Did you ever have a blog account on Vox? If so, you should see what you want to save or scavenge there. By the end of September Vox will be gone. Those who want to migrate their Vox blog can do so by opening up a free Typepad Micro blog. These were set up as free blogs, a tumblog like Tumblr. They lack the features and community of Vox. It is sad that Vox did not grow to it's full potential. In the end, I think there was too much competition and not enough word of mouth or other promotion for Vox.
Mary, Mary, quite contrary, How does your garden grow? With silver bells, and cockle shells, And pretty maids all in a row.I've always liked Mary Quite Contrary. I never understood what was so contrary about her in this nursery rhyme though.
- Contrary - Opposed in essence, purpose, aim. Inclined to oppose and contradict. Perverse. Contrarious, to be contrary, perverse, contradictory.
- Perverse - Willfully deviating from acceptable or conventional behaviour, opinion, etc. Capricious. Morally wicked.
- Adverse - Opposing or opposed.
- Capricious - Characterized by or resulting from caprice. Fickle, whimsical. Fanciful. Caprice - A sudden change of mind or action without adequate motive, a whim.
I heard about the woman who was missing and later found under the stash of all her hoardings. I have watched the TV show Hoarders and cringed while thinking of my own collection of clutter and the dust bunnies I haven't sucked up yet. But, I've also looked at photos of collections of clutter and been drawn to them. Things like bookshelves full of books, jars and jars of canned goods, collections of teacups and saucers, you get the idea. There is a beauty in excess. This started me on an adventure to find others who have thought the same. Flickr: Beauty in the Clutter Flickr: Windowsill Art Flickr: Little Things Belonging to Women - Feminine clutter. Fine Particulates: The Art of DeCollection Tumblr: If I Were a Hoarder Tumblr: Bookshelf Porn Matters of Style: Maximalists and the Art of Clutter Design Sponge: Sibella Court One interesting thing I found is the word maximalist. Wikipedia says:
Maximalist is a quality of excessive redundancy oft exhibited by way of the overt accumulation of appurtenances that reflect current society. In other references the term refers to either the ostentatious displays of the extensive possessions of the super-rich or the obsessive collecting as frequently found in the behavior of garage sale shoppers who accumulate common household goods past reason.
From YourTango: 7 Traits of Irresistible Men:
- He Has Mastered The Wink.
- He Radiates Calm.
- He Takes Care Of Himself.
- He's Got Style.
- He Has A Manly Scent.
- He Is Affectionate.
- He Laughs Loud, Hard, Often.
Get out the paper and pens and draw your mood. See if you can fit the style of Punky Moods. Or just go with your own happy face type of thing and add your current mood to it. Draw a few and submit them to the site to be included. Different artists/ cartoonists have drawn for Punky Moods since it began years ago. Looks like they need a fresh cartoonist as there haven't been new drawings since 2009 now. Today's post is dedicated to my Grandmother Violet. Happy Birthday Grandma. I miss you.