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Tuesday, October 21, 2014

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#frocktober day 21. Homemade (NEW!) black knit dress with crazy splash tights from @welovecolors.
#frocktober day 21. Homemade (NEW!) black knit dress with crazy splash tights from @welovecolors.

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Monday, October 20, 2014

Still a little bitter.

Florida State's Jameis Winston Performs Admirably Under Scrutiny, at Least on the Field - NYTimes.com - I found it enormously telling that when Winston and his coach met on the field immediately after the game, the microphones picked up the coach's repeated admonishments: "Be humble. Be HUMBLE." You don't normally have to remind non-jackasses to be humble.

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Camp Creative

Ten years ago, I went to a five day summer craft camp called Camp Creative with my mother-in-law. I've been on the email newsletter list ever since. I just happened to look at this year's classes... and I'm BLOWN AWAY. So many potential zombie apocalypse training courses!Okay, maybe not that last one. But still. Don't you think the rag-tag bunch of survivors rebuilding humanity might like to listen to some harp music each night?

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MONA

Tasmanian Devil - The New Yorker - An article about David Walsh, the weird, weird guy behind the creation of the Museum of Old and New Art in Hobart, Tasmania. We're going there next month. (It has a poop machine.)

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Sniff.

Fake deaths, cheap resurrections, and dealing with real grief · For Our Consideration · The A.V. Club - Surprisingly emotional piece from the AV Club.

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Frocktober

Just reminding folks that Frocktober isn't just a fun hashtag - it's actually raising money for a really great cause. If you'd like to donate to ovarian cancer research, my fundraiser page is here.

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Good grief.

Quinnspiracy / What To Expect When You´re Expecting (the internet to ruin your life) - "Try and remember if there’s any places you have accounts for that you might have forgotten. For example, they got into a dominos.com account I had made and forgot about to try and send someone a pizza. It can be especially damaging if that account is automatically set up to charge any of your accounts." ARE YOU KIDDING ME?!

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#frocktober day 20. A serious work conference demands polka dots.
#frocktober day 20. A serious work conference demands polka dots.

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  • YouChewsAus: @KazStocks @murudau @telstra sorry, pitch can wait - just gonna send this tweet! #TelstraSummit http://t.co/UjuNzuZhOP
  • uskovic: Love seeing some startup chicks on stage #TelstraSummit #needmorefemales http://t.co/nblfBlu4rn
  • dawnstarau: "At this summit in Australia we're going to use examples from a TV show that is delayed in Australia" #TelstraSummit
  • teresatruda: Woooo @KazStocks is the first female speaker at #TelstraSummit #womenintech
  • melissa_muses: Silicon Valley: guess you had to be there #TelstraSummit
  • kerrydawes98: Great panel but look forward to day when its made up of 50%female #telstrasummit #leanin #womeninbusiness #femaleleaders #womenintechnology
  • web_goddess: Evernote. Bah. You whippersnappers. I just write tweets and then have a cron job that posts them on my blog. #TelstraSummit
  • nsmale: "You can't treat customers well if you don't treat each other well internally."-@davidthodey Awesome sentiment #TelstraSummit
  • pbolt: My favourite stat of the day; more Americans have been married to Kim Kardashian than have died from Ebola

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Sunday, October 19, 2014

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#frocktober day 19. More vintage polyester for watching football and sewing.
#frocktober day 19. More vintage polyester for watching football and sewing.

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Sunday recovery brekkie: Sweet Blueberry Lemon Puffed Omelet.
Sunday recovery brekkie: Sweet Blueberry Lemon Puffed Omelet.

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Saturday, October 18, 2014

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He's wearing safety goggles because he's
He's wearing safety goggles because he's "doing science." BEER SCIENCE!

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#frocktober day 18. Homemade glow-in-the-dark planets dress.
#frocktober day 18. Homemade glow-in-the-dark planets dress.

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Yum.

Help me get my almond fix - dessert recipe | Ask MetaFilter - Mr. Snook, I think this is relevant to your interests.

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Cool.

How My 98-Year-Old Grandfather Embraced The Internet - Lovely article, and it made me want to spend some time with my Grandpa online. (And wow, I only realised after I finished reading it that it was on Buzzfeed. I didn't realise they did anything but clickbait listsicles and quizzes. Good on them.)

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Friday, October 17, 2014

Word.

Fictional Characters Whose Lives Would Be Improved By Abortion - "Peeta had really wanted children, but that was just too fucking bad."

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Testing out part of my Halloween costume. #sneakpeek #uhhhhhhhhh
Testing out part of my Halloween costume. #sneakpeek #uhhhhhhhhh

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#frocktober day 15 (which I somehow forgot to document). Red dress, grey tights, Frye boots.
#frocktober day 15 (which I somehow forgot to document). Red dress, grey tights, Frye boots.

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#frocktober day 17. Black and blue.
#frocktober day 17. Black and blue.

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Thursday, October 16, 2014

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#frocktober day 16. Vintage hot pink and blue polyester. Awwww, YISS.
#frocktober day 16. Vintage hot pink and blue polyester. Awwww, YISS.

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Smug (Cheap) Marrieds

The larger the rock, the rockier the marriage - MarketWatch - Some interesting stats in there. Given that the Snook and I dated for 4.5 years before getting hitched, had no engagement ring, got married in Vegas with no guests, and didn't even have wedding rings for 5 years (and only got them because I bartered web development for them), I think the outcome is clear. We're stuck with each other forever. :)

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Wednesday, October 15, 2014

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  • breko: Sydney is now entitled to nominate 3 other cities for the ALS ice bucket challenge. #sydneystorm ping @joshuagynther

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Right on.

Tech's Meritocracy Problem - Medium - Well written, if a little depressing. I NEED TO READ SOMETHING HAPPY STAT.

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Ugh.

Anita Sarkeesian Cancels Talk at Utah State After Receiving Threat of Another “Montreal Massacre.” - Well, that's put me off my lunch. How friggin' depressing.

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Tuesday, October 14, 2014

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#frocktober day 14. Black and white and pinky-purple. (Or is that mauve?)
#frocktober day 14. Black and white and pinky-purple. (Or is that mauve?)

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