Sunday, May 25, 2008

wonderful collage paper + google

Last weekend my luvly hubby went up to Sydney and visited The Scrapbook Megastore (I'm sure there's a link out there somewhere but couldn't find at at the mo'!) and brought me back these beatuiful collage papers - they are wonderful! It's so nice to have more to choose from. He's the best :-)

The next thing I wanted to mention was about Google. I am in two minds about Google - it's a love/hate thing:

Love that I can personalise the header and have cool artists like Jimmy Liao (幾米) where the image changes with the time of day. The first one makes me smile every time:

(I have this on my 2nd tab)

Love Google Reader which tells me which blogs have been updated without me having to go check every one (thanks for the tip Alicia!)

Love having lists, news and weather for here, Portland, OR (where my parents are) and Montreal (where my friends are) at a glance

Love that Google has become a verb (well not really, but I think it's funny)

Hate that Google has supported censorship in China

and the orphan works bill.

hmmm.... ethics or convenience? one of modern life's pressing questions.


Anonymous said...

Another way Google is used as a verb--particularly in connection with the orphan works law--"getting googled"

Alicia Padrón said...

Great post Kim :o)

Isn't google reader a time saver?! I love visiting each blog, so I just use google reader to know what blogs have new posts and the click on them to visit directly. I like the feel of being in the blog itself is like going into someone's house :o)

Love the papers.. sooo beautiful! I also have a google bar, I go between the little asian fox one (that's what I have now) and the little critter inside it's den. Love those!

Anonymous said...

This was a fun treat for me, to see your husband's paper picks. The family tree paper is one of the lines I art directed at my old job. The artist is super-talented. Scrapbooking papers can be addictive - I don't even scrap but I still like to buy them!!!

Google is definitely a verb! I use bloglines for my reader, but gtalk is probably my favorite thing about google since it keeps me connected to my husband during the workday!

Danielle McDonald said...

Hi Kim,
I hope you had a great night on Monday night. I was thinking of you. I am now envious that you are going to Shaun Tan's launch on Friday night, but I can't make it (off to island holiday weekend on Friday!) I do still owe you dinner though! I hope have time to do a write up on the Friday night as I'd love to read it! Catch up soon I PROMISE! Dan x