Neat. Quiet American, a site dedicated to field recordings from around the world.

A place you can just go, and listen. 60 second vacations. (from this MEfi thread)

I want to mirror the whole site onto a CD.

Magnetic Babies!! – They pulled “Pregnant Barbie” off the shelves. The pregnant Midge wears a wedding ring and comes with doll-sized crib, cradle, changing table, baby toys and a baby monitor. The husband and son are sold separately.

That’s a bummer… I’d like kids to have mommy dolls, if they want ’em.

I’ve not heard or seen hide nor hair of Sappho this week… I wonder how she’s hanging in there? I know Kev and Island boy are doing reasonably well.

I’m craving salty snacks, and relaxing on the laptop.

Polished off sweetie v2 today… I think I like the warm colors better, but I wanted to see how the cool shades worked…and if an actual cloth costume would work over a totally reworked molded dress. I like her slippers, though.

For comparison
Sweetie v2

sweetie v1

the original

jean grey

one year ago – Newt vet, cultural comparisons, blogger hacked, guide to toddlers

two years ago – Nukes. We were at 9 minutes until midnight then. We’re at seven minutes until, now.

reminds me of a quote…

“War is an ugly thing, but not the ugliest of things: the decayed and degraded sense of moral and patriotic feeling which thinks nothing worth a war, is worse. When a people are used as mere human instruments for firing cannon or thrusting bayonets, in the service and for the selfish purposes of a master, such war degrades a people. A war to protect other human beings against tyrannical injustice; a war to give victory to their own ideas of right and good, and which is their own war, carried on for an honest purpose by their free choice, – is often the means of their regeneration. A man who has nothing which he is willing to fight for, nothing which he cares about more than he does about his personal safety, is a miserable creature who has no chance of being free, unless made and kept so by the exertions of better men than himself. As long as justice and injustice have not terminated their ever-renewing fight for ascendancy in the affairs of mankind, human beings must be willing, when need is, to do battle for the one against the other.”

-John Stuart Mill

It’s a cool, crisp morning. Dreams of comfort and love last night.

Newt is exceptionally vocal today… I think he likes my replies. I forgot to mention that it rained like the dickens on Christmas.