September 27, 2013 Jonya Pacey

Tonight was the second WordPress meeting in a row with only two of us there. I am not willing to have another meeting without making some major changes to expectations and commitment from attendees. I think I will watch the WordPressTV episode I had intended for us to watch, and think about this tomorrow. Any suggestions?

July 16, 2013 Jonya Pacey

Corn is definitely on the list of things i should not eat, but only some milk products, including the whey they put into sports and protein drinks. And anything else that bothers me, like Culver’s custard ice cream – that’s kinda hard there. I love that stuff. Yes, people, I thought you’d all want to know that, right? I’m not the first person who has to watch the foods I eat, but I’m sharing it cause it keeps people who see this in the know, gives them something to be sympathetic if not down right empathetic with me. Crazy how…

May 7, 2013 Jonya Pacey

Hi! How are you? I’m good. Busy doing exciting stuff! Like becoming a manager of a WordPress Meetup. Yup, I signed up to organize a local meetup and if you like WordPress and are local to Rochester, MN, you can join me. There are others throughout the world, though, if you aren’t.  The Rochester WordPress Meetup is brand-new, just plunked down the money today, and the rules aren’t pulled together any more than a meeting place, date or time. But that will happen. This is part of some changes in how I spend my off-time. Busy, busy! Two big projects…

April 4, 2013 Jonya Pacey

It’s going to look really familiar. I edited my Dye Kitchen page and recycled it. Composted it, you can say. Although I just did, didn’t I? I am looking for local gardening pictures to use as the cover, if you want to share anything. I’d like to use it on the website as well. Email it to me, or drop it onto imgur or into dropbox and send me the link. Thank you. On a personal note, I walked out into my backyard and stared at the garden. Got within a few feet before the gooshy-ground stopped me, and yes…

February 8, 2013 Jonya Pacey

Any suggestions? From real live people? I can do a google-scan and will, but before everyone scatters to several events this weekend, I thought I’d ask. I need to use Captivate or an alternative for a class, and that is $300 for something I may or may not use again. Or I might use it in the cloud and then regret not just buying it…HALP! And yeah, everyone have a great time this weekend! I’m on call so will be at home.

December 29, 2012 Jonya Pacey

Just playing – nothing really to see. I suppose if I’d written this in Latin like the themes use to show off blocks of text, well, some of you would be able to read it, some of you would correct my grammar and spelling, and some of you would wonder what I’m up to with changing the theme again. There. Is that enough text? No? “Lorem ipsum dolor sit amet, consectetur adipisicing elit, sed do eiusmod tempor incididunt ut labore et dolore magna aliqua. Ut enim ad minim veniam, quis nostrud exercitation ullamco laboris nisi ut aliquip ex ea commodo…

December 16, 2012 Jonya Pacey 2Comment

Eco Cat Lady’s Grandmother This is a link to a wonderful post about Thanksgiving and cooking and families and cats, lots of cats. The Eco Cat Lady’s use of captioned pictures is generous and spot on and I kept reading and reading. Then I found this picture of her grandmother and she’s so lovely I wanted to share it out with the world. And then I think you should go to that post and say hi so I feel less like a thief and more like a neighborly neighbor introducing people to each other. and I…

December 3, 2012 Jonya Pacey

The Bloggess sent me to this page where I first see Weird Al and Nathan Fillion on the same page and if that’s not mind-blowing enough, the page is really a screenshot of The_Real_Pope unhappy because Twitter objected to his behavior. I went on to his twitter feed and was vaguely amused and followed him on the chance that he goes on being funny. Seeing those four iconic beings on one page reminded  me of an article I’d marked for rereading – this is a book review for Authentocracy in America by Sarah Banet-Weiser. Reviewer Paul Ford says “We live in a…

November 20, 2012 Jonya Pacey 1Comment

Fresh from an Endure4Kindness event, I signed up for a Collaborate for Good event on January 26th. This is a Minneapolis based group working to help nonprofits with advertising, branding, other issues. This conference looks to be driven by the volunteers and participants – the keynotes haven’t even been selected as they will be chosen from those of us who sign up. Not that I want to key-note this one. Maybe next time. heh. Just cannot get the song out of my head now. Tomatoes and potatoes…No calling anything off though, OK?    

November 19, 2012 Jonya Pacey

So, I’m all for buying local and supporting local but (/whine) Walmart makes it soooo easeeeey(/whine). It’s true! There’s some devil inside us that wants easy and cheap and quick and for me, the “I’ll think about that tomorrow” attitude! I finally snapped at myself today and said something on FaceBook, got a lot of suggestions (coming up below!) Shopping locally is like eating locally, you have to have the right attitude. The righteous ‘tude that what you are doing is good for yourself and it’s as much about the process as it is the joy of giving, and just…