I suppose, with all the pissing and moaning I’ve been doing about the weather lately, I should take note when it turns around. Today we nudged 60, and Kate and I took a bike ride to…the library. Yes, physical and intellectual activity in one activity, multi-tasking mom points with a bonus. I needed it. The points and the activity. After we got home, Alan took her to the lake, and they watched muskrats climb on and off of ice floes.
Of course then I had to take things too far. I suggested we either grill out or eat out, and we went for the latter — a mediocre pasta pile, served at snail-like speed, in a restaurant where the chlorine smell from the lobby fountain penetrated to the dining room.
A big juicy burger on the grill would have been perfect. Another time.
Glad to see so many of you getting on the Flickr train. I have one word for you:
This is the meta-data John was talking about on his visit. You don’t have to add a description, but add a few tags. Stuff like “dogs New Jersey riverfront hiking.” Because then you get to the really cool thing about Flickr — the searchability. Go to the Tags page, and just mess around. Search your hometown, your alma mater, your hobbies and, what the hell, why not the fun ones — “nude,” “erotic,” “babies,” “puppies.” You’d be surprised what turns up.
Once you’ve mastered tags, then try Mappr, which is a real mind-blower. Tags make more sense, too.