- - - my scribblings - - -
main table of all my contents: so many embryonic plans, so little time set
my dvd archive
a work in progress. last updated tuesday 11 february.
the looking glass
old pages never die, at least not those made by packrats. includes
notes from oct 2000 - aug 2001.
- - - my people - - -
(at least, those who have webpages; my age group went through college just
before the web got going)
azucar en chile
the black stripe
photos among friends.
the median strip
the old version: fireside tales and other animals.
there seems to be a new version.
...oops, i think it's dormant now too.
- - - other people/projects - - -
biiwii, also here
eve online (i am a member of
fabletown (forum for
discussion of the "Fables" comic)
girl's gone child
go fug yourself
kung fu monkey
pandagon (formerly here)
scary go round
talking points memo
- - - shopping - - -
blogs, and/or sites selling lots of different wares
cool mom picks
design by humans
louise hedley / a darlington
shirt.woot! (and bestlosers.com)
art, decor, housewares, giftwrap
althaea soaps & herbals
louise hedley / a darlington
- - - otherly interesting - - -
want to learn, or just learn about, tolkien's invented languages? this is
behind the name
focuses on the history/etymology of first names, but many last names can
be found here too. weighted european, but african, arabic, asian, hebrew
names appear also.
you design a book (using free software you download from them), and (for a
price of course) they print it for you. the examples on their site look
very pretty. knowledge of this may in time prove extremely dangerous to
relatively in-depth site about Chinese astrology, which seems to be
written by actual Chinese people. (I'm a rat, or as this site calls it,
mouse, specifically a water-mouse with rabbit ascendant.)
interesting, if incomplete, info on gardening in southern
This one's calendar has all the months in it.
encyclopedia of arda
aiming to be a massive index/glossary of all of tolkien's writings. pull
this up while reading the silmarillion to help you keep all the names
encyclopedia of life
fish! trees! bugs! and everything else (when it's done). free!
europe for visitors
looks like a promising, informative site that I want to read further.
Seems to cover all of Europe, with extra bonus detail on Venice,
Switzerland, and Austria.
has some handy maps that take you to individual country
pages with basic info about each currency that the company deals in,
including images, and whether there are import/export restrictions, and
whether other currencies are accepted in the country.
healthy toys dot org
your baby chews on a toy with lead (and/or arsenic, antimony, bromine,
cadmium, mercury, PVC) in it? you would? me too. a database of results
on toys they have tested, although not exhaustive as yet.
dan heller photography
website of a professional photographer who has interesting and useful
words for anyone who is thinking of getting into the photography business.
travel information for women (such as what you should wear where).
kcrw (npr santa monica)
kpcc (npr pasadena)
national public radio. why settle for less?
satellite views angled north/south/east/west. why let big brother have
all the fun?
very very dangerous. (also this
one, 'ware popups)
a helpful guide to traveling light.
guide to san francisco
the neighborhood guide is particularly useful, with a map and some photo
tours. i love san francisco.
seed savers exchange
collectors, preservers, and sellers of heirloom vegetable, herb, and
how's that traffic on the l.a. freeways today, right this moment?
urban legends reference, including oft-forwarded emails like that one
about the female marine offering to kick the french soldier's butt
(survey says: false).
playing with basic charts is free. it's rather interesting.
ever wondered whether the elevation of your home is high enough to save
you from rising sea levels? find out by consulting the maps here.
city historical society page with links to other info about my town.
what's that bug?
oodles of helpful,
friendly, informal info about screenwriting (for hollywood), by the
writers of (among other things) aladdin, shrek, and pirates of the
unofficial sites with useful information about yosemite national park.