (Dorothy Lambert from Ken Macrorie's book, Writing to be Read )
A journal is a way to keep track of your thoughts about what you read... as well as what you did on any given day."
Source: Journal Writing

A Blog is an online journal created by server side software, often hosted by a commercial interest.

"The term "weblog" was coined by Jorn Barger[4] on 17 December 1997. The short form, "blog," was coined by Peter Merholz, who jokingly broke the word weblog into the phrase we blog in the sidebar of his blog in April or May 1999.[5][6][7] Shortly thereafter, Evan Williams at Pyra Labs used "blog" as both a noun and verb ("to blog," meaning "to edit one's weblog or to post to one's weblog") and devised the term "blogger" in connection with Pyra Labs' Blogger product, leading to the popularization of the terms."

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