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It’s alive… REALLY alive!

December 10th, 2008

Man, who knew blogging was so complicated? I figured it would just be a quickstart thing, but there were a few snags… the sweet man who programmed my site (yay Tony!) had to basically reboot the whole thing to get all the bells and whistles going; so now you can click around, subcribe to the RSS feed, and comment — and everything seems to work. As a result of the reboot though, I had to re-post my first three posts.

Please do let me know if you ever encounter and glitches or blips here. If there are any problems with this blog — besides content ;) — they’re only here because I don’t know of the issue.

One little rave before I head to bed. My latest obsession is with etsy.com — a site where a couple hundred thousand artists/artisans (myself included) sell their goods. There is so much damn talent, all in one site. I’ve decided to do all my Christmas shopping from the site this year — both because there’s just SO much cool stuff on there, and also to support other artheads like me.

Got this amazing copper bangle for my dear friend Amanda (already gifted, so this ain’t a spoiler):
honeycomb copper bangle

And this sweet pure silver maple seed necklace for John’s Mum (she doesn’t have a computer, so I know she won’t see this):

SALE Pure Silver Maple Seed Pendant previously 38.00 now 30.00

And this wet bag, which is SO well made and with the funkiest fabric, for dear friend Pascale (again, already gifted):

Wet Bag in Honeydew Bikini Line

All the other loot I got is waiting to be given at holiday time. It’s the earliest I’ve ever had so much of my shopping done though, and it’s pretty fun to have a steady stream of snail mail landing at my doorstep! It’s especially cool to shop this way, since I have a huuuuge aversion to malls. I think it’s because I feel like people become zombies in malls. Either that, or jackasses.

So there’s my plug for the day. And with that, farewell to hump day!

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  1. December 11th, 2008 at 06:07 | #1

    Kewl that you worked out the glitches cuz you got a rockin’ blog going on here! Keep spreading the word about Etsy and helping out other artisans. Really great gifts you’ve discovered online. Yay! too that the comments are up and working!

  2. LTP
    December 11th, 2008 at 10:04 | #2

    Awesome that your blog is up and running. Love the bangle – well done. Love the silver whirligig idea – they are the bane of my mapletree-owning existence – think I could collect them and send them to the artist? And finally, I love that you use the word “jackasses” – one of my favourite.

    Good job MChen – lookin’ forward to reading!

  3. December 11th, 2008 at 14:20 | #3

    Thank you so much for the plug. I love your blog.

  4. December 11th, 2008 at 15:21 | #4

    It is an addiction. A good one to have:)

  5. December 11th, 2008 at 17:25 | #5

    Oh yay!! mchen has a blog!

  6. December 13th, 2008 at 15:55 | #6

    Awsome :) Thanks so much for picturing the maple seed pendant. :D Hope she loves it.
    LTP send away lovey … maple seeds and any other funky garden/botanical find !!!! Come see me at etsy :)

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