Monday, January 17, 2005

10 Quick Steps 

I just discovered a very cool website: 10 Quick Steps. Here's a description from the website:
10 Quick Steps Guides are low-cost, easy-to-purchase, easy-to-read, easy-to-listen-to and instantly downloadable electronic books and audio books that help you get things done in life. The 10 Quick Steps series is edited and voiced by network air personality, David Lawrence.

10 Quick Steps Guides help you get stuff done, in 10 Quick Steps - guaranteed!

I like these guides -- not just because they are inexpensive, but because they are very direct and to the point...exactly how I try and write MY instructions. Here are just a few examples of the topics you can find here:

10 Quick Steps to Writing a Book Proposal

10 Quick Steps to Blogging
10 Quick Steps to Buying on eBay
10 Quick Steps to Selling on eBay
10 Quick Steps to Converting LPs to CDs
10 Quick Steps to Stopping Spam

There are loads more topics available -- and most are available as either instantly downloadable PDFs or MP3s (for those of you cool iPod-heads). Check out the 10 Quick Steps site when you get the chance...you might find just what you need.

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Sunday, January 16, 2005

Chia Shrek Journal, The Final Entry 

My poor Chiashrex is just an example of a good afro gone bad. He doesn't resemble his box picture at all. I don't know what I did wrong! Luckily, I have more seeds to try again.

ChiaShrek Day 16
ChiaShrek Box Picture
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Tuesday, January 11, 2005

Chia Shrek Journal, Day 11 

Things are really growing now! I am just a little disappointed that nothing is really growing in the ears.

ChiaShrek Day 11 Front
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Sunday, January 09, 2005

Chia Shrek Journal, Day 9 

Day 9 and gross is really starting to happen. (Mu husband now steadfastly avoids the room that Chiashrex sits in, deeming it "too creepy.") I (of course) can't resist providing you with a close-up of the nostril!

ChiaShrek Day 9 Front
ChiaShrek Day 9 Nostril Closeup
ChiaShrek Day 9 Back
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Thursday, January 06, 2005

Chia Shrek Journal, Day 6 

Oooh...progress! It's only Day 6 and I am starting to see some sprouts -- especially in the nostril area, as you can see below. How gross! How wonderfully Shrek-like!

ChiaShrek Day 6 Side
ChiaShrek Day 6 Top

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Monday, January 03, 2005

Chia Shrek Journal, Day 3 

I write instructions for a living, so of course I did not read my Chia Shrek instructions very well. When I went to sow my seeds yesterday I discovered that I was supposed to have soaked them for 24 hours to make a little paste prior to planting. So, I had to wait until today to plant. Here is the result of my seed sowing:

ChiaShrek Day 3 Front
ChiaShrek Day 3 Top
ChiaShrek Day 3 Back

After the seeds were soaked overnight, they became a glutenous mixture. I tried using a spoon to stick the seeds to Chiashrex's head, but using my fingers worked best. I could not resist sticking a bit of seed in his ears and up one nostril. Can't wait to see how that grows!
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Saturday, January 01, 2005

Chia Shrek Journal, Day 1 

Well, my Chia Shrek (a Christmas gift from my brother!) is off to a soggy start as he must spend his first 24 hours under water.


I will post a new picture of his progress every few days. I don't know about you, but I will be very excited to watch his progress! Given my last name, I have decided to dub him "Chiashrex."
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