Wednesday, March 27, 2013

Anastasia with Graybeard

I just transferred a bunch of pictures taken earlier this year on my new camera to my computer and I found a series of photos we took during the great shaving event that occurred earlier this year.  Many of you may remember Steve's incredible beard he grew out last year starting around my birthday.  He is quite the little facial hair-grower and in no time it had reached such epic fullness that it inspired awe and jealousy in many.

He decided that before we took the pictures to send out our visa applications, he should try to resemble his passport photo at least as much as is possible when your passport is 8 years old.  We therefore had a short memorial for the beard and then the savage hacking commenced.  Anastasia assisted with the electric clippers while I documented.  There were probably intoxicating beverages of some variety involved as well.  It was fun at any rate and here are some images of the carnage:

Tuesday, March 26, 2013

Comments are open!

I changed the settings so that now you don't have to wait for me to approve.

Monday, March 25, 2013

Social media

Everyone is aware of my disdain for Facebook. Steve is making me post on Instagram now.  Username cottingh1234 just like my email.  And I do have a Twitter account under username frenchiemully. Follow me if you like. Although I feel like when I tweet or Instagram and it doesn't post to Facebook, I might as well be talking to myself. And I have only tweeted 13 times in I think 2 or 3 years. And yes, my tweets are usually stupid.

Except for the Mully pics of course!

Saturday, March 23, 2013

Blogger Mobile App

I installed it and it's disappointing that you can't use it to moderate comments. But perhaps this will work well from the road.

Here is another cute Mully picture for now :)

Saturday, March 9, 2013

Lifestyle makeover

I am pushing 40 and pretty much still trying to figure out what I want to do when I "grow up". I have a life without a house, kids, or a regular job. Even as I've gone into business for myself I have done it differently than most people.  I don't relate to to the lifestyles and workstyles most other people gravitate towards.  There are assumptions that we should all do things in certain ways, and when the opportunity presents itself to strike out and do things differently, fear, comfort or just habit usually dictate that people don't stray far from the accepted script.

When I feel like I am following a script or a predetermined way of doing things, like a teenager I still rebel. This will sound to many as immature and not serving any purpose.  But why do things like other people do when that isn't necessarily going to make me happy?  If you start approaching things this way, you risk falling into the rabbit hole of examining what (your) life is all about and what happiness is (to you). 

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