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"Begin at the beginning, and go on till you come to the end: then stop." -- The King of Hearts

I'm an adopted Texan. As they say, "I wasn't born in Texas, but I got here as fast as I could!" I post pictures and opinions as suits my mood, mostly because I can. Hooray Internet! 

So far I have three blogs here. By the Way is the oldest. I started it in 2003. I lost a couple of years to Vox because I was too lazy to bother to export when they shut down. I consider it an exercise in accepting impermanence. When I followed my husband to Singapore for his first expat assignment, I started (T)expatriate: A Southern Girl in Singapore. That covers 2010 and 2011, give or take. Next came Oslo, and (T)expat 2: Norwegian Boogaloo,  in 2012. Now I'm back home, and back on By the Way.

Pix live on Flickr. I toss links out on Twitter when I feel like it. I'm still not sure what to do with G+ but I kinda like it.


PostCrossing 4: Moths and Maths

My awesome parents sent me the Dover Pictura Butterflies book a while ago [OMG – I can get Dover books on Amazon? With Prime?! Watch out pocketbook…] and there are a few full page illustrations that I thought were particularly gorgeous. I wanted to add something to the illustrations, so I scanned a table of numbers from an old builders’ reference guide and faded that into the background. Then it occurred to me that a customized PostCrossing “cancellation stamp” would be a cool thing to have, so I poked around a bit and sure enough, found a tutorial. Translating the “warp text” instructions to gimp-speak was a bit of a challenge, but I eventually found the text along path option and was on my way. (You’ll need to click through to the original images on flickr to see my cool cancellation stamp :-)

Moths and Maths

1. moths and maths 05, 2. moths and maths 04, 3. moths and maths 02 Created with fd's Flickr Toys

The last two of these will go out today!

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