jewel April 1st, 2012
Ok, so maybe not, but it is big enough for my Galaxy Tab 10.1, my Kindle, wallet, a water bottle, sunglasses, cell phone…in other words, plenty big enough
It’s been ages since I’ve felt, even a little, like blogging. As I believe I mentioned a few months ago, I’d been wanting to learn how to sew, so, that is exactly what I have been doing. I haven’t sewn much in the way of clothing, just yet (working on a couple things there), but I have managed to complete a couple fairly complicated messenger bags, along with a few very uninteresting things to learn on. Of the bags I have made, this one is my favorite. The Whovian fabric, I got at Spoonflower. It looked so much fun, I could not resist. There are a lot of amazing geeky fabric designs at Spoonflower. Too fun.
Anyhow, I am exceedingly proud of my efforts with this bag. I’ve already been commissioned to make a few more; though I doubt I’ll make a habit of that, since there are other things I want to make and these bags are a bit time consuming. But, I am having a blast.
jewel September 25th, 2010
A few weeks ago I got my very first Kindle. I had been wanting one since the first generation Kindle came out in 2007. Alas, it was priced way outside my discretionary spending zone. So, I looked on in envy to those folks I knew that had one. Finally, with the Kindle 3, came affordability, along with a stylish graphite color. I bought the wi-fi only edition at $139 and it is worth every penny.
I was a little concerned when I ordered it that it would end up being another gadget that I rarely used; I love gadgets, but have a tendency to tire of them fairly quickly. Very few of the gadgets that I have bought over the years have withstood the test of time. I needn’t have worried, though, I *heart* my Kindle and wonder how I managed to go so long without owning one. Continue Reading »
jewel June 13th, 2009
But I don’t hate using Vista. I really thought I would because the couple Vista machines I had to do stuff with at work were absolutely painful to deal with. But, the machine I just bought a couple weeks ago is a much more robust system the ones at work, so, even though Vista is a resource hog, it can handle it and then some. I did turn off the annoying “are you sure?” messages on day two, though, because seeing those messages every single time I would go to do something was making me feel violent urges. So far, though, that’s the only thing I’ve outright hated. Continue Reading »
jewel April 26th, 2009
In the spring and summer months, my husband and I periodically take a drive to a few of Virginia’s many wineries. There are dozens of them, so we haven’t even come close to visiting all of them yet. They all have their own styles and personalities and it’s fun to choose a few, every now and again, and see what they have to offer.
Yesterday, we took a trip to visit 4 wineries. Village Winery, Lost Creek Vineyard & Winery, Hidden Brook Winery and Fabbioli Cellars. I linked to the Virginia Wine pages rather than the individual winery websites here because the info given is consistent and compact. The individual winery websites can be found at the end of this post. Continue Reading »
jewel May 23rd, 2008
Since I decided to take today off work, I thought I should get out of the house and enjoy this gorgeous spring weather we’re having. So, I went to the zoo. I know I was just there last month but that was part of a field trip with the photography class I was taking. And, although I got some good panda and tiger shots, there was a lot I didn’t get to. So, today I went to get some shots of the animals I don’t normally photograph and just to see what I found. Continue Reading »
jewel May 21st, 2008
Well, I hope so, anyway. I got a Wii Fit for my birthday! I’ve been wanting it since I saw it reviewed on G4 and it came out today. So, I plan on giving it a few rounds this evening. Perhaps I will even add to this post after I use it to say how I like it.
Edited: Well, I’ve used it and …………………………………. Continue Reading »
jewel May 13th, 2008
It finally feels like spring is actually here. I swear, I was beginning to think we were going to skip spring altogether and head straight into summer. It’s been cloudy and rainy and cool and I know we’ve needed the rain, but when the weather is better in London for more than a few days, I get depressed. Continue Reading »
jewel April 27th, 2008
Yesterday my photography class met at the zoo for our second field trip. I love the zoo. I’d love to go there more often. So, anyway, I cleared off my memory cars, charged the camera batteries and off we went. It was a beautiful morning. We got there around 8:30 and met by the panda’s. They were all out and chowing on some bamboo. Mmmmm…..breakfast, said my stomach, as I remembered I forgot to pack that granola bar. Continue Reading »
jewel November 4th, 2007
Ok, I’ve narrowed down the theme choices to 3…but I really like them all. *sigh*. I suppose I can just rotate them.
They’re all shown below. If anyone cares to leave an opinion as to which one you like best, feel free. Clicking on the thumbnail will take you to a larger sized graphic.
jewel November 3rd, 2007
I’ve been playing with my blog theme today. I’ve found a few that I like and I’ve edited them a bit. I’ll very likely switch between them a few times over the next day or so to see which one I like the best. I’m having fun with it.