Saturday, February 28, 2009

Aquarium Humor

Today I got some frozen bloodworms for my new fish. I was looking forward to seeing their reaction. It comes in a cube about 1/2" around. So I plonk it in there and the smaller fish on top (zebras, cherry barbs, neons) hit on it right away, but after the first burst they lose interest. It floats over by the heater where it blends in and they ignore it. So I watch for a bit. Then one of the African frogs on the bottom spots it, and ever so slowing makes his way towards it. Suddenly, he grabs the whole cube and starts barrel rolling down. The cube is flying apart, and he swallowed from 1/3 to 1/2 of it all by himself. He's going to have one heck of a belly ache. Then when he sat on the bottom, the other frogs start gulping down what he missed. So I think it's safe to say that African frogs like blood worms. The fat frog went up to the surface to get some air, then dove towards the red lava. He lost his balance with his full tummy and made a crazy landing.

Thursday, February 26, 2009

An Off Kind of Day

I'm feeling kind of spazzed out today. First off I was on line until 4 AM last night trying to get an Etsy treasury, which can lead to Etsy sales, but usually doesn't. But by 8:15 I was wide awake again. So I started out the day with 4 hours of sleep. It started out okay. I started making some amigurumi mice, but then I got distracted. By mid afternoon I was coughing and my nose was running so I went back to bed. After two hours of sleep I felt human again but now half the day was gone. So I worked on Internet marketing, blogging, the usual. I just don't feel like I'm really getting ahead. If I don't stay on top of it every minute it goes away. I was reading about long tailed tags so I figure I'll start using some to see how that goes. Also blogger has a new button called 'Monetize' so you can put your Google Adsense ads underneath your post and/or in the sidebar, instead of with the original widget. Check it out under your 'customize' tab. You have to delete your exist ads first and then click on the new option. Takes a few seconds.

I'm also trying to get familiar with Entrecard, which means logging into their site to see if I have any new card drops. Each new technology has it's own complexities and they are eating more and more of my time. I could see it if I was getting an hourly wage to do all this research. And maybe it will pay off sometime but it's getting old quick.

Yesterday I felt really productive but today I just really didn't have it in me.

Sunday, February 22, 2009

A Little Visitor

I just found out my daughters and my grandson are coming to visit in March. That is great news. Babies grow up so fast and I'm missing so much of his first year.

My apt. however is not baby safe at all, so they'll have to stay in a motel. But I can always go over there and hang out with them. At least there are tons of nearby motels here. This will be the first time the baby has come down here. They visited other relatives during Thanksgiving and Christmas. Being pagan, I try to stay out of the 'you must visit me for the holidays or else' syndrome. As long as I get to see them sometime, it doesn't have to be on a holiday.

I wonder how my cats will be around a baby. This will be a first.

Thursday, February 05, 2009

Weekend in Quartzsite

I had a great time out in Quartzsite last weekend. I'm so glad I took my camera. The weather was perfect, not a cloud in the sky. And we ran into two of our friends there who live in Torrance CA.
I bought a bunch of things for knapping and jewelry making. I aleady used some of the green beads to make earrings. I wish I'd gotten more of the polished stones for wire wrapped pendants, but it just didn't occur to me at the time.