T.Bird on a Wire

Hey everyone!
October 6, 2006, 11:17 am
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Update your links and head
on over to my new place
(same name, different domain).


Moving stuff
October 2, 2006, 12:40 pm
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I’m working on getting this blog imported into the new site. I think I should have checked my bookmarks for this stuff because comments didn’t import and category counts didn’t update. No biggie, though. I’m good with SQL and can pretty much fix most of it myself.

I also need to settle on a theme or make my own. I’d really like to make my own but am nervous about starting. I have a lot of documentation, but the design for me is the hard part. I’m not creative at all. I can do stuff from patterns, but to start something from scratch, design-wise, is scary.

I’d really like to expand now that I have a host and my own domain name. So those decisions about keeping stuff in blog format or making additional web pages will keep my mind busy too. I have been bored at my job and have started dabbling in different things outside of work (some related to what I do now, some totally off the beaten path for me) so I’ll eventually incorporate that stuff in as well.

The new site is http://www.tbirdonawire.net/tbirdwp

I’m still playing with the blog and the main site http://www.tbirdonawire.net. They may not work sometimes while I’m playing. Or, they may look one way one minute and then next something totally different.

I’ve really needed something lately to spark my interest again, and this just might be it. Comments, suggestions, tips, encouragement are all welcome!


Checking in
October 2, 2006, 6:21 am
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I’ve recently set up my own domain and have been playing around.  I’m excited about putting a whole new site together.  I’ll put a link up when I’m happy with what I have started.  It will constantly be a work in progress.

In the meantime, here’s another view from my back porch.



Craftier days
September 27, 2006, 6:05 am
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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.



September 11, 2006, 6:37 am
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I’m sure there are going to be many posts about the 5th anniversary of 9/11 today. I’d like to take some time to write about the human aspect of it and leave all the political stuff aside.

I remember when the news came in. I was at work and started hearing people buzzing about something that sounded pretty important. At f irst people were in disbelief of what they were hearing. Then they started checking out the news sites and found that this was real. It was hard for us to wrap our heads around it. I, too, logged in to the news sites and sat there with my mouth gaping at the images that were being sent across the internet. How could this be?

I remember thinking about all the people that were inside the towers and how horrible the scene inside must be. The fear and pain that those people felt was more than I could comprehend. There have been shows on TV with stories from the survivors and what they were going through while this was happening. I know it sounds terrible, but for those that did not survive I would count the ones that died instantly very lucky.

I thought of the people who were seeing this on TV knowing that their loved ones were in or near the towers and they were helpless to do anything about it. I prayed for them as well.

News of the crash in Shanksville hit closer to home. We live about 2 hours from Shanksville. Here at work we all wondered if we should leave and go get our kids from school so we would know that they were safe with us.

My emotions were in a tailspin. Was there more to come? Were we in danger too? Why were we spared and why did the others have suffer and perish?


New-born albino Pygmy Marmoset
August 30, 2006, 6:55 am
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New-born albino Pygmy Marmoset


“Labrador has new deer pal”
August 28, 2006, 1:50 pm
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This article in The Sun was so cute I had to share.  It’s about a labrador named Sam adopting an orphaned fawn.