You can also Search

Debbie Ridpath Ohi reads, writes and illustrates for young people. Every few weeks, she shares new art, writing and resources; subscribe below. Browse the archives here.

Twitter Facebook Instagram
Subscribe Pinterest Flickr
My other social media.

Current Projects




Search Blatherings

Use this search field to search Blatherings archives, or go back to the Main Blatherings page.

***Please note: You are browsing Debbie's personal blog. For her kidlit/YA writing & illustrating blog, see

You can browse by date or entry title in my Blatherings archives here:

 1997 - 1998 - 1999 - 2000 - 2001 - 2002 - 2003 - 2004 - 2005 - 2006 2007 - 2008 - 2009 - 2010+ (current archives)

I'm Bored Bonus Page
I'm Worried
« austin powers | Main | full trip report »


Went to the cottage with Brian and Helen. My current read: _Cryptonomicon_ by Neal Stephenson. I confess I did a bit of work for my book, but limited this to a few hours and spent the rest of the weekend napping, reading, eating, painting my toenails blue. I don't usually paint my nails and did a astoundingly absymal job (I'm sure I would fail Girl School if there was one). I think it all stems from how much I despised colouring when I was little; I never had enough patience to stay inside the lines. :-)

Also practiced penny whistle. I can now play relatively comfortably in 4 keys on my D penny whistle (D, C, F, G), working on others. I have three D penny whistles now; all having slightly differing tones...don't really have a favourite yet, though I find myself practising more often with the Clarke Sweettone right now ($6 at Steve's Music Store).

Got Sam Baardman's newest CD, The Rookery, in the mail on Friday! VERY cool CD; everyone must buy one. :-)

Going to the Royal Alex with Cathy tonight.

Officemusic: The Rookery (Sam Baardman).

Reader Comments

There are no comments for this journal entry. To create a new comment, use the form below.

PostPost a New Comment

Enter your information below to add a new comment.

My response is on my own website »
Author Email (optional):
Author URL (optional):
Some HTML allowed: <a href="" title=""> <abbr title=""> <acronym title=""> <b> <blockquote cite=""> <code> <em> <i> <strike> <strong>