Wednesday, July 27, 2005
"I saw this pop up first on Angie Pedersen’s blog here via Ken Leebow and now it’s just appeared on a blogging blog here. This is one of the best examples of the power of a web meme that I could give you. Tracing this concept over the net would be a great task for some cultural masters doctorate to do. And more - this is a meme which should be spread, because it is a very powerful and worthy message.
ICE = In Case of Emergency. The concept is simple - in your mobile phones put in the ICE acronym and the phone number of your closest emergency contact. The meme is covering through the US at the moment, but it actually was started by one person over here in my local county.
Bob Brotchie is the guy’s name. He is a paramedic officer for the East Anglian Ambulance Trust, and conceived the concept of ICE when he and his coworkers kept coming back with tales at accidents of going through all the stored addresses in some accident victim’s mobile phone, trying to locate their spouse or similar. Often these victims couldn’t talk for themselves - and the officers only had a short time to try and find out their next of kin and medical details. The whole thing was profiled in local newspapers over here for many weeks. And the link I’ve given you was an article put up by the East Anglian Ambulance in April of this year - you can see how the concept has spread since then."
take some time to help yourself today
I truly am sorry to S for somehow stressing him out.
as for ex-hubby- no sorry my give-a dam-is busted
Monday, July 25, 2005
I have been engrossed in Harry Potter and the Half Blood Prince I finished it last night - bummer ending- does not make me happy
the days and nights have been unbearably hot here- so not much computer time, we have actually been shutting them off to keep the basement cooler.
These have literally been the dog days of summer
Wednesday, July 20, 2005
and it has been a rough year- I wanted to get it for him by his birthday in May instead he managed to mess that up pretty well with the skipping school and getting detention. So we have been working toward this from that point. We took away wheels of all forms in the spring after the grades were not getting any better. So now wheels are back and my son seems to be a little happier and he is riding it right now, I will go take a photo and post it later on.
Monday, July 18, 2005
we were pretty excited the four of us that went - me and three friends, Ahead of time we tried to figure out just where this was going to be... the National Western Complex- Hall of Education- imagine "fairgrounds" Stock shows, and Scout show takes place here quite often, a great venue for the last three things- not so great for scrappers.
one friend and I have been there on serveral occasions for the Denver area, Scout show, a load noisey mess of boys, parents and fun. This is the right place to hold this event, my boys love it. but I digress.....
For the money we paid $40.00 each because we managed to get 4 of us together, we were disapointed with the venue. There are lots of places in Denver we could have gone for probably the same amount of money, and had a much better " learning enviroment". With the sponser being the lifelong learning center- aka skil path- a well known and liked trainer of software and other managment and customer service training it was surprising that they didn't scope out things ahead of time. The traditional teacher was not up to speed on tecnique and the Digital teacher did get better marks, though the sound system and screens were hard to hear, see and concentrate on. We were placed into partictioned off areas with bad lighting and terrible speakers systems. The overhead speakers were actually worse than those old charlie brown cartoons, were the teacher is in the background going" blah, blah, blah in a high pitch tone.
there were serveral vendors there, most with basic items to buy. Archivers was there too, with a nice coupon and a $50 gift card for one luck winner. There was a few tables to display your layouts and it was nice to share and see what others have done. But overall the experience for the money was a big fat D in my book. A+ for my friends who stuck it out with me and we went to dinner and had a nice time together- so in real scrappers terms it was a sucess in that we got together had fun, put a few pages together and shared a nice time.
I hope that this group will consider coming to Denver Again and doing it in a different place, ask any girls scrappers here and they would help you find the best location in town, plus my worst pet peave about the whole thing, we all had to pay to park too!! another $6 bucks each yikes.
Friday, July 15, 2005
|Your Blogging Type is Social and Responsible|
From helping friends set up blogs to getting rid of spam - you take a leadership role.
A super blogger, you tend to blog regularly. You'd hate to disappoint your audience.
And always appropriate, there's no way you'd blog something too personal!
Thursday, July 14, 2005
this from Angie Petersen's scrapbook new blog:
Via Carrie Colbert's Handle Life With Care blog:
Last week, BHG [Better Homes & Gardens' Scrapbooks ETC] announced their new Creative Team for 2006. Such a talented line-up of ladies!!!
- Erin Roe
- Lisa Storms
- Erica Hernandez
- Patricia Anderson
- Erikia Ghumm
- Dana Smith
- Jen Lessinger
- Nia Reddy
- Rhonda Bonifay
- Lee Ann Russell
Yesterday, Melissa Inman, editor of BHG Scrapbooks, Etc., made this announcement:
I wanted to share with all of you that we have asked several people to join our team as contributing editors, taking on more behind-the-scenes responsibility. The eight people who will now be listed as contributing editors in the magazine are:
- Carrie Colbert
- Candi Gershon
- Leah Fung
- Tracy Kyle
- Polly Maly
- Anita Matejka
- Heather Melzer
- Erin Terrell
As our business grows, we find ourselves needing more help from the creative minds around us. These women will help plan and manage stories for the regular issue, as well as help develop special issues and bookazines in the future.
the Kids have been pretty good about leaving me be too- so now I am off to get them a little bit of luncha nd a quick trip to the library.
I may actually get to scrap a bit today if I can make it to the bottom of my pile on my desk.
an apointment for Jimmy this afternoon will take a bit of time. one other thing I want to get done is his photos- so maybe off to costco to get that done.
I am hoping we can work on the bathroom a bit this weekend, I am so sick of not having a sink. LOL
tatafornow will write more later today
Tuesday, July 12, 2005
so good to see you my friend. Glad to hear from you , so very glad you can easily keep up with me and mine here on my blog. I miss you and wish we could get together sooner than later. I will be really missing you scrapping this weekend. I have so many great memories of time spent laughing and scrapping with you at Kathy M's scrapbook store....
will be sending you a card soon, hugs and kisses to J. too. your friend - Tamara
Sunday, July 10, 2005
can wait to scrap this little adventure,J got 5 merit badges and D got 3, good going, I think they were excited and happy to be home J got stung by a wasp at the troopmasters house the only time since they have been home.
Saturday, July 09, 2005
Friday, July 08, 2005
Thursday, July 07, 2005
Wednesday, July 06, 2005
Monday, July 04, 2005
I almost had a mishap today, I had a car in my blind spot and pulled out ahead of him, boy was that Driver and passenger mad, I was very sorry and didn't do it on purpose- it scared me as much as it scared them I am sure.
will post some photos in a day or two.