On Being a Tool

If you sent me to my room and told me to get dressed and I walked out with pants on my head, you would think me either insane or five years old. If you asked me to dust the blinds and I went in search of a circular saw, you would lock up the tools, myself included. If you wanted me to make you some tasty guacamole and I reached for the bag of marshmallows to fold into the mashed avocado, you would likely gag and remove me from the kitchen. I clearly could not be trusted....more

A Simple Garden Checklist

This is a great system. Thanks for sharing and giving the details for lots of information, all ...more

Your Own Tool Box

You deserve your own tool box! First, so you can learn to use the tools….second, so you can find the tools! (Just beware, since your husband can’t find his, he’ll be BORROWING yours.) I gave my daughter a tool box for Christmas and she said it made her feel powerful! Let’s build a toolbox. Here’s what you need: A large carry around tool box…you will be adding more and more things to it. A claw hammer Different sizes of Phillips and Regular Flat Tip screwdrivers A metal tape measure. 12′ should do it....more

UI Stencils: A Drawing Kit for Developers and GUI Designers

So @scubagirl15 tweeted something incredibly interesting:...more

An Open Letter to Martha Stewart

Dear Ms. Stewart, I don't want you to take what I'm about to say in the wrong way. I give you full props for your perfect little empire. Well, almost perfect. There was that little stint you did in....well, you know....more

She is the Betty Crocker version of all the Ken Lays and Bernie Madoffs out there ripping off ...more

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Tool Game for Your Father's Day or Guy's Birthday Party

A couple of weeks ago we celebrated my father’s 80th birthday.  We played lots of games that represented Dad’s favorite things, games using Oreo cookies, games with tennis balls and games with M & M’s, but one of the most  fun games was about Dad’s interest in tools and I thought you might want to add this game to your list of games for your Father’s Day party. ...more

Annoying behavior that's (unfortunately) revealing.

Anger tells me more about myself than just about any other emotion.  Maybe not specifically anger, because I’m not a very angry person, but certainly impatience.  And that tone of voice we get when we’re annoyed?  One of my least favorite things when I hear it coming out of my mouth. After going through a series of trials, minor and major, I realize this behavior refutes what I think I know about what kind of person I am.  ...more

My Blog Has Gone International

I started my personal blog in January and joined Blogher a week and a half ago.  All that time and effort has finally paid off.  Thanks to one Canadian reader, I can now say my personal blog is international.  (Sarcasm aside, I am really excited about it.)...more

I'll have to check out statcounter.  I didn't really do any research, just set up the ...more

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