Thursday, April 30, 2009

The Bob Cummings Show (A little story)

The other day I went to Walmart with my mom. Yes, I did. We were walking down the center aisle of the store a little old lady tapped me on the shoulder. She was standing next to a rack of 50 cent DVDs and was making her case to anyone who would listen.

The DVD she had her eye on was a three-episode disc of The Bob Cummings Show, an American sitcom produced in the 50s, about a studly photographer/Air Force reserve officer.

The lady was 80 and in pretty decent shape for her age. She could run! She showed us. Anyway, she said there was something about the smiles on our faces that made her think we might actually listen.

"Give it to an old person you know!" She said. "It will make them so happy. I love this kind of stuff. And you know they aren't making any money off it. It's just that no one knows what it is."

So, I picked up a couple copies and she gave me and my mom a hug.

"It means so much to me that you stopped and talked to me," she said. "I've been a widow 20 years and you stopped and talked to me!"


Definition of the week: Footloose and Fancy Free definition
FOOTLOOSE AND FANCY FREE: Having no attachments, especially romantic ones, and free to do as one pleases. For example, when I was in my twenties, footloose and fancy-free, I would travel at the drop of a hat. Both of these words have long been used separately; their pairing dates only from the 1900s.

Tuesday, April 28, 2009

My first fabric!

I finally posted a fabric to Spoonflower. A while ago, I posted blog about this beta site where you can upload your own designs and get fabric printed. You can choose to let other people get prints of your fabric as well. I ordered a yard of this stuff, we'll see how it goes!


Monday, April 13, 2009

Let me get a word in


Saturday, April 11, 2009


I just got back from the National Federation of Community Broadcasters conference in Portland and I have to share this project I heard about there.

It is called RadioLingual, a Seattle-based multimedia project found in translation.

These two people from Seattle use a new tool that Google is coming out with called Google Voice , where you can record phone calls online.

What they do is they ask people a question, like, "What does it mean to open up a can of worms?" And then have people call in answers using the Internet. Last, they compile the answers into a radio piece.