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starting a garden

While walking my dog this morning, we happened upon this

new, unopened box of flower seeds:

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I was thinking about my career while on the walk…

I am taking this as a sign to not be so impatient while I plant the seeds of my career.

🙂

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morning mojo

Today’s inspirational spark:

kickbutt

Source: http://vi.sualize.us

 

 

 

call for papers

An argument for why mathematicians and Asian Studies scholars should research together:

Image from http://iwastesomuchtime.com/on/?i=9633

 

taking charge

Today’s professional spark:

 

 

 

May you have a less complicated day!

Today’s inspirational (and kinda funny) spark:

Via Reddit…

My co-worker sent an email saying he would be late because he was trying to untie a squirrel tail knot. I asked for a picture, and he delivered. (submitted 23 days ago by mard86)

This is the email he sent:

I was pressed into squirrel rescue this morning on my way out. 5 young squirrels got tangled in Christmas lights in my neighbor’s yard. We got the lights off, but now their tails are one big knot, so I have to bring them into a rescue place to untie them, as I am unequipped to untie squirrel tail knots. I should be in this afternoon.

Source: http://www.reddit.com/r/pics/comments/ztssu/my_coworker_sent_an_email_saying_he_would_be_late/

 

 

monday motivation

If you use Google to search for images using the term ” Monday,” you will find a lot of negative (though occasionally funny) stuff.

For example:

Source: http://www.flickr.com/photos/zuzana_baranova/2919215094/

 

…BUT today I’m going to be positive and say:

Source: http://egotistsclub.wordpress.com/2012/06/11/merry-monday/

And remember:

Source: http://www.fitfabcities.com/tag/motivation-monday/

 

point taken, sir

Source: http://budtoboss.wordpress.com/2011/10/07/wise-words-chuck-close-on-inspiration/

Artist: Chuck Close

kittens to the rescue

Do you want to write a lot?  Do you need to write a lot?

Let’s kittens help you out, my friends:

http://writtenkitten.net/

Get a fresh kitten image for every 100, 200, 500, or 1000 words.  Tell me if this is not one of the best programs ever!

Website Description: Written Kitten was created by Skud, Emily and contributors. We like positive reinforcement, so we decided to make something a bit like writeordie but cuter and fuzzier. Images are randomly selected from Flickr’s “most interesting” photos matching the tags “kitten” and “cute”. Enjoy!

Extra Tip: Save your amazing typed work as you go. 🙂

 

 

word.play.

Making word clouds with Wordle is fun: http://www.wordle.net/

They make a great addition to websites or you can print them out for gifts.

[Example – I framed one for a co-worker after using her name and adjectives to describe her.]

First click “Create.” Paste a bunch of text into the box (or use a website address). Then play around with the fonts, colors, and word positions.

Hints:

  • If you type the same word in the box multiple times (e.g., three or more), the larger it will appear in the final design.
  • To save the final design, take a screen shot and then save it in a JPEG format or other suitable format.
  • The FAQ page is quite helpful: http://www.wordle.net/faq

 

 

geeky rainbow

Just in case you need HTML codes for different colors in one place, here’s a useful link:

http://www.computerhope.com/htmcolor.htm

 

 

 

 

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