Today in Litterbox History
Topic: this 'n that 'n the other
I received a comment that my blog, The Litterbox, is over five years old. Wow. Five years of nothing. The commenter says that my content has changed over five years an my response is: OF COURSE! I've changed over five years. Everyone changes with passage of time. Lets take a look back at some posts from this week in in the past.
July 2008: We have a Bald Squirrel from England. His name is "Smoothy" We have an entry describing how I made a moulange for my dummy and how I stuffed it with the remains of a dead Master Shake. There's also the very popular entry How to Make a Cargo Skirt From a Basic Skirt Pattern. Also I spend a bit of time talking about the new computer. This computer is now one year old. Yay!
July 2007: Some general bitching about how the "Live 8" concert was not going to change the world it was nothing more than a bunch of narcissistic back patting. Live 8...I completely forgot about that! It introduced us the the concept of "carbon Offsets" as real a commodity as "papal indulgences" Pay enough money, assuage your guilty conscience, but continue on as if they actually make a difference. I also complain about how hot and sticky it is. Won't see that complaint this year! A giant 40 pound mushroom was discovered in mexico Also, two years ago Brian May of Queen became the best guitar player slash astrophysicist ever.
July 2006: We are in the middle of a killer heat wave. I have several sketches of tops and skirt that I was working on, all except one are complete. One ended up in the UFO box because the beaded fabric was giving me fifty fits a minute. I need to finish it, It's quite nice. I was quite enamoured with a new gadget that appeared on the market. Some were saying it was pointless archaic technology because the things used with this technology weren't being made any longer. It was the return of the record turntable, and I wasn't the only one who wanted one. And the thing about vinyl records? The local Sunrise store has a large portion of the store devoted to vinyl. And speaking of analogue the site Music from outer space is still up and running with lots of do-it-yourself electronic projects featuring analogue synths. http://www.musicfromouterspace.com/ Finally: I took the Which John Hughes movie character are you quiz and to the surprise of absolutely no-one I got Andie from Pretty in Pink. That movie could be my life story; I even had a guy-friend. who looked almost exactly like Blaine! Hi Paul, if you are reading!
July 2005: This week in 2005 featured heat, haze and humidity. In one entry I complain that it is 29 at 9:00AM. I went on strike until Dave agreed to buy an air conditioner. Since Dave was just as miserable as the rest of us he caved right away. I describe the air as being orange, smelling like an old foundry, and being too crunchy to breathe. 2005 was the golden age of the World Weird Web, where there were bio-pro crystals that would give you mind control powers and save hundreds of dollars on gas for your car! Astra-web, which offered a complete on line course in Astral projection; CONTRAILS! they aren't airplane exhaust trails, they are secret mind control chemicals! Crater Chains! Craters on other planets are not meteor strikes, they are the damage left behind from some interplanetary war! I miss the world weird web. Now where do loonies go to post their crackpot theories?
July2004: these are all archived as text, the host site no longer exists. This was the absolute peak of World Weird Web, geocities was giving away free sites to everyone, so was angelfire, and a free tripod site came with our ISP. Since the old webhost with our ISP vanished i took advantage of the free tripod site. I am happy I did, they treat the long time customers very well. At that time the main focus of the blog was the over-all weirdness of the world. After spending much on my life being told I was weird it was quite refreshing to see that I was actually quite normal, compared to some of the sheer idiocy on the web. This was the time of David Icke and the Reptilian Conspiracy, the world was still reeling for 9/11 and there was a hotly contested election in the US. The right versus left culture war was at its peak and there appeared to be a real chance that the US could become a theocracy. It didn't happen, but at that time there were people in power who wanted it to happen. There's little about sewing and designing because I had not yet discovered the show Project Runway. That show opened my eyes to how unusual and rare my talent was, These people all did what i could do! And I could do it far better than many of them!
July 2003. my blog is actually a small notebook where I keep track of what I eat and how it affects my health. I seem to have a problem, but I am not certain what it is. It appears to get worse after certain meals, such as spaghetti. I'll be taking all this to the doctors later in the week. I'll soon be learning the word "celiac" and "gluten" and why I need to avoid it/
July 2002: While i am active on the web in message boards, forums and other places I use my website only for image hosting. I'm a bit of a siggy-piggy, filling my posts with GIFS, dolls, and other nonsense. I spend much of my time on sewing sites, some on sites about atheism and some on paganism, and I spend a lot of time reading and learning about Asperger's Syndrome. Here are a couple old signatures, GIFS, and assorted crap I used to use on message boards:
As we can see my doll looks exactly like me. Yes, my head is bigger than my upper torso and my eyes take up 35% of my face.
And that's all for today. looking at my old blog entries are interesting and boring all at the same time.
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