Monday, October 26, 2009

Polaroid is Back!!

I was soooo excited to find out that Polaroid is Back!

I loved playing with my polaroid. At one point my refrigerator was covered with pictures of friends, dogs and other random things. Nowadays when one is feeling goofy or want to instantly capture a moment we take out our phones. Then we pass it around and giggle at the photos, but rarely does it ever get printed out (and if it's really bad or inappropriate perhaps we should be glad). But if you're nostalgic for the look of the polaroid or are trying it out for the first time now's your chance.

"After all the difficulties and changes of ownership during the last years, the new management of Polaroid now understands the source of the brand's attraction - which is surprisingly not based in digital cameras but in Dr. Edwin Land's groundbreaking 1948 invention of Instant Photography, which he ingeniously devised and passionately developed with a lot of care and devotion… we grabbed the chance to take over the last factory producing Instant films from the old Polaroid management and to start The Impossible Project in 2008. Re-inventing a new analog integral film, we are now preparing, supporting and managing the comeback of Instant Photography…
Polaroid will re-launch the legendary Polaroid One Step Camera and is therefore commissioning The Impossible Project to develop and produce a limited edition of Polaroid® branded Instant Films in the middle of 2010." Polapremium

Feeling Crafty???

This is for all of you expert gift wrappers out there. Me, I'm usually hurriedly wrapping at the last minute just to get it covered. If you take the time to make the wrapping almost like a gift itself check out how to make unique bows using recycled papers and maps.

Recycled Magazine Gift Bows - CraftStylish

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Thursday, October 15, 2009

NSL Bluestockings Oct Meeting

Drood by Dan Simmons

Half of us finished it, and half couldn't get through it. The characters were pretty unlikeable, we thought it was written well, but could have been more succint in areas. We got tired of the opium dens. This led us into a discussion of how it seems some authors do a lot of research and then feel it necessary to include ALL that they have found in their book just because they've done the research. We discussed the relationship between Dickens and Collins as being simliar to Mozart and Salieri. Salieri wrote music and was successful, but he would never be as successful or as influential as his peer, Mozart. That was Mr. Collins.

We discussed the idea that Mr. Collins might have been schizophrenic as well as addicted to laudanum and that Dickens took advantage of this by "mesmerizing" Collins into believing the fictional character of Drood. all for inspiration for the book he was writing.

Only one person would read it again. It did make us more interested in Charles Dickens and several of us may revisit his work.

We gave this 2.5 stockings out of 5.