April 2015

Linkity spies hints of greenery (aka some signs of spring)

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  • Hockey fics! Woo-hoo! 🙂

“Clean face, clean face, I’m going to have a clean clean face!” -Chaos

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Misadventures in Stock Photography: Part the 235th (Not Kissing, Just Resting Our Lips on Each Other Guys [NKJROLoEOG])



Congrats to Ali G, who won I’m the Guy You Hate by Isa K!

Congrats to Mary B, who won LIMBO by Clare London!



Welcome to another edition of the Misadventures in Stock Photography! Today we’ll be meeting the Not Kissing, Just Resting Our Lips on Each Other Guys (NKJROLoEOG). Thanks to Becky Black, who found a number of these covers for me. 🙂

When

are

s, they use

(particularly the

) to make themselves less likely to be discovered and

as punishment as soon as they realize they’re

anymore.

And it started so promisingly! 😉


“Naughty boys

?! And now they’re infringing on my space! I’m just so exhausted by such naughtiness…” -Mayhem

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The pitter patter of little linkity drops



Congrats to Ali G, who won I’m the Guy You Hate by Isa K!

Congrats to Mary B, who won LIMBO by Clare London!



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Urban Watercolor Sketching: A Guide to Drawing, Painting, and Storytelling in Color by Felix Scheinberger. Good overview of a wide range of watercolor techniques, emphasizing a more on-the-go and dynamic style of watercolor painting than most other introductory books.

And of course – hockey fics! 🙂


*still judging, still prettily* -Mayhem

*grumping about dinner being late, two hours before dinner time* -Chaos

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Misadventures in Stock Photography: Part the 234th (Towel Guy)

Welcome to another edition of the Misadventures in Stock Photography! Today we’ll be meeting Towel Guy. Towel Guy is DULL.

Towel Guy believed that

revealed his

as he traveled from

to

to

to

to

, after which he exclaimed, “That was

extended winter trip! I had so much fun!!”

*yawns*


*judging prettily, with glow* -Mayhem

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In which linkity celebrates the installation of new windows

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A Lady’s Life in the Rocky Mountains by Isabella L Bird. Very good tale, written in a series of letters to her sister in England, of Isabella Lucy Bird’s extensive (and mostly solitary) travels in the Colorado Rocky Mountains during the late summer and fall of 1873. I am in complete awe of her – I’m pretty sure I would’ve curled up into a little ball and refused to continue once the temperature plummeted! And I enjoyed her compulsively readable style enough that I will definitely read more of her travels, some of which you can find at Project Gutenberg.
A Year in the Life: Journaling for Self-Discovery by Sheila Bender. Meh. Disappointing book about the benefits of journaling, complete with a year of rather contrived journaling prompts. As I first read, then skimmed, I kept muttering to the author, “Do your own work. Do your own work.” I’m not sure there was a single page on which the author didn’t quote from or refer to another writer and it quickly became very, very annoying.
Writing as a Way of Healing: How Telling Our Stories Transforms Our Lives by Louise DeSalvo. DNF. I made it about 35% (into Part Two) before I put it down and decided I didn’t want to bother reading more. I found Part One weirdly off-putting as the author repeated over and over, in slightly different and not-so-different ways, what the Exact Specific Only Type Of Writing That Is Therapeutic was.
Creative Journal Writing: The Art and Heart of Reflection by Stephanie Dowrick. The title sums it up well. 🙂 This is a book that I’ll have close by when I’m feeling stuck and need some inspiration – there are thoughtful, thought-provoking exercises throughout and a list of 125 helpful prompts at the end.
Note to Self: On Keeping a Journal and Other Dangerous Pursuits by Samara O’Shea. Only made it to page 32 before I gave up. It just felt obnoxiously self-absorbed to me, in a way I couldn’t relate to at all. It has been donated to the nearest Little Free Library.
Learn Watercolour Quickly by Hazel Soan. Perhaps a bit too quickly…


“I’m blaming you for how scary and disruptive getting the new windows installed was!!” -Mayhem

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