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Reducing the clutter

March 2nd, 2016

Well, I finally did it. I asked for the hosting account for to be cancelled. A few years ago, I made the decision to stop using the domain, yet I had several sites hosted on it. Over time, I moved everything off, but… I couldn’t get myself to cancel the hosting and left it sitting there. It’s like moving out of a house and running around thinking, “did I leave anything behind? Did I forget anything??”

I got my bill for March, and there was a feeling of relief to see it cut in half. Now I only pay for one hosting account instead of two. Even though the account wasn’t something physical, it still felt nice to declutter a little in the digital world. Now I need to take another look at my websites and see if any should be shut down.

I’ve also been trying to declutter at home. Last year, I added a new rule in the house: stop buying new hangers when we run out. This doesn’t mean stop buying new clothes. It means that anything new requires something old to be donated or thrown away. If there are no hangers left, then something must go. That led to this pile of clothing!


It has grown since then too. I keep seeing things in my closet that I haven’t worn in a while and then I promptly toss it in the pile. Next on my to-do list is scheduling a pick-up with a donation place since I am also donating old kitchen supplies.

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What I’m up to, #6

June 23rd, 2015

Time for another “What I’m up to” entry! This one will be a little different. Normally, I post updates on what I’m sewing, photographing, and playing, but I’m saving the photography part for my next Project 52 recap. I’ve replaced it with which websites I’ve been updating lately!

What I’m sewing

Remember how last time, back in March, I said I was making new curtains? Uh… yeah, I totally procrastinated on that. I started them, then left them sitting there for a few months. However, I felt the itch to sew recently, so I’m working on them again!

This is for our game room, and we really just need a valance (part that goes across the top) to block the light that seeps through the top of the blinds. However, I like the look of curtains on the side, so I added them for decoration. I have most of the valance done and just need to add loops to it!



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Confessions of a Blogger

December 17th, 2013

I saw this over at Georgie’s blog, so I decided to grab it and do it too :)

When did you first start blogging and why?
A blog was actually one of the last “types” of sites I made. It came about after I realized I was using the updates section of one of my other sites like a blog so… I finally created an actual blog. I think it was around 2001 when I opened my first blog with a friend.

Have you had any past online presence?
Like mentioned, a blog was one of the last types I tried out. I’ve owned several sites throughout the years, about 30 or so. (Not all of them are up and active, of course.) There are 3 that I would consider my most popular.

The first is Fake Wings, my past graphics site, back in the day when the Anime webdesign community was thriving. Some people still remember me as the “Cat from Fake Wings”. The second is Hachi Roku, which is still up but is now an archived site. It was one of the very few Initial D sites back then.

The last is one of my early sites, Rain of Blood. It only covered one of the Rurouni Kenshin OVAs, yet the hits on it soared after the RK series was brought to US television. 11 other RK site owners and I then started up a very popular RK forum/community.

When did you become serious about your blog?
I’ve owned a few blogs in the past, but this is the first blog I took seriously enough to start paying attention to what I post. Sure, comments shouldn’t be the reason I blog (and it’s not), but when I began getting more comments, I started to spend more time on this site than others I own.

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