Thank you, Mom.

Tomorrow National #NursingWeek begins in the USA. (It begins on May 12 internationally) and I can’t think of a greater group of people to thank right now globally. We should honor and celebrate ALL those in the nursing profession now and years ago. And with the upcoming Mother’s Day, I can think of no other person to honor and extend my gratitude to than my mom. Even though she’s been retired, she will also be our family’s nurse. And we thank you!

Coney Island Photo Oppurtunity

Lauren Farmer posted on her blog a couple of weeks ago asking if anyone was up for having their photo taken. Being the adventurous type and wanting some new photos for my sites, I figured I’d inquire. After a few back and forth emails we decided to venture out to Coney Island this past Saturday. It’s one of my favorite spots in the city. It was really fun and exciting to do. She has a very unique view of the world around her and I’m very glad to have taken her up on this oppurtunity. Thanks Lauren.

I had to put the photos to music, as I often do. The track is The Funeral, from Band of Horses. The photos are also on Flickr.

My blog has tentacles

I’ve been using Twitter for some time now, and it’s actually feeding into the sidebar to the right here. Twitter is an online service where you can basically keep tabs on your friends, but at their discretion. You have to give updates, and then can subscribe to them. It’s sort of like a mini blog. For me, it’s useful because I can add updates to the sidebar of my blog from my phone. (I can also make updates from my blog from my phone, but it’s not easily managed. And, if I’m away from a computer, there is a good reason and I don’t want to write long rants about bark-beetle infestations that are killing trees across the West.)

Yesterday, I added Kyte to the list of mediums around here. Using Kyte’s services, I can record a video from my phone, email it to them, and they’ll create a tweet for me. All for free. Sick.