Archive for February, 2008


Haiku Speedbuild-28Feb08

February 29, 2008

Weeee! For the first time since we started the weekly haiku speedbuilds, we actually filled up all of the building pads! Huzzah!

This week’s theme haiku:

dreams under the tent
of the Burpee seed catalog
winter gardens

-Jane Reichhold

1st Place- Synn Mounier

2nd Place- Apollo Reinald

3rd Place- Ransom Silverspar

Runners Up- Adrian Harbinger, Alizarin Goldflake, Azadine Umarov, Corcosman Voom, Jeanni Nishi, Wee Dod, Welcome Doobie.

All of these will be on display at the VAA Contest land in Blekinge Sculpture Park until next Thursday– be sure to check them out!


This is the man I love

February 28, 2008

I have a difficult time intermingling my different lives, and because of years of conditioning in the workplace, combining semi-personal information with general information is also a challenge for me. But since I try to utilize this blog as a place for you all to get to know several aspects of both of my lives, allow me to make something very, very clear to anyone who reads:

This is the man that I love. He’s been my best friend for two years, he never fails to make me laugh when I need it, and dammit all if we don’t cause shenannigans with each other on a regular basis.

Just thought I’d clear that up for you all.


Photohunt comeback a success!

February 28, 2008


Those of you who know me will know that I measure success very loosely when it comes to events like this– if we get a small handful of people (say, three or four) and facilitate their ability to network and share knowledge with each other, then whatever event it is will have been a huge success in my mind.

Well, tonight’s Photohunt, our first that we opened to the public, successfully attracted  a total of fourteen people, contestants and spectators alike! And the snapshots that were taken were excellent, to boot!

You should totally check out the winners for this and last week’s Photohunt matches. Coming soon: a Photohunt gallery expansion to accomodate winners and Moderator picks. Stay tuned!


Haiku Speedbuild- 21Feb08

February 27, 2008

Alright, alright… tomorrow, I swear, I’ll post the archive in a more timely fashion, I promise!

This week’s theme haiku:

Spring backup in CS lab:
time to fall in love with
certain humanware

~Alexey V. Andeyev

3rd Place- Sunn Thunders

2nd Place- Ransom Silverspar

1st Place- Apollo Reinard

Runners Up- Alizarin Goldflake, Rose Farina, Synn Mounier, and Welcome Doobie


See you next week (i.e. tomorrow…)!


I am ill.

February 25, 2008

And so, you will be seeing scant appearances of miss Cyanide in-world for a few days while I’m trying to recover (which may take a little bit longer than expected, since I’ve decided that I can’t afford to call in from work at all). It’s just a cold, dammit… I just need to down a few more mugs of Theraflu, swallow another pound of Ricola and keep trudging forward.



Make Your Own Corset!

February 21, 2008

For the last two years, ever since I met a certain special someone, the idea of DIYing my way through life has been an increasingly appealing idea. I don’t have much to show for it accept intangible amounts of knowledge, since when it comes to finishing projects I exhibit the attention span of a small yappy dog… but I’m certainly worth my weight in unfinished projects!

One of such projects that I found to be both intriguing and somewhat useful is this DIY corset made out of old shirts. Actually, it’s probably more of a bodice, I guess, since it doesn’t have boning in it… but let’s not split hairs here. Anywho, enjoy!


Oh come ON…

February 19, 2008

Well, Oyster Bay’s Final Shindig is well under way and will hopefully go off without a hitch.

Sadly, though, I got a pleading call from my boss last night at 10PM– she asked if I could work late into Tuesday’s second shift, which happens to be right when the shindig will be happening. I had to say yes, because… well, I’m sure everyone will understand.

Fortunately for me, there were a few individuals who were eager to help out with the shindig, so it’s still in capable hands! Thanks to Isolde Flamand, Rezago Kokorin and Welcome Doobie for saving my ass and finishing what I started 😀 I’ll be expecting pictures!