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Cathartic Ink

putting my own spin on things

Tel-Ewe-Phone

Sheep sculptures. As far as I can tell, their bodies are wrapped with telephone cords. I like this a lot, both in direct imagery [the cord makes a great wool-y texture] and also in the artistic implications of a flock of sheep made of telephone parts. I’m not entirely sure who created these, I found read more

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Mind the Clutter

New Ink! When I first moved from blogger onto catharticink.com TheBoy decided to spend some of his free time writing an application for me to blog with. Now that he spends his 8.30-5.30 writing applications he’s decided that he just can’t keep up with rewriting the blogging application, at least not without sacrificing quality time read more

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Things that Make me Giggle

I just signed up for Project Spectrum 2.0 and scrolled down to see my name on the list. Lo and behold I see that I fall here on the list: Right below my doppelganger, who is right below S. Three folks who didn’t know each other when they started their blogs but who now either read more

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Go Sheepies Go!

This may be the best thing I’ve seen all week: I’m amazed they got four sheep to do the same thing all at once. And I love that they’re all being “ridden” by stuffed sheep in sweaters. Via Say No To Crack

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Great Green Gobs

Cara has gifted me with the letter G. What follows are ten things, themes, theories, etc. in my life that begin with the letter G. Gold Perhaps one of the biggest things in my life these days is the recent root canal and crown that I had done. Because it was a back molar that read more

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If Cathartic Ink Were an Image.

Isn’t it pretty? What do the colors mean? blue: for links (the A tag) red: for tables (TABLE, TR and TD tags) green: for the DIV tag violet: for images (the IMG tag) yellow: for forms (FORM, INPUT, TEXTAREA, SELECT and OPTION tags) orange: for linebreaks and blockquotes (BR, P, and BLOCKQUOTE tags) black: the read more

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An Open Letter to Aught-Six

Dear Aught-Six*,You were generally a pretty good year. I managed to live through the first quarter century of my life and the subsequent quarter life crisis. I’m not going to dwell on those things that didn’t go my way Aught-Six, you and I know what they were and here’s hoping that more of the same read more

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It’s a Winter Miracle!

I spent the entire day in my kitchen yesterday. There were pies and rolls and cranberry sauce and pudding, etc to make. At about 5:30pm I was making my apple pie and was flushing the peelings down the garbage disposal. All of a sudden the disposal started to sound weird and the sink began filling read more

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Christmas Mitts!

I have known TheBoy for a hair over three years now. He has known that I am a knitter for almost as long as he’s known me and yet I don’t think that he ever realized what that meant for him in the long run. Pieces of yarn everywhere, piles of yarn everywhere, and [until read more

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Partway in.

Last week began the somewhat frantic and mostly hectic packing of the two offices that my department have inhabited in order to move into our one fancy new space. They began the physical move yesterday and finished it this morning. I do not yet have keys, but we’ll remedy that as soon as we get read more

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Holiday Gifts Abound!

I mailed the last of my family’s gifts out this evening. I do have a few other packages to go out, but one is waiting on an item [and I’m prolonging the Christmas excitement for the recipient, she’s heading out of town before I could get things to her so it’ll just be there when read more

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Snowman, Snowman, Snowman

You Are a Snowman Friendly and fun, you enjoy bringing holiday cheer to everyone you know! What Christmas Ornament Are You?

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