The zoo at home (and Dropcam)

Do you guys remember this post? Where I talked about how crazy June was? That was a post for Dropcam. Yes, that Dropcam. As in, the home security company. Well, it’s a home security camera. They’re not ADT or anything like that, but they do allow you to keep an eye on things when you’re not at home. (Aside: I bet Dropcam would be a fantastic video baby monitor. And I even came up with that thought before I saw the baby monitor link on their website. I’m so brilliant I think up things other people have already come up with.)

Anyway. Their community manager got in touch with me a while back and asked me to write a post she could share in their online community. It was part of their “Share Your Zoo” blog feature, where moms can share a time when they feel like they’re living in a zoo.

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Domain issues, long writing breaks, and zombie birthday cakes

Holy hell, you guys, I’m so sorry for disappearing like that. I hadn’t meant to not blog for so long, but I was focusing on jewelry (and summer vacation with the kids) and time just got away from me.

You may have noticed that my blog actually disappeared for a while there. That’s because I forgot to renew domain mapping with WordPress (I hadn’t set it to auto-renew), and my well-intentioned tomorrow in “I’ll renew it tomorrow” ended up being three weeks later. So my sincere apologies for my literal blogging disappearance. It’s all fixed now. And I’m back with A LOT of things to catch up on. (So. Many. Book. Reviews. OMG.) I also have to get back into writing in general, but that’s a different story entirely.

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Reading Rainbow resurrected

Also, I like alliteration.

Remember Reading Rainbow? That show that introduced books and the awesomeness of reading, hosted by Geordi La Forge? Sure you do :P.

Anyway. You may have noticed the huge kerfuffle online the last couple days about Reading Rainbow. As in, Geordi La Forge LeVar Burton wants to bring it back (albeit not as a TV show), but instead as a classroom supplement and a web-based program (it’s already an iPad app). There’s currently a Kickstarter campaign to make this happen. (And since it hit its goal on the first day, it will happen.)

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A short blogging break

You may have noticed that I haven’t been posting here lately. The reason for that is because I’ve been making jewellery. This isn’t a new thing (I’ve been beading and making jewellery for a few years now). What is new is the fact that I signed up for a market in June (I don’t know; it seemed like a good idea at the time). Right now, my spare time is spent at my work table making jewellery so that I (hopefully) have enough inventory.

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Surviving the apocalypse in the geekiest, most haphazard way possible

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