Tuesday, November 20, 2007

Prototype gift tags

I spent this evening working up some rough prototypes for gift tags to make and hopefully sell. I'm sorry the pictures aren't great, but I think the tags came out well.

Thursday, November 08, 2007

Matchy-matchy nerds

My husband took the nerd test from the post below. We scored exactly the same except that he is slightly less nerdy than me when it comes to History/Literature (91% vs 99%). The funny thing about his Computer/Technology score is that he works for a software company, doing computery things all day. When he comes home he often does computery things until bedtime. I think if our friends had to choose who was most nerdy they would definitely choose my husband over me any day.

Monday, November 05, 2007

Uber Cool Nerd Queen

NerdTests.com says I'm an Uber Cool Nerd Queen.  What are you?  Click here!

Yes, I'm even more than just a vocabulary nerd. According to this incredibly accurate test, I shall henceforth be known as Uber Cool Nerd Queen. I found this on The View from Elsewhere.

Sunday, November 04, 2007

Am I insane? Maybe.

So, back in October I signed up for NaNoWriMo. Amazingly enough, I have a plot/story that I think will work. I haven't told any of my friends, because there is a sense of a lot of pressure around trying to do this. Now that I have posted about it, everyone will know. It was killing me not to say anything, but I've been really nervous just thinking about talking about it with anyone. I also put off actually starting to write until today. So far I only have 547 words, so I only have to do what I did tonight slightly less than 100 times in the next 25 days and I will have won. Even if I don't win, I will have a lot written. I'm glad I signed up.

I am a vocabulary geek

A friend sent this link to me the other day for Freerice.com. It is a game or a quiz, I guess. For every word that you correctly define, via multiple choice, they donate 10 grains of rice. The words are ranked into different levels. I made it up to level 50 a couple of times but seemed to mostly bounce around from 44-47. I loved it and played it way, way too long. I hope you have fun with it, too.

Accidental re-lactation

This is the weirdest thing. About three to four weeks ago I started watching a friend's four month old baby, one day a week for five hours. Last week I noticed my breasts felt kind of achy. I thought, oh, it's my period. Sensitive breasts aren't usually my problem, but it does happen every once in a while. I kept feeling hungry, even after a big meal. I watched the little boy on Friday. Friday night I went into my daughter's room to lay down with her and rub her back until she fell asleep, and I had a let down!!! I couldn't believe it. I haven't nursed her since April of this year. I couldn't hand express at all for the last several months that she was nursing. Sure enough, after she fell asleep I got up and went and tried to hand express and there was colostrum. I looked around online and couldn't find any non-nipple-stimulation instances of re-lactation. Hopefully the little let down feelings I'm having and the fullness will go away after a while. What amazing things our bodies are.