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The Monkees

The Monkees


Posted on Jul 15, 2011

 Photo by Connie Schlecter  Last weekend, I got to see The Monkees in concert.  This was kind of a big deal for me.  The Monkees seem to have always been a part of my life.  Besides Simon and Garfunkel (who I amazingly got to see a few years ago), The Monkees have always been at the top of my wish list of artists to see.       This picture was taken when I was in th 7th grade.  I...

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  I love to find yarn bombings.  I've stumbled across them all over Portland and even when traveling around the country.  I couldn't believe it when I even found yarn bombing at Niagara Falls.  When a friend asked if I wanted to go yarn bombing to celebrate International Yarn Bombing day on June 11th, I couldn't resist.       Last Saturday, my niece and I set off to participate in...

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All pictures courtesy of Chris Guillebeau's Flickr Photostream. I spent the last three days volunteering at the World Domination Summit.  I can't express how much I enjoyed and appreciated all that I learned and the great people that I met.  I have lots of ideas of how I can apply the lessons I learned to my own life.  But I'm one who needs time to percolate my thoughts to articulate what the heck I want...

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World Domination Summit

World Domination Summit


Posted on Jun 3, 2011

The World Domination Summit is finally here!  I’m very excited to volunteer at this event and to meet lots of interesting folks from around the world.  I went to the volunteer orientation last at the Portland Art Museum – where most of the summit will be held.  Everyone was super and friendly and I’ve already made some new friends.     The World Domination Summit is the brain child of Chris Guillebeau...

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  I heard about Destination DIY from a friend and I was very excited to help fund this Kickstarter Campaign, because it fit all of my favorite criteria.  It’s made locally and it’s about crafts.  Julie Sabatier is the show’s creator.  She has an extensive background in radio and a true love for all things DIY.  Here is an interview with her from OPB. Help her create a new season of hour long shows broadcasted...

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Making Fondue Class

Making Fondue Class


Posted on May 16, 2011

  My sis had the brilliant idea of taking a fondue making class to celebrate my birthday and Mother's day.  I love the idea of birthday present being an activity that can be shared and nothing is better than liquid cheese!     The class was small with 17 particpants.  The instructor had a table set up in front with all of the ingredients.  We got to sip wine and watch her cook fondue.  ...

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