Tuesday, April 26, 2011

Well, another blank page to stare at.  I came in to post a small story with the links that I want to keep.  My obese Siamese kicked over the computer and killed it dead.  Son and I worked for 4 days to reinstall an operating system, but dead is dead.  I, of course, threatened to break cat's legs almost hourly but she just showed me her butt and wanted to use the free lap space for warmth.

So, I have to start my podcast journey from the beginning of the road.  I know the ones that I want to stay with, but I'm sure there will be many that I forget.  So, I started with a search for NPR and rejoined a few of those.  Then, I went to Ravelry, because everything is on Ravelry, and the podcast junkies group has a big list of the podcasts of interest.  Some of those are podfaded, some of my favorites flashed in time like a Nova and I only saw a minor reflection of something wonderful.

This makes me want to document the research and start my own podcast.  I'd really like to read some books for Librivox, I'd really like to document what I'm designing and knitting.  I'd like a place to sell the yarn that I haven't found a wonderful use for or fallen out of love with.

So, the first that's making me happy is the Celtic Mythology Podcast.  It does have a subscribe button, and a place to listen from the website.  What a WONDERFUL treat!  The old stories told with passion and a bit too many sound effects.  They do an absolutely fabulous job with just a minor rub up against the Pagan side.  I don't want to convert to Paganism, thanks.  But, finally understanding that the stories are populated with the shadows of history told in best tall-tale fashion is a thing of absolute wonder.   There's also just something about highland music that stays under your skin until the call of the wild places has overtones of reeds, whistles and bagpipes.  I do also enjoy the idea of spending some time with men who own kilts and might actually wear one.

Wednesday, February 09, 2011

Today, I'm listening to Classic Poetry Aloud Podcast. My favorite is "If" by Kipling If this link works, I'll put up some more favorites.

Tuesday, February 08, 2011

Just tripped over the Rail River Folk School, and OH, it looks like FUN! Stalk their webpage for the calendar and bloggy goodness.

Sunday, January 30, 2011

Hey there. This is Nikki. I have three set of American girl books here, and I want to sell them to a home instead of tossing this lovely books in the trash. Is there anyone interested in purchasing this books? I would try to set up an e-bay account, but I misplaced my routing number.

Here are pictures of the books in question. (Good quality. Some binder and book box edge wear. Each of these books came from a smoker home)

Molly. (1944. Intellectual american girl. Kind of a social nerd type of character. Reminds me of an old classmate)

Samantha. (1904. Victorian girl. She's friends with an orphan girl. How astonishingly novel! :0)

And Kirsten. (1853. Swedish immigrant. Nice girl)

The book box has this weird chocolate stain on the lower corner and the bottom. The side I pictured is the clean side. I am not sure where it came from. I think a cousin of mine handled the book box and made the stain.

Book 1 has a twenty page crease on it's cover. It doesn't affect the word print quality that much, but it is a bit annoying.

Also The book in the bottom middle depicts our Swedish heroine being alarmed by a bear. Oh my!