T.Bird on a Wire

September 29, 2006, 10:33 pm
Filed under: farming



Thursday Thirteen #9
September 28, 2006, 6:34 am
Filed under: Thursday Thirteen

*update – 9/29* – I’ve gone and done it.  I signed up with bluehost.com.  I’ve been itching to play and learn new things so we’ll see where this takes me….

Today I am asking for 13 pros and cons of using a paid site and which hosts you’d recommend or not:

1. Bev – I’ve never used a hosted site (well if you don’t count playing around with Blogger for awhile). I started out on the web learning HTML and so I’ve always had a virtual server.

2. Leanne – I’ve had my own domain for years. It’s mine. I like stuff, and it’s my stuff. I can do whatever I want with it, it’s got great page ranking in google, and it’s mine. Did I mention it’s mine?

I use http://blogs-about.com.

I do have a whole entry dedicated to starting up your own blog (more specifically, leaving blogger, but you can skip those parts), it’s in the sidebar on my blog if you want more info on the pros and con’s.


3. Jenny Ryan – I own my own domain name, and I love it. It is hosted by dreamhost, and as part of hosting your site with them you get the Word Press blogging software free, which I also love. It is VERY user-friendly for semi-ludites like me.

4. N. Mallory – I’ve owned the domain exit-23.net forever. It’s been great because no mater who my internet provider is I still get my email with no interruption. When I moved 1700 miles, I still got my email. I can set up 999 email accounts from very professional sounding to very silly and I still get it. I was able to set up accounts for my friends who were affected by Katrina so they could communincate with the world while they were displaced. I was also able to host a temporary website to support communication for katrina victims immediately after the hurricane.

As for hosts, I use http://asmallorange.com. I used to use lunarpages.com, but their service deteriorated over the last two years and they got too restrictive. I find that A Small Orange is fabulous as well as very inexpensive. Their customer service is extremely helpful as well as quick.


Craftier days
September 27, 2006, 6:05 am
Filed under: blahblahblah

I used to make the time to crochet and cross stitch.  Here is something I made for my little sister’s bridal shower 14 years ago.



Cats and laundry baskets…
September 24, 2006, 5:22 pm
Filed under: Carnival of Cats, cats, WCB, Weekend Cat Blogging


Thursday Thirteen #8
September 20, 2006, 7:15 pm
Filed under: Thursday Thirteen

Thirteen Steven Wright quotes:

1. All those who believe in psychokinesis raise my hand.

2. The early bird gets the worm, but the second mouse gets the cheese.

3. If everything seems to be going well, you have obviously overlooked something.

4. When everything is coming your way, you’re in the wrong lane.

5. I couldn’t repair your brakes, so I made your horn louder.

6. I used to have an open mind but my brains kept falling out.

7. Everyone has a photographic memory. Some just don’t have film.

8. Shin: a device for finding furniture in the dark.

9. What happens if you get scared half to death twice?

10. If Barbie is so popular, why do you have to buy her friends?

11. Eagles may soar, but weasels don’t get sucked into jet engines.

12. Dancing is a perpendicular expression of a horizontal desire.

13. Who is General Failure and why is he reading my hard disk?


Way back Wednesday
September 20, 2006, 12:41 pm
Filed under: Way Back Wednesday

October 2001 – My daughter and Shiloh.  We bought Shiloh from the auction.  She must have been bottle fed because she was very friendly and still is to this day even after having 3 calves.



What a sight
September 20, 2006, 8:32 am
Filed under: farming

Yesterday morning as I was driving down my road to go to work I saw something that made me wish I’d had my camera in the car. A doe and her twin fawns were standing in our hay field surrounded by turkeys and their poults. It was a very interesting sight. Today the deer were on our bank and the turkeys were in the pasture.


Quote of the Day
September 18, 2006, 6:51 am
Filed under: quote

Ernest Haskins

“Save a little money each month and at the end of the year you’ll be surprised at how little you have.”


What? ‘You lookin’ at me?
September 15, 2006, 12:14 pm
Filed under: Carnival of Dogs, Friday Ark


Thursday Thirteen #7
September 14, 2006, 12:07 pm
Filed under: Thursday Thirteen

Thirteen Fark posts from today: (I *heart* Fark)

1. [Stupid] Nissan to introduce anti-drunk-driving mechanism, plus extra-long pin number that a drunk person can’t remember. Of course the person would be so drunk he wouldn’t think of writing it down beforehand

2. [Cool] Steve Irwin fans camping out for memorial tickets. Sting unavailable for comment

3. [Amusing] Not news: Woman attacks man for sleeping with other woman. News: She reacts by setting his house on fire and attacking him with a machete. Fark.com: The man is a 70-year-old priest and the woman is a nun that has had three of his abortions

4. [Cool] Ouch. 14 lb, 13 ounce baby born. Look at the size of that boy’s head. That’s a virtual planetoid. Has it’s own weather system

5. [Followup] Guy who was arrested for carrying a penis pump aboard airplane has charges drop after convincing judge he whispered “pump” and not “bomb” when asked what it was

6. [Amusing] Twenty-three thousand Segway scooters recalled due to hilarious glitch that causes wheels to suddenly reverse direction. Submitter hopes to see this thread in the Fark Video section soon

7. [Unlikey] Police think they can stop singing, swearing and shouting by drunks outside bars by giving drinkers suckers as they leave

8. [Interesting] Study proves drinkers earn more money than nondrinkers. Don’t worry, you’ll be able to afford a new liver

9. [Followup] Couple who was filmed beating a TV reporter have claim “not guilty.” Indicates goatees in the video

10. [Dumbarse] Fourteen-year-old, upset that his parents planned out his future career path, decides to put an end to that nonsense by burning his house down. Every so often, you gotta say “What the fark?”

11. [Followup] Man — who wrecked store microwave trying to warm up his urine-filled fake penis to beat a drug test — pleads guilty to disorderly conduct, fined for $425 and loss of dignity forever

12. [Unlikely] Colombia gang wives and girlfriends call for “crossed legs” sex strike to persuade their men to give up guns. Gang members promise to do so after they put a cap in the ungrateful biatches’ asses

13. [Amusing] Police burn 1,000 marijuana plants in Crown King, Arizona — note photo of cops standing downwind and smiling