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Twitter Updates for 2007-10-11

  • I always love it when the caller ID says Santo Domingo — like it just did a few minutes ago. :^) #
  • Why is my favorite guitar always the last one I’ve played? #
  • @jabancroft: the "download" was free. The software and service is going to cost ya. Marketeers who use this spin lack integrity. #

Are You in Your Right Mind?

What direction is this girl spinning?

Picture of girl spinning

According to a Herald Sun article, most see her spinning counterclockwise. If you do, that supposedly means your “left brain” is dominant. If you see her spinning clockwise, the your “right brain” is dominant. Some people are able to see her spinning either direction. The article has lists of right and left brain functions and traits.

I see her spinning clockwise. What direction does she spin for you?

If you’re having a hard time seeing her rotate both directions, click on this. All will be revealed, so to speak…

Hat tip: Josh Bancroft.

Twitter Updates for 2007-10-09

  • Getting ready to go to guitar group. With guitar group I know I’m going to play my guitar at least once a week. #
  • Recovering my password to Jaiku. #
  • People (okay, @jabancroft and @Scobleizer) appear to be using Jaiku different than Twitter. Jaiku aggregates feeds, Titter for comments. #
  • Oh, now that was an unfortunate misspellinization. #
  • I was going to investigate Jaiku a little today, but I guess I’m going to have to wait until the hubbub dies down. It seems to be slammed. #
  • Note to self: the day after a federal holiday is not a good day to go to the post office. #

Book and Blog: Gluten-Free Girl

ISBN is 0470137304

On the way home from guitar group last night, I stopped at Starbucks and Barnes & Noble. Very little compares to the relaxation of wandering through a bookstore with a hot drink in hand. I’ve been told that I need to visit the library more and book stores less, but I wasn’t particularly planning on buying much tonight. I wandered through the magazines, computers, technology, and science. I meandered down the center aisle to see the displays of new books. That’s when I discovered Gluten-Free Girl: How I Found the Food That Loves Me Back…And How You Can Too, by Shauna James Ahern.

Gluten-free living is of interest in the Logan household because Suzi was diagnosed with celiac disease in the last year or two. We’d had an earlier brush with with it years ago when a doctor told us one of our daughters probably had it. Fortunately, he was wrong — the culprit was too much apple juice.

The book looked interesting, but remained on the shelf so I could do more research. Fortunately, Ms. Ahern has a blog, also called “Gluten-Free Girl.” I’m checking out her writing, recipes, and book tour schedule. She’ll be coming through Portland, Ore. in just a few weeks. Might be worth getting an autographed copy then.

I don’t know if you have celiac. According to the statistics a lot of people who do don’t know either. Either way, you might find Ms. Ahern’s blog and book worth a read.