One of the sites that made me gripe about animated favicons was Musicovery
, and actually, it's kind of a neat site--and their animated icon STOPS after a round or two, and only reanimates when a new song starts. So that's quasi-functional. Musicovery is like Pandora.com or whatever, a music-suggesting-and-streaming site. It lets you set mood and tempo and genre, and displays the songs in a kind of mind-map thing. I discovered the Gotan Project there via their song "Vuelvo el Sur." Good stuff.
Attention, people shopping for houses
: I know several of you on my f'list, particularly a couple of my favorite women from/in Arkansas, are home-shopping. Via a comment in woquinoncoin
's LJ, I spotted my_first_home
, and I thought I'd point you there in case it's something you'd like to join. :)
After trading comments with chamisa
about sandals, I just bought these shoes
for $42.25 at Shoebuy.com: -$10 fall sale, -5% sale, -$10% member discount for making a purchase within 60 days of making a previous purchase, even though I returned that one. They're $63.95 at Zappos. I hope they actually work for me... ($10 coupon thingie for new customers
; full disclosure:'tis a referral thing that can eventually get me a discount.) I'd say that Shoebuy doesn't ship quite as fast Zappos, but they also have some brands that Zappos doesn't.
Why are European shoes wider than American ones anyway? It's so hard to find wide shoes here. (Hmm, I wonder if that goes for men's shoes too--assaultdoor
often buys shoes that are really too long for him, in order to get ones that are wide enough.)
Dear other people who talk for a living,
How do you keep your throat from getting sore?
And if your tonsils turn red, does that mean you're sick, or can that be cause by talking too much too?
It's a lot easier to have a less-teacher-talk, more-student-talk class when you have more than one student. Sigh.
's strained vocal cords
, a hypnotic dance performance shown during a charity fundraiser TV show in Japan.
I just got nominated for a promotion of sorts within the state level of my professional association. It is amazing how desperate even large, active professional and academic associations are for active members and "young blood" who haven't already held all the positions several times over. If you are looking for a job (or a better job), or you want to add to a short CV/resume, not to mention if you want to meet other people who take your field seriously, you really owe it to yourself to join the national, state, and local associations for your field. If the association has caucus, sections, subcommittees, interest groups, etc., sign up for the maximum amount that you can (or that's free) and go to their meetings. They are often starving for participants who'll do something, and that "something" can be as little as a few minutes a week maintaining a listserv, a few minutes a month sending an announcement out, etc. That can get you a title to put on your resume/CV, tons of new contacts, and sometimes even really nice perqs. (For example, paid airfare to conferences!) And in a lot of groups, the past holders of the positions are freely available to you for help and advice.
I showed up to the annual Intercultural Interest Group of my state association two years ago, on the last day of our conference. They asked for volunteers to be secretary, which entails a minimum of about 3 hours of work PER YEAR. So I wound up doing that. Then, earlier this year, the assistant coordinator (coordinator-elect) wasn't able to take on the coordinator position when it started, and the then-coordinator didn't want to keep on in the role due to health issues, so I kinda got nominated since I was secretary, and wound up taking over. Now I've been nominated to be assistant all-interest-group facilitator.
So, yeah. Show up, get an official position. It's almost that easy.
Do me a favor and go find out about your professional organizations, and join me in my
rise to power
... giving back to the community