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Blatherings

This space is reserved for Debbie’s Blatherings, which a personal blog she began back in April 1997. She be gradually moving over her posts from that blog but will be doing some editing since many of the links and images are broken because of multiple platform moves (including Greymatter, Moveable Type, Wordpress, Livejournal, and Squarespace). Thanks for your patience!

How I’m changing the way I use Facebook

UPDATED November 25, 2016: This is a post I made on my personal Facebook wall earlier this year. I’m posting it here so I can refer back to this post sometimes. For those of you don’t know me personally, feel free to follow me on what is going to be . . .



Dancing with my man in Chattanooga, TN

Neither Jeff nor I consider ourselves public dancers. We’ve never been into the nightclub dancing scene. At friends’ weddings, we’d rather sit and chat with people rather than go out on the dance floor. It depends on the crowd, though. I dance in my office in private sometimes. I know . . .



Doodles, pomegranate seeds and madwomen

Doodled with a pomegranate seed during breakfast this morning. For lighting this time, I decided to take my pomegranate doodle outside to use the morning sunlight. As I experimented with tilting the piece of watercolour paper to minimize the shadow, I heard one of my neighbours leave for work and . . .



Gratitude: Ryan Couldrey

Gratitude Post: Thank you to Ryan Couldrey for his 2007 post in blogTO about my Will Write For Chocolate comic. Because of this post, interest in my webcomic soared and I also started getting a lot more Google juice in my online projects. Keep in mind that this was THREE YEARS before any . . .



Scrooge moment

Since my mother died and especially since my brother and his wife died, Christmas has never been the greatest time of the year for me. The insistent Christmas carols piped into shopping malls, the glitter and party atmosphere, the increased barrage of BUYBUYBUY…I get cranky, resentful, impatient of the crowds. Deep . . .



20 Things I Love About Luisa

This post is about one of my closest friends, Luisa, who also recently made an appearance in My Life In A Nutshell.. I suspect she’ll want to contradict a bunch of this (e.g. “I am NOT a good cook!”) but she can go ahead because it’s MY list, so there. 🙂 . . .



Guest Blather: Andrea Dale

Arg, I’m having major problems picking up my email today. Hope itclears up soon. Andrea Dale’s coming to visit today! I’ll try toget her to be a Guest Blatherer, of course. [ 3:34 PM ] GUEST BLATHERER: Take it away, Andrea… heh, heh heh, what can I stickon here while . . .



Old Blatherings post from April 04-30, 1997

1997-04-14 14:40:16 – FKO FilKONtario was hugely fun! More details in Allison’s upcoming con report (you ARE doing a report, aren’t you, Allison? 🙂 ). Gotta go out today, but more later. Site of the day: Steve Simmons’ home page. 1997-04-15 14:41:09 – Joke Allison’s confirmed she’s doing a FKO . . .



Chicken Cacciatore

Made chicken cacciatore (sp?) for Paul & Jodi last night. 🙂 Allison couldn’t make it :-(…she must know about my cooking. Beckett’s painting looks great!!! I’m putting it up in my office. Spending today with Paul; Rand’s showing up this afternoon. Can’t wait to see the new Ookla CDs. 🙂 . . .



FKO package

Put together a package for the FilKONtario package today consisting of a tape made from the CD master, liner notes, and a print of Beckett Gladney’s cover art. Paul Kwinn is visiting tomorrow night. He’s bringing Beckett’s original painting (Jeff bought this for me for my birthday :-))…can’t wait to . . .