Monthly Archives: February 2011

Saturday Show & Tell – First Edition

February 26, 2011
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Scarborough Renaissance Fair. Photo by Tui Cameron

Welcome to the very first Saturday Show & Tell blog carnival here at Mental Mosaic: Food for Your Muse. This week’s edition features 6 posts. That’s 5 more than I was expecting since I popped this idea on everyone at the last minute. (Full disclosure: I got 2 more submissions through the Blog Carnival site…

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The Lost Art of Dressing Up

February 24, 2011
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Shop mannequins. Photo by Tui Cameron

How do you feel about clothing? Is it just something utilitarian, or is it part of your creative expression? Has your attitude towards clothing changed over the years? When was the last time you dressed up for fun? After reading Jyllian’s post Gekommen um zu bleiben , I decided to blog about a topic I’ve…

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Backyard Travel: Nguyen Loi Oriental Supermarket

February 22, 2011
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Live crabs at Nguyen Loi Oriental Supermarket in Haltom City, Texas

When you are in Texas, it’s pretty hard to forget that you are in Texas. Everywhere you look there are businesses with “Lone Star” in their name, Texas flags proudly flying, and fancy pick-up trucks with bumper stickers proclaiming great things about the state. One of my favorite things about Texas, in fact, is its…

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Do Drugs Make You More Creative?

February 18, 2011
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Sipping a yummy caffe Brasiliana in Naples, Italy

Anne Wayman touched on one of my pet peaves about creativity today in her post, “Lady Gaga Gets High To Write – Will It Work For You?” over at her blog About Freelance Writing. In the post, Anne confesses that drugs and alcohol do not feed her particular muse. As she puts it, “I either…

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Recycled Books in Denton, Texas – Gotta love the view!

February 16, 2011
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This is my kind of view!

A few weeks ago, my fiance and I hopped in the car for a spontaneous, let’s-just-get-out-of-the-house kind of trip. We had no particular agenda, but north seemed a good direction, which is how we wound up in Denton, Texas on a chilly Sunday afternoon. The first thing we discovered about Denton is that Sundays are…

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