Saturday, March 21, 2009

A Very Cool Shasta Compact

This is such a great renovation of a wonderful little trailer.

I have one too, but mine is NOT as nice as this one. It's been pretty much stripped out inside, so I have a lot to do. I keep debating about keeping the floor plan or just going ahead and finish stripping it out (the ceiling needs to be redone, paneling isn't in good condition) and redo the inside to fit my personal needs.

Anyway, check out this great example of redoing a 60s Shasta Compact.

Mine was originally very, very similar to this one.

Now, I do have a vintage stove for it, about the same size, yes with an oven, and it's even blue! (My favorite color!)

Anyway, I'm still plotting and planning and trying to figure out just what I want to do before I take everything that's left out of the trailer. Honestly, the only thing that's really salvageable is the shelf on the back wall...

Sunday, March 8, 2009

The New Darkover Books


Wow! Wow! Wow!

I just finished reading Exile's Song, The Shadow Matrix, Traitor's Sun and The Alton Gift. (I told you I'm a voracious reader!)

I am extremely impressed with the new Darkover books. I'm especially looking forward to reading more Darkover stories by Deborah J. Ross. Excellent reading, right in Marion Zimmer Bradley's style!

I don't have all of the Darkover books, and I'm still not sure how many I lost in that plumbing disaster a while back. I still have boxes of books to put away. Sigh, there's only so many hours in a day and I have a lot of books, a lot of stuff.

I highly recommend these additions to the Darkover series. I am going to have to take some time and buy the other books by Ross. Plus, of course, try to finish arranging my massive library so I know what I'm missing so I can fill in the blanks.

Marion Zimmer Bradley (1930-1999)


Tuesday, March 3, 2009

Well Duh!!!

I recently had this guy tell me that my blogs were self indulgent.

Well duh!!

Aren't blogs inherently indulgent? We talk about our lives, our kids, our houses, our vacations, our hobbies.

Yes, dude was trying to insult me, but I didn't take it that way. I had a good laugh at his expense.

When someone is trying to push your buttons, insult you, act a fool, don't take it so seriously. Too many people are just so serious about all this (yes, me too).

Listen, have a good laugh and move on. If you're going to hang out in this vast kindergarten that we call the Internet, you're going to have to grow a thick skin and not let immature people bother you. Remember, they have zero credibility in your real life. Actually they don't have any impact on your virtual life either -- unless you take the bait.

Have a good laugh and move on.

LOL, self indulgent?

Well duh!!! Yes, of course it is!