Friday, March 27, 2009

On the Radio--Again!

It's happening! Click the logo above to read more about the 25th birthday of KRUI radio in Iowa City, Iowa. For those who don't know, I am an FCC licensed dj because of my wonderful time at KRUI from 1991-1992.

On Saturday, April 4, at 10am Iowa time (9am Denver time), I will be interviewed on the air, and the dj will play music from my playlist.

If you are in the Iowa City area, tune your radio to 89.7fm. If you aren't in that area, you can listen to the stream online! iTunes works well for this on my computer.

Hooray, independent radio!

Friday, March 20, 2009

Happy Springtime!

Finally, when my daughter says, "No more winter--it's springtime," I can tell her she's right. And dang, the weather here is so warm, there is no denying springtime.

This has me thinking about summer. I know, I know, live in the moment, blah blah blah. I do! My life is just fine right now. I have to tell you, being at a new school this year has been very good for me. No stress at this school. It's bizarre, and it's taken me a while to get used to it. But I think I am.

This means I can turn my thoughts to other thrills. Like finishing my taxes over spring break. That's what I do on this vacation. Taxes. It will take all week, because I have to break it up. Lots of sorting and counting and labeling, and THEN I can do them. At least I have the time to take my time.

But that's not thinking about summer, this is: the farmer's markets are coming! I saw the cutest thing on Etsy the other day, and it reminded me of decorating my tent, and I think I'm gonna do it. Yes, those flags up there. Here's the listing, if you want to buy them--I always love supporting independent artists on Etsy.

I think I'm going to make some myself, from my huge fabric stash. It will be festive and draw attention. Also, I have a new idea for refills this year. Last year I started selling liquid soap, and it has been very popular. Well, I hate to sell a plastic bottle with a pump each time, so for my locals and regulars I will have a new deal: recycle your clean glass jars by using them as soap refills! If you want a refill on liquid soap, bring me your clean glass jar with a lid, and I will take it home, fill it to whatever level, and bring it back the next week. There will be a discount for buying in bulk and using a recycled jar, of course. What do you think? Will folks go for it, or do they want a new bottle each time?

Aaanyway, I'm getting excited about summer. I only have 8 weeks left of work for this school year! Hooray!

Saturday, March 07, 2009

Ebooks Rule--again

I am obsessed with ebooks because I sell them, people. Have you read one, of any kind? I just read an article that outlines how ebooks are becoming popular. This is not news to me, but it may be to you: women purchasing erotica  are driving ebook sales. That's the theory, anyway. 

Suspecting this for a while now, I was not shocked by the theory or the report. But what about you? Do you read ebooks? If so, why? What do you like about them? If not, what do you dislike about them?

Thursday, March 05, 2009

Read an eBook Week is upon us!

Read an eBook Week? Why haven't I heard of this before it was looming so large? Probably because it's a gimmick. The folks at also sell eReaders. Imagine! Making up a holiday to sell stuff! 

Well I never! 

Click here to see some mocking of their banner ads. Hee!